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  • AFGHAN INSANITY: Is Obama About to Offer U.S. Patriots as Sacrificial Lambs to Appease Islam?

    03/14/2012 6:21:59 PM PDT · by geraldmcg · 21 replies · 1+ views
    www.webToday.tv ^ | 03/14/2012 | webtoday.tv
    An initial investigation into the case of five U.S. soldiers caught burning Qur’ans in Afghanistan found it to be nothing more than a mistake—that the servicemen unwittingly added the books into their routine trash pickup. Nonetheless, in retaliation, Afghan security forces turned on U.S. troops, killing six. And still, Barack Obama issued a diplomatic apology.
  • Debasing Our Military, One Politically Correct Moment After Another

    03/13/2012 4:07:33 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 7 replies
    Patriot Post ^ | Feb. 27, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    For many years, the military was the last bastion of resistance against the bankruptcy of progressive thinking. No longer. Three vivid illustrations of what those who volunteer to defend this nation must now endure, stand as a beacon to the corruption that political correctness brings wherever it is unleashed. ...First, the Fort Hood massacre. Army brass knew that Major Nidal Hasan was a an Islamic radical, long before he killed 13 and wounded another 32 of his fellow soldiers. A report released soon after the atrocity provided a devastating indictment of political correctness. "Although neither Department of Defense nor the...
  • Obama promises to use "full force of the law" in response to Afghan killings ("Spare no effort")

    03/13/2012 1:48:34 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03/13/12 | Stephanie Condon
    (CBS News) President Obama on Tuesday vowed to hold whoever was responsible for the killing spree in Afghanistan that left 16 civilians dead over the weekend "fully accountable," directing the Pentagon to "spare no effort" in conducting a full investigation to find out what happened. "The United States takes this as seriously as if it were our own citizens and our own children who were murdered," Mr. Obama said from the White House Rose Garden. "We're heartbroken over the loss of innocent life."
  • Afghans responsible for Qur'an burning: Gingrich

    03/09/2012 11:22:10 PM PST · by Red Steel · 16 replies
    Presstv ^ | Saturday Mar 10, 2012 04:44 AM GMT
    Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich has blamed Afghans for the burning of the Holy Qur'an by US troops, saying prisoners in the US base were using its pages to transmit messages from jails. Speaking to an audience of supporters in Meridian, Mississippi, on Friday, Gingrich claimed that Afghan prisoners were “using the Qu'ran for communication from jail, and it's a pity that the religious leaders in Afghanistan aren't condemning the people who were defacing the Qu'ran. Because it is those people who are responsible for the Qu'ran ending up being burned, because if they hadn't defaced it, it wouldn't have...
  • White House Won't Say What Will Happen to Troops Who Burned Korans

    03/09/2012 3:51:45 PM PST · by yoe · 39 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | March 8, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    In the face of Afghan President Hamid Karzai's call for the U.S. troops who burned Korans to be tried and punished, the White House won't say what will happen to those troops. Connie Lawn with IRN/USA Radio Network asked White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, “Did Karzai ever express condolences for the British soldiers killed and did he explicitly apologize for the American soldiers who were killed? And what does the White House want to see done with these Americans who burned the Korans?” “I think there is an investigation into that,” Carney responded. “You surely understand that I would...
  • More than half of Americans back Obama's Koran apology (says al-Reuters)

    03/05/2012 6:10:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | Mon Mar 5, 2012 6:42pm EST | Missy Ryan
    More than half of Americans support President Barack Obama's apology for U.S. troops burning copies of the Koran, an incident that triggered a spate of bloody protests and attacks on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. In a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Monday, 56 percent of those surveyed backed Obama, who has been criticized by U.S. Republican presidential candidates for apologizing to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. Twenty-three percent disagreed. While the spasm of violence that erupted following the incident on a NATO base in Afghanistan does not appear to have significantly altered Americans' perspective on the war, 66 percent of those polled...
  • Suicide attack on Afghan NATO base where Korans burned (Obama's Apology Tour not working so well)

