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Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:06 PM

Iraq bomb: Many dead in Shia mosque in Tuz Khurmato

Source: BBC

23 January 2013 Last updated at 17:32 GMT

At least 23 people have been killed by a suicide bomber at a Shia mosque in the Iraqi village of Tuz Khurmato, with scores more wounded, police say.

The blast targeted worshippers attending a funeral at the mosque.

Tuz Khurmato lies 175km (110 miles) north of the capital, Baghdad, and is populated mainly by ethnic Turkmen.

Although sectarian violence has decreased since its height in 2006 and 2007, attacks on Shia are common, with many blamed on Sunni militants.

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Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21166755

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Reply Iraq bomb: Many dead in Shia mosque in Tuz Khurmato (Original post)
Eugene Jan 2013 OP
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #1
Botany Jan 2013 #4
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #2
topcat007 Jan 2013 #3
pampango Jan 2013 #5
Arctic Dave Jan 2013 #6
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2013 #7

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:08 PM

1. Bush's Iraq war--the gift that keeps on giving.

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Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:23 PM

4. +1



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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:09 PM

2. I am certain more 19 year olds from Iowa could solve this by kicking in doors, if only Obama

had left them there.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:11 PM

3. When will the violence end?

 

This is a tragedy that is difficult to comprehend.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 01:23 PM

5. "attacks on Shia are common, with many blamed on Sunni militants." - Sounds like a minority is

not too happy about majority rule. I believe that Shiites are about 2/3 of Iraq's population though they have only recently had any political power.

The demographics are not that different from South Africa where 4/5% of the population is Black with about 10% each of whites (down from 20% when they ruled the place) and mixed race. One would always hope that a majority rules compassionately with respect for minorities but it is hard to argue with majority rule.

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Response to pampango (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:24 PM

6. Saudis are trying to bait Iran into a large proxy war.

 

Notice how they are financing just about every "uprising" in the Middle East and Africa.

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Response to pampango (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 04:39 PM

7. Right. They're used to MINORITY rule

IIRC, Saddam's Baath party was Sunni, and used secret police and military brutality to keep the Shiite majority (as well as the Kurds) from "causing trouble". "trouble" would be any expression of rights or wealth.

We defeated the Baath/Sunni ruling government, let democratic elections install the Shiite rulers, so now the Sunni will rise up.

We solved all the problems in Iraq. We're just happy to help.

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