May 10th, 2010
07:55 AM ET

Afghan, NATO forces kill 2 insurgents, find weapons cache

KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) - Afghan and international troops killed two insurgents who fired at them while leaving a mosque in southeastern Afghanistan, NATO-led forces said Saturday.

It happened Friday night in Zabul province as troops went to a compound south of Musa Zay where they suspected insurgent activity, the International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.

"As the security force searched the compound, they came under fire from a nearby compound that was later discovered to be a mosque," ISAF said. "The Taliban militants, who were leaving the mosque, fired automatic weapons against coalition troops. The combined force returned fire and killed two insurgents as they advanced towards the patrol."

The force captured a suspected militant in a nearby building and searched the mosque, where they found weapons, multiple blasting caps and materials to make improvised explosive devices, or roadside bombs, ISAF said.

A joint security force in the northern province of Kunduz detained several insurgents for questioning during a search of a compound Friday night, ISAF said. The search team had been acting on information about "insurgent activity" in a car traveling to the compound, and they later found three anti-personnel mines, including one in the militant's car, ISAF said.

More weapons were found Friday in southern Helmand province after Afghan National Police directed an ISAF patrol to a cache containing five mortar rounds and 18 kilograms (40 pounds) of homemade explosives, ISAF said.

The cache, in the Nahr-e Saraj district, was destroyed, ISAF said.

Another cache was found in the Now Zad district of Helmand on Friday containing 46 kilograms (100 pounds) of ammonium nitrate and 4.5 kilograms (10 pounds) of homemade explosives, ISAF said. A joint Afghan and international patrol found the cache in an open field and destroyed it, they said.

Ammonium nitrate-based homemade explosives are used to make roadside bombs, which ISAF says cause the majority of civilian and ISAF casualties in Afghanistan.

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  1. Drefattak

    It's very good that we can share opinions on this topic here, because as William R. Alger told, "Public opinion is a second conscience."

    August 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. evervigliant

    Marine dad has it right. You can't ignore the fact..unless you want to get our boys killed. Our troops are the best, in my opinion. Their dedication to duty reminds me of what our Lord said.
    No grearer love hath a man than to lay down his life for another. Support our troops...they are on the line for you and our way of life.
    God bless you guys. You have my full support.

    May 17, 2010 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. Teddy

    To me the Islamic faith has more in common with Nazi Germany than with religion it is bent on ruleing the word and making everyone believe what they do or else. They say that only 1% are extremist and use violence, in 1938 less than 1% of the nazi party used violence and look what they turned into. The religious leaders in Iran used hired thugs to squash all protest after the elections there the nazi's used the brown shirts later to be called the gestapo and both blame the jews for there problems (by the way I am not Jewish).
    Also if you look back in history there was no terrorist problem in Europe or North America until the explosion of the Islamic faith yes you had bands of militants fighting against a goverment here and there but not until Islam did you hear about buildings, airports and planes being blown up the terrorist doing this all have one thing in common and that is Islam they say they are for peace but they wont let anyone one in a mosque unless you are of the faith if they have nothing to hide what is the problem.
    The liberals say give them this and that they need to understand that the first thing to go under an Islamic rule is gonna be personal freedoms and freedom of choice they have no tolerance for any thing but there way of thinking and doing things.
    WAKE UP AMERICA STOP THEM NOW WHILE WE STILL CAN

    May 17, 2010 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. tommy

    should blow up any mosque that has weapons in it. and detain the so called religious zealots that are running it.

    May 16, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gisher

    Several of you guys in this thread should try using a smaller brush the next time you paint.

    May 16, 2010 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bill

    Were is Christ when we need him...Were in Johova when we need him..Were is Mohammed when we need him.....They are all dead like the rest of us will be..But it seems that people make money from them..Nevgreco from Las Vegas..No one has ever seen a miraacle of any kind,,this includdes my spelling...Nev

    May 15, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. doofus

    gag me.

    -

    GO ISAF!

