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Thanks to Barack Obama’s failure to lead, events surrounding the burning of religious materials at Bargam Airfield–materials that included Qurans in which detainees were writing “extremist messages or inscriptions”–are perilously spiraling out of control. And now, Afghanistan President Karzai is calling for the American troops who took part in the burning to stand trial.
Karzai’s doing this because he can. And the reason he can is because all Obama has displayed up to this point is weakness...
Originally posted by The Sword
I think that it's a HUGE stretch to blame this on Obama.
I'm thinking the blame belongs more with the superiors of those who stand accused.
The whole incident sounds like another attempt to rile up the same people that the MSM has deemed our enemies (more likely Al CIAda).edit on 24-2-2012 by The Sword because: (no reason given)
A Western military official with knowledge of the incident said it appeared that the Qurans and other Islamic readings in the library were being used to fuel extremism, and that detainees at Parwan Detention Facility, which adjoins Bagram, were writing on the documents to exchange extremist messages. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.
The military official said that several hundred Islamic publications, including Qurans, were removed from the library. Some of the publications had extremist content; others had extremist messages written on their pages by detainees, the official said. The official said the documents were charred and burnt, but none of them were destroyed.
The gunmen opened fire after calls from Taliban insurgents to attack U.S. military bases in revenge attacks for U.S. troops setting fire to the Muslim holy books.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
Right.. In the meantime I don't see Karzai going after the cowards who shot the 2 US / NATO soldiers, who had nothing to do with the Quran incident,
Originally posted by BellaSabre
........Or...........We could just take it at face value. They were cleaning up, found some extremist material that had been eased in with some Qurans, they threw it out and burned it because it was advocating death to the so-called "infidels".
The President knew they would blow a fuse if they found out, so he apologized, trying to demonstrate some semblance of a civilized human being.
Of course it is not enough for them, nothing short of bloodshed is enough for them. So here we go.
If they are not already, they should get those soldiers involved out of that country pronto.
How about that?edit on 2/24/2012 by BellaSabre because: (no reason given)