Communicator (communicator) wrote,

Upsetting footage

Yesterday I watched the video of Iraqi people being gunned down in the street, and I thought about posting it here, and then I didn't because I thought it would be too upsetting. When I watched it yesterday Youtube 'views' were less than 400, now they are nearly two million. I think that increasing the number of people who have seen it is a good idea. However, be aware you see real people being killed, and their bodies run over by tanks.

What you see at the end is a man who was driving past, taking his children to a language class (it turns out) in a van, when he sees the final survivor crawling in the gutter. He stops to lift the dying man into the back of his van, and the soldiers open fire on him, kill him and wound his children. They then say 'it's their fault for bringing their kids into a battle'.

bbc story here
metafilter discussion here
Crooked Timber here

Respect to Youtube for not taking it down, and to wikileaks for sourcing it.
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