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  •  I watched this one twice... (1+ / 0-)
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    truong son traveler

    ...I decided not to post it here on Daily Kos, but be forewarned:

    WARNING: THIS VIDEO IS EXTREMELY DISTURBING. DO NOT OPEN THIS IF PREMEDITATED MURDER OFFENDS YOU. IT CONTAINS GRAPHIC EVIDENCE OF WAR CRIMES:

    During my extensive training in the US Army as an armor crewman on M-60A1 tanks, one of the very first things I learned was target identification, and how to distinguish between armed military and unarmed civilian targets. But you don't have to be a combat-trained observer-or a former police officer like me. Even the most casual observer can see these people were unarmed.

    This snipet from Timesonline.co.uk:

    "The voice betrays the adrenalin of combat, but the words are clearly audible over the static. "Let me engage," the gunner demands, "can I shoot?"

    A ground controller asks: "Picking up the wounded?" Seconds later the gunner asks again: "Come on, let us shoot."

    Permission is granted and a dust cloud envelopes a van and several Iraqis picking up bodies from a Baghdad square. Only afterwards do the crew of the American helicopter gunship realise that two children, now gravely wounded, are in the van. "Well," one says, "it’s their fault for bringing kids into a battle."

    Read the entire article at this one of several source-links I have here:
    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/...

    "Peace is the protector of genius. War is the mortal enemy of both peace and genius."

    by ImpeachKingBushII on Fri Apr 09, 2010 at 07:30:57 AM PDT

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