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US inhumanity maxed at Azimuth Limit

"Light 'em all up. Come on, fire!" Watching the leaked combat footage of the helicopter gunships killing unarmed Iraqi civilians in 2007, I'm troubled by my own desensitized response. When I saw earlier leaked videos of an AH-64 vaporizing Iraqi farmers and a C-130 wreaking mayhem in Afghanistan, I remember my real shock at seeing a human life extinguished. This time not even flinch. "Just fuckin', once you get on 'em just open 'em up." Not at the brutality, nor the callousness of the play by play --even as the pilots targeted rescuers trying to help the wounded. I fault the Rules of Engagement that allowed the massacre, not the soldiers' laughing swagger --as I hope they will not begrudge my unguarded satisfaction when eventually spectators will be treated to leaked footage of American soldiers taking some fire. If you watched the video, perhaps you too were wishing that July 12, 2007 had recorded a massive setback for US troops in Iraq, at the height of the "surge" where a whole shitload of "dismounts" had been ambushed by IED explosions in a Baghdad square in the aftermath of a civilian massacre. Those who watched the 39-minute extended version I know were hoping to see a resolution like that, instead of an additional war crime of disproportional force and the targeting of civilians, a Hellfire missile attack on a building into which armed and unarmed men had entered, surrounded by passing innocents and rescuers scrambling to help. There it goes! Look at that bitch go! Patoosh! Ah, sweet! Need a little more room. Nice missile. Does it look good? Sweet! The Army has declared that no further inquiry will be made into the 2007 killing of the two Reuters journalists. Its FOIA requests long thwarted, even Reuters is not expressing outrage at this footage. The corporate media is hoping to let this story fade on the fringe. Does this mean that more pilots and gunners might become emboldened to leak other trophy reels? It doesn't take Nelson Ratings for news outlets to see that viewers are already clamoring for more combat snuff films. We could grant amnesty in exchange for those who turn in the most degenerate sequences. And pretend they'll remain anonymous. Ultimately friends and relatives will be able to place identities with the radio voices. Speaking on one of the clearest channels is the young voiced HOTEL-26, who reported taking fire from the photographers and ID'd the "RPG" with started the whole engagement. Likewise the gunner on CRAZY HORSE-18 who responded "Alright, hahaha, I hit 'em...." is addressed "God damn it, Kyle." And then there's the poor 30mm gunner in CRAZY HORSE-19 who assessed his work thus: Oh yeah, look at that. Right through the windshield! Ha ha! While chomping at the bit to fire upon the improvised ambulance, he was momentarily thwarted by a puzzling "Azimuth Limit" which prevented his shooting. Bloggers are now abuzz to decode the Azimuth Limit which slowed the turkey shoot when none of the gunners were showing restraint. Azimuth is the angular measurement of an object's

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