September 7th, 2010
10:21 AM ET

Karzai orders probe into journalist's beheading

 Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Monday ordered an investigation into the beheading death of an Afghan journalist, his office said in a statement.

Said Hamid Noori, a journalist for Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA) was killed Sunday, according to Abdul Hamid Mobariz, the head of an Afghan journalists' union.

Mobariz said Noori left his home after receiving a phone call, and his decapitated body was discovered about an hour later.

"The killing of Noori is a big loss for Afghanistan journalists," Mobariz said.

He added that Noori had been working as the deputy chief of a journalists' union. He also directed an educational organization that taught students how to become broadcasters, Mobariz said.

Karzai has ordered the country's Interior Ministry to investigate the killing, the statement from his office said.

According to Journalists Without Borders, a group that defends press freedom and tracks the targeting of journalists, "Noori was a well-known TV anchor who went into politics and became the spokesman of Mohammad Yunus Qanooni, an opponent of President Hamid Karzai."

"While the motives are not yet known, it is important that the investigators should not rule out the possibility that this murder was linked to the victim's work as a journalist," Reporters Without Borders said in a statement on its website.

"Although he had resigned as a state TV presenter, he continued to be a politically committed journalist and was an active member of the National Union of Afghan Journalists. We offer our condolences to his family and friends."

CNN's Matiullah Mati contributed to this report

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  1. does sizegenetics work

    now and this company

    March 23, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. USMC Forever

    Man, if I was this Jounalist, I would feel much better knowing that they are going to investigate why this happened, that should fix the huge cut on my neck. Thanks Karzi!!!

    October 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  3. B1nary

    west civilized my ass? Are u blind to all rap, killing, drugs. Childmolstation, jails blowing up at seems here at the west. The same west that reads your bible and goes church on Sundays has all these problems. Be more realestic

    September 21, 2010 at 3:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. Terry Jones

    Books are not to be burned...unless they're the Koran or Mein Kampf. Then they should

    September 12, 2010 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. CabDriver

    Islam is a shameful cult. Muslims insult themselves everyday in the news.

    September 11, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Abd al-Latif

    I hope they hunt down whoever did this and punish them. It is disgusting and it is an affront to human dignity AND to Islamic law. I am sick of so-called Muslims making up their own laws and penalties, and unqualified people acting as Islamic "jurists." Muslims are supposed to be compassionate and follow the example of the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be the peace, blessings and mercy of Allah. This kind of lawlessness and vigilantism and vengeance has NOTHING to do with genuine Islam. Muslims must participate in the process of hunting down this filth and punishing them, for trashing the good name of our religion, and for defying the clearly-expressed will of Allah, the Transcendant and Exalted.

    September 11, 2010 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. trueamerican

    Egads! The tripe I am reading in this "discussion" could be a bunch of junior high-school bullies shouting at each other! Trouble is, nowadays, the bullets and bombs belong to infantile people like you guys doing this incessant "my old-man can beat up your old-man" diatribe. Get on with your lives, and leave revenge to the almighty, if there is one!

    September 11, 2010 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  8. USMC Forever

    Who cares about the stinkin Jounalists, they know the risks of being in a combat zone. If their precious paper is so important screw em let em lose their head over it, Daniel Pearl didn't learn either and those 10 aid workers who were doctors didn't learn except what death feels like in the last few critical minutes of their stupid lives!!!!! IF YOU PLAY WITH FIRE, WHY WOULD YOU ASSUME YOU WON'T GET BURNT, ARE ALL YOU PEOPLE RETARDS??????

    September 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Joey

    When I hear about a beheading in Afghanistan, it's sad. It's barbaric.

    September 10, 2010 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
  10. RufusVonDufus

    The religion of peace! Idiots, all!

    September 9, 2010 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Master swimmer

    These people understand only violence. No respect for life. Worthless use of human cells.

    September 9, 2010 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. mike saunders

    Why do some people want to sink to the depths of these people. We are better than that I pray that this man stops this and gets back to what he is about winning the souls of all not getting his face on tv for shame.

