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.
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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.
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.
I’m just speechless!
Has this ever happened during the Bush administration?!
Two jets on the ground?!
Dempsey and that faggot Mullen, too.
What a mess.
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?
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.
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.
If we are at war, then we should fight a war.
No more of this NATO ROE crap.