Archive for the ‘Bati Kot’ Category
Another Christmas at war in the books. God bless America’s enlisted troops in Afghanistan. May they come home before the two-year away date for their return on Dec. 31, 2014
Links from around the GWOT:
1.) Four insurgents arrested in Bati Kot, Afghanistan:
We are well into another January at war in Afghanistan. God bless our troops and may they come home soon in victory, and bring our money with them. Support our troops!
Links from around the GWOT:
1.) Satellite launched from California base:
2.) Don’t spin ‘don’t ask’ repeal:
3.) Seymour Hersch comments on crusaders, U.S. troops:
4.) Marine Col. Paul Kennedy hit in face by rock thrown by Afghan. Afghan shot and killed on the spot. This happened in Sangin, Afghanistan at a meeting with elders. I hope he had his ballistic glasses on and helmet. It says his nose was broken and he was returned to battle. I hope he leads the troops to victory and they can all come home. Story does not say if he earned the Purple Heart, I don’t know. Link:
5.) This story about Col. Kennedy getting hit in the face with a stone thrown by an Afghan says the attacker was a tribal leader. I hope Col. Kennedy had on this ballistic glasses and helmet. Link:
6.) Another story on the attack on Col. Kennedy by what this story calls was an Afghan elder. “Was” in that the Marine security detail with the colonel shot the enemy dead. Link:
7.) Airborne soldiers, villagers work together to improve Bati Kot, Afghanistan. This is the area where MARSOC Special Ops Marines were attacked on 3-4-07 and since that time many Americans and other NATO troops have died and been injured here. Link:
The war just keeps going on in Afghanistan. If we want to call it a war. Anyway, in 2007 there were 120 Marine Special Ops in Eastern Afghanistan to take care of this problem of the enemy attacking and killing US troops, and they were thrown out of the war for doing their job. Today, Eastern Afghanistan, Bati Kot, and areas around there are still a hotbed of terrorists. See link #1 for the latest attack in Eastern Afghanistan. I just think the Marines could have taken care of the problem in 2007, but three years later, and many more US troops killed and injured there, we still have problems in Eastern Afghanistan. Links:
1.) Enemy attacks US troops in Eastern Afghanistan again:
3.) A list of war dead:
MARINE CORPS 235th BIRTHDAY TODAY!
Links from around the GWOT:
1.) With all the technology America has to offer, our U.S. soldiers re-visit Bati Kot, Afghanistan, digging for IED’s with knives. See the photos at the link below, and there is a link to go to the story there too.
I sent this information to my elected officials including President Obama, if anyone else thinks it odd that U.S. troops dig for IED’s in Bati Kot with knives, contact your elected officials. As you may recall, Bati Kot is where highly trained Special Ops Marines (MARSOC-FOX) were sent and attacked on March 4, 2007, over 3 years ago. They were attacked and falsely charged with killing Afghan civilians. All Marines were exonerated.
It is my opinion if the Marines were not thrown out of Afghanistan, the first time in U.S. history that I can find when Marines were sent out of a war, away from the guns, Bati Kot would not have been a terrorist haven the last 3 years. Link:
2.) W Thomas Smith’s tribute to Marines on their 235th birthday:
3.) By Gen. Lejeune himself in 1921:
4.) USMC General Orders:
5.) This week in military history: (I didn’t know about the female who earned the Medal of Honor and they wanted to take it away but she refused to surrender it!)
6.) Marine Lt. Barnum-Medal of Honor-Vietnam:
This list of incidents in Afghanistan released by the US Department of Defense shows a lot of action going on there. Read the last paragraph about the violence in Bati Kot. This is the district where US Marine Special Ops were attacked 3-4-07 and the US Army generals threw the Marines out of the war. Since that time, they were sent to a Marine Court of Inquiry and exonerated of any false charges. But, Bati Kot remains a violent place. Read the last paragraph which mentions the latest violence, this time deadly, in Afghanistan. Links form around the GWOT:
1.) Department of Defense news, including the last paragraph which mentions deadly violence in Bati Kot, Afghanistan. Link:
2.) A movie on NFL star Pat Tillman is coming out, about his death as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan:
3.) The Tillman story:
4.) Cash to be screened by U.S., Afghanistan, at Kabul airport to prevent flow out of country, corruption:
5.) Making Afghanistan More Dangerous-opinion piece from NY Times. After reading #4 above about all the cash, I don’t know about $250,000 being carried around Afghanistan by aid workers. Link:
6.) Afghan road crew attacked, amazing story, read it for details:
The Iraq war combat troops come home, but 50,000 remain and despite being non-combat, the Kansas City Star reported yesterday that they all are armed for self-defense and will go on missions, so actually they will be armed forces, and in combat as necessary it seems.
#1 is just a web site I saw, and has some interesting links, not just war links, but several political stories and subjects too. Link:
1.) A site which lists several subjects including our national defense:
2.) Bati Kot, Afghanistan in the news again. IED went off causing fuel tanker explosion killing and wounding civilians. If you recall, the US had some of the best US Marines ever there, MARSOC-Fox Special Operations Marines. They were attacked and shot back, killing only a few Taliban who shot at them, but they were expelled from the country by Gen. Frank Kearney and then Col., now Brig. Gen. John Nicholson apologized and passed out money and turbans to the Afghans who claimed civilians were killed. The Marines were exonerated at a Marine Court of Inquiry, but showing this sign of weakness to the Taliban I believe, directly led to the position we are in today in Afghanistan. And, still terrorists reign over Bati Kot What a shame. In the ensuing 3 years, US and other NATO forces have been killed and maimed in Bati Kot. After this incident today, you can see it is still a VIOLENT place. Link:
3.) Taliban attack road crew, more on Bati Kot:
4.) Father of fallen Recon Marine, KIA in Afghanistan 11 Jan. 2010 runs to honor his son, SSgt. Matthew Ingham, and other fallen American troops:
5.) Ramadan and US troops at war: