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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10-22-12-Mon.

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Another week at war for American troops in Afghanistan. Pray for them and pray for our country. God bless the USA. Tonight there will be presidential debate on the subject of foreign policy. The president keeps saying he ‘ended’ the wars in Iraq and is ending the war in Afghanistan, but it does not say the Americans won the war. Where is the IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL for U.S. troops. I have written President Obama and my elected officials, that there should be an IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL with   THROUGH STRENGTH for all Americans who served honorably there.

The new military goal and motto should be: VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) The events of 9-11-12 in Libya at the US consulate need investigated thoroughly. Another excellent article by Diana West questions the role of former U.S. Army general David Petreaus, now the head of the CIA. Link:

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/2283/Running-Interference-for-Petraeus.aspx

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Written by orangekite1

October 22, 2012 at 11:21 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Wed. 12-28-11

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Another holiday season past us, another new year dawning. For U.S. troops in Afghanistan, it’s another day, another year at war. God bless American troops and may they secure victory soon and return home. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Marine General Mattis, head of Central Command offers guidelines on operations on Pakistan border. Again, the story refers to Pakistan’s lawless border area. If the area is “lawless” then it is not under the control of Pakistan. Why is it “lawless”? Link:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/top-general-orders-commanders-to-improve-coordination-with-pakistan-correct-maps-of-border/2011/12/27/gIQA2LWwKP_story.html

2.) No welcome home parade planned for US troops this story says. I again wrote my elected officials and Pres. Obama and asked for not only a parade for Iraq war vets who served honorably, but also an IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL with motto: VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/27/as-iraq-war-ends-no-parad_n_1171414.html?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl4%7Csec3_lnk1%26pLid%3D123364

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sat. 12-17-11

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The countdown to Christmas begins for Americans. Shopping, eating, spending, and going about in all the hustle and bustle that is the commercial Christmas season in America, while our troops in Afghanistan secure our freedom, warmed by their camaradie and dedication to our country, the silent warriors, defending our freedoms and securing our Constitutional rights. May God bless them and God bless the USA. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  While operations in Afghanistan continue for American troops, the long war in Iraq comes to an end of its campaign, first the end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and then the end of Operation New Dawn. The only remaining U.S. troops it has been reported in Marine Corps Times and other media outlets, are the approximately 50 Marine Security Guards at the US Embassy. There are reports that 16,000 Americans will remain in Iraq though, part of a contract security detail outside the Embassy Walls to escort and protect diplomatic staff, and to provide security to the State Department staff. At least, that is how I am reading it. Link to a story here about the end of US military operations in Iraq. I am asking my elected oficials and President Obama to authorize an IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL for those who served honorably there, with the motto: VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH. Link:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/55254887/57803235/Iraq_A_war_of_muddled_goals_painful_sacrifice

2.) 3,170 veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan era living in a six country area around Kansas City being paid earned VA disability payments. I have been contacting my elected officials and presidents for some time now, stating that the injury rate is unsustainable and leaders of our troops in war need to be made aware that getting our troops injured like this is not acceptable and required new tactics. God bless our troops, especially say a prayer for our injured. Link:

http://www.kansascity.com/2011/12/16/3324432/veteran-benefits-inflate-rising.html

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanitan Scandal?) 12-16-11-Fri.

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The workweek comes to an end, with out troops still at war in Afghanistan. Pray for our troops, and for Americans to prevail. Pray for Americans wounded in battle and otherwise in these wars. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) While Iraq winds down, the last troops leave. God bless them, and may they come home from Afghanistan soon too. Link:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/15/us/at-fort-bragg-obama-showers-praise-on-troops-back-from-iraq.html?_r=1

Written by orangekite1

December 16, 2011 at 5:48 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12-12-11 Mon.

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The deaths continue in Afghanistan for American troops. May they rest in peace and their survivors find comfort. The story at link #1 concerns a Marine Lance Corporal who was shot in the head in Afghanistan I read in another article, and was flown to Germany for care. His family made it there to see him before he passed on. RIP Marine. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Marine Lance Corporal gives all in Afghanistan, makes it to Germany for care, for family to see him:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/12/marine-lejeune-casualty-afghanistan-christopher-levy-121211w/

2.)  Iraq war winding down, President Obama needs to issue the IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL for all US troops who served honorably there, with the motto:  VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/12/ap-iraq-president-obama-vows-to-protect-allies-121211/

3.)  Rebuttal at Canada Free Press for Sunday article in the Washington Post which I thought when I read it yesterday, sullied the service of U.S. troops in Iraq. This article explains it:

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/43142?utm_source=CFP+Mailout&utm_campaign=8bab1d9685-Call_to_Champions&utm_medium=email

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December 12, 2011 at 11:04 pm

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?) 10-21-11

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While U.S. troops are still in Afghanistan, our troops in Iraq are leaving that country per an agreement made by George W. Bush before he left office. God bless our troops. A true statement about the failure of nation building in Afghanistan needs to be dealt with immediately. The U.S. troops who served honorably in Iraq need to be awarded an IRAQ VICTORY MEDAL with the motto on the flip side: VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Meanwhile back in Iraq….all U.S. troops will leave that country by 12-31-11. President Obama made the announcement today. Link:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/9000/53968817/Iraq_war_over_US_troops_coming_home_Obama_says