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    Re: Afghans vent fury over Koran burning, U.S. apologizes

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Which is exactly what is happening to you, sir.
    To me? yes, that is what I said. Notice Vance had nothing to say on the topic.


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    Re: Afghans vent fury over Koran burning, U.S. apologizes

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I'll be the honest guy on here. Who friggin cares? We're outta there in two years, we can't win it the way we should because we're fighting with one hand tied behind our back, and they don't want us there anyway. This isn't Iraq. Most Iraqi's actually wanted us there and liked a lot of what we did for them. Afghani's could care less, so why should we? The COIN thing everyone on here claims to know about doesn't work over there. What we're doing over there isn't even COIN! I stopped caring about Afghanistan when I left there. I still care about Iraq, they want to be better. Afghanistan can become nuclear fodder for Iran for all I care.
    I understand your sentiment, but really, when you invade a country, are not really fighting their army, but their people, your the one whose made the mistake. Much like with VN, while you can make a leader surrender, or an army quit, a people tends to resist much longer. Democracies are not designed to be able to occupy long term.

    As for Iraq, well, I don't really see the difference you do. But what happens to both will and always has depended on what they do, not us.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Afghans vent fury over Koran burning, U.S. apologizes

    2 U.S. troops killed in Koran backlash - CBS News

    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.
    Damn.
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    Re: Afghans Protest Alleged Koran Desecration

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    win the hearts and minds....
    Obama expresses 'deep regret' over Koran burning - Yahoo! News

    Obama begging for forgiveness.
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    Re: Afghans vent fury over Koran burning, U.S. apologizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post

    This is what I was afraid of. It was a ****-up that cost lives.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Afghans vent fury over Koran burning, U.S. apologizes

    The ironic thing about all of this is that burning it is one of two Islamically accepted methods to dispose of holy scripture, like Qurans that are no longer usable with torn up pages or if they are edited etc, the other acceptable method being burying them.

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    Re: Afghans vent fury over Koran burning, U.S. apologizes

    Quote Originally Posted by L0neW0lf View Post
    The ironic thing about all of this is that burning it is one of two Islamically accepted methods to dispose of holy scripture, like Qurans that are no longer usable with torn up pages or if they are edited etc, the other acceptable method being burying them.
    Depends on who is burning or burying them.

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    Re: Afghans vent fury over Koran burning, U.S. apologizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    This is what I was afraid of. It was a ****-up that cost lives.
    No, it's just a prime example of the level of people we're dealing with. Iran is about to kill a man (again) for converting to Christianity, and these yahoos are killing people over burning paper.

    You can't teach rhythm or class, and you can't coax these people into civilization.

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