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I’ve spent enough time hanging out without folk who bet on the ponies (and read about, thanks Hank Chinaski) to know that everyone loses and the supposed winners only give you half the story. So it is with wars – the winning side is unlikely to share their failures, but in this day and age the truth surfaces:

Lt. Col. Christopher Raible, 40, and Sgt. Bradley Atwell, 27, were killed after 15 insurgents armed with automatic rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and suicide vests breached the perimeter of Bastion about 10 p.m. Friday… The attack significantly damaged two additional AV-8B Harriers, each worth about $24 million, and destroyed three refueling stations, U.S. military officials said in a statement released Saturday. Six soft-skin aircraft hangars also were damaged. [Marine Corps Times]

If the USA achieved that against an enemy it would be front page news.

It sounds like the insurgents got away with it – no mention of captures or kills.

Good luck finding this story in the mainstream media!

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