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Afghanistan Today-the GWOT Hot Spot: Sun. 5-31-09

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The Global War on Terror rumbles on. The GWOT is active in Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places around the world in two campaigns at least by the Americans, Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and other sites around the world, and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq proper. An air strike called in by MarSOC Marines in Afghanistan is shown by video to have killed Taliban, and not 140 “Afghan Civilians” as the villagers, who collected money from the Afghan government claimed.  Links:

1.) Gen. David Petraeus discusses evidence that backs the US MarSOC Marines (Special Operations) who called in airstrike against Taliban:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/may/30/us-video-shows-taliban-clearly-target-bombing-raid/?source=newsletter_must-read-stories-today_more_news_carousel&

2.) Teacher, National Guard member called to active duty in Afghanistan blogs about clueless generals, dog and pony show they have to put on for him in his VIP visit to his forward operating base: (worth reading, copy and paste into browser)

http://aaronafghanistan.blogspot.com/

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May 31, 2009 at 11:58 am

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Afghanistan Today-The GWOT Hot Spot-Sat. 5-30-09

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Afghanistan remains a hot spot, with Pakistan seeing action in the Global War on Terror, the GWOT. May US forces secure victory in Iraq and Afghanistan and around the world in the GWOT. Various links below; if they do not click through, copy and paste and go to the site that way. Links:

1.)  Swat Valley is supposedly secured by Pakistani forces who have driven out the Taliban according to reports:

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/05/30/pakistan.mingora/

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May 30, 2009 at 1:31 am

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Afghanistan Today-The GWOT Hot Spot-Fri. 5-29-09

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The war in Afghanistan is in the news, but North Korea is the one giving threats the last few days. There is action is seems all over the Global War on Terror, the GWOT. One story about Marines leaving Camp Pendleton for Afghanistan states that there is NO END IN SIGHT to the war in Afghanistan. God bless American troops, may they secure VICTORY soon so they can return home, Links form around the GWOT:

1.)  No end in sight for the war in Afghanistan:

http://www.northcountytimes.com/articles/2009/05/22/military/ze1a9a8a01b09124d882575be0051c7a2.txt

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May 29, 2009 at 8:15 pm

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Afghanistan Today-The GWOT HOTSPOT-Thurs. 5-28-09

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The photo controversy just keeps heating up. I don’t think they should be released to endanger troops on the battlefield today. Let’s win the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and bring our troops home. It is time for VICTORY. Links:

1.) Photo controversy continues:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/05/28/2009-05-28_us_general_calls_unreleased_torture_photos_.html

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May 28, 2009 at 5:33 am

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Afghanistan Today-The GWOT Hot Spot-Wed. 5-27-09

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The Global War on Terrorism is hot, but now North Korea wants to start a war of its own. Links below from around the GWOT and on other war fronts:

1.) Three Americans and a civilian die in Afghantian attack:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/27/world/asia/27afghan.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

2.) North Korea threatens Seoul S. Korea, earlier threatened American ships:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/05/27/2009-05-27_let_china_push_north_korea_us.html

3. ) Gen. Casey sees US in Iraq at least a decade more:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=102379

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May 27, 2009 at 9:38 pm

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Afghanistan Today-The GWOT Hotspot-5-26-09-Tues.

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After a national holiday Monday for Memorial Day, back to work in the business world, but in the Global War on Terror, there is no rest for the weary American soldiers and Marines out to kill the enemy and win the war in Iraq, Afghanistan, and around the world where terrorist lurk, waiting to harm America. God bless the USA, and may our troops experience VICTORY. Links to various stories below:

1.) US troops killed in Afghanistan. Where is apology and money from Afghan government?

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/27/world/asia/27afghan.html?_r=1&ref=global-home

2.) Report on US soldier, a Lt. put in jail:

http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-263166?ref=email

3.)  Sec. Gates speaks to West Point grads; says service members should question authority:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124309348312949927.html?mod=googlenews_wsj

4.)  Army officer tells of sacrifice in Afghanistan:

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090526/NEWS/905260342

5.)  “We are fighting the home team” in Afghanistan, Brochetti said.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/leadertimes/news/s_626745.html

6.) Personal report: Seabees at Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan:

  http://www.guardianweekly.co.uk/?page=editorial&id=1088&catID=2

7.) North Korea: nuke test, missiles:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/05/26/2009-05-26_north_korea_tests_two_shortrange_missiles_on_heels_of_nuclear_bomb_detonation_s_.html

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May 26, 2009 at 9:24 pm

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Afghanistan Today-The GWOT Hot Spot-Mon. 5-25-09-Memorial Day

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Memorial Day 2009. Another day at war for American troops in Iraq, Afghanistan, and as they fulfill their duty to country all around the world. May God bless them with a total defeat and surrender of the enemy in Iraq and Afghanistan, and a victory in the Global War on Terrorism. May VICTORY come soon, so they can return home to victory parades in their grateful home country. GOD BLESS THE USA, GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS! Various story links below:

1.) Hard to get unbiased news in the US press this story reports:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/11315

2.)  Motorcyclists escort remains of veterans:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2009/05/ap_remains_motorcycle_escort_052409/

3.)  Does Pres. Obama mean it when he says he will only send troops to war when only absolutely necessary, as he said at a recent commencement address? Link:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/11328

4.) How hard does America really want to win the Global War on Terrorism? Website below link for writer’s blog.

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/11324

http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/

5.) Mother vows on to help convicted Army soldier son:

http://www.newsmax.com/us/behenna_vows_to_fight/2009/04/03/199351.html

6.) Somethign terrible has happend to Michael: A U.S. soldier is in jail, read about it below:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/11336

7.)  Family supports American soldier put in the brig, this site below contains information about his case:

http://defendmichael.wordpress.com/

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May 25, 2009 at 9:21 pm

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