    03/05/2012 2:59:16 PM PST · by tobyhill · 9 replies
    reuters ^ | 3/5/2012 | staff
    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...
  • 'Die, die Foreigners!' [Mark Steyn]

    03/03/2012 2:20:47 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/3/2012 | Mark Steyn
    Say what you like about Afghans, but they’re admirably straightforward. The mobs outside the bases enflamed over the latest Western affront to their exquisitely refined cultural sensitivities couldn’t put it any plainer: “Die, die, foreigners!” And foreigners do die. USAF Lieutenant Colonel John Loftis, 44, and Army Major Robert Marchanti II, 48, lost their lives not on some mission out on the far horizon in wild tribal lands in the dead of night but in the offices of the Afghan Interior Ministry. In a “secure room” that required a numerical code to access. Gunned down by an Afghan “intelligence officer.”...
  • Who should be apologizing to whom? Q'uran Burning

    03/02/2012 7:42:41 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 7 replies
    Hal Lindsey Report - Email | March 2, 2012 | Hal Lindsey
    Last October, I reported on a young Christian pastor in Iran, 35 years old with a wife and two young sons, who had been sentenced to hang for renouncing his Islamic faith at the age of 19. At the time, his appeal was being considered by Iran's Supreme Court. That court eventually upheld the lower court's ruling, but remanded it to the original court for review of several "procedural" errors. The Supreme Court gave the original judge the option of retrying the case, dismissing it, or executing the sentence. It also included a provision for annulment of the sentence if...
  • Newt Gingrich: Get apology for soldiers deaths or exit Afghanistan now

    03/02/2012 4:55:46 PM PST · by katiedidit1 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Savannahnow.com ^ | Mar. 2, 2012 | Larry Peterson
    U.S. forces should leave Afghanistan “immediately” if its leader won’t apologize for its soldiers killing Americans, Newt Gingrich says. Stumping on Friday for Tuesday’s Georgia Republican presidential primary, Gingrich lit into President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan policies. “This is an administration that apologizes to Islam and makes war on the Catholic Church,” the former Georgia Congressman and House speaker told nearly 200 people in Savannah.
  • 5 U.S. Service Members Found Responsible for Koran Burnings

    03/02/2012 2:51:33 PM PST · by Nachum · 101 replies
    New York Times ^ | 3/2/12 | Graham Bowley & Alissa J. Rubin
    Kabul, Afghanistan — Five American service members and an Afghan-American linguist were directly involved in the burning of Korans at a NATO base, an event a week ago that plunged Afghanistan into days of violent protests, according to the preliminary conclusions of a joint military investigation. “All six will be referred to the proper U.S. authorities for further action,” said an official familiar with the joint Afghan-American investigation into the Koran burnings, who was not authorized to speak about it publicly. Significantly, the five service members found responsible so far include military
  • Another Apology -- Another Disaster (Oliver North)

    03/01/2012 5:52:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies · 7+ views
    Creators Syndicate ^ | March 2, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — On Feb. 20, a NATO-Afghan security team at the Parwan Detention Center — adjacent to the U.S.-run Bagram Air Field, north of Kabul — began destroying files, books and documents from the detention facility library. The printed material was being burned because it contained handwritten coded messages being passed among Taliban and al-Qaida detainees. Afghan security personnel retrieved charred pages from several copies of the Quran and other Islamic holy texts. The following day, angry crowds rioted outside NATO installations in Kabul and elsewhere around Afghanistan. On Feb. 23, White House spokesman Jay Carney announced that President...
  • Afghans: Quran-burning soldiers to face trial(President Apologist)

    03/01/2012 11:17:32 AM PST · by hatfieldmccoy · 20 replies · 6+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/01/12 | Jack Minor
    In a development that could chill the dedication of every soldier in the field, the U.S. government has refused to deny reports by the government of Afghanistan that NATO has agreed to have the soldiers who burned copies of the Quran face trial. Last week, Afghan president Hamid Karzai demanded NATO turn over the U.S. troops to be tried in Afghanistan. President Obama subsequently sent a letter to Karzai reassuring him that the troops involved would be punished for their actions. Part of the three-page letter to Karzai said, “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies....
  • Two NATO soldiers "killed by Afghan soldier, civilian"

