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The whisteblower website WikiLeaks -- which exploded onto the national stage earlier this month after it released a video recording showing US servicemembers shooting two reporters and six others to death -- says they plan to release another, even more harrowing clip.
The clip will show previously classified footage from US warplanes that had been tapped to bomb Taliban positions in Farah province, Afghanistan last year.
Adds the UK Telegraph: "The Afghan government said at the time that the strikes by F-18 and B1 planes near Granai killed 147 civilians. An independent Afghan inquiry la
Video of the aftermath of a disputed incident involving American forces and the Taliban shows bloodied bodies of children laid out with other corpses, confirming international Red Cross findings at the two remote villages in western Afghanistan. The U.S. military does not contest that civilians died but called "extremely over-exaggerated" a report by an Afghan official that as many as 147 were killed. Afghans blame aerial bombing Monday and Tuesday for the deaths and destruction. President Hamid Karzai said the airstrikes were "not acceptable" and said the government estimated the number of civilian deaths to be 125 to 130, according to an interview with CNN on Friday. "We cannot justify in any manner, for whatever number of Taliban, for whatever number of significantly important terrorists, the accidental or otherwise loss of civilians," he was quoted as saying.
Do you think that maybe this video might prove we lied by denying the civillian death-count?
These videos are important to watch...even if its a clear mistake...
Originally posted by devildogUSMC
reply to post by SaturnFX
I agree. Whatever the case may be, this is real and it is terrible and it should never happen anywhere. The good guys are never supposed to take innocent lives. We need to find alternate means of problem-solving.
Our troops need to be stationed on our borders protecting us.
Originally posted by mikelee
I mean how many civilian targets got hit during Desert Shield then Storm? Hardly any!
People staying in the upper level were incinerated by heat, while boiling water from the shelter's water tank killed those below.