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Posted on 02/24/2012 5:41:37 PM PST by kristinn
Insult to WWII heroes: Graves of British troops smashed and desecrated by Libyan Islamists in protest over U.S. soldiers' Koran burning
A furious mob has desecrated dozens of Commonwealth War Graves in a Libyan cemetery amid continuing fury in the Middle East over the burning of the Koran by U.S. soldiers.
Headstones commemorating British and Allied servicemen, killed during World War II campaigns in the Western Desert, lay smashed and strewn across Benghazi Military Cemetery.
Protesters rampaged through site on Friday, despite efforts by America to calm tensions sparked when it emerged U.S. soldiers had burned Muslim holy books in a pile of rubbish at a military base in Afghanistan.
President Obama has apologised to President Karzai for the unintentional burning of the Korans at NATO's main Bagram air base after Afghan labourers found charred copies while collecting rubbish.
White House spokesman Jay Carney sought to counter criticism, telling reporters on board Air Force One: It is wholly appropriate, given the sensitivities to this issue, the understandable sensitivities.
But it appears to have had little affect on sentiment among many in the Middle East.
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Bloody savages!! Animals!!
And our POTUS is solidly in their corner. Despicable!
(Calming down, for the moment)
IIRC, when Gaddafi seized power in 1969, his first official act after closing Wheelus AFB was to threaten to dig up & desecrate Italian WWII graves. The government of Italy frantically sent in an airlift to evacuate their dead.
Animals......just animals. Look at the vids and ask the late Gaddafi.
Ya got that right. They sliced the neck of a 79 year old widow the other day. You are spot on.
“But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract”.
Good bet they didn’t desecrate any German graves.
“It’s time for Mubarak to step down.” - Obama
(Islamist regime takes power in Egypt.)
“It’s time for Khadafi to step down.” - Obama
(Islamist regime takes power in Libya.)
“It’s time for Assad to step down.” - Obama
(Guess what happens next?)
Islamist regime takes power in Syria.
I expect no prize.
I wish to object to the characterization by many on this thread of the Libyan muslims as “savages”.
They are not savages - they are barbarians!
There is a difference.
Savages can’t read nor write, for instance.
Granted, the Arabs generally cling to many aspects of their pre-Islamic tribal savagery, but nonetheless they are able to marginally participate in some aspects of contemporary life.
Savages couldn’t do that, so credit where credit is due.
They are barbaric, not savage. No Islamaphobia here, please.
All this b/c a some papers were burned. Me thinks somebody is a bit insecure.
Lashing out against Britan for what American did really makes a lot of sense - not.
Why would anyone would want to be buried within a hundred miles of a ME country is beyond me. If that was my grandpa, he’d be on the next plane home.
Well, Islamics have more in common with the Nazis, anyway.
I believe they would want to buried with their comrades they died beside at Tobruk, Gazala, Bir Hakeim, and other places were they faced Rommel.
Hey England....time to unleash the soccer hooligans and other yobs. Get busy.
They don’t know what it’s turned in to these days.
Look at the map. This started in Tunisia. Now they have Libya, Egypt and Syria. Greece is about to implode. The Saudi’s and Turks? forgetaboutit. The caliphate ushered in by the moslem-in-chief has pretty much encircled the Mediterranean. Good plan if you’re playing Risk... or something else.
Should we REALLY be surprised that Obama’s brothers in faith would act this way? You know - those Islamists that he used the US military to help get into a position of power in that country...
Obama has done more to destroy the security of this nation, and indeed the world, than any president in... well - I’m not sure many people can remember how far back one would have to go to find as destructive a president.
their heads should be summarily hacked off the same way Dan Berg’s was
their heads should be summarily hacked off the same way Mohammad did his 400 ...
Indeed. The very idea of democracy, let alone a constitutional republic is anathama to Islam wherein Everything is predetermined by the will of allah ...