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Afghan Troops Again Turn Guns on U.S. (2 more killed after Obama brags he "calmed things down")
CBS News ^ | Thursday, March 1, 2012

Posted on 03/01/2012 5:20:02 AM PST by kristinn

(CBS News) KABUL - Two U.S. troops have (sic) were shot dead by three Afghan gunmen Thursday at their base in the southern Kandahar province, and two of the three shooters were Afghan National Army soldiers - another blow to a U.S. strategy pinned on direct partnership with Afghan forces.

The two Afghan troops who opened fire were killed by U.S. troops, and a third shooter, a teacher at the joint U.S.-Afghan base, was wounded.

SNIP

From last night:

(AP) -- President Barack Obama says his apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai (HAH'-mihd KAHR'-zeye) after U.S. forces accidentally burned Muslim Qurans has "calmed things down."

But Obama tells ABC News that "we're not out of the woods yet."

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


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; koranburnings; military
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Pray for our troops.
1 posted on 03/01/2012 5:20:09 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn

So, to date, have more of these Koran burning killings occured before or after the first “apology”? It would be a good barometer of whether Obama made things better or worse.


2 posted on 03/01/2012 5:23:01 AM PST by circlecity
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To: kristinn
Maddening to see our best lost this way.
3 posted on 03/01/2012 5:23:06 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: kristinn

Yes pray for the troops. But what’s better is get out of the hell hole...


4 posted on 03/01/2012 5:24:15 AM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: kristinn

Things are turning brown for Obama in his chosen war. If he isn’t going to fight best get the troops out of that mess.


5 posted on 03/01/2012 5:24:48 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: circlecity

Way I sees it—Its about time to come home. It was a noble experiment in Nation Building but it just didn’t work. Sorry, but these folks are just too different from us—If burning a few Korans can cause this much ruckus they aint playin’ with a full deck. Let them be ruled by the Taliban and see who that works. They are not ready for civilization.


6 posted on 03/01/2012 5:27:00 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: kristinn
The blood of these two soldiers is on the hands of the Commander in Chief.

Are then men (and women) of decency in the Pentagon?

7 posted on 03/01/2012 5:27:16 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: kristinn

As if he actually gives a damn. He’ll be partying. Priority one. Do not interfere with obama’s party time.


8 posted on 03/01/2012 5:28:02 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Tallguy

“Things are turning brown for Obama in his chosen war. If he isn’t going to fight best get the troops out of that mess.”

Now this is what a quagmire looks like Senator Kennedy!


9 posted on 03/01/2012 5:28:18 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Most Conservative in the Primary, the Republican Nominee in the General.)
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To: Doofer

You know I was watching al Jazeera and they reported this story over an hour ago. Silly me I thought they were reporting the story from 2 days ago. So much for the U.S. media.............


10 posted on 03/01/2012 5:28:53 AM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: kristinn
No matter what you do for or to a muslim, at the end of the day you will still be the infidel and he will still hate you.
11 posted on 03/01/2012 5:33:06 AM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: kristinn

Two more lives lost. This is ridiculous. It’s one thing to feel that the Quran was disrespected and objbect. Lord knows Obama would see to it that it didn’t happen again. It’s another to take human lives over it. How many people are dead in addition to the six Americans? Thirty plus, right? A loving God, even if the Bible was purposely disrespected, would not want people to be killed over it. He would judge the people accordingly himself. The god these fanatics believe in is not loving.


12 posted on 03/01/2012 5:38:39 AM PST by Pinkbell
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To: kristinn; onyx; TitansAFC; b9; Gator113; Marcella; katiedidit1; annieokie; true believer forever; ..

Obama on TV: “ The Apology To Afghans Has Calmed Things Down”

Obama, you are a miserable, deceptive and dishonorable SOB.
JUST resign in disgrace! Lying in the face of the American people is disgusting.

March 1st, (CBS News) KABUL - Two U.S. troops were shot dead by three
Afghan gunmen Thursday at their base in the southern Kandahar province,
and two of the three shooters were Afghan National Army soldiers -
another blow to a U.S. strategy pinned on direct partnership with Afghan
forces.

SIX US troops were assassinated, while you were bending over to the drug-dealer Karzai.
Just order the American military to come home NOW, and stop pumping billions up Karzai’s a..


13 posted on 03/01/2012 5:43:21 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: umgud
Interesting point I heard someone make the other day.

Its the Muslim men who want us out of there.

Many gains for women will go down the drain.

I'm not suggesting that we should stay in Afghanastan for that reason, but it does underscore the absolute hypocrisy of the feminists.

You know - the same ones that supported Bill Clinton so strongly.

14 posted on 03/01/2012 5:45:25 AM PST by thedrake
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“The blood of these two soldiers is on the hands of the Commander in Chief.”

Newt Gingrich: ‘The president of the United States doesn’t apologize to the enemy’

http://youtu.be/VFXfsYe4SjY


15 posted on 03/01/2012 5:45:25 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: kristinn

So I see two things from this:

- It’s OK for Muslims to kill Americans, but not OK for Americans to burn the Quran.
- Our pretender-in-chief apologizes for our troops accidentally burning some Muslim paper, but doesn’t condemn their killing of our troops.

