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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7-14-14-Mon. (170 days to go)

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170 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as they complete retrograde operations and prepare to leave by 31 December 2014.  In the meantime, Marines continue to die in combat in Afghanistan, this time   Marine sniper providing security for retrograde operations was killed. See the story at link #1. God rest his soul. The story points out the extensive training the Marine snipers receive. Then compare that to the story at link #2, when Marines under combat stress and battle fatigue urinated on an already dead enemy fighter they had killed, and Commandant Amos wanted to “crush” them, when all he had to do was to watch out for their welfare and the safety of their families and sent them to treatment for combat stress and battle fatigue, because sometimes poor judgement is made under these conditions which is not typical, but under these conditions, they may also have suffered from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Post Traumatic Stress (PTS or PTSD) and should have sent for treatment, not to trials and investigations, or to be “crushed” by Commandant Amos. The safety of their families and the welfare of these Marine snipers should have been Amos’ job #1. Another epic FAIL for Amos.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Praise for Marine sniper killed in combat on a retrograde mission in AfghanistanRIP Marine. Link:

http://www.hidesertstar.com/observation_post/news/article_76f7adb4-0887-11e4-8ced-0019bb2963f4.html

2.) How Gen. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps treated Marine snipers previously, wanting to “crush” them:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2014/07/14/exclusive-marine-corps-transfers-whistleblower-who-questioned-top-general/

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 4-20-14-Mon. (254 days to go)

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The last Easter Monday for US troops in Afghanistan as they have 254 days left in that country until all American troops leave by December 31, 2014.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Movie, “The Hornet’s Nest” set to open Memorial Day Weekend 2014. Sounds good, I want to see this Afghanistan war documentary. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2014/04/21/war-in-afghanistan-seen-as-never-before-in-new-documentary-hornets-nest/

 

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 4/9/14-Wed. (266 days to go)

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266 days left as US troops in Afghanistan complete retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment in Afghanistan by the deadline of 31 December 2014. Keep them in your prayers.

Meanwhile, another on-base shooting, this time at the Camp Lejeune, North Carolina Marine base. See the story at link #1 for details.

1.) Marine guard at Camp Lejeune, NC shoots and kills fellow Marine. Accidental discharge is one thing being investigated. Link:

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=9496889

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-20-14-Th. (314 days to go)

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314 days left for US troops in Afghanistan. Keep them in your prayers as they continue retrograde operations, packing equipment and closing bases in this still dangerous country. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) The grinning generals and “Afghanistan good enough.” Link:

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/robcrilly/100260197/the-grinning-generals-who-highlight-flaws-in-our-afghanistan-exit/#disqus_thread

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Tu. 2/18/14 (316 days to go)

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316 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as they complete retrograde operations. While packing equipment and closing bases, it remains a dangerous country for US troops to be in. On 15 February 2014, a MARSOC Marine, Master Sgt. Aaron Torian was killed in action by what is reported to have been a pressure plate IED. It was reported he lost his legs, and died in surgery after being evacuated from the battlefield. Pray for his family and fellow Marines. RIP Master Sgt. Links from around the GWOT:

1.)  US MARSOC Marine Master Sgt. killed in Afghanistan. RIP Master Sgt. Aaron Torian:

http://www.witn.com/home/headlines/Purple-Heart-Recipient-Stationed-At-Camp-Lejeune-Dies-In-Afghanistan-245911981.html

2.) RIP MARSOC Marine Master Sgt. Aaron Torian:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/article/20140217/NEWS/302170032/MARSOC-Marine-killed-in-Afghanistan-IED-blast

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 2-17-14-Mon. (317 days to go)

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317 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and they still face casualties while completing retrograde operations by 31 December 2014. On 15 February 2014, a MARSOC Marine was killed when reposts say he hit a pressure plate IED and lost his legs, then died in Afghanistan during surgery. Master Sgt. Aaron Torian: RIP. Pray for his family, and the American troops still in dangerous Afghanistan. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) RIP MARSOC Marine Master Sgt. Aaron Torian:

http://www.jdnews.com/news/military/lejeune-marine-killed-in-afghanistan-1.278845

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 5-12-13-Sun.: Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day at war for US troops in Afghanistan. Read the link at #1, the story published at Canada Free Press, by Susan Price, a Marine Gold Star Mother. She speaks from the heart, and hers is a message that needs to be heard. Check out her web site which is linked at the bottom of this CFP story. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Read the story by Susan Price, Marine Gold Star Mother, as she writes a from the heart Mother’s Day tribute. Click on the link at the bottom of the story to go to her own web site: Priceforjustice.com

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/55132

Written by orangekite1

May 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm