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Iraq Hit by Wave of Bombings

Posted on Apr 23, 2010
AP / Karim Kadim

Men carry a victim of one of a series of bomb blasts in the Shiite stronghold of Sadr City in Baghdad on Friday.

A series of deadly bombings in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq struck a party headquarters, two mosques and other sites, in apparent retaliation for a U.S.-Iraqi raid five days earlier that killed the two top leaders of the country’s insurgency.

At least 58 people were killed. —JCL

The New York Times:

A coordinated series of explosions struck a party headquarters, two mosques, a market and a shop in Baghdad on Friday, deepening the country’s turmoil amid a political impasse and a concerted military campaign against the leaders of Al Qaeda in Iraq.

The attacks, which killed at least 58 people and wounded scores more in Baghdad and elsewhere in Iraq, were the worst of an intermittent wave of bombings since the parliamentary election on March 7. The outcome of the vote remains unclear, as election officials prepare to conduct a partial recount in Baghdad and possibly other provinces.

[...] The attacks came five days after a joint Iraqi-American raid killed the top two leaders of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Iraqi and American officials hailed the killings — and a series of other killings and arrests before and after — as a devastating blow to the group. At the same time they warned that retaliation was almost certain to come, though it was not clear that the group was behind the attacks on Friday. 

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PatrickHenry's avatar

By PatrickHenry, April 24, 2010 at 7:27 am Link to this comment

These people will continue to blow each other up until long after we are gone.

We don’t belong there, we never belonged there and those who sent us there should be hanged.

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By markjuliansmith, April 24, 2010 at 7:06 am Link to this comment
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They ask why us – This is why.

I once told a Buddhist surely mans capacity for
murdering fellow human beings was approaching its
zenith, the Buddhist disagreed.

On finding the following web link tonight and reading
the above I now agree with the Buddhist.

Mans capacity for killing knows no bounds when they
hold in their hand not a gun, or a sword, or even a
nuclear weapon - but the following text.

For cognisant human beings are formed and deformed by
human text. Not God. As food is fuel for our bodies
human text is fuel for our thoughts and subsequent

The text shows eating the 25 points of the National
Socialism (Nazi party) manifesto of 1920 clearly has
the same deleterious effect as eating the “The Cow”
quran manifesto on non-adherents.

It is not a question of if a country has a nuclear
weapon but if a country has a nuclear weapon in their
left hand and this text in their right.

It is text which defines the danger not the weapon.

Clearly we are in great danger.

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By amunaor, April 23, 2010 at 12:03 pm Link to this comment

((RE: New York Times - It was not clear that the group, also known as Al Qaeda in Iraq, was behind the latest jolt of violence.))

Who is then? Perhaps the devil is in the details, but no one wishes to look!

Violence begets violence. Who is it that really gains by inciting more violence?

At the same time…MSM remains MUM. Just look at that pile of dead bastards over there!

Peace, Best Wishes and Hope

WikiLeaks—Collateral Murder:

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