A viral video showing a ‘UFO’ destroying what is stated to be a Taliban base in Afghanistan has taken the internet by storm.
The one-minute-35-second YouTube clip contains footage of a mysterious triangular-shaped flying object using Star Wars-like firepower for destruction.
The location is reported to be a Taliban camp in the eastern Afghan city of Asadabad.
“As the crew of a Nato armoured vehicle watch on in the foreground, flashing lights suddenly flash spit forth from the underside of the mysterious object,” states a Mirror report.
Explosions can be seen and heard and soon the place gets covered by the huge cloud of smoke. In the later part of the video, the person shooting it zooms in, giving viewers a close-up of the flying object.
The video, titled ‘UFO attacks Taliban camp’, was reportedly filmed by US Marines in March 2014.
YouTube users have been quick to comment on the film, which has been viewed more than 69,000 times since it was uploaded on 5 May.
While some users on social media claimed that the craft was a drone, others insist that it is fake.
Watch the video below:
Nor could they say how much the U.S. is spending in Afghanistan, even far-left Congressman Gerry Connolly called their inability to answer these questions “stunning.”
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R., Calif.) had a simple question Wednesday for three of the Obama administration’s top Afghanistan specialists: How many American troops have been killed in Afghanistan this year?
None of the witnesses at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Afghanistan had an answer.
How much is the U.S. spending in Afghanistan? Mr. Rohrabacher asked.
No one could say.
“We’re supposed to believe that you fellas have a plan that’s going to end up in a positive way in Afghanistan?” Mr. Rohrabacher asked. “Holy cow!”
Mr. Rohrabacher’s incredulous questioning came during a two-hour hearing on U.S. policy in Afghanistan that revealed increasing congressional frustration with U.S. policy as the administration tries to rescue its plan to keep thousands of troops in Afghanistan through the end of this decade, if not beyond.
Rep. Gerry Connolly (D., Va.) called the witnesses’ inability to rattle off the facts “a stunning development.”
“How can you come to a congressional oversight hearing on this subject and not know” the answers? He asked. “Like that wouldn’t be a question the tip of one’s tongue.”
I would be very clear, not “clear” like Mr. Let Me Be Clear While I Lie Through My Teeth To You, but truly clear, especially to other nations.
To North Korea I would say, this. The next threat you issue towards us, or our allies will be taken seriously, and will result in your country losing a major military installation of our choosing. A second threat will result in, well, you might not want to even think about that.
To Hamid Karzai I would say. We are leaving, you are on your own, you will not place our military at a disadvantage with moronic rules of engagement that favor terrorists.
To Mexico I would say simply that we are going to seal our border and control who enters. Any group caught smuggling drugs into America will be found and eradicated by any means within our power to bring to bear. Also those drug cartels, which pose, in my view, a threat to Americans living in border states, will be dealt with by YOU, or I will confer with my military leaders and discern the most effective way to eradicate that vermin. And we will do so, and you will stay the Hell out-of-the-way.
To Iran a simple note would suffice. If you continue pursuing nuclear weapons, and thus posing a grave threat to us and our allies, I will not only support Israel in taking your capability out, but the United States military will be taking full part.
To China just this. Dear Chicoms, we will fly our fucking planes where we want WHEN we want, end of discussion! Oh, and about Taiwan, and Japan, do not even think about it.
Finally to the UN just a few words. Get you building the Hell out of America, YESTERDAY!
God bless the Red Raiders! This Gator salutes you
Texas Tech unveiled its good-looking “Lone Survivor” football uniforms on Monday, which the team will wear against Kansas State on Nov. 9 to honor slain Navy SEALS, Marcus Luttrell and his Lone Survivor Foundation.
Readers of TheBlaze are likely familiar with Luttrell’s story and the former Navy SEAL’s nonprofit he created after the release of his 2007 book “Lone Survivor.” The book tells Luttrell’s incredible story of survival and provides a sneak peak into the horrors of war during “Operation Redwing” in Afghanistan, where 19 members of Navy SEAL Team 10 were killed.
The helmet features the number “19″ in honor of the slain Navy SEALS and wings similar to those found in the Lone Survivor Foundation’s official logo. Further, the words “Never Quit” appear on the sleeves and helmet.
After Tech’s game against Kansas State, the jerseys will reportedly be auctioned off and the proceeds will go to the Lone Survivor Foundation, Yahoo! Sports reports.
