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.