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Top US commander: Burning Quran endangers troops

September 7th, 2010 . by TexasFred

Top US commander: Burning Quran endangers troops

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned Tuesday an American church’s threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops in the country and Americans worldwide.

Meanwhile, NATO reported the death of an American service member in an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday.

The comments from Gen. David Petraeus followed a protest Monday by hundreds of Afghans over the plans by Gainesville, Florida-based Dove World Outreach Center – a small, evangelical Christian church that espouses anti-Islam philosophy – to burn copies of the Quran on church grounds to mark the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the United States that provoked the Afghan war.

“Images of the burning of a Quran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in Afghanistan – and around the world – to inflame public opinion and incite violence,” Petraeus said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

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Top US commander: Burning Quran endangers troops

So, tell us Gen. Petraeus, when the anti-war LEFT or the Islamic radicals burn the American flag, how does that make you feel in the politically correct world that you’re living in?

Every time one of our troops kills an insurgent, every time an airstrike sends one, or more Muslim warriors off to the land of wherever the hell it is they go, it places our troops in mortal danger. Maybe that’s why we’re trying to conduct a PC-war. Maybe it’s safer if we don’t incite violence, after all, WAR is such a non-violent activity.

Muslims consider the Quran to be the word of God and insist it be treated with the utmost respect, along with any printed material containing its verses or the name of Allah or the Prophet Muhammad. Any intentional damage or show of disrespect to the Quran is deeply offensive.

Maybe Petraeus doesn’t realize, perhaps he doesn’t remember, but Americans found it deeply offensive when the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked. Americans were very highly offended by the attacks of 9-11 as a whole. Doesn’t that count in your PC, kiss Obama’s ass political world General?

In 2005, 15 people died and scores were wounded in riots in Afghanistan sparked by a story in Newsweek magazine alleging interrogators at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay placed copies of the Quran in washrooms and flushed one down the toilet to get inmates to talk. Newsweek later retracted the story.

Newsweek retracted the story after pressure from the White House. George W. Bush was as bad as Obama about not wanting to offend the enemies of the USA. ‘It’s OK to make war on ‘em, and kill ‘em and all, but we can’t be offending ‘em now guys.’

At Monday’s protest, several hundred Afghans rallied outside a Kabul mosque, burning American flags and an effigy of Dove World’s pastor and chanting “death to America.” Members of the crowd briefly pelted a passing U.S. military convoy with stones, but were ordered to stop by rally organizers.

Two days earlier, thousands of Indonesian Muslims rallied outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and in five other cities to protest the church’s plans.

Given the current attitude of the U.S. government and their ‘non-offensive’ way of doing things, it’s quite likely that the troops that were pelted with rocks wanted to teach the protesters a lesson; NEVER take a rock to a gun fight, but were leery of doing so, fearful that they would be brought up on charges of using excessive force in a time of war.

“I am very concerned by the potential repercussions of the possible (Quran) burning. Even the rumor that it might take place has sparked demonstrations such as the one that took place in Kabul yesterday,” Petraeus said in his message. “Were the actual burning to take place, the safety of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of the mission would be made more difficult.”

Once upon a time I thought Gen. David Petraeus was a man of honor, a man of integrity and a WARRIOR. Now, he’s become a PC mouthpiece for the Muslim in Chief and his band of ne’er do wells.

I have used this quote before and have pissed off a few folks by doing so. I guess it’s time to piss ‘em off again.

I detest Islam and every goat loving turd that calls it a religion, and not being the most politically correct blogger from Texas, screw ‘em, kill ‘em ALL and let Allah sort ‘em out!

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