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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-6-14 Sat. (117 days to go)

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117 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they continue with retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment. As Afghanistan has mineral wealth as shown at link #1, time for the US to bring her money home with our troops, to bring our money with us, as they can pay for their own military. The US is in debt and needs to use the money now paying Afghan troops, to take care of our own troops and veterans.

I just finished reading “Level Zero Heroes” about Marine actions and restricted rules in Afghanistan among other things. Please order this book, or go to the store and buy it, or download it to Kindle, etc. This is a story that needs to be told! Let’s put this book on the best seller list!

Links from around the GWOT:

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1.) Afghanistan’s mineral wealth:

http://www.designntrend.com/articles/19031/20140905/afghanistan-sitting-on-goldmine-worth-an-estimated-1-trillion.htm

2.) Be sure to purchase and read, “Level Zero Heroes” about Marines in Afghanistan and the restricted rules of engagement they faced as they fought and bled in Afghanistan. Link:

http://www.levelzeroheroes.com

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-20-13-Wed.

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While parts of the USA await a blizzard, US troops still face danger and cold in Afghanistan. Pray for victory for American troops and that US leaders, both military and civilian, will focus on VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH. The US no longer has the funds to carry out a long occupation and nation building. Win and bring the troops home long before the 31 December 2014 deadline for victory. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  American Marines in MARSOC (Special Operation Marines) describe their role in a Philippine rescue of Filipino special operators. Note the award given to the MARSOC Marine: What is this? Some defense contractor award? Read the story for details. Are the contractors moving to the Philippines to drum up business as the Afghanistan Scandal winds down? God bless American troops. Let’s get civilian and military officials in there who have integrity and who are not going to retire and work for a defense contractor. In these times of budget cuts and tight budgets, and the end of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan is it time to disband MARSOC like the Marine Raiders were disbanded at the end of WWII?  It seems to me with the huge budget of the Army compared to the Marines and the Navy budget, the Navy SEALS and Army Rangers and Army Green Berets can handle the Special Operations work now that the wars are over. This would save money and much duplication, and with the Marine Corps shrinking, allow these MARSOC Marines to get back into the fleet and doing what Marines do: TRAIN TO WIN WARS, and when called to war: WIN THE WARS. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/prime/2013/02/PRIME-marine-marsoc-main-021813/

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February 20, 2013 at 11:38 pm

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

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Another work week for Americans begins, but for US troops, another week at war in Afghanistan. Pray for American enlisted troops, and that they will receive new leaders with a new strategy for victory so they can win this war and come home before the deadline of Dec. 31, 2014. Win it now, and bring them home and our money with them. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Why were elite Navy Seals with Seal Team 6 sent in to rescue a civilian doctor with Morning Star Development? Why is Morning Star Development? Why did their doctor rank a rescue with Seal Team 6, which suffered the death of yet another member, when our Marines in Gangjal, Afghanistan or our State Department personnel Benghazi, Libya begged and pleaded for a rescue for hours and did not receive back up, air support, or help? How can Gen. Allen order a rescue and yet in the Gangjal Ambush, for which Dakota Meyers was awarded the Medal of Honor, the then commander of Afghanistan, who had plenty of time to order a rescue by Seal Team 6 or other Special Operators, did not? With American restricted rules of engagement, and the throwing out of an entire MARSOC Special Op Marine Unit, how can Gen. Allen say the fight against the Taliban is unwavering? For all the details to date, read story at this link:

 

http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/09/world/asia/afghanistan-taliban-rescue/index.html

 

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December 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm

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

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Another Sunday at war for US troops in Afghanistan. Pray for American troops and for their victory so they can come home before 2014. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  More American deaths in Afghanistan. Please pray for their families. Link:

http://www.examiner.com/article/department-of-defense-releases-three-more-troop-losses

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September 9, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-4-12 Tue.

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Back to work for may Americans today, while our troops in Afghanistan didn’t get a break. God bless them.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) The Marines started a Special Ops unit called MARSOC. They have struggled to keep up with the huge budget and years of experience of the Army Rangers and Army Green Berets. This story states MARSOC Marines will be involved in drug issues, tracking drug runners, etc. Why isn’t the DEA, drug enforcement doing this as we already use our tax dollars to pay for the DEA? Why doesn’t the Marine Corps end this experiment and go back to their strengths of Recon, Scout Sniper, etc.? I don’t know. I am just asking. I love our Marine Raiders and just started reading another book about them, “Carlson’s Raid,”  Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/prime/2012/09/PRIME-marine-bigger-marsoc-despite-drawdown-090312/

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September 4, 2012 at 11:28 am

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

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August 27, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-26-12-Sun.

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Another Sunday at war for U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Pray for them, that they can secure victory soon and return home after winning the war. Pray for new military strategy and leadership with a culture of victory in which they can instill in American troops. Pray for our injured, and that there will be no more American deaths or injuries soon. God bless the USA. The US military has secured our freedom of religion, so we can go to the church of our choice today. God bless the US enlisted man. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) U.S. Army buried Islamic reasons for attacks and murders of US troops by Afghan forces. A thought provoking thought at “American Thinker”. Read this story and contact your elected officials who send our troops to war. Link:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/08/army_report_buried_islamic_motivations_for_afghan_murders_of_us_troops.html

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August 26, 2012 at 1:54 pm