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October 22, 2005

We Have GOT To Stop Playing Defense In This War!

Font in BOLD is my opinion throughout article

Washington Post
Karzai Condemns Alleged Body Desecration

The Associated Press
Friday, October 21, 2005; 8:28 AM

KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai on Friday condemned the alleged desecration of the bodies of two dead Taliban fighters by U.S. troops, but he said mistakes happen in war and Afghans shouldn't let it mar their impression of the United States. Condemned???? did he condemn the attacks on the USS Cole, 9-11-Beriut and other attacks by Muslims on the US?

His apparent attempt to reduce Afghans' anger over the incident came amid warnings by Islamic clerics of a possible violent anti-American backlash.
Where was the Afghans anger at those that committed war on 9-11 and all the other attacks on Americans throughout the world!

"Sometimes things happen in these sort of operations, during war. Soldiers make mistakes," he told reporters in Kabul. "We are very grateful for the international community's assistance. ... Their soldiers have shed their blood in our country."

But he added, "We in Afghanistan in accordance with our religion ... are very unhappy and condemn the burning of the two Taliban dead bodies. I hope such incidents will not occur again."

Karzai on Thursday ordered an inquiry into television video that purportedly shows U.S. soldiers burning the bodies of the two dead Taliban fighters to taunt other militants. The U.S. military also launched an investigation.

The U.S. military declared the alleged abuse "repugnant" and vowed to investigate, while the State Department directed U.S. embassies to say such actions don't reflect American values.

Australia's SBS television network broadcast the video purportedly showing soldiers burning the bodies of two suspected Taliban fighters in hills outside Gonbaz village in the southern Shah Wali Kot district _ an area plagued by Taliban activity and considered by the local security forces as too dangerous to venture into unless accompanied by U.S. troops.

Viewers of the video saw a group of about five troops in light-colored military fatigues, which did not have any distinguishing marks, standing near to a bonfire in which two bodies were laid side by side. The flames obscured the view of the bodies, making it impossible to tell if the remains were of Taliban fighters.

The network said the video was taken by a freelance journalist, Stephen Dupont. Dupont, who told The Associated Press that he was embedded with the Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade, said the burnings happened Oct.1st.

Cremating bodies is banned under Islam, and one Muslim leader in Afghanistan compared the video to photographs of U.S. troops abusing prisoners at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.

"Abu Ghraib ruined the reputation of the Americans in Iraq and to me this is even worse," Faiz Mohammed told The Associated Press from northern Kunduz province. "This is against Islam. Afghans will be shocked by this news. It is so humiliating. There will be very, very dangerous consequences from this."
Threats? Threats ?? HEY! Show me where this Faiz Mohammed made threats to the Taliban after 9-11 !

A cleric in Kabul, Said Mohammed Omar, said, "The burnings of these bodies is an offense against Muslims everywhere. Bodies are only burned in hell."

Video of the alleged act has not been broadcast yet in Afghanistan and though the local media has reported on it, many people were still not aware of it. There have been no demonstrations such as the anti-American protests in May that turned violent and killed 15 people over a report _ later retracted _ that U.S. soldiers at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility desecrated Islam's holy book, the Quran.

Wild Thing's Comments continued in bold....
This is regarding the trashing of the vile Quran....
-Not one of these illegal enemy combatant detainee's
who came from Afghanistan had a Qur'an in his
possession when captured
-A brand new Qur'an in the specific, native language
of each individual was provided to each "enemy combatant".

-Each illegal enemy combatant detained at Guantanamo is
given three nutritious halal meals (culturally-appropriate and
in accordance with Islamic dietary law) per day. The meals
include all optional condiments.

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee receives Muslim feast
meals at special times in accordance with Muslim feasts and holy
periods during the year.

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee has unrestricted access
to Muslim Imams and religious instruction

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee has a Quibla, a large
green and white sign in his cell which points toward Mecca.

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee hears Islamic loudspeaker
calls to prayer five times daily.

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee received a brand new
Muslim prayer cap.

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee received a brand new
prayer rug

-Each illegal enemy combatant detainee received brand new
Islamic prayer beads. Each illegal enemy combatant detainee
received Islamic holy oil.

-Each illegal enemy combatant had ALL of this done and paid
for him at US taxpayer expense and this is far, far in excess of
requirements delineated by Geneva Convention Cat. III protocols
on the treatment of Prisoners of War. Why is none of this
information coming forth from the mainstream media?
On June 1, 2005 – Seventeen people were killed today when a suicide
bomber reportedly linked to al Qaeda and the Taliban blew himself
up in the Abdul Rub Akhundzadar Mosque in Kandahar province.

And this is a darn good reason to burn dead bodies…..

Stench Prompted U.S. Troops to Burn Corpses

Lt. Nelson took the decision that could jeopardize his service career. "We decided to burn the bodies," one soldier recounts, "because they were bloated and they stank."

Now look you terrorists!
You waaaaa and Boo Hoo about your freakin Quran and then you yourselves show no respect for it.
What do you do? You go and blow up your mosques where ...
hello......there are Qurans in there....YOUR place of worship and
you could care less about it. No condemnations when THAT happened!
NO outrage at all when one of your own does something against respecting your Quran, your mosques, your so called Religion of Peace.
Give me a break!

Posted by Wild Thing at October 22, 2005 08:02 PM


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Posted by: chrys at October 23, 2005 04:11 AM

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Posted by: Wild Thing at October 23, 2005 11:02 AM