Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Why do they hate us?
Circulated worldwide is video evidence of what we have all too long known what was going on over there. The immorality, callousness and stupidity of the American military personnel involved make me ashamed to be an American. Why didn't they stop to ask why insurgents would casually hang out in an open square with their attack helicopter overhead? Shouldn't that have put a question in their heads about if these were indeed insurgents? Most weren't carrying anything that could be construed as weapons. The soldiers just wanted an excuse to kill. Like Vietnam, this kind of thing has happened dozens and dozens of times over there.
Warning - you will see innocent civilians being massacred, not for the faint hearted. http://www.dvorak.org/blog/2010/04/05/watch-u-s-military-shooting-down-civilians-in-iraq/
See coverage by Democracy Now with an interview of the co-founder of WikiLeaks who leaked the video.
Also see an MSNBC story. According to MSNBC the group leaking this video WikiLeaks, have a reliable track record.
But, don't take my word for U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hear it from U.S. veterans themselves: