Tuesday, October 13, 2009

President and Nobel Laureate Obama Sends 13,000 More Troops to Afghanistan

President and Nobel Laureate Barack Obama has quietly approved and the military will soon deploy 13,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The Washington Post reports that the additional troops are "support troops," including "engineers, medical personnel, intelligence experts and military police." In March, Obama sent 21,000 additional "combat troops" to the region.

According to defense experts quoted by the Washington Post, additional support troops are always needed when combat troops are increased. The White House, however, did not publicize President Obama's subsequent approval of additional support troops following the March increase in combat troops. Defense Department officials, however, have provided a clearer picture:
"The 21,000 are only combat forces, and when the combat forces go in, there are a certain amount of additional forces that are required," said Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who signs the deployment orders, had military officials identify last spring the entire scope of the increase and agreed that he would consult with Obama again if the Pentagon sought to go above that, Whitman said.

"Obama authorized the whole thing. The only thing you saw announced in a press release was the 21,000," said another defense official familiar with the troop-approval process.
Counting both support and combat troops, President Obama has authorized 34,000 additional troops for Afghanistan. Currently, the combined troop levels in Afghanistan and Iraq exceed the number of troops during the height of the infamous Iraq "surge" of late 2007 and early 2008. Also, the White House is considering a request by General Stanley McChrystal for the deployment of thousands of additional combat troops to Afghanistan. This is definitely "Obama's War."


RealityZone said...

The west is colonizing central asia. Plain and simple. This is now an occupation of the whole region. The forces in Afghanistan can reach all neighboring countries. That is what this is also about. Yes it is about pipelineistan, [proxy natural resource wars]. With these forces in place, and probably more to come. The encroachment on Russia, and China is now in place. Pakistan is and has been a major target. Under the guise of [they have nukes] we will be entering Pakistan. The Taliban and Al Quaida can be herded into Tajikistan, other Stans, Russia, and China. The west can then use the justification that we have to enter these countries. All the while trying to further balkanize the region. This is what modern day colonialism looks like. It is further control through chaos. Yes Obama inherited this mess. Or, should i say the baton of endless wars was handed to him. He has accepted it and is running with it. This should come as no surprise to any one. War is Peace==Peace is War. The nite-mare continues.

Darren Lenard Hutchinson said...

Obama inherited Afghanistan, but he said it was a "right" war. Translation: Obama has always acknowledged supporting the Afghanistan invasion. So, he inherited something he presumably would have started himself.

RealityZone said...

I agree; He also said he would go into Pakistan if needed. This should have been no surprise to any one who did their home work before the election. As i have said many times. ZBIG, and Albright were his foreign policy advisers. He truly was the chosen one to continue their agenda. The regime brings the President. the President does not bring the regime. W proved that. LOL.

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