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  • Why Apologize to Afghanistan?

    02/25/2012 7:52:50 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/25/2012 | Andrew McCarthy
    The reaction to an accidental Koran-burning was inexcusable. We have officially lost our minds. The New York Times reports that President Obama has sent a formal letter of apology to Afghanistan’s ingrate president, Hamid Karzai, for the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base. The only upside of the apology is that it appears (based on the Times account) to be couched as coming personally from our blindly Islamophilic president — “I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident. . . . I extend to you and the Afghani people my sincere apologies.” It is not...
  • No Apologies From Newt

    February 24, 2012 No apologies from Newt Gingrich explains blasting Obama for Koran burning apology, sounds off on Iran, Syria, and upcoming primaries in Michigan and Arizona
  • Taliban's Response to Obama's Apology: 'Kill Them, Beat Them, Take Them as Prisoners'

    02/24/2012 12:54:37 PM PST · by CNSNews.com · 11 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | February 24, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    In the wake of President Barack Obama sending a three-page letter to Afghan President Hamid Kharzai, apologizing for U.S. forces having mistakenly burned some Qur'ans at a U.S. air base in Afghanistan, the Taliban is calling on Muslims to kill Americans or beat them and take them as prisoners.
  • Twelve killed in protests across Afghanistan

    02/24/2012 9:49:01 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 24, 2012 | Mirwais Harooni and Hamid Shalizi
    (Reuters) - Twelve people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest day yet in protests that have raged across Afghanistan over the desecration of copies of the Muslim holy book at a NATO military base with riot police and soldiers on high alert braced for more violence. The burning of the Korans at the Bagram compound earlier this week has deepened public mistrust of NATO forces struggling to stabilize Afghanistan before foreign combat troops withdraw in 2014. Hundreds of Afghans marched toward the palace of Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Kabul, while on the other side of the capital protesters...
  • Why, oh why, is U.S. apologizing for scorched Korans? (video in link)

    02/24/2012 5:55:42 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 23 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/24/2012 | Diana West
    I've got it. After all these years of official stumbling over what to call the mission the United States has spearheaded in the Islamic world in response to the 9/11 attacks, I've come up with a name -- not to brag or anything -- that I believe brings much-needed clarity to our cause. We've come a long way since the days of the Global War on Terror. Frankly, the GWOT -- whatever that was supposed to mean (how do you fight against a tactic?) -- is so 10 years ago. "Terror," meanwhile, has morphed into "extremism," but that's only made...
  • Pentagon defended Bible burning in 2009

    02/23/2012 11:30:57 PM PST · by qaz123 · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 23Feb2012 | Jack Minor
    Experts on radical Islam say the U.S. military is sadly mistaken if it believes groveling at the feet of Muslims after copies of the Quran were accidentally burned will help win the hearts and minds of the world’s Islamic community Read more at: http://times247.com/articles/u-s-cowering-after-koran-burnings
  • Koran burning and Afghanistan

    02/23/2012 2:04:30 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 31 replies · 1+ views
    JEFFHEAD.COM ^ | February 23, 2012 | Jeff Head
    KORAN BURNING AND AFGHANISTAN February 23, 2012 So, this last week, some terrorist and enemy combatant detainees in our Afghanistan detention and prison camps were using verses from the Korans that we had supplied to them to stir up more terror mindedness amongst the other detainees, quoting from the Koran to do so. Our forces took away those Korans and sent them to be burned. The fundamentalist Islamics found out about this and began rioting. Two American soldiers were apparently killed as a result. Our "brave," anti-American President, Barack Hussein Obama, apologized and now the Afghan President Karzai wants our...
  • Afghan's Karzai demands public trial for Quran burners

    02/23/2012 12:03:44 PM PST · by ColdOne · 140 replies
    msnbc.com ^ | 2/23/12 | msnbc.com news services
    KABUL -- Afghanistan wants NATO to put on public trial those who burned copies of the Quran at a NATO base, President Hamid Karzai's office said Thursday, after a third day of bloody protests over the incident. It said NATO had agreed to a trial, but that could not be immediately confirmed. Karzai had earlier accused a U.S. officer of "ignorantly" burning copies of the Quran, in an incident that has deepened anti-Western sentiment in a country NATO is trying to stabilize before foreign combat troops leave by the end of 2014. Demonstrations have drawn thousands of angry Afghans to...
  • 2 Soldiers Killed. Obama Apolgizes Again.

    02/23/2012 12:01:36 PM PST · by Lowell1775 · 10 replies
    AFP Wire ^ | 02-23-2012 | AFP Staff - No Stringer
    Obama expresses 'deep regret' over Koran burning AFP – 5 hrs ago US President Barack Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai a letter of apology over the burning of copies of the Koran overseen by a US officer at a US military base, Karzai's office said Thursday. Obama said the incident was unintentional and pledged a full investigation, the president's office said, as fierce anti-US protests swept the nation in which at least 14 people have died, including two American soldiers. "I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident," Obama wrote in the letter presented to Karzai...
  • Obama apologizes for Koran burning incident in Afghanistan

    02/23/2012 7:03:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02/23/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    After several days of unrest in Afghanistan over the burning of Korans removed from detention facilities, President Obama has sent a note of apology to Hamid Karzai. Obama stresses that the destruction was inadvertent, and that those who made the “error” would be held accountable: President Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai a letter on Thursday apologizing for the alleged burning of Korans at a U.S. military base, Karzai’s office confirmed on its website.“I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident,” Obama wrote. “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies.”The president concludes the...
  • Obama expresses 'deep regret' over Koran burning(But will he apologize to us when our flag burned?)

