Sunday, September 14, 2008


The headline version:

09/13/08 MoD:
Private Jason Lee Rawstron of 2 PARA killed in Afghanistan
It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence has confirmed the death of Private Jason Lee Rawstron of 2nd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan. Private Rawstron was killed when his patrol were engaged in an exchange...

09/13/08 :
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
Chief Petty Officer (select) Jason Richard Freiwald, 30, of Armada, Mich., died Sept. 12 from injuries sustained while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan Sept. 11.

09/13/08 :
DoD Identifies Navy Casualty
Senior Chief Petty Officer John Wayne Marcum, 34, of Flushing, Mich., died Sept. 12 from injuries sustained while conducting combat operations in Afghanistan Sept. 11.

09/13/08 Reuters:
Afghan governor, 3 others die in blast near Kabul
An Afghan provincial governor and former cabinet minister was among four people killed in a bomb blast near Kabul on Saturday, police said. Taliban insurgents later claimed responsibility.

09/13/08 Reuters:
Rockets land near U.N. compound in western Herat - no casualties
Five rockets landed near a U.N. compound in western Herat late on Friday, but caused no casualties or damages, an official said. The strike came hours after authorities cancelled flights from the province's only airport...

09/13/08 Reuters:
Taliban insurgents behead three men in Ghazni province
Taliban insurgents beheaded three men after accusing them of spying for the government overnight in Ghazni province, an official said on Saturday.

09/12/08 MoD:
Soldier from 2 PARA killed in Afghanistan on 12 September
It is with great sadness that the Ministry of Defence must confirm that a soldier from the 2nd Battalion the Parachute Regiment has been killed today, Friday 12 September 2008 whilst on duty in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan.

09/12/08 AP:
20 militants, 5 guards killed in Afghan clashes
Taliban militants attacked a supply convoy in western Afghanistan on Friday, sparking a clash that killed 10 insurgents and five Afghan guards, an official said. At least 10 more militants were killed by U.S.-led coalition troops...

09/12/08 Focus:
10 Taliban, five Afghan guards killed in ambush: governor
Dozens of Taliban attacked an international military logistics convoy in Afghanistan Friday, kicking off a fierce battle that left 10 rebels and five Afghan guards dead and three missing, an official said.

09/12/08 :
MoD Identifies British Casualties
It is with deep regret that the Ministry of Defence must confirm the death of Warrant Officer Class 2 Gary 'Gaz' O'Donnell GM, from 11 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Regiment Royal Logistic Corps, on Wednesday 10 September 2008...

09/12/08 AP:
Deaths make 2008 deadliest for US in Afghanistan
Insurgents killed two U.S. troops in Afghanistan on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks Thursday, making 2008 the deadliest year for American forces since U.S. troops invaded the country in 2001 for sheltering Osama bin Laden.


O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us, unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.


bujinin said...

What's a "buddhapalian?" I'm a Southern Buddhist, refer to myself as a bujinin and drive bubbasattva II. i was looking for info on iraqui casualties and your blog came up. i was raised low-church PE and gradually moved East while staying physically here in south carolina. being a lliver transplantee i have a liverish outlook on many things but not rose-tinted.
Be/NotBe a bubbasattva --only your dharma knows for sure


Paul said...

Hi, Pete, and welcome to this blog. The invented name of this blog reflects my primary spiritual influences. I am primarily rooted in the Western Christian tradition and, though raised a Baptist, found a home in the Anglican mode (before the rise of the neo-Donatist schismatics). Thus the -palian for Episcopalian.

My perception of the world and ultimate reality is also shaped by Eastern Christianity (the Byz- part for Byzantine), Native American and other earth-centered spiritualities (the -igenous for Indigenous), and Buddhism (the obvious Buddhi-).

By using this neological combination I do not claim to be Eastern Orthodox, Buddhist, or Native American, only that I am nourished by those streams and value them highly.

Hope that answers your question. Blessings on the health of your new liver!