Iraq (Hollywood Backstage) - Stunning Iraq War footage depicts the killing of a Reuters news photographer released by Wikileaks web. The video is shot from the gun-camera of a U.S. Apache Helicopter and clearly shows unbelievable footage of U.S. military gunners shooting and killing Iraqi's dressed in civilian clothing and walking in the street. They were, in fact, possibly civilians. The victims include two crew members of Reuters news service and two children. Clearly, these were civilians. The video "collateralmurder" has been acquired and decoded by Wikileaks and the evidence against the U.S. military is overwhelming. The full unedited video can be seen here.
"Bushmaster Six" and "Crazyhorse" are the call names on the radio for two U.S. Military aircraft who are circling a group of Iraqi's dressed in civilian clothes. Two of them are carrying long lensed cameras slung over their shoulders and they are mistaken for RPG missile launchers.
The young U.S. military personnel are trigger happy and looking for something to shoot at. The civilians are walking around with the Reuters News crew and it appears that they are laughing and talking. You can even see two of them slapping high fives. It appears to be shot in the morning. In a fatal error, one of the cameramen peers around the corner of a building to take a picture of the helicopter. The gunner in the helicopter reports to his commander that he has been targeted by an RPG.
The U.S. gunner "crazyhorse" calls for permission to engage the target 15. The radio responds clear to engage. You see the group shot by gigantic bullets that tear them to pieces.
After the group is gunned down "in cold blood," one of them appears to be crawling and wounded. The U.S. military gunner continues to circle the area with his gun pointed at the target. He makes a strange request for permission to kill the wounded man. The radio hesitates for a few minutes while the man is bleeding and crawling a few inches.
Finally, a rescue van arrives to pick up the man. Here's where is gets to the point where you really can not watch. The U.S. soldier pleads on the radio to have permission to kill the wounded civilians and blow up the rescue van. Astonishingly, the radio responds affirmative engage the target.
The U.S. gunner proceeds to shoot holes in the people and blast foot wide gashes into the van, blowing it and everything inside to pieces.
After several minutes, U.S. soldiers arrive on the scene. They discover two children who have been ripped by the bullets. You can see it all on the video.
"Crazy Horse" continues the mission and proceeds to fire 3 hellfire missiles into another building with a number of Iraqi's standing around. You see the people get blown up. After the first two missiles knock the building sideways, you see another guy come up and walk around the building like nothing happened. When the third hellfire missile is launched, he gets blown up as well.
Like I said, an unbelievable video of Iraq War footage, shot from the gun-camera of a U.S. military Apache helicopter.
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link: Iraq War - Wikileaks leaked video of Civilians killed in Baghdad - Full video
Computers and the Internet - The footage was obtained by wikileaks web site through anonymous unnamed sources. Classified Information and State Secrets - The News and News Media has become more investigative. Iraq War (2003- ) According to the web site wikileaks, United States Defense and Military Forces denied knowledge of the specifics of the incident. Reuters Group Plc tried unsuccessfully to obtain the footage through the freedom of information act.
A spokesman for President Obama described the incident as "extremely tragic".