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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-4-13-Mon.

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Another work week begins and all the while, US troops remain at war in Afghanistan for yet another week. God bless American troops who are deployed. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Author of best seller, “American Sniper”, and former Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle was murdered in Texas. God bless his family at this time of loss. I don’t understand the story as details are still coming in, but initial reports are that the American sniper with the most kills, Kyle, who was highly decorated in his military career, took a former Marine with PTSD onto a gun range with loaded weapons for shooting practice to help him deal with his PTSD? That doesn’t sound right, as I don’t think a highly trained former SEAL like this would give a Marine  dealing with PTSD a loaded weapon. This is about all I know, the details will be coming out in the days ahead. I hope and pray that US troops suffering from PTSD will get the treatment they need and deserve through the VA and Department of Defense for those still on active duty, and there are professionals to deal with their PTSD and get them treatment. LInk:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/03/us-usa-crime-sniper-idUSBRE91202K20130203

2.) PTSD information: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Dr. Bridget Cantwell:

http://www.heartstowardhome.com/

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February 4, 2013 at 12:28 am

Afghanistan Today-The GWOT Hotspot-1/24/10-Sun.

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President Obama said he doesn’t want Haiti to think the US is taking over. I watched many videos of US troops providing support and belive this is an insult to the U.S. military. Watch the story at #1 and the videos of our Marines and troops delivering supplies and food to Haiti. These troops, many, such as the 22nd MEU just got back from a deployment, deserve an apology and thanks for helping like this. These videos make me proud to be an American. The comment from the president to me is insulting to our troops.

And, I want President Obama to win the war in Afghanistan and to have total victory and unconditional surrender of the enemy. I am all for President Obama to be a successful Commander-in-Chief and achieve total victory in Afghanistan.

Links:

1.) President Obama says he does not want it to appear American troops are taking over Haiti. I believe this is a strange thing to say, and want to know why it was said. Look at the videos below. Our troops are delivering food and water, taking care of sick children, and many such as the 22nd MEU are just back from a 7 month deployment and are send out again. Our troops deserve praise and not a statement like this. Link: (watch video too)

From the story:

More Marines from Camp Lejeune have arrived in Haiti, hoping to help the devastated country, and convince the Haitians that they come in peace.

President Barack Obama said in an interview he doesn’t want America’s relief efforts in Haiti to look like the U.S. is trying to take over.

http://www.witn.com/nationalworld/headlines/82240627.html

2.) Please watch these videos in light of story at #1 and President Obama’s comments, and I believe that after watching them, you will see the Marines and troops are busy helping Haitians, I don’t see time to “convince” them they come in peace, they are doing this with their actions. Also, who is the U.S. supposed to be taking over from and why? Why was this comment made? Our troops need PRAISE!!!

Links of videos of Marines and US troops helping, not trying to take over or other wise “convince”. If the US troops are not wanted, then the Haitian government has a responsibility to not allow them there. Also, wasn’t it Obama who ordered $100 million sent to Haiti? That would appear more like we are taking over, than the Marines passing out food. Will that $100 million gift be rescinded? Link; watch the videos and be proud to be an American:

Wives of 22nd MEU Marines talk to Gen. Hejlik over why their Marines just got back from a deployment and are sent back out again:

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=77704

3.)  Videos of US Marines and other troops helping Haitians, not trying to take over or convince the Haitians they come in peace: WATCH THEM AND BE PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN:

 OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE: (This is the name Pres. Obama gave to the Haitian relief military campaign):

22 MEU MARINES PASS OUT FOOD AND WATER IN HAITI.

LOOK AT THEM TAKING CARE OF THE HAITIAN KIDS, GOD BLESS THE MARINES, READY TO GO & LEAVE THEIR FAMILIES BEHIND-MAKES YOU PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN TO SEE THIS, and they are not trying to take over Haiti.

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=77721

OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE: MARINES BRING PATIENTS ONTO USS BATTAN; SEE THE YOUNG HAITIAN GIRL SMILE. MAKES YOU WONDER: WHAT OTHER NATION WILL DO THIS? GOD BLESS THESE MARINES SENT RIGHT OUT ON ANOTHER DEPLOYMENT TO HELP OTHERS. THIS VIDEO WILL MAKE YOU CRY WITH PRIDE:

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=77692WHAT OTHER COUNTRY WOULD DO THIS? WHAT OTHER COUNTRY? WHAT OTHER COUNTRY, WHAT OTHER COUNTRY, WHAT OTHER COUNTRY, WHAT OTHER COUNTRY DOES SO MUCH FOR GOOD? DOES AFGHANISTAN TAKE CARE OF FOLKS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES LIKE THIS, OR IRAQ? WHAT OTHER COUNTRY? WHAT OTHER COUNTRY GIVES SO MUCH? MAKES YOU WANT TO CRY WITH PRIDE:

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=77716

OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE: US MILITARY SAILORS AND MARINES PASS OUT FOOD TO HAITIANS:

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=77498OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE; MARINES COMING ASHORE IN HAITI: GOD BLESS THE US MARINES!

