posted on Jan, 18 2004 @ 03:31 AM
There's a video out there I just happen to find, frankly it's quite graphic and I cringed every time I watched it.
"The one-minute file, filmed from a US Apache helicopter, shows three suspected Iraqi insurgents being shot with 30mm cannon fire. The clip was cut
from a longer video obtained by ABC News last week and verified by a senior US army official.
The MPEG format file has been posted to several right-wing US forums, where the effectiveness of the Apache's firepower has been celebrated.
So far though, in spite of its graphic nature, the film does not seem to have attracted much attention from the anti-war movement.
Tony Sleep, a freelance photographer in the UK, was one recipient of the file. He was emailed a link to a US academic site that temporarily hosted the
"It's very uncomfortable to watch because it's so calculated," he told dotJournalism. "It's quite pornographic actually."
Video download (WARNING: some viewers may find this material disturbing)"
30mm? not so nice!
"Army officials acknowledged that the 30 mm cannons used by the Apache gunners were far bigger than what was needed to kill the men, but said it is
the smallest weapon the Apaches have. "
"The video opens with the helicopter tracking a man in a pickup truck north of Baghdad on Dec. 1, one day after the 4th Infantry Division engaged in
the bloodiest battles with Iraqi insurgents since the end of major combat."
[Edited on 18-1-2004 by GabRaz]