February 22, 2010
Written by Sue · Filed Under World
3 Responses to “Probes into Bloody Afghan Battles at Keating, Ganjgal Whitewash McChrystal’s Role”
As the father of one of those fallen heroes, I would like hear further, about the “dividends” my son’s blood is paying. To the best of my knowledge, Gangjal is still standing in defiance of Afghan and US forces and except for letters of reprimand or admonishment no one has paid for the blood we’ve left in those mountains.
While the end of an Army career may be a serious matter, I’m sure he’ll pop back up with a more lucrative job with a security contractor. My son and his brothers-in-arms aren’t so lucky.
There are far more questions than answers about the decisions being made in Afghanistan… My husband’s son, Stephan Mace, was KIA at Cop Keating … and Gen Swan’s investigation is hardly satisfactory to family members… little information can be gleaned from the highly redacted report, except that the Army continues to cover up it’s actions rather than take full responsibility at the highest levels… and to learn from its errors… the battle at Wanat was laden with opportunities for learning … but rather, the Army chose to cover up … despite the findings of an independent investigation… and a year later, the battle at COP Keating occurred… and it is so eerily similar to Wanat that one cannot help but think that the Army has no real interest in being responsible for the actions of high commanders… or of preventing needless loss.
I am glad Gen McChrystal sunk his own career by his unprofessional interview… he needed to be gone… and the Army was not going to do it… thank goodness for his own stupidity because in the end, it was the only way he was going to be out.
As someone who grew up as a military brat, later a military wife… and now enduring the death of my husband’s son… I can honestly say the military of today is not one I recognize… and the leadership is not one I can respect… Blessings to our soldiers who are at the mercy of ineptitude.
As the Mother of Fallen Hero Gunnery Sgt Aaron M Kenefick, USMC, KIA Ganjgal, Afghanistan, Sept 8th, 2009, I too would like to hear about the behind the scenes matters regarding those negligent officers contributing to my Sons death and the other fallen heroe’s this day!!! So many unanswered questions, who these officers were, who they answered to, and who gave them the orders to stand down their posts….
My Son and the other fallen heroe’s were left abandoned…These men gave their hearts and paid the price with their souls, one might imagine their last thoughts as my son and the others called over and over for air support….There is a God and he knows all….I will pray that justice will be served if it takes me a lifetime for my family and my fellow Gold Star Families to achieve some peace here on earth!!!!
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