Thursday, October 8, 2009
Thursday 10-08 BRAVERY
Bravery in Afghanistan... Times: American troops in Afghanistan losing heart, say army chaplains (Martin Fletcher Reports From Forward Operating Base in Wardak province)
One long-serving officer has lost three friends this tour....“The many soldiers who come to see us have a sense of futility and anger about being here. They are really in a state of depression and despair and just want to get back to their families,” ...“They feel they are risking their lives for progress that’s hard to discern,”... “They are tired, strained, confused and just want to get through.”...“We’re lost — that’s how I feel. I’m not exactly sure why we’re here,” ...“I need a clear-cut purpose if I’m going to get hurt out here or if I’m going to die.”...Sergeant Christopher Hughes, 37, from Detroit, has lost six colleagues and survived two roadside bombs. Asked if the mission was worthwhile, he replied: “If I knew exactly what the mission was, probably so, but I on’t.” ... sleeplessness and anger attacks were common....The men are frustrated by the lack of obvious purpose or progress....“We want to believe in a cause but we don’t know what that cause is.”...To compound matters, soldiers are mainly being killed not in combat but on routine journeys, by roadside bombs planted by an invisible enemy....“Divorces are skyrocketing. PTSD is off the scale. There have been hundreds of injuries that send soldiers home and affect families for the rest of their lives.”...“All they want to do is make it home alive and go back to their wives and children and visit the families who have lost husbands and fathers over here. It comes down to just surviving,”...He said the security situation had worsened because the insurgents had chosen to fight in Wardak province, not abandon it...two chaplains sought to boost the spirits of their flock with uplifting hymns, accompanied by video footage of beautiful lakes, oceans and rivers.
Several months ago Barack Obama said victory was not the goal in Afghanistan. He has been in office since January 20th and has yet to formulate a policy and to make a decision about what to do in that nation where people under his command are dying every day.
And this is an example of bravery in Israel:
Israeli Conscientious Objectors, Shministim
Name: Udi Nir
Why I am one of the Shministim:
“I will not lend my own hand to the occupation and to acts that contradict my most basic values: human rights, democracy and the personal responsibility each and every human being bears towards fellow human beings.”
Video: Human guinea pigs! Israel forces people to drink uranium?
How Israel Killed UN’s War Crimes Probe Israel applied unconscionable pressure on occupied peoples to stop the report from being sent to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Zionists were thwarted by Libya which used their temporary seat on the UN Security Council to discuss the issue. Qaddafi vexes US in forcing UN to take up Gaza report The Libyans did force the U.S to veto the motion to forward the GoldStone Report on Israeli war crimes in Gaza to the ICC. One more moral victory.
Is the U.S. Preparing to Bomb Iran?
The king of Saudi Arabia will travel to Syria to try to weaken the Syria-Iran alliance, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Congress Defies Obama On F-35 Engines! Rift Could Lead To Veto of Hate Bill
Video:Robert Fisk reveals truth behind 'dollar demise' report (His Original Article Started The Surge in Gold This Week)
Video: Celente on dollar: America sinks with its gold
Recession Spells End for Many Family Businesses
SEC Gets Busy Putting That $900 Million Budget To Good Use, Appeals Mark Cuban Case THIS IS PAYBACK FOR MARK CUBAN'S SUPPORT OF THE ATTEMPT TO RELEASE DYLAN AVERY'S 911 FILM LOOSE CHANGE INTO THEATERS. THE JURY LAUGHED THE SEC OUT OF COURT LAST TIME.
US Mint Suspends Production Of American Eagle Gold And Silver Bullion Coins Due To "Unprecedented Demand"
They came by foot, wheelchair, bicycle and car. About six left by ambulance... They don't count me as unemployed 'cause I ain't drawing a check. It's like I don't even exist. But I do. Look around. There's thousands ... millions of us." Dan McNamara, president of the Detroit Firefighters Association Local 344, was looking down from his office window across from Cobo. "This absolutely is representative of the struggling middle class in America," he said. "We've been betrayed by the government, Realtors and those who've got. The promise has been broken." Chaos at Cobo: Detroiters turn out for federal help
SEC Begging For Real Time CDS (Credit Default Swap) Pricing Terminal
Pat Buchanan asked last week, "Does the C in SEC stand for Clueless?"
Over the Summer, a Spread of Thicker Arctic Ice
Stanford U. Bans Skeptical Climate Film from Airing Interview
Does MERS Registration and Mortgage Fractionalization Extinguish Mortgage Rights?
Department Of Homeland Security Takes Authority Away From Arizona’s Joe Arpaio To Search For Illegals
Africa bishops speak of Obama in religious terms "It's like the biblical story repeating itself," he told reporters, citing the Old Testament figure Joseph, who after being sold into slavery in Egypt ends up becoming a top official. .. "We believe God has his own plans. God directs history," he said of the U.S. election. "We pray that it (Obama's presidency) brings blessings for Africa and the whole world."
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