A Good Start

Though by no means sufficient unto itself.

Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Caveats: NONE
2011-08-S-025
For Immediate Release

ISAF forces conduct airstrike against insurgents responsible for downing CH-47

KABUL, Afghanistan (Aug. 10) – Coalition forces killed the Taliban insurgents involved with the recent downing of the CH-47 helicopter, with a precision airstrike in Chak district, Wardak province, yesterday.

The strike killed Taliban leader Mullah Mohibullah and the insurgent who fired the shot associated with the Aug. 6 downing of the CH-47 helicopter, which resulted in the deaths of 38 Afghan and coalition service members. Mullah Mohibullah was a key facilitator in an insurgent attack cell led by Din Mohammad, a Taliban leader killed in a previous Special Operations mission. As a leader in Mohammad’s network in Tangi valley, Mohibullah had as many as 12 Taliban fighters under his command, including potential suicide bombers.

Don’t stop now.  There’s plenty more where they came from and no honor guard is ever too large to open our men heaven’s gate.

Hat Tip: DrewM at Ace of Spades

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  • Anonymous

    Touche.

  • Anonymous

    Roast in peace!

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      roast in pieces.

  • Anonymous

    Goat herding is just there secondary line of work after poppie growing and child molesting so good riddance.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      And weddings there always involve large parties of armed men with great quantities of ammunition and IED’s…

  • https://plus.google.com/114041580398058374552/posts McGehee

    Chico, have you ever heard the phrase, “The soft bigotry of low expectations?”

    • Anonymous

      Bigotry or not, the USA can neither afford that war, nor should we waste more fine men and women in dragging tribesmen into the 19th century.  Let them molest their boys and goats and grow poppies.   We have big problems in the USA and don’t have the $15 billion per month the war costs.

      If we leave the Afghans to themselves maybe they’ll figure it out for themselves.  I will give them credit for that.   At least I don’t want to kill them all to make the place safe for democracy and Chinese mining companies.

      One thing that Afghans are good at is kicking out foreigners, just ask the Brits and Russians.

      • jim_m

        I will agree with you in part. The US cannot continue to fight a war that the administration does not have either the will to win or the interest in winning.

        Obama never cared about winning any military conflict. Deaths of service men are up compared to Bush. Obama is just wasting lives. But then since he knows that service men generally view conservative maybe for him that is a feature of a military failure.

        • Anonymous

          The war cannot be won according to its stated objectives, which are to bring a democratic government with human rights to the Afghan people and to shut out the Taliban from power. 

          Even after Obama’s “surge,” the Taliban attacks more.  Of course there are more casualties, there are more US troops to shoot at.  The problem is that those darned Afghans don’t like foreign troops in their country.  And why should they, when we end up bombing some innocent family about every week?

          I suppose it could be won if we were more brutal than the Soviets (who were pretty brutal).  We could kill the whole population, Nazi-style, but that would not be winning according to our stated objectives, would it?  And then, what would we win?  More ease for Chinese mining companies?

          That’s the absurdity of the whole thing.

          • http://blogicalconclusions.blogspot.com/ Tom_Blogical

            What’s absurd are the ideas that the US leaving Afghanistan would be the end of hostilities from the Taliban and who they associate with; that we cannot somehow address problems at home while addressing problems abroad, and that we can afford the 4 year long Obama administration spending spree, but “$15 billion per month the war costs” is too expensive.

          • Anonymous

            Riiight, those illiterate tribesmen now defending their villages from the foreign invader are going to get visas and fly to the USA to attack us.  Hey, most people don’t buy that shit anymore. 

            $15 billion would buy a lot of roads, railroads, water and sewer projects in the USA.  And give jobs to Americans rather than pissing it away on corrupt Arab and Pakistani contractors.

            I know, it’s only spending money in the USA that’s wrong, burning it up in fuel and other costs in quixotic foreign adventures is OK.

             

          • http://blogicalconclusions.blogspot.com/ Tom_Blogical

            You apparently missed the part where I said, “…and who they associate with…”.

            “I know, it’s only spending money in the USA that’s wrong, burning it up in fuel and other costs in quixotic foreign adventures is OK.”

            Those are your words, not mine, and have nothing to do with what I said. Congrats on completely inventing that.

          • Anonymous

            Uh, I believe some of the folks who did get visas and attack us were trained in Afghanistan.  That’s a been there already done that.

          • Anonymous

            Um, yeah, but those people are dead.  The rest have moved to Pakistan, our “ally.”

          • Anonymous

            And why, pray tell, have they moved to Pakistan?

          • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

            Because it’s healthier for them than is Afghanistan.

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      McGehee,

      Chicka lives “The soft bigotry of low expectations.”

      • https://plus.google.com/114041580398058374552/posts McGehee

        Yes, but he also leaves the rest of us inclined to have low expectations for him. It’s a vicious circle, is what it is.

        Please, Chico! Stop the insanity!

        • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

          That’s akin to asking a scorpion to stop being a scorpion.

  • Anonymous

    Speaking of wasting money. Wisconsin recall fleecer losers should be made to pay the 30 million  recall expenses +50% interest back to the tax payers in Wisconsin.

  • Anonymous

    God said in the Ten Commandments, “Do not murder.”  Jesus said, “Do not murder.”  However, Jesus also said that those who live by the sword will die by the sword.  This is justice for those who have chosen to live by the sword.

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  • http://www.rustedsky.net Anonymous

    From der Wiki…

    You shall not murder or You shall not kill, KJV Thou shalt not kill (LXX οὐ φονεύσεις, translating Hebrew לֹא תִּרְצָח lo ti-rəṣoḥ), is a moral imperative included as one of the Ten Commandments in the Torah,[1] specifically Exodus 20:13 andDeuteronomy 5:17.

    The imperative is against unlawful killing resulting in bloodguilt. The Hebrew Bible contains numerous prohibitions against unlawful killing, but also allows for justified killing in the context of warfare, capital punishment and self-defence.

    Just trying to clarify things…

    • http://wizbangblog.com/author/rodney-graves/ Rodney G. Graves

      While I am neither a rabbi nor a scholar of Hebrew, my understanding as
      well is that the correct translation into English would be “Murder Not.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G7YIUZMXOD5JGZZTCYMVA75KFU Shadow

    If this were the tact used in every instance of WAR we would have finished the job a long time ago, with the loss of far fewer lives of people there and most importantly, our men and women!
    WAR is hell, fight it hard, be done, and come home.