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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 3-24-13 Palm Sunday

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Another Palm Sunday at war for US troops in Afghanistan. Meanwhile in the USA, the NCAA basketball tournament consumes many with “March Madness”, including the Commander-in-Chief who picked his brackets at the start of the games. Many parts of the nation are having snow, despite the arrival of spring earlier in the week. God bless American troops as they busy themselves with packing up and preparing to leave Afghanistan on 31 December 2014. In the USA Marines are dying in a murder-suicide incident at Quantico with 3 deaths, and in some reports 7 deaths and others 8 deaths in a training incident in Nevada. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) 3 Marines dead at Quantico named, two murdered, one suicide by gunman. It also mentions the dead Marines in Nevada due to training explosion. See the over 300 comments for more details. Link:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/23/us/virginia-quantico-shooting/index.html

2.)  Link to comments for above story, over 300 of them. It seems like the Marine Corps ought to release a statement, although I know the NCIS is conducting an investigation so they don’t want to speak too soon.

It’s just unfortunate that some say it was a ‘love triangle’ and that the male Corporal who was murdered was sexually involved with the woman Marine Lance Corporal.

Other comments say that the 25 yr old male Sergeant who the Marines identify as the shooter, was attempting to murder the 19 yr old woman Marine Lance Corporal and the Corporal was not in a sexual relationship, but was in the wrong place at wrong time, and went to help the woman Marine Lance Corporal who was being attacked by the Sergeant.

Who knows when the  correct narrative will be released by the Marine Corps or NCIS? It is too bad all the rumors, “love triangle” and other sentiment is allowed to fester while the investigation is underway. If only there could be some way to clarify what was going on and not to compromise the NCIS investigation. Link:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/23/us/virginia-quantico-shooting/index.html#disqus_thread

3.) More on the three dead Marines at Quantico, this time from the British press, with photos:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2298314/Sgt-Eusebio-Lopez-Marine-shooter-took-lives-Marine-Corps-Base-Quantico-named.html

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Written by orangekite1

March 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Posted in Afghanistan

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