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U.S. Military Confiscated, Burned Bibles In Afghanistan
Amerisrael ^

Posted on 09/07/2010 1:22:42 PM PDT by Amerisrael

This comes to mind in light of General Petraeus's warning "against" the planned Koran burning protest by an independent fringe church in Florida. The wrong way to protest.

In Afghanistan, where General Petraeus is the new commander, Bibles were confiscated by U.S. military authorities from a soldier and burned last year. 

That was an absoluely repugnant action. One that every U.S. citizen in this country should have protested and denounced. 

And why did our U.S. military authorities in Afghanistan do that?

-because Al-jazerra reported it's "concern" that the Bibles could be given to Muslims and used to share with them the Good News of forgiveness of sins through Yeshua [ Jesus], the Messiah. 

The U.S. military authorities caved in and made "appeasement".

We are told that our troops are in Afghanistan to prevent it from becoming a safe haven for terrorists.

What about the safe haven for terrorists in Iran that is on the very brink of obtaining nuclear weapons and our military under Obama will do nothing to stop them.?

Or the safe haven for terrorists in Lebanon that Obama wants to go ahead and give $100 million in military aid and and equipment to the Hezbollah/Lebanese army?

Or the safe haven for terrorists in Gaza that our government has already given $millions in aid to?

Our government under Obama has done nothing but embolden the jihadist enemies of the free-West since he became president. 

Our U.S. military should not be supporting an Afghan government that will not accord true freedom of religion and speech for all it's citizens.

We remember the outrageous matter of an Afghan man who embraced Christianity and then faced the death penalty in the Afghan court system.

In this country we have freedom of religion. Freedom of speech, and expression guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.

Freedoms that Islamists are using against us in oder to advance the Islamization of America,--

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TOPICS: Government; Military/Veterans; Politics; Religion
KEYWORDS: antichristian; appeasement; bibleburning; bibles; bookburning; doublestandard; koran; military; mosqueandstate; pimpmyblog
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1 posted on 09/07/2010 1:22:45 PM PDT by Amerisrael
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To: Amerisrael

Amazing.


2 posted on 09/07/2010 1:25:19 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Amerisrael

first of all the General needs to focus on fighting this war and changing the ROE , Not be telling s small group of folks what they should not do.
Secondly I bet a hundred this came from obama.

Our military burns bibles because they upset muslims but they kill us???.

As for the General saying it will put our military in harms way, er they already are , we’re shooting them and bombing them while they already try to kill us.
Now why is the black panthers doing there and who told them to get there?s
Anyone form the white house sending the shock thugs out again knowing the justice dept will do nothing to them.

They can kill us, burn our Bibles, burn our flags etc and nothing happens.
A small group says they will burn Korans and this Govt and some pansies say no no no don’t upset muslims

Well I for one am fed up of bowing to muslims while they look to overthrow the west with it’s backward cave dwelling ideology.
Even on here we have some saying no don’t do that it will upset muslims.
Er they’re frigging killing us and each other and this is a war.


3 posted on 09/07/2010 1:28:50 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Amerisrael

Btt


4 posted on 09/07/2010 1:29:02 PM PDT by opentalk
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To: Amerisrael

They are not qurans, so the sheep don’t really care.

Now if it was qurana..... Well that is a horse of a different color.


5 posted on 09/07/2010 1:29:12 PM PDT by sport
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To: Amerisrael

I forgot about this, now is an excellent time for this to resurface.


6 posted on 09/07/2010 1:29:28 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: DonaldC

No, it’s not amazing — it’s American.


7 posted on 09/07/2010 1:29:46 PM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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To: Amerisrael

I don’t remember General Petreus opening his yap for that. No, it is only because we might offend our muzzy “friends” that we are concerned about book burning. What a sick bunch of Generals we have.


8 posted on 09/07/2010 1:30:05 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Amerisrael

Source? Or just more bullshit?


9 posted on 09/07/2010 1:30:06 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: Amerisrael

General Petraeus just lost whatever moral high ground he thought he held. Disgusting.


