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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

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11-30-11-Wed.

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The war goes on in Afghanistan, while America’s involvement in Iraq comes to an end soon, at the end of December 2011. There is an end date for the Afghanistan War in 2014.

1.) Iran gets in the picture now, attacks British Embassy in Tehran. Link:

http://frontpagemag.com/2011/11/30/islamic-republic-bites-back/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=5ff817b2cb-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN

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!

Link:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/55254887/55497502/ANALYSIS_GOP_searches_for_voice_foreign_policy

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot, Sun. 10-17-10

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The war goes on in Afghanistan, may American troops secure victory soon. Some Afghans suggest Americans are supporting Osama bin Laden, examples given in story at #2 about how US taxpayers are funding the Taliban. Links:

1.) Link about the Stryker Brigade with soldiers facing charges from Afghanistan tour. The commander was against counterinsurgency, said they were there to kill Taliban. Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/10/13/AR2010101307296.html

2.) U.S. taxpayers funding the Taliban, Afghans think Americans are supporting BIn Laden. Link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/17/opinion/17kristof.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot, 9-2-10-Thurs.

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The war in Afghanistan is into a new month now, while in the USA football season begins for college, high school, and professional teams, and children return to school, along with teachers, college students and others, while in Afghanistan girls are being poisoned while in school by terrorists trying to keep they away.

God bless US troops and may they secure victory soon and come home.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Dad: GI seemed happy, shot dead by police, says Army failed him:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home/50182386-76/barrett-army-officer-brandon.html.csp

2.) 7 US troops killed by IED’s in Afghanistan, story states Eastern Afghanistan is violent and critical to secure it. That could have fooled me since in 2007 we had Special Op MARSOC Marines there to do the job and they were thrown out based on false information, by an Army general. The Marines were exonerated but the weakness shown in my opinion, led to the violent situation we have today. The Marines should not have been thrown out of a war. Now, 3 years later this same area is considered critical. Well, I have news, it was critical in 2007 too. Link:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129527904

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September 2, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot 8-19-10-Thurs.

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More war news all around, going back to Ground Zero in NY City where there is a proposal being heatedly discussed to build a Victory Mosque in lower Manhattan. God bless US troops and may they secure victory soon so they can come home. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Why Gates is overrated:

http://www.frumforum.com/why-gates-is-overrated

2.) Last U.S. combat troops leave Iraq. Yet, 50,000 troops designated “non combat” remain, but I believe they all have a rifle and could fight and engage in combat. As long as the US is bringing home troops, let’s bring them all home, and use the money here in the USA. Iraq has their oil money they can use, the US is spending money they don’t have building up our debt as it gets higher and higher. Link:

http://rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9000/19039596/Goodbye_Iraq_Last_US_combat_brigade_heads_home

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August 19, 2010 at 12:22 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot-Wed. 7-7-10

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The news out of Afghanistan remains grim. Today there are reports of a friendly fire incident where 5 Afghan soldiers were killed by a U.S. bombing strike. Buried in the story is the news that 3 American soldiers died in a roadside bomb. Where is the outrage that Afghans are killing Americans, not in friendly fire incidents, but on purpose? Who has been arrested and held accountable for the deaths of these U.S. troops?

Rest in Peace American troops killed in action, RIP to our 3 good and faithful soldiers. May God bless their families in this time of loss. Photo: July 2010, Lebanon Chapel, Wilmington, North Carolina

Rest in Peace: RIP to our 3 good and faithful soldiers killed in action in Afghanistan. May God comfort their families in this time of loss. Photo: July 2010, Lebanon Chapel, Wilmington, North Carolina

In the meantime, repercussions of the Iraq war continue, as well as the war itself as the U.S. leaves that country. Where are the Iraq Victory Medals for U.S. troops who served honorably? There is constant talk of how the U.S. won the Iraq war from the politicians who approved Gen. Petraeus’ demotion from head of Cent-Com to lead the Afghan war as Gen. McChrystal’s replacement. Petraeus had been McChrystal’s boss. Anyway, there is praise that Petraeus won the Iraq war.

Well, that happened, if it happened, because of the work of U.S. troops on the ground who fought restricted rules of engagement there, as well as had the detainee catch and release problem to deal with. If the U.S. won the Iraq War and Petraeus gets all the praise, then the Congress should prepare for the President to sign, an IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL for U.S. troops. Not a day should be wasted, not another day should go by before this medal is issued for our American heroes who served honorably in Iraq.

Also, not another day should go by before Gen. Petraeus drops the restricted rules of engagement and detainee catch and release in Afghanistan.

Contact your elected officials if you want change. The changes being: 1.) Iraq Victory Medal for U.S. troops who served honorably in Iraq.  2.) Drop restricted rules of engagement and detainee catch and release in Afghanistan, both of which could endanger U.S. troops and prevent an American victory in that county.

U.S. soldiers and Marines who are in the brig for actions in war should be given a clemency, just as the U.S. grants clemency to Taliban fighters. The clemency for Taliban fighters has been written about, and last night on MSNBC on Rachel Maddow show from Afghanistan she showed the ceremony.

Afghans who have apparently maimed or killed U.S. troops and who are in prison, or for other crimes against troops in this war, are allowed to “swear” they will not fight against Americans again, and released to their families. Then a village elder or some such also “swears” that the prisoner will not fight again. Then they are released to their family.

If this is done for the Afghans, then the U.S prisoners who are in the Leavenworth brig due to actions in war should be allowed the chance to swear off violence and that they will not attack Afghans or Iraqis again, and be released to their families.

God bless the USA and God bless American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

American flag flies against a dark sky in Wilmington, North Carolina, July 2010.

LONG MAY IT WAVE: American flag flies against a dark sky in Wilmington, North Carolina, July 2010.

Links:

1.) 3 U.S. troops killed by Afghan roadside bomb; 5 Afghan troops killed in NATO airstrike-a friendly fire incident. Link:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9000/14345848/NATO_airstrike_accidentally_kills_5_Afghan_troops

2.) Rachel Maddow show on MSNBC from Afghanistan; click on links at site to view information on her Afghanistan reporting:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show/