    September 9, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jg

    You need to be peace and make peace. God bless all the dead. The living need to make peace.

    September 9, 2010 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jg

    All the fierce energy and insults posted need reconsideration. Use your energy, time and freedom of speech to make peace. It is harder to do but worth everyone's time.

    September 9, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mat

    Finally somewhere I can post this. The left had no problem protecting flag burning as free speech or protecting the Ground Zero mosque as religous freedom (though it is not a freedom and a zoning issue) so burn all the qurans you want. You want to take away the right to free speech so you can stick your heads in the ground and your a$$e$ in the air and hope the problem will go away. Let me tell you something Mr President, if smeone can be recuritesd to blow themselves up while murdering others they are already that way. Looking for an excuse to do what they want to anyway (we call it enabling) but it is their actions not ours. Dont you people know they kill their fa6s on site. Yeah your beloved little butt buddies you all love SOO much. Quit pretending Islam is peaceful. Maybe christians ougt to blow up something because Obama disrespected them by covering crosse several times when he spoke, or the Cross memorial out west. You would never hear them makingexcuses for their behavoir and that is what the left is doing. Justifying this behavior by making excuses for them. Get the f&^% outta office. You suc.

    September 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • RufusVonDufus

      Well said!

      September 9, 2010 at 8:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • darrell


      September 10, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  16. ML

    I remember watching Nick Bergs beheading video, I was numb for hours. draw the line with these people, take your suicide bombs and go home

    September 9, 2010 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Margaret A McClurkin

      Thank you for your comment. Some of the posts on this forum discussiion beggar belief.

      September 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  17. 12456335673

    All i got to say is WOW!

    September 9, 2010 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  18. Willie12345

    And the Imam said about the Mosque : " moving the facility could cause a violent backlash from Muslim extremists and endanger national security." So, if the moderates are OK with moving it, who is driving the boat?

    September 9, 2010 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  19. bob

    Look for the Muslim dude with a sword.

    September 9, 2010 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  20. UpTalibanass

    We will shove it up the Taliban's behind & they will still claim that it was pure enjoyment!

    September 9, 2010 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  21. MuzComic

    So what did his head sing when they discovered it? "I ain't got nobody..."

    September 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  22. General Dr Bad

    To Many Big Words?

    September 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Schlippy

    The Religion of Pieces

    September 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  24. General Dr Bad

    hey olbermaan, you rember that uncle I told you about when we were talking about off shore Banking?
    I just found out while they had me in jail they found him dead in his yard.
    i was also just informed one of My Nephews Commited Suicide.

    September 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  25. General Dr Bad

    btw, Those who helped me fidn "Corey" Thank YOU. He was in Jackson County Jail.
    What happned to his face? Car WrecK? He Still IN Jail?
    uh how ever i made a small misatke, forgive me.
    I have 2 Adpoted "Sons" Named "Corey", the one I am are looking for is in Denver.

    September 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Ron

    Islam vs Muslim = there is no difference. So much for a peace loving religion. How about you Muslims accepting the fact that peoples of the world pray to God in their own way. Then quit worrying about killing the rest of the world and live in peace. Oh, and then leave the 12th century and join the 21st century. Peace, brother.

    September 8, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  27. not sure!

    Look people! It might just be a criminal act. Why does everything has to be connected to a religion? Some Christians have killed people, some Muslims have killed people, some Jews have killed people, and some random people have killed people. For the love of GOD, if you believe in one, stop generalizing the problems that we face in the world. There are so many factors that can influence people in committing an act, not just religion. I think this quote says it all.. "Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. Albert Einstein"

    September 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. General Dr Bad

    oh and Mariah < My Litte Butterfly, only hitng i wnat ot hear out of you?
    "Yes Honey Bear, anyhting you want",
    or YOU can join him and pack your bags as well.
    consider this your 3rd notice for Pending legal action.
    now "Shake That Off".

