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Why Did Petraeus Use the AP To Air Dirty Laundry?

I am still amazed that no one questions the fact that Petraeus made a speech in Kabul and contacted the AP via email as Top US commander: Burning Quran endangers troops to make sure his message was heard worldwide on RELIGION?

“Images of the burning of a Quran would undoubtedly be used by extremists in Afghanistan — and around the world — to inflame public opinion and incite violence,” Petraeus said in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

Now I ask the reader to validate, when did the first public protest happen and where?


What action occurred just prior to these protests?

The Spineless Diatribe of Petraeus in Kabul

The Burn a Qur’an Day had not arrived nor occurred, hmm?

By the way, the Taliban don’t dance around and protest in front of everyone, so… exactly which Muslims are the “good ones”?

If the Army Can Burn Bibles, Why Can’t Civilians Burn Qurans?

I asked this very question on Twitter yesterday:

If our own military burns Bibles, then why can’t civilians burn Qurans? http://ow.ly/2AQlw

Did the U.S. Army burn Bibles on a U.S. Military Base?
Why yes, yes they did!
Was it during the current administration?
Why yes, yes it was!
Reference: Reuters “U.S. military says Afghan bibles have been destroyed
My point… If any amount or any type of religious literature was delivered to this or any base or ship, then it easily could have been transported off the base or ship, not burned with, or as, garbage.

What about “Free speech in Kansas? I guess not…” as a Christian Pastor is arrested!
Do you remember when “Dearborn Michigan: 3 Christians Arrested For Reaching out to Muslims!“?

But it’s all good for… ICNA MN Will Try To Educate Fair-Goers On Muslim Religion

ICNATV | August 25, 2010

MN Group Will Try To Educate Fair-Goers On Muslim Religion
Submitted by Scott Theisen on Tuesday, August 24th, 8:19 pm

The Great Minnesota Get-Together could be educational for thousands of fair-goers even before they walk through the gates.

A Minnesota group will try to educate fair-goers about the Muslim religion.

Volunteers with the Islamic Circle of North America say they will hand out cards titled “Islam Explained” because they want people to know what it means to be Muslim. While the group doesn’t have a licensed booth space to operate on the fairgrounds, it can still take advantage of the crowds. The group will be stationed outside gates 10 and 20.

The group says the outreach effort in Minnesota has nothing to do with the proposed Islamic community center near Ground Zero in Manhattan, which has caused national controversy.

St. Paul police tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the volunteers can hand out literature on the sidewalks as long as they don’t block the sidewalks.

The group also has radio ads that will start airing Monday. Those ads will include a number people can call to ask questions about Islam.

No Separation of Church and State… FAIR?

But then we have “The Spineless Diatribe of Petraeus in Kabul
My point… Petraeus you are in charge of a war zone, are the soldiers in harm’s way now or not? If the little church in Florida doesn’t burn the Qurans will the Taliban pack up and call their mission done?

I support any Pastor, with his own flock, at his own church, in his own parking lot burning his own personal property as it is his right to do so!

Lack of a Quran for Upcoming “Burn a Quran Day”? No Problem and a free gif too:

Burn_a_Qur’an_Day.gif

Why yes, I am extreme… EXTREMELY AMERICAN!

John Bolton a Level Headed Ambassador and Realist

(John) Bolton: ‘We will fail in Afghanistan’

HumanEvents | July 09, 2010

Ambassador Bolton rips Barack Obama’s Afghanistan strategy, arguing that we will fail there because of it.

Some key observations via Ambassador John Bolton:

We must crush the Taliban and Al Qaeda in a ‘long war’ in Afghanistan

John Bolton: “We will not tolerate interference in Camp Ashraf”

Beyond the Obama Nuke Policy

Do I detect a bit of a modern-day Ambassador Benjamin Franklin?


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Liberty and Justice for All? But not for Michael Behenna Still! Army Court of Appeals Sits on its Hands!

To the thousands of Michael Behenna supporters:

The New York Times recently reported (see link below) that the US military has initiated a policy to “reintegrate” imprisoned Taliban fighters to their Afghan communities. These Taliban fighters were caught with evidence that they had killed our soldiers, but are released to their families in an active war zone with merely a ‘pledge’ that they will not return to the Taliban.  This appears to be the latest attempt to win the hearts and minds of our enemies and taking the ‘catch and release policy’ to a whole new level.

