Friday, February 24, 2012
Nato forces have lost legitimacy? Must get out of Afghanistan?
2 US troops killed in Koran backlash: Two U.S. troops have been shot to death and four more wounded by an Afghan solider who turned his gun on his allies in apparent anger over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, an Afghan official tells CBS News.
Nato forces have lost legitimacy: The Nato forces in Afghanistan led by the US cannot hope to succeed in any part of their mission when they persistently display profound ignorance of the country in which they are operating. The long-running conflict needs some kind of political solution, which has to be found by the Afghan government talking to the Taliban. It cannot be found by Americans killing Afghans.
It is a disaster that the coalition forces continuously display an ingrained ignorance of Muslim sensibilities, as illustrated by US personnel burning copies of the Quran in a pile of garbage. The holy book is universally respected by all Muslims, and there are clear cut methods to dispose off old copies of the book respectfully.
There are accepted ways of disposing of any Holy book but you do not see other Religions trying to kill everybody and rising up. I am going to assume once again this is the Islamists making as much of this as possible to turn Muslims against us. That said, I do believe we should get out of Afghanistan and leave them to their own demise. I do agree though that we just keep giving the Islamists reason to drum up anger against the west.
Remember that idiot Pastor who was going to burn the Koran and what that did? Quran-burning protests spread to Kandahar; 9 dead,Today this is getting worse and there is 20 dead. That fffing Jones!
Fla. Pastor denies responsibility for Afghan killings
Five Die In Second Koran burning Protest as Five people have died in protests in Kandahar against the burning of a copy of the Koran, a day after an attack prompted by the incident left at least 12 people dead, including seven UN staff.
There are not words strong enough that I can use to show my disgust for what this so called Pastor had done. Pastor Jones agreed to not burn the the Koran last year because the Imam who was going to build the Muslim educational center (the so called Mosque) said he would move it. According to Jones this would please God. What the hell is that? I don't know about God but the damage was done and warnings had gone out to all Americans everywhere not just to the soldiers as the Taliban have weighed in along with Robert Gates.
I am really concerned for my sons in combat still. Hell the Bible like the Koran can be interpreted to justify killing. I wish we would just leave those fools to their own demise.
I thought I better remind us of just a little of what we have done to Muslims to deserve their ire:
Remember the Swiss ban on Minarets The minaret was a political symbol against integration; a symbol more of segregation and first above all a symbol to try to introduce Sharia law parallel to Swiss rights. That sounds insane but it went directly to the paranoid citizens and they voted to outlaw the Minaret.
IRAN: Outrage, and a warning, over Swiss vote to ban minarets
Libya follows Iran in warning against Swiss minaret ban
Bishop of Arabia dismayed by minaret ban in Swiss homeland
Remember the Danish cartoons about Muhammad printed almost 5 years ago? Here they are
Remember the French headscarf ban after dozens of Muslim school girls were expelled for refusing to remove their head scarf To the French it is a sign of oppression but who cares what they think? Their desire to ban it altogether?
Remember Salman Rushdie, who went into hiding under threat of death after an Iranian fatwa, was knighted by the Queen? Muslim's wanted his head and he had to go into hiding
You know I have written often of my disgust with those who said we did nothing to deserve 9/11 or anything that has happened before and since. We more than asked for everything we got. Remember the Berlin conference Berlin Conference of 1884-1885 to Divide Africa
India and Pakistan being ad hoc divided by Britain