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=77718OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE: MARINES RETURNING TO SHIP: OUR U.S. MARINES-GOD BLESS ‘EM!

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=77719

US TROOPS SAVE BABY, DELIVER FOOD SUPPLIES TO HAITIANS; NOTE US FLAG ON BOXES:

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=77350

NEWBORN HAITIAN BABY AND MOTHER RESCUED:

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=77486

HELICOPTER RESCUE OF HAITIAN CHILDREN (LOUD!) WHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD, WHO ELSE IN THE WORLD WOULD DO THIS?

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=7735022 MEU IN HAITI: 1ST LT. STUART PART 1:

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=77722PART II:

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=77723PART III:

http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=77724

4.) All the while..US Marines and soldiers face death in Afghanitan, Gen. McChrystal claims success means protecting Afghan civilians. Well, let’s turn it to the Afghans, tell them we are leaving and taking our money with us, and proclaim “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED”.

From the story; McChrystal’s statement on the end state of the mission:

“The end state of the mission is to protect the population and isolate the insurgency in a way where it doesn’t constitute a threat to the Afghan government,” Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, said Friday during a visit to the western command. “This will not happen in a short period or in an easy way. It’s realistic to expect an increase of risk to coalition forces.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/jan/23/roadside-bomb-kills-pair-us-troops/

5.) Lessons from an Afghan Oasis: LEAVE US ALONE:

http://www.sphere.com/world/article/lesson-from-an-afghan-oasis-leave-us-alone/19323188

6. ) US Marines face near riot in Haiti:

http://www.usatoday.com/NEWS/usaedition/2010-01-22-haitimarines22_ST_U.htm?csp=34

7.) Facing Afghan anger US to curb night raids, removing tactical advantage. Already tactical advantage of air strikes is stopped. How can we win a war this way? Link:

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/world_us/82341482.html

8.) Kabul fights back in progaganda war:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB20001424052748704423204575016960352959940.html

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January 24, 2010 at 12:10 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot; 1-20-10-Wed.

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Afghanistan is still hot with terrorist activity. At the same time, US troops are being sent to Haiti for humanitarian relief for earthquake victims. God bless the USA and may the war be won soon so US troops can be brought home in victory. Links to stories from around the GWOT:

1.)  I just hope the Marine KIA got the air support he risked his life, and   his life to defend.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10015/1028395-455.stm

2.) What exactly is a security mom?

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.5292/pub_detail.asp

3.) France accuses US of occupation of Haiti:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centralamericaandthecaribbean/haiti/7020908/US-accused-of-occupying-Haiti-as-troops-flood-in.html

4.)  More stories on the 3 Recon Marines who died in Afghanistan. It says one called in air strikes before being killed in action. My quesiton: were the air strikes denied or were they allowed? Links:

CRAWLED-TO GET TO RADIO: DIED WITH HIS BOOTS ON:

 http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/526028.html?nav=742

CONFIDENCE GREW FROM CRAZY KID: ONE MAN NATIONAL ASSET:

http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/526032.html

#1 MARINE I HAVE EVER HAD:

http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/526026.html

 

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January 20, 2010 at 5:39 am

Afghanistan Today-The GWOT Hotspot-Sat. 1-16-10

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The war in Afghanistan, while a hotspot in the Global War on Terrorism, the GWOT, is second fiddle to the earthquake crisis in Haiti, where over 2,000 Marines are being rushed, along with Navy sailors and Army troops to provide humanitarian relief.