    September 8, 2010 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  29. General Dr Bad

    Unless YOUR Name is Val PLame, Colin Poweel,Tommy Franks, Wesly Clark, Debora Chistine D"anGelo, Lucky?
    YOU Got NOTHING To say to ME.
    and the ONLY Thing I owe YOU is an ASS whiiping.
    NOw Whos next?
    One at a time.
    all at once.
    makes NO fuking Differnace to Me.

    September 8, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • lastsaneman

      Name the time and place. You seem to be nothing more then a hate mongering, illiterate, moron. Get a dictionary, or at least a Speak and spell. Do your posts make sense to ANYONE?

      September 12, 2010 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
      • lastsaneman

        Gen. Dr Bad, are you there? Or is your weekend pass over and you're back in the mental hospital.

        September 12, 2010 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  30. General Dr Bad

    more blocked messages here. Smart off Some More.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  31. General Dr Bad

    oh and congrats on clintons wedding as well to her little jew banker.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  32. General Dr Bad

    am i using to many big words?
    YOU are done lying to MY TRoops and MY CHildren. Obama. Clinton. BUsh. Turner.Murdoch.
    and all of you still atcking me?
    if you dont like me from what i ahve said so far?
    your REALLY not gonna like the rest of it.
    in case YOU missed it?
    I Retired as americas TOP Genral a month or two ago.
    i NO LONGER lead YOUR TRoops.
    as you see in here americans hate me even more then YOU do.
    to lazy to spend 5 minutes ot even check who or what i am.
    not set there and TELL your idiot self IM not real some more.
    even as stupid as YOU are after 50 years of kicking ALL your asses?
    i woudl think by now even YOU would catch on.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  33. MIKEA

    Outside of the fact that Pakistan and Afghanistan are used as bases for terrorists to plan attacks, I'm still trying to work out why we bother dealing with these stone-age toilets. It costs us treasure. It costs the lives of troops and they have NOTHING to offer including their stone age culture. When are we going to wake up and realize these sh-tholes never change and WORSE, they export their disgusting neaderthal religion and foul up our culture(s). Forget building a fence between the US and Mexico. Spend the money building a fence between us and these Muslim countries and let them get on with it.

    September 8, 2010 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  34. r

    Wow. After reading these posts I realize how stupid some people are. First, AQi is not the main INS group in Afghanistan and that's not why 100,000 troops are there truthteller. If you go research, there are many other groups. A few include the HiG, Haqqani network and the Taliban. Not to mention foreign fighters and corrupt Afghan military. That's why there is 100,000 troops to try to bring stability to the country. When it comes to Saddam having WMD, he had them at one point swizzlesticks. Just a fact to refresh your memory, Saddam ordered the gassing of Kurds in northern Iraq in 1988. It's believed at least 5,000 died and thousands more suffered. WMD include biological, chemical, and nuclear weapons. Do your research peace loving hippies before you make comments.

    September 8, 2010 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      WHAT???? check fact? are you out of your mind.
      no,they wil spend another 10 years arguinga nd seding troops and moeny inot the grinder.
      while they set nice and safe.
      here are your true americans/
      cowardly lazy greedy selfish argant appathetic ignorant uneducted.
      lie,deny,argue,change subject,yell,insult, start new wars, actully adress any one issue or problem?
      NO chance.
      The Mehdi Army Cease Fire Truce is off.
      and im done wasting my times or words on you.

      September 8, 2010 at 10:20 am | Report abuse |
      • American bob

        you forgot SUPERPOWER and arab a**kicker, but who's reading?

        September 11, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Bilbo Baggins

    America is truly a country that allows it's citizens freedom OF choice. Of course there are always consequences and repercussions associated with choice. However, the taliban and other equally ultra conservative backwardly focused groups tend to excersize only "freedom" FROM choice. This is evidenced by the potential stoning of a woman for excercising her freedom of choice. Mankind is inherently free and those who oppose God-given freedom will be confronted and defeated. Keep our presence right in front of them.

    September 8, 2010 at 3:10 am | Report abuse |
  36. Coach Lew

    This is all the Afghans know how to do is behead someone. I guess a trial by jury would be too time consuming plus interupt their hash smoking daily routine.

