Skip to comments.Seven U.S. soldiers wounded after Afghan NATO base attacked
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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I guess he didn’t apologize with feeling.
Didnt he get a Peace Prize for peace?
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.
Quick, quick, burn a Bible publicly and all will be alright again.
No, he got a Peace Prize for showing up!
How long before barry comes out and apologizes these soldiers were only wounded and not murdered.
“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.
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?
” 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.
Did you know Islam is a religion of peace and mercy?
Did you know that Afghans are our allies?
Despite an apology from U.S. President Barack Obama,.....
They welcome “apologies”. They love to exploit weakness.
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.
Preferred method is to bury it. You can also throw it in a river. If those aren’t available you can burn it.
This is no way to fight a war.
Wish we could resurrect General Patton.
They seem to want a religious war. Either give them one or get out.
We should tell them we will burn 10 queerans for every American injured and 100 for every one killed.
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.
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.
He didn’t grovel yet. Give him time.
Your strategy is the best I’ve heard in a long time.
"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."
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
I love the way you think
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.
>> I guess he didnt apologize with feeling.
Actually, the apology is a morale builder for the enemy. What a jackass.
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.
I don’t know General Mattis, but after reading that particular quote, I am now a fan of his!
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