    May 14, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. John

    Jack

    There is a God and he is very dissapointed at the mess humans have created in his name. That is why He gave us Jesus Christ. We all beleive (believers) in one God, however the path to him is different according to which religion you practice. Reality-there is only one path to eternal life, and that is with a relationship with Christ. There is no other way to have happiness and peace in ones life, and even though you have a relationship with Christ does not guarentee an easy and prosperous life. Keep the faith and stay in the Word!

    May 14, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  9. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    I hope the FBI is monitoring Daniel, the next wanna-be homegrown terrorist.

    May 14, 2010 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Steve G

    Pull all the troops out, nuke the whole area. no drugs no terrorists, problem solved. People will forget it after the problem is gone.

    May 14, 2010 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. karek40

    You know what I really find astounding, many liberals are professing atheists, they really get upset when some speaks of God and are willing to spend a fortune in our courts to enforce their right not to hear or see any symbol of Christianity. Yet when they appease Islam they facilitate the actions of Islam. Don’t they realize that Islam will put everyone under Islamic law. Islamic law covers all aspects of life, from matters of state, like governance and foreign relations, to issues of daily living. They will bow down or be beheaded. I guess their failure to see the long term effects of their actions is why Lenin said liberals were necessary idiots for a revolution.

    May 14, 2010 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jack

    Using religion to justify killing is as old as man. We are as guilty as anyone. If there was a God he would be very disappointed in the mess humans have created in his name.

    May 14, 2010 at 7:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. Anon

    I thought about this lonely trail that leads through Afghan's desert forests of hell. It's resume of ignited fuels and portraits of it's fallen leaders sway it's followers to a quickend grave.
    What more would you have me believe?

    May 14, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  14. RALPH

    DANIEL YOU ARE EXACTLY WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNTRY, YOUR PART OF THE LIMOUSINE LIBERAL CROWD THAT DON'T HAVE A CLUE ABOUT WHATS GOING OUT IN THE REAL WORLD. YOU ASSUME THE RIGHT WING IS WRONG THROUGH THE ROSE COLORED GLASSES OF LIBERAL LEFTISM.ISLAM IS THE BIGGEST THREAT TO THE FREE WORLD SINCE NAZISM IN WW2. QUIT HIDING BEING "HATRED" "RACISM," RIGHT WING TEA PARTEIRS AS AN EXCUSE FOR YOUR LAME THINKING. THESE LEFTIST BUZZWORDS WILL NOT DETER REAL AMERICANS FROM SPEAKING AGAINST THE AXIS OF EVIL THAT WANTS TO DOMINATE THE WORLD. EVERY ISLAMIC FASCIST THAT IS KNOCKED OFF IS ONE LESS THAT WILL ATTACK HERE. BUT OF COURSE YOU PROBABLY THINK WE CAN ALL HOLD HANDS ,SING KUM BYE YA, INCREASE TAXES AND RUN AWAY FROM EVERY FIGHT AND ALL WILL BE WELL AGAIN. HURRY UP YOU WILL BE LATE FOR YOUR NEXT DNC FUND RAISER...

    May 13, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Eara2009

    In 1786 Thomas Jefferson, then US ambassador to France, and John Adams, then US Ambassador to Britain. To the US Congress these two future Presidents later reported the reasons for the Muslims’ hostility towards America, a nation with which they had no previous contacts.

    “…that it was founded on the Laws of their Prophet, that it was written in their Koran, that all nations who should not have acknowledged their authority were sinners, that it was their right and duty to make war upon them wherever they could be found, and to make slaves of all they could take as Prisoners, and that every Musselman (Muslim) who should be slain in Battle was sure to go to Paradise.”

    Sound familiar?

    The muslims will not tolerate progressive liberals either. But as for now you know what they say."The enenmy of enemy is my friend."

    May 13, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  16. jcm52

    "I can't remember the last time a Catholic, Anglican, Protestant, etc CHURCH was used as cover for a munitions factory."

    David Koresh anyone?

    Sure – he and his followers were extremists, a tiny fraction of Christianity, but... If we're going to paint all Muslims for what their extremists do, surely we should do the same for Christians. Or we could realize that punishing all Muslims for the actions of their extremists will just create a few more extremists, leading to more people wanting to punish all Muslims. Where does the cycle end?

