2 US Marines killed in base attack in Afghanistan

(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON – Pentagon officials tell CBS News than two U.S. service members were killed in an insurgent attack on an Allied air base in southern Afghanistan that has also wounded several other troops. The two killed were reportedly Marines.

An estimated 16 Taliban fighters were also killed in the assault, said Lt. Col. Stewart Upton, a spokesman at Camp Leatherneck, a U.S. Marine based adjacent to the air base, Camp Bastion.

U.S. officials said the attack at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan’s Helmand province involved a range of insurgent weaponry, possibly including mortars, rockets or rocket-propelled grenades, as well as small arms fire.

Lt. Col. Stewart Upton, a spokesman at Camp Leatherneck, a U.S. Marine based adjacent to the air base, confirmed the attack and said two coalition service members had been killed but he did not specify their nationalities.

Upton said coalition forces were assessing the extent of the damage and would provide more details later.

Camp Bastion is a British air base and is used by the Marines at Leatherneck.

A number of aircraft at the base also were hit by insurgent fire, another U.S. official said.

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  • tvlgds

    This is only the beginning. 53 police officers injured outside the US Embassy in Cairo. I’m just waiting for the sleeper cells already here in the US, and there are MANY, to put their game plans into action here in the US. Glad I’m not a maUL rat, movie goer, etc. They will go for soft targets.

    • After my time in the military, it seems Situational Awareness always takes precedent, even without thinking about it. I tend to stay home these days, or if I go out I ALWAYS have a plan to kill everyone in the room and/or escape (if the need arises). I also always position myself in a corner nearest the exit-route, so I can watch everyone…I HATE living life this way, but then again, it’s necessary these days…

      • tvlgds

        I try to always have an escape route even when driving, and I do not sit with my back to any door unless I’m with a cop or Dad, who is retired military. Because of my dad’s job, and in later years hanging out with cops, I am very much aware of my surroundings at all times. I also tend to stay home these days- between the hideous traffic, crowds, unruly brats with no parental guidance, etc. it’s just much less stressful that way.

        • Constance

          I am the same, because my Dad and Grandpa taught me to be that way growing up. I learned to handle weapons (guns, bow/arrow) starting from the age of six. I always know where the exits are, and I scan the room for problem people immediately. I go nowhere without protection, regardless of what the signs say in the windows. Had I been in that theater in Colorado…
          I have food/water/emergency supplies for months stored up in my home for me and the dogs and enough ammunition to defend myself pretty well. I even have an emergency “bug out” kit in my car in case I can’t make it home during an emergency. Some people call me nuts. I call me prepared. We should all be this way all the time. It’s just common sense.

          • tvlgds

            We didn’t learn to handle weapons as kids, but as adults all of us girls shoot. Dad was very proficient with guns and bow/arrow – in fact competed with bow/arrow, which I didn’t know until about 10 yrs ago. I wish we had learned all that as kids.

            I have lots of water, ammo, some food, but I really do need to be more vigilant with supplies. I had my “bug out” kit in the car in CA, but that was really more for earthquake preparedness–we didn’t have the terrrorist threats then.

          • You know what…when the terrorists strike again, the people that called you nuts will be BEGGING for you to lead them to safety…screw them, take care of yourself and your family. THAT is what matters, and ONLY that, and you are a great person if you take “extreme” measures to be prepared (although I don’t think them to be extreme at all, given our current national/international situation)!

        • I live in Southern California…tell ME about traffic!!! LOL!

          • tvlgds

            I lived in the Bay Area for 13 1/2 yrs., but I’ll give you SoCal traffic. I’m not a fearful driver at all, and I drive fast, but I thought we were going to die on Pasadena Fwy–bumper to bumper, rush hr traffic- 85 MPH!!!! All I could see in the back window of my daughter’s little car was the grill of a pickup! San Antonio drivers are just rude, stupid, distracted, and completely unskillful. Add that to the roads and highways under construction all the time because they keep telling people to move here, but there’s NO infrastructure, so it’s a backed up mess all the time. Been that way the 10 yrs I’ve been here. By the time they finally finish, it’s obsolete, and here we go again. The latest is a huge project at a very congested interchange, and it’s all been halted because they found some species of blind spider that hasn’t been seen in decades, so everything, including traffic, has come to a screeching halt so EPA can figure out what to do about it! My suggestion- cover the damn thing back up and keep going!

