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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-05 12:38 PM
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6. Baghdad car bomb kills aid worker
Edited on Sun Apr-17-05 12:31 PM by NNN0LHI

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An American humanitarian worker was among three people killed in a suicide carbomb attack on a convoy travelling on Baghdad's airport road, the U.S. embassy said on Sunday.

Marla Ruzicka, 27, the founder of the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict, was driving behind a private security convoy when the car bomb exploded on Saturday, security officials said.

The identities of the others killed were not immediately known. Five people were wounded in the explosio nand taken to a U.S. military hospital inside Baghdad's Green Zone, a U.S. embassy spokesman said.

Ruzicka, who grew up in California, had worked frequently in Iraq and Afghanistan trying to uncover detailson the number of civilian casualties in the wars and secure compensation for the families of victims.

U.S. Activist Mends Lives Torn by War

By Glenn Kessler
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, August 23, 2004; Page A13

Two years ago, a young activist named Marla Ruzicka sat in a Senate hearing room listening to Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld testify about the war in Afghanistan. She had come to Washington to try to urge greater U.S. attention to civilian casualties in that war, and Rumsfeld barely touched on the topic.

Ruzicka, then 25, had already forged a reputation in leftist circles. She once had disrupted a speech on AIDS by Secretary of State Colin L. Powell. Another time, she was hauled off by police after she ripped off a sarong -- which inside had a protest statement -- during a speech by then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush.

Now, she sat wondering: "Should I let him talk or stand up and start screaming at him?"

She kept quiet. When the hearing ended, she rushed up to his table and grabbed his hand and thanked him for testifying. And then she kept talking -- and held his attention -- as he walked out of the Hart Senate Office Building and across the street to his motorcade.


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  -Baghdad car bomb kills US humanitarian worker maddezmom  Apr-17-05 11:06 AM   #0 
  - Ah....  qanda   Apr-17-05 11:11 AM   #1 
  - interesting link from 2003  maddezmom   Apr-17-05 11:15 AM   #2 
     - I'd say she was targetted  Rene   Apr-17-05 08:25 PM   #18 
  - I've never heard a Media Whore question this. I guess that's all the proof  dArKeR   Apr-17-05 11:40 AM   #3 
  - This morning met the uncle of US military personel, two tours in Iraq.  dArKeR   Apr-17-05 12:06 PM   #4 
  - Who could want the US government there after what Iraqi's have..  blogbear   Apr-17-05 12:19 PM   #5 
  - Baghdad car bomb kills aid worker  NNN0LHI   Apr-17-05 12:38 PM   #6 
  - Baghdad car bomb kills aid worker  NNN0LHI   Apr-17-05 12:38 PM   #7 
  - This is so sad  tainted_chimp   Apr-17-05 04:24 PM   #8 
  - An American activist who dared to help Iraqi victims  Roland99   Apr-17-05 05:25 PM   #9 
  - Self-Deleted  Hissyspit   Apr-17-05 07:46 PM   #10 
  - RIP  Mr.Soul   Apr-17-05 07:46 PM   #11 
     - Welcome to DU. Yes, really sad. n/t  Hissyspit   Apr-17-05 07:49 PM   #12 
     - Sickness  Mr.Soul   Apr-17-05 07:51 PM   #15 
  - Republicans hate her and folks like her. They follow evil people.  w4rma   Apr-17-05 07:50 PM   #13 
  - MSNBC Version of Story:  Hissyspit   Apr-17-05 07:51 PM   #14 
  - Bush wears the blood of every life lost and ruined  UpInArms   Apr-17-05 07:55 PM   #16 
  - Remember when aid workers in Iraq were never harmed?  NNN0LHI   Apr-17-05 08:00 PM   #17 
  - Could it be that she knew too much from going door to door?  icymist   Apr-17-05 08:27 PM   #19 
  - Wasn't Sgrena doing stories on civilians casualties, too?  Roland99   Apr-17-05 08:44 PM   #20 
  - This damned war. n/t  Wilms   Apr-17-05 10:35 PM   #21 
  - An American Aid Worker Is Killed in Her Line of Duty  rodeodance   Apr-18-05 07:12 AM   #22 
  - When you FUCK with the BULL  saigon68   Apr-18-05 07:12 AM   #23 
  - Well, she certainly earned the place in Heaven the Bushies will never  hlthe2b   Apr-18-05 07:12 AM   #24 
  - all of it is so senseless to you, to me and to so many others but,  flordehinojos   Apr-18-05 07:12 AM   #25 
  - SFChronicle: Activist for war victims killed in car bomb attack  Jack Rabbit   Apr-18-05 09:00 AM   #26 
  - Rest in peace, Marla...  Cooley Hurd   Apr-18-05 09:00 AM   #27 
  - A true noble soul lost.  trotsky   Apr-18-05 09:00 AM   #28 
  - I shudder to think that those monsters call themselves Christians. n/t  redqueen   Apr-18-05 09:00 AM   #30 
  - "Car Bomb Kills American Peace Freak in Iraq"  MaineDem   Apr-18-05 03:31 PM   #33 
  - Marla was a PeaceMaker...a truly good soul...  Pachamama   Apr-18-05 09:00 AM   #29 
  - Roadside Bomb Kills U.S. Aid Worker (CIVIC) in Iraq  Up2Late   Apr-18-05 01:43 PM   #31 
  - Bush is a lucky guy  daleo   Apr-18-05 02:51 PM   #32 
  - RIP Marla - Remarkable Woman  otohara   Apr-18-05 04:10 PM   #34 

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