posted on Feb, 22 2005 @ 06:08 PM
If you google apache gunship death ( see PS at bottom), or similar, you will be taken to a website that is very biased/anti-war, to say the least.
Nearly all the material on there is skewed in favour of the creators views. Some of the info is downright lies. I know exactly where this clip
originated from, because i argued with the guy about it, about 6-9 months ago, and i'll state the case as thus:
i had this movie, but my movie was longer. At the start of the movie, the pilot is talking to someone (either mission control relating info from
someone on the ground, or someone on the ground directly), and they are discussing a mobile surface to air missile launcher. Pilot tells control, he
has them, and 2 guys from the truck make their way to the launcher, carrying something (presumably a missile), at which point pilot says something to
his co-pilot about taking them out,, and they start setting the copter up for that end, and then the shooting starts.
My version ended in same place as this version.
Now, i related this same story to the guy who's site i found the shortened version on. I told him, they weren't farmers....or, they could have been
farmers, but farmers that new how to operate a SAM. Either way, your vid is missing the first section, which would clarify that situation somewhat.
The vid that you have, combined with emotional rhetoric, are portraying it wrongly. He wrote back saying i should send him it. Which i did, and i
asked him if he would replace the one he had up on his site, with the one i was sending, so people could see and hear what was really going on. He
replied after that, saying he still believed the war was wrong and america was killing innocents and yadda yadda yadda.
Anyway, because the video showed beyond a shadow of a doubt that the footage was of an american copter taking out an iraqi mobile SAM team, he didn't
replace the video......
So what you see is a decietfully edited version, which corresponds to what he wants you to believe, and forwarding his cause, and of course, people
suck it up, like good gullible liberal citizens should.
I just thought i'd let you all in on the amount of spin that this little clip has.
PS. thinking about this, i believe the original video was named 'blackhawk..something', not apache. This vid still isn't as good as the 15 minute
AC130-U_afghanistan video! At least no one tried to pass those dead dudes off as a group of innocents victims, slaughtered by the imperialist
infadels... Probably too hard to explain away the bunker complex, IMHO!
"dont believe the hype" - flava flave
[edit on 22-2-2005 by cruzion]