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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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To: Nachum

I didn’t know there were US laws against burning religious texts,nor do I believe these men were acting out of their own volition.Anyway this charade is pathetic,given that 6 US servicemen are dead at this point.

Send these boys home and have them do something else,if you have to,but punishing them most likely for following orders.....yeah since when would a military that is now obliging the liberals be teaching its soldiers to respect religion much?


51 posted on 03/02/2012 3:39:19 PM PST by Del Rapier
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To: LucyT; jazusamo; RedRover

OMG.

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,”


52 posted on 03/02/2012 3:40:12 PM PST by Velveeta
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To: Nachum

The PC mindset when it comes to Islam has infected (I use this word intentionally) the armed services.


53 posted on 03/02/2012 3:43:15 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: Renegade

Don’t wish death on anyone.

It is sufficient to have him writing his memoirs in obscurity...


54 posted on 03/02/2012 3:45:42 PM PST by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Marc Levin)
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To: Nachum
"5 U.S. Service Members Found Responsible for Koran Burnings"

They all deserve a medal.

55 posted on 03/02/2012 3:48:01 PM PST by NoGrayZone (Jim "Firebrand" Robinson endorses Newt...with EPIC call to action!!)
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To: Nachum
“All six will be referred to the proper U.S. authorities for further action,”

I kinda hope this means that all six RETURN TO THE US IMMEDIATELY (to receive a wrist slap) before some jihadi does something to them.

56 posted on 03/02/2012 3:51:45 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Nachum; All

Baraq Hussein would turn them over to the muzzies to be stonned if he though he could get away with it.


57 posted on 03/02/2012 3:52:46 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Nachum

If I were CIC, I’d have them state side in 24 hours. How dare he make them a target.


58 posted on 03/02/2012 3:53:15 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Psycho_Bunny
I’d be banned for everything I want to say.

Me too as well as being visited by the Secret Service....grrrr

59 posted on 03/02/2012 3:53:25 PM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org | Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: Nachum

Either fight the enemy with no regrets, or bring them home and stop getting them killed with PC bullcrap.


60 posted on 03/02/2012 3:58:29 PM PST by Fledermaus (I can't fiddle so I'll just open a cold beer as I watch America burn.)
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To: MichaelCorleone

“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.”

That’s irrelevant. The blame lies with those who do not vote for the nominee.


61 posted on 03/02/2012 4:04:47 PM PST by balls (0 lies like a Muslim (Google "taqiyya"))
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Ditto....


62 posted on 03/02/2012 4:05:16 PM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Nachum

When I went to the link, there was a different headline:

Soldiers Are Said to Face Punishment in Koran Burnings


63 posted on 03/02/2012 4:06:30 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Fireone


64 posted on 03/02/2012 4:06:36 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
My Apology to President Karzai on Behalf of Americans
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65 posted on 03/02/2012 4:07:11 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: CCGuy

I have yet to see a story that reveals how the burning of these books became public knowledge. Very curious, IMO.


66 posted on 03/02/2012 4:08:52 PM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Bigg Red
Here is how the Afghans found out about the koran burning last year in Florida.

From the WSJ:

"Most Afghans learned about the Quran burning in Florida only when Mr. Karzai on March 24 (4 days after!) condemned the act as "a crime against the religion and the entire Muslim nation," called on the U.S. and the U.N. to bring the perpetrators to justice and demanded "a satisfactory response to the resentment and anger of over 1.5 billion Muslims around the world."


67 posted on 03/02/2012 4:13:16 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Nachum
Now would Obama allow Islamic law to be applied and Islamic courts to put on trial his new openly gay soldier's for their crimes against Islam of being gay?
68 posted on 03/02/2012 4:15:34 PM PST by tophat9000 (American is Barack Oaken)
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To: sauropod

OK! Stroke then with 30 years in coma ?


69 posted on 03/02/2012 4:21:41 PM PST by Renegade
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I’d have the law at my door in 2 minutes if I said what I’m thinking.


70 posted on 03/02/2012 4:21:47 PM PST by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: brivette
why the shortened post?

You've been here since 2004, so I assume you are joking?

