“Why the constant appeasement of Islam? If we are truly a nation of religious freedom, then what works for the Christians should work for the Muslims.
“We can’t please everybody, but all these serial apologies have done is pour fuel on the fire – and the Afghans have responded by murdering even more of our troops. At such a rate that ISAF decided to no longer report on casualties caused by Afghan soldiers or policemen.
“Trust me, I understand the threat that jihadists pose to our country. However, we can’t defeat these barbarians if we are continually showing them weakness. Sure, we have the finest military ever assembled in human history, but if the political masters lack the will to win, what does it matter to our enemies? ….. MORE HERE
“Military policy requires troops in combat zones to burn their trash. So while the government is busy prostrating itself to the Afghan president, they should ask themselves what the troops are supposed to do with Korans that allegedly were used to convey enemy intelligence (besides collecting said intelligence).
“In 2009, the military confiscated and burned unsolicited Bibles sent by a church to Afghanistan. In this case, the Bibles were intended for distribution, not for enemy intelligence purposes. Christians did not respond by rioting and shooting US troops, and neither the military nor our government apologized. The military simply burned them and stated that it was policy.
“That is how exactly how the military should have handled the Koran incident. Once the burnings were reported, announce that prisoners were using them for intelligence, and we disposed of them as per policy. And let Muslims know that if they don’t want non-Muslims to destroy their Korans, then they shouldn’t desecrate them in the first place.
“Instead, our government has thrown those responsible under the bus and dishonored their service— for following the government’s own policy!” from US REPORT
Senior Afghan cleric threatens “storm of fury” if there is no public trial over Qur’an burnings, and troops are not punished under Afghan law
Once again: validating irrational rage, and validating in principle the demands for punishment is only fueling the fire, and further endangering American and other NATO troops. The cleric said it himself: anything seen as a half measure will only serve to enrage, and will become an additional excuse for violence.
“Afghans won’t accept US justice for Koran blunder-cleric,” from Reuters, March 3:
KABUL – Afghans will never accept US justice for five American soldiers involved in burning copies of the Koran, and could rise up in a “storm of fury” if there is no public trial, a senior cleric said on Saturday.
The burning of Korans at a NATO air base has incensed the Muslim nation and sparked protests, complicating efforts by the United States to forge a long-term security pact with Afghanistan ahead of an end-2014 foreign combat troop pullout.
“The military leaders who ordered the burning and the offenders should both be tried and punished … This evil crime has been done inside Afghanistan so the punishment must be according to the country’s law,” Qazi Nazir Ahmad Hanafi, head of an Afghan group comprising clerics and parliamentarians investigating the incident, told Reuters.
To discipline ANY US military for this incident is absolutely unimaginable! Every American should write or call their representatives and protest this… before heads roll!!! Thomas Jefferson realized more than 200 years ago the only way to “reason” with radical Islamists was from a position of strength.