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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sat. 8/16/14 (137 days to go)

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I am still shocked and saddened at the death of Marine sniper Sgt. Rob Richards, found dead in his home Wednesday. May he rest in peace.




Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/14/14 Th. (139 Days to go)

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139 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan.

Why didn’t Gen. Amos, Marine Commandant worry about the safety and welfare of the Marine snipers and their families and get them treatment for combat stress and battle fatigue instead of wanting to “crush” them as other Marines are reported as testifying under oath that he wanted to do to them?

Now one of the scout snipers was found dead in his home. Sad, sad, sad.

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1.) Although demoted to Corporal, I still say, RIP SGT Richards:

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-7-13-Thurs.

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I read early today that a NATO helicopter went down in Afghanistan. If it is a US helicopter, that is another expense the US taxpayer can’t afford. The articles said no casualties or at least no fatalities. In reading about PTSD, I read the article at link #1. God bless American troops and may they come home NOW and bring our money with them from Afghanistan, not almost two years from now on 31 Dec. 2014. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  PTSD is mentioned in this article, various ramifications of such a diagnosis for our troops and veterans:

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February 7, 2013 at 10:32 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-5-13-Tue.

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More news this morning on FOX and Friends about the former Seal sniper’s death on the shooting range, allegedly at the hands of a former Marine suffering from PTSD. Also killed was the sniper’s friend. Sad situation. Pray for American troops and veterans.

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February 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Posted in Afghanistan, GWOT, Iraq, PTSD

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-4-13-Mon.

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Another work week begins and all the while, US troops remain at war in Afghanistan for yet another week. God bless American troops who are deployed. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Author of best seller, “American Sniper”, and former Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle was murdered in Texas. God bless his family at this time of loss. I don’t understand the story as details are still coming in, but initial reports are that the American sniper with the most kills, Kyle, who was highly decorated in his military career, took a former Marine with PTSD onto a gun range with loaded weapons for shooting practice to help him deal with his PTSD? That doesn’t sound right, as I don’t think a highly trained former SEAL like this would give a Marine  dealing with PTSD a loaded weapon. This is about all I know, the details will be coming out in the days ahead. I hope and pray that US troops suffering from PTSD will get the treatment they need and deserve through the VA and Department of Defense for those still on active duty, and there are professionals to deal with their PTSD and get them treatment. LInk:

2.) PTSD information: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Dr. Bridget Cantwell:

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February 4, 2013 at 12:28 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10-14-12-Sun.

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Another Sunday at war while those of us in America can attend the church of our choice, our troops are still stuck in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. Pray for their quick victory and return home immediately, not in 2014, but now, as soon as a quick victory is achieved. We should have done this for sure after Bin Laden was killed by President Obama. The speech that night should have said as a result, US troops were returning home from Afghanistan and bringing our money with them. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) An interesting take on the NY Times call for the US to leave Afghanistan now. 45% of US troops applying for disability benefits it says. Hundreds of thousands more have PTSD from combat stress. Link:

2.)  Now U.S. Marines install machine guns around Camp Bastion. The Marine base Camp Leatherneck is next to the British Camp Bastion. Link:

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October 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10-1-12-Mon.

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Another month at war for U.S. troops. Pray for them, and may they secure victory soon and be able to come home before 2014, the deadline set for security victory. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  Dakota Meyers earned the Medal of Honor for his actions in Afghanistan. I highly recommend his book. This book will not answer the question that needs to be answered, but that will have to wait for a Marine Court of Inquiry to be convened and for more books to be written, that question being: “HAS THE ENEMY FIGHTER WHO MURDERED THESE THREE INNOCENT MARINES AND NAVY CORPSMAN BEEN CAPTURED AND HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS?” The book will let the reader know what a Marine on the ground in Afghanistan faces in battle, and I highly recommend reading this book. Link:

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October 1, 2012 at 5:06 am