Various links from around the GWOT:

1.) Mother of imprisoned U.S. soldier Michael Behenna was on the Michael Savage show yesterday. The U.S. is releasing enemy combatants in Afghanistan and Iraq back into their ‘villages’ and I believe I read in Afghanistan the village elder swears that this is a former terrorist who will not do it again. I suggest a similar program for our troops now in prison at Leavenworth, Kansas for actions in a war. If they have family I have written my representatives and President Obama to please let U.S. troops who swear off fighting,  be released to their family. Link to the family’s web page:

www.defendmichael.com

2.) Marine Security Guard (MSG) unit at U.S. Embassy survives Haiti earthquake:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2010/01/marine_msg_haiti_011509w/

3.) 22nd MEU loads up for Haiti:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2010/01/marine_meutohaiti_011510/

4.) Mullen: 10,000 troops to Haiti by Monday; long term reconstruction in store. Maybe the nation building will have to stop in Afghanistan and move to Haiti? Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2010/01/ap_military_haiti_update_011510/

5.) Band of mothers; a website for Mothers of our troops:

http://www.thebandofmothers.com/

6.) For the moment, this is anarchy: Haiti

http://www.nytimes.com/

7.) Home from Afghanistan: Marine and his mother in photo too:

http://www.hudsonstarobserver.com/event/article/id/37219/

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January 16, 2010 at 3:48 am

Afghanistan Today-the GWOT Hotspot-1-15-10-Fri.

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The Afghanistan war goes on, but in the meantime, the Marines will be sent to Haiti as well. God bless the U.S. Marines and our troops around the world.

The point of posting Haiti stories here? I just think because it shows there are other situations which happen and need U.S. military help besides Afghanistan. Should the USA get bogged down in land locked Afghanistan? With the reports of Taliban-led anti-American riots and crowds shooting and throwing rocks at U.S. troops in Afghanistan, maybe they don’t want us there and we should focus on other countries? I don’t know, just an idea.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Haiti earthquake report:

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/18940

2.) Here come the Marines! Called to secure Haiti in 2010. The Marines basically ran Haiti when they were there from 1915-1934. Link:

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N14193646.htm

3.) Gangs of men armed with machetes run the streets of Haiti, some describe it as hell on earth. Link:

http://wcbstv.com/national/haiti.earthquake.haiti.2.1427143.html

4.) General supports courts martial for Navy Seals:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1968527,navy-seals-trial-defended-010110.article

 

 

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January 15, 2010 at 4:51 am

Afghanistaqn Today-the GWOT Hotspot-1-14-10-Th.

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U.S. troops are surging to Afghanistan, but while this is going on, there is a 7.0 earthquake in Haiti the day before yesterday, and troops are needed thee too. Looks like the American military will be called on again, and Hillary Clinton has returned from her Asia trip to run the State Department efforts. Some articles below about the Marines experience in Haiti from around 1915-1934. Various links below. God bless U.S. troops around the world. May Christ comfort those suffering in Haiti with his love, and the love and help of U.S. Marines. Links:

1.) Feb. 2, 1915 NY Times article about Marines sailing from Guantanamo, titled, “Ready to Protect American Interests at Port-au-Prince”; link:

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?_r=1&res=940CE4DF123FE233A25751C0A9649C946496D6CF

2.) More on “Marines off to Haiti” circa 1915 NY Times:

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=9C0DE6DC1038E633A25750C2A9609C946496D6CF&scp=8&sq=Marines%20Haiti&st=cse

3.) Marines in Afghanistan have rocks thrown at them, are shot at after Afghans riot over reports that the Koran was somehow touched by an infidel:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2010/01/13/Calm-returns-to-Afghan-town-after-anti-US-rioting/UPI-21891263412244/

5.) Senators say US troops confused about catch and release policy:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/01/12/gop-blast-administrations-detention-policy-afghanistan/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+foxnews%252Fpolitics+%2528Text+-+Politics%2529#/politics/senate/ci.GOP+Blasts+Detention+Policy+in+Afghanistan%2C+Saudi+%27Rehab%27+Program.opinionPrint

6.) Idaho rep wants to win hearts and minds of Afghans, visits U.S. troops:

  http://www.idahostatesman.com/244/story/1039364.html

7.) U.S. Coast Guard evacuated 4 seriously injured U.S. Embassy personnel from Haiti, more on the disaster:

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9D718703&show_article=1

8.) British troop death inquiry rules unlawful death. Wish the USA had these so our deaths could be ruled unlasful:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/south_west/8457313.stm

9.) More on the Taliban provoked riot:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/14/world/asia/14afghan.html?emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

 10.) Marine dies with his boots on in Afghanistan calling in airstrikes on the enemy:

http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/526028.html?nav=742

11.) 3 Recon Marines from Japan Base killed in Afghanistan:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2010/01/marine_casualties_011310w/

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January 14, 2010 at 12:31 am

Posted in Afghanistan, Haiti