Skip to comments.White House: Quran burning would endanger troops
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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Suddenly the liberals are worried about endangering the troops!
Going to War with the enemy endangers our troops.
Having Obama in charge of our troops endangers our troops.
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.
But our own troops burning Bibles was okay?
And hence the origin of the term “Koranimal”.
Yes, Hussein, standing against Islam can indeed be dangerous. Who should know that better than YOURSELF??!!
Burning Qurans might make Terrorists more prone to violence?
Here is a thread of when the American military was burning bibles in Afghanistan last year.
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.
And yet the white house can support the burning of Bibles??
Here is another set of facts and opinion on a similar situation:
I thought limited ROE was endangering the troops.
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.
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.
“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.
Every time the camel sticks it’s nose under the tent, poke it with a sharp stick.
You gotta nip it in the bud.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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!
...he’s not going to defend their First Amendment of Freedom of Expression and Right to Assemble Peacefully?
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.
Doesnt help when the commander in chief is a muslim.
The troops are endangered under his “guidance”.
“Going to War with the enemy endangers our troops.”
Going to War with one arm tied behind our backs endangers our troops.
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".
The whitehouse is the danger here, Not to just the troops but America as well.
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...
The fact that America is not yet a part of the Islamic Caliphate endangers our troops.
The muzzie usurper in the White House is against burning a koran - imagine that! To hell with him!
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!
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.
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!
What’s the big to-do about burning a work of fiction?
Do you think it is wrong for Petraeus to get Muslims to fight on our side in Iraq and Afghanistan?
make sure those ribs have a bit of drippy fat on them... :)
If we are to have Muslims fighting on our side, I want Muslims that won’t be offended by something so trivial.
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...
Yet this was fine during the Bush administration...
koran burning should be a national EVENT.......
and where is General Patton or General Blackjack Pershing when we need them???
Images of two burning and collapsing buildings incited violence too, General, of which you were part.
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!
I said the same thing on another thread.