Video: Attacking an Islamic Terrorist camp in Afghanistan

The great anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler has dug up an incredible video of an attack on Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan.

AC-130 Gunship Is Allah really with the Islamic Terrorists?

In this video, we see how the US Air Force used an AC-130 Gunship to stop the Islamic terrorists from organizing and executing any murders of women and children - not in this life time. Notice how our boys are very careful not to hit the mosque - do you think the Islamic terrorists would have been careful in not hitting our churches and synaguogues?

See below for the full video (5.5Mb). Warning: you will see real explosions while the Islamic terrorists run away like cockroaches - if that bothers you, please do not watch the video. I also copy below an article on the AC-130 Gunship.





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AC-130H/U Gunship - Fact Sheet
http://www.af.mil/news/
factsheets/AC_130H_U_Gunship.html

Mission
The AC-130 gunship's primary missions are close air support, air interdiction and force protection. Missions in close air support are troops in contact, convoy escort and urban operations. Air interdiction missions are conducted against preplanned targets or targets of opportunity. Force protection missions include air base defense and facilities defense.

Features
These heavily armed aircraft incorporate side-firing weapons integrated with sophisticated sensor, navigation and fire control systems to provide surgical firepower or area saturation during extended loiter periods, at night and in adverse weather. The sensor suite consists of a television sensor, infrared sensor and radar. These sensors allow the gunship to visually or electronically identify friendly ground forces and targets any place, any time. The AC-130U employs synthetic apertures strike radar for long-range target detection and identification. The gunship's navigational devices include the inertial navigation systems and global positioning system. The AC-130U employs the latest technologies and can attack two targets simultaneously. It also has twice the munitions capacity of the AC-130H.

History
The AC-130H's call sign is "Spectre." The AC-130U's call sign is "Spooky," and traces its history to the first operational gunship, the AC-47. The U-model is the third generation of C-130 gunships.

The AC-130 gunship has a combat history dating to Vietnam. Gunships destroyed more than 10,000 trucks and were credited with many life-saving close air support missions. During Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada in 1983, AC-130s suppressed enemy air defense systems and attacked ground forces enabling the successful assault of the Point Salines Airfield via airdrop and air land of friendly forces. The AC-130 aircrew earned the Lt. Gen. William H. Tunner Award for the mission.

AC-130s also had a primary role during Operation Just Cause in Panama in 1989 when they destroyed Panamanian Defense Force Headquarters and numerous command and control facilities. Aircrews earned the Mackay Trophy for the most meritorious flight of the year and the Tunner Award for their efforts.

During Operation Desert Storm, AC-130s provided close air support and force protection (air base defense) for ground forces. Gunships were also used during operations Continue Hope and United Shield in Somalia, providing close air support for United Nations ground forces. More recently, gunships played a pivotal role in supporting the NATO mission in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The AC-130H provided air interdiction against key targets in the Sarajevo area.

In 1997, gunships were diverted from Italy to provide combat air support for U.S. and allied ground troops during the evacuation of American noncombatants in Albania. Gunships also were part of the buildup of U.S. forces in 1998 to convince Iraq to comply with U.N. weapons inspections.

General Characteristics
Primary Function: Close air support, air interdiction and force protection
Builder: Lockheed/Boeing Corp.
Power Plant: Four Allison T56-A-15 turboprop engines
Thrust: 4,910 shaft horsepower each engine
Length: 97 feet, 9 inches (29.8 meters)
Height: 38 feet, 6 inches (11.7 meters)
Wingspan: 132 feet, 7 inches (40.4 meters)
Speed: 300 mph (Mach .4) (at sea level)
Range: Approximately 1,300 nautical miles; unlimited with air refueling.
Ceiling: 25,000 feet (7,576 meters)
Maximum Takeoff Weight: 155,000 pounds (69,750 kilograms)
Armament: AC-130H/U: 40mm cannon and 105mm cannon; AC-130U: 25mm gun
Crew: AC-130U - Five officers (pilot, co-pilot, navigator, fire control officer, electronic warfare officer) and eight enlisted (flight engineer, TV operator, infrared detection set operator, loadmaster, four aerial gunners)
Deployment Date: AC-130H, 1972; AC-130U, 1995
Unit Cost: AC-130H, $132.4 million; AC-130U, $190 million (fiscal 2001 constant dollars)
Inventory: Active duty: AC-130H, 8; AC-130U, 13; Reserve, 0; ANG, 0

Point of Contact

Air Force Special Operations Command, Public Affairs Office; 229 Cody Ave., Suite 103; Hurlburt Field, FL 32544-5312; DSN 579-5515 or (850) 884-5515

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Comments

Nice site. Awesome Video AC-310. I can't imagine the our (USA) response if Mexico ever tried terrorism in order to get Texas back.

Posted by: Tom at December 23, 2002 10:27 AM


Thank you for placing this video on your site.

I think that the wide distribution of this video sends a message to terriorist. The U.S.A. and Israel DO NOT tollerate terrorisim and this is what will happen to you if you are a terrorist.

