#1 NATO Airstrike Kills Taliban Insurgents Behind Afghan Chopper Crash08-10-2011, 10:05 AM
The Taliban insurgents responsible for shooting down a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan -- killing 30 Americans -- have been killed in an airstrike, U.S. Gen. John Allen said Wednesday.
"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," NATO-ISAF said in a statement.
"Mullah Mohibullah was a key facilitator in an insurgent attack cell led by Din Mohammad, a Taliban leader killed in a previous Special Operations mission," the statement read. "As a leader in Mohammad's network in Tangi valley, Mohibullah had as many as 12 Taliban fighters under his command, including potential suicide bombers."
"After an exhaustive manhunt, Special Operations forces located Mullah Mohibullah and the shooter after receiving multiple intelligence leads and tips from local citizens. The two men were attempting to flee the country in order to avoid capture."
NATO then called for an airstrike after ensuring no civilians were in the area, which resulted in the deaths of Mohibullah, the shooter, and several Taliban associates, according to the statement.
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08-10-2011, 10:14 AM
Hope the facts are good....Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.
We could say they are spending like drunken sailors. That would be unfair to drunken sailors, they're spending their OWN money.
08-10-2011, 11:00 AM
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It is time to get out of those 2 shit hole countries. We are fighting a war we can not win. Eradicate their poppy cash crop and bring our boys home.
08-10-2011, 11:27 AM
Am thrilled with this news.
And yes, I think the facts are correct. Fox News is seldom wrong.
Going with that, will post this ...
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08-10-2011, 02:15 PM
We can win the war, we just can't win it the way that we are fighting it.
08-10-2011, 03:24 PM
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I do not see how we can win the war when the Taliban and terrorists mingle with the general population. They do not wear uniforms and they go back and forth into Afghanistan. The guy you say hello today may set a roadside bomb tomorrow. Also, I am not convinced that the terrorists did not have inside information with the downing of the helicopter that killed 31 Seals.
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08-10-2011, 04:49 PM
The lesson of Afghanistan are that nothing good comes from staying there, but many bad things can fester if left alone. Our policy should be that we will punish any aggressive actions that come out of Afghanistan, and do so in such a way that future generations of Afghans learn not to mess with us.
08-10-2011, 04:56 PMThe lesson of Afghanistan are that nothing good comes from staying there, but many bad things can fester if left alone. Our policy should be that we will punish any aggressive actions that come out of Afghanistan, and do so in such a way that future generations of Afghans learn not to mess with us.
The Soviets took total war into Afghanistan. All it did was mold an entire generation of people ready to live in caves and fight guerilla wars, which we are now having to deal with.
Nation building, that's the only way we're ever going to fix that place. Compassion in one hand, with a big ass stick in the other. If history has ever taught us anything though, it's not done over night. It can take decades to do.In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
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