Prague Twin

Monday, May 15, 2006

Helicopters Going Down with Frequency

When the British helicopter was downed on May 6th, I made the point that Iranian missles may be finding their way into the hands of the Mahdi army.

The media still reports that that the Brittish helicopter went down "apparently from a missle." Has anyone heard an update on the investigation? No? Neither have I.

So now, just eight days after the Brittish chopper went down, a US chopper has been taken down.

No word yet if a missle was used. No details have been released by the US military. I doubt we will ever hear the details for strategic reasons. If I had to guess, missles are now being used, and they will continue to target helicopters for the simple fact that helicopter downings make the news wire.

5 Comments:

  • I saw on iraq casualty that 7 British military personnel have died this month. It took the previous six months to reach that number.

    By Blogger reality-based educator, at 7:49 PM  

  • Yep, third highest month for casualties for them. They have only lost 111 for the whole war, so seven casualties in two weeks is a big deal.

    Im sure this point will not be lost on the UK media outles.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 8:15 PM  

  • Hi Prague (insert name),
    so, what is your story? What is an American (from what part?) doing in eastern europe of all places? Like I am one to talk...I live in the little red dot on the map that no one has ever heard of. you can email me at bworrell@gmail.

    By Blogger expatbrian, at 12:13 PM  

  • Casualties are pretty high for Americans too. I saw the number 42 this morning on iragcasualty.org, which could mean a pretty high month if it doesn't slow down. The sad part is, like Vietnam after 1968, everybody knows the policy has failed here. We're just waiting for Bush to get his "Peace w/ Honor" moment so he can pull out without looking like he's retrating. Unfortunately people are still dying while we're waiting for that moment.

    By Blogger reality-based educator, at 4:10 PM  

  • 2.75 per day. Almost one soldier every two days above average.

    Just making up for some slow months. As usual, everything seems to gravitate towards that 2.3 per day median average.

    Peace with Honor is not going to happen. Bush has already said he will leave it for the next administration. I've been betting the over all along. What gets me is that I was accused of being pessimistic when I said we would be in Iraq for at least 5 years, but more like 10.

    Doesn't seem so far fetched now.

    By Blogger Praguetwin, at 6:06 PM  

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