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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 06:59 AM
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Gunmen seize Iraqi officials on notorious road
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=da...

TIKRIT, Iraq - Insurgents have abducted the head of the northern Salaheddin provincial council and the assistant to the provincial governor on a road south of Baghdad, police and tribal sources said on Saturday.

The men were seized on Friday as they travelled through the notorious Triangle of Death area south of Baghdad, on their way back to the town of Tikrit north of the capital, the sources said. The dean of the Tikrit law college was also taken.

Police said the men had been returning from the Shiite city of Najaf where they had been holding talks with Shiite officials to bridge divisions over Iraqs Jan. 30 elections.

Scores of Iraqis have been captured and killed on roads in the area, most of them members of Iraqs security forces or Shiites targeted by Sunni insurgents.

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SodoffBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:04 AM
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1. How can legitimate elections be held
when there is a "Triangle of Death" area south of Baghdad?
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LiberalVoice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:12 AM
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2. Triangle of Death?
Haven't you heard? Shrub and Co. have stayed the course and cleared the "terrorists" out of that area....Yeah, the renamed it "Triangle of Fuzzy Bunny Rabbits"
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:15 AM
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4. No its the TRIANGLE OF THROWN FLOWERS
AND ROSE PETALS.

Maybe also the TRIANGLE OF CUDDLY KITTENS AND MARSHMELLOW PUFFS

LOL
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SodoffBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:17 AM
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5. Rummy said there would be a possible troop cut after the elections
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 07:24 AM by SodoffBush
Did he give odds on that happening?

On edit: Rummy said if violence diminished after the election, US troops would be cut.

Right now the Bushies are anticipating an increase in violence before the election. What would make them believe that violence would diminish after the election? Has R & D developed a magic wand?
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:13 AM
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3. well it is not hard to imagine how they will end up...
and aren't just about all of Iraqs roads pretty damn "notorious".

:eyes:
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SodoffBush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:27 AM
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7. The US was in Vietnam for, what, ten years?
The US won't come close to lasting that long in Iraq.
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:29 AM
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8. Well just yesterday in operation "Field of Dreams"...
the military just secured a road less than a mile from the green zone.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:55 AM
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9. The Mosul base is "Camp Freedom"....
free this and free that! I wonder if the soldiers have noticed nobody is really free yet?
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 07:24 AM
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6. Tikrit is where the 142/HHD AVIUM is based...
the aviation support battalion I served with until my separation. Godspeed boys!
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 03:29 PM
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10. CNNI: Four Officials were abducted...
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