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May 14 2010

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Training makes killing civilians acceptable Pt3
Josh Stieber: I refused to shoot where civilians might be killed and questioned why we were in Iraq
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May 13 2010

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Josh Stieber: They put us through psychological tests to see if we were willing to shoot civilians Go to www.therealnews.com for series
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May 12 2010

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Josh Stieber: In boot camp we trained with songs that joked about killing women and children
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April 12 2010

Democracy Now! - 20100412 - "This Is How These Soldiers Were Trained to Act" - Veteran of Military Unit Involved in 2007 Baghdad Helicopter Shooting Says Incident Is Part of Much Larger Problem

We speak with a former member of Bravo Company 2-16, the military unit involved in the 2007 helicopter shooting of Iraqi civilians that killed twelve people, including two Reuters employees, as seen on the military video released by WikiLeaks. “The natural thing to do would be to instantly judge or criticize the soldiers in this video,” says Josh Stieber. “Not to justify what they did, but militarily speaking, they did exactly what they were trained to do…If we’re shocked by this video, we need to be asking questions of the larger system, because this is how these soldiers were trained to act.” [includes rush transcript]

April 09 2010

Democracy Now! 20100408 - EXCLUSIVE: One Day After 2007 Attack, Witnesses Describe US Killings of Iraqi Civilians

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As the US Central Command says it has no plans to reopen an investigation into the July 2007 helicopter attack that killed a dozen people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news staff, we play never-before-seen eyewitness interviews filmed the day after the attack. [includes rush transcript]

April 05 2010

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January 08 2009

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