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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    This just happened yesterday. Just because nothing's happened yet doesn't mean nothing will happen at all. I think it's very probable that there will be a great amount of backlash.
    And hopefully it wont happen at all. Yet...they know about it. So either the Talibans special events coordinator has the weekend off...or it is taking time to gin up the same kind of 'outrage' that was expressed the day they found out about the Kuran burning. Heres hoping it never gets there. Still...

    It really is time to get a finite direction and execute said direction.

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Not for nothin...but isnt it at least a LITTLE bit strange that the burning of the Kuran incites weeks of rioting and 2 score dead bodies (many of them Muslims), and yet the very tragic deaths of 16 men women and children...and...nothing? Guess the Taliban hasnt had enough time to gin up some outrage. Or maybe with 'only' 16 dead (chump change considering the number of Muslims killed by Muslims daily) they really ARENT all that worked up about it? Of course...many of the dead WERE women and children so its not like they were that important to them. Still...you would think they would follow the whole "never let a tragedy go to waste" philosophy and get things happening. I guess we can be thankful for some things...
    They spoke out on this today.

    The Taliban vowed revenge. It also claimed responsibility for several attacks last month that the group said were retaliation for the Americans burning Qurans.

    The al-Qaida-linked militant group said in a statement on their website that “sick-minded American savages” committed the “blood-soaked and inhumane crime” in a rural region that is the cradle of the Taliban and where coalition forces have fought for control for years.
    Afghan youth recounts US soldier entering his home and shooting his father during rampage - The Washington Post
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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Yes...well...thank goodness the Taliban are there to uphold moral standards and set positive examples...
    Taliban Execute Pakistani Police on Camera - ABC News

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    They are calling for a public trial.

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Dont get me wrong BTW...the recent shootings are criminal, horrific...and can should and absolutely will be punished. Just sayin...a group of people that routinely kill women for the crime of being seen in public with men...well...Im not sure they are exactly the arbiters of morality and positive social interactions.

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Yes...well...thank goodness the Taliban are there to uphold moral standards and set positive examples...
    Taliban Execute Pakistani Police on Camera - ABC News
    Hey, anything to kill an infidel.
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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Dont get me wrong BTW...the recent shootings criminal, horrific...and can should and absolutely will be punished. Just sayin...a group of people that routinely kill women for the crime of being seen in public with men...well...Im not sure they are exactly the arbiters of morality and positive social interactions.
    I totally agree with you. I knew what you were saying. I just wanted to point out that their moral compass went to outrage at this...as it should have. However, I agree that they haven't always had great moral compasses.
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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    Hey, anything to kill an infidel.
    Right. As long as it is in the name of Allah. Hey...wait...do we know if the guy that went on the shooting spree recently converted? Cuz...if so...what...slap on the wrist...just actions in the name of fighting oppression?

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Dont get me wrong BTW...the recent shootings are criminal, horrific...and can should and absolutely will be punished. Just sayin...a group of people that routinely kill women for the crime of being seen in public with men...well...Im not sure they are exactly the arbiters of morality and positive social interactions.
    it doesn't matter right now. we should condemn the actions of the soldier and leave it at that. there is no point in referencing a culture we can't comprehend, and it makes no difference how they behave, that soldier committed a horrible crime.

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    Re: Official: U.S. soldier opened fire on Afghan civilians

    Can we pull out of there already? I thought that mission is done, and historical evidence shows you cannot win positive control of that territory without unprecedented spending.
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