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One Man's View » Afghanistan http://onemansview.us Have you had enough of the insanity in Government? Sat, 01 Sep 2012 21:28:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Ding Dong, the Witch is Dead http://onemansview.us/government/political/ding-dong-the-witch-is-dead/ http://onemansview.us/government/political/ding-dong-the-witch-is-dead/#comments Mon, 02 May 2011 23:12:05 +0000 Chuck http://onemansview.us/?p=1098

Well, now they’ve gone and done it.  They’ve gone and whacked Osama bin Laden.

First, my hat is off the Seal Team 6.  Take a bow, gentlemen.

Kudos also to all those involved in the intelligence gathering over time to make sure we got this one right.  Can you imagine the political quagmire if we’d gone in there and whacked the wrong folks?  My God… for a moment there I was almost wishing that were actually the case…  if for no other reason than to see the egg on the Obama Admin’s face if that were to have really happened.  But, it didn’t, and life goes on.

So, where does bin Laden’s demise leave us now?  Some ideas, in no particular order:

  1. This is the brick in the wall that might help get Obama re-elected.  After all, something positive actually got done on his watch, and nobody else can take credit for it.  Can you say 4 more years of gloating?  Just kill me now.
  2. We can now focus more assets on going after scumbags like Ayman al Zawahiri and Anwar al Awlaki.  These guys need to be squashed like the bugs they are.  With Gen. David Petraeus slated to become the new CIA Director, this could actually happen.
  3. We need to find out the how and why bin Laden was permitted to hide in plain site in Pakistan.  ABC News has an exclusive video of the inside of the building where the firefight took place.  The house was built in 2005, was clearly built to protect its occupants and is supposedly just blocks from a major Pakistani Army installation.  Riddle me this, Batman:  How in the Hell can anybody in the Pakistani Government say they had no clue he was there?  The whole thing stinks, and we can smell it all the way in Sunny Southern California.

That’s all I have time for today.  God Bless You, and God Bless America!

 

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Taliban Hang 7-Year Old Boy for Spying http://onemansview.us/government/foreign-policy/taliban-hang-7-year-old-boy-for-spying/ http://onemansview.us/government/foreign-policy/taliban-hang-7-year-old-boy-for-spying/#comments Fri, 11 Jun 2010 14:16:28 +0000 Chuck http://onemansview.us/?p=797

Taliban fighters have hanged a seven-year-old boy, claiming he was passing information to foreign soldiers in the volatile southern province of Helmand, the governor’s spokesman, Daud Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.

The child’s shocking murder took place in the Sarwan Qala area of Sangin district late on Tuesday. The boy, whose name was not immediately known, was abducted from the village of Heratyan, Ahmadi said.

I’m all for winning the hearts and minds of the locals.  It was proven to work in Iraq during the surge, and it will work in Afghanistan, given enough time.  However, this type of activity cannot be tolerated and it’s time to take the gloves off, take the fight to the bad guys and show the world that being a member of the Taliban carries a death sentence.  We need to hunt these animals to the ends of the earth and exterminate them like the vermin they are.

Gunny, I know you’re out there, and I hear you’re headed out into the shit.  I just want you to know that I’m behind you.  It may not be SOP, but it wouldn’t hurt to repeat what the Turks did in Vietnam to keep their bivouacs safe and quiet at night (they put VC and NVA heads on pikes around their compounds to discourage nocturnal “visitors”).

Extreme?  Perhaps.  An emotional response to an evil and vile act?  Absolutely!  However, something needs to be done, and maybe it’s time we quit being the nice guys and broke a few rules ourselves.  General McChrystal, it’s time to change the ROE and go after these scum.  If it’s a male between 18-50, not immediately identifiable as a “friendly” and carrying a weapon of any kind, kill it… no questions asked.  If nothing else, maybe we’ll affect their ability to reproduce.

Of course, this is just one man’s view, and yours may differ.  Frankly, at least in terms of this topic, I don’t give a damn.

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A View from Afghanistan http://onemansview.us/government/foreign-policy/a-view-from-afghanistan/ http://onemansview.us/government/foreign-policy/a-view-from-afghanistan/#comments Tue, 20 Apr 2010 15:04:56 +0000 Chuck http://onemansview.us/?p=666

Recently received from my daughter:

Please pray for these fine men and women serving our nation.

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