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2 U.S. airmen killed in Frankfurt airport shooting

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Witnesses say the killer, a devout Mohammedan, was shrieking the name of his "god" as he killed the unarmed soldiers. But that was not enough of a clue for President Obama, who has said “we will spare no effort” to figure out “how this outrageous attack took place.”

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Kosovo remained part of Serbia amid the collapse of former Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, but a struggle for independence by ethnic Albanians there eventually led to the Kosovo war in 1998. The bloodshed was halted only in 1999 when NATO stepped in and bombed Serbia, followed by the deployment of peacekeepers. The NATO-led Kosovo Force still has some 8,700 troops there provided by 32 nations, including the U.S. and Germany.

I guess this ungrateful S*B dosen't appreciate the fact that the US helped stop the bloodshed in his country and the persecution of Albanians (mostly Muslims) from the Serbs (Orthodox Christian). But he still sees the US as bad guys. I hope they send him to Gitmo and give him the Death Penalty. I can say if he went against armed military members that is one thing, but unarmed and in a public place is cowardly.

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Now let's wait for someone to blame this on Israel or Jewish people, or to claim the suspect is some sort of Manchurian candidate send from outer space to trick everyone into believing 'a lie'.

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This world is full of hatred!

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Obama promised to “spare no effort” in investigating the slayings.

An investigation? Heh, that'll show the terrorists who's boss.

RR

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This world isn't full of hatred, just full of people that are full of hatred like the shooter.

Obama is just paying lip-service, this happened on German soil to US servicemen and German citizens so the Germans will have lead in the investigation.

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"there were no indications of a terrorist attack." Really? Did the perpetrator need to have his forehead tattooed with the word "terrorist"? But at least Obama reacted faster than George W. Bush, who read to school children after he learned America was under attack.

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But at least Obama reacted faster than George W. Bush, who read to school children after he learned America was under attack.

Actually, "W" acted properly. He didn't get up and run to cover on AF1. He continued to do what he was doing, and when that event was over put into action his Emergency Action plans. Also, the ones who backed this act got visited by the US military, I doubt if anything of the sort will happen with this event, just like the Ft Hood shooting. All we get now, is a few words and promises of speaking more on it tomorrow.

@warnerbro: Just curious, what was Bush supposed to do? Remember, everyone thought the first planes into the Trade Center was just a fluke.

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To all the US politicians who thought that supporting the KLA in Kosovo against the Serb government, this should be a wake-up call.

They thought the islamic world be grateful for supporting a break-away islamic prefecture.... how very wrong they were.

It should also be a lesson to those who think that supporting Arabs against Israel will give them any kudos.

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This kind of terrorist come a dime a dozen, the guy says he is very devout? Yeah right! Devout to Al Qaeda?? But the US should think about not sending troops in marked US AIRFORCE Buses all over Germany and here in Japan too, just makes yourself a real easy target for anyone with a grudge against the USA etc...My guess, is the US military could have just flown them into a German airbase etc..instead of sending them from the UK to a civilian Germany airport where we all know, Germany is full of so called devout terrorists, just waiting to become martyrs, right?

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I'm glad Germany has the death penalty.

Oh... wait...

Nevermind.

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in marked US AIRFORCE Buses all over Germany and here in Japan too, just makes yourself a real easy target for anyone with a grudge against the USA etc.

Here in Japan as you know, all affiliated personnel with the US have a "Y" plate on their car, and just by being in Japan, you normally stick out racially too. So we are more of an easy target for such an event here, and it really wouldn't matter if they were in a USAF marked bus or not.

My guess, is the US military could have just flown them into a German airbase etc..instead of sending them from the UK to a civilian Germany airport

Not cost efficient. Back when the US had a larger presence, there were aircraft that were used to ferry people back and forth from military installation to installation. You still have some of that here in Japan, but for ease and cost, it is much cheaper to just fly commercial. A ticket is much cheaper and faster than waiting for a plane to be fully loaded in order to justify a flight. Also, these guys were traveling in civilian clothes, which is a Force Protection requirement.

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elbudomexicano:

" This kind of terrorist come a dime a dozen, the guy says he is very devout? Yeah right! Devout to Al Qaeda?? "

No, devout to fundamentalist islam. The more mosques are built in Germany, without any controls on who teaches there, the more Germany will get of this.

You might notice that this not the first attack at Frankfurt airport. Only last year, a German native islamic group, made up of several Turks and German converts, tried to blow it up.

" But the US should think about not sending troops in marked US AIRFORCE Buses all over Germany "

Instead of hiding, they should address the problem, i.e. put a lid on islamist imams and check who they are hiring to work at the airport. But political correctness prevents that.

