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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed in Quran Blowback

Today, the Taliban called on Afghans to attack “foreign troops.” It may be a coincidence, though it hardly matters, because an Afghan soldier turned his weapon on U.S. troops killing two.

Pres. Obama had already sent a letter of apology to Pres. Karzai, which is posted on the Afghanistan site.

From CBS:

Two U.S. troops have been shot to death and four more wounded by an Afghan solider who turned his gun on his allies in apparent anger over the burning of Korans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan, an Afghan official tells CBS News.

A statement from the International Security Assistance Force – Afghanistan, the international coalition in the country, confirmed that two troops were killed in Eastern Afghanistan on Thursday by “an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform.”

ISAF does not typically give the nationality of casualties until family members have been notified, but the CBS News source in the Afghan government said those killed and injured in the attack in the eastern Ningarhar province, along the border with Pakistan, were Americans.

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14 Responses to Two U.S. Soldiers Killed in Quran Blowback

  1. fangio February 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm #

    “  The Ugly American , “  returns.

  2. cjoblak@hotmail.com February 23, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    what a bunch of nut jobs.  Killing people over a book!!!!!!!!!  There’s no hope for those types.

    • Cujo359 February 23, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

      I think they’re killing us because we’re in their country and they don’t want us there. There’s a long history of that sort of thing in Afghanistan. Were I a leader of such a movement in Afghanistan, I’d be playing up the Koran angle, regardless of whether it was true or not.

      • Rick Roberts February 23, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

        True, but they are also killing over just a book. We have seen this before.

        • Cujo359 February 23, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

          They’re killing us because we’re foreigners who are in their country, and seemingly doing our best to blow it up. The Koran thing probably just pisses them off more.

          As I’ve mentioned in other threads, I’m aware of the intolerance and craziness of Islamists in much of the Islamic world. To put these latest incidents in Afghanistan down to merely “killing over just a book” is simplistic nonsense. When you’re a foreign occupier, anything you do wrong is magnified. When you’re a foreign occupier in a profoundly isolated and religious country like Afghanistan, and you burn their holy book, that wrong is magnified immensely.

    • Rick Roberts February 23, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

      Exactly.

  3. Cujo359 February 23, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    From the CBS article:

    The source also said the shooting appeared to be motivated by the burning of Korans at the sprawling U.S. Bagram air base, north of Kabul, but he did not provide additional details as to what led him to that conclusion.

    It could be just an assumption.

    I’m used to reading about incidents like this every few weeks – people in the uniforms of Afghan police or military turning their weapons on the ISAF soldiers with them. There’s been resistance activity there going back years, and this is one of the means the resistors have used to attack foreign military people.

  4. Rick Roberts February 23, 2012 at 4:19 pm #

    OK, so you know how we have a policy of not negotiating with terrorists because it simply rewards their behavior and increases the likelihood that they and their imitators will do it again? Well, the same should go for these nuts who stomp around all insulted because some infidel handled their book improperly or said something mean about their prophet. The media attention they get, the effusive apologies from commanders in the field and even the President simply reward their outrageous behavior. Enough is enough. You can’t speak to these people as one adult to another.

    Leave them. Get out. And get ready to unleash hell if we catch them planning more shit like they pulled on 9/11.

    Barack was wrong to apologize the way he did. He promised to take action, including “holding accountable those responsible”. Well, guess what holding accountable means to these fools. It means death to the offenders!

    I’m just over this whole thing.

    • cjoblak@hotmail.com February 24, 2012 at 9:07 am #

      Right on Rick!

  5. secularhumanizinevoluter February 23, 2012 at 5:24 pm #

    1.”OK, so you know how we have a policy of not negotiating with terrorists because it simply rewards their behavior and increases the likelihood that they and their imitators will do it again?”

    REALLY….since when? When raygunzap negotiated with Iran for the Hostages? When Raygunzap negotiated with Iran and sold them weapons in Iran/Contra? When Ragunzap armed the Contras and actually MINED a foriegn countries harbor? When raygunzap armed the Mujahadeen? HEY, didn’t they become AlQaeda? Oh never mind. When the torturer in chief negotiated with the Taliban?

