I caught a piece of the Dylan Ratigan show yesterday afternoon on MSNBC. He played a classified-but-leaked video from Iraq taken in 2007. Kudos to Ratigan for having the testicular fortitude to air such a controversial video. The video was originally leaked to the website, Wikileaks.org.
The video is disturbing. Fair warning and all that.
WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.
I continue to read bits and pieces from the usual suspect neo-con assh*les, the same assh*les who cheerled (and helped the Bushies lie) about the Glorious Liberation of Iraq's Oil.....and those assh*les want the U.S. to attack yet another country, Iran.
What the neo-cons, and their enabling (or is it embedded?), assh*les in media don't want Americans to witness is the cost of those Glorious War Adventures. So...we don't see the cost. What we don't know, you know, can't hurt us. Right?
Barack Obama has endorsed this dynamic, reversing his original decision last year to release photographs of Americans torturing detainees. His excuse for not releasing them was that it would endanger the troops. The real reason for not releasing those photographs was that those pictures might enrage Americans....thus threatening Obama's escalation plans for Our Glorious Wars in the Middle East to Liberate and Protect the Distribution of Our Natural Resources.
Do you think if Americans saw the truth regularly....the butchering and the murdering and the clusterf*ckness that waging war entails.....do you think we would be so quick to embrace it anytime some Codpieced Commander Guy play-acted being president?
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