    September 8, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  37. Whoa Nelly

    Jihadis don't mess around. Hard core, they are.

    Actually, I'd rather see nation-wreckers like Abe Foxman, Mark Potok or Rahm Emanuel star in beheading videos than some reporter who probably did some good work in this time.

    September 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      no such thiing as a "jihadi".
      All Muslims are Required to do "Jihad" at least one.
      It is piller of islam.
      when you hear "Jihadi" "Islmist" "terrorists" ?
      Put IN Muslims or arab or sunni.
      and i do agree.

      September 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        keep barking stupid paki dog. even now you face Gods wrath. even as stupid,uneducated,drunk,drugged and lazy these pigs are, they are broke and starting to catch on.
        now take you barking paki dog ass to the Army Base in peshawar and knock on the ddor, Inshallah.
        ask if my M.I.A. Army Nurse is there, Inshallah.
        now go set your underwear on fire, you barking little punjabi dog. INshallah.

        September 8, 2010 at 12:53 am | Report abuse |
  38. General Dr Bad

    and no obama idiot is NOT a Muslim.
    even worse then that,
    "Someone" go explain to obama idiot,
    he is NOT a Dummycrat. Hes a Repiglican IN Denial.

    September 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  39. General Dr Bad

    Is She Dead?

    September 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  40. General Dr Bad

    Thank you U.S.A. For Donation Of The Last M.A.S.H. Unit.
    I have no Idea where it is now.

    September 7, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      Spekaing of M.A.S.H Units, that reminds me,
      Where is My M.I.A. Army Nurse Deborah Chistine D'Angelo?

      September 7, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  41. General Dr Bad

    you can have THAT Fence for your mexican problem.

    September 7, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
  42. General Dr Bad

    wrong Ron.

    September 7, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      IM Still Being Blocked.
      I will Try a line at a time.
      Is THat M.A.S.H. Unit Still ON The L.O.C?

      September 7, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Ron

    This is exactly why Americans in vast numbers disapprove of Muslims. It is up to American Muslims to improve their public relations, not us. American Muslims must stand up and be counted in opposition to Islam radicals.

    September 7, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad


      September 7, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Prevaricator

      I couldn't agree more Ron.

      September 11, 2010 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  44. General Dr Bad

    Bin Laden? Wheres Waldo?
    Larry My Friend, it is" Pakistan Occupied Kashmir or India Occupied Kashmir (what THEY call jammu) or "Chineses Occupied Kashmir".

    September 7, 2010 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
  45. General Dr Bad

    Reminds me of Danny Pearl (R.I.P.) and Jill Carrol, and those 3 Brats in Iran and,

    September 7, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Jay Kay

    But when will they be investigating the beheadings in Arizona?

    September 7, 2010 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      Change Subject. Jump Threads. Go Back To Arguing. While you set nice and safe. I hate Reporters. I hate you.

      September 7, 2010 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      Right after the Election. "IF You Elect THEM".

      September 7, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Tiger

    The day, Imams stop raping muslim minds in mosques, Islam will cease to be a violent disease.
    Hopefully, Allah will do that soon.

    September 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • TIger is Retarded

      The day, Preachers stop raping christian minds in churches, Christianity will cease to be a violent disease. Hopefully, God will do that soon.

      September 7, 2010 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Tiger

    The quran degrades human beings so much that, despite US doing its best to prevent muslim on muslim killings in Iraq, muslims were responsible for 98% of muslim killings.
    The Indian govt has large army in Kashmir to protect the civilians from the terrorists, who intimidate them openly, throwing grenades in meetings.
    The Palestinians have a living standard better(and per capita income) than those of Pakis, Afghs and Bengladeshis, all funded by Israelis.
    Offcourse, it should also be mentioned, that a small army of Israeli whupped the butt of its predatory muslim neighbors, and therefore, it is conquered territory, just like Afghan is a conquered territory by muslims who killed buddhists there.

