Chinook helicopter downed in Iraq; at least 13 dead

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by superdave, Nov 2, 2003.

  1. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I thought this disaster deserved its own thread.

    RIP, brave boys, RIP.
     
  2. MikeLastort2

    MikeLastort2 Member

    Mar 28, 2002
    Takoma Park, MD
    What a terrible terrible waste of life.

    I wish I had some idea of why we're at war there, because none of it makes sense to me.
     
  3. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax

    oh i thought it was over months ago
     
  4. verybdog

    verybdog New Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Houyhnhnms
    Let's get out of Vietnam!
     
  5. Richie

    Richie Red Card

    May 6, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY, United
    I think SuperDave enjoys posting things like this. He actually is happy because he thinks it helps make his point.

    Ever here this low life post on something good that happens between the American Soldiers and the iraqi population? I don't remember seeing any of those posts from him.

    He must really be a poor soul.

    I will let you guys be the judge, does he ever post on the good things?
     
  6. verybdog

    verybdog New Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Houyhnhnms
    Did you also write to the poor souls in CNN, NBC, USAToday, or NewYorkTimes asking why they tell everybody the bad news instead of shutting up?
     
  7. Dante

    Dante Moderator
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    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    15 confirmed dead.

    They were on their way to some R&R too. Too bad Bush and Rummy weren't on the helicopter.
     
  8. dfb547490

    dfb547490 New Member

    Feb 9, 2000
    The Heights
    RIP. :(

    The helo that went down was a CH-47 Chinook leaving from an 82nd Airborne camp, but no word on the units of the soldiers (I'm assuming they were all soldiers) killed. Also no word on the cause of the crash, altho according to CNN.com "witnesses reported seeing missile trails"--but we don't know how reliable that is.

    http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/11/02/sprj.irq.main/index.html

    Anybody know anything about the Chinook's safety record? Those things are huge, slow-moving targets--wouldn't be too difficult to hit with an RPG, but that begs the question why more Allied helos haven't been shot down.
     
  9. Richie

    Richie Red Card

    May 6, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY, United
    the difference those news channels do not just report the bad news. Super Dave can't say that can he?
     
  10. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In keeping with my new policy on outrageous posts like this...

    You're exactly right. I'm a Saddam lover who hates America.

    Of course, in my America-hating, I didn't just sacrifice a baker's dozen of brave soldiers in a stupid pointless war.
     
  11. Richie

    Richie Red Card

    May 6, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY, United
    add to that the Clintons, Kennedy and last but not least Superdave.
     
  12. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax

    how did you get joy from his use of the word 'disaster' and the phrase 'rest in peace brave boys?
     
  13. Richie

    Richie Red Card

    May 6, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY, United
     
  14. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Binghamton, NY
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    While I wish for nasty cruel things to happen to those above, I can't really blame Bubba or the Kennedy's for the failure's in Iraq. They weren't the ones who started the war there.
     
  15. Richie

    Richie Red Card

    May 6, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY, United
    because this is the only stories he posts on that's why.
     
  16. Richie

    Richie Red Card

    May 6, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY, United
    They are all the salt of the earth. I wonder if Mary Jo's mother feels that way about Kennedy?

    As far as the Clintons go they are both the most honest and most ethical people on the face of the earth. Have they ever told the truth about anything in their lives. World would be a far better place without them.
     
  17. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax

    get a grip dude
     
  18. Richie

    Richie Red Card

    May 6, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY, United
    Have a grip do you? Just read any of Daves posts.
     
  19. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yes.
     
  20. Richie

    Richie Red Card

    May 6, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY, United
    Would you mind reposting it now.
     
  21. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax

    so by posting bad news the poster automatically is happy about it? :rolleyes: ever heard the phrase 'don't kill the messenger'?
     
  22. Richie

    Richie Red Card

    May 6, 1999
    Brooklyn, NY, United
    If I did Super Dave would stop posting very suddenly. His messenges are always the same.

    I am looking forward to the good message he said he posted once. If and whe he does post that message I will look it up to see when he posted it.

    I doubt if he ever made such a post. Do you remember it? Does anybody remember it?
     
  23. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Skim the "occupation" thread.
     
  24. afgrijselijkheid

    Dec 29, 2002
    mokum
    Club:
    AFC Ajax

    he posts good things in the soccer threads - this is the politics forum during wartime and a george w bush presidency... what good news are you looking for?
     
  25. fishbiproduct

    fishbiproduct New Member

    Mar 29, 2002
    Pasadena Ca.
    "Operation Enduring Salmon: mission accomplished"

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