(August 6, 2011) Thirty-one American military personnel were killed when the Boeing Chinook helicopter in which they were flying crashed in Afghanistan. Of the thirty-one killed, twenty were members of SEAL Team 6.
More importantly, I've been reliably informed (by a retired Colonel, US Army intel) that these very same operatives were the men who allegedly killed Usama bin Laden recently in Abbottabad.
[NB: Seal Team 6 is an ultra-elite group of "black" operatives who exist outside military protocol, engage in operations that are at the highest level of classification, and often outside the bounds of international law.]
The official story is that the Taliban shot down the chopper. I have my doubts (as do many others far more savvy than yours truly).
[Remember Pat Tillman, the Pro Football star who forsook a megabuck contract and volunteered to go fight in Afghanistan in the heat of the post-9/11 patriotic frenzy? The official story is that Tillman was killed in a friendly-fire incident.