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White House: Quran burning would endanger troops
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 7, 2010

Posted on 09/07/2010 1:36:12 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Tuesday that a Florida church's threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops abroad, while the State Department denounced the plan as "un-American" and said it would put American diplomats and travelers at risk.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs noted the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, has warned that images of a burning Quran would be used by extremists to incite violence.

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1 posted on 09/07/2010 1:36:16 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Any moslem clerics saying building the ground zero mosque will endanger THEIR people?

/crickets

2 posted on 09/07/2010 1:37:41 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker (Freepin' Jew Boy)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Suddenly the liberals are worried about endangering the troops!


3 posted on 09/07/2010 1:37:59 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Going to War with the enemy endangers our troops.


4 posted on 09/07/2010 1:38:24 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Having Obama in charge of our troops endangers our troops.


5 posted on 09/07/2010 1:39:11 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Is the First Amendment only applicable to criminal illegal Moslems as pRes_ _ent Hussein Obama demands?


6 posted on 09/07/2010 1:39:17 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The White House is now weighing in on this koran burning?

They’re against it?

Well then. My mind’s made up. I’ll bring some extra gasoline.


7 posted on 09/07/2010 1:39:17 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But our own troops burning Bibles was okay?

FUBO


8 posted on 09/07/2010 1:39:38 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012 (Proud Infidel)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And hence the origin of the term “Koranimal”.


9 posted on 09/07/2010 1:40:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yes, Hussein, standing against Islam can indeed be dangerous. Who should know that better than YOURSELF??!!


10 posted on 09/07/2010 1:40:20 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Burning Qurans might make Terrorists more prone to violence?


11 posted on 09/07/2010 1:40:26 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Here is a thread of when the American military was burning bibles in Afghanistan last year.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2584732/posts


12 posted on 09/07/2010 1:41:12 PM PDT by ansel12
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To: Free ThinkerNY
So, did the US Army seizing Bibles from US Troops and burning them endanger US Troops from those pesky fanatical Amish?
13 posted on 09/07/2010 1:41:29 PM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How long until it becomes “posting anti-muslim material on public websites, such as Free Republic, will endanger troops”?

Give them an inch, and next time they will take a mile.


14 posted on 09/07/2010 1:41:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And yet the white house can support the burning of Bibles??

Here is another set of facts and opinion on a similar situation:
http://amerisrael.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/09/us-military-burned-confiscated-burned-bibles-in-afghanistan.html


15 posted on 09/07/2010 1:41:59 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I thought limited ROE was endangering the troops.


16 posted on 09/07/2010 1:42:19 PM PDT by crosshairs (If I agreed with a liberal, then we would BOTH be wrong.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have to admit actually burning it would be rather extreme.

What I find interesting are all the responses. How can our guys be in any more danger considering the “Rules of Engagement”.

This may bring them out in the open. Oh that wouldn’t help they have to shoot at us first.


17 posted on 09/07/2010 1:43:36 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As if they are not doing everything in their power to brutally kill our troops anyway...!

I don’t fall for this fake act to “respect” a Satanic text when they (the government) constantly urinate on the Christians and Bible.

I do think it is an unChristian act, BUT I do not consider that church Christian anyway. They have a right to do what they do and it will not make that irrational group any more rabid than they already are. Such Bull cr*p.

This government respect for islam is REALLY troubling.


18 posted on 09/07/2010 1:43:55 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“the State Department denounced the plan as “un-American”.

THIS is VERY DANGEROUS.

The U.S. Government is, through its administrative bureaucracy, representing a President whose qualifications for office are questionable, and whose overt actions have manifestly demonstrated his accomodation towards an enemy of America and of western civilization, is seeking to restrict the free expression of political and religious opinion regarding that enemy by American citizens on American soil.

Obama and his henchwoman Hillary Clinton are once again demonstrating their contempt for the Consitution and hostility towards America and Americans.

Obama and Hillary’s statements with regards to potential reaction by the fanatical enemy we are facing overseas and here in America, are, IN THEMSELVES, an invitation to these fanatics to react in the fashion those two enemies of their own people are stating.

Obama needs to be impeached.


19 posted on 09/07/2010 1:45:16 PM PDT by ZULU (God, guts and guns made America great,)
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To: dfwgator

Every time the camel sticks it’s nose under the tent, poke it with a sharp stick.


20 posted on 09/07/2010 1:46:02 PM PDT by rickb308 (Muslims need to check with Native Americans & ask how that whole cowboys & indians thing worked out.)
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To: rickb308

You gotta nip it in the bud.


21 posted on 09/07/2010 1:47:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Last week the meme was that protesting the Ground Zero mosque would agigate the moderate muslims and send them over to jihadist extremism.

Same excuse, different controversy.


22 posted on 09/07/2010 1:47:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: himno hero

“And yet the white house can support the burning of Bibles??”

I do believe we’ve got some folks with their arses where their heads should be.


23 posted on 09/07/2010 1:48:35 PM PDT by hoe_cake ( Society of the Descendants of the Signers of the Constitution)
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To: savagesusie

Christ said “He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters.”

I believe we see what side these people are on by their “respect” for those opposed to Christ.


24 posted on 09/07/2010 1:48:36 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: PetroniusMaximus

8 years of saying “Bush lied”, “Bush is a war criminal”, “the insurgents should win” never endangerd our troops. Nope. Not to hear Dan Ratherbiased tell it.