            • Hahaha!!! I live in Los Angeles, so I get to drive the 405…30 minutes to go .01 miles!!!

              • tvlgds

                I’m not even going to pretend we’ve got it worse. When I left San Jose in 2001, we had reservations in San Bernardino for the night. When we hit the I-10 it was at a dead stop for several hrs. Turns out there was a fiery crash that closed all lanes. Being in an unfamiliar area we weren’t about to get off and troll the access roads. My mom looked up the traffic thingy from La. and let us know about the horrific accident. I think it was about 2am when we finally got where we were going. I see the LA traffic on tv all the time and thank God I’m not in it!

                • The 10 is actually usually the FAST highway!!! I usually drive the SR-14 to the I-5, to the I-405, to the I-10 every time I have to go to the “Greater” Los Angeles Area (L.A. sucks, btw…)!

                • tvlgds

                  It would have been fine if not for the accident, particularly at the time of night we were there. I never had any desire to even VISIT LA, although I did go once to meet a friend of mine from La. there in 89. We went to Disneyland and that was it. I’ve been through there a few times moving to/from, but that was not by choice. I’ll go one up and say CA sucks, btw! LOL!

                • CA SUCKS BIG!!!!!!!!! I HATE it here!!! Los Angeles is the WORST city I have EVER been to…people are so rude here (and not even blunt-rude, I mean they are MEAN-rude…just for the Hell of it)! Traffic is HORRIBLE, you have a HIGH likelihood of being victimized here (my brother’s house was robbed within 1 week of moving in…and that’s in a decent area of town), TONS of illegals, TONS of liberals, TONS of Flamboyant, in-your-face Gay people…uggghhhhhhhhh…

                  I can’t wait to graduate from college so I can move out of here to a DECENT area of the country!!!

                • tvlgds

                  All of those reasons, plus the gun grabbing that reached a low point in 2000, are exactly why I left in 2001. My daughter is still there, and I wish she’d get out. When I lived there, San Jose was always the safest city of its size in the country. Now it’s overridden with illegals, gangs, etc. just like Oakland and LA. It’s awful.

    • If that happens, it’s game over for U.S. Muslims. There will be reprisals. They will all be targets and it won’t matter if there are innocents involved or not. Maybe this is all the excuse El Presidente will need to give the order to impose martial law. I hope I am wrong and that calmer heads will prevail.

      • tvlgds

        Exactly what I’ve been saying – here and elsewhere- martial law, election suspended!

        • warpmine

          Doesn’t matter anyway, the rule of law is dead and the only way to get it back it officially declare the first Republic dead, destroy those that perpetuated it and begin a new one with corrections that our Founders didn’t foresee.

          • tvlgds

            You’re correct that the rule of law is dead, the 3 branches of goobermint have pretty much merged into one under this joke of an administration. I hadn’t really thought about declaring this republic dead, but I did tell my coworker in CA back in 98-98 that we would be fighting another revolution to protect the Constitution the first one gave us.

      • Orangeone

        Muslims in the US did not stand up against 9/11, did not stand up against a mosque in the 9/11 vicinity, have not stood up against the embassy attacks. Therefore, they are are part of the problem and endorse the murder of Americans. They must be interned and returned.

        • warpmine

          Right of return has a new meaning. :~)

          • Orangeone

            Good one!  And no one says they can’t be returned in body bags.

    • underconstantatack
      • warpmine

        Considering the ROE for our troops, it’s a wonder why it’s not four fold what’s stated.

      • tvlgds

        Thanks for that! He is absolutely correct. The MSM simply will not report anything he does wrong!

    • bobemakk

      This is so sad, but you are correct. Open borders are allowing terrorists to start cells in this country, and Obama turns a blind eye to all of this.

      I say cut all aid and pull out all troops from any country that is not friendly towards US and help Israel wipe Iran off the face of the earth.

  • justplainbob

    It is time for us to go into retreat mode. Pull our people out of that whole Godforsaken region. NOW. Stop the aid, stop the flow of money, stop everything. I just read a very thought provoking article. It was written by Ben Stein and it can be read here.


