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Ripley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-15-03 11:36 AM
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18. Holy Crap!!
Two blackhawks down???? Lots of casualties I'm sorry to say.
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  -Deleted message Name removed  Nov-15-03 11:07 AM   #0 
  - why am I thinking it did not "crash"?....  leftchick   Nov-15-03 11:10 AM   #1 
  - Alright, who sold them the stingers?  HawkerHurricane   Nov-15-03 11:13 AM   #2 
  - The partisans will start breaking out the big guns now  Barrett808   Nov-15-03 11:18 AM   #5 
  - Here we go again folks!  0007   Nov-15-03 11:32 AM   #14 
     - Here ya go...  imax2268   Nov-16-03 01:58 AM   #140 
  - Orrin Hatch too  Cocoa   Nov-15-03 11:23 AM   #7 
  - Don't need Stingers...they had over 1500 Russian man-portable SAMs  KeepItReal   Nov-15-03 11:23 AM   #8 
  - They've taken at least one down with just an RPG  htuttle   Nov-15-03 11:34 AM   #16 
     - Helicopters are vulnerable to ground fire  HawkerHurricane   Nov-15-03 02:07 PM   #81 
  - Col. North will answer that question, Sir  SpiralHawk   Nov-15-03 11:33 AM   #15 
  - What is a civilian area?  Ripley   Nov-15-03 11:16 AM   #3 
  - very good question  Cocoa   Nov-15-03 11:26 AM   #10 
     - If they said "residential" area, I'd understand.  Ripley   Nov-15-03 11:29 AM   #11 
     - it could be code, too  Cocoa   Nov-15-03 11:35 AM   #17 
     - They have been clearing them out first  party_line   Nov-15-03 11:36 AM   # 
  - BBC page has a blurb at top  party_line   Nov-15-03 11:16 AM   #4 
  - Probably right around the time...  htuttle   Nov-15-03 11:19 AM   #6 
     - Shit like this gatta strike terror in the hearts of all military parents  opihimoimoi   Nov-15-03 11:25 AM   #9 
        - At some point  Turbineguy   Nov-15-03 05:29 PM   #111 
  - Has to be an accident, it's not in the Sunni Triangle...  karlschneider   Nov-15-03 11:30 AM   #12 
  - Yahoo link  BullGooseLoony   Nov-15-03 11:32 AM   #13 
  - Holy Crap!!  Ripley   Nov-15-03 11:36 AM   #18 
  - Sounds like more than an 'accident' was involved  htuttle   Nov-15-03 11:36 AM   #19 
  - No, that's the Apaches.  Ripley   Nov-15-03 11:37 AM   #24 
  - from just that report...  Sagan   Nov-15-03 11:43 AM   #28 
  - Click on the link again...Most of the article is gone?  janx   Nov-15-03 12:47 PM   #55 
     - It's still there for me  htuttle   Nov-15-03 12:48 PM   #57 
     - Check the Yahoo link:  Ripley   Nov-15-03 12:49 PM   #58 
        - Thanks--it's in the Reuters article as well.  janx   Nov-15-03 01:13 PM   #61 
  - this is too fishy  jenk   Nov-15-03 11:39 AM   #25 
  - Yes because why would he CLIMB  saskatoon   Nov-15-03 04:31 PM   #101 
  - I think the chopper was shotdown while participating in some sort of...  IndianaGreen   Nov-15-03 11:44 AM   #29 
     - we've had skirmishes with the Kurds recently  jenk   Nov-15-03 11:48 AM   #33 
     - Excellent post! If you're interested I'll get a couploe of links for you  sistersofmercy   Nov-15-03 11:58 AM   #41 
        - The UN ruled that the US was now considered an 'Occupying Power'...  htuttle   Nov-15-03 12:03 PM   #43 
