I am angered by the reaction of Afghans to the clearly accidental destruction of Korans at a base in Afghanistan.
First, I would have lied about it. No Korans were destroyed. The event should have been classified. They classified the details concerning the snatching of Mir Aimal Kasi from Pakistan to Virginia and the state court judge could not require the details to even be brought out in court when Kasi’s life was at stake in that trial.
Second, the apology should have been given in private if it had to be done and the Afghan government should have conveyed it to its people as needed.
But, it again shows why we need to adopt a policy of non-intervention. The source I trust about persecution and unreached people groups (the Open Doors International, used by the Joshua Project as its persecution source) changed its ranking of persecution of believers about Afghanistan from THREE to TWO! (North Korea is ONE and Saudi Arabia is THREE now) So our troops are being asked to risk their lives for the SECOND WORST persecutor of Christians in the world. I think that is outrageous.
Now we have members of the Afghan police out in the streets condemning American soldiers:
Trading apologies to Afghans for those to Pakistanis, however, turned out to mean little on the streets of Afghanistan, where even in non-Taliban areas of the country, chants of “Death to America!” were becoming commonplace. “Just by saying ‘I am sorry,’ nothing can be solved,” protester Wali Mohammed told the New York Times. “We want an open trial for those infidels who have burned our Holy Koran.”
And his response was subdued compared to that of Mohammed Anwar, an officer with the US-allied Afghan police. “I will take revenge from the infidels for what they did to our Holy Koran, and I will kill them whenever I get the chance,” he said. “I don’t care about the job I have.”
We also have the call for public trials in Afghan courts:
Afghans will never accept U.S. justice for five American soldiers involved in burning copies of the Koran, and could rise up in a “storm of fury” if there is no public trial, a senior cleric said on Saturday.
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“The military leaders who ordered the burning and the offenders should both be tried and punished … This evil crime has been done inside Afghanistan so the punishment must be according to the country’s law,” Qazi Nazir Ahmad Hanafi, head of an Afghan group comprising clerics and parliamentarians investigating the incident, told Reuters.
I have had enough. I’m done. OUT of AFGHANISTAN TODAY! If the Taliban comes back to power, watch them carefully but I don’t care. No one should die or be a casualty for this regime. NOT ONE MORE AMERICAN! I’m voting Ron Paul Tuesday.