AFGHANISTAN — BIG TALIBAN, LITTLE TALIBAN AND A NEW DIRECTION: Tim Lynch

Tim Lynch
Maj USMC (ret)
Freerangeinternational.com

 

What is the “Big Taliban”?  What is the “Little Taliban?”  Where do the Taliban derive their legitimacy from in areas the Afghan people are sympathetic to the Taliban?  Does the President’s new direction for the war in Afghanistan point the nation in a better direction relative to achieving a positive outcome there?

 

JARHEAD JAVA DONATES 50% OF IT’S PROFITS TO THE SEMPER FI FUND — HERE’S AN UPDATE: Matt Phillips

Matt Phillip is the Founder of Jarhead Java and donates 50% of the sales profits to The Semper Fi Fund.  We’ll get an update from him on how things are going as he expands the reach of his gourmet coffee.

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JARHEAD JAVA IS COMING TO THE NAVY EXCHANGE!
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We would like to ask all those who have access to the below NEX venues to please look for Jarhead Java and support the Semper Fi Fund/America’s Fund in their efforts to assist our wounded heroes from ALL branches of our military. If you can’t make it to the store but know of someone on base that can, please let them know about our product and mission. If we are successful in our trial run, we will be expanded to more NEX locations and so your help here is very much appreciated. Great coffee for a great cause!
Please look for us in a stand alone display case and If you don’t see it, please ask for it and thank you for your support!
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ARE WE NOW POINTED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IN AFGHANISTAN: Aaron B O’Connell

Aaron B. O’Connell
Col USMCR

Dr. Aaron O’Connell is an Associate Professor of history at the The University of Texas at Austin and the Editor of Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan. O’Connell is 22-year veteran of the Marine Corps Reserve who left active duty as a Colonel. Before joining UT, O’Connell also served as Director of Defense Policy and Strategy in President Obama’s and President Trump’s National Security Council. He served in Afghanistan from 2010-2011 as a Special Advisor to General David Petraeus and was also a Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon.

Aaron joins the program to give his thoughts on President Trump’s Afghanistan policy speech delivered Monday night at Forty Meyer in Arlington Virginia.  DON’T MISS THIS.

REACTION TO PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SPEECH FROM A GUY WHO HAS FOUGHT IN AFGHANISTAN: John Ubaldi

John Ubaldi
MGySgt USMC (ret)
Founder, The Ubaldi Reports

John Ubaldi, MGySgt USMC (ret) is the head man at Ubaldi Reports, he joined us to comment on President Trump’s speech on the future of Afghanistan.

Listen as someone who has fought in Afghanistan reacts to our new direction there.

CHRONOLOGY – Who banned slavery when?

Reuters Staff

Following are some key dates in the trans-atlantic trade in slaves from Africa and its abolition.

1444 – First public sale of African slaves in Lagos, Portugal

1482 – Portuguese start building first permanent slave trading post at Elmina, Gold Coast, now Ghana

1510 – First slaves arrive in the Spanish colonies of South America, having travelled via Spain

1518 – First direct shipment of slaves from Africa to the Americas

1777 – State of Vermont, an independent Republic after the American Revolution, becomes first sovereign state to abolish slavery

1780s – Trans-Atlantic slave trade reaches peak

1787 – The Society for the Abolition of the Slave Trade founded in Britain by Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson

1792 – Denmark bans import of slaves to its West Indies colonies, although the law only took effect from 1803.

1807 – Britain passes Abolition of the Slave Trade Act, outlawing British Atlantic slave trade.

– United States passes legislation banning the slave trade, effective from start of 1808.

1811 – Spain abolishes slavery, including in its colonies, though Cuba rejects ban and continues to deal in slaves.

1813 – Sweden bans slave trading

1814 – Netherlands bans slave trading

1817 – France bans slave trading, but ban not effective until 1826

1819 – Portugal abolishes slave trade north of the equator

– Britain places a naval squadron off the West African coast to enforce the ban on slave trading

1823 – Britain’s Anti-Slavery Society formed. Members include William Wilberforce

1833 – Britain passes Abolition of Slavery Act, ordering gradual abolition of slavery in all British colonies. Plantation owners in the West Indies receive 20 million pounds in compensation

– Great Britain and Spain sign a treaty prohibiting the slave trade

1846 – Danish governor proclaims emancipation of slaves in Danish West Indies, abolishing slavery

1848 – France abolishes slavery

1851 – Brazil abolishes slave trading

1858 – Portugal abolishes slavery in its colonies, although all slaves are subject to a 20-year apprenticeship

1861 – Netherlands abolishes slavery in Dutch Caribbean colonies

1862 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln proclaims emancipation of slaves with effect from January 1, 1863; 13th Amendment of U.S. Constitution follows in 1865 banning slavery

1886 – Slavery is abolished in Cuba

1888 – Brazil abolishes slavery

1926 – League of Nations adopts Slavery Convention abolishing slavery

1948 – United Nations General Assembly adopts Universal Declaration of Human Rights, including article stating “No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”

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