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"Bacha Bazi": Obama's silence on Afghan military's child rape by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 American soldiers are being punished for blowing the whistle on the systematic rape and enslavement of young boys at the hands of brutal Afghan Muslim military officials. Honorable men in uniform risked their careers and lives to stop the... Read More
SFC Christopher Speer is dead. Omar Khadr is free by Michelle Malkin Creators SyndicateCopyright 2015 A Canadian judge ruled this week that Omar Khadr poses no public safety threat. Tell that to the children of Sergeant First Class Christopher J. Speer and the surviving American soldiers who valiantly fought Khadr on the battlefield. In 2012,... Read More
I filed this column last week just before the latest insider jihadi attack in Afghanistan, which resulted in the death of three American contractors at the Kabul airport. Obama's Taliban Tools and Treachery by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2015 To call President Obama's Afghanistan policy a mess is a colossal understatement. To call it... Read More
Today is the 2nd anniversary of the deadly attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. Regular readers of this website have been fully informed about the horrible jihad siege on the base, which occurred three days after the Benghazi attack. But for most Americans, Camp Bastion holds no significance. Two years later, there has been little... Read More
Exclusive: The story you haven’t yet heard about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2014 Five years ago, I publicly raised questions about Bowe Bergdahl’s desertion from Blackfoot Company, 1-501 Infantry (Airborne), 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division. A few weeks after his so-called “capture” in late June 2009, three... Read More
While many people jumped aboard the Bowe Bergdahl bandwagon, I was not one of them. His release today in exchange for five Taliban commanders who had been in custody at Gitmo underscores troubling questions that have persisted since his alleged abduction. Longtime readers will recall questions raised here about the circumstances of Bergdahl's disappearance. Here's... Read More
The latest news, via TOLO News: As I noted in my column on this impending release and jihadist flood earlier this month, the Obama administration itself set the stage for the security-undermining releases. Endangered U.S. troops will reap what this reckless White House helped sow
Obama's Afghanistan mess by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2013 Is President Obama sleeping well on his Hawaiian holiday? I can think of many families of American soldiers who might not be enjoying the same bliss right now. That's because 2014 opens with alarming news that the Afghan government will free an estimated 650 prisoners... Read More
Photo credit: DVIDS, Cpl. Mark Garcia Marines kneel beside the battlefield cross to pay their final respects to Sgt. Bradley Atwell during a memorial ceremony, Sept. 20. During the ceremony, Marines paid tribute to Atwell, an aircraft electrical, instrument and flight control systems technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, from Kokomo, Ind. Atwell was... Read More
President Obama will finally hold a press conference at 1:30pm to face questions from Beltway journos. Will any of them dare to raise the bloody disaster at Camp Bastion? Or will it be the same old, lapdog same old? *** Camp Bastion Families Want Answers About Afghanistan by Michelle Malkin Creators Syndicate Copyright 2012 While... Read More
Photo credit: DVIDS, Cpl. Mark Garcia Marines kneel beside the battlefield cross to pay their final respects to Sgt. Bradley Atwell during a memorial ceremony, Sept. 20. During the ceremony, Marines paid tribute to Atwell, an aircraft electrical, instrument and flight control systems technician with Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 16, from Kokomo, Ind. Atwell was... Read More
Wishing you all a joy-filled Christmas 2011! Isaiah 9:2-7 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined. You have multiplied the nation, you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with joy at the harvest, as... Read More
"They were Christian missionaries and we killed them all."
A Western team of Christian medical volunteers that provided eye care to poor villagers in remote northeast Afghanistan was lined up, stripped, and shot to death by the Taliban. Monsters. Evil monsters. Via the Christian Science Monitor: The execution-style killings of 10 people working for a Christian medical team in a remote region of northern... Read More
The Siddiqui circus.
You want a glimpse of the future that crime-coddling Eric Holder and the White House will be bringing up en masse? Right now, in New York City, jihad scientist Aafia Siddiqui is on trial. See here, here, here, and here for background on the MIT-trained microbiologist/suspected KSM operative who went missing after 9/11 -- and... Read More
Wishing you all a joy-filled Christmas! "Gloria in excelsis Deo" - King's College Choir: Please keep our troops in your prayers. In Afghanistan, our soldiers are hard at work: "A Soldier's Christmas Poem," written by LCDR Jeff Giles, CS, USN, stationed in Al Taqqadum Iraq: A Christmas video from the soldiers of the Dragon Brigade:... Read More
"Let me be clear."
