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In Afghanistan, an American general’s aircraft was fired at with rockets. NATO: Lucky Shot

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In Afghanistan, the militants fired two missiles at the plane of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the US Armed Forces, Martin Dempsey, Reuters reported, citing the press service of NATO.

The incident occurred at the Bagram air base north of Kabul, it was there that the plane was on the ground, on which Dempsey arrived on Monday, August 20, in Afghanistan. As a result of the shelling, two servicemen, the base workers, were slightly injured. Also damaged were the C-17 aircraft intended for the general and a helicopter nearby.

The general himself at the time of the attack was far from his aircraft. “He wasn’t close to the plane. We think it was a good shot,” commented the senior NATO spokesman, Colonel Thomas Collins.

However, the shelling still made some adjustments to the Dempsey schedule: because of the damaged aircraft, he was unable to fly along the intended route. As expected, in the middle of the day, the chairman of the committee of chiefs of staff will leave the territory of the Islamic Republic on another plane, RIA "News".

Dempsey arrived in Afghanistan on Monday to consult with the commander of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan (ISAF) John Allen during the military campaign in the country, and to discuss with the Afghan leadership the situation of the death of the American military at the hands of the Afghan security forces. Recently, the cases of attacks on soldiers and officers of NATO and the United States.

So, last Sunday in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar, an Afghan policeman killed an American soldier. And only in 2012 a year, American troops lost 40 to their soldiers and officers from the "friendly fire" of the Afghan police and military.

It is also worth noting that this is not the first attempt by militants to deal with high-ranking US officials arriving at Afghan military bases. Another similar incident occurred in mid-March, when an Afghan tried to break through a hijacked jeep to the plane of US Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. Having overcome all the protective cordons, he set off at high speed onto the runway of the British Camp Bastion base at the moment when Panetta arrived there. However, suddenly the car slid into a ditch and caught fire as a result of the blow.

It was not clear whether the actions of the criminal were directed against the US Secretary of Defense. As Lieutenant General Curtis Scaparotti noted, the Afghan worked as a simple translator at the base and could hardly have known about the arrival of Panetta, who was kept secret. However, British media, quoting intelligence officers, argued that the Afghan was trying to make an attempt on the head of the Pentagon.
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  1. Chuck-norris
    Chuck-norris 21 August 2012 17: 33
    +11
    In Afghanistan, often NATO soldiers die, it is a pity of course that our losses are even higher. I'm talking about heroin.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 21 August 2012 17: 56
      +8
      Quote: Chuck-Norris
      it is a pity of course that our losses are even higher.

      And only a few of the NATO soldiers commit suicide when they come home, and soon the states themselves will soak each other directly. The people have stockpiled weapons, the safari will soon begin.
      1. alex21411
        alex21411 21 August 2012 18: 29
        +2
        I suppose a safari will soon begin all over the world on clay mines ...
        1. lelikas
          lelikas 21 August 2012 19: 49
          +10
          NATO? C'mon goodbye
    2. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 22 August 2012 00: 10
      +6
      From the beginning of the operation to yesterday:

      Losses in Iraq
      Australia 2
      Azerbaijan 1
      Bulgaria 13
      Czech Republic 1
      Denmark 7
      El salvador 5
      Estonia 2
      Fiji 1
      Georgia 5
      Hungary 1
      Italy 33
      Kazakhstan September 1, XNUMX
      Latvia 3
      Netherlands 2
      Poland 23
      Romania 3
      Slovakia 4
      South korea 1
      Spain 11
      Thailand 2
      Ukraine 18
      United kingdom 179
      US 4486
      Total 4804


      Losses in Afghanistan
      Albania 1
      Australia 33
      Belgium 1
      Canada 158
      Czech 5
      Denmark 42
      Estonian 9
      Finland 2
      France 86
      Georgia 11
      Germany 53
      Hungary 7
      Italy 47
      Jordan 2
      Latvia 3
      Lithuania 1
      NATO 12
      Netherlands 25
      New Zealand 11
      Norway 10
      Poland 35
      Portugal 2
      Romania 19
      South Korea 1
      Spain 34
      Sweden 5
      Turkey 14
      UK 425
      U.S. 2101
      Total 3155


      Extra charges:

      US Fatalities in and around Afghanistan (loss of American soldiers outside Afghanistan)
      Bahrain 2
      Germany (from wounds in theater) 29
      Indonesia 1
      Kuwait 1
      Pakistan 15
      Qatar 1
      Southwest asia 1
      USA (from wounds in theater) 32
      Uzbekistan 1
      Total 2011


      Extra charges:

