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Why Don't They Call It as It is?
US Homeland Security
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.
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.
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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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