    September 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Lee

    Gee, Shwan, and here all along I thought the US invaded Afghanistan for the Poppy crop??? You need to get a better grasp of the English language and its ("it's" is for "it is" – a contraction) grammer before spouting off.

    1) The only "grabbing going on with Palestine, is the Hamas grabbing bombs and suicide bombers to rain on Isreal.
    2) Kashmir, the sole reason for the tension between Pakistan and India.
    3) If there were no "WMD", then why stop the international inspectors so often and restrict their movements and the places to inspect? And how many Iraqi killed were by suicide bombers and insurgents versus US?
    4) Provides some proof of how many Afghan's (your selection of the ethnicity) were killed by suicided bombers, insurgents and the Taliban?

    Invasion? Shall we talk about the Ottman empire and the Islamic book of Mohammed (Quran) and what specifically Mohammed said to do with the spoils of the people the Muslims defeated?

    I believe your are eluding to the Crusades, which were to reclaim the holy land form the Ottoman empire....right?

    September 7, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Swizzlesticks

      First off, if you are going to bash someone's grasp of the english language, make sure you get it right yourself. Elude means to escape, I believe you meant allude, but that is not the point I wish to convey. I will instead address your points:
      1) You obviously have no idea what is going on in Gaza. The Israelis and Palestinians are equally to blame. Please go look up how the Israelis are going about installing these settlements, and perhaps you will understand the issue better.
      2) Nothing to add here, the issue between India and Pakistan has its roots in territory disputes, the religious disdain is more of a result, imo.
      3) This one is easy. Saddam himself admitted that he wanted the world to think he had WMDs – particularly Iran. He never did. The premise of our invasion of Iraq was based on lies. Go back and look at the speech Colin Powell read to the UN – my favorite part is about the trucks filled with poisonous gases... that we found in Iraq... and were filled with helium for birthday party ballons...
      4) While many Afghan civilians have been killed by the Taliban, many have been killed because of the US invasion and occupation also. I am for our cause there, but to claim we bear no culpability for those losses is not genuine.

      Also, should you want to scour the Quran for passages of anger and violence, perhaps you should go back through the Bible. It is full of equally terrible passages.

      Lastly, your understanding of history is also quite flawed. The 1st through the 9th crusades were all completed before the Ottoman empire was even established. The 1st began in 1095, the 9th ended in 1272, and the Ottoman Empire was formed in 1299. The 9th was the last crusade to be fought in the middle east. Cheers.

      September 7, 2010 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • General Dr Bad

        no ,elude means to evade, not escape.

        September 7, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Swizzlesticks

        Evade, escape, and elude are synonyms. And if you notice, I said that was not the point, but whatever.

        September 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • nicemarmot

        I agree with the major points of your post. However, your reference to violence in the Bible is misleading. The Christian Bible is separated into the Old and the New testament, with many elements of the former being supplanted by the latter. The aggressive stance you refer to is a great example of which I speak. Christ taught the love of peace, which reverses the violent proclamations present in the Old testament of the Hebrews. Of course, some who profess Christianity will ignore this and manipulate the passages you speak of to justify their own intentions.

        September 10, 2010 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Beetle

      Lee – it's "grammar", not "grammer".

      September 11, 2010 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  50. Tiger

    One billion humans behave like animals because of quran. Science is an unknown phenomena in muslim world, and so many great brains have been wasted.
    Any muslim questioning quran is executed.

    September 7, 2010 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shwan

      Tiger = ASS Monkey: Lets get the facts straight. Let me refresh your retarded unless memory in recent history, Muslims right now are oppressed all over the world and u don't expect reaction ?

      1) Israel illegal occupation of Palestine and land grabbing that its doing for last 60 years.
      2) Kashmir occupied by India for last 60 +years. 80,000 people killed by India.
      3) Iraq occupation by USA on FALSE pretext of WMD – 1 Million Iraqi killed in 7 years.
      4) Afghanistan occupied by USA, 50,000 + Afghan's killed to-date.

