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#5
"Public opinion against the foreign forces in Afghanistan was inflamed by revelations, in February, that US troops burned copies of the Koran at a base in Afghanistan - reportedly by accident.

The shooting of 16 Afghans by a US soldier in March has also created resentment."

Personally I find this BBC comment disgusting! They are trying to justify the actions of a bunch of terrosists and a corrupt untrustable people. I know it is only a small number but it is not the place of the British!! BC to justify it.

Maybe it's just me and I will calm down and go away quietly but I really do detest the British media.

R.I.P lads.
 
#6
"Public opinion against the foreign forces in Afghanistan was inflamed by revelations, in February, that US troops burned copies of the Koran at a base in Afghanistan - reportedly by accident.

The shooting of 16 Afghans by a US soldier in March has also created resentment."

Personally I find this BBC comment disgusting! They are trying to justify the actions of a bunch of terrosists and a corrupt untrustable people. I know it is only a small number but it is not the place of the British!! BC to justify it.

Maybe it's just me and I will calm down and go away quietly but I really do detest the British media.

R.I.P lads.
I think you are being a bit hysterical and ridiculous. You forget, this is a war. The shooting of 16 Afghans certainly did cause a lot of resentment as did the burning of the koran. Both fell fell into the hands of the Taliban who used the incidents to their advantage. I don't see how the BBC are justifying anything, they are just reporting what happened.
 
#7
What annoys me is the obsesive interest in US troops. Between 2007 and 2011 there were 26 incidents like this with 58 deaths, including British, French and Italian troops. 5 British Guardsmen killed and 6 wounded in Nov 2009. 3 Ghurkas in 2010 but still we go on about US troops. OK bigger numbers but how quick they forget our own.
 
#8
What annoys me is the obsesive interest in US troops. Between 2007 and 2011 there were 26 incidents like this with 58 deaths, including British, French and Italian troops. 5 British Guardsmen killed and 6 wounded in Nov 2009. 3 Ghurkas in 2010 but still we go on about US troops. OK bigger numbers but how quick they forget our own.
I agree, I remember one day the Beeb reporting that a yank was killed in Iraq. On the same day as the yank being killed, a Brit was killed, but they didn't bother reporting it. I don't think they were happy with the letter I sent them.


Apparently, reading on the BBC news web page just now, the 3 shot are Brits.
 
#11
I think you are being a bit hysterical and ridiculous. You forget, this is a war. The shooting of 16 Afghans certainly did cause a lot of resentment as did the burning of the koran. Both fell fell into the hands of the Taliban who used the incidents to their advantage. I don't see how the BBC are justifying anything, they are just reporting what happened.
I agree with you to an extent but I still think that the report in question, tries to justify/link this event with previous US actions. All entitled to our opinions.
 
#12
So sad,RIP to them three,condolences to the families....
 
#13
Shocking news. Rest in Peace to them. My condolences to their families.
 

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