this makes me sooooooooooo angry God bless the military
and what does obama focus on? 'war on stupid women" birth control and FREE abortions
God help the USA
"The colonel faulted the Kandahar commanders for "unchecked reliance" on the Afghans to "police their own ranks." He recommended action be taken against those leaders, but Huggins rejected the advice, saying he believed they had taken reasonable precautions, given that there was "no known insider threat at the time.""
And thats the problem right there, anyone who professes faith in Islam is a threat. And anyone in the army who tries to make that point is removed from positions of influence.
Why doesn't the AP tell you repeatedly, and give you a daily count as well, that more have died on Obama's watch than all 8 years of Bush including 9/11?!
When the shooting' starts in this country I will begin with the media.
now that we know most of the engagement rules the military impose and enforce upon our heros, it don't do much to protect our own. I would stay alert 24/7 and would never trust any goat smelling hairy human being brought in to be trained.
Individual safety for the military has to be the #1 sense in all five senses. No one can protect you better than yourself.
Please, stay alert out there, no where is safe anymore
Time to leave, now. You can't civilize Afghanistan. Western nations have tried (and failed) for centuries. The only way you win in Afghanistan is if you go in with massive force, KILL as many of the enemy as possible, and then leave. The British used to call it a "punitive expedition," and Lord Roberts of Kandahar was very effective and successful in Afghanistan using that strategy. We should have pulled out of Afghanistan back in 2002, maybe 2003, had we gone in with overwhelming force and killed (yes killed, not taken prisoner to have them live at Guantanamo Bay forever) as many Taliban and al Qaeda troops as possible. Then we should have just left to let them sort out their own mess there. As for bin Laden, we probably would have gotten him at Tora Bora back in 2002 if we went in with massive force, rather than the smaller force we did use.
There are only two thingsthat come out of that hell-hole ... terroriists and dope. I can't think of a better reason to turn the whole place into glass.
I served in the USAF, so things were likely a bit different for me vs. this situation.
When I was in Desert Storm in Saudi, we worked in a similar type of tent. I always worked in the ATOC (Air Terminal Operations Tent) tent, which functioned as a Command Post of sorts. TALCE (air controllers) and Aircrew would come in and get their load briefings and we would complete paperwork there also. We all had loaded M-16s nearby and wore our combat gear all the time (except our helmets). We also had our chem gear handy, just in case. The reason for this was the possibility of an attack - usually by SCUDs. Plus, occassionally, we had to go out to the flightline or inspect cargo and troops out "in the yard", where we were exposed. At night, as we returned to tent city, the bus had all lights out, except for the headlights so we would be safer.
We almost never had any foreign nationals around us while on duty. They were usually in the Chow Hall or the Base Exchange (BX). Most of these people were Saudi's but some were also from Sri Lanka. When we went off base, we always tavelled in packs for protection.
We had some access lists in some areas and all "guests" were escorted and required to present their military I.D., so a log was maintained.
What I find peculiar about this story was the ridiculously relaxed environment. It sounds like dereliction or at least ignorance against those in charge. It's also possible that this was a set-up (no kidding right?). Military protocols that I was required to follow were not followed here.
This is a tragedy no matter how you slice it. I would hope that today, our troops were armed and armored around those heathens at all times. And they certainly should never drop their guard again. However, crap like Benghazi occurs still due to incompetence up the chain.
Kind of like why has that idiot major nissan not be to trial yet??? ALL over a beard his rights matter?????????????? HE Murdered soldiers and wounded many......what a joke it has been 4 yrs and we're still allowing the idiot to set the stage shave his beard and get his trial going death penalty NOW we have disgraced those who died and wounded what is wrong with all of us??????? nothing matters anymore? apparently 4 dead in Libya and obama is still 'investigating' how many of the dirtbags has he captured? have you heard??? NO because he is lying again can't take this
Our boys and girls over there need to wipe their collective backsides with the Rules of Engagement being shat down the chain of command from the most incompetent CoC in U.S. History and PROTECT themselves. God preserve us against the enemies of the fallen. Amen.
If I were in A-stan and in a room with a single hajji, I would be locked and loaded and aiming losely at the hajjis. Just wait. It won't be long before we hear a story of an attempted hajji shooting a US troop but he gets mowed down by a dozen different soldiers.