05 Apr War crime
On the morning of July 12, 2007, US soldiers aboard two Apache helicopters used 30mm cannons to kill about a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad. The US military caimed that all the dead were anti-Iraqi combatants, but among them were two Iraqi employees of the Reuters News Agency, driver Saeed Chmagh, 40, a father of four, and photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, described as on of the best war photographers in Iraq. Two children were also injured.
Reuters demanded an investigation. US authorities concluded that their forces acted properly. Using the Freedom of Information Act, Reuters unsuccessfully sought a copy of video evidence from the helicopters. On Saturday Monday, Wikileaks released a copy. Please watch it.
No wonder the Pentagon is out to shut down Wikileaks.