    If all Christians were being punished for the actions of David Koresh, I would certainly entertain thoughts of resistance. Are Muslims that different? The extremists need to be eliminated. But those who aren't extremists need to be treated with respect, or we'll create terrorists faster than we can kill them.

    May 12, 2010 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Eddy

    DANIEL, YOU MUST GET OUT IN THE REAL WORLD BUDDY, AS AN INDEPENDENT I'M
    LOOKING AT IT FROM BOTH SIDES AND YOU MY FRIEND ARE NOWHERE.
    TRY THIS ONE AGAIN "MUSLIM
    Using a mosque as weapons cache = destroyed mosque. The cleric for that mosque should be killed too." AND BY THE WAY IT'S "MUSLIM" NOT MOSLIM.

    May 12, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  18. I hate Tea

    They kill coalition forces because we as a country took planes, bullets, and soilders and ousted the ruling party. We overthrew the local government at the time which is all that governs these little local villages.

    If you dont want to be attacked by them then leave. That is their whole point. Western influence.

    They are so different their is no use trying to make them conform to our system of democracy.

    No ouside power has ever been sucessful in invading and occupying that area since going all the way back to Alaxender the Great and that eventually killed him.

    To destroy a place of worship because they have weapons is wrong. You have to fix the reason why those weapons are being used.

    If it is to subjugate the popluation let them make their own hell we dont need to help them. We are already doing it for them.

    Alot of so called left or right wingers are very opinionated about a culture which they know absolutly nothing about. I suggest you dont comment on killing people or destroying places of worship. You your self sound like a terrorist.

    May 12, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  19. chesly mcfadden

    i do not know anything about politics

    May 12, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  20. Buddy

    Why not advance democracy in Saudi Arabia where all this radical theology is based and funded? Unlike Iraq which had very little to do with radical religion other than Saddam Hussein killing and torturing the Al Qaeda types who in turn hated Saddam "the Secularist" Hussein. Radical Islam helps the Saudi royal family stay in power. "Divine Right" to rule and strict religion go hand-in-hand, get the rabble so busy hating Israel and the USA they overlook their own social and political situation.

    May 12, 2010 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
  21. Jason

    I find it hilarious you have individuals like John M saying that christians dont kill each other. We do it all the time. Look at Ireland, the Chrsitians in India, Indonesia, the U.S.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
  22. NotSpecialAtAll

    After reading posts like these for the past year or longer, one thing came to mind. Tony in PA talked about it earlier in these posts.

    "A house divided against itself cannot stand." IE America today. We should all keep that in mind and choose our words and actions carefully for the sake of our future.

    May 11, 2010 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Kevin

    You guys sound like a bunch of uneducated rednecks who think they know stuff about politics.

    May 11, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Marine Dad

    When you use a sacred building or site as a blind for snipers or a weapons dump, it is no longer sacred. It is a target.

    May 11, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Sam Olson

    Saladin

    Congratulations to you and your new-found beliefs ! We need so many more like you to spread the word to others who are being misled by the bad Islamists. We all have to be very careful to not put all those people in the same basket.

    Cheers !

    May 11, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  26. fsjdw2

    Destroy in place, safer for EOD teams that way.

    May 11, 2010 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Brian

    Its time to nuke the middle east and turn it into a parking lot. Nothing but evil emanates from there.

    May 11, 2010 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  28. saladin

    This is why I initially left Islam. The religion has a lot of nice memories for me, but the older I got, the more false it was. We were taught that we had a religion of peace, but that wholesale murderers were heroes for their religion, any evil perpetrated in the name of our religion was beautiful, that Allah insisted we kill infidels and only sue for peace when our sword was dull (then only long enough to sharpen the sword – that's from my Koran), and so on. I feel like we used to have the moral high ground in the debate about global religions (think about the Crusades), but we allowed a bunch of maniacs to twist and destroy everything. Once I looked outside the religion that I was forced into as a youngster, I found a truer form of service to God. Look around, my Moslem friends. Any religion that has you chanting the same prayers 5 times a day while prostrating yourself on the ground isn't service to a higher being. Any religion that teaches that engaging in EVIL to promote religious beliefs is a LIE. Evil and lies serve a different master than the one we seek to.

