Wikileaks - Ethan McCord
It was July 12th, 2007. American soldiers were on a mission in Iraq. Even in an arena of war... it is one that has now become infamous for its brutality. It was an attack by U.S. Apache helicopters, no one has an exact count but it appeared to have killed 12 iraqis including two employees of the Reuters news agency, and an unarmed man who drove up in a van and tried to rescue the wounded. The American fire also injured two children.
A classified US military video was made public this month by the whisteblowing website Wikileaks. The video was shocking to a public that rarely gets such first-hand glimpses of war. But no one was perhaps more shocked by it than Ethan McCord. That's because he was in that video. Ethan McCord was an army specialist, deployed to Iraq between April and November 2007. He is the co-author of An Open Letter of Reconciliation and Responsibility to the Iraqi People. He was in Wichita, Kansas.
You can watch the video we've been speaking about at wikileaks.org.
-thanks to We Move To Canada and the Current