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Washington (CNN) -- One of two photojournalists killed in a 2007 attack by a U.S. helicopter gunship in Iraq was being rescued when the gunship's crew fired on the van to which he was being carried, according to footage posted online Monday.
Originally posted by jeddun
reply to post by OrphenFire
oh really? what are you the central scrutinize r? I watched it, and clearly disagree with you....too bad. I was in the service and did 2 tours in 90-91 Gulf Marine Recon....don't TELL me what is real and what isn't...what have YOU done guy? Jesus, i am SICK to death with people like this guy I'm responding too...you really don't know anything do you? Telling ME i need help?
Why don't you tell us all here in this thread why it's wrong..enlighten us. Explain to the entire class the way a war should be fought...outline for us your 'rules of engagement'...please...
On the day of the attack, United States military officials said that the helicopters had been called in to help American troops who had been exposed to small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades in a raid. “There is no question that coalition forces were clearly engaged in combat operations against a hostile force,” Lt. Col. Scott Bleichwehl, a spokesman for the multinational forces in Baghdad, said then.
But the video does not show hostile action. Instead, it begins with a group of people milling around on a street, among them, according to WikiLeaks, Mr. Noor-Eldeen and Mr. Chmagh. The pilots believe them to be insurgents, and mistake Mr. Noor-Eldeen’s camera for a weapon. They aim and fire at the group, then revel in their kills. nyt
Originally posted by jeddun
furthermore...if what these soldiers did was 'wrong' why then after the shooting are they waiting for weapons to be held to continue their 'murder spree' so to speak? Wouldn't they just wantonly keep shooting? Pay attention for once....again this could be taken TOTALLY out of context, as an ex-marine i know how these operations unfold. I doubt your seeing 'everything'..this area is most likely a hot-spot so to speak.
Originally posted by neechi
What you people forget is when sadam was alive he killed a lot of his own people, so we "invade" to stop him
and now were the terrorists?
But "iraqis with weapons" who mind you are looking for revenge on american soldiers, and you don't consider that an act of terrorism?!
I think you are confused and most of you have it all twisted and are just looking for anything to make americans look like aholes...keep fighting the good fight..............