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Black Hawk crash kills 7 Americans and 4 Afghans; Taliban claim they shot it down



Heidi Vogt, The Associated Press Aug 16, 2012 17:34:00 PM




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KABUL - A U.S. military helicopter crashed during a firefight with insurgents in a remote area of southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing seven Americans and four Afghans in one of the deadliest air disasters of a war now into its second decade. The Taliban claimed they gunned down the Black Hawk.



American service personnel in Afghanistan are dying at a rate of about one per day so far this year despite a drawdown of troops. That death rate has risen recently with the summer fighting season in full gear and a rash of attacks by Afghan security forces on their foreign trainers and partners.



NATO forces said they could not confirm what caused Thursday's crash and stressed that it was still being

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  • America's longest war. In our entire history. For what? Corporate assholes! and the hideous lie of a false-flag called "9/11".

    If they held power today, and knew what we knew - I can't help but think that the American founding fathers would have had the current federal government put to death, without delay.

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    • @Fine_Just_Fine

      Nation-building was/is a hard enough task with normal people so imagine the difficulty trying to civilize goat herders that have been warring for hundreds of years.

      Should have just dropped 20,000 daisy cutters right at the beginning and called it a day.

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    • @Peace-V

      Because your buddies the beardy-weirdy taliban were a bunch of mouthy cunts when asked politely to co-operate with the apprehension of usama and his henchmen.

      They were complicit in aiding and abetting a wanted criminal responsible for the deaths of 3,000 innocent people so by their ignorance and slap to the face of the U.S. they were summarily spanked.

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  • Must be the MANPADS from "liberated" Libya. Give an hand to Hillary.

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  • Fuck the taliban.

    R.I.P

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  • The animation explain everything

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  • WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IS HOW THE FUCK SOME RAG HEADS THAT LIVE IN THE DINOSAUR AGE ARE ABLE TO SHOOT DOWN 21ST CENTURY TECH!, SOMETHING SMELLS TOO FISHY HERE!. SOMEONE WAS INVOLVED WITH STRONG POWER AND MY GUT FEELING IS THEY DID IT TO FUEL THE WAR TO KEEP IT GOING!. AMERICANS ARE PAYING THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE OVER POLITICS GONE ROGUE!.

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    • @virtualdesires Cavemen in Libya gave Cavemen in Afghanistan the magic spear that shoot down the gigantic beast with men inside it.

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    • @virtualdesires Its a helicopter..get one coming in slow and landing and open fire with rpk's and 47's..you'll take it down.

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    • @Peace-V, I am not sitting on my computer I am in front of it. Do you sit on your computer?

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  • get everyone out fucking nuke the shit hole and lets crack on with Iran

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  • Another ten or twenty years and we should be able to finally win this thing. Still safer in Afghanistan than it is in Chicago.

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  • America are clearly doing something wrong when it comes to helicopter's. They are always going down.

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  • Yehaaaaa.

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  • Bring the boys home now.

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  • Some officials believe?

    LOL! Nothing like your description. 236 killed in a year? We kill more taliban than that in a MONTH! LOL!


    AP News? LOL! Way to go liveleak!

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  • The more americunts die the more peace the world will be!

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    • @heynow OH! the scandal... can't you just accept that it was based on the fact the Saddam had WMD and then disposed of them, hid them, or just gave them away, but we thought he still had them. After we realized the warheads were gone we knew that we were obligated to help set up new government since we disposed of Saddams regime. Or we were there for other reasons which won't be very clear for a long time if there were any. Either way it's pretty stupid but no need to call the Navy Seals gay.

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    • @heynow You're really quite ignorant.

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    • @heynow Get back to serving coffee at starbucks you fucking hippie.

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  • "If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered."
    Thomas Jefferson

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  • "Brian, that black hawk went down..." Black dude walks out of the building.

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  • Fuck Afghanistan, fuck Syria, fuck Iran, Iraq, and fuck the middle east. Withdraw our troops, and establish drones on the borders of the countries and fucking frag anyone or anything that tries to leave the country with malicious intent. Let them fucking kill each other, so tired of our boys dying for absolutely fucking nothing. That barbaric shit hole of the world should be cordoned off with massive stone walls and let them all starve to death for all I care.

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