The moment a U.S. helicopter strike blasts an Afghan man to pieces… as the pilot sings ‘Bye, bye Miss American Pie’

Global Research – by Danial Bates  It is the horrific moment an Afghan man is blown apart by a US missile.

But in a moment of twisted inspiration an American helicopter pilot decided to give it a impromptu soundtrack – by singing ‘Bye, bye Miss American pie.’

He belted out the most famous line of the Don McLean classic at the moment of impact when a fireball consumed at least one man.

Targets: The two white subjects in the middle of the road are the Afghan killed by the attack helicopter. The video’s poster claims they were farmers, but there is nothing to substantiate this

The video on appears to be from an on-board camera of a pilot from the 101st Airborne Division in an AH64 Apache helicopter.

According to the caption the victims were ‘innocent farms planting poppy seeds in the middle of the road,’ although that has not been verified.

The weapon used on them was supposedly a one kilogram Hellfire missile.

The caption reads: ‘At the 01:39 mark you can hear the pilot singing ‘Bye Bye Ms. American Pie’ right before impact then BOOM….the rest is history.’

Another pilot can also be heard saying, ‘Nice’ moments after the impact.

Follow-up shots: The pilot uses his helicopter’s machine gun to try to kill two people who walked into the road to investigate the explosion, but the bullets miss

Two other men can then be seen running for their lives as the pilots shoot at them but miss.

The reaction on LiveLeak was one of disgust and Ozzieabroad wrote: ‘It’s disturbing and bordering on sanctioned psychopathy to enjoy killing so much’.

Based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, the 101st Airborne Division became famous for their courage in World War II, the Vietnam War and the first Gulf War.

Its pilots are among the most dedicated and decorated in the US military.

Attack helicopter: The gunship in question was an AH-64D Apache, flown by the 101st Airborne Division

The footage is the latest clip to emerge on LiveLeak which will prove embarrassing to top brass.

In January footage emerged on the website which showed four American soldiers urinating on dead bodies in what appeared to be Afghanistan.

The Marine Corps began an official investigation over the clip in which one of the men can be heard saying: ‘Have a great day, buddy’ to laughter from his colleagues.

Another of them joked, ‘Golden like a shower’ and said ‘Yeahhhh!’ as they groaned with relief whilst urinating.

The reputation of America’s military has also still not fully recovered from the Abu Ghraib abuse scandal in Baghdad.

Then there was the ‘Thrill Kill’ squad which murdered three Afghan civilians for sport and took their body parts as trophies.

MailOnline has reached out to the US military for comment.

4 thoughts on “The moment a U.S. helicopter strike blasts an Afghan man to pieces… as the pilot sings ‘Bye, bye Miss American Pie’

  1. No Comment, just a pause to reflect on life that might have been, on the widows and the orphans that are left behind and the song I used to love for happy reasons.

    Is this the death of the American soul?

  2. Not to be flippant, and no disrespect meant towards those poor murdered farmers, but the Elite can’t be too thrilled about these types of news stories. After all, they’re the ones reaping the benefits from what those farmers were planting.

  3. Liberty, peace towards all men and the freedom to enjoy your own wealth and to be charitable are all Christian values. They are the American way.

    The country does not want a Wall Street financed prostitute politician Muslim from Keyna or a Banker financed Mormon for President. The country wants and needs to have only acceptable a President reflecting the peoples true Christian values.

    All Christians should just get behind Ron Paul, he will be a complete shoo in for President if all American Christians decide on having a Christian for president in 2012.

    Cut out all the bull about choosing between the lesser of two evils and lets instead get America immediately back to its foundation of core honest values.

    Peace towards all men would mean atrocities such as these would never ever be tolerated. Why do we need to compromise our accepted values?

    Only Ron Paul, a true Christian, a true Patriot, a true American.

    President Paul or no election. Let the Christian majority decide!

  4. And somehow this is suppose to surprise everyone? I’m sure the soldiers have done this before in Vietnam. We just never had the technology to see it in those days like we do now. This almost becomes no different than the Japanese slaughtering thousands of Chinese for fun. War screws up the minds of every soldier after long periods of time in war. While I’m in no way in support or sympathizing with them, I’m just making a point.

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