VERSION (1)- The following link is to the original WikiLeaks video, which is also shown on the main page of the WikiLeaks web site and has received 6,157,832 YouTube views as I write.
VERSION (2)- The next two links are of the first video that I saw of the incident. This video is basically the same as above except it includes commentary from Alex Jones.
YouTube indicates that this version has received 57,246 views so far.
After first watching the Infowars video, I was compelled to send the following letter to Alex Jones-
Today, I just finished listening to Dan Carlin's Show #174 – “A Cold Slap in the Face” which takes up the topic of the WikiLeaks video and "citizen journalism" at large. I found it interesting how Dan presented the elements of "context", "agenda" and "credibility" in his commentary.
Dan’s commentary was especially poignant given the fact that a just a few days ago I was exposed to VERSION (3) of the video through The Scholars Stage which, so far, has only received 4,858 YouTube views. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgYfTRAZqek
VERSION (3)- adds much “context” and brings into question the “agenda” and “credibility” of the WikiLeaks organization. This is especially the case when it shows the infamous black van (or "truck") drop people off into the “area engaged in the firefight”. And clearly shows the insurgents carrying weapons including a rocket propelled grenade.
The Scholars Stage says it well-
WikiLeaks edited and presented this incident in a manner that can be called nothing but blatantly dishonest. This video presents portions of the full 40 minute video that Wikileaks left out. At this moment it has received 500 hits. The Wikileaks video has received 5 million.
I ask my readers to spread this video to the best of their ability. While I do not condone the reckless actions of these aviators, their side of the story needs to be told. The record needs to be set straight.Quickly, let's review- the Anti-American "military as mind-numbed murders" version has received 6,215,078 views and the context-included version has received 4,858.
This situation fits a quote by Jon Voight in which he attempts to explain his youthful anti-war activism-
I was caught up in the hysteria during the Vietnam era, which was brought about through Marxist propaganda underlying the so-called peace movement.WikiLeaks- Mission Accomplished. Although, now, at least some have an idea of what and who you really are.