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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-6-14 Sat. (117 days to go)

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117 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they continue with retrograde operations, closing bases and packing equipment. As Afghanistan has mineral wealth as shown at link #1, time for the US to bring her money home with our troops, to bring our money with us, as they can pay for their own military. The US is in debt and needs to use the money now paying Afghan troops, to take care of our own troops and veterans.

I just finished reading “Level Zero Heroes” about Marine actions and restricted rules in Afghanistan among other things. Please order this book, or go to the store and buy it, or download it to Kindle, etc. This is a story that needs to be told! Let’s put this book on the best seller list!

Links from around the GWOT:

Link:

1.) Afghanistan’s mineral wealth:

http://www.designntrend.com/articles/19031/20140905/afghanistan-sitting-on-goldmine-worth-an-estimated-1-trillion.htm

2.) Be sure to purchase and read, “Level Zero Heroes” about Marines in Afghanistan and the restricted rules of engagement they faced as they fought and bled in Afghanistan. Link:

http://www.levelzeroheroes.com

Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 9-5-14 Fri. (118 days to go)

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118 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, or thereabouts. See the link #1 about all the riches Afghanistan has. Time to bring US troops home, and our money with them. The US can no longer afford to fund the Afghan military, we need to fund our own military and our American veterans.

Remember, a good read for this weekend would be the newly released book about Marines in Afghanistan and the restricted rules of engagement they endured, “LEVEL ZERO HEROES”. I just finished this book and give it my highest recommendation.

Time to have a huge investigation or tribunal after end of this war on 31 December 2014, and hold accountable those politicians and military officers responsible for the losing counterinsurgency theory that led to massive US casualties throughout the 13 or so years of war that we have been in Afghanistan since 2001.

Let’s make sure these officers, and the various losing war plans and strategies are NEVER used in war again! We have already had one Vietnam, why did we use the “Vietnam Plan for Afghanistan?”

In future wars, the US military motto should be: “VICTORY THROUGH STRENGTH.”

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghan riches. They should use them to pay for their own country and military. Link:

http://news.yahoo.com/1-trillion-trove-rare-minerals-revealed-under-afghanistan-114520215.html

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-11-14-Mon. (142 days to go)

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142 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. As the days wind down until all US troops leave on 31 December, 2014, more stories come out such as that told in the upcoming book, “LEVEL ZERO HEROES: which describes the real situation MARSOC (Special Operations) Marines faced in Afghanistan. See the story at link #1. Let’s make this book a best seller, I have mine on order! Links from around the GWOT:

1.) MARSOC-Special Operations Marines (soon to be renamed The Raiders as in the WWII Marine Raiders) in Afghanistan: their story. Let’s make this a best seller. I have LEVEL ZERO HEROES on order. Let’s make sure the story of what really was happening in Afghanistan gets out. Please purchase LEVEL ZERO HEROES! Link:

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/marine-afghanistan-feared-commander-tipped-taliban-book-article-1.1898261

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August 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Mon. 4-28-14 (247 days to go)

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247 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and if you read the story at link #1 you see there is a plan afoot for more dirt bikes for them to ride in their remaining days there. Look at the comments too for more details. Featured in the story is the author of the upcoming book on MARSOC, Special Operations Marines, titled, “Level Zero Heroes.”

1.)  “Level Zero Heroes” author, former MARSOC (Special Operations Marine) comments in this CNN story about the use of motorized bikes in Afghanistan. The book sounds like it will be excellent, I plan to read it. Other stories said the forward of the book will be written by retired Marine Major Fred Galvin who was the leader of the first ever MARSOC company in Afghanistan in 2007. Link:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/28/us/stealth-military-motorcycle/

 

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 3/29/14 Sat. (277 days to go)

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277 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan. December 31, 2014 can’t come soon enough.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) The first MARSOC Marine Commander, Major Fred Galvin (ret.) will pen the forward to the upcoming book, “Level Zero Heroes.” Sounds like an excellent book, I wish them great success! (Note the revision / correction at the bottom of the link now. Also read the comments for more details.) Link:

http://blogs.militarytimes.com/battle-rattle/2014/03/27/former-marsoc-commander-to-pen-forward-for-level-zero-heroes/

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 3-4-14 Tue. (302 days to go)

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302 days left for US troops in Afghanistan. On this day in 2007, the first ever deployed company of MARSOC Marines were attacked in Bati Kot, Afghanistan, and falsely accused of killing Afghan civilians. At a Marine Court of Inquiry in 2008, the Marines were exonerated and found to have operated appropriately in a complex ambush. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghanistan disbands what the Wall Street Journal calls a “crucial” guard force:

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304585004579418730552246724?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304585004579418730552246724.html

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March 4, 2014 at 6:01 pm

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal) 3-3-14-Mon. (303 days to go)

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303 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan as they complete retrograde operations to close US bases and pack equipment so all American troops can be gone by 31 December 2014. Pray for their safety in this still dangerous country.

Afghan President Karzai expresses anger at the US government but appreciation for the US taxpayers who have funded his country and military the last 13 years.

It is now time for Karzai and his government and military to stand up as the “Vietnam Plan for Afghanistan” takes place and his soldiers will be responsible for places like Bati Kot, Ganjgal,  and Sangin, places where American soldiers and Marines, MARSOC Marines, Navy SEALs and Army Rangers fought, died, suffered amputations, and gave their blood for his country and sacrificed so much mentally and physically for Afghanistan and American national security.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghan President Karzai appreciates the taxpayers of the United States who have funded his military the last 13 years, but is angry at the US government. Well, as I see it, with cuts to US troop and veteran budgets, the US taxpayers can no longer fund his military. He and his successor are going to have to use their mineral, gas, coal, and oil riches to fund their own military and their own government. The United States taxpayer has done it for 13 years and can’t afford it anymore. Link:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/03/afghanistan-war-interests-president-hamid-karzai