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  • Kabul wedding hall blast kills 40, Afghan officials say

    11/20/2018 6:48:53 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 1 replies
    CNN ^ | November 20, 2018 | Ehsan Popalzai
    Kabul (CNN)A blast at a wedding hall in Kabul has killed 40 people, the Afghan health ministry said.
  • Air Force Witness Of Extortion 17 Attack On SEALs Says We Were Lied To – Obama Has Hell To Pay

    11/17/2018 10:04:25 AM PST · by deandg99 · 52 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 11/15/2018 | Amanda Shea
    The families of some of the 17 SEAL Team 6 commandos who were killed in an ambush in Afghanistan during a helicopter flight to help Army Rangers pinned down by Taliban gunmen accused the Obama administration of deliberately endangering their loved ones for political ends. Now a highly decorated, retired Air Force officer is coming forward, breaking her silence to speak out on what she witnessed in one of the deadliest attacks on Navy SEALs in U.S. history. Her testimony details how the government covered up evidence in the 2011 downing of a Chinook helicopter gunship that killed a total...
  • 92 Military Dogs coming home "Good job Pooches" come home and rest !

    11/15/2018 6:43:59 PM PST · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 12 replies
    92 Military Dogs coming home "Good job Pooches" come home and rest !Link Only
  • Opinion: The End Game in Afghanistan is Beginning

    11/13/2018 8:29:17 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/13/18 | Lawrence Sellin, Retired Colonel, US Army Reserve
    Other than a “presence” in Afghanistan, the United States has no strategic cards to play. There is no military solution in Afghanistan, at least from the standpoint of the manner in which we have conducted the war. After an initial small-footprint victory in late 2001, driving the Taliban out of Afghanistan, the U.S. chose to mount an exhaustive and expensive counterinsurgency campaign with its nation-building component. At the same time, Pakistan, sustaining the Taliban, waged a proxy war in Afghanistan, much like Pakistan’s and, indirectly, China’s reported support and use of the Islamic extremist group Lashkar-e-Taiba and its affiliates against...
  • After 17 years, many Afghans blame US for unending war

    11/13/2018 12:09:58 AM PST · by McGruff · 64 replies
    AP ^ | 11/13/2018 | KATHY GANNON
    When U.S. forces and their Afghan allies rode into Kabul in November 2001 they were greeted as liberators. But after 17 years of war, the Taliban have retaken half the country, security is worse than it’s ever been, and many Afghans place the blame squarely on the Americans. The United States has lost more than 2,400 soldiers in its longest war, and has spent more than $900 billion on everything from military operations to the construction of roads, bridges and power plants. Three U.S. presidents have pledged to bring peace to Afghanistan, either by adding or withdrawing troops, by engaging...
  • Wrongly Convicted Former Rep. Steve Stockman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    11/12/2018 7:48:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Democrats are gloating over the sentencing of former Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) last week. He was ordered to serve 10 years in prison for the vague charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Whenever prosecutors want to get someone who hasn’t actually committed a crime, they use those vague but scary sounding charges. He was also ordered to pay $1,014,718.51 in restitution, to be divided between him and two other co-defendants.What did Stockman actually do to warrant this? He facilitated four donations from two donors totaling $915,000 to two nonprofits he was associated with. One of the nonprofits...
  • SNL brings on wounded veteran politician to get revenge on Pete Davidson

    11/11/2018 1:50:39 AM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    EW ^ | November 11, 2018
    This week’s edition of Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update served as a sequel of sorts to last week’s episode. Pete Davidson followed up on his insult of newly-elected Congressman Dan Crenshaw by bringing the politician on to the show to get his revenge and share a serious message about respecting veterans. Crenshaw, a Republican politician and military veteran who lost his eye in Afghanistan in 2012, had been targeted by Davidson as part of SNL’s midterms preview. Davidson mocked the politician’s injury, saying he looked like a “hitman in a porno.” Davidson had quickly added, “I’m sorry, I know he...
  • Please Freep this petition!

