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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 12-2-11-Fri.

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Another month at war for US troops in Afghanistan who will spend another Christmas there. God bless them.

The Iraq war is winding down, with all U.S. troops out of that country by Dec. 31, 2011, with the exception of  Marine Security Guards at the U.S. Embassy. Reports also say that 16,000 private American security contractors will work for the State Department guarding the Embassy exterior and diplomats outside the Embassy, as I understand it.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Back in Iraq, former U.S. Marine officer Ilario Pantano  was charged early on in the war in Iraq, now the medical examiner discusses how he felt there was a rush to justice against this officer. Read this important story! Link:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/nov/30/for-marine-a-rush-to-judgment-and-belated-vindicat/?page=all#pagebreak

2.) I wrote letters in August and Sept. 2011, to my Senators, my Rep., Pres. Obama, and members of the Senate Armed Services Committee when I read these stories about the loss of genitals our troops are suffering. Now they have at least increased the payout for these injuries. I don’t know what good my letters and faxes did, but I suggest you keep contacting your elected officials who send our troops to war. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2011/12/military-traumatic-injury-pay-now-covers-genital-trauma-120211w/

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December 2, 2011 at 10:08 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-5-11-Sat.

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While the war drags on in Afghanistan into another month, hotspots around the world are flaring up. Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, and even VMI-Virginia Military Institute. VMI is hosting a “celebration” of the Muslim conquest of Christian Spain! I could barely believe my eyes to read this, but please read it at link #1:

1.) Virginia Military Institute (VMI) sponsors a conference which celebrates the conquest of Spain by Muslims. The list of events, speeches, speakers, etc. appears, at this time, to be very one-sided. Perhaps before they have the conference, they will present a more diverse panel and show how the Muslims treated Christians, and how the Muslims invaded Spain and did not respect cultural diversity of the Christians whose land they invaded. Link:

http://bigpeace.com/pspoole/2011/02/03/vmi-celebrates-muslim-invasion-brutal-781-year-occupation-of-spain/#idc-cover

2.) Diana West’s take on the VMI “East meets West” conference:

http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1673/Virginia-Dhimmitary-Institute.aspx

3.) More updates on the VMI controversy, they are now scrubbing the term “celebration” from their we site information on the conference. I also wonder why the word “crossing” instead of “conquest” is listed still? Link:

http://bigpeace.com/pspoole/2011/02/04/vmi-scrubbing-information-on-conference-celebrating-islamic-invasion-and-occupation-of-spain-after-big-peace-report/

4.) Martyrs of Cordoba:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martyrs_of_Córdoba

5.) Muslim call to end capitalism, a 2003 story which mentions the first mosque built in Spain in over 500 years, at Granada:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3061833.stm