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September 03, 2010

Afghan Outrage: U.S. Troops Scrounge for Blankets, Bullets

Afghan outrage: U.S. troops scrounge for blankets, bullets

'One of my soldiers went without ammo for 5 weeks'


The parents of an American soldier in Afghanistan have accused the U.S. government of leaving defenders of its freedoms without basics such as blankets, food, feminine hygiene supplies and even bullets, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

"One of my soldiers went without ammo for five weeks once they got to Afghanistan because of shortages. I can't reveal the name, because they are frightened of reprisals. If they can do what they did to a four star general like [Gen. Stanley A.] McChrystal, what would they do to a buck private?"

That comes from a woman who, with her husband, has taken it upon herself to adopt soldiers and provide them with many of the needed basics.

The woman, assigned a pseudonym of "Beth," insisted her name not be used because of the possibility of reprisals against her or the soldiers.

But she told WND she received a report that a U.S. soldier bought a $15 knife "and slept with their hand on the handle in the waist of their pants because it was all they had for the moment to protect themselves."

The woman confirmed she and her husband are involved in supplying the basic necessities for some 50 soldiers – because the military isn't.

"If the military doesn't supply what they need, they must depend on family or people like me," Beth said. "Many of these families are struggling on low wages, some parents are on disabilities and unable to help. Sending a box once a month during their deployment is not only good for their morale, but they need (to be) resupplied with many items."

The Pentagon did not respond to a request for comment on the allegations. But one soldier told Beth the work days are 18 hours long, and they have few "real meals."

Wild Thing's comment........

This is extremely disturbing.

The election of this administration, in addition to both houses of Congress being in the hands of the Democrats, was the worst thing the Americans could have done to our military.

We have GOT to get Kenya Boy out of the WH. We have got to take our country back at all costs.

Obama is more concerned with taxing us to death, playing golf, control over all of us, and that freaking Mosque in NY.

....Thank you JohnE, U.S. Army for sending this to me.

Soldier/Generator Mechanic
Companies: 288TH Q.M. Co

Posted by Wild Thing at September 3, 2010 07:47 AM


The death toll in Afghanistan is rising. Soon, once the GI's get back home and out of the military, we're going to hear the reasons why. I'm afraid it's going to be because of the ROE's and lack of air and artillery support. Petraeus can only do so much as he still answers to Obama.

Posted by: BobF at September 3, 2010 10:02 AM

Meanwhile Dear Leader is going to Camp David this weekend to take a brake from his golf and vacationing! What a jack ass!

Posted by: MrHappy at September 3, 2010 12:32 PM

My son just got back from Iraq, did first tour in Afghanistan.
Asked him about the ROEs. They have Mark 19s (automatic grenade launcher) however, they are not allowed to use them. (Too effective)
Some commands will not allow them to chamber a round in their rifles.

Posted by: Dave 18Zulu at September 3, 2010 01:08 PM

how bout a 'Blooper'?

This is nuts. It's time to get out of there. No question. They are wasting the young lives of this country for nothing. For god sakes they can't even fight back.

Posted by: Mark at September 3, 2010 07:28 PM

I just paid a visit to 'Support our Marines' on FB and they had up the latest Casualty list all KIA's. What the hell is wrong with us as a country. the ROE's that don't exist at least for our troops, they can't use certain weapons, they're too accursate .What the hell this isn't a friggin holiday for these guys they are putting in on the line with their very lives and its costing them their lives...

All I could say at that site was "It just never gets any easier does it?" Four more families must bear the cost of freedom that obama is pissing away with his idiot policies.

Posted by: Mark at September 3, 2010 09:44 PM

Bob, your right that is got to be hard for Petraeus like you said he can only do so much as he still answers to Obama.
He had more of a chance with GW Bush, obama can't be reasoned with and he does hate our military.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 3, 2010 11:17 PM

MrHappy, yes more vacations. I wish he would at least stop his destruction while on all his vacations but he seems to keep at it 7 days a week.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 3, 2010 11:18 PM

Dave, oh my gosh. Thank you for sharing about that and also about your wonderful son Dave. Please thank your son and tell him how much what he is doing is appreciated with all my heart.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 3, 2010 11:26 PM

Mark,I agree, if they are not being allowed to fight back. OMG this is totally insane, it is murder by obama imo and I would love to say that right to his ugly face.

Posted by: Wild Thing at September 3, 2010 11:31 PM