WARNING – EXTREMELY GRAPHIC VIDEO
In 2007, the US Army, flying over the skies of Baghdad in attack Apache Helicopters, fired upon a group of people walking along a street thinking they were insurgents. Two men within this group were journalists. No one survived. It is possible that the other men were insurgents as weapons were allegedly found which leads you to wonder what the journalists were doing there in the first place. We will never know.
After a few minutes, a van arrives to pick up the bodies and this van is also fired upon killing these people but tragically, also injuring two children as well. The response from one of the Apache Helicopter Crew is chilling.
“Well, it’s their fault for bringing their kids into battle.”
If you have the stomach for it, watch the video. It is all in black and white and there is no blood but knowing what has just happened to these men is haunting.
I’m not going to say whether the actions of the US servicemen in this video is right or wrong. They are there and I am here safely at my desk reading and watching the news and I have no idea what they see on a daily basis to pass judgement. An inquiry into the event captured in the video cleared them of any wrong doing so I am not going to second guess the investigation.
I just that hope one day the world will be at peace and there is no fighting whether for religion, power, land or any other stupid reason.
I don’t think I will ever see the day.