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Attack on base in Afghanistan kills 2 Marines, destroys 2 jets
Fox News.com ^ | September 14, 2012 | Fox News' Justin Fishel and Jennifer Griffin contributed to this report.

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.

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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.

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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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1 posted on 09/14/2012 10:07:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

2 JETS DESTROYED! More Obammy money on the fire.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 10:11:12 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


3 posted on 09/14/2012 10:13:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: jazusamo; Girlene; 4woodenboats; Grimmy; xzins; smoothsailing; lilycicero; bigheadfred; ...

(( ping ))


4 posted on 09/14/2012 10:14:35 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Viennacon

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.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 10:15:08 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 10:15:11 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 10:15:32 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: Lancey Howard

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.


8 posted on 09/14/2012 10:16:11 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: LibFreeUSA

0bama doesn’t mind.. Just so long as most of the soldiers subjected to this mental torture and FORCED VULNERABILITY are young WHITE MALES.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 10:16:34 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Lancey Howard

Let me guess: a trusted muslim at the guard gate let them in.


10 posted on 09/14/2012 10:20:28 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: Lancey Howard
Looking like an effort against Prince Harry.

2 U.S. Marines Killed in Attack on Military Base in Afghanistan
Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, is stationed at the base

11 posted on 09/14/2012 10:24:06 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Lancey Howard
I cannot believe enemy Taliban got remotely close enough to this base to “breach” the perimeter with grenade launchers and small arms.

maybe a little help from some Afghan soldiers?
12 posted on 09/14/2012 10:34:00 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Viennacon
Obama will say it was not related to him or his administration, but an attempt to get Prince Harry. He is always looking for a scape goat. This is so sad for our men and women serving under this loser.
13 posted on 09/14/2012 10:35:37 PM PDT by beethoven
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To: Lancey Howard
The attack occurred on the same base where a burning man, largely assumed to be an Afghan suicide bomber targeted the plane of the Defense Secretary Leon Panetta back in mid-March. Since then security at the base was not increased and responsibility for securing the compound, known as Camp Bastion/Leatherneck was transitioned to joint control with Afghan security forces in spite of a recent spate of “insider attacks” carried out by Afghans who NATO forces had trained or who had permission to be on U.S. bases.

Explains a heck of a lot, I think.

14 posted on 09/14/2012 10:46:04 PM PDT by DemforBush (100% Ex-Democrat.)
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To: Lancey Howard; SLB

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.


15 posted on 09/14/2012 10:57:31 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson ("I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.")
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To: DemforBush
Explains a heck of a lot, I think.

So does this picture of Barack HUSSEIN Obama:


16 posted on 09/14/2012 10:57:56 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: DemforBush

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.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 11:05:15 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Lancey Howard

Great. A few $300 RPG rounds take out two 20 million dollar jets.


18 posted on 09/14/2012 11:17:17 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog

Not to make light of the loss of life.


19 posted on 09/14/2012 11:19:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

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.


20 posted on 09/14/2012 11:23:48 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Lancey Howard

We have to get out of there if we are not going to do war. Political correctness as a basis for war is abusive of our soldiers.

Seems General Dempsey should be tending to war business rather than playing politics for Obama. First he tells vets not to oppose obama then he calls Rev. Jones and tell him not to promote a movie. Bet he’s got his nose in everyone’s pants about homos, too. Busy guy.


21 posted on 09/14/2012 11:49:56 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Viennacon

I’m just speechless!

Has this ever happened during the Bush administration?!

Two jets on the ground?!


22 posted on 09/14/2012 11:55:41 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: SaraJohnson

Dempsey and that faggot Mullen, too.
What a mess.


23 posted on 09/15/2012 12:09:51 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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salaam alaikum, chumps

24 posted on 09/15/2012 12:16:44 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Lancey Howard
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 press spokesman is right on top of things, which I imagine makes the terrorists happy. What possible excuse could there be for giving out casualty and damage reports when there is any chance that the attack is ongoing?

25 posted on 09/15/2012 4:44:35 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lancey Howard
What a CF...Between the CinC, the military brass, the ROE and the Taliban infiltrated Afghans we should be out of there. Oh, I left out that corrupt bass turd Karzai.
26 posted on 09/15/2012 10:04:30 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: Pollster1

Identify the Families of the these dead Taliban fighters, every single one and make them dissappear. Let’s challenge the committment of these clowns. Go ahead and be a martyr. Just understand that this choice will cost your direct and extended family EVERYTHING.


27 posted on 09/17/2012 4:32:22 AM PDT by LeonardFMason
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To: LeonardFMason
Identify the Families of the these dead Taliban fighters, every single one and make them dissappear. Let’s challenge the committment of these clowns. Go ahead and be a martyr. Just understand that this choice will cost your direct and extended family EVERYTHING.

Our side doesn't behave that way, which is one of the things I like about us over them - good over evil. I would like to see us get much more proactive on killing terrorists, anywhere, any time, regardless of whether they are actively involved in a terrorist attack at that moment. In particular, I'd like to see every terrorist camp in the world turned into a ghost town without warning. Anti-Russian terrorists? Kill them all. Anti-American terrorists? Kill them all. Anti-Jewish terrorists? Kill them all. Anti-Hindu terrorists? Kill them all. There is no reason to wait and see who their target is. If they are training as terrorists, all civilized governments should consider them enemies of civilization and kill them all.

28 posted on 09/17/2012 3:02:32 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lancey Howard

You better believe it.

NATO writes the rules of engagement for OUR troops.

They basically state that soldiers need to consult with EU lawyers before defending themselves.

I’m not kidding.

The people in the democrat and republican parties have hijacked our constitutional government and have put our troops and this country in harms way and incredible danger.

Read about China/Japan conflict heating up with Russia getting involved. Read about ‘spontaneous’ riots cropping up an our embassies all over the world, where the Marines tasked to protect US personnel and assets are not allowed bullets for their fire arms.

Think back to the USS Cole, they were not allowed to defend themselves either.

Both parties have drunk the globalist koolaid and are responsible for the deaths of many Americans as a result. Our military has been deployed according to Bush, for 30 years. We are weary yet we what we are fighting for will result in our own destruction as globalists are running the war effort.


29 posted on 09/17/2012 3:36:08 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: LeonardFMason

If we are at war, then we should fight a war.

No more of this NATO ROE crap.


30 posted on 09/17/2012 3:38:47 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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