Confirmed: Media's Military-Hating America-Bashing Allegations Proven False & Misleading (Video)
Satanic Verses New York Times reported that a video posted at WikiLeaks shows a callous and fatal attack by American Apache Helicopter pilots on an innocent Reuters reporter who was working on a simple weightlifting story for the news service.
On the day of the attack, United States military officials said that the helicopters had been called in to help American troops who had been exposed to small-arms fire and rocket-propelled grenades in a raid. “There is no question that coalition forces were clearly engaged in combat operations against a hostile force,” Lt. Col. Scott Bleichwehl, a spokesman for the multinational forces in Baghdad, said then.
But the video does not show hostile action. Instead, it begins with a group of people milling around on a street, among them, according to WikiLeaks, Mr. Noor-Eldeen and Mr. Chmagh. The pilots believe them to be insurgents, and mistake Mr. Noor-Eldeen’s camera for a weapon. They aim and fire at the group, then revel in their kills.
“Look at those dead bastards,” one pilot says. “Nice,” the other responds.
A wounded man can be seen crawling and the pilots impatiently hope that he will try to fire at them so that under the rules of engagement they can shoot him again. “All you gotta do is pick up a weapon,” one pilot says.
A short time later a van arrives to pick up the wounded and the pilots open fire on it, wounding two children inside. “Well, it’s their fault for bringing their kids into a battle,” one pilot says.
At another point, an American armored vehicle arrives and appears to roll over one of the dead. “I think they just drove over a body,” one of the pilots says, chuckling a little.
Reuters said at the time that the two men had been working on a report about weightlifting when they heard about a military raid in the neighborhood, and decided to drive there to check it out.
But, once again the facts don’t add up for the so-called paper of record…
The “innocent” Reuters reporter was hanging out with a pack of terrorists with grenade launchers and grenades who had just been involved in a battle with American troops.
The Jawa Report posted the undeniable evidence the state-run military-hating media did not want you to see.
Weapons Clearly Seen on Video of Reuters Reporters Killed in Iraq
If the vidcaps showing weapons at the scene of the alleged “murder” of “civilians” in Iraq weren’t enough to convince you, here’s an animated image created by Ryno.
(Hat Tip too Ryno, a commenter at The Jawa Report)
Well, what do ya know?… The terrorists were carrying weapons after all.
American Power has more on the bogus collateral murder story.
Bill Roggio wrote more on this latest democratic-media complex attack against the US military at The Weekly Standard Blog.
More… Doug Ross added: “Cleverly-edited video becomes anti-Military infomercial for world’s dumbest blogger and his traditional posse of useful idiots.”