I guess we should now be looking for a formal letter of apology from the leadership in Afghanistan.......Don't hold your breath.......only our weak President apologizes for America....We need to get tough with this part of the world and show them we mean business. After all the investment and loss of life in this part of the world we not only accept this kind of behavior, but our weak President even apologizes for us....How disgusting!!!!
Afghan soldier kills two U.S. soldiers
Published: Feb. 23, 2012 at 7:52 AM
KABUL, Afghanistan, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- An Afghan soldier, apparently angry over the burning of Korans at a U.S. air base, fatally shot two U.S. troops and wounded four others, Afghan officials said.
The International Security Assistance Force said in a statement two military personnel were killed in eastern Afghanistan Thursday by "an individual wearing an Afghan National Army uniform" but didn't identify the troops' nationality.
CBS News said an Afghan official said the dead and wounded in the attack in the eastern province of Ningarhar were American. The official said the shooting seemed to be motivated by the burning of Korans at the Bagram Air Base north of Kabul, but did not elaborate.
Haji Mohammad Hassan, chief of Khugyani district in Ningarhar province, told CNN, "We don't know who started the shooting first and what kind of guns were used, but we have started our investigation to find out the details of the incident."
Violent anti-American protests erupted across Afghanistan since the U.S. military Tuesday apologized for what it said was the accidental "improper disposal" at Bagram of religious materials, including copies of the Muslim holy book. The United States is working with the Afghan government to investigate the incident.
CBS said violent protests took place again on Thursday at U.S. and NATO military facilities across Afghanistan, including one demonstration in which police apparently shot and killed two protesters.
CNN also reported the Taliban in Afghanistan called on Muslims Thursday to attack NATO facilities and convoys and kill military personnel.
In an e-mail message, the Taliban accused "the invading infidel authorities" of trying to calm the situation with two "so-called shows of apology, but in reality they let their inhuman soldiers insult our holy book."
The e-mail urged Afghans to seek revenge "until the doers of such inhumane actions are prosecuted and punished."
"We should attack their military bases, their military convoys, we should kill their soldiers, arrest their invading soldiers, beat them up and give a kind of lesson to them that they never dare to insult the holy Koran," the message said.