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Wikileaks Releases Video Depicting US Military Slaying Of Dozen Iraqis Including Two Reuters Employees

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  1. April 6, 2010 at 4:40 am

    I want to call them mother fuckers like my husband would but I don’t use that term. I don’t even say the f word. I am otherwise too freaked out to comment. Going off to bed sad tonight.

    • charley2u
      April 6, 2010 at 10:20 pm

      It is an atrocity…

  2. April 7, 2010 at 12:38 am

    I was listening to the BBC radio program called “have your say” as I drove to work this morning, they had some US commander on to “put the event into context.” The incident is justified, you see because the US soldiers were under stress, the incident occurring close to the time ((2007) when many of these soldier’s “countrymen” (foreigners in a sovereign country) had been killed by Iraqis (so called terrorists) . About 900 the commander said. (how many Iraqis had been killed at that time since the invasion? I seem to recall the number being over 100,000.)
    So as the story goes: the soldiers do not have time to stop and ask Iraqis just what exactly what they are up to, they have to think fast and react. They have to protect each other. The commander went on to explain that it most certainly did look like the Iragis were armed and the soldiers correctly, by their honest deduction, described the scene to headquarters (or whatever) and got clearance so what they did was legal and justified. “War is ugly”, he said. Indeed.
    Well, I know Palestinians who have described for me what is life in Palestine with Israel occupation. One person told me how people can be walking down the street where they live and notice a pair of shoes where a human being just was a second ago. Or watch a single vehicle with maybe 6 people inside explode to smithereens by a missile no one saw coming. Or a story I read from The Guardian about during the last major attack on Gaza where a family (dad,mom,kids) had sat out in their courtyard for tea when they were simply blown to bits from the sky. They missed the father who was left to pick up the pieces of his wife and children. These atrocities we hear about now and then are not now and then we just catch the stories now and then like this wikileak video. It is life everyday under occupation by enemies with state of the art weapons. What was so eerily fascinating watching this wikileak video was being a fly on the wall while these murderers are on the hunt for a kill up in the sky where they see everything and no one sees them. People are drinking tea in their courtyard or walking down the street one moment, or having a wedding party, the next moment they are gone. Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan. As we all witnessed, it is a game no different than a video game because that’s how soldiers are trained. They are not trained to kill human beings like themselves. They are killing subhumans. The other side of the problem is, the elites who create these wars take young men and women and turn them into killing machines who then come back home and move into our neighborhoods. It’s simply a no win situation for everybody except for the people cashing in. I realize there is nothing new about all of this except for one thing. People saw filtered news from Viet Nam on TV. We are now embedded. What is the consequence? Do we become militant or desensitized? or depressed?

    • charley2u
      April 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm

      “They are not trained to kill human beings like themselves. They are killing subhumans.”

      I have to think about this. I am not so sure crazyhorse 18 would not take out his home town if directed to. The night of shock and awe, I remember realizing that we were the Nazis this time. “This time!” Given all the atrocities the American soldier has committed in my life time, I don’t know why I never felt such a thing until that night. It probably has something to do with the acts not being filtered through the media spin cycle, not being pre-digested by trained flaks and fed to us as pablum…

  1. April 28, 2010 at 7:09 am

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