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Taliban Capture 9 From Helicopter in Afghanistan
Associated Press and Time.com ^ | April 22, 20130 | Associated Press

Posted on 04/22/2013 1:12:25 AM PDT by bd476


(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Officials say a helicopter owned by an Afghan company has made an emergency landing in a Taliban-controlled area of eastern Afghanistan, and the insurgents took all nine people who were aboard hostage.

A district administrator in the area says the helicopter landed on Sunday afternoon in strong winds and rain in a village of Logar province, southeast of Kabul and about 30 kilometers (or 20 miles) from the Pakistan border.


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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 04/22/2013 1:12:25 AM PDT by bd476
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CNN

Taliban capture 8 Turks, Afghan pilot after chopper makes emergency landing

By Qadir Sediqi, CNN

By Associated Press April 22, 2013

Taliban insurgents seized eight Turkish nationals and an Afghan pilot from a transport helicopter after it was forced to make an emergency landing late Sunday night in eastern Afghanistan, authorities said.

The private helicopter, that was used to carry food and other items for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), was headed to Kabul from a NATO base in Khost province when it was forced to land in Azra district in neighboring Logar province, said the district's governor, Hamidullah Hamid.

On board were eight Turkish engineers and an Afghan pilot. Because it's not always safe to travel by road in areas with heavy militant activity, engineers and others will often hitch rides in helicopters delivering supplies ...

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Taliban capture 8 Turks, Afghan pilot after chopper makes emergency landing


2 posted on 04/22/2013 1:26:53 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

We really need to create our own version of the “Russian Hammer” if we ever expect to get any respect from these filthy jihadists.


3 posted on 04/22/2013 1:27:00 AM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

Something needs to be done.


4 posted on 04/22/2013 1:28:25 AM PDT by bd476
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To: bd476

We are all into winning hearts and minds.....


5 posted on 04/22/2013 1:36:59 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: bd476
I supported the arming of the mujahedin in the 80's against the Soviets. In hind sight we made a big mistake and like it or not we inadvertently created Al-Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden. We should have let the Russians hammer take care of Afghanistans.

To this day we are paying for our mistakes and we have not learned anything. We support the Jihadist in Libya, Egypt, Syria and even Iraq. We really need to learn from the Russians, Chinese, and Filipinos in that the only way to deal with these radical muzzies is to kill them. The only thing these muzzies respect is power.

The French and British knew this 200 years ago and we knew this during the Barbary wars.

6 posted on 04/22/2013 1:47:37 AM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell
We can't know that the oil would have kept the cold war going until today
if we had let the Soviets take it all. And I mean all, once they got a foothold.
Those were some very scary times.
7 posted on 04/22/2013 2:29:05 AM PDT by MaxMax
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To: bd476

Taliban...That can’t be....Usama is dead. There are no more terrorists.


8 posted on 04/22/2013 2:39:46 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BBell

We’ve now done the same thing in Egypt and we’re doing it in Syria. Less weapons aka funds mean less fighting. Both sides are bad guys....what to do??


9 posted on 04/22/2013 2:42:07 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: BBell

Yep, that sure worked out well! Seriously that was HUGE blunder in hindsite...


10 posted on 04/22/2013 3:01:58 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: BBell

BBC now saying two of those abducted are actually Russians, the rest Turkish.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-22244276

Be interesting to see the reaction from Moscow on that one, if true.....


11 posted on 04/22/2013 3:05:26 AM PDT by Zajko (Never wrestle with a pig. You'll both get dirty, but the pig likes it.)
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To: Zajko
Be interesting to see the reaction from Moscow on that one, if true.....

The reply will probably involve disembodied body parts ...

I think the Russians are barbaric ... we, OTOH, are entirely too 'civilized'.

12 posted on 04/22/2013 3:11:43 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: wyowolf; BBell

Would you rather have the SOVIET UNION still in Afghanistan and eastern Europe?

We got maximum damage and out of it and our guy, Masoud, was assassinated by the Taliban on 9/9 after a long civil war. If we made a mistake, it was not taking an active interest in who won that civil war.

There were a lot of events between the Russian exit and 9/11 which you can’t ignore, including Clinton letting Bin Laden slip out of Africa to Afghanistan after the 1998 embassy bombings, where things could have been different.


13 posted on 04/22/2013 3:52:39 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

Yes because you can deal with Soviets. They may be evil but they are sane. You can’t with Muslims.


14 posted on 04/22/2013 4:44:37 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide

well looking back at it, sure seems pretty stupid to me, trying to look at the facts without politcal prejuduce is the key. I believe the SU was doomed to fail anyways, The system is simply unworkable, but oh what havoc was wrought because of the muzzies...

it sickens me to think of all the damn fine soldiers we lost in Afgahnistan, and all for nothing!! what a true waste... its still the same worthless place it always was... and not a damn thing was gained..


15 posted on 04/22/2013 5:01:30 AM PDT by wyowolf
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To: wyowolf

>I believe the SU was doomed to fail anyways.

Also selective hindsight. You can’t ever make decisions based on hindsight, unfortunately.


16 posted on 04/22/2013 5:22:10 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: bd476

If there is a “Taliban-controled area of Afghanistan”, why aren’t we actively bombing it?


17 posted on 04/22/2013 5:24:29 AM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: bd476

Oh boy. Prayers for these guys safe return.


18 posted on 04/22/2013 5:34:18 AM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: bd476

!0 years into this war, and we still don’t control every damned inch of the place? Patton, Abrams, Ridgeway, Lemay, and every WWII USMC General would be disgusted.

Disgusting failure. We should leave immediately if we are this pussified. (at the top)


19 posted on 04/22/2013 6:01:19 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Norm Lenhart

The Neo-Soviets and Chicoms are dangerous, but sane.

The Iranians (and their Hezbollah/Hamas puppets) are not right in the head, but can still be talked with. They are still dangerous, but will not attack the US unless they are going to go to war with us or Israel. Same for North Korea.

Al Qaeda, on the other hand, is totally crazy and will attack anybody, even fellow terrorist groups and rival AQ cells!


20 posted on 04/22/2013 8:39:23 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: BBell

The Soviets supported Islamic terrorists for years. They hoped to destabilize Israel and by extension damage the US.


21 posted on 04/22/2013 12:01:22 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: Zajko
BBC now saying two of those abducted are actually Russians, the rest Turkish.

I'll bet they get 'em back. On the grounds that they have enough enemies and pissing off the Russians AND the Turks is probably a bad idea.

Could be wrong. They're crazy over there.

22 posted on 04/22/2013 12:06:00 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (RINOism to Libertarianism: Out of the frying pan and into the fire.)
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To: Zajko
BBC now saying two of those abducted are actually Russians, the rest Turkish.

They're in big trouble now....Go get 'em, Vlad!

23 posted on 04/22/2013 12:07:05 PM PDT by dfwgator
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