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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sat. 3-31-12

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A weekend rolls around again, time for Americans to settle in and get ready for the spring season to kick in with cook-outs, spring cleaning, and this evening, more college basketball as the NCAA Championship is down to the last four teams.

For American troops around the world, if they have access to Armed Forces Network (AFN) they might catch the game, but for those out on patrol or standing guard in Afghanistan, it’s another day in a deadly war. God bless them. And God bless our wounded, and those who fell from their wounds such as Kansas soldier, Sgt. Jamie Jarboe whose memorial service is today in Topeka, Kansas.

I am sure he would much rather sitting around a big screen watching the University of Kansas play a basketball game tonight, but he went to war for you and me, and gave his life for our freedom. He gave the ultimate sacrifice. May Kansans remember this soldier on this day, who gave his all, his blood, and his very life to secure this country. The Governor of Kansas ordered flags flown half staff in the state in honor of this Kansas soldier.

He fought for us on the battlefield, and he fought for his life in hospitals for 11 months. Pray for his family. He was shot by an enemy sniper in Afghanistan in April 2011. No word on if the enemy sniper who murdered him has been captured and held accountable for his actions.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) RIP Sgt. Jamie Jarboe. May your family be comforted. You gave your all, God bless. Link:

http://www.creators.com/opinion/the-unknown-soldiers/dying-in-america-12-03-29.html

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March 31, 2012 at 9:15 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 3-30-12-Fri.

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Another weekend of college basketball here in the USA, but our troops in Afghanistan are still on the front line, paying the price in blood and limbs. God bless our troops and may we get military leaders in place who have a culture of victory they can instill in the troops they lead. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)

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March 30, 2012 at 11:07 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 3-29-12-Thurs.

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Another workweek almost down, but for American troops in Afghanistan, there isn’t a moment to let down their guard as Afghan soldiers continue to murder our American boys. God bless America. Pray for our troops in Afghanistan, especially the enlisted men and women who are bearing the brunt of this COIN theory of nation building which must be stopped and replaced with counterterrorism and to bring the troops home, and our money with them. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Accused shooter had depression after Iraq:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/55254887/65709321/Lawyer_Afghan_suspect_had_depression_after_Iraq

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March 29, 2012 at 5:26 am

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 3/28/12-Wed.

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As the US brings troops home, more seem to be getting into the VA health system. The story at link one should concern you about the VA services. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) VA hospital in Orlando, Florida not complete yet, lawmakers criticize the VA:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/03/gannett-lawmakers-criticize-veterans-administration-florida-hospital-delays-032712/

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March 28, 2012 at 10:52 pm

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Afghanistan Today the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 3-27-12-Tues.

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Pray for our troops in Afghanistan and American troops around the world and at sea. God bless America!

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Terror victims barred from al-Qaida funds. Hope they can find another way to get to them. Link:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/55254887/65645799/Terror_victims_barred_from_al-Qaida_members_funds

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March 27, 2012 at 9:49 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 3/26/12-Mon.

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The work week begins, with spring in bloom in the USA. But, for our US troops, the military and political leaders have ceded the battlefield to the enemy and call it the “Taliban fighting season.” The US should determine the “fighting season”, not the spring weather or the enemy. God bless US troops and may they soon have leaders with a culture of victory they can instill in the troops they lead. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) American taxpayers compensate Afghan relatives of victims of alleged shooting by American soldier. Link:

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/26/world/asia/us-compensates-afghan-villagers-for-soldiers-attack.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y
2.)  Three troops killed by Afghan forces:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303816504577304911184950548.html?mod=googlenews_wsj
3.) Commander in Afghanistan, Marine General John Allen to review leadership in charged soldier Staff Sgt. Bales, unit:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/26/afghanistan-commander-reviewing-leadership-bales-unit-after-shooting/
4.) More on the Afghan soldiers shooting British troops today, mentions the “fighting season” but doesn’t say that this is wrong to give the Taliban a time to fight, the NATO and American troops should determine the ‘fighting season’. Link:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/26/nato-deaths-tension-afghanistan-strategy?newsfeed=true

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March 26, 2012 at 9:46 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 3-25-12-Sun.

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We can go to church today, sing, worship and pray thanks to the supreme efforts of our military members. Thank God for their sacrifice.

Some give the ultimate sacrifice as explained in the story at link #1. Pray for this Gold Star Mother as she goes to the Pentagon to talk to military officials March 28 to try to get answers as to why her son and others were not given needed air support in battle. Pray for her and the others who want to correct this error in battle for future troops who may face the same situation. And take action yourself, and contact your elected officials so our troops receive real support, not just feel good legislation, and do not let this happen again. If we are in battle, sending troops to war, there has to be a strategy of victory, not one of nation building.

1.) Gold Star Mother goes to the Pentagon this week, pray for her and contact your elected officials after reading this story. Link:

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/communities/amherst/article779830.ece

2.) President Obama wants to give valuable islands near Alaska away to Russia! Contact your elected officials! Link:

http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/obamas-giveaway-oil-rich-islands-to-russia/

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March 25, 2012 at 7:33 pm

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