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#1 Hearts and minds winning daze are over. The Taliban saw opportunity knocking and they went for it. The clerics will keep the pot boiling an people will continue to go ape sh*t. Welost the propaganda war a long time ago. We are not loved, respected or even feared.
This land is frog-in-a-box mental.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-03-03 00:38||
#2 80% of this shit is a direct result of the Idiot Obumbles apologizing instead of telling them to fu*k off and die already.
If we stay then we need to change from a 'nation building' force to a occupation force - even a brutal occupation force.
Posted by CrazyFool 2012-03-03 01:17||
#3 Deport them, and all their compatriots, from the country.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-03-03 01:42||
#4 I DEMAND an apology of the lives of these GOOD men you took for this cooked up koran bullshit.
You may suck my ass.
Any Military Judge that touches one hair on those Soldiers head is in my purview for corrupt conduct as this is not a battle issue.
The Commander in Chief has lost his position.
If the Military continues this idiocy, we will never be out of a hornets nest - ever.
Posted by newc 2012-03-03 02:05||
#5 All part of a very successful and continuing Taliban recruitment drive.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-03-03 02:52||
Disciplinary action against those responsible would be in order as well.
Posted by Chuckles Barnsmell5410 2012-03-03 08:30||
#9 Korans are defiled by writing in them, and can then be burned or buried by Islamic law. Afghan interpreters determined which ones were burned--yet the laborers pulling out charred remains were upset over the messages destroyed.
A NATO military official said last week that it appeared detainees were exchanging messages by making notations in the texts. The Western official confirmed reports that after the writings were discovered, two Afghan-American interpreters were assigned to go through the materials at the library and that 1,652 items were removed.
The items, which included the Korans, were placed in boxes and the Western official confirmed that a decision was taken to dispose of them because of a lack of storage space and because of the notes scribbled in them.
At some point a group of soldiers on a work detail came and removed the books to throw them away. The Western official told The Associated Press on Saturday the three soldiers on the garbage detail had no idea what they were carrying to the burn pit.
The Afghan workers then realized what was being burned and tried to extinguish the flames, some burned their fingers trying to salvage the books. Afghan government officials said initial reports indicated four Koran texts were burned.
Posted by Omoluque Hapsburg8162 2012-03-03 10:37||
#10 To clarify my point--1652 items removed and only 4 were defiled Korans, the same they were pulling out of the incinerator. Sounds like proper procedures and those leading the uproar are most likely the instigators....and should be incinerated, too.
Posted by Omoluque Hapsburg8162 2012-03-03 10:44||
#11 Let Allah punish them if he is offended. These clerics should not presume to know his will or speak for him.
The CIA should be taking notes and work on humiliating these instigators, opportunists and charlatans.
Posted by Rjschwarz 2012-03-03 11:51||
#12 The Republican party should be rejoicing over this news. All they have to do now to win the election in November is publish Obama's apology. The only question is will they put up a candidate with sufficient dangly bits to make an issue of it.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2012-03-03 12:07||
#13 Sounds like self identify practice points for drone targeting.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-03-03 12:23||