I have been watching the news here in the US for months and am enraged about the situation in the West Bank.

It is proven. Yasser Arafat and the PLO DO NOT want peace. If they did they would have taken the more than generous offer granted by Barak and Clinton (two apeasers).

In the wise words of Netanyaho "You can deter terrorisim or destroy it" I choose the later.

A word of support from your Christian American brothers in the U.S.A. Long live Israel!

Posted by: Nicholas Hyer at December 23, 2002 05:34 PM


OUTSTANDING !! Hooooooo Raahhhhhhhhh

Posted by: Tom Rowan at December 23, 2002 06:31 PM


I was in Da Nang in 1972 and me and another Marine went inside a AC-130. The WOW part of the ship was the switch that had positions for different rates of fire, 3,000, 6,000, or 9,000 rounds per minute. My friend Ralph was looking though the scope and where he looked the guns looked.
Did see one fire at night, we were at the base and it looked like lava was being poured from the plane with all the tracers going down.
Thanks for the film

Posted by: David Philio at December 24, 2002 12:56 AM


I have received many comments on the video, mostly positive, but some very aggressive. Here's one example, preceded by my response:

-----Original Message-----
From: David Melle [mailto:remarks@factsofisrael.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 25, 2002 7:34 PM
To: 'John Kingsbury'
Subject: RE: comments on plane footage

Hi Kingsbury,

When I describe the vermin that is being killed in Afghanistan I am specifically talking about the terrorists that are part of the Al-Qaeda network or the Taliban. These are Islamic terrorists whose only purpose is to deliberately murder women and children, particularly non-Islamic women and children (e.g. Christian, Hindus and Jews). From the AC-130 video, they look like cockroaches or ants, and I donít hesitate in wishing every one of them exterminated.

I donít wish all Arabs/Muslims killed, only the Islamic terrorists that actively work towards the goal of murdering me, my family, and my friends. They are Al-Qaeda, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Hamas, the Chechen Muslim terrorists, the Islamic terrorists from Pakistan that attack Kashmir, and the Islamic murderers from Bali. They are responsible for 9/11, where about 3,000 innocent people lost their lives; they are also responsible for the deliberate murder of over 950 babies, men and women in Israel for the past two years. I have neither sympathy nor respect for these Islamic terrorists; I spit and piss on their grave.

President Bush said "You are either with us or against us in the war on terrorism.". It is obvious on which side you are on, idiot.

Bye,

David Melle

-----Original Message-----
From: John Kingsbury[mailto:ajkingsbury@hotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 25, 2002 2:30 AM
To: remarks@factsofisrael.com
Subject: comments on plane footage

On your site there is a Realplayer file which shows an airplane attack on a
compound in Afghanistan. Included near that what was some commentary in
which the writer describes the men on the ground as running like
cockroaches.
I really feel that men who would describe other men as "cockroaches"
(especially dying men) are really not deserving respect. In my mind, the man
or woman who wrote that is less than a man. "Cockroaches"??
It is that sort of dehumanization which makes it easy to commit
attrocoties against other people. And don't try to sell me that "they
started it" stuff. That means you are lowering yourself to their level
-that level of "cockroaches" Any sympathy I would have had for the issues
on your site, really went down the toilet with that sort of dehumanization.
What is more, if you are representative of a large number of Israelis (I
don't know), I really resent paying my tax money for people like you killing
other people you have decided are less deserving of life than yourselves.

Posted by: David Melle at December 27, 2002 02:39 PM


I an a retired Warrant rigger 1st SF Gp. Worked with 8th SOG.. You people do good work.

Posted by: Robert Ferguson CW-4 Ret, (SF) at December 30, 2002 02:51 PM


I was stationed aboard a Polaris Submarine as a Missile Technician operating off the coast of Viet Nam in the 60s and all our crew wanted was for everybody to leave the country that wanted to "live" and we would have stopped the Viet Nam war IMMEDIATLY! and saved thousands of our boys. Don't these people realize the Wrath of power that could be rained upon them? I can't imagine that they are not intelligent enough to realize they could be instantly deleted from the face of the earth. Worse yet is why we take this crap without extreme retialiation. Bring back the draft, quadruple our forces and lets see if all the fantastic eye to hand coordination our kids are supposidly getting from video games will work on the trigger or stick of an AC-130 Gunship. I want peace but I am not willing to turn the other cheek.

Posted by: Bill at January 2, 2003 07:23 PM


I think the selective warfare stuff is better than those guys deserved, but I guess we gotta wear the white hats. The footage was great. You guys do a good job.

