Town Square

Post a New Topic

Chinook Helicopter Tragedy in Afghanistan

Original post made by Cindy Cross, Parkside, on Aug 8, 2011

Chinook Helicopter Tragedy in Afghanistan by Cindy Cross

This story contains 667 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (11)

Like this comment
Posted by Reader
a resident of Avila
on Aug 8, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Pretty ignorant piece, Cindy. Lots of unsubstantiated claims that show you've written about this war without having done any research whatsoever. What is your prime reading material? Do you read? Name one book you have read that supports your childish claims, please.

Like this comment
Posted by John Douglas
a resident of another community
on Aug 9, 2011 at 9:47 am

Have YOU ever read "The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism", "Terrorizing the Neighborhood:American foreign policy in the Cold War Era" and "Hegemony or Survival: America's Quest for Global Dominance" by Noam Chomsky? I have! Ms. Cross, in her article, quoted a president and former general on his qualified take on the powers of the military industrial complex, so what does that have to do with her reading preferences? Name one conflict our police tactics have ever been successful? Viet Nam? We lost 59,000 lives, ten times that many seriously wounded and for what? How about Iraq? Any half wit would know that Afghanistan is no different, and all the while lives are lost, which I think was her point.

Like this comment
Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 9, 2011 at 11:33 am

It's tragic that the soldiers died.

Like this comment
Posted by unclehomerr..
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

I've got to add.. if, as you say, we're there just for the money - it isn't working, is it?

What happened to Obumma's pre-election pledge to get us out of there??

He's still blaming all our problems today on the 'Bush policies,' forgetting that 24hrs after his inauguration, things became 'his policies'!

He reminds me of OJ looking for Ron and Nicole's killer on the golf course.. and, he's got a Martha's Vineyard vacation coming up again this month. Wonder who's answering the phone at 3am??



Like this comment
Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 9, 2011 at 6:02 pm

I strongly recommend that all Plutonian's read the NY Review Books if you're interested in Chomsky!

He may not be popular in Plutonia but his analysis is brilliant!


Like this comment
Posted by gorio
a resident of Danbury Park
on Aug 9, 2011 at 6:03 pm

WOW! READER reads! What? By the language of belittlement towards Ms.Cross it appears as though READER can't take his/her nose out of the tabloids long enough to see the wolf at door. When it comes to reading, remember garbage in garbage out. It's obvious that READER needs to purge!

Like this comment
Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 9, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Please explain what you mean by "the woof at door"? thx...

Like this comment
Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Aug 10, 2011 at 8:45 am

Reader has obviously overdosed on the obama Kool Aid. He's willing to give the amateur in the White House a pass on all his ongoing campaign rhetoric. The fact that he calls Cindy childish for stating facts he doesn't agree with points out that he is a well rained liberal following the playbook.
I'm sorry for the talented, dedicated young men's death. More blood on the hands of our commander in chief.

Like this comment
Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm

I agree with "steve" that the troops had no business getting in the way of a lethal weapon.

shame on them...can we all just get along?

Like this comment
Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 11, 2011 at 3:43 pm

Web Link

Republicans who did not serve!

Like this comment
Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Aug 13, 2011 at 11:22 am

Photos Of Dead American Soldiers (Chinook) Web Link

Perhaps the reason so many Americans don't want to serve their country in a war zone is because they might be killed?

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields