...in a shipping container near Bagram
(bonus quote from my friend Kabir Ahmad!). Yeah, while a good way to transport it to
BAF, you'd never get it on
base. So this looks like someone taking a poke at the front gate area. So who is at the front gate area? A few soldiers, a lot of Pakistani and Afghan truck drivers and kids.
That is the brave AQ/TB/HIG - blow up truck drivers and kids:
Waiting to enter the search area at the front gate of Bagram.
This is what was probably waiting to go to the search area
As for the Vice President - I doubt he, or anyone with him even heard the bomb [UPDATE: Wrong
, he did hear
it]. I had to walk from the area he would have been up to the front gate ever frickin' day for months. It's a bit of a stroll. Well more than a mile. But I guess the fact it was even in the same neighborhood gives the story a hook. And can be used to segue into "increasing violence" "resurgent Taliban" "yada, yada, yada" "blah, blah, blah".
I just wanted an excuse to post a picture of Kabir Ahmad and, well, me looking kind of dopey.