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Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Reportedly Kills Members of SEAL Team 6
FOXNEWS.COM ^ | 8/6/2011 | Associated Press

Posted on 08/06/2011 9:37:25 AM PDT by spiderfern

WASHINGTON -- The Associated Press has learned that more than 20 Navy SEALs from the unit that killed Osama bin Laden were among those lost in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/08/06/afghan-president-31-americans-killed-in-helicopter-crash/#ixzz1UGZcWiEh

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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To: Paperdoll

If this doesn’t warrant literal pitchforks and torches in Washington, I don’t know what would. Make good use of town hall season and rub your Congresscritter’s nose in it.


101 posted on 08/06/2011 10:09:01 AM PDT by coydog (Time to feed the pigs!)
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To: yldstrk

Aktuallie, no-it-alls r a more bigger part of tha problum.


102 posted on 08/06/2011 10:09:59 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: AnglePark

I pray you are right.


103 posted on 08/06/2011 10:10:23 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: spiderfern

Why are the SEALS treated as the only ones that died?


104 posted on 08/06/2011 10:10:23 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Bristol Palin's book "Not Afraid Of Life: My Journey So Far" became a New York Times, best seller.)
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To: jimbo123

“It was an ambush. I wonder who set them up.”

That’s what happened to my son and three others. I’m still wondering.


105 posted on 08/06/2011 10:11:18 AM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: spiderfern

After our “President” has been negotiating with the Muslim Brotherhood...
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=41650
http://frontpagemag.com/2011/08/01/obama-al-qaeda-and-the-muslim-brotherhood/
http://frontpagemag.com/2011/02/03/barack-obama-and-the-muslim-brotherhood/
http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=259829


106 posted on 08/06/2011 10:11:28 AM PDT by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: cableguymn

Our military wouldn’t, be we have people that are capable. (Not infering that they did)


107 posted on 08/06/2011 10:11:51 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: libstripper

The shootdown of Yamamoto’s airplane was a SIGINT coup.


108 posted on 08/06/2011 10:12:01 AM PDT by Ax
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To: toothfairy86
Such a shame. RIP.

Plausible denial. . .

Guess the libs in all the major cities will be out tomorrow with huge 100,000 anti-war demonstrations and the usual Obama mustache signs and banners, "Obama lied, People died", etc. Be sure and take pics and videos.

109 posted on 08/06/2011 10:12:21 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: huldah1776

Is this part of the budget cuts?


No.


110 posted on 08/06/2011 10:12:54 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: ansel12

Because, as of right, now they are the only ones we know of who died on the chopper. When the others are known they will get attention as well. The timing of this is a tad suspicious, though. It reeks of a set-up.


111 posted on 08/06/2011 10:14:24 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: Terry Mross

It would be very interesting to know how often:
- Seals special Ops have so many troops together in one aircraft. That seems fishy to me.
- Seals special Ops participate in combined arms ops inside an aircraft with foreign military. That seems fishy to me.

I cant help but wonder if when they took off, those guys looked around inside the aircraft and thought to themselves - ‘oh shit we are set up for an ambush...we’re screwed’. I’m guessing it crossed the minds in at least a few of thesewar saavy vets. I also wonder if any of them or their commanders spoke up and argued against this mission, Of course we’ll never know, but I have to believe there were at least a few people that didnt like the way it was setting up.

Finally, there’s this little annoying debt crises and credit rating issue. Sure seems handy that will be off the first story for a little while because of this tragedy.

I’m telling you. Words cannot express the disdain and real hatred I have for this filthy Kenyan intruder and his country destroying minions.

Every last one of them should be removed. from office.
(politically. of. course.)


112 posted on 08/06/2011 10:14:36 AM PDT by schwingdoc
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To: spiderfern

We need to get out of that hell hole and let them kill each other off


113 posted on 08/06/2011 10:15:21 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: GoCards

What is Obama covering up? Why did he order this?


114 posted on 08/06/2011 10:16:30 AM PDT by I see my hands (Keep your sunny side up!)
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To: RnMomof7

We need to get out of that hell hole and let them kill each other off.


Yes!


115 posted on 08/06/2011 10:16:53 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: spiderfern

First...G-d comfort their families, and may the fallen Rest in His Peace. This is beyond heartbreaking.

I don’t know why, but I felt the need to visit the DUmp. They have a thread on this as well. What stuns me is over there they are questioning the “coincidence” as much as we are here.

May G-d help us all...as many seem to have the same gut level suspicions.


116 posted on 08/06/2011 10:17:11 AM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom ( Barry, eat your own damn peas.)
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To: spiderfern

This is terrible news! I’m with others, in that it seems like it was some kind of set-up. I do understand that things happen in war and the bad guys are trying to win as well, but this seems way too convenient. I just hope that they’ve had the chance to tell the story of what really happened in the OBL raid and that it isn’t gone forever. A very sad day for the USA.


