VIDEO: Controversial Cockpit Video on the Strafing of Civilians in Fallujah: Pentagon Investigating its own War Crimes

The Controversial Video was posted on on August 1st and then reposted together with The Apache Helicopter video clip on Sept 28, 2004.   


: Massacre of Civilians in Fallujah (aerial video), 1 Aug 2004

The Independent, 6 Oct 2004

Take them out, dude:

pilots toast hit on Iraqi ‘civilians’

By Andrew Buncombe in Washington 06 October 2004

The Pentagon said yesterday it was investigating cockpit video footage that shows American pilots attacking and killing a group of apparently unarmed Iraqi civilians.

The 30-second clip shows the pilot targeting the group of people in a street in the city of Fallujah and asking his mission controllers whether he should “take them out”. He is told to do so and, shortly afterwards, the footage shows a huge explosion where the people were. A second voice can be heard on the clip saying: “Oh, dude.”

The existence of the video, taken last April inside the cockpit of a US F-16 fighter has been known for some time, though last night’s broadcast by Channel 4 News is believed to be the first time a mainstream broadcaster has shown the footage.

At no point during the exchange between the pilot and controllers does anyone ask whether the Iraqis are armed or posing a threat. Critics say it proves war crimes are being committed.

War Crime

Stan Goff comments: “The “tell” is in the audio.

When the pilot  asks permission to fire, he reports a large number of people… not  armed people. People. And permission is granted instantly. This is  an indication that the mission guidance is to shoot anyone who is in  the street. This is a clear war crime, and one that begins with the  commander’s stated intent in the operations order. The pilot’s  exclamation of satisfaction, “Aw dude!” at the end just underlines how  this casual sadism comes to dominate the psyches of those who are part  of a military occupation force, and how the ground reality become  “race war.”” 

Stan Goff retired as a Master Sergeant from the US Army in 1996, his  last assignment being 3rd Special Forces Group. He entered military  service January, 1970, and his first assignment was as an infantryman  with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam. His service took him to  seven more conflict areas after Vietnam, including Guatemala, Grenada,  El Salvador, Peru, Colombia, Somalia, and Haiti. His assignments  included 2nd Ranger Battalion, 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger  Regiment, 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, 7th Special  Forces, the Jungle Operations Training Center, and the US Military  Academy at West Point, where he taught military science.

Complete Article with trancript

War Crimes: Massacre of Civilians in Fallujah,    28 September 2004,

The Apache Helicopter Massacre

*** U.S Apache Helicopter massacring Iraqis (Video)


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Article: Take No Prisoners

Another proud moment in U.S. Military History: U.S. Marines execute an Iraqi to the cheers of fellow marines

Take No Prisoners, US Marines execute wounded Iraqi to the cheers of fellow marines , 9 Oct

includes complete CNN transcript

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