Monday, January 28, 2008

Video of Little Bird rescuing Polish ambassador

Here's a video of the Blackwater "Little Bird" landing on a Baghdad street to evacuate Poland's ambassador to Baghdad, Edward Pietrzyk, after he survived an assassination attempt by Islamist insurgents. After the ambush, the US Embassy called in Blackwater to fly in a Little Bird to extract the wounded ambassador; the US military for some reason could not send in a helicopter. The October 3, 2007 rescue received little media attention in the US.