So, last Friday 15 Taliban fighters managed to successfully [conduct] a raid where they traded 15 fighters for 2 dead US Marines, moderate to severe damage to the British-run Camp Bastion’s facilities… and 6 of our Harrier jump jets destroyed/2 damaged, which last is going to have severe consequences on our ability to conduct and support military operations in Afghanistan. Despite the best efforts of Wired to suggest otherwise (H/T: AosHQ) this was NOT due to any stupid Youtube video. I don’t care what the movies tell you, successful commando raids of this level of sophistication and planning (the attackers wore American uniforms, had clear objectives, and met them) do not get thrown together and launched because a bunch of people without reliable electricity are upset about an online movie clip. In short, last weekend we got an honest-to-God, no-fooling black eye that will eventually get more NATO troops dead. Oh, and almost forgot! Prince Harry is serving at Camp Bastion right now! So we almost had that to worry about. Continue reading Well, we cannot PROVE that Obama was fiddling as Camp Bastion burned. :pause: I GUESS.