Via Gateway Pundit. I have just one question. Can we put a bullet in this bastards head now?
AP reports: Army Maj. Nidal Hasan was convicted Friday in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood, a shocking assault against American troops at home by one of their own who said he opened fire on fellow soldiers to protect Muslim insurgents abroad.
The Army psychiatrist acknowledged carrying out the attack in a crowded waiting room where unarmed troops were making final preparations to deploy to Afghanistan and Iraq. Thirteen people were killed and more than 30 wounded.
Because Hasan never denied his actions, the court-martial was always less about a conviction than it was about ensuring he received the death penalty. From the beginning of the case, the federal government has sought to execute Hasan, believing that any sentence short of a lethal injection would deprive the military and the families of the dead of the justice they have sought for nearly four years.
A jury of 13 high-ranking military officers reached a unanimous guilty verdict in about seven hours. In the next phase of the trial, they must all agree to give Hasan the death penalty before he can be sent to the military’s death row, which has just five other prisoners. If they do not agree, the 42-year-old could spend the rest of his life in prison.
Four years? It took four years to convict this vile, despicable coward?
So, a Gurkha beheaded a Taliban fighter? What is the problem exactly? What do we need when fighting Jihadists? More bad asses like Gurkhas
A GURKHA under investigation for beheading a Taliban gunman has been allowed back on normal duty.
The Nepalese soldier faced court martial after he returned to base with the enemy fighter’s head in a bag and presented it to senior officers.
He had decapitated the insurgent with his kukri machete, the traditional Gurkha weapon, during fierce fighting on the Afghan front line.
Gurkhas do not play. I am reminded of the story about the Gurkha that killed 30 Taliban “fighters” in Afghanistan. One officer commented “what made the Taliban think 30 of them could take a Gurkha?”
In a shocking lack of security by the Obama Administration, a watchdog group has uncovered multiple instances of U.S. military contracts being handed out to supporters of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. Even more shocking is that Administration officials decided not to cancel them because of “due process rights”.
Following this report came a letter from John Sopko, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, citing 43 cases in which the U.S. Army Suspension and Debarment Office has declined to follow up on. Sopko said, “I am deeply troubled that the U.S. military can pursue, attack, and even kill terrorists and their supporters, but that some in the U.S. Government believe we cannot prevent these same people from receiving a government contract.”
Sopko explained that the Army should follow the rules of common sense in its debarment program. The problem lies in contracts that are divided amongst local contractors. Sopko specifically cited a $32 million dollar program to install barricades, bars and gratings to prevent the placement of roadside bombs, which he has found impossible to confirm the actual number of contracts awarded.
In response to his finding, the Army has stated there isn’t enough evidence to suspend the contracts under federal regulation. It went on to say that, “suspending the contracts at this point would fail to meet due-process requirements and would be deemed arbitrary if challenged in court.”
Summing up his concerns, IG Sopko said “Unless the U.S. Government improves in contract-oversight policies and practices, far too much will be wasted.”
Let’s hope the federal government stops funding our enemies.
“I regret maybe any repercussions it might have had on the Marines. But do I regret doing it? Hell no,” Sgt. Joseph Chamblin told WSOC-TV in Charlotte, N.C., adding that he would do it again.
The infamous incident was videotaped and uploaded to YouTube last year, becoming international news and raising fears of retaliation by Afghan troops against their coalition trainers.
“These were the same guys that were killing our family, killing our brothers,” said Sgt. Chamblin, who was on a mission to stop Taliban insurgents from making roadside bombs.
One of his sniper team members, Sgt. Mark Bradley, was killed by a buried bomb days before the incident.
“We’re human,” he said. “Who wouldn’t if you lost your brother or mother? Wouldn’t you want revenge?”
Sgt. Chamblin said he didn’t consider endangering other troops by the act, but considered the psychological effect it would have on the enemy “because if an infidel touches the body, they’re not going to Mecca or paradise.”
“So now these insurgents see what happens when you mess with us,” said Sgt. Chamblin, adding that he is planning to retire in September and is writing a book.
The Marines court-martialed nine troops for the incident. Sgt. Chamblin, a 15-year veteran, pleaded guilty for urinating on the bodies and dereliction of duty and was fined $500 and demoted, WSOC reported.
“Do you want the Marine Corps to be a group of Boy Scout pretty boys or do you want guys that will go out and kill the people trying to take advantage of your country and kill Americans?” he said. “Which do you want? Because you can’t have both.”
