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Killings of US advisers in Kabul 'unacceptable': Pentagon (Afghan Gov't Apologizes)
AFP ^ | Saturday, February 25, 2012

Posted on 02/25/2012 11:50:09 AM PST by kristinn

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"This act is unacceptable, and the United States condemns it in the strongest possible terms," said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's spokesman George Little, adding that Afghan Defense Minister Abdul Rahim Wardak had telephoned Panetta to apologize for the killings.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; allbetter; kenyanbornmuzzie; koranburnings; leonpanetta; waronterror

1 posted on 02/25/2012 11:50:11 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

I would consider it an act of war, actually. So, what do we do now, Madame Secretary?


2 posted on 02/25/2012 11:51:49 AM PST by john drake (Roman military maxim; "oderint dum metuant," i.e., "let them hate, as long as they fear.")
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To: kristinn
And where is the Karzai to Obama apology call???
3 posted on 02/25/2012 11:52:50 AM PST by Truth29
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To: kristinn

The continued advising and training mission becomes impossible with the likelihood that if our troops are in the minority and exposed they may be killed by Afghan troops.
It seems that we are getting a lot of sand kicked in our face lately.


4 posted on 02/25/2012 11:53:30 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: kristinn

His spokesman? Bite me! Sorry I am upset EXTREMELY upset. And this is not hard to do with this bunch,I should be used to it... yet I am not.


5 posted on 02/25/2012 11:55:08 AM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Oldexpat
That's what happens when you're a 97 pound weakling. Obama should take the Charles Atlas course. Then f* off.
6 posted on 02/25/2012 11:55:53 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: kristinn

It’s a strange coincidence that Afghan’s apology appears right after Newt calls for it, and knocks the President because he apologised first.


7 posted on 02/25/2012 11:56:09 AM PST by Venturer
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To: kristinn

Now that Obama has apologized and the Afghans have extended their heartfelt apologies, what better time to pack up and go home. What’s our mission there again? The next time somebody wants to “nation build” in a place where 8th century values prevail, send 30,000 laptops with a good internet connection instead of 30,000 American troops.


8 posted on 02/25/2012 11:56:36 AM PST by allendale
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To: All
Details on apology via the AP:

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In a written statement, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s press secretary said Afghan Defense Minister Wardak called Panetta on Saturday to offer his condolences and to apologize.

“Secretary Panetta appreciated the call and urged the Afghan government to take decisive action to protect coalition forces and curtail the violence in Afghanistan after a challenging week in the country,” spokesman George Little said.

He said Wardak told Panetta that Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assembling religious leaders, parliamentarians, Supreme Court justices and other senior officials “to take urgent steps” to stop the violence.

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9 posted on 02/25/2012 11:56:36 AM PST by kristinn (Dump the Chump in 2012)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks kristinn.


10 posted on 02/25/2012 11:57:35 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: kristinn

“unacceptable”

Yeah, that’s putting it mildly.

Say, how are those peace talks going with the Taliban, Hillary?


11 posted on 02/25/2012 12:03:27 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: kristinn

America should go on the offensive.

Everytime one of ours is killed, we have Koran burning parties.


12 posted on 02/25/2012 12:05:22 PM PST by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: kristinn

Shades of Carter Press Secretary Hodding Carter in 1978: “The holding of hostages in Iran is unacceptable.”


13 posted on 02/25/2012 12:09:38 PM PST by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: Truth29

Karzi is assessing the situation to see where his interest lies. At the moment, he is leaning heavily Taliban.


15 posted on 02/25/2012 12:32:21 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: Venturer

Does anyone, including Muslims, take an apology from a Muslim as being sincere as to western culture?


16 posted on 02/25/2012 12:36:26 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: nuconvert
"This act is unacceptable, and the United States condemns it in the strongest possible terms,"

Oh-oh! Those Afgan muzzy's better hold on. I feel a strongly worded letter is on the way!

Man, that'll show 'em!

17 posted on 02/25/2012 12:41:49 PM PST by skimbell
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To: kristinn
I hate the word “unacceptable” and don't have a good opinion of those who use it!
18 posted on 02/25/2012 1:26:13 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: donna
"Everytime one of ours is killed, we have Koran burning parties."

