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  • Official: 13 American troops killed in Kabul attack

    10/29/2011 7:10:08 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 139 replies
    At least 13 U.S. troops were killed in Kabul on Saturday when a suicide bomber struck a vehicle in a NATO military convoy, a U.S. military official said. NATO's International Security Assistance Force confirmed 13 deaths within its force, but did not specify their nationalities.
  • 33 Americans Including 25 SEALs Killed

    08/07/2011 7:48:15 PM PDT · by stolinsky · 8 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 08-08-11 | stolinsky
      33 Americans Including 25 SEALs Killed Every Time History Repeats Itself, the Price Goes Up David C. Stolinsky Aug. 8, 2011 Afghan insurgents shoot down Chinook helicopter with rocket-propelled grenade, killing 30 Americans, including 22 SEALS, some of whom were from SEAL Team 6, the unit that killed Osama Bin Laden. Three more SEALs were killed on the ground, for a total of 33 American dead. − News item Some time ago, I was driving my old car. As I pulled out of a parking lot, I heard a terrible screeching noise. Looking under the car, I found...
  • AP: Documents Show Gitmo Inmates Defy U.S. (FACTUAL -- "must read")

    07/01/2005 6:07:10 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 148 replies · 4,919+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | July 1, 2005 | BEN FOX
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Military authorities have previously disclosed some incidents of guard retaliation at Guantanamo Bay, which resulted in mostly minor disciplinary proceedings. What emerges from 278 pages of documents obtained by The Associated Press is the degree of defiance by the terrorism suspects at Guantanamo. The prisoners banged on their cells to protest the heat. They doused guards with whatever liquid was handy — from spit to urine. Sometimes they struck their jailers, one swinging a steel chair at a military police officer. And the American MPs at times retaliated with force — punches, pepper spray and...
  • Politically Correct Wars Are Immoral(Oooohhh Rah!)

    10/19/2006 7:11:53 PM PDT · by kellynla · 39 replies · 1,028+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Oct 20, 2006 | Rabbi Aryeh Spero
    It appears that political correctness has infected many of our military brass, indeed even instructors in our military academies. It is one thing when politicians and cultural elites force it into our lives; it's quite dangerous, however, when those selected to protect us elevate political correctness over the necessity of vanquishing enemies intent on destroying us. Many of us now believe that a much ballyhooed "higher morality" in the conduct of war is a major cause for America and the West not achieving its goal of destroying jihadist terrorisim. A new "counter-insurgency manual" provides evidence of a military guided not...
  • U.S. military investigates leaked photo (of 190 Taliban militants at funeral/cemetery. MOAB Time!)

    09/13/2006 9:09:10 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 87 replies · 3,860+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/13/06 | Paul Garwood - ap
    KABUL, Afghanistan - The U.S. military said Wednesday it is looking into the unauthorized release of a photo purportedly taken by an American drone aircraft showing scores of Taliban militants at a funeral in Afghanistan. NBC-TV claimed that U.S. Army officers wanted to attack the ceremony with missiles carried by the Predator drone, but were prevented under rules of battlefield engagement that bar attacks on cemeteries. Lt. Tamara Lawrence, a spokeswoman with the U.S. military in Kabul, said the photograph was released to the network by someone who did not have the clearance to hand it out. "It is an...
  • NATO: More Than 200 Taliban Killed in Afghanistan Offensive

    09/03/2006 8:58:42 AM PDT · by 69ConvertibleFirebird · 157 replies · 6,393+ views
    Fox News ^ | 9/3/06 | AP
    <p>Breaking news just announced - 200 Taliban fighters killed this morning in Afghanistan.</p>
  • Fighting a Compassionate War Is Killing Us

    01/18/2005 1:56:32 PM PST · by rightalien · 33 replies · 885+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | January 18, 2005 | Elan Journo
    The horrific suicide bombing in December of a U.S. mess tent near Mosul and the assassination on Jan. 10 of the deputy chief of Baghdad police -- the second Iraqi official murdered in five days -- are further indications that the war in Iraq is worsening. Things are going badly not because, as some claim, the United States is arrogant and lacking in humility--but because it is self-effacing and compassionate. The Bush Administration's war in Iraq embraces compassion instead of the rational goal of victory. Such an immoral approach to war wantonly sacrifices the lives of soldiers and emboldens our...
  • W., Washington and war (A Major Smackdown Delivered to Just About Everyone)

    11/16/2005 10:25:35 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 43 replies · 1,376+ views
    Washington Times ^ | November 17 2005 | Michael F. Scheuer
    President Bush is wrong when he says we will not run from Iraq. He is whistling past the graveyard, hoping something good turns up. Sadly, nothing will. Why? Well, we will be beaten in Iraq and elsewhere because we refuse to accept reality and act with the brains or military ruthlessness reality requires. Domestic political requirements ruled the way the wars were fought; Republicans and Democrats made war plans with an eye toward staying in office. They seem to care nothing for soldiers and Marines killed in wars in which they lack the moral courage to use the force needed...
  • Celebrations Erupt Across Arab World after US Chopper Crash

    11/02/2003 8:33:52 AM PST · by nwrep · 331 replies · 901+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 2, 2003 | nwrep
    Cairo, Egypt-AP -- There are celebrations reported across the Arab world, after the news of more American casualties in Iraq. Resistance to the occupation is applauded by some who see it as proof that Iraqis weren't totally humiliated by the relative ease of the U-S-led coalition's toppling of Saddam Hussein. Many Arabs had warned an invasion of Iraq could drag the region into chaos. In Damascus today, foreign ministers from countries bordering Iraq again called on the U-S to restore order in that country.
  • NOW vs. POW

    03/25/2003 9:06:06 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 45 replies · 579+ views
    Opinion Journal ^ | 03/26/03 | COLLIN LEVEY
    <p>We have a different understanding of women in the kitchen this week. Army Specialist Shoshana Johnson, a chef in the Army, is now one of the American POWs in Iraqi custody.</p> <p>"I thought she was cooking," her aunt Margaret Henderson remarked on the "Today" show Monday. No such luck. Ms. Johnson and four male comrades were captured when their unit reportedly took a wrong turn near Nasiriya, south of Baghdad. Ms. Johnson's face has now been displayed to the Arab world as a propaganda trophy, testifying to some kind of a great Iraqi "victory."</p>