Some outrage is a bit hypocritical

The video that was taken of the U.S. soldiers urinating of the Taliban casualties is a disgrace!

The video that was taken of the U.S. soldiers urinating of the Taliban casualties is a disgrace!

No one should show that kind of disrespect to a fallen warrior, or anyone for that matter. The Afghan people are upset, as are most Westerners.

But the Taliban has videoed beheadings and have shown the bodies of American soldiers so that family members at home can see the carnage. They are offended? What are they whining about?

The radical in the U.S. last year who was going to burn the Koran, was attacked by Muslims and Westerners both. The Taliban has been spitting on Western culture since 9/11, when they get some of their own they are up in arms about it. Most any decent human being would never even conceive to treat another person like that.

The U.S. troops should not have done it. Were they trying to send a message to the Taliban, or just caught up in the moment? Who knows?

What is wrong for one is wrong for the other. The Taliban needs to shut up. The Afghan president may be upset but has he seen the videos of the beheadings? Did he step in and open his mouth when those YouTube videos came out? Not likely.

I think you need to treat people the way you want to be. If we focused on the things we have in common, and less on our differences, the world would be a better.

Ken Somers


Just Posted

Pro-pipelines rally draws crowd to City Hall

Canadian Taxpayers Federation says Canada missing out on billions in revenue

Red Deer Hospice celebrates hitting fundraising halfway mark

Red Deer Hospice Society in middle of $5.2-million expansion

Separate events raised funds for Alzheimer’s and cancer

Nearly half of Canadians will be diagnosed with a form of cancer in their lifetimes.

No business case for Trans Mountain expansion, says former environment minister

VANCOUVER — A former Liberal environment minister is urging Prime Minister Justin… Continue reading

School bus driver charged with drunk driving

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Three impaired driving-related charges have been laid… Continue reading

Canadians in Hong Kong worried for neighbours as protests roil former colony

As mass protests in Hong Kong grab headlines around the world, expatriate… Continue reading

To hit environment goals, feds should create ‘super’ tax credit, report says

OTTAWA — A government-struck expert panel is calling for new “super-deduction” tax… Continue reading

Calgary’s Michael Klukas to live childhood ambition in Stampeders opener

CALGARY — The dream never died for Michael Klukas. Born and raised… Continue reading

Thompson sustains torn left ACL in Warriors’ Game 6 loss

OAKLAND, Calif. — Klay Thompson sustained a torn ACL in his left… Continue reading

Championship timeline: Reliving the Toronto Raptors’ road to the NBA title

The Toronto Raptors captured their first NBA championship in franchise history on… Continue reading

Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office… Continue reading

Swift calls out homophobes on new song, announces 7th album

NEW YORK — Taylor Swift’s latest song has a new target: homophobes.… Continue reading

Blue Jays hit 3 HRs, notch 17 hits in 12-3 rout of Orioles

Blue Jays 12, Orioles 3 BALTIMORE — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. homered to… Continue reading

Most Read