It is possible that American troops could be put on trial for burning the Koran in Afghanistan? The whole notion simply boggles the mind. Let’s not even get into any issues of Islam and terrorism for a moment.
What we know of the case is that the soldiers who burned the Korans and other Muslim religious materials did not know what they were burning because the matierals were written in languages they did not speak.
This was not a deliberate act so you would think the matter would be quickly closed. Not so.
From CNS News:
The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan has not ruled out military proceedings against U.S. troops involved in the disposal of Qurans by burning them.
"If there are to be proceedings, they are going to be U.S. proceedings under the UCMJ (Uniform Code of Military Justice) -- and I don't think there is any question or doubt on the part of the Afghan government that that is exactly how it's going to go," Ryan Crocker told Fox News Wednesday night.
Fox anchor Bret Baier had asked Crocker if Afghan President Hamid Karzai's call for a public trial had raised some eyebrows at the U.S. Embassy.
It may not have raised eyebrows at the Embassy but every American soldier in Afghanistan and in other places is thinking about it.
This is such a monumental breach of faith with the members of the American military, it simply staggers the mind.
Six American service members have now been killed since this wave of violence began. Afghanistan is not worth it.
The only purpose our troops serve in Afghanistan is to protect America from terrorist attacks. Their job is not to build a nation or as Obama seems to think, be a target for the terrorists.
We have a problem with liberals control American policy. We lose wars and Americans die needlessly. In the case of Afghanistan, Obama will not let our troops win. He cannot figure out how to lose without getting blamed so Americans continue to die in that worthless hellhole for no good reason.
This will come as a shock to the Party of Treason, but the purpose of our military is to go in harm’s way and come back victorious.
The deaths of American soldiers are on Obama’s head. It is his fault.
The lesson from Afghanistan should be that we never ever have an un-American liberal as commander in chief again.
I BELIEVE OUR MISSION IN AFGANISTAN, HAS ENDED THE AFGAN PEOPLE are unappreciative of why we are there. they are KILLING OUR TROOPS. they HATE US SO NOW WHAT!!!!!!!!!. PUT OUR TROOPS ON TRIAL for accidently burning a bunch of korans. oh I know they will try them USING SHARIA LAW. they would hv no chance in the AFGAN SHARIA KANGAROO COURT. they could even get death by stoning under that BARBARIC AND CRUEL LAW. I WOULD SAY LET US EXODUS FROM AFGANISTAN NOW. LET THE DUMB STUPID AFGAN'S FIEND FOR THEMSELVES. "THEY DO NOT DESERVE US BEING THERE."
NEWT JUST MENTIONED ON NATIONAL TV IF HE WERE POTUS HE WOULD GET US OUT OF AFGANISTAN, "NOW".
Look if they can strip a military Doctor of his rank and position to prtect the illegal Obama then why wouldn't you expect this? These folks are hard core socialist and liberals who are out to destroy America and they are damn close to succeeding. God help us all....
Sorry, but if you accidentally hit someone with a car, you go to jail. If you accidentally give the Russians top secret documents, you go to jail. If you accidentally perform the grand opening of the Taliban and Al Qaeda 2012 Grand Recruitment Drive, you go to jail.
accidentally burning books hardly rises to the occasion.
You can't reason with a snake or a muslim. Best left alone.
What about our un-american congress?
Our whole government from top to bottom is full of despots.
I mean all the way down to local cities and towns.
I can't even be civil anymore when I call my reps.
How I've come to HATE(yes hates a strong word) these imposters that say they are my government.
Not without my consent they're not!! This they have lost a long time ago!!!!
We are living under tyranny NOW and we won't TAKE OUR RIGHTS BACK.
They will not give them back willingly. They must be taken with force. So here I sit waiting for the rest of the country to come to the realization that I have. Submit to tyranny or reject it.
It must be thrown off or it will NEVER leave. The chains of tyranny grow very heavy. One link at a time so by the time you wake up to it there is NO MORE chance to fight it.
