They are demanding that the US soldier be detained and tried in Afghanistan. Say what? And they threaten not to sign a “strategic partner agreement” unless we do. And they can do what for us? I missed the significance of this “strategic partnership”. Karsai and the Taliban are mouthing off all over the place. The Afghan militia is killing US and NATO soldiers, Angry Afghan Lawmakers Demand Shooting Suspect Be Tried In Afghanistan | Fox News.
A very funny, well at least to me, piece of this article was this section
Haji Abdul Ghani, a tribal elder from the area of Panjwai district where the shooting spree occurred warned the U.S. move would cause “people to rise up and increase the hostility between Afghanistan and America.”
And this is new… how? It has gotten to the point that the more they talk the sillier it gets. I really have no respect for them or their way of life. And I really am getting a wee bit agitated at all the BS we are putting up with to keep them as a “strategic partner”.
And another little tidbit from the article …
His visit was marred by a bizarre incident in which an Afghan man crashed a stolen truck at an airfield in southern Afghanistan as the defense secretary’s plane was landing and then exited the vehicle in flames.
It appears that he was an an interpreter working for foreign forces, and died of extensive burns after the incident. I hate to appear to be unfeeling but sucks to be him and I hope Allah accepts his sacrifice. Cause from this side he’s an asshat.
And why in the hell are we even “negotiating” with the Taliban? What’s there to negotiate? I hope they aren’t being considered as a “strategic partner” too. Let me guess.. we will give them some sort of aid to stop attacking. Well… seems to me I have a simpler solution is this. Tell them you attack us and we will hunt you down and blow your stuff up and kill you! That’s their operative mode. Fair game as far as I can tell. Why give them aid? Appears they are pretty good at lying through their turbans to get free stuff.
Basically Afghan president Karzai not only wants the US troops to pull back to their bases but also wants all the NATO troops to do the same thing! And now we are getting flak from the Taliban! Are you kidding me! Guess they must also be speaking for the Afghan people. Oh! Wait! I thought they weren’t in control anymore? Now, with that done it would leave a majority of the country in the control of the Afghan militia and the Taliban. And we already have a good idea of what they are capable of! Right back to the old ways, only now they have better equipment. I say give them what they want, pull out and cut off the aid. Tag your it! You asked for it and you got it!
These guys are getting a whole lot of arrogant and telling us what we should and should not do. I say cut them loose! Pull out now! Why aren’t we all over Karsai to apprehend and prosecute the killers of the US and NATO troops?! My guess… he can’t because he’s not in charge of his militia.
It really is sad that we spent so many lives and money to get these asshats a “new” country. Apparently they are happy in a stone age culture based on bloodthirsty secular stupidity! But they do make a lot of noise for a bunch of goofies!
Koran VS US Flag
It now appears that we, the US, have to apologize and suffer casualties over the burning of a significant “symbol” of a particular nation. While the burning of some copies of the Koran in Afghanistan, sparked a Afghan soldier to kill two American soldiers and flee into a crowd.
US President Barack Obama sent Afghan President Hamid Karzai a letter of apology over the burning of copies of the Koran overseen by a US officer at a US military base, Karzai’s office said Thursday. Obama said the incident was unintentional and pledged a full investigation, the president’s office said, as fierce anti-US protests swept the nation in which at least 14 people have died, including two American soldiers.
But if our US flag, a significant “symbol” of our nation, is burned or desecrated we are not entitled to do the same. Just how ignorant is that. And without apology at any time! Since when did they get to be so special? And on top of that the killing of the two AMERICAN soldiers. And at no time has there been any response from President Karzai for any investigation into this killing of American soldiers by one of his own ANA soldiers! Not an ordinary Afghan but a soldier in their Army!
The US commander in Afghanistan, General John Allen, apologized and ordered an investigation, admitting that religious materials, including Korans “were inadvertently taken to an incineration facility”. Allen and US Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter called on Afghan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday to apologized again for the incident at Bagram airbase north of Kabul, the president’s office said. Karzai asked Allen to cooperate fully with a government investigation and told him to “make sure that such incidents do not happen again in future”, a statement said.Karzai also urged the US military to speed up a transfer to Afghan control of the controversial US-controlled prison at Bagram, sometimes known as Afghanistan’s Guantanamo Bay. “The sooner you do the transfer of the prison, the fewer problems and unfortunate incidents you will have,” the president told Carter.
You need to make a special note that President Karsai is doing all the talking about cooperation and what WE should do. Along with us apologizing for the incident. Doesn’t seem to be any concern on his part for the loss of life of the American soldiers.
What a pile of crap that is! Seems like we need to tell these asshats to bugger off!