Skip to comments.Suicide attack on Afghan NATO base where Korans burned (Obama's Apology Tour not working so well)
Posted on 03/05/2012 2:59:16 PM PST by tobyhill
A suicide bomber killed at least two civilians Monday after detonating explosives at the gates of the NATO base where copies of the Koran were burned, Afghan officials said.
The bomber targeted a vehicle belonging to the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said district governor Kabir Ahmad Rahil, adding there could be foreign casualties, although a NATO spokeswoman said no coalition troops had been harmed in the attack on Bagram airfield.
Four more civilians were wounded in the attack, Rahil said.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was "revenge" for the Koran burning, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a text message to media. He added that "a number of Americans" were killed and their tanks destroyed in the attack, although the Islamist group often exaggerate casualties.
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Too bad we won’t/can’t give the Taliban a Rolling Thunder carpeting mission “revenge”.
Weakness is never respected. The correct response should have been for every US soldier killed in retaliation 100,000 korans will be burned. Then do it.
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."
Hussein needs to go over there and personally go to each Taliban village.