      After above you try to portray that your religion is so good and teaches harmony. One thing i know for sure that it teaches west to Invade / Occupy all Muslim land with OIL. If someone try to Occupy my Land, I will become Militant too.

      September 7, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Swizzlesticks

        Shwan, your memory is equally retarded. I agree that the original poster is wrong, but for you to turn around and make another sweeping generalization is doing the EXACT SAME THING. If you seriously think that the west is indoctrinated to invade any country with oil, you may have missed the past 10+ years where there was HUGE opposition to those invasions... in the WEST. If you want to counter generalizations against Islam, you should probably avoid generalizations about those you want to cease with the generalizations.

        September 7, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joann

        ahahahhahahahahah ASS MONKEY!! funny 😀 😀 😀

        September 8, 2010 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  51. Tiger

    It is very easy to modernize Afghanistan. Destory all mosques. Mosques are the place where innocent humans become terrorists and woman opressors. Without organized religon, the Afghans will go on to become lively and good beings, which they were, before arrival of mosques.

    September 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Swizzlesticks

      This is possibly the dumbest thing I have ever heard. If you think that destroying all of the places of worship in a country for the most widespread religion in that country will help anything, you must be mentally deficient. If mosques are where Islamic terrorists are born, then churches are where Christian terrorists are born. I guess after an abortion clinic is bombed, or after the OKC Bombing, we should destroy all churches in the US, right? I am just using your moronic logic...
      How about instead of demonizing a religion for the few that use it to an evil end, you step back from the hateful rhetoric, and take notice of the vast majority of muslims, who have nothing to do with terrorism. If you knew anything, you might understand that there is more than one type of Islam, just as Christians differ in their views (think about different denominations), so do Muslims. Have you not noticed that the taliban is killing Muslims? That they are targeting mosques? Wake up.

      September 7, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Wang Chong Chyn

        I realize not all muslims are terrorists, BUT ALMOST ALL TERRORISTS ARE MUSLIM

        September 8, 2010 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Noble9

      Yes, the way to help Afghanistan is to destroy more buildings. That place already looks like the surface of the moon, how will more destruction help anything?

      September 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Braveheart

    The Pakistanis can't be trusted as it was they who put the Taliban in power to help defeat the Soviets in the first place. Even though they have been bitten quite often by their own reckless creation, they have no other choice but to try and put a leash on them and keep them as Pakistani guard dogs. This will never work as the Pakistanis will be eaten alive themselves sooner or later by a blood thirsty cult out for exactly what the Soviets wanted, "World domination". Some wild animals can't be domesticated or tamed. They just need to be put down permanently!!!

    September 7, 2010 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shwan

      Braveheart = Sounds like a pure Indian DOG with twisted tail. Go sit in the corner where u belong.
      Or go drink you Cow Mata urine as your tongue is out 🙂

      you are quick to spew nonsense lacking any understanding of the ground realities, regional history and evolution of the Jihadi culture. How did we get to the point we are now, who screwed Pakistan? Do you have a selective memory about what happened in the region in 1979 until 1989? Remember who said this, “your case is just and God is on your side”? Where were you people when Soviets were being bled in Afghanistan?

      People like you keep bashing Pakistan for not doing enough, well, what have the 16 NATO countries with their most modern armies Billion Dollars budgets have achieved in Afghanistan. They do not control any territory outside Kabul let alone the country and you blame Pakistan, how sad!

      September 7, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        If Pakistan allowed us to go into their territory where their army is afraid to venture, we'd have bin Laden in short order!

        September 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amrullah Yousafzai, Margalla Hills

      If that is the case then you can't trust your own secretary of defence, as he was head of the CIA when that organization was providing funds to the Mujaheddin.

      September 10, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amrullah Yousafzai, Margalla Hills

      Remind me again how it was that the "evil" soviet Union disbanded.....and who was supporting it.

