Deadly Afghan year takes toll on 101s...

Deadly Afghan year takes toll on 101st Airborne

There are 23 comments on the Kansas City Star story from Dec 26, 2010, titled Deadly Afghan year takes toll on 101st Airborne. In it, Kansas City Star reports that:

The 101st Airborne Division, a force in America's major conflicts since World War II, is seeing its worst casualties in a decade as the U.S. surge in Afghanistan turns into the deadliest year in that war for the NATO coalition.The Army division known as the Screaming Eagles, formed ahead of the 1944 Allied invasion of Normandy, has lost 104 men ...

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christmasisover

Pulaski, TN

#1 Dec 26, 2010
The grand totals of deaths should not be in a lump sum. They should be separated. When our soldiers die in accidents and helicopter crashes this cannot be attributed to enemy fire.

Search engine Screaming Eagles helicopter crash and minus those deaths from the toll. Minus all the deaths in the 101st Airborne Division that are not caused by enemy fire.

If all are attributed to enemy fire it falsely credits the enemy and that only benefits the enemy.
keep it real

Dahlonega, GA

#2 Dec 26, 2010
christmasisover wrote:
The grand totals of deaths should not be in a lump sum. They should be separated. When our soldiers die in accidents and helicopter crashes this cannot be attributed to enemy fire.

Search engine Screaming Eagles helicopter crash and minus those deaths from the toll. Minus all the deaths in the 101st Airborne Division that are not caused by enemy fire.

If all are attributed to enemy fire it falsely credits the enemy and that only benefits the enemy.
You are so correct!
pat toms

Bedford, UK

#3 Dec 26, 2010
christmasisover wrote:
The grand totals of deaths should not be in a lump sum. They should be separated. When our soldiers die in accidents and helicopter crashes this cannot be attributed to enemy fire.
Search engine Screaming Eagles helicopter crash and minus those deaths from the toll. Minus all the deaths in the 101st Airborne Division that are not caused by enemy fire.
If all are attributed to enemy fire it falsely credits the enemy and that only benefits the enemy.
since the east india company was formed in india british soldiers have been fighting in afghanistan,on and off for 300 yers or more,and also in the himalayas,but the sum total should not be lumped together.
Deo Vindice

Sacramento, CA

#4 Dec 26, 2010
Hussein Obama is prolonging the war indefinitely.

Liberals have always accused Republicans of being war mongers, now the liberals are showing their true faces.

You don't see anymore liberals demonstrating against the war against islam - with Bush you did.

Liberals now even align themselfes with the enemy.
When U.S. soldiers are killed, the liberal media is in hog heaven.
They have synchronized orgasms.

American journalists in the war zones are known to plant and fabricate evidence in order to have American soldiers court-martialed.

M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R
To all American Patriots.
missing medicine there

Toronto, Canada

#5 Dec 26, 2010
my kind of town

Hénin-beaumont, France

#6 Dec 26, 2010
No big deal. They are only goyim. They died for Israel.
torgo

Marysville, OH

#7 Dec 26, 2010
they died for the greater israel co prosperity sphere
Mr Obvious

United States

#8 Dec 26, 2010
Deo Vindice wrote:
Hussein Obama is prolonging the war indefinitely.
Liberals have always accused Republicans of being war mongers, now the liberals are showing their true faces.
You don't see anymore liberals demonstrating against the war against islam - with Bush you did.
Liberals now even align themselfes with the enemy.
When U.S. soldiers are killed, the liberal media is in hog heaven.
They have synchronized orgasms.
American journalists in the war zones are known to plant and fabricate evidence in order to have American soldiers court-martialed.
M E R R Y C H R I S T M A S
H A P P Y N E W Y E A R
To all American Patriots.
"War against Islam" ??? "Liberal media in hog heaven" Conspiracy?? Wow! SCARY! Funny, but still scary. Deo Weird.

Since: Nov 10

Monte Vista, Colorado

#9 Dec 26, 2010
Dead is dead. To try and separate operational air accident casualties from ground combat losses is ludicrous. A lot of flying in war zones can take place under conditions that pilots would never otherwise undertake. Flying in war zones is very dangerous, whether you're being shot at or not.

