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Military can't find its copy of Iraq killing video

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posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 11:33 PM
You would think...

After all these years, all these centuries of government, civilizations, kings and militaries, that they would figure out that being accountable is easier than hiding something.

Most people learn this as children, with their parents. You don't lie about something when it's evident that you are clearly lying, as it only makes things worse, much worse. In doing so, lying, you just make a complete mockery of yourself.

It is no secret, that every leading government in the history of the world, has lied, cheated, concealed and deceived it's population for over 2,000 years, in the most recent recorded history anyway.

You just have to wonder. Do they really think that "we the people", are really that stupid, and sit behind the veil, and that if they FINALLY admit to something, for once, that civilization will suddenly crumble? Or, just maybe, maybe just something else will happen, such as the governments of the world finally gaining just one shred of credibility and integrity, in a world where they have none... no matter the cost of their pride?

Nah.. just hide it. They'll never know we lied, so says the child.

[edit on 7-4-2010 by SyphonX]

posted on Apr, 7 2010 @ 11:57 PM
When I was in the Army we backed everything up.
So they are hoping that it will all get swept under the rug

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 03:55 PM

Originally posted by baphomet420
reply to post by kinda kurious

the video recorders that they use have a chip with a codec in it to "scramble or encrypt" the video because it is "classified information"

they also have players that they can view the tapes that have the decryption codec chip..

by lifting the video, i mean someone stole it... obviously the military did not release it...

and no, they do not rerecord over tapes to save cost...

I don't mean to come off contrary, but I see no indication the On-board VTR's are encoded / encrypted based on my own knowlegde and research. Could you direct me to a source that substantiates your claim?

IMO, they are rugged decks but STANDARD Hi 8 recording format, further corroborated here by manufacturer:

The VSC-80B meets the next generation operation needs of the AH-64

Reliable operation in severe military environments, including explosive

2 hours recording time vs. 60 minutes

Scan-converted 525-line video recording with high-quality video imaging

Inexpensive and readily available Hi-8mm or 8mm videocassettes

Compatibility with low-cost commercial playback equipment

Minimum size and weight
High reliability, maintainability and supportability

the TEAC/Merlin system includes a standard 525-line V-80AB-F Hi-8mm and a scan converter that converts the 875-line RS-343 video signal to an RS-170 "standard" 525-line format prior to recording.

See bolded items. Source = Manufacturer

Thanks. I'm kurious to see the encryption scheme you provide.

[edit on 8-4-2010 by kinda kurious]

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 04:36 PM
reply to post by kinda kurious

sorry no source...
just things that I know...

the manufacture link would not provide any information as it was made under government contract and as part of that contract, the specs remain classified...

these step are made for good reason...

lets say the chopper gets shot down...
enemy combatants retrieve the wreckage...
we do not want them to have any information about missions...

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 05:32 PM
reply to post by baphomet420

OK, makes sense. But I am not aware of 'scrambling' technology for video. Digital, yes, encryption no. I am eager to learn more about it.

Thanks for the input.

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 05:54 PM
Dear USofA Military,
I will tell you where the video is


I require the equivalent 100 pounds of gold
payed to me monthly, for the rest of my life

Myself and 12 others I name to be tax exempt
for the our lives

and a life time supply of PeanutButter M&M's

After receiving these demands I will then
give you more information on where to look.


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