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Me on PressTV discussion of Wikileaks

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With great appreciation, last week I was invited to talk on a PressTV program – and it is true that I have worked in TVJounalism in war zones, in times of war and in Israel/Palestine.


These are just edited sections of where I appeared.


The full program is viewable here:  http://www.presstv.ir/programs/detail.aspx?sectionid=3510510&id=123412#123412



Wikileaks video on PressTV’s “Fine Print”


‘Dehumanizing, part of US training’
Sun, 18 Apr 2010 11:50:25 GMT
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Former US Army specialist Josh Steiber
A former US Army specialist, who was part of the same unit that killed Iraqi civilians from a helicopter in 2007, says dehumanizing is part of basic US army training.

In an interview with Press TV, Josh Steiber explained the three years he spent in the US Army before he asked to be released as a conscientious objector.

Steiber said “the dehumanizing of people from other countries” was the main reason that he quit the Army.

“As far back as basic training, we were singing songs as we were marching around, joking about killing women and children,” he told the Press TV correspondent in Washington.

The whistle-blower website, WikiLeaks, released a shocking video earlier this month showing US soldiers in an Apache helicopter killing dozens of Iraqi civilians, including two Reuters employees, in cold blood.

Steiber noted that he sang the following song together with other members of his unit:

I went down to the market where all the women shop
I took out my machete and I began to chop

I went down to the park where all the children play
I pulled out my machine gun and I began to spray

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Written by morris

April 17, 2010 at 9:54 pm

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