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    it's interesting how they "respect" Iraqi law for something like this, but will completely ignore Iraqi law and rulings about forcing Blackwater to get the hell out...

    U.S. confiscates the AP’s Iraq bombing footage.

    At least three people were killed yesterday when the diplomatic convoy carrying Poland’s ambassador to Iraq was ambushed by bombs and gunfire “in one of Baghdad’s most secure neighborhoods.” The ambassador survived after “being pulled to safety and airlifted in a rescue mission by the embattled security firm Blackwater USA.” An AP Television News caught the chaotic aftermath on camera, but the footage has been confiscated by American authorities:

    American authorities confiscated an AP Television News videotape that contained scenes of the wounded being evacuated. U.S. military spokesman Lt. Col. Scott Bleichwehl told AP that Iraqi law make it illegal to photograph or videotape the aftermath of bombings or other attacks.​
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    Did you even stop to consider why they don't allow such footage to be seen by the public? My guess is you didn't. They don't allow it because doing so would reveal the tactics that security forces use when attacked. Think Cameragate. If you post footage that shows what the procedures are, attackers will have a distinct advantage. Would the cops want you to know how they find murderers? Would the FBI want drug dealers to know how they bust them? Does the IRS want evaders to know how they find fraud? If you posted this on the news, or over the internet, those committing the evil deeds would adjust, and take advantage.
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