December 11, 2012
Obama and the American military label all young men – between the ages of say 15 and 35 - who happen to be in battle zones as suspected insurgents who they can target and kill.
Under the Bush administration, children were tortured.
Now, the U.S. military is starting to target children for assassination in battle zones. As the Nation reports:
In a despicable article in Military Times, the US military says that children are legitimate targets in the [...]
The full scale of a Taliban attack on Camp Bastion in Afghanistan has become clear as it emerged 15 insurgents wearing US army uniforms destroyed six Harrier jets, three refuelling stations and damaged a number of aircraft hangars.
As well as the two US marines who were killed, nine coalition staff were wounded in the attack, said ISAF, the International Security Assistance Force coalition in Afghanistan.
Coalition forces killed 14 insurgents and [...]
July 18, 2012 03:33 PMMAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan: A Taliban bomb attack Wednesday destroyed 22 fuel tankers carrying supplies for NATO forces in Afghanistan, local officials said.
A pre-dawn explosion triggered a fire which engulfed the trucks, parked in the northern province of Samangan overnight on their way from Uzbekistan towards NATO forces in the south, Samangan deputy governor Ghulam Sakhi Baghlani said.
“The first explosion resulted in a fire which quickly engulfed as [...]
(CNN) – A man wearing an Afghan National Army uniform killed a U.S. coalition service member, the U.S. military said Thursday. It was the latest in a string of such attacks.
The incident took place late Wednesday when the person “turned his weapon against coalition service members,” the U.S. military said. The person who opened fire was killed by coalition forces who returned fire, the military said.
A U.S. Defense official said the [...]
‘Guardian angels’ are troops who watch over comrades even as they sleep
The lengths Taliban are prepared to go to to gain access to coalition forces shown as two militants dressed in women’s clothing are arrested
U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan have assigned ‘guardian angels’ – troops who watch over their comrades even as they sleep – as part of a series of increased security measures to protect troops against possible rogue [...]
The American Flag flies over the White House as protesters from the Occupy DC and other Occupy movements demonstrate in front of the White House in Washington on November 23, 2011. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (UPI) — The mood in the United States is sour. Although President Jimmy Carter never used the term, a “malaise” is infecting the country. Unemployment, poverty, even obesity and other measures of discontent are running at [...]
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan on Saturday accusedNATO helicopters and fighter jets of firing on two army checkpoints in the country’s northwest and killing 24 soldiers.Islamabad retaliated by closing the border crossings used by the international coalition to supply its troops in neighboringAfghanistan.
The incident before dawn Saturday was a major blow to already strained relations between Islamabad and U.S.-led forces fighting in Afghanistan. It will add to perceptions in Pakistan that the American [...]
By Amir Shah – The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Aug 30, 2011 7:50:33 EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan — August has become the deadliest month for U.S. troops in the nearly 10-year-old war in Afghanistan, where international forces have started to go home and let Afghan forces take charge of securing their country.
A record 66 U.S. troops have died so far this month, eclipsing the 65 killed in [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq.
The lawsuit lays out a dramatic tale of the disappearance of the then-civilian contractor, an Army veteran in his 50s whose identity is [...]
A federal judge has ruled that former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld can be sued personally for damages by a former U.S. military contractor who says he was tortured during a nine-month imprisonment in Iraq.
The lawsuit lays out a dramatic tale of the disappearance of the then-civilian contractor, an Army veteran in his 50s whose identity is being withheld from court filings for fear of [...]
President Obama told a bipartisan group of members of Congress today that he expects the U.S. would be actively involved in any military action against Libya for “days, not weeks,” after which he said the U.S. would take more of a supporting role, sources tell ABC News.
The White House meeting with 18 lawmakers came as Obama delivered an ultimatum to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi that he must [...]
Senior western leaders called for Nato to adopt an assassination policy against Col Muammar Gaddafi to salvage the bombing campaign in Libya from a descent into stalemate.
Senator John McCain, who visited Libya at the weekend, said that Gaddafi should be targeted but argued that it was more important to increase US firepower over Libya Photo: REUTERS
The calls came as Col Gaddafi was reported to have strengthened his grip [...]
* Seven of 10 Britons fear Iraq-style conflict
* Almost half disapprove of the intervention
LONDON, March 29 (Reuters) – Seven out of 10 Britons think coalition forces enforcing a no-fly zone in Libya could get sucked into another Iraq-style conflict, a poll showed on Tuesday.
The ComRes poll carried out for the Independent newspaper found 47 percent think the government was wrong to launch air strikes against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, [...]
In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it?
In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. “I think [...]
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Coalition Forces / Iraq vs. Libya
Coalition Countries – Iraq – 2003
[Source: US State Department]
Coalition – Libya – 2011
United Arab Emirate
- Fox news
MARCH 19, 2011
OBAMA: ‘Today we are part of a broad coalition. We are answering the calls of a threatened people. And we are acting in the interests of the United States and the world’…
Obama: U.S. and ‘broad coalition’ are acting against Gadhafi
MARCH 19, 2003
BUSH: ‘American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the [...]