The deaths in Afghanistan War continue to climb under the Obama administration. Since 2009 there have been over 2,148 U. S. military deaths and 19,964 soldiers wounded. 575 of those deaths were under the Bush administration while 1,573 have died under Obama’s watch, according to Just Foreign Policy.
Since 2009, 73 percent of all U.S. military deaths in the country have taken place. This amounts to 27.1 fatalities per month, on average.
With the 2014 United States elections coming up on Tuesday, November 4, and with all 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 33 of the 100 seats in the U.S. Senate being fought for, many believe it will be a good time to get out and vote.
According to a source, who wishes to remain anonymous, there is a “movement” to get all armed forces out to the voting poles in November saying, “The President has made the Rules of Engagement so complicated that troops are very often killed before they can even get orders to fight.” He went on to say that there had been nothing done to protect soldiers from being murdered by the very Afghans being trained by our soldiers either. Apparently, Obama has made no comment on this issue and remains silent, laments the source.
With Obama wanting to incorporate to the United Nations International Criminal Court (ICC) the troops have cause for concern. Signing on with the UN’s ICC allows the UN to arrest and “try U.S. troops for War Crimes, without the legal protections guaranteed under U.S. Law, and from which there is no appeal,” the source states. President Obama has nearly all the power with his Democratic Control of Senate and it is his belief that if Republicans and Conservatives regain control in the Senate that troops would be far better protected.
The anger, “fury” and “deep disgust” run deep and rampant among the troops and they point their fingers at President Obama for his “incompetence.” “It has taken on a dangerous tone. No one knows what to do about him, but the anger runs deep as the deaths continue with no strategic end in sight to the idiocy of this war. Obama has had years to end this futile insanity, during which time he has vacationed, golfed, campaigned, and generally ignored the plight of our men and women in uniform. But, there is now a movement afoot in the armed services to launch a massive ‘get out and vote drive’ against this president.”
According to the source, the Voting Interest Group he started has grown in numbers. Millions of Veterans, National Guardsmen, Reserves and retired military persons, as well as all the active service men and women, he believes they will have a huge impact on the upcoming elections.
He went on to say, “The one million military retirees in Florida alone could mean an overwhelming victory in that state if they all show up at the polls. It might not keep another one hundred U.S. troops from dying between now and November, but a turn out to vote by the military against this heartbreaking lack of leadership can make a powerful statement that hastens a change to the indifference of this shallow little man who just lets our soldiers die.”
According to Town Hall, and the parents of fallen, Special Operations Chief Aaron Vaughn (killed in action in 2011), “Our government’s incessant tightening of already restrictive ROE (Rules of Engagement), compounded by the failed COIN (Counterinsurgency) strategy—also known as “winning hearts and minds”—has made an otherwise primitive enemy formidable. Our best and brightest come home in body bags as politicians and lawyers dine over white linen tablecloths; writing, modifying, and re-modifying these lethal rules. Rules that favor the enemy rather than the American soldier. Rules so absurd they’re difficult to believe until you hear the same stories over and again from those returning from battle.”
In the words of an unnamed Army Ranger who left the military recently, “I had to get out. I have a family who needs me. I didn’t join to be sacrificed. I joined to fight.”
Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen Jerry R. Curry, according to Town Hall, had a few words to add to the subject saying, “To the American people an American military life is worth far more than the life of an Afghan soldier or civilian. For the current occupants of the White House and the Administration’s staff it seems to be just the opposite.”
The soldiers of the U.S. Military are calling for a huge voter turn-out…What will you do?
By, Lorra B.
Chief Staff Writer For Silent Soldier
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