71 posted on 03/02/2012 4:22:55 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Fireone
Probably cheapest and easiest is to download a free copy (Google is your friend), burn it to a 25¢ CD and burn it in the fireplace. No muss, no fuss, and you don't even have to leave the house.


72 posted on 03/02/2012 4:31:34 PM PST by Cyber Liberty ("If the past sits in judgment on the present, the future will be lost." --Winston Churchill)
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To: Irenic

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

If that happens, civil disobedience will be over the top and the evil one camping in the White House will not know what hit him. OIF vet


73 posted on 03/02/2012 4:34:02 PM PST by jesseam
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To: Nachum
It ain't illegal to burn a "Holy" Quran.

Unless we're under Sharia law and they didn't bother to inform us.

74 posted on 03/02/2012 4:37:41 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Or even easier, download a copy, save it to a file named “hog waller” or something.

Then simply delete it.


75 posted on 03/02/2012 4:42:42 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Nachum
If one hair these mens head is harmed, I hold Obama personally responsible.

Seconded.

76 posted on 03/02/2012 4:55:46 PM PST by denydenydeny (The more a system is all about equality in theory the more it's an aristocracy in practice.)
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To: Nachum

They burned Korans as prescribed since it was defaced by the insurgents.

Meanwhile I see no uprisings or killings as literally hundreds if not thousands of these Korans are used as toilet paper in pakistan by muslims.

http://youtu.be/69VIER7nzz8

Will Obama apologize for this as well?

I am tired of him apologizing for everything and inciting violence every time he does giving them a voice.


77 posted on 03/02/2012 5:09:33 PM PST by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Nachum

How many Korans were destroyed on 9/11?

Bet more than one.

That is what Regan would have asked.

But he had a pair.


78 posted on 03/02/2012 5:10:01 PM PST by hadaclueonce (just maybe we should be spraying gatorade on our crops)
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To: Nachum

Their names will be out by Sunday... and people should hang for it.

LLS


79 posted on 03/02/2012 5:23:58 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

Probably not in this case... this is Treason!

LLS


80 posted on 03/02/2012 5:25:09 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Nachum

Fine them the cost of the lighter fluid, give them a carton of cigarettes and a new duty station.


81 posted on 03/02/2012 5:27:36 PM PST by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: VikingMom
Newt has told obama today to either get an apology for the murder of our service men or pull out immediately. It is on FR.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2853771/posts

LLS

82 posted on 03/02/2012 5:30:43 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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83 posted on 03/02/2012 5:32:42 PM PST by narses
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To: Nachum

How pretencious are the Fuzzy-Wuzzies, to think we would respect them after 9/11?

Who the 7734 (upside down and backwards) do they think they are messing with?

When that weak (cusswords) piece of {something} is out of the Oval Office, I will expect this country to rise up and beat the living daylights out of the cowards who think America is puny. But don’t get me started!


84 posted on 03/02/2012 6:11:35 PM PST by Monkey Face (Stop repeat offenders. Don't re-elect them!)
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To: Nachum

You have to be kidding me. Some PFC is told to get rid of this stuff— burn it! And he/she is supposed to be all about the cultural niceities of disposing a Koran.

If you were to ask 1000 people on any street the proper way of disposing a “holy book” I bet at least half would say burning...I know I would.

Tell the afghans to GFT.

I am so sick of our world being run by little boys who are afraid of getting the bully mad.

Toss soap on the mob, and turn on the hose.


85 posted on 03/02/2012 6:28:39 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: Nachum

'nuff said.

86 posted on 03/02/2012 6:46:00 PM PST by azishot
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To: Nachum
If one hair these mens head is harmed, I hold Obama personally responsible.

Hold their weak-kneed chain of command responsible first. If they weren't so stuck on PC, they would have claimed that they couldn't determine who actually did it.

