Thursday, February 08, 2007

friendly fire death of british soldier in iraq

saw the video on pandagon, and here is the youtube link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV_16PdWnBo

it is impossible to see what they are looking at, but the subtitles of the conversations are very clear. one pilot thinks there may be friendlies below, but the main command says there aren't any in the area. the pilots are told that the orange signs they see are actually rocket launchers, and that they are to destroy them. they obey, and just as they have fired their missiles, they get the news that there are actually friendlies in the area. in the second video, we hear their reaction. at the end, one of the pilots is weeping.

i am speechless.

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