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We’re not exactly alone in Afghanistan

Even though sometimes it feels that way

There’s a tendency here in the U.S. to think after all these years we’ve somehow been going at it alone in the war on terror, but the truth is, it’s still a coalition of forces from 48 nations.

While not all are in a combat role, some that are that may surprise you include Germany and France. Why do I say you may be surprised? Noting the news we’ve been privy to here at home about “massive” protests of “thousands of people” decrying Afghanistan deployments would lead one to believe that the nations involved are turning against fighting the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

Well, whatever the situation is in their respective home countries, the troops stationed there are still fighting and dying as ours are.

See if they look familiar…

Yeah they talk funny and have weird looking weapons, but they don’t seem to be running away…

Neither are the Germans…

Of course, you know these guys;

Here’s a tribute to all of them on this coming Memorial Day, remember them;

Crossposted

Erick Brockwayhttp://www.erickbrockway.com
Work seven days a week at two jobs, a newly RETIRED EO1 (E6) in the Navy Reserves (Seabees), blog when I can from cellphone and computer. @erickbrockway #catcot #tcot Currently living in Camarillo, CA, about 45 miles North of LA. I have a wife (20+ years) son, and two daughters.

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    • Yes it is GC. The Iraqi’s have really stepped up, the Afghans have been fighters since Alexander’s day, they’ll charge a mile up the side of a mountain with half a magazine. They’re getting better at planning and logistics. The Afghan National Army Commandos are real, live, walk on water heroes to the Afghan people. If they’re government was a little less corrupt they’d be able to handle things themselves easily. Unfortunately they’re even worse than ours, as hard as that can be to imagine.

  1. Thank goodness we’ve got other coalition partners, because we dang sure haven’t got a President leading us there. [remainder of post redacted in advance – this is a family site and there’s nothing further I could say other than @$@#%&*^!.]

  2. Thanks I have known this for awhile. Denmark (as in part of Socialist Scandinavia) has been trending conservative for many years now, elected a conservative government, and without fuss or fanfare has delivered up a contingent of troops to both Iraq and Afghanistan. They have taken casualties and pulled their weight in theater. As with other countries of northern Europe (you will not read this in our MSM) they are quietly coming to an electoral conclusion that accommodation with Sharia is not working and loyalty to national law is important. It was after all a Danish cartoonist who drew that picture of Mohammed and got death threats. Those Islamic Jihadist threats did not go down well in ancient but free Denmark, “the Hall of Freya,” and the oldest monarchy in existence.

    • Yes it is GC. The Iraqi’s have really stepped up, the Afghans have been fighters since Alexander’s day, they’ll charge a mile up the side of a mountain with half a magazine. They’re getting better at planning and logistics. The Afghan National Army Commandos are real, live, walk on water heroes to the Afghan people. If they’re government was a little less corrupt they’d be able to handle things themselves easily. Unfortunately they’re even worse than ours, as hard as that can be to imagine.

  1. Thank goodness we’ve got other coalition partners, because we dang sure haven’t got a President leading us there. [remainder of post redacted in advance – this is a family site and there’s nothing further I could say other than @$@#%&*^!.]

  2. Thanks I have known this for awhile. Denmark (as in part of Socialist Scandinavia) has been trending conservative for many years now, elected a conservative government, and without fuss or fanfare has delivered up a contingent of troops to both Iraq and Afghanistan. They have taken casualties and pulled their weight in theater. As with other countries of northern Europe (you will not read this in our MSM) they are quietly coming to an electoral conclusion that accommodation with Sharia is not working and loyalty to national law is important. It was after all a Danish cartoonist who drew that picture of Mohammed and got death threats. Those Islamic Jihadist threats did not go down well in ancient but free Denmark, “the Hall of Freya,” and the oldest monarchy in existence.

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