Killing Journalists as Video Game Sport

Three cheers for Wikileaks. Their posting of a 38-minute video from an Apache helilcopter showing U.S. gunners killing two Reuters journalists (and ten other civilians) in 2007 is heroic. Naturally, the Pentagon had endlessly scorned Reuters’ Freedom of Information Act and other efforts to get the video.

The video and a transcript of the triumphant chatter from the helicopter gunners is available here.

It is hard to imagine a major American newspaper having the courage to post this video – and risk disapproval from the Pentagon and the White House.

This is not even the tip of the iceberg of the institutionalized deceit that has permeated the Official Narrative of our wars of liberation in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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