Saturday, November 08, 2003

Black Hawk down (again)

Black Hawk Down (again)Another imperial chopper has been destroyed with six occupation force soldiers killed. The unfortunate aircraft in question this time is a UH-60 Black Hawk transport. Coming on the heels of Sunday's downing of CH-47 Chinook with 16 fatalities, this attack has American commanders talking about helicopter pilots being told to use special evasive tactics even on routine missions.

The pattern of attacks against American forces that we are seeing in Iraq is an inevitable result of the ongoing occupation and exploitation of Iraq. As time passes by, the guerilla resistance can only grow stronger, more motivated, and more sophisticated. With time many different tactics will be devised to attack the occupiers.

I think that whether or not one supports the resistance against the imperial occupation, the suffering and loss of life on both sides will increase as long as the occupation continues.