Kind of puts it all in perspective, doesn’t it???


16 posted on 03/01/2012 5:47:47 AM PST by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: Marguerite

I support Rick Santorum, but yes, when the man is right, he is right: Speaker Gingrich was indeed correct in stating those things about Afghanistan and the liberatees turning on the liberators now, all over this Korean Burning Crap, and the two of them ought to beat that drum till the cows come home, or at least until Super Tuesday and in every TV interview and every radio appearance and demand VOA air it in Pashtoon headed for Afghanistan, and also use it in speeches. Brilliant. Well said. I doubt Romney will have much to say, and Ron Paul? Why he would apologize more than Obongo!!!


17 posted on 03/01/2012 5:49:46 AM PST by AmericanInTokyo (I liked the FREE REPUBLIC of years on end which NEVER had a problem with Rick Santorum, Conservative)
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To: kristinn

I have to ask, Are our troops walking around that crap hole unarmed?? I know it is hard to defend yourself from a worm that waits until you turn around then shoots you in the back but every single one of out troops should be carrying either a locked and loaded service rifle or an M9 pistol at all times even in the areas that we think are secure. Hell they should be carrying a loaded pistol to the shower with them. These animals are not to be trusted under any conditions.


18 posted on 03/01/2012 5:52:25 AM PST by BobinIL
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To: kristinn

Do I remembr a saying that used to go something like “Kill them all and let God sort them out”? My memory must be fading or something.


19 posted on 03/01/2012 5:53:08 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: kristinn

Since he “calmed things down”, I guess he will be getting a tee time for this afternoon. I think it is time to get out of that hell hole.


20 posted on 03/01/2012 5:56:04 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Tallguy

“If he isn’t going to fight best get the troops out of that mess.”

So, we have Van Jones, Soros and the Dems ginning up riots in the streets all over the Western world, probable ME war involving Iran and Israel, and our military pinned/occupied in Afghanistan/Pakistan in an upcoming spring there, so they would be unable to return to the US to side with conservatives. Who was it that said that radicals, Leftists/violent revolutionaries and muslims would band together against the US, liberty, and freedom? Seems to me I recall a name somewhere.


22 posted on 03/01/2012 5:57:46 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

“Speaker Gingrich was indeed correct in stating those things about Afghanistan”

Newt Gingrich On Obama’s Apology: “There’s Nothing Radical Islam Can Do To Get Negative Attention From Obama”

http://youtu.be/4b05m9X5Xuo


23 posted on 03/01/2012 5:58:07 AM PST by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: combat_boots

The was one equally as good.
“Kill them ALL but SIX, and save them for pall bearers.”
Another good quote from the past. Another real good idea from the past.


24 posted on 03/01/2012 6:12:38 AM PST by CaptainAmiigaf ( NY Times: We print the news as it fits our views.)
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To: BobinIL

No weapons outside the wire. My daughter’s boyfriend was in 25th Infantry Division. They tried to get him to re-enlist. He laughed.


25 posted on 03/01/2012 6:21:04 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: kristinn

Have they released the names of the two officers who were killed a few days ago?


26 posted on 03/01/2012 6:25:57 AM PST by petitfour
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To: Marguerite

The US and all NATO need to leave now. On the way out they should destroy ALL the infrastructure that permits Afghan to leave the country. Destroy airports, train facilities, communications, and power facilities. Clinton went a long way to doing this to the Serbs.


27 posted on 03/01/2012 6:29:01 AM PST by BillM (.)
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To: kristinn

It was a matter of time. I never felt safe behind the wire with hadjis walking around AK47 supposedly as escort for local workers in our giving jobs to villagers to win hearts and minds.


28 posted on 03/01/2012 6:44:58 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: circlecity

This is the tip of the iceberg.

Countless equipment and troop belongings are being stolen on US base by local workers and the brass hushes it all the time and tell the troops to shut up, they have their relations.

So, here goes, hadji sells diamond cheap to Mayor Cell commander but then goes steal US troops, and if complaints go to Commander, troops told to shut up. THis is Obama policy.


29 posted on 03/01/2012 6:47:49 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: JudgemAll

We’re leaving.

Every Afghan can figure that out.

So, two results:

If the Taliban are to use their assets (the people they have infiltrated into Afghan army units) they have to use them now; and

Every Afghan has to think about changing sides and joining the winner (the Taliban) and get ready for their rule. That’s how the tribes survive.

I’m very concerned that entire tribes will openly turn against us as soon as we have withdrawn enough not to be able to retaliate or defend against them.

An evacuation like Saigon was chaos; but at least there were still Vietnamese army troops holding off the enemy till we got away.

Are there going to be any Afghan army troops holding off the Taliban while the last US planes lifts off from the airport?


30 posted on 03/01/2012 6:55:46 AM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: thedrake
Very perceptive post. Thank you.

When we get out of Afghanistan, the women there will suffer immeasurably.

And the 'feminist' left in the US will celebrate.

