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** For the record no I make my living off of the gaming industry, I do however know a lot about the military and have spent most of my career working with former members as well as having a brother that currently serves and did a tour in Iraq. In addition I serve with the Civil Air Patrol which is the Air Force Auxilary**
The attack on the boys occurred high in the mountains outside Nanglam in the Pech Valley of Kunar Province. American troops are preparing to close their bases in the valley in the next several weeks, in part because their presence has vexed the villagers, who would prefer to be left alone. The area is poor, and the only major road was built to service Forward Operating Base Blessing, according to local residents. A rocket attack on the base on Tuesday led to a helicopter search for the insurgents responsible, the NATO statement said. The base is surrounded by mountains and is the frequent target of Taliban fighters, who shoot down on it from the rocky heights. The helicopters “returned fire at the assessed point of origin with indirect and aerial fire,” the NATO statement said. “Regrettably there appears to have been an error in the handoff between identifying the location of the insurgents and the attack helicopters that carried out subsequent operations.”
Originally posted by Dragoon01
reply to post by jackflap
No I am not "outraged". I disagree with much that has taken place and I cant say that at this point I am satisfied with the results of the war in Afghanistan. That being said I understand that this is war and big boy rules apply. Big boy rules are be prepaired to live with the results of your actions. One way or the other. These folks continued to live in this area even though there was a war going on around them. Thats a mistake and they will live with the results. The pilots accidently killed non-combatants. That was a mistake and I suspect they will never fly in a military capacity again. If it is found that there was gross deriliction then they may in fact be prosecuted. They will live with those results. Big boy rules.
You all are conflating the issues into one big emotion fueled debate. Its not. You are trying to debate the entire conduct of the war based on a single accident.
edit on 4-3-2011 by Dragoon01 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Freezer
Originally posted by inthemass
this America bashing is getting ridiculous...
It's to be expected when you invade, destroy, and kill on a mass scale, based off of lies, entirely for profit and control. Bush calls it liberation, and fighting the war on terror. I call it murder.
A 10th boy survived.
Originally posted by MrWendal
A 10th boy survived.
And here is your next "terrorist"