So I watched the WikiLeaks “Collateral Murder” video when it first dropped and I only have this to say…..
SHUT THE FUCK UP
Wah Wah Wah Iraqis in a combat area got killed.
Wah Wah Wah two Reuters journalists were killed,adding to a roster over 100 people.
Wah Wah Wah the rules of engagement…STFU yet again. Until you’re man enough to sit behind the gun seriously shut the fuck up! You have no standing!
Wah Wah Wah the pilots were rude and cruel. Are you fucking kidding me? You see the video? Did you honestly see two kids in the van? Did you ever listen to friends getting shot at and killed? Did you really think you saw NO weapons on the people walking down that street? Are you forgetting that the area was indeed experiencing firefights and every side of this incident recognizes that???
War sucks,is brutal and is unforgiving in its application of heart wrenching despair to everyone it touches.WikiLeaks has only one thing to hang its alleged nobility on. The fact that denials and potential cover ups were at play for years now is something that deserves a light to be shone on. I don’t think WikiLeaks perverse self aggrandisement ends there though. No, no they want to paint America as evil.They lose their moral high ground here and now.
In the end it sucks to be in Iraq no matter your side. It definitely sucked to walking down that street in New Baghdad that day and it sucked to be in that van. I got news for you though. It sucks to be the one in the cockpit of an Apache facing split second decisions that one knows full well equals death for someone.