Icelandic Lawmaker Birgitta Jonsdottir on Bradley Manning and More

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Amy Goodman – Democracy NOW!

Icelandic Parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir played a critical role in WikiLeaks’ release of the “Collateral Murder” video. She joins us on her first trip to the United States since a secret grand jury in Alexandria, Virginia, began its investigation of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.

 

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One Response to “Icelandic Lawmaker Birgitta Jonsdottir on Bradley Manning and More”

  1. Bill Cromer says:

    Why do so many people continue to believe they’re witnessing a crime while watching “Collateral Murder when, in fact, all of the men in that courtyard were complicit in an effort to attack and destroy an American Humvee. Including the van driver who used his children to conceal his involvement and Reuters employees who came to record the success of their effort.

    Those Apache helicopters were arriving, not circling, when the “Collateral Murder” video begins. Three soldiers in an American Humvee had called them in for air support when, while moving their vehicle three blocks north to establish another BP (Blocking Position), combatants attacked them from two positions (intersections) in a nearby courtyard. The Reuters employees walked by the first position [01:31] and used the second to photograph that Humvee. Those photographs also show a large dirt pile combatants used earlier as a third position to attack this same Humvee with AK47′ s and RPG’s.

    Start developing an overall perspective by printing out the Reuters map found on the resource page at Collateral Murder website. Likewise, print out the Google Earth satellite imagine of the area [coordinates] found at Wikipedia article entitled “July 12, 2007 Baghdad airstrike.” Transfer the path walked by the Reuters employees and location of the Humvee over to the satellite map. Start watching the long version of “Collateral Murder” noting the Mosque in the video and on the satellite map.

    [To manipulate the video use pause/play button and slider bar. Double click on pause/play to advance slowly.]