Wikileaks Releases Alleged Video Showing Killing of Civilians and Reporter — In Contradiction of U.S. Accounts

Wikileaks has released what it claims to be a video contradicting U.S. accounts of an attack that killed a Reuters photographer and 11 other people in Iraq in July 2007. Wikileaks says that it received the tape from a whistleblower in the military.

The tape shows the crews of two American Apache attack helicopters kill the civilians and gloat about the killings of presumed insurgents.

Click here for the video.

In the group was Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22. Also killed was Reuters driver, Saeed Chmagh, 40.

The attack targeted the group of men on the street in an eastern Baghdad district on July 12, 2007.

The video shows only one individual with a weapon, which is dangling on his side.
On the tape, you can hear one pilot state “Look at those dead bastards. Nice.”

The recording continues after the crew targets a vehicle that arrives to help the wounded and the crew hears that U.S. troops needed to take a child to the hospital who was in the car. One voice states “Well, it’s their fault bringing their kids into the battle.”

The U.S. military is not denying that the tape is authentic.

For the full story, click here.

49 thoughts on “Wikileaks Releases Alleged Video Showing Killing of Civilians and Reporter — In Contradiction of U.S. Accounts”

  1. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/8070253/Wikileaks-10-greatest-stories.html

    A summary — “10 greatest stories.” ( Waiting to see what the day will hold. Some missteps/errors in the past, but better a few errors than what results when the truth is obscured.

    Coleen Rowley said (LA times OpEd on 10/15) that Wikileaks might have been a useful “safety valve” for FBI agents pre-9/11, and speculates that things might have been different…

    Waiting to see what the day will hold.

  2. You make a green man blush, anon nurse. Which is kind of olive colored, by the way.

  3. Anon nurse,

    On the site I gave you, sign up for emails and updates for much of what is discussed here ends up there as an action plan. Buddha created it.

  4. Yes … it was.

    The Biden thread is so long now and filled with youtube videos so it takes a long time to load.

  5. Thanks, Blouise. I didn’t know about it. Oh, that darn Biden link — it was posted there, wasn’t it? πŸ™‚

  6. P.S. Blouise, By tweaking (sp) my computer, I’m able to get to the Biden article from time to time. I’ve felt so cheated :-)…

  7. Blouise, Thanks for reading/commenting. More leaks tomorrow and others to follow, most certainly. Good people, the internet and wikileaks spell hope…

  8. WikiLeaks and 9/11: What if? Frustrated investigators might have chosen to leak information that their superiors bottled up, perhaps averting the terrorism attacks.

    October 15, 2010|By Coleen Rowley and Bogdan Dzakovic

    http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/15/opinion/la-oe-rowley-wikileaks-20101015

    I can’t post this to the current and lengthy Biden thread — my wimpy notebook computer can’t load the page. We are in dire trouble my friends. O

    On a related note, COINTELPRO is not only alive and well, it is thriving and in the most heinous and dispicable ways. If we don’t fight back now, we’re totally f…

  9. anon nurse,

    Thanks for your vigilant update. I was just looking up the funding story when you beat me to the punch.

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