Reports are coming out of some medieval head choppers in Afghanistan, who probably while acting under the influence of some strong opiates and stoked by the hate speech spewed at their mosque, have killed eight members of a UN mission. They beheaded two of them. The news is coming out in drips and drabs and I am having to piece together the information from various reports, especially since there are some in the news business that seem to have an aversion to labeling the killers. I hate to imagine the debates taking place in the editorial rooms.
The killings were sparked by the burning of a Koran by some guy in Florida.
At least eight people have been killed in Afghanistan during an attack on a UN compound in the northern city of Mazar-e Sharif, officials say.What never ceases to amaze me is that in a country that is so backwards as Afghanistan, where the main instrument for receiving news besides the weird beards are AM radios, can hear about such an incident in the first place. To get them whipped up into such a frenzy that you can go out and slaughter eight people like cattle is truly a testament to how this cult can claim the title of the Religion of Peace™. The sad part is the folks who were murdered were probably not even aware of the Koran burning.
The violence occurred during a protest reported to be over the burning of the Koran in a US church last month.
The reason I want to throw up my hands is because these folks do a good enough job of killing each other with their whole Sunni/Shiite hatefest that I would like to see westerners just completely withdraw from the region, let them slaughter each other to their little hearts content, but if they export their murder, punish them harshly. It is obvious that all of our best intentions are a waste of time. They want to live in the 9th century, let them. Screw the oil; hell, America has the largest quantity of untapped oil in the world if the politicians would just let us at it. We are smart enough to come up with all sorts of alternative energy sources also, even though most of it is not viable for mass use yet, but it will be.
People of course are going to blame the preacher for burning the book and placing the blame for these murders on him which, even if the act is stupid, is no reason to murder. Put the blame where it belongs and quit bowing to the violence of the followers of a pedophile make-believe prophet. As long as violence works, they are going to continue using it. What incentive is there to change?
These people are not worthy of any of our expenditures in time, blood or money.