Skip to comments.Ask Me if I Care About ‘Mishandling’ of Koran
Posted on 06/05/2005 5:07:34 PM PDT by mdittmar
First, Newsweek pulled a Dan Rather on us, running a fabricated story just because they wanted it to be true. They told the world that an American guard at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center had ripped pages from a prisoners Koran and flushed it down a toilet. As a result, innocent people died when practitioners of Islam rioted in protest in Afghanistan.
Oops, said Newsweek , it seems we cant back up our story. Oh well, its probably true; we just cant prove it. (Isnt it convenient for Newsweek that the media now have Deep Throat to talk about so they can revel in their glory days and divert our attention from their criminal negligence.)
The lie heard round the world about the flushed Koran has caused convulsions in the Bush Administration and forced the Pentagon to launch an investigation of unfounded allegations contained in an unsubstantiated story. The results of said investigation are now in, and it seems there are at least five incidents of mishandling of the Koran at Gitmo.
Well, guess what? I DONT CARE!
Are we fighting a war on terror or arent we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September 11, 2001? Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans, not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from our nations capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania? Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning death that day, or didnt they?
And Im supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was desecrated when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet? Well, I dont. I dont care at all.
Ill start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.
Ill care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia.
Ill care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for hacking off Nick Bergs head while Berg screamed through his gurgling, slashed throat.
Ill care when the cowardly so-called insurgents in Iraq come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques.
Ill care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.
Ill care when the American media stops pretending that their First Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law instead of the United States Constitutions Bill of Rights.
Ill care when Clinton-appointed judges stop ordering my government to release photos of the abuses at Abu Ghraib, which are sure to set off the Islamic extremists just as Newsweeks lies did a few weeks ago.
In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this: I dont care.
When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college hazing incident, rest assured that I dont care.
When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank that I dont care.
When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran paid for by my tax dollars, is complaining that his holy book is being mishandled, you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that I dont care.
And oh, by the way, Ive noticed that sometimes its spelled Koran and other times Quran. Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and you guessed it I dont care!
Great post- Thank you!
Every American Flag burnt by those a$$holes needs to be answered by burning a koran on TV.
I heard that CAIR gives them out for free- but I don't remember how to get one. Maybe their website.
Actually, here's a correction to my "ditto bump". I will NEVER care for the Koran.
and my "ditto" is in reference to the author's strong sentiments against radical islam, and the Koran.
I agree that the prisoners @ gitmo should disappear- and I believe that we have many unannounced prisons that the prisoners could be shipped to. SO DO IT! And I love the desert island thing, and agree. I would also like to recommend that the LSP @ Angola be considered.
Excellent post about how very few Americans care about the so-called "mishandling" of Korans that we have shipped to Gitmo for the benefit and enjoyment of al Qaeda prisoners. Perhaps it is just my family and circle of friends, but I have yet to find anyone who thought that Abu Ghraib was any worse than a college prank.
Speaking of college pranks, freshman students on my hall were sent driving on 250-mile roadtrips butt-naked. They were given a fistful of $100.00 bills to pay $0.25 tolls and were monitored by students in other cars. That's what college is all about! Those punks in al Qaeda wouldn't last until the first week in October on many campuses.
Lastly, the newspaper in my area lead with a headline about an American soldier allegedly kicking one of their books. How in the name of God can that be the headline in a state with a population of eight million people? There was nothing else of greater importance occuring? Does anyone doubt that the mainstream media would love to see Islamic terrorists wandering our streets?
~ Blue Jays ~
...in a proverbial nutshell! 100%!
Abu Ghraib doesn't have anything to do with what occurred at Gitmo. What happened at Abu Ghraib was the result of PC feminist policies and did not server any military objectives. What occurred at Abu Ghraib was purely sexual and base, and it was fueled by female sexual desires. I'm not buying the Pentagon's feminist spin and attempt to downplay sexual nature of what took place at this facility. We're talking about the military here -not college or adolescents.
My bad for mixing Gitmo and Abu Ghraib in the same sentence as I know they're totally unrelated. The media is desperately trying to stir the pot about these so-called abuses and typical Americans aren't biting.
A stupid book was accidentally kicked because some sandy little rat left it lying around on the floor? Hey, I know a guy named Wilbur Smidgen from East Bump, Tennessee who accidentally stepped on his son's SpongeBob Squarepants doll when the kid left it on the stairs...let's toss the book at him, too.
Beheading people, now THAT is something horrific. People laughing and pointing at your privates and putting underwear on your head? That is just silly immaturity. Thankfully most of our countrymen can appreciate the difference.
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I have a hunch that the Gitmo prison will be closed very soon, and that the prisoners will be dispersed to various allies of ours for further interrogation and "treatment".
Those guys can kiss goodbye to their Korans and their special meals; their prayer rugs and their beanies.
Don't be ridiculous. Obviously, Lyndie Endgland's "sexual desires" were being well taken care of by Sgt. Graner.
Her "abuse" of the prisoners was calculated to humiliate them because of Muslim rubrics about nakedness, etc. and THEIR tendency to taunt, torture, and humiliate women...(not to mention the 12 year-old girls they raped.)
Lyndie turned the tables on them. It was at the advice of her superiors, the military interrogators who were way above her in rank.
That she seemed to enjoy it may have been immodest, but at least she didn't cut off anybody's head!
Please give your son a big THANK YOU from me.
A FReeper who lost someone on 9/11.
good point, palladin!