    11/05/2018 4:20:24 PM PST · by TheTimeOfMan · 14 replies
    whitehouse.gov ^ | 10-08-2018 | unknown
    1LT Lorance led US Soldiers in Zhari, Afghanistan – the Taliban’s birthplace where dozens of US Soldiers have been killed & maimed. Three Taliban, on a motorcycle, were speeding toward Clint’s platoon. A Soldier fired at them, but missed. Clint instantly ordered another Soldier to fire. Two of the three Taliban were killed. Clint protected his men, consistent with the ROEs. However, the Army sentenced him to 20 years in prison for “double murder & attempted murder” claiming he killed innocent civilians. Fingerprints and DNA have proven they were NOT innocent civilians but, Taliban. Additionally, an Army report noted Clint’s...
  • Utah mayor, a father of 7, ID’d as US service member killed in ‘insider attack’ in Afghanistan

    11/04/2018 1:33:25 AM PDT · by LoicW · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/3/18 | Dom Calicchio
    A former mayor from Utah who has served in the state’s National Guard since 2013 was identified Saturday as the U.S. service member who was killed in an “insider attack” in Afghanistan earlier in the day, according to reports. Brent Taylor, a married father of seven children who was deployed to Afghanistan in January, was a former mayor of North Ogden, a city of about 17,000 people located about 46 miles north of Salt Lake City. Taylor resigned from the mayor's office before he went overseas, the Standard-Examiner of Ogden reported. Taylor’s death was confirmed by North Ogden City Councilman...
  • North Ogden (Utah) mayor killed while deployed in Afghanistan

    11/03/2018 5:49:17 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 32 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 11/3/2018 | Wendy Leonard
    Brent Taylor, North Ogden mayor and a major in Utah's Army National Guard, was killed in Afghanistan on Saturday.
  • Polis slips up on role of National Guard; Sias calls foul ( Colorado )

    11/03/2018 1:09:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies
    Colorado Politics ^ | November 2, 2018 | Joey Bunch
    Former fighter pilot Lang Sias, the Republican pick for Colorado lieutenant governor, called out Jared Polis Friday over a televised misstatement about the National Guard. On KUSA-9News’ Next with Kyle Clark program Thursday, the Democratic nominee for governor said he wouldn’t give President Trump access to Colorado Army National Guard troops to send to the U.S.-Mexico border if he thinks it’s politically motivated. “You could use the same rational to not allow someone to fight in Afghanistan or Iraq,” Clark said to Polis. “Is that dangerous?” Polis replied: “Well, it wouldn’t be Colorado National Guard units going to Afghanistan or...
  • Pakistan's 'Father of Taliban' Cleric Killed in Knife Attack

    11/02/2018 10:25:21 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
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  • 'Father of the Taliban' is assassinated in Pakistan

    11/02/2018 1:59:55 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/02/2018 | Tim Stickings
    A Muslim cleric known as the 'Father of the Taliban' has been assassinated in Pakistan. Sami ul-Haq, who earned the name for having taught some of the Afghan Islamist movement's leaders, was killed on Friday although details are not yet clear. The religious scholar's son Maulana Hamidul Haq said Sami had been stabbed to death in his room, Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported. But his nephew and a deputy said unknown attackers had shot the prominent cleric, who runs an Islamic school in northwestern Pakistan.
  • Iran Admits To Facilitating 9/11 Terror Attacks

    06/08/2018 8:05:33 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 27 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | June 8, 2018 6:03 pm | Adam Kredo
    Iranian officials, in a first, have admitted to facilitating the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S. by secretly aiding the free travel of al Qaeda operatives who eventually went on to fly commercial airliners into the Twin Towers in New York City, according to new remarks from a senior Iranian official. Mohammad-Javad Larijani, an international affairs assistant in the Iran's judiciary, disclosed in Farsi-language remarks broadcast on Iran's state-controlled television that Iranian intelligence officials secretly helped provide the al Qaeda attackers with passage and gave them refuge in the Islamic Republic, according to an English translation published by Al Arabiya.
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 10/26/2018

