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What About the Camp Bastion Attack?

wplacker Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 12:18 PM
As a veteran Marine, I question the decision not to send in the readily available troops , both Marine and SOG. These men would not have to be asked to volunteer to go in because they would have gladly went in and made a difference in the situation turned murder and very possibly lessened the end result of a another blunder by our "leaders" in Washington DC !! I personally wouldn't trust our current "leaders" to supervise a kindergarten class on the play ground let alone to make a decision on what is safe for the kiddos since they don't have a clue as to our brave military men and women will gladly do---which at this time could very well be to protect the DC idiots !!
Bigdogoffthechain Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 12:50 PM
It is crystallinely clear that enough was known at the time, with drones aloft and comms with all stations, that a military force should have been sent.
evie10 Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 12:34 PM
But, Panetta said he could not in good conscience send the troops into harms way without more Intel.
Bigdogoffthechain Wrote: Oct 26, 2012 12:25 PM
The comments of the SECDEF are worthy of some attention.

Most of the time, it would be unwise to charge blindly into a possible ambush. However, it is clear that comms were up between all stations; they even had video from a drone. So the SECDEF's comments are dismissed.

In my view, immediate military response of an overwhelming nature should have been sent to Benghazi.
Three days after the bloody 9/11 siege on our consulate in Benghazi, the Taliban waged an intricately coordinated, brutal attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. The murderous jihadists released video exactly one month ago this week showing off their training exercises in preparation for the assault. Where are the questions?

Where's the accountability? Where's the Obama administration? Where's the press? Where's the outrage?

Two heroic U.S. Marines were killed in the battle. Their names -- Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell -- have not been uttered publicly by the commander in chief. Their arrival back in the U.S., in flag-draped coffins,...