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[fucked up]So...uh, that wikileaks thing
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Willem



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:29 pm    Post subject: [fucked up]So...uh, that wikileaks thing Reply with quote

http://collateralmurder.org/en/index.html

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5th April 2010 10:44 EST WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff.

Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.
The military did not reveal how the Reuters staff were killed, and stated that they did not know how the children were injured.

After demands by Reuters, the incident was investigated and the U.S. military concluded that the actions of the soldiers were in accordance with the law of armed conflict and its own "Rules of Engagement".


yeah, um so, this is the video and I would recommend you watch it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it naive of me to think it would have been better of them not to hush these things up?
They never claimed those atom bombs didn't hurt any innocents. Why aim for something anyone who thinks about it knows you can't achieve?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

already did, now lets see if the mainstream news gives a shit horray
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

checkin' the news right now. oh man, let's take a look at the top stories. HMM. it appears that the Ipad did not sell as many units as the tech gossip sphere had initially anticipated, and that Rob Blajouahauyuhjgjogigvigch got fired from The Apprentice. Oh oh oh and Tiger Woods is denying performance enhancing drugs use. WAIT also sandra bullock files divorce papers.

MORE EXCITEMENT AND NEWS THAT MATTER AS THE DAY PROGRESSES

no seriously this better fucking get to the top of Gnews or CNN
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 6:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BBC posted it to the RSS feed about the same time it was posted here.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
They never claimed those atom bombs didn't hurt any innocents. Why aim for something anyone who thinks about it knows you can't achieve?

You can't get rid of crime, but you can damn well try, right? And if you go around doing stuff like that, uh, something is clearly wrong.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's a war. What do they expect? People are going to die. That's the idea. That's something they knew when they started it.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't know it was still a war.

Isn't it supposed to be a stabilize and rebuild mission now?

Correct me if I'm wrong but that's what I've heard.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
It's a war. What do they expect? People are going to die. That's the idea. That's something they knew when they started it.

So it's okay that the gunner lies about being shot at in order to expedite clearance to "return" fire as opposed to waiting for the nearby patrol to arrive and see what's up?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
It's a war. What do they expect? People are going to die. That's the idea. That's something they knew when they started it.

It's not a war. Innocent people aren't supposed to die. That's not the idea. Sure they knew it would happen, shouldn't mean they should be allowed to do it.

edit: although america is at war with everything, like drugs and an emotion, so who knows maybe this is a war
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don't forget their war on gay-people!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On the main stream media coverage of this... I may be being blind, but I'm not finding a reference to the new video on Reuters' site. Um. Yeah, the BBC may be covering it, the blogs may be covering it, but that's it, it seems...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To be fair, it hasn't been up for all that long. I'm sure it'll be picked up.

Al Jazeera has it, by the way.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Guardian has it as well. Still hasn't appeared on any US sites.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Michael wrote:
It's a war. What do they expect? People are going to die. That's the idea. That's something they knew when they started it.


nice, you got some bites
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