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EXCLUSIVE: Alert Issued for 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base
Fox News ^ | June 17th, 2010

Posted on 06/17/2010 3:59:12 PM PDT by TaraP

A nationwide alert has been issued for 17 members of the Afghan military who have gone AWOL from a Texas Air Force base where foreign military officers who are training to become pilots are taught English, FoxNews.com has learned.

The Afghan officers and enlisted men have security badges that give them access to secure U.S. defense installations, according to the lookout bulletin, "Afghan Military Deserters in CONUS [Continental U.S.]," issued by Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Dallas, and obtained by FoxNews.com.

The Afghans were attending the Defense Language Institute at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The DLI program teaches English to military pilot candidates and other air force prospects from foreign countries allied with the U.S.

"I can confirm that 17 have gone missing from the Defense Language Institute," said Gary Emery, Chief of Public Affairs, 37th Training Wing, at Lackland AFB. "They disappeared over the course of the last two years, and none in the last three months."

Each Afghan was issued a Department of Defense Common Access Card, an identification card used to gain access to secure military installations, with which they "could attempt to enter DOD installations," according to the bulletin. Base security officers were encouraged to disseminate the bulletin to their personnel.

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1 posted on 06/17/2010 3:59:12 PM PDT by TaraP
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To: TaraP

This probably deserves Breaking News.


2 posted on 06/17/2010 4:00:15 PM PDT by library user
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To: TaraP
"They disappeared over the course of the last two years, and none in the last three months."

Huh?

3 posted on 06/17/2010 4:01:16 PM PDT by library user
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To: TaraP

Great, Jihadis on the loose in my backyard.


4 posted on 06/17/2010 4:01:31 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: TaraP

Mark Levin just read the Fox News release.


5 posted on 06/17/2010 4:01:45 PM PDT by CedarDave (Arrogant Obama on tax day protesters: "YouÂ’d think they would be saying 'Thank You!'.")
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To: TaraP

the plot thickens

al qaada and tollybons planning a little domestic “jihad” party, along with miscreants such as those already arrested this week trying to smuggle weapons onto military bases?


6 posted on 06/17/2010 4:01:53 PM PDT by silverleaf (Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.)
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To: library user

I know....It’s like *Say what?


7 posted on 06/17/2010 4:02:03 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP

Over the last two years?

Anyone have a tally of the refinery and similar fires and explosions in the US over the past two years?


8 posted on 06/17/2010 4:02:26 PM PDT by donna (Yah Mo B There - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HbbM-FG8lQ)
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To: donna

refinery fire in Texas just last week....


9 posted on 06/17/2010 4:03:49 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP
Base security officers were encouraged to disseminate the bulletin to their personnel.

Doesn't anybody give orders anymore?

10 posted on 06/17/2010 4:03:53 PM PDT by RGSpincich
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To: TaraP

I think they came over to New Mexico where they could get a no hassle drivers license.


11 posted on 06/17/2010 4:05:00 PM PDT by joelt
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To: TaraP

They were there in 1976 when I was there in training for security police...and the we had to “bow” them was crazy.


12 posted on 06/17/2010 4:05:29 PM PDT by Paul46360
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To: RGSpincich

ENCOURAGED to disseminate info!!!!

Their mugs should be plastered on every billboard, website, blog, etc.!


13 posted on 06/17/2010 4:05:44 PM PDT by freedom4me (Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courts. Amos 5:15)
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To: TaraP

What a strange news release.


14 posted on 06/17/2010 4:05:49 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: RGSpincich

The following 17 Afghan military members have gone AWOL from an Air Force base in Texas and are being sought in a nationwide alert in the U.S.