    03/01/2012 2:20:57 AM PST · by MadJack · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1 March 2012 | Michael Gregory
    The killings in south Afghanistan came after two senior U.S. officers were gunned down in the heart of Afghanistan's Interior Ministry on Saturday by what Afghan security officials say was a police intelligence official. That attack raised questions about NATO's strategy of replacing large combat units with advisers as the alliance tries to wind down the war
  • Afghan National Website Confirms That NATO Agreed to Hold Trial For Those Accused of Koran!

    02/29/2012 11:58:32 PM PST · by MeekMom · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/27/12 | Jim Hoft
    Breaking: Afghan National Website Confirms That NATO Agreed to Hold Trial For Those Accused of Koran Burning Posted by Jim Hoft on Monday, February 27, 2012, 10:59 AM A supporter of the Human Rights Network group wears a mask of U.S President Barack Obama with a noose around his neck while holding the U.S flag during an anti-American rally in Karachi February 26, 2012. About 20 supporters gathered to protest and condemn the burning of copies of the Koran at NATO’s main base in Afghanistan on February 21, 2012. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro) The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan website posted this report...
  • Apologies count: Obama for accidental book burning = 3; Islamic for 18,500 attacks = 0

    02/29/2012 10:36:17 AM PST · by PRePublic · 9 replies
    Apologies count: Obama's apologies for accidental burning of a book = 3; Islamic apologies for 18,500 attacks = 0 The repeated geeky "apologies" by cowardice Obama's administration for the inadvertent "koran burning," has been heavily criticized. Even Liberals on CNN had to debate it, at least. Not to mention, it hasn't helped. We fail, time and time again to see that weakness emboldens them, while Obama was kissing bloody Taliban, Islamists butcher dozens. I am sure in their mindset we will all revere Islam much "better" now, right? I just hope, someone in the WH Will leave from this Storm...
  • Obama’s Koran-Burning Apologies Shame America

    02/28/2012 8:17:32 PM PST · by WXRGina · 11 replies
    American Clarion ^ | February 28, 2012 | Gina Miller
    Last Thursday on this broadcast I spoke with you about the despicable groveling and pandering to Afghani Muslims by this communist Democrat regime under Barack Obama (or whatever his name is). I mentioned the wimpy, dhimmi reaction by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to Muslim pressure groups’ demands that any FBI training materials that contained information deemed “offensive” to Muslims be purged from FBI curriculum. Then I commented on the pansy reaction by high-ranking members of the military and Obama’s administration in falling on their faces before the altar of Islam to profusely apologize for the so-called “accidental” burning...
  • Hillary and Durbin Accuse Republicans of Playing Politics with the War in Afghanistan

    02/27/2012 3:27:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 2+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 27, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I want to talk about what's going on in Afghanistan at Bagram Air Force Base or air base. This is the story where Muslim prisoners were using books, occasionally Korans, to pass messages to one another -- incendiary messages. They were using books in the jail to pass message to each other. Some of the books were the Koran. Nobody knew this because they were not printed in English. When it was discovered, the books were taken away. The people that took the books away are not the people who discovered the books. The soldiers that took...
  • General John R. Allen, commander ISAF Statement [Koran Burning Apology - PUKE ALERT! VIDEO]

    02/25/2012 6:41:44 PM PST · by bimboeruption · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2-20-2012 | ISAFMEDIA
    General John R. Allen, commander of the International Security Assistance Force, today issued the following statement:
  • Taliban claims responsibility for bomb attack, poisoning in Afghanistan

