Why Is Trump Right To Consider All Out Fight In Afghanistan

Here is one take on the reason Afghanistan is important to coming to grips with radical terrorists…     During the heat of election debates, Trump said we should completely leave the Middle East. Being a typical American who has for years had more to consider than what was happening in an area of the world where fighting has gone on for not just hundreds but thousands of years, Trump and most of our nation had the same knee jerk reaction – Get Out. But after tons of intel and relying on his advisers as well as local considerations, Trump … Continue reading

Financial Drain of Afghanistan on US

In 2002 someone in the US government decided that we should assist in the rebuilding of Afghanistan. According to SIGAR in their 2016 report to Congress, the United States, along with other coalition partners, initiated projects to help reconstruct Afghanistan, which had been devastated by nearly 30 years of conflict. Since its creation in 2008, SIGAR, IG for Afghanistan rebuilding oversight, has issued 37 inspection reports examining 45 DOD reconstruction projects with a combined value of about $1.1 billion. The projects were located in 15 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, and included 16 Afghan National Police (ANP) and 13 Afghan National … Continue reading

The Weird Wide World Of Sports

Football, schmootball. NOTHING stimulates a crowd more than The Thrill Of Evisceration or The Angora Of Defeat ! In Afghanistan, the hottest sport in town is Buzkashi (literally “goat pulling” in Persian). It’s the sport in which horse-mounted players attempt to place a goat carcass in a goal. It is the national sport of Afghanistan where it is often played on Fridays and matches draw thousands of fans. Traditionally, games could last for several days, but in its more regulated tournament version, it has a limited match time. During the rule of the Taliban regime, buzkashi was banned in Afghanistan, as the … Continue reading

Sixteen Year Long Afghan “Raging Tiger By The Tail” – Now What…

For sixteen years and to some accounts more, the US has been involved in a stalemate in Afghanistan. Neither winning, nor losing simply pouring more tax dollars down the tubes. We have a tiger by the tail; but now that we have engaged, how do we stop and evaluate our efforts as a success or failure? This is what the Trump administration is left to deal with after billions have been lost, soldiers killed or maimed, equipment stolen or sold to insurgents, and dishonorable or plain stupid, dangerous decisions, or indecisive attitudes by the past administration. “As Afghan Stalemate Grinds … Continue reading

Terrorists Were Unprepared For Mother’s Wrath….

From The Blaze A mother in Afghanistan is gaining national attention after she fiercely fought back against dozens of Taliban militants who killed her son in the country’s dangerous Farah province, the Daily Mail reports. Reza Gul reportedly watched in horror as her son, a police officer who was apparently working at a village checkpoint with a team of fellow officers, was gunned down by a band of terrorists. After witnesses such a tragic event unfold before her eyes, the mother said she “couldn’t stop myself and picked up a weapon.” “I went to the check post and began shooting … Continue reading

Remembering a Hero….

From Freedom Rings 1776 Submitted by Shannon Ward On August 5, 2014 we, as a nation, were notified of the death of a man who served his country proudly since 1980, in the United States Army. Major General Harold J. Greene was killed in Afghanistan by a member of the Afghan Security Forces. As Major General he is the highest ranking military official to die on foreign soil under hostile conditions since the Vietnam War. He is also the highest ranking military member to die since since Lt. General Timothy Maude, who died as a result of the hostile act … Continue reading

Remembering Extortion 17

Thank you, Col. West, for reminding us… I hope you haven’t forgotten the story of Extortion 17, the greatest single-day loss of Navy Special Warfare Group personnel. The shoot down incident occurred three years ago to this date — but most Americans have no memory of it. You may be aware of the stories of Blackhawk Down or Lone Survivor, but will there ever be a film that depicts what happened that fateful day in the Tangi River valley in Afghanistan? Billy Vaughn, the father of SEAL SOC Aaron Vaughn, wrote Betrayed to keep the story of his son’s and … Continue reading

Pentagon Lost Track of Thousands of Firearms in Afghanistan

From Fox News: The Pentagon has been unable to locate more than 40 percent of the firearms it has provided to Afghan security forces at a cost of $626 million, according to a report by a government oversight agency made public Monday. The report by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) states that the Defense Department’s two information systems that track weapons sent to Afghanistan are full of errors. That has sparked fears that at least some of the weapons may be available on the black market, with militants among the potential purchasers. According to the report and … Continue reading

General Amos to Obama: Get in the Game

From Yahoo News:   It’s highly unusual for a high-ranking soldier, let alone a high-ranking Marine, to publicly question White House and Pentagon policy. Yet that’s exactly what four-star Gen. James Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, did in Washington. Speaking at the Brookings Institute Tuesday, Amos said the Obama administration paved the way for the emergence of the Islamic State of Syria and Iraq (ISIS) by completely withdrawing American troops in 2011. “I have a hard time believing that had we been there, and worked with the government, and worked with parliament, and worked with the minister of defense, the … Continue reading

Sending Pink Slips to a War Zone

From the Washington Post: In a stunning display of callousness, the Defense Department has announced that thousands of soldiers, many serving as commanding officers in Afghanistan, will be notified in the coming weeks that their service to the country is no longer needed. Last week, more than 1,100 Army captains — the men and women who know best how to fight this enemy because they have experienced multiple deployments — were told they’ll be retired from the Army. The overall news is not unexpected. The Army has ended its major operations in Iraq and is winding down in Afghanistan. Budget … Continue reading

35 Countries Where the U.S. Has Supported Fascists, Drug Lords and Terrorists…

As the situation in Ukraine continues to fester, a handy history guide — from A (Argentina) to Z (Zaire) Source: Lankaweb March 17th, 2014 The U.S. is backing Ukraine’s extreme right-wing Svoboda party and violent neo-Nazis whose armed uprising paved the way for a Western-backed coup. Events in the Ukraine are giving us another glimpse through the looking-glass of U.S. propaganda wars against fascism, drugs and terrorism. The ugly reality behind the mirror is that the U.S. government has a long and unbroken record of working with fascists, dictators, drug lords and state sponsors of terrorism in every region of … Continue reading

A Sunday Feel Good Story

How a 14-Year-Old Used His Jump Shot To Support the Troops It started with the loss of 30 troops in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in 2011. He didn’t know it couldn’t be done…he just went ahead and did it. What an amazing and dedicated kid. Kudos to you young man. The link to his FB page: https://www.facebook.com/OperationHawkeye ~Kathy

Islam in America — Umair Tayyab Sheikh

GAG ALERT   Florida,US: Islamic Qur’an Teacher Forces Little Boy to Engage in Sexual Activity to Produce Child Pornography   by, Paula McMahon | Sun Sentinel COOPER CITY, South Florida: A religious youth group leader admitted Tuesday that he made a child pornography video of one of his 14-year-old male students, court records show. Umair Tayyab Sheikh, 24, of Cooper City, faces at least 15 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to a charge of coercing a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct to make child pornography. FBI agents began investigating Sheikh in September 2012 when they realized … Continue reading

A Sunday Feel Good Story

From TheBlaze: Chicago Comes Through for Returning Marines A group of Marines on their way home from Afghanistan got more than a few pleasant surprises upon after their plane touched down upon U.S. soil. After spending the better part of five days getting on and off planes as they traveled from one side of the globe to another, the 13 Marines found themselves treated like heroes at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Monday night’s welcome home started with a phone call. Stephanie Hare, a native of Illinois who now works in England, called the USO at O’Hare and explained that her … Continue reading