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U.S. Helicopter Blasts an Afghan Man to Pieces... As The Pilot Sings 'Bye, Bye Miss American Pie'

http://youtu.be/NysOZbYFTIo

Oh The American Pride!

http://www.guardian.co.uk...
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Video at link above.

It is the horrific moment an Afghan man is blown apart by a US missile.

But in a moment of twisted inspiration an American helicopter pilot decided to give it a impromptu soundtrack - by singing ‘Bye, bye Miss American pie.’

He belted out the most famous line of the Don McLean classic at the moment of impact when a fireball consumed at least one man.

[...]Another pilot can also be heard saying, ‘Nice’ moments after the impact

[Ed.: Note that DP is unable to confirm the veracity of the video at this time. We call on the Obama administration to provide more information.]




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how horrifying.. and how horrifying to think that a helicopter flying over your head could be targeting you or your neighbor or the road right outside your daughters window..

Garnet
Daughter of 1776 American Revolutionists

Its not all black and white

Its easy to say how atrocious these acts are from the comfort of your computer chair. I agree (having had 3 combat tours in the USMC to OIF/OEF) that many of the things we do/did in Iraq and Afghanistan ARE atrocious. I'll even say MOST things.

But the absolute worst place to direct your anger towards are the men and women who put their boots on the ground/in the air over there.

For the most part we (as marines/soldiers/sailers/etc.) don't use the phrase "I was just following orders" to justify our actions. For the most part we say "I did what I did so I could come home and bring my buddy home next to me".

Its a very good chance those guys in the video who died just got done shooting at some patrol or planting an IED. Do I blame the Afghanis for doing it? ABSOLUTELY NOT. I would do the same thing if some foreign country invaded my homeland.

But do I blame the gunner on the helo or the infantryman on the ground for killing the man who just shot his friend, or that got hit by an IED? Absolutely not either.

We need to focus on getting the right people in the presidency and in Congress. This will solve problems much faster than trying to convince every person in the armed forces to walk away from the job that feeds their family.

Sic Semper Tyrannus

How can they even possibly

How can they even possibly know who that guy is?

If the draft started up again tomorrow....

there would be mass protests against the wars the next day.

NOBODY wants to be FORCED to go kill foreigners for no good reason. And I've heard it said that the wifes and GIRLFRIENDS of those drafted to fight in Vietnam were the most influencial. First, they received more sympathy, second, even though they weren't drafted they could stay stateside and protest.

But UNTIL people are forced by a draft card to go fight - people are WAY TOO COMPLACENT. They choose to ignore it. Or they come home after a hard day and get on the computer and root for the US military to kill anyone, as they would root for their favorite sports team.

What people don't realize is that many people ARE being drafted. What I mean is - there may not be a lottery, or conscription but jobs are so difficult to come by and education is so expensive than many feel forced to sign up. Ah but they AREN"T technically forced. As long as they still have the illusion of personal choice, nobody feels the need to protest.

Bring back the draft and this country will go crazy with protest. UNLESS it is properly preceded with a major false flag event like 9/11 that brings "patriotism" back into a ridiculous level.

You people need to realize that the military is nothing but a

government employment agency.

Its the only compromise acceptable between Rebublicans and Democrats to employ as many people on the government payroll as possible. BOTH sides promote it by telling us always that we should support our "heroes". Its all PR but its an excuse by a desperate government to reduce unemployment numbers as much as possible. If all the wars and all 900 foreign bases closed tomorrow - unemployment would skyrocken and neither side of the aisle - from the most "conservative" Republican to the most liberal Democrat, wants something like that to happen and face in the next election.

And as far as looking for wars.... if you ran a company that made beany propeller hats - you would be looking for any way you could to sell more beany propeller hats, because THATS WHAT YOU MAKE. Its exactly the same with these useless wars. Find as many ways, and as many countries to attack as possible. We need to keep these people employed.

End this freakin' war...end this war now. Come Home,

America. Where are you other Boomers who protested the Vietnam War? Grown fat & lazy? Care only about your next government check? Protest now like you did then!

