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Official: Gunman in killing of U.S. officers identified as Afghan intelligence officer
cnn ^ | 2/26/2012 | Nick Paton Walsh and Masoud Popalzai

Posted on 02/26/2012 6:08:41 AM PST by tobyhill

Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai called for calm Sunday after outrage over the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base sparked deadly protests and led to the shooting deaths of two U.S. military officers.

A gunman who shot them Saturday in the highly secured Afghan Ministry of Interior was a junior intelligence officer with ties to a Pakistani religious school, an Afghan counter-terrorism official said.

Last week, two American soldiers were gunned down at a base in eastern Afghanistan. That incident was also blamed on the Quran burnings.

Even as Karzai called for calm Sunday, there was an explosion and small arms fire at Combat Outpost Fortitude in northern Afghanistan, where about 400 people were protesting, according to Capt. David Yaryar, spokesman for NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

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1 posted on 02/26/2012 6:08:46 AM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

I think we should have a National Burn a Koran Day!


2 posted on 02/26/2012 6:12:45 AM PST by golf lover (going)
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To: All

Time to pull out and let the savages kill each other.


3 posted on 02/26/2012 6:14:19 AM PST by Doofer (Still, a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.)
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To: Doofer

”Nuke it from space, just to be sure”


4 posted on 02/26/2012 6:16:33 AM PST by Hoosier-Daddy ( "It does no good to be a super power if you have to worry what the neighbors think." BuffaloJack)
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To: tobyhill

Okay, “Off with his head!”.....That`s the way they`d do it...If they could get close enough.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 6:21:15 AM PST by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Doofer

“Time to pull out and let the savages kill each other.”

You are correct. No matter how long we stay, as soon as we leave they are going to revert to barbarism. Not that they ever really graduated from it.

We had a good reason for going in there, to destroy the terrorist infrastructure. But now we need to get our people out. We can deal with the terrorists in other ways.


6 posted on 02/26/2012 6:26:09 AM PST by Lucas McCain (The day may come when the courage of men will fail, but not this day.)
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To: tobyhill
Stop the nation building crap and start killing large numbers of Islamists until they get the message or we run out of Islamists. Then pull out and return Afghanistan to the 7th century where it wants to be.
7 posted on 02/26/2012 6:28:06 AM PST by Truth29
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To: tobyhill

Newsmax
Amb. Bolton: Obama’s Apologies for US ‘Incite’ Violence Abroad

Saturday, February 25, 2012 05:43 PM

By: David A. Patten

President Barack Obama’s readiness to apologize for an apparently accidental Koran-burning incident is a signal of weakness that actually incites further unrest, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says.

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax Saturday afternoon, Bolton said that President Obama’s apologies are only making things worse.

“Look, you apologize when you’ve done something wrong and you want to make amends,” Bolton said. “You don’t apologize when makes you admit to a mistake that you haven’t made, and in fact in this case incites the people to do some of these things, because they think the apology is an admission of wrongdoing.


8 posted on 02/26/2012 6:32:48 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: tobyhill

If 400 of them showed up outside a combat outpost, seems to me like we COULD have sent them a belt fed message...


9 posted on 02/26/2012 6:33:38 AM PST by Quickgun (Second Amendment. The only one you can put your hands on.)
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To: Lucas McCain

You use an interesting term: barbarism.


10 posted on 02/26/2012 6:35:03 AM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: tobyhill

His apology just drew attention to the matter.


11 posted on 02/26/2012 6:41:15 AM PST by MNDude
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To: tobyhill

Where is the apology, Hamid?


12 posted on 02/26/2012 6:45:29 AM PST by Scanian
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To: tobyhill

Probably the same type of “intelligence” officer who led Taliban operatives to take down the Chinook carrying all those brave SEALs last August.


