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The parents of an American soldier in Afghanistan have accused the U.S. government of leaving defenders of its freedoms without basics such as blankets, food, feminine hygiene supplies and even bullets, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
“One of my soldiers went without ammo for five weeks once they got to Afghanistan because of shortages. I can’t reveal the name, because they are frightened of reprisals. If they can do what they did to a four star general like [Gen. Stanley A.] McChrystal, what would they do to a buck private?”
That comes from a woman who, with her husband, has taken it upon herself to adopt soldiers and provide them with many of the needed basics.
The woman, assigned a pseudonym of “Beth,” insisted her name not be used because of the possibility of reprisals against her or the soldiers.
But she told WND she received a report that a U.S. soldier bought a $15 knife “and slept with their hand on the handle in the waist of their pants because it was all they had for the moment to protect themselves.”
The woman confirmed she and her husband are involved in supplying the basic necessities for some 50 soldiers – because the military isn’t.
“If the military doesn’t supply what they need, they must depend on family or people like me,” Beth said. “Many of these families are struggling on low wages, some parents are on disabilities and unable to help. Sending a box once a month during their deployment is not only good for their morale, but they need (to be) resupplied with many items.”
The Pentagon did not respond to a request for comment on the allegations. But one soldier told Beth the work days are 18 hours long, and they have few “real meals.”
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