Category Archives: War on Terror

Closing Gitmo just the beginning

Eric Marolis of the Toranto Sun Times expressed the following opinion in this mornings edtion about the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison, as well as other CIA secret “Black” prisons around the globe. It’s an opinion in which I happen to agree with:

Kudos to President Barack Obama for closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, and the CIA’s network of secret, or “black,'” prisons abroad, both blots on America’s honour and grave violations of international law.

The U.S. conquered Cuba in the 1898 Spanish-American War. Washington then installed a U.S. citizen as president who granted Washington base rights to Guantanamo in perpetuity. A century later, the U.S. made a similar sweetheart deal in Afghanistan.

Now is an excellent time for Obama also to close the U.S. base at Guantanamo and return it to Cuba. Gitmo is a military white elephant. Returning it to Cuba would be a good start to thawing relations between Havana and Washington.

Obama’s next step in returning America to its senses should be ending use of the propaganda terms, “terrorism,” and “war on terror.”

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>Closing Gitmo just the beginning

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Eric Marolis of the Toranto Sun Times expressed the following opinion in this mornings edtion about the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison, as well as other CIA secret “Black” prisons around the globe. It’s an opinion in which I happen to agree with:

Kudos to President Barack Obama for closing the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, and the CIA’s network of secret, or “black,'” prisons abroad, both blots on America’s honour and grave violations of international law.

The U.S. conquered Cuba in the 1898 Spanish-American War. Washington then installed a U.S. citizen as president who granted Washington base rights to Guantanamo in perpetuity. A century later, the U.S. made a similar sweetheart deal in Afghanistan.

Now is an excellent time for Obama also to close the U.S. base at Guantanamo and return it to Cuba. Gitmo is a military white elephant. Returning it to Cuba would be a good start to thawing relations between Havana and Washington.

Obama’s next step in returning America to its senses should be ending use of the propaganda terms, “terrorism,” and “war on terror.”

Read more>>> Here

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Santa takes out Bin Laden

Somewhere in Waziristan, our most unfavorite Terrorist has put a Jihad out on Santa, unfortunately for him Santa finds him first.

Which leads me to ask, if Santa could find Osama Bin Laden so easily how come George Bush couldn’t?

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Santa takes out Bin Laden

Somewhere in Waziristan, our most unfavorite Terrorist has put a Jihad out on Santa, unfortunately for him Santa finds him first.

Which leads me to ask, if Santa could find Osama Bin Laden so easily how come George Bush couldn’t?

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>Suicide hot line got calls from 22,000 veterans

>I saw this story from the Associated Press which was reported on RawStory.com it states that more than 22,000 veterans have sought help from a special suicide hot line in its first year, and 1,221 suicides have been averted.

The VA teamed up with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to launch the hot line last July after years of criticism that the VA wasn’t doing enough to help wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

This is good news for our returning vets, finally the government is starting to take seriously the mental health issues which are effecting our returning soldiers. It is a crying shame that our men and women who are returning from the front of the “War on Terror” in such conditions that so many of them have considered taking their own lives.

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Suicide hot line got calls from 22,000 veterans

I saw this story from the Associated Press which was reported on RawStory.com it states that more than 22,000 veterans have sought help from a special suicide hot line in its first year, and 1,221 suicides have been averted.

The VA teamed up with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to launch the hot line last July after years of criticism that the VA wasn’t doing enough to help wounded soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

This is good news for our returning vets, finally the government is starting to take seriously the mental health issues which are effecting our returning soldiers. It is a crying shame that our men and women who are returning from the front of the “War on Terror” in such conditions that so many of them have considered taking their own lives.

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US suffers heavy Afghan losses


This is breaking news from the BBC.

Nine US soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan, in one of the biggest losses of life in a single incident since operations there began in 2001.
The troops died when insurgents attacked a military outpost in the north-eastern province of Kunar, close to the border with Pakistan.
To me this is truly sad to hear and it hit home personally, my nephew returned home after a 15 month tour in Afghanistan a few months ago. He will be State side for 12 months before possibly having to return to Afghanistan  or Iraq.
It is a shame that we had lost the real focus of the war on terror by invading Iraq and then neglected the mission in Afghanistan.
I can only hope that when the new presidential administration takes office, whether it be Democratic or Republican, that it refocuses efforts in Afghanistan to bring hostilities there to an end.
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