as released by Wikileaks.  This is NOT a video game although you might think so from the commentary of the “players”

More about that video from BBC

After a voice on the transmission urges the pilot to “light ’em all up”, the individuals on the street are shot by the gunship’s cannon.

A few minutes later a van drives to the scene, and its occupants appear to start picking up a wounded person.

It, too, is fired upon. Altogether, around 12 people die.

“Looks like we’ve got some slight movement from the van that was engaged. Looks like a kid.”

“Well it’s their fault for bringing their kids into a battle,” says a voice.

Two journalists working for Reuters were killed on the day the incident took place in July 2007.

At the time, the US military said the helicopters were engaged in combat operations against a hostile force.

And watch the B0bots making excuses

and blaming the dead journalists

Why were the Reuters journalists at that location if there was nothing shady going on?

and an FU from the war cheerleaders

To all of you calling U.S. soldiers murderers today.

Fuck you.

Not from the Apache crew in the video. From the hundreds of thousands that served and continue to serve. From my brother-in-law, a veteran of the USMC, from the eight classmates who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. (and the one who died in Iraq in 2006) From my friends John and O’Leary who served four tours between them.

You want to smear thousands of innocent men and women? Then fuck you.

In all fairness, the last two threads were eventually locked and there’s plenty of controversy.

Still, when I think back in 2003, the hawks were vastly outnumbered and way less aggressive there. A few of those apologized a few years after, some pretended they were always against the war.

But now…what a difference  a Nobel prize for peace makes!

To quote yesterday’s B0bot

It was easier when we were all opposed to the war and to expanded drilling, etc.

Yup. I guess turning from hating Bush to hating Hillary had to have some collateral effects on your souls.

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