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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal) 10/25/14 Sat. (70 days to go)

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70 days left for US troops in Afghanistan, but meanwhile, the Global War on Terror continues. Keep American troops and veterans and their families in your thoughts and prayers.

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October 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm

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Afghanistan Today, a GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) Sun. 9/7/14 (116 days to go)

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Pray for American troops in Afghanistan this Sunday as they complete retrograde operations and leave that country by 31 December 2014. In an incident this last week, a plane leaving Afghanistan, carrying out Americans and apparently some Canadians as reported in the press, made a forced landing in Iran. As the story at link #1 indicates, and as reported on major TV news outlets, the plane was allowed to leave Iran with its passengers. Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Plane leaving Afghanistan is forced to make landing in Iran. The plane and its passengers was later allowed to leave. Link:

http://www.iranfocus.com/en/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29855:chartered-commercial-jet-carrying-americans-makes-unplanned-landing-in-iran&catid=4:iran-general&Itemid=109

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: A GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8/22/14-Fri. (131 days to go)

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With 131 days to go for US troops in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and until the stoppage or slowdown in daily posts on this blog, and with all the global terror going on outside of Afghanistan, I decided to make a somewhat subtle, but I think necessary, change to the title of this blog. The change appears beginning with today’s title, and unless I forget and accidentally post it as I did in the past out of habit, the change will be to “A GWOT Hotspot” from “The GWOT Hotspot”. Right now, it even seems the switch is back on to Iraq, with Commander-in-Chief, President Obama, sending troops there on the ground, and also by air with air strikes. Some days 31 December 2014 seems a long way off, but it can’t come soon enough for US troops in this still dangerous country, who face death and injury while completing retrograde operations, closing bases and packing up US equipment.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Back to Iraq, or meanwhile in Iraq: no name given, or in store for current Iraq operations. Link:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/22/a-war-by-any-other-name-us-military-action-in-iraq/

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 8-19-14 Tue. (134 days to go)

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134 days left for US troops in Afghanistan, as they complete retrograde operations in preparation for all US troops to leave that country by 31 December 2014.

Remember our injured troops, and families of the fallen in your prayers.

Remember in your prayers, the family of Sgt. Rob Richards, Marine Sniper, Purple Heart recipient, who was found dead in his home in North Carolina a week ago tomorrow.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) RIP Marine Sgt., Purple Heart Recipient, Rob Richards:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/14/robert-richards-dead_n_5680092.html

Afghanistan Today, the GWOT Hotspot (The Afghanistan Scandal?) 11-5-13 Tue.

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American troops are still in retrograde operations in Afghanistan as they draw down in preparation of the 31 December 2014 withdrawal date. It is still a dangerous place for US troops to be so keep them in your prayers. Contact your elected officials on behalf of our active duty troops and American veterans.

The link at #1 describes how since 2002 the US has spent over $7 billion, yet the poppy crops still flourish to be turned into the ingredients for heroin.

Links from around the GWOT:

1.) Afghan poppy crop flourishes:

http://www.ticotimes.net/More-news/News-Briefs/The-U.S.-spent-7-billion-to-fight-the-drug-war-in-Afghanistan-and-guest-what-The-opium-trade-is-growing_Monday-November-04-2013

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November 5, 2013 at 12:42 pm