Abdul Ghani Barakzai, born 8/8/1977

Mohd Ali Karimi, born 9/3/1982

Mohammad Nasim Fateh Zada, born 12/4/1966

Aminullah Sangarwal, born 8/27/1982

Mohd Ahmadi, born 5/5/1978

Ahad Abdulahad, born 5/5/1984

Sayed Qadir Shah Habiby, born 5/7/1985

Javed Aryan a.k.a. Aryan Javed, born 1/1/1987

Mirwais Qassmi, born 4/24/1974

Barsat Noorani, born 6/3/1981

Atiqullah Habibi, two dates of birth are listed on the alert: 6/2/1982 and 7/2/1982

Ahmad Sameer Samar, born 5/2/1983

Mohamed Fahim Faqier, born 6/1/1987

Obaiddullah Abrahimy, born 8/1/1979

Sayed Nasir Hashimi, born 4/5/1972

Shawali Kakar, born 12/31/1979

Khan Padshah Amiri, born 4/1/1978


15 posted on 06/17/2010 4:06:02 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: mylife

Great, Jihadis on the loose in my backyard.
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How dare you use that term! I must report you! /s

“Describing terrorists in this way, using the legitimate term ‘jihad’ – which means to purify oneself or to wage a holy struggle for a moral goal – risks giving these murderers the religious legitimacy they desperately seek but in no way deserve,” John Brennan


16 posted on 06/17/2010 4:06:05 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: TaraP

WTF? none the last 2 years. Weird. Can we have pictures???? please.


17 posted on 06/17/2010 4:06:33 PM PDT by GoCards ("We eat therefore we hunt...")
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To: TaraP

Bush’s fault?


18 posted on 06/17/2010 4:06:46 PM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: library user

Look at the time. Not really breaking


19 posted on 06/17/2010 4:06:49 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: TaraP
Oh, they are probably just out sacrificing a goat on some hill or another expressing their rich Afghan culture. Nothing to worry about. Now, lets get back to the important stuff such as eliminating "don't ask, don't tell..."
20 posted on 06/17/2010 4:07:12 PM PDT by garjog
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To: Irenic

You used the “T” word!


21 posted on 06/17/2010 4:07:18 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: library user

“This probably deserves Breaking News.”

Yeah - back in 2008!


22 posted on 06/17/2010 4:08:06 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: TaraP

Maybe they’re driving cabs in New York.


23 posted on 06/17/2010 4:08:15 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: GoCards

If is was some white schlub that beat his wife we would have photos.


24 posted on 06/17/2010 4:08:25 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: TaraP

17 over two years? Sounds like these guys wanted to blend in and enjoy the good life. Would you look forward to returning to a war-torn nation which will probably be overrun by the Taliban in the not too distant future?


25 posted on 06/17/2010 4:08:40 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: GoCards

Names are posted at the link - two birth dates given for one of the mopes. This is so strange.


26 posted on 06/17/2010 4:08:45 PM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Lance Corporal texted me at 0330 on 2/3/10: AMERICA!)
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To: TaraP

Mostly all young guys too. That raises an even redder flag.


27 posted on 06/17/2010 4:08:55 PM PDT by library user
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To: TaraP

Is there a Hooters restaurant near that base?


28 posted on 06/17/2010 4:09:07 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: 21twelve

I didn’t read that far until after I made the suggestion. Apologies.


29 posted on 06/17/2010 4:09:39 PM PDT by library user
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To: Cementjungle

There is a hooters near EVERY base


30 posted on 06/17/2010 4:09:59 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

Back to the Poppy farms.


31 posted on 06/17/2010 4:10:01 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: colorado tanker

I guess they stopped looking for them.....


32 posted on 06/17/2010 4:10:02 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: screaminsunshine

Or mineral deposits.


33 posted on 06/17/2010 4:13:21 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: library user

Oh no - not you! This IS just now in the “breaking news”. I’m thinking that the Air Force may have considered putting the word out sooner!


34 posted on 06/17/2010 4:13:50 PM PDT by 21twelve ( UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES MY ARSE: "..now begin the work of remaking America."-Obama, 1/20/09)
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To: TaraP

The first question that has to be asked is:

Could these men have been trained just as well in, oh, I don’t know, Afghanistan or something?