10 posted on 09/07/2010 1:31:49 PM PDT by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: Amerisrael

The media and FOX for sure have gone way over the top and being so one sided it is pathetic.
They are already in harms way what don’t you get about war?

Obama tells the state dept and the embassy to get out and put this small group down.
Then he tells the general to say the troops will be put in harms way,

Has those in the media and some of the high brass lost their heads?
This is a war they are already in harms way and now reports come ion of two dead soldiers in Iraq yesterday which is not related but other muslims are being killed by muslims and they don’t protest that either


11 posted on 09/07/2010 1:32:11 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: pabianice

It was reported at the time. I remember reading about it but you won’t hear it from the msm - ever. We know whose side they are on and it ain’t America’s.


12 posted on 09/07/2010 1:32:56 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: Non-Sequitur; r9etb; South40

Book burning PING.

Only this didn’t make the nightly news.


13 posted on 09/07/2010 1:33:11 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Amerisrael

The military, the heavily armed branch of the government, carries out the government’s wishes and policy. The official policy of our government, dating back before Obama, was to bow down and submit before the practitioners of neck slicing and head chopping. It hasn’t changed, just gotten worse.

Can one have confidence in one’s government when it protects the violent handbook of the death cult and destroys the Christian/Jewish Bible?


14 posted on 09/07/2010 1:34:09 PM PDT by Leftism is Mentally Deranged (Annoying liberals is my goal. I will not be silenced.)
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To: Amerisrael
I don't think any of our troops died because a bible was burned. Some of our troops will die because this moron pastor wants his 15 minutes of fame. Let their blood be on his hands.
15 posted on 09/07/2010 1:34:28 PM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey thingy workin for ya?)
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To: Hoosier-Daddy

he’ll be running for office for sure

One breath he will say we are over there fighting to give them freedom and keep our freedom and then say no don’t burn a koran but Bibles have been burned or removed because muslims are upset

I’m really pissed off with hos muslims are always playing the victim and we as a country and the west bow down to them all the time.
In the mean time they are taking over parts of the west introducing their sharia laws and some dopes still do not get it and that goes for this pathetic media for sure too.


16 posted on 09/07/2010 1:34:43 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: pabianice

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/05/bibles-destroye.html


17 posted on 09/07/2010 1:35:46 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: McGruff

blood on this pastors hands , er you do understand that they have been killing non muslims for decades right and we are already in a war.

Hell when will some get it that we are already in a war and our troops including my old pals I served with are over there risking their lives every frigging day.

To say this pastor will have blood on his hands is just plain wrong.


18 posted on 09/07/2010 1:37:01 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: pabianice

Just click on the links provided for source. Or google it.


19 posted on 09/07/2010 1:37:16 PM PDT by Amerisrael
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To: Amerisrael

Saudi Arabia - Conversion by a Muslim to another religion is punishable by death. Bibles are illegal. Churches are illegal. Easter celebrations are illegal. It is punishable by death for a non-mulsim to enter the “holy” muslim cities of Medina and Mecca.


20 posted on 09/07/2010 1:37:44 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Amerisrael

It is one thing for a U.S. soldier in a Muslim country to have a personal-use Bible. It is quite another thing to have “supplies” of Bibles. I do not think we are seeing the whole story here.


21 posted on 09/07/2010 1:38:33 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: McGruff
they're already dying before this pastor and have been for many years.
22 posted on 09/07/2010 1:38:49 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: pabianice
Source? Or just more bullshit?

Anyone can do a web-search to locate articles about it, including you.

Outrage over US Miliitary Bible Burnings in Afghanistan

"It really should shake the core of every Christian to realize that Bibles are being burned," said Carl Moeller President of Open Doors USA in an interview with Mission Network News monitored Friday, May 22, by Worthy News.

The Bibles, printed in the two most common Afghan languages, were burned amid concern they would be used to try to convert Afghans, the Cable News Network (CNN) quoted a a Defense Department spokesman as saying.

The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated about a year ago at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of "any religion" from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said.

23 posted on 09/07/2010 1:39:17 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Amerisrael

Surely, you guys recall the article describing beyond doubt what P’s previous CO (Adm Fox Fallon) thought of this guy???

What? No?

