10.07.09 Eight Years In: Chances Lost in Afghanistan

(9 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Afghanistan stopped being anything about 9/11 when the talk and the beating of the war drums started and got louder for invading an absolutely innocent people and country, a country led by our once good friend, and brutal dictator, that some wanted silenced.

Now we enter the ninth year of occupying a country that if we had really kept our promises, as we didn’t once before, and helped them might look and be a completely different country, for the innocent Afghans.

Osama bin Laden remains at large with a $50 million bounty on his head. Tora Bora was a missed opportunity for the U.S. to capture him, but it wasn’t the last. Lara Logan reports.

The fall of Kabul in 2001 was greeted with jubilation, the momentum then with the U.S.

But reluctant to commit its own troops, the U.S. allowed Osama bin Laden to escape from the Tora Bora mountains, reports CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan……>>>>>Rest Found Here

Who Are the Taliban?

As U.S. military forces continue to fight in Afghanistan, CBS News takes an in-depth look at the covert operations of the Taliban, one of America’s greatest enemies. Lara Logan reports from Kabul.

Bodies of soldiers killed in Afghanistan back in U.S.

October 6, 2009

The bodies of U.S. soldiers arrive to a somber homecoming at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware.

The flag-draped coffins of five U.S. soldiers killed during a weekend onslaught against a U.S. military outpost in Afghanistan arrived Tuesday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, the military said.

The bodies include Sgt. Joshua J. Kirk of South Portland, Maine; Spc. Michael P. Scusa of Villas, New Jersey; Spc. Stephen L. Mace of Lovettsville, Virginia; Spc. Christopher T. Griffin of Kincheloe, Michigan; and Pfc. Kevin C. Thomson of Reno, Nevada, according to the Air Force mortuary affairs office.

Coverage of the troops’ return is allowed with the permission of their families under a policy the Obama administration instituted this year….>>>>>

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    • jimstaro on October 7, 2009 at 2:56 pm
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    Sixty-one people were arrested Monday at the White House during an anti-war protest.

    Afghanistan patrol shows limits of U.S. equipment, supplies

    As the sky hinted at dawn, U.S. soldiers went hunting for Taliban in the Arghandab Valley. They had satellite-linked monocles to display the locations of platoons. They could summon an aerial drone to buzz overhead with a surveillance camera. They could call on Kiowa helicopters for search-and-destroy missions.

    On this mission, however, one of their most valuable assets was an informant: a farmer with a taste for opium.

    “It all came down to one guy who said, ‘The Taliban stole my motorcycle.’ He was high, and he was pissed, and he give us the tip on where to find them,” said Sgt. Kenneth Rickman, 34, of Vandalia, Ill……>>>>>

  1. a broken record.  The truth of why we’re there is out there and still not accepted or understood by the majority.  Maybe the only way is to crack the 9/11 case so everyone can see how things really work.  

    • Inky99 on October 8, 2009 at 6:48 am

    is like trying to fight the Mormons in Utah.   They’re the home team, they ain’t going anywhere, they’re not gonna change because you want them to, and they don’t mind fighting to the death for their religion.

    It’s just idiotic.   Fighting them is a complete waste of time and money.

    Obama is turning into a goddamn joke.   He’s not in, he’s not out, he’s doing NOTHING which in so many ways is worse than doing the wrong thing.  

    “I’ll just let our people keep bombing their people with no end in sight, I’ll do nothing to actually end the war, and just hope that somehow it all works out for the best”.

    What a lame-assed cowardly piece of shit this fucktard is turning out to be.

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