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Not done reading the thread yet but thought i would pop in and say i just went over to Yahoo news site and they do have a story on it but it is getting no attention.
Army Accused of 'Video Game' Killings"
Investigative organization WikiLeaks releases video it says shows U.S. forces in Baghdad firing on and killing as many as 25 civilians in Baghdad, including two journalists.
Originally posted by OverSword
Very sorry to see that this happens in the world, but saw nothing out of line in the actions of the shooters. 2 guys with cameras along with 6 guys with AK-47's and one rocket launcher got smoked. Too bad the camera guys were with them, probably should have stayed at home. As far as the kids in the van, that is very unfortunate, but was not the result of malicious actions on the part of the shooters. They called in that the guys from the van were picking up bodies and guns and got orders to shoot.
Originally posted by David9176
The worst part of all of it was the van. People just helping the wounded and they were mowed down like they were nothing.
That was someones son, daughter, father, or mother. Dead....for trying to be a good human being and helping someone who was hurt.
Listening to the language the soldiers were using, was as you said, as if they were playing a video game.
It reminded me of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Originally posted by COOL HAND
Sounds to me like most folks here would have been happy if this group had gone on to kill Americans (which is exactly what they were going to do).
The news reporters could have been smart enough to stay away from folks who were about to do harm on Americans, but they stayed and paid the price.
Nothing more to see here, move along.
Originally posted by OverSword
They called in that the guys from the van were picking up bodies and guns and got orders to shoot.
Originally posted by Zosynspiracy
You're average GI/Soldier/military man whatever the hell you want to call him/her is a brainwashed, indoctrinated, uneducated moron.......just how the government likes them. This video shows it. Wow! Thank god for the internet. Mistake? Haha..........I could tell that RPG was a camera by looking at the video. My support for the "troops" has waxed and waned for the last ten years. But things like this pretty much seal the deal for me. There might be a few guys and girls I support as individuals in the military...but overall and collectively.......F#$K the US military and the US government!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bunch of psychopaths. Pathetic that soldiers hide behind their little cameras, and sophisticated technology like it's a goddamn video game. Nice shooting?
Look at all the morons apologists in this thread defending this lunacy! LMAO! I don't know what's scarier.....the fact that the US military and government are as evil and corrupt as the terrorists they claim to be fighting against......or that so many Americans at home blindly follow them into war! Frankly, I'm sick and tired of hearing about the military bitch and complain about rules of engagement and this and that. If the US military ever had to fight a REAL enemy with an advanced military I'd hate to see what would happen. The big bad US military can't even win the war in Afghanistan against a bunch of goat herders with RPGs wearing sandals. LMAO! I love seeing this karma play out!
[edit on 5-4-2010 by Zosynspiracy]