Archive for the ‘GWOT in Afghanistan’ Category

Traitor/Deserter Bergdahl to Plead Guilty

Too bad Obama is finally out, otherwise, Bergdahl could turn tranny and get his sentence commuted.

 

From Fox News

Bowe Bergdahl is set to plead guilty Monday to charges he endangered comrades by walking away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 — the court case wrapping up just three years after a stunning Rose Garden spectacle in which former President Barack Obama, flanked by Bergdahl’s parents, triumphantly announced the Soldier’s release from captivity.

Bergdahl was released in May 2014 after a highly-criticized deal in which five Taliban terrorists were set free. At the time, Obama administration officials said Bergdahl had “served with honor and distinction.”

The U.S. Army said Bergdahl asked to enter his plea before the military judge at Fort Bragg. The Associated Press previously reported that he’s expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.

It’s not clear if Bergdahl, 31, has a deal with prosecutors to limit his punishment, or if he’s simply pleading guilty in hopes of leniency from the judge, Army Col. Jeffery R. Nance. The misbehavior charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison, while the desertion charge is punishable by up to five years.

Bergdahl’s lawyers are expected to reveal in court Monday whether there’s a plea agreement in place to cap his punishment, or if he’s pleading guilty without such a deal in what’s known colloquially as a “naked plea.” In either scenario, his punishment won’t be known until after the judge holds the sentencing hearing that’s expected to start on Oct. 23. Bergdahl, who’s from Hailey, Idaho, previously chose to have his case heard by a judge alone, rather than a jury.

 

He was NOT ‘held in captivity’. He defected. When he walked away from his post, he deliberately sought out the Taliban so he could join them.

During his stay with the Taliban, he converted to Islam  and declared himself a “mujahid.”

It took some time before charges were even brought against the little shitbag, since Obama treated him like a pet to advance his political agenda.

While on military duty in Afghanistan, Bowe Bergdhal left his gear in a nice neat little pile along with a note that explained he was running away.  He willfully collaborated  with the enemy and declared allegiance to Islamic jihad.  The attacks his unit endured got more methodical and precise after Bergdahl’s desertion.

Six Soldiers were killed looking for his worthless ass.  Barky traded five of the worst muzzie cutthroats at GITMO   for this piece of shit.

They should have left him with the Taliban. They should have considered him an enemy combatant and killed him on the battlefield.

Barring that, he should be taken out and shot.

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Finally: Mattis Orders New Rules of Engagement

Thank God. Barky’s ROE was so dicked up it cost the lives of troops on the ground. Hopefully, the mission will be to kill the enemy and not worry about ‘hurt feelings’.

From Defense News

U.S. forces are no longer bound by requirements to be in contact with enemy forces in Afghanistan before opening fire, thanks to a change in rules of engagement orchestrated by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.

Mattis, appearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday alongside Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joe Dunford told a pair of congressional hearings that the White House gave him a free hand to reconsider the rules of engagement and alter them to speed the battle against the Taliban if need be.

Over the last several years, many top officials in Washington have advocated for a loosening of the rules of engagement that dictate how troops conduct combat operations in Afghanistan, Iraq and Syria.

Changes could allow the U.S. military to move more quickly to defeat terrorist organizations. Rules of engagement are classified, and military officials generally do not discuss them.

However, there were signs that changes to those rules of engagement were coming. In his Aug. 21 speech announcing his Afghianstan strategy, President Donald Trump said he would ”lift restrictions and expand authorities” for warfighters.

”We will also expand authorities for American armed forces to target the terrorists and criminal networks that sow violence and chaos throughout Afghanistan,” Trump said at the time.

Mattis has taken that freedom and implemented at least two changes: The removal of proximity requirements for strikes against Taliban forces, and the spreading out of U.S. and allied advisors to lower-level Afghan units.

……“We are no longer bound by the need for proximity to our forces,” Mattis told the House Armed Services Committee in the afternoon. “It used to be we have to basically be in contact with that enemy.”