The United States military is second to none, but there are two looming threats to that superiority. first there is defense cuts, which could leave our military impotent, then there is the threat of P. C. Here are some very bad signs
Via Fox News:
The U.S. military reportedly ordered soldiers to remove a cross and a steeple from atop a chapel and to board up cross-shaped windows at a remote American forward operating base in Afghanistan.
The removal of Christian symbols from the chapel at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E came after a solider complained — leading American Atheists president David Silverman to send a letter to the Pentagon.
“Soldiers with minority religious beliefs and atheists often feel like second-class citizens when Christianity is seemingly officially endorsed by their own base,” Silverman told Fox News. “We are very happy the Pentagon and the Army decided to do the right thing.”
Silverman said a Christian chapel on an Army base in Afghanistan could have put American troops in danger.
“It enflames this Muslim versus Christian mentality,” he said. “This is not a Muslim versus Christian war — but if the Army base has a large chapel on it that has been converted to Christian-only, it sends a message that could be interpreted as hostile to Islam.
The Army released a statement to NBC acknowledging board had also been placed over the cross-shaped windows while the base ordered new doors.
Here we go, better not risk offending an Atheist or an Islamist. I wonder what George Patton would have to say about this inanity. But there is more. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta seems to be obsessed with a gender neutral military
(CNSNews.com) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that whether they are male or female “everyone is entitled to a chance” to become a combat soldier in a military that will now adopt “gender neutral” standards.
“If members of our military can meet the qualifications for a job–and let me be clear, we’re not talking about reducing the qualifications for a job–if they can meet the qualifications for the job then they should have the right to serve,” Panetta said at a Pentagon press conference.
The Defense Department announced today that it would rescind its 1994 policy restricting women from serving in combat-focused positions such as infantry units, potentially opening up 230,000 positions to female service members.
Sure, IF the standards are not lowered or altered fine. Problem is, I do not trust a Liberal like Panetta, or a Leftist like his boss, to NOT change he standards. Then there is always the threat of our government caving in to UN pressure and surrendering part or all of our right to protect ourselves
The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights has launched an investigation into drone strikes and will review resultant civilian casualties to determine whether the attacks constitute a war crime.
Ben Emmerson, a UN special rapporteur on human rights and counter-terrorism, formally launched the inquiry on Thursday, in response to requests from Russia, China and Pakistan.
A statement released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights states that the inquiry will provide a “critical examination of the factual evidence concerning civilian casualties”. [...]
At a press conference on Thursday in London, Emmerson said that the British government had already agreed to co-operate with the investigation and that he was “optimistic” that the US would do the same.
He also requested the US to release “before and after” videos of the drone strikes and internal reports of those killed, including civilians.
Of course our only statement to the UN should be short, very short. I am think two words long, care to guess which two words? Here is a hint the first words starts with a big fat “F”. Again, let this serve as a reminder that Leftists are a threat to everything that makes America free and strong. You might be feeling like you were kicked in the groin ever since election day. Well shake it off. Politics are cyclical, and do not even think of packing it is, we have too much to lose, including our opportunity to retake and rebuild our republic that the Founders gave us.
Via Donald Douglas This shows clearly that some people do not belong in a y position of authority
Candy ass, he should keep walking if he does not believe in the right of self-defense. And let me, and Michelle Malkin remind you all how much the Left hates your guns, and YES, they are definitely looking to confiscate your guns
There were 405 Coalition deaths in Afghanistan in 2012. 310 of the 405 deaths were Americans.
Meanwhile in Chicago…
There were 532 homicides in 2012.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel 72% of U.S. Casualties in Afghan War Under Obama’s Watchx, in part, to the broader problem of illegal guns.
A police officer leaves Noah Foods December 28, 2012 in Chicago, Ill. Nathaniel Jackson, believed to be the 500th murder victim of the year in Chicago, was shot in the head and killed outside the store on December 27. (NY Daily News)
A teenage girl was beheaded by a relative in northern Afghanistan after she turned down his marriage proposals, according to reports.
The victim, named as Gisa, was decapitated with a knife in the Imam Sahib district of Kunduz province on Tuesday, local police said. She is believed to be around 15-years-old.
A police spokesman said two men, named as Sadeq and Massoud, had been arrested following the teenage girl’s murder.
The two men are understood to be close relatives of the victim that live in the same village.
