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

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Another week at war in progress for US troops in Afghanistan. For past action, medals and awards are being presented, one of the latest, a Silver Star to a Recon Marine for action in Sangin, Afghanistan on 6 June 2011. One day, the full story of this ambush should come out, and the entire action should be investigated. The bravery and courage of this Marine were outstanding. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Marine from 3rd Recon earns Silver Star for actions on 6 June 2011. Link:

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/region/marine-sgt-david-gerardi-gets-silver-star-at-ceremony-665818/

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December 11, 2012 at 3:50 pm

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?) 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

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-8-12-Sat.

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God bless American troops as they face danger in Afghanistan. Pray for their safety and victory so they can return home soon, before the 2014 deadline would be ideal. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  244,000 U.S. troops have been diagnosed with some form of brain injury in the last 12 years of war. Pray for our troops and our veterans. Link:

http://www.nationaldefensemagazine.org/archive/2012/October/Pages/FormerWarCommanderFightingForFundstoCombatBrainInjuries.aspx

2.) Recon Marines repel enemy ambush in Sangin, Afghanistan. To understand story at link #1, watch this video.

http://www.military.com/video/operations-and-strategy/afghanistan-conflict/recon-marines-repel-enemy-ambush/1826349088001/

3.) Political correctness “killing” U.S. Army:

http://times247.com/articles/officers-political-correctness-killing-army#ixzz25Jf6Z8C4

4.) President Obama’s speech to troops met with silence. Link:

http://times247.com/articles/obama-speech-to-troops-met-with-silence#ixzz25JgLQdYG

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September 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm

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

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 1-3-12-Tue.

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Another week in a new year and US troops remain locked in battle in Afghanistan. May they win this war and come home in victory soon. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) The GWOT includes attacks on US soil, even before 9-11-01 there were attacks on the World Trade Center in the early 1990’s, then the attack on US Embassy property in the late 1990’s, continuing through today. This Congressional report lists threats and arrests made and details information about homegrown terrorists. Link:

http://homeland.house.gov/sites/homeland.house.gov/files/Investigative_Report_Homegrown_Terrorism_Military.pdf