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Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan

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While Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boozes it up in Australia and the Pentagon grapples with more floozy eruptions, outraged military families are still waiting for answers about the forgotten 9/14 attack on Camp Bastion.

Muckrakers and distraction engineers are having a front-page field day with the so-called “sex scandal.” But for surviving relatives and colleagues of heroic Marine Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, it’s the national security scandal at Afghanistan’s Camp Bastion that deserves headline coverage.

There’s been a virtual blackout of the alarming story in the national press. As I reported last month, the meticulously coordinated siege by 15 Taliban infiltrators — dressed in American combat fatigues and armed with assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and other weapons — resulted not only in two deaths, but also in the most devastating loss of U.S. airpower since Vietnam. Six Harrier jets were destroyed; three refueling stations were wiped out; six hangars were damaged.

The attack came exactly six months after a failed suicide attack targeting Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and three days after the deadly attack on our consulate in Benghazi.

Yet, on Tuesday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced that President Obama is standing by beleaguered Marine Gen. John Allen. He’s the four-star general and lead U.S. commander in Afghanistan who is now entangled in former CIA Director David Petraeus’ sexcapades soap opera. Allen reportedly exchanged hundreds of “flirtatious” emails with Petraeus family friend and married Florida socialite Jill Kelley. Kelley is the alleged “other other woman” who told the FBI she was harassed by alleged Petraeus mistress and biographer Paula Broadwell.

While Petraeus stepped down, Obama “has faith in Gen. Allen, believes he’s doing and has done an excellent job” overseeing security in Afghanistan, Carney said.

 

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  1. Pickled Liver

    November 15th, 2012

    I’m sure the administration is doing everything they can to determine who’s responsible for the attack in Benghazi ……. Oh! Look, a shiny object !

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  2. Blink

    November 15th, 2012

    The shiny object is working. This is the first I’ve read the details of this attack and I along with a lot of others pay attention to such things.

    Maybe I didn’t notice earlier because I was too angry about Benghazi, the coverup and the willful decision to not send help.

    Unfortunately a lot of others don’t care about such things and voted O again. It’s a sure bet that Obama will have this under investigation until after he is removed from office.

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  3. stevie b

    November 15th, 2012

    no they don’t, they just think they do..

    benghazi obomba hasn’t USED them up quite yet, they need to be much more exploited – maybe inflate with 10-15% more air pressure to maximize mileage

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