Correction: The previously reported four Marine fatalities updated to 11 Marines and one Navy medic.
U.S officials are reporting that eleven American Marines have been killed, and one Navy medic has also been killed in the suicide bomb attack today at the Kabul airport.
God Bless these American heroes and their families. This did not have to happen. This is a leadership failure of huge magnitude.
“We haven’t heard from the president yet…”
BREAKING: Pentagon confirms that a number of U.S. service members were killed in today's complex attack at Kabul airport.@KellyO: "We haven't heard from the president yet. This is a statement from John Kirby, the spokesman at the Pentagon." pic.twitter.com/5vEV7ex7ur
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) August 26, 2021
The “complex attack” was coordinated and happened at two locations today. The Marines killed were located at the Abbey Gate of the Kabul Airport. The second location of a suicide bomb was at the Baron Hotel near the airport.
It’s crickets from Biden and no word from any key military members in the Biden administration. Shame.
Who is leading this chaos? The State Department? The Pentagon? Biden?
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki characterized this withdrawal as a “success” just days ago:
The Pentagon has now confirmed “a number of US & civilian casualties” as a result of bombings in Kabul. https://t.co/MlS8bqaRtD
— Chad Gilmartin (@ChadGilmartinCA) August 26, 2021
Please pray for the families of these Marines.