1. Post #1
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    November 2006
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    http://collateralmurder.com/

    WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff.
    Basically it's a gun cam video from an apache helicopter that fired at an unarmed group of people, killing them, and injuring 2 children.
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  2. Post #2
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    That's war for you. I don't think it's an isolated atrocity at all.

    (tasteless joke below. it's a mistake but I'm not removing it - instead I'm going to articulate above.)


    I guess their efforts at diplomacy just got

    "shot down"
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  3. Post #3
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    December 2006
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    Anyone who defends this shit is a blatant nationalist.
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  4. Post #4
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    September 2008
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    Wow.

    This is just sick.

    Do you think Youtube would remove it?
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  5. Post #5
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    I cringed when he said 'I think I just drove over a body'. Then they both laughed at it.


    I guess their efforts at diplomacy just got

    "shot down"
    :barf:
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  6. Post #6
    Dennab
    October 2009
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    They shouldn't have been armed. So they got fucked up.
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  7. Post #7
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    They shouldn't have been armed. So they got fucked up.
    Are you stupid?

    Yeah because Reuters and children are all armed.

    Edited:

    Watch the video before you post
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  8. Post #8
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    That's horrifying, And absolutely nobody in the video seemed to care that they just killed all of those people.
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  9. Post #9
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    They shouldn't have been armed. So they got fucked up.
    They were just waiting for the photographer to brandish a weapon - trigger-happy bastards.
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  10. Post #10
    Dennab
    October 2009
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    They thought the camera's were weapons. And what about the guy crouching around the corner? Those soldiers have to protect themselves and if it even looks like somebody has a weapon they're going to fuck him up.
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  11. Post #11
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    They shouldn't have been armed. So they got fucked up.
    You are defending this?
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  12. Post #12
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    Good ol' Wikileaks. They're out of money and still releasing stuff.
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  13. Post #13
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    They thought the camera's were weapons. And what about the guy crouching around the corner? Those soldiers have to protect themselves and if it even looks like somebody has a weapon they're going to fuck him up.
    It's too small to be a weapon. I could see that. They could see that he had no weapon when he dived. They didn't have to shoot on him.
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  14. Post #14
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    Donate to WL you fuckers
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    They thought the camera's were weapons. And what about the guy crouching around the corner? Those soldiers have to protect themselves and if it even looks like somebody has a weapon they're going to fuck him up.
    Learn to rules of engagement.
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  16. Post #16
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    July 2005
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    Murderers.
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  17. Post #17
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    June 2006
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    guncam on a 30mm is the most awesome thing since sliced bread.
    AH-64 is fucking amazing. And the 30mm throwing that truck about. Impressive.
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  18. Post #18
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    That was horrible to watch. :saddowns:
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  19. Post #19
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    They thought the camera's were weapons. And what about the guy crouching around the corner? Those soldiers have to protect themselves and if it even looks like somebody has a weapon they're going to fuck him up.
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  20. Post #20
    Dennab
    October 2009
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    Learn to rules of engagement.
    Learn to grammer
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    alright hahaha i hit em

    what in the sweet fucking fuck
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  22. Post #22
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    November 2005
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    Not really surprised. Soldiers make mistakes.
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  23. Post #23
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    The biggest question is why journalists feel it's safe to be that close to a war zone and why they had children with them in the first place. This incident is a tragedy and a mistake not a full blown cold blooded murder by the hands of American soldiers.
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    The biggest question is why journalists feel it's safe to be that close to a war zone and why they had children with them in the first place. This incident is a tragedy and a mistake not a full blown cold blooded murder by the hands of American soldiers.
    ???

    They didn't just set up shop in the middle of a battlefield.
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  25. Post #25
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    ???

    They didn't just set up shop in the middle of a battlefield.
    Yes they were there to report, they were employees of Reuters.
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  26. Post #26
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    I'm pretty sure the children were just people who lived there.
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    The biggest question is why journalists feel it's safe to be that close to a war zone and why they had children with them in the first place. This incident is a tragedy and a mistake not a full blown cold blooded murder by the hands of American soldiers.

    It was safe prior to the 'chopper opening fire.

    Its not like the Reuters staff and children ran and jumped in the middle of it all.

    The helicopter brought danger to them.
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  28. Post #28
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    Thanks for the GIF, benzi2k7. The subtitles make me sick, those soldiers should be charged with murder.
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  29. Post #29
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    That camera is totally an AK47 or an RPG.
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  30. Post #30
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    April 2008
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    Learn to grammer
    Not sure if you're a troll or not, if you aren't: you're bloody stupid
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  31. Post #31
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    December 2008
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    Yes their father attempted to help a man who had just been shot by US forces. I would never put my children's lives in danger like that.

    It was safe prior to the 'chopper opening fire.

    Its not like the Reuters staff and children ran and jumped in the middle of it all.

    The helicopter brought danger to them.
    Take a look at this : http://collateralmurder.com/en/timeline.html

    06:50:00 1/8 CAV moves in to assist 2/6 after a report of Small Arms Fire (SAF) in the area. They fail to positively identify (PID) the attacker.

  32. Post #32
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    The biggest question is why journalists feel it's safe to be that close to a war zone and why they had children with them in the first place. This incident is a tragedy and a mistake not a full blown cold blooded murder by the hands of American soldiers.
    The news has to get out somehow.
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  33. Post #33
    Dennab
    October 2009
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    They shouldnt have just been walking around like that.
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  34. Post #34
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    Why shouldn't they?
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  35. Post #35
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    July 2005
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    those soldiers should be put in the worst prison in existance
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  36. Post #36
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    May 2008
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    That's horrifying, And absolutely nobody in the video seemed to care that they just killed all of those people.
    You act as though these people are satists, I bet if you asked them if they have any friends or have known who have died because of insurgents not one would say they didn't.

    Edited:
    I love how everyone over reacts to shit that normally happens in war. This is not the worst shit that happens over there.
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  37. Post #37
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    This incident is a tragedy and a mistake not a full blown cold blooded murder by the hands of American soldiers.
    Having a uniform and expensive equipment doesn't make cold-blooded murder anything else.

    Edited:

    You act as though these people are satists,
    "come on, let us shoot"
    "well it's their fault for bringing kids into the battle that's right"
    "ahahaha right through the windshield"

    They ARE sadists and they ARE despicable human beings and they SHOULD be punished.
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  38. Post #38
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    January 2005
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    I understand why they were given the permission to shoot with the information they gave back to base.

    It was the pilots who are at fault, as they should of been more assertive and more observent.

    I am in awe of the technology, but war is always horrible.
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  39. Post #39
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    What always strikes me more about these incidents isn't so much the mistake or event, but rather the blasť attitude of the people involved. Perhaps what contributed to this horrible outcome


    Also going from "two people who might be carrying weapons" to "five or six guys carrying AK47's" kinda tweaks me.
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  40. Post #40
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    Wow, no COD references yet.
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