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WikiLeaks, which publishes anonymously submitted documents, video and other sensitive materials, posted the aerial footage Monday.
The video footage showed that one of two photojournalists killed was being rescued when the gunship's crew fired on the van to which he was being carried. Saying the footage was still classified, Wikileaks contended it "clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers."
On Tuesday, the Pentagon made public a partially redacted report on the incident that concluded the Apache attackers had no way of knowing the journalists
Originally posted by kyred
Yep. I guess the MSM must say something about this video since it seems to have become known to many people. I was flipping channels and stopped at Fox News and there was a little blurb about how the helicopters were responding to a fire fight. I didn't stick around for anymore of the propaganda. I doubt they would have shown anything of significance from the 18 minute version I watched. What I gathered from the few seconds given to this story, the Fox folks were justifying the attack on the people, who I believe were innocent of any wrong doing, who just happened to be milling about on their own streets of Baghdad.
I'm still attempting to get my uber Christian and uber patriotic sister to see this is bullcrap what the U.S. is involved with in Southwest and Central Asia. On the other hand, I am trying to figure out why my uber liberal other sister sees nothing wrong now with these same wars that she previously opposed vehemently.
Let them form their own opinion on things no need to try and force your brief's on others, if they choose not to to believe your propaganda
Originally posted by ExPostFacto
You would think every news organization would care about people shooting reporters walking down a street. I am getting the impression to news agencies, getting shot unprovoked in a war zone is something their reporters signed a contract for.
Originally posted by DeltaChaos
Somehow, I can't believe that these pilots could have been confused about the intentions of the people they were surveilling prior to the attack. To look at the video, it's obvious that they're not combatants.
Originally posted by Portugoal
The ex-military analyst keeps bringing in context as to why they were scoping the place. If it were a battle zone, does it not make sense for camera men to be there? In 4 years in Iraq would the Americans or any other force not recognize that cameramen exist? To me they didn't even try to acknowledge them as Media. They cover up their gaft here to them not wearing media badges so it's not their fault.
Originally posted by Portugoal
In my opinion, this is all nicely covered propoganda. They seem to have every point and objection covered.
Originally posted by jerico65
reply to post by Faiol
Funny, I clearly saw an RPG, and another guy with a shoulder bag of some sort. Didn't see anything that looked like a camera.