Posted by: Bret White at January 15, 2003 08:00 AM


the jews need to get out of palistine NOW and pay war reparations to the Palistinian people. Jews are trhe cause of most of the civil unrest in the world today

Posted by: Fred Bungaheeto at January 21, 2003 07:26 PM


...concerning the ac 130 video of an attack upon an Islamic terrorist camp in Afghanistan.
I have come across many references which say (amongst other things) how it is wrong to attack a Mosque or a person praying at such a facility. HOWEVER, I live very close to the infamous Finsbury Park Mosque here in London UK where the firebrand cleric Abu Hamza preaches death and hatred to all so-called non-believers of any faith other than that of Islam.
Last week 150 armed Metropolitan Police officers raided the mosque looking for arms, explosives etc. What they DID find there should not have been found in a place of so-called worship.
Electic stun guns (Tazars), an imitation hand pistol, chemical and biological suits and literature pertaining to such items. Dozens - yes dozens of false passports and HUNDREDS of false credit cards.
They arrested 7 men of whom 5 are Algerian known troublemakers and yesterday at Bow Street magistrates court one of the men was charged with terrorist activity and remanded into custody.
This is hardly indicative of peaceful worship and is a display of what goes on in the mosques WORLDWIDE ...they are used for planning terrorist activities and for hiding people AFTER they have committed such acts.
As such, they should have NO protection from being subject to search (and destroy?) at any time that the athorities may deem it neccessary.
In the Midlands (Birmingham) there is a Mosque (terrorist hide-out?)named the Sadam Hussien Mosque .......this is an afront to human dignity and should anyone have a spare couple of hours and an 'ac130 spooky'on hand, please go to Finsbury Park North London and Birmingham England and .....DO YOUR DUTY.

Victory to the valiant Israeli Defence Forces. Long may you all prosper.

Regards

Denis Sulter. London UK


Posted by: Denis Sulter at January 28, 2003 02:55 AM


Thanks for the video. It's most encouraging and entertaining. The Kingsbury school of thought is what has gotten us in the mess we are in to begin with. All men are NOT brothers. Not all men are human. Kingsbury is worse than the "idiot" moniker you gave him. He is a fool. I hope he has the opportunity someday to plead his humanity to a cutthroat Islamic terrorist.

Posted by: steve at January 28, 2003 10:55 AM


Hi I just wrote to say as a proud american that I am. My faimly has fought in every american war since gaining our independence. I seem to be one of few who understand the terms of KILL OR BE KILLED and I will not let my faimly die!!!!!! I am not a violent person but, I WILL KILL ANYTHING THAT THREATENS MY SURVIAL AS A PERSON AND AN AMERICAN. I AM FREE, AND MY FREEDOM WAS EXPENSIVE, I DARE YOU TO TAKE IT!!!!!

Posted by: Adam at February 6, 2003 06:25 AM


Great ! but will it work on my mother in law ?

Posted by: Herbie at March 7, 2003 10:41 AM


Your film was great and wish to see more, to bad people like David Melle don't understand what Terrorist do to other people, to feel the way he does I think he might be one also. Those people running from the mosque deserve what they get and lets all remember that terrorist don't understand anything else but Terror. This is why such extreams have to be taken.

Posted by: Matthew Panks at March 27, 2003 07:42 AM


David Melle: Right on, bud.
You have tidily encapsulated exactly how I feel , and I'm betting a lot of others, too.
Sympathy? Empathy? Mercy? Those dirtbags burnt through any possibility of that quite some time ago...Payback's a bitch, ain't it?


PS: I used to be in pest control, and the only way to get rid of a cockroach problem is to use the heavy weapons, and get every last M-F'ing one of 'em.
To paraphrase one of my favorite Vietnam-era (enemy) quotes about the mighty AC-130:
"It is impossible to destroy it, and firing at it will only infuriate the monster."


_____________________________________________
Beautiful video. If you can find some of the AC-130 or A-10 using their rapid-fire gatling guns, ooooh! That would be cool.

Posted by: Jay at April 3, 2003 04:18 PM


More video terror:
http://video.hasbara.us
very good site

Posted by: hadres at August 11, 2003 08:28 PM


Can anyone supply me with video clips for use in a youth congress this December?
It is for fund raising to help Afghan people.
Let me know what is available please
Ron

Posted by: Ron at October 16, 2003 04:04 AM


Only God can judge the terrorists for what they d have done......
But we can surely arrange the meeting.

Posted by: John Isenhower at October 24, 2003 10:42 PM


Though it's sad to kill, we did not start this! Kudos to our great military! I agree with John Isenhower!I beleive the meeting with God is now taking place for these mis-guided souls!

Posted by: Eagle at December 27, 2003 09:59 AM


Do you not remember what there groups have done to us?
Maybe 9/11/01 rings a bell. And the cowards that deliberatly attacked us and our freedom as americans. The rag heads (Al quadia) are running between there tails in retreat because of how powerful we are.

Posted by: Kenneth at March 10, 2004 05:18 PM


Kick ass video! But they were far too nice about the mosque!!!!

Posted by: JB at April 9, 2004 07:36 PM


I have 2 things to add. If I were those people in the video, I would have ran for the mosque.

