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Gen. Keane on U.S. - Afghan Relations: "They Want Respect"
foxnew,com ^ | 22/26/12 | Regina Bratton

Posted on 02/26/2012 4:25:51 PM PST by ColdOne

Most Americans don't understand the anti-American sentiments on display in the streets of Afghanistan. Former 4-star General Jack Keane explains it simply, "They [Afghans] want respect." Keane told America's News Headquarters, "That's what is driving this. The Taliban and others who are trying to undermine the government are exploiting it."

Some Afghans are still reeling over the burning of Korans at an American base outside of Kabul. The riots continued for a sixth day on Sunday. The crowds battled Afghan security forces and threw grenades at a U.S. base in Kunduz province, wounding seven people. Saturday two Americans were killed inside of the Interior Ministry.

General Keane went on to say America has a good relationship with the Afghan people, but America's relationship with some of the country's leaders, specifically President Hamid Karzai, is another matter entirely.

(Excerpt) Read more at politics.blogs.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; waronterror
Good grief
1 posted on 02/26/2012 4:25:54 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Kind of like Aretha Franklin, right?


2 posted on 02/26/2012 4:29:30 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (It's time for the DemocRAT voter base to start paying their "fair share" of taxes.)
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To: ColdOne

aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggggggggg!

When is this going to stop??????????

Hopefully in January!
Go Newt!
By the way, what do you think Newt would do to generals that bow to the enemy? Or, maybe their just doing it because they are being commanded to.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 4:30:54 PM PST by mark3681
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To: ColdOne
Respect? Those days are long over. Like 2001 over.
4 posted on 02/26/2012 4:30:58 PM PST by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: ColdOne

And Keane is in charge of respectfully shining the Afghan’s shoes.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 4:32:13 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: ColdOne

I think it’s time for a Dunkirk option in A’stan.And before we go we should arm all sides to the teeth.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 4:32:36 PM PST by xkaydet65 (IACTA ALEA EST!!!')
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To: ColdOne

Ain’t gettin’ it from me.

Up yours, muzzies, and take your “religion” with you.

You’ve fully demonstrated that you are something to be destroyed.


7 posted on 02/26/2012 4:32:45 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: FlingWingFlyer
back to West Point General Keane, you missed something.

- bad behavior does not earn respect.

If you want respect you have to earn respect.

8 posted on 02/26/2012 4:35:30 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: Da Coyote
Comes down to renegade tribes.
Same in our big cities. But they are called ministers.
9 posted on 02/26/2012 4:45:12 PM PST by AGreatPer (Obama has NEVER given a speech where he did not lie!!!)
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To: ColdOne
Former 4-star General Jack Keane explains it simply, "They [Afghans] want respect."

Then they should act in a way that merits respect instead of throwing childish tantrums over childish things. The Afghanis should keep in mind that when Obama apologizes to you, it does not mean that you have a point - our president is a compulsive groveler and frequently apologizes to some of the worst people alive.
10 posted on 02/26/2012 4:49:20 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: ColdOne
Allen, Jones, Casey, and Keane the march of the PC tin soldiers. These people have or had enormous power over the lives of thousands of service members. Where does their basic loyalty lie, their soldiers or kissing up to whoever will give them their next star or a boost to a position with a government services contractor or some think tank or international agency. This is a real problem. The left is quietly boring from within in the armed forces turning them into to bureaucrats with guns.
11 posted on 02/26/2012 4:50:49 PM PST by robowombat
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To: ColdOne
If they want respect,

THEY HAVE TO EARN IT!!!

12 posted on 02/26/2012 4:51:18 PM PST by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: elpadre

This is the ass who told Meghan Kelley that “every religion demands respect for its symbols,” “definitely, it was right for the president to apologize.” I forgot—how many artists did we kill for Maplethorpe’s urine-submerged crucifix? This guy had to have gotten his fourth* under Obama and his commission under LBJ. Where are all you Hudson High alums on this!!!!????


13 posted on 02/26/2012 4:53:39 PM PST by Mach9
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To: ColdOne

Give us respect or we keeel you

Yeah, that works


14 posted on 02/26/2012 4:55:57 PM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: rllngrk33

You think a bunch of murderous thugs can ever EARN respect?


15 posted on 02/26/2012 4:58:14 PM PST by 353FMG
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To: ColdOne

One might wonder how many eunuchs are recruited from among the elite to be generals nowadays.


16 posted on 02/26/2012 5:20:24 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: ColdOne

You want Respect? Really?

Get a dog!


17 posted on 02/26/2012 5:23:02 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ColdOne

Bullhockey! I said it on 911 and I’ll say it for the duration: They’re just a tribe of cunning animals! To call them educated monkeys would be an insult to monkeys!

And their so-called “religion” is a crude facade, from behind which, they act out and show who they actually are. Respect?! When have they done anything deserving of any?! They don’t even respect one another!

It’s akin to “Animal Rights.” It will be time to give animals rights when they start giving ONE ANOTHER rights! When I see a lion or a leopard giving rights to a gazelle, or even to a cheetah, I’ll know it’s time. The animals that are rioting now in Afghanistan will deserve respect when they begin respecting OTHERS; especially those of OTHER beliefs.


18 posted on 02/26/2012 5:34:42 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: ColdOne

His mom messed up naming him JACK Keane. Methinks maybe Peachy Keane would be more fitting his chops.....or lack of any!


19 posted on 02/26/2012 5:40:20 PM PST by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: ColdOne

Another eunuch.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 5:47:41 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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To: 353FMG
You think a bunch of murderous thugs can ever EARN respect?

No. Just saying that if they want respect they have to earn it. They don't respect our traditions and beliefs so why should they get any respect from us.

21 posted on 02/26/2012 5:48:56 PM PST by rllngrk33 (Things will continue getting worse until January 21, 2013.)
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To: ColdOne
They Want Respect

So does the punk ass hanging out on the corner. So what? What's to respect?

22 posted on 02/26/2012 6:09:52 PM PST by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: paul51

When you are a Savage and a natural born murderer, you don’t get any respect.


23 posted on 02/26/2012 6:32:45 PM PST by baiamonte
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To: ColdOne

Poor discipline, corrupt, penchant for opium and clannishness, often illiterate and displaying open contempt for their uniforms and equipment.....

There are even rumors Karzai HIMSELF is a heroin junkie.

But they want RESPECT —nice.


24 posted on 02/26/2012 6:41:54 PM PST by gaijin
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To: ColdOne

Someone tell the barbarians that respect is earned.


25 posted on 02/26/2012 7:19:35 PM PST by stilloftyhenight
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To: ColdOne

If it is respect that they understand, let’s cause them to respect us.


26 posted on 02/26/2012 7:39:09 PM PST by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

In all honesty, I do not care if little kids go to school in Kabul. That makes me an insensitive lout, I know. But I have enough to worry about here.

$4 trillion in minerals are never going to end up here.


27 posted on 02/26/2012 7:52:28 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: ColdOne

The Afghans want respect, just like Fredo from the Godfather movie
“I can handle things! I’m smart! Not like everybody says... like dumb... I’m smart and I want respect! “


28 posted on 02/26/2012 9:03:15 PM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: ColdOne

Worthless Saracen bastards aren’t fit enough to be pissed on.


29 posted on 02/26/2012 11:11:52 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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