    02/27/2012 3:15:24 AM PST · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    cnn ^ | 2/27/2012 | Nick Paton Walsh and Masoud Popalzai
    A suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives Monday at the front gate of a military airfield in eastern Afghanistan, an attack that follows a week of deadly violence over the burning of Qurans at an American base that has strained U.S.-Afghan military relations. At least nine people were killed and 12 wounded in the early morning explosion near the front gate of the airport in Jalalabad, Gen. Abdullah Hazim Stanikzai, the provincial police chief, said. There were no NATO casualties. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying it was in retaliation for the burning of Qurans at...
  • Afghan Protesters Hurl Grenades at US Base (Obama's apology doesn't quell violence)

    02/26/2012 2:39:42 PM PST · by tobyhill · 19 replies · 2+ views
    abc ^ | 2/26/2012 | DEB RIECHMANN and RAHIM FAIEZ / Associated Press
    Demonstrators hurled grenades at a U.S. base in northern Afghanistan, and a gun battle left two Afghans dead and seven NATO troops injured Sunday in the escalating crisis over the burning of Muslim holy books at an American airfield. More than 30 people have been killed, including four U.S. troops, in six days of unrest. Still, the top U.S. diplomat in Afghanistan said the violence would not change Washington's course . "Tensions are running very high here, and I think we need to let things calm down, return to a more normal atmosphere, and then get on with business," Ambassador...
  • Taliban Claims Responsibility for Deadly Airport Blast (9 reported killed in Jalalabad attack)

    02/26/2012 8:51:33 PM PST · by kristinn · 10 replies
    NBC News ^ | Sunday, February 26, 2012
    A suicide car bomber struck early Monday at the gates of Jalalabad airport in eastern Afghanistan, killing nine people in a large blast, officials said. Among the dead were six civilians, two airport guards and one soldier, Mohammad said. Another six people were wounded, he said. An AP photographer saw at least four destroyed cars at the gates of the airport. The Afghan Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide attack, that they also say killed a number of U.S. soldiers and members of the Afghan interior ministry, a spokesman told NBC News. "Our suicide bomber carried out suicide attack at...
  • OFFICIAL AFGHAN GOVERNMENT WEBSITE - NATO agrees to allow prosecution of Koran burners!

    02/26/2012 10:14:13 PM PST · by Crazieman · 95 replies · 19+ views
    Joint Statement by the Delegations Assigned to Probe Bagram Incident Saturday, 25 February 2012 09:02 In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate Following the insulting and shameful act of burning Quran in Bagram airbase that injured the religious sentiments of the Islamic world and particularly of the Afghan Muslim nation, two delegations comprising of representatives from government, the National Council of Ulemma and the National Assembly were assigned and dispatched to investigate the circumstances and causes that have led to the inhumane incident. The delegations, while deeply touched by the religious sentiments shown by the Afghan...
  • Terry Jones threatens Koran burning if Iranian pastor is executed

    02/27/2012 3:40:54 AM PST · by tobyhill · 35 replies · 3+ views
    Christian Today ^ | 2/27/2012 | staff
    The organisation of firebrand pastor Dr Terry Jones has said it will burn Korans and images of the Prophet Muhammad if an Iranian pastor is executed for his faith. Stand Up America Now made the threat after it emerged last week that the Iranian courts may have upheld the execution order for Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. The pastor has been in prison since October 2009. He was originally detained for protesting but the charge was later changed to apostasy. Dr Jones sparked an international panic in 2010 when he threatened to burn Korans on the anniversary of 9/11. After sparking riots...
  • My Apology to President Karzai on Behalf of Americans

    02/27/2012 3:25:38 AM PST · by TigersEye · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Youtube ^ | Feb 23, 2012 | Kira Davis
    Don't judge this by the title or the first one and a half minutes. Please watch it all the way through. It has already had 400,000 views in just under four days. Push it over the top. Like it. Comment on the Youtube thread. Share it everywhere you can.Let's shove that pathetic apology straight up 0bowMao's arse! ;-)
  • Nine killed in Afghan airport bomb, NATO base attacked

