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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9/23/14-Tue. (100 days left)

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Mercifully only 100 days left for US troops in Afghanistan until they all leave by the deadline of 31 December 2014.

On the way out Afghan President Karzai takes more swipes at the US after all of our troops’ sacrifice and taxpayer funds going to his country.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghan President Karzai takes swipes at the USA on his way out:

http://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2014/09/23/afghanistans-karzai-takes-one-last-swipe-at-us

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September 23, 2014 at 11:49 am

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 7-3-14-Wed. (181 days to go)

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America’s days in Afghanistan wind down. 181 days now to go.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghan children bombed:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/la-fg-two-children-killed-eight-wounded-afghanistan-bombing-20140703,0,2775623.story

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July 3, 2014 at 4:23 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 4-26-14-Sat. (249 days to go)

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249 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as they complete retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment, while bad news comes from the British with the crash of their helicopter and the death of five service members.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) British helicopter crashes in Afghanistan, five dead:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/26/us-afghanistan-helicopter-crash-idUSBREA3P07L20140426

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 4-24-14-Th. (251 days to go)

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251 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and it can’t pass fast enough. I would hope today after 3 US civilian doctors were murdered, and other Americans injured after being shot by an Afghan guard who was supposed to be protecting them, President Obama would make an announcement that he is ordering the US State Department to issue a travel ban to Afghanistan by all US civilians. Then, he should encourage US troops to speed up the withdrawal with enhanced retrograde operations to close bases and pack up equipment, and get us out of there before 31 December 2014, and our money with us. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghanistan: Three US doctors murdered by Afghan guard hired to protect them, other Americans reported to be injured: Afghan officer kills 3 U.S. doctors” this LA Times story headline reads:

http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-afghan-guard-kills-us-doctors-20140424,0,822039.story#axzz2zpMvx3zo

2.) Report on another civilian death: Diplomat death: murdered in Afghanistan delivering books, reports details poor planning:

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-04-23/news/chi-report-details-poor-planning-that-led-to-river-forest-womans-death-in-afghanistan-20140423_1_state-department-smedinghoff-river-forest

 

Afghanistan Today the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 4-20-14-Sun. (255 days to go)

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255 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as they celebrate their last Easter in this land. Retrograde operations continue in this still dangerous country, keep American troops in your thoughts and prayers this Easter.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Description of retrograde operations in Afghanistan, as US troops tear down bases, pack equipment, and ship supplies home. Link:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/war/afghanistan-war/140416/afghanistan-troop-withdrawal-retrograde-operation

Afghanistan Today (The GWOT Hotspot?) 4-15-14-Tue. (260 days to go)

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260 days to go or thereabouts for US troops in Afghanistan.

Another tax day finds US troops still in Afghanistan, but if it’s any comfort, it is their last tax day there as all US troops are set to withdrawal by 31 December 2014. God bless American troops still in Afghanistan and may they complete retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment and return home before 31 December 2014 if they have it all packed up.

In the meantime, it seems, fallout from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue, with various books and movies coming out. I had to question one report of Brad Pitt playing Gen. Stan McChrystal in a movie? Is this a joke or a Duffel Blog story? If he was a winning general, one who won the war in Afghanistan that might be one thing, but pursuing a failed COIN (counter-insurgency, nation building) theory which did not lead to victory, not sure I want to see that movie.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) A blog I ran across which has several posts and links to Afghanistan war stories, Gen. McChryCOINstal, etc. Link:

http://feralfirefighter.blogspot.com

2.) Brad Pitt to play Gen. Stan McChrystal in a movie, at least that is what this report says. Surely this is a joke or a Duffel Blog story?

http://www.eonline.com/news/531976/brad-pitt-to-star-as-general-stanley-mcchrystal-in-afghanistan-war-film-the-operators#thyme_comment

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 4-6-14-Sun. (269 days to go)

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God bless American troops still in Afghanistan completing retrograde operations closing bases and packing equipment so they can be out of that country by the deadline of 31 December 2014.

Yesterday was election day in Afghanistan, for a replacement for Hamid Karzai.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Bati Kot, Afghanistan “packed with Taliban” according to tribal leader there. Voting was light in such areas. Read story at this link for complete details:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/06/world/asia/apathy-and-fear-of-taliban-combine-to-keep-rural-voters-away-from-the-polls.html?_r=0