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5 U.S. Service Members Found Responsible for Koran Burnings
New York Times ^ | 3/2/12 | Graham Bowley & Alissa J. Rubin

Posted on 03/02/2012 2:51:33 PM PST by Nachum

Kabul, Afghanistan — Five American service members and an Afghan-American linguist were directly involved in the burning of Korans at a NATO base, an event a week ago that plunged Afghanistan into days of violent protests, according to the preliminary conclusions of a joint military investigation. “All six will be referred to the proper U.S. authorities for further action,” said an official familiar with the joint Afghan-American investigation into the Koran burnings, who was not authorized to speak about it publicly. Significantly, the five service members found responsible so far include military

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If one hair these mens head is harmed, I hold Obama personally responsible.
1 posted on 03/02/2012 2:51:39 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 03/02/2012 2:52:38 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


3 posted on 03/02/2012 2:53:09 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

why the shortened post?


4 posted on 03/02/2012 2:55:08 PM PST by brivette
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To: Nachum
“All six will be referred to the proper U.S. authorities for further action,”

WTF is the matter with the morons who made this America-hating scumbag Commander in Chief?!

5 posted on 03/02/2012 2:55:13 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Nachum

“Found Responsible”?


6 posted on 03/02/2012 2:55:16 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Nachum
All six will be referred to the proper U.S. authorities for further action,”

Promotions, I hope!

7 posted on 03/02/2012 2:55:25 PM PST by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: Nachum

I’d be banned for everything I want to say.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 2:56:41 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Burning the Quran is a waste of perfectly good fire.)
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To: Nachum

Were done here. Time to pack up...What a waste


9 posted on 03/02/2012 2:57:49 PM PST by 20 years too late
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To: Nachum
The title and first sentence of the story at the NYT have already changed.

They now read:

Soldiers Are Said to Face Punishment in Koran Burnings

Five American service members and an Afghan-American linguist may face disciplinary action in the burning of Korans at a NATO base, an event a week ago that plunged Afghanistan into days of violent protests, according to the preliminary conclusions of a joint military investigation...

10 posted on 03/02/2012 2:58:56 PM PST by mojito
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To: Nachum

AGREED

This is a line in the sand


11 posted on 03/02/2012 3:00:01 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: Nachum

As per usual, the Times is front-running for the White Hut. Makes me physically ill. If our soldiers weren’t such fine human beings doing their duty, I would encourage a massive walk out on even the THOUGHT of any disciplinary action. I’m ready to raise HELL if tptb even think about charging them. Korans will burn nationwide in protest, for starters.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 3:00:24 PM PST by SueRae (Tale of 2 Towers - First, Isengaard (GOP-e), then, the Tower of Sauron on 11.06.2012)
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To: mojito
Soldiers Are Said to Face Punishment in Koran Burnings

Punishment as defined by what provision of the UCMJ? Or has that been supplanted by sharia law?

13 posted on 03/02/2012 3:01:13 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

“I’d be banned for everything I want to say.”

So would I...


15 posted on 03/02/2012 3:01:56 PM PST by Kratos
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To: TexasRedeye
Some may be reduced in rank. In the case of enlisted personnel, this suggests an Article 15 proceeding. It is not at all clear yet whether any are commissioned or warrant officers.

We should get out of Afghanistan, taking with us all of our troops and resources. We should also terminate all military and other assistance to that country.

16 posted on 03/02/2012 3:02:11 PM PST by DanMiller (Dan Miller)
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To: Nachum

Afghanistan will fall to the Taliban as soon as we leave and anyone with an ounce of intelligence knows it. We supported a corrupt government in ‘Nam, who couldn’t defeat the communists.

And we’re supporting a corrupt government now, in Afghanistan. The results will be the same. It’s time to leave.


17 posted on 03/02/2012 3:02:11 PM PST by Signalman
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To: Nachum

Could we PLEASE stop acting like this was a CRIME. We are not under SHARIA LAW!!! They burned books, probably on orders.

Say “Don’t do that anymore” and get over with it. They killed our troops. Where is our government’s outrage over that!!!!

Just bomb the whole dam country and leave them to sweep up their rubble. Then tell them we will re-arrange the rubble if we ever have a problem with them again.


18 posted on 03/02/2012 3:03:50 PM PST by CCGuy (USAF (Ret.))
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To: Nachum

A little Islamic incrementalism, no more nighttime raids or following insurgents into private housing have been added to the long time turnover of all prisons demand. Notice there is no indication we won’t had over the servicemen identified. Like I said, time to remove this administration. Now.


19 posted on 03/02/2012 3:04:23 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: brivette

I shorten my posts to get them up faster.


21 posted on 03/02/2012 3:05:04 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: TexasRedeye

With more violence fostered by the Mohammedan Mullahs because a death sentience wasn’t immediately cared out against all six.


