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ShannonBC Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-06-10 03:02 PM
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274. That's supposed to be an RPG?
If that's supposed to be an RPG, it must be made of balsa wood, because the guy carries it like it weighs next to nothing. Plus he does stuff with it that seems to be an incredibly unsafe thing to do with a loaded weapon.

I've heard analysts saying that it was most likely a camera tripod, and if you watch the guy carrying it, it looks like he's stopping to set it up just like you would with a tripod.

Plus, if there were AK-47's and RPGs there, WHERE DID THEY GO? Just before they open fire, you can see the group just standing there, hands empty, no AK-47's or RPG's to be seen. Where are they?

As for the van, I don't see any way that can be justified. You say there is no proof that they weren't insurgents, but last time I checked you needed proof that they WERE before you opened up. I don't see why insurgents would bring their kids into a battle, but I can definitely understand how some good Samaritans who just happened to be driving by might have some children with them.

And even if they were insurgents, they clearly weren't armed, or performing any hostile action. They were simply picking up the wounded (which the pilot incorrectly reports as being "bodies), presumably to take them to a hospital for treatment. I believe killing the wounded is a gross violation of the rules of engagement, is it not?

As for the RPG round, well, didn't you say there had been fighting there before? How can you be sure it belonged to the people being gunned down? Plus, if that was the RPG round, WHERE WAS THE RPG? Last time I checked, you needed a launcher to use it.

Plus of course there's the chatter of the pilots. They act like they're playing some kind of a video game. When they're stalking the wounded man, begging him to pick up a weapon so they can shoot him...that's just sick.
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