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Soldiers Supporting Kabul Street Children Education
There is a humanitarian charity effort underway to help the 35,000+ street children in Kabul Afghanistan.The goal of Two Sparrows Foundation is to enable child street beggars, orphan children, young Afghan adults, and street business children to escape poverty by obtaining an accelerated education. Two Sparrows Foundation, Inc., a 501 c 3 public charity intends to raise funds for Afghan NGOs to provide vocational or academic education for these children and young adults. Thus far, 100% contributors have been US servicemembers and veterans.
Randy not sure if you are actually following all the comments in this article, but if so wanted to say hello. Was curious if we are related. In NC I haven't met too many other Shorter's so was curious. Sorry I know this isn't commenting on the article guys but had to say hello to a fellow Shorter – lol. If you read this and are interested look me up on FB Randy. Hang in there!
What's a solider?
CNN has really gone downhill with their grammar and spelling.
The way Our Military treat Children prove that We are there to help not to Hurt them!!!
Will you stop vomiting your ignorance on this page? No matter whose name you vomit it under,it's still sickening.In fact,the Russians felt the same way but at least they didn't pretend to be heros.
You got that right,Lennybaby.Now we see that Phunnie boy has a new name,LarryKegel(US Army).
Come on,Larry Kegel.I'm sure that you know better than what you just posted.Get serious!
I am getting tired of getting rid of Post that I never wrote!!! That is why I change My name on here...
I just hope that you meant what you said about not usurping my name anymore.
um.. the last soldier i talked to said he crapped in a brown bag and pretended it was candy as 15 afghan children fought over it.
if these are the type of soldiers we have, im ashamed to call myself an american.
I don't blame you,beth.I feel the same way. These bozos are a national disgrace!!!!!
180* + LIES = 360*
pastor terry jones is a terrorist! No one should ever burn a religious book. All he is doing is making himself famous while putting our soldiers in much more danger. Why don't people worry about their own religion and stop worrying the other religions? Well I for one hopes he does not succeed in this disgraceful act. Oh yea I am an American and I believe we should all live in peace!
The Rev.Terry Jones is not a terrorist,nancy.I admire him for standing up for what he believes but I'm afraid the he'll cave in to the right-wing thugs in Washington and back down like you want him to.
Daniel,as much as I hate to say it,I'm afraid that you're right about the Rev.Terry Jones backing down.It appears that these right-wing thugs almost always get their way about things and that makes me sick!!!
Is there a copy-editor out there?
just wait and see if they burn the Quran. Man thats going to get really ugly all around the world, and i thik if they did this all american around the world should go back home
wining afgan!!!!!!! no way your not even fighting army. good luck
I have a nagging sensation that the right-wing thugs in Washington will either bribe or coerce this Rev.Terry Jones out of burning the Coran on Sept.11 as it wil make them appear to be as bad as they truly are.
I'm convinced the left-wing thugs who control Washington will make this pastor disappear, since their biggest allies are the muslims.
Now I see that this bozo just usurped my name as he posted the above.It's the right-wing thugs in Washington who'll either bribe or coerce the Pastor into backing down.I sincerely hope that he doesn't do that.
what a mess!!!! If all are supporting as they say why these evil exist ?It is true that lots of people Died in Pakistan. Then on the other side Many troops. Lets pray and raise the name of Almighty for the Judgment rather than we give our own opinions. May be all these killings will stop and all the people will have peace.
First and foremost is the need to have NATO vacate Afghanistan and America to reconsider the policy of isolationism.It worked quite well for 150 years and there's absolutely no reason to think that it won't work again.
Now that's very good idea whose time has come,Daniel.Thank you for your imput here.
Didn't the right-wing news media try this crap in Vietnam??? As I remember,It seems like they did.
Yeah, like those well-known right-wingers in the media such as Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite.
Solider? CNN has really gone down hill. They don't even spell check their headlines. It's even worse on CNN TV. You should see all the misspelled words.
That's because CNN like the rest of the right-wing news media is to busy trying to make NATO look good.
New York Times, L.A. Times, Boston Globe, Washington Post, NBC, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NPR...darn right-wing media, they're everywhere! It's like a conspiracy or something.
Typo much, CNN? And in the headline nonetheless.
If you want to see some typos, watch HLN for a few hours. Today, Mike Galanos used the word "mischeevious", which is not even a word.
I understand how "solider" got through the spell check since it could literally mean "more solid" – but "mischeevious"?!!?!? I used to think I could trust CNN....
pakistan will never get involved with this war there going to make any excuse they can come up with to not deal with the taliban in there country. there going to keep on wathcing the taliban run back and forth over the border and launch attack from the pakistani side of the border into afghanistan against us troops. in my opinion deploy seal and special forces teams at night to operate in pakistan without concent of the paki government. there not going to do anything we need to make something happen.
