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The US military in Iraq has launched a formal investigation into a video that appears to show security contractors firing randomly at Iraqi civilians.
The video appeared on a website reportedly run by a former employee of London-based Aegis Defence Services.
The company, one of the largest private security contractors in Iraq, has launched its own investigation.
The video, shot from the back of a vehicle, shows cars coming under fire as Elvis Presley music plays.
One car swerves off the road and crashes after being hit by bullets.
Gunshots can be heard on the clips, but those doing the shooting are not visible.
I hope the guy gets the book thrown at him.
He is a terrorist plain and simple.
However, your claim that they are US Mercs is still wrong Arch, no amount of ignorance on your part is going to change that.
Well the guy at the start, and the guy with the higher pitched voice when shooting the merc both sound from the east coast of scotland, midlothian/fife.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
So if I am an Egyptian and work for an Egyptian company that is contracted by Britain, and I come to work one day and shoot one of my co-workers. According to you, not only does that make me British, but the British government should be held responsible for my actions? Great logic genius.
Originally posted by ArchAngel
In one of the references early in the thread its stated that he is a South African National.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
So based on the like THREE SECONDS maximum that you could see each car, you KNOW BEYOND A DOUBT that there was absolutely NO ambush driving, and those drivers did NOTHING that would appear wrong to the guys in the SUV.
Originally posted by Wig
It's bleedin obvious to me what is going on in the video, they are the tail end of a convoy, they have the job of stopping vehicles behind closing the gap, they wish to remain in a security bubble.