      Private companies lost 1200 people

      Total: USA lost 8598 soldiers and 1200 private traders
      1. IPSC-2008
        IPSC-2008 22 August 2012 07: 53
        0
        It will not be enough. MALOVA THAT.
  2. Warik
    Warik 21 August 2012 17: 34
    +2
    Well, figs with him! bully
  3. JonnyT
    JonnyT 21 August 2012 17: 37
    +16
    It was necessary to beat on takeoff!
    1. dark_sp
      dark_sp 21 August 2012 17: 44
      +11
      What a pity they didn’t hit !!
  4. Tirpitz
    Tirpitz 21 August 2012 17: 42
    +5
    The strange thing is this: In Libya, al-Qaeda militants seized many MANPADS. How so far have they not ended up in Afghanistan? In Syria, the militants are also transferred to militants, but for some reason they won’t reach Afghanistan.
    1. orfo
      orfo 21 August 2012 18: 00
      +7
      the American branch of the Alcaeda (CIA), together with the Saudis, apparently forgot to send a couple of pieces there to look.
      1. Yasen Ping
        Yasen Ping 21 August 2012 18: 50
        +5
        Yes, all this crap, I think no one shot them, I watched the film, it says that there are 150 people from the strength of Alkaida’s strength, the Taliban could grumble and that’s not a fact, everything is done so that the American presence is there for a long time, because there are not only drugs in Afghanistan, there are a lot of minerals, cool minerals, plus the borders of Iran and ours ..
  5. ShturmKGB
    ShturmKGB 21 August 2012 17: 42
    +13
    Just an unsuccessful shot, the general remained alive ...
    1. Petrovich-2
      Petrovich-2 21 August 2012 17: 45
      +4
      They took it off the tongue, sir. Indeed, what is this "lucky shot"? The shot was just unfortunate.
      1. Alexei
        Alexei 21 August 2012 20: 05
        +4
        Well, at least the general shaking his pants sniffed democracy.
  6. vorobey
    vorobey 21 August 2012 17: 47
    +13
    The great dictator grandfather Lenin spoke

    Study, study and study again.

    No

    Well, they took and beztolku spoiled an expensive thing.
    1. Apollo
      Apollo 21 August 2012 18: 09
      +5
      Good evening hi vorobey!

      The history of Afghanistan was poorly taught to American soldiers, but in their own skin they felt what Afghanistan is like!

      Basically war americans long ago lost and thoroughly bogged down , we should help them with a reason to leave the country and save face!
      1. vorobey
        vorobey 22 August 2012 09: 16
        +2
        Apollo, welcome, let them sit there.
  7. Dictator1412
    Dictator1412 21 August 2012 17: 48
    0
    But is it not a credential? Why shoot an empty plane?
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 21 August 2012 18: 06
      +1
      Quote: Dictator1412
      Is it not a law

      But the Taliban did not cheat whether it was a rightfulness or not. Well, it didn’t work out to dunk this — they’d want another hi
    2. Odessa
      Odessa 21 August 2012 18: 10
      +3
      Dictator1412,
      But is it not a credential? Why shoot an empty plane?

      The usual practice of terrorists is to frighten, or remind them of what they are.
      1. sssla
        sssla 22 August 2012 01: 00
        +2
        Odessite --- and where are the terrorists here? Afghans are fighting on their land and notice against the armies of the country which are not hundreds but thousands of kilometers away ;-)
  8. andrei332809
    andrei332809 21 August 2012 17: 51
    +3
    it’s necessary that the klintorsha visit Afghanistan with all its clique. there will be a group target. otherwise let them train on the Amov leaders
  9. Goodmen
    Goodmen 21 August 2012 17: 59
    0
    Amerikosy - have spawned these obscurantists themselves, now it is coming back ...
    Interestingly, they will come out of Afghanistan,
    who will come to power? The radicals? So, what is next? Again, all over again? A hotbed of gangs, huge heroin traffic and other delights ...
  10. surveyor
    surveyor 21 August 2012 18: 03
    +1
    Next time, maybe no luck.
    yes
  11. viruskvartirus
    viruskvartirus 21 August 2012 18: 05
    0
    From what they fired interesting .... about the Libyan MANPADS I read that the experts believe for some reason not dangerous ... they talk about "expiration dates") but something is hard to believe. Here is something else ... after all, there is an agreement with amers about MANPADS ... the muddy is shorter.
    1. Veter
      Veter 22 August 2012 09: 33
      0
      Quote: viruskvartirus
      What shot interesting ....

