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View Diary: US murders journalist and 11 other civilians on live TV (99 comments)

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  •  MSNBC link (none)
    Thanks for the tip.  Video link here includes some footage of the burning vehicle, the helicopters, and the reporter.
    •  The story is out. (none)
      Multiple blogs from Iraq mentioned it.  All newswires mentioned it.  One blog I follow, American expat fluent in Arabic with years in the ME posted news of it entitled "Mother of God" and mentioned he had gotten on the phone with the slain man's colleagues thereafter.

      Despite the public statements by US Mil, I am half assed guessing that either somebody wanted to send a message or somebody thought there were personnel inside the damaged vehicle or somebody really thought there was ground arms fire incoming.

      •  Is there an IQ test to join the military? (none)
        I think the problem probably existed between the controls and the chair of the helicopter.  

        In Britain they admit to having royalty. In the United States we pretend we don't have any, and then we elect them president.

        by Asak on Mon Sep 13, 2004 at 04:15:33 AM PDT

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        •  Drugs (4.00)
          It might not be just IQ. Keep in mind that we keep drugging our soldiers so they will perform the tasks  we ask them to--we're basically ASKING them to operate on reflex, not to use any judgement.

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