Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Video shows US friendly fire attack on British tank

War is hell. These things happen during war. It's horrible, it's tragic and it should not be on primetime. We owe our soldiers and their families more than that.

One US pilot told another "we're in jail dude" seconds after a friendly fire attack killed a British soldier, according to an Iraq war cockpit video leaked today in a move which could test Anglo-US ties.

That makes it sound as if the pilots were only thinking of themselves. I've seen the video and the pain and panic and sadness in the pilot's voice is overwhelming. It is a video of a tragic mistake that shouldn't have happened, that we all wish didn't happen, but unfortunately did. You can hear the pilot crying after the incident.

The apparently incriminating video records the pilots repeatedly cursing, and one of them weeping, after being told they had attacked a British convoy near the start of the 2003 Iraq War.

I question why The Sun, a British media organization, felt the public needed to see this.

"I'm going to be sick," one of the pilots says, according to the video aired by British television channels Sky News and the BBC.

So am I.

3 Comments:

Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

To answer your question, the Sun are a bunch of sensationalist, headline whoring muthafukas. They are the gutter press, the lowest of the low, read by retarded degenerates, the great unwashed and van drivers.

That's why the Sun publicised it.

My question is, which fucking weasel SOLD it to the Sun, that's right, SOLD it and with it sold their soul into eternal damnation.

I understand it's a war, shit happens (sometimes a little too often) and they had bad intel.

The embarrasing thing is, they made 2 passes and still only managed to kill 1 guy. That my friends, is a piss poor hit ratio!!

February 07, 2007 5:08 AM  
Blogger f.b.i.t.c. said...

PS, It ain't gonna test Anglo-US ties, you guys have been doing this shit since the 40's ;-)

February 08, 2007 5:56 AM  
Blogger A Mad Man said...

That is true...

February 09, 2007 7:45 AM  

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