Thursday, April 08, 2010

Wikileaks Video of US Army Killing Civilains

This is a really sad and shocking video; a US gunship shoots at a group of people killing them - the group includes 2 journalists - then when a passing van stops to take a wounded man off to hospital - decided the shoot the shit out of that too; the van has 2 kids in it. The gunner and his mate a quite nonchalant about it all declaring that it is the parents fault for taking their child into a war zone; but the whole fucking country is a warzone. What choice did they have?

This is pure and simple murder. And the US military has been busy lying and covering up the murder. I found this video on PZ Myers's blog and his comments are sobering:
They shot journalists and children, all the while laughing and congratulating themselves on the 'nice' pile of bodies they had produced. And when they see soldiers on the ground rushing injured children to aid, they say, "Well, it's their fault for bringing their kids into a battle."

I am ashamed. We are the storm troopers, the murderous invaders, the butchers of children, the laughing barbarians. We aren't in Iraq to help those people, our troops are there to oppress them…when we aren't gunning them down outright.

Oh, and go ahead, turn on your TV news. The top stories on CNN are the iPad, Jessica Alba planning to adopt a baby, and Tiger Woods. Doesn't that fill you with confidence?

In war the first casualty may be truth, but sadly the second seems to be kids.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Saw the video via Wikileaks and PZ Myers blogging about it.

Horrifying. I'm not sure there is much more than you can say of that.

And what gets air play in the media. Tiger Woods. Meh.