We lost 6000 aircraft in the Vietnam War. 40% were lost due to "operational accidents". Many flights in war zones are conducted under instrument flight conditions in fog, at night, or in blowing sand and storms, conditions that can cause pilots to suffer vertigo when the horizon is invisible. Add the fact that aircraft and spare parts are pushed to the limits and beyond in war zones. Those who die in Afghanistan War air crashes are every bit casualties of war as if they been killed by Taliban snipers.

BTW I'm a proud veteran of the 101st Airborne Division. They'll weather this storm just as they have every conflict since WWII. If any of you young Screaming Eagles in Afghanistan might be reading this, God bless you and keep your spirits up. I hope we'll soon see an end to this mess -the one you're caught in the middle of. Most of America loves you and thanks you for your sacrifice.
Abe Lincoln

Amersham, UK

#10 Dec 27, 2010
So what?
The joke is that those ignorant suckers did not have a clue as to why or who they were supposed to be fighting.
They led worthless lives and died having achieved absolutely nothing.
If this was written on their gravestones, it might discourage other pitiful jerks from doing the same.
Dr Mohammed AL-Saedi

Turku, Finland

#11 Dec 27, 2010
Statement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Regarding the Condemnation of the 31st Anniversary o

Sunday, 26 December 2010 10:19

Statement of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Regarding the Condemnation of the 31st Anniversary of the Red Army Invasion of Afghanistan

The 6th Jaddi (the Hijri Lunar year) which coincides with 27th December, is the day of the former Soviet Union’s aggression against Afghanistan. Three decades ago, on this day, 700 soldiers of the Red Army dressed in the uniform of the Afghan Army killed Hafizulla Amin, the former communist ruler of Afghanistan at Taj Beg Palace, near the capital Kabul. With this, 80,000 Red Army soldiers entered Afghanistan

through land and air which, at one point, reached 150,000 soldiers. To confront the coward aggression of their northern neighbor--the former Soviet Union-- the Afghans chose the path of armed Jihad as per the requirement of their religious obligation and other humane values. The Soviets’ invasion expedited the tempo of the struggle which had already been going on against the communist government, giving it a new impetus.

The Soviet troops remained engaged in a military muscle showdown against the freedom- loving and Islamist people of Afghanistan almost for ten years from December 1979 to February 1989. After passage of a few years; reviewing and revision of new strategies and troops re-enforcement, they were not able to have a tangible achievement. Contrarily, the situation had slipped into a deepening crisis, following the prolongation of the war and expansion of battles. The decrepit Soviet Union’s economy was not strong enough to fund the aggression. Hence, the last ruler of the former Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbacheve admitted the bitter reality in 1989, saying openly, the crisis of Afghanistan was a bleeding wound for the Soviet Union. He promised to put an end to the invasion.

Source:
http://shahamat.info/english/index.php...

Rambone

United States

#12 Dec 27, 2010
Afghanistan = The Graveyard for Empires

America deserves a good ass kicking like it got from Vietnam and the Israeli's got from Hezbollah.
Dr Mohammed AL-Saedi

Turku, Finland

#13 Dec 27, 2010
Its clearly ever than before that the total collapse on U.S is underway and its clearly ever than before that there will be no way for recovery.

Its universe inevitability thats just like 1 + 1 = 2

FTR

“Community Liar-in-Chief”

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#15 Dec 27, 2010
Abe Lincoln wrote:
So what?
The joke is that those ignorant suckers did not have a clue as to why or who they were supposed to be fighting.
I recommend they make every bearded little fairy wearing a rag on their head a target.......not to mention their dirty little offspring.
Deng

Zhenjiang, China

#16 Dec 27, 2010
IT SHOULD READ MORE LIKE THE 101ST GOT WIPED OUT IN AFGHANISTAN IN 2010.

Egyptian writer says U.S. lost about 1 million soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan
Publication time: 6 December 2010, 23:50

The Arab News newspaper editor and Egyptian writer, Amer Abdul-Moneim, published a study in which he predicts the fall of the American Evil Empire, the Islammemo website reports.

This study is a continuation of an article devoted to the U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The author emphasizes that a great number of U.S. soldiers have been killed during hostilities in these two poorest Muslim countries, which are under siege and at war for decades.

"The U.S. military exhausted their power and cannot invade another country, and their threat to invade Kuwait, Pakistan, Sudan and Iran are just empty words. The U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan are not able to engage in new wars, and they cannot invade anything more, now or in the future. The dream of America and its army to stop "aggression" on the lands of Mesopotamia and the villages of Afghans do not come true".

