US and UK forces end combat operations in Afghanistan by handing over major bases to local security…”The last US Marines unit and final British combat troops in Afghanistan have officially ended their operations by transferring two crucial military bases to the…”
last US Marines unit and final British combat troops in Afghanistan have officially ended their operations by transferring two crucial military bases to the Afghan military.The American and British flags were lowered and folded up for the final time at the regional headquarters of the international military at Camp Leatherneck in southern Afghanistan.
US Marines, British and Afghan soldiers formed a guard of honour, saluting as the national anthems of all three countries were played over a loudspeaker, 13 years after foreign troops intervened in the country to topple the Taliban.Excerpt
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By Obie Usategui Monday, September 1, 2014I
If you are, like me, in any way addicted to headline news, there is no way in the world you could have missed the highly redundant headline banners featuring Barack Obama’s golf outing charades of the last few weeks.
Topping the story’s serial coverage, however, was Obama giving a speech regarding the beheading of American journalist James Foley by ISIS on August 20th, while just minutes after the speech, he [Obama] heads back to play yet “another round” – a preferred colloquial slang in the golfing vernacular equivalent to playing yet one more time.
Obama’s continued displays of disconnect from current events, has become noticeably obvious to where pundits, both from within and outside government, including but not limited to a liberal secular media, have begun to seriously question the man’s [Obama] sense of dedication and responsibility to the most prolific job in the planet.Now, for all you statistic fanatics out there, in case you are wondering, since taking office, Obama has had 192 golf outings. So, consider this;
Obama has been in office a total of 2,048 days as of 8/30/2014, which means that he has spent approximately 9.4% of his time in office playing golf. During this same period of time, 1671 American soldiers have died in Afghanistan. Let me caution you, however, I personally have absolutely no qualms with the game of golf itself; as well as I do not have any qualms with a president taking time off from the busy and stressful demands of a job as president of the most powerful nation in the world.
The Blueprint for World War IIIThe Blueprint for World War III 29 Aug, 2014 by Dave Hodges Print this article Font size -16+ CSS Offical-New-Logo2This article is the first of a two part series which details the coming war.
This war will not be a simple war of occupation such as what we saw in Iran and presently in Afghanistan. This war will be utterly devastating and has the potential to escalate into a conflict befitting the over-used term, “Armageddon”.Part one of this series will present what boxing fans call, “the tale of tape”.
The “tale of the tape” entails identifying the combatants, their respective sides as well as the relative strengths of the participants and their military forces.The Relative Strengths of Each SideThe coming war will largely feature what pundits call the BRIC nations and the USA and her allies. Each side of this coming conflict possesses widely divergent military strengths, weaknesses and strategies.
Why are cops dressed like military soldiers?… Exclusive: Cheryl K. Chumley sounds alarm on disturbing ‘police militarization trend’ Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/08/why-are-cops-dressed-like-military-soldiers???…Cheryl Chumley…
Armored vehicles on patrol, Kevlar-wearing, camo-dressed officials carting short-barreled rifles modeled after M-4 carbines, tear gas wafting through the air – sounds like something right off the streets of Iraq.
But it’s not. It’s actually the scene that’s playing out in the suburban streets of Ferguson right now, with SWAT-type police taking to the residential St. Louis streets for what amounts to crowd-control duties.Protests in the Ferguson neighborhood streets have been raging for days over a police officer’s fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown, 18, ostensibly after a physical altercation that left the law enforcer feeling as if his life were in danger.
How Do We Tell Our Children About the New World Order?….. “Obama Has Made It Easy To Choose Sides” | Dave Hodges – The Common Sense Show
“I Do Not Want to Be In the Military”I was telling my son about how his late grandfather joined the Navy at a very young age and made a successful career out of it. He stopped me and asked if I would be upset if he did not want to join the military. At that moment, I realized that I had an important decision to make as a parent.
Do I tell my son the truth about the facts related to his question, or do I take the approach we often do with our kids and gloss over the truth in order to protect him?You Want Answers?
The theme song for my talk show starts out with the classic exchange between two great actors, Jack Nicholson and Tom Cruise in which they utter those now famous lines from A Few Good Menthat “You can’t handle the truth.” True to the meaning of my theme song, I went for broke. I proceeded to tell my son that I did not want him to join the military. I also told him that our leaders think nothing of throwing away the lives of our brave young soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and that we never belonged in these countries to begin with.
Instead, the man who killed three and seriously injured a fourth has been tried as a juvenile and sentenced to a paltry seven and a half year prison term. Nearly two years ago, Khudairaham, who served as an aide to local law enforcement, brought a rifle with him to the gym at a Helmand Province forward operating base and opened fire.
He killed Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr., Cpl. Richard Rivera Jr., and Staff Sgt. Soctt Dickinson during the violent encounter Retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Allen West weighed in on the light sentence during a recent Fox News interview, explaining that it will have far-reaching effects throughout the U.S. military. “This is absolutely unconscionable,” he said, noting tests indicate that Khudairaham was potentially 18 years old when he committed the crime.
The shooter “should not have been tried as a juvenile,” West noted; “and as a matter of fact, the family of Lance Cpl. Buckley was told that he was not going to be tried as a juvenile.” He called the sentencing “heinous,” suggesting that such a vicious criminal should be put to death. “He should have been tried as an adult and he should have gotten the death penalty for doing what he did in cold blood,” West contended.This injustice, he asserted, is symptomatic of widespread problems affecting America’s men and women in uniform.
Mexacn Prison Ordeal Saps Marine’s Life Savingsmilitary.com ^ | Jul 18, 2014 | Fox newsPosted on 7/29/2014, 10:16:03 AM by GrandJediMasterYodaMexican Prison Ordeal Saps Marine’s Life SavingsWhile Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi was living on a base and eating MREs in Afghanistan and earning a battlefield promotion, his paychecks from Uncle Sam were piling up in the bank.
He dreamed of returning to Weston, Fla., when his second tour of duty ended and buying a new truck, maybe getting a place of his own. At 26, and with a modest nest egg waiting, he had a future back home. Now Tahmooressi languishes in a Mexican prison, plagued by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. And the $65,000 he saved in the service of his nation is gone, according to his mother.