Skip to comments.Dozens Killed as NATO Helicopter Shot Down in Afghanistan
Posted on 08/06/2011 2:21:16 AM PDT by BlackVeil
KABUL, Afghanistan Insurgents shot down a NATO Chinook helicopter during an overnight operation in eastern Afghanistan, killing 37 people on board, a military official said on Saturday.
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Prayers for the loved ones
Oh no. Prayers sent for families and loved ones.
Good men wasted while the politicans play games.
Not only does he squander the treasury, he spends the lives of our soldiers without a thought.
That was my thought - exactly.
Horrendous loss. My prayers for those lost and their loved ones.
I am tired of our crews being called NATO
They are UNITED STATES FORCES !
Give them that . They deserve it .
A US helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan has killed 31 US special forces and seven Afghan soldiers, President Hamid Karzai’s office says.
Huge Huge loss .....time for pay back
ID the taliban outfit involved and bomb them off the face of the earth
Thanks for the update and extra information.
Fervent prayers for their families. Sickening news.
I am tired of our crews being called NATO
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Guess they figure we are like the sheeple, read the headline and move along.
By not saying they are US troops they are taking another shot at us ... Watch them try to sneak the ‘real facts’ out sometime between 8PM Sat and 4AM Mon - if they even bother to do that.
Remember the ‘pre BO’ days when the casualties were broadcast every evening, with pix when available, of OUR KIA’s?
Once BO assumed the pResidency, the daily ‘score card’ was discontinued.
Now, don’t get me wrong, I did like the fact that our KIA’s were being recognized, but the purpose of the Media was to embarrass Bush, so we ought to raise as much hell about the NOT reporting as we did the reporting.
Hate to say it, but if we don’t play by/with ‘their’ rules, we will get buried again.
I’d like to find out what nation gave these cavemen the clearly uber-sophisticated surface to air missile that suddenly was able to take out one of our Chinooks.
Those birds have some fairly sophisticated countermeasures, so the Taliban either needed a sophisticated weapon, or they needed a level of infiltration into our Special Operations command that would let them know exactly where this Chinook was getting ready to land so they could hit it with an RPG as it was coming down and unable to peel away. That second option is inconceivable, so I’m assuming some nation sold the Talibs some nice hardware.
Last Updated: August 06, 2011
“38 dead as NATO helicopter crashes in Afghanistan”
From correspondents From: AFP August 06, 2011 8:07PM
SNIPPET: “UPDATE 8pm: A total of 31 members of the US special forces have died in a helicopter crash in eastern Afghanistan along with seven Afghans, a statement from Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s office said.”
NOTE The following text is a quote:
Helicopter Crashes in Eastern Afghanistan; Recovery Underway
ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan
For Immediate Release
KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 6, 2011) An International Security Assistance Force helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan today, and recovery operations are underway.
ISAF is still in the process of assessing the circumstances to determine the facts of the incident, reporting indicates there was enemy activity in the area.
Additional details will be released as appropriate.
happy birthday obama, you SOB.
31 God fearing, young American soldiers. What a shame. God bless them and their families.
Monday morning, there won't be one word about this in the msm. Not one word.
why hasn’t that mountain range been turned into a gravel road by now?
perhaos someone felt we needed a good pretext to speed up or accelerate our withdrawals, but it would never be accepted if Obama called for it outright. after this, many more may be receptive to such a call. a reverse tonkin gulf, if you will.
is that too conpspiratorial? nothing would surprise me anymore
There seems to be some ambiguity on if this was due to enemy action or a crash due to other reason. I don’t know if the confusion is deliberate or just the fog of war.
Um... yeah it is.
Did 0bama's Rules of Engagement play a part in this loss of American lives?
If they did, we will never know.
Heard it was mostly SEALs and SF. Sickening. Thats a huge blow if true.
Right on the heels of the downgrade.
Hey, at least we know the “Commander-in-Chief” will not allow these unimportant bits of news that bother the “bitter clingers” to interfere with his hip-hop party at the White House. He’ll just jump around dancing barefoot in the Rose Garden.
I wonder which Obammie the Commie enjoys more, destroying America or symbolically crapping all over the White House as Slick Willy did.
The media fought hard for the ability to photograph the coffins at Dover Air Force Base. Will they publish this scene of these unfortunate men or will they be ignored for the sake of Obama?
God bless the brave fighting to keep us safe.
The state-run media, by not referring to them as US military, is also seeking to divert attention to that fact, to cover Obammie the Commie’s bony ass.
Thanks for reminding everyone how the state-run media issued a DAILY BODY COUNT on the evening news running up to the 2008 election and then DISCONTINUED THAT PRACTICE EVEN THOUGH THE BODY COUNT INCREASED UNDER OBAMMIE THE COMMIE.
Traitors all, and deserving a traitor’s fate.
Just end this. If your not going to fight to win, just end it and bring all our men home.
This is awful. I would like to know why this has been announced by the Afghan Prea and not ours?
Heroes all, men such as those in the WH and Congress will never equal in character and bravery
May Congress enjoy is vacation, may obama enjoy his barbeques, may Reid enjoy his pomegranates, may Pelosi choke on her spittle ranting about hating republican values Here's a photo op for Barky, one the liberals in the MEdia fought for - 31 coffins coming back to Dover, all at once
What nation gave them the missiles? I am betting the “rebels” in Libya that WE are supporting shipped them to them to use on our troops.
Iran, Russia, China, black market US or EU weapons brokered through Paki intelligence ...
Take your pick
Prayers for the families and friends. We honor the warriors.
We should have been doing that from Day 1.
A fair question. I guess that Karzai is on the job, and Obama is on holiday.
0 fiddles while soldiers die needlessly.
Best wishes to the families.
I was watching the showtime series (reruns ) of the Borgia’s last night. A cardinal was asking the king of France to move militarily on Italy, especially Rome.
The French King talked about war saying “ War is ugly, are you sure you want me to do that? War is about power against power, not some knights riding on pretty horses jousting and then going home. Its about one side destroying the other side, bringing them to destruction and either completly wiping them out or gaining total power over them.”
Since when did we start going to “war” with ROE? That is a lost cause. And especially with these mideval Muslims...they only understand power..
Let our military fight with Street Rules and fight a “WAR” and we will win! Dresden and Hiroshima were leveled. No ROE’s then.
( er, isn’t that what war is about? Winning? )
Get them all the hell out of that country. You cannot drag it into this century. Leave. The Russians paid a terrible price. It is not worth one more American.
-O,bummer can’t be wakened from his Hip Hop barbecue
Hangover- they will mention it later-
As a further note:
1. O’bummer is sad that he can’t do a photo op with these
2. but he is happy that he lost another bunch of conservative voters-
( I know -flame me for being non PC)
“President Hamid Karzais office says.”
Our troops demise is broken to the American people by the corrupt president of Afghanistan.
“Huge Huge loss .....time for pay back”
Not in husseins realm. He wouldn’t want to offend the islamopigs. He HATES the US and the forces that should be here protecting our borders.
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