Well, then...

http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2008/07/28/the-man-between-war-and-peace/


24 posted on 09/07/2010 1:41:20 PM PDT by gunnyg (WE ARE BEHIND "ENEMY WITHIN" LINES, SURROUNDED, Our 'Novembers' Are Gone,,,So Few Can "grok" It.)
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To: NEMDF

We need a prime directive when it comes to dealing with islamic countries and stay the hell out. Before giving those people rights they need to be right on the inside to begin with, and they are centuries away from that.


25 posted on 09/07/2010 1:41:39 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: pabianice

Source?

You must really have a short term memory.


26 posted on 09/07/2010 1:41:44 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Amerisrael

Yes, but that’s DIFFERENT after all!! Christians don’t behead or incinerate those who insult them. So, what the hell, right Hussein!


27 posted on 09/07/2010 1:42:38 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: manc

Muslims only understand strength. Every kind gesture we make, they interpret as us appeasing them out of fear.


28 posted on 09/07/2010 1:44:02 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: pabianice

Source? Or just more bullshit?

___________________

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=us+military+burning+bibles


29 posted on 09/07/2010 1:44:28 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: gunnyg

Don’t forget the info in the Responses section of that above post, too...

July 28, 2008 at 1:27 pm | #1
Quote | Edit

ADDENDUM:
Very Interesting:
Fallon, McCain, USS Liberty, etc.

He Was A Carrier Pilot On The Saratoga

Fallon was a young US Naval Officer serving aboard the US Aircraft Carrier Saratoga in June, 1967, when Israel launched a surprise war against its Arab neighbors. He saw the valiant F-4 Phantom pilots rocket off the Saratoga to save the crew of the USS Liberty, only to return 15 minutes later. Heroic pilots getting out of their jets, smashed their helmets on the deck, and called Admiral McCain a treacherous bastard. 2

Some of the USS Liberty’s wounded were airlifted to the Saratoga.
http://tinyurl.com/2w5v72
http://gunnyg.wordpress.com/2008/03/15/fallon/


30 posted on 09/07/2010 1:44:28 PM PDT by gunnyg (WE ARE BEHIND "ENEMY WITHIN" LINES, SURROUNDED, Our 'Novembers' Are Gone,,,So Few Can "grok" It.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

build a mosque near where 3,000 died and hey great
burn a flag hey great, it’s law to do so
burn a Bible hey great, it’s law to do so
put a cross in piss hey great , it’s law to do so
put cow crap on the virgin Mary hey great, it’s law to do so
kill non muslims hey great
don’t show any Christian symbols over there hey great

burn a koran or draw mohammed(child molester) or even speak the truth about islam and that is disgusting

OK now isn’t this how the far left Chamberlain cowards and media think?

No wonder we’re being took over and pissed all over while losing this war with them


31 posted on 09/07/2010 1:48:07 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: A_perfect_lady

we’re fighting wars while appeasing them and trying to make them happy.

We’d still be fighting the NAZIS if we did this back then.

Is it any wonder why this is the longest war in our history.


32 posted on 09/07/2010 1:50:27 PM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: manc

“Is it any wonder why this is the longest war in our history.”

Comment of the day!


33 posted on 09/07/2010 1:52:55 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: CajunConservative

ABC News? Do you have any credible sources? /s...kinda...


34 posted on 09/07/2010 1:55:13 PM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Only this didn’t make the nightly news.

Yes.. only Christians are racist bigots!!! How dare they have an opinion!! (sarc)

35 posted on 09/07/2010 1:57:42 PM PDT by mikelets456
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To: mikelets456

It was entirely a wrong act for our government to push for the destruction of these bibles.

Our constitution supports the concept of basic inalienable rights for ALL men.

A freedom of religion is one of these. When theocratic Islamic governments seek to supress that right, it is a human rights violation and needs to be called such.

When the prisoners came to Gitmo, it was ok to offer them korans, but they should also have been informed that for possibly the first time in their lives, they were FREE to choose any religious texts.


36 posted on 09/07/2010 2:01:29 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: NEMDF

The whole story?—read the full blog post.