    02/26/2012 11:13:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | February 27, 2012 | Hamid Shalizi and Amie Ferris-Rotman
    Kabul - A suicide car bomber killed at least nine people in an attack on a military airport in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, officials said, the latest incident of violence and protests since copies of the Koran were inadvertently burned at a NATO base last week. There was no official indication the explosion at the gates of Jalalabad airport was linked to other deadly protests and riots, although the Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack as "revenge" for the Koran burning. Anti-Western fury has deepened significantly since the desecration of the Muslim holy book at the main NATO base...
  • Karzai’s Response to Obama’s Apology: Put U.S. Troops on Trial and Punish Them

    02/26/2012 10:18:54 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 98 replies · 1+ views
    Karzai’s Response to Obama’s Apology: Put U.S. Troops on Trial and Punish Them By Terence P. Jeffrey February 26, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - Three days after President Barack Obama dispatched his ambassador to Afghanistan to hand deliver a personal letter from the president of the United States to Afghan President Hamid Karzai apologizing because U.S. forces at Bagram Air Force Base had mistakenly burnt some Korans, Karzai has responded to the gesture in a statement broadcast live on Afghan television. Karzai, according to a BBC translation of his remarks made Sunday, told the Afghan people he was speaking to them after...
  • Insult to WWII heroes: Graves of British troops smashed and desecrated by Libyan Islamists...

    02/26/2012 8:22:12 AM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 48 replies · 9+ views
    The U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 02/25/2012 | Staff
    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...
  • US Official Visits Va. Mosque To Apologize For Koran Burning

    02/25/2012 8:37:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies · 1+ views
    WNYW-TV ^ | February 25, 2012
    A Defense Department official visited a Virginia mosque Friday to reiterate the White House's apologies for the burning of Korans at a US military base in Afghanistan, pledging that those responsible will be held "appropriately accountable." Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs, attended services at the ADAMS Center in Sterling, Va., and told the congregation he was there to express his "sincere regret" on behalf of the Department of Defense for the incident. On Monday, coalition forces at Bagram Air Field brought a truckload of Islamic holy books from a detention facility to...
  • Obama Offers Condolences for U.S. Deaths in Afghanistan

    02/25/2012 3:49:36 PM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies · 1+ views
    U.S. Department of Defense ^ | Saturday, February 25, 2012 | Elaine Sanchez
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2012 – President Barack Obama called the commander of the International Security Assistance Force today to offer condolences for the “tragic killing of U.S. troops” in Kabul and to discuss the ongoing violence in Afghanistan. “On behalf of the American people, the president expressed his condolences to [Marine Corps Gen. John R. Allen] and to the families who lost loved ones,” White House officials said in a statement today. Initial reports indicate that an individual turned his weapon against ISAF service members in Kabul City today, killing two service members, according to an ISAF Joint Command statement....
  • Krauthammer: U.S. apology for Koran burning ‘embarrassing,’ ‘groveling’

    02/25/2012 4:27:27 PM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 25 Feb 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Friday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer took strong umbrage with the White House’s decision to apologize at a Virginia mosque for a reportedly accidental burning of Islamic holy documents. “That was embarrassing, what we saw,” Krauthammer said. “We have gone from apology here to abject self-debasement and groveling. And groveling to whom? To the mob. We should have had a single apology coming from the commander on the ground and that’s it. Not from the secretary of defense. Not from the president, of all people.” Krauthammer reminded viewers of the 2010 incident...
  • Why Apologize to Afghanistan?

    02/25/2012 11:00:11 AM PST · by Marguerite · 19 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | February 24, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    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 couched as an apology from the American people,...
  • U.S. Pulls Out Advisers After Two Killed in Kabul

    02/25/2012 9:58:58 AM PST · by tobyhill · 21 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 2/25/2012 | By DION NISSENBAUM And HABIB KHAN TOTAKHIL
    The U.S. commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan pulled scores of advisers from Afghan ministries after two high-ranking American military officers were gunned down Saturday at the nation's Interior Ministry headquarters. U.S. Marine Gen. John Allen ordered the unprecedented move after an American colonel and major were both found shot in the head at the busy Interior Ministry compound that is the nerve center for the Afghan law enforcement, according to one Western official in Kabul. "We are investigating the crime and we will pursue all leads to find the person responsible for this attack," Gen. Allen said in a...
  • Two Americans shot dead in Afghan Interior Ministry