    May 11, 2010 at 2:11 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Doug

    Raise your hand if you support granting the Taliban fighters protections afforded by the Geneva Conventions? Did you also know that it's prohibited to use Mosques, Churches and Hospitals to store weapons and ammunition. It is also illegal to use them as fighting positions? If you support giving any terrorist rights under the Geneva Conventions then you must also support detroying said building if it is occupied as a fortification or is storing arms and ammunition. Since soldiers won't have a way of knowing if it is booby trapped they have to destroy it in place. But the criminal Taliban and terrorists know this, right? Hmmm.........................

    May 11, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Pete

    I have been listening for over 10 years now how peaceful the Muslims are. I'm sure in many cases some of it is true.
    BUT....where are the peace loving Muslim Clerics? Why don't we hear that some Muslim Clerics are standing up and decrying these idiot terrorists? Is it because they're scared of these idiots too. I think it is.

    If more Muslims would stand up and be counted and fight for peace perhaps this would help end this madness sooner.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  31. taxpayer

    It's just a different mindset. Americans have always avoided using churches as fighting positions because they believe churches should be places of sanctuary. The muslin fighting, fighting under the belief that they are fighting at God's urging think nothing of using a mosque as a fighting position but we still try to treat them as places of worship, of sanctuary.

    However, I am sure that when push came to shove, Americans used chuch bell towers as sniping positions and they should not hold back when muslim's use a mosque as a fighting position; just level the place.

    May 11, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  32. tee

    Look, reading thur some of these blog's my reaction is religion of any kind is the root of evil, did I say that?

    May 11, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  33. Asten Weems

    John your stupid. Being an atheist doesn't mean that they ALL accept the big bang theory. they'll accept Evolution as fact but not the Big Bang because that needs to be tested until we'll know if its true or not. Anyway Atheism is NOT what this story or comments are about. So lets get back to the REAL story here.

    May 11, 2010 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  34. john

    LR: how was the moon created? Don't say "the big bang theory" because that leads to the question of who created that, etc. What if you are wrong?? What is the down-side of your no god position?

    May 11, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  35. richard

    It is somewha sobering to realize that by far the largest numbers of casualties from "Islamic" terrorists are other Muslims.

    May 10, 2010 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  36. andy

    OK so your saying if you find wepons in a Baptist church in the good ole USA by a good ole militia that the church should be burned to the ground. Now that's good politics right wingers. you don't burn down thier Moque's, that's exactly what the Taliban want you to do. The average Afghan would see that as an attack upon Islam. We are in their country where they practice their culture and their religion. Take the weapons. During WWII, the Germans would often store weapons in churches in France and occupied countries. Think about the tactics used by our enemies, they are used to incite the people against us.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  37. DBska

    Quit blaming the left, The Taliban is an ultra conservative right wing political movement and the only political difference between them and many Republicans besides nationality and religion is a matter of degrees, Bush apparently felt some kinship when he invited a Taliban contingent to Texas while they were already harboring al-Qaeda. I am mostly left and have supported the annihilation of the Taliban since 1998, when Clinton was denied the opportunity to kill bin Laden by Trent Lott and Newt Gingrich. The fact is that the corrupt Bush Administration did more damage to our country than al-Qaeda could have ever dreamed of.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  38. RH

    Most you still don't get it: the US doesn't belong in Afghnaistan. Yes, houses of worship are used for purposes they were not intended for, but that's NOT the point; Afghanistan belongs to the mixture of people of Afghanistan, including the Taliban, to do with their property as they choose. Whether the US kills them, or bribes them, or locks them up, or calls them an ally, it's beyond a military resolution...it's not important: the US and NATO do NOT belong there! This intervention has lasted nearly ten years and resulted in squat over there, expect to bring this country to near economic collapse over HERE!

