Secretary Tillerson Statement on Kabul Terrorist Attack on Diplomatic Compound – At least 90 killed, 400 wounded….

The details of the terrorist attack in Kabul show the explosives were hidden in a tanker truck used to clean out septic systems.  The Afghan security forces stopped the tanker truck from entering the heart of the area containing the diplomatic headquarters multiple nations.

The bomber detonated the truck at the security checkpoint immediately killing all of the Afghanistan security forces.  More than 90 people (mostly civilians) were killed and more than 400 were wounded – including 11 American contractors.

STATE DEPT – The United States strongly condemns today’s deadly attack in Kabul.

We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who were killed and injured, including our Afghan partners, members of the diplomatic and international communities, and many innocent Afghan citizens. We pray for a speedy recovery to the American and Afghan members of our mission staff and others who were injured in this attack, and we praise the Afghan Security Forces, police, and medical professionals who were the first responders to the scene.

In the face of this senseless and cowardly act, the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan is unwavering; the United States stands with the government and the people of Afghanistan and will continue to support their efforts to achieve peace, security, and prosperity for their country. (link)

 

The blast was so extensive some of the victims, including the police and security officers who stopped the truck, will never be found.

 

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40 Responses to Secretary Tillerson Statement on Kabul Terrorist Attack on Diplomatic Compound – At least 90 killed, 400 wounded….

  1. nimrodman says:

    On a related issue, hand-wringing that al-Sisi is bombing the “wrong” terrorists. Al-Sisi points out that any terrorists bombed is a good thing.

    Analysis – Is Egypt bombing the right militants in Libya?
    http://in.reuters.com/article/egypt-security-idINKBN18R2HD

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  2. Lucille says:

    Col. West suspects inside coordination in Kabul bombing
    Fox News

    Liked by 9 people

    • He is probably correct, since the government of that country is infested with Taliban sympathizers, and would have imploded long ago had it not been for American support.

      Some day Americans will come to terms with the fact that there are areas of the world where fanatacism will not be eradicated by the local inhabitants and will never be defeated by foreign forces. IMO , the only option for America, with regards to Afghanistan, are to withdraw and isolate them to stem the export of their violence.

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  3. Bob says:

    Kathy Griffin’s comrades at it again

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Pam says:

    Thank you T-Rex for showing America how a true SOS is supposed to respond in times of crisis.

    Liked by 15 people

    • Disgusted says:

      I am very underwhelmed by the “strongly worded letter” approach of stating the U.S. “Strongly Condemns” this horror! I would expect such words from Kerry, but I want much more from the Trump administration! LOOK at those pictures! Shouldn’t our reaction go way beyond words that a wimp like Kerry would type out to the world? (Shaking head sadly)

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      • Giant Ground Sloth says:

        I agree with you. It’s indistinguishable from something John Kerry would have said.

        Liked by 1 person

      • adombom says:

        Typical boiler plate response. Sad.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Yes, typical for diplomats. But not for the military. I suspect we will see more military activity soon.

          Liked by 3 people

          • seabrznsun says:

            You’re right. Do people expect a formal announcement of actions to be taken? That’s not how this administration works. I fully expect to hear something before long to put an explanation point on his statement. He’s so far above Kerry it’s unbelievable. I know our President made a great choice for SOS.

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      • yucki says:

        You want us to go back with another MOAB?
        Short of that, in the immediate aftermath of such an attack, it’s either bluster or respectful condolences. Bury the dead, let the dust settle.

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      • libraryg says:

        In regards to the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the US of A needs to get the hell outta there and leave those barbaric folks to their own devices. Enough of this trying to “fix” them and force them to attain peace. Never ever gonna happen!!!

        Liked by 3 people

      • wodiej says:

        What exactly did you want Tillerson to say? He gave condolences, praise and condemned the act. He stated the US would remain supportive to help them achieve peace.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Bill in Lexington,NC says:

        If you will reflect on what you’ve said, you’ll realize that the Trump administration, unlike the previous administration, ultimately backs words with actions. The Trump administration does not fight a war with a warning. At the same time, don’t look for this administration to needlessly escalate conflicts simply by tossing bodies (and body bags) at them.

        Since the bomb seems to have been primarily targeted at the Germans, shouldn’t the response come from them, too?

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    • Blaze says:

      Music to my hears win our Sec of State says… “we are finally pulling out.”