And on the video of the helicopter.. stupid fool, if he would have stayed underneath that truck for 30 minutes without moving, he wouldn't have died :P

Posted by: juan at June 24, 2004 04:14 AM


Yah think!...;)

Posted by: Eagle at July 10, 2004 01:55 PM


How sad do the above comments make me. I despise ANYone -be terrorist or "proud to be american" (whatever that means)- who thinks killing another human being is normal. Religious fanatics like Osama, Bush or Sharon are not my favorite people and have a long way to go before understanding violence is not gonna solve the problems. I don't particully believe the world has become a safer place over the last 50 years. Whoever thinks contrary probably doesn't have the capability to think on a global scale or recognizes cultural differences.

Posted by: Ro at July 19, 2004 12:32 AM


Ahh Peace through superor firepower! Remember sight picture, breath and SQUEEZE the trigger! Only America would show so much restraint and respect, so as to not shoot at a Mosque in an enemy camp! I wonder if the Arabs would show as much restraint and respect for a church or synagoug!?!?!

Posted by: Carl at July 20, 2004 07:44 PM


I love this video. The people that sit and plot the demise of innocent men, women and children, are chased down like rats and exterminated.

I think they should have took the "mosque" out too because one of the scum ran into it.

Posted by: jake at July 21, 2004 10:01 AM


i personally have to say that i love those aircraft i have worked with them on a few occassions i am a forward air controller in the US Air Force and am currently in afghanistan fighting the "war on terrorism". Anyways i just want to say that those are probably one of the best aircraft we have in our inventory today for close air support missions and such. Keep up the good work and don't let people talk bad i just think that alot of civilians have no idea what is really going on sometimes they say they hate the war, but if we werent here fighting the war....lets just say things back home might not be the way they are now and probably wouldnt be as safe.

Posted by: Gary Haag at August 2, 2004 04:48 AM


Dear Ro (july 19th posting)

The only thing worse than your spelling and knowledge of the english language is a self hateing American. These brave men in this video are the reason you have the freedom to speak your distorted mind. My wife, son, soon-to-be born baby and I, thank all men and women in uniform for our freedom. The world is a tough place and the right thing to do is not always the peaceful thing.

As for your thoughts on "cultural diferences" on a "global scale". These are the exact reasons action is needed now. The world is growing smaller and those trying to defeat liberty and freedom will not be successful.

Posted by: steve at August 2, 2004 09:19 PM


Amen Steve!! I like your way of thinking And Kudos to the c-130 crew! This video proves one thing for sure, you don't fuck with the U.S. and it's way of life without some bad ass kicking involved!

Posted by: Eagle at August 14, 2004 03:20 PM


For those that sow hi-jacking airplanes, killing innocent children, and gasing civilians, they reap the C-130 (and more). And these "American" liberals who are so tender towards murderers are really terrorist allies in their ignorance. They set up hurdles to defend ourselves; they mock the blood of those who gave their lives so they could burn our flag; they think themselves so compassionate, but fail to consider their own fellow citizens suffering; and finally, they cannot comprehend the future intentions of the perpetrators to do the same again! I have a Jordanian friend who moved to the USA. He is the "black sheep" in his family because after being raised a muslim, he "woke up" to the hyprocracy of the Islamic silence around these atrocities, spoke openly about it, and was considered an outcast as a result. We are all waiting for the leaders of this "religion of peace" (Islam) to denounce loudly all of the recent murders across the globe by their followers. We are tasting the fruit of the Koran, and it is bitter. I would like to see these Muslim nations send aid, like the USA does, when peoples' lives are destroyed, let's see some sincere action and compassion from this "religion of peace". Let's SEE it!!
And while we're waiting, may the C-130s, and everything else we have, be "employed" to wipe out these murderous cowards completely who shield themselves with children and shoot women on soccer fields we built for them. And if these cowards run to a mosque to hide, then the mosque is also a friend of death and murder. Enough!!!

Posted by: Angel9 at September 16, 2004 07:52 AM


Whoah!!I couldn't have said it better myself Angel9.

If you listen to the crew, you can tell they were very intense knowing they were about to wipe out a camp and kill people.

But they did what had to be done.

Can't say that for the ones who kill and blow up inocent people all in the name of Islam.
I'm sure this C-130 crew will think about this day for a long time, most likely the rest of their lives.

The ones that were killed well, Im sure to say, they probably cared less who they ever killed.

Posted by: Eagle at September 16, 2004 03:57 PM


Because I live in Europe - the continent, that is - I am confronted every day with people who have become so used to Uncle Sam doing what needs to be done when things go out of hand, that they have turned, well, decadent, I guess. Most Europeans live in a fairy world. Although I understand how such a collective state of mind has evolved, it surprises me how little resistance there is against it. It's just not right. If there's a article in a newspaper about a Palestinian killing little children in their home or on their way to school, you can bet that the next sentence goes something like "well, what do you expect; the guy's great grandfather owned a piece of land that now longer belongs to him." Or, at the least "the act was a retaliation for the killing by Israel of the alleged terrorist so-and-so".
Therefore, the tape, although it sooths my soul, isn't the way to go to win support for the cause in Europe. It would be much better to show a tape of the hounds beheading people in Iraq, for instance. That should wake them up. Then show the C-130.
I guess some day I will have to apply for citizenship in the United States.

