American Samizdat

Monday, April 05, 2010. *
Wikileaks has obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths ocurred. Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010

"Well it's their fault for bringing their kids into a battle - Thats Right".

Yeah, those damn children attacking those brave Americans.
posted by Uncle $cam at 8:48 AM
Anonymous Anonymous said...
Terrorist War Criminals.
7:53 AM  
Blogger a female Faust said...
Ethan McCord, the soldier in the above footage who is seen running with a wounded child in his arms - apologizes for that comment specifically in AN OPEN LETTER OF RECONCILIATION & RESPONSIBILITY TO THE IRAQI PEOPLE: From Current and Former Members of the U.S. Military": "We acknowledge our part in the deaths and injuries of your loved ones as we tell Americans what we were trained to do and what we carried out in the name of "god and country". The soldier in the video said that your husband shouldn't have brought your children to battle, but we are acknowledging our responsibility for bringing the battle to your neighborhood, and to your family. We did unto you what we would not want done to us."

The mother of the two children – both of whom lived – forgave him. Read about that here; read the letter in full and perhaps sign it (all Americans are invited to) here
10:48 AM  
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