"Figures and documents are in our hands. Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan turned into the biggest loss of military equipment and manpower of the U.S. army.

Nothing like that happened since the creation of the United States. America has lost more than 600 thousand pieces of military equipment: military vehicles, armored cars, jeeps, helicopters, and in addition, more than 1 million soldiers and officers have been killed, wounded, maimed, or became mentally sick", said Abdel-Moneim.

The author also said:



"These figures may impress many people. They were also a surprise for me. I am impressed by a large amount of information that comes before our eyes. We begin to understand the world around us. It became obvious that the American Empire is paralyzed and suffers a decline".



The article also says:



"To understand the extent of the devastation caused by the U.S. military, I focused on the size of losses in equipment and weapons systems, as well as on fatalities and injuries during military operations. Economic costs have been mentioned in brief, because they have been already given in a previous article".

The author describes in detail the features of the defeat of the U.S. ooccupation army, emphasizing four main points: loss of equipment and weapons systems, human casualties, total losses in human livesand, finally, loss of aircraft, which leads to rejection by the army to conduct combat operations.



At the end of the detailed article, the author provides documented facts and figures.

The author says:



"To have an idea about what really happened with the U.S. army and its huge weaponry in those wars, we are to compare it with a bull, whose horns are big and strong.

It would seem that the bull can gore or even kill anybody standing in front of it. And resistance in Iraq and Afghanistan can be compared with a frail bullfighter, who quickly turns around the bull, but never comes in front of it. As a result, he skillfully plunges his weapons into a weak point of the bull, and the bull falls on the ground. Its strong horns remain on its head, they could not help".


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Dung from China

United States

#18 Dec 28, 2010
101st wiped out? Hardly. I bet you are praying that America packs up the tents and heads home so China can try to take over the world. When I hear the saying "pot calling the kettle black", I think of you Dung.. You talk alot of trash about America in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lets talk about China terror in Tibet, or Taiwan. Whats your thoughts on that?
Deng

Zhenjiang, China

#19 Dec 28, 2010
CHINA IS AT PEACE.

TAIWAN IS AT PEACE.

TIBET IS BOOMING WITH ECONOMIC ACTIVITY; TIBET HAD A RECORD BARLEY CROP LAST YEAR AND THE PEOPLE ARE HAPPY BECAUSE OF IT.

IS THE UNITED STATES AT PEACE WITH THE WORLD?

KUNAR PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN, IS A MEAT GRINDER AND THE LIES KEEP COMING ABOUT THE LACK OF U.S. CASUALTIES THERE; DON'T BELIEVE IT.
Dung from China wrote:
101st wiped out? Hardly. I bet you are praying that America packs up the tents and heads home so China can try to take over the world. When I hear the saying "pot calling the kettle black", I think of you Dung.. You talk alot of trash about America in Iraq and Afghanistan. Lets talk about China terror in Tibet, or Taiwan. Whats your thoughts on that?

Since: Nov 10

Monte Vista, Colorado

#20 Dec 28, 2010
Deng wrote:
CHINA IS AT PEACE.
Right. China is so at peace that Japan has informed the world twice now, that it's going to manufacture nuclear weapons to defend itself against Chinese communist territorial ambitions. Taiwan may already have nukes.

But even if neither country realizes a nuclear option, I know a country whose boomers can knock off about half a billion Chinese and reduce every communist mainland city to a heap of smoldering rubble in a matter of minutes. That's what really pisses you reds off, Deng.

Since: Nov 10

Monte Vista, Colorado

#21 Dec 28, 2010
Dr Mohammed AL-Saedi wrote:
Its clearly ever than before that the total collapse on U.S is underway and its clearly ever than before that there will be no way for recovery.
Its universe inevitability thats just like 1 + 1 = 2
Hey "Dr" Mohammed AL-Saedi, what kind of "doctor" are you? A doctor of camel shit sandwich recipes?

Since: Nov 10

Monte Vista, Colorado

#22 Dec 28, 2010
Dr Mohammed AL-Saedi wrote:
Its clearly ever than before that the total collapse on U.S is underway and its clearly ever than before that there will be no way for recovery.
Its universe inevitability thats just like 1 + 1 = 2
I'll bet we nuke Mecca and Medina before that happens.

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