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  • 2 U.S. Marines Killed in Attack on Military Base in Afghanistan

    09/14/2012 5:14:23 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 5 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jason Howerton
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — Heavily-armed insurgents attacked a British air base in southern Afghanistan Friday, killing two U.S. Marines and wounding several other troops, U.S. officials said.</p> <p>Prince Harry, third in line to the British throne, is stationed at the base on a four-month combat tour in Afghanistan. There was no immediate word on his whereabouts at the time of the attack.</p>
  • US Army distributes guide to troops: "Avoid arrogance" and "respect Islam" in order to avoid

    08/25/2012 8:55:27 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 33 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | August 24, 2012 | Robert Spencer
    US Army distributes guide to troops: "Avoid arrogance" and "respect Islam" in order to avoid attacks by Afghan soldiers Denial, dhimmitude, subservience. What do you expect from today's military establishment? In reality, no amount of "respect for Islam" and humility from American troops will prevent these attacks, because the imperative for them is rooted in Islam's doctrines of warfare against unbelievers. But since the U.S. Army prefers to pretend that those doctrines don't exist, we get this. "Pocket Guide Advises US Troops to 'Avoid Arrogance,' 'Respect Islam' in Order to Prevent 'Green on Blue' Attacks," from Truthout, August 24 (thanks...
  • Christian Soldiers Banned from The Quran in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan

    02/29/2012 9:29:47 PM PST · by combat_boots · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 2/29/2012 | Pam Geller, the DoD, etc.
    The collapse of American will. More sharia provisions in the military. Non-Muslims are not allowed to handle the quran unless they are considering converting to Islam or are being targeted for conversion. "Unless your military dog tags identify you as of the Muslim faith, you cannot obtain a copy of the Quran from the military chaplain." So American soldiers who wish to study the quran to understand the enemy threat doctrine are disarmed and subjected to enemy propaganda instead. Abject surrender to a comprehensive legal system that mandates our subjugation and annihilation. Christian Soldiers Banned from The Quran in the...
  • Pamela Geller, WND Column: Stop apologizing and start carpet-bombing

    02/29/2012 10:56:24 AM PST · by combat_boots · 16 replies
    Atlas Shrugs via WND ^ | 2/29/2012 | Pam Geller
    I turn my laser on Obama's metastasizing foreign policy failure in my column this week at WND: Stop apologizing and start carpet-bombing! Exclusive: Pamela Geller blasts Obama for groveling to Islamic supremacists over Quran We apologize, they kill. We apologize again, and they kill some more. A Quran is burned in Afghanistan, a Quran that was used to transmit plots against our troops, and Obama is apologizing. And our generals are apologizing. And the Pentagon is apologizing. America, where are you on this? Obama apologizes, they burn him in effigy. Brilliant, Obama, brilliant. And the band plays on. On Saturday,...
  • Kabul on razor's edge

    02/29/2012 8:18:09 AM PST · by combat_boots · 12 replies
    Asia Times ^ | 2/28/2012 | M K Bhadrakumar
    The killing in Kabul on Saturday of two high-ranking American military officials - a colonel and a major - serving with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) will prompt a paradigm shift in regional security. Afghanistan surges as still America's number one "hot spot", over-shadowing Syria and Iran. If President Barack Obama thought it was time for the United States military to "pivot" toward the Asia-Pacific, it has been delusionary thinking. The Taliban retain a big say still in the upcoming campaign for Obama's re-election bid; the strategy of peace talks with the Taliban will need a close look. The...
  • The US fans Afghanistan flames

    02/29/2012 8:14:56 AM PST · by combat_boots · 4 replies
    Asia Times ^ | March 1, 2012 | Tom Engelhardt and Nick Turse
    Is it all over but the (anti-American) shouting - and the killing? Are the exits finally coming into view? Sometimes, in a moment, the fog lifts, the clouds shift, and you can finally see the landscape ahead with startling clarity. In Afghanistan, Washington may be reaching that moment in a state of panic, horror, and confusion. Even as an anxious US commander withdrew American and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) advisers from Afghan ministries around Kabul last weekend - approximately 300, military spokesman James Williams tells TomDispatch - the ability of American soldiers to remain on giant fortified bases eating...
  • Robert Spencer: Will Obama Behead the Qur’an-Burners?

    02/29/2012 7:57:40 AM PST · by combat_boots · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Robert Spencer works out the logical questions arising from Obama's enforcement of Sharia law regarding the treatment of the quran in Afghanistan: Madness has overtaken Washington, and the world. Every day this past week has brought fresh reports of more people murdered in Afghanistan over the burning of some copies of the Qur’an at Bagram Airfield. In response, every day new apologies come from American officials. Barack Obama, Leon Panetta, the commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan, General John Allen, and others have all issued abject apologies to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, the “noble people of Afghanistan,” and everyone else...
  • Troops amputations up sharply in Afghan war

    09/21/2011 10:56:42 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 12 replies
    AP ^ | Sept 20, 2011 | PAULINE JELINEK
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The counterinsurgency tactic that is sending U.S. soldiers out on foot patrols among the Afghan people, rather than riding in armored vehicles, has contributed to a dramatic increase in arm and leg amputations, genital injuries and the loss of multiple limbs following blast injuries.
  • Jihadists Bomb Attack US Soldiers on 10th Aniversary of 911, 5 Dead 77 Wounded

    09/11/2011 9:24:21 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 4 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/11/11 | Pam Geller
    The Islamic war on the West rages on .....on this, the tenth anniversary on the worst ever attack on American soil. The US military are still embroiled in the defense of the West against Islamic jihad. Today, a Muslim homicide bomber driving a truck bomb attacked a Nato base in central Afghanistan, killing four civilians and injuring 77 foreign troops, Nato and Afghan officials said on Sunday. Afghan Truck Bomb Kills 5; Dozens Wounded NY Times KABUL, Afghanistan — A cargo truck packed with explosives struck a NATO outpost south of the capital late Saturday, killing at least five people...