    02/25/2012 5:36:49 AM PST · by tobyhill · 53 replies · 7+ views
    reuters ^ | 2/25/2012 | Hamid Shalizi
    Two members of the U.S. military were shot dead on Saturday inside the heavily barricaded Interior Ministry in the centre of the Afghan capital, Afghan security sources said, as anti-Western protests raged for a fifth day across the country. It was not immediately clear who killed the Americans, said one Afghan security source. They were gunned down during a scuffle, another source said. "American and Afghan troops were present at the time of the shootout, but we are unsure who killed them," a senior Afghan security source told Reuters on condition of anonymity. A spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance...
  • My Apology to President Karzai on Behalf of Americans [video]

    02/25/2012 7:05:54 AM PST · by DBCJR · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | Kira Davis
    Wherein I follow the lead of our own President and apologize to President Karzai of Afghanistan on behalf of America... go to [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYEctbGSkkw&feature=colike to view ]
  • U.S. officers killed in Afghan Interior Ministry

    02/25/2012 7:00:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/25/12 | Hamid Shalizi
    Two Americans who were shot dead Saturday inside the Interior Ministry in Afghanistan's capital Kabul are believed to be a colonel and a major in the U.S. military, Afghan security sources told Reuters. A spokeswoman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) confirmed two of their servicemen had been shot dead in central Kabul by an individual who turned his weapon on them. She declined to say if the killer was a member of the Afghan military or police.
  • 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...
  • Video: A personal apology to the president of Afghanistan

    02/25/2012 7:50:48 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | FEBRUARY 24, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Gateway Pundit. You’re going to watch this and a question is going to occur to you, so let me answer that question up front: No, we can’t nominate her instead of Romney or Santorum. C’mon — she looks much younger than 35. But let’s check back in 2016. Twelve more people died today because of the wholly inadvertent scorching of a couple of Korans, which may or may not be a felony in Pennsylvania by now. If you’re thinking this’ll all be behind us soon, though, well … change of plans:
  • NATO Commander Recalls All Personnel From Afghan Ministries After Killing of 2 Americans

    02/25/2012 7:38:18 AM PST · by kristinn · 55 replies · 1+ views
    AP via The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, February 25, 2012
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The commander of NATO and U.S. forces says that all NATO personnel are being recalled from Afghan ministries following an attack at the Interior Ministry in Kabul.
  • Insult to WWII Heroes: Graves of British troops smashed and desecrated by Libyan Islamists...

    02/24/2012 5:41:37 PM PST · by kristinn · 43 replies · 1+ views
    The U.K. Daily Mail ^ | (Saturday) February 25, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    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...
  • White House defends Obama's apology for Quran burning (despite 2 US troops getting murdered)

    02/24/2012 3:22:49 PM PST · by tobyhill · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/2012 | Amie Parnes and Jeremy Herb
    The White House is defending President Obama’s apology to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Qurans in Afghanistan, which was labeled a “surrender” by one Republican presidential candidate. Josh Earnest, White House principal deputy press secretary, told reporters Friday that Obama thought an apology to Karzai was “appropriate.” “He's putting the best interests and safety and welfare of our servicemembers and our civilians who are currently serving in Afghanistan right now,” Earnest said. “We have seen a spike in violence around this mistake, and the president believed it was in the best interest of their safety to make...
  • Pentagon apologizes at local mosque for Quran burning

    02/24/2012 1:52:05 PM PST · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    wlja.com ^ | 2/24/12 | abc7
    STERLING, Va. (AP) - A senior Pentagon official is apologizing to Washington-area Muslims for the burning of Qurans at a military base in Afghanistan. Peter Lavoy, acting assistant secretary of defense for Asia and Pacific security affairs, says the military is investigating and that all troops are being retrained in the handling of religious materials. Lavoy's remarks were Friday at a mosque in suburban Washington, D.C. They come after protests across Afghanistan over the burning of several Qurans at a U.S. military base. Military officials say 20 people have died in the protests, including two U.S. soldiers.
  • Analysis: Can United States defuse Koran burning uproar?