    May 10, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  39. ED

    Habib, thank you for trying to put a point of clarity on real islam. Muslims are not the ones to be feared but the portion of every population to which reason cannot reach. This includes our own great nation. Both sides of the political spectrum wish to se only thier side in power regardless of the logic of either side. Working together is what we need to do to fix the country. And for all those that think e should destroy the mosque... THe mosque needs to be treated with the same respect that we would give a church. You don't destroy it because militants were once inside it.

    May 10, 2010 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  40. ken

    They should go public with this and cry a fowl saying that these false believers of Islam use houses of god to store their weapons, making worshipers shields for their blades. This would gain a good chunk of public rapport.

    May 10, 2010 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
  41. RH

    WARNING: qmcs, justiceforall, eugene, howard, John M, Carole, JL, frank B, Mike, Barry 77, feedUP, et al., you're ALL know-nothing jerks (kafirs)! Besides trashing Islam, you can spend another ten years, or the next 100 years fighting "over there" in Iraq, Afghanistan and why not add Iran after which you'll discover this economy is toast and that in the meantime the changes from illegal immigration will change the numbers, i.e., demographics, within the US such that it will eventually become a hispanic country again...so, support Arizona, enforce the immigration laws and PROTECT THE BORDERS FIRST!

    May 10, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Report abuse |
  42. BUBBA -- ALABAMA STYLE!!!

    feedUP,
    I agree! Bring home the Troops and dust off the Nukes.
    You know my sister??

    May 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  43. ace frehley

    "There comes a time when the inocent must bare the guilt as well as the guilty "

    No other religion in the world sees more poverty, death, slavery, suicides, hatred and everythingthat is ugly in the world like Islam."

    Sounds like we should spend more money in the American education system, so people like this dont slip through the cracks.

    Sorry, jokers, but you are not esposing the American values that made our country great.

    While I will fight for your ability to have such an uneducated and intolerant opinion, I will also tell you that you should shut your mouth until you get in the fight. You only talk when you are not on the front lines. These people are suffering and we are helping them overcome this mentality. This is the mentality that allowed the KLAN to florish in our country until only recently, the mentality that you proudly tout of "with me or against me."

    My country, my America. Sarah Palin and Barack Obama. WE ARE AMERICANS ALL. Stop trying to divide us.
    US RANGER ON THE FRONT LINES

    May 10, 2010 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  44. LR

    Hey ks. As an atheists I would gladly fight and die for the right to believe in what I, or you would like to believe. Please think your religion will keep you safe and lead you from "evil". You probably don't even understand the basic principles of "your" religion. Study it why don't you, and stop believing blindly what people tell you. Atheist doesn’t prosecute people for philosophical beliefs that don't harm other people. Atheists don't think they are superior. You ignorance just proves that you are afraid of change and actually using your brain. Poor fool.

    Science will fly you to the moon.
    Religion will fly you into a building!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  45. ks

    send the atheists to fight the muslims since they hate religion so much.. 2 birds with 1 stone

    May 10, 2010 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  46. qmcs

    We can only thake the inocent Islam line for so long. There comes a time when the inocent must bare the guilt as well as the guilty – in-action can be tolerated only so much. The one half of 1% of radical Islam must be trampled – if not under the boot of the peace loving Islamist then under ours.

    May 10, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Onesmallvoice

    @Perry.Well put.With all this right-wing lynch mob mentality I see here,I must agree with you.Most of these right-wing fools don't realize that they sound like the Nazis did in 1920's Germany and all this plays right into the hands of these right-wing politicians in Washington.

    May 10, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  48. matt

    to feedUP: firt off if we nuke the place then we will have to help rebuild it. which is partly what were doing right now. Second we aren't fighting iraq's army were fighting the terroists there, not the civlians. So think about it would you really want to kill millions of people for no reasons or something they didn't even do.