Drop in a Bucket.

what we witnessed in this video is only a sample (tip of the iceberg) of what happened/ is happening on a daily basis, and on a larger scale, - nowadays the menace is from drone attacks. When people come to collect bodies or attend funerals they are attacked too. This is creating a lot of hatred, even against the local govts., in Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.

This is what happens when military commercials look like games

and a different military branch is in each corner of every Highschool lunch room in the country.

Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right. -Henry Ford

Politicians who start

Politicians who start unconstitutional wars should be held accountable for their actions...but they never will be

Wrong!

They WILL ALL be held accountable with all the other wicked of the earth.
Almighty God, the Lord Jesus Christ will come on that last day to meet out eternal judgment to ALL who are not saved by His blood!
They will be punished according to their deeds and NONE shall escape!
Praise be the name of the Lord!
May that day be soon!

" In Thee O Lord do I put my trust " ~ Psalm 31:1~

Not sure if it was just me...

but it looked like both of those people on the ground ran away on both feet after whatever was shot at them landed.

There is clearly two images that look to be exactly that at the 30 second mark and then the gunner seems to even follow one of them.

:shrug: Just an observation.

When injustice becomes law - rebellion becomes duty.

http://www.facebook.com/parishbenjamin

No way in hell anyone ran

No way in hell anyone ran away after that blast...

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

Giving Americans And Muslims Reasons To Fight:.

from : The Excavator , A Night Watchman On Guard Against The Vultures of State Terror And Psywar. http://mathaba.net/go/?http://disquietreservations.blogspot....

Giving Americans And Muslims Reasons To Fight:
9/11, Al-Qaeda, Drones, And Counterinsurgency.

And the context is? The guy

And the context is?

The guy could have been placing an IED in the road, could have just killed someone in the coalition. We don't just fire at random people on the road.

You don't like war? Get off your lazy rear ends, put down the pizza, exercise something other than you fat fingers and do something about it...

"We don't just fire at random

"We don't just fire at random people on the road." How is that Kool-Aid tasting?

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

"We don't just fire at random people on the road."

Sad truth is yes we do, seen it many times particularly Blackwater.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.

Bad sign of military state of mind

The term "kill without joy" is intended to show that one should not take pleasure in the rites to kill others for to do so would reveal a compromised character. Then you enter of the psychotic.

Don't blame the man singing,

Don't blame the man singing, blame the men who sent him there. War changes people, always.

I don't think so.

I also blame the singing man.

This is borderline nazi behavior ... And when the revolution comes full circle, "i was just following Orders" won't cut it.

The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

- Calvin Coolidge

If you're outside your

If you're outside your knowledge and you REALLY don't know any better, and you think you're doing a great justice, then you can't blame the man. I take it you never went to boot camp? It's brainwashing.

Now, when they are told to point their guns at their own people, well, hopefully then they'll start to wonder.

Grain of salt ...

Don't know the context of the action, so not going to comment if it was right or wrong. I will say that the use of a missile over sending US troops to do the same operation is preferable. As for the singing ... what these people do is hard enough without couch quarterbacks raging over ever single coping mechanism these guys develop.

Keep on target, it’s the orders and who is giving them that is the issue.

Dont know if I should cry, or throw up

OMG I can't fathom or just take this, extremely disgusting to watch, This is the Leader Obama who wants this, remember patriots, the blood is on his hands, we must show our movement doesnt want this, and if we sit silent, that blood will be on our hands, and those drones will get us too

$100K missile to murder one man?

I feel sick every time I see someone in uniform. Americans will and are acting just like the citizens of germany in the 1930's and 40's. Nothing new under the sun. Do these people consider what they are doing for even one minute? Sick.

Overkill

Let's say for a moment that this really was a certifiable bad guy that needed to be taken out.

Was it worth it to risk death and damage to adjacent civilians and buildings to use such excessive force to kill one man?

No.

It is careless indifference to life. Afghan civilians are being forced to pay the so-called price of preserving our security without their consent!

