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Panetta Is Safe After Breach Near His Plane at Afghan Base
NY Times ^ | March 14, 2012 | ELISABETH BUMILLER

Posted on 03/14/2012 3:22:56 PM PDT by gandalftb

A tense visit to Afghanistan by Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta got off to an alarming start on Wednesday when a stolen pick-up truck sped onto a ramp alongside a runway at a British military airfield and crashed into a ditch as Mr. Panetta’s plane was landing.

Pentagon officials said the Afghan driver emerged from the vehicle in flames.

The runway incident unfolded Wednesday morning as Mr. Panetta landed at Camp Bastion, a British air field that adjoins Camp Leatherneck, a vast United States Marine base in Helmand Province, next to Kandahar.

Pentagon spokesman, said the truck had been stolen from a coalition service member.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; panetta
Bad neighborhood, can't be/won't be fixed.

No Afghans can be trusted, none, ever.

The truck was filled with fuel cans. How could the attacker have known which unmarked gray C-17 cargo aircraft to attack at exactly the right time?

Only pure luck has Panetta alive today.

Hence the reason every friendly disarmed when mixed with locals, meeting Panetta.

1 posted on 03/14/2012 3:22:59 PM PDT by gandalftb
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To: gandalftb
Pentagon officials said the Afghan driver emerged from the vehicle in flames.

You're doing it wrong.

2 posted on 03/14/2012 3:25:16 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: gandalftb

Panetta runs Afgan off runway. Man burned!


3 posted on 03/14/2012 3:27:09 PM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: gandalftb

For some reason I thought Panetta had their guns taken away because the DHS thinks military is filled with potential terrorists while the Muzzie terrorists are the Fed’s friends!


4 posted on 03/14/2012 3:32:40 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: dead

Did the driver say

“Hold muh korrannn!”


5 posted on 03/14/2012 3:34:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Panetta didn’t order the weapons taken...it was the new general of US troops in Afghanistan. It’s very likely to turn into some US policy that if Afghan dignitaries show up on any base...you have to meet them without any weapons in your possession. I have doubts that any junior enlisted guys will agree to this order...and it’ll be just the big-wig officers who attend such meetings in the future.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 3:35:58 PM PDT by pepsionice
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To: F15Eagle

It’s getting as bad over there as in East Oakland!


7 posted on 03/14/2012 3:37:18 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

It would have been ironic if the jihadi had gotten Panetta because all the US soldiers that could have stopped him had been disarmed for the visit.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 3:37:54 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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At least he wasn’t taking incoming mortar fire like poor Hilary did.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 3:45:33 PM PDT by Rio
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To: PapaBear3625

LOL!!

Ha..all bush ever got was someone throwing a shoe at him!


10 posted on 03/14/2012 4:11:19 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: PapaBear3625

LOL!!

Ha..all bush ever got was someone throwing a shoe at him!


11 posted on 03/14/2012 4:11:19 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (NEWT in 2012)
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To: gandalftb
Lyin' Pendejo is safe!

Praise be to Allah!

12 posted on 03/14/2012 4:11:39 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: gandalftb

>>Panetta Is Safe After Breach Near His Plane at Afghan Base

Pity.


13 posted on 03/14/2012 4:17:24 PM PDT by vikingd00d (chown -R us ./base)
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To: gandalftb

I wonder if that driver has a United Nations driver’s license.


14 posted on 03/14/2012 4:18:06 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: dead

PANETTA IS SAFE!! THANK OBAMA ALL MIGHTY, PANETTA IS SAFE!
What a weight lifted off my shoulders. I would have been destroyed had one hair on his head been harmed.

On my prayer rug facing the oval office.


15 posted on 03/14/2012 4:18:59 PM PDT by fightin kentuckian
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To: gandalftb

There’s the pitch...

SWING AND A MISS!

.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 4:59:15 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: gandalftb

Panchetta should just stay home with the rest of the crooked regime.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 5:35:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Darteaus94025

LOL! That would be the headline if a Republican was in office.

But I’m sure that Obama will apologize to the Afghan people for the terrorist’s burns.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 5:39:39 PM PDT by onemiddleamerican (FUBO and all your terrorist buddies)
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To: gandalftb
the Afghan driver emerged from the vehicle in flames.

H'mm.

I don't think that's what he meant to say.

19 posted on 03/14/2012 5:48:39 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
I wonder if that driver has a United Nations driver’s license.

maybe not..but 100 to 1 says he can vote in Texas..

20 posted on 03/14/2012 6:19:27 PM PDT by sternup
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To: gandalftb

You mean Obama’s religion of peace, his very good Muslim friends, tired to do in Panetta? This is shocking.

Good thing Panetta disarmed the evil US Marines before he spoke at them. Can’t be too careful when you are a part of a regime that has thrown the constitution to the wind and chosen sides with the enemy during a war.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 6:31:49 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: gandalftb

Those Afghans seem to be a bunch of “bitter clingers” clinging to their explosive vests and korans.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 7:16:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (“The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid." - Dem pollster, Tom Jensen)
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To: gandalftb

‘I wanted to have the Marines look just like their Afghan partners’...
First time stripped of guns during address by secretary of defense...


23 posted on 03/14/2012 7:37:11 PM PDT by hercuroc
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I honestly think the Fedgov fears a coup. Or at least an attack.


24 posted on 03/14/2012 8:08:38 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: redgolum
If you keep disrespecting the troops and throw this poor sod who shot the 16 Afghan civilians to the Afghan Sharia courts, the Obama administration is likely to be on the wrong side of a coup.

The Armed Forces took an oath to defend the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign or domestic, and that includes the Kenyan-Muslim-Marxist CinC.

26 posted on 03/14/2012 9:07:45 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: pepsionice

Lets see, the Afgans don’t trust us, our generals don’t trust us and the American people no longer trust their own government. This should work out well.


27 posted on 03/14/2012 9:20:23 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: pepsionice

The story I read from the NYTimes made it sound like Panetta ordered the General to have them disarmed. He wanted them to all look the same or some such nonsense.


28 posted on 03/14/2012 9:23:54 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: petitfour

LOL This is a story from the NYTimes. The story I read had a different headline, I think. But who knows!


29 posted on 03/14/2012 9:26:37 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: gandalftb

The Muslims gotta get lucky some time. Pity they didn’t get him at the airport or at the base or . . .


30 posted on 03/14/2012 9:31:05 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: redgolum

They only fear a coup because they know what they what they are doing is wrong.


31 posted on 03/14/2012 9:36:21 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine; redgolum
"They only fear a coup because they know what they what they are doing is wrong that they themselves are guilty of one."

Projection. Typical leftist thought.

32 posted on 03/15/2012 4:01:02 AM PDT by Flotsam_Jetsome (If not you, who? If not now, when?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

you know...you go into these small Afghani towns, and the people are angry. They have antipathy for others who are different from them.


33 posted on 03/15/2012 4:40:32 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: gandalftb

I would have had no objection to a Neon Leon. Why? Because he is a fascist who works for a fascist president.


34 posted on 03/15/2012 6:21:30 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info.. http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: gandalftb
Panetta Is Safe After Breach Near His Plane at Afghan Base

Oh.

35 posted on 03/15/2012 6:28:14 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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