Local police sources have said the men behind the attack wanted to marry the girl, but their advances had been turned down by victim’s father.
Gisa is understood to have been attacked as she returned to her home in Kulkul village after going out to collect water from a nearby well.
Her father told a local news agency he had not wanted his daughter to get married because she was too young.
Afghanistan’s Taliban regime – notorious for its oppression of women in the country – was ousted in 2001, but extreme violence against women is still rife.
In 2009 the Elimination of Violence Against Woman law was introduced in Afghanistan, criminalising child marriage, forced marriage, ‘giving away’ a girl or woman to settle a dispute, among other acts of violence against the female population of the ultra-conservative Islamic nation.
But the UN has said there is a ‘long way to go’ before the rights of Afghan women are fully protected.
Comprehensive official statistics on the number of incidents of violence against women in the country are difficult to establish, with the majority of cases going unreported. However in the year to March 2011, Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission registered over 2,000 acts of violence against women.
The NATO-led International Security and Assistance Force has given high priority to re-establishing women’s rights that were eradicated under the Taliban as part of its efforts to create a security strategy for Afghanistan.
But with the deadline for international troops to pull out of the country – scheduled for the end of 2014 – looming, activists have warned that the outlook for the female population remains bleak.
Human Rights Watch has said women’s rights are increasingly at risk in the run up to the scheduled draw-down of NATO forces, with early and forced marriage, impunity for violence against women and lack of access of justice among the long list of challenges they still face.
While Afghan women have won back some basic rights since the Taliban was toppled 11 years ago, so-called honour killings remain relatively commonplace in the war-torn Islamic nation.
This year the country’s Independent Human Rights Commission recorded 16 incidents of honour killings in March and April alone, the first two months of the Afghan new year.
During the month of July a spate of brutal killings in the country – which left four women and two children dead – attracted international attention.
The Independent Human Rights Commission warned last month that Afghanistan has seen a sharp rise in cases of both honour killings and rape, adding that many incidents of murder and sexual assault go unreported to authorities.
The ever-present threat of violence at the hands of men in a patriarchal society has also led to an increase in cases of Afghan women taking their own lives.
Dozens of women commit suicide in the country each year, often to escape failed or abusive marriages.
Divorce is still taboo in Afghanistan, and women who flee their marriages, if caught, face stringent prison sentences.
A family court established in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, in 2003 offered a semblance of hope for women in the country that are trapped in forced marriages or subject to domestic violence – but it still adheres to Afghanistan’s version of Islamic sharia law.
Traditional Afghan culture places no onus on a man who wants to leave his spouse to go through legal proceedings – he can divorce his wife without any approval of the justice system. In the court in Kabul, a woman must plead her case before judges and lawyers, and she must have five male witnesses willing to attend in support.
A recent case saw a 17-year-old girl forced to accept a marriage proposal from a man she despised successfully argued for her engagement to be scrapped by the court, according to The Washington Post.
Tragically for Farima, who dreamed of becoming a doctor, the decision did not mark a return to the life of relative freedom she enjoyed before her engagement. Before taking her battle to the court, the desperate teenager had thrown herself from the roof of her Kabul home.
Farima broke her back in the fall, but survived. Her fiance insisted that their planned marriage must still go ahead, leading the now disabled teenager to take her battle to the family court.
Following the case, the 17-year-old is back in her childhood home. Her family did not allow her to return to school, and the injuries she sustained in her failed suicide bid mean relatives fear she will be unlikely to marry in the future. While she managed, against the odds, to free herself from a fate she dreaded, the future for this defiant Afghan girl still looks bleak.
And she is pulling no punches in regards to Islamists, Nice Deb has the story
Via Dan Riehl, who thinks “the suits” at CBS will be none too thrilled with correspondent, Lara Logan’s Keynote speech at the Better Government Association annual luncheon in Chicago, last week, after the call they’ll likely get from the Obama White House….
Laura Washington of the Chicago Sun-Times described her speech to the roughly 1,100 influentials from government, politics, media, and the legal and corporate arenas as “provocative”, “ominous and frightening”:
She arrived in Chicago on the heels of her Sept. 30 report, “The Longest War.” It examined the Afghanistan conflict and exposed the perils that still confront America, 11 years after 9/11.
Eleven years later, “they” still hate us, now more than ever, Logan told the crowd. The Taliban and al-Qaida have not been vanquished, she added. They’re coming back.
