Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Binocular Snapshot for 04/18/2012


LastDayWatchers remember

Names of the Dead

"The Department of Defense has identified 1,923 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans recently:


FAUST, Aaron M., 22, Cpl., Marines; Louisville, Ky.; Second Marine Division.


HIGGINS, Tanner S., 23, Sgt., Army; Yantis, Tex.; First Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.


MARTINEZ, Alex, 21, Cpl., Marines; Elgin, Ill.; First Marine Division.


NOWACZYK, David P., 32, Staff Sgt., Army; Dyer, Ind.; Fourth Infantry Division.


TARWOE, Abraham, 25, Lance Cpl., Marines; Providence, R.I.; Second Marine Division.


SCHILLER, Philip C. S., 21, Specialist, Army; The Colony, Tex.; Second Infantry Division.


STANLEY, Trevor J., 22, Constructionman, Navy; Virginia Beach; Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 3."


The May 15th Prophecy told you  The failures will continue to mount up

"Even more troubling is that over a decade of fighting has—as military expert Carl Prine and others have observed—led to a serious breakdown in military discipline, leadership, and chain of command."

Despite coalition night raids and drones strikes that have managed to eliminate the Taliban’s numerous shadow governors, mid-level commanders, and weapons facilitators


The insurgents still have the upper hand in terms of local knowledge and connections with the Afghan people


As a classified NATO report from January stated, the Taliban’s “strength, motivation, funding and tactical proficiency remains intact,” and, “Many Afghans are already bracing themselves for an eventual return of the Taliban.”


These attacks send the unequivocal message to the Afghan people that their government is vulnerable and thus unable to protect them.


As usual, political leaders and military commanders have downplayed these latest attacks as yet another “one-off” incident.


Americans (should)know better. To them, these attacks—and the photos—will serve as yet another stunning reminder of how poorly things are going, and why we need to leave."

With 100% accuracy written at LastDayWatchers