Black Hawks down in Baghdad, Iraq

This video from the USA is called Winter Soldier Jason Hurd on DN-IVAW.

From Associated Press:

Oct 4, 3:21 PM EDT

US military: Iraqi killed in helicopter collision

BAGHDAD — The U.S. military says two American helicopters have collided while landing at a base in Baghdad, killing an Iraqi soldier.

A statement says two Americans and two Iraqis were wounded when the UH-60 Black Hawks crashed at about 8:55 p.m. in a northern section of the capital.

Military spokesman Capt. Charles Calio says it’s not clear how severe the collision was but hostile fire is not suspected as a cause.

The military says it’s not known yet how many people were on board the aircraft and an investigation is under way.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information.

Update: here.

The BBC and the Iraq war: here.

6 thoughts on “Black Hawks down in Baghdad, Iraq

  1. AP, Oct 3, 9:01 PM EDT

    US military deaths in Iraq war at 4,177

    As of Friday, Oct. 3, 2008, at least 4,177 members of the U.S. military have died in the Iraq war since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count.

    The figure includes eight military civilians killed in action. At least 3,382 military personnel died as a result of hostile action, according to the military’s numbers.

    The AP count is one fewer than the Defense Department’s tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.

    The British military has reported 176 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia and Georgia, three each; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand and Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan and South Korea, one death each.

    The latest deaths reported by the military:

    – A soldier was killed Thursday by a roadside bomb near Amarah.

    The latest identifications reported by the military:

    – Army Pfc. Christopher A. Bartkiewicz, 25, Dunfermline, Ill.; killed Tuesday in Baghdad by small-arms fire; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany.


  2. Thank you TrackBack for your concern about the 4177 PROFESSIONAL Solders killed in Iraq in the last 5 years.. In the same time span, over 75,000 people were killed by DRUNKEN DRIVERS on the USA highways.. But I guess you do not care about those children , women who were killed , all 75,000 of them.. You have a political agenda to fill, right ? I grew up in Eastern Europe.. I know your kind..


  3. How about starting to report people ( children, women ) killed on the highways by drunken drivers , Jason ? Funny thing, the other day I was driving on a highway in Europe , in a country that has the HIGHEST death rate on the highways.. One in every 10 driver stopped is DRUNK.. So one would expect on the radio news, to warn about people killed on the highways.. No, not so.. the 09:00 am news reported with excitement that 2 USA solders were injured in Iraq.. Is this the news that one wants to know when driving on a highway in a country where death on the highway is an accepted risk ? Why Iraq ? Can someone explain it to me ? Maybe you Jason ?


  4. Hi John, I share your concern about drunken drivers. However, it is not the same as the war in Iraq. In the Iraq war since 2003, apart from the 4177 US soldiers killed so far, also over a million Iraqi civilians have been killed. Also, the average drunken driver, bad as drunken diving is, does not have the intention to kill or wound anyone. Very unlike George W. Bush.

    And, even if drunken driving would be as bad as, or worse than the Iraq war: suppose that you, John, murder one person; and that your next door neighbour murders three people; then, what your next door neighbour did does not change that you in that case are a murderer.


  5. Posted by: “frankofbos”

    Sun Oct 5, 2008 9:58 pm (PDT)

    Bush the Dolt Goes after WMD Program Dismantled in 1991, & Caught Hiding Torture from Congress – Bush History,10/6

    President Bush invades Iraq to dismantle WMD programs that Saddam had
    dismantled back in 1991. Also on this date, Bush’s secret torture
    policy is exposed by the New York Times. Congress, it appears, had
    been left in the dark.

    Poor George’s Almanac: 365 Reasons to Fight Against McBush’s 3rd Term!

    Today’s categories: Betraying the CIA, Human Rights/Human Wrongs, Iraq


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