Members of Militant Forums Cheer News of Capture of U.S. Choppers
Members of militant Islamist forum members showed excitement on the forums today about reports on the seizure of three U.S. helicopters by the Taliban in Pakistan.
The report, which was aired by Aljazeera, said that the choppers may have already been sold to China and was repeatedly played one Internet forum. Speculations about the value of the deal went from just a few thousand U.S. dollars to hundreds of millions of dollars.
One forum member suggested trading the choppers for weapons of mass destruction from China. Another responded by saying: "Very soon we'll be hearing reports, such as: "The mujahideen seized a U.S. aircraft carrier!!!"