Will Afghanistan become the next Vietnam?

Blah, blah, blah…how many times do we have to hear this.

Did Obama run for president when he knew about Iraq and Afghanistan? Does he know the history of the Vietnam war and what happened after?

Presuming yes, then no this is not the next Vietnam.

U.S. and coalition forces have been fighting in Afghanistan for more than eight years, initially rooting the Taliban from control after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks against the U.S. because of its support of al Qaeda terrorists who carried out the attacks.

But after the U.S. went to war with Iraq in 2003, the Taliban regrouped, and fighting with U.S. and coalition troops has escalated.

In March, Afghanistan will become America’s longest war, surpassing the one in Vietnam, which cost more than 58,000 American lives.
Obama will announce his strategy for Afghanistan to the nation at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday….which I’m sure he is going to blame the Bush administration for what he has to do.

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Published in: on December 1, 2009 at 12:29 pm  Leave a Comment  
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U.S Afghan base scheduled to be closed, heavily attacked.

A base that had been scheduled to be closed came under heavy attack on Saturday, killing 8 U.S troops.

The closing is part of a wider effort by the top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, to cede remote outposts and consolidate troops in more populated areas to better protect Afghan civilians

The U.S beleive that the insurgents had been planning the attack for days bringing in artilery and attacked when they saw the movement in the base.

How long did the battle last?

Approx 12 plus hours.

Even though the U.S was able to get air support within half an hour of the attack but a series of problems hindered mounting any sustained counterattack. The source said smoke from a fire lit by the insurgents obscured vision on the ground and in the air, and the narrowness of the valley hobbled any intense close air support, as well as constant attack on the landing zones.

So how many insurgents were killed?

Approx 100.

Thats still not enough.

Why do they fight with political correctness, why not just fight? Am, I wrong to think this way?

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Published in: on October 7, 2009 at 8:44 am  Comments (1)  
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U.S in Afghanistan for the long haul???

Thats what Bill Clinton’s wifey and Robert Gates are saying.

So does that mean Gates got his extra 40,000 troops he asked for? Not exactly, it seems the amount of troops is still under discussion

The Taliban insurgency currently has the momentum in Afghanistan, Gates said, adding that a Taliban takeover of the country would empower the al Qaeda terrorist network.

“Because of our inability and the inability, frankly, of our allies to put enough troops in Afghanistan, the Taliban do have the momentum right now, he said.

Ummm, okay so what is happening?

“We’re not leaving Afghanistan,” he declared, adding: “There should be no uncertainty in terms of our determination to remain in Afghanistan and to continue to build a relationship of partnership and trust with the Pakistanis. That’s long term. That’s a strategic objective of the United States.”

Okay, so I get the point of the meeting where the US will stay in Afghanistan, yet every though there are not enough troops in Afghanistan to stop the Talibana momentum the next step is not decided….way to take your time kids.

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Does Hil look like she about ready to fall asleep in her pant suit?

Published in: on October 6, 2009 at 7:59 am  Comments (6)  
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More troops being sent to Afghanistan?

Well it appears Robert Gates is certianly considering it.


Gates is inclined to back Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, in pursuing a counterinsurgency strategy, news outlets said yesterday.

However the amount of troops being sent is still up in the air as Gen. Stanley McChrystal would like approx 40,000

SO what does O-man say, well reports are that he met with McChrystal aboard airforce one for about 20 or so minutes on his return flight from his losing bid in Cophenhagan (Hmmm the Olympics and the bid not costing any taxes payers money huh?? I’m pretty sure tax payers pay for airforce one – but annnyyyway)

Robert Gibbs described the discussion as “quick” “robust,” with the president hearing from 17 different people.

Man that sure is alot of people on Airforce one for a return flight home

And of course Hillary had her two cents in and several sources said she was concerned with having enough troops present in Afghanistan to support the Obama administration’s civilian efforts, suggesting she may be leaning toward more additional troops as well.

Not so fast you damn hoppies about to jump down her throat the ever peaceful Hil said she made clear that she favors a more detailed examination of the mission before a decision on troop levels is made.

Once Obama finished all his quick robust meetings he then starting looking for his ego that squashed in Copenhagen.

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Published in: on October 2, 2009 at 12:05 pm  Leave a Comment  
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There is a war is Afghanistan?

It seems the support for the war in Afghansitan is at a all time low, according to a CNN poll (considering a CNN poll is like a poll from Fox news and swayed one way, the numbers can be very iffy).

As only 23 percent of Democrats agree with the war compared to 39 for independents and 62 percent for republicans.

Which poses this question. Was the raid on the apartment in NYC where 4 Afghan men lived premature and perhaps jumping the gun a little in hopes of finding something to gather up more support, or were they just doing their job?

