Allen West Hits Obama for Ignoring Camp Bastion Attack
Former U.S. Rep. Allen West weighed in over the weekend on the one-year anniversary of a Taliban attack on a Marine base in Afghanistan. As he has in his various statements on the Benghazi attack, West accused the Obama administration of ignoring the real danger of Islamic terrorism and doing nothing.
“15 Sept., 2013, was the one-year anniversary of the Taliban attack against U.S. Marine Corps base Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan,” West posted on Facebook on Sunday. “The attack was the largest loss of U.S. combat aircraft since Vietnam and resulted in the loss of two stellar Marines, one being the AV-8B Harrier Squadron Commander Lt. Col. Raible. I want you all to remember this incident because our American Marines were not being guarded by Marines, but Tongans. The 15 Taliban had conducted reconnaissance and surveillance and exploited the weakness and were able to breach the base perimeter. This failure has never been a focus of the Obama administration to rectify and explain to the families of the Marines who were killed and wounded. I suppose this was not part of the campaign narrative in 2012. Extortion 17, Benghazi, and Camp Bastio. ... America better wake up and recognize the error you made. Semper Fidelis.”