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Saturday, August 06, 2011

The Navy SEAL team that took out bin Laden goes down

this is just too damn coincidental... i'm certainly not one to see conspiracies behind every bush, but c'mon... these guys have been cruising around the af-pak theater forever and now, just a few months after they nail public enemy number one, their chopper gets hit...? was there something that someone on that team knew that they were afraid would be talked about...? i used to believe in coincidences but, ya know what...? i don't any more...
A NATO helicopter has crashed in eastern Afghanistan during a battle with the Taliban, killing at least 31 US and seven Afghan soldiers, a statement from the Afghan president's office said.

The statement on Saturday said a Chinook helicopter had crashed in Syedabad in central Maidan Wardak province, west of capital Kabul, and identified the Americans as special forces troops.

More than 20 US navy SEALs from the broader unit that killed Osama bin Laden were among those killed in the crash, though none of the victims were involved in that raid, the New York Times reported.

The troops from SEAL Team Six were flown by a crew of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, according to one current and one former US official. Both spoke on condition of anonymity because families are still being notified.

One source said the team was thought to include 22 SEALs, three air force air controllers, seven Afghan army troops, a dog and his handler, and a civilian interpreter, plus the helicopter crew.

referring to the disclaimer from the nyt (in bold above), i long ago stopped considering that particular "paper of record" to be any bastion of truth... and, yeah, ok, i may be stretching here, but the nyt telling me ANYTHING doesn't necessarily make it so...

meanwhile, we're all supposed to cluck-cluck and feel sad and properly patriotic for those good and true fighting men who lost their lives... well, i got news... patriotism is bullshit... what i feel sadness for is those souls who lost their lives in the service of our super-rich elites and the spouses, children and other loved ones they left behind...

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