“I chose this subject because, one, I can’t stand, that there is a major lie being propagated . . .” Logan declared in her native South African accent.
The lie is that America’s military might has tamed the Taliban.
“There is this narrative coming out of Washington for the last two years,” Logan said. It is driven in part by “Taliban apologists,” who claim “they are just the poor moderate, gentler, kinder Taliban,” she added sarcastically. “It’s such nonsense!”
Logan stepped way out of the “objective,” journalistic role. The audience was riveted as she told of plowing through reams of documents, and interviewing John Allen, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan; Afghan President Hamid Karzai, and a Taliban commander trained by al-Qaida. The Taliban and al-Qaida are teaming up and recruiting new terrorists to do us deadly harm, she reports.
Lots more at the link. This is an enemy that must be exterminated, you cannot eliminate them by waging a PC war. You must be brutal, and take every opportunity to strike them. And yes, you must be willing to use every weapon at your disposal.
William Teach wants to know, because it does seem that Obama is setting up a “peace in our time” moment!
The man is desperate to get some sort of political win in Afghanistan. Either that or he simply doesn’t understand, or care, that the Taliban is a hard core Islamist group bent on killing the infidel.
(Washington Post) The United States has for several years been secretly releasing high-level detainees from a military prison in Afghanistan as part of negotiations with insurgent groups, a bold effort to quell violence but one that U.S. officials acknowledge poses substantial risks.
No, the Obama admin has been releasing these people who are pretty anti-women.
But the releases are an inherent gamble: The freed detainees are often notorious fighters who would not be released under the traditional legal system for military prisoners in Afghanistan. They must promise to give up violence —and U.S. officials warn them that if they are caught attacking American troops, they will be detained once again.
Egads! How can he be this naive? And what type of warning is that? Teach gives us a great analogy
That reminds me of an old Robin Williams joke about British police carrying no guns, just nightsticks “Stop! Or I’ll yell stop again.” But, I’m sure the little Taliban darlings will simply give up there life of violence in the name of Allah and Mohammed and play with pretty unicorns they were given on release.
Oh but of course they will. Obama will just fill them up with Hope and Change………Good Freaking Grief!
With tensions at an all time high in Afghanistan following the Koran burnings, the urination video, and the killing of 16 civilians attention is now falling on a long line of “Infidel” apparel and gear.
Exhausted from how they feel they’re being perceived, troops have taken to wearing patches and carrying items that label themselves infidels and offer translation in local dialect.
In the Muslim world an infidel means literally “one without faith” who rejects the central teachings of Islam.
Military.com tracked down Clayton Montgomery at Mil-Spec Monkey, a large online seller of infidel gear, who says his most popular item by far is the “Pork Eating Crusader Patch.”
The patch includes an image of a knight in a Crusade’s tunic, eating what appears to be a large ham hock, and lest there be any confusion — a translation in Arabic.
Or to their “leaders”. our nation, through our president, has apologized for the burning of a few Korans in Afghanistan. Yet, Hamid Karzai still has the unmitigated gall to demand that we punish the soldiers who burnt them.
(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 discussing the matter with “jihadi leaders,” “prominent scholars,” and Afghan elected officials, and that he spoke for the “pure sentiments” of the “Afghan nation” and the “Islamic world,” when he said: “We call on the US government to bring the perpetrators of the act to justice and put them on trial and punish them.”
At the same time Karzai was demanding the prosecution and punishment of U.S. troops involved in the Koran-burning incident, he conceded that the U.S. government had indicated that the Koran burning “was not deliberate.”
“We all know that regrettably some days ago an American soldier burnt our Holy Koran,” Karzai said, according to the BBC translation. “We condemn this vicious act in the strongest terms. The government and the people, scholars, tribal dignitaries, spiritual figures of Afghanistan, the educated people of our country all share the people’s feelings. . . Our people’s sensitiveness is right and is laudable.” [...]
“Today,” Karzai said, “we had a detailed session attended by jihadi leaders, prominent scholars, speakers of both houses — the lower house and the senate — the esteemed chief justice, vice presidents and other dignitaries and our government. We discussed the matter of the burning of the Holy Koran. Representing the Afghan nation and their pure sentiments, in fact the Islamic world, once again we call on the US government to bring the perpetrators of the act to justice and put them on trial and punish them.”
