Originally posted by Seitse
Is this legit?
Man, the language of the pigs can infuriate anyone... "haha"? "trying to find
targets"? As if they were playing Halo or Call of Duty.
Apparently it's all excusable due to the stress of being engaging in battle: Thread 128892
Even though plenty of military analysts deplored what is seen on national television, labeling as it tragic, and as a mistake you'll find some people in this forum that were apologetic about it.
"Look at that b!tch go!"
It seems to be pretty legit. It is almost total agreement with witnesses accounts of 2007, almost total agreement with an iraqi police report from 2007 (which never saw the video) and in almost total disagreement with the official report that the government of the USA provided at 2007.
Have you heard about the NATO incident in Afghanistan. They killed two government officials, two pregnant women, one teenager and tried to spin them all as insurgents and that the pregnant women were murdered by the insurgents. When that didn't work out, they said that the pregnant women were bound and gagged for some sort of burying ritual. After some time they finally let the truth out in Easter day: we killed 7 innocent people!
Mistakes happen in war (even more when the soldiers are trigger happy, which they are by definition, and their superiors incite their trigger happiness), but admitting those mistakes as soon as they are done would be a great measure in actually making mistakes happen less often.