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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10-31-11-Mon.

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Halloween, Monday Night Football, and just another day in our American life today, but for our troops in Afghanistan, it’s just another October 31st at war. God bless them, and God bless the USA. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Bombing at UN building in Afghanistan kills 5:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9000/54275248/Attack_near_UN_office_kills_5_in_Afghanistan

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October 31, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sun. 10-30-11

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Another deadly attack on American troops yesterday in Afghanistan, last reports said 12 Americans were murdered and many more injured. Reports said body parts were everywhere and American troops were crying as they picked up charred remains of Americans. Pray for the families of the fallen and for the injured.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) The Kansas City Star prints a list of the fallen in their Sunday editions, which they also post online. The link is below. This came out before the attack of yesterday. Link:

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/10/29/3237297/military-deaths.html

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October 30, 2011 at 7:59 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sat. 10-29-11

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I heard on CBS news at 7am this morning, then a few minutes later on CNN, about an attack or rather attacks in Afghanistan. A suicide bomber detonated his vehicle near a US convoy and caused an unknown number of casualties, a female suicide bomber detonated herself near foreign forces, and an Afghan soldier turned on NATO troops. We will see how this all shakes out later today when the numbers of casualties come in.

Meanwhile, the US Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia is attacked yesterday. See the link at #1 for details.

God bless American troops serving all over the world. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  U.S. Embassy attacked, police in Bosnia conduct raids:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9000/54444613/Police_raids_in_Bosnia_after_US_embassy_attack

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October 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10-28-11-Fri.

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It’s another week at war, and for American who have jobs, many have ended their work week today, take their families out to dinner, have a drink, and unwind for the weekend. But for our troops in Afghanistan, it is just another weekend at work, the work of war. God bless them and may they secure victory soon. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Pentagon: Afghan strategy remains “risky”:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/28/pentagon-afghanistan-war-strategy_n_1064564.html

2.) Libyans flown to U.S., Germany for medical care. My question is who is paying for this? The U.S. is out of money, and some of these Libyans are being treated in Boston. The Libyans should pay for all medical costs including the evacuation. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/10/ap-wounded-libyans-flying-to-us-germany-for-aid-102811/

3.) US troops increasingly under attack from Pakistan:

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7386223n

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October 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot, (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10-27-11-Thurs.

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Will it ever end? When will the US win the war in Afghanistan? God bless our troops. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Marine earns Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal:

http://www.northjersey.com/news/132674908_War_hero_hails_from_town.html

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October 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Wed. 10-26-11

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While our troops battle on the front lines of Afghanistan, and pull out of a still dangerous Iraq, back on the home front, their benefits are up for being cut. See link #1 for more details coming out on upcoming budget cuts for military veterans. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Sen. John McCain considers barring retirees from Tricare Prime:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/10/military-mccain-eyes-barring-retirees-from-tricare-prime-102511/

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October 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10-25-11-Tue.

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God bless American troops in Afghanistan with the restricted rules of engagement they have to follow. On top of that they are told they can’t spit toward Mecca, along with other restrictions you can read about at #1. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) An excellent post by Diana West about restrictions Marines in Afghanistan must follow on spitting, urinating, and even the direction their feet must face when sleeping. Link:

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1933/US-Marines-No-Spitting-Toward-Mecca.aspx

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October 25, 2011 at 9:36 pm