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The Controversial Video was posted on www.globalresearch.ca on August 1st and then reposted together with The Apache Helicopter video clip on Sept 28, 2004.
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: Massacre of Civilians in Fallujah (aerial video), 1 Aug 2004
The Independent, 6 Oct 2004
Take them out, dude:
pilots toast hit on Iraqi 'civilians'
By Andrew Buncombe in Washington 06 October 2004
The Pentagon said yesterday it was investigating cockpit video footage that shows American pilots attacking and killing a group of apparently unarmed Iraqi civilians.
The 30-second clip shows the pilot targeting the group of people in a street in the city of Fallujah and asking his mission controllers whether he should "take them out". He is told to do so and, shortly afterwards, the footage shows a huge explosion where the people were. A second voice can be heard on the clip saying: "Oh, dude."
The existence of the video, taken last April inside the cockpit of a US F-16 fighter has been known for some time, though last night's broadcast by Channel 4 News is believed to be the first time a mainstream broadcaster has shown the footage.
At no point during the exchange between the pilot and controllers does anyone ask whether the Iraqis are armed or posing a threat. Critics say it proves war crimes are being committed.
Stan Goff comments: "The “tell” is in the audio.
When the pilot asks permission to fire, he reports a large number of people… not armed people. People. And permission is granted instantly. This is an indication that the mission guidance is to shoot anyone who is in the street. This is a clear war crime, and one that begins with the commander's stated intent in the operations order. The pilot's exclamation of satisfaction, “Aw dude!” at the end just underlines how this casual sadism comes to dominate the psyches of those who are part of a military occupation force, and how the ground reality become “race war.”"
Stan Goff retired as a Master Sergeant from the US Army in 1996, his last assignment being 3rd Special Forces Group. He entered military service January, 1970, and his first assignment was as an infantryman with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam. His service took him to seven more conflict areas after Vietnam, including Guatemala, Grenada, El Salvador, Peru, Colombia, Somalia, and Haiti. His assignments included 2nd Ranger Battalion, 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, 7th Special Forces, the Jungle Operations Training Center, and the US Military Academy at West Point, where he taught military science.
Complete Article with trancript
War Crimes: Massacre of Civilians in Fallujah, 28 September 2004, http://globalresearch.ca/articles/FAL409A.html
*** U.S Apache Helicopter massacring Iraqis (Video)
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Take No Prisoners, US Marines execute wounded Iraqi to the cheers of fellow marines , 9 Oct
includes complete CNN transcript
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