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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11-19-11 Sat.

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A weekend away from war for Americans, planning Thanksgiving meals, travel, and starting Christmas shopping this week. Time to live in peace, purchase food from our bountiful grocery stores, and prepare for the big meal Thursday. But, our troops in Afghanistan, other than a Thanksgiving meal they try to have prepared for them, face another day at war. God bless them this weekend and throughout the rest of this month as they celebrate Thanksgiving at war. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Family of Marine Lance Corporal Benjamin Schmidt, killed in action in Afghanistan Oct. 6, 2011 by friendly fire, speaks out:

2.) Marine Mom pursues justice for her fallen son and others:

3.) Book: The inside mission to kill Osama Bin Laden. I haven’t read the book, and don’t know what to believe, so judge for yourself.  I have heard the author on several radio shows, and in interview such as in this story. Yet, the US government has come out and said the story is not true. Can we believe them? Who can we believe? What really hapened? Link:


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November 19, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11-13-11-Sun.

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God bless our troops who secure our Constitutional freedoms, such as attending the church of my choice this morning. Pray for them as they wind down a victorious Iraq campaign and continue on toward victory in the Afghanistan campaign. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Republican presidential debate last night, rundown. I thought the only one who gave a coherent Afghanistan policy plan that I liked, was John Huntsman who said we should stop nation building there.MSNBC reported in the last few weeks that the US taxpayer is sending $2 billion dollars a week to Afghanistan. A billion is a thousand million. So, we are sending two thousand million dollars weekly!


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:

2.)  All the wrong 9-11 lessons:

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September 10, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-6-11-Sat.

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A sad day as first thing this morning I got a text informing me of the shoot down of the U.S. helicopter with Navy Seals on board, killing 31 total troops. A later quote was sent to me with the simple statement and link at #1 below, “Someone talked…” Later, when I read this story at #1 I see it was members of Seal Team 6, the team that went in and killed Bin Laden. Some are saying, “Osama’s revenge”…. God bless our troops. We need leaders with a culture of victory they can instill in the troops they lead. We have had Marines in Sangin, Afghanistan, pinned down and enveloped (flanked) and trapped and still DENIED AIR STRIKES that would kill the enemy and save their lives and limbs. If we would allow these Marines to have killed the enemy then, we might not have had this shoot down today. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Taliban shoot down Chinook helicopter with members of Seal Team 6 aboard, killing 31 troops:

Someone talked…

‘Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan Kills Members of SEAL Team 6’

2.) Got this on a Google update on Afghanistan, otherwise I don’t go to Al Jazerra’s web site. This is a very sobering list of helicopter crashes in Afghanistan:

3.) Fallen MARSOC Marine, father speaks, remembers: