Saturday, April 10, 2010

total disconnection from reality

Wikileaks leaked video of civilians slaughtered in Baghdad. Fist tap Dale.

CounterPunch | Leave the last word to a retired U.S. Army man, answering the email from the retired U.S. Marine quoted above:
“The damage this incident and its video evidence will do is immense … it will irrefutably confirm for many that large chunk of anti-American propaganda which insists the American flyers are just playing computer shoot-em-up games using real flesh and blood as a proxy for the digital figures they usually slaughter only in the arcades.

“How much is simulator training responsible for the disconnection from reality demonstrated in this incident? The crew was detached from reality … How [is] the Army … producing crews that, having the potential for such incompetence, cannot detect it among themselves. If anyone in that crew had paused and asked if the action being taken was correct, surely it would have been aborted … The Army has to find out why.”