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5th April 2010 10:44 EST 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.
The military did not reveal how the Reuters staff were killed, and stated that they did not know how the children were injured.
After demands by Reuters, the incident was investigated and the U.S. military concluded that the actions of the soldiers were in accordance with the law of armed conflict and its own “Rules of Engagement”.
From: Collateral Murder Transcript — Our servicemen speaking disgusting things and laughing as they gun down human beings, including photographers and children from the sky
01:32 Fucking prick.
02:26 God damn it.
02:36 Just fuckin’, once you get on ’em just open ’em up.
03:20 God damn it, Kyle.
03:23 All right, hahaha, I hit [shot] ’em…
04:31 Oh, yeah, look at those dead bastards.
10:11 Oh yeah, look at that. Right through the windshield!
10:14 Ha ha!
16:49 Roger, I’ve got uh eleven Iraqi KIAs [Killed In Action]. One small child wounded. Over.
16:57 Roger. Ah damn. Oh well.
17:04 Roger, we need, we need a uh to evac [evacuate] this child. Ah, she’s got a uh, she’s got a wound to the belly.
17:10 I can’t do anything here. She needs to get evaced. Over.
17:18 Bushmaster Seven, Bushmaster Seven; this is Bushmaster Six Romeo.
17:20 We need your location over.
17:25 Roger, we’re at the location where Crazyhorse engaged the RPG fire break.
17:37 Grid five-four-five-eight.
17:46 Well it’s their fault for bringing their kids into a battle.
17:48 That’s right.
18:29 I think they just drove over a body.
18:31 Hey hey! [laughing -ed.]
36:53 There it goes! Look at that bitch go!
37:03 Ah, sweet.
37:07 Need a little more room.
37:09 Nice missile.
37:11 Does it look good?
37:16 Uh, you ready?
37:30 There’s a lot of dust.
37:36 Crazyhorse One-Eight; this is Hotel Two-Six. Was there a BDA [Battle Damage Assessment]?
37:40 This is Crazyhorse One-Eight. Stand by, engaging with another Hellfire.
37:43 All right.
37:45 You’re clear.
37:47 Lemme know when I’m clear.
37:50 Roger that.
37:59 He wasn’t.
38:02 Hotel Two-Six; Crazyhorse One-Eight.
38:07 Crazyhorse One-Eight.
38:09 Roger, building destroyed. Engaged with three hellfire missiles.
Wow! An Open Letter of Reconciliation and Responsibility to the Iraqi People (Written with Ethan McCord, who pulled injured children from van in Wikileaks ‘Collateral Murder’ video) — “We did unto you what we would not want done to us.” “…carried out in the name of ‘god and country.’”