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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 3-1-13-Fri.

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A week at war for US troops comes to an end and a new month begins. May US enlisted troops be blessed with new leaders who have a culture of victory they can instill in the troops they lead. God bless the USA. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Draw down troops in Afghanistan, from USA Today:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/28/obama-afghanistan-troops-state-of-the-union/1935547/

2.) Disgrace and scandal in Afghanistan while the United States suffers from budget cuts, our US tax dollars are being spent in an out of control fashion in that country. The US needs to bring all troops home now including the Army Corps of Engineers and bring our money with them. The disgrace is that the US does not have money to have a contractor party in Afghanistan. Shut down this scandal and bring the US troops and money home NOW, not Dec. 31. 2014. Contact your elected officials if you want to stop this American taxpayer money pouring into Afghanistan. Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/the-us-may-not-have-money-for-infrastructure-repairs-but-afghanistan-does/2013/02/27/c11b475e-7f9c-11e2-8074-b26a871b165a_story.html

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March 1, 2013 at 2:42 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-30-12-Sun.

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Another Sunday at war for US troops, and another end of month for Americans in Afghanistan, doing battle under rules of engagement so restricted, and a policy of nation building so skewed that it endangers life and limb of US troops.

Don’t take it from me, take it from a soldier there on the ground who questions our reason for being there and the tactics which have him and his men, our innocent American boys walking across mine fields. Oh, I might add, after this soldier wrote his Congressman, he died. He stepped on one of the land mines.

Pray for our troops and vets this Sunday, and pray for justice and new military leaders who have a culture of victory they can instill in the troops they lead. The new military motto of this new leadership, and all branches of our military should be: “VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH”.

1.) U.S. Army sergeant questions mission, having U.S. troops walk through fields full of land mines. Read his story and contact your elected officials. Link:

http://www.theledger.com/article/20120930/NEWS/120939991/1410?Title=Dead-Soldier-s-Words-Have-Some-Questioning-War-in-Afghanistan

2.) Why hasn’t a Marine Court of Inquiry been convened yet over this ambush in September 2009 which resulted in the murders of three U.S. Marines and a Navy corpsmen? This question begs to be answered, among other things:

“HAS THE ENEMY WHO MURDERED OUR INNOCENT AMERICAN BOYS BEEN CAPTURED AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS?”

Contact your elected officials and spread the word with your family, friends, and/or media and ask them to convene an immediate Marine Court of Inquiry and find justice for these Marines who gave all.

Their country owes them that, and for their families to have an open hearing at the Marine Court of Inquiry to get answers. All of America needs to know what happened to these innocent American boys, U.S. Marines who gave their all. Now it is time for us to step forward as American citizens and ask our elected officials to convene a Marine Court of Inquiry so answers can be learned to the many questions surrounding the murder of these troops in Afghanistan in September 2009.

We last had a Marine Court of Inquiry in 2008, time to dust it of and start it up again, as it is high time this 2009 ambush went before the Marine Court of Inquiry.

We need an answer: “HAS THE ENEMY WHO MURDERED OUR INNOCENT AMERICAN BOYS BEEN CAPTURED AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS?” (among other things).

Link:

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/september282012/aaron-kenefick-tk.php

3.) The U.S. military just started up joint operations with the Afghan forces again, and already another ‘insider attack.’ God bless our American boys, and say a prayer for them as they suffer, along with their families, in this deadly situation. Contact your elected officials and demand better leadership for our American boys in battle. We need new officers who have a new strategy, and who can instill a culture of victory in the troops they lead. Link:

http://news.yahoo.com/nato-soldier-civilian-killed-afghan-insider-attack-041708339.html

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-29-12-Sat.

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Another dangerous month at war is coming to an end for US troops in Afghanistan. But, October will just bring more of the same: failed military officers offering the same old theories of winning hearts and minds of Afghans. Time for new leadership and new war tactics which lead to victory, and a new motto should be implemented: VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  While US troops are out of Iraq, it is still a dangerous place to them, as Al Qaeda prisoners, some on death row, escape, and could put American troops, and American citizens in danger. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/09/29/iraq-official-says-jailbreak-that-killed-20-was-inside-job/?test=latestnews?test=latestnews

 

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September 29, 2012 at 7:21 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sun. 9/16/2

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Pray for US troops round the world.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.).  More attacks on Americans:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/55254883/75065119/Afghan_insider_attack_kills_4_US_troops

Written by orangekite1

September 16, 2012 at 12:20 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-1-12-Sat.

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Today marks another month at war for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. Contact your elected officials and support our troops and veterans. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Another attack in Afghanistan. In the story there is mention of the U.S. troops who the enemy attempted to murder in an attack last September 11, 2011 which I had forgotten about. Do not let our troops and our wounded be forgotten. Contact your elected officials. Pray that these 77 wounded can have a full recovery. God bless or troops and veterans. Pray our troops in Afghanistan can be led by winning generals who have a culture of victory they can instill in the troops they lead. God bless the USA. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/09/01/double-suicide-attack-kills-12-in-afghanistan/

2.) More on the attack described at link #1. Things are falling apart with the latest strategy in Afghanistan. Bring U.S. troops home now! LInk:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/01/13602900-two-us-service-members-killed-on-bloody-day-in-afghanistan

3.) Para-Olympic games. In one video ex-Marine Angela Madsen talks about her experience as disabled athlete and her definition of disability. There are other links which tell the story of  Iraq and Afghanistan veterans too. Link:

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/30/13566633-ex-marine-angela-madsen-on-her-journey-from-homelessness-to-the-paralympics?lite

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September 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-27-12-Mon.

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Two more Americans were killed by an Afghan soldier or soldiers today. Please remember our troops in your prayers. Contact your elected officials: CNN reported two Friday’s ago that the cost for current operations, which does not include the lifetime care of injured, etc. is $2 billion dollars. That is two thousand million dollars! The cost in blood and treasure is too much. God bless American troops. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) British Royal Marines train for Afghanistan, they previously served in deadly Sangin. Like the American Marines they are now being told to, out of cultural sensitivity to the Afghans, stop farting and cussing. Link:

http://www.thisissomerset.co.uk/Taunton-based-Marines-prepare-new-Afghanistan/story-16770318-detail/story.html

2.) American troops killed by Afghan forces. Meanwhile, the Taliban killed their fellow Afghans, they beheaded 17. Link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/28/world/asia/attacks-on-soldiers-and-civilians-leave-dozens-dead-in-afghanistan.html

3.) US troops punished for doing what they were ordered: burning enemy communication. This needs to be overturned, and only officers in charge punished, for the situation getting out, and not explaining that they were burning as ordered, enemy communication. The Koran was already defaced with their writing in it for enemy communications. Link:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2012/0827/US-soldiers-punished-over-Quran-Burning-in-Afghanistan

Written by orangekite1

August 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm