4.05.2010

Still Trying To Sort This Story Out

But that video is shocking if all were civilians. (Link - with video at bottom)
Edit: Side by side comparisons of the way CNN treated the news vs. Al Jazeera. Double edit: CNN is all over the story now. Edit: That Apache helicopter was certainly conspicuous but those guys on the ground seemed to have no fear that it would open fire on them. Hardly the attitude of insurgents, or so it would seem.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, we know this MUST be true since the highly-respected Huffington Post reported it! They would never report any lies.

Anonymous said...

What is there to "sort out"?

No Americans killed or injured?

Walking around the streets of a combat zone with a guy not in uniform carrying a gun increases the chances that you'll be killed by at least tenfold.

Next story.

guinjames said...

4:06 Did you even watch the video?? The video was filmed by the gun camera on the chopper not The Huffington Post. In your mind they were Muslim and had it coming.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, 4:39, that's how this clash of civilizations is going to have to turn out in the end. Those folks are serious about hating us.

Anonymous said...

Of course, the Communist News Network is all over anything that subverts our military.

Anonymous said...

A note of interest:

Some think the Muslims are attacking Israel because Israel occupies certain lands. The point they seem to miss is that Israel occupies those lands because the Muslims were attacking them already.

The order of the cause and effect of violence in the Middle East is grossly misrepresented by the (primarily) liberal media.

We are there because Israel is our friend.

Anonymous said...

If you are trying to cover an urban firefight live, you put yourself in harm's way with equipment that can easily be mistaken for weapons.
Late Monday, the United States Central Command, which oversees the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, released the redacted report on the case, which provided some more detail.

The report showed pictures of what it said were machine guns and grenades found near the bodies of those killed. It also stated that the Reuters employees “made no effort to visibly display their status as press or media representatives and their familiar behavior with, and close proximity to, the armed insurgents and their furtive attempts to photograph the coalition ground forces made them appear as hostile combatants to the Apaches that engaged them.”

Anonymous said...

Insurgents? You mean terrorists? Why is it so hard for liberals to say the word terrorists???

Anonymous said...

You never know unless your there. How come the Libs always side against the same soldiers that give them the right to bump their gums?

Anonymous said...

Kill 'em all and let Allah sort 'em out.

Anonymous said...

DAGO:It will always amaze me why newsmen will film people with r p g's and machine guns then bitch when they get killed.For myself we could use them for bait.We should have bombed the hotel in downtown Bagdag the first time we were there.Only two kind of persons are armed in a military zone;us and the enemy and all wear uniforms.f*#%em

Anonymous said...

Hey Hoss, just defect already. But, I understand why you don't. Once you declare against the U.S. you can't do near as much damage on the outside as you can do from within our society. Ah well, keep up your fight against the Bush Administration; it's been quite productive so far.

Anonymous said...

I find it just amazing that so many commenting must not have actually viewed the 17 minutes of the video. Video and and audio from a US Army helicopter gunship. These soldiers mistook a reporter and two news cameramen with cameras as carrying RPGs along with a group of Iraqi civilians. They were NOT fired on as they stated. They shot up the people without provocation. They even shot up a civilian van (with 2 children on their way to school) that stopped to pick up wounded men. If they were actually "insurgents", the rules of engagement required them to capture and question the survivors. The helicopter crew did not do this. They were supposed to be pacifying Baghdad during the "surge". About everything they did ran counter to Army policy.

And you want to excuse this because the only good Muslim is a dead Muslim? Oh how very Christian of you.

justyn said...

It is very unfortunate that innocent children and civilians were injured and killed in this incedent. I know that the callused nature of the pilot and navigator/gunner's conversation gives one reason to think that they were just out for a "joy ride"/"turkey shoot", however, they are fighting an enemy that does not wear a uniform, who hides in and among the people and goes so far as to use them for cover/camoflage, and human shields. This type of incedent is one that they brought on themselves in the way they choose to fight. Terrorist/Insurgents..call them what you want, use this type of footage to bolster their cause..."The Evil Americans Kill Women and Children" is what they write in the headlines of Al Jazeera to gain sympathy from the Liberal media and the rest of the weak minded world who would harbor terrorist organizations. The pilots of the Apache's were doing what they thought was right to protect the lives of soldiers on the ground, no one here can look at that footage and say "Thats obviously a camera!!" and if you had to bet your life in a hostile country, my bet would be it would look more like an RPG than anything else.