Caption: This is real. It is 2 minutes long. Hit play NOW.
This is a movie filmed by a private "military" contractor in Iraq. It is very short. In it, the military contractors drive around Iraq and shoot at random civilian cars - shoot to KILL. Without provocation.
Perhaps this partly explains why the Iraqis' views of American troops changed from those of "liberators" to "occupiers" so quickly.
As far as I know, this private contractor, nor any other contractor, were not prosecuted for war crimes. If anything, US Army and US marines were prosecuted for much lesser infractions.
The contractors are untouchable, by American civilian and military law, and by Iraqi law.
Here is the background story on The Christian Science Monitor webpage.
The company in question is Aegis - Specialist Risk Management Company.
In the Christian Science Monitor, the response by the Aegic CEO, ex-Lt. Colonel (ex of UK Army Scots Guards) Mr. Spicer was this:
"(ex colonel - AG) Colonel Spicer posted a note on the www.aegisIraq.co.uk site asking men to be careful about what they posted on the site. The video in question has been removed."
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Posted by AmericanGoy at 3:16 PM