This is shocking. These kids, assuming they haven't been taken out back and shot somewhere, have managed to crack open the event of the century using nothing but footage and information in the public domain.
I wept as I watched it, just as I did my junior year in Japan as I watched a video on media manipulation, and I realized that our country sticks its fingers into matters all over the world, plying one side or the other for their own gains, which usually backfire.
In memory of not only those who lost their lives, their loved ones, their friends and associates, but every soldier deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq and every family who sits on pins waiting for them to come home. For every peace protestor threatened by police, for every Iraqi whose life has been turned upside down, not just by our war, but by the despot WE put there 20 years ago. For every prisoner at Guantanamo, held illegally, transported to other countries for unspeakable torture, held so often without cause or reason. And now, I include everyone who will shudder at the idea that our government thinks it's not only ok, but imperative, that they engineer the deaths of innocent citizens in the short and long term, for ends they could achieve through compromise and compassion, and they don't even try.
That's a lot more than 2,996.