Posted by: Dutch at October 9, 2004 04:01 PM


That is one excellent video! Proof as to how disciplined our soldiers are when they're in the field. We're proud of you boys! And we pray daily for your safety and success in the War on Terror!

Dutch, the sooner you get over here the better! We need more people like you in the States! People that understand the kind of war we're fighting and accept the need for it. Thank God for you, as well!

Posted by: Lexington at November 6, 2004 08:27 PM


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Posted by: Dan at November 11, 2004 01:06 PM


If only this could be non-stop action. If we could get "all" of NATO to chip in so we could buy millions of rounds, we would put a stop to these cockroaches once and for all. Let's put a bounty on all terrorists so even the family will be tempted to turn in the gutless, baby killing, woman killing, scum of the earth. Once they are caught, have a public beheading for each one. Then cover them with pigs blood and place them in the desert to rot. No that is still to good for them.
Proud of the USA even if we are to civil to the scum.

Posted by: Michael at December 28, 2004 12:25 AM


Adopting the vernacular that once was used to describe oneself is simply a monumental testament to your bad judgement and an immediate referral to serious therapy.
Schlomo - the Homo...
Sapiens

Posted by: Schlomo at March 28, 2005 07:23 AM


I've been a C-130 crewmember for many years, but have not had the pleasure of serving on the Gunship. Isn't it amazing how over the generations our weapons technology has improved, and the overall loss of life (per capita) in wars has plummeted? It's great to see such precisioned fire power directed exactly where it needs to be, getting th job done and minimizing the loss of life uneccessarily.
For those of you who think violence is NOT the answer, sometimes any other answer might leave your family dead.
I only speak for myself, but I love my family too much to not protect them. If you don't love your family, you may have the luxury of being a pacifist (I risk my life protecting your right to be a pacifist). The wonderful thing about America is that due to our superior military, you can be a pacifist if you want (our military is all volunteer). I can only hope that not everyone makes that choice, because as we have seen proven, Pacifism allows EVIL to thrive.

Posted by: Jack V at May 16, 2005 02:09 PM


i just recieved my basic shipping date for the air force. i'll be lieaving in september. my job will be an aeriel gunner in a ac 130. and let me just say that videos cykes the hell out of me. i cant wait to do my duty in one of these bad boys. you cant run and hide from these things. great video

Posted by: cerpntaxt [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 27, 2005 12:44 PM


I think it is just about time for the REAL Islam to emerge and help us fight this war not with guns, but with words. Don't get me wrong, I am 100% behind Bush, but we need to fight both physically and psychologically and that is where the TRUE and PEACEFUL teachings of Islam come to play. Although I am and always have been Catholic, I am so sick of ignorant people generalizinq the religion as evil. How would you feel if a Christian(or whatever your religion may be) cult was blowing up innocent women and children in "praise" of their god. And all of a sudden people started to point thier fingers at you, stereotyping YOU as one of THEM. Terrorists are Islamic fundamentalists that say that they act for the whole world of Islam but really only act for their sick, pathetic selves. So, it's time for Islams to STAND UP and preach to the world the TRUTH and BEAUTY of their religion and UNITE with the rest of us in this war against terrorism.

Anyone with any intelligence at all should understand this point of view.

Awesome, yet disturbing video. But hey, they had it coming...

Posted by: Matt J at June 22, 2005 11:22 AM


Good to see our guys doing there job....keep up the good work.nobody like this but sometims it has to be done.by the way i,ve been combat also i know what the deal is here.we must remain strong and focused.our way of life and the freedom of others are at stake .

Posted by: tim at October 8, 2005 11:33 PM


Very interesting...until I reached the end and saw it was a film of an AFGHANISTAN operation, not Iraqi. Hey...the problem we face as of now is in IRAQ! Has any of this footage brought us one inch closer to that bastard arch-villian bin Laden? Beat your chests all you like -- but we should have stayed in Afghanistan until we had bin Laden's head on a stick. It is still not clear to me why we're in Iraq. So we blew up a few single operatives near a mosque? Big deal. With this firepower, how could we miss? Meanwhile, bin Laden is still free, and Iraq is no closer to being resolved, although 2,000 of our ground soldiers are dead, and thousands more maimed for life. Rage all you like against the Muslim fanatics, if it makes you feel better, but it hasn't settled anything...yet.

Jake

Posted by: Jake at October 20, 2005 06:59 PM


Great video. My late father flew an AC119 Shadow gunship in 1969 against the NVA in Vietnam. The Shadow was the predecessor to the AC130 Spectre. The Shadow was armed with 4 miniguns (7.62 cal. electric gatling guns). Happy to see the Shadow's big brother is far more deadly and powerful. As for Israel, most of us in the US support you 100%. If our neighbor Mexico was killing thousands of Americans in terrorist attacks, we'd have already invaded and destroyed their country. The Israelis have shown remarkable patience.

