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This is quite remarkable, it it is true!

Ina development that could chill the dedication of every soldier in the field, the U.S. government has refused to deny reports by the government of Afghanistan that NATO has agreed to have the soldiers who burned copies of the Quran face trial. Last week, Afghan president Hamid Karzai demanded NATO turn over the U.S. troops to be tried in Afghanistan. President Obama subsequently sent a letter to Karzai  reassuring him that the troops involved would be punished for their actions. Part of the three-page letter to Karzai said, “I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies. We will take the appropriate steps to avoid any recurrence, to include holding accountable those responsible.”

Might the “appropriate steps” involve sending these soldiers  – who are guilty of NOTHING unless one has signed up to Sharia Law – for trial in Afghanistan?

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40 thoughts on “US SOLDIERS TO FACE TRIAL IN AGHANISTAN?

  1. We’ll see.

    I stand by what I’ve said about these last couple of episodes: indiscipline and stupidity get your comrades killed. However Kabul has gone beyond milking it and Obama can stop kissing Karsai’s arse.

    If any soldiers have broken US or NATO codes then they should face military justice. To hand anyone over to Kabul would be a de facto recognition of sharia law and an applicability to American soldiers. This is clearly absurd.

    I very much doubt that anyone will be handed over. However, if it happens, American men and women in uniform would be more than entitled to disobey orders from a command which would have betrayed them.

  2. Not to worry, if you can murder Canadian soldiers and walk out of an american army court a free man, burning a few korans shouldn’t amount to much

  3. However, if it happens, American men and women in uniform would be more than entitled to disobey orders from a command which would have betrayed them

    Correct, a thousand times over. Even Obama won’t be that stupid.

    I think.

  4. This won’t happen. No way would the US govt. or military authorities allow US soldiers to stand trial in an Afghan court – particularly for any case involving religous offences.

  5. As many but not all will know –

    these so called holy books had ALREADY been defaced by jihadis who were writing inciteful text and passing messages to one antoher.in the margins

    The NATO / US troops were stuck between a rock and a hard place with how to deal with these books.

  6. Then perhaps the actions should have actually been defended rather than apologised for , and rather than constantly say sorry for these events the military authorities and Western governments should say to the protesters ” For pity’s sake get a bit of perspective, don’t you all realise how idiotic and ludicrous it is to go on a murderous rampage because some inanimate objects got damaged. Use your intelligence and common sense and stop behaving like brainless medieval fools”

  7. Remember that yank who opened fire when he was stuck in traffic in Pakistan?

    He didn’t face Pakistani justice (outrageously) so I hardly think this will be any different.

  8. The First Canadian deaths in Afghanistan were caused by the gross negligence of an american pilot who walked out of court with out even a single mark on his record for having murdered them.

    And yes I am Canadian

  9. This high-minded indignation about American soldiers being made subject to the laws of the country when they committ an offence is really just low-minded jingoism. We all know that if some foreign soldier on manoevres or whatever in the US committed some crime, the very same commenters here would be going beserk until he were put in front of an American court. Indeed, some of them even want to haul before American courts people who are not American and never committed an offence in America.

  10. Of course that’s the case Noel – it’s the glorious and oh so human condition known as HYPOCRISY – and there ain’t one of us who doesn’t display it at some time or another.

  11. Friendly Fire Incidents are tragic and common in War. During World War Two Canadian and American Units thinking each other the Japanese attacked each other in 1943 during Operation Cottage and resulted in 28 American and 4 Canadian deaths. The first four Canadians to be killed in Afghanistan were in fact killed by negligent US Airmen who mistook them for the Taliban. There was both a Candaina and a US inquiry into the incident, each found the US servicemen at fault, but not criminally.

    It isn’t as easy a judgment in combat situations.

  12. This high-minded indignation about American soldiers being made subject to the laws of the country when they committ an offence is really just low-minded jingoism.

    No for three reasons:

    – Practically it would put US soldiers at too much risk in a war zone.
    – The country in question has no real legal system worthy of the name.
    – Their supposed “offence” is burning Korans, which no sane person believes should be a crime.

  13. Stop making sense?
    Phantom, I presume you’re addressing me, because Ross’ comment is non-sense.

    Let’s look at his points:

    – Practically it would put US soldiers at too much risk in a war zone.-

    Well, yes, we can’t have US soldiers going to war and being at risk. This is all so obvious from an Amerocentric point of view; but there are other people and other countries where the priorities are different, and you know, those soldiers went to one of them to do what they did.

    – The country in question has no real legal system worthy of the name.-

    Again, if that’s the case, then you keep well away from the bloody place, and above all don’t give legitimacy to the government that makes these silly laws.

    – Their supposed “offence” is burning Korans, which no sane person believes should be a crime.-

    Unfortunately for Ross, one of the countries stoutly defending religious pluralism alongside their American allies has religious conformity imposed by statute, and, far from damaging a Bible, you are breaking the law even if you speak badly about the book, and that law is enforced with punishments. Sane?

    Besides, the founders of the country leading this crusade of pluralism were apparently insane to a man, and you’d be having a very lucky day if you got a mere rap for burning a Bible in their day; in fact, people were executed for the slightest deviations from religoius orthodoxy. Sanity was for some reason extremely rare in the past.

    But of course it’s wondrous how bigotry becomes so quaint when it’s your own kind.
    As I said, some of that might make sense if you were American and thought America was everywhere. But I was talking about the other 99 pc of the world.

  14. The Canadians were in a training area outside of active hostile areas. It had been clearly marked and assigned for training.

    He was grossly negligent and he should have been punished. But hey Canadians in uniform do so much resemble the Taliban

  15. Their supposed “offence” is burning Korans, which no sane person believes should be a crime.

    Should burning a flag be a crime

  16. Emerald – It was night. The Canadians were firing at the time. There is no doubt the US Airman was in the wrong and mistaken, and didn’t follow protocols. As I note above, such tragedies happen in war zones.

    Burning flags should not be a crime. And please find me instances when burning a flag caused someone in the West to murder people who just happened to be the same nationality as the flag burner. I can wait.

  17. Noel – Examples of Western people in 2012 shooting people who burned a Bible. I can wait.

  18. Emerald – It was night. The Canadians were firing at the time. There is no doubt the US Airman was in the wrong and mistaken, and didn’t follow protocols.

    Mahons in your opinion when does gross negligence get raised to the level of murder? Or is that only when americans die?

  19. if it happens it’ll be an extra nail in the messiah obamas cross come november

  20. EP’s post was a typo. It wasn’t burning a ‘flag’ but burning a ‘fag’. And it’s definitely wrong. Despite what the loony tunes of Westboro Baptist etc say.

  21. Emerald – The crime of murder is not based upon the nationality of the victim of the crime. For a murder, as opposed to manslaughter or criminally negligent homicide, there is a higher degree of culpability and malice. I have supported the prosecution of American troops in instances where they have committed an act of murder (and some have been prosecuted for that offense).

    In the instance involving the friendly fire, it wasn’t murder, though an argument can be made (and was made I believe) that it was criminal negligence (a wanton disregard for the lives of others). The Airmen certainly ignored their protocols. But in the end it was deemed a tragic fratricide.

    Now, you’ve had some time, where is the instance of an American shooting people because they burned the Bible or a Flag?

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