Collateral Murder 13 Years On… Julian Assange Persecuted for Truth-Telling, from Strategic Culture

“Collateral Murder” painfully exposed the true nature of U.S. foreign policy. From Strategic Culture at

The world owes them an inestimable debt of gratitude for the truth. Because only through knowing the truth can we possibly change the world for the better.

This month marks the 13th anniversary since the publication of the now globally renowned video known as “Collateral Murder”. The short video clip of approximately 39 minutes in duration shows the cold-blooded murder of 18 Iraqi civilians by American troops flying Apache helicopter gunships over Baghdad.

The killings occurred on the morning of July 12, 2007, during the American military occupation of Iraq following the U.S.-British illegal war that was launched against the Arab country in 2003 (the 20th anniversary of the war was marked last month). The U.S.-British war on Iraq, which was built on a pile of flagrant lies about alleged weapons of mass destruction, resulted in over one million deaths and a cascade of horrendous repercussions for the entire Middle East, and indeed beyond.

When “Collateral Murder” was published on April 5, 2010, it was a world-changing event and it delivered a lightning bolt for truth because it uniquely exposed the systematic war criminality of the United States and its British accomplice in Iraq. The impact of the revelation was far-reaching. Veils of deceit and lies held up by Washington and London were torn asunder. The false images of these imperial powers were forever shredded.

Yet the man who published that truth, Julian Assange, is today held in a British torture dungeon. Can there be any more graphic condemnation of the U.S. and British state corruption?

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