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Feb 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from BIG PEACE: U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan are now forced to fight a two-fronted war. Before each deployment, these soldiers understand fully that day after day they will do battle against relentless terrorists with shifting loyalties and unspeakable hatred. But what none of them could have foreseen was the killing field that would open ...

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Feb 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

An Army carry team, carries the transfer case containing the remains of Army Spc. John A. Pelham of Portland, Ore., upon arrival at Dover Air Force Base, Del. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2014. The Department of Defense announced the death of Pelham who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) FORT BRAGG, ...

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Feb 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Feb 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

(CNN) -- Citing a lack of evidence, Afghan authorities released from prison 65 men Thursday over strong objections from U.S. officials, who said they pose a threat to security forces and civilians. "We took this decision according to our law," said Mohammad Ishaq Aloko, the Afghan attorney general. In a statement posted on its website, the U.S. ...

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Feb 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Kabul — Two Afghan men wearing military uniforms have shot dead two US soldiers, in the first suspected "insider attack" of the year as NATO troops withdraw after 13 years of fighting Taliban militants. Incidents in which Afghan forces turn their guns on their allies have killed scores of US-led troops, breeding fierce mistrust and undermining ...

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Feb 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Feb 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from THE TELEGRAPH: For years the Taliban have railed against infidel dogs who have invaded Afghanistan. Now it seems they have caught one. A video released by the Taliban’s cultural arm, al-Emara, pictures long-haired gunmen showing off the spoils of war. They include weapons captured, they claimed, in an operation on December 23 as well ...

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Feb 5, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Feb 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

KABUL, Afghanistan — President Hamid Karzai of Afghanistan has been engaged in secret contacts with the Taliban about reaching a peace agreement without the involvement of his American and Western allies, further corroding already strained relations with the United States. The secret contacts appear to help explain a string of actions by Mr. Karzai that seem ...

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Jan 30, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Jan 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from WSJ.COM The Soviet-installed government of Najibullah fell three years after the last Soviet soldier left Afghanistan—and mere months after the Soviets stopped supporting it financially. Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki moved against his Sunni political opponents within 24 hours of the departure of the last American soldier, starting to set the conditions for ...

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Jan 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: The loudest and longest standing ovation came towards the end of President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night — but it wasn’t in support the president of the United States. The chamber erupted when Obama introduced Staff Sgt. Cory Remsburg, a heroic Army Ranger who was nearly killed ...

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Jan 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Jan 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

A resident of Wazghar, which was hit by an airstrike this month, spoke at a news conference called Sunday by officials in Kabul. Mauricio Lima for The New York Times KABUL, Afghanistan — The Afghan government brought the seven men to a news conference Sunday morning to bolster its claims that American forces were responsible for ...

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Jan 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from Defcon Hill: The U.S. military said the Afghan government had taken a “major step backward” on Sunday by ordering the release of 37 prisoners whom the U.S. considers “legitimate threats to security.” The military said the Afghan Review Board (ARB) had ordered the release of 37 of the 88 prisoners in Parwan Detention Facility ...

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Jan 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

KABUL (Reuters) - President Hamid Karzai appeared to stiffen his resolve on Saturday not to sign a security pact with Washington, saying the United States should leave Afghanistan unless it could restart peace talks with the Taliban. "In exchange for this agreement, we want peace for the people of Afghanistan. Otherwise, it's better for them ...

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Jan 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from BBC NEWS: A suicide bomber has blown himself up close to a bus carrying Afghan soldiers in the capital Kabul. The incident happened in the south-east of the city. A Kabul police chief says there are casualties, including civilians. The Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) news agency quotes eyewitnesses as saying they saw at least three ...

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Jan 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Kabul (AFP) - President Hamid Karzai on Saturday signalled that a deal to allow US troops to stay in Afghanistan was close to collapse as the NATO combat mission withdraws after a decade of fighting the Taliban. Late last year, Karzai made a surprise decision not to promptly sign the bilateral security agreement (BSA) with the ...

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Jan 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from WFB: Gen. Jack Keane appeared on Fox News Wednesday morning to discuss the harmful consequences of completely pulling U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. “If we do that Afghanistan in 2014 or 2016, what we can expect is the same result- the Taliban forcing themselves on the Afghan people… We are conducting war against ...

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Jan 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Jan 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The U.S. military has obtained a new video showing the only known American soldier in captivity, whose health appears to be diminishing, a senior U.S. defense official tells Fox News. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared June 30, 2009, while based in eastern Afghanistan. The Taliban claimed his capture in a video released in ...

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Jan 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Jan 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

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Jan 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Excerpted from BIG PEACE: As a Navy pilot who flew combat missions in Afghanistan (2002) and Iraq (2003) and now as a Member of Congress, I cannot react to the news of Al Qaeda in Iraq’s resurgence in Fallujah and Ramadi with anything but frustration and anger. Frustration – because so much American blood ...

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Jan 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Infidel Alie

Opposition to winning a war for any reason, especially political, is treason. Excerpted from The Washington Post: In a new memoir, former defense secretary Robert Gates unleashes harsh judgments about President Obama’s leadership and his commitment to the Afghanistan war, writing that by early 2010 he had concluded the president “doesn’t believe in his own strategy, ...

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