November 17, 2003

2 Black Hawk Helicopters Down in Iraq

17 Dead! I’ve lost count. What is the total number of American Armed Services personnel killed ?



The image of the Black Hawk helicopter above is from the BBC news, Tuesday, September 18, 2001,”http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/1550962.stm” (viewed: November 16, 2003, 11:01 A.M.) The article reminded me of a saner time, right after 911 when the hunt for Osama and terrorists in general might have been conducted without destroying nations, killing innocent women and children, destroying irreplaceable ancient artifacts, and - certainly not the least - killing American men and women armed forces personnel by the hundreds in the process. But, Oh well. “Asi es la vida,” as our Latino brothers and sisters might say.

And, Mr. Bush has pronounced, “I pray for peace,” while waging war.

I’m sure everyone will see the AP and other press photographs of mangled pieces of the crashed Black Hawks. I thought it might be nice to view one that was actually flying without being shot out of the air.

That is what happened, by the way. The Black Hawks were shot out of the air Saturday.

”The U.S. Military on Sunday was investigating whether insurgent groundfire caused the crash of two U.S. helicopters, killing 17 American soldiers in the worst single loss of U.S. life since the start of the Iraq war.”


News Flash

There were witnesses! They describe a surface to air missile hitting at least one of the helicopters. What investigation is needed? Why spend my tax dollars on an investigation? Go looking for the damn weapons catches, gentlemen!

Don’t bomb more innocent citizens of Iraq.

Don’t pass go!

Do get a decent Iraqi secret service up and running and...

Do go looking for all the damn weapons!

How hard is this to figure out? If an 84 year old formerly Amish, gay artist living in Pine Needle Manor Retirement Home can figure it out, why can’t Mr. Bush, his cabinet, our government, and our armed services all put together?

Go figure!

Enough said.

The quote above is from “http://aolsvc.news.aol.com/news/article.adp?id=20031025102009990001,” AOL News, posted 8:08 Am EST, November 16, 2003. I viewed it at 11:14 A.M. EST.)

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