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07 Nov

United States Wars, News and Casualties

United States Wars, News and Casualties

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The War Criminal and His Two Buddies

 

Former U.S. Presidents, from left, Barack Obama, George Bush and Bill Clinton greet spectators on the first tee before the first round of the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

The above picture makes me sick. It should make every decent human being sick. Why, one may ask? One reason follows.

We condemned children to death, some after many days of writhing in pain on bloodstained mats, without pain relievers. Some died quickly, wasted by missing arms and legs, crushed heads. As the fluids ran out of their bodies, they appeared like withered, spoiled fruits. They could have lived, certainly should have lived – and laughed and danced, and run and played- but instead they were brutally murdered. Yes, murdered!

The war ended for those children, but it has never ended for survivors who carry memories of them. Likewise, the effects of the U.S. bombings continue, immeasurably and indefensibly.

And the three play golf and have their picture taken. Bullshit!

The McGlynn

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War News

IRAQ BODY COUNT>>

This data is based on 51,544 database entries from the beginning of the war to 28 Feb 2017, and on monthly preliminary data from that date onwards. Preliminary data is shown in grey when applicable, and is based on approximate daily totals in the Recent Events section prior to full analysis. The full analysis extracts details such as the names or demographic details of individuals killed, the weapons that killed them and location amongst other details. The current range contains 36,537–38,380 deaths (20%–19%, a portion which may rise or fall over time) based on single-sourced reports.

Graphs are based on the higher number in our totals. Gaps in recording and reporting suggest that even our highest totals to date may be missing many civilian deaths from violence.

Total Dollar Cost of War>>

Cost of War in Iraq>>

Cost of War in Afghanistan>>

Cost of Military Action Against ISIS>>

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Afghanistan’s recent history is a story of war and civil unrest. A country once prosperous now suffers from enormous poverty, a lack of skilled and educated workers, a crumbling infrastructure, and widespread land mines. It’s being heard about in the news…Photo by Andrew Smith, United States of America.

AP: The Latest: UN official warns of famine threat for Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The latest on the conflict in Yemen (all times local):

The head of the U.N. World Food Program is warning that hundreds of thousands of children in Yemen will be “on the brink of starvation” if the Saudi-led coalition’s blockade of air, sea and land access lasts for even two weeks.

David Beasley said in an interview Monday with The Associated Press that about 70 percent of Yemen’s 27 million to 28 million people “do not know where they’re going to get their next meal.”

He says his agency is reaching only 7 million Yemenis, “partly because of lack of funds and partly because of lack of access.”

Beasley says if access remains shut down, “I can’t imagine this will not be one of the most devastating humanitarian catastrophes we’ve seen in decades.”

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IraqiNews: Iraq says will control all border crossings even if by force

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi government will impose its control on the border crossings that are out of its control, even if by force, Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi’s advisor has said.

“There are 29 exits out of the federal government’s control, which should return back,” Walid al-Helli said in a televised interview. “No one knows what the situation is at these crossings. We do not know if they are used to smuggle drugs, oil or terrorists or not.

In related news, the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper’s website has said that federal troops are few kilometers away from Faysh Khabur exit border, between Kurdistan and Syrian borders, awaiting commands from the armed forces to impose control in Nineveh.

A security source from the Rapid Response forces was quoted saying that “troops are deployed on the borders of Faysh Khabur region, north of Zummar.”

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IraqiNews: Six killed, wounded in IED blast southwest of Baghdad

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Six people were killed and wounded on Tuesday when an explosive device went off in Baghdad on Tuesday, according to security sources.

The sources told Baghdad Today that an explosive device planted near commercial stores in Haswa, Abu Gharib, exploded, killing one and wounding five others.

Violence in the country has surged further with the emergence of Islamic State Sunni extremist militants who proclaimed an “Islamic Caliphate” in Iraq and Syria in 2014.

One-hundred and fourteen Iraqi civilians were killed, while 244 others were wounded as result of terrorism, violence and armed conflicts during October, according to a monthly release by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

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AP: Iraqi VP asks for arms, training for Sunnis in his country

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iraq’s highest-ranking Sunni is in Washington this week pleading for more military aid for his community’s militias, hoping the Trump administration will deliver on pledges to counter Iran’s growing power across the Middle East.

Osama al-Nujaifi is one of Iraq’s three vice presidents, and his brother heads a prominent Iraqi defense faction. Both have been represented in Washington by the same lobbyist employed last year by Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser. In February, Trump fired Flynn, who is now under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Al-Nujaifi met Monday with a team of State Department and other officials, kicking off a week of efforts to bolster the influence of Iraq’s minority Sunni Muslims — and shore up his power base ahead of national elections next year. His requests for equipment and training face resistance: While Trump has tweeted warnings about Shiite Iran’s expanding control over Iraq, Americans officials aren’t yet providing military aid directly to Iraq’s Sunni fighters.

