This changes my indifference to the whole thing: According to the BBC, US personnel from “a nearby CIA station” are involved in the firefight.
the palace is literally around a corner from the embassy and ISAF hq...and an allegedly ‘secret’ CIA compound...how the hell they got in as far as the gate of the palace is beyond me
(well, actually I’ve been saying since 2010 when DoS supported Karzai kicking out the ex-pat security contractors that all it was going to take was a family member kidnapping and the TB would be able to drive a VBIED right past the checkpoints at Massoud circle since they were all manned by LN’s)
Oh I get it. We can send people to backup a corrupt mooslime POS but we won't send anyone to help our own ambassador.
I am amazed that I am still amazed by the utter corruption, incompetence and malfeasance of this govt.