Afghans Protest Over Koran Desecration At U.S. Base...

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    Why are we still in that Hell-Hole? Nothing more to be gained there. It has already been decided by the Afghans and our own Government, that the Taliban will be given a vast portion of Afghanistan to rule. So there's no need for more of our kids to die in that Hell-Hole. It's time to bring our kids home right now and throw them those Victory Parades they deserve.


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    About 2,000 Afghans protested outside the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday over a report that foreign soldiers improperly disposed of copies of the Koran.

    U.S. helicopters fired flares to try to break up as many as 2,000 demonstrators who massed outside several gates to the base, chanting anti-foreigner slogans and throwing stones.

    Roshna Khalid, the provincial governor's spokeswoman, said copies of the Muslim holy book had been burnt inside Bagram airbase, an hour's drive north of the capital Kabul, citing accounts from local laborers.

    "The laborers normally take the garbage outside and they found the remains of Korans," Khalid said.

    NATO's top general in Afghanistan attempted to contain fury over the incident, which could be a public relations disaster for the U.S. military as it tries to pacify the country ahead of the withdrawal of foreign combat troops in 2014.

    "When we learned of these actions, we immediately intervened and stopped them. The materials recovered will be properly handled by appropriate religious authorities," said General John Allen, head of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), in a written statement, as well as in a video released on a U.S. military website.

    Afghans protest over reported Koran desecration at U.S. base | Reuters
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    What a mess. Bring the Troops home now.
     
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    There's too many cultural differences between our men and women and these Afghans, too many international incidents, time to bring our men and women home NOW.
     
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    Bingo! :clap2::clap2:
     
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    those womanly neanderthals are almost as easily provoked as "progressives"...

    we should learn to be more sensitive and accomodating
     
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    Why didn't they just DONATE the damned Korans to the locals?
     

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