           - Got a link I'd be very interested in reading the info but even  sistersofmercy   Nov-15-03 01:06 PM   #59 
              - Looks like it was more Annan who said it, not sure of 'official' status  htuttle   Nov-15-03 01:17 PM   #63 
              - It is under the Geneva Convention, Articles 55, 56 and 59  Spazito   Nov-15-03 01:38 PM   #70 
  - Rapid Reaction Force is on the scene....  leftchick   Nov-15-03 11:36 AM   #20 
  - Sounds like two helicopters are down?  DoYouEverWonder   Nov-15-03 11:36 AM   #21 
  - Some local witnesses said two helicopters may have collided and crashed  54anickel   Nov-15-03 11:36 AM   #22 
  - That reads like one was hit  party_line   Nov-15-03 11:41 AM   #26 
     - That is what it sounds like to me  htuttle   Nov-15-03 11:42 AM   #27 
  - damn  jenk   Nov-15-03 11:36 AM   #23 
  - were these chinooks?  jenk   Nov-15-03 11:45 AM   #30 
  - The orig link says Black Hawks  party_line   Nov-15-03 11:47 AM   #31 
     - The Black Hawk is the U.S. Army's frontline utility helicopter, designed  54anickel   Nov-15-03 11:49 AM   #34 
     - I think so, looks like they seat about 8-10 each  jenk   Nov-15-03 11:50 AM   #36 
     - Blackhawks are smaller t. Main troop-carrying 'copter of US Army  KeepItReal   Nov-15-03 11:51 AM   #37 
  - well, MSNBC has moved on to Paris Hilton  nostamj   Nov-15-03 11:47 AM   #32 
  - I've noticed that CNN, MSNBC, all of them  Ripley   Nov-15-03 11:50 AM   #35 
  - We don't want no stinkin' news  Oreegone   Nov-15-03 12:00 PM   #42 
  - I am sure that we will be hearing about Kobe and Scott Peterson next  IndianaGreen   Nov-15-03 11:51 AM   #38 
  - am i the only one  Blue_Tires   Nov-15-03 04:58 PM   #104 
  - I wonder if the pilots use speed from command like they used to.  bobthedrummer   Nov-15-03 11:57 AM   #39 
  - Especially when you're on fire  htuttle   Nov-15-03 11:57 AM   #40 
  - Yeah, um, sure...the helicopter "crashed." Yeah I believe that. nt  caledesi   Nov-15-03 12:04 PM   #44 
  - Witness - One crashed on a house in Borsa  54anickel   Nov-15-03 12:04 PM   #45 
  - There is a minimum of 3 crew aboard a Black Hawk = 6 KIAs  IndianaGreen   Nov-15-03 12:17 PM   #49 
  - AP confirms 2 Black Hawks "collided"  IndianaGreen   Nov-15-03 12:05 PM   #46 
  - MSNBC just reported: Two black hawks *collided* over Mosul n/t  Barrett808   Nov-15-03 12:05 PM   #47 
  - MSNBC mentions is  spinbaby   Nov-15-03 12:06 PM   #48 
  - A witness says they collided after an Explosion!  leftchick   Nov-15-03 12:18 PM   #50 
  - You think Bob Arnot is going to tell us how swell things are in Mosul  IndianaGreen   Nov-15-03 12:20 PM   #51 
     - I have seen dr. baghdad bob arnot say things are swell...  leftchick   Nov-15-03 12:35 PM   #54 
        - That ain't no shit n/t  NNN0LHI   Nov-15-03 01:23 PM   #67 
  - Sky News: US Helicopters Collide  IndianaGreen   Nov-15-03 12:24 PM   #52 
  - "crashed onto the roof of a house"  Barrett808   Nov-15-03 12:26 PM   #53 
  - Update MSNBC  IndianaGreen   Nov-15-03 12:48 PM   #56 
  - The true cost to America of losing two Blackhawk helicopters  MetaTrope   Nov-15-03 01:09 PM   #60 
  - 12 killed, at least 9 wounded (CNN)  IndianaGreen   Nov-15-03 01:13 PM   #62 
  - One taking ground fire  prolesunited   Nov-15-03 01:18 PM   #64 
