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British troops help fight off Taliban attack on Afghan military base housing Prince Harry
The Telegraph ^ | 9/14 | Rayment and Farmer

Posted on 09/15/2012 5:36:12 AM PDT by RummyChick

At least two US Marines were killed in the strike on the base in Helmand province, which houses American and British troops among others.

Major Adam Wojack, a spokesman for International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, confirmed British forces had been involved in repelling the attack, alongside American troops.

He said 18 attackers were killed and another one was wounded and being given medical treatment.

The sprawling base was now secure, he said, but it was unclear if operations were still ongoing outside the wire.

Maj Wojack said: "The base is secure and we are assessing damage."

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: obama

1 posted on 09/15/2012 5:36:19 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

I wouldn’t bet that Harry is there...My best guess is that we are tracking down an informer.


2 posted on 09/15/2012 5:38:53 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

To heck with the time table. This is getting absurd. Pull out all of our troops and stop all aid to these ungrateful people and let them do themselves in. Agent orange the poppy fields and anytime they poke their heads up drop a cruise on them. We either fight to win or get the hell out. I don’t really care whose feeling we hurt. What ever happened to “sticks and stones”? Man up crybabies. Kick the bullies butt and be done with it.


3 posted on 09/15/2012 5:47:45 AM PDT by rktman
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To: RummyChick

A Taliban spokesman said the attack was in revenge for an amateur film that mocked Islam, and because Prince Harry was known to be at the base. /

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Boy, news of that film is sure making its rounds isn’t it. It seems as if the taliban are copying the liberal talking points to the letter. Does Carney send them a copy, or do they phone it in. Inquiring minds want to know!


4 posted on 09/15/2012 6:01:46 AM PDT by mardi59 (IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!!!!!)
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To: rktman

We either fight them there, or we fight them here in the states. If we fight them here in the states, might as well get used to living in a police state.


5 posted on 09/15/2012 7:54:39 AM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: RummyChick

My nephew is there and unharmed.


6 posted on 09/15/2012 9:43:43 AM PDT by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: RummyChick

Was Prince Harry Naked?


7 posted on 09/15/2012 12:03:53 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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