Friday, December 09, 2005

Nasty

There have been reports of British private security squads opening up their fully automatic weapons on civilian cars. It is pretty nasty. There was a very interesting documentary piece that Frontline did about a year ago titled Private Warriors that dealt with the security contractors in Iraq.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Bill Streeter said...

Yeah a friend of mine posted this video on his Video Blog about a month ago. This story has been floating around for some time. Maybe the press will actually report it at some point. Probably when it isn't actually news anymore. They tend to be late on pretty much everything. Like how they are just now debating about if the war was justified or not. Hey here's an idea, maybe we should have this discussion BEFORE we go to war next time. But I guess that's not really they're job anymore. I guess it's hard to sell ads when you are doing actual journalism. And we all know selling ads is their primary responsibility. The "news" is just a product.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous kopper said...

Bill,

How come when you go to your friend's site to watch that video, instead of it actually playing the video it takes you to some other website with no video (but some gruesome pics of Iraqi prisoner abuse)? WTF?

kopper

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Bill Streeter said...

I dunno. Thats weird. They must be redirecting requests for that file. I'll see if I can find another link to the movie.

10:12 PM  

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