US forces kill journalists, ambulance crew, shoot children in Iraq

  • user warning: Table 'cache_views_data' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_views_data WHERE cid = 'audio:block_1:results:ff0db4c55a037059c3695f66cdcd5d34' in /var/www/public/includes/cache.inc on line 27.
  • user warning: Table 'cache_views_data' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_views_data SET data = 'a:3:{s:6:\"result\";a:6:{i:0;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"4336\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:60:\"Grassroots Gathering and capitalist crisis - audio from Cork\";s:7:\"_random\";s:21:\"0.0010313717657992353\";}i:1;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"7680\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:40:\"The relevance of anarcha- feminism today\";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.002663613299525914\";}i:2;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"4099\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:42:\"Anarchism and the Kibbutz movement - Audio\";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.006102689547559889\";}i:3;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"6017\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:68:\"Revolutionary Experiments In Ireland 1917-1923 - Conor Kostick audio\";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.009601314561070237\";}i:4;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"7315\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:70:\"An anti-capitalist and environmentalist perspective on the Euro crisis\";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.017257703484276035\";}i:5;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"5853\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:46:\"NAMA and the economic crash - RadioSolidarity2\";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.019635062683033815\";}}s:10:\"total_rows\";i:166;s:5:\"pager\";a:5:{s:9:\"use_pager\";s:1:\"0\";s:14:\"items_per_page\";i:6;s:7:\"element\";i:0;s:6:\"offset\";i:0;s:12:\"current_page\";i:0;}}', created = 1565435399, expire = 1565435699, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'audio:block_1:results:ff0db4c55a037059c3695f66cdcd5d34' in /var/www/public/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
  • user warning: Table 'cache_views_data' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_views_data WHERE cid = 'video:block_1:results:d1bd4a9bdf0c592395306e39f5452d02' in /var/www/public/includes/cache.inc on line 27.
  • user warning: Table 'cache_views_data' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_views_data SET data = 'a:3:{s:6:\"result\";a:3:{i:0;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"7793\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:88:\" Care & Social Reproduction - Audio or Video of Selma James & Conor McCabe at DABF 2014 \";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.006172586238172451\";}i:1;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"8017\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:94:\"Voting for Marriage Equality While Being Critical of Marriage - DABF 21015 Panel Video & audio\";s:7:\"_random\";s:19:\"0.00917811226954508\";}i:2;O:8:\"stdClass\":3:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"8072\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:72:\"Failed attempt to evict The Bolt squatted hostel July 3rd - video report\";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.018837424012680935\";}}s:10:\"total_rows\";i:195;s:5:\"pager\";a:5:{s:9:\"use_pager\";s:1:\"0\";s:14:\"items_per_page\";i:3;s:7:\"element\";i:0;s:6:\"offset\";i:0;s:12:\"current_page\";i:0;}}', created = 1565435399, expire = 1565435699, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'video:block_1:results:d1bd4a9bdf0c592395306e39f5452d02' in /var/www/public/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
  • user warning: Table 'cache_views_data' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: SELECT data, created, headers, expire, serialized FROM cache_views_data WHERE cid = 'Random_PDF:block_1:results:d701b49486a84d4cd29efe1b1fbdd8e3' in /var/www/public/includes/cache.inc on line 27.
  • user warning: Table 'cache_views_data' is marked as crashed and should be repaired query: UPDATE cache_views_data SET data = 'a:3:{s:6:\"result\";a:2:{i:0;O:8:\"stdClass\":5:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"8119\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:60:\"Solidarity Times leaflet for August 29th Water Charges march\";s:21:\"node_revisions_teaser\";s:1254:\"<p><img alt=\"\" src=\"/sites/default/files/SolidarityTimesCover.jpg\" style=\"width: 350px; height: 494px; margin: 3px; float: right;\" />We are the crisis of Irish Water! We do not want to have our water commodified, metered, and privatised. We know why this is happening &ndash; to increase the wealth and privilege of a global financial capitalist class and their political servants in the EU and Ireland.</p>\r\n<p>We refuse to bow to them. We have gotten up before dawn to stop water meter installation on our streets. We have organised meetings in our communities. We have marched in our thousands and in our hundreds of thousands, shouting &ldquo;Enough!&rdquo; and &ldquo;No way, we won&rsquo;t pay!&rdquo; and &ldquo;Shove your meters up your arse!&rdquo; We are not just angry, we are determined.&nbsp;</p>\r\n<p>We have forced this government into climb-downs and concessions, and we will do the same to the next one. We have decided to boycott Irish Water. We are encouraging our friends, co-workers and neighbours to do the same. Our community of communities is strong and growing stronger. We will keep on growing. When we break Irish Water, we will clear the rubble and grow real solidarity, real co-operation and real community in its place.</p>\r\n\";s:21:\"node_revisions_format\";s:1:\"2\";s:7:\"_random\";s:20:\"0.025667193369629974\";}i:1;O:8:\"stdClass\":5:{s:3:\"nid\";s:4:\"5253\";s:10:\"node_title\";s:22:\"Workers Solidarity 110\";s:21:\"node_revisions_teaser\";s:492:\"<p><img src=\"../../attachments/jul2009/ws110southernfrontcover.jpg\" style=\"float: left; border: 2px solid; margin: 3px;\" />July - August 2009 Edition of the Workers Solidarity freesheet.<br />\r\n <br />\r\n <a href=\"http://www.wsm.ie/attachments/jul2009/ws110southernwebfinal.pdf\">PDF of Workers Solidarity 110 Southern Web Edition</a> 1.6 Mb<br />\r\n <a href=\"http://www.wsm.ie/attachments/jul2009/ws110northernwebfinal.pdf\">PDF of Workers Solidarity 110 Northern Web Edition</a> 2.7 Mb<br />\r\n \";s:21:\"node_revisions_format\";s:1:\"2\";s:7:\"_random\";s:19:\"0.04277412969877397\";}}s:10:\"total_rows\";i:73;s:5:\"pager\";a:5:{s:9:\"use_pager\";s:1:\"0\";s:14:\"items_per_page\";i:2;s:7:\"element\";i:0;s:6:\"offset\";i:1;s:12:\"current_page\";i:0;}}', created = 1565435399, expire = 1565435699, headers = '', serialized = 1 WHERE cid = 'Random_PDF:block_1:results:d701b49486a84d4cd29efe1b1fbdd8e3' in /var/www/public/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
Date:

Al Jazerra have released this video that shows US Apache helicopters use a mini gun against a group of journalists & civilians in Iraq.  When a van arrives to evacuate the injured that is also shot up, killing the driver.  When US troops arrive on the scene the pilots laugh when they run over a body and then  when they are told that the injured include two children laugh again saying 'you shouldn't bring your children to a war.'  Except of course those they have killed were not in a war, they were walking down a street before being  gunned down from the sky without cause or warning.

The original video was released from wikileaks and makes the events clearer, it is the second of the two shown here.  The first video is hard enough to watch, in the second the chopper that fires on the men hovers for some time as an injured journalist crawls along the ground, trying to reach safety.  The gunner is heard to say 'all you need to do is pick up a weapon'.  When a van arrives to evacuate the wounded permission is given by the gunners officers (presumably at ground control) to fire on the van that despite the fact that it is obvious from the footage that they are simply trying to help the wounded journalist.  The two wounded children were found in the van, the troops on the ground were denied permission to evacuate them to a hospital and instead told to hand them over to the Iraqi police.    Right at the end of the video a replay shows the children in the van before the attack takes place.

 


Full length video from wikilinks

Like what you're reading?
Find out when we publish more via the
WSM Facebook
& WSM Twitter