News from Afghanistan, this morning....

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BTPost, Aug 6, 2011.


  1. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Just a NOTE, here: I do not know how many Monkeys have heard about the NEWS out of Afghanistan this morning. A chinook chopper was shot down with an RPG, and our country has lost 30+ Navy Seals. That is two complete Teams.

    I am just stunned. Yes, it comes with the Job, but as a Citizen of this country, I feel this loss very personally, and my sincere condolences, go out to the families of these brave Men. I just wish there was a way I could tell this, to each family, effected, at the appropriate time, in person. So keep these folks in your prayers, if you feel the loss as deeply, as I do.

    Bruce in alaska BTPost
     
  2. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    Amen
     
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  3. Sapper John

    Sapper John Analog Monkey in a Digital World

    Prayers out to their families and friends...Thank You for your sacrifice, you outstanding Americans...
     
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  4. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Tried to find a flag to fly at half mast. So very sorry for all these families suffering such a great loss. Will be praying for them today and from our church tomorrow. Such a sad day. Slow HAND SALUTE to our brothers at rest.
    http://www.wsoctv.com/news/28785880/detail.html
     
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  5. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Sounds like the bad guys had some pretty good Intel or somebody talked where the shouldn't have.
     
  6. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!"
     
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  7. Espada

    Espada Monkey+

    Allegedly, Seal Team 6 members were some of the casualties.

    Obama spilled his guts in his euphoric announcement about bin Laden, mentioning Team 6, destroying OPSEC, and leading to some threats against Team 6 members' families in California.

    Not a far stretch of the imagination to wonder if some shoeshine boy, laundry woman, at a forward base passed on info leading to the rocket ambush of the Chinook.

    Happened in Viet Nam. Obama should NEVER have mentioned the identities of the unit concerned in the bin Laden operation.
     
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  8. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Someone should Quaketape his mouth shut....
     
  9. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    superglue his tongue to his teeth and then his lips closed
    then seal the other end too, stop the sh*t from comin out both ends
     
  10. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    I absolutely agree.
     
  11. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Although they are a Chinook; the Spec Ops Chinooks are visually different.

    When the government forces are in heavy contact; out fly the Chinooks. The same Chinooks seen miles away delivering the US reinforcements. There is a repetitive routine and perhaps the enemy noticed it.
     
  12. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    Am I the only one that this seems too coincidental to?
     
  13. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    God called home more of his Warriors.
    RIP.


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    - Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  14. Cephus

    Cephus Monkey+++ Founding Member


    I don't think so ,this sort of thing happened to us in Southeast Asia more often than not.
    Seems like we have a weasel in the hen house.
     
  15. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

  16. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    What? We still have troops in Afghanistan? I thought Obama pulled em out a few years ago. Just like he pulled us out of Iraq and promised not to start any new wars. Thank goodness only the europeans are participating in Libya or he would have violated that a pledge.
     
  17. Bumbury

    Bumbury Monkey+

    O-Stupid ratted them out because he cant keep his big stupid mouth shut.... god bless the warriors that fight the good fight and uphold the true virtues, values and freedoms of the US..
     
  18. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    We can stay there for 100 years with hundreds of thousands of men and it will be the same as the day we came. It is a no win situation because every time we kill one "patriot" two more will take his place. We will not win their minds for they are not going to change. We learned nothing from 'Nam. We can defeat them easily face to face but they will never fight that way unless they can win--same way we would if the shoe was on the other foot. Watch the movie "Patriot" and see how we fought our "oppressors". The British soldiers would never have squashed us and we will never kill enough of the muzzies to stop them. They will just crawl out of their holes forever. Not taking up for them or their fight but just telling it like I see it.
     
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  19. jim2

    jim2 Monkey+++

    Prayer sent.

    Nuke Iran, Saudi, and a few others. Hold Mecca and Media hostage to a B52 pig strike or nuke. Both would work.

    jim
     
  20. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    It would be better if they nuked DC. ;)
     
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