      From RPG. In Chechnya, Czechs often mocked at helicopters and airplanes
  12. Pilot200809
    Pilot200809 21 August 2012 18: 27
    0
    What did you miss? I am surprised at them. Have forgotten how to shoot something. They need to adjust our "arrows", then for sure. lol
  13. bremest
    bremest 21 August 2012 18: 31
    +1
    It was a shootout. This indicates the precarious situation of NATO troops in Afghanistan. I think that soon they will take their feet from there and Karzai will reach Russia. This is where it will be possible to play the game.
  14. CARBON
    CARBON 21 August 2012 18: 47
    -1
    Enlighten MANPADS of Russian (Soviet) production can be blocked for use against aircraft manufactured in Russia (USSR)? What is the likelihood that the captured Libyan MANPADS will help the rebels negate Syrian air supremacy?
    1. mox
      mox 21 August 2012 22: 18
      +1
      1.No
      2.can
  15. Delink
    Delink 21 August 2012 18: 50
    0
    They did not modify the sabotage, but it's a pity.
  16. CARBON
    CARBON 21 August 2012 18: 50
    0
    Enlighten MANPADS of Russian (Soviet) production can be blocked for use against aircraft manufactured in Russia (USSR)? What is the likelihood that the captured Libyan MANPADS will help the rebels negate Syrian air supremacy?
    1. Castor oil
      Castor oil 21 August 2012 19: 04
      +1
      Quote: CARBON
      Enlighten MANPADS of Russian (Soviet) production can be blocked for use against aircraft manufactured in Russia (USSR)?

      The launch lock is disabled, such a function is provided for glitches of the "friend or foe" system, when it triggered on its own device and blocked the launch on someone else's.
    2. DIMS
      DIMS 21 August 2012 19: 05
      0
      Judging by the losses of aircraft in South Ossetia from "friendly fire" - no.
  17. Dictator1412
    Dictator1412 21 August 2012 19: 04
    +2
    Alexander Romanov (3) But the Taliban can’t cheat on whether it is a right or not. Well, it didn’t work out to dunk this - they’d want to
    So you think that funny bearded men run around in Afghanistan and shoot on empty planes? Where is the Talibob intelligence?
  18. ekebastus
    ekebastus 21 August 2012 19: 18
    +1
    Not that does not change under the moon ...., in a bagram and with shuravi bullet ...
  19. biglow
    biglow 21 August 2012 19: 52
    +3
    The Americans need to hold a meeting of chiefs of staff in Afghanistan. Maybe the generals will be updated
    1. Sane
      Sane 21 August 2012 20: 14
      0
      Really laughing
  20. Alx1miK
    Alx1miK 21 August 2012 19: 59
    0
    The bird dodged. Sucks.
  21. tekinoral
    tekinoral 21 August 2012 20: 18
    -1
    when compared with the USSR, the losses are small
    1. MI-AS-72
      MI-AS-72 21 August 2012 20: 48
      +4
      incomparably even theoretically, the Soviet Union firstly fought, and did not sit at strong points, and secondly, the West, the USA, China, Pakistan, Iran, etc. stood behind the Taliban, so that they were not at all small.
      1. tekinoral
        tekinoral 21 August 2012 20: 54
        -1
        The USSR did not value its soldiers, they thought their mothers were still struck,
        1. Juga
          Juga 21 August 2012 21: 17
          +4
          tekinoral,
          Somehow, without a "spark" you throw something on the blades, it's boring ...
          Did you even find the Union itself, or did your mother "amaze" you later?
          And so there is relish in the news - to give the invaders the last thing to relax, albeit without prejudice to the general staff of the UWB, but to remind whose land this is simply necessary ...
          1. tekinoral
            tekinoral 21 August 2012 21: 25
            +1
            I found communism, though I don’t see communism, about the islands on the Amur read how they waited 2 days and did not help their soldier
            1. Juga
              Juga 21 August 2012 21: 34
              0
              I can read perfectly, which I often do, and I’m trained, even without errors, trained, unlike ...
              And I don’t need to read about battling with China for the islands, the participants in the events told you personally and it wasn’t for you to judge what delay resulted in what, remember 08.08.08, because the Russian reaction did not immediately follow ...
              1. tekinoral
                tekinoral 21 August 2012 21: 53
                +1
                where did you study? and I am abroad, and I am allowed to write with errors
                1. Juga
                  Juga 21 August 2012 21: 54
                  +2
                  Patchport scan is not necessary? winked
                  And you moved away from the topic ... Let me remind you:
                  USSR did not value its soldiers

                  PS And the Russian flag in the title of your message ento where, in what parts of the world is such a border?
                  PPS Yes, and the fact that your post is a "sketch" you also do not dispute, it looks like an easy trolling ...
                  1. tekinoral
                    tekinoral 21 August 2012 22: 07
                    0
                    good luck, I do not want to argue with you
                2. black_eagle
                  black_eagle 21 August 2012 22: 10
                  +1
                  abroad is it in Zambia or Papua New Guinea ??? where so literacy is taught, tell me, sir with a foreign education laughing
                  1. tekinoral
                    tekinoral 21 August 2012 22: 12
                    0
                    I studied in Turkey, are there any other questions?
                    1. Juga
                      Juga 21 August 2012 22: 25
                      0
                      good luck, I do not want to argue with you