22 posted on 03/02/2012 3:05:10 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Steely Tom
Sounds to me like Team Obama want to make some sort of “example” of these men. In this administration, what Sharia wants, Sharia gets.
23 posted on 03/02/2012 3:05:31 PM PST by mojito
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To: Nachum

Note the language: Those responsible “should be put on trial and punished.” That’s from the Afghans. No presumption of innocence. Just a show trial and punishment.

I suspect. That’s exactly. What will happen.

Urged by the Puppeteer in Chief.


24 posted on 03/02/2012 3:06:01 PM PST by StAntKnee (Opposite World. OW, I'm living in dlroW etisoppO)
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To: Nachum
The preeminent religious authority in Afghanistan, the Ulema Council, said Friday that those responsible for the burning of the Korans and other religious texts should be put on trial and punished. And it called for the American-led coalition to respond by handing over all Afghan prisoners in its custody and ceding control of its prisons.

So, we're supposed to stone our own soldiers and release all the Muslim terrorists, according to this Ulema Council.

Does Barack Hussein Obama, PBUH, plan to throw the first stone?


25 posted on 03/02/2012 3:07:38 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Nachum
In my world, an American President would issue a statement saying that the books in question were DEFACED by supposed adherents to the Islamic faith, and had to be destroyed because of it. And that the messages written therein to their cohorts constituted threats to our national interests and security.

But, then, in my world, we don't elect Presidents whose allegiance to his country is in question.

26 posted on 03/02/2012 3:07:49 PM PST by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: dead

“WTF is the matter with the morons who made this America-hating scumbag Commander in Chief?!”

It’s probably the same morons who won’t vote for whomever is nominated at the coming Repub. Convention - seriously mentally deficient morons who are willing to see the country destroyed if the nominee doesn’t support their personal ideology.


27 posted on 03/02/2012 3:08:36 PM PST by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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To: Nachum

I’ll bet there is a good chance this administration will turn these poor souls over to the Afghans for trial.


28 posted on 03/02/2012 3:09:20 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Nachum

I’m sure the Times’ people are enjoying their cocktails over there on 8th Avenue tonight, celebrating the news. After all, they loathe the military.


29 posted on 03/02/2012 3:09:27 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Nachum

At least they get a fair trial before being beheaded. Who says Alla isnt merciful?

By the weekend the NY Times will probably publish their names, their wives and children’s names, their home addresses and the children’s schools.

And speaking of leadership - Hell-O
the buck stops at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Allu Akbar


30 posted on 03/02/2012 3:09:35 PM PST by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Nachum

“an event a week ago that plunged Afghanistan into days of violent protests,”

What doesn’t plunge the @sshats into violent protest? We need to turn this hellhole into a parking lot.


31 posted on 03/02/2012 3:10:53 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: bramps
Newt Gingrinch needs to go on every Sunday talk show and take out full page ads in the Sunday papers of every state that is voting on Super Tuesday denouncing this absolute travesty! Explain the situation clearly and fully and demand that the President of Afghanistan apologize to US and if he won't then demand that Obama immediately recall ALL troops and equipment!

The Muslim prisoners are the ones who “desecrated” the da*& books and when the US Military attempted to dispose of them AFTER they had been desecrated, all the Muslims decide to get their hijabs in a knot and start rioting! Now, Karzai says that the Afghan government is demanding all prisoners be turned over to them? Hmmm - if I were a conspiracy type of person, I'd think that Bambi and Hamid cooked this whole idea up between the two of them so as release all the Taliban that we have captured!

32 posted on 03/02/2012 3:11:03 PM PST by VikingMom (I may not know what the future holds but I know who holds the future!)
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To: Nachum

Please tell me that this crap ISN’T REALLY HAPPENING!


33 posted on 03/02/2012 3:13:38 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: MichaelCorleone

The useless lawn lumps should really do some investigative reporting .... by starting with answering the question where would America be without its military/ where would the world be without that same military with a emphasis on global peace, stability and progress.

Better yet, let them pretend for a moment that Iran or surrogate supersedes.

Flippin fools.
Right down to the jakashes in the Vite Hause.


34 posted on 03/02/2012 3:16:20 PM PST by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: balls
“It’s probably the same morons who won’t vote for whomever is nominated at the coming Repub. Convention - seriously mentally deficient morons who are willing to see the country destroyed if the nominee doesn’t support their personal ideology.”

You're probably referring to the rank and file conservative who's increasingly unwilling to hold their nose and vote RINO. However, your disdain is misplaced. Look first to the party bosses when pulling out the knives. Top of that list is the GOPe.

But I bet you already know that.

35 posted on 03/02/2012 3:20:28 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Cicero
"Does Barack Hussein Obama, PBUH, plan to throw the first stone?"

Frankly, I think he already has.

Flashback: Bibles burned at U.S. base in Afghanistan, ZERO people killed

February 24, 2012

by Chris Field

36 posted on 03/02/2012 3:21:50 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: CCGuy

NATO’s rules of engagement for Afghanistan state that soldiers are operating under the laws of the nations where they are ‘guests’.