25 posted on 09/07/2010 1:48:48 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the troops as he endangered them as a Sentor when he complained about being over there and failed to suport the troops then!


26 posted on 09/07/2010 1:48:54 PM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

...he’s not going to defend their First Amendment of Freedom of Expression and Right to Assemble Peacefully?


27 posted on 09/07/2010 1:49:11 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The mixed signals from the Zer0 Regime give comfort to the enemy. This is a worse danger to our troops.
28 posted on 09/07/2010 1:49:14 PM PDT by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: hoe_cake; himno hero

It’s pretty easy to trap your average lib in their “true” ideology -

just ask if burning Korans is OK, and if Korans should be banned from reading in public schools. Then substitute the Bible in the same questions.


29 posted on 09/07/2010 1:50:43 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: hoe_cake

Doesnt help when the commander in chief is a muslim.

The troops are endangered under his “guidance”.


30 posted on 09/07/2010 1:51:11 PM PDT by himno hero
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To: screaminsunshine

“Going to War with the enemy endangers our troops.”

Going to War with one arm tied behind our backs endangers our troops.


31 posted on 09/07/2010 1:51:17 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (I want IMPROVEMENT, not just CHANGE.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If Flag Burning is free speech...

Just say it's wrong and doesn't represent the views of the majority of Americans.
32 posted on 09/07/2010 1:51:59 PM PDT by kenavi (What drove BP to drill 5,000 feet down?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs noted the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David Petraeus, has warned that images of a burning Quran would be used by extremists to incite violence.

Therein lies the problems...

And that being that Gen. Petraeus is not using this development to his advantage. He should follow General Patton's theory that wars are won by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.

But I suppose his real job is not fighting a war but administering a "peace corps".

33 posted on 09/07/2010 1:52:00 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The whitehouse is the danger here, Not to just the troops but America as well.


34 posted on 09/07/2010 1:52:06 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If Al-Bama is so concerned about the safety of our troops, why the H does he tie their hands behind their backs with his troop endangering ROEs?

I call big BS on this. How long before they'll be using the same excuse and telling Americans to stop protesting the Ground Zero Victory mosque or Islam will have its panties all in a wad etc. etc. etc...

35 posted on 09/07/2010 1:52:07 PM PDT by 444Flyer (We are the end of the line.)
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To: a fool in paradise

The fact that America is not yet a part of the Islamic Caliphate endangers our troops.


36 posted on 09/07/2010 1:53:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The muzzie usurper in the White House is against burning a koran - imagine that! To hell with him!


37 posted on 09/07/2010 1:53:38 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Don’t you think it’s about time the terrorists should start worrying about us? Gotta get rid of this namby pamby president FAST..JUST COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS!


38 posted on 09/07/2010 1:56:15 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: a fool in paradise

The idea of war used to be to destroy and demoralize the enemy. What it is now I do not get. Give me a Koran I will gladly burn it and cook some Pork Ribs over the Fire.


39 posted on 09/07/2010 1:56:30 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: rickb308; All

I know how to make an Elephant answer questions Yes & No, by shaking its head, using only two large bricks
I’ll bet I can train a Camel or a Camel Jockey to learn the same system!


40 posted on 09/07/2010 1:57:18 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (Flush Congress in 2010 & 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What’s the big to-do about burning a work of fiction?


41 posted on 09/07/2010 1:59:05 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: screaminsunshine

Do you think it is wrong for Petraeus to get Muslims to fight on our side in Iraq and Afghanistan?


42 posted on 09/07/2010 1:59:22 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: screaminsunshine

mmmm...
make sure those ribs have a bit of drippy fat on them... :)


43 posted on 09/07/2010 2:00:18 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: ex-snook

If we are to have Muslims fighting on our side, I want Muslims that won’t be offended by something so trivial.


44 posted on 09/07/2010 2:00:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No, the REPORTING of Koran burning will endanger the troops. Maybe Petraeus and Hussein should decry the MSM for reporting it. If you are going after the First Amendment, why not shut down the Press? Hmmm...


45 posted on 09/07/2010 2:01:25 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yet this was fine during the Bush administration...

46 posted on 09/07/2010 2:01:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

koran burning should be a national EVENT.......

and where is General Patton or General Blackjack Pershing when we need them???


47 posted on 09/07/2010 2:02:37 PM PDT by klb99 (I now understand why the South seceeded)
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...Gen. David Petraeus, has warned that images of a burning Quran would be used by extremists to incite violence.

Images of two burning and collapsing buildings incited violence too, General, of which you were part.

48 posted on 09/07/2010 2:02:46 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: screaminsunshine

I wouldn’t burn one of their holy books but the burning of anonymous books around the country on that day would send a significant message - Let the Eastern Church in Turkey own land, treat women like you love them, don’t send your kiddies into the marketplace with bombs attached to them, quit calling the decent people of this earth pigs and monkeys, build Churches and Temples in Arab, Persian and Islamic countries, quit tormenting the Coptic Christians, and on and on/ - the big one’s coming, that is the FINAL CRUSADE!


49 posted on 09/07/2010 2:03:58 PM PDT by yorkie01
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To: crosshairs

I said the same thing on another thread.


50 posted on 09/07/2010 2:05:06 PM PDT by calex59
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