Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Bad Omen: U.S. Chopper Was Felled by SAM

There are also indications insurgents are developing what one Army general calls aerial IEDs — sophisticated bombs designed to leap in the air and detonate when a helicopter passes by.

FBI IDs IED Makers

CBS News has learned that U.S. explosives experts have succeeded in identifying — by name in some instances — the terrorists responsible for building many of the improvised bombs used in everyday attacks in Iraq.

Iraqis Tuning into Talk Radio

Mrs. Rabiat said politicians and government officials are among her most devoted listeners. "It's the one place where they can hear what people are truly thinking," she said.

Talabani to Sunnis: Stop Whining


Anonymous Macktastick Rusty Wicked said...

The video is scary. This is not a shoulder launched rocket, but something MUCH bigger. You can hear the motor of the SAM moving into position as it locks on to the helicopter.

See video at Jan 18th entry.

January 18, 2006 3:45 PM  

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