117 posted on 08/06/2011 10:17:28 AM PDT by creeping death
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To: yldstrk
Just get it right. Terrible spelling and grammar is part of the problem. We have to hang on to our heritage. It’s not a little deal, kapish?

Did you mean capisce?

I try not to give too much credence to conspiracy theories, and I really hate where my mind is going on this. I *hope* it's a tragic coincidence . (Of course, any service deaths are tragic.) But in any case, November 2012 can't get here too soon.

118 posted on 08/06/2011 10:17:31 AM PDT by kaylar (It's MARTIAL law. Not marshal(l) or marital! This has been a spelling PSA. PS Secede not succeed)
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To: Terry Mross

Your wondering has ring of an actual possibility, though I have no doubt if zer0 could, zer0 would for his birthday present. The same with all the moles in the department of state. No doubt here. Wish I had proof. Moslem Brotherhood is now recognized by our nation, thanks to recent efforts of zer0 and state. An unwise move, bringing in more moles to our government from the cult of hate ... imho


119 posted on 08/06/2011 10:18:11 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: spiderfern

WHAT????? YEah sounds too much like the Polish Government to me. For those that don’t know, that’s about like losing a company of regular soldiers.


120 posted on 08/06/2011 10:21:38 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Nuts; A house divided against itself cannot stand.)
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To: RnMomof7; xzins; Dr. Eckleburg
We need to get out of that hell hole and let them kill each other off

The day the military burned the Bibles to appease the Muslims was the day I realized we had lost this war.

We are not fighting FOR anything in Afghanistan. We may be fighting against some insurgents, but in the end (and not too distant future) Afghanistan will once again be ruled by Islamists that hate America. Right now it is ruled by Islamists that tolerate America (as long as we don't bring our bibles or our beer).

121 posted on 08/06/2011 10:22:00 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: schwingdoc

This makes me sick to my stomach.

And, yes, politically, of course.


122 posted on 08/06/2011 10:22:03 AM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

Lord, have mercy.

Bring ‘em all home now!


123 posted on 08/06/2011 10:23:12 AM PDT by Abigail Adams
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To: schwingdoc
It's really not fishy at all, just sad. Loading up a Chinook is common business when you're doing kill/capture missions, or even just moving from FOB to FOB. Tier 1 SOF flies very, very often, and Chinooks crash now and then. You fly every night and your odds go up for a rare catastrophic malfunction to hit. I used to fly rotor wing very regularly, and the risk of a hard landing just comes with the territory.

As far as foreign troops, that's pretty much standard practice these days, bringing along ANP or ANA along with the missions. It's as dicey and double edged an option as it sounds, but it's very normal.

124 posted on 08/06/2011 10:23:18 AM PDT by Steel Wolf ("Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master." - Gaius Sallustius Crispus)
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To: grey_whiskers

No. Count on it. Those guys don’t spill beans.


125 posted on 08/06/2011 10:23:40 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Nuts; A house divided against itself cannot stand.)
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To: creeping death
Time for real Shock and Awe in Afghanistan.

No quarter!

Obama, get the job done!

126 posted on 08/06/2011 10:24:57 AM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: ichabod1

Osprey or Chinook?

I want 2 know where most of the blast residue is —outside or inside skin..?

How many ANA were on-board?


127 posted on 08/06/2011 10:25:53 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: spiderfern
Gossip and unauthorized leaks from U.S. officials, politicians and retired military officers about the highly classified raid to kill Osama bin Laden have jeopardized the ability of special forces to carry out similar operations in the future, said Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

"Too many people in too many places are talking too much about this operation," Gates said, adding that the level of disclosures and blabbing violates an agreement reached in the White House Situation Room on May 8 to keep details of the raid private.

"That lasted about 15 hours," Gates said sourly.

The cascade of details surfacing about the highly classified event makes similar operations in the future "that much more difficult and riskier," Gates told reporters at a Pentagon briefing Wednesday.

"It is time to stop talking," agreed Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In a pointed directive to officials, politicians and the retired military officers often featured on cable news programs, he added, "Get off the net."

Members of the Navy SEAL team that tore into bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan and killed the 9/11 mastermind had expressed concern to Gates about the safety of their families after the team had been identified publicly and officials from the White House, the Pentagon and Congress widely discussed the operation.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/18/robert-gates-mike-mullen-bin-laden-raid-leakers_n_863712.html

128 posted on 08/06/2011 10:26:38 AM PDT by gusopol3
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To: yield 2 the right
Godspeed and God bless the souls of these brave warriors. Rest in Eternal Peace.
129 posted on 08/06/2011 10:27:07 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: tanknetter

Hail to the yes. Ever watched that reality show on the Basic Underwater Demolition School? It isn’t like they can just train more - it’s HARD to find men who can become SEALs, even among the cream of the crop.