Posted by: Dan at November 16, 2005 10:29 AM


We have to remember that the people who fight for terrorist organisations believe that what they are doing is right in the eyes of their god. This i believe to be completly nuts but it makes them very determined to keep on fighting.

Posted by: Road Runner at April 30, 2006 04:25 AM


Wow! That was an amazing video of how the military guys carryout their operations so successfully and precisely. But it requires a good ground intelligence information about the terrorists hideout before carryingout such strikes.
PS:Its an afghan operation not an iraqi one, I noticed this at the end of the video.

Posted by: shivakumar.Hunagund at May 11, 2006 01:01 PM


When I watched this video I started crying. Im so proud of my brotherens in uniform. Hooah! from Ft. Shafter, HI

Posted by: Corey at May 14, 2006 05:34 AM


I am a bible believerand I believe as the scriptures say in genisis chapter 12 in reference to his covenant with the seed of Abraham when he promiced him the land of Palistine 430 years later saying he woukd make of Abraham a great nation,with decendents to neumerous to count and that He would bless them, and all nations would be blessed through them ,and that he would bless them that bless thee and curse them that curse thee....Amen....that is why America is the most blessed nation on the planet next to Israel,because we have as Americans supported God's Chosen People Who Have Been Scattered to the four winds of the earth,for Backsliding upon God but now in these Last days we see God gathering them back to the Holy Land....Praise to Jahovah Rapha.....And I bless the People of Israel,And pray for the People of Jerusalem,for the Prince of Peace to some Day Soon Return,As He Promiced He would.....And God is not Slack Concerning His Promises,as some men count slackness but is long suffering toward us not willing that any should perish but that all men should come to repentence and faith in His only Son Jesus Christ,who is the propitiation for the sins of His nation and for the sins of the whole World....through Faith in his Blood, which is better than the blood of bulls and goatsand sheep..the blood of the second covenant in Jeremiah th OT.prophet chapter 33........Great video on getting the terrorist andleaving the mosques standing....Great precission and pain staking care!.......God bless all Keep up the Good fight against Global terrorism! God Bless the USA.....Sincerely.....Scott G.

Posted by: scotty G. [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 31, 2006 04:22 PM


Hi there

First time poster here from Birmingham in the UK and just saw the footage and read all your thoughts.The pilots were obviously careful that they had to had to limit the area of destruction and leave the mosque untouched so I admire their control under difficult circumstances while risking their own lives.

I also agree with the Matt J who called on the muslim world to unite against terrorism. After all Isaac and Ismael were brothers and shared the same core set of values, love god and your brother etc even though their paths split and two faiths emerged. Personally I have no faith, just a moral code no different than a good christian, muslim, jew, hindu, sikh.

One thing that does concen me is the reliabilty of information on the ground. A desparate nation living far below the poverty line isn't the best environment to gather unbiased data concerning terrorist movements. Each Middle Eastern nation seems to me, to be pocketful of splintered factions each trying to screw the other one over (sectarian deathsquads in Baghdad etc)

Lets all hope we see peace one day

Posted by: Grant at August 2, 2006 07:32 AM


I AM AN INDIAN, AND AS EVERYONE KNOWS, INDIA HAS CONSISTENTLY SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF THE TERRORISTS AIDED, ENCOURAGED AND FINANCED BY COUNTLESS MUSLIMS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY THROUGH THEIR SO CALLED GUARDIAN, PAKISTAN.

ISN'T IT IRONIC THAT "ALL MUSLIMS ARE NOT TERRORISTS" BUT "ALL TERRORISTS ARE MUSLIMS?"

CONTINOUS BRAINWASHING OF THE MASSES BY A HANDFUL OF LUCIFER'S HENCHMEN, MASQUERADING AS HOLY MEN OF ISLAM, ENSURE THAT THEIR VERSION OF SO CALLED 'PARADISE' ATTAINED AFTER THEIR SUICIDE ATTACKS IN THE NAME OF ISLAM LEADS DIRECTLY TO HELL.

HOW CAN THESE PEOPLE ALLOW THEMSELVES TO BE INFLUENCED TO THIS EXTENT?

ISLAM NEEDS TO BE REVAMPED BY FEW SELFLESS MUSLIMS, IN ORDER FOT IT AND THE WORLD TO LIVE AND GROW PEACEFULLY.

Posted by: GANESH PRASAD THYAGRAJAN at September 12, 2006 04:29 AM


God bless israel!

Posted by: Mr H at September 27, 2006 06:42 AM


Is it just me that thinks Islam is engaged in yet another relgious war? Only this time I think it is a world war. We in the west (and you yids too) are being awfully nice about the whole thing. Our politicians in the UK are crying their wittle hearts out over ladies wot wear veils, you yids are in trouble for using cluster bombs, yanks are getting done for killing 'innocent' iraqi's etc.

What we need to do, is stop using all these big planes to drop bombs on these innocents. The only way you are going to get proper precision in this war is to actually hand-deliver the bombs to where they are most needed.

