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joycean Donating Member (69 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-05-10 06:42 PM
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150. The Pentagon has confirmed that this video is real.
Edited on Mon Apr-05-10 06:46 PM by joycean
From http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/04/05/world/interna... >NYT

"A U.S. defence (sic) official confirmed that the video and audio were authentic."

I guess the rest is interpretation, eh? When I watched the video, I saw soldiers firing on a crowd of civilians without confirmation of firearms or RPGs. I am not a soldier, and I have never served. Would I have seen the situation differently if I were the pilot? I'd like to think so. After all, none of the civilians were taking defensive positions, despite obviously being aware of the presence of the helicopter. They were not behaving like combatants in anyway that I could see, and the 'weapon' was not a positive ID. This is laziness, and a complete disregard for human life.

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