More Evidence That U.S. Troops In Iraq Are Committing Crimes Against Humanity In Their Executions Of Women & Children - Children Under The Age Of 5
WikiLeaks: Iraqi Children in U.S. Raid Handcuffed, Shot In Head, U.N. Says
September 2nd, 2011
"A U.S. diplomatic cable made public by WikiLeaks provides evidence that U.S. troops executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians, including a woman in her 70s and a 5-month-old infant, then called in an airstrike to destroy the evidence, during a controversial 2006 incident in the central Iraqi town of Ishaqi.
The unclassified cable, which was posted on WikiLeaks’ website last week, contained questions from a United Nations investigator about the incident, which had angered local Iraqi officials, who demanded some kind of action from their government. U.S. officials denied at the time that anything inappropriate had occurred.
But Philip Alston, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said in a communication to American officials dated 12 days after the March 15, 2006, incident that autopsies performed in the Iraqi city of Tikrit showed that all the dead had been handcuffed and shot in the head. Among the dead were four women and five children. The children were all 5 years old or younger."
The U.S. Military's Indiscriminate Murders Of Iraqi Civilians & Two Reuters' Journalists, Exposed By Julian Assange & Wikileaks
See: The following Wikileaks' video regarding the U.S. Military's unprovoked cold blooded murders of several Iraqi civilians and two Reuters' journalists in Baghdad, entitled "Collateral Murder."
Editor's Note: Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange received harsh criticism from the U.S. Federal Government for his exposition of some of the cold blooded crimes committed by the U.S. Military in Iraq. The above video shows a U.S. Military Apache helicopter firing, without provocation, on Iraqi civilians, including two Reuters' journalists; all of whom were murdered. In the shooting, two children who had attempted to help rescue a wounded Iraqi journalist were also seriously wounded, even though they were unarmed.
When you watch this video you will see why Reuters had an impossible time of obtaining it when filing a Freedom Of Information Act request, because these civilians had not provoked the soldiers who murdered them. They were standing unarmed and shot down in cold blood.
The video shows at least 12 civilians who were unarmed; several of whom were shot dead on a Baghdad street, while several more men ran into a building for cover, when the Apache helicopter fired three missiles into the building - destroying it, and killing the remaining civilians who had fled for their lives.
Moreover, a courageous young U.S. soldier by the name of Bradley Manning was imprisoned for releasing this video to a journalist, attempting to show how the U.S. Military was indiscriminately murdering Iraqi civilians, who then betrayed Manning by exposing him as the source of the video.
One can only imagine over the past decade how many Iraqi and Afghani civilians have been murdered by the U.S. Military, even though they did nothing to provoke these attacks.
And as the result of a fraudulent war which in reality is based on the U.S. corporation's theft of oil and natural gas, for that oil dynasty which includes British Petroleum.
Ironically enough, the company which the notorious federal court judge, Stanley Sporkin, is presently representing through the USA BP Ombudsman Team.
* In 1992, Stanley Sporkin derailed the most important lawsuit in American history (John St. Clair Akwei VS The National Security Agency), claiming that it was frivolous.
However, Akwei's precedent setting lawsuit was anything but frivolous. Sporkin was used to block Akwei's lawsuit in order to prevent the American people from learning that since the early 1980's, they have been the targets of a national brain fingerprinting program, implemented through the NSA's Signals Intelligence EMF Scanning Network, which was created under the Reagan Administration's signing of Executive Order 12333. An EO which granted illegal an unprecedented domestic spying powers to the U.S. Military Intelligence complex.
The following is from the Collateralmurder.com Website:
Update: On July 6, 2010, Private Bradley Manning, a 22 year old intelligence analyst with the United States Army in Baghdad, was charged with disclosing this video (after allegedly speaking to an unfaithful journalist). The whistleblower behind the Pentagon Papers, Daniel Ellsberg, has called Mr. Manning a 'hero'. He is currently imprisoned in Kuwait. The Apache crew and those behind the cover up depicted in the video have yet to be charged. To assist Private Manning, please see bradleymanning.org.
5th April 2010 10:44 EST 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-sight, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.
WikiLeaks' Collateral Murder: U.S. Soldier Ethan McCord's Eyewitness Story
The military did not reveal how the Reuters staff were killed, and stated that they did not know how the children were injured.
After demands by Reuters, the incident was investigated and the U.S. military concluded that the actions of the soldiers were in accordance with the law of armed conflict and its own "Rules of Engagement".
Consequently, WikiLeaks has released the classified Rules of Engagement for 2006, 2007 and 2008, revealing these rules before, during, and after the killings.
WikiLeaks has released both the original 38 minutes video and a shorter version with an initial analysis. Subtitles have been added to both versions from the radio transmissions.
WikiLeaks obtained this video as well as supporting documents from a number of military whistleblowers. WikiLeaks goes to great lengths to verify the authenticity of the information it receives. We have analyzed the information about this incident from a variety of source material. We have spoken to witnesses and journalists directly involved in the incident.
WikiLeaks wants to ensure that all the leaked information it receives gets the attention it deserves. In this particular case, some of the people killed were journalists that were simply doing their jobs: putting their lives at risk in order to report on war. Iraq is a very dangerous place for journalists: from 2003- 2009, 139 journalists were killed while doing their work.