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'Car Bomb Attack' As Panetta Lands In Afghanistan
Sky News ^ | 03/14/2012 | Sky News

Posted on 03/14/2012 9:30:01 AM PDT by TheConservator

Edited on 03/14/2012 3:32:21 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A suspected car bomb attack has taken place at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, as US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta was flying into the British base. The Pentagon said an Afghan national drove a stolen pick-up truck on to the ramp area of the base's airfield and then into a ditch running alongside the runway.

It is understood the vehicle did not explode, but the driver caught fire. He was arrested as he tried to run away.

The incident happened about the same time Mr Panetta's plane was landing.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bunkermentality; carbomb; panetta
Wow.
1 posted on 03/14/2012 9:30:14 AM PDT by TheConservator
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To: TheConservator

Maybe he will come under ‘sniper fire’ that didn’t happen, Clinton style.


2 posted on 03/14/2012 9:32:02 AM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: Freddd
Isn't he on the ball? Why didn't he have his advance detail de-bomb all the cars BEFORE his visit?
3 posted on 03/14/2012 9:35:22 AM PDT by C210N
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To: TheConservator

Here’s the latest from the BBC:

Vehicle ‘burst into flames’ on Camp Bastion’s runway

A vehicle has driven onto the runway at the main British military base in Afghanistan and burst into flames, reports say.

The incident took place as the US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta was visiting Camp Bastion, in Helmand province.

A spokesman for the Nato-led Isaf force said the driver of the vehicle was receiving medical treatment.

At no point was anyone on board Mr Panetta’s plane at risk, he added.

The vehicle was at the opposite end of the runway from the plane; Mr Panetta is not believed to have been on board at the time.

A flash was seen from the vehicle, but military sources have told the BBC that they would be “wary” of describing it as an explosion...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17370512


4 posted on 03/14/2012 9:38:08 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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“In a sign of the nervousness surrounding Mr. Panetta’s trip, the Marines and other troops who were waiting in a tent for the defense secretary to speak were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, place their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed. The commander, Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall, told reporters he was acting on orders from superiors.”

Disgraceful.


5 posted on 03/14/2012 9:43:19 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: TheConservator

Probably a Chevy Volt.


6 posted on 03/14/2012 9:44:34 AM PDT by Master of Orion
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To: Hunton Peck
but military sources have told the BBC that they would be “wary” of describing it as an explosion

Yes. Telling the truth would be a career limiting move...

7 posted on 03/14/2012 9:44:34 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1149 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: TheConservator

Vehicle ‘burst into flames’ on Camp Bastion’s runway

Maybe it was a Chevy Volt?


8 posted on 03/14/2012 9:45:45 AM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: 109ACS
Or a Ford Pinto


9 posted on 03/14/2012 9:47:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: TheConservator

‘Car bomb’ in quotes? A so-called car bomb? Maybe it just had flames painted on it’s sides.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 9:49:41 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: CondorFlight

“In a sign of the nervousness surrounding Mr. Panetta’s trip, the Marines and other troops who were waiting in a tent for the defense secretary to speak were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, place their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed.”

These people are afraid of our troops. Leon Panetta thought our troops...OUR TROOPS were going to kill him.

What a POS.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 9:51:40 AM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: CondorFlight
“In a sign of the nervousness surrounding Mr. Panetta’s trip, the Marines and other troops who were waiting in a tent for the defense secretary to speak were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, place their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed. The commander, Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall, told reporters he was acting on orders from superiors.”

It's a socialist thing. Hitler demanded the same of Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe personnel in many circumstances; Erich Hartmann balked at being disarmed on at least one occasion.

Mr. niteowl77

12 posted on 03/14/2012 9:59:44 AM PDT by niteowl77 (Ready to light the other end of this sham.)
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To: CondorFlight
NATO rules of engagement. Americans at all cost must protect the interests of the EU in Afghanistan.

It is our stated reason for being there. The unstated of course, is a way for Obama to speed up the bankrupting of our economy and kill the spirit of our American military men and women.
13 posted on 03/14/2012 10:04:50 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: Master of Orion

lol!


14 posted on 03/14/2012 10:08:01 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: dfwgator

Hahahaha...that GIF makes me roar everytime I see it!


15 posted on 03/14/2012 10:09:51 AM PDT by rlmorel (A knife in the chest from a unapologetic liberal is preferable to a knife in the back from a RINO.)
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To: TheConservator

Friendly fire incident.


16 posted on 03/14/2012 10:12:38 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Brass, copper, lead. The new precious metals.)
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To: RFEngineer

“Leon Panetta thought our troops...OUR TROOPS were going to kill him.”

That never occured to me. Oh, how I wish you were wrong. That is unimaginable. But I do fear you’re on the money.

If true, what a POS is right.


17 posted on 03/14/2012 10:13:16 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: rlmorel

Top Secret! is one of the most underrated movies of all time.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 10:14:02 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: TheConservator

I didn’t know they sold Volts in Afghanistan....


19 posted on 03/14/2012 10:45:32 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: CondorFlight
“In a sign of the nervousness surrounding Mr. Panetta’s trip, the Marines and other troops who were waiting in a tent for the defense secretary to speak were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, place their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed. The commander, Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall, told reporters he was acting on orders from superiors.”

Mandatory, captive audience no doubt. I guess Obama hasn't sufficiently remade the military yet to assuage his and his functionaries' paranoia.

20 posted on 03/14/2012 11:03:06 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: TheConservator

And to top everything the commanders made our troops disarm.
This has to be a first. I can’t think of a single reason for American GIs to disarm in a combat zone.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 12:03:34 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (End Obama's War On Freedom.)
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To: TheConservator

bump for later


22 posted on 03/14/2012 1:38:30 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: RFEngineer
“In a sign of the nervousness surrounding Mr. Panetta’s trip, the Marines and other troops who were waiting in a tent for the defense secretary to speak were abruptly asked by their commander to get up, place their weapons — M-16 and M-4 automatic rifles and 9-mm pistols — outside the tent and then return unarmed.”

What would have been FUNNY is if after all of Obama's apologies, and his disarming the Marines before their meeting - that he gets taken out by an Afghan.

It just proves - political correctness does kill!

23 posted on 03/14/2012 1:47:23 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: hedgetrimmer

And make sure we don’t have enough troops to protect our own land in a SHTF situation such as an EMP attack by Iran from Venezuela that signals the Hezbollah operatives to begin the communist-Islamist coup by taking over state capitols, another run on the bank by Soros’ communist and Islamist allies to collapse the world economy, or black riots on the command of the unions...

It’s electoral-defeat insurance for Obama.


24 posted on 03/15/2012 1:09:37 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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