130 posted on 08/06/2011 10:28:38 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Nuts; A house divided against itself cannot stand.)
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To: kaylar

I might have, never seen it spelled that way, but it looks legit..........


131 posted on 08/06/2011 10:30:27 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: spiderfern
This really makes me feel sick inside.

You were all great men. Go with God.

132 posted on 08/06/2011 10:30:36 AM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: runninglips

>>>>This is simply getting rid of the hit man, so they can never tell who they killed and what went down.<<<<

Very interesting.


133 posted on 08/06/2011 10:30:36 AM PDT by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God!)
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To: Memphis Moe

I hope the rest of em take the same attitude as the Marines did after the Fallujah incident...no prisoners!


134 posted on 08/06/2011 10:31:25 AM PDT by Soothesayer9
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To: spiderfern

What the hell were these people doing anywhere near Pakistan. They should’ve been home with their families on indefinite leave, if only as a security precaution.

This is awful on multiple levels.


135 posted on 08/06/2011 10:31:43 AM PDT by quesney
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To: PapaBear3625

Bingo!


136 posted on 08/06/2011 10:32:06 AM PDT by jstolzen (All it takes for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke)
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To: EBH

Yep... and nobody will EVER convince me this was a coincidental accident. NEVER!


137 posted on 08/06/2011 10:32:23 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: USMCPOP

God rest your son’s soul.


138 posted on 08/06/2011 10:32:49 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: grey_whiskers

IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


139 posted on 08/06/2011 10:32:59 AM PDT by mojitojoe ( 1400 years of existence & Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curry)
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To: P-Marlowe

Exactly.... we need to get out of the middle east and let then to their impoverished lives.. what fool thinks democracy will work there??


140 posted on 08/06/2011 10:33:31 AM PDT by RnMomof7
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To: spiderfern
It sounds like they may have been on their way to a mission, wonder if it is normal procedure for them to all travel together.
141 posted on 08/06/2011 10:34:04 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: spiderfern

There are no words to describe the sorrow for the blood of husbands, fathers, sons, mothers, uncles, daughters and aunts, that this corrupt government has sacrificed for power and failure. They have ruined our country and taken lives for absolutely nothing.

Each and every person in this administration, Congress, and all of those that are running things now, should feel profound shame for what they have done.

I feel nothing but disgust and revulsion at our government.

I don’t know how they look at themselves in the mirror as the day closes for the crimes thay have committed against the American people.

I hope God exacts his toll from all of them.


142 posted on 08/06/2011 10:36:06 AM PDT by dforest
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To: no-to-illegals

Huma has been talking to her family.


143 posted on 08/06/2011 10:37:05 AM PDT by Josephat
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To: thefactor
I am pissed more than demoralized. My fellow citizens who vote the Dems in demoralize me.

Hopefully all our Soldiers, Marines, Pilots and Sailors will lock and load and get ready to do what needs doing...(but of course our civilian (mostly Democratic) leaders will not allow this.)

Special prayers for those who lost their lives today. My deepest condolences to their families and friends.

Prayers for all our Soldiers, Marines, Sailors and Pilots. You are our very best of the best.

144 posted on 08/06/2011 10:37:16 AM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Krauthammer, Rove et. al., STFU. Thank you.)
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To: grey_whiskers; spiderfern

Didn’t Panetta say last week that Al Qaeda was non-existent??


145 posted on 08/06/2011 10:37:33 AM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: kaylar
Did you mean capisce?

Irony is so...ironic.

BTW, I love your tagline.

146 posted on 08/06/2011 10:37:41 AM PDT by lonevoice (schizophrenic hostage taking hobbit terrorist)
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To: spiderfern

RIP to the troops, and condolences to their families


147 posted on 08/06/2011 10:37:41 AM PDT by Sarajevo (Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?)
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To: spiderfern

Why even reveal that? Dumb move.


148 posted on 08/06/2011 10:38:15 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: Gaffer

How many people have to die just for Obama to get a small temporary bounce (and to bury the issue of him releasing a forged birth certificate)? How long before the entire nation realizes that this illegal coup by Obama is costing us dearly in the most precious resources we have?


149 posted on 08/06/2011 10:38:46 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: dfwgator

>> Obama should have just shut the F up when they killed Bin Laden, but NOOOOO, he had to have his victory lap.

bttt


150 posted on 08/06/2011 10:38:53 AM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
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