87 posted on 03/02/2012 6:53:35 PM PST by Sarajevo (Money cannot buy happiness, but it's more comfortable to cry in a Mercedes than on a bicycle.)
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To: TexasRedeye

“All six will be referred to the proper U.S. authorities for further action,”Well, let’s see, if we use history as our guide, one is an Afghan interpreter so we can toss him out. This leaves five U.S. troops. So, I’m guessing four of them will be low ranking enlisted, probably E-3’s and E-4’s. The “leader” may be a buck sgt, E-5. If an officer, probably a butter bar. I guarantee that there will be no field grade officers will be fingered, they take care of their own...


88 posted on 03/02/2012 6:59:18 PM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: balls

“The blame lies with those who do not vote for the nominee.”

I disagree. The way I see it most of the blame lies with the party bosses and their cronys in the media like FOX, Drudge, Hannity, etc., who promote/bash who they’re told to so that (in this case) Romney finally wins the nomination.

A good many conservatives are tired of being played like a violin and simply won’t play that game anymore. Conservatives want a true conservative candidate. Period.

The GOPe knows this but clearly doesn’t care. Therefore they shoulder the lion’s share of the blame if obama wins another four.


89 posted on 03/02/2012 8:46:31 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Stop feeding the beast; spend money only with those who support traditional American values.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

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

And your words would be most welcome nonetheless!

The treatment of our military warriors at the hands of these miscreants is beyond treasonous!

Do they not give aid and comfort to the enemy? Do they not dispirit those who face battle on our behalf? To what purpose?

When did the President last speak of victory? Or espouse a moral purpose for what we have done militarily?

There is much that needs corrected — and quickly! This Commander in Chief is unfit for duty!


90 posted on 03/02/2012 9:22:40 PM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Nachum

It is only a matter of time until they are named.


91 posted on 03/02/2012 9:25:08 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Nachum
Every Republican in 'Leadership' should be saying same; including all Repub Candidates. WE KNOW where Newt stands. What about the rest of them? Leaders here - or not?

America needs to hear; as do our enemies; a loud and clear message of support for our Military and yes, their decision to burn Korans - already defiled, for God's sake by Muslim own dictum. Not that even this, should make a difference in our supporting our Military.

We don't defile those who disagree with us; we do not burn Churches and Synagogues and as well; burn or behead human beings who share different religious habitats or just beliefs.

Now there is contempt to be investigated per the authentic atrocities of radical Islamists.

Where are the ALL the voices?

92 posted on 03/02/2012 9:57:39 PM PST by cricket (. It is not just the economy. . .and Newt knows it. . .)
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To: Nachum

I say we give each of these five a medal!


93 posted on 03/02/2012 10:32:38 PM PST by rfreedom4u (Just because someone thinks it's a good idea doesn't make it legal.)
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To: Nachum
If so much as one word of the Koran is altered it is punishable by death. The deaths should be those who used their Korans to send messages and altered them.

Our guys disposed of violated documents, but if altered it is not the Koran.

Just spray the poppy fields (Tordon, anyone?) and get out.

94 posted on 03/03/2012 12:29:22 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: TexasRedeye
Promotions, I hope!

Commendations, mebbe a medal...

95 posted on 03/03/2012 12:30:20 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: himno hero
... 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.

Sadly, the Usurper used our Military to DE-stablilze Egypt and Libya, and no doubt is attempting to do all he can to aid his Muslim Brotherhood 'friends'. The result has been higher oil prices and continuing problems in the Middle East.

96 posted on 03/03/2012 12:36:36 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Nachum

Now that they know who is responsible, we can give them medals.


97 posted on 03/03/2012 12:36:55 AM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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This is an unforgivable betrayal of our troops, and cultivates an indifference to the welfare of the powers that are responsible for this corruption of honor.


98 posted on 03/03/2012 12:39:21 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: Nachum
>”I shorten my posts to get them up faster”<

Is your Keyboard made out of Viagra?

99 posted on 03/03/2012 12:49:08 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (New Tagline under construction, please watch your step.)
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To: snoringbear
The “leader” may be a buck sgt, E-5. If an officer, probably a butter bar. I guarantee that there will be no field grade officers will be fingered, they take care of their own...

I noticed you didn't mention any enlisted E-7 or above. I concur, same reason as the field grade officers.

100 posted on 03/03/2012 4:55:59 AM PST by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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