Why Don't They Call It as It is?

US Homeland Security

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Flight Mayhem

In my hub http://rafken.hubpages.com/hub/Who-is-Safe-from-Terrorism I tell how a group of Arabs caused a disturbance on an internal flight within the United States.

The disturbance was insulting, abusive and ultimately responsible for the flight having to be cancelled.

No action was taken against these men and no details were presented in the national media, why?

The authorities have been so engrossed in trying to not seem biased or racist, that they now fail to take action when action is due. The media are no better. They refuse to report on actions which may cause people to call them anti Muslim.

Koran

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Quran Burning

This week some US soldiers caused outrage amongst Afghanis by burning copies of the Quran. The CO of the base said sorry, my bad. Sorry does not cut it this time.

When the wrong buildings have been bombed or when innocent civilians have inadvertently been killed, the same officers say sorry. At least then, people are in the midst of conflict, adrenalin is rushing, nerves are jittering and the blood is racing, mistakes can and will be made. For that you can be sorry.

These soldiers were on their own base and not under extreme pressure, sorry is not good enough. The United States should be seen to take action against the wrong doers, even if it is one of their own. I am not talking here of beheading the man, which is what most Afghans would probably want but at least send the culprit home. I am not talking of some young private who struck the match, being used as a scapegoat but the officer in charge of those men.

He either instructed his men to burn rubbish without adequate supervision or told them to burn the Qurans. Either way he is guilty of negligence and should face charges of bringing the US military into disrepute.

Over the last ten years, dozens, if not hundreds of good patriotic US soldiers have lost their lives trying to earn the “hearts and minds” of the Afghan people. All this costly “good will” could be lost because of one foolish and incompetent act of sacrilege against the Muslim Afghan people. Yet no action is taken.

As It Is

The United States authorities and media have become so obsessed and pre occupied with being “politically correct” and unbiased, that they have lost track of being fair and just.

It is not politically incorrect or biased to punish those that do wrong or to protect the innocent. Providing of course, that you treat and punish all equally regardless of their nationality, race, color, religion, sexual preference, gender or look.

The Arabs on the Atlanta to Houston flight should have been deported or at least faced criminal charges. Also the relevant agencies and the media should have brought this possible security breach to the public’s attention.

In Afghanistan, the US authorities should be seen by the Afghan people to be taking action against the perpetrators of such a sacrilege. This may help to bring back some of the Afghan hearts and minds that were so bravely found by fallen heroes.

Being unbiased does not mean lacking in justice, it means justice for all EQUALLY.

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rafken 4 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

ib - OK you asked, so lets take it point by point.

1. History tells us that in our history Christians have killed people for nearly every reason. We can only be thankful that only a few today, believe this to be the correct direction.

2.I agree, you don't think.

3.You are probably right but that is my point, if you do do wrong, apologize. The war against terror is supposed to be lifting the terrorists to normal human standards. If we allow them to drag us down to their standards then WE lose, no matter how many die.

4.At least it is their country, Americans are the visitors. Do the US always publicize their problems internationally? I have seen nothing in the international press about the US decrying or apologizing for the KKK or the Aryan brotherhood.

5.Again you are correct, no one apologized, however do you know who was really behind it? All I know is that they said it was 16 Saudis, 1 Lebanese and 2 Egyptians, NO AFGHANS.

6.Of course terrorists act against the easiest targets, they may be many things but they are not stupid. As for innocent lives: there are more innocent Iraqis killed daily today than there ever was under Saddam.

7.OK, so you are saying that there is a body count after a terrorist attack, that is true but no action taken? If all the US soldiers abroad are not now involved in a war on terror, PLEASE tell them why they are there.

8.This one I am afraid you are wrong on. What we always see in the US media are the results of and condemnation of the "so called" terrorist attacks. What we do not see is the fact that innocents in Egypt, Libya, Iraq and Afghanistan are now starving, many of whom were not prior to US involvement.

9.Too true, a book is just a book. So what is the harm in burning a flag? It is just a piece of cloth.

10.If this were true, why is it that Americans have not signed up to allow US soldiers to be subject to the International Court for War Crimes? ALL soldiers should be subject to the same rules. Then perhaps one set may have equal respect towards the other.

11.If you honestly think that there is no difference between any people in any one religion, I suggest you get one.


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ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

Rafken

Do you have any intelligent arguments to make on the specifics of my comments. Or do you only attack the people that make them? You haven't given any arguments to make your point, if there was one.

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Would Christians kill people because they burned Bibles?

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I don't think so.

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When terrorists kill innocent civilians, cut their heads off, kidnap and rape women, kill soldiers with bombs, they never apologize, and no one in that country apologizes.

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Even though the country is harboring these terrorists In fact the terrorists boast about their kills.

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When 911 happened, who apologized for those deaths of innocent people.

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Terrorists focus on soft civilian targets yet people like you are more interested in protecting their rights, rather than the innocents.

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All that happens when terrorists attack and kill is that people report the body count.

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There is no condemnation of these deadly attacks.

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Burning a book, any book is just a book, but killing is taking the lives of people.

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When the Americans are involved in killing they are scrutinized and hung out to dry, but terrorists don't get any condemnation.

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There is no real distancing by non terrorist Muslims.

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rafken 4 years ago from The worlds my oyster Author

ib - It is prejudices like yours that fuel the terrorists. You seem to forget that America went into Afghanistan and removed its government. If you do not care about the Afghans feelings then you are just occupation forces in which case many would say that acts of resistance could be justified and would make the terrorists look like partisans. Fortunately though, not all Americans are prejudice like you.


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ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

Would Christians kill people because they burned Bibles? I don't think so. When terrorists kill innocent civilians, cut their heads off, kidnap and rape women, kill soldiers with bombs, they never apologize, and no one in that country apologizes. Even though the country is harboring these terrorists In fact the terrorists boast about their kills.

When 911 happened, who apologized for those deaths of innocent people. Terrorists focus on soft civilian targets yet people like you are more interested in protecting their rights, rather than the innocents.

All that happens when terrorists attack and kill is that people report the body count. There is no condemnation of these deadly attacks.

Burning a book, any book is just a book, but killing is taking the lives of people. When the Americans are involved in killing they are scrutinized and hung out to dry, but terrorists don't get any condemnation. There is no real distancing by non terrorist Muslims.

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