    2.”Well, the same should go for these nuts who stomp around all insulted because some infidel handled their book improperly or said something mean about their prophet. The media attention they get, the effusive apologies from commanders in the field and even the President simply reward their outrageous behavior. Enough is enough. You can’t speak to these people as one adult to another.”

    Gosh are you talking about the Uberchristofacists who got so bent outta shape over “Piss Christ”? Or the ones, along with all the US GOVERNMENTAL folks who get so outraged over any artist that dares say anything other then adulation about GAWD da fadda or Jeebus or his mom? You can’t speak to these people as one adult to another.

    3.”Leave them. Get out. And get ready to unleash hell if we catch them planning more shit like they pulled on 9/11.”

    You can’t speak to someone as one adult to another when they make stupid statements like this.

    4.”Barack was wrong to apologize the way he did.”

    Yeah…cause we be MURICANS an we don pologize for NOTHIN!!!

    5.”He promised to take action, including “holding accountable those responsible”. ”

    Yeah, MURICANS don’t apologize for NOTHIN no matter HOW wrong we are!!!!

    6.”Well, guess what holding accountable means to these fools. It means death to the offenders!”

    Frankly, it won’t be for them…it will be for US, cause you see, WE are supposed to be the good guys…WE are supposed to be different .

    7.”I’m just over this whole thing.”

    Good, maybe we won’t have to read anymore stupid neocon neanderthal male bovine fecal matter on the subject.

    • Rick Roberts February 23, 2012 at 5:35 pm #

      REALLY….since when? When raygunzap negotiated with Iran for the Hostages? When Raygunzap negotiated with Iran and sold them weapons in Iran/Contra? When Ragunzap armed the Contras and actually MINED a foriegn countries harbor? When raygunzap armed the Mujahadeen? HEY, didn’t they become AlQaeda? Oh never mind. When the torturer in chief negotiated with the Taliban?

      I’m not arguing that we have ever held to that standard. You completely miss the point. The point was that any time you reward a behavior, you get more of it. That’s psych 101.

      Gosh are you talking about the Uberchristofacists who got so bent outta shape over “Piss Christ”? Or the ones, along with all the US GOVERNMENTAL folks who get so outraged over any artist that dares say anything other then adulation about GAWD da fadda or Jeebus or his mom?

      Yes, of course. Them, too. Though I have some trouble being as disgusted by goons who don’t go about chopping off heads.

      I read every word you wrote this time, though I usually don’t. Frankly, it’s hard to wade through the all CAPS, extended period trails, gonzo made-up words, and multiple exclamation marks that litter your writing. I usually skim it and move on. Thanks for playing. Stay classy.

    • cjoblak@hotmail.com February 24, 2012 at 9:12 am #

      I find it very hard to believe, Sec, that you are defending these murderers.  They killed over a book that I thought you find disgusting and non reality based, being the atheist that you are.  I would have thought you would find it stupid and would have ranted your Gawd or Allah that doesn’t exist, or make fun of book inspired byt their imaginary friend?

      You’re the biggest contradiction I’ve ever come across.

  6. secularhumanizinevoluter February 23, 2012 at 7:52 pm #

     

    1.”I’m not arguing that we have ever held to that standard. You completely miss the point. The point was that any time you reward a behavior, you get more of it. That’s psych 101.”

    Well, seems the Irish and English might be able to argue the point. Also seems the Egyptians and Israelis kinda put the kibosh to your psych 101. maybe that’s why you should keep going to class.

     

    2.”Yes, of course. Them, too. Though I have some trouble being as disgusted by goons who don’t go about chopping off heads.”

    REALLY! Ooops, forgot, you just don’t like capitals. There are quite a few dead folks here from these ‘goons”. Our goons kill folks just because they don’t live the way they want. Fire bombs, shootings, beating to death, plain old bombs. And then there’s the ones who send Anthrax.

    3.”I read every word you wrote this time, though I usually don’t. Frankly, it’s hard to wade through the all CAPS, extended period trails, gonzo made-up words, and multiple exclamation marks that litter your writing. I usually skim it and move on. Thanks for playing. Stay classy.”

    I am so like, honored an stuff. I read all of your posts, although lately you’ve slipped over into the make me cringe when someone points out you’re supposed to be on the left. On this particular point you sound like an neocon kill em cause they’re arab type.

    • Rick Roberts February 23, 2012 at 8:21 pm #

      What are you even talking about, dude?

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