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After unannounced visit of Arlington National Cemetery in rain, Trump orders to bring soldiers home from abroad



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15 December 2018
Trump's surprise visit to Arlington in the rain
On Saturday, Trump arrived around 2.15pm at Arlington National Cemetery unannounced for wreath laying, which decorates the graves of fallen troops for Christmas.

19 December 2018
independent.co.uk Trump orders full and immediate withdrawal of US troops from Syria
The US has more than 2,000 troops in Syria. US officials said on Wednesday that a full withdrawal had been requested by Mr Trump. One official told Reuters that the pullout could take up to 100 days. Shortly after news of the plans emerged, the president appeared to tweet confirmation.

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21 December 2018
BBC Trump to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan
The Trump administration is planning to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan, US media say. Reports, citing unnamed officials, say about 7,000 troops - roughly half the remaining US military presence in the country - could go home within months. The reports come a day after the president announced the country's military withdrawal from Syria.

24 December 2018  read more »

Quote: "Love speaks for Romance, Love speaks more for Compassion." Poem excerpt & art: "Soldier’s Engagement Ring"

Soldier’s Engagement Ring, poem from the book ‘Love’s Footsteps ~ dedicated to a Bridge for Wisdom to Walk on’ by LuCxeed

Soldier’s Engagement Ring
by LuCxeed

I’ll be gone to the battlefield
Don’t cry, my darling
Just return to me our engagement ring

I’ll be gone to the battlefield
Don’t wait for me long, my darling
Just hand me our engagement ring

Remember me yet you’re free
I’ll ever hold the pair of rings
To my heart as I’m holding you now, my darling

I’ll be gone to the battlefield
Don’t cry. Don’t cry, my darling
Just return to me our engagement ring

From pages 53 & 54 of the book: Love’s Footsteps ~ dedicated to a Bridge for Wisdom to Walk on

Full-body scanner cannot replace diplomacy but imposes indecency on billions. Law says indecent exposure is crime, doesn't it?

nude scanners: full body scanners that President Obama last night authorized to be rolled out in airports across the country at a cost of over $1 billion dollars not only produce detailed pictures of your genitals, but once inverted some of those images also display your naked body in full living color

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infowars.com: Friday, January 8, 2010 - The full body scanners that President Obama last night authorized to be rolled out in airports across the country at a cost of over $1 billion dollars not only produce detailed pictures of your genitals, but once inverted some of those images also display your naked body in full living color. Airport screeners will have access to huge high definition images that, once inverted, will allow them to see every minute detail of your body. TV viewers have been misled by blurring of faces and genitals of people in the images. When it comes to the real thing, your sexual organs and those of your children will be on full display to officials sat alone in back rooms, and with a simple inversion trick, your daughter’s naked body in full living high definition color will be there to be enjoyed by screeners.  read more »

Call to withdraw fr "futile & counter-productive war" as former USSR President Gorbachev ended Afghan war in 1988

Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, one of the leading statesmen of our time, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1990

BNP leader Nick Griffin: "We want to present a moral choice between those parties supporting a futile and counter-productive war and one that says we should be out of there immediately."
Former USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev: "I believe that there is no prospect of a military solution. What we need is the reconciliation of Afghan society."
US Senate candidate Alan Khazei: "We've lost our way, strayed from our mission", "This isn't in our interest as a nation, and it's not fair to our troops."
Gordon Brown hopes to fix Afghan pullout date.

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Left: Alan Khazei; Center: BNP leader Nick Griffin MEP; Right: Gordon Brown delivers the traditional prime minister's foreign policy speech at the lord mayor's banquet in the City of London

calling for immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan, from a futile and counter-productive war

British National Party leader and parliamentary candidate, Nick Griffin -  read more »

Canada to withdraw troops fr Afghanistan. Photographer's Personal Journey thru War: 'hell on earth' 'waiting' 'strays' 'grave'

A helicopter medic waits in his ready hut in Baghdad for a call to action. His girlfriend had sent him the teddy bear for good luck. He had another one hanging next to his carbine on the chopper.

Hell on Earth. No matter what war may mean to the soldiers, civilians and politicians are caught up in its fury.

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A Photographer's Personal Journey Through War
Like many of his contemporaries, American Peter van Agtmael felt compelled to cover the U.S. war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. "I wish these pictures could convey more of what I experienced," van Agtmael writes. "They are harsh, despite the fact that I have great affection for many of the soldiers that I met as an embedded photographer. There is much that is left out, but I see no reason to romanticize war any more than it has been and always will be. If I found any truth in war, I found that in the end everyone has their own truth."

bodies of Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan head home  read more »

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