Archive for Afghanistan

video: us army & anf troops vs taliban

Posted in military, video, war with tags , on April 4, 2011 by Word-Drum

Combat Footage Afghanistan HelmetCam Heavy Firefight

good egg heads

Posted in military, news and politics, war with tags , on December 16, 2010 by Word-Drum

The points below come from a recent report by ISW (the Institute for the Study of War). They keep people informed on a war that many Americans think should not be fought. The first five points tell why it should. The last one is still up for grabs.

*Kandahar is strategic terrain because it is the heart of the Pashtun south, the birthplace of the Taliban movement, the former de facto capital of the Taliban government, and the home of President Karzai.

*For the Taliban, contesting Kandahar is important for their attempts to appear a viable rival to the Afghan government.

*Insufficient troop strength from 2005 to 2009 limited ISAF’s ability to target and destroy the enemy strongholds in three key districts: Arghandab, Zhari, and Panjwai.

*After the Surge troops’ operations in Kandahar, many of the fighters in Arghandab, Zhari, and Panjwai laid down their arms when it became clear the Taliban could not resist ISAF assaults. Some joined ISAF cash-for-work programs, which grew from several dozen workers to between 4,000 and 6,000 Afghans a day in Zhari.

*Coalition operations in Zhari also neutralized the enemy attack network along Highway One. In the first 28 days of October 2010 there were no kinetic incidents on the stretch of highway passing through Zhari, a change from early September when the Taliban were conducting five or more attacks a day.

*Despite this progress, restoring the Afghan government’s legitimacy is ultimately an issue of altering public perception, and progress made in building government capacity will achieve little if overshadowed by perceptions of corruption and factional control over the Kandahar government.

video: firefight in marjah

Posted in military, video, war with tags on December 11, 2010 by Word-Drum

Interesting video and audio. It’s real combat, but we need some good movies too…

I finally saw “Hurt Locker” and only watched it because I heard it wasn’t your average Hollywood crap where soldiers, cops, and corporations are all evil (and if there are any good guys they are liberals). Excellent flick – I’m grateful for an incisive film about American warriors and the Iraq war.

video: afghan firefight

Posted in military, video, war, weapons with tags on August 9, 2010 by Word-Drum

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hat tip War News Updates

in defense of war

Posted in 9/11, democrats, Islam, liberals, military, obama era, terrorism, war, weapons, word-drum with tags , , , , , on July 12, 2010 by Word-Drum

Like many students around the age of 20, I went through my Existentialist Period. Not much of anything from Sartre except

         “Hell is other people”

from his play No Exit, had much of an impact.

But Albert Camus was not only a better writer than the Marxist Sartre, his novel The Plague, still speaks to man’s existence.

The hero, a doctor who fights The Plague, survives. While those who run away die.

  Fight The Plague or die from it.

The Modern Plague is Radical Islam. If we withdraw from Afghanistan, it will embolden the jihadists. People will die, women will be tortured, and no one will know.

Not content to be King Piggy at home, these men want to kill and enslave us all. The Obots will let the Muslims conquer us so as not to offend them. They will mark their victory the way they always do, with a large Mosque at the site of what is for them their greatest accomplishment in hundreds of years: 9/11.

The only reason to withdraw Coalition Forces from the region is to bomb it from the air. This, along with a hundred Muslims killed for every American victim of jihad, should be on the table. We need not leave the country to find Muslims. Let’s bring all the Troops home and send in the Air Force, The Navy and Special Ops. Let Muslims suffer for Islam instead of us.

Waiting for the shit to hit is no way for a man to act. After Osama gets off his nuclear attack on America, there will be plenty of gung-ho sentiment. It will then be too late to man-up, but we’ll do it anyway. It won’t matter, nothing will.

I have heard it from a variety of sources that the Islamo-Terrorists were “impressed” by our taking out of Saddam and defeating Al Qaeda in Iraq. Taking the war to the enemy is the only thing that gets through to them. They want us to surrender to Islam. So they must surrender to us. They started it, and we will finish it or freedom will perish.

                       We Shall Fight. We Shall Never Surrender.

video: firefight in waterpur valley, afgahnistan

Posted in military, video, war with tags , , on May 1, 2010 by Word-Drum

Posted by 3rdID8487

3rdID8487 — April 13, 2010 — U.S. Army Platoon firefight at Qatar Kala, Kunar province in Afghanistan with anti-Afghan forces. Scenes include the platoon firing towards the mountains where the fire was coming from and a helicopter arriving and then taking off.

video: marines(and kids)in afghanistan

Posted in military, video, war with tags , on April 6, 2010 by Word-Drum

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April 01, 2010 — FOOTAGE OF ALPHA COMPANY 1 ST BATTALION 6TH MARINES IN AFGHANISTAN.

video: clearing marjah

Posted in Islam, military, news and politics, war with tags on February 22, 2010 by Word-Drum

video: “who’s the infidels now bitches!?”