35 posted on 06/17/2010 4:14:34 PM PDT by j-damn
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To: library user

Let’s teach them English and give them pilot training.

Brilliant.


36 posted on 06/17/2010 4:14:47 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: TaraP

I’m sure BO/BS has been training well to be part of his civilian force when the time comes to suppress Americans.


37 posted on 06/17/2010 4:14:48 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: TaraP
This entire story is insane. I don't know where to begin.

Didn't it occur to ANYBODY that AWOL foreign nationals with CAC cards are a risk, BEFORE 17 went missing?

Anyway, it should also be a concern when someone has two birthdays:

Atiqullah Habibi, two dates of birth are listed on the alert: 6/2/1982 and 7/2/1982

Maybe one day is on his Hawaii certificate and the other is on his Kenyan BC.

38 posted on 06/17/2010 4:15:44 PM PDT by Never on my watch (A Militia is just a community organization)
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To: mylife
There is a hooters near EVERY base

Perhaps someone should look there.... young pilots.... beer and women.... seems logical.

39 posted on 06/17/2010 4:16:14 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: the_Watchman

Yah... these guys were pilots. Presumably smart, and probably from the upper class of Afghanistan, such as it is. I doubt they’d be Taliban or sleepers though it’s always possible. I’m thinking these guys got a taste of what it’s like to live in America... and quickly decided they’d just rather *not* return to that fourth-world hellhole.


40 posted on 06/17/2010 4:16:54 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: Cementjungle

Good thinking Holmes!


41 posted on 06/17/2010 4:17:34 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife

Not to minimize the potential of this.

It is thin on details.

From experience at Lackland and knowing how these sorts kinda think-they may have been facing the prospect of going back to the pusshole they came from after seeing the states and decided to “Go Native”

They may have met some of the local “sweeties” that naturally attach themselves to those of Arab descent for various reasons and decided to go native.

They may have had what we would consider minor disciplinary problems at DLI that would earn them major problems in a society that values “saving face” above all and didn’t want to face the ass whipping or worse that was waiting for them when they returned.

Or they might be scumbag Islamo fascists that used our system against us and are out amongst us planning chaos.

My vote is a combination of all of the above. Reason to be concerned.


42 posted on 06/17/2010 4:18:47 PM PDT by 5Madman2 (There is no such thing as an experienced suicide bomber)
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To: RGSpincich
Doesn't anybody give orders anymore?

No it might lower some subordinate’s self esteem, and prevent them from pursuing a path to leadership themselves; and therefore deny them the opportunity to be in the position of being incapable of giving orders, but only “encouragement” to subordinates; whose self esteem they want to preserve so they may be able to pursue a path to leadership and so on and so forth.

43 posted on 06/17/2010 4:19:38 PM PDT by skully (I can see November from my porch)
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To: mylife
Good thinking Holmes!

Well, they're either at Hooters or they're fanning out in preparation to hijack a bunch of planes. Better not disturb Obama's game of hoops though... just start working on talking points on how to blame Republicans if something goes wrong.

45 posted on 06/17/2010 4:20:45 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: mylife

Oh my words, mea culpa! I did, I did!

I guess Obama will just have to get prostrate in front of some muslim, to beg forgiveness for my mistake.


46 posted on 06/17/2010 4:21:15 PM PDT by Irenic
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To: the_Watchman

They probably learned English well enough to know how illegal aleins are treated here and figured out that just blending in was worth the risk?


47 posted on 06/17/2010 4:22:28 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: 5Madman2

I agree.


48 posted on 06/17/2010 4:22:44 PM PDT by mylife (Opinions: $1 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: library user
"They disappeared over the course of the last two years, and none in the last three months."

It has taken the authorities THIS long to alert us to the fact that possible terrorists are on the loose?? God help us!

49 posted on 06/17/2010 4:22:59 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!....I can see November from my house!)
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To: mylife

Why are we soooooo stupid?


50 posted on 06/17/2010 4:23:39 PM PDT by biff
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