Sunday, March 4, 2012

Afghanistan Through My Eyes - Best Article regarding book burning

I know some of you reading these blogs might be saying...enough. But, considering this incident has cost 35 lives and set our accomplishments back to square one I want to understand what really happened.

Chain of Avoidable Errors Cited in Koran Burning

Shah Marai/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
New details about a Koran desecration may do little to soothe Afghans like the youths protesting at Bagram Air Base last week.
The crisis over the burning, carried out by American soldiers near the detention center in Parwan on Feb. 20, brought a short-term halt to cooperation between the Americans and Afghans and has complicated almost every aspect of planning and negotiation for a military withdrawal. The burning touched off nationwide rioting and the increased targeting of American troops, leaving at least 29 Afghans and 6 American soldiers dead in the past week. 
Read more about what possibly happened.
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With less than two weeks before I'll be in Afghanistan, I'm wondering how this will effect everything.