Sunday, September 30, 2012

11 Years In, 2,000th U.S. Troop Killed In Afghanistan {UpDated}

So posts the Huffington Post at the top of the early 30 September 2012 sunday morning site page, along with this in huge block lettering:

You ask 'WHY?' in caps on the front page, it's simple.
The country started cheering on abandoning the Main Missions, and once again promises to the Afghan people, with the first drum beat pointed at Iraq, not listening to what those of us against were saying, especially us veterans of our previous wars of choice! Making the Afghan occupation into nothing to do with 9/11. Raising the hatreds in the region and around the world, not only as to our policies but now directly at the people of. Easing the recruiting in the region, and elsewhere, towards fighting the occupation,tried by the Soviets previously. Those still being sent, see or hear any opposition to from like we had built during the Vietnam War, are seeking to try and accomplish at least a small faction of the original Main Missions and the CiC is leading them that way, those fighting and supporting not the officers, with the gradual drawdown. While the Country not only ignores but has yet to Demand They Sacrifice not only to pay for the wars but especially the results of!

That's WHY!!!!

Click the link and it carries one to this on the latest U.S. Soldier to die and from an insider attack:

Afghanistan War: 2,000th U.S. Soldier Killed In Insider Attack
09/30/12 - KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country's east, killing two Americans and at least two fellow members of Afghanistan's army in a shooting that marked both the continuance of a disturbing trend of insider attacks and the 2,000th U.S. troop death in the long-running war, officials said Sunday. The string of insider attacks is one of the greatest threats to NATO's mission in the country, endangering a partnership key to training up Afghan security forces and withdrawing international troops. Saturday's shooting took place at an Afghan army checkpoint just outside a joint U.S.-Afghan base in Wardak province, said Shahidullah Shahid, a provincial government spokesman. read more>>>

Not a fan of Lester but NBC did some pretty good reporting yesterday, Saturday, morning in of all places Afghanistan, like the American public cares!

Lester Holt on patrol in Afghanistan 29 September 2012: Over a decade since the war began, TODAY’s Lester Holt visits the battlefields outside Kandahar and more.

Opportunity, education for girls in Afghanistan 29 September 2012: Girls in Afghanistan were not allowed to attend school under Taliban rule, but now millions of girls across the country attend classes.

They had some more clips, like talking to some of the soldiers, on this mornings telecast.

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UpDate: CBS 60 min.

Examining the scourge of "insider attacks"
Top U.S. general in Afghanistan John Allen talks to "60 Minutes" about the setbacks that put the U.S. mission in jeopardy

30 September 2012 - Eleven years after 9/11, Lara Logan talks to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, who is incensed over deadly attacks on his men by Afghan troops the U.S. has trained and supported. In this hard look at the Afghanistan war, she also talks to President Hamid Karzai and a Taliban commander. The following is a script from "The Longest War" which aired on Sept. 30, 2012. Lara Logan is the correspondent. Max McClellan, producer. read more>>>

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