More Quran protests leave 7 dead in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan called on his troops to resist any urge to avenge the death of two American soldiers killed in riots over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base, even as renewed protests Friday claimed at least seven lives.
The anti-American demonstrations by thousands of Afghans who took to the streets after midday prayers were further evidence that President Barack Obama’s apology has failed to quiet the outrage over what the U.S. says was the inadvertent destruction of the holy books.
The killing of the two U.S. soldiers and the civil unrest have further strained Afghanistan’s relations with the United States. Afghan President Hamid Karzai is trying to negotiate a long-term partnership agreement with the United States to govern the activities of U.S. forces in his country after 2014, when most foreign combat troops will have left or taken on support roles.
The violence against coalition troops also comes at a time when many countries contributing to the force are seeking to accelerate their withdrawal from what has become an unpopular and costly war that has dragged on for more than 10 years.
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More Quran protests leave 7 dead in Afghanistan
I am going to try and remain civil in this post, but I make NO promises.
Personally, I don’t give a DAMN about the Quran or any Muslim SOB that reads it follows it or believes it.
I don’t give a DAMN if every Quran in Afghanistan is tossed in a pile, soaked in diesel fuel and lit on fire.
I don’t give a DAMN if that pile of Qurans has half of the Afghan population piled upon it and THEN lit on fire.
After the attacks of September 11, 2001 I was angry, I was beyond angry. I wanted to hit back, I wanted some revenge against those that had attacked our homeland and killed so many people on that fateful day. I am STILL angry.
When it was shown that Osama bin Laden was the mastermind of 9-11 and that he was backed and supported by the Afghan government, I was all for the invasion of Afghanistan.
In its inception that war in Afghanistan was what we needed, and as a whole, Americans were behind it. The military was having some great success in it’s efforts to rout the Taliban.
Then George W. Bush took his eye off the BIG prize and decided to take us into Iraq, but that is another story for another time.
We lost our focus in Afghanistan. We allowed the Taliban an opportunity to regroup and re-supply. We allowed them to establish solid connections with Pakistan, a nation we had previously believed to be a strong ally.
Now, Osama bin Laden is dead and Hamid Karzai is the leader of Afghanistan, if you can call what Karzai does leadership.
The unrest started Tuesday, when Afghan workers at the sprawling Bagram air base noticed that Qurans and other Islamic texts were in the trash that coalition troops dumped into a pit where garbage is burned. Some Afghan workers burned their fingers as they tried to salvage some of the books. Afghan government officials said initial reports indicated four Qurans were burned.
The materials had been taken from a library at Parwan Detention Facility, which adjoins the base, because they contained extremist messages or inscriptions. Writing inside a Quran is forbidden in the Islamic faith, although it was unclear whether the handwritten messages were found in the holy book or other reading materials.
The Taliban prisoners were using their Quran to pass messages, to what extent and to what purpose, I don’t know, but the passing of messages in that fashion is never a good thing.
So, we take action and remove the bastardized Qurans and some Afghan workers see these Qurans in a burn pit and all HELL breaks loose in Afghanistan.
Afghan people have died in these riots, 2 American troops have died in these riots and protests, and what does Barack Hussein Obama do?
I’m sure you already know the answer to that; Obama did what he does best, he apologized.
Barack Hussein Obama apologized for these potentially dangerous Qurans being burned. He stood up in front of the world and made an ASS of this nation, our citizens and more importantly, our troops.
Those actions by Obama haven’t placed our troops in an even more precarious position than they already faced, the Taliban was already trying to kill them, but the actions by Obama, his apology, only inflamed the Taliban and their anti-USA sentiments more.
(CNSNews.com) – In the wake of President Barack Obama sending a three-page letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai, apologizing for U.S. forces having mistakenly burned some Qurans at a U.S. air base in Afghanistan, the Taliban is calling on Muslims to kill Americans or beat them and take them as prisoners.
The call for violence against U.S. troops in Afghanistan came as Muslims in South Asia and elsewhere prepared for Friday prayers–a potentially volatile time.
Islamist groups in Pakistan, meanwhile, drummed up protests against the burning of the Qurans, with some leaders appealing for jihad against the United States. SOURCE
That’s just what we need, MORE pissed of 7th century Jihad Warriors wanting to kill Americans, and a weak-minded Muslim loving POTUS that apologizes to them at any opportunity, for any action.
God help us all.