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NYT: IS Suicide Bomber Hits Local TV in Kabul; At Least 2 Killed

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two attackers, one of them a suicide bomber, struck a local TV station in Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least two guards, officials said. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the assault.

Najib Danish, spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said the two casualties were a male and a female security guard at Shamshad TV.

“There were two attackers and both have been killed,” Danish said shortly after the attack, adding that the police have sealed off the station and were combing the premises.

He said the police rescued some of the TV staff as the attack was unfolding but he did not elaborate.

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NYT: Casualties in Religious Attacks in Afghanistan Rise Steeply: U.N.

KABUL — Civilian casualties in religious attacks in Afghanistan, primarily against Shi’ite mosques, have significantly increased in the last two years, according to the United Nations.

Some 850 casualties, of which 273 were fatal, have been recorded by the U.N.’s Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) since the beginning of last year in more than 50 incidents, nearly double the figure for the previous seven years. (https://goo.gl/93CjrE)

The latest attacks took place three weeks ago at two Shi’ite mosques, one in Kabul and the other in the central province of Ghhor, killing at least 72 people.

Islamic State claimed responsibility for them and a string of others across the country in recent months.

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ISIS military in charge killed in US drone strike in Nangarhar

The military in charge of the ISIS terrorist group was killed in US drone strike in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan. The provincial police commandment in a statement said the US forces conducted airstrike in Nazian district of Nangarhar on Monday, leaving at least two militants dead. The statement further added that the military in

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Attack on Shamshad TV an attempt to suppress freedom of speech: Noor

The provincial governor of northern Balkh province and chief executive of Jamiat-e-Islami Ata Mohammad Noor condemned the attack by the militants on Shamshad TV station in Kabul. In his reaction to the coordinated attack, Noor said the terrorist groups are attempting to suppress the freedom of speech in the country. He said he is hopeful

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US forces confirm no Afghan civilians killed or wounded in Kunduz airstrikes

The US military in Afghanistan confirmed that the Afghan civilians did not suffer any casualties in the airstrikes conducted in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan. “United States Forces – Afghanistan (USFOR-A) has investigated allegations of civilian casualties in Kunduz province during the period of November 3 and 4; no evidence of civilian casualties has been

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Attack targets Shamshad TV in Kabul, Taliban rejects involvement

The Taliban militants group in Afghanistan has rejected the group is involved in the attack on Shamshad TV station in Kabul city. A spokesman for the group Zabiullah Mujahid said the group has nothing to do with the attack on Shamshad TV station center in Kabul. No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility

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Coordinated suicide attack on TV station in Kabul, casualties feared

A group of insurgents launched a coordinated attack on Shamshad TV station in Kabul city earlier today which lasted for several hours before the assailants were gunned down. The Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the incident and said at least two to three insurgents were resisting the security personnel from the compound after

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Recent Casualties

Color Denotes Today’s Confirmation

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Sgt. First Class Stephen B. Cribben, 33, of Simi Valley, California, died Nov. 4 in Logar Province, Afghanistan as a result of wounds sustained while engaged in combat operations. He was assigned to 2d Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group, Fort Carson, Colorado. The incident is under investigation.

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Chief Warrant Officer Jacob M. Sims, 36, of Juneau, Alaska, died Oct. 27 in Logar Province, Afghanistan, as a result of wounds sustained when he was involved in a helicopter crash. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. The incident is under investigation.

Iraq Coalition Casualties: Military Fatalities By Name>>

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Care for Veterans:

 

PTSD: National Center for PTSDPTSD Care for Veterans, Military, and FamiliesSee Help for Veterans with PTSD to learn how to enroll for VA health care and get an assessment.

All VA Medical Centers provide PTSD care, as well as many VA clinics.Some VA’s have programs specializing in PTSD treatment. Use the VA PTSD ProgramLocator to find a PTSD program.If you are a war Veteran, find a Vet Center to help with the transition from military to civilian life.

Call the 24/7 Veteran Combat Call Center1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387) to talk to another combat Veteran.DoD’s Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) 24/7 Outreach Center for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury provides information and helps locate resources.

Call 1-866-966-1020 or email resources@dcoeoutreach.orgMilitary OneSourceCall 24/7 for counseling and many resources 1-800-342-9647.Need further assistance? Get Help with VA PTSD Care

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