Skip to comments.ISAF Provides More Details on Camp Bastion Attack (15 Taliban Infiltrated in U.S. Army Uniforms)
Posted on 09/15/2012 7:09:15 PM PDT by kristinn
From an International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Release
KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 15, 2012 International Security Assistance Force officials are providing additional details about the Sept. 14 attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistans Helmand province in which two coalition service members were killed when insurgents attacked the bases airfield.
Because it is still early in the investigation of this attack, information is subject to change as new details become available, officials said.
The attack commenced just after 10 p.m., officials said, when approximately 15 insurgents executed a well-coordinated attack against the airfield on Camp Bastion. The insurgents, organized into three teams, penetrated at one point of the bases perimeter fence, officials said.
The insurgents appeared to be well-equipped, trained and rehearsed, officials said. Dressed in U.S. Army uniforms and armed with automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenade launchers and suicide vests, the insurgents attacked coalition fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft parked on the flight line, aircraft hangars and other buildings, officials said.
Six coalition AV-8B Harrier jets were destroyed and two were significantly damaged, said officials, noting three coalition refueling stations were destroyed. Six soft-skin aircraft hangars were damaged to some degree.
Coalition forces engaged the insurgents, killing 14 and wounding one who was taken into custody, officials said.
In addition to the two coalition service members that were killed, nine coalition personnel -- eight military and one civilian contractor -- were wounded in the attack, officials said. None of their injuries are considered life-threatening.
I have a family member in that camp right now. Pray hard
Wearing the uniforms of another army during war is grounds to be shot on sight.
Then again those are the rules if we were fighting with a real man in charge. Or with a real army on the other side.
Believe me I am praying very hard. Hope you hear from your family member and that they are ok. My son is scheduled to deploy at the end of this year.
15 goat bumpers just managed to destroy millions of dollars worth of equipment. The base commander should be shot for this.
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They went after the planes and fuel.
Iran has threatened to go into Kuwait.
Is Prince Salman still running things while Saudi King Abdullah is ill?/out of the country?
I think something big is about to happen...
Saudi Prince Bandar and the ruling family protection plans (30 credits)
Posted on: Tue, Sep 11, 2012
Chief of the Saudi General Intelligence Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Bin Abdulaziz, who also acts as Secretary-General of the Saudi National Security Council (NSC), is said to be currently reviewing all the security plans that are used to protect the ruling Al-Saud family against possible attacks by Al-Qaeda. The following 480-word report sheds light on the subject and tells what about Prince Bandars task in this regard.
God only knows what morale is like over there now thanks to Obama.
There was a survey of soldiers released recently. Morale is real bad. :(
Please excuse my rant FRiend. It saddens me to see our Military and our Allies have to fight these scum with our hands bound behind our back just to make it fair, because our leaders have deemed it to be this way.
Prayers up for your family member in Camp Bastion.
Prayers up for you both.
“15 goat bumpers”
Speaking of which.....the women here in Afghanistan are particularly abusive to the donkeys, goats and sheep....they hate their competition.
Back to the story....these uniforms can be purchased on the internet.....including name tags.
Thanks for the ping.
You have my prayers for your family member. I am praying for all of our military members serving under this despicable Commander in Chief.
Yep, and presumably everybody knows it. That would include the brass at Leatherneck and Bastion.