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

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American troops spend another weekend, their first in a new month, in Afghanistan. God bless them and keep them safe as they wind down operations and the US leaves that country on 31 December 2014. I hope they can get things packed up quicker than planned, and come home much earlier. God bless the USA. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) More on yesterday’s attack on the US Embassy in Turkey:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/55254887/80987064/Turkey_US_Embassy_bomber_had_terror_conviction

2.) Another conviction in Air Force training scandal. Where was the supervision here? Who were the officers in charge? Link:

http://www.militarycorruption.com/ssgtdonalddavis.htm

3.) US taxpayer money spent purchasing fuel for Afghanistan. The US government spending this money  possibly violated its own sanctions against Iran. Read about it here! Link:

http://swampland.time.com/2013/01/31/u-s-purchases-fuel-for-afghanistan-possibly-undermines-own-iran-oil-sanctions/

4.)  Afghanistan in the 1960’s. Girls attended school, and other pre-Taliban photos. Hard to realize that the US was deep into war in Vietnam at this time, around 1967-1968, the late 1960’s. Interesting historical photos, and questions should be asked: How was it that it was relatively a relatively peaceful time then, with females in school and American teachers able to go there with their families? Can this be replicated, by that I mean, the ability of girls to remain in school without a US troop presence or funding, as the US is now out of money, after the US military leaves on 31 December 2014? Link:

http://www.pbase.com/qleap/afghan

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February 2, 2013 at 10:34 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11-212-Thurs.

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Another Thanksgiving at war for US troops in Afghanistan. God bless them, and may they be sent leaders who have a new strategy to secure victory SOON so they can come home in weeks, not two more years! Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Marine Corps Menus from Thanksgiving past, God bless the US Marines:

http://mikefishbaugh.homestead.com/Holidays2.html

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November 22, 2012 at 10:59 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10-17-12-Wed.

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Mid week at war in Afghanistan, and another week of terror and chaos. God bless American troops, and the families of the fallen. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, accepts responsibility for terrorist attack in Libya at the US consulate that resulted in the death of the US Ambassador and three other Americans, and the injury of up to 24 other Americans I have read in various accounts. Link:

http://frontpagemag.com/2012/arnold-ahlert/hillary-goes-under-the-bus/?utm_source=FrontPage+Magazine&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=d286648825-Mailchimp_FrontPageMag

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October 17, 2012 at 2:37 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) Mon. 9-24-12

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The month of September is winding down, hard to believe it has gone so fast, and still American troops are fighting, being injured, and dying in Afghanistan. Pray for our troops. God bless the USA. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Story discusses the Marine involvement in US Embassy security including MSG’s and FAST teams:

http://www.sldinfo.com/usmc-involvement-in-recent-actions-in-egypt-and-libya/

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September 24, 2012 at 3:55 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sat. 9-15-12

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God bless American Marines guarding US Embassies worldwide. And God bless the Fleet Antiterrorism Security Marines going in to back them up in real hot spots around the world. Links from around the GWOT:

1) FAST Marines sent in to back up US Marine Security Guards at Embassies world-wide:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/sep/14/marines-deployed-yemen-after-anti-us-protesters-tr/

2.) FAST Marines are sent to Libya to back up US Marine Security Guards there:

http://www.fayobserver.com/articles/2012/09/12/1203676?sac=fo.military

3.) Marine FAST Unit sent to Sudan to back up Marine Security Guards at US Embassy. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/14/us-sends-marines-to-yemen-after-embassy-attack-protests-spread/

4.) Camp Leatherneck attacked in Afghanistan, while British Prince Harry is at Camp Bastion next to the American Marine base. Two U.S. Marines reported to be killed. Also reports that there is a lot of damage on the base. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/14/us-sends-marines-to-yemen-after-embassy-attack-protests-spread/

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-13-12-Th.

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America came under attack eleven years after the attacks of 9-11-01. A U.S. Embassador was killed, along with three other Americans at the US Consulate in Libya. In addition, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt was attacked, and the U.S. flag taken down by terrorists who tried to burn it and then tore it up. God bless our Marine Security Guards who protect our Embassies and  the FAST teams (fleet anti terrorism security teams) who were sent to back them up. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  FAST Marines sent to U.S. Embassies to back up MSG Marines:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2012/09/ap-marines-heading-to-libya-to-reinforce-security-091212/

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September 13, 2012 at 12:07 am

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