31 posted on 03/01/2012 6:55:46 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: CondorFlight

I know. This landlock hell hole was scary given Obama in Power. I thought/think he wants to leave us there after conceding defeat to Pakistan or something.


32 posted on 03/01/2012 7:00:03 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: CondorFlight

I know. This landlock hell hole was scary given Obama in Power. I thought/think he wants to leave us there after conceding defeat to Pakistan or something.

If going to war with Iran gets our corridors cut off by Russia in Manas and cut off by Pakistan, our soldiers are in deep.


33 posted on 03/01/2012 7:01:01 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

“Now this is what a quagmire looks like Senator Kennedy!”

Deady Kennedy can’t hear you. He has smoke coming out of his ears.


34 posted on 03/01/2012 7:14:53 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: kristinn

This all is so hard to witness. Republicans and Democrats...whata bunch of weak, spineless wussies.


35 posted on 03/01/2012 7:41:42 AM PST by servantboy777
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To: kristinn
Gee. I thought the first apology would have done the trick.

Perhaps he should apologize again?

36 posted on 03/01/2012 8:29:16 AM PST by Gritty (America has the best troops and firepower, but no strategy for throttling the enemy ideology-M Steyn)
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To: Doofer

I’m old enough to remember Vietnam vividly. This Afg. mess reminds me of Vietnam. Without going into the details, the South Vietnamese government was as corrupt as the N. When we finally left, I remember the pictures of Highway 1, the North-South (Vietnam warrior, please correct me if I’m wrong) main road was covered with rifles, ammo etc thrown away as the South ran away. Arms paid for by the American people.

Here’s a BIG SHOUT-OUT to all the Viet Nam Vets. I remember your heroism, the awful treatment you received when you returned, and vowed that I’d never stand by and let our fighting forces be treated so badly again.
You guys are great.


37 posted on 03/01/2012 8:43:00 AM PST by jayrunner
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jayrunner, I don’t know why that posted to this thread. It’s obviously got nothing to do with this thread. Sorry.


40 posted on 03/01/2012 9:44:11 AM PST by OHelix
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To: kristinn

Two more GI’s killed. And the moron-in-chief wants to raise their health care costs, forcing them into his beloved obamacare. Lest the debacle completely blow up in his face as its destined to do. My advice to members of the US military, currently serving in Afghanistan, claim Conscientious Objector status and leave that country to the savages they are.


41 posted on 03/01/2012 11:36:46 AM PST by qaz123
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To: qaz123

Obama’s deliberate projection of weakness emboldened the Afghan savages to murder more Americans. Obama might as well have been holding the gun.


42 posted on 03/01/2012 1:26:36 PM PST by bigdirty
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To: Pinkbell

‘__________is not loving.’

Of all the names given their god, not one is ‘love. . . ‘


43 posted on 03/01/2012 2:35:35 PM PST by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING OUR TROOPS)
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To: kristinn

Bring the troops home.

Afghanistan is unworthy of them.


44 posted on 03/01/2012 4:00:06 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: CondorFlight
Are there going to be any Afghan army troops holding off the Taliban while the last US planes lifts off from the airport?

Why would they "hold off" their own?

45 posted on 03/01/2012 4:03:21 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: thedrake

“Its the Muslim men who want us out of there. Many gains for women will go down the drain.”

Seeing what men have been reduced to here, I have to agree with the Afghan men. Our politically correct culture that produced “women’s lib” is thankfully disappearing because of it. The new “Americans” replacing us aren’t so progressive.


46 posted on 03/02/2012 3:20:24 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: CondorFlight

“If the Taliban are to use their assets (the people they have infiltrated into Afghan army units) they have to use them now”

They have to use them now to force our retreat; otherwise they’ll need them for the consolidation of power (as Chiang Kai-Shek did, saving his best troops & equipment for the civil war AFTER the Japanese were defeated).

“An evacuation like Saigon was chaos; but at least there were still Vietnamese army troops holding off the enemy till we got away. Are there going to be any Afghan army troops holding off the Taliban while the last US planes lifts off from the airport?”

In Saigon the ARVN started firing on the planes/helicopters leaving. Maybe the midnight retreat a la Iraq is better.


47 posted on 03/02/2012 3:26:59 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: ohioWfan

“When we get out of Afghanistan, the women there will suffer immeasurably.”

They are Muslim; this happens all over the Muslim world. These same women breed suicide bombers and such; they are part of the problem.


48 posted on 03/02/2012 3:28:36 AM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2
Ridiculous.

In extreme Islam, women are slaves and no more 'part of the problem' than the children are who have bombs strapped to them by the men.

There are many countries where Muslim women can at least be educated, and don't need to wear burkas and stay at home.

As for your misogynistic "women breed suicide bombers," there's no point in discussing a rational issue with a non-thinker, so I won't even try.

49 posted on 03/02/2012 6:57:14 AM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: ohioWfan

The number of Arabic-speakers & Spanish-speakers born within our borders since your post should terrify you; if it doesn’t, that’s OK by me; hablo espanol.

The Chrstians that defend you are the enemy...keep it up - the defenses have been dropped.


50 posted on 03/02/2012 11:11:02 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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