Combat or Rescue Mission?

I have read and heard the mission of the U.S. military helicopter that was recently shot down in Afghanistan described as a “rescue mission.” This makes it sound like the helicopter was rescuing hikers from off a mountain who had gotten lost. Make no mistake about it, the crew of the helicopter was on a mission to destroy life, not to save life. The Guardian gets it right.

And how convenient that the government says it has now killed the man responsible for shooting down the helicopter! The Taliban are denying that the “terrorist” responsible was actually killed. They are lying, you say, and can’t be trusted. I suspect that they don’t lie anymore than the U.S. government.

Author: Laurence Vance

Laurence Vance holds degrees in history, theology, accounting, and economics. He has written and published twelve books and regularly contributes articles and book reviews to both secular and religious periodicals.

4 thoughts on “Combat or Rescue Mission?”

  1. Chinook Shooter = Juba the Sniper 2.0

    One person or many, the Chinook Shooter will at some point bring down another bird.

    My prediction is that the Chinook Shooter will become the Taliban version if the Dread Pirate Roberts.

  2. "And how convenient that the government says it has now killed the man responsible for shooting down the helicopter! "

    Yup. And ya know it's gotta be true because last night little Brian Williams on the NBC Nightly Propaganda…er… I mean NBC Nightly News…looked straight into the camera and said so without even blinking.

    I tell ya, if the government told me the sky was blue I would not believe it without independent verification.

    Never believe anything the government says without independent verification.

  3. Back during the American Civil War it was thought to be 'good' for the troops that they would see one of their generals killed – and many generals were killed on both sides.
    Today – the 'desk jockey' generals are NO where to be found near combat operations – they find it convenient to send the troops / cannon fodder off into harms' way.

    As to today's press and mdeia – Joseph Goebbels said it best: "the press / media is like a keyboard on which the Government plays its tune."

Comments are closed.