Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Black Hawk Down

Them thar Muslim hillbillies in Afghanistan seem to be just as much crack marksmen as their counterparts in West Virginia. On Tuesday they brought down an American chopper with 17 Imperial soldiers on it.

Interestingly, the media are now spinning this by claiming it's the first Imperial copter shootdown in Afghanistan, although Hadji Reb in Iraq has brought them down by the dozens. That is just plain not true: the Taliban got another one a few years ago that killed something like eight or nine Imperial troops in one go. I can't recall the details but I remember the general incident quite clearly. By now maybe, like Winston Smith, I am the only one left in possession of a memory. This media subservience to Jug-Ears and the neo-con madness of the Empire is getting downright Orwellian.

The official body count in Afghanistan is now over 200 Americans. God knows what it really is--it is common knowledge that Afghanistan causalties have been seriously lowballed since October 2001 when this whole lunatic Ninth Crusade began.


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