Make that Afghan burning parties and we have a winner.

19 posted on 02/25/2012 1:26:23 PM PST by Truth29
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To: kristinn

Take all of our korans in our supply system, wrap them in a bacon bow-tie and air drop them all over that rotten hellhole.

That would be phase 0.....that is all I have in planning for now.


20 posted on 02/25/2012 1:33:57 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: noinfringers2
How meaningful can any apology from a Muslim to an infidel be? The Qur'an itself says (8:65):

{حَرِّضِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ عَلَى الْقِتَالِ}

"Incite the believers to kill."

Islam is nothing if not militant, & incitement is core to its structure.

Kinetic Effects of Prayer in Islam.

The Old and New Testaments concern themselves with the love and teachings of God and Christ while the Qur'an instead expends considerable effort demonizing other religions and the people practicing those religions (see CSPI's Statistical Islam).

As for burning qur'ans, Dr. Andrew Bostom writes:

"Proper Koran Disposal, Apologies, and Murdering Innocent Infidels in Afghanistan"

For what it's worth . . .the likely instigator of these deadly disturbances appears to be the Islamophilic photographer from Agence France-Presse (AFP) mentioned in this story @ TheBostonChannel.com :

Korans desecrated by prisoners

". . .Photographs surfaced purporting to show the damaged Qurans. A photographer for Agence France-Presse said Afghans who work inside the airfield told him they obtained the Qurans there. But the U.S. military said that was unlikely. "

21 posted on 02/25/2012 1:41:17 PM PST by wtd
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To: john drake

Oderint dum metuant. Haven’t heard that in a while. However you have to smile when the Americans are called imperialists. You send two large armies, ships and supplies, suffer heavy causalities, bankrupt your treasury and what do you have to show for it? Caesar would be amused.


22 posted on 02/25/2012 1:47:08 PM PST by allendale
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To: Truth29

Sounds wimpy to me.


23 posted on 02/25/2012 1:47:50 PM PST by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: yank in the UK

No need to do anything except burn Korans. All we have to do is get our soldiers out of there, burn some Korans, and they will go into a rage and start killing each other.


24 posted on 02/25/2012 1:50:05 PM PST by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: donna
"Sounds wimpy to me."

Tough audience. Would white phosphorus liven it up?

25 posted on 02/25/2012 2:18:01 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Truth29

Did Gen John Allen (USMC) get up and apologize again? What a jackass — especially the way he pronounces “Qur’an” and “Afghanistan” with his ersatz Arabic and/or Dari accent.

No defense of his troops. Only a groveling apology. Note: I would argue that the Marines (at their top levels of leadership) — like their Navy brothers — are even more politically correct than the Army leaders these days.

If I am Gingrich, and I am elected, Gen Allen is retiring 10 minutes after I am sworn in, along with his limp-wristed, USMC commandant, Gen Jim Amos — and a host of other weak, compromised generals and admirals.


26 posted on 02/25/2012 2:47:53 PM PST by man_in_tx (Blowback: Faithfully farting towards Mecca five times daily!)
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To: man_in_tx

Allen, Amos, Jones, all USMC and Casey, USA; the number of politically correct general officers is growing. These people would have no problem with turning the US armed forces on US citizens if political leaders would order them to do so.


27 posted on 02/25/2012 3:04:55 PM PST by robowombat
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To: kristinn

“Taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for the shooting, saying it was in revenge for the burning of Korans at a US-run military base — an incident that earlier prompted US President Barack Obama to apologize to the Afghan people.”

They didn’t even burn the damned things. They just almost did.

I couldn’t read further due to nausea. What, if anything, was done with the gunman?


28 posted on 02/25/2012 4:55:10 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Truth29

Okay, I’ll be wimpy, too.


29 posted on 02/25/2012 5:42:33 PM PST by donna (The United States Constitution and the Koran are mutually exclusive.)
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To: ColdOne; kristinn; SunkenCiv

Our “leaders” apologize.

Their “leaders” apologize.

Seems like that makes for a bunch of sorry sonsofbeaches.


30 posted on 02/25/2012 6:00:52 PM PST by bigheadfred
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