    You may not agree with all of what he has written, but just the same, he makes some very good points.

    May God bless our servicemen and women who are fighting for US every day. My niece’s husband is in Afghanistan right now. He is an officer in the army. Every time I hear of an attack like this one that took place tonight I think of him and my niece and their five young children. He is supposed to be home soon. I am hoping that God protects him and all of those over there in harm’s way.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      I am glad to hear that, thank him for all of us here.

      • justplainbob

        I shall do that ! I wish that all of our guys and gals came home safe from that pile of useless rocks !

    • I’ve said it from the moment Obama made his policy clear on Afghanistan: If we aren’t there to win, bring them all home, now.

      But sadly, we will, in all probablility, have to go back. That’s what the true horror of this wasted time and lives there is all about.

      • Orangeone

        Right on. Bring them home and level the Middle East. It isn’t worth saving.

      • warpmine

        Well, war isn’t about nation building, it’s about nation destroying and the sooner we get that through the thick skulls of the elitist military heads, the better.

      • p m

        Go back if necessary, but no pussy-footing around and no troops. Just big planes with big bombs. Not one more Allied life for these inbred ingrates.

  • proudhispanicconservative

    You know it pains me every time I hear that one of our brave man and woman die in the battlefield I feel so much pain in my heart my soul, it just bothers me to see the president having fun with Beyoncé and with David Letterman I just cannot put into words how much it hurts my soul. May god bless their family.

    • You took the words right out of my mouth my proudhispanicfriend. My heart is breaking more each day. God Bless our troops and their families.

      • proudhispanicconservative

        We need to work as hard as we can, to get this country back on track, and get out of afghanistan. Does anybody know what excatly are we doing there?

        • tvlgds

          Giving money to people who use it to kill our citizens. We need to get our money and our people OUT of there and on our own borders, particularly the southern one.

          • proudhispanicconservative

            Perfectly stated, and we are not safe right now, its only a matter of time for a terrorist to cross the mexican border, and the next 911 here, I pray to god it doesn’t happen but unfortunately its a very real possibility .

            • tvlgds

              They’re already doing so. We know they’re training in Central/South America to learn Spanish and English, plus Hispanic culture that will allow them to come through our southern border without suspicion of being islamist terrorists. A guy I used to work with is married to a gal from Monterre and he told me it’s a hotbed of terrorist training- this was 6-7 yrs ago. Some of the intel found in the caves in Tora Bora had information that they would be setting massive forest fires in this country—we never hear about it when CA, CO, etc are burning from one end to the other, but I have no doubt that, at least some of it, is exactly that- terrorist arsonists. However, it’s not PC to call anything terrorist unless it’s some nutjob white guy going on a rampage, then the tea party “terrorists” get blamed.

              • MaxineCA

                Interesting…… Remember the fire in AZ caused by “illegals” that devastated the water supply of our historic Tombstone? The city has been battling the DOI since that time because the DOI (or who ever) won’t let them use tractors, or machinery to go into the hills to restore their water supply? Hum…..

            • MaxineCA

              They already have, a couple have been arrested and yet the border is still wide open. Big sis (puke) even admitted in a hearing that they know of at least 8 Hezbollah cells, many who have entered illegally. Who knows how many they don’t know about that are here in hiding, just waiting for the word.

              Honestly, I am more fearful now than I was growing up during the cold war.

              • tvlgds

                Me too, and I was smack dab in the middle of it, particularly when Dad was stationed with the U2’s during the biggest threat, including the Cuban Missile Crisis. We used to have “yellow alerts”on the base to get us all prepared for a “red alert.” Those were very dangerous times, but nothing like what we have now. At least we knew our enemy then.

                • MaxineCA

                  We know darn well who the enemy is now, the difference is NOW no one will stand strong and have the ….. to speak out against it or to fight it.

                • tvlgds

                  Let me rephrase that – back then it was COUNTRIES, now it is a twisted theology. You are correct- our leaders won’t stand strong and fight it for fear of being called racist, Islamophobes. The PC crap is destroying us!

              • Be prepared Maxine and stay alert. I know you- you already are. But be more so.

