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Clips like those in the video above are all over YouTube; they depict US drones, fighter jets and Navy ships firing weapons at real live human beings and blowing them up.
How did these videos get online? Who leaked them? And why hasn't anyone been imprisoned and charged with aiding the enemy, as has Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking similar videos to Julian Assange's Wikileaks?
Did the US military publish the YouTube drone bombing videos? In some cases, yes. Why would it do that?
As Truthout's Gareth Porter shows today and others have demonstrated time and again, the government regularly leaks material chosen to bolster its credibility or manipulate the public. Walter Lippman would be proud.