    May 10, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  49. JUSTICEFORALL

    ITS OBVIOUS THAT THE TALIBAN AND AL QUEDA ETC. HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO WORK WITH EXCEPT FOR THE HATRED THAT THEY FORMENT AGAINST ANYTHING, OR ANYONE WHO IS NOT LIKE THEM, OR WHO DOES NOT THINK LIKE THEM. THESE PEOPLE ARE ABSOLUTE BARBARIANS WITH LIMITED MENTAL CAPACITY, AND LIMITED THOUGHT PROCESS (TUNNEL VISION) FROM A THOUSAND YEARS AGO. HOW ON EARTH DID THEY EVER MANAGE TO SURVIVE IN THIS SO CALLED MODERN WORLD, AND WHY HAVEN'T THEIR MODERATE MORE INTELLIGENT AND UPDATED MUSLIM COUSINS "REIN THEM IN" AT ALL? THERE IS SOMETHING VERY WRONG WITH ILSAM BECAUSE OF THIS "STUPID, IGNORANT & DESTRUCTIVE REVOLUTION"!.

    May 10, 2010 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  50. howard g

    I would like to know where the hell these militants are getting all the ingredients for making all these ieds??? does ups or fedx deliver the stuff??? we should attempt to find where all this stuff is comming in and cut the shipments off at the sorce. then we can mabey get somewhere.

    May 10, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Perry

    Here's an observation: the people who espouse the rhetoric of the "Tea Party" are frighteningly similar (although significantly less literate than) the fascists of the 1930's. "Nuke it"? Merle Haggard? Guns under the "huge rugs"?

    You guys gonna start painting red crescents on Muslim-owned stores next? Smash some windows and burn down some Mosques? Maybe load 'em up into railroad cars and ship 'em off to Poston, Manzanar or Tule Lake?

    May 10, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
  52. eugene, oregon

    Merle Haggard said it best

    I hear people talkin' bad,
    About the way we have to live here in this country,
    Harpin' on the wars we fight,
    An' gripin' 'bout the way things oughta be.
    An' I don't mind 'em switchin' sides,
    An' standin' up for things they believe in.
    When they're runnin' down my country, man,
    They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
    Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
    Runnin' down the way of life,
    Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
    If you don't love it, leave it:
    Let this song I'm singin' be a warnin'.
    If you're runnin' down my country, man,
    You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

    I read about some squirrely guy,
    Who claims, he just don't believe in fightin'.
    An' I wonder just how long,
    The rest of us can count on bein' free.
    They love our milk an' honey,
    But they preach about some other way of livin'.
    When they're runnin' down my country, hoss,
    They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

    Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
    Runnin' down the way of life,
    Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
    If you don't love it, leave it:
    Let this song I'm singin' be a warnin'.
    If you're runnin' down my country, man,
    You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

    Yeah, walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
    Runnin' down the way of life,
    Our fightin' men have fought and died to keep.
    If you don't love it, leave it:
    Let this song I'm singin' be a warnin'.
    If you're runnin' down my country, man,
    You're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.

    May 10, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Chuckster

    We need to totally secure our borders This is where the next real attack will come from and it will kill many. Our borders are just to open for this not to happen.

    May 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  54. feedUP

    remove all NATO troops. and NUKE it, from the us stickpile count, we have plenty to spare..... play time should be over.

    May 10, 2010 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Jerry

    Tony in PA: You are right in that there are people who have something to gain by 'setting brother on brother'. Read enough of these blogs and you will see a common thread, the person calling him/herself Daniel, sometimes it is Daniel-2 sometimes asmallvoice, same person same purpose.

    May 10, 2010 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Tony in PA

    I am so tired of the blame game with Liberals and Conservatives. Keep fighting amongst each other and the enemy will surely gain the upper hand. Let's not forget the Islamic Extremists have attacked the U.S. or U.S. interests regardless of which party was in power. We need to understand our own image in the world before we can truly understand how to deal with those that want to do us harm. I do not defend the use of terrorism in any way, shape, or form. I don't think it matters if you are liberal, conservative, middle of the road, or any other label you care to use; the majority of Americans do not want to see Americans die.

