Collateral Murder

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Collateral Murder
If you aren't sickened by this video, you must not be alive.

The video, shot from a U.S. military Apache helicopter gun-site, shows the indiscriminate slaying of more than a dozen people, including the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and those who attempted to help him.

It reminds me of a U.S. Marine I met a few years ago who couldn't wait to get back to Iraq.  I asked him why he wanted to return.

"I love to shoot people and blow things up!", he replied.

This is what the U.S. military has come to.  What's more disgusting is that "the U.S. military concluded that the actions of the soldiers were in accordance with the law of armed conflict and its own 'Rules of Engagement'."  I'm not surprised.  In fact, that's the point.  Our government is out of control.  And every time a foreigner is killed by the U.S military, it paints a target on yet another American citizen.  It's only a matter of time before those targets are successfully used.  What happened to the America the world used to look up to?

Watch the complete video and read Collateral Murder, the full story (to date) as exposed by WikiLeaks, a non-profit organization funded by human rights campaigners, investigative journalists, technologists, and the general public, dedicated to exposing significant injustices around the world.

 

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