April 08, 2010
NSFW: No Shame For WikiLeaks, Part 2
The founder of WikiLeaks admits he is an activist first and a journalist second in interviews. That label applies equally well to WikiLeaks, a group that attempts to turn video if combat deaths into a fundraising vehicle.
Read Shame on WikiLeaks: Framing Lawful Engagement as Anti-American Propaganda (Part Two), and you'll never feel the same about them again.
(For those who missed it yesterday, I suggest first reading Part One) and the excellent work done by the Jawa Report here and here.
Posted by Confederate Yankee at April 8, 2010 07:03 AM
Fox News appears to be on the case today - Kelly has a segment coming up shortly.
I watched the entire video released by Wiki Leak people. What I saw was the U.S. Military going to extreme lengths to verify the identity of the terrorists before opening fire.
I can think of NO other country, now, or in the past that would have taken such care to avoid civilian deaths.
Seeing what I saw and knowing what I know about warfare, I would have made the same call.
It also occurs to me that if these 2 reporters wanted to accompany the terrorists and film their side of the war, they are responsible for their own demise.
I also cannot remember any war where non-uniformed fighters were treated as prisoners of war.
Paul in Texas