13 posted on 02/26/2012 6:46:00 AM PST by montag813
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To: tobyhill
Just pull out and hit`em with drones like Pakistan-

no mess, no problem, no USA casualties

14 posted on 02/26/2012 6:46:12 AM PST by bunkerhill7 (drones in Kabul?-?- Who knew?)
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To: tobyhill
A gunman who shot them Saturday in the highly secured Afghan Ministry of Interior was a junior intelligence officer with ties to a Pakistani religious school, an Afghan counter-terrorism official said.

And, we are letting Afghan/Pakistani's into our bases without vetting them. . . Sounds like the US policy for President's and Senator's.

15 posted on 02/26/2012 6:47:03 AM PST by mia
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To: tobyhill
“Afghan intelligence officer”

Should have been a dead giveaway - the words 'Afghan' and 'intelligence' in the same sentence? Not gonna happen.

16 posted on 02/26/2012 6:48:21 AM PST by I cannot think of a name
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To: tobyhill
Pastor Terry Jones deliberately burns a Koran
Americans killed: 0

Obama apologizes for accidental burning of Korans
Americans dead: 4

Appeasement is always worse than confrontation.

17 posted on 02/26/2012 6:49:34 AM PST by montag813
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To: Lucas McCain; Doofer

Agree to both of your posts.

Start pulling our troops out tomorrow morning and let the chips fall where they may.

Immediately STOP all financial aid. NOT ONE MORE DAMN PENNY!

Question: Is it considered incest when they have sex with their fathers goats?


18 posted on 02/26/2012 6:55:37 AM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: tobyhill
I just look at the middle east and think...

What the heck are we doing there? Oil? Really, this is all about oil and maybe drugs.

All of this can readily be avoided. In fact I would dare say many Americans would suffer the increased cost of oil, if we knew 5 years from now we'd be truly supplying our own. And in an odd sort of way...I don't think the price would jump up as much as it does when Iran says...boo at the Hormuz.

Oil, our own oil, will equal jobs, reduced energy costs will bring some manufacturing back and we'll start paying off the debt.

It is not only time to get out of the Afghanistan, it is time to tell the ME...go to the hell of your own choosing.

19 posted on 02/26/2012 6:57:09 AM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: I cannot think of a name

I was thinking exactly the same thing....how “Afghan intelligence” is oxymoronic.


20 posted on 02/26/2012 6:58:41 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: Doofer

and may the last to leave set a match to a pile of fuel soaked koran’s......


21 posted on 02/26/2012 7:03:19 AM PST by Kimmers (Pray more and shoot straight.........)
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To: Al

“AMERICANS FOR A MUSLIM FREE WORLD.

WE LEARNED ALL WE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ISLAM ON 9/11.”

Time to wipe Islam off the face of the earth.


22 posted on 02/26/2012 7:07:58 AM PST by troy McClure
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To: I cannot think of a name
“Afghan intelligence officer” Should have been a dead giveaway - the words 'Afghan' and 'intelligence' in the same sentence? Not gonna happen.

My thought with the "intelligence officer" bit was that it generally means a more politically connected position - following regime's wishes/intents.

23 posted on 02/26/2012 7:10:02 AM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: MNDude

May 20, 2009
Military burns Bibles sent to troops in Afghanistan
Karen McCracken
Louisville Christian Examiner
A story hit the media today, stating that the U.S. Military made a choice to burn Bibles sent to soldiers on base in Afghanistan. The military has a policy that unsolicited religious materials are not allowed to be sent or distributed by military personnel. Central Command General Order No. 1 specifically forbids “proselytizing of any faith, religion or practice” and is to be strongly enforced in sectors which are predominantly Muslim, for fear such material distribution will be taken as an attempt on behalf of the U.S. to proselytize and convert the local people.

http://www.examiner.com/christian-in-louisville/military-burns-bibles-sent-to-troops-afghanistan

See above: No ObamaNation apology and no killings.


