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HIGHLY recommended reading. The Colonel tells it like it is and blasts the COIN strategy and the ROE.

IF WE'RE NOT IN IT TO WIN IT, BRING OUR TROOPS HOME NOW!!!!!

Afghanistan has become hussein's VIETNAM.

"Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the government officials committing it." -- Kurt Hofmann.

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

Islam Delenda Est!

REFUSE. RESIST. Do NOT Submit! ★ FREEDOM! ★


1 posted on 10/10/2012 11:18:42 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright
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To: Jim Robinson; dcwusmc; A Navy Vet
And, just what the HELL is "too lethal"?!?!?!?!?

Our troops are SUPPOSED to be lethal to the ENEMY. And make no mistake, Islam IS the ENEMY!!!!

"Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the government officials committing it." -- Kurt Hofmann.

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country." –Benjamin Franklin

Islam Delenda Est!

REFUSE. RESIST. Do NOT Submit! ★ FREEDOM! ★


2 posted on 10/10/2012 11:22:13 PM PDT by Neil E. Wright (An OATH is FOREVER OathKeeper III We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: Neil E. Wright

He sounds like a fine man.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 11:51:40 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Neil E. Wright

LIBs have drained the blood of our heroes and prevented America from winning a single war since WWII. Korea, Vietnam, Lebanon, Iraq I, Iraq II and Afghanistan have all been losses. There was no clear purpose and no absolute victory.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 12:51:56 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Neil E. Wright

Colonel Tunnell gives me hope. God bless him.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 1:05:53 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Neil E. Wright

He will be targeted like LTC. West was.


8 posted on 10/11/2012 2:14:08 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: expat1000

Daniel Greenfield ping


9 posted on 10/11/2012 3:26:17 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: Neil E. Wright
“A gross lack of concern for subordinates manifests in guidance that “zero” civilian casualties are acceptable and coalition soldiers may have to be killed rather than defend themselves against a potential threat and risk being wrong and possibly resulting in injury or death of civilians.”

Contrast this with the drone war which can hardly avoid killing women & children. Gross hypocrisy!

The blame for this falls squarely on George Bush's shoulders. His ludicrous nation & democracy building sowed the seeds of this pacifist war fighting. How dumb do you have to be to try to civilize the most ignorant, uncivilized place on earth - a place of no strategic value, land locked, with almost no infrastructure?

Bush would have had more success trying to teach an alligator to French kiss, & more to gain for the effort.

Even the dumbest Liberal in Washington could predict the outcome of this folly. We on the Right have been predicting failure from the beginning, & warning of the waste of American lives & money.

I can only imagine that GWB, a solid war fighter, was manipulated by foolish politicians (Rove) who felt it was necessary to nation build to appease his political opposition. The inherent hubris of the Presidency likely played a part, too. It was folly, directly leading to failure.

Whatever it is or was, it is KILLING good people for NO GOOD REASON, & a total waste of resources.

10 posted on 10/11/2012 4:46:41 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Neil E. Wright; Future Snake Eater

I posted this story yesterday from another source, Michael Yon.

FReeper FutureSnakeEater has some excellent comments on this story, from the perspective of someone close to the events, that should be read, here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2942858/posts?page=44#44

My short summary: There is still a lot wrong with what is going on in Afghanistan, and I still very much am for a quick exit and leaving the savages to their rocks, but it’s not perhaps quite as bad as Col Tunnell puts it.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 4:51:52 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Neil E. Wright
“Afghanistan has become hussein’s VIETNAM.”

I do not blame Obama for Afghanistan any more than I blame Nixon for Vietnam.

Both men have little to admire, but LBJ lost in Vietnam & Bush lost in Afghanistan, using the same failed strategy of “hearts & minds” plus a reluctance to vigorously pursue the enemy WHEREVER they go (Cambodia,Laos,Pakistan), & failure to use massive firepower to completely demoralize & kill the enemy for fear of hurting “civilians”. Nixon & Obama inherited these failed policies along with Americans tired of unwinnable war based on current strategy.

As much as I blame Obama for ALL of our other woes, Afghanistan is not one of them.

Furthermore, we would double down on failure if Obama tried to turn around the effort in Afghanistan. God forbid that he ever has to make critical war decisions! We have been relatively lucky these last 4 years.

12 posted on 10/11/2012 5:07:08 AM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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To: Neil E. Wright

My kinda guy! These filthy barbarians are not worth one drop of American blood or sweat. Get out NOW, then Nuke the whole tribal area, “the only way to be sure”.


14 posted on 10/11/2012 5:45:59 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Neil E. Wright

This guy should be appointed Chief of Staff of the Army instead of that moron Dempsey.

Dempsey works for the Islamofacist wing in the White House.


15 posted on 10/11/2012 5:51:06 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Neil E. Wright
Astonishing!

But given our current record in Afghanistan for fighting a Politically Correct war and trading our own lives for stupid restrictions on our military,... likely not. Frankly, I think we have forgotten why we are there and how to pursue a winning strategy - which Colonel Tunnell gets but most others have lost sight of.

It is time to either get real or get out. Frankly, given our state of affairs with our politically correct politicians and perfumed prince laden military, I think the answer is "get out", now!!

Why kill and maim our people for no discernible reason other than proving how "nice" we can be? That's the Liberal's Way Of War. Enough, enough of this Dr. Seuss style war!!

16 posted on 10/11/2012 8:16:44 AM PDT by Gritty (This election represents the last exit ramp before the death spiral - Mark Steyn)
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