Taliban Footage of Attack on US Military Base

Via Wired:

A suicide bomber smiles and waves at his compatriots en route to his final destination. The resulting explosion is just the opening gambit in a Taliban attack on the United States Forward Operating Base Salerno, a few kilometers away from the Pakistani Border. Two United States soldiers and five Afghan civilians died in the attack.

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15 Comments on "Taliban Footage of Attack on US Military Base"

  1. Well, I suppose its pretty damned hard to control a population of people when you can’t even control the traffic on a dirt road.

  2. Well, I suppose its pretty damned hard to control a population of people when you can’t even control the traffic on a dirt road.

  3. charlieprimero | Jul 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm |

     Kudos to the Taliban.  This video demonstrates their bravery.

    I hope they eventually win their fight to be free from foreign invaders.

    Samuel Adams would be proud.

  4. this is exactly what a good, red-blooded American would do
    if Afghanistan invaded the US

    • Jin The Ninja | Jul 26, 2012 at 9:53 am |

      run out of actual responses already? must be difficult, being so dumb.

      • The Baffler | Jul 26, 2012 at 5:15 pm |

        I don’t know what he said, but I clicked like anyway.

        • CosmicAmazing | Jul 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm |

          I want to know what he said!  You know, free Speech and all that jazz..

          Must have been really offensive if it was removed… Curiosity is killing me! 

        • Manisays86 | Aug 4, 2012 at 1:12 am |

          he said america will never be successful to his mission by invading us and other muslim countries.we will blow there asses high in the sky and i give my message to all brothers to join this war to defeate the enemy.GO IS GREAT…..

  5. The Baffler | Jul 25, 2012 at 10:13 pm |

    These videos always did make useful training aids.

  6. That kind of people can never be defeated.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Jul 26, 2012 at 1:01 pm |

      Except by themselves.

      1st Worlder:  “We put at your disposal our vast experience in engineering socially enlightened governance and economic management.”

      3rd Worlder (militant #1):  “Scr*w you, imperialist pigdog!  You are the great Satan and constitutionally incapable of saying or doing anything which does not serve the Master of Lies!”

      3rd Worlder (non-militant):  “Hold on a minute there, Ahmed.  I rather like some of what is on offer here.  Until the internet came along, I would have had to wait until the 3rd month after my arranged wedding to see a naked woman.”

      3rd Worlder (militant #1):  “Blasphemy!  How DAAAAAAAAAARE you attempt to subvert the will of the Almighty and disgrace your tribe by consorting with the Great Unwashed Heathen!”

      1st Worlder:  “Whoa whoa whoa there, fellahs–aren’t we getting a little ahead of ourselves here?  I’m sure there’s a way to settle all this calmly and rationally.  If we only look at this in the proper light, I think we’ll all see room for compromise.  For instance, there’s that big, fat U.S. taxpayer subsidized infrastructure contract that will boost the local economy . . . . ”

      3rd Worlder (militant #2):  “Well, infidel, now you’re beginning to talk some sense.  You know, you’ll need a pretty good local security provider if that project’s going to get off the ground . . . ”

      1st Worlder:  “NOW you’re talking my language, son.  I think we can arrange a mutually beneficial deal here, if we are properly attentive to local customs and more’s, and don’t try to burden matters too much with unnecessary fripperies like transparency or accountability . . . . ”

      3rd Worlder (militant #1): [To militant #2]  “Die! Die! Die!  You miserable thieving apostate!”

      3rd Worlder (non-militant):  “Uh . . . this conversation seems to be getting a little out of hand.  All I wanted was a little internet pornography and maybe access to booze once a month . . . ”

      1st Worlder:  “Your point is really beginning to come into clear focus here, Militant #2.  Here’s the first down payment, the rest to follow pending concrete results.”

      3rd Worlder (militant #2):  [arresting non-militant 3rd Worlder at gunpoint]  “Well that’s your problem, right there, chief.  Found one of the little b*st*rds planting a bomb along the side of the road.”

      1st Worlder:  [Handing over big wad of greasy, untraceable bills]  “Right on, pardner!  Now that’s what I’m talking about!”

      3rd Worlder (non-militant):  “What bomb?  That was a cabbage!!!  I’m a farmer–that’s my only livelyhood.”

      All:  “Shaddup, you!  We’re on to your little game!”

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