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Published on Jun 12, 2011
Drop weapons - The whole point is 'don't tell anyone'. Former U.S. soldiers who took part in the Iraq war recount stories of how they killed innocent people and plant weapons on them.
The soldiers talk about what they say is the widespread practice of using "drop weapons" to cover up the killing of innocent civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. Huffingtonpost.com
A "drop weapon" is a weapon carried by a soldier for the purpose of placing on or near a slain individual "to make killings appear legally justified". washingtonpost.com
"When we arrived there, they gave us quite a few AKs and said keep them in case something happens," the online broadcaster, The American News Project has reported Sergio Kochergin, who served in Iraq as a scout sniper and now is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, as saying. The video was posted on the Internet on June 3, 2011.
He added that the "drop weapons" were distributed between soldiers under the orders of the chain of command.
"When mistakes were made we carried drop weapons. These weapons right here were taken from the Iraqi police...and this was just an example that we would take their weapons and carry them around with us in case we messed up and shot the wrong person," Jon Turner, a former Marine who served in Iraq.