‘Well, It’s Their Fault For Bringing Kids To A Battle’

McChrystal: ‘We’ve shot an amazing number of people … none has proven to have been a real threat to the force’

Wikileaks released this video today. Via Raw Story:

US military personnel apparently mistook the cameras slung over the backs of two Reuters journalists for weapons when they opened fire on them and a group of people in a Baghdad suburb in 2007, recently released video footage purportedly shows.

The whistleblower Web site Wikileaks on Monday released a 17-minute video of footage from an Apache helicopter that was reportedly one of two helicopters involved in a fight against insurgents in the neighborhood of New Baghdad on July 12, 2007.

The video purportedly shows the deaths of Reuters journalists Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22 and Saeed Chmagh, 40, along with six other people on a street corner. It also shows US forces firing on a minivan in which two injured children were found.

“The military did not reveal how the Reuters staff were killed, and stated that they did not know how the children were injured,” Wikileaks states.

2 thoughts on “‘Well, It’s Their Fault For Bringing Kids To A Battle’

  1. It amazing how naive people are. Civilian are killed in a wars, soldiers mistake cameras for weapons. This happen in every war, in particular in fights against civilian soldiers such as in Afghanistan. The soldiers that shoot are your neighbors, there are the poor kids that joined the army. It is very sad when it happen, but then war is a very cruel event. The shooters did send themselves to war; it’s the politicians.

  2. I know these things happen, and I know it’s not even unusual. But that’s why I don’t support starting wars without a damned good reason.

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