American helicopter opens fire on twelve men standing in broad daylight in a square in Baghdad. Video released on Wikileaks (news story).
See the longer version on Collateral Murder.
The soldiers in the helicopters open fire after getting permission. Allegedly some of the twelve were carrying AK-47s. But they were only journalists carrying cameras.
The really, really gruesome thing about this video is how the soldiers talk about these men they end up killing. The indifference is shocking. At times they even laugh about the whole thing. Men died and children were wounded (did they survive), and that's horrible. But it happens in war. I don't approve, but I'm told that honest mistakes are made, and killing of civilians happens. But I did not know that soldiers would have this careless attitudes towards the people at the other end of the barrel.
Fucking disgusting. Makes me sick to my stomach.
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