The AFP is reporting that the Taliban “lured” the Army and SEALs to a site where they blew a helicopter out of the sky on August 7th. I will not make any comments until we know what is true and what isn’t, other than to ask, if it is true, didn’t we learn anything when a trusted Afghan “informer” turned out to be a double agent (or a devoted Islamist), entered a tent and blew himself up taking eight of our CIA agents with him.
A senior Afghan government official told AFP on condition of anonymity that Taliban commander Qari Tahir lured US forces to the scene by tipping them off that a Taliban meeting was taking place.
He also said four Pakistanis helped Tahir carry out the strike.
“Now it’s confirmed that the helicopter was shot down and it was a trap that was set by a Taliban commander,” said the official, citing intelligence gathered from the area.
“The Taliban knew which route the helicopter would take,” he continued.
“That’s the only route, so they took position on the either side of the valley on mountains and as the helicopter approached, they attacked it with rockets and other modern weapons. It was brought down by multiple shots.”
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity as he was not authorised to discuss the issue, also said President Hamid Karzai’s US-backed government “thinks” the attack was retaliation for the May killing of Osama bin Laden. Source: Yahoo News
Take a good look at the photo above…a U.S. Marine helping Afghan children. There is no more decent people among us than our Military.