This time about a supposed "Wedding Party" that was fired on by American helicopters.
A U.S. aircraft fired on a house in the desert near the Syrian border Wednesday, and Iraqi officials said more than 40 people were killed, including children. The U.S. military said the target was a suspected safehouse for foreign fighters from Syria, but Iraqis said a helicopter had attacked a wedding party.
At first look, really bad fuck-up on the American's part. But let's look a little deeper, shall we? As usual, all emphasis is mine.
According to the military, at 3 a.m. local time Wednesday, coalition forces conducted an operation against a suspected foreign fighter safe house in the open desert. The house was 25 kilometers from the Syrian border, 85 kilometers southwest of Husaybah, military officials said.
Coalition forces came under hostile fire and called for support from the air. After the strike, coalition forces recovered numerous weapons, foreign passports, a SATCOM radio and two million Iraqi and Syrian dinars, military officials said.
Wow, I wish I could get wedding presents like that! So let's review:
Americans check out a suspected terrorist safehouse at 0245 hrs. They come under fire, and call for air support. A gunship arrives and shoots at the people who were shooting at the Americans. We find lots of guns, foreign passports, buttloads of Syrian and Iraqi money, and a frigging SATCOM RADIO! And ohbytheway, this house is smack-dab on the Syria/Iraq border. Hmmmmmmmm.......
But the Left wants us to believe it was a "Wedding Celebration". With gunfire when an American helicopter just happens to be hanging around. At 3:00 AM. Riiiiiiiiiiiiiight.
Hat tip to Kim du Toit, and BMEWS (who may just make it onto my short list of blogs to read).