tl;dr of the article. American pilot kills a group of Brits in 2003 in Iraq, video/other evidence leaked to tabloids, legal action, articles and investigations etc.
The site includes a 1min 43sec news report in which it shows some in cockpit footage and the reporter also states an American represent has stated that the pilot did nothing wrong, apparently America see's nothing wrong in killing a group of innocent people who are supposed to be allies? Or is this reporter committing slander under America's name on national television? With this comment is America simply denying that their pilot committed this offence and then willingly covered it up or denying the existence of friendly fire altogether? I'm a bit bemused and confused about this situation. How can you keep denying anything went wrong in front of someones family as they watch the moments their son and his colleagues and friends were murdered?
Of all the friendly fire incidences I've heard of and read of on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars/campaigns I have not once heard of anyone being severely punished with a sentence to that of a civil one, is the world legalising murder? From what I hear murder is murder, punishable by death in places, most places a nice long jail stretch. Yet these guys go out, murder one or several people stupidly, accidentally, purposely that isn't the question, they're getting away with it and we're letting them. Particularly as in this instance which has been brought to light, no one is being judged nor tried, but the American military procedures and safety measures are. That's all very well for the future but what about those who have had their lives taken, lives ruined which may or may not have been covered up like this incident was? Do they not deserve to know the absolute truth? Deserve some justice possibly?
If you look through previous articles on the BBC about the incident one mentions the group responsible for this particular incident apologised, which to me is extremely insincere, crass and insulting as they say nothing until they are caught.