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Attack at Camp Bastion … Obama and Media Silent

September 28, 2012

A few days ago I posted Attack on Camp Bastion: The Destruction of VMA-211 … A “Bump in the road” for Barack Obama. I find it odd that not one person commented on it.  I understand that liberals such as Ed or John would not bother. Ed’s lack of honesty but abundant delusion about his own intellect and John’s desire for things like free cell phones and other hand outs keep them from being opinionated about important things.  Anyway, I have to give credit to Michelle Malkin who dug into the story to find out the details and make them known to us. She makes the perfect point that Barack Obama hasn’t even uttered the names of the two Marines killed when the attack happened. In my humble opinion Barack Obama is a trashy, low-class enemy of the United States and it rejoices his heart to hear about the deaths of U.S. servicemen and women.

Two hero U.S. Marines were killed in the battle. Their names — Lt. Col. Christopher Raible and Sgt.Bradley Atwell

Photo credit: DVIDS, Cpl. Mark Garcia

Marines kneel beside the battlefield cross to pay their final respects to Sgt. Bradley Atwell during a memorial ceremony, Sept. 20. During the ceremony, Marines paid tribute to Atwell, an aircraft electrical, instrument and flight control systems technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, from Kokomo, Ind. Atwell was killed in action while engaging insurgents during an attack on Camp Bastion, Sept. 14.

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Please take a few minutes to read about two genuine American heroes.

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Citing multiple Marine sources in theater, the Post’s Ernesto Londoño reports that Lt. Col. Christopher Raible — the commanding officer of Marine Attack Squadron 211 who was killed along with Sgt. Bradley Atwell after 15 insurgents dressed as U.S. soldiers infiltrated the base and torched six AV-8B Harriers — died heroically while leading several other Marines in an aggressive counter attack as mayhem unfolded around them.

From Londoño’s report:

When it became clear Bastion was under attack, Raible threw on body armor and jumped in a vehicle with [one of his deputies, Maj. Greer] Chambless. Because his rifle was not nearby, the commander charged into the combat zone armed only with a handgun. The two men exchanged nary a word during the short drive as they scanned the landscape for insurgents. When they got to the flightline, Raible dashed into a maintenance room and began barking out orders to the Marines who would soon push the assailants back.

Backed by a handful of men, he ran toward another building to check whether the troops there were safe. Along the way, Raible and his men were attacked. He and Sgt. Bradley W. Atwell, 27, of Kokomo, Ind., died of wounds from an explosion, Lt. Col. Stewart Upton, a military spokesman, said. Chambless was devastated but not particularly surprised. “It was very fitting that he was killed leading his men from the front,” the major said.

As Marine Corps Times’ Dan Lamothe reported earlier this week, the harshest fighting took place within the first hour after insurgents gained access to Bastion. The attack drew a response from nearly everyone working on the flight line at the time.

“Had they not done what they did, it could have been a lot of worse,” Maj. Gen. Gregg Sturdevant, the two-star officer overseeing Marine air ops downrange, told Marine Corps Times on Monday. “Obviously on the wing, we focus on fixing aircraft and flying those aircraft in support of ground forces. But, when forced to, we can quickly transition to offense on the ground, and that’s exactly what happened Friday night.”

MUCH  MORE HERE

No Barack. Those guys are much more than “bumps in the road”

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