Monday, June 27, 2005

Apache Chopper Downed in Iraq

(Reuters) - A U.S. Apache attack helicopter crashed in Iraq on Monday and recovery teams were sent to find out the fate of its two-man crew, the U.S. military said.

'We had a helicopter crash northwest of Taji,' Lieutenant Colonel Cliff Kent, spokesman for the 3rd Infantry Division said, referring to a major airbase north of Baghdad. Local people said they saw two helicopters circling before one crashed out of the sky just north of Baghdad.

'I saw a missile hit one of the helicopters and black smoke come from it before it went down,' said one man, who gave his name as Abu Mustafa. The U.S. statement did not say what had caused the crash.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello readers,

Is this simply an inside job: an attack on our own soldiers for a sick justifacation to unload more attacks, bombings and to lengthen the "ocupation". OR, is this simply an Iraqi militia defending their estate? If it's #2 where the hell do they get misiles?
We need to get in touch with morality and understand that there is more to life than the attainment of physical things like oil, money, land, how about giving knowledge, wisdom and truth a turn because religion and war have already had their say. The change comes from within.

Enlivened Citizen

9:36 pm  
Blogger The Andy-Christ said...

"If its #2 where the hell do they get missles?"...well, where the hell did the Mujahedin in Afghanistan get missles to shoot down Soviet choppers during the 80's? The Afghani's got theirs from the good old USA, because they were fighting our mortal enemy the Soviets. So obviously, aside from any hardware left laying around from the actual Iraqi military, any nation opposed to us and wanting to do us harm (indirectly) could be willing to supply the insurgents. But mostly, I think the weapons are "leftovers" form Saddam's military. Iraqi military couldn't face us head-on. That would be suicidal. Why do you think we rolled into Baghdad with just over 100 casualties? The Iraqi military strategy all along was to draw us into a long-term occupation, and then wage an insurgency against us rather than fight us in the open desert.

1:51 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It would be logical for the Iranians to be supplying them to the insurgents since it delay's the US supposed plans to invade Syria and Iran. the Iranians are pobably scared Sh-tless of an American invasion and I don't blame them as a nation for wanting to protect their sovereignty. You may ask: Who is selling the missiles the Iranians? Probably the Russians or possibly China, maybe even the CIA-- You'll notice the media never says what make the missile launchers are-- you know that they must have found some discarded nearby...

3:32 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WELL HELLO TO WHO EVER HERE I AM SURFING THE ARTICLES ON THE APACHE CRASH TO READ WHAT IS OUT THERE ON MY AIRCRAFT AND MY PILOTS YES THATS WHAT I SAID THESE WERE MY GUYS AND I AM APPALLED AT THE COMMENT BY ANONYMOUS #1 THIS IS NOT A PLOY TO LIGITIMIZE MORE BOMBING AND KILLING THIS IS A CRAZY THOUGHT YES I FEEL THAT THE FIGHT OVER HERE IS OVER OIL THAT IS AN UNDERLYING SCHEME BUT FIRST AND FORMOST WE ARE HERE DEFENDING YOU IN OUR COUNTRY AGAINST IGNORENT ARAB PEOPLE BUT HOWEVER THE INSURGENTS ARE NOT ALL IRAQI THEY ARE FROM BORDER COUNTRIES THIS WAS A TRADGEDY AND YOU ALL SHOULD HAVE RESPECT FOR THE PEOPLE THAT ARE RISKING THERE LIVES AND THE LIVES THEY HAVE TOUCHED DOING IT GIVE SUPPORT OR DONT SAY ANYTHING BASE YOUR COMMENTS AND BELIEFS IN GENERAL TERMS BECAUSE WE ARE OUT HERE LOOKING AS WELL AS THE SUBJECTED IGNORANT WEAK AMERICAN IF THAT IS WHAT YOU ARE THAN MAYBE YOU SHOULD SIDE WITH ANOTHER COUNTRY

2:48 am  

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