OUR PRESIDENT IS A COMMUNIST PERIOD!!!
The press is his PRAVDA!!
The public schools are his indoctrination centers!!
The Czars are his minions.
Not enough people care about this either. Liberty will soon be lost forever unless we have the same commitment to it as our founders did.
Nope. They've managed to breed it out of us and turned us into submissive mice!!
Will we storm the U.N. for this? No........so then you have submitted.
I feel your pain Phil...believe me, I feel your pain. Wasn't it one of the caesars that figured out that if he gave the people "bread and circus" then while the people are preoccupied, the government will be free to do as it pleases? So here is much of America all caught up in entertaining itself with things like "American Idol," various sports broadcasts, reality TV etc. with others of us wanting to buy the next greatest electronic wonder all the while having a large percentage of America living off of the public dole. Our bought and paid for "main stream media" puts just the right spin on current events to lull America back to sleep and the President of the United States tells all manner of "Sweet little lies" in lullaby form so Americans everywhere feel it safe to just roll over and hit the snooze button.
There is no question but that "we" out number "them." The question for most of America is how much more do "we" want liberty over tyranny? Have we become so soft and self-indulgent as a people that we are not willing to pay the price of freedom? If America came out "en mass" the voting booth could settle all and quickly. But, the longer it takes for America to set down the remote, the chips and the dip, their "People Magazine" etc. and get seriously engaged, the greater the sacrifice will be required to take back our right of self-governance. I hate to think there are insufficient numbers of Americans with enough "true grit" to forcibly take back our right of self-governance but what percentage of potential voters care enough to even get out and vote??? I can see why our fraudulent President swaggers about as a dictator. His confidence in the ignorance, gullibility and apathy of the American people exudes from his pores as his arrogant nose turns upwards and he goes about the daily business of our betrayal out in plain sight....
Paul, reminds me of Hitler. When he first ran for president of Germany, he promised that if elected, he would give each family a radio. Radios were hard to get, having just been invented in 1931 or thereabouts. So what happened? People voted for him and he won handily. The only problem was that he then nationalized the radio stations and all the people could listen to was Nazi propaganda. We have already heard about the FCC trying to control the electronic media and the internet. When does the other shoe drop?
That is why Obama is loading up the federal workforce and using food stamps and unemployment...because they like being on the public dole and know that a Republican will remove a lot of the freebies. The federal workforce has increased almost double under Obama and the average salary is over $120,000/yr plus benefits. Ths is almost $40,000 above the average salary when Bush was prez. This is double what a similar position in private business makes and they are the ones paying the bills.
Amen and Amen Judson.
As a retired soldier and combat veteran, I see this as worse than "eating our own" because America still has the upper hand and is supposedly in this region to "render assistance" (to people who hate us). There is no good reason for such a betrayal of our own people. It is well understood by the soldiers that following orders could get one maimed for life or killed. One would think it common sense that the "high command" would always "have the back" of the soldiers on the ground. This is an incredible disgrace and one more example of the Obama administration driving the USA over a cliff in an attempt to please everyone but those who elected them to serve.
I strongly believe that using our soldiers for nation building in order to serve the New World Order is just plain wrong. If anyone believes anything else is taking place in this so called "war on terror" than such a one is truly gullible. This act along with many others demonstrates that our military is not cared for by our commanders and they are just being used! In my opinion the President should not be able to send troops into harms way without a declaration of War on the part of our Congress and that only for true self-defense. The "war on terror" is just one more contrived method to use our soldiers for nation building and the attempt to put into place governments that will march to the beat of the New World Order.... Wake up America; the Progressives are feeding off of your sons and daughters!
Paul I got your six and second that motion. That's why I said awhile back that I was "Sounding The Alarm" "General Quarters" is about to begin in our Nation if we let it! What I'm hearing out of Hillary Clinton among others in this Administration and you know who I'm talking about is total disrespect for our young men and women serving now. I won't even dignify them by titles anymore as they have not earned them.