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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 (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-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/

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot 6-22-10-Tue.

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General Stanley McChrystal is in all the news, on the news channels, and all over the internet and print media. This story at #1 from MSNBC, their post of the Rolling Stone story explains it all. Link below.

1.) MSNBC link to the Rolling Stone story which may cause Gen. McChrystal to use his job. The part which concerns me is that the troops are dying due to restricted rules of engagement. The troops did speak their mind to McChrystal about this policy which is getting them killed. Link:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37847841/ns/us_news-military//

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June 22, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Afghanistan Today-The GWOT Hotspot-Fri. 11-20-09

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Still no announcement on the number of American troops to be sent to the second surge in Afghanistan. The first surge, announced on March 27, 2009, along with the strategy, totaled 21,000 troops. God bless our troops and may they secure a victory and be able to come home soon. Links from around the Global War on Terrorism, the GWOT:

1.)  While  Afghanistan is heating up, operations are slowly winding down in Iraq; US troops still there:

http://www.wxow.com/Global/story.asp?S=11539984

2.) Hasan’s supervisor warned of his behavior in 2007:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120540125

3.) Soldier KIA Afghanistan-trying to save supplies dropped into river:

http://news.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/20091119farewell_today_for_soldier_killed_in_afghanistan/srvc=home&position=recent

4.) Sec. Gates hints at troop increase in Afghanistan despite logistical troubles:

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/nov/19/gates-hints-increase-troops-afghanistan/

5.) McCain seeks review of work by retired generals:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2009/11/gns_mentors_folo_111909/

6.) Retired brass cash in:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2009-11-19-ex-generals_N.htm

7.) Marines ordered removed, involved in Iraq incident. I say if these Marines are removed, then the Sec. of the Army must immediately remove the accused Ft. Hood shooter, Hasan from the Army. Link:

http://www.modbee.com/state/story/938801.html

8.) MarSOC gets new command, new multi-million dollar building:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2009/11/ap_marine_spec_ops_112009/

Afghanistan Today-The GWOT HotSpot Wed. 11-11-09-Veteran’s Day

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GOD BLESS THE U.S. MILITARY!  MAY GOD KEEP THEM UNDER HIS WATCH THIS VETERANS DAY!

VETERAN’S DAY:  ANOTHER YEAR AT WAR, AND THE WAR HIT HOME AS THE GWOT HOTSPOT WAS BACK ON OUR HOMELAND NOV. 5TH, 2009 AT FT. HOOD, DESPITE THE ADDITION OF A DEPARTMENT CALLED THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY.

THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY PROVIDED NO SECURITY OF OUR HOMELAND LAST THURSDAY, NOV. 5, 2009. THOSE VETERANS WERE GUNNED DOWN IN COLD BLOOD BY AN ALLEGED TERRORIST. AN ARMY MAJOR NO LESS, WHOM THE GENERALS ALLEGEDLY ALLOWED TO STAY IN THE MILITARY DESPITE JIHADIST CONTACTS, SO THEY MAY FACE ALLEGED DERELICTION OF DUTY CHARGES. ALL ALLEGED OF COURSE.

A memorial service was held at Ft. Hood yesterday, the Marine Corps Birthday, Estb. 1775, for the 13 soldiers killed in the terrorist attack on base by the alleged enemy comnbatant terrorist.

I hope they remove the title of major, which he should no longer have, and stop the pay of the enemy combatant who shot the US soldiers at Ft. Hood. He should receive no more pay from our tax dollars.

Following are stories from around the Global War on Terror, the GWOT:

1.) Marine Special Operations sergeant killed in acation in Afghanistan:

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/military/5e4c1755-4ae9-54d1-9f77-711ebf537938.html

2.) Emporia, Kansas is the home of Veterans Day, and it just seems fitting to link this story about a heroic Emporia, Kansas Marine serving at Camp Dwyer, in Helmand Province Afghanistan. He was helping put out the fires from the crashes of two helicopters recently. Link:

http://www.emporiagazette.com/news/2009/nov/10/war_hero/

3.) Salute to all American veterans, it lists the story of how an Emporia, Kansas native started Veteran’s Day as a celebration:

http://ohmygov.com/blogs/general_news/archive/2009/11/11/ohmygov-salutes-veterans-veterans-day-nov-11-2009.aspx

Written by orangekite1

November 11, 2009 at 2:59 am