37 posted on 09/07/2010 2:01:57 PM PDT by Amerisrael
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To: manc

“Secondly I bet a hundred this came from obama.”

I mumbled that to myself the minute I heard it on the radio. And, please forgive me if I feel that Petraeous is a wimp for DOING it! My Lord! Where have all the fighters gone?!


38 posted on 09/07/2010 2:03:48 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: manc

The Cold War with the Soviet Union lasted longer than this one so far.

And there were those (like Jimmy Carter) who insisted that we could not defeat the Soviets and would have to learn to co-exist with their tyrannical regime.

And there were supporters like Ted Kennedy who conspired with the Soviets against the Reagan administration’s policies.


39 posted on 09/07/2010 2:03:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: pabianice

Well, here are five FR threads with actual links to the source.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2304407/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2254544/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2245067/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2244819/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2244673/posts


40 posted on 09/07/2010 2:06:09 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Remember in November. Clean the house on Nov. 2. / Progressive is a PC word for liberal democrat.)
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To: Amerisrael

We have become so comfortable wearing our kneepads when dealing with Islam that we are now ready for stage two in our service to them.


41 posted on 09/07/2010 2:07:22 PM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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To: pabianice

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/05/20/us.military.bibles.burned/

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/05/bibles-destroye.html


42 posted on 09/07/2010 2:08:27 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Amerisrael

“After a discussion of how or if they should be distributed, the chaplain running the service reaffirmed Gen. Order No. 1 and the Bibles were not distributed and were confiscated.”

‘Today, Christian Broadcasting’s David Brody says “the Bibles were burned because the rules on the base say that all garbage is burned at the end of the day. But just asking here; if the U.S. Military seized a stack full of Korans, would they be burned? You think that might cause a little outrage in the Muslim world?”’


43 posted on 09/07/2010 2:11:36 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Amerisrael

How does having a supply of Bibles help in achieving the military mission there? I think the US troops are banned from promoting any relgion to locals when they are deployed.


44 posted on 09/07/2010 2:14:47 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: LearnsFromMistakes

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/05/20/Military-burns-Bibles-sent-to-Afghanistan/UPI-70431242828660/

http://www.onenewspage.com/news/Front+Page/20090520/2269192/US-Army-Burned-Bibles-in-Afghanistan.htm

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/05/20/us.military.bibles.burned/index.html


45 posted on 09/07/2010 2:19:12 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: A_perfect_lady
Muslims only understand strength. Every kind gesture we make, they interpret as us appeasing them out of fear.

This should be tatoo'd on the forehead of every government official in America.

Everything becomes clear and obvious about Muslim behavior when you come to this single realization, and everything is random and unpredictable until you do.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

46 posted on 09/07/2010 2:45:33 PM PDT by The Comedian
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To: Amerisrael

The good thing coming from all of this is that Islam is being exposed for what it is, not so much as a religion but an ideology of bigotry, conquest, death and destruction to those who don’t buy into this ideology.

They’re being exposed thanks to this brave pastor. He’s a hero in my view.

As far as military deaths. Aren’t they surrounded right now with thousands who want to kill them before this issue ever came up? This Pastor is not the problem to Muslims, it our very existence that causes them to froth at the mouth
ears, nose while shouting “death to America” I believe they were saying that decades before this preacher was even born.


47 posted on 09/07/2010 3:15:42 PM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Arrowhead1952

You need to read more slowly. The Bibles burned were unsolicited ones written in Pashtun and thus of no use by US citizens. NO bibles in English owned by any US servicemember or civilian were burned.


48 posted on 09/07/2010 3:56:12 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice
The unsolicited Bibles sent by a church in the United States were confiscated about a year ago at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan because military rules forbid troops of "any religion" from proselytizing while deployed there, Lt. Col. Mark Wright said.

You break regs, you lose.

49 posted on 09/07/2010 3:57:59 PM PDT by pabianice
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To: pabianice
The Bibles burned were unsolicited ones written in Pashtun and thus of no use by US citizens.

That isn't true, and it is a lame excuse for burning the bibles.

50 posted on 09/07/2010 4:00:39 PM PDT by ansel12
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