UPDATE 8/31 2:52 p.m.: Subsequent video appears to show the same chopper and same guy hanging from it and the man is clearly alive and not dead:
No idea why the dude is hanging from a helicopter like that but at least he doesn't appear to be hanging by his neck.
Remember when everyone said giving $85 billion dollars in high-tech equipment to a bunch of murderous terrorists was a bad idea?
Yeah, it took five seconds for the Taliban to get a novel idea for execution: Instead of throwing their enemies off buildings or hanging them the regular way, why not lift them up by the neck with a $6 million Blackhawk and dangle them for all their new subjects to see?
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I have no words for this depravity.
Here's a separate reported shot of the incident. I am not sure if the victim is still the same man.
The Taliban were seen flying the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter around the city of Kandahar earlier on Monday.
In the latest post, the caption reads: 'Our Air Force! At this time, the Islamic Emirate's air force helicopters are flying over Kandahar city and patrolling the city.'
Here they are on Monday evening as they explore a hangar with some more helicopters in their American-made, 21st-century gear.