Skip to comments.Afghan mob tore open bunker to kill foreign UN staff, envoy says
Posted on 04/03/2011 9:55:34 AM PDT by marthemaria
KABUL (Reuters) An angry mob that killed seven foreign UN staff in north Afghanistan ripped out the door of a bunker where several had taken shelter, and slit the throat of one man who survived a bullet, the top UN envoy in the country said on Saturday.
Staffan de Mistura promised that the United Nations would stay in Afghanistan after the vicious assault, the deadliest it has faced in Afghanistan, but would have to reconsider security, particularly guarantees from Afghan forces.
He also warned that the Afghan government need to do more to prevent attacks like this if it wanted to keep the support of the international community as other nations face war and headline-grabbing unrest and absorb money and energy.
"We are not leaving," de Mistura told a small group of journalists in the Afghan capital, after flying back from Mazar-i-Sharif where he handled the aftermath of the attack.
Afghan police were the first line of protection on Friday when a crowd of up to 3,000 demonstrators enraged by the burning of a Koran by a militant fundamentalist Christian in the United States overran the compound, killing seven staff.
De Mistura said the violence, in a normally peaceful city, had caught ill-prepared Afghan police by surprise, and the gurkhas who are the next layer of security for the United Nations could not open fire because they are forbidden to shoot into crowds that contain civilians.
"Its clear if the Afghan police had a cordon of separation between the demonstration and the building, the building would not have been attacked," he said.
"The reality is that our gurkhas are never going to shoot at civilians, so the demonstration became an entry point, making it gradually impossible for our own gurkhas, our own security to intervene."
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Of course he is.
Are we sure this “pastor” isn’t doing exactly what Obama wants? Last time this guy made news he was pretty effective at giving Obama cover.
These sub-human savages are a pestilence upon this planet. And in private, the muslim in the white house cheering them on.
Libtards are like Doritos though, they'll make more.
HHmm...this HAS taken Trump and the BC off the headline.
The Mob knows that the UN are a bunch of pussies who would never fire back.
Gurkhas are brave, but where was the planning for being overrun? If it were so clear that after mosque on Friday tends to be a troublesome time, and so clear that a pastor burning a koran, as is his American right, would be followed by this, where was security?
They said a cleric instigated the mob. My question is, why has not Obama demanded that our troops take out that cleric?
Exactly!!!! He is cover for the civilian atrocities and pictures.
Had it been Bush in office, you know damn well that would have gotten the blame, but Obama gets to deflect it, by blaming the pastor.
This is troubling. They’re normally such peaceful people.
Now, now. To be fair to Obama, he did say these murders were upsetting to him.
So much so that, at one point, the thought of them caused him to miss a short putt.
Islam is a vile, barbaric, depraved, perverted, seditious, gutter ‘religion’ created by a murdering pedophile. It should be wiped off the face of the earth, starting in America.
Game over dude!
I am really starting to dislike these @#$%ing savages.
I guarantee there will be a call from the UN to do something about this and I don’t mean events in Pakistan.
Didn’t muslims just drop their call for UN action on religious blaspheme? They get to show how “reasonable” they are when a Christian comes along and stirs them up.
Once again the Religion of Peace indulges in a litte bloody revenge. But its the Christians fault as usual. I say we burn a few Korans every Friday just before Happy Hour.
This “preacher” who burned the Koran could have done his congregation a far better service by handing one out to each and every person in his “church”. He should have educated his congregation. Islam is vile.
Best bet would be to totally leave. Relegate Afghanistan to the same status as North Korea; a forbidden-zone. Then inform them that one just one ... act of violent behavior against the U.S. or it's Citizens and the entire so called “Nation of Afghanistan” will cease to exist, figuratively and literally.
Is Terry Jones the pastor who burned the Koran? Is he back or is it was another “preacher” who wanted the wall-to-wall media attention? Will he get a new car?
>>De Mistura said the violence, in a normally peaceful city, had caught ill-prepared Afghan police by surprise, and the gurkhas who are the next layer of security for the United Nations could not open fire because they are forbidden to shoot into crowds that contain civilians.<<
It must really suck to be in the midst of a terrorist attack before you realize for the first time that terrorists do not wear uniforms and look exactly like a civilian with a knife and he’s going to kill you.
“An angry mob...ripped out the door of a bunker...”
Sounds like the UN had themselves a pretty poor bunker.
Burning a book is mere posturing. It doesn’t destroy the contents, the ideas, not in these days of millions of copies.
If Jones wanted to condemn the Koran in his webcast, all he had to do was read the hateful, murderous, self-serving passages.
The guilt of murder is on the Afghan mob, and Jones had a free speech right to burn the Koran.
But if you choose to throw pebbles at a rabid dog, you had better be sure it will bite you and not someone else.
In other words, Jones should have gone to Kabul, done his little speech and conflagration, and taken martyrdom upon himself.
I really don’t see the point of burning the book. People can do as they please but I can’t find anything in the bible that says we should go out of our way to insult another religion. It just seems kind of pointless.
I’ve just got an uneasy feeling that Jones is Fred Phelps 2.0 edition.
Well when Jones starts protesting funerals of our fallen servicemen, get back to me.
“The reality is that our gurkhas are never going to shoot at civilians, so the demonstration became an entry point, making it gradually impossible for our own gurkhas, our own security to intervene.”
So the point is that anyone using gurkhas for security should leave.
Here's the problem.
This is a very different philosophy than what we saw with the Ghurkas we worked with in Iraq. Those guys were absolutely ruthless.
They all looked like little rolly-polly guys who wouldn’t hurt a flea. But when the shooting started they adopted a “take no prisoners” philosophy. They were bad to the bone.
I guess times have changed.
Yes, it’s horrific. But if we can just get muslims killing other muslims ala Egypt and Libya etc, it’s a win-win. Any muslim wants to off another muslim I say go right ahead! Make my day!
****but I cant find anything in the bible that says we should go out of our way to insult another religion. It just seems kind of pointless.****
And yet, St Paul got the worshipers of DIANA of the EPHESIANS in quite a tizzy! Especially the makers of “I visited the Shrine of DIANA” souviner hawkers.
And obama and Petreus are condemning the Pastor?
Can we at least say a bad word about these savages?
Or is that verboten too?
Islam- it’s a religion of peace.
.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% of the time.
From my recollection, he was educating people as to what was in the Koran, even to the point of putting up billboards denouncing Islam, and an online video series exposing Islam as the cesspool it is.
“But if we can just get muslims killing other muslims ala Egypt and Libya etc, its a win-win.”
As we are seeing in Egypt and Libya, when that happens, the most ruthless and savage Muslims usually come out on top. I don’t think that’s a long-term solution.
7th century style religious insanity, pure and simple.
Of course it’s a long-term solution. Would you prefer them killing infidels like yourself? What, you think these morons are civilized? This is a 12th century cult masquerading as a religion that wants to take over the world. Hell, if they want kill each other, give a weapon! The less muslims in this world, the BETTER!
“Of course its a long-term solution.”
What I mean is, they will kill each other in Libya and Egypt for a little while, but then one side will win, and I doubt it will be the one which is more civillized. After that, what do you think will happen?
Will the new AQ & Muslim Brotherhood backed governments decide to become peaceful once they are done killing off the opposition? I highly doubt it. They’ll just be in a better position to attack their real enemies, us infidels.
“Would you prefer them killing infidels like yourself?”
In a way, yes. I mean, they will come for us sooner or later, so I’d rather we just get it on before they get more nukes and get better organized.