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Petraeus Accuses Afghan Parents of Burning Kids to Make US Look Bad

One would think that the effort to downplay the killings of as many as 64 civilians, including a large number of children, would be enough to spark considerable anti-US outrage, but apparently Gen. David Petraeus saw an opportunity to make things even worse, and took it.

In a closed door meeting aimed at explaining why they had killed so many civilians, Gen. Petraeus actually accused parents in the region of burning their own children in an attempt to raise the death count and make the US look bad.

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did anyone even actually read

did anyone even actually read the accusation petraeus is alleged to have made? it's not that parents were burning their children to death; not even burning them with fire.

"On Saturday, Wahidi, the provincial governor, sent a three-person fact-finding team up the valley to the village of Helgal. They returned with seven injured people, including a woman and a man, both 22 years old, and five boys and girls 16 or younger. Smith said they had burns and shrapnel wounds, none of them life-threatening.

The U.S. military "did have initial reports that the feet and hands of the children appeared to have been burned," Smith said. "We have observed increased reporting of children being disciplined by having their hands and feet dipped into boiling water. No one is claiming this is the case in this instance, but it may well be."

Now, "Smith" is a US Military spokesman, and to be sure, is not to be trusted. However, let's even allow him and betrayus the benefit of the doubt, and assume their accusations are true.

The best case scenario the military is putting forth in all of this? Essentially the following: We didn't kill 50 civilians (maybe a few less?). However, innocent Afghan civilians fortunate enough to survive our indiscriminate and illegal violent attacks- and who, significantly, are NOT members of taliban or al qaeda- are so helpless to resist the occupation, that they have resorted to literally scalding themselves and/or their children in a desperate attempt to get the attention of the subservient world mainstream media in an effort to elicit support for ousting their oppressors and save their country, and their very lives.

THAT, ladies and gentlemen, is the BEST explanation that EVEN our MILITARY can offer! THAT is the story here.

idiot Petraeus

The sad part is....People will actually believe this statement.

I'm an atheist.

I don't believe in a God -- or the Devil. If it weren't for folks like Petraeus, I wouldn't believe that evil could be personified.

This is what happens when the machine of government falls into the hands of just a few truly evil people. Millions of otherwise good folks, whose only sin is an abiding faith that obedience to "lawful authority" is a virtue, sign on to carry out their crimes for them. Our own belief in the superstition of "government" is what makes their evil works possible.

That is not to say that government needs to be kept in the hands of "good people." Give unlimited power to work evil -- and only evil -- to the best of men, and they will still accomplish nothing but evil. Government is institutionalized coercion. Like the use of nuclear weapons, it is never a force for good.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

NICE

just so you realize that , believing God and believing in a God are two different things.

Let Freedom ring.

I don't worry about it.

If I wake up dead some day and find God waiting for me, I guess He'll know I did the best I could with the brain He gave me.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition, http://www.amazon.com/Most-Dangerous-Superstition-Larken-Ros...

So let me get this straight... Mom/Dad Burns Their Child To Make

So let me get this straight... Mom/Dad Burns Their Child To Make The General Look Bad?

This sounds more like a line a colonel would use... Colonel Kad-Daffy Duck.

General Be-Tre-Us Needs To Work Closer With This Libyan Dictator Friend (US/Hillary surely gave Kad-Daffy some money to work with the General over the years), Together Maybe They Can Form Some Better More Plausible Lies and Propaganda.

These Two Are Both Idiots!

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Speaking of Col. Kad-Daffy

and pure Psychopathic insanity this is his latest public statement:

Gaddafi is saying that those protesting are just a small number of rats. He says they are all being controlled by outsiders who are giving those protesters hallucination pills. He has now been reading out his green book/constitution for more than 20 minutes. He listed a very long list of "crimes" that will all be punis...hed by death & execution. He said he will kill all those who did this or participated in that.

"I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies." ~ Chris Floyd

Move.On had it right.

Be-tray-US.

Insanity to the Nth degree!

News flash to Petraeus and his neocon ilk;
You cretins don't need any help from the Afghanis to "look bad". You're doing a bang-up job of "looking bad" all on your own.

Psychopaths Running the Asylum...Is There a Doctor In The House?

Petraeus is just another soulless devil being held up to us as a savior - that says it all!

"Liberty tastes sweetest to those who fight for it, and most bitter to those who work to deny it!"

LearnRonPaul

Makes perfect sense...

I might want to make someone look bad, so why not just burn up all my children. How friggen absurd is he? I absolutely can not understand how or why people would believe in this tool after all he has blundered and lied about. Makes you sick at your stomach to think that a US military man, especially a general, could say something this careless and stupid.

But remember...they just hate us because we are free. Remembering that always makes me feel better. At least they don't hold a grudge for the murder of hundreds of thousands of their citizens.