Dan – Let me tell you the facts = Pakistan has 800+ border posts on Pakistan side of the border. And US / Afghan forces have only 150 border post on Afghan side of the border. I wanna know who is serious to watch the border. Off course u will never hear this fact on US Coperate media.
All Pakistan Haters here. Keep in mind that NATO / US 70% supply goes through Pakistan Roads, So beware what you ask for. Because you don't want your forces to die in WAR with out WAR supplies🙂
Pakistan Army / ISI have already sacrificed a lot to help US Occupation in Afghanistan. 6000+ Army / ISI officers have died in last 9 years. With 20,000+ ordinary citizens of Pakistan have also died. The only thing Pakistan got is destruction / Blood / economy destroyed in last 9 years.
Now Pakistan Army / ISI should now ONLY protect Pakistan INTEREST. US have already lost in Afghanistan against Taliban with AK-47s and now asking for Pakistan help do Face saving before Afghanistan EXIT.
Pakistan has never had an economy. Pakistan has lived-off the hand-out and generosity of US, Western European countries and China. Pakistani intellect has either migrated abroad or live in Pakistan as politicians or Senior Army men. The rest of the population is abused and used by the politicians, thugs and military (ISI) for their personal gain.
I agree that the US should walk away from Afghanistan – US should stop trying to influence everyone and make friends of everyone. It's just unrealistic. US should instead adopt the policy of live and let live... every culture should be respected and everyone should agree that need to stop influencing the other with their religious and cultural beliefs.
Pakistan should stop receiving covert support and wealthy countries should instead try and develop Pakistan towards economic growth by way of better universal education and industries that will create employment and exports for Pakistan. If Pakistan starts to grow economically, it will get busy in growing and flourishing and will not spend its time and resources on covert activities in Afghanistan, India and around the world via ISI
One way for that to happen Kevin,is to have the Communists take over and set up a regime of their own and rid Pakistan of both corruption and Western control like China did back in 1950.
By all means, let's start another war by proxy between the commies and the U.S. Yes, that would solve everything. Then we could fund and supply the Afghan tribes all over again only to have them turn on us after they commies give up.
I didn't post the above.Some bozo's just trying to make look bad.For the record,I fully support the Communists and would very much like to see them regain power over there.
What is a Solider?
maybe soldier, wondering when someone would notice...
No matter we like it OR not, If we want to end this conflict in Afghanistan, we have to get help from Pakistan, so they can force Afghan Taliban to get on with negotiations with USA.We have already tried alone for 9 years alone and its not working..
We will have to accept the fact that Pakistan Army / ISI will never let India get into any role in Afghanistan..because they do not want to get encircled by india from both sides..
As soon as we realize above, we can we out of this mess in Afghanistan.
The only reason Pakistan can afford to carry on all its fights (directly and indirectly) is because it's kept afloat by US (via donations) and by China, cause it uses Pakistan as a way to keep India down and busy.
If China can be offered a bait (mining rights in Afghanistan) and the ability to use Indian labor and ports to exploit it, China will walk away from Pakistan in a heartbeat.
Once Pakistan is out of the equation, Afghanistan will start to see economic progress and with that comes increased tolerance and peace for the people of Afghanistan.
Pakistan and China have to be separated and things will then fall into place.
If someone wants to know what really is going on in Afghanistan. They need to watch recent interview by Former Pakistani ISI Chief Hamid Gul on Alex Jones Radio show. Google / Search on You-Tube following,
""Former Pakistani ISI Chief Hamid Gul: "God Help America!!" – The Alex Jones Show""
If you really want to know what's going on in Afghanistan, raise your right hand and take the oath....
US Deaths will continue since Taliban will not give up Fight. We have the Watch & they have the time on their side.
History tell us that they will keep on fighting for century if needed. We need to save the money / blood . As CIA Director Panetta said: 50-100 Al Qaeda Members are Left in Afghanistan. And we need 100,000 troops to fight 100 All Qaeda ?
We need to bring our Troops home..
The Children are the Future!!! If We can get them on Our side we have a chance to win the War forever!!!
Another propaganda ploy by NATO as usual!!!
I really want to meet you................. I have often wondered what a real jack@ss looks like!
I did not post the above statement.I'd to see the bozo who did it repost it in Spanish if he can!!!
A veces me olvido de si estaba en el ejército o los marines.
"Solider" LOL CNN how 'bout spell check kids?!?!?!
Your optimism is more than a tad whimsical. Three weeks in a Madrassa will cure the children of their benevolence, and we're back to Square One.
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