Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Collateral Murder

This explosive new video from Wikileaks absolutely must be seen by anyone who cares the slightest about what American troops have done in Iraq:

This video shows the cold-blooded murder of civilians who are doing nothing more than standing around talking, and who are not engaged in any kind of military action. After the Apache crew brutally mows them down with a machine gun, a good Samaritan drives by in a van with two young girls clearly visible in the front seat. He stops, and attempts to load up a badly wounded man (who, instead of being an insurgent, was an Iraqi citizen who worked for the Reuters news agency.)

The Apache crew opens fire again, killing the injured man and his rescuer in cold blood, and injuring the two girls in van.

It's like target practice for these guys, who can be heard begging for permission to open fire.

Please watch this. It may make you uncomfortable, but it is your duty as an American citizen to see what your government is doing.

And this is not some isolated incident. These men apparently followed the Rules of Engagement, which means that this kind of indiscriminate killing is officially sanctioned by the chain of command, which goes all the way up to the president.

Keep in mind that we invaded this country after accusing it of accumulating weapons of mass destruction, weapons which we knew that they did not have. We destroyed this country under false pretexts, caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, and now pretend to outraged and shocked when Muslims decide to fight back the only way they know how.

This entire war was an illegal act of terror, one that dwarfed what happened on 9/11. And these people had absolutely nothing to do with 9/11.

This is what war is. And the people who are responsible for this invasion and the subsequent widespread death and destruction (particularly George Bush, Dick Cheney and Karl Rove, among others) have still not been brought to justice.

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