U.S. Military Video of Massacre in Baghdad
April 7, 2010
Edited May 9, 2010
The following video clip is a shocking military video footage showing a massacre by U.S. Apache helicopters of a group of about 10 people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news reporters on July 12, 2007. The video was released to Reuters on April 5, 2010 by WikiLeaks, a Swedish-based group that promotes leaking to fight government and corporate corruption. Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and his assistant and driver Saeed Chmagh, 40, were killed in the attack. The helicopter initially opens fire on the small group. Minutes later a van comes by, and starts assisting the wounded, and the helicopter opens fire on the van.
This is a very disturbing video of an atrocity in an illegal war. In the video, seen below, the U.S. helicopters shoot the people who are clearly trying to aid the dead and wounded. In firing on the vehicle that is acting as an ambulance, two children in the front seat are shot. This is sickening. When will the people who planned and conspired to invade Iraq be held accountable for starting a war of aggression in which countless atrocities such as this have been committed? Is the United States a nation that abides by the rule of law - or is it not? How is the U.S. occupation of Iraq any better than the regime of Saddam Hussein?
WikiLeaks has the complete video evidence at
"Collateral Murder" and the transcript at:
The video clip of 17 minutes showing the helicopter attack on first responders with comment follows: