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Fri Mar 2, 2012, 03:24 PM

5 U.S. Service Members Found Responsible for Koran Burnings

Source: NYT

KABUL, Afghanistan — Five American service members and an Afghan-American linguist were directly involved in the burning of Korans at a NATO base, an event a week ago that plunged Afghanistan into days of violent protests, according to the preliminary conclusions of a joint military investigation.
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“All six will be referred to the proper U.S. authorities for further action,” said an official familiar with the joint Afghan-American investigation into the Koran burnings, who was not authorized to speak about it publicly.

Significantly, the five service members found responsible so far include military “leaders,” according to the report. While it was unclear whether that meant any senior officers would be held to account, it was taken as a sign here that the investigation was focusing more on decision-making along the chain of command rather than simply focusing on soldiers who may have been carrying out orders with little understanding of their potential impact.


Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/03/world/asia/5-soldiers-are-said-to-face-punishment-in-koran-burning-in-afghanistan.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss



One part of the Afghan's response was this.....

The preeminent religious authority in Afghanistan, the Ulema Council, said Friday that those responsible for the burning of the Korans and other religious texts should be put on trial and punished. And it called for the American-led coalition to respond by handing over all Afghan prisoners in its custody and ceding control of its prisons.

which is really tooo incredulous a cognitive jump for me to make......

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MindMover Mar 2012 OP
DURHAM D Mar 2012 #1
MindMover Mar 2012 #2
SeattleVet Mar 2012 #5
DURHAM D Mar 2012 #7
slackmaster Mar 2012 #6
NoodleyAppendage Mar 2012 #8
Lawlbringer Mar 2012 #3
socialindependocrat Mar 2012 #4
Viva Mar 2012 #9

Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 03:33 PM

1. What is the proper method for destroying a used Koran?

Shredding? Burial at sea?

I really don't know.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 03:39 PM

2. Especially one that had been highlighted for teaching purposes.....

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sat Mar 3, 2012, 02:33 AM

5. Here's some general guidance from the Army:

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Response to SeattleVet (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:25 AM

7. Thank you for posting.

So it looks like they should have been wrapped up and put in the river.

But I am thinking no matter what we did it would be wrong.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 09:42 AM

6. I would burn it, to save it from senseless worship

 

According to various sources on the Web the accepted practices are to erase them or bury them.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #1)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:31 AM

8. Work them into a pulp that can be used as poultice for female burn victims

The best repurposing I can think of is to use them to correct the inhumane actions that many over there take against females. Screw them, religious dumbasses are all the same...quick to anger and violence in the name of some fictional cloud being.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 03:39 PM

3. Well, they say

Ron Paul has the most military supporters, so, I guess this is a fine example of them.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Fri Mar 2, 2012, 03:47 PM

4. Sure - hand over your Afghan prisoners - NOT

This sounds like a scam if I've ever heard one!

If we do I'll bet we'll hear the laughter all the way over here in the U.S.

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Response to MindMover (Original post)

Sun Mar 4, 2012, 11:31 AM

9. Burning Books?

Why were they burning books? It seems that Afghanistan needs all the books it can get it a hold of.

If they can't find someone who wants the books that they no longer want, they can always put them in a box with a sign -- FREE BOOKS

I swear this works. Perhaps someone who can not read, would take one and dream of reading. And someday, learn to read. This is one of the biggest problems in Afghanistan- illiteracy.

I think that it is a sad day when you have to spell out to US citizens, let alone soldiers, that you don't burn books.

Frank Darabont needs to get crackin' on his film adaption of Fahrenheit 451. Our illiterates need to be schooled at the movies

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