                      Thanks for the wish, but there’s nothing to argue with you about ...
                    2. Veter
                      Veter 22 August 2012 09: 37
                      0
                      tekinoral
                      what came back, would stay there, all so educated
                      1. black_eagle
                        black_eagle 22 August 2012 12: 59
                        0
                        We have it for the exchange of experience))))))))))
                    3. Bekzat
                      Bekzat 22 August 2012 21: 29
                      0
                      Ash stump on the flag determined that it was a Turk. Oh, how you do not like Russian, it’s a shame that you were constantly beaten.
            2. IPSC-2008
              IPSC-2008 22 August 2012 08: 07
              +1
              But we only found socialism. Lucky, visited communism. Well, how is it in a happy future?
      2. IPSC-2008
        IPSC-2008 22 August 2012 08: 03
        0
        It can be added that there is a place to be when the Americans are paid to the Taliban, so that they would not be touched.
  22. REPA1963
    REPA1963 21 August 2012 20: 30
    -3
    Our taburetkin would have been enraged by fear. (Minister of Defense, but his nose doesn’t poke into the war zones, wonderful)
  23. kNow
    kNow 21 August 2012 20: 54
    +3
    do not give up, next time you will be more successful)))
  24. Darck
    Darck 21 August 2012 21: 04
    0
    Two rockets for Globmaster, pfff bullshit! Taliban suckers ....
    1. black_eagle
      black_eagle 21 August 2012 22: 14
      0
      And that the S-17 is armored? As far as I remember, a warehouse with wings, like the IL-76
  25. Sasha 19871987
    Sasha 19871987 21 August 2012 22: 08
    0
    let them cut each other
  26. Dictator1412
    Dictator1412 21 August 2012 22: 24
    0
    ekebastus (1) Today, 19:18 new 0 Not that does not change under the moon ...., in the bagram and with the shuravi they bullet.

    ekebastus What doesn’t change under the moon ...., in a bagram and with shuravi they were bullets. Have you been there? Which side?
  27. SPBOBL
    SPBOBL 21 August 2012 22: 42
    0
    It’s a pity that they didn’t hit ...
  28. sapulid
    sapulid 21 August 2012 23: 14
    +2
    You know, there was a figure in the 40 US troops who died this year. Here, the losses of the coalition forces and the losses of private military companies are not taken into account. I think that real losses are ten times greater.

    Afghan, fighting, is the third generation. People grew up in war. Now, they have a generation that can only fight. Weak, grow poppy to contain warring.

    God forbid, NATO, take your feet from there. But we have to fight against drug trafficking. Mafia, its excess profits, without blood, will not give up
    1. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 22 August 2012 00: 06
      +1
      From the beginning of the operation to yesterday:

      Losses in Iraq
      Australia 2
      Azerbaijan 1
      Bulgaria 13
      Czech Republic 1
      Denmark 7
      El salvador 5
      Estonia 2
      Fiji 1
      Georgia 5
      Hungary 1
      Italy 33
      Kazakhstan September 1, XNUMX
      Latvia 3
      Netherlands 2
      Poland 23
      Romania 3
      Slovakia 4
      South korea 1
      Spain 11
      Thailand 2
      Ukraine 18
      United kingdom 179
      US 4486
      Total 4804


      Losses in Afghanistan
      Albania 1
      Australia 33
      Belgium 1
      Canada 158
      Czech 5
      Denmark 42
      Estonian 9
      Finland 2
      France 86
      Georgia 11
      Germany 53
      Hungary 7
      Italy 47
      Jordan 2
      Latvia 3
      Lithuania 1
      NATO 12
      Netherlands 25
      New Zealand 11
      Norway 10
      Poland 35
      Portugal 2
      Romania 19
      South Korea 1
      Spain 34
      Sweden 5
      Turkey 14
      UK 425
      U.S. 2101
      Total 3155


      Extra charges:

      US Fatalities in and around Afghanistan
      Bahrain 2
      Germany (from wounds in theater) 29
      Indonesia 1
      Kuwait 1
      Pakistan 15
      Qatar 1
      Southwest asia 1
      USA (from wounds in theater) 32
      Uzbekistan 1
      Total 2011


      Extra charges:

      Private companies lost 1200 people

      Total: USA lost 8598 soldiers and 1200 private traders
  29. sergskak
    sergskak 21 August 2012 23: 43
    0
    We think it was a good shot, "said NATO Senior Representative Colonel Thomas Collins.
    No, not really. Stupidly missed.
  30. Trapperxnumx
    Trapperxnumx 22 August 2012 09: 36
    0
    Yes, I'm still wondering why they have not resorted to this method for a long time? For example, Israel has long been attacking rockets in Israel, it’s time for the NATO bases to be tested for the missile defense as well.