Political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.
Wikileaks obtained and decrypted this previously unreleased video footage from a US Apache helicopter in 2007. It shows Reuters journalist Namir Noor-Eldeen, driver Saeed Chmagh, and several others as the Apache shoots and kills them in a public square in Eastern Baghdad. They are apparently assumed to be insurgents. After the initial shooting, an unarmed group of adults and children in a minivan arrives on the scene and attempts to transport the wounded. They are fired upon as well. The official statement on this incident initially listed all adults as insurgents and claimed the US military did not know how the deaths occurred.
Wikileaks released this video with transcripts and a package of supporting documents on April 5th 2010 on http://collateralmurder.com
A spoof of the fact that major credit card and online payment companies have withheld over $15 Million in donations to WikiLeaks.
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