Skip to comments.Bagram Air Base is under attack
Posted on 02/21/2012 8:15:45 AM PST by rollo tomasi
Talking to my wife. Apparently some Qurans were either thrown in garbage or not disposed of properly. Civilians are blaming the military but the deed was done by the locals. Still, locals are not taking it well.
They rioted all day and are now in the process of firing missiles into the base.
This operation from day one has been a cluster F* since we have been unable to control the civilian population.
Prayers for all.
Call it the greening of Afghanistan. It's environmental prophylaxis.
HOCKEY PUCKS to all of them. PC will get us all killed.
The military were given the trash to burn by civis.
Doing back-flips and contorting yourself to appease the locals is a horrible strategy.
Create some “poleis” around Afghan, arm them equally, get out, and let them engage in civil wars if a certain polis wants "more". They start crap with us, annihilate the “polis” responsible.
Think OPSEC! You’re posting force protection conditions and placing everyone at that AO “at risk”. Not everyone has the need-to-know. Even the adversaries can have access to this web site, and can exploit this info for THEIR intelligence collection.
ping for later
afghans were blowing their “load” with “rage fire”, people might have loved ones over there, etc... this kind of stuff is almost a daily occurrence which the press conceals because of a (D) in the White House. When winter ends the “rage” gets more intense. Today was intense which is why the press covered the events.
BTW, you must really hate google earth and active duty access to skype.
The "Loose lips..." stuff is fine, but when you are nation building and appeasing locals to the point of trillions wasted and good people dying, those who are deemed expendable by politicians need a voice.
BTW, prayers to you and your family. You are in the middle of the s* as well
pity the direction and thought of those in power brought us to this sand flea dump.
And as soon as clear,
Turn it into a glass bowl.
Then state to the world, the next one is for the next crew that comes a calling.
Whatever the country... the capital of said country shall become a collectors visual for space.
You cannot reason with mindless brain washed rabble. History has taught us this, and it has never been wrong.
Sorry to have to disagree with you publicly, but you put this out here for all to see.
First, I take opsec (and my clearance) very seriously.
Second, everything I posted, from the FLOUR information to what was transpiring on the base can be found via open source.
Third, the estimates run 15-20% of all GIRoA employees (and LN's working as staff for NGO's and all USGov operations, including the bases) are Taliban and/or Taliban-affiliated. Relevance to this discussion - see Fourth statement.
Fourth, the attackers get real-time updates from their compatriots inside our wires. (they don't need this or any other web site)
Fifth, a lot of information that should be disseminated to the public is being withheld from them due to bravo sierra claims of 'opsec.'
Sixth, I have every reason to want to practice opsec, as I will be bringing home some souvenirs from an attack that I would rather not have.
In conclusion, while I appreciate your comments and will choose to believe they were meant with nothing but good will, they are somewhat condescending and offensive, given my circumstances and the facts on the ground here.