  - Jebuz. Two birds with one stone n/t  NNN0LHI   Nov-15-03 01:26 PM   #68 
  - Anyone "wounded" in that crash..  JackDragna   Nov-15-03 01:19 PM   #65 
  - AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA  Skittles   Nov-15-03 01:20 PM   #66 
  - Yes, to bad it's  Turbineguy   Nov-15-03 05:31 PM   #112 
  - I cant take anymore  fishnfla   Nov-15-03 01:27 PM   #69 
  - those choppers aren't free  jenk   Nov-15-03 02:47 PM   #89 
  - Fox says US military reports one copter hit by an RPG  bluestateguy   Nov-15-03 01:40 PM   #71 
  - I agree! It is time to bring the troops home NOW!  IndianaGreen   Nov-15-03 01:44 PM   #74 
  - Is Mosul in the Sunni triangle? n/t  NNN0LHI   Nov-15-03 01:42 PM   #72 
  - No, it is in the "safe" Kurdish area  IndianaGreen   Nov-15-03 01:45 PM   #75 
  - Sky News: The Black Hawks were responding to an ambush  IndianaGreen   Nov-15-03 01:42 PM   #73 
  - Fox says RPG hit one, CNN headline says.........  buycitgo   Nov-15-03 01:49 PM   #76 
  - The one that rose was on fire per witness  54anickel   Nov-15-03 01:59 PM   #78 
  - Here's the CBC story  Canadian_Guy   Nov-15-03 01:54 PM   #77 
  - NYT Article, hit in tail by RPG  BuckeFushe   Nov-15-03 02:01 PM   #79 
  - The kurds don't want us there either  freddie57   Nov-15-03 02:22 PM   #82 
  - Reading that account, I wonder whether this wasn't a chopper trap  htuttle   Nov-15-03 02:23 PM   #83 
     - Lessons from Vietnam  IndianaGreen   Nov-15-03 02:33 PM   #85 
  - Operation "Iron Fist" appears to have had quite an effect on the Iraqis nt  NNN0LHI   Nov-15-03 02:07 PM   #80 
  - 12 dead, 9 injured says CNN  MisterP   Nov-15-03 02:31 PM   #84 
  - Jeebus H! I'm gone for a few hrs and come home...  alg0912   Nov-15-03 02:36 PM   #86 
  - Two US helicopters down in Iraq, at least 23 dead (Headline in error)  MaineDem   Nov-15-03 02:40 PM   #87 
  - Confusing headine....  54anickel   Nov-15-03 02:44 PM   #88 
  - The headline was wrong.  MaineDem   Nov-15-03 02:50 PM   #90 
  - Did this include Iraqis - civilians or ? - on the ground?  colorado_ufo   Nov-15-03 03:44 PM   #99 
  - W/RPGs in Iraqi hands, the US helicopter days in the region are over  lebkuchen   Nov-15-03 02:52 PM   #91 
  - Sky News: US Officer says One Helicopter Hit by RPG  VolcanoJen   Nov-15-03 03:03 PM   #92 
  - NOTHING, TO SEE HERE just a few paint scratches  saigon68   Nov-15-03 03:29 PM   #95 
  - this is tiring  MattNC   Nov-15-03 03:09 PM   #93 
  - the jump from 300 to 400 was quick -  UpInArms   Nov-15-03 03:18 PM   #94 
  - Waking up may not matter.  freethought23   Nov-15-03 03:29 PM   #96 
  - Some more information from Al-Jazeera....  leftchick   Nov-15-03 03:33 PM   #97 
  - Coalition forces? US? UK? Italian? Australian?  librarycard   Nov-15-03 03:35 PM   #98 
  - CNN says they were all Americans  htuttle   Nov-15-03 04:23 PM   #100 
  - CNN International just said 17 dead.  karlschneider   Nov-15-03 04:32 PM   #102 
  - Strange that "coalition forces" was used--the US IS the coalition force  librarycard   Nov-15-03 07:58 PM   #130 
  - In the new Journalspeak, "Italian" = Italian, "British"= British,  Jackpine Radical   Nov-15-03 05:20 PM   #108 
  - CNN says death toll has risen to 17  silverchair   Nov-15-03 04:48 PM   #103 