“If they are in an assembly area, a training camp, we know they are an enemy and they are going to threaten the Afghan government or our people, [Gen. John Nicholson, commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan] has the wherewithal to make that decision,” he added.

“Wherever we find them, anyone who is trying to throw the NATO plan off, trying to attack the Afghan government, then we can go after them,” Mattis said.

 

Barky ran the war with  pussified doctrine, and portrayed the enemy as less of an enemy. Why, the Taliban even got a nice office in Doha.

We now have a President who actually takes the GWOT seriously and allows the military leaders to do their jobs.

 

Related post:

https://sfcmac.wordpress.com/2010/01/13/obamas-afghanistan-roe-obstructs-troops-war-on-taliban-and-al-qaeda/

Muzzie Afghan Officer Was Paid $250,000 to Kill U.S. Air Force Personnel, Pentagon Covered it Up

From PJ Media

A bombshell revelation has emerged about the incident responsible for the greatest U.S. Air Force loss of life during the War on Terror, the deadliest “green-on-blue” attack during U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.

On April 27, 2011, Afghan Air Force Colonel Ahmad Gul gunned down eight U.S. Air Force personnel and a civilian contractor inside the Afghan Air Force headquarters, including investigators who had just arrived in the country to examine rampant corruption in the Afghan military.

Multiple Air Force and CENTCOM investigations claimed to find no motive for the attack, leaving the families of those killed with no answers.

Now, a senior U.S. official has gone on the record claiming that a United Nations team tracked substantial payments to the killer and his family made days just prior to the incident. (http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/04/15/for-the-record-investigation-it-was-the-deadliest-insider-attack-during-the-war-in-afghanistan-who-paid-the-man-who-pulled-the-trigger/)

…..A follow-up report on the Pentagon’s handling of the spike in “green-on-blue” incidents appeared in January, after the killing of U.S. Army Major General Harold Greene in August last year. He is the highest-ranking U.S. official killed during the War on Terror. The report noted that U.S. personnel who warned of a potential escalation of insider attacks were punished by their superiors:

 

The Joint Chiefs of Staff are some of the worst chickenshits I’ve ever seen.  They fail to understand that there’s actually a war going on, which is pretty fucked up given that they’re supposed to be managing our end of it.  We’re up against a brutal enemy that enjoys the lavish attention bestowed on them by a kowtowing DOD. We need real military leaders at the top, not craven politicians.
Rather than do what we went there for—annihilate the source of modern terrorism—they want us to bow and scrape to Islam; to blame Soldiers for their deaths at the hands of an enemy we should be slaughtering out of existence.

While Martin Dempsey and the gutless wonders in the E-ring ordered the scrubbing of any “anti-Islamic” material from training manuals, and busied themselves with removing any vestiges of common sense and warrior ethos from the United States Army, the Islamic-inspired enemy killed us.

The insane kowtowing to Islam reared its ugly head in the form of a draft Army manual, which lists “making derogatory comments about the Taliban,” “advocating women’s rights,” “any criticism of pedophilia,” “directing any criticism towards Afghans,” “mentioning homosexuality and homosexual conduct” or “anything related to Islam”, as “taboo conversation topics” that Soldiers should avoid.  Can you imagine the Army leadership in WWII concocting a piece of tripe that instructed Soldiers “not to be mean” to the Nazis, Imperialist Japs, and Fascist Italians?  Patton and MacArthur are spinning in their graves.

Major Stephen Coughlin and LTC Matthew Dooley were treated in the same manner as other  U.S. personnel for stating the obvious about the Islamic enemy.

They censured anyone who spoke out against the depraved incompetence of the military hierarchy, and it cost lives. The blood of those troops is on their hands.

 

 

Keep the MOABs Coming

After Trump used the first decisive action not seen in eight years, the Left went bonkers, while people who appreciate a real leader applauded the move.

