November 14, 2004

London paper claims US GI shot unarmed civilian in cold blood on tape

Sunday's London Mirror is claiming that video of an American Marine shooting an unarmed civilian in Fallujah, Iraq, has been shown on television in the UK.

A US marine has sparked world-wide revulsion after being seen shooting an injured and helpless Iraqi.

The sickening scene was broadcast by Channel 4 News after a fire-fight in the rebel stronghold of Fallujah.

The trigger-happy soldier had been asked to get nearer to the injured man.

But instead of trying to capture him, the marine is seen leaning over a wall and cold-bloodedly shooting him.

He then turns to his colleagues and says: "He's gone". Coalition chiefs were last night under pressure to investigate the incident.

I question the assertion by The Mirror, because, we haven't been made aware of the circumstances behind the incident. This, to me, sounds like someone grabbing a snippet of tape and jumping the gun in order to further their political agenda -- or to smear the United States and the Bush Administration.

Posted by mhking at November 14, 2004 11:31 PM

It sounds familiar to a tape I saw. It probably is a snippet that doesn't show that the man shot was going for a weapon or detonator.

Posted by: Firethorn at November 15, 2004 07:06 AM

Hey, it's from the same paper that called 52 million Americans Dumbasses, it must be true!

Posted by: Digger at November 15, 2004 07:45 AM

The same paper that printed fake pictures alleging British troops were illtreating Iraqis and from which the Editor was forced to resign? Wolf! Wolf!

Posted by: dave t at November 15, 2004 03:32 PM

Just because he was your enemy, doesn't mean
he deserves to be shot. Freedom means not killing people for no reason.

When someone dies, a whole world is extinguished.

Why would you condemn the truth to protect a murderer?

Posted by: eman at November 17, 2004 03:46 PM
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