    02/23/2012 6:35:20 AM PST · by bestintxas · 25 replies · 2+ views
    yahoo news ^ | 2/23/12
    US President Barack Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai a letter of apology over the burning of copies of the Koran overseen by a US officer at a US military base, Karzai's office said Thursday. Obama said the incident was unintentional and pledged a full investigation, the president's office said, as fierce anti-US protests swept the nation in which at least 14 people have died, including two American soldiers. "I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident," Obama wrote in the letter presented to Karzai by US ambassador Ryan Crocker. "I extend to you and the Afghan...
  • U.S. Embassy in Kabul on lockdown amid protests

    02/21/2012 11:50:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:08am EST | (Reporting by Amie Ferris-Rotman; Editing by Michael Georgy)
    The U.S. Embassy in Kabul said on Wednesday its staff were on lockdown and all travel was suspended amid violent protests across the capital over the burning of Korans at NATO's main base in Afghanistan. …
  • Official: Burned Qurans held extremist message

    02/21/2012 4:50:48 PM PST · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | 2/21/12 | cbs/ap
    KABUL, Afghanistan - Muslim holy books that were burned in a pile of garbage at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan had been removed from a library at a nearby detention center because they contained extremist messages or inscriptions, a western military official said Tuesday. The military official with knowledge of the incident said it appeared that the Qurans (Korans) and other Islamic readings were being used to fuel extremism, and that detainees at Parwan Detention Facility were writing on the documents to exchange extremist messages. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the...
  • Official: Burned Islamic religious material had 'extremist inscriptions' (Obama apologized anyway)

    02/21/2012 1:37:08 PM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 2/21/2012 | cnn
    Religious materials -- including Qurans that were burned at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, sparking Afghan protests -- were removed from the library of a detainee center "because of extremist inscriptions" on them, a military official said Tuesday. There was "an appearance that these documents were being used to facilitate extremist communications," a military official said. "Additionally, some of the documents were extremist in and of themselves, apparently originating from outside of Afghanistan," the official said. The official said the material was burned, but authorities are attempting to determine how much. The uproar prompted Gen. John Allen, commander of NATO's International...
  • Thousands of Afghans protest burning of Koran at U.S. base

    02/21/2012 7:31:44 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 21, 2012 | Sayed Salahuddin and Kevin Sieff
    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan —Deeply angered over reports that U.S. troops had burned copies of the Koran, Islam’s holy text, thousands of protesters on Tuesday tried to storm the largest U.S. base in Afghanistan. The protests erupted early in the morning, after Afghans working inside the Bagram air base reported to local residents that a number of copies of the Koran had been burned. The incident prompted the top U.S. military officer in Afghanistan, Gen. John R. Allen, to offer a public apology and order a prompt investigation. “When we learned of these actions, we immediately intervened and stopped them,”...
  • Afghan protests erupt over Koran burning [No media outrage at Obama]

    02/21/2012 6:35:13 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Windsor Star ^ | 2/21/2012
    Protesters hurling petrol bombs and firing slingshots besieged the largest US-run military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday, furious over reports that NATO troops burned copies of the Koran. The enraged crowd shouted "Death to Americans" and "Death to infidels" as guards at Bagram airbase, north of Kabul, responded by firing rubber bullets from a watchtower, said an AFP photographer, who was hit in the neck.
  • Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok

    02/14/2012 6:47:29 AM PST · by blam · 43 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-14-2012 | Robert Johnson
    Suspected Iranian Blew Off His Own Leg In A Botched Terror Attack In Bangkok Robert JohnsonFeburary 14, 2012 One day after bombs targeting Israeli embassy staff went off in India and Georgia, another botched attack played out this morning in Bangkok. Through several reports, the incident appears to have played out something like this: Saeib Morabi, a suspected Iranian, was fleeing an explosion that rocked through his rented home in central Bangkok. While he was on the road looking for transportation, another explosion went off "on a nearby road." When Morabi finally managed to flag down a cab, the driver...
  • Is the earth flat or is it a planet & who are we to judge?(Video)

    01/20/2012 8:22:35 AM PST · by bayouranger · 8 replies
    sheikyermami.com ^ | 1-20-12 | memri via sheikyermami
    Who Said Islam Cannot Adapt to Modernity? Lets hear it from a modern headbanger: Jews are a cancer in the body of planet Earth
  • Compromise Impossible

    01/08/2012 9:56:04 PM PST · by ventanax5 · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    The Western doctrine of non-violence depends on the willingness to compromise. To resolve any conflict by sitting down at a table, finding points of agreement and then working through the rest. The ruthless killing fields of the twentieth century have not shaken that eternal faith in a diplomatic solution, rather they have only strengthened it. But what happens when a compromise is genuinely impossible? The commitment to non-violence depends on the assumption that while small numbers of fanatics might seek war, the vast majority of people do not. And even if they do want war, they want a humane war,...
  • Ron Paul's "What if China had bases in Texas" ad is dangerously misleading

    01/01/2012 11:04:17 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies · 1+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/01/2012 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    It is hard to say who, other than our Islamist enemies, benefits from Ron Paul’s slick ad asking, “What if China had bases in Texas?” Paul uses it to promote his delusional view of the world and certainly fools some well-meaning but ill-informed Americans. Those who don’t want us to fight with our hands tied behind our back are easy prey for the gibberish Paul is selling because this ad blurs the lines between the frustrating manner we have prosecuted the war on terror and the very valid reasons for entering into it to begin with. Many Americans who understand...