Our mission in Afghanistan was never supposed to have been nation building. It was never supposed to be creating a unified, centralized democracy. Our only vital national interest in Afghanistan remains today what it has always been: preventing a terrorist attack on American homeland.
Interesting that Department of Homeland Security head travels to Afghanistan to help them beef up border security. Does Napolitano know that there is a border security problem in the southwest that requires more than promises and signs? KABUL, Afghanistan — During an unannounced New Year’s Eve visit to Afghanistan, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano traveled to the country’s mountainous border region near Pakistan to see first-hand her department’s efforts in […]
So why the silence when Bibles were burned?
In 2009, a church in the U.S. saved and held fundraisers to afford the cost of buying and shipping Bibles in the Pashto and Dari language to an American sergeant in Afghanistan.
The Bibles were confiscated by military personnel, thrown away, and burned. Troops in war zones are required to “burn their trash,” reported a Defense Department spokesman.
WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden says he never viewed ousted Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s mocking comment about him as a personal attack — but rather a reflection of policy disagreements over Afghanistan. Biden told ABC television’s “This Week” that President Barack Obama’s decision to fire his military commander in Afghanistan over McChrystal’s remarks in Rolling Stone magazine was “the absolutely necessary thing to do.” And he said others in the […]
In an attempt to look like a strong tough President Obama fires (really accepted his resignation) General McChrystal. Obama’s PR team was obviously on board by having McChrystal come to the White House to divert attention from failures in the Gulf of Mexico. President Obama ousted his top commander in Afghanistan Wednesday after officials determined that comments he and his staff made in a Rolling Stone magazine article amounted to […]
LONDON, June 13 (UPI) — Pakistani intelligence is funding, training and providing sanctuary to the Afghan Taliban on a scale much larger than previously thought, a new report says. The report by the London School of Economics says backing the Taliban is actually the “official” policy of Pakistan’s intelligence service, the ISI, the BBC reported Sunday. “This goes far beyond just limited, or occasional support,” report author Matt Waldman said. […]
malibumelcher — April 23, 2010 — This is a couple guys located in afghanistan, that re-made the music video by Lady Gaga….Telephone. Prepare yourself for a fantastical journey. Right now this is the temporary version, we have more scenes to cut, and edit, however with guys always on mission it is harder to film than you think. Category: Entertainment Tags: Telephone Lady Gaga music Video Hit New Soldier Afghanistan dance […]
President Obama made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Sunday, his first visit as commander in chief to the site of the war he inherited and has stamped as his own. Air Force One landed at nighttime at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan after a 13-hour nonstop flight for a visit shrouded in secrecy for security reasons; Mr. Obama quickly boarded a helicopter for the trip to Kabul, landing at […]
January 31, 2008 What do you think of tonight’s Democratic debate? Posted: 07:54 PM ET The Kodak Theatre is also home of the Academy Awards ceremony. We want your real-time reactions to what Obama and Clinton are saying. Do agree or disagree? Who’s making the most persuasive arguments? Are they addressing the issues or just being combative? Who’s dodging the questions? What would you ask the candidates? Sound off by adding […]