Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The profit ot the war in Afghanistan

I have found a very interesting article about the topic. I think, you should read it guys. The cost of war for the U.S. crowd.

"The debate in Congress starts again in earnest this week on how to cut the expected $1.5 trillion Federal deficit this year. And in all of the discussions about cutting social security, cutting medicare, cutting education, cutting scientific research, everybody is ignoring the elephant in the room, or should I say, the map: Afghanistan.

Remember Afghanistan? We’re still at war there. This week it will be 9 years and 4 months, making it by far the longest war in American history. It is also the most neglected war in American history, as there is rarely any media converage or Congressional debate about it.

And money keeps pouring in, and men and women keep dying, while much of America looks the other way. It is project that in 2011 the war in Afghanistan will have cost us $120 billion. That would be a nice chunk out of the deficit.

But that, of course, is not the greatest cost. Since the war began, 1,473 American men and women died in Afghanistan, fighting for this country, almost half of them died just last year. Six have died already this month. Most of their names have not been released.

But they did release the name of Army specialist, Ryan Gartner of Dumont, New Jersey. He was only 23 years old. How many more men and women have to die in a war that has lost its purpose.

So as we talk about wasteful spending, Afghanistan should be topic number one. It is costing us way too much: Ryan Gartner, and 1.472 others are proof of that."

R.I.P. the defenders of the world democracy!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

My own efforts to end the war in Afghanistan

Ending the war has not been easy and will not get easier. Saying goodbye to a military presence in a foreign soil will be much easier to dream about than it will be to actually do. There is nothing about ending the war that has been a piece of cake. So, that means that efforts must still be taken to bring the troops home. So if you haven’t had a chance to get the war efforts working out in your area here are some very simple things you can do to end the war once and for all.

The first thing you can do is write to the people in charge. You elected your current senator. Let them know how this war affects you and your family. Let them know that in no uncertain terms that if they vote for bills and amendments to other bills that will result in troops spending further time overseas in a war that they will deal with you starting an effort to get them out of office. These aren’t kind words but they are the only words worth getting your senators attention.

You might feel like it’s high time you started your own charity to help out the troops but you’d be better off hooking yourself up with an organization with an established history and solid standing in the community. You are going to need their already established connections to make things happen.

That doesn’t mean you can only be a quiet participant. The truth of the matter is that you can be far more than that. All you have to do is step up your efforts by volunteering for everything you can. Now, once you have explored these avenues you will find yourself feeling good about the hopes of bringing the troops home safe and sound.

Saturday, February 12, 2011


THERE, at war, I had a lot of new friends. Some of them are my new Internet-friends but some of them died under the sand... I remember that scary day, when I came back after my "trip" to Afghanistan and started to search for my mates in dead lists at the Internet. God, I cried like a little girl, when I found there some of them. I can't describe this feeling. It is like a dream, when you see a soldier, your good mate, and one week later he is dead. Rest in Peace, my mates.

The life shortness

Hello, world.
I just woke up and think about reading some news... I was stopped by one article called "Two British soldiers shot dead in Helmand named". God, when is it going to stop?
These two soldiers were 21 and 22 years old. The first guy shot dead on his 21st birthday. My heart fulls with blood and hate, when I read articles like this one. Here, you can read it:

Two British soldiers shot dead on patrol in Afghanistan on Wednesday have been named as Private Lewis Hendry, from 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, and Private Conrad Lewis, from 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment. They died from gunshot wounds after their foot patrol came under fire while gathering census information in a small village north of the Nahr-e Bughra canal in Helmand. Hendry, who would have celebrated his 21st birthday today, was born in Norwich and joined the army in May 2008.
The MoD said he was an intelligence specialist who used "his considerable charm and sense of humour" to build relationships with the Afghan people.In a statement, his family said: "Lewis lived life to the full - and more! Words can't describe how much he will be missed.
"He was not only a soldier, a son, brother and grandson but a friend to all."
Major Richard Todd, Officer Commanding A Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment, said: "At the heart of company life, always full of energy and fun and just short of his 21st birthday, Lewy had a full life ahead of him as a paratrooper and as a man. Lewy died alongside his friend Private Conrad Lewis whilst taking the fight forward to the enemy."
Lewis, 22, who was also deployed to Afghanistan in October last year, was born in Bournemouth and started his military career when he joined the Territorial Army in August 2008.
The MoD said he volunteered for the crucial but highly dangerous role of lead scout for his section, at the front of every patrol, the MoD said.
Lewis's family said in a statement: "Conrad was an outstanding young man, with a character the depth of which you only truly find out in these sad circumstances."
He had joined The Parachute Regiment on a military gap year in 2008, but signed on for two more years to ensure he could serve with his new comrades in Afghanistan.
"He wanted to carry on a military career and had aspirations to join the Special Forces, something we all believe he would have achieved."
Major Todd said Lewis had been "a true inspiration to his fellow soldiers" and was "always at the front, without fear and eager to get to grips with the enemy".
"Conrad died along side Private Lewis Hendry in the same manner in which he had lived - looking out for his friends."

I am going to pray for these guys tomorrow at church. God, bless the mankind and don't make anyone die.

Friday, February 11, 2011

The reason

What is the point in fighting for the government who abuse their power by stealing our money, and then using it to supply their own idealistic life while the poor people live out their lives in fear of what might happen next, such as, people on the front lines are just innocent people who either wanted to get into shape, or just wanted to give something back? What they didn't expect was to be shipped out to the front lines to kill innocent civilians with no way of standing up and saying NO!


Well, good evening ladies and gentlemen.
First of all, I would like to tell you about my aim on registering this blog.
Two months ago I was sent back home from Afghanistan as Estonian peacemaker with a gunshot wound. I thank God that he made the bullet come into my leg but not at chest or to head.
In my opinion (and on the experience I had) the war has no sense. There is no romantics at all on the battlefield. The things I only saw were sand, guns and blood. Believe me, you would better stay at home than going there. The battlefield is hell. Even now I can't forget the fear, when you see rebels with Kalashnikovs everywhere... but enough of sad story.
So, this blog will be aimed on peace propaganda.

I have taken this picture of my niece at our military base after coming back.