Another foreign policy failure-
Barack Obama’s peace partners, the Taliban, released this video today of their attack on an Afghan base yesterday that killed two US Marines.
The Taliban took responsibility for the attack yesterday in Afghanistan that killed two US Marines. The terror group said the attack this week was to avenge the anti-Islamic film and because Prince Harry was in Afghanistan.
The Taliban claimed responsibility Saturday for an attack on a sprawling British base in southern Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines and wounded several other troops, saying it was to avenge an anti-Islamic film that insulted the Prophet Muhammad and also because Britain’s Prince Harry is serving there.
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The U.S.-led NATO coalition said in a statement that the overnight attack focused on Camp Bastion, a huge British base adjacent to Camp Leatherneck which houses U.S. Marine operations in southern Helmand province.
“We attacked that base because Prince Harry was also on it and so they can know our anger,” said Qari Yousef Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Taliban, which often tailor their claims to the news of the day. “Thousands more suicide attackers are ready to give up their lives for the sake of the Prophet,” Ahmadi said in a telephone call with The Associated Press.
Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, is based at Camp Bastion. A spokesman for Britain’s Ministry of Defense told the AP that Prince Harry was unharmed in the attack, which according to Britain’s Press Association took place two kilometers (one mile) from the section of the complex where the prince was located. The official spoke on condition of anonymity in line with government policy.
Barack Obama announced in May that his administration was holding peace talks with the Taliban (Tollybon) in Afghanistan.