Osama bin Laden Reaches Out from Beyond the Grave

Saturday, August 6, 2011

In an act eerily reminiscent of the Mujaheddin shooting USSR military helicopters down in Afghanistan 30 years ago, a U.S. military helicopter was shot down in by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

The helicopter crash killed 31 U.S. special ops troops, most of them from the very same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, along with seven Afghan commandos.

It was the deadliest single incident for American forces in the decade-long war.

The Taliban claimed they downed the helicopter with rocket fire while it was taking part in a raid on a house where insurgents were gathered in the province of Wardak late Friday.

Wreckage of the Chinook helicopter was strewn across the crash site.

In light of the U.S.’s worsening economic status, and Osama bin Laden’s death, can someone please explain why the American military is still in Afghanistan?

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9 Responses to Osama bin Laden Reaches Out from Beyond the Grave

  1. Massagatto says:

    President Obama still hasn’t said a thing about the Standard & Poor’s downgrade. He must be very embarrassed after all the love he received at his Hip Hop birthday party at the Black House the other day.

    Guests ate BBQ chicken, ribs, and danced barefoot on the lawn.

    Of course, our host, Mr. Di Spirito is correct. There is no logical, national security explanation for the USA to be in either Afghanistan or Iraq. Especially, in light of the fact the Treasury is skint, and filled with unsold T-Bills and IOUs.

    If Mr. Obama thought he would sail to reelection in 2012 as a “war time president,” I think he is either getting some very poor advice or he’s delusional. Maybe a bit of both.

  2. Rachel says:

    The deadly crash of this military helicopter, in light of the passengers onboard who died, is strangely ironic and maybe, it sends a message to Washington and the Obama administration that the time has come to end these foolish wars. Declare victory and bring our men and women home. But Obama is as stubborn as his predecessor. He will not go down in history as the man who tanked the economy and ended the wars.

  3. Woodcliffe says:

    The lesson of Afghanistan could be learned in what happened to Great Britain in the late 1800’s and the Soviets in 1979. But the U.S. is arrogant and refuses to see the Afghans have been around for thousands of years. They will not be dominated by the west. There is no path to victory for the U.S. in Afghanistan, no matter how long we remain. But the U.S. will have to learn the hard way.

  4. Marcus Ybanez says:

    The Obama administration is searching for ways to justify keeping the troops in Afghanistan.

    He says all the troops will be home by 2014 but he’s lying. You don’t begin a massive construction project to build six military bases if the troops are coming home anytime soon. Not with $4 trillion in recently discovered mineral booty just waiting for greedy, corporate American hands.

  5. Robyn says:

    There has never been a good reason for us to be there in the first place.

  6. Estacada says:

    Osama bin Laden was caught and killed.

    So there is no logical reason for the U.S. to keep 100,000 troops in Afghanistan. I don’t understand why we went into Iraq in the first place. But what I do know is this. Our addiction to war is costing $10 billion a week and it’s all on credit.

  7. Big Hank says:

    “…..can someone please explain why the American military is still in Afghanistan?”

    No one has the political courage to put a period at the end of the chapter.

    Especially, in an election year. Don’t look to Obama to do it. Trust me. He he gets back for another 4 years, the troops will be in Afghanistan in 2016.

    This is a “hundred years war.” Even if it destroys the USA, we won’t leave.

  8. Insouciant says:

    Karma is a bitch and the universe has a funny way of keeping everything in balance. Even when we mortals don’t always see it. The universe knows what it is doing.

  9. a grenade-rocket flew
    and destroyed all the crew
    who’s death they had all played a part in

    as they died without sound
    right there on the ground
    was the ghost of Osama bin Laden


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