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Here in Japan as you know, all affiliated personnel with the US have a "Y" plate on their car" Why is that? Instead of hiding, they should address the problem, i.e. put a lid on islamist imams and check who they are hiring to work at the airport. But political correctness prevents that." Nuff said!

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Execute the murderer or imprison him for life and deport his family. Make an example of him. Merkel, Sarkozy and Brown have all said it: "multiculturalism" has failed.

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"All affiliated personnel with the U.S. have a "Y". Close but not quite accurate so I'll explain. Only personnel assigned to Japan under the "Status of Forces Agreement - SOFA" operate vehicles with either the "Y", "A", or "E" marking. I am a U.S. citizen living here in Japan and do not have such lettering on my vehicle tags because I am here as a civilian (retired U.S. military) but do not work for the U.S. Armed Forces. I'm just getting technical but thought I would elaborate on that. In Germany, SOFA sponsored personnel operate vehicles with German planes as England which has done so for as long as I can remember. Anyway, to get back on topic...very sad to have heard this happen in Germany. I'm getting ready to fly there on a vacation.

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@Typhoon Tom: You are correct. But I think the original point brought up was that riding in a bus is like a big target. And I agree. It would be so simple to have SOFA status personnel drive Kanji plates vice the "Y" plates, but knowing how the bureaucracy works here in Japan, that would involve too many moving parts when it comes to paying the road tax (there is a big difference between a Kanji plate and "Y" plate).

But most important, from a Force protection measure, a group of non-Japanese even in a regular bus would stand out more than the same in Germany.

This guy had a deliberate plan. If he just went after any bus loading there, I wouldn't say that but he went specifically for the USAF bus.

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Al Qaida's propaganda DVDs show how Islam has been attacked all over the world, and Kosovo is included in this list.

As said above, no matter that NATO protected the Muslims and attacked the largely Christian Serbs.

The only conclusion you can draw is that these gun-toting nutters are ungrateful, uneducated and self-centered.

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Solidaritea:

" Execute the murderer or imprison him for life and deport his family. Make an example of him. Merkel, Sarkozy and Brown have all said it: "multiculturalism" has failed. "

Alas, that is empty talk by Sarkozy and Merkel. The perp will get a slap on the wrist and some comfortable time in German prison, completely adapted to islamic rules with prayer times and halal meals and the works. And forget about exporting his clan. German political documents show plans for a continued "open door" for Kosovo, in order to absorb all the unemployed and aggressive young men who cause trouble there.

Instead, they cause trouble in mainland Europe. The Albanians are off the chart in both crime statistics and islamist attacks.

European politicians apparently prefer that.

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nandakamanda:

" As said above, no matter that NATO protected the Muslims and attacked the largely Christian Serbs. The only conclusion you can draw is that these gun-toting nutters are ungrateful, uneducated and self-centered. "

Ungrateful, yes. Uneducated and self-centered... many of the followers on the ground, probably. AQ leadership, no. They are educated and know what they want: Shariah for the whole world. And they seriously think that is what their God wants.

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So where are the usual people who tell us that terrorism is a reaction to what the West has done? Won't they be linking it in to the terrorist's homeland and making a case...oh, wait. Nevermind. Now I see why they aren't here.

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I have to agree that multiculturalism has failed. That's why Kosovo (and Yugoslavia) came apart in the first place. The west has to stop allowing the infiltration of fanatics into their countries. If you aren't willing to conform to and support the civil liberties that the EU & US stand for then stay in your hell hole countries and ponder the life that islam has provided for you. Civilized people want nothing to do with these radicals.

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Superlib:

" So where are the usual people who tell us that terrorism is a reaction to what the West has done? Won't they be linking it in to the terrorist's homeland and making a case...oh, wait. Nevermind. Now I see why they aren't here. "

You bet that they are working on a way to blame this on Israel and the US. A little hard in case of Kosovo, which the US helped to create by bombing the small christian nation of Serbia to smithereens.

But they´ll find a way...

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Seeing some comments here , i confirm : "this world is full of hatred!". The shooter was Muslim and here we go, the millions of muslims are guilty, uneducated and so on when the West is civilized, well-educated and so on. A Muslim shot some people->Islam is bad->Muslims condemn the killing but as they r portrayed as terrorist protect their religion and not the killer->AQ uses this as propaganda to show to other muslims that they r considered enemies->A Muslim shot some people ->Islam is bad....and so on!

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afroengineer: The shooter was Muslim and here we go

It's not like this is some isolated event. Events like these involving Muslims occur every day all over the world. So it certainly does not seem unreasonable to be expressing concern about the religion of Islam and its followers.

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The Germans, who know a thing or two about terrorism, have labeled this a terrorist act.

But Obama still can't bring himself to do this.

America has never had a president as out of touch as this guy.

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