UPDATE: OBAMA BANS MEDIA COVERAGE OF RETURN OF 22 NAVY SEALS AND OTHER SOLDIERS slaughtered in botched helicopter rescue mission in Afghanistan.
Photographs of US soldiers killed in botched Obama Afghanistan helicopter rescue lauded by Islamists. Below, wreckage of Jimmy Carter botched helicopter rescue in 1980 killing 8 US soldiers.
4/24/1980, "Hostage rescue try fails," Evening Capital
"Eight American servicemen died today in a helicopter crash after an aborted attempt to rescue hostages from the U.S. embassy in Tehran . The attempt was a failure and had severe political repercussions for President Jimmy Carter's administration. "U.S. military forces undertook a dramatic raid to rescue American hostages in Tehran, but the mission collapsed in 'equipment failures' and was aborted on a desert airstrip far from its target, President Carter reported today," informed The Capital on April 25, 1980. "Iranian radio said the militants holding 50 Americans in the U.S. embassy in Tehran were meeting to discuss their response to the rescue mission, which Iranian Foreign Minister Sadegh Ghotbzadeh compared to Hitler's invasion of Austria at the start of World War II." NOTE: The U.S. hostages were released within minutes of Ronald Reagan taking the office of President of the United States of America on January 20, 1981."
Details of rescue mission
8/7/11, "Afghanistan chopper downing raises concerns over U.S.," LA Times, Laura King
8/8/11, "No Media Access for Return of Service Members to U.S.," Fox News
via mention on Michael Savage show, via Yahoo News, ap photo of 1980 wreck. Link to Afghanistan dead via Drudge Report, Obama bans media coverage via Atlas Shrugs