Posted in military, video, war, weapons with tags on February 3, 2010 by Word-Drum

video: firefight afghanistan

Posted in military, video, war with tags on December 3, 2009 by Word-Drum

video: strategies for success in afghanistan

Posted in military, news and politics, war with tags on November 18, 2009 by Word-Drum


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over his head

Posted in Iran, Israel, military, obama, video, war with tags , , , on November 5, 2009 by Word-Drum

obama-mcchyrstalWar News Updates

                    Hezbos: “Weapons? We have no weapons.”

Israel Displays Huge Weapons Cache from Captured Ship — Voice of America

                     Finishing Firefights by Bing West

video: korangal valley afghanistan

Posted in military, video, war with tags , , , on October 30, 2009 by Word-Drum

soldier video footage from afghanistan

Posted in military, video, war, weapons with tags , on October 21, 2009 by Word-Drum

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5e84a68158a0db58Liar-in-Chief: Leave these men out in the cold at your peril.

video: intense firefight afghanistan

Posted in military, video, war, weapons with tags on October 14, 2009 by Word-Drum

I hate Hollywood and the MSM. We are at war and I want to see it. This video has a happy ending even with thousands of rounds being fired. God Bless our Troops. They are the best.

The Men of 2nd Plt A Co. 1-32 IN 10th MTN DIV (LI)

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video: how to deal with the taliban

Posted in military, war with tags , on October 11, 2009 by Word-Drum

j-lew: lose it all (with video)

Posted in news and politics, video with tags , , on October 7, 2009 by Word-Drum

hat tip: Anti-Mullah

American Thinker:

Lose Afghanistan, Lose Pakistan, Lose Iran, Lose It All

by James Lewis

“The gangster regimes of the world are on the march, and they’ve got our number. They know how to squeeze more civilized nations. Our weakness is cowardice, and that goes double or triple in the face of nuclear weapons. That’s why all the rogues are trying to get nukes as fast as they can. They know it’s the perfect blackmail weapon, and it makes them invulnerable to attack.”

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video: “shoot the motherf-ckers!”

Posted in military, war with tags on October 6, 2009 by Word-Drum

video: camp joyce, afghanistan

Posted in military, video, war with tags , on September 15, 2009 by Word-Drum

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the jumper

Posted in 9/11, Islam, Israel, war, word-drum with tags , , , on September 13, 2009 by Word-Drum

A brutal act of war (9/11) has brought this blog to life this week. Thousands visited Word-Drum, mostly to see this photo:

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No matter the sex, nationality, or political affiliation of the jumper, he or she, is on the minds of many people.

While the Left is now directing energy to stop the fight against the Taliban and to pull all Coalition Forces out of Afghanistan. They haven’t given the jumper a second thought.

Perusing some Mil-Blogs, especially comments from Military Personnel and Vets, my own belief is reinforced: that the fight must be maintained and American and other Coalition Forces must remain in the region.

But like Iraq, I won’t be killed or wounded, and don’t like being an arm-chair general, or playing God. But that never stopped me before. My position will only change when the Islamists declare an end to the jihad against the West (this won’t happen unless they are defeated. Takiyah allows Muslims to lie to us and remain faithful to Islam.)

The Bush Administration beat the hell out of Al Qaeda. I have been over stating the Islamic Problem for years…just incase. But with our current Administration, my prediction of a major strike on America, one year after the election of a Democrat President (I thought it would be Hellary at the time) is still good.

When Israel strikes Iran, oil prices will skyrocket, hello Hezbos: blowing shit up and killing as many innocents as possible. They might even come up from Venezuela along with other Red Armies, Along with Iranian or NoKo nukes striking cities or setting off an EMP attack. All this in the middle of a civil war set off by a Leftist takeover of America.

2010 will be a bitch.

I can see the plane coming. The building is fine now, but what’s that plane up to?

video: army’s task force moutain warrior

Posted in military, video, war with tags , on July 10, 2009 by Word-Drum

Hat tip Black Five

Men at war deserve to smoke a cigarette if they so choose. It’s liberal anti-smoking Nazis that should be stamped out.

        Newser:  “Pentagon Mulls Smoking Ban For Troops”

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video: “the chosen few”

Posted in video, war with tags , , , on May 3, 2009 by Word-Drum

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