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  Poking wasps nests with  chopsticks seems to be the motive behind much of US foreign policy.  The cesspool that is Afghanistan needs only a couple of gentle stirs to spray its fetid lunacy and violence on everything and everyone.  Case in point, burning paper turns the people bug-frack crazy:

 “Afghan officials say at least two demonstrators have been killed in northern Afghanistan as protests over last week’s burning of Qur’ans turned violent.

It marked the sixth day of deadly protests over the burning of Qur’ans and other religious materials at a U.S. base. The White House has called the incident a mistake and apologized to the Afghan government but demonstrations have continued.”

The US relationship with Afghanistan seems to be suffering multiple personality disorder.  Drone attacks that butcher civilians get little mention, but burning the Koran gets an official apology?  It makes no sense.  You don’t do PR in an occupied country, you just get the job done because by now any notion of good intent or nation building is long gone.  All that remains is the national interest, the more discretely it is handled the better.

“The administrator of Iman Sahib district in Kunduz province says Sunday’s protest turned violent as demonstrators tried to enter the district’s largest city.  He says people in the crowd fired on police and threw grenades at a U.S. base nearby.  NATO said initial reports indicated no international service members were killed.”

Ignorant people with access to small arms and explosives, how could anything go wrong?

“A gunman killed two U.S. military advisers with shots to the back of the head Saturday inside a heavily guarded ministry building in Kabul, and NATO ordered military workers out of Afghan ministries as protests raged for a fifth day over the burning of Qur’ans at a U.S. army base.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack at the Interior Ministry, saying it was retaliation for the Qur’an burnings, after the two U.S. servicemen — a lieutenant-colonel and a major — were found dead on their office floor, Afghan and western officials said.”

Whoops.  Underestimating the resolve of your enemy is always a recipe for trouble.  U.S/NATO forces will be forced to reevaluate their security procedures after this incident.

“The two American service members were found by another foreigner who went into the room, which is only accessible by people who know the correct numerical combination, according to the Afghan official, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose details about the shootings.

They were shot in the back of the head, according to Western officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose the information. Authorities were poring over security camera video for clues, the Afghan official said.”

I wonder if the American Administration is getting the message?  The slow-motion withdrawal is only going to cost more lives.  Admit defeat, and get on with the program already, there are others in line just waiting to be invaded and oppressed.


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