April 08, 2010
This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.
EXCLUSIVE: One Day After 2007 Attack, Witnesses Describe US Killings of Iraqi Civilians
As the US Central Command says it has no plans to reopen an investigation into the July 2007 helicopter attack that killed a dozen people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news staff, we play never-before-seen eyewitness interviews filmed the day after the attack. [includes rush transcript]
Rick Rowley, independent journalist with Big Noise Films. He has traveled to Iraq frequently as an unembedded journalist since the 2003 invasion. He was at the site of the 2007 helicopter attack the next day.
RICK ROWLEY: Yeah, now, I mean, I’m a journalist, and I go and talk to people and report what they said. And these residents came and told me that the man who they drove over was alive, that he had crawled out of the van that had been shot to pieces and that he was still alive when the Americans drove over him and cut him in half, basically, with a Bradley or tank or whatever armored vehicle they were driving in.
AMY GOODMAN: Well, we’re going to link to both the Army documents of their initial investigation, as well as your piece and the WikiLeaks.org footage. WikiLeaks says they got this footage from someone within the military who wanted this information out. Thanks very much, Rick Rowley.
mediagrrl9 on Apr 8, 2010
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