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MOAB

From Stilton:

A significant number of ISIS fighters became WASWAS fighters yesterday, after finding themselves on the receiving end of the United States’ “Mother Of All Bombs” – the 21,000 pound MOAB which is our largest non-nuclear armament. It had never previously been used in combat, because our previous president was better known for deploying “the mother of all jeans” when dressing casually.

The bomb, the destructive power of which can not be described without using a lengthy chain of expletives, took out a tunnel complex in Nangahar province, Afghanistan. Perhaps not coincidentally, this is the same area where a member of our special forces, Staff Sgt Mark De Alencar, was tragically killed in action only days ago.

In other words, this is the very definition of the Trump administration “sending a clear message.”

And not just to ISIS. It seems reasonable to think that preposterously gigantic explosions that turn America’s enemies into pink mist might also be raising eyebrows in Syria, North Korea, Russia, Iran, and über-liberal parts of California.

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http://stiltonsplace.blogspot.com/2017/04/equal-deployment-opportunity.html

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Dinner with the Afghan Ambassador

From Benny Johnson at the Independent Journal Review (excerpted):

The Obama administration dealt with a light, often inconsequential, hand in diplomatic relationships.  Within this leadership vacuum, Afghanistan experienced a sharp, bloody uptick in terrorist attacks by Taliban forces and an economic upheaval.

On Friday night, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib (the current Afghan Ambassador to the United States) hosted a dinner at his residence for approximately one dozen widows of American soldiers who gave their lives fighting in his home country.

The ambassador was asked how the people of Afghanistan viewed President Trump. His answer stunned those listening, not only for its candor but also for its rare insight into how the president approaches foreign policy. His full response to the question:

 I’ve personally met with President Trump at Mar-a-Lago and the president has had two phone conversations with President Ghani [The president of Afghanistan]. One call was after he won the election and one after [Trump] became president. Before the calls, we were advised to keep conversations short because, we were told, Trump will not be interested in the details of the call and does not have a long attention span, so it would be pointless to have a long call.

However, we were pleasantly surprised at how much time President Trump spent asking very informed questions. The first time the presidents spoke, the questions Trump asked impressed us. “How can you win in this fight [against terrorism]?” he asked. “What do you need to become financially independent?” and “How can American business invest in Afghanistan? How can we develop businesses and mining in your country?”

Trump would listen intently after each question, often asking follow-ups. Trump’s second call with our president was even longer than the first. Asking these types of questions for our country is something the Obama administration never did. The Obama administration was the most academic administration we have ever had to deal with but the Trump administration has been the most thoughtful and intelligent.

Trump continually asked “How can you win? What does Afghanistan need to win?” in reference to our fight with terrorism. Trump wants to win. Sincerely. All the Obama administration wanted to do was not lose.

The Obama administration was hesitant with us. The enemy could sense that. When the Obama administration announced its plans to pull troops out of the region, they announced the exact date they would do it. All our enemies had to do was wait [Obama] out. They knew the date they had to hang on until — which gave them the will to fight. They used that time to recruit and build up resources.

To bring real reform, we must be able to defeat enemies outside our country and inside. We must overthrow the Afghan warlords who are profiteering off the war. Every time we tried to remove one of them from power, [Secretary John] Kerry would say “no” because it would potentially make it unstable and require more troops be brought in. The entire Obama administration was too cautious, but Kerry was the most cautious. Perhaps the Obama administration was fatigued by the time we assumed power. [President Ghani assumed power in September of 2014.] But Trump is very different from Obama in this way.

This is good, for the future of Afghanistan.

The comments at the dinner were very well-received by the Gold Star widows.  One said Obama’s actions in Afghanistan were an “insult” to her husband’s legacy and what he fought for. The ambassador said he hoped to honor legacies of Americans and Afghans alike by creating a stable, free, democratic society in his country.

Trump-era diplomacy is very much in its infancy. Yet even in his first few days as America’s chief diplomat, the president is doing what he promised; making big, big waves.

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Three Dogs Save 50 Soldiers in Afghanistan

Tissue Alert!

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Khalid Sheik Mohammed says Dubya was right

During interrogations, KSM said that Bush’s aggressive response to the 9/11 attacks was the opposite of what al-Qaeda expected … and that it saved us from a second wave of attacks.

