Oh gawd, let’s not do anything to make the enemy hate us.
The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan warned Tuesday a Florida church’s threat to burn copies of the Muslim holy book could endanger U.S. troops in the country and Americans worldwide. “Images of the burning of a Koran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in Afghanistan — and around the world — to inflame public opinion and incite violence ,” Gen. David Petraeus said. “Were the actual burning to take place, the safety of our soldiers and civilians would be put in jeopardy and accomplishment of the mission would be made more difficult.” ……”It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan. It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems. Not just here, but everywhere in the world we are engaged with the Islamic community,” he said in a statement provided to Fox News. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/06/petraeus-warns-churchs-koran-burning/
Newsflash, General: Your pusillanimous ROE and the Wikileaks assclowns will endanger more Soldiers than a book burning. If all muslims ever did was burn bibles instead of beheading, planting IEDs, bombing, murdering, and committing terrorism across the globe in the name of “allah”, there would be no problem.
If Petraeus wants to jump into the religious fray, not only should he level some indignation toward the muslims, but he can chew the ass of Fred Phelps and his slimy bunch of assclowns, who show up at military funerals and wave signs with “God Hates Fags” printed on them. Petraeus has devolved into political correctness. I don’t give a shit what muslims think about our conduct anymore than I care what the Nazis, Fascist Italians, and Imperialist Japs thought in WWII.
WE ARE AT WAR with a culture that wants to turn the world into a Caliphate and that combines terrorism with its religious doctrine. Obviously, some people think it’s okay to take 3000 lives in our country and commit atrocities across the world in the name of “allah”, but burning a Koran gets their panties in a wad. All Dhimmis can do is get wrapped around the axle over the “sensitivities” of a gutter culture stuck in the perverted philosophy of a 7th century Islamic zealot. The entire Middle East should be scorched. In the biblical sense.
The pastor of the church won’t back down:
A Christian minister said Tuesday that he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the Quran this weekend to protest the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks despite a warning from the top U.S. general in Afghanistan that doing so would endanger American troops. Pastor Terry Jones of the Dove World Outreach Center said he understands Gen. David Petraeus’ concerns, but plans to go forward with the burning this Saturday, the ninth anniversary of the attacks. ……Jones told the AP in a phone interview that he is also concerned but wonders how many times the U.S. can back down. “We think it’s time to turn the tables, and instead of possibly blaming us for what could happen, we put the blame where it belongs — on the people who would do it,” he said. “And maybe instead of addressing us, we should address radical Islam and send a very clear warning that they are not to retaliate in any form.” Jones, who runs the small, evangelical Christian church with an anti-Islam philosophy, says he has received more than 100 death threats and has started wearing a .40-caliber pistol strapped to his hip. The threats started not long after the 58-year-old minister proclaimed in July that he would stage “International Burn a Quran Day.” Supporters have been mailing copies of the Islamic holy text to his Dove World Outreach Center to be incinerated in a bonfire that evening. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100907/ap_on_re_us/quran_burning
A commenter on BlackFive has some good points about General Patraeus’ selective concern:
So – this is ALL very interesting.
I don’t remember the General excoriating the press for “placing our troops in danger” when The Media circulated the FALSE story that the Koran was flushed down the toilet at Guantanamo. Do YOU?
I don’t remember the General excoriating the press for “placing our troops in danger” when The Media circulated the FALSE story that Troops had stolen and vandalized “sacred art and history treasures” in Iraq. Do YOU?
I don’t remember the General excoriating Harry Reid for “putting our troops in danger” when Reid went on International Television and bellowed: “This War is LOST!!”. Do YOU?
I don’t remember the General excoriating Chris Matthews or Keith Olbermann or Wolf Blitzer or Katie Couric for “placing our troops in danger” after any of the THOUSANDS of statements they made CHEERING ON The Terrorists and DENIGRATING our Troops. Do YOU?!!!
One would almost think this was SELECTIVE AMNESIA!! http://www.blackfive.net/main/2010/09/petraeus-says-koran-burning-could-endanger-troops.html
The Koran incites radical, violent behavior among muslims and directs them to inflict that violence on “infidels”. When the world starts behaving as if the threat from fanatical Islamic cutthroats is real, instead of blaming America for their Koran-inspired bloodbath, the better off they’ll be.