'위키리크' 초특급 기밀문서 공개 - 열린 정부 꿈꾸는 네티즌들 대활약 http://andocu.tistory.com/655
위키리크가 미군 아파치헬기가 로이터통신 직원등을 공격하는 동영상을 전격공개했습니다
38분짜리 원본과 17분짜리 2개를 공개했으며 17분짜리는 유투브에서 볼 수 있습니다
위키리크가 정보자유화법에 의거, 입수한 이 동영상은 헬기의 공격장면이 있을뿐
로이터 통신 직원이 어떻게 살해되고 이 직원을 구출하려던 청년 2명이 어떻게 부상을 입는지는
알 수 없게 돼 있습니다
위키리크는 약 2주일전부터 4월 5일 워싱턴dc에서 이 영상을 공개할 것이라고 알려왔으며
이 영상 공개를 앞두고 위키리크 직원이 미행을 당하는등 방해를 받았다고도 밝혔었습니다
5th April 2010 10:44 EST WikiLeaks has released a classified US military video depicting the indiscriminate slaying of over a dozen people in the Iraqi suburb of New Baghdad -- including two Reuters news staff.
Reuters has been trying to obtain the video through the Freedom of Information Act, without success since the time of the attack. The video, shot from an Apache helicopter gun-site, clearly shows the unprovoked slaying of a wounded Reuters employee and his rescuers. Two young children involved in the rescue were also seriously wounded.
The military did not reveal how the Reuters staff were killed, and stated that they did not know how the children were injured.
After demands by Reuters, the incident was investigated and the U.S. military concluded that the actions of the soldiers were in accordance with the law of armed conflict and its own "Rules of Engagement".
Consequently, WikiLeaks has released the classified Rules of Engagement for 2006, 2007 and 2008, revealing these rules before, during, and after the killings.
WikiLeaks has released both the original 38 minutes video and a shorter version with an initial analysis. Subtitles have been added to both versions from the radio transmissions.
WikiLeaks obtained this video as well as supporting documents from a number of military whistleblowers. WikiLeaks goes to great lengths to verify the authenticity of the information it receives. We have analyzed the information about this incident from a variety of source material. We have spoken to witnesses and journalists directly involved in the incident.
WikiLeaks wants to ensure that all the leaked information it receives gets the attention it deserves. In this particular case, some of the people killed were journalists that were simply doing their jobs: putting their lives at risk in order to report on war. Iraq is a very dangerous place for journalists: from 2003- 2009, 139 journalists were killed while doing their work.
All times are presented in Zulu time (UTC), which is used by the military and can be seen on the top left corner of the video. Baghdad local time at the time of the incident was UTC+4. Military documents state that events start at 09:50, which is approximately 28 minutes before the video starts.
|1/8 CAV moves in to assist 2/6 after a report of Small Arms Fire (SAF) in the area. They fail to positively identify (PID) the attacker.
|Crazyhorse [lead helicopter] notices a group of people on an open plaza.
|Crazyhorse: "Have five to six individuals with AK47s. Request permission to engage."
|First shots fired at the group.
|Helicopters cease fire.
|Helicopters notice that Saeed is injured and is crawling.
|Crazyhorse: "Come on, buddy. All you gotta do is pick up a weapon."
|Helicopters notice a mini-van arriving, attempting to help Saeed.
|Crazyhorse: "Roger. Break. Uh Crazyhorse One-Eight request permission to uh engage."
|Bushmaster gives permission to engage. Proceed to open fire on the mini-van.
|Helicopters cease fire.
|Bradley armored vehicle arrives on the scene, followed by ground personnel.
|They discover two wounded children in the van.
|Ground unit reports: "I've got uh eleven Iraqi KIAs [Killed In Action]. One small child wounded. Over." - "Roger. Ah damn. Oh well."
|"Well it's their fault for bringing their kids into a battle."
|Humvee drives over Namir's body.
|Bradley armored vehicle drives over a second body.
|Helicopter reports that 6 individuals have entered a building. It appears to be either under construction or an abandoned construction site.
|"This is Bushmaster Six Romeo. Crazyhorse One Eight is going to be engaging north to south with Hellfire missiles over."
|Hellfire missile is fired. "Target hit."
|"There it goes! Look at that bitch go!"
|"Roger, building destroyed. Engaged with three hellfire missiles."