“Today, some on both the left and the right argue that al-Qaeda wanted to draw us into a quagmire in Afghanistan — and now the Islamic State wants to do the same in Iraq and Syria. KSM said this is dead wrong. Far from trying to draw us in, KSM said that al-Qaeda expected the United States to respond to 9/11 as we had the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut — when, KSM told Mitchell, the United States “turned tail and ran.”

He also said he thought we would treat 9/11 as a law enforcement matter, just as we had the bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and the USS Cole in Yemen — arresting some operatives and firing a few missiles into empty tents, but otherwise leaving him free to plan the next attack.

“How was I supposed to know that cowboy George Bush would announce he wanted us ‘dead or alive’ and then invade Afghanistan to hunt us down?”

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Read the rest @

washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-horrifying-look-into-the-mind-of-911s-mastermind-in-his-own-words/2016/11/28/bf5827a8-b575-11e6-b8df-600bd9d38a02_story.html

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Gary Sinise serves troops in Kandahar

Mr. Sinise posted this with the photo: “An honor to serve Thanksgiving dinner to our Troops at Kandahar Air Force Base. Sending a special thank you to all who serve. Thanksgiving prayer for our Troops: Thank you, Lord, for the courage and selfless service of our military troops. Thank you for their dedication in the face of difficulties and challenges. Thank you for their families. I pray that all of our servicemen and women will experience Your mercy each day, and that You will provide for their every need. Let them feel your presence with them, and your everlasting love. In Christ’s name, Amen.”

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There was a time POTUS did this.  Of course, since it was a Republican POTUS, the snot-faced left made fun of him and said the photos were fake.  They can be such jerks.

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Pentagon Downplays Significance of Taliban Taking Over All of Afghanistan Last Night

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WASHINGTON, D.C.[DuffelBlog] — Following the Taliban’s complete takeover of Afghanistan late last night, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook noted in an early morning press briefing that the Pentagon remains “generally positive” about the war effort and that “there is minimal cause for concern.”

“That’s how things go in a protracted counterinsurgency,” Cook told reporters. “You face some minor setbacks regardless of how many troops lose their lives or how many billions of taxpayer dollars are spent equipping local defense forces incapable of defending their own country.”

After the Taliban overran Afghan forces in Helmand earlier this year and took over the city of Kunduz this week, sources say the Obama Administration and many senior defense officials seemed surprised that major media outlets expressed even the slightest bit of interest in a war over a decade old.

At Central Command in Tampa, Fla., Gen. Lloyd Austin — who oversees forces in the region — assured reporters there was little cause for concern.

“We’ve seen this time and time again,” Austin said. “This modest spike in Taliban attacks shows that our strategy is working. These massive coordinated attacks are merely the death throes of an insurgent movement.”

Read the whole satire article at the Duffel Blog.

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Obama’s Values

  • He has instructed U.S.-led foreign aid organizations to promote homosexual acceptance abroad.
  • He has told the government of Nigeria to legalize homosexuality or lose U.S. foreign aid money.
  • He has said that anyone who opposes unrestricted abortion is no better than a terrorist.
  • He has instructed soldiers to ignore the screams of child rape victims in Afghanistan.
  • He has court martialed soldiers who could not ignore the screams of child rape victims in Afghanistan.

Obama isn’t a hypocrite. He’s just evil.

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I received this today from a retired, career military officer in my network:

I have sent emails and made phone calls. The soldiers I talk to confirm that this has been going on for years, and this administration supports it. We’re losing good soldiers and officers because we have an administration that allows this crap. I’m hoping that you and your network can draw enough attention that someone actually starts questioning this.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/21/world/asia/us-soldiers-told-to-ignore-afghan-allies-abuse-of-boys.html?_r=1

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Is there any doubt that the Left serves Satan?

I can’t even speak … first I saw the news that members of our Armed Forces who attempted to protect Afghani boys from being raped have been disciplined by order of our government.

http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2015/09/21/nyt-u-s-personnel-told-not-report-child-rape-afghan-security-forces/

Then, I read that Senate Democrats (and two Judas Republicans, Collins and Kirk) had voted down a bill that would ban the abortion of pain-capable, viable or near-viable human babies.

http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/254497-dems-block-20-week-abortion-ban

Then I read that, abortion enthusiasts started a viral ‪#‎ShoutYourAbortion‬ hashtag. Women were encouraged to brag about their abortions publicly to show how the Left believes abortion is not merely acceptable, but also praise-worthy.

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As Matt Walsh notes, “It’s time we face the fact that ‘progressivism’ is really nothing more than a secular version of Satanism.”

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