Orangekite1’s Weblog

Afghanistan Today, your portal to the United States’ growing nightmare abroad.

Archive for June 2012

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot, (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6-30-12-Sat.

leave a comment »

Another week at war ends, and another month at war ends too, as U.S. troops still toil in Afghanistan. Pray for them, and God bless them.

In the meantime, in Virginia, home to many U.S. military bases, storms knocked our power, causing damage, see link at #1.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Storms hit Virginia, knock our power, cause damage:

http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/violent-land-hurricane-hits-east-coast-catastrophic-power-loss-for-3-million-may-not-be-restored-for-days/

Written by orangekite1

June 30, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Posted in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6-29-12-Fri.

leave a comment »

The war in Afghanistan soon completes another month with the end of June tomorrow. God bless American troops and say a prayer for them.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Murder suspect, Army officer, not allowed in court due to his not being shaved. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/06/ap-army-hood-nidal-hasan-again-barred-from-court-062912/

Written by orangekite1

June 29, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Posted in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6-28-12-Thurs.

leave a comment »

While US troops face danger in Afghanistan and US taxpayer money is being spent there on various projects to win the hearts and minds of Afghans, money from US taxpayers is still going into Iraq despite no US troops being there besides the Marine Security Guards at the US Embassy! See link at #1. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US troops out of Iraq, but US taxpayer money still going in:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/troops-have-withdrawn-from-iraq-but-us-money-hasnt/2012/06/27/gJQA4Q6l7V_story.html

Written by orangekite1

June 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Posted in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6-27-12-Wed.

leave a comment »

American troops facing scorching temperatures in Afghanistan, well over 100 degrees. While, in the USA Colorado burns, forcing some changes in the Air Force Academy schedules in Colorado Springs, and flooding is happening in Florida. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Colorado fires near the Air Force Academy:

http://www.militarytimes.com/news/2012/06/air-force-academy-fire-causes-adjustment-cadet-check-in-062712w/

Written by orangekite1

June 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm

Posted in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6-26-12-Tues.

leave a comment »

Another Tuesday at war for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Pray for them, pray for their victory so they can come home soon. Pray for U.S. military and political leaders, that they understand the implications to the policy they send the troops to toil under. God bless U.S. troops, and God bless the USA. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Why have the officers hundreds of miles away? If Evans Carlson’s Raiders were led by the Commander, who I read lead from the front, why not today’s officers? Someone should question why the officers are not leading and why are they 100’s of miles away? This needs to be addressed immediately, and the officers put closer to the action. 100’s of miles away is inexcusable. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/06/marine-small-unit-leaders-course-leadership-decision-making062512/

Written by orangekite1

June 26, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Posted in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Mo. 6-25-12

leave a comment »

Another week at war begins. Pray for American troops. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Washington Post story about infighting at the White House concerning the Afghanistan War and the late Richard Holbrooke. Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/little-america-infighting-on-obama-team-squandered-chance-for-peace-in-afghanistan/2012/06/24/gJQAbQMB0V_print.html

Written by orangekite1

June 25, 2012 at 3:59 am

Posted in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 6-24-12

leave a comment »

Another peaceful day in America. Americans can attend the church of their choice, sing, read the Bible, and meet with fellow Christians.

Around the world in Afghanistan, which the U.S. military press releases officially call the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, which pretty much sets the tone for religious freedom, enlisted U.S. troops face peril with seemingly every step.

Pray for our enlisted troops on the ground ┬áduring this hot fighting season, with temperatures over 100 degrees most every day, and restricted rules of engagement and nation-building (COIN) endangering U.S troops even more. God bless America and God bless our troops as they toil in what many enlisted troops call, “The worst place in the world.” Links from around the GWOT:

1) Another excellent post by syndicated writer Diana West. This story is about the attack on the lakeside hotel and restaurant in Afghanistan a few days ago. It just seems so awful, to those just there at the lake for a picnic with their families, or just there for a meal or a cool Coca Cola, can’t even have that in peace without an attack. Link:

“Honesty: Another Casualty of Afghanistan” by Diana West:

http://dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2157/Honesty-Another-Casualty-of-Afghanistan.aspx

2.) “Bloody Terror in Afghanistan” (Warning: Graphic Images) – seattlepi.com. I saw these photos first a few days ago This is the first news report, which consisted of 32 photos with captions that I saw about this attack. Of all the sorrow I feel for U.S. troops missing their legs, being maimed in other ways, killed, and facing other injuries, with this report I just felt a total sense of failure of the U.S. COIN (counterinsurgency) policy.

Repeatedly I hear the U.S. military brass say, instead of killing enemy troops, they are having the U.S. fighting men “push” them out of town or villages. I have long thought, “What good does that do?” Or, “Where are they pushing them to?” Well, it seems the enemy is pushing back, just “pushing” them out of a village or area hasn’t worked.

Link:

http://www.seattlepi.com/national/slideshow/News-of-the-world-in-photos-Bloody-terror-in-44920.php

3.) Taliban lay siege to Afghan hotel:

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Taliban-storm-Afghan-hotel-killing-18-people-3653876.php#photo-3104354

Written by orangekite1

June 24, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Posted in Afghanistan