This brings us to Michael’s case.  Michael has been incarcerated by the Army for over a year now.    We have asked at every level that Michael’s constitutional right to a fair trial be granted so that all the evidence is disclosed to the jury.  Doesn’t seem too much to ask for an American citizen who fought for his country does it? Yet Michael’s request for a new trial has been stranded.  The Army seems to be in no hurry to have Michael’s case in front of the Army Court of Appeals as they have yet to file their response to Michael’s brief which was filed back in December 2009.

There is a double standard in play here where enemy combatants are given mercy, but our soldiers/Marines are denied mercy. For example, Marine SGT Larry Hutchins whose conviction was overturned several weeks by the Navy Appellate Court is STILL IN CUSTODY while the Navy appeals the decision to the next appellate level.

During the past year we have come to know the families of the other soldiers/Marines who have been charged and convicted of ‘murder’ of Al-Qaeda or insurgents while in a combat zone.  We have watched as these soldiers/Marines and their families prepare for clemency hearings before the military clemency boards. (The Armed Forces have a procedure, independent of the appellate process, where an incarcerated soldier/Marine can appear before a clemency board and ask for a reduction of his sentence, or if the individual has served at least 1/3 of his sentence they may request parole.) We have heard the hopelessness in the voices of the families when they learn that their son or husband will not receive ANY reduction in their sentence.  It is difficult for these military families to know that based on a ‘solemn’ pledge Taliban fighters are released by the SAME US military leadership and allowed to return home to their families. What message does the US military send when we punish our own soldiers more harshly then we punish the combatants who have killed our brave men and women on the front lines of this war on terrorism?

Many of the soldiers/Marines I am speaking of, including our son, would never find themselves involved in the criminal justice system but for their combat experience.  These soldiers/Marines do not have previous criminal histories, and their military records are replete with honorable service including purple hearts, bronze stars, and multiple deployments in defense of our country.  Some of these soldiers fell victim to the military’s ‘catch and release’ policy that returns enemy combatants to the battlefield where they return to fight our soldiers time and time again.   Yet others were protecting themselves or their men in a combat zone. Even if they made mistakes in judgment during war, should they be sentenced to 10-40 years while the enemy is totally forgiven?  Why shouldn’t the SAME military leadership afford our combat soldiers/Marines a second chance!

If the US military will release Taliban fighters simply on a pledge by their families that they will not rejoin the Taliban then we ask the same for our troops.  These soldiers/Marines are not a threat to our society and deserve to be home with their families.  We ask that you the American public stand with us.  Our request is that each of you vouch for these soldiers/Marines and demand that our military extend the same mercy to them as they did to the enemy combatants who are trying to kill our soldiers every day.

Please write a letter to your Senator, Congressman, and the Secretary of Defense and advise them that this double-standard will not be tolerated.

Bless you for your continued support,

Scott and Vicki Behenna

http://www.defendmichael.com

NY Times Article – http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/24/world/asia/24reconcile.html?src=mv

Diana West Article on releasing the Taliban – http://www.dianawest.net/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/1415/Clemency-for-Our-Troops.aspx

Please use this link to find you Congressional Delegates:

http://contactingthecongress.org/cgi-bin/newseek.cgi?site=ctc&state=ok

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates

1400 Defense Pentagon

Washington DC 20301-1400

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We Now Know Why Obama Snuck Over to Afghanistan In the Dead of Night

I don’t believe that it is any coincidence that “Always the Traveler in Chief – Not Green, Nor Cheap as He Flies to Afghanistan” last week and “Under pressure, Karzai threatens to join Taliban“. Looks a fully staged setup especially when you throw in “New Obama policy: No nuke retaliation for bio or chemical attack?

Timing appears to be everything, and it looks like another crisis is being setup for a distraction from whatever Herr Dictator in Chief is up to now. hmm? I hope that this is not gambling with our military men and women’s lives for the sport of kings! Time for Bogus POTUS to be removed from office……. he’s opening the proverbial gate, then the door to the henhouse, throwing a drumstick on the floor, after having clipped the chickens’ wings to eliminate flight, and carrying the fox, snake, and wolf right in and showing them what to do.