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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal) 12/16/14 Tue. (16 days to go)

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16 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, and the loss of humanity in the world is evident today with an attack by the Taliban on Muslim school children in Pakistan, with reports of over 145 deaths so far, and more wounded. It’s so “yesterday’s news” the Muslim hostage taker in Australia, and the terror there, with this latest attack. In the meantime, Australia is sending back refugees of a religious minority to Afghanistan where it has been determined it is safe. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Australia sends back asylum seekers to a “safe” http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2014/dec/17/resurgent-taliban-targets-afghan-hazara-as-australia-sends-them-back

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December 16, 2014 at 9:37 pm

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Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (the Afghanistan Scandal?) 5-28-14-Wed. (217 days to go)

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President Obama gives another college speech, this time at the US Military Academy at West Point today, and reports are that he will extend the Afghanistan War two more years. It is my hope he stands by the initial exit date he gave years ago, of 31 December 2014.

Meanwhile, Bati Kot, Afghanistan has not been pacified, and remains a terrorist haven near the Torkm Gate on the Pakistan border. Why? MARSOC Marines were there and thrown out in error after an ‘Incident at Bati Kot’ when they were attacked 4 March 2007. All Marines were exonerated at a 2008 Marine Court of Inquiry. Yet, Bati Kot remains a terrorist haven, and those US Army officers who threw out the first ever deployed Special Operations Marines have yet to be held accountable, or demoted for Bati Kot remaining in terrorist hands.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Bati Kot, Afghanistan, still a dangerous terrorist infested village it seems from the evidence presented in this story:

http://www.khaama.com/16-year-old-suicide-bomber-arrested-in-nangarhar-province-8164

2.) Another ‘incident at Bati Kot’: This time a 13 yr old suicide Pakistani suicide bomber is stopped in Bati Kot, Afghanistan:

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-news-agency/140527/terror-squad-busted-afghanistans-kunduz-police

 

 

 

 

 

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 3-17-14-Mon. (289 days to go)

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289 days to go for US troops in Afghanistan, as they spend their last Saint Patrick’s Day there today.

As US troops complete retrograde operations in Afghanistan, closing bases and packing equipment before the date to evacuate on 31 December 2014, another option becomes available for unnecessary equipment: that is for Pakistan too take some of it. See the story at link #1 for details.

1.) Pakistan may be an option for American equipment as the US leaves Afghanistan by 31 December 2014. Read the story at link below for details:

http://www.arabnews.com/news/541901

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 10/19/13-Sat.

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As Americans enjoy another weekend of baseball playoffs, college and pro football, and fall festivals, the US troops in Afghanistan continue their retrograde operation in Afghanistan. Pray for their safety as this is still a deadly country to be in. Two weeks ago a US Army nurse, 1st Lt. Jennifer Moreno, promoted posthumously to Captain was killed in a mission that saw three other Americans killed and 30 US Army Rangers injured.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) While the USA is in debt, the US taxpayer is seeing their money sent to Pakistan:

http://triblive.com/usworld/nation/4912664-74/pakistan-pakistani-states#axzz2iDhZ6cwQ

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October 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm

Afghanistan Today: The Hot Spot in the GWOT: 12-11-08-Thurs.

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I have run across several articles I want to link, but since I have been trying to limit the links to 10 a day, or 11 yesterday due to a late addition at #11, I haven’t posted them. Today I will try and catch up with some interesting stories from the last few days. Please remember our troops in Afghanistan and the troops being sent there by soon to be President Obama for the troop surge. Pray for a swift victory so we can bring them home and let the State Department handle the aftermath: Hillary Clinton should be up to the job by then. Links:

1.) How to train for the fight in Afghanistan? This discusses how Marines will be trained. Link:

http://www.marinecorpstimes.com/news/2008/11/marine_conway_113008w/

2.) Fox News Sunday transcript from 11-30-08, anyone getting ready to send a Marine to Afghanistan might want to read it, also to get information in general about the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/printer_friendly_story/0,3566,459345,00.html

3.)  One Step in the Line of Duty: A story worth reading again out of Wyoming about one of our injured troops. Link:

http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/articles/2008/11/30/news/today/news01.txt

4.)  Military Preps for troop build up in Afghanistan. This is a story I just read today, again, if you are a Marine preparing for Afghanistan, or a family member, it provides some insight into what the troops will be facing when President Obama sends them to fight in the war. Link:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98091845&ft=1&f=1001

5.)  Roadwork stalls in Afghanistan’s Valley of Death:

http://www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.asp?cu_no=2&item_no=260106&version=1&template_id=41&parent_id=23

6.)  Jewish funerals for victims of terror attack in India. This is from earlier this month, a story worth reading as we face the GWOT. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,460133,00.html

7.) Dozens hurt in stone fight between Israeli settlers and Palestinians. It sure is something when you read about such hatred, and primitive attacks with stones. The GWOT is just that: global! Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,460209,00.html

8.)  Diverse security team united in fighting terrorism. A story from earlier in the month, worth reading. Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,460209,00.html

Gates on his extension of duties into Obama administration:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2008/12/02/gates-says-commitment-defense-secretary-open-ended/

9.)  2/7 Marines in day of battle in Afghanistan:

http://www.military.com/news/article/marines-prevailed-in-a-day-of-battle.html?col=1186032310810

10.)  U.S. Marines train to survive vehicle rollovers:

http://story.birminghamstar.com/index.php/ct/9/cid/b8de8e630faf3631/id/437445/cs/1/

Written by orangekite1

December 11, 2008 at 4:44 am