    02/23/2012 5:36:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 56 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 23, 2012 7:40pm EST | Phil Stewart
    After a third day of bloody protests over the burning of the Koran, there is a sense that America is lurching from one image crisis to the next in Afghanistan, with no clear path for U.S. officials to defuse the latest uproar. President Barack Obama apologized on Thursday for the burning of copies of the Koran on a U.S. base in Afghanistan, an incident that has triggered far more outcry than another shocking incident: the emergence of a video last month showing Marines urinating on the corpses of what appear to be dead Taliban fighters. Obama's apology over the Koran...
  • 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...
  • NATO Apology as ‘Koran Burning’ Riots Continue

    02/21/2012 3:40:40 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/2/12
    Thousands of Afghani citizens rioted outside a NATO base near Kabul on Tuesday over reports that foreign soldiers had attempted to burn copies of the Koran. Rioters threw stones, burned tires, and fired in the air. Troops fired rubber bullets, injuring one. United States General John Allen announced an inquiry into the alleged Koran burning incident, and said any attempt to burn the Koran was accidental. Copies of the Koran were reportedly nearly burnt when sent to a garbage dump along with refuse...
  • 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...
  • First Amendment Headed for the Breyer Patch?

    04/30/2011 4:43:51 AM PDT · by Scanian · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2011 | Terry Heinrichs
    A few days ago, Pastors Terry Jones and Wayne Sapp were thrown in jail for refusing to pay a $1.00 bond ordered by a Michigan judge who upheld a jury verdict that they would "likely breach the peace" if they were allowed to carry out a planned protest at a mosque. The judge appeared unfazed by the fact that the ruling was both a violation of the Court's Brandenburg test (which prohibits political advocacy only "where such advocacy is directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action"), and that it amounted...
  • Puppet Pastor

    04/24/2011 6:04:34 AM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 12 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 24, 2011 | Bosch Fawstin
    Before Terror Jones.....there was peace. Our media and our government is desperately trying to make us believe that an American pastor is somehow responsible for turning otherwise peaceful Muslims into bloodthirsty killers. We are to believe that he is somehow forcing Muslims to riot and to kill when he burns a Koran or when he plans to protest a mosque. This man, Terry Jones, has been called every name in the book by those who never make a peep about the very threat that Jones is trying to warn us about. The latest and absolute greatest outrage in this story...
  • ACLU gets one right

    04/24/2011 4:53:29 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 24, 2011 | Editorial
    The American Civil Liberties Union’s New Jersey affiliate did its historic mission proud last week — standing tall for free, if problematic, speech. The chapter last fall took up the case of Derek Fenton, a New Jersey Transit worker fired for burning pages of the Koran during a September protest against the proposed Ground Zero mosque. Fenton acted on his own time, with no suggestion whatsoever that he was connected with NJTransit. He was within his rights, in other words. The state completely caved on Friday: In a settlement, Fenton will get back his $86,110-a-year job, plus back pay and...
  • Global Christian persecution picks up during Lent

    04/12/2011 9:54:01 AM PDT · by John David Powell
    Digital Journal ^ | April 11, 2011 | John David Powell
    A few weeks ago, at the start of Great Lent, I told my wife I really should sit down and chart the negative news about Christians and Christianity that always seem to increase during the Lenten and Christmas seasons. Maybe it’s just my heightened sensitivity, but then again, maybe not. Sure enough, the so-called mainstream media did not disappoint me. Maybe I should rephrase that and say the mainstream media did exactly what I expected. And, they had help from an unfortunate source. Terry Jones, who pastors a small Florida congregation, made good on his promise to burn a copy...