Category: Afghanistan

May 1, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: Osama bin Laden is Dead – U.S. Has Body

by MsUnderestimated — Categories: Afghanistan, Al Qaeda, Breaking News, UBL, War on TerrorLeave a comment

h/t HotAir:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama is making a late-night statement but is not announcing the topic that he will discuss.

Officials say the statement could come as early as 10:30 p.m. EDT.

It is highly unusual that the president would make a late-night statement with not even a hint about what he would discuss.

Details are still coming out…stay tuned.

***UPDATE 10:58 PM ET***

Via ABC News:

Osama bin Laden, hunted as the mastermind behind the worst-ever terrorist attack on U.S. soil, has been killed, sources told ABC News.

His death brings to an end a tumultuous life that saw bin Laden go from being the carefree son of a Saudi billionaire, to terrorist leader and the most wanted man in the world.

Bin Laden created and funded the al Qaeda terror network, which was responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States. The Saudi exile had been a man on the run since the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan overthrew the ruling Taliban regime, which harbored bin Laden.

In a video filmed two months after the Sept. 11 attacks, bin Laden gloated about the attack, saying it had exceeded even his “optimistic” calculations.

November 11, 2010

Greeting America’s Returning Heroes in Bangor Maine (VIDEO)

On tonight’s edition of Follow the Money on the Fox Business Network, Eric Bolling featured a group of real American heroes and patriots who, year-round, stand at the ready to greet America’s Military heroes as they return home, flying into the airport at Bangor Maine. The “Maine Troop Greeters” are the focus of a movie called “The Way We Get By,” which is based on their experiences greeting the troops as they return home from the Middle East.

What a heart-warming story. And what dedication! This group is ready round-the-clock, with an early shift that gets to the airport for the first flight of each day.

BONUS: Check out the trailer for this movie. If you don’t at least get a lump in your throat, you ain’t human.

The Way We Get By – Trailer from The Way We Get By on Vimeo.

I just went and bought the Collector’s DVD & music CD at the movie’s official website. I’d like to see it in wide release in theaters.

September 10, 2010

Shep Smith on ‘Rise of Freedom’ & the ‘Weekend for Heroes’ at Ground Zero (VIDEO)

Tonight was a 2nd installment of this ‘Rise of Freedom‘ series, chronicling the construction of the Freedom Tower, the 9/11 Memorial Site, and all surrounding structures.

At focus tonight was the upcoming “Weekend for Heroes” event, where wounded warriors from Walter Reed are brought down to Ground Zero to see the progress of the projects, some to see the actual site for the first time, and just to get an up-close look and feel at what the site will look like in the future.

Spotlighted were two brave veterans. The first one is Army Cpl. Kendra Coleman, who was in Afghanistan and lost her left leg to an IED while on patrol. Cpl. Coleman is an MP and Paratrooper, and she is anxious to get back to Afghanistan with the rest of her unit in whatever capacity she can. Also shown was Army Lt. Frederick Simpson, who was shot in the left leg during a firefight with the Taliban at the AfPak border in 2005. He was seeing the Ground Zero site in person for the first time, as well, and they both were motivated to join the military after the 9/11 attacks.

July 15, 2010

I Fought For You (VIDEO)

Someone just forwarded this beautiful video to me today… I just HAVE to share. I don’t care if you’ve seen it – watch it again. If you haven’t, get out the tissues.

From the makers of this video, The Sound Tank:

@JoshPies wrote:

This is Josh from The Sound Tank – Thanks for the support of our video. More important, thanks for your love and support for our Vets and Troops.

Please go to SermonSpice to see the original video by The Sound Tank or search Josh Pies from The Sound? Tank, the writer and producer of this video if you would like to request information.

[The makers of "I Fought For You", The Sound Tank] 6:52 * Add to queue

The makers of “I Fought For You”, The Sound Tank
A short conversation with the makers of “I Fought For You”. Josh Pies, Andrew Manzano and Dave Bode.

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April 14, 2010

Live RPG Removed From Soldier After Taliban Ambush (VIDEO)

by MsUnderestimated — Categories: Afghanistan, Patriotism, Taliban, True Heroes, Video, War on TerrorLeave a comment

From the Military Times.

(Warning: Video contains a few graphic images from the operating room.)

Army Spc. Channing Moss was impaled by a live RPG during a Taliban ambush while on patrol in Afghanistan. Army protocol says that medevac choppers are never to carry anyone with a live round in him. Even though they feared it could explode, the flight crew said ‘damn the protocol’ and flew him to the nearest aid station. For medics that was their only choice.

Again, protocol said that in such a case the patient is to be put in a sandbagged area away from the surgical unit, given a shot of morphine and left to wait (and die) until others are treated. Again, the medical team ignored the protocol. This video put together by the Military Times includes actual footage of the surgery where Dr. John Oh, a Korean immigrant who became a naturalized citizen and went on to graduate from West Point, removed the live round with the help of volunteers and a member of the EOD (explosive ordinance disposal) team.

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