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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-30-12-Sun.

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Another Sunday at war for US troops, and another end of month for Americans in Afghanistan, doing battle under rules of engagement so restricted, and a policy of nation building so skewed that it endangers life and limb of US troops.

Don’t take it from me, take it from a soldier there on the ground who questions our reason for being there and the tactics which have him and his men, our innocent American boys walking across mine fields. Oh, I might add, after this soldier wrote his Congressman, he died. He stepped on one of the land mines.

Pray for our troops and vets this Sunday, and pray for justice and new military leaders who have a culture of victory they can instill in the troops they lead. The new military motto of this new leadership, and all branches of our military should be: “VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH”.

1.) U.S. Army sergeant questions mission, having U.S. troops walk through fields full of land mines. Read his story and contact your elected officials. Link:

http://www.theledger.com/article/20120930/NEWS/120939991/1410?Title=Dead-Soldier-s-Words-Have-Some-Questioning-War-in-Afghanistan

2.) Why hasn’t a Marine Court of Inquiry been convened yet over this ambush in September 2009 which resulted in the murders of three U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsmen? This question begs to be answered, among other things:

“HAS THE ENEMY WHO MURDERED OUR INNOCENT AMERICAN BOYS BEEN CAPTURED AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS?”

Contact your elected officials and spread the word with your family, friends, and/or media and ask them to convene an immediate Marine Court of Inquiry and find justice for these Marines who gave all.

Their country owes them that, and for their families to have an open hearing at the Marine Court of Inquiry to get answers. All of America needs to know what happened to these innocent American boys, U.S. Marines who gave their all. Now it is time for us to step forward as American citizens and ask our elected officials to convene a Marine Court of Inquiry so answers can be learned to the many questions surrounding the murder of these troops in Afghanistan in September 2009.

We last had a Marine Court of Inquiry in 2008, time to dust it of and start it up again, as it is high time this 2009 ambush went before the Marine Court of Inquiry.

We need an answer: “HAS THE ENEMY WHO MURDERED OUR INNOCENT AMERICAN BOYS BEEN CAPTURED AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS?” (among other things).

Link:

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/september282012/aaron-kenefick-tk.php

3.) The U.S. military just started up joint operations with the Afghan forces again, and already another ‘insider attack.’ God bless our American boys, and say a prayer for them as they suffer, along with their families, in this deadly situation. Contact your elected officials and demand better leadership for our American boys in battle. We need new officers who have a new strategy, and who can instill a culture of victory in the troops they lead. Link:

http://news.yahoo.com/nato-soldier-civilian-killed-afghan-insider-attack-041708339.html

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-29-12-Sat.

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Another dangerous month at war is coming to an end for US troops in Afghanistan. But, October will just bring more of the same: failed military officers offering the same old theories of winning hearts and minds of Afghans. Time for new leadership and new war tactics which lead to victory, and a new motto should be implemented: VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  While US troops are out of Iraq, it is still a dangerous place to them, as Al Qaeda prisoners, some on death row, escape, and could put American troops, and American citizens in danger. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/09/29/iraq-official-says-jailbreak-that-killed-20-was-inside-job/?test=latestnews?test=latestnews

 

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September 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-28-12-Fri.

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Another work week comes to an end in America, but in Afghanistan, US troops are still in danger, and even more so as it is reported joint patrols with Afghans are to resume. In the meantime, the sorrow caused by a failed COIN (nation building) policy continues with deaths and injuries of US troops continuing. May our enlisted troops be blessed with new leadership with a winning strategy. God bless our troops and God bless the USA. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Gold Star mother Susan Price and her quest for justice for her son, who fell in Afghanistan in 2009. Link:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bridgingthegapofgeorgia/2012/05/29/susan-price-honors-her-son-on-btgg-radio

2..) Susan Price, Gold Star Mother of Marine who fell in Afghanistan seeks justice and speaks to the Tampa Bay newspaper:

http://www.tampabay.com/news/military/mother-of-marine-who-died-in-afghanistan-wages-a-battle-for-justice/1253507

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September 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) Th. 9-27-12

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The war drags on in Afghanistan with apparently no American generals who have a clue on how to secure victory and bring the troops home winners before 2014. God bless American enlisted troops. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Enlisted Marines face court martial instead of treatment for combat stress in urination video case. Why aren’t these Marines treated fro combat stress and PTSD instead of being sent to court martial? Link:

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/09/24/two-marines-face-court-martial-in-urination-case.html?ESRC=marine-a.nl

2.) Army general faces court martial on sex charges: Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/09/ap-sinclair-general-sex-charges-092612/

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September 27, 2012 at 6:24 am

Posted in advisors, Afghanistan, GWOT

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-26-12-Wed.

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American troops are still at war in Afghanistan. Pray for peace and that the US troops can secure victory and come home long before the 2014 deadline to win. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) US troops train their Afghan “allies” with body armor on, guard up. I think the Ameircan taxpayer should be asking their elected officials to ask the military leadership of Afghanistan to have the Afghan troops we have trained the last 10+ years to come back to active duty and train their own troops. We need new US leadership with new ideas, at the political and military level. We need officers with a culture of victory they can instill in the troops they lead. We need new ideas and to drop the failed COIN nation building and focus on new strategies which lead to a quick victory. Just my opinion as a US taxpayer. Link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/world/asia/in-afghanistan-us-advisers-train-allies-with-caution.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

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September 26, 2012 at 6:04 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-25-12 Tue.

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A month winds down, with American troops still being maimed and dying in Afghanistan. Please pray for victory so American troops can come home soon, sooner than 2014. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Army Sgt. writes his congressman before his death in Afghanistan, reported on poor leadership, bad tactics, walking through mine fields needlessly. Read this and contact your elected officials, as new US military leadership, with plans for victory are needed, and they are needed NOW. This cannot continue!

Link:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2208049/American-soldiers-haunting-prophesy-death-Afghanistan-minefield-prompts-change-heart-Capitol-Hill.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

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September 24, 2012 at 11:47 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) Mon. 9-24-12

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The month of September is winding down, hard to believe it has gone so fast, and still American troops are fighting, being injured, and dying in Afghanistan. Pray for our troops. God bless the USA. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Story discusses the Marine involvement in US Embassy security including MSG’s and FAST teams:

http://www.sldinfo.com/usmc-involvement-in-recent-actions-in-egypt-and-libya/

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September 24, 2012 at 3:55 am