Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Talking Tuesday

I caught a hit on the Internet, stating that 7 American Soldiers were killed in Afghanistan on Monday. As I searched for the story, it was not easy to locate. FOX NEWS did not have the story on the front page. CNN did have a feature on their front page.

Where has it all gone so wrong? Many people have searched for stories about Gary Coleman's death, don't our Soldiers deserve front page? We heard for months about how much we were helping Haiti; there were celebs speaking out and concerts to help raise money...what have we done to help our brothers and sisters in the Gulf Coast area, who are dealing with this oil spill? Where are the celebs now? Other than the artists who perform with the USO, where are the concerts honoring our fallen soldiers and supporting their families? Why has it all gone so wrong? Why are our precious resources not being delivered at home first? How can we turn it around?

May Almighty God bless our Brave Seven Warriors and may God bring comfort to the families who love them so!

(CNN) -- Ten troops -- including seven Americans -- were killed in Afghanistan on Monday, making it one of the deadliest days for coalition forces since they entered the country in 2001, officials said.

Also Monday, an American citizen and another person died in an attack on a police training center in Kandahar, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul said.

The 10 slain troops included three NATO-led service members killed in southern Afghanistan. Two of them died after a roadside bombing attack and another was killed in small arms fire, NATO's International Security Assistance Force said.

In eastern Afghanistan on Monday, an improvised explosive device killed five NATO troops, according to an ISAF news release.

In a separate operation, a service member was killed by small arms fire in eastern Afghanistan, and another was killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan.

An ISAF spokesman said seven of the 10 slain NATO troops were Americans.

In the attack on the police training center in Kandahar, one suicide attacker driving a Toyota Corolla struck the center's tower and two suicide attackers who attempted to enter the center detonated themselves at the facility's gate, the Afghan Interior Ministry said. All three attackers were killed.

"Our sympathies go out to those who lost loved ones in this callous attack. The United States will continue to stand with our Afghan partners to fight terrorism and help the Afghan government provide security, safety and prosperity to its people," the U.S. Embassy in Kabul said.


Mike Golch said...

Airman Mom,I just do not know the answers to those questions.

Anonymous said...

I think it was through ISAF's facebook that I caught wind of this. But I agree with you 100%.

Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

Seems like our troops are getting less and less coverage in the media. It's a shame guess there are more important things to cover like obama looking for somebody's "ass to kick"

christian soldier said...

just posted a video of a Lt-lost both legs- fabulous speech-you would never see it on any of the news services...so- I asked myself the same questions as you did...

Caroline said...

We lost two soldiers over their on Monday as well.(Australia) We also lost a well known Australian T.V presenter and guess who has had the most media coverage yep!! you guested it, not the soldiers who died doing one of the most brave & noble jobs all while serving their country at the same time..

While I am not trying to take it away from this presenter she was a very kind loving & giving women who touched the hearts of many but she was also a very sick lady. I hope you understand the point I am trying to make....I just think our Soldiers need more reconiztion

joyce said...

and now a helicopter shot down in Afghanistan. four soldiers lost. taliban claiming responsibility. sad day