After reading the Koran and observing North Africans, he wrote to his wife, “Just finished reading the Koran—a good book and interesting.” Patton had a keen eye for native customs and methods, wrote knowingly of local architecture, even rated the progress of word-of-mouth rumor in Arab country at 40–60 miles a day. In spite of his regard for the Koran, he concluded, “To me it seems certain that the fatalistic teachings of Mohammad and the utter degradation of women is the outstanding cause for the arrested development of the Arab. . . . Here, I think, is a text for some eloquent sermon on the virtues of Christianity.”
They burned Bibles, didn’t they?
Where’s our General Patton when we need him?
A Florida pastor plans to burn Korans to generate some heat, and it certainly is.
Good on him.
The Rev. Terry Jones plans the Koran burn-up to mark the anniversary of 9/11.
And no less than U.S. Army General David H. Petraeus, commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan apparently has gone flaccid, saying the burning books could endanger the lives of U.S. troops.
“It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan. It is precisely the kind of action the Taliban uses and could cause significant problems. Not just here, but everywhere in the world we are engaged with the Islamic community.”
What the heck kind of talk is that? Isn’t our military trained to do exactly that — fight the bad guys? Maybe lighting the Korans on fire will draw these miserable “peaceful religionists” out of their caves and out from under their slimy rocks so we can pick off each and every one of them and send them to their 73 virigins (I threw in an extra one for good measure).
Gen. Petraeus ought to be showing more brass ones than he’s wearing on his shoulder.
He’s a trained killer leading trained killers who kill criminals that threaten to blow up and burn down our cities. They’re wearing Kevlar, not knee pads.
We’re fighting an enemy that is determined to conquer us, regardless of what the alleged president Muslim Obumbler wants to call it. Look around you — cities all over the world are ablaze, set by adherents of the “religion of peace” and yet we are appeasing them? They want to build a freaking “mosque” at the place their own demons plowed into our buildings, killing 3,000 Americans? And we’re going to let them?
What is wrong with us? It puts our troops in harm’s way? That’s what they do! Go into harm’s way to defend and protect us. What the hell is wrong with these people? Now we’re being cowed into not burning a book? When they burn our bibles, step and crap on our flag, behead our fellow citizens and bomb our buildings? Whip and stone their women, chop off hands, break spines, and commit all manner of atrocities? And we’re worried about burning their “How To” manual?
Petraeus, Obama, and all the other Bloomberg idiots talk to us like we’re already slaves. Are we? Are we slaves? Are we going to continue letting them dictate what we will do?
At what point do we say NO? NO MORE! NOT ON OUR WATCH!
More than burning Korans, what’s really endangering our troops? The Pentagon bureaucrats’ Rules of Engagement that have hampered our warriors’ ability to kill the enemy. Perhaps Petraeus should expend his energy on killing the jihadist “religion of peaceniks” instead of worrying that burning their Koran will make it worse for our troops.
This from MKJessup:
General, you worry about wiping out the Taliban over there (that IS your job isn’t it?) and let Americans worry about how they want to enjoy their Constitutional guarantees regarding freedom of expression, ok?
Look at it this way General, the more of those scumbags you kill over there, the less there will be to threaten the lives of our troops.
General Petraeus, you’re a good and decent American and presumably, a Christian. You ought to know more than anyone else that Islam is nothing but a death cult.
Kill or be killed General, that is what they intend to do, and we should be helping them become martyrs for ‘allah’ each and every day, 7 days a week.
From himno hero, Free Republic Commenter
“Most people do not recognize that what happens in a mosque is sedition. Pure and simple. Islam is not just a “religion”, it is a cult. Larger than that though, it is a political system, it is it’s own government, a economic system (which includes funding new mosque construction), it’s judicial…all wrapped up in the word sharia. This is inclusive of its military (jihadis) all rolled into one with one intent …and that is to rule wherever they take root. It is an invasive, systemic infection looking to take over the host once it has quantum.
This is not a “religion”, but something that cloaks itself in those terms so it should not be given the same treatment contemplated under the first amendment. The Koran’s Sharia rules are to consume whatever government there is wherever it goes. Islam is political, and it’s goal is to supplant and replace. Globally.”
If Gen. Petreaus and his military refuse to fight the Muslim jihadis and protect us, we might as well go down to the local Muslims R Us and buy our prayer rugs now. And make appointments for our wives’ and daughters’ clitorectomies.
And from Amerisrael
This comes to mind in light of General Petraeus’s warning ”against” the planned Koran burning protest by an independent fringe church in Florida. The wrong way to protest.
In Afghanistan, where General Petraeus is the new commander, Bibles were confiscated by U.S. military authorities from a soldier and burned last year.
That was an absoluely repugnant action. One that every U.S. citizen in this country should have protested and denounced.
And why did our U.S. military authorities in Afghanistan do that?
-because Al-jazerra reported it’s “concern” that the Bibles could be given to Muslims and used to share with them the Good News of forgiveness of sins through Yeshua [ Jesus], the Messiah.
The U.S. military authorities caved in and made “appeasement”.
We are told that our troops are in Afghanistan to prevent it from becoming a safe haven for terrorists.
What about the safe haven for terrorists in Iran that is on the very brink of obtaining nuclear weapons and our military under Obama will do nothing to stop them.?
Or the safe haven for terrorists in Lebanon that Obama wants to go ahead and give $100 million in military aid and and equipment to the Hezbollah/Lebanese army?
Or the safe haven for terrorists in Gaza that our government has already given $millions in aid to?
Our government under Obama has done nothing but embolden the jihadist enemies of the free-West since he became president.
Our U.S. military should not be supporting an Afghan government that will not accord true freedom of religion and speech for all it’s citizens.
We remember the outrageous matter of an Afghan man who embraced Christianity and then faced the death penalty in the Afghan court system.
In this country we have freedom of religion. Freedom of speech, and expression guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
Freedoms that Islamists are using against us in order to advance the Islamization of America,–
while our own U.S. government is complicit in helping to repress freedom of religion in Afghanistan by confiscating and burning Bibles, making appeasment to Islam.
When our U.S. military authorities in Afghanistan engage in that sort of action, they are in effect making appeasement and working against freedom of religion for Afhanistan.
If it talks like a Muslim, walks like a Muslim, thinks like a Muslim and defends the Muslims…