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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

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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?) 1-6-11-Fri.

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The new year starts off with lots of change in the military. Yesterday President Obama gave a short speech about downsizing the military, followed by a press conference with Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman, Army General Martin Dempsey.  God bless our troops and may they return home in victory from Afghanistan. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Story about yesterday’s speech on defense by President Obama, which was followed up by a press conference by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Army General Martin Dempsey. The subject was the downsizing of the US military and financial constraints on our military.

http://www.rr.com/politics/topic/article/rr/55255090/59031170/Obama_unveiling_strategy_for_slimmed-down_military

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January 6, 2012 at 3:28 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12-19-11-Mon.

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Another week at war in Afghanistan while Americans head back to work in the countdown before Christmas. Shopping, eating, drinking hot coffee, our freedoms are secured by our troops serving abroad in Afghanistan and around the world. Merry Christmas to our troops! Links from around the GWOT:

1.) No way out! The US is depending upon the northern transit route to get supplies into Afghanistan for American troops. The various countries have signed on to let the supplies go into Afghanistan, but there is no provision for them to transit out! Right now, no way out! The State Department is working on it though. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/12/ap-us-shifts-to-central-asia-for-supply-routes-121911/

2.) Another excellent post by Gold Star Marine Father John Bernard, himself a retired Marine. There are talks going on with the Taliban, read his comments here and pass it on. This thought-provoking article needs widespread distribution. Link:

http://letthemfight.blogspot.com/2011/12/us-taliban-talks-said-to-be-at-critical.html

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December 19, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sat. 11-26-11

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It’s a shopping weekend in America after yesterday’s “Black Friday” crowds. And our freedom to shop is all brought to us by our U.S. troops, sacrificing to keep us free. God bless them as it seems they are forgotten on the frontiers of Afghanistan while America shops. Pray for our troops, for victory, so they can come home soon. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Pakistan is reported to have stopped NATO supply shipments to troops, including American troops, in Afghanistan after a reported attack on their troops. See the story for the details. Link:

http://www.rr.com/news/topic/article/rr/55254887/56362521/NATO_Pakistan_border_attack_being_investigated

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November 26, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-28-11-Sun.

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God bless American troops this Sunday and always, as they go outside the wire to keep America free, risking their limbs and very lives in Afghanistan.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Drug addicts in Afghanistan, also note the high number of police who use drugs there. Keep this in mind when you think of what was reported in the Washington Post: $2.7 billion dollars of equipment will go to the Afghans in the next eight months. Link about the addition problem in Afghan:

From the story:

“A measure of the problem is that surveys show that 12 to 41 percent of police recruits test positive for some form of narcotic — most are hashish smokers — according to a recent report by the Government Accountability Office.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/world/asia/28kabul.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y

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August 28, 2011 at 9:49 am