            • Take precautions you guys. Be prepared for anything. I feel it, and I know others do to… something bad is coming, whether from our government, or from the ME ba$tards, we need to just make sure we have things in order and prepared just in case. We all know the southern border is wide open, and middle eastern terror cells have been using the government’s appeasment and disguising themselves as south americans. We don’t know what this dear leader’s government is capable of anymore- and this stuff that’s happening over there is just the tip of what’s to come I believe.
              Be vigilent!

              • tvlgds

                I definitely feel it. I have heard that Iran and Israel will be going at it in about 40 days. Also, the prophets warned us exactly what’s coming and we’re about to be in the thick of it. We know what dear leader is capable of -completely selling us and Israel out to Islam.

                • I think we’re going to see all hell break loose tvlgds. Not just over there, but here, with dear leader. He’s not going to go down without a fight or finding a way to suspend the elections. Late October is going to be a rough ride. I pray the Lord will get us through it.

                • tvlgds

                  We are. This madness is already spreading globally. Every day it gets worse. The next few months, and maybe beyond, are going to be a rough ride. I also pray He will get us through it – as a country, I have my doubts, but as individuals, I know He will.

                • Amen!

                • Orangeone

                  We said. And I pray the military will defend American not the Kenyan and Marxist crew.

        • Orangeone

          Perhaps the moderators should ask O’Bambi that during the debates. Oh wait, they enable him to deflect the hard questions.

          • proudhispanicconservative

            I am 100% sure they will give Obama the questions in advance, these people are all liberals.

  • Terrible… I feel sad for their families

    • RIP and Semper Fi. My sympathies to the families.

  • 911Infidel

    Barry the liar likes to brag about how we have defeated AQ and the Taliban. As if those were the only two tentacles of that large octopus that is Islamic terror. Talk about living on some other planet. This administration is dangerously clueless on the global threat that is the Third Great Jihad.

    In the meantime Karzai the corrupt POS, doesn’t express any sort of appreciation for the sacrifices that our Armed Forces have made in his country. Instead he bitches about a movie that had nothing to do with the Ikwan’s offensive against the US.

    Eff him. Let him wallow in his 7th century stink-hole of a country. Let the Talibs do to him what they did to Najibullah.

    We’re wasting our time in Afghanistan and wasting lives in the process. The problem in Afghanistan isn’t the Taliban per se. The problem in Afghanistan is a stone age tribal mentality exacerbated by the adherents to a Satanic god and his murdering, pedophiliac prophet.

    Leave Afghanistan now. Regroup, rearm, reorginize and finally develop a sound strategy to defeat Islamic terror. Drop the whack-a-mole tactics. Drop the Muslim apologia. Dhimnitude is for slaves and idiots. We serve God, they serve Satan. Get with the program already.

    • proudhispanicconservative

      I agree with everything you said, I think the time is coming for us to do what had to be done in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in japan, these people do not respond well to diplomacy, or good will all they know is violence.

      • 911Infidel

        RR put it best when he was speaking about what he thought was the best outcome of the Cold War against the Soviets: “We win. They lose”. The only way that can happen short of the return of Jesus Christ is if we prosecute this war the way we fought the Japanese and Nazis in WWII. No holds barred. Street rules only. No quarter given. None expected.

        You are right.

    • I just checked, and defilemohammed.com is available. Just sayin’

      • 911Infidel

        I just checked and its been confirmed that AQ decided days in advance to attack US interests as revenge for killing AQ’s No2. The movie is just a pretext. Its the pretext du jour for Mooselems to do what they have been doing around the globe for 1400 years. Gee and what exactly did the Mooselems use as an excuse to attack our merchant ships in the late 18th and early 19th centuries for example? Could it have been the Koran, maybe the Hadith, Umdat al-Salik maybe? Maybe it was Muhammed’s command to fight with the unbelievers until there is no fitna…until none but Allah is worshipped. Smite at the necks of the infidels wherever you find them? Kill the Jews so that the end of the world would come?

        Unlike Islam, we have a First Amendment. People can say what they want to. And funny how Mooslems chose to kill, and destroy when their false prophet is exposed for what he was. But “Piss Christ” garners little approbrium.

