Category Archives: Afghanistan War
Yesterday a 24 year old soldier, Corporal Brett Land was buried here in his hometown of Bakersfield. His life ended in the hell hole called Afghanistan. He was a wrestler in high school. He had people here who loved him. But he is just another statistic in our endless warmongering. From the local news link above:
Land graduated from Bakersfield High School in 2005. He joined the army three years later. While Land was in the service, he met his wife Sarah. They have a newborn daughter Rileigh, but Land never got to hold her in his arms. She was born three weeks before he was killed.
Someone tell me what the fuck is Happy about that????
I find nothing Happy about Veterans Day when we still have thousands of our citizens fighting and dying for a corrupt Afghan government and yes I am talking to you President Obama when I say check out the graphic below the video, courtesy of Dark Wraith. . Video From BraveNewFoundation:
This isn’t a Happy day, its a Solemn day, its a day to think about all those young lives snuffed out like a match stick or soldiers that will forever suffer from their injuries, including PTSD, in our forever wars that have nothing to do with freedom..Iraq and Afghanistan are about power and domination. This is how this anti-war person sees Veterans Day as long as even one of our soldiers is still in Iraq or Afghanistan:
The White House responded swiftly and sharply to publication Sunday evening of more than 91,000 secret documents painting a bleak picture of the Afghanistan war, calling the leak “irresponsible” and saying that the source – the whistleblower website WikiLeaks — “opposes U.S. policy in Afghanistan.” WikiLeaks said its “Afghan War Diary” consists mostly of reports “written by soldiers and intelligence officers … describing lethal military actions involving the United States military.” WikiLeaks gave three news organizations – The New York Times, The (British) Guardian and Germany’s Der Spiegel – advance access to the “war logs” trove.
They oppose the Afghan War? Who the fuck doesn’t? Oh boo-fucking-hoo you lying, covering-up, war mongering bastards! Meanwhile…the NYT has run an article, entitled the War Log which they explain and validate here, based on Wikileak’s info. From the WikiLeak writeup:
25th July 2010 5:00 PM EST WikiLeaks has released a document set called the Afghan War Diary (AWD), an extraordinary compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010.
The reports, while written by soldiers and intelligence officers mainly describing lethal military actions involving the United States military, also include intelligence information, reports of meetings with political figures, and related detail.
The document collection will shortly be available on a dedicated webpage.
The reports cover most units from the US Army with the exception of most US Special Forces’ activities. The reports do not generally cover top-secret operations or European and other ISAF Forces operations.
We have delayed the release of some 15,000 reports from the total archive as part of a harm minimization process demanded by our source. After further review, these reports will be released, with occasional redactions, and eventually, in full, as the security situation in Afghanistan permits.
The data is provided in CSV and SQL formats, sorted by months, and also was rendered into KML mapping data.
It’s gonna be a doozie folks you can wade thorough it all HERE…fasten your friggin seatbelts, its gonna be a bumpy, horrendous ride. And Team Obama ain’t gonna like it and neither will the Bushies. Fuck em all I say..warmongering bags of shit.
CNN has historically kept the heat on this issue, which I follow as well, specifically in the video I created for the Iraq War Blogswarm in 2008. From CNN’s latest on this horrific issue, a short blurb(emphasis mine of course):
More U.S. soldiers killed themselves last month than in recent Army history, according to Army statistics released Thursday, confounding officials trying to reverse the grim trend.
The statistics show that 32 soldiers killed themselves in June, the highest number in a single month since the Vietnam era. Twenty-one of them were on active duty, while 11 were in the National Guard or Army Reserve in an inactive status.
Seven of those soldiers killed themselves while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to the Army numbers.
Including the June numbers, 145 soldiers have killed themselves this year, more than half of the total number for all of 2009, according to Army statistics.
In 2009, a record-breaking year for suicides in the service, 245 soldiers killed themselves.
These numbers even beat out the highest recorded number of suicides during the height of the Iraq War.
First, the families have to deal with loved ones being in harm’s way in these fucking wars created by the Bush Administration and the boys in the PNAC….then…they get the news that their loved one couldn’t take it anymore and ended his or her life.
Second, the numbers of permanently injured both mentally and physically are off the fucking charts…as is the numbers of deaths in action…Holy fuckamoly people, when will this bullshit stop? – That’s a rhetorical question as Obama shows no sign of abating this carnage which affects an entire generation of young adults.
I really had a lot of respect for her during her reporting in Iraq the last couple of years. She didn’t seem to pull any punches….the operative word is seem.
Logan recently blasted the Rolling Stone reporter, Michael Hastings, who wrote the scathing essay on McChrystal for not ‘holding back’ some of the more inflammatory comments he printed that cost ole Stanley is job. The money quote from this dirtbag:
“Michael Hastings has never served his country the way McChrystal has,” she told CNN’s Howard Kurtz.
WTF woman? What in the blue hell does that have to do with anything when it comes to reporting the truth? Jesus-fucking-Christ…I would hazard a guess that neither has she.
Well, I did find this gem of a video over at Crooks and Liars of Jamie McIntyre and he really rips her a new ass for several of her statements. Mr. McIntyre is a former CNN reporter who covered the Pentagon for 16 years…a damn site longer than old Lara baby.
McIntyre also let it rip against her and Hastings in a blog posting here. He also gives her a ration of shit for the ‘serve his country’ fuckery too. He does agree with a few of her points, but I take issue with many of them. His money quote:
“In defending herself and her compatriots in the press corps, against charges they are too chummy with the military, Logan wounded them grievously with misaimed friendly fire. She unfortunately reinforced the worst stereotype of reporters who ’embed’ with senior military officers but are actually ‘in bed’ with them,”
So Lara Logan is our douchebag…aka Fuckwit of the week. Evidently she is a proud member of the Corporate Media since she now, because of her statements on the CNN show, gives the appearance that she protects the military leaders that she has covered.
I would like to add that McIntyre’s blog Line of Departure is a great read and has very illuminating articles about the press and it’s job. I highly suggest it as a regular place to stop during your online journey’s for truth, justice and a free and accurate media.