Saturday, October 3, 2009

Michael Yon's Dispatches

I'd like to get caught up on Michael's posts, because I don't want to passby any important information as I found out in my last post. This post will contain all of Michael's post from August 6th until the present. Enjoy!

Pixie Dust (photo), 8/6/09.
No Young Soldiers, 8/10/09.
The Kopp-Etchells Effect, 8/17/09.
Do Americans Care about British Soldiers? 8/19/09.
Afghanistan Elections Spot Report, 8/20/09.
Bad Medicine, 8/24/09.

The Brits (upper echelon) did not like his post on Bad Medicine so they revoked his embed. What, the truth hurts? You can keep up with Mickael at Twitter.

The Kopp-Etchells Effect, Part II, 8/27/09.
Precision Voting, 8/31/09.
New Afghan war: Frontline correspondent says fight has morphed – but we still can't afford to lose, (This story was published in the New York Daily News on 6 September 2009.) 9/6/09.
Eight Years After 9/11, 9/8/09.
Pedros, 9/14/09.
Comment Bob Ainsworth, (Secretary of State, Ministry of Defence; Coventry North East, Labour). He's full of it, and Michael will address him at a later date. 9/14/09.

Maqaleh v. Gates Amicus Brief, 9/24/09.
Bullshit Bob (That Baghdad Bob keeps showing up!) 9/25/09.
The American Pedros - No Nonsense Combat Rescuers by Camilla Fuhr Nilsson. 9/27/09.
YON: The Greatest Afghan War, The Washington Times. 10/1/09.

Update: There is another post out with a video today, October 5, 2009.
We lost eight more soldiers in a firefight. I learned about it while they were still fighting, but did not report the attack until just before the media broke the story the next day. Still unreported, to my knowledge, sources tell me that FOB Keating was destroyed and that troops were under siege for up to 24 hours before Air Force Pararescue got them out. (Subject to confirmation.)

The fighting will only intensify. We can beat these guys, but not under current conditions. We need more troops and more gear now. The enemy has massive home field advantages and we have not offset those advantages. [This is the e-mail, please read the post, "Two Firefights, One Video.

If the video does not work here, you may watch it here.

Hat tip: LGF.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again. Digg! Digg!

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