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  5. Dani TX says:

    Have no idea why we’re there. Nothing will change that country. There are pockets of tribes in remote areas which do not answer to a central authority. GET OUT.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Sylvia Avery says:

      FWIW, the theory for us going in was the training camps were In Afghanistan where they trained the jihadis. Better to fight them there, with warfighters, than to have the fight come here. This needs to be reevaluated.

      General Jack Keane’s analysis is that we have lost or are at least losing in Afghanistan. This mess needs urgently an honest look to examine why we are there, what is our mission, is it something we can accomplish, and if it is then commit to doing it. This part time desultory war that we have played at in Afghanistan is maddening and it breaks my heart to think of the cost of our young people’s lives and health in fighting this mess.

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      • nobaddog says:

        All were doing now is enabling them with our dollars and weapons which we give to the afghan gov and they share with the terrorists. Leave them to their sand and rocks. Leave them so poor they starve. Oh and destroy their cash crop.

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        • Sylvia Avery says:

          I freaking hate another loss, but I can’t see any way out unless we put a lot more guys in there and really ramp it up. I think we’re going to have to leave, and unfortunately I suspect we will be back to take out training camps again. But I just don’t see any other option.

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          • This is the usual ‘rock and a hard place’ we find ourselves in when we fight a political war. The committal of ground troops necessary to hold hard fought for territory was never made and yes we have played dearly to learn the same lessons yet again. The decimation of our spec ops personnel is especially horrific.

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          • Bill in Lexington,NC says:

            Why bother with the training camps? Block them from access to US territory (wherever found) and kill those attempting to intrude on it. Make the outcome a certainty.

            At present, our worst enemies seem to be our own laws and courts … most especially the courts.

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  6. Rainy says:

    Afghan “leadership” corrupt, as Karzi was corrupt!!
    What a mess.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Mike says:

    A sewage truck? Sounds like they could pack 5-10 tons of ANFO explosive there and top it off with a little s—-.

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  8. TreeperInTraining says:

    Do the Afghanis love their children, too?

    The depraved indifference to human life by so many of these “jihadis” disgusts me.

    Liked by 3 people

  9. youme says:

    Maybe we should send a copy to the 4th and 9th circuit courts of appeal

    Liked by 4 people

  10. A2 says:

    The Afghan government is blaming the Haqqani terrorist network with help from Pakistan’s ISI for the attack.

    ‘The Haqqani Network is an Afghan insurgent terror outfit based in Pakistan’s Waziristan and has carried out many high-profile attacks on US forces, high ranking Afghan officials and foreigners in Afghanistan. The network has ties with Taliban and Al Qaeda and the US considers it a major threat to Afghanistan’s stability.’

    ‘General John F Campbell, then Commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, had said in his testimony before the US’ House Armed Services Committee in February 2016 that “Haqqani Network remains the most capable threat to the US and Coalition forces”.

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/kabul-bomb-blast-afghanistan-haqqani-network-pakistan-isi/1/967933.html

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  11. yucki says:

    POPE: EGYPTIAN CHRISTIANS KILLED AFTER REFUSING TO RENOUNCE FAITH
    Is realism about the jihad threat dawning in the Catholic Church?

    Islamic jihadists have always insisted that they’re fighting a religious war, while the entire intelligentsia of the Western world has lined up to insist that they aren’t, and are actually fighting for quite different motives: economic deprivation, racism, a quest for personal glory, a lack of opportunity, and the like. But now honest analysis of the religious motivation of jihad terrorism has gotten a boost from the unlikeliest of sources: Pope Francis.

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/266861/pope-egyptian-christians-killed-after-refusing-robert-spencer

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  12. M33 says:

    Terrible…

    Unfortunately, if it happened in the west, it would be considered a huge travesty.

    To the MSM, a brief interlude before more Russia.

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  13. miketrivi says:

    1,400 years of violent Islamic Jihad that has literally consumed and enslaved billions of human beings on planet Earth has proven beyond any doubt that pandering, sympathetic, and cloyingly sweet sentimental speeches like the one delivered by SoS Tillerson mean nothing to the muslim losers. Absolutely nothing.

    They are not seen as anything but expressions of weakness and failure and submission. They only invite more violence from the muslims.

    Whoever is directing the pandering speeches being delivered by the Trump Administration to the muslim world, is failing the President and the American people.

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