        I’ll take the first Amendment over the pimp-daddy god and his sock-puppet Mo any day.

  • KenInMontana

    “If the Army and the Navy ever look on Heaven’s scene, they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines”

    Rest In Peace Brothers, the wall will be manned, the watch will be stood. Rest easy Brothers, for you are Marines, your duty done and you are immortal, for The Corps will live forever. Semper Fidelis.

  • poljunkie

    Bowing head.

    Rest in peace. Soooo sorry. Tears for the loss.

  • 911Infidel

    Here’s a “must read” article from Michael Ledeen over at PJ Media. Its all part and parcel of the same enemy that we fight in A-Stan and everywhere else.


  • PapaLouie

    I have a question for Muslims. What kind of being is Allah if he does not feel offended and disrespected by Muslims who kill innocent people in his name? Even if the Koran calls for those who disrespect Islam to be punished, where does it authorize the killing of innocent people in place of the guilty? And how is doing that any different from barbaric people throwing maidens into volcanoes to appease the Gods?

    • tshtsh

      Allah is the devil himself so it is no different.

  • Bad week for Romney. Take the weekend off and regroup.

    • MaxineCA

      Hum, let’s see if I understand. Check out the topic. 2 marines are killed and your comment is suggesting Romney take the weekend off.

      Oh, I think you stumbled into the wrong community. See ya!

    • Your hero is in freefall. He’s lucky to have Romney showing him how to react like a President.

    • Galatiansch2vs20

      Horrible entire term so far for President Obama, with blood on his hands. Take the rest of the term off after you resign in your shame, Mr. President.

    • poljunkie

      Thanks for the giggle.

    • Even worse week for El Presidente! Lefties need to regroup and figure out how to cover up Prez O’s lies and effect extreme damage control. Don’t believe the polls!

  • 12grace

    Reflections of 9/11 and terrorism now.

    Screams of anguish, fear and pain were like round-sound, as people leaped from windows at alarming rates, while fire and smoke raged and filled the air, I saw NYC 9/11’s attack up close and personal. The image haunts me.

    And I am angered by what has happened in America since 9/11, we have not learned. And as Ralph Emanuel and other leftist have said “Never let a good crisis go to waste”. And they have not.

    1. 9/11 was our warning to turn to G-d, repent as a nation and return to living G-dly lives, as individuals and as a nation. Since obama has come into office (another curse on America) we are not allowed to pray in political places and he mocks Jesus Christ. Atheism has grown, exponentially. And the Islamic faith is promoted.
    2. DNC “call to prayer” by Islam while Christians were not allowed to pray at the event.
    3. obama took out National Prayer Day but rest assure he makes it known that he celebrates every Muslim holy day.
    4. Instead of going after Mosques (hotbed of terrorism in America) the politicians welcome them with open arms while dictating to Christian churches gov’t endorsed theology aka the Gay agenda.
    5. The healthcare mandate caters to Muslims,illegals, Amish and Scientologists, that is they get “free” health care via our tax dollars while they do not have to sign up for the mandate. IRS agents threaten Christians and others if they don’t sign up. Clear discrimination against Christians and Jews. And let’s not forget that obama and his minions have legislated that we pay for abortions, which is against the Christian religion.
    6. At airports and in different traveling systems, the TSA profiles, gropes and assaults American-looking people ( not of Middle Eastern descent) to supposedly keep us safe from terrorism yet they allow anyone to come through the Mexican borders. And they know that Muslims are coming over the border illegally with Mexicans and Latin Americans.
    7. Somali aka Muslim refugees are being dropped off on predominantly white Christian communities ( Minnesota) by this administration. These groups bring nothing but trouble as they refuse to assimilate. It is forced and dangerous, diversity.
    8. At the onset of obama reign he bowed and showed deference to king Abdullah of Egypt
    ( maybe because this Muslim ruler paid for obama’s Harvard education).
    9. The Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas have secured powerful political seats in Washington. Much like the Fox watching the hen house. Known terrorists are frequent visitors of the White House.
    10. This past 9/11, obama apologized to the terrorist that raped (sodomized) and mutilated our ambassadors genitals then killed him and dragged his body throughout the streets. And 3 other Navy Seals were murdered with him, as well. So obama and friends are going after the so-called catalyst of the violence (an innocuous You Tube video) about Islam instead of the perpetrators of the war crimes against, America.

    obama said “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction”. And he has down so.

