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Frankfurt airport shooting: two killed in attack on US military bus
The Guardian ^ | 2 March 2011 | Helen Pidd

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; albanian; ariduka; balkans; frankfortjihad; frankfurt; frankfurtjihad; germany; kosovo; rop; terrorism; usaf; wot

1 posted on 03/02/2011 10:46:25 AM PST by wonders
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To: wonders

Religion of Pieces?


2 posted on 03/02/2011 10:48:26 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Bokababe

Another delightful fellow from Kosovo ping.


3 posted on 03/02/2011 10:48:52 AM PST by wonders (Whoever said "all is fair in love and war" probably never participated in either.)
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To: wonders

An argument? Maybe after the attacker screamed “allaouachkbar”?


4 posted on 03/02/2011 10:51:54 AM PST by livius
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To: Army Air Corps

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.


5 posted on 03/02/2011 10:52:40 AM PST by wonders (Whoever said "all is fair in love and war" probably never participated in either.)
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To: livius

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?


6 posted on 03/02/2011 10:54:40 AM PST by wonders (Whoever said "all is fair in love and war" probably never participated in either.)
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To: wonders

Those muzzies just appreciate us so much after we spill blood for them.


7 posted on 03/02/2011 10:56:22 AM PST by dforest
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To: wonders

How many more Americans will be murdered by death cult members before this country does what has to be done?

(kick them out)


8 posted on 03/02/2011 11:01:21 AM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Liberalism is against human nature. Practicing liberalism is detrimental to your mental stability.)
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To: wonders
...an argument had broken out on board the bus ...

If this is correct, I have to wonder why a Kosovo national would be on board a USAF government bus.

9 posted on 03/02/2011 11:04:44 AM PST by 2111USMC
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; vooch; ...

10 posted on 03/02/2011 11:09:21 AM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: wonders

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!


11 posted on 03/02/2011 11:10:00 AM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: wonders

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...


12 posted on 03/02/2011 11:14:34 AM PST by livius
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To: 2111USMC; longjack
If this is correct, I have to wonder why a Kosovo national would be on board a USAF government bus.

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

13 posted on 03/02/2011 11:16:38 AM PST by wonders (Whoever said "all is fair in love and war" probably never participated in either.)
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To: wonders
Another delightful fellow from Kosovo

Recap for those who haven't been following the Kosovo Albaniac Terror stories this week.

14 posted on 03/02/2011 11:17:33 AM PST by Bokababe (Save Christian Kosovo! http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: Thank You Rush
Wasn’t it a Frankfurt nightclub bombing that caused Reagan to go after Gadaffi??

Yes. That was in 1986. It's mentioned in the posted article (but you have to click the link to see it).

15 posted on 03/02/2011 11:21:57 AM PST by wonders (Whoever said "all is fair in love and war" probably never participated in either.)
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To: 2111USMC; longjack
Oops. Let me try that Deutsche Welle link again: Shooter kills two US airmen in attack on military bus at Frankfurt Airport
16 posted on 03/02/2011 11:27:14 AM PST by wonders (Whoever said "all is fair in love and war" probably never participated in either.)
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To: wonders

My unit ( 1/39th inf) made it as far as the Rahmstein tarmac when that happend. F-111 was the word of the month.


17 posted on 03/02/2011 11:29:58 AM PST by clbiel (Hey Islam! Satan's on the line- says he's not giving back your religion without a fight.)
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To: Thank You Rush

Correction to my #15. I missed that you had written “Frankfurt”. The 1986 bombing was at a Berlin disco.


18 posted on 03/02/2011 11:36:37 AM PST by wonders (Whoever said "all is fair in love and war" probably never participated in either.)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
How many more Americans will be murdered by death cult members before this country does what has to be done?

(kick them out)

Did you notice where it happened?

Maybe the Germans should "kick them out."

19 posted on 03/02/2011 11:41:04 AM PST by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: wonders
Spiegel.de /Ermittler gehen von gezieltem Angriff auf US-Armee aus is now saying it's a terrorist attack.

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.


20 posted on 03/02/2011 11:41:54 AM PST by longjack
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To: wonders

Victims were airmen headed to Ramstein.


21 posted on 03/02/2011 11:45:35 AM PST by longjack
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To: Bokababe
Obama condemns Frankfurt airport attack Picture:

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

22 posted on 03/02/2011 11:46:08 AM PST by wonders (Whoever said "all is fair in love and war" probably never participated in either.)
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To: longjack
Thank you longjack. Yes, Der Speigel is always firstest with the mostest. (And so are you!) Chilling line: "Ersten Angaben zufolge hatte er neben der Tatwaffe auch noch eine größere Menge Munition bei sich." Wow, I bet we won't read this in the US press: "Ein terroristischer Hintergrund des Kosovo-Albaners wird intensiv geprüft."

To the Balkans Gang: The same article reports the guy who did this is from Mitrovica.

23 posted on 03/02/2011 12:02:14 PM PST by wonders (Whoever said "all is fair in love and war" probably never participated in either.)
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To: livius
An argument? Maybe after the attacker screamed “allaouachkbar”?

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."

24 posted on 03/02/2011 12:11:54 PM PST by wonders (Whoever said "all is fair in love and war" probably never participated in either.)
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To: wonders

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.


25 posted on 03/02/2011 12:25:01 PM PST by livius
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To: livius
An argument? Maybe after the attacker screamed “allaouachkbar”?

An argument? Maybe after the attacker screamed “allaouachkbar” Winning The Future?

26 posted on 03/02/2011 12:35:26 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't skipper a boat, Can't drive, Can't ski, Can't fly. But they KNOW what's best!)
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To: livius
Livius, in the first 24 after an incident like this one, so much misinformation flies around in the media. I'd say the most accurate accounts are coming out of Der Spiegel right now (see the link longjack posted if you can read German).

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."

and

"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.

27 posted on 03/02/2011 12:45:24 PM PST by wonders (Whoever said "all is fair in love and war" probably never participated in either.)
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To: wonders

This is obviously Milosevic’s fault.


28 posted on 03/02/2011 1:14:13 PM PST by getoffmylawn (Greatest American filmmaker ever? That's an easy one - John Cassavetes.)
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To: getoffmylawn

Great to “see” you again!


29 posted on 03/02/2011 1:21:28 PM PST by wonders (Whoever said "all is fair in love and war" probably never participated in either.)
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To: wonders

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.


30 posted on 03/02/2011 3:18:47 PM PST by livius
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To: wonders

Kosovo!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2682131/posts


31 posted on 03/02/2011 6:02:12 PM PST by XHogPilot
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To: getoffmylawn

So when do the sanctions start?


32 posted on 03/03/2011 1:57:25 PM PST by montyspython
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To: wonders; Hoplite

Now we just need some closet jihadist to pop in and tell us this was the fault of the Serbs!


33 posted on 03/03/2011 4:37:50 PM PST by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: montyspython

Not just sanctions. Kosovo is still technically part of Serbia, so this guy is a Serbian citizen. Bombs away!!


34 posted on 03/03/2011 8:30:06 PM PST by getoffmylawn (Greatest American filmmaker ever? That's an easy one - John Cassavetes.)
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To: wonders

Same here! Hope all is well with you and your family. :)


35 posted on 03/03/2011 8:30:50 PM PST by getoffmylawn (Greatest American filmmaker ever? That's an easy one - John Cassavetes.)
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