Skip to comments.Official: Gunman in killing of U.S. officers identified as Afghan intelligence officer
Posted on 02/26/2012 6:08:41 AM PST by tobyhill
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai called for calm Sunday after outrage over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base sparked deadly protests and led to the shooting deaths of two U.S. military officers.
A gunman who shot them Saturday in the highly secured Afghan Ministry of Interior was a junior intelligence officer with ties to a Pakistani religious school, an Afghan counter-terrorism official said.
Last week, two American soldiers were gunned down at a base in eastern Afghanistan. That incident was also blamed on the Quran burnings.
Even as Karzai called for calm Sunday, there was an explosion and small arms fire at Combat Outpost Fortitude in northern Afghanistan, where about 400 people were protesting, according to Capt. David Yaryar, spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).
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I think we should have a National Burn a Koran Day!
Time to pull out and let the savages kill each other.
Nuke it from space, just to be sure
Okay, “Off with his head!”.....That`s the way they`d do it...If they could get close enough.
“Time to pull out and let the savages kill each other.”
You are correct. No matter how long we stay, as soon as we leave they are going to revert to barbarism. Not that they ever really graduated from it.
We had a good reason for going in there, to destroy the terrorist infrastructure. But now we need to get our people out. We can deal with the terrorists in other ways.
Amb. Bolton: Obamas Apologies for US Incite Violence Abroad
Saturday, February 25, 2012 05:43 PM
By: David A. Patten
President Barack Obamas readiness to apologize for an apparently accidental Koran-burning incident is a signal of weakness that actually incites further unrest, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says.
In an exclusive interview with Newsmax Saturday afternoon, Bolton said that President Obamas apologies are only making things worse.
Look, you apologize when youve done something wrong and you want to make amends, Bolton said. You dont apologize when makes you admit to a mistake that you havent made, and in fact in this case incites the people to do some of these things, because they think the apology is an admission of wrongdoing.
If 400 of them showed up outside a combat outpost, seems to me like we COULD have sent them a belt fed message...
You use an interesting term: barbarism.
His apology just drew attention to the matter.
Where is the apology, Hamid?
Probably the same type of “intelligence” officer who led Taliban operatives to take down the Chinook carrying all those brave SEALs last August.
no mess, no problem, no USA casualties
And, we are letting Afghan/Pakistani's into our bases without vetting them. . . Sounds like the US policy for President's and Senator's.
Should have been a dead giveaway - the words 'Afghan' and 'intelligence' in the same sentence? Not gonna happen.
Obama apologizes for accidental burning of Korans
Americans dead: 4
Appeasement is always worse than confrontation.
Agree to both of your posts.
Start pulling our troops out tomorrow morning and let the chips fall where they may.
Immediately STOP all financial aid. NOT ONE MORE DAMN PENNY!
Question: Is it considered incest when they have sex with their fathers goats?
What the heck are we doing there? Oil? Really, this is all about oil and maybe drugs.
All of this can readily be avoided. In fact I would dare say many Americans would suffer the increased cost of oil, if we knew 5 years from now we'd be truly supplying our own. And in an odd sort of way...I don't think the price would jump up as much as it does when Iran says...boo at the Hormuz.
Oil, our own oil, will equal jobs, reduced energy costs will bring some manufacturing back and we'll start paying off the debt.
It is not only time to get out of the Afghanistan, it is time to tell the ME...go to the hell of your own choosing.
I was thinking exactly the same thing....how “Afghan intelligence” is oxymoronic.