Aug
21
2017
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#TrumpAdmin: #POTUS @realDonaldTrump #Afghanistan Address Thoughts

I will be talking off the cuff with no links or anything, because I want you to know that these are my thoughts alone.

Tonight President Donald Trump will announce the Afghanistan strategy going forward. From observing President Trump’s speeches and foreign policy so far, I can only guess at what he’s going to do. However to understand Trump’s upcoming Afghanistan decision, we must look at the Trump Doctrine first.

Some people have mistaken his non-nation building “America First” rhetoric as a case of isolationist policy. Yet I don’t think I’ve ever heard President Trump say “isolation” or “retreat” when talking foreign policy. I think I can boil down the Trump Doctrine as such:

  1. America First: Does it serve America’s or our allies interest? On this point alone, staying in Afghanistan forever does not serve American interest. No one wants to stay in Afghanistan. However there our other considerations to make.
  2. No Telegraphed Operation Or Red-Line Retreats: Are we giving our enemies our plans and/or a timeline to wait us out? Say what you will about President Trump, he’s a student of history (or at least recent history). President Trump has been repeatedly critical of President Obama’s announcing of withdraw time-lines and major operations to the press (which only gets back to the enemy). I don’t think Afghanistan will be any different.
  3. Islamic Terrorism Must Be Defeated There, Not Here: Will this take the fight to Islamic terror away from our soil? Most defiantly. And thanks to President Obama’s fucking indifference to Afghanistan, not only is the Taliban still there but ISIS/ISIL too.

Base on the information and theses points, I don’t except a pullout and neither should you. However I do expect a overhaul of the policy/strategy and the setting of goals. President Donald Trump has been a “I will help you, help yourselves” kind of guy and I think this will be the new policy in Afghanistan going forward. We can’t let Afghanistan fall, but we can’t take care of them forever.

President Donald Trump is stuck between a rock and a hard-place. I do not envy him for one second. I pray that God gives President Trump the wisdom to discover right, the will to choose it, and the strength to make it endure.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Apr
18
2011
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DragonGate Is Home!!

((Note: Computer still broken, only enough time to post this update about the greatest woman on earth.))

I just got word from DragonGate that she’s back from Afghanistan! I’m so happy and excited that she is away from that place! I miss her so much. I just want to hug her for an hour when I next see her. We plan on at least seeing each other again soon and then take things from there.

Now that she is gone from that aweful place, it still doesn’t change the fact that I think we should get out of Afghanistan. I feel Hamid Karzai is no longer our friend and I blame Obama for that loss of friendship.

Well, see ya’ later!
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Sep
11
2010
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My 9/11/2001 Story And Beyond

Everyone has their story. Where they were and what they did on September 11th, 2001. My story isn’t very exciting really. In fact, I would call it boring. However my life would be effected by those events of that day in ways I could never imagine.
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May
04
2010
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Apr
14
2010
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No Computer For DragonGate

Well, DragonGate is in the final stages of shipping out to Afghanistan. She packed her computer and turned off her cable. You can’t believe how sad this makes me feel. This has been coming on for some time now, but it’s just now hitting me like a ton of bricks. She is going to be on less and less, but I am going to try and get to talk to her on the phone.

Dragon says that she has come to terms with it and I have as well, as anyone who is in love with a soldier going into Afghanistan. Everything I am told about current deployments is that they are only going to last a year. I hate to say this, but I wish she would hurry up over there so she can hurry up back. I really need to get a job, because I think I’ll go mad unless I can have something to help me think of something other than Dragon for at least a few hours a day.

Well, see ya’ later!
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