  - It will probably end up being 18  htuttle   Nov-15-03 05:02 PM   #106 
  - In the last three weeks, 39 soldiers have died in five helicopter crashes  54anickel   Nov-15-03 05:16 PM   #107 
  - Am I reading about the same incident? Al-jazeera differs.  loudnclear   Nov-15-03 04:59 PM   #105 
  - 81 coalition troops killed in just 15 days,  Minstrel Boy   Nov-15-03 05:24 PM   #109 
  - Eighty-one?!!????!!!!  VolcanoJen   Nov-15-03 05:27 PM   #110 
  - It surprised me too...  Minstrel Boy   Nov-15-03 05:38 PM   #116 
  - NAH KIDS---- WE'RE WINNING " BRING EM ON" --The chimp  saigon68   Nov-15-03 05:46 PM   #121 
     - saigon...I was around during Vietnam and you are SO right! nt  caledesi   Nov-15-03 09:05 PM   #135 
  - That's almost as high as Vietnam  Turbineguy   Nov-15-03 05:35 PM   #114 
  - Those apparatchiks were none other than the Tom Delay thugs.....  0007   Nov-15-03 05:40 PM   #117 
  - Jackpine Radical makes a good point in #108  54anickel   Nov-15-03 05:40 PM   #118 
  - My....fucking....God..........  BullGooseLoony   Nov-15-03 08:46 PM   #132 
     - BGL...yes, we predicted this horrible state of affairs on DU.  caledesi   Nov-15-03 09:08 PM   #137 
  - CNN now calling the victims "17 U.S. Soldiers."  VolcanoJen   Nov-15-03 05:33 PM   #113 
  - I knew I shouldn't have looked: I knew I shouldn't have looked:I knew I sh  newyorican   Nov-15-03 05:37 PM   #115 
  - Psycho alert!!  alg0912   Nov-15-03 05:42 PM   #119 
  - Tom Tomorrow: Chicken Hawk Down  hadrons   Nov-15-03 07:26 PM   #126 
  - Hmmm... it wasn't the left  Jen6   Nov-15-03 07:34 PM   #128 
  - "we need every swinging dick in the unit to win."  IndianaGreen   Nov-15-03 08:07 PM   #131 
  - I actually think that victory  BullGooseLoony   Nov-15-03 09:00 PM   #134 
  - The sad part is that it is going to get worse. nt  caledesi   Nov-15-03 09:09 PM   #138 
  - Don't think so  NNN0LHI   Nov-16-03 09:52 AM   #145 
  - It's that same ill logic that makes them also believe...  alg0912   Nov-16-03 09:45 AM   #144 
  - That's his solution? Attack leftists in America?  htuttle   Nov-16-03 10:01 AM   #146 
  - yep  Sagan   Nov-15-03 05:45 PM   #120 
  - I find such blindness to the uselessness of this war  Swede   Nov-15-03 06:04 PM   #123 
  - Disgusting!  jpgray   Nov-15-03 06:03 PM   #122 
  - As if the statistics of WWII were all that appealing  Rebel_with_a_cause   Nov-15-03 07:33 PM   #127 
  - These people can't be Americans.  BullGooseLoony   Nov-15-03 08:54 PM   #133 
     - THAT'S IT. I'M GOING TO TELL THOSE BASTARDS OFF. nt  BullGooseLoony   Nov-15-03 09:05 PM   #136 
  - Deadliest day.....yet.  judgegina   Nov-15-03 07:01 PM   #124 
  - Operation Iron Hammer isn't having its desired effect  Rebel_with_a_cause   Nov-15-03 07:25 PM   #125 
  - Wanna bet if these death wil even count as official deaths??  Kamika   Nov-15-03 07:37 PM   #129 
  - Kick  BullGooseLoony   Nov-15-03 11:25 PM   #139 
  - Those freepers are using the argument that we need to take the  fizzana   Nov-16-03 03:17 AM   #141 
  - The bush Fedayeen are a restless bunch  4dsc   Nov-16-03 09:29 AM   #143 
  - CNN 10AMHelo was trying to land -rotor hit other helo-BS!  jmcgowanjm   Nov-16-03 09:04 AM   #142 
 

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