Taliburning

A bunch of people are in an uproar over some bodies that were burned in Afghanistan:

The US has expressed concern about film footage of US soldiers burning the bodies of two suspected Taliban militants which comes as a new blow to the image of the US military.

Okay. Why would this be bad? Is it illegal?

Under the Geneva Convention, the disposal of war dead “should be honorable and if possible, according to the rites of the religion to which the deceased belonged.”

Okay, what is supposed to happen to them?

Islamic tradition requires the bodies of Muslims to be washed, prayed over, wrapped in white cloth and buried, if possible, within a day.

Okey dokey. What does that have to do with these turds?

Hear me out. That is what happens to Muslims, right? So… what about these guys? I’m told constantly that these terrorist bastards are not acting in accordance with Islam and the Koran. I’m told that Jihad doesn’t mean killing me or converting me at swordpoint. So… what is the big deal? These guys weren’t treated like Muslims? I thought they weren’t Muslims.

The troops, members of the US 173rd Airborne said they burned the corpses for health reasons after they had been left out in the open for more than 24 hours, however a US psychological operations unit then broadcast a propaganda message on loudspeakers to Taliban fighters, taunting them to retrieve their dead and fight.

Makes sense to me. The burning, at least. Dead corpses are disease and pest farms. Burn them like we have been doing since ancient times. It is really the taunting that bothers the ninnies.

“Attention Taliban, you are all cowardly dogs,” one message said.

“You allowed your fighters to be laid down facing west and burned. You are too scared to retrieve their bodies. This just proves you are the lady boys we always believed you to be.”

Another stated: “You attack and run away like women. You call yourself Talibs but you are a disgrace to the Muslim religion and you bring shame upon your family. Come and fight like men instead of the cowardly dogs you are.”

I thought that all the ninnies agreed that these guys were a disgrace to the Muslim religion!!! Where is the freaking problem? Muslims are entitled to get steamed over this as soon as they acknowledge that the Taliban and the terrorists are their own. This is one of the “with us or against us” moments. There is no middle way.

(Via Joe Huffman)

5 Comments

  1. guy in the UNLV jacket says:

    These the same muslims that drop beheaded bodies off in the street?

  2. Peggy says:

    I don’t think the Geneva Convention applies at all to this situation. As far as I can recall, the conventions lay out the proper procedues for handling dead “prisoners of war”. This article seems like just more of the same attitude of anything that makes the US military look bad has to be good.

  3. Joe Huffman says:

    Thanks for the credit but I haven’t posted about this.

  4. Phelps says:

    Hunh. Well, your window was open behind what I was writing, so you got credit. Everyone go read the thing on the Brady Bunch wheezing to oblivion too.

  5. Citizen Quasar says:

    I agree with you on this one.