WARNING: Graphic and disturbing photos between 38:40 and 40:45.
U.S. Army Ranger John Needham, who was awarded two purple hearts and three medals for heroism, wrote to military authorities in 2007 reporting war crimes that he witnessed being committed by his own command and fellow soldiers in Al Doura, Iraq. His charges were supported by atrocity photos which, in the public interest, are now released in this video. John paid a terrible price for his opposition to these acts. His story is tragic.
CBS reported obtaining an Army document from the Criminal Investigation Command suggestive of an investigation into these war crimes allegations. The Army's conclusion was that the "offense of War Crimes did not occur." However, CBS also stated that the report was “redacted and incomplete; 111 pages were withheld.”
This video is placed with the context of Vice President, Dick Cheney, insistence that this nation's efforts "must go to the dark side;" which included ignoring the Geneva Conventions.
John's story is told, here, by his father, Michael Needham. It is produced in the spirit of the public interest and towards promoting justice and the rule of law.
War vet Tyler has had enough and finally deals with all of the rude party guests.
This is an interesting social commentary on how brave men and women are off fighting a war and sacrificing themselves for a cause (whether just or not) while the rest of society which allowed them to be sent off to war in the first place sits around, parties, and farts in their general direction. Shame on us all and our shameless self-indulgence... get up and do something to end pointless wars now!
Starring Bryan Cranston Featuring: David Neher, John McKinney & Jennie Pierson. Written by David Neher Directed/Edited by Osmany Rodriguez & Matt Villines Produced by Mike Farah Cinematography by Kevin Atkinson Production Design by Rachel Ferrara Production Coordinators: Sean Boyle & Michelle Fox 1st A.C. Kevin Porto Gaffers: Jay Guffey and Champ Kind P.A.: Matt Mazany Party People: Donald Monroe Joseph Garcia Peter Lazarus Matt Flowers Marisa Pinson Becky Feldman Jacob Reed Bob Turton Deborah Tarica Jason Horton Zdenka Kalina Solly Duran Jay Martin Joan Hawley Ryan Bailey
Our real enemy is not the ones living in a distant land whose names or policies we don't understand; The real enemy is a system that wages war when it's profitable, the CEOs who lay us off our jobs when it's profitable, the Insurance Companies who deny us Health care when it's profitable, the Banks who take away our homes when it's profitable. Our enemies are not several hundred thousands away. They are right here in front of us - Mike Prysner
The chain reaction of evil... wars producing more wars... must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation - Martin Luther King, Jr.
If tyranny and oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy... The loss of Liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad..." - James Madison
Thank you and Wake Up.rnrnThe film clip is from the 1981 film called Roll Over. Get out your popcorn mates, it's show time.rnrnThe plot is: An Arab oil organization devises a plan to wreck the world economy in order to cause anarchy and chaos.rnrnhttp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083006/
http://www.blowthesound.com There are many peaceful, non-military societies that do exist. The world has known peace for only 292 years since 3600 B.C.! We have had 14,351 wars and 3.64 billion people killed.
European colonization of the Americas colonization obliterated some Native Americans populations.
War news with Danish soldiers are killed, and one injured, in Afghanistan when their vehicle is hit by a roadside bomb or mine.
The United States has asked South Korea to send troops to Afghanistan again, a news report said Tuesday, as Washington tries to bolster.
Up to 30000 additional US troops could be sent to Afghanistan next year, military officials said Saturday.
30000 additional troops could arrive by middle of 2009
Never ending cycle of war. Its time to Bring Everyone Home.