Wikileaks has a site up, CollateralMurder.com, to present video which they claim came from a U.S. Army Apache helicopter as it fired on (largely) unarmed Iraqi civilians, killing several including two Reuters journalists.
Charli Carpenter at LGM says what I am thinking:
Could the film be a fake, and how would we know? (Wikileaks has provided almost no information on its website about the video’s source other than a non-working link. The big “Click here to donate” link above the video on the Wikileaks site works fine, which is troubling.)
I am not saying I don’t believe some Apache gunners made gross errors and the military covered it up, only that user-generated content should always be verified before conclusions are drawn, and Wikileaks’ confidentiality policies make that difficult.
My instincts say people should wait for this to unfold before claiming the video and audio are genuine.