What I mean by this is to get some of our respective soldiers to sneak into arab hotels, tower blocks, restaurants and the like and actually leave the bombs there. This way, only civilians will get killed, not innocent bystanders.

When in Rome, as they say, do as the Romans do. When in the middle east, do as the arabs do. The arabs do not drop bombs from planes, they deliver them by hand to places where they can kill the most civilians.

Show some respect to their beliefs and methods, and they might quieten down a little.

Keep up the good work (though you could do better).

Posted by: Myles Evans at October 9, 2006 08:36 AM


Cant believe some people actually have sympathy for the filth of these terrorists. the wool is slowly being pulled from the worlds eyes and those who long sympatised with muslim extremists, are now realising filth when they see it. I hope australia looks into getting these gunships! if you sympathise with these cockroaches, what are you doing at this site?

Posted by: Dan at October 10, 2006 02:58 AM


I wish India would attack Pakistan like that and kill all the Pakistani terrorist.

Posted by: Indian at November 14, 2006 01:39 AM


All you have done is replace the word enemy with terrorist in a desperate attempt to justify your violent nature. Most of these comments show very little humanity. The "hero" pulling the trigger in that plane is no different, morally, to a person who blows up a bus. You will be judged by your violent actions regardless of how justified YOU feel. I dont side with Terrorists, USA, Israel, UK, IRA, UDA whoever......all men of violence are all the same. All of your religions tell you killing of any nature is wrong. Some of you are told to turn the other cheek and yet you seem to promote, even encourage this act. How could you watch humans being murdered and justify that act because they fit in a description of "terrorist" Revenge is not an excuse for murder of any nature. A real Hero would try to end the cycle of violence. And before you judge me, I lost a friend in the London bombings. I dont blame the brainwashed men who did it, I blame out leaders for failing us and not attempting to break the cycle of violence.

Posted by: Three Chords and The Truth at January 9, 2007 12:17 AM


Dan, how could you have missed Myles' irony? His comment was fantastic. When he suggested we should respect Islamic beliefs and methods, I had an epiphany. Go back and read the whole thing again. I think you will agree.

I personally believe that Islamic populations are being affected (without their knowledge, of course) by an as of yet unidentified genetic brain disorder, or possibly a slow virus (now referred to as a PRION disease; Mad cow disease is one example) afflicting only Muslims, causing them (against their will, of course) to experience delusional thought and disorientation. A common example is the delusion of believing they are being commanded by God to kill themselves by wearing plastic explosives on their belts and blowing themselves up around large groups of children (not innocent ones, of course).

The delusion is multifaceted and remarkably consistent among large groups of Muslims in many parts of the world. A second aspect of the delusion is the belief that after self destruction, the Muslim will spend eternity having unlimited sex with a bunch of virgins.

This illness is now pandemic in many parts of the world and its etiology must be identified. In some cases, the delusions seem to be associated with dental decay and open sores on the scalp, leading those affected to wrap towels around their heads to stop the seepage of blood and puss. There are also reported cases of affected Muslims cutting other peoples heads off using blunt instruments and hanging them up on poles, apparently thinking they were streetlights.

With all the money we are spending on medical research, I propose shifting approximately 20% of the total annual budget and earmarking it toward finding a cure for this dreaded disease. If we do not, it has the potential to spread throughout the world and transform into a true epidemic.

Like all diseases, it is important to assign it a name. After a number of panel discussions with infectious disease specialists at several university medical centers, I have come up with what I feel is the best descriptor: "Allahringitis Bombopathy Delusional Disorder"

As with any mental illness, the importance of research into the cause must be emphasized. Effective treatment can then be developed. This forms the basis of my proposal. Additionally, general acceptance of the condition within the medical community requires its publication in the DSM-IV, the most widely recognized psychiatric textbook. This will facilitate dissemination of knowledge about the illness to physicians and research scientists around the world. Much as we have learned with AIDS, scientific research can lead to successful treatment. Adequate funding and a general recognition of the urgency of the problem is of utmost importance.

There is hope for the future of the world if a cure for Allahringitis Bombopathy Delusional Disorder can be quickly found. With the advances in DNA sequencing and our increasing knowledge of viral and PRION illnesses, success may not be too far off.

Posted by: Kevin at January 9, 2007 12:41 AM


Kevin,

That is the most preposterous thing I have ever read. I have a mental illness and even I can see through the haze of your commentary. You yourself seem to be delusional.

It's nurture vs. nature. In these peoples' heads, it's the nurture that is missing. A baby doesn't grow up with the delusions you're talking about. People are products of their environment. When your entire life's environment tells you to kill people, you eventually grow up and kill people as you were told. It's called "inculcation."

20% of the total annual budget? Are you insane? Do you have any idea how much money that actually represents? Here's an idea: Reduce my taxes by 20% and I'll vote for one millionth of that amount in R&D. Deal?

