There is the Marine way and then there is the way the commanders in the field want to conduct the war in Afghanistan.
In this story you will read how one group of Marines are doing it their way at a FOB (Forward Operating Base) in Afghanistan.
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Thanks to Paul Jamiol for the headsup on this article.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 5:32 PM
WARNING: ANTI-WAR VIDEO
Video shows US Marines fighting for an Afghanistan ghost town, but as the narrator asks: "Why? For what reason? This Marine unit brings along two trauma doctors and a vehicle with blood because they know it is going to be a bloody battle. How will we know when we have won the war? What is there to win?
Extremely descriptive video.
A must view for anyone who is opposed to the Afghanistan War.
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Posted by Bill Corcoran at 2:56 PM
Reporting from Kabul, Afghanistan
Four suicide bombers struck the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Saturday evening, killing at least 31 people and destroying houses and shops, according to investigators.
Officials said the bombs exploded near a hotel, a police station and at the city's main prison, possibly in an attempt to free Taliban militants.
Other reports indicated that a large blast at the prison was followed by a barrage of rockets."There were four suicide bombers, including two in cars, and all the attacks happened within the city about 7:30 p.m.," Mohammad Pashtun, chief of criminal investigations for Kandahar province, told The Los Angeles Times by telephone.
"Thirty-one people have been killed and at least 45 are wounded. They are all civilians."Two of the bombs were believed to have been carried on a motorcycle and a bicycle.
One of the explosions killed women and children in a wedding hall near the prison.
Posted by Bill Corcoran at 4:10 AM