Skip to comments.Attack on base in Afghanistan kills 2 Marines, destroys 2 jets
Posted on 09/14/2012 10:07:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
Two Marines were killed and several more injured when Afghan militants armed with rocket propelled grenades and small arms breached the perimeter of the main U.S. Marine base in southern Afghanistan, following a rocket and mortar attack on the base that is shared with British forces.
Army Maj. Martyn Crighton, a spokesman at International Security Assistance Force's Joint Command, said the attack on Camp Bastion/ Camp Leatherneck may still be ongoing. At least two were killed and a number were wounded. 16 Taliban were killed in the attack.
The base took indirect and small arms fire, causing major damage to buildings, an aircraft hangar and several military jets. Two of the eight Harrier jets at the base were damaged or destroyed, a US military source tells Fox News.
The base is a major military facility in the war-ravaged nation's Helmand province.
Britain's Prince Harry is stationed at the base with his Apache helicopter unit.
Fox News has learned that the attack by armed militants on the main US marine base in southern Afghanistan was larger and more sophisticated than first reported.
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2 JETS DESTROYED! More Obammy money on the fire.
This base is not some outpost somwhere - - this is THE base in Afghanistan. It’s BIG. The perimeter was “breached”? I cannot believe enemy Taliban got remotely close enough to this base to “breach” the perimeter with grenade launchers and small arms. Yikes.
(( ping ))
The Obama administration does not give a RATSASSS about our military out there, and I also fault the top brass for allowing this crap to take place, and not put up more of a fight to make sure the crazy rules of engagement are not in-fact killing our soldiers.
Were the Marines watching that anti-Muslim movie to trigger this attack? /s Sounds to me like 0bama has damaged our intelligence gathering so badly that we’re sitting ducks. 0bama might as well ship our military uniforms to Al Qaeda; patches and all.
I am sooooo mad right now. Why haven’t we heard ANYTHING from Europe in support?
I think we all know why.
I think Europe need to “pick up the mess” the next time ‘round. Quite frankly........I detest them.
Supposedly, Prince Harry was at this joint base, which was likely the motivation for the attack. Al Qaeda had threatened to kill him when he was deployed.
0bama doesn’t mind.. Just so long as most of the soldiers subjected to this mental torture and FORCED VULNERABILITY are young WHITE MALES.
Let me guess: a trusted muslim at the guard gate let them in.
Explains a heck of a lot, I think.
My brother-in-law was stationed at Camp Leatherneck, but his unit came home a few months ago. I’m glad he is out of harm’s way, but my prayers go up for those are still in the path of danger.
So does this picture of Barack HUSSEIN Obama:
I think every Afghan in charge of base security should be complimented with an armed - round in chamber, safety off - American soldier, sailor, airman or Marine. REMFs included for this duty too.
Great. A few $300 RPG rounds take out two 20 million dollar jets.
Not to make light of the loss of life.
We have heard from Europe. We’ve heard the Muslims burning our flag and Israel’s flag at our embassy in London!
According to reports however, the German and British press are trashing Obama on his foreign policy.
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