The full transcript of President Obama's long-delayed speech on Afghanistan is here. You can watch it in full here. Bush-bashing? Check. Noxious complaining about the cost of fighting a necessary war? Check. Disingenuous denial that he dithered? Check. "Let me be clear"s/"clear"s = 9. Self-congratulations for sticking to Gitmo closure policy = 1. Self-referential "As... Read More
After much dithering, President Obama is set to deliver his speech at West Point tonight announcing a 30,000 troop deployment to Afghanistan. While Obama took his sweet time, our men and women in uniform will now be sent scrambling. Wait, wait, wait..now, hurry up! President Obama has decided to expedite the deployment of 30,000 additional... Read More
Navy SEALs Face Assault Charges for Capturing Most-Wanted Terrorist:
On the day of President Obama's glorious Nobel Appease Prize victory, a Taliban henchman gloats in Afghanistan in the aftermath of the Kamdesh siege: Via Breitbart/AP.
This is the least we can do. Please join me in contributing to the Combat Outpost Keating Relief Fund. Please. COP Keating was one of two outposts attacked this weekend in the siege at Kamdesh. Mothax at the American Legion's Burn Pit blog writes that "[i]n the battle for Combat Outpost Keating, the men of... Read More
Please take time to read the profiles of the American soldiers who died in the siege at Kamdesh. The Colorado Springs Gazette tells their stories here and here. Many were fathers. All were patriots. They were stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado. They leave behind grieving wives, girlfriends, young children, family, and friends. Remember their names.... Read More
An incredible account from ABC News reporter Karen Russo, who notes that wounded troops refused to leave the battlefield this weekend during the deadly siege at Kamdeysh: Flying into the besieged Afghan base during a nighttime firefight this weekend is a harrowing mix of overwhelming noise, stomach dropping maneuvers and shadows hurrying through the gloom.... Read More
This Sunday, keep these troops -- and all our men and women serving in uniform -- in your thoughts and prayers (via the Washington Post): Firing rockets and rifles, Taliban militiamen attacked American and Afghan military outposts in a daylong siege on Saturday that killed eight U.S. soldiers and two Afghan security forces in one... Read More
"Give them what they need."
Sgt. Daniel Bell writes... Fellow Vets for Freedom members: My name is Sergeant Daniel Bell and I'm the Missouri State Captain of Vets for Freedom. Much more importantly, I served as a Special Operations Medic under General Stanley McChrysal in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Serving under General McChrystal--one of the most frequently deployed service members... Read More
Bill Roggio reports on the consequences of Obama's Afghanistan waffle: *** The Washington Post blasts the wavering, too: IT WAS ONLY last March 27 that President Obama outlined in a major speech what he called "a comprehensive new strategy for Afghanistan" that, he added, "marks the conclusion of a careful policy review." That strategy unambiguously... Read More
Dear God (hat tip - Lynn S): NATO-led forces are investigating the death of four Marines in eastern Afghanistan after their commanders reportedly rejected requests for artillery fire in a battle with insurgents, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Tuesday's incident was "under investigation" and details remained unclear, press secretary Geoff Morrell told a news conference.... Read More
What's more shameless than the Associated Press defying the wishes of a dying Marine's family and splashing his bloody body all over the wires? Why, the Huffington Post reprinting a massively large version of the image on its front page with an accompanying blog commentary praising the AP photographer's work as "tasteful" -- along with... Read More
Responding to a question about Afghanistan during today's White House press briefing, Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs assailed Bush/Cheney for having "under-resourced Afghanistan for the better part of a decade" and declared the region "the most important part of our war on terror." Whoops. That's "Overseas Continegency Operation" to you, Bobby. Flashback: *** President Obama hasn't... Read More
Milblogs are on the story: J.D. Johannes is there. Mudville Gazette has a big round-up.
Major Chris Galloway, 36, was a writer at group blog Flopping Aces. He served in Iraq and Afghanistan. In June, he took his own life. His devastated fellow writers at Flopping Aces have a moving group tribute to their friend. Please read it. A tragic loss. A lasting legacy. Service to this country that won't... Read More
Scroll down for updates...evidence of desertion mounting... My prayers are with the family of Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier seen on the Taliban abduction video released this weekend. The Jawa Report has the full clip. All Americans should hope and pray for his release from jihadi custody. There's one question I have, though, about... Read More
Photo credit: U.S. Marines and about 650 Afghan soldiers and police officers prepare to board CH-53D Sea Stallion and CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters on Forward Operating Base Dwyer, Afghanistan, July 2, 2009. The Marines are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, Regimental Combat Team 3, 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade. The Marines and Afghan... Read More
My column below memorializes some true American heroes whose funerals won't get wall-to-wall cable coverage. But first I wanted to share an e-mail from reader Noelle, who wrote me yesterday: We spent a nailbiting Sunday wondering if one of the men killed at [Combat Outpost] Zerok in Afghanistan on July 4th was our son. God... Read More
"He wanted to do his part."