 

 

Funny perspectives:

 

 

It’s not much, but it’s a damned good start.  MOABs should be used with enough regularity to send a message throughout the Islamofascist Middle East: America is back, we’re not the chickenshit Euros, Obama and his craven foreign policy  are gone, and we will do what is necessary to eradicate the muzzie terrorist threat.

 

 

Related articles: 

http://twitchy.com/sd-3133/2017/04/13/hug-it-out-anti-fracking-film-director-thinks-isis-should-be-bombed-with-love/

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/04/13/us-military-drops-massive-bomb-on-islamic-state-in-afghanistan/

http://conservativetribune.com/libs-finally-honest-pro-terrorist/

Veterans Benefits Cut to Support Visa Program for Afghan Interpreters

Veterans get screwed again.

From the Daily Caller.

The Senate used money from benefit cuts to military veterans in the 2016 budget to pay for the resettlement of an additional 3,000 Afghan interpreters in the United States. A dispute over a similar pay-for plan is behind the Judiciary Committee’s refusal to expand the program again in the 2017 budget.

The Special Immigrant Visa program allows Afghan interpreters who aide the U.S. government to get out of harm’s way by resettling in the United States, and last year the Senate authorized a major expansion of the program. The $336 million price tag of the expansion fell on U.S. military veterans in the form of increased pharmacy co-pays, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned.

“That’s bullshit,” former Army combat veteran Alex Plitsas told TheDCNF. “Military families shouldn’t be paying for the SIV program through a pseudo tax. The program should be funded outright because of the service our interpreters rendered. This is infuriating.”

Last year’s defense bill increased co-pays for military families, saving the government about $1.5 billion, according to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). A portion of the money saved was used to pay for the extra Afghan visas, a spokesman for the Armed Services Committee told The DCNF, although the bulk of the money went elsewhere. Budget caps require lawmakers offset increases in spending with budget cuts.

Plitsas added: “They went this route to avoid having to cut any of the service budgets (Army, Navy, etc) that’s why I’m calling this a pseudo tax on military families. More importantly, this is a visa program overseen by State, why the hell isn’t this coming out of state’s budget?”The committee spokesman told TheDCNF most of the $1.5 billion went back to the Treasury to pay down the debt, and some of the savings were used to offset the cost of expanding retirement benefits in other ways for “hundreds of thousands” of service members. Those changes will cost the government about $1 billion over the next ten years, according to the CBO.

Senators voted for the co-pay increases on the merits of the policy and were not treating it as a pay-for, the spokesman added. The increase was included for “no other reason” than to address rising pharmacy costs and to encourage veterans to use drugs available for free through military treatment centers rather than through pharmacies, the spokesman stressed.

Nevertheless, in making the decision to offset the visa expansion with funds from the co-pay increase, the Senate took hundreds of millions of dollars off the table that could have gone to support veterans or been used for some other purpose. There’s no reason the money has to come out of the defense budget, especially since there is overlap in jurisdiction with the State Department’s control of visa programs.

“I’ve been told by multiple sources that they’re trying to use the co-pay hike to pay for the visa increase again this year,” the aide said. “With so much wasteful government spending that should be cut, it is befuddling how some in Congress are so eager to put military and veteran benefits on the chopping block.”Sens. John McCain (AZ) -R and Jeanne Shaheen (NH) – D are vocally pushing for more visas, on top of the 7,000 already allocated through Fiscal Year 2017. But neither has publicly addressed how the increase would be paid for. The CBO estimates the proposed increase would bring the cost of the program up to $446 million over the next ten years, from its current cost of $336 million.

Shaheen did not respond to multiple requests for comment. McCain’s office directed TheDCNF to the Armed Services Committee.

I’d be real hesitant to let any of these Afghan interpreters into the U.S., considering all of the attacks on U.S. Soldiers by Taliban infiltrators.   There’s already an increase in the threat of domestic terrorism, thanks to Barky’s ‘refugee’ policy.

And now the assholes in government want to use benefits meant for veterans to fund the atrocity.