You can find the ROE handbook for NATO online.

Everything, according to the ROE has to be OK’d by lawyers first.

Apparently the lawyers didn’t get their fees, and this act wasn’t approved by them.

There is absolutely NO reason we should have troops in Afghanistan, NATO is commanding them (unconstitutionally) and they won’t let us win under any circumstances.


37 posted on 03/02/2012 3:21:58 PM PST by hedgetrimmer
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To: Nachum


38 posted on 03/02/2012 3:24:25 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: DJ Frisat

“But, then, in my world, we don’t elect Presidents whose allegiance to his country is in question.”

His allegiance is not in question. It is pledged to the pedophile, frickin cult of islam.


39 posted on 03/02/2012 3:24:53 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

“I’ll bet there is a good chance this administration will turn these poor souls over to the Afghans for trial.”

The punishment in the US is nothing. In Iran, death.
http://ca.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20120225044053AAs6tBV


40 posted on 03/02/2012 3:29:04 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Nachum

If they try and have an appeasement trial— I think it is time for us to get our rear-ends to DC. This is unacceptable.

Most of the world is behaving foolishly. The whole world is practically promoting Islam. Nobody in the world wants to offend the barbaric, phoney outraged Muslims.

Cafe owner ordered to remove extractor fan because neighbor claimed ‘smell of frying bacon offends Muslims’. Police told the owner of a Christian café in England, that he is not allowed to display Bible verses because they breach public order laws.

Newsweek’s false report that a Quran had been desecrated at Guantánamo prison led to riots throughout the Muslim world. Mobs killed fifteen people, burned government buildings, and ransacked relief organizations.

A church in the U.S. saved and held fundraisers to afford the cost of buying and shipping Bibles in the Pashto and Dari language to an American sergeant in Afghanistan.

The Bibles were confiscated by military personnel, thrown away, and burned. Troops in war zones are required to “burn their trash,” reported a Defense Department spokesman in 2009 about the event that occurred a year before.

Central Command General Order No. 1 forbids “proselytizing of any faith, religion, or practice.” It is strongly enforced in predominantly Muslim areas out of fear that distributing religious material will be seen as an attempt by the U.S. to proselytize local people.

Military officials chose to burn the Bibles rather than send them back to the church, fearing the church would send them to another organization in Afghanistan.

Yet rather than express their concern and allow the church to find other uses for the Bibles, such as sending them to people outside of Afghanistan, officials destroyed the Bibles.

Here’s a burning question with an obvious answer: Would they have done that to Qurans?
http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/09/burning_qurans_and_bibles.html


41 posted on 03/02/2012 3:29:58 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Nachum
It really is a shame all of those Korans were incinerated.

They make excellent toilet paper for the latrines.


42 posted on 03/02/2012 3:32:10 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Nachum

This is outrageous!!


43 posted on 03/02/2012 3:32:18 PM PST by free me (heartless)
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To: Nachum

It’ll happen. And we’ll let it happen.

If the generals and admirals who “run things” were true warriors, they would all show support for these men. In fact, they should stand in the breech. But then, they would never get that appointment they covet so badly.


44 posted on 03/02/2012 3:32:26 PM PST by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin)
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To: VikingMom

I ‘so’ totally agree with your remarks. I am ‘done’ hearing about and from all these sex addicts and their latest demands, ‘birth control’.


45 posted on 03/02/2012 3:33:02 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: Nachum
I have never been able to stomach anti-war sentiment based on political opinions. I have always believed that protesting Military Families increased body counts by embolding the enemy and discouraging our troops. I have literally stood behind President Bush urging a continuation of funding in Iraq in the midst of nasty antiwar sentiment by liberals while my own sons were downrange. Now, I am shouting to the rafters to bring our troops home from Afghanistan.

Rotten rules of engagement and now agreeing to put our beloved troops under sharia law during deployment is the height of irresponsibility. If Obama were in power when my father liberated Dachau he would have been turned over to the Germans by our own leadership to be charged with trespassing! Enough is enough.

46 posted on 03/02/2012 3:34:53 PM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Nachum
“All six will be referred to the proper U.S. authorities for further action,”

If ANYTHING is done to the soldiers there will be blowback.

47 posted on 03/02/2012 3:35:10 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Iron Munro

Why are Pakistanis throwing away 100s of Korans into sewage filled canal?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69VIER7nzz8


48 posted on 03/02/2012 3:35:10 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Anyone know of a cheap source for copies of this evil book,
the queeran? I’ve got a feeling I’m going to need to burn a bunch pretty soon.
(they burn better after being soaked in bacon grease)


49 posted on 03/02/2012 3:36:25 PM PST by Fireone (Gingrich/West 2012. (did I mention FUBO?))
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
I’ll bet there is a good chance this administration will turn these poor souls over to the Afghans for trial.

They better f'ing not.

50 posted on 03/02/2012 3:37:08 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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