Over the weekend, I blogged about Pvt. Aaron Fairbairn, one of two American soldiers killed in in eastern Afghanistan by a jihadi suicide bomber. The other American soldier killed in the attack has been identified. His name is Pvt. Justin Casillas. The Woodland Daily Democrat reports: A local soldier was killed Saturday in Afghanistan after... Read More
Some people said it was a hoax. It was most certainly not. The Seattle Times has a story on Army Private Aaron Fairbairn, who was killed by a jihadi suicide bomber on his base in eastern Afghanistan over the weekend. Read the whole account here: David Masters and his wife, Shelley, laughed in relief Friday... Read More
Got back to my hotel after a wonderful time at the Dallas Tea Party only to read of a father's heartbreak. David M. Masters passed along devastating news on Twitter this evening that his son, Aaron, was one of two American soldiers killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan today. His message: America's North Shore... Read More
Keep our Marines in your prayers as head off for the holiday weekend. Freedom is not free. Via AHN, the latest on the surge in Afghanistan: One American Marine has been killed as U.S. and Afghan forces on Friday continued their massive offensive deeper into Helmand River valley. The assault, the first major Afghan operation... Read More
A 17-year-old girl was publicly flogged by the Taliban in Pakistan's Swat Valley (yes, really) after a neighbor accused her of adultery. Her brother held her down as the Muslim adultery police whipped her. A crowd stood by, watching silencing, as she screamed face down in the dirt. The stone-age sharia worshipers passed video of... Read More
"'Moderate Taliban' is like 'moderate killer'. Is there such a thing?"
Have pity on the poor man. He's tired. And living in a dream world: Much more where that came from...here
"You can take my leg, but you can't take my heart and you can't take my soul. I'm a Green Beret."
We are blessed to have men like these fighting for us. Ten Green Berets will receive Silver Stars today for their heroism. Give thanks and praise:
"I'll continue my schooling even if they try to kill me. I won't stop going to school." -- Shamsia, 17, victim of jihadist acid attack in Kabul.
Apathy.
Evil reigns in Afghanistan. Apathy reigns everywhere else. It reminds me of how the world shrugged at the South Korean Christian hostage ordeal. Ho-hum: A BRITISH aid worker gunned down in Kabul yesterday was murdered because she was a Christian, the Taleban claim. Gayle Williams, 34, was shot at close range by two men on... Read More
LBDS.
First Lady Laura Bush made a surprise visit to Afghanistan over the weekend to push for more world aid for the war-torn country and to lobby for women's rights/education. She met with Afghan president Hamid Karzai and greeted US troops at Bagram. Unlike some first ladies, she doesn't need to embellish reports of her trip... Read More
Lone survivor, American hero.
Last June, I told you about the amazing book Lone Survivor, by American hero Marcus Luttrell. It went on to become a NYTimes best-seller and sparked a Hollywood bidding war--and Luttrell has gone on to inspire millions with his true-life, eyewitness account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 in Afghanistan.... Read More
"It's the re-Talibanization of Afghan society."
The story of Afghanistan: One step forward, one hundred steps back. The re-Talibanization of the country continues apace. If you are saying to yourselves, "What the h-e-double-hockey-sticks," well, this is what happens when you allow the embedding of sharia law into a "democratic" constitution: Sharia, bloody, sharia:
Help.
Our American soldiers in Afghanistan won't get their names splashed all over the front page of blabbermouth Drudge, but they deserve your attention and support. Milblogger Matt Burden at Blackfive appeals for your help. Take time out of your lunch break to do this: Not too long ago, Blackfive readers, joined by thousands of readers... Read More
Courage. Sacrifice. Valor.
Meet an American hero: A Navy SEAL from Long Island who was killed while leading a reconnaissance mission deep behind enemy lines in Afghanistan will receive the nation's highest military award for valor _ the Medal of Honor, President Bush announced Thursday. Lt. Michael P. Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, is the first armed forces service... Read More
Counterterrorism analyst Daveed Gartenstein-Ross is embedded in Iraq. Read his latest dispatch from outside the wire: Patrolling Yarmouk. Outside the Wire's J.D. Johannes, embedded with the Black Lions of Task Force 1-28 in Baghdad, reports on the "cellular battlespace." Miblogs reporting... Desert Flier, a flight/trauma nurse in Anbar province, blogs about Ramadi all-nighters. Stimp at... Read More
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