      September 10, 2010 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Shwan

    All Pakistan Haters here. Keep in mind that NATO / US 70% supply goes through Pakistan Roads, So beware what you ask for. Because you don't want your forces to die in WAR with out WAR supplies 🙂

    Pakistan Army / ISI have already sacrificed a lot to help US Occupation in Afghanistan. 6000+ Army / ISI officers have died in last 9 years. With 20,000+ ordinary citizens of Pakistan have also died. The only thing Pakistan got is destruction / Blood / economy destroyed in last 9 years.

    Now Pakistan Army / ISI should now ONLY protect Pakistan INTEREST. US have already lost in Afghanistan against Taliban with AK-47s and now asking for Pakistan help do Face saving before Afghanistan EXIT.

    September 7, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Swizzlesticks

      The US has already lost? That must be why the Taliban is hiding in the mountains of Pakistan, rather than ruling in Afghanistan...

      September 7, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • UpTalibanass

        We will shove it up the Taliban's behind and they will still claim that it was pure enjoyment!

        September 9, 2010 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
  54. TruthTeller

    No matter we like it OR not, If we want to end this conflict in Afghanistan, we have to get help from Pakistan, so they can force Afghan Taliban to get on with negotiations with USA.We have already tried alone for 9 years alone and its not working..

    We will have to accept the fact that Pakistan Army / ISI will never let India get into any role in Afghanistan..because they do not want to get encircled by india from both sides..

    As soon as we realize above, we can we out of this mess in Afghanistan.

    September 7, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  55. TruthTeller

    If someone wants to know what really is going on in Afghanistan. They need to watch recent interview by Former Pakistani ISI Chief Hamid Gul on Alex Jones Radio show. Google / Search on You-Tube following,

    ""Former Pakistani ISI Chief Hamid Gul: "God Help America!!" – The Alex Jones Show""

    September 7, 2010 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  56. TruthTeller

    US Deaths will continue since Taliban will not give up Fight. We have the Watch & they have the time on their side.
    History tell us that they will keep on fighting for century if needed. We need to save the money / blood . As CIA Director Panetta said: 50-100 Al Qaeda Members are Left in Afghanistan. And we need 100,000 troops to fight 100 All Qaeda ?

    We need to bring our Troops home..

    September 7, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Frank

      Less than 50 Al Qaeda Members brought down the twin towers.

      Lets fight them there and not here.

      Keep the troops in thier back jard and keep them busy.

      September 7, 2010 at 1:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe NY, NY

      Yes, let's bring our troops home. It's just too hard a job for them. Besides, we'll need them here to keep order when the car/truck/suicide bombings start.

      September 9, 2010 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • IMHO

      It's not just the 50-100 Al Qaeda in Afghanistan we have to deal with. It's the considerably larger number of Taliban extremists there and in the northern tribal areas of Pakistan.

      September 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Modern Times

    What the heck? It is 2010 and we're still hearing more and more about beheadings and stoning people to death. Say what you want about the west and civilized life, but at least we progress with the times. Stupid oppressive regimes and religions holding people down and scared to keep them under control. What a waste fo human life.

    September 7, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
    • S Eanwar

      Modern Times, any comments on Burning of religous books. Post Halaku Khan (1257) and Medival Europe I have't hear of anything like this. Not in civilized world, if it is one.

      September 7, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Fred

        Burning some books. Not a big deal. Print some new ones. Your religion should be be able to overcome this.

        I do have a problem with killing people outright for a religion. I am not impressed with it. I keep hearing religion of peace but see otherwise.

        September 8, 2010 at 6:39 am | Report abuse |
      • Rando

        You are kidding me. Burning of books does not in any way compare to beheadings and stonings to death and you cannot make the same comparison if you believe Islam is a peaceful religion. If you agree Islam is NOT a peaceful religion, then I guess you can make this which is it? Hmmmmm?

        September 8, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
      • scranton

        That's why these countries will remain 3rd world. Lack of education sows idiots. The whole world looks at these acts and shake their heads. No books have been burned as of yet and good God will you people ever quit bringing up centuries old acts committed by Christians, it seems they have evolved somewhat better than some.