Unbelievable! This man, if you can call a weasel like Karzai a man with a straight face, has absolutely no gratitude to our military. We sacrifice, we bleed, we try to drag this assbackwards nation out of the stone age, and this is how we are repaid? Frankly, we ought to tell Karzai to kiss our ass, and leave. Let Karzai run his country,and let him face the damned consequences if we ever have to go back. As I wrote Friday, the problem here is that too many Muslims have allowed themselves to be indoctrinated to be radicals. Silverfiddle hits upon the same point in this post
Our bowing and scraping is not cooling the feral, instinctual anger sparked by us burning some books that the holy jihadis had desecrated first by scribbling in them. Instead, the flames climb higher at each western apology.
When has apologizing to ignorant, intolerant, bigoted haters ever worked? When? When in the entire history of Islam has an apology to it or its practitioners ever quelled the bonfires of fury and murder?
First we apologized, some of our troops were killed, we apologized again, Afghans “on our side” killed two more of our military officers working at an Afghan ministry. Now our government has announce that within the next 10 days, every one of our soldiers in Afghanistan will be “intensively trained” in “the proper handling of religious materials.” Sure. Those 100,000+ troops have nothing better to do over there…
Just as you can never appease tyrants,you cannot expect a reasonable apology to fanatics who are living in some far gone century. Silverfiddle hits upon another tremendously crucial point here
This is being stoked by a small number of misanthropic manipulators that do not represent all Afghanis or all Muslims. Sadly, the vast majority are far worse than that. They are ignorant and manipulable; a willing crowd dancing to the macabre tune when Explody the Fire-Breathing Clown and his Rampaging Circus comes to town.
Aussie Brendan O’Neill sees striking similarities between the east and west’s professional victims who manipulate their enemies with perpetual outrage and offense-taking:
Ironically, these pretty craven apologies from NATO and the Obama administration for an innocent mistake made by two NATO personnel are likely only to have inflamed the protests.
Because, as is the case over here, in our ever more touchy and sensitive societies, when you tiptoe around a certain group of people, when you buy into the idea that offending cultural sensibilities is the greatest sin of our age, you actually give people a licence to feel offended.
When you apologise for causing offence and promise never, ever to do it again, you give succour to the idea that offensiveness is a unique and terrible evil, and you flatter the ostentatious offence-taking of groups who wish to be protected by a moral force-field from public debate or ridicule.
[...] NATO has made itself a hostage to fortune, giving Afghan radicals a licence to go mental at the next whiff of any slight, whether intentional or accidental, against Islam. (Buying into the Myth)
Go read all of Silverfiddle’s post, it is excellent. He has come to the same conclusion that I have. In short, it would seem that Afghanistan is just not ready for Western values like religious freedom, or tolerance. Leave them to fix their mess, if they can. And, if we ever have a reason to take military action there again, well,then we need to use that famed Big Stick to its fullest. No worrying about rebuilding, or Democratizing,or any of that. As Randy says, leave, AFTER we send a very clear message
It is time to show the rest of the world enough is enough.
Gen Jacobson said: “We have seen an emotional week, we have seen a busy week – but it would be too early to say this incident was linked to what we have seen over the last days.
Huh? Turn that piece of shit country into a parking lot and bring our troops home. Not one more American life.
And if you are wondering, that message would put the fear of God into Pakistan as well. And yes Iran, you too.
Also read this post at American and Proud. Robert makes the case that the form of Islam practiced in the Middle East is simply not compatible civilized societies
The truth being, Islam as an entity in the world has been hijacked to some degree. While I DO SERIOUSLY believe that Islam is a cult. All Cults are not dangerous. And I also know there are some fine Americans who happen to believe the Quran is the truth. While I disagree with them on philosophical and spiritual lines, they have that right as Americans.
Islam as it is practiced in the Middle East is NOT compatible with the 21st Century. It will never be compatible. Afghanistan for all of our effort will NEVER be anything more than a 7th century country and the population of those nations do not wish to evolve.
Let’s understand a couple things. Islam is at war within the religion and without. Sunni’s Shiite’s all kinds of different factions within them and all kinds of fragmentations along tribal lines in the very rural areas like Somalia, Afghanistan etc.. The only thing that binds them together is the enemy. We are the enemy. Any nation which doesn’t bow to the Islamic teachings without question is the enemy. To which extent the enemy is hated varies. We Americans have sided with Israel so we are the sworn enemy of Islamic Radicals across the globe.
Robert goes on to make the point, and it is a good one, that getting the Hell off of Middle Eastern oil should be a big priority, and he is right. Go read the whole post, it is quite good, and Robert makes some great observations.
