Skip to comments.Gen. Petraeus: Dove World Outreach Center's 'Burn a Koran Day' endangers US troops
Posted on 09/07/2010 6:19:50 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Oh, I certainly have no intention of having anything to do with an organization calling itself “Doves Ministries.”
And I also recognize that those who are raising a fuss over this have had nothing to say when Christian symbols are desecrated — sometimes at taxpayers’ expense.
I am not a Christian and this still offends me.
I think it is useful to draw them out and let them know there are still those who refuse to lay down and accept Muslim domination. If that simple act of burning a Koran makes them show their true colors, it will help wake the ignorant masses to the danger Islam presents to civilization.
That's awfully presumptious of you to bet that.
Yes, we are free to do something stupid and provocative.
All Petraus is saying is that there will be consequences for the Koran burning. And for that...
He also presided, when a non-Christian, at the stoning of St Stephen. He always considered himself a murderer, and I’m sure that’s part of the reason.
At this incident, thoroughly aware of what it means to preside at the scene of a bad example, he did NOT rush in to stop them shouting: “don’t burn those texts.”
Instead he allowed it to happen.
And Jesus wasn’t currying favor when he called his opponents: “of their father, the devil.”
And at the command of the same Lord, not texts, but UNBELIEVERS are going to be...burned for eternity.
And I’m sure there were writings in Sodom and Gomorrah when God burned them.
But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” (Rev 21:8)
Are you actually saying that I'm not a Christian and support the UN because I don't believe Americans should have ritual book-burnings?
And are you presuming that these book-burners are being led by the Holy Spirit as they were in Acts, and not acting out of emotion?
That's a lot of presuming to do against someone who just disagrees with you, xzins....
Besides which, I happen to believe Gen. Petraeus is right about the very real probability that this irresponsible action would endanger our troops.
And that, IMO, would be a tragic end to an unhealthy action.
You are piecing together a nice but irrelevant patchwork which has no bearing on the wisdom of what “DOVE” is setting up to do.
Our troops might die for this 'right.' NO big deal. We have the right.
Does this even make sense to you, carton? It sure doesn't to me.
Quinsyconses? What quinsyconses?
I have always had an impression, left over from writings about him during his tenure at Fort Campbell, that the General was a Democrat, but quite in his political views.
I have always been astounded that there is an assumption on this site that he is a Republican and a conservative one at that. I think we would really be reeling if he retired in a year or two and ran as a Dem.
Is it worth it to you to do it then??
Well then let’s get rid of our rights, since it puts soldiers lives in danger.
What is putting their lives in danger is the ridiculous Rules of Engagement they’ve been given that stops them from blowing our enemies to Kingdom Come.
It will come to no good end, other than in the loins of those doing the burning.
I’m not presuming anything at all about you. I’m being sarcastic and doing so by playing off the “un” in your post.
I think that’s fairly obvious.
Other than that, I don’t think the muzzies will be any more murderous toward our troops after this koran burning than before it.
And in doing so guarantees there will be.
general's administration's comments that are stupid and provocative.
I think you are overstating the impact of what this little church is doing, and I’m convinced Petraeus is just saying what his master in the White House is telling him to say.
This is none of Gen. Petraeus’s business. This is a political statement and I wonder if the Obama DOD pushed him into saying this.
I'm sure it will make you feel real good.......but it will mean nothing, and you, not Obama, nor anyone else, will potentially put our soldiers at greater risk.
(Logic: If Obama can harm the troops with the ROE, why shouldn't I? Is that it?)
Not my style, but I'm not going to get too worked up about somebody else doing it.
Afghan protesters step on a U.S. flag during a demonstration against
the United States, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Sept. 6, 2010.
Hundreds of Afghans railed against the U.S. and called for President
Barack Obama's death at a rally in the capital Monday to denounce an
American church's plans to burn the Islamic holy book on 9/11