        September 8, 2010 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
      • Wang Chong Chyn

        Eanwar with comments like that I would suspect you are on the side of the beheader(s)

        Think before you spew retarded filth from your fingers

        September 8, 2010 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
      • victor

        LOL, you've been pwned!
        How can you seriously compare deliberate beheadings with one nutjob who burns Holy books?

        September 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • PFFT!

        Burn baby burn!

        September 8, 2010 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chris

        While the intrinsic (sp?) value of a Koran being obviously not being the same as a human life, it's easy to see why so many individuals are offended at your post. It is after all, a book. That being said, many Westerners place little value on culture and religion, and fail to see how entwined it is in another indvidual's religion or culture. Being Catholic, it would pain me in some way to see a Cross or Bible defiled.

        September 9, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Catharticus

        If you're equating burning a book with beheading a human being, you're part of the problem. Evolve.

        September 10, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • George

        End Islamic immigration to America now ! Email, call, write, your congressmen to demand an end to Muslims immigrating to the United States. This must be done as a war measure. I'm certain that we didn't allow immigration of "moderate" Nazis during WW2. We are at war and this step must be taken as a war measure.

        September 12, 2010 at 6:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • General Dr Bad

      you mean Like your "moderate" arab kings and dictators?

      September 7, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      "Stupid oppressive regimes and religions..."
      It's not very modern of you to make such a banketing statement about a religion that encompasses nearly 25% of the entire human population. It's simple really...these terrorist use a perversed form of their religion as a recruitmen tool and a vessel to commit large scale homicide. In turn, they seek land ownership, fulfill personal vendettas, and gain political power. I'm pretty sure a majority of Muslims don't believe in bringing back grotesque forms of punishment and generally have a tolerant view of the rest of the world and would like to get on with their daily life as much as anyone else.

      The same could be said about the Oklahoma City bomber...does Timothy McVeigh (sp?) make Christianity look "stupid and oppressive" as you say?

      Islamaphobia certainly does exist within the context of the times, and the more we seperate "us" and "them" the more we as Americans look like hipocrites for proclaiming how lucky we are to be a boiling pot of various nationalities and ethnicities. Land of the free filled with narrow minded sheep....

      September 9, 2010 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • JL

        Timothy McVeigh was ONE man committing ONE senseless act. There have been THOUSANDS of MUSLIM terrorists committing THOUSANDS of violent acts for the past 4 decades. HOW CAN YOU COMPARE THEM???

        "I achieve victory through TERROR" – Mohammed. Says it all!!!

        September 10, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
      • mildew

        Timothy McVeigh was agnostic.

        September 11, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
      • Judy Archer

        ISLAMAPHOBIA? Now this is a word popping up everywhere it seems. A phobia suggests an unreasonable fear of something. There is fear of Islam and it is justified. Why you may ask? Because you don't hear Islamic leaders or followers condemning horrific behaviors. And, I've tried to contact and learn what Islam teaches and why there is no outcry from the masses. Just silence. No response, no attempt to communciate so an understaning can come.
        Read these post. Not a single Christian defends what T. McVeigh did, in the name of religion or not. Most Christian leaders condemn him for his actions; the rest of us just think it was demented and say so.
        IF the leaders and followers of Islam want to eliminate ISLAMAPHOBIA they would use every possible means to get the word out that beheading a human being is an insane act of insane people. But they don't dare. Is it because Islam teaches that a Muslim may never side with a non-Muslim? Is it because they fear death if they speak out? I scares me.

        September 12, 2010 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Veritas

      Let me get this straight: Some wacko pastor decides to burn Quran's and everyone from the President to the attorney general to the secretary of state to a four star general to various media figures to the Vatican is urinating on themselves and trembling in fear, begging this guy not to really do it for fear of offending the delicate Muslim sensibilites. A journalist is beheaded by Islamic terrorists and it barely warrents a few paragraphs buried at the bottom of CNN's website. Where are our priorities? It's about time the West in general and the United States in particular grew a pair and stop kow-towing to these evil people.

      September 9, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |