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Seven U.S. soldiers wounded after Afghan NATO base attacked
reuters ^ | 2/26/12 | Fraidoon Elhaam and Hamid Shalizi

Posted on 02/26/2012 9:04:41 AM PST by ColdOne

(Reuters) - Seven U.S. military trainers were wounded on Sunday when a grenade was thrown at their base in northern Afghanistan, police said, as anti-Western fury deepened over the burning of the Koran at a NATO base.

Despite an apology from U.S. President Barack Obama, riots raged across the country for a sixth day on Sunday against the desecration of the Muslim holy book at a NATO air base at Bagram. Some protesters hoisted the white Taliban flag.

The Afghan Interior Ministry identified one of its employees as a suspect in the fatal shooting of two U.S. officers in its headquarters a day earlier, an attack that prompted NATO to recall its staff from ministries.

One civilian was killed, 15 more were wounded and three policemen injured in riots near the NATO base in northern Kunduz province, where the blast that wounded the Americans took place, regional police chief Samihullah Qatra told reporters.

NATO confirmed there had been an explosion outside one of its bases in northern Afghanistan, but declined to comment on casualties.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; waronterror

1 posted on 02/26/2012 9:04:44 AM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

I guess he didn’t apologize with feeling.

Didnt he get a Peace Prize for peace?


2 posted on 02/26/2012 9:16:01 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: ColdOne

Look for Obama to use these attacks as a reason to “get out of Afghanistan” to bring our soldiers home safe. In other words, another way to surrender.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 9:16:42 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: ColdOne

Quick, quick, burn a Bible publicly and all will be alright again.


4 posted on 02/26/2012 9:30:43 AM PST by 353FMG
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To: EQAndyBuzz
Didnt he get a Peace Prize for peace?

No, he got a Peace Prize for showing up!

Regards,
GtG

5 posted on 02/26/2012 9:31:43 AM PST by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: ColdOne

How long before barry comes out and apologizes these soldiers were only wounded and not murdered.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 9:35:53 AM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: ColdOne

“Despite an apology from U.S. President Barack Obama.”

Correction: “Because of an apology from U.S. President Barack Obama.”

Worst thing he could do. What is the correct way to dispose of a desecrated Koran? I believe it is to burn it. Burning is the proper way, just as it would be with any other object of respect, such as an American flag.

These Korans were already desecrated by terrorist prisoners, who wrote in them—which is not permitted. Probably the Commander should have asked a Muslim Cleric to preside over the burning, but I don’t believe that is required.

Obama should have said that those Korans were already desecrated, and they were burned out of respect for Islamic law and tradition. I’m sure he understand that, having been raised as a Muslim himself.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 9:41:12 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: ColdOne

Our national treasure is dying and wounded over a damn book.

We need to get the hell out of the mid-east and let these animals go at each other. They hit us, we nuke them all. I am sick of this country bowing down to these camel jockey’s.

Can one imagine if it was your child that died over the burning of the koran and all that happened was the President apologized?


8 posted on 02/26/2012 9:45:00 AM PST by mmanager (NEWT - The Chruchill of our time!)
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To: Cicero

” What is the correct way to dispose of a desecrated Koran? I believe it is to burn it.”

It was explained the other day that it’s supposed to be wrapped in pure, clean cloth and then buried where no one will walk & step on it.


9 posted on 02/26/2012 10:03:41 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: ColdOne

Did you know Islam is a religion of peace and mercy?

Did you know that Afghans are our allies?


10 posted on 02/26/2012 10:12:46 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: ColdOne
If we are not willing to kill Muslims in large numbers, we need to get out yesterday. Democracy nation building in Islamic countries is a fools errand. The ground is being fertilized so that Obama can appear a hero when he orders the withdrawal. We lose either way.
11 posted on 02/26/2012 10:21:12 AM PST by Truth29
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To: ColdOne

Despite an apology from U.S. President Barack Obama,.....


They welcome “apologies”. They love to exploit weakness.


12 posted on 02/26/2012 10:45:17 AM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: ColdOne

One of the complaints is fighting in the rugged F ghanistan terrain. Too many rocks to crawl under. I wish I were in charge. I would set up events all over the country. Koran burnings. Bring them out from under their rocks and get them to group up.

Then hit them with the napalm.


13 posted on 02/26/2012 12:38:39 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: ColdOne

Shoot. Back.


14 posted on 02/26/2012 12:51:02 PM PST by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: nuconvert; Cicero

Preferred method is to bury it. You can also throw it in a river. If those aren’t available you can burn it.


15 posted on 02/26/2012 1:10:06 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ColdOne

This is no way to fight a war.

Wish we could resurrect General Patton.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 1:16:50 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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To: ColdOne

They seem to want a religious war. Either give them one or get out.


17 posted on 02/26/2012 2:05:47 PM PST by Lady Lucky ( Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.)
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To: ColdOne

We should tell them we will burn 10 queerans for every American injured and 100 for every one killed.


18 posted on 02/26/2012 2:21:50 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: Truth29

I agree. And we do lose either way. But I’d rather lose now than later, so let’s get out and save addtional American lives. One American soldier’s life is worth more than all of these ungrateful barbarians.


19 posted on 02/26/2012 2:25:34 PM PST by Wisconsinlady (KEEP YOUR LEGISLATORS ON SPEED DIAL AND TELL THEM TO GROW SOME)
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To: driftdiver
Preferred method is to bury it.

So I now hear. But I don't think that burying them was an option, if they contain notes and jottings from terrorists. Too easy to dig them back up and pass them along to intended recipients. Maybe they just should have got an Imam to supervise and ensure that things were done acceptably.

20 posted on 02/26/2012 2:26:42 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

He didn’t grovel yet. Give him time.


21 posted on 02/26/2012 2:39:55 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: mmanager

Your strategy is the best I’ve heard in a long time.


22 posted on 02/26/2012 3:13:25 PM PST by conservativebabe
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To: GracieOMalley
The closest we have to Gen Patton is Gen Mattis, now Commander of Central Command. The only problem is: Patton had a supportive President and Congress. That makes the difference. Here is a quote from him that got him in trouble:

"You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn't wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain't got no manhood left anyway. So it's a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually, it's a lot of fun to fight. You know, it's a hell of a hoot. It's fun to shoot some people. I'll be right upfront with you, I like brawling."

23 posted on 02/26/2012 3:50:06 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: ColdOne

take the tallest, steepest mountain in central afghanistan

cover the mountain with all our stocks of old landmines

put a firebase on top of the mountain resupplied by the air

let it be continually patrolled by those 3,000 drones Obama slated to keep an eye on us, but instead have them orbit that mountain armed with hellfires

then put a platform with an olympic torch burning a perpetual flame

and tell all of afghanistan the source of that perpetual flame, is that the americans on top of the mountain are burning korans day and night to heat steam baths where they cavort with nubile afghan women who have turned their back on islam

and casually add that they find the greater dimensions of the US equipment a welcome change...lol

and let them come


24 posted on 02/26/2012 3:50:51 PM PST by AnTiw1
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To: bigheadfred

I love the way you think


25 posted on 02/26/2012 4:30:15 PM PST by freema (MarineNiece,Daughter,Wife,Friend,Sister,Friend,Aunt,Friend,Mother,Friend,Cousin, FRiend)
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To: freema

Obama and the likes can talk all they want. Be nice if they could shut up for 2 minutes and just GET THE JOB DONE.


26 posted on 02/26/2012 4:43:31 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks ColdOne.


27 posted on 02/26/2012 4:44:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: nuconvert
You can wrap it in a pile of crap as far as I am concerned. Mohammad was a child abuser and sicko who happened to be charismatic and was able to deceive a whole lot of people. No book is a spirit anyways...bunch of badly brainwashed people!
28 posted on 02/26/2012 4:48:57 PM PST by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: EQAndyBuzz

>> I guess he didn’t apologize with feeling.

Actually, the apology is a morale builder for the enemy. What a jackass.


29 posted on 02/26/2012 6:55:58 PM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Gene Eric

The “white” Taliban flag. That way when they get close enough they can open fire. Then, when we shoot back they claim they were under a Flag of Truce.


30 posted on 02/27/2012 11:08:35 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Salvavida

I don’t know General Mattis, but after reading that particular quote, I am now a fan of his!


31 posted on 02/27/2012 4:14:26 PM PST by GracieOMalley
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