    May 10, 2010 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Iraq Paramedic

    There is bad & good every where & in all races, creids, countries & religions. It is all laid out very neatly in the stories & visions shown to Ezekeil & John. And most of the mosque priests are forced to let the Taliban use their facility allthough some do cooperate willingly. The old original Q'uran was not nearly as violent or singularly oriented. The Q'uran the muslims study today was changed 4 times after Mohammad's death. Being a christian I will freely admitt that long before Islam was a major religion that the Templar Knights & hundreds of christian soldiers went out & tried to force people to convert & they used some very violent methods themselves before they realized it was wrong & stopped. The Hindus in India kill thousands just to try & keep their religion the same. It goes on & on all over the world all the time we just don't hear about it all. GOD will send his son JESUS back to earth soon & all this war & violence will be stopped.
    May GOD bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • evervigliant

      Amen!

      May 17, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  58. Alien Diver

    No other religion in the world sees more poverty, death, slavery, suicides, hatred and everythingthat is ugly in the world like Islam. Terrorist are being funded by the Saudi using gold which is not tracable, which is why the price of gold has sky rocketed. Saudi have always been two face evil arabs.

    May 10, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
  59. K M

    @John M – Maybe you have forgotten Northern Ireland. Catholic against Protestant. Bombs and killings and beatings galore.

    May 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
  60. John M

    I can't remember the last time a Catholic, Anglican, Protestant, etc CHURCH was used as cover for a munitions factory...but then again, those religions don't feel the need to kill 'non-beleivers'. (AKA infidels)

    May 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeremiah

      John M.

      You didn't pay attention in history class did you. The Christian church approved and funded the Crusades against muslims and jews. Plus during the "Holy" Roman Empire the church approved the killing of pagens that refused to convert or that were found worshipping their "gods". So to say that christians never killed non-believers is pure ignorance on your part and shows how some "christians" do not really even know their religion but continue to judge others.

      June 10, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jeremiah_the_loser

        Jeremiah,

        Lack of relevance of your statements shows your own ignorance. The above story is this year. Give us some recent examples with sources cited of Christians using churches to store weapons and beheading non-believers. Else, stfu.

        July 8, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Habib Muhammad In Florida

    The peace loving Islam man will not unjustly kill anyone that is not trying to harm him. These taliban are imposters and do not love Allah or anyone else. They kill and steal from Muslims and do not respect the woman.

    May 10, 2010 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      I don't trust ANY muslim and never will. Call it what you will. I don't care.

      May 17, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  62. Carole Clarke

    This is going on here in America too. My bet is that if you rolled up those huge rugs in the mosques great hall anywhere in America you'd find trap doors leading to large weapons caches. Islam does not have a tradition of it's houses of prayer being a sanctuary and they do not separate church and state, the two have always been held as one. Lying is also accepted, if it is done to further Islam. They could pass any lie detector test because they do not associate guilt with lying. That's why it is easy for the same man to offer you tea when your patrol passes by and later goes out to try and kill you.

    May 10, 2010 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  63. JL

    Daniel

    You and all those in the left just don't get it. What the Taliban and a growing number of Muslims want is the supremacy of Islam over all other faiths and athiest globally. This has been always been their historical goal. The more you idiots try to understand them and try to appease them, the more you facilitate them. Every faith in the world get's it, Its you politically correct Liberals who don't get it. Wake up.

    May 10, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
  64. Frank B inn Florida

    Daniel Daniel Daniel – You are such a fool. Oh and by the way... a sorry excuse for an American. Don't you realize that these mosques are used by those American killers as safe houses and bomb making plants. THEY KILL AMERICAN servicemen idiot. Keep putting the blame on Tea Partyers because thats all you know. Let's blame the Tea Party for all of this. Maybe you can explain how the Tea Party in involved in these bomb making mosques? Go out in the world and either learn something or better yet do something. Grow up idiot.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
  65. Daniel

    So much hatred for the Moslims and the right-wing politicians just love it as that's what keeps them getting elected over and over again.Even the Democrats are starting to exploit this sentiment.But I guess that the biggest beneficiaries of this will be the Tea Partiers this fall.

    May 10, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  66. Mike

    Using a mosque as weapons cache = destroyed mosque. The cleric for that mosque should be killed too.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  67. Barry77

    Any mosques with weapons in them should immediately be destroyed.

    May 10, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |