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Another Deadly Day in Baghdad

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Posted on Aug 11, 2009
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People inspect a damaged bus after a car bomb explosion in the Shaab neighborhood of Baghdad on Tuesday.

On Tuesday, eight people were killed and many more wounded in a series of blasts in Baghdad’s Ameen neighborhood—just a day after 52 died and 250 were injured in explosions set off by al-Qaida, according to Iraqi officials.

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“Most of the terrorists attacks carried out by al Qaeda in Iraq were against civilians and not Iraqi security forces,” said Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Abdul Karim Khalaf on Monday. “This is an indication that al Qaeda in Iraq cannot face the Iraqi security forces.”

The deadliest attack on Monday happened near the northern city of Mosul when two truck bombs destroyed 32 homes, killing 30 people and burying others in the rubble, officials said.

The bombs targeted al-Khazna village, which is inhabited by a Shiite Shabak ethnic group. The village is an area disputed between Kurds and Arabs.

Car bombings and a roadside bomb in Baghdad killed 18 others on Monday, most of them Shiites.

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By boggs, August 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm Link to this comment

We, America has caused all this war everywhere in the Middle East. We have every little country over there either in fighting or trying to deal with regugees by the millions. We did this.
Now if we allow our Gov’t to build more bases in Columbia, we will soon have war occurring in every country in S. America. Thats what we do! We keep picking and tormenting and interferring until we divide nations, and they become our easy prey.
We are not democracy builders! We are empire builders for our Capitalists.

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By LostHills, August 12, 2009 at 12:00 am Link to this comment

We have no business being there. We need to get out and get out now.

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