Sun Sep 9, 2012, 02:48 AM
Hissyspit (40,059 posts)
Explosions Kill 58 in Iraq, French Consulate Hit
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Explosions kill 58 in Iraq, French consulate hit
Sun Sep 9, 2012 7:52am EDT
By Suadad al-Salhy and Raheem Salman
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 58 people were killed in attacks across Iraq on Sunday, including a car bomb outside a French consulate.
Iraq's conflict has eased since its height in 2006-2007 when sectarian slaughter killed thousands. But Sunni Islamists and an al Qaeda affiliate still launch about one major attack a month in an effort to reignite tensions between Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims following the U.S. military withdrawal in December.
The most serious of the bombings, blasts and shootings on Sunday happened near the city of Amara, 300 km (185 miles) south of Baghdad, when two car bombs exploded outside a Shi'ite shrine and a market place, killing at least 16 people, officials said.
"So far 16 corpses were brought to the hospital, and more than 100 people were wounded," said Sayid Hasanain, a local health official.
Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE88802Z20120909?irpc=932
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Explosions Kill 58 in Iraq, French Consulate Hit (Original post)
|Hubert Flottz||Sep 2012||#1|
|Comrade Grumpy||Sep 2012||#3|
|Hubert Flottz||Sep 2012||#4|
Response to Hubert Flottz (Reply #1)
Sun Sep 9, 2012, 10:45 AM
Zorra (18,800 posts)
2. Not for the hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of Iraqis killed, permanently disabled,
permanently scarred, displaced, or in misery because of lost loved ones, in George and Dick's not at all excellent adventure.
It's probably way better for certain 1% of Iraqis, and we know which 1% that would would be, ka-ching $, ka-ching $.
Response to Hissyspit (Original post)
Sun Sep 9, 2012, 02:33 PM
Comrade Grumpy (3,366 posts)
3. Sunni-Shia conflict seems to spreading across the region.
In Pakistan, they're going at each other.
The Gulf sheikdoms and the Saudis are lined up against Iran.
In Lebanon, old sectarian dispures are reawakening.
The sectarian war in Iraq has never gone away.
And then there's Syria....
Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #3)
Sun Sep 9, 2012, 03:07 PM
Hubert Flottz (36,722 posts)
4. I predicted the total destabilization in the region
The Bush gang started a fire in the middle east, that could burn everyone on the planet's ass before it's all over.