    Conclusion, make ourselves right before the lord and pray for obama and his followers, and ask that G-d of the bible open their eyes and hearts because this is the only way that America can be saved.

    • Great post 12grace. I’ve saved a copy of that for future reference, ty.

      • 12grace

        Thank you for your kind words, W.

  • 12grace

    I believe you are right, t.

    Mosques in America are “Hotbeds” for terrorism. yet obama and friends are more interested in regulating and strangulating the American people than shutting down Mosques. Ironically since 9/11 the number of Mosques has increased dramatically, maybe they feel they need to do a better job in killing the infidels, next time around.

    Also, I wonder if this is an obama set-up, that is, that the fear of terrorism in our country grows and obama and his minions supposedly come to our aid by installing policies that further restrict our freedom and violate our Constitution while doing nothing for our safety
    ( like the TSA).

    It could be just the excuse obama needs to install Marshall law to keep himself in power.

    Ironically, while all of this is going on the American people have barely noticed that Q3 is being put in place- the final blow to our dollar.

  • tshtsh

    I think we should follow that advice Sarah Palin said about reloading. We need to remove all of our “assets” from the middle east and bomb everything else leaving nothing behind (i.e. Russia and Napoleon).

    • 12grace

      You might be interested in this article, t.

      The Global War

      • tshtsh

        Thank you Grace. “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Suppose it is natural that honor is a foreign concept for believer in relativism.

    • 1217Chic

      We should have done this, 09/12/01…..

      • Sandra123456

        …with nukes.

        • TWICE! – Just to be sure to get all the cockroaches!

    • Watchman74

      Everything is pretty much already scorched earth in the middle-east. If it wasn’t for there oil it would be a forgotten corner of the globe. All the more reason to get off foreign oil.

    • kong1967

      Yep, they’re a cancerous infection for the entire globe.

      • tshtsh

        They certainly are! I noticed before 9/11 just about anywhere there was a problem in the world you would find a muslim entity.

        • kong1967

          Yet the left thinks it’s because of us.

  • tshtsh

    I am not going to give b.o. the benefit of the doubt regarding his “Christian” faith. After all, b.o. has demonstrated he is evil and a liar. He does have his moments of telling the truth usually when TOTUS is not around (NB: the interview with George stefasnotie “his muslim faith”).

    • Constance

      I’ve always felt that way about Obama. Christian? What a joke. Not a chance that guy is Christian. Everything he does points to being anti-Semitic and anti-Christian. I saw his eyes while he sat next to Netanyahu during that last visit discussing the Israeli borders. He had absolute hatred in his eyes looking at the leader of Israel. It’s obvious and it is visceral. The man is a Muslim.

    • Watchman74

      BO is the kind of guy who will tell you exactly what you want to hear. I’m Christian and have been around Christians my whole life and he’s no Christian I’ve ever seen. I don’t know if he’s a closet Muslim but he certainly relates to Muslims far more than Christians. If I had to guess I would say he worships himself first and foremost.

  • underconstantatack
  • underconstantatack

    sorry for multiple posts

  • Tells you something that the Taliban are not afraid to come out in force and attack a major American/British target. This is NOT really like the Tet Offensive in Vietnam, but it IS disturbing that after 11 years of fighting the Taliban is still willing to hit a major NATO target and not worry about the consequences.

    • tshtsh

      That is because they know the answer–what consequences and “72 year old virgins”. I don’t remember which rightscooper changed it to age.

    • Watchman74

      They know they can always go back to Pakistan if the going gets tough and they know we have a lame duck president who has more bark than bite, what’s to be afraid of?

  • 1217Chic

    We are sitting ducks here in the United States

  • Joe

    AIRBORNE GUNships are in order to do the job over there!

    (and as Obama says)

    ——————————— RIGHT NOW and

    ————————————————RIGHT AWAY!

    Secure the borders in the HOMELAND and ARM UP!

