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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10-1-12-Mon.

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Another month at war for U.S. troops. Pray for them, and may they secure victory soon and be able to come home before 2014, the deadline set for security victory. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Dakota Meyers earned the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan. I highly recommend his book. This book will not answer the question that needs to be answered, but that will have to wait for a Marine Court of Inquiry to be convened and for more books to be written, that question being: “HAS THE ENEMY FIGHTER WHO MURDERED THESE THREE INNOCENT MARINES AND NAVY CORPSMAN BEEN CAPTURED AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS?” The book will let the reader know what a Marine on the ground in Afghanistan faces in battle, and I highly recommend reading this book. Link:

http://guardianlv.com/2012/09/dakota-meyers-survived-incredible-odds-and-received-congressional-medal-of-honor-for-his-heroic-acts/

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October 1, 2012 at 5:06 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sat. 9-15-12

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God bless American Marines guarding US Embassies worldwide. And God bless the Fleet Antiterrorism Security Marines going in to back them up in real hot spots around the world. Links from around the GWOT:

1) FAST Marines sent in to back up US Marine Security Guards at Embassies world-wide:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/sep/14/marines-deployed-yemen-after-anti-us-protesters-tr/

2.) FAST Marines are sent to Libya to back up US Marine Security Guards there:

http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/09/12/1203676?sac=fo.military

3.) Marine FAST Unit sent to Sudan to back up Marine Security Guards at US Embassy. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/14/us-sends-marines-to-yemen-after-embassy-attack-protests-spread/

4.) Camp Leatherneck attacked in Afghanistan, while British Prince Harry is at Camp Bastion next to the American Marine base. Two U.S. Marines reported to be killed. Also reports that there is a lot of damage on the base. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/14/us-sends-marines-to-yemen-after-embassy-attack-protests-spread/

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12-11-11-Sunday

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Our religious freedom remains intact in America thanks to or troops protecting it for us at home and abroad. We can attend Christian services today, Sunday, our day of worship, and peacefully spend the rest of the day with our families. Or, if we so desire, we don’t have to attend church services. It is our decision in America. We can pray only five times a day at appointed times, or we can pray without ceasing throughout the day. It’s up to us. God bless the USA and God bless America. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) 3rd Recon Marine’s funeral was Saturday Dec. 10, 2011, RIP Marine Cpl. Adam Buyes: KIA Afghanistan:

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2011/12/saturdays_funeral_for_marine_c.html

Afghanistan Today, The GWOT Hotspot: (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 11-14-11-Mon.

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Another workweek for Americans on the home front, but for our troops in Afghanistan it is just another week at war. A very long war. It is going to be even longer, as reports are that the Taliban have been allowed by the U.S. government – politicians and military leaders, to determine the “fighting season” and for the next three spring and summers, U.S. troops will be in Afghanistan, apparently, not for victory, because Americans could obtain victory soon if allowed to fight, and then could come home, and it would not take 3 years. But, the politicians have decided our warriors will be in Afghanistan three more “fighting seasons” as determined by the Taliban, 2012, 2013, and 2014. I don’t know how the generals and politicians can live with themselves to let the Taliban fight three more years when we could win and bring the troops home now. The only Republican who is running for president, John Huntsman, at the debates Saturday night, had a reasonable plan for Afghanistan: LEAVE and take our money with us! No nation building! Links from around the GWOT:

1.) During the next 3 years the politicians have given the Taliban to fight during their “fighting season”, U.S. Marines, the premiere fighting force in the world WILL NOT BE FIGHTING! They will be advising! If the Marines are not fighting, why not bring them home as Presidential Candidate Huntsman says, and let the Afghans that are trained, train their own troops? This story says the Marines will ADVISE the next three years. If they are advising doesn’t that mean they are not training for war? Shouldn’t they be training for war? Let the Afghans advise the Taliban! A better idea, would be that the Taliban that Gen. Toolan got to switch sides, which was written about in October 2011, could teach the Afghan troops how to fight. Why not try that, they have the language and fighting skills and we won’t be an insult to their culture. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/11/marine-afghanistan-2-star-says-force-will-advise-more-111411w/

Written by orangekite1

November 14, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11-11-11 VETERAN’S DAY

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God bless American veterans on this day, Veteran’s Day 2011. 11-11-11: God bless the USA. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) President Obama observes Veterans Day:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/11/ap-obama-observes-veterans-day-at-arlington-111111/

2.) Troops and hoops for Obama on a Navy warship:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9000/55383105/Troops_and_hoops_for_Obama_on_a_Navy_warship/2

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-10-11-Sat.

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Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of the 9-11-01 attacks on America. America remains in an undeclared, but very violent and deadly war. God bless the USA and God bless our troops. Onward to victory. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  American troops in Sangin, Afghanistan as the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches:

http://www.dvidshub.net/news/76807/10-years-after-9-11-marines-sailors-honor-victims-fallen-brothers-sangin#.Tmu3wHYhvUk

2.)  All the wrong 9-11 lessons:

http://michellemalkin.com/2011/09/09/all-the-wrong-911-lessons/

Written by orangekite1

September 10, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Afghanistan Today: the GWOT Hotspot: 9-30-10-Thurs.

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Another month at war comes to an end for US troops. I can’t wait until the day of an American victory in Afghanistan and the troops can come home and no more blog from me because there won’t be any war going on there with Americans in it at least. But, I heard several generals in quotes, I think including Petraeus if I am not mistaken, saying we could be there 50 years. Well, I am pretty sure I will be dead by then. Various links from around the GWOT:

1.) Mother of fallen American soldier, her only son, submits hundreds of letters to Congress, each with a photo of her son, and wins the right, in some circumstances, for parents to be buried with their fallen son or daughter.  Read the story for details. This is a great thing this mother did, I believe, and the bill goes to the president for Pres. Obama to sign. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2010/09/ap-mom-wins-burial-fight-093010/

2.) Trucks filled with fuel for US troops in Afghanistan burned in Afghanistan-see photo. Also supply route stopped by Pakistan officials, needed route to get supplies to US troops. American taxpayers might say: I want my billions of dollars back! The billions we pay to Pakistan! Read the story for details:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010/09/30/officials-pakistan-blocks-nato-supply-trucks/

3.) CIA chief Leon Panetta meets with Pakistani officials over US strikes in Pakistan, planned attack in Europe and possible US targets:

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2010/09/29/cia_chief_leon_panetta_briefs_pakistan_intelligence_chief_on_major_attack

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September 30, 2010 at 10:05 pm