Skip to comments.Frankfurt airport shooting: two killed in attack on US military bus
Posted on 03/02/2011 10:46:13 AM PST by wonders
Two US airmen have been shot dead and two wounded at Frankfurt airport.
The gunman, believed to be from Kosovo, opened fire on a bus containing US airmen in front of Terminal 2. The bus driver and a passenger were killed and two others were seriously injured.
Police said it appeared an argument had broken out on board the bus before the suspect opened fire. The dead soldier was found outside the bus, which had a US government licence plate marked "AF", for air force.
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Religion of Pieces?
Another delightful fellow from Kosovo ping.
An argument? Maybe after the attacker screamed “allaouachkbar”?
This makes me ill. The two airmen were about to fly home according to news articles. Now they’ll be sent home in coffins. Prayers up for their families.
From the article: Patrick Meehan, a member of the US homeland security committee, said it looked like a terrorist attack.
It does look like that, doesn’t it?
Those muzzies just appreciate us so much after we spill blood for them.
How many more Americans will be murdered by death cult members before this country does what has to be done?
(kick them out)
If this is correct, I have to wonder why a Kosovo national would be on board a USAF government bus.
Wasn’t it a Frankfurt nightclub bombing that caused Reagan to go after Gadaffi??
I saw an interview the other night of the parents of a boy who was killed in the Pan Am 103 bombing. Pretty sad EXCEPT when the interviewer said something about Reagan bombing Lybia, the mother said very adamantly that that was what caused the Pan Am 103 bombing!!! No condemnation of Gadaffi....
These parents should stay off TV. The mother of the little girl who was killed in Tucson was ga-ga over the fact that they had been invited to the WH by Michelle - not the first lady, not Mrs. Obama but Michelle! That was the day of the little girl’s funeral. She interrupted what her husband was saying to (I believe) Anderson Cooper and he (the husband) looked really disgusted! I didn’t watch the State of the Union speech (NO WAY!)but I read that the mother was seated with MICHELLE!
If even a member of the homeland security committee says that it was a terrorist attack...the guy must have been videoed waving a copy of the Koran in one hand and his weapon in the other. No deniability for Islam...
I was wondering the same. Only The Guardian is reporting the alleged argument. German media accounts are quoting a police spokesman as saying that "everything took place inside the bus" although the body of one of the dead airmen was found just outside the bus, according to reports. I suppose things will become clearer as time goes on.
Link to Deutsche Welle article: http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14886053,00.html
Recap for those who haven't been following the Kosovo Albaniac Terror stories this week.
Yes. That was in 1986. It's mentioned in the posted article (but you have to click the link to see it).
My unit ( 1/39th inf) made it as far as the Rahmstein tarmac when that happend. F-111 was the word of the month.
Correction to my #15. I missed that you had written “Frankfurt”. The 1986 bombing was at a Berlin disco.
(kick them out)
Did you notice where it happened?
Maybe the Germans should "kick them out."
Suspect caught with a large amount of ammunition. No fight on the bus as originally reported.
This came up a few minutes ago on Spiegel. They're usually first with breaking news such as this.
Victims were airmen headed to Ramstein.
More: "A spokesman for the Air Force at Lakenheath airfield confirms all four were from a military base in eastern England. Lakenheath is home to the 48th Fighter Wing, the United States' only F-15 fighter wing. Its website says the base employs about 4,500 active-duty military members, as well as 2,000 British and U.S. civilians."
Link: USA Today
To the Balkans Gang: The same article reports the guy who did this is from Mitrovica.
From the NYT: "A man whose office is near the site of the shooting said it was an area where buses load arriving passengers. Speaking on condition of anonymity to protect his business, he said witnesses told him that the gunman first talked to the military personnel to find out who they were and then opened fire, shouting God is great in Arabic."
I knew it couldn’t be a service member because they’re not allowed to carry their weapons on base. Thus it had to be somebody from outside. So I guess the “argument” was him screaming that hideous Islamic cry while trying to get on the bus.
I read that one of the people killed was shot outside the bus, so I guess once he knew they were military he just killed whoever he could get in his sights.
An argument? Maybe after the attacker screamed
allaouachkbar Winning The Future?
According to the NYT piece I linked to above: "The suspect argued with some of the airmen before shooting one who was standing in the open door as well as the driver, Mr. Füllhardt said. The suspect was captured by a Hesse state police officer who was at the airport, which typically has heavy security especially following warnings in recent months that Germany would be a terror target."
"Mr. Füllhardt said that the dark blue-gray bus had regular German license plates, in line with American military policy to make vehicles less conspicuous, but that it still probably stood out from German vehicles. The busload of airmen had just arrived from England, he said, and had boarded the bus to go to the American military base at Ramstein, which lies few dozen miles to the southwest of the Frankfurt Airport."
According to longjack's article from Der Spiegel, the reports of an "argument" have "not been confirmed." So, piecing it all together, it looks like the shooter planned this (lots of extra ammo and told police he "pulled the trigger many times") and wanted to make sure the passengers on the bus were US military, then shot and killed the two easiest targets (the driver and the guy standing in the open doorway), wounded two more and ran into the terminal where he tried to mingle with other passengers but was caught by German security agents.
This is obviously Milosevic’s fault.
Great to “see” you again!
That sounds very likely. He was probably trying to make sure they were US military.
I wish the police or somebody had killed him rather than just catching him, though.
So when do the sanctions start?
Now we just need some closet jihadist to pop in and tell us this was the fault of the Serbs!
Not just sanctions. Kosovo is still technically part of Serbia, so this guy is a Serbian citizen. Bombs away!!
Same here! Hope all is well with you and your family. :)