    These bastards are feeling good and must be stopped

    It has been established that THEY are HERE and READY >>>


  • Galatiansch2vs20

    It’s in the news that the proclaimed target was Prince Harry.

    • kong1967

      Kudos to him for not allowing his stature to interfere with participating in danger zones when he could be safely behind a desk somewhere.

      • Kind of insane to announce he was going over there and to which base. If I remember correctly, the last time he was there we didn’t even know he WAS there until he was home. Now they go and put a huge target on the base and on him.

        • kong1967


      • Watchman74

        I’ll commend him for his bravery, but I’m not sure it’s wise to place a person of prominence on a battlefield. Might as well paint a big red target on him.

        • kong1967

          Yes, I agree, but he insisted. He didn’t want to be treated special.

  • Constance

    Geez. This is terrible news. It just makes me sick. Obama makes me sick. I want to bring our people and all our money home today. Let the middle east burn – it was going to anyway no matter what we did. Obama simply lit the match.

    • tshtsh

      Don’t forget to keep b.o. out of the loop as he will provide timetable and coordinates.

  • kong1967

    I want to see a strong figure in our President. What we’ve got is a jackass that blames a movie and moves on to his next campaign stop.

    The best thing Obama could do is to get off the campaign trail and actually do his job. The best thing he could do for his resume and earn respect is to see him in action. Yet, he thinks the key to winning is jumping around and kissing a$$ in speeches and letting his post go unmanned. It’s time we fill the empty chair with Romney and boot this mo-fo back to Kenya.

    • The best thing he could do to earn respect would be to abdicate his ‘throne’, get out of the white house and take his family with him NOW.

      • Good point! That would leave enough time for the fumigation of the WH to make it safe/fit to be used by humans again in time for the Romneys to move in.

        • kong1967

          Biden would move in, so I don’t know about getting the chance to fumigate.

          • Just put 3 shovels up against a fence and tell Biden to take his pick. 🙂 Will keep him amused and befuddled for weeks! 🙂

            • kong1967

              Lol, he’s not “shovel ready”.

      • kong1967

        Lol, I was trying to say what he could do to help his resume and that what he’s doing is destroying it (even more). But you are right, the best thing for us is to get him out of there.

    • sDee

      I get the feeling he is doing his job – like an actor in this script. He just shows up where he is supposed to, when he is supposed to, and says what he is supposed to say.

      • kong1967

        I agree.



  • Prayers for the 2 fallen heroes.

    At least they got 16 of the bastards!

    Has NObama apologized… To the Terrorists for our troops shooting back at them yet??

  • sjmom

    Whew! Everything Obama has promoted, like Afghanistan, is now coming back to haunt him. From Benghazi to Cairo, QE2 and now QE3 to stimulus failure, lack of jobs etc. it is all beginning to crumble around him. Should be a big loss for him in November; that is, unless Romney and the GOP flub it but they will have to really flub not to win, dare I say it?

  • sDee

    To the Shores of Tripoli: The Birth of the U.S. Navy and Marines

    “”An often-overlooked yet significant and prophetic event in U.S. history, the Barbary War was America’s first battle against an Arab despot and President Thomas Jefferson’s first major challenge to U. S. foreign policy. …… Because the Continental Navy had been disbanded, there was an urgent need to develop a new Navy and Marine Corps. Faced with the choice of trading arms for hostages or meeting force with force, Jefferson sent a squadron of warships to the Mediterranean while Congress was in recess, prompting the first major debate on the war-making powers of a U.S. president. The war included a blockade of Tripoli, sustained bombardment by the Navy’s new frigates, and finally a ground war fought by a U.S. Army captain, eight Marines, and a rabble of Christians and Arabs sent to free the hostages.”


  • And Obama’s response? Get rid of those pesky Marines.


    Let us not forget that his spokesidiot said that these attacks aren’t really directed at Americans, so we shouldn’t worry. All this, and I’m sure Obama’s wondering why the Marines don’t care for him. I feel sorry for the poor Jarheads that have to salute that punk, when he’s getting on, and off, Marine 1. I’d rather salute a civilian convict.

  • anyonebutbarry2012

    prayers out to the families and friends of all americans who have lost their lives this week.


    RIP Men of Honor…