Posted by: Patrick at February 10, 2007 03:47 AM


The introduction to this web page explains 'In this video, we see how the US Air Force used an AC-130 Gunship to stop the Islamic terrorist'. However, when I view the video, I have a hard time believing that the video is being taken from an AC130. How can such a jumbo jet remain stationary? The video appears to be taken from a relatively static (non-moving) position. The video appears to be taken from a helicopter, not an AC-130. Also, an AC-130 shoots thousands of rounds per minute. But if you watch the explosions, you have to acknowledge that the shots are sporadic, and large intervals of time lapse between shots/explosions. This is not how an AC-130 fires. Something does not add up here. Neither the video or the firepower appear to be coming from an AC-130.

Posted by: Doubtful at June 6, 2007 06:03 PM


I just wish to remark on the writen comments from the beginning of this article. Concerning the point that great care was taken not to hit the mosque: Personally, I do/did not get the impression that the concern was for the preservation of a worship site, but for the preservation of our reputation. Seems like a political call, and not one of religous respect.

In addition, there was (included in that subject) a remark that the 'terrorists' would not care about worship sites of others. while I CAN NOT AND DO NOT pretend to know what a terrorist would do, I can say WITHOUT A DOUBT that ISLAM ITSELF DOES NOT ALLOW the destruction of religous sites of worship. Under ISLAMIC LAW, places like that (regardless of religon) is to be PROTECTED.

thank you.

Posted by: outboundbaba at September 28, 2007 07:19 PM


Not by Afganistan Taliban tough, I can recall them using anti aircraft artillery to destroy religious statues with.

Posted by: Wouter at October 16, 2007 11:53 AM


lord thumbs from xbox 360 here. i played call of duty 4 (video game) there is a segment in the game when you are in control of the 25mm 40mm and 105mm. the graffics in the game look exactly like this clip. i feel like an experienced gunner after playing that level too. so with that here is my final thought. yeah terrorist are hairy idiotic bastard people. HOWEVER! something tells me that when you drop a bomb from the sky like that right on there turbin, they too come to the hard and dare i say painful truth, that they are wrong and we are real. humanity will prevail. later

Posted by: lord thumbs at November 8, 2007 05:50 PM


In response to outboundbaba:

The terrorists are known to hide in mosques & use them for bases of operations. As soon as they do that, they have defiled it, and destroying it is a favor.

Posted by: PsychoMatt at January 7, 2008 06:18 PM


Interesting vid and more interesting comments, although I don't really agree with killing,I would say to the peacniks firstly its not a perfect world, second, there are some really nasty people out there who don't play by our rules and don't care about us, peaceniks or anyone one else!

So although we shouldn't devolve to their level and become like them, neither should we turn the other cheek, it might be god's way but he isn't here deling with these types right now, so we have to do the best we can.
And Spooky and Spectre gunships is just one option.

So thank goodness we have the brave men and women of all free armed services and emergency services worldwide that protect the rest of us from harm or pick up the pieces when it goes wrong.

Nice one guys

Posted by: Hal at March 5, 2008 10:27 PM


burning... BURNING! love, i love this gunship, I love the U.S.A. I love freedom. I tell some things I hate, terrorists, terrorism, Allah, evil (includes allah in that group), teh retarted insurgions. i LOVE guns! well... kinda... mhm... everything a true patriot (NOT THE FOOTBALL TEAM) loves and hates... i think... anyways...
you are clear to engage my comment!

Posted by: at March 29, 2008 07:27 PM


sweet vid. kinda inspirational

also kinda funny how most of the people posting don't know how to spell half the stuff they are trying to say...

brotherens?

i think the word you were attempting was brethren

Posted by: John at April 1, 2008 08:34 AM


Hey,
I always wanted to talk to someone like you, I agree that the "boys" in the video were careful not to hit the mosque and all, but that does not mean that their present in all good. The war between Al Qada and the USA is a mistake on both sides. I think that you're right if extremists would have attacked they would not give a shit about a church or a family, but you have to think who has the luxury to think about these things, like the solder in Iraq who killed like 3 families because he thought that he was in danger. I do not agree with neither but I understand how things happen and why, this whole issue between Islamists and the US started with in 91 and the core of it is ideological not material; therefor the solution should be of the same fashion. Force could be used to prevent attacks but the major reply to extremism should be a counter ideology! Until the USA starts acting this way, it will never win this war, because the terrorists understand this very will and spend most their effort on the ideological side...

Posted by: Sufian at May 30, 2008 09:53 AM


Outstanding video ! Notice the care they take in not hitting the mosque . Glad to know these guys got my back ! Scurry you little cockroaches !

I think I had a religious experience as I viewed this !

regards from Texas - Barry

Posted by: BarryD [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 31, 2008 06:03 AM


Glad you guys are on our side.

Posted by: Matthew at July 11, 2008 05:12 PM


I am opposed to violence and war. I do not think either are the answer and they're certainly not ideal. However, I do realize that in certain circumstances there are no other real options. I respect the men and women that fight to keep the terrorist's violence from reaching our homes. I sympathize with the innocent people living in the middle east who have to deal with war on their own turf. God bless Israel!

Posted by: mike at October 13, 2008 08:20 PM


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