This is not war. War has not been declared. Geneva conventions are not enforced, hence, the gloves are off. It is a unauthorized police action execution without due process. The President and the CIA have become the final arbitrators of life and death. Like the flawed-god Zeus, they can throw thunderbolts at whomever they desire--just to be sure.

Its all about displaying force, to intimidate and to show off the unrestrained ego of a government that overkills with impunity just becasue they can.

What we do to our enemies, and innocent civilians, is a foretaste of what will be done to us as citizens in the future.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin

I always think of these lyrics when I see these things . .

Anyone know who these lyrics are from . . ?
I can KILL, cause in God I trust. If THAT doesnt sum up the church in Marrica today, I dont know what does.

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Woo..
I'm ahead, I'm a man
I'm the first mammal to wear pants, yeah
I'm at peace with my lust
I can kill 'cause in God I trust, yeah
It's evolution, baby

I'm at piece, I'm the man
Buying stocks on the day of the crash
On the loose, I'm a truck
All the rolling hills, I'll flatten 'em out, yeah
It's herd behavior, uh huh
It's evolution, baby

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, he's my clone
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
This land is mine, this land is free
I'll do what I want but irresponsibly
It's evolution, baby

I'm a thief, I'm a liar
There's my church, I sing in the choir:
(hallelujah, hallelujah)

Admire me, admire my home
Admire my son, admire my clones
'Cause we know, appetite for a nightly feast
Those ignorant Indians got nothin' on me
Nothin', why?
Because... it's evolution, baby!

I am ahead, I am advanced
I am the first mammal to make plans, yeah
I crawled the earth, but now I'm higher
2010, watch it go to fire
It's evolution, baby
Do the evolution
Come on, come on, come on

Jackson County Georgia

War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.
Thomas Jefferson

OUR movement is fueled by the injustice we perceive.

We realize that things are not right. We look at the Constitution and see it eroded. We look at police brutality.

THAT is enough to promote anger in us that we have to do someething. But so far, we aren't being killed in the street. Imagine the increase in anger we would feel if friends or family member could be killed by members of a foreign militia.

Thats what is happening here.

I dare say that (and I probably shouldn't say it) if my friends and family were being killed like this in the street - I would take up the tactics of a terrorist to fight back.

People in different forums like to say thing like "animals killing animals" and "they are only a step away from being cave people" and "don't they say that Islam is the religion of PEACE?"

Its my opinion that these people are INCREDIBLY mild and docile in their response (mine would be greater) to suffer massacre at the hands of a foreign power like us

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Detachment

The human being is the target and the weapon is a button. No direct involvement, no risk, no questions and no accountability.
Makes no difference being a lone individual, or a million with an ICBM. The order is given, target aquired and button pushed.

"Mans inhumanity to man" (Robert Burns).
sums it up.

"Hell is empty, and all the devils are here" (Shakespeare)
RP 2012~ Intellectual Revolution.

Why did they kill this guy???

What was the reason this "target" was eliminated. What made him a target in the first place?

All this fkn destruction... for what...

Could any of us imagine a "hell fire" missile coming out of the sky blowing up one of our neighbor hood streets...

This just FKN disgusts ME!!!!

Sad part is, who of us will stop it??? That's the Million Dollar question.

I do NOT think I would be going out on a limb here saying that this could POSSIBLY be what happens back here at home... You know, we Ron Paul folks who want our Lives, Liberty and Property are going to have to be dealt with one way or another. And if we ain't sacrificing our Live's, Liberty and Property to the altar of perpetual slavery, then IM SURE THIS IS THE OUTCOME!!!!

Just like it happens in Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and all those other places half way around the world... that crap is gonna be headed this way... with some piece of crap loser in a computer room blowing US to smithereens ... all the while laughing his ass off....

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

Bullshit

I am a ten year infantry vet... Everytime I see a video like this, it pisses me off to think how dehumanized we are with technology... Plus I remember troops are scared to think for themselves sometimes due to that asshole sgt that might make thier life a living hell because they were programed to do what they are told, yet knowone ever mentions what is a unlawful order to a new troop. Lord forbid they know that one...And these soldiers think its so cute... Fuck that...