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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.

background story:

"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 MPEG file.

"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]

posted on Jan, 19 2004 @ 05:51 PM
People have done worse.

I heard rumors about some Muslim extremists unprovokedly hijacking commercial flights and deliberately crashing them into office high-rises, killing thousands of innocent civilians.

Or something like that.

posted on Jan, 19 2004 @ 06:03 PM
We've had several discussions already regarding this.
You can direct further discussion here:

* there is a link to the full video in that thread, btw *

[Edited on 19-1-2004 by Bob88]

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