Skip to comments.US: Strike kills militants who downed US chopper (JUSTICE and REVENGE!)
Posted on 08/10/2011 7:57:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
An air strike by NATO-led forces in Afghanistan killed Taliban fighters, including a local leader, who were responsible for a weekend helicopter crash that killed 38 troops, the worst single incident in 10 years of war.
"We dealt with them in a kinetic strike," General John Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, told reporters at the Pentagon.
Gen. Allen said the military tracked the Taliban fighters for several days after the helicopter went down. Forces reportedly trailed the fighters to a position in Chak District, Wardak Province, and then US F-16s struck and killed them Tuesday.
"The strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the shot associated with the Aug. 6 downing of the CH-47 helicopter, which resulted in the deaths of 38 Afghan and coalition service members," the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.
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Big deal. I wouldn’t trade one SEAL for that whole dirt pile of a country.
You speak for all of us.
the witnesses have been eliminated
Their sources in Paki intelligence are saved
WTF is a “kinetic strike”- is that a kinder and gentler way of saying ATTACK?
do these generals even know what fools they sound like?
How in the world could they know that they killed the muslims directly responsible for shooting down the helicopter? How could they know WHO was personally responsible?
Jack Ruby for the win!
I wondered the same thing. I don’t expect the truth about any of this.
It’s not justice because the life of one of those scum is not worth the life of one of our dead heroes.
It just infuriated me what happened. If I knew how to spit I would. We got Bin Ladin, why are we still there? And what’s this about Biden outing the SEAL team? If true, that guy should be ...
They never said how many were killed. I still wouldn’t trade one of our guys for the whole damn country.
Where do I get my “Obama got the guys who killed the guys who got Bin Laden” novelties? When does the Spiking the Football II tour begin?
Sorry, I’m not seeing the justice here. All I see is good men dying in a farce. Get everyone out of that hell hole already.
One day I'll try to figure out exactly why that is.
These stories are all BS.
I don’t believe they killed Osama. He was dead long ago.
I CAN’T believe they would:
Name our SEAL members.
Use them for political props.
Use them for Photo ops.
And now, miracles of miracles we got the trigger man?
No, it will not bring back our dear, strong, courageous warriors who have fallen, but it is still good if we got the evil people who took their lives.
May God continue to comfort their families as they deal with their deep loss.
Obama puppet show.... Lies, lies, lies, and more lies.
How in the world could they know that they killed the muslims directly responsible for shooting down the helicopter?
I first noticed the use of "kinetic" when Obama described the Libyan war as a "kinetic action". He was using it as a euphemism for the word "war." I guess kinetic is now a stylish media word for military attacks.
Post of the year!
Unless they leveled the entire area immediately after that copter went down, they don't.
Yeah that made me think I was back in physics class. This is the military under Obama. We lose 30 of the best of the best and kill 2 dirt bags in dirty pajamas? I doubt they'd have a life expectancy longer than three months anyways.
Every time I see one of Obama's generals talk I want to break the TV. I see all the new weapons on the military channel that we refuse to use because we have to fight a "PC" war.
Sorry. I just don’t believe this story for one minute. Lies. They bombed some low-level guys on Obama’s orders. I really hate to say it. But this narcissist adores the affection he got after he offed Bin Laden, and it would hardly be beneath him to order such a strike.
Very good question. They know the exact pig that did it? Makes no sense.
Our guys were tracking them.....
The strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the shot associated with the Aug. 6 downing of the CH-47 helicopter, which resulted in the deaths of 38 Afghan and coalition service members,” the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.
According to the statement, the two men were attempting to flee the country in order to avoid capture. The strike killed them along with “several” Taliban associates.
There is no bottom in my well of disgust for this man and his allies.
Then you go f****** 'save' them.
“The eyes in the sky never blink.”
These PC idiots are trying to ruin our military.
Sorry, it cannot have happened.
Let's kill them BEFORE they kill us.
Regardless of how many were killed, no number of these criminals killed can ever come even close to making up for just one US military soldier killed...in particular, not one of the "best of the best"...
I immediately wondered the same thing. ????
“who need to know of His love.”
Go for it. Let’s us know how that works for ya. They usually kill Christians.
The death of so many of our SEALS was a crushig blow. Depressing...this doesn’t make it all better but knowing the people responsible are burning in Hell helps.
A kinetic strike is one where there is no chance of the enemy striking back but costs a lot more money; whereas, a “setting duck” strike is one where Obama tries to cut the cost of military and jams highly trained forces into a flying buss to save a few dollars.
I have mixed feelings. I cannot get happy about “revenge” when I think they (the Taliban) should have been nailed in the original event. Also, what is the real story here? Was this just a “lucky” shot with an RPG that took out the helo or was it an elaborate set up ambush? If it was a set up, did we get sold out, and by whom?
I am glad they can claim to have nailed the Taliban responsible for this loss of our military & allies....it is some small degree of comfort. However, in a larger sense the ENTIRE Taliban is responsible and they all need to cease to breath. That would make me feel better.
Sorry, but I need to babble further. If F-16s nailed them finally, then why didn’t the “Rangers” engaged in a heavy firefight not call in these initially for support? Why was a team of warriors sent in to reinforce (according to news) instead of using close air support? An RPG cannot take out a fast mover like a F-16. Also, altitude has no effect on the F-16 like it does helos.
WHy not? I would think the Special forces were given the ok to go after these creeps and they know fully well how to obtain intelligence etc. to get the job done.
If the taliban were seen leaving the area and or before or both...which apparently they were...then tracking them would not be an issue for special forces.....even if they were not seen...money talks in Afghanistan.
Believe it or don’t, last night on the porch I swatted (kinetic action) and killed the exact mosquito what bit me last Sunday.
“Peter Skeeter.” And injured his leader “Mosquito Bandito.”
Well. I had very good intel on them. /s
I’m with you. I am curious about the question the MSM refuses to ask..... did the ROE prevent massive airstrikes to relieve the unit in trouble they were enroute to help?
That is the question that needs to be asked. Have our ROE neutered our use of air power?
We may have struck an area where we thought those responsible were, but there's just NO way we could know well enough to justify these statements coming out of the Pentagon.
Lots of 'styling' going on: progressive instead of liberal, revenue instead of taxes .....
“Kinetic” is up there with studying for a “Kinesiology” (sp?) major in college...! :-)
You can be assured if they are appointed for that He will arrange it. But Haven't you ever wondered why for centuries God has kept these people isolated and fighting among themselves? Read your bible about those whom God sent to destroy such a people for their heathenistic destructivfe and vile beliefs. Be sure to know which side people are on...the line does get drawn.
Yes, I understand what they mean by it.
But it is just another example of people using “big words” to make it sound more high tech, and modern. I know these guys are smart, but I really am beginning to dislike this “consultant jargon.”
What would be the problem of saying, “We bombed the $hit out of them. Blew them to pieces.”
Kinetic means “moving” or constantly moving. I think when a military man uses that word it means “we bombed the _____ out of them.”
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