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Afghan soldier "kills two NATO troops" at protests (It's over, Obama officially loses Afghanistan)
reuters ^ | 2/23/2012 | Reuters

Posted on 02/23/2012 4:41:19 AM PST by tobyhill

An Afghan soldier joined protests on Thursday against the burning of copies of the Muslim holy book at a NATO base and shot dead two foreign troops, western military sources said.

The killings came hours after the Taliban urged Afghans to target foreign military bases and kill Westerners in retaliation for the burning of the Korans at Bagram airfield on Tuesday.

Eleven people have died in demonstrations across the country since then and 17 people have been wounded. Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of several cities, chanting "Death to America!" and smashing cars, buildings and shops.

In a demonstration in eastern Nangarhar province on Thursday, an Afghan soldier turned his gun on NATO soldiers, local officials and western military sources said. A provincial spokesman said the soldier then escaped.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bhogwot; fallen; nato

1 posted on 02/23/2012 4:41:21 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill
Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of several cities, chanting "Death to America!" and smashing cars, buildings and shops.

What, are we fresh out of nukes?

2 posted on 02/23/2012 4:48:59 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: tobyhill

And why exactly do we allow muslims to come in to this country??


3 posted on 02/23/2012 4:49:12 AM PST by eyeamok
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To: tobyhill
“It's over, Obama officially loses Afghanistan”

‘loses’???

‘Lose’ implies fought and lost.

In this case, “O” surrendered and walked away. Watch for the scene with the helo on top of the building with screaming, crying, desperate people struggling to get out!!!

4 posted on 02/23/2012 4:57:21 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

I agree. Pull our people out and turn the entire moslem world into a glowing sheet of glass.

When will we learn that we are in a religious war that will not end until the last of of use dies, or the last on of them dies?

Of course it would help if we didn’t have an enemy in the White House.


5 posted on 02/23/2012 4:57:51 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O
Who needs nukes on mud huts when we have this:

The 21,700-pound [9,500 kilogram] bomb contains 18,700 pounds of H6, an explosive that is a mixture of RDX (Cyclotrimethylene trinitramine), TNT, and aluminum. H6 is used by the military for general purpose bombs. H6 is an Australian produced explosive composition. Composition H6 is a widely used main charge filling for underwater blast weapons such as mines, depth charges, torpedoes and mine disposal charges. HBX compositions (HBX-1, HBX-3, and H6) are aluminized (powdered aluminum) explosives used primarily as a replacement for the obsolete explosive, torpex. They are employed as bursting charges in mines, depth bombs, depth charges, and torpedoes. HBX-3 and H-6 have lower sensitivity to impact and much higher explosion test temperatures than torpex. The MOAB weapon produces a very large explosive blast, with lesser fragmentation effects due to a thin-walled aluminum casing.

6 posted on 02/23/2012 5:07:07 AM PST by sniper63 (If Obama pats himself on the back anymore, his shoulder will dislocate.....)
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To: tobyhill
I am almost convinced that the afghan people deserve to live under cruel taliban rule. Ultra poverty, beheadings, executions at soccer games, etc. They seem to enjoy violence and cruelty. The only way for these people to have freedom is for them to want it and they don't seem to want it. They would rather kill and murder like the medieval people they are.
7 posted on 02/23/2012 5:07:16 AM PST by Londo Molari
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To: sniper63

Thats all fine and dandy, but a high yield nuke would leave that area of the planet completely uninhabitable for hundreds maybe even thousands of years. Its a win all the way around !


8 posted on 02/23/2012 5:11:40 AM PST by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: Londo Molari
That same mindset is alive and well over here in the U.S. of A. Only it manifests, as evidenced by the 2008 election,as “gimmie me my freebies, you can have my freedom and individuality, just make me one of the herd and take care of me, oh my messiah, and lord and master,obama.
9 posted on 02/23/2012 5:16:20 AM PST by sport
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To: SMARTY

Just like Vietnam. Our soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen fought and died and were successful at every military mission.

Our politicians not only lost the war, they murdered members of the military. If Ron Paul weren’t so anti-Israel and anti-Semitic, I’d almost say he was right about this one.

The same is true in Iraq. Worse, the sheeple who listen to CNN and NPR push for these soft BS programs with their pols, so if we need to invade, they make us be all warm and fuzzy about it, so we lose. Give it a few years and the sheeple don’t care anymore and the military suffers.