To me it seems a little close to the 9/11 anniversary and with the falling numbers in support for the Afghan war, I cant seem to put my finger on it, but it seems a little fishy, am I wrong?

I’ve read the news stories associated it with it and out of the men, it seems they were only focused on one who seemed to by sympathetic to Al Queda and there was imminet danger.

Although after the behaviour executed around the U.S this week the guy is more than likely thinking we are just attacking each other.

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Published in: on September 15, 2009 at 5:37 am  Leave a Comment  
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Osama Vs Obama

Here we go again…another tape of Osama Bin Laden with voice only and no video.

I guess the Taliban must be travelling light as I’m beginning to wonder if the Taliban have lost all video and camera equipment over the past several years?

Osama goes on to give the American people a warning:
“To the American people, this is my message to you: a reminder of the reasons behind 9/11 and the wars and the repercussions that followed and the way to resolve it. From the beginning, we have stated many times … that the cause of our disagreement with you is your support of your allies, the Israelis, who are occupying our land in Palestine. Your stance along with some other grievances are what led us to carry out the events of 9/11.”

Well jeez thanks fake Osama D-bag for the reminder.

Fake Osama also offers a few words about Obama saying a vulnerable man who will not be able to stop the war, as he promised, but instead he will drag it to the maximum possible extent. By Keeping Robert Gates as defense secretary — a holdover from the Bush administration, he sees this as prolonging the war terrorism.

Obviously by that statement ASSama is just pissed, as he even knows O-man understands very little about Defense of this country and I’m sure he was hoping the job would go to someone else that had no clue about what they were doing. Well ASSama, even O-man is not that stupid.

Yawn. Is the same message we have heard many times.Osama ASSama is most likely dead, its been 2 years since he was last seen via video and its just a idle attempt to keep the grassroots of terrorism alive, eventually Assama is going to have to show his face or even his followers with the slightest amount of common sense are going to reliaze he is dead or seriously ill. The Cubans and Fidel even know that.

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Published in: on September 14, 2009 at 7:33 am  Comments (2)  
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Freed reporter had been abducted before

Stephen Farrell a New York Times reporter was rescued by NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, known as the ISAF, this morning.

Crossfire in the rescue operation killed another reporter, civillians and a British commando.

But his was not the first time Farrell had been kidnapped, he was also kidnapped in Fallujia in 2004. He was was released then after showing photogrpahs of himself with long hair and pointing out that he was just bald and not a soldier

Mr. Farrell, it might be time to get another career, or perhaps stay behind a desk. Your dedication to your job is killing people, literally.

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Published in: on September 9, 2009 at 1:17 pm  Comments (1)  
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Now its Bush’s fault..again…because of the poorly run war in Afghanistan

It seems the white house is pointing fingers at Bush…again…for the war in Afghanistan. The same person that before he left office, made sure there was an increase in troops being sent, much to the dismay of congress and had to fight congress everystep of the way for the final two years he was in office to manage Iraq and Afghanistan.

Someone needs to remind Congress that its pretty much the exact same Congress he (Bush) was dealing with his final two years is the same Congress Obama is dealing with now.

“A Change We can Believe in”…..providing we can keep pointing fingers in the past

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Published in: on September 1, 2009 at 5:37 am  Comments (5)  
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White House. Aug 8th: War on Terror is over. Aug 31st: War on Terror is On??

On August 8th the White House spoke out about the War on Terror being over, only moving ahead with saying its a War on Al Queda.

Lets insert time here…2 weeks later.

Well today it seems as though Robert Gibbs, the white House press secretary did not get that memo…but hay at least they are finally speaking about it (see previous posts)

Lets just blame the communication breakdown on too much fun at margaritaville.

We all hear so many promises during the election process, don’t we? So many people believe those promises, and that is what is scary. No matter what side of the fence you are on, everyone should have had the common sense to know it would not and could not be over like the flick of a remote control switch. Yet they say it and people believe it.

Idiots! (Voters and Politicians get the blame here)

All the do by “exaggerating” is lose faith in your voters. Someone, somewhere needs to stand up and stop lying. People can take the good with the bad. Just stop feeding us B.S. Its going to come out eventually.

Sigh!

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Published in: on August 31, 2009 at 1:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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UPDATE – 2009 is so far the deadliest year for “foreign” troops in Afghanistan

With the deaths of 4 military personnell last Friday in a bomb in the country’s south, it now brings the death rate to 295. It was 294 in all of 2008.

With the silence story not having been spoken about since earlier this year from the top people, I guess its just uncool to talk about

Above blog for 8/25/09

Update – It seems the U.K has started talking about it

Published in: on August 28, 2009 at 8:07 am  Leave a Comment  
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