    10/26/2018 3:54:52 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/26/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Federal authorities are probing the devices sent to people who are prominent Democrats or supporters of Democrats.... CIA Director Gina Haspel has had a face to face meeting with President Trump after hearing the audio recording of the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi during her visit to Turkey. Russia's Deputy Defense Minister says the United States coordinated an attack by 13 drones on a Russian airbase in Syria last January..... An Afghan Taliban leader has been freed from prison in Afghanistan....... At least fourteen children were injured in a knife attack in the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing..... The Egyptian...
  • 3 top Afghan officials killed by guards, US general survives

    10/18/2018 7:24:18 PM PDT · by robowombat · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2018 | AMIR SHAH and KATHY GANNON
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The three top officials in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province were killed when their own guards opened fire on them at a security conference Thursday, the deputy provincial governor said, and a Taliban spokesman said the target was Washington’s top general in Afghanistan, Gen. Scott Miller, who escaped without injury, according to NATO. Agha Lala Dastageri, Kandahar’s deputy provincial governor, said powerful provincial police chief Abdul Raziq was among the dead, along with Kandahar Gov. Zalmay Wesa, who died of his wounds at a nearby hospital. Dastageri said provincial intelligence chief Abdul Mohmin also died inside the governor’s...
  • Retired general: If anyone can bring Afghanistan war to an end, it's Trump

    10/18/2018 10:39:55 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/18/2018 | Julia Manchester
    A retired Army general said in an interview Thursday that if anyone can bring the 17-year-long Afghanistan war to an end, it's President Trump. "Based on his success in dealing with some fairly hard characters — [North Korean leader] Kim Jong [Un], China, some others — if anybody can do it, President Trump can," retired Maj. Gen. Gary Harrell told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton on "Rising." Harrell, a former Delta Force commander in Afghanistan who retired in 2008 after nearly 35 years in service, also praised Gen. Scott Miller, the top commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan. "I think...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Wednesday 10/17/2018

    10/17/2018 5:17:31 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/17/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    At the top of the news the latest on Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. A "candid discussion" was reported in Saudi Arabia between US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Saudi officials including King Salman. President Trump spoke by phone with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. He says both the king and crown prince have denied any involvement or knowledge of what happened to Khashoggi. Trump told the Associated Press that Saudi Arabia was being treated as: "guilty until proven innocent"..... Turkish officials say their search of the Saudi consulate where Khashoggi disappeared after entering October 2nd revealed more evidence of...
  • Sweden to expel 6-year-old orphan to Ukraine while granting amnesty to 9,000 Afghans

    10/16/2018 10:16:15 AM PDT · by Midwesterner53 · 16 replies
    www.voiceofeurope.com ^ | 10/16/18 | Emma R.
    The humanitarian superpower Sweden has once again shown that it has no problem giving one vulnerable person preference over another when deciding whom to expel and who should be allowed to stay for humanitarian purposes. When Denis was only 5 years old, his mother was found dead in an apartment in Södertälje. As his Ukrainian father has renounced custody, he is now an orphan. Now the Swedish Migration Agency has decided that he will be expelled to Ukraine all by himself. There, he will probably end up in an orphanage since he has no family there who can take care...
  • Chinese armed drones now flying across Mideast battlefields

    10/03/2018 4:18:16 AM PDT · by blueplum · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | JON GAMBRELL and GERRY SHIH
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — High above Yemen’s rebel-held city of Hodeida, a drone controlled by Emirati forces hovered as an SUV carrying a top Shiite Houthi rebel official turned onto a small street and stopped, waiting for another vehicle in its convoy to catch up. Seconds later, the SUV exploded in flames, killing Saleh al-Samad, a top political figure. The drone that fired that missile in April was not one of the many American aircraft that have been buzzing across the skies of Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11, 2001. It was Chinese.. Across the Middle East,...