24 posted on 02/26/2012 7:15:00 AM PST by BilLies ( It's Black History Month..Don't forget the 330,000 White Northerners who died 1861-5 to Free Slaves)
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To: montag813

Churchill had a good definition of appeasement:

Negotiating with the crocodile to get eaten last.

Why not kill the bloody crocodile and eat the it.


25 posted on 02/26/2012 7:31:36 AM PST by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Doofer

“Time to pull out and let the savages kill each other”

Yes these people hate our guts. They don’t want us occupying their country. They are a bunch of 7th century barbarians that are ruled by a cult called Islam. They don’t appreciate what we are trying to do and the they want us out. This is just an excuse for them to vent their spleen about it. We need to get the Heck out of there and let them get back to their dancing boys and killing and raping each other with great abandonment. If they get sick of the Taliban they will get rid of them on their own.

Now we can’t even get 16 of our own people out of Eqypt including the kid of a cabinet member. It’s Carter redux. If we had a president with any guts he’d tell the Eqyptian military that a Blackhawk helicopter is going to land at the embassy at a certain time and pick up our folks and if anything untoward happens we are going to turn Eqypt into a glass skating rink. Thats what they understand. Strength and violence.


26 posted on 02/26/2012 7:33:43 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: tobyhill

parking

lot


27 posted on 02/26/2012 7:57:33 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: tobyhill

“..ties to a Pakistani religious school, an Afghan counter-terrorism official said.”

No doubt another saudi-funded madrassa.


28 posted on 02/26/2012 8:05:00 AM PST by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: tobyhill

Is this sumbish still breathing? IF SO, WHY????


29 posted on 02/26/2012 8:14:58 AM PST by biff (WAS)
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To: biff

Well - guess what? Can you say Ft. Hood Shooter - workplace incident?

This POS in our WH is beyond criminal. WHEN are the GOP elite in DC EVER going to grab a mic and say “THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE?”

Newt is the only one we hear from. Gee, golly - are we afraid to hurt someone’s feelings? This is WAR, darn it. WAR. ACT like it. WHY is the shooter in either Tuesday’s first killing of 2 American’s OR this dealy execution style killing of top brass on Saturday not D E A D from OUR guns immediately. Let me guess. We probably aren’t allowed any guns at our sides. OR maybe we have to call DC to ask “mother may I?” Take your pick. This is not a military, this is a dictatorship we are looking at from the White House.

Enough already. Call your congressman again and again and again. GET them the message.


30 posted on 02/26/2012 9:23:36 AM PST by WaterWeWaitinFor (If we don't help make a change, then who will? It starts with us.)
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To: golf lover

What part of the 11th commandment they do not understand: thou shalt burn the Koran... so to speak.


31 posted on 02/26/2012 9:26:44 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: bayouranger

One of the things they do in Madrassas is to burn the Koran, in fact, because the stuff in there matters not, it only is a uniform. What matters to the arab is that the “YOU” and the “I” can be hidden behind that uniform and way to infiltrate people.

THe whole thing is a scheme.

Muslims will tell you with a straight face that is not ok to drink, but only the first sip is sinful and got to be paid for to the Mullah. THAT IS IT.

In other words, they make those kids write those rules and then burn them, just for sports, wasting and trashing and mocking the entire process of philosophying on things in life.

It is savagery and murder 101.

NPR’s hate speech and accented voice are even more eggregious when that chick from the moderate Sufi branch which is against female circumcision and for a gentler affection of men and women was shut off early because it was not cold and hateful enough of a demure to them.

Communists envy the ways and cunnings of Islam, let us face it, and this is what NPR-Obama Zero systems is all about.


32 posted on 02/26/2012 9:32:37 AM PST by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: tobyhill
a junior intelligence officer with ties to a Pakistani religious school, an Afghan counter-terrorism official said.

So they knew this all along and didn't do anything about it, because I have a hard time believing they'd conveniently find this out within hours of the murders.

His job application probably included "want to kill Americans." - Hired!

33 posted on 02/26/2012 10:50:58 AM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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