Monday, March 12, 2012

Stupidity in Afghanistan Is Costing Lives

Utter stupidity in Afghanistan is costing lives. First it was the burning of the Qurans. That cost the lives of six U.S. soldiers. Now a U.S. Army sergeant opened fire on Afghan villagers as they slept. 16 people, mostly women and children, were murdered. This senseless act of violence has reignited fury at the U.S. presence. Atrocity is too kind of a term. This was cold blooded murder. The Taliban has promised revenge and U.S.-Afghan relations are at an all time low.

Why are American troops still fighting in Afghanistan? It has been 10 years of conflict. Osama bin Laden is dead.The local Afghanistan people don't want us there. Recent video purportedly showing U.S. Marines urinating on dead Taliban militants has only added fuel to the fire.Violent protests have resulted in the death of 30 Afghans and 6 U.S. service members. Sunday's massacre began around 3 a.m. in two villages in Panjwai district. The village is about 500 yards from the U.S. base.

The Army staff sergeant from Joint Base Lewis-McChord Washington, acted alone. He returned to the Afghan base after the shooting and turned himself in. He is in custody at a NATO base in Afghanistan. The sergeant was assigned to support a special operations unit of either Green Berets or Navy Seals for purposes of promoting village stability. Apparently, this sergeant had just been cleared to return to duty after having suffered a head injury. Perhaps there was a medical reason for his insanity. In the meantime Karzai said, "This is an assassination, an intentional killing of innocent civilians and cannot be forgiven."

The U.S. needs a faster exit strategy. President Obama's plan calls for troops to leave at the end of 2014. In the wake of the Quran burnings, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, visited troops and urged them not to give in to the impulse for revenge. Now, nothing short of a complete withdrawal will ease the tensions.


According to a recent report by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College, the
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) received more than 1.5 million complaints about fraud upon folks over the age of 50. Scammers are targeting baby boomers in record numbers. Boomers probably number inexcess of 75 million people and they tend to have some inherited wealth as well as equity in their homes. Wealth combined with cognitive decline spells potential victim. The Wall Street Journal expects that 2011 was be a record year for prosecuting fraud. Defrauding Boomers. Readers, when it comes to investments, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is a scam!

Happy Returns

A Texas infant who vanished eight years ago has been found alive and well. Police have arrested his former baby sitter, Krystle Rochelle Tanner, 26, who is accused of kidnapping him. The boy's mother, Auboni Champion-Morin is ecstatic.Tanner had been the 8 month-old child's godmother when he disappeared in 2004. The case went cold in 2006. CPS recently investigated Tanner and the mystery has apparently been solved. For other people who were lost but are now found, please follow this LINK.


Anonymous said...

Agreed. Let's get the hell out of there!

Anonymous said...

To quote the great Forrest Gump: "Stupid is what stupid does."

Anonymous said...

Scammers beware. Legal Pub is on your tail!

Video Guy said...

“Why are we still there?”
Because the Military Industrial Complex became way to powerful during WWII and did not want the gravy train to end after the close of the war. Read what President and highly acclaimed WWII General Eisenhower said about them at the end of his term. And we have had constant war ever since.

Another reason is the Caspian Sea oil pipeline that runs through Afghanistan…another project that Halliburton is involved with along with the Iraqi oil fields that they now control 30% of. And like all monopolies they will rape the public with price control, along with the speculators who are mostly investment bankers. As to why you are now paying much higher prices for your fuel… They also choose to hamper attempts at alternative energy. Just think what could be done with the $4 Billion that BP alone receives in tax payer dollars every year to search for new oil resources…plus deductions. This is outrageous when they make $40 Billion in profits every quarter…I think they can afford to search for oil on their own without taxpayer funds that could be better used in education and infrastructure…or alternative energy.

Look up the video, “Who Killed The Electric Car”. GM had an excellent electric car back in 2000 that was killed under unusual circumstances, especially since Halliburtons X-CEO Dick Cheney became VP that year.

As for the fraud…the penalties are much to light for white-collar crime that affects millions of people, as they usually only pay a fine that they can easily absorbed. Once they start sentencing these scammers to life without parole for lets say, any crime over a million dollars…than it will stop.

Video Guy said...

I just found this about Afghanistan...

Jack Cafferty on the MIC…

“I have no idea what the hell we’re doing there anymore. Isn’t Osama bin Laden dead?”

“Why don’t the American people have anything to say about what we’re doing?” Cafferty added. “We have no voice in any of this stuff any more. They go into Iraq, they go into Afghanistan, they might go into Iran. We got nothing. We’re just kept in the dark and the government does whatever the hell it feels like doing, or preferably what it is being told to do by the people who pay the politicians’ bills. Remember that warning from Dwight Eisenhower about the military-industrial complex? It’s got this country by the throat.”

Anonymous said...

Bring back da boys

Anonymous said...

The news about the missing boy in Texas being reunited with his real mom was a neat story.

Anonymous said...

Osama "bin Gone" for sometime now. Time to leave.