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Fri Jul 6, 2012, 03:32 PM

'Bye-bye, Miss American Pie' then US helicopter appears to fire on Afghans [View all]

Source: The Guardian

A video has surfaced online that appears to show a US helicopter crew singing "Bye-bye Miss American Pie" before blasting a group of Afghan men with a Hellfire missile.

The footage comes in the wake of a string of damaging videos and pictures showing US forces in Afghanistan urinating on the bodies of dead insurgents, and posing with the remains of suicide bombers and civilians killed for sport by a group of rogue soldiers.

If it is proved to be authentic, it could further undermine the image of foreign forces in a country where there is already deep resentment owing to civilian deaths and a perception among many Afghans that US troops lack respect for Afghan culture and people.

The posting says the video was recorded in Wardak province, which lies south-west of the capital, Kabul, in September 2009. The caption refers sarcastically to a group of "innocent farmers planting poppy seeds in the middle of the road".

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/06/bye-bye-american-pie-afghanistan



Of course that song is "American Pie" by Don McLean. Telling huh?

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