10 posted on 02/23/2012 5:19:30 AM PST by cizinec ("Brother, your best friend ain't your Momma, it's the Field Artillery.")
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To: Londo Molari
There is one fundamental problem with liberty and the free market: when you fail, it's hard to rationalize that your failure was due to something beyond your own lack of ability and willingness to work hard enough.

The comfort of Islam is that everything is "the will of Allah". Therefore, if you fail, it was because Allah willed it, because he had other plans for you. You then just say "oh well: and move on.

A lot of people feel they need the ability to deny that their failures were their fault, more than material prosperity and liberty.

11 posted on 02/23/2012 5:20:58 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: cizinec
The US never had a tactical defeat in Viet Nam.

And the people who were supporting us were cut for bait, in the end.

The US was just as careless and indifferent with the lives of Koreans who supported us against the Inmun Gun and later with the lives of the Kurds. Stupid and ugly.

12 posted on 02/23/2012 5:29:00 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: tobyhill

There is one “religion” that has a body count from two year-old temper tantrums.

I will not submit.


13 posted on 02/23/2012 5:43:36 AM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: tobyhill
Eleven people have died in demonstrations across the country since then and 17 people have been wounded. Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of several cities, chanting "Death to America!" and smashing cars, buildings and shops.

You go into one of these Third World sh*t-holes, displace the tyrannical regime running things, and try to improve the Neanderthals' lives and this is what you get: they attack you! We should leave immediately and commence round-the-clock carpet bombing of every city until they are all reduced to rubble.

14 posted on 02/23/2012 6:12:05 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: tobyhill

What I don’t understand is why anyone felt the need to announce the mistake of burning the damn books anyway. Wouldn’t this sort of thing have been done within the confines of the military environment? Since when has the military found it needful to blurt out that a “mistake” had just been made? Why the hell then don’t we hear more of all the mistakes that are made in the course of a day... stupid ass Obama generals!


15 posted on 02/23/2012 6:13:39 AM PST by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: Londo Molari
I am almost convinced that the afghan people deserve to live under cruel taliban rule.... The only way for these people to have freedom is for them to want it and they don't seem to want it.

We have led this horse to water but it just won't drink! To hell with 'em!

16 posted on 02/23/2012 6:14:30 AM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: John O

It’s called Tritinitite.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinitite


17 posted on 02/23/2012 7:31:53 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Delta 21

Not true. Nuclear fallout is overrated. The deployed nukes are always less than the low megaton yield. A nuke incident would have a similar effect to the Fukushima disaster at most. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are major cities, and started becoming such soon after we won and started rebuilding Japan. I would propose that Fukushima is worse than our 20kt yield war nukes as far as the environmental impact.


18 posted on 02/23/2012 7:38:24 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: eyeamok

Because we are idiots.

Dubya did us a *HUGE* disservice with his “peaceful, friendly Islam” nonsense. Arguably one of his worst moves as President, and he had some doozies.


19 posted on 02/23/2012 9:47:03 AM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: lefty-lie-spy

Yer probly right.

We will have to drop 4 or 5 multi-megaton nukes in the same vicinity to achieve the desired effect.

....and Im ok with that.


20 posted on 02/23/2012 11:06:59 AM PST by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: dps.inspect

The President of Afghanistan announced it after “Afghan laborers found charred copies while collecting rubbish at the sprawling Bagram air base”. Supposedly.

Karzai is now demanding whoever did it - and good luck figuring out THAT - be tried in Afghanistan:

“Afghanistan wants NATO to put on public trial those who burned copies of the Koran at a NATO base, President Hamid Karzai’s office said on Thursday, after a third day of bloody protests over the incident.

It said NATO had agreed to a trial, but that could not be immediately confirmed.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/23/us-afghanistan-korans-idUSTRE81K09T20120223

I’d go with nukes. It is the only way to be sure.


21 posted on 02/23/2012 11:22:58 AM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: tobyhill

“Military officials said the texts had been removed from the prison at the airbase because inmates were suspected of using them to pass messages to each other. They were then inadvertently taken to a burn pit to be destroyed. An unknown number were burned before Afghan labourers spotted them.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/afghanistan/9098615/Hamid-Karzai-uses-Koran-protests-to-push-US-into-handing-over-Bagram-prison.html

We ought to tell Karzai to take control of his people, or we will pull out in 30 days, and leave him to the Taliban. I’d bet Karzai would sing a different tune then, but the Obama Band insists on playing a tune he likes...


22 posted on 02/23/2012 11:27:44 AM PST by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: Mr Rogers

Karzai most certainly has a way out and plenty of funds he’s skimmed off our aid.


23 posted on 02/23/2012 11:32:28 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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