Slowly they pay attention

It was not on the words of bloggers, but instead on the blood of soldiers that America is beginning to wake up and see that Afghanistan is a bad war-zone. The forgotten war is starting to be noticed, also thanks to two Presidential candidates who’s words are covered by every media outlet imaginable. The article below is a good one. Read about how one of the soldiers killed at Wanat predicted a ‘bloodbath’.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25809464/

A MUST READ about Attack at Wanat

Here are the first details of the attack on the outpost and FOB at Wanat in Kunar Province Afghanistan. This story is the result of interviews with survivors of the attack while they are recuperating in Landstuhl, Germany. I had no doubt that there was going to be some great stories of bravery to come out of this terrible attack. This is the first recount I have read of the attack and I am sure there are more to come.

The terrible loss of 173rd Airborne soldiers has been all over the news lately. I encourage you to take 5 minutes and read the following story. Take some time and try to imagine the hell they were going through as they were fighting for their lives.

http://www.stripes.com/article.asp?section=104&article=56237

Rest in Peace Paratroopers

  The Department of Defense announced today the death of nine soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died of wounds suffered when their outpost was attacked by small arms fire and rocket propelled grenades from enemy forces in Wanat, Afghanistan, on July 13. They were assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503d Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

 

Killed were:

 

1st Lt. Jonathan P. Brostrom, 24, of Hawaii.

 

Sgt. Israel Garcia, 24, of Long Beach, Calif.

 

Cpl. Jonathan R. Ayers, 24, of Snellville, Ga.

 

Cpl. Jason M. Bogar, 25, of Seattle, Wash.

 

Cpl. Jason D. Hovater, 24, of Clinton, Tenn.

 

Cpl. Matthew B. Phillips, 27, of Jasper, Ga.

 

Cpl. Pruitt A. Rainey, 22, of Haw River, N.C.

 

Cpl. Gunnar W. Zwilling, 20, of Florissant, Mo.

 

Pfc. Sergio S. Abad, 21, of Morganfield, Ky.

 

I knew this was coming and was very sad to see it today. I was surprised by the number of Corporals that were killed in the battle of Wanat. Even though this was sad to see today, it was sickening for me to see that ISAF pulled out of the combat outpost that these guys died on just days after they were killed and before their bodies are even home.  ISAF had our paratroopers pull out and let the enemy take over the outpost. The enemy will no doubt use this as a propaganda opportunity to show how they scared the big and bad United States Army.

This makes me think that maybe Bill Clinton is in charge of ISAF, as this is déjà-vu from 1993 and Somalia.