Sidishus From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 519 posts, RR: 4 Posted (9 years 8 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2635 times:
They don't belong...
Blackwater provided details about the operation, saying "the commercial helicopter" was "owned and operated by Heli-Air Services, a Bulgarian subcontractor to SkyLink Air and Logistic Support under contract to Blackwater in support of a Department of Defense contract."
The Islamic Army in Iraq has carried out multiple attacks in Iraq and taken several hostages, including an Italian journalist who was beheaded. The militant group also took two French journalists hostage but released them.
Thursday's incident raises questions about the vulnerability of commercial aircraft that do not have the same defense capabilities of military aircraft.
So much for the efficacy of "As-Is" where bullets may fly