Thursday, March 15, 2012

Koran-burning probe clears troops of malicious intent

Well of course, there was no malicious intention involved in the destruction of the Qurans at Bagram Air Field. The books were being used by the prisoners to pass illicit messages between prisoners and so were confiscated. After being analyzed, they could hardly be returned.

The real crime here is Obama's knee-jerk groveling and abandonment of his military people to the outrage of Muslim mobs. Rather than kissing the asses of the Afghans, he should have told them that the burning of the books is standard procedure in cases like this and troops will continue to destroy any and all illicit written communications. The only lesson to be learned is that Afghans should not be allowed to have any part of any Intelligence operations at the prison. Protecting the "feelings" and sentiments of Muslims is not worth the life or well being of any American or NATO troop.

Hopefully Obama will find his balls and tell the Afghans to go pound sand, but don't count on it.

Read "The Blood Price of Afghanistan" by Daniel Greenfield to put the whole debacle into perspective.


Koran-burning probe clears troops of malicious intent

By Kristina Wong

The Washington Times

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Pentagon said Tuesday that a joint NATO-Afghan investigation into the burning of Korans at Bagram Air Field has been completed.

The investigation found that the “disposal process” of the Korans was improper but was not a malicious act intended to show disrespect for Afghans or Islam.

The probe was conducted by the International Security Assistance Force and the Afghan Ministry of Defense.

“It did find that there were some U.S. personnel who did improperly treat these religious texts, including some of their supervisory personnel,” said Navy Capt. John Kirby, a Pentagon spokesman. “And it recommended that they be reviewed for potential disciplinary action.”

The Korans ended up in an incinerator after Afghan prisoners were found using the holy books to pass messages to one another.

The books were confiscated and later ended up in an incinerator, where Afghan workers at the disposal site discovered the Korans burning and pulled them out of the incinerator.

Capt. Kirby said the investigation found there were “written notes in some of these religious texts, but I’m not going to go beyond that.”

The investigation has not been publicly released because of other ongoing investigations, and there is no decision yet on whether all its findings will be released, he said.