Not to be insensitive, or disrespectful. But, as I have said before, Islam has a LOT of problems in its house. And those good Muslims, really need to drag their religion into the modern-day. Yes, I know, some Liberal apologist will comment and say “what about the Spanish Inquisition?” Yes, but that was how many centuries ago? Christianity ADVANCED! Islam must do the same. And, if that fact offends you, then tough! Sometimes the truth hurts. Yes, I accept that most Muslims do not practice or approve of such barbarities, but far too many DO!
Sorry, but Islam has to undergo a major reformation and join the modern-day. it has to respect equality and human rights, as the other religions do.
Take what is going on in Afghanistan right now. People rioting, people dying over what? Some Qurans were burnt, by accident by the way. Can you imagine what Christians would do if an equal number of Bibles were, let me say it again,accidentally burnt? You think they would be killing people over that? Hell no they wouldn’t. Want to consider some other things you will never see from Christians? Or from Jews? Or Buddhists?
Beheading Gay people!
Anything as horrid as Sharia Law
Women forced to cover up everything except their eyes
Women treated as cattle are, or worse
Terrorist attacks. Yes, I know, I know, most Muslims are not terrorists, but, most terrorists are Muslims.
Another thing that has to be said is that the West HAS to stop appeasing and excusing radical Islam. I referenced the violence over Qurans being accidentally burnt. The proper response is to say,it was an accident, and that we are sorry. But, the Obama administration is doing what the West seems to do every time Muslims over react, it is bending over with shame and grovelling. Chris at Wyblog notes Team Obama’s response
Another day, another affront to “Muslim sensibilities.” This time it’s Barry apologizing for NATO troops burning some books.
President Barack Obama apologized to Afghan President Hamid Karzai for the burning of Qurans by NATO troops, calling the act an inadvertent error, Karzai’s office and National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor said Thursday.
“We will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, including holding accountable those responsible,” Obama said in the letter.
I suppose “appropriate steps” include giving them Bibles to immerse in urine, at which point Obama’s NEA will call it “art” and hand out whopping checks to pay for it.
Predicatably, The Religion Of Peace™ reacted peacefully.
At least six people have been killed and dozens injured in Afghanistan after protests spread over the burning of copies of the Quran at a US airbase.
One person was killed in Kabul, one in the eastern city of Jalalabad and at least four in Parwan province.
Protesters in Kabul shouted, “Death to America!” and threw stones at Camp Phoenix, the main US base in the city.
Perhaps Obama did not sufficiently grovel in the direction of Mecca. Or maybe, and I’m just guessing here, these people are simply nuts. There seems to be a lot of that going around in Islamville.
The fact is this a bunch of books were burnt, BOOKS! Civilized people do not riot and kill over this! And the West must cease these inane attempts to placate uncivilized people. If Muslims want tolerance then they must learn to PRACTICE it! Many already do, and that is wonderful, but there is a long way to go.
Again,the 21st Century is great, come on in Muslims.
Defacing a military monument? Really? Richard G. Williams shares the troubling news that the forces of extremism are out and about
There have been several incidents of vandalism of Confederate monuments here in Virginia in recent months.
There are just some things that get my temper going, and this is one of them. I am well past fed up with these fools that trash Confederate soldiers as racists, are saying they fought over slavery. That is, frankly, a load of doctored history. Sadly many well-educated folks buy into it, yes, even a good many Conservatives.
Those defacing public monuments are, in my opinion, intolerant extremists. I can’t help but be reminded of what the Taliban did to the ancient Buddhist sculptures in Afghanistan. To be consistent, those who favor this kind of base, uncivilized conduct would have no problem with others doing the same thing to a statue of Lincoln or FDR, or placing their own “interpretative plaques” in order to make a political statement. If the monuments of Lee and other Confederate heroes should be “moved to a museum” (how utterly stupid), then the exact same argument could be made for ALL monuments to ALL our Founding Fathers. Hmmm . . . now just where are we going to put the Washington monument? What about any future monuments to President Obama? Will it be acceptable for his political opponents to paint “Marxist” on some future monument?
So, what is an appropriate punishment for the bigots that commit these acts? Fines? Jail? How about we take a page from Singapore? Cane them! Yes, I am serious. In my experience, miscreants that do such things are spoiled brats that are, as the post title suggests are in desperate need of an ass-whipping!