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Response to sabrina 1 (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 06:15 PM

4. That's because it wasn't a crime.

In the "Collateral Murder" video release, they helpfully point out the guy with the AK-47 and the other guy with a large camera on his shoulder - a device that is commonly mistaken for an anti-tank weapon because they look similar. Thus the pilots opened fire because they had a group of armed people in their sights. As for the civilians that responded, it's pretty logical to assume soldiers are going to be the ones trying to aid wounded solders. So the initial miss-identification due to the weapons carried over to the next "target".

Was it a mistake? Yep. Was it a crime? Nope.

Why not? It was a war. One of the main reason to not go to war is events like this are not a crime.

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