When something truly awful breaks it is always interesting to watch how it is covered inside the US and compare it to the outside world. We’ve got one of those this week. Watchdog site Wikileaks has released a classified video:
WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad — including two Reuters news staff. Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded. ‘
Reports also say that Special Ops dug the bullets out of the dead bodies and washed the wounds with alcohol in an attempt to cover up the evidence.
Track this story as it bubbles into the mainstream US news (or not) by searching Google News for ‘wikileaks.’