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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:09 AM
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Mosul election center blown up
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-01/08/content_24...

BEIJING, Jan. 8 -- In Iraq, a building, earmarked for use during this month's national elections, has been blown up in Mosul. The predominantly Sunni city lies 360 kilometers north of the capital, Bagdad.

Mosul has recently emerged as the center of insurgent activity. Meanwhile, the Associated Press received a videotape from a previously unknown group. Calling itself Abu Bakr al-Sadiq, members claim that the recording was made recently in Baqouba. The film includes a large explosion, as what appears to be a US Humvee approaches. There's been no comment from American officials.

Meanwhile a spokesman for Muqtada al-Sadr says the radical Shiite cleric will participate in this month's elections, on condition that Sunni Muslims also take part. Many members of the country's minority have vowed to stay away from the vote, deterred by instability and violence.

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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:15 AM
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1. .
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Massachusetts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:23 AM
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2. Sistani will have his way.
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KDLarsen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:26 AM
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3. This is getting better & better..
.. I wonder what will actually still stand come January 30th.
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meganmonkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:41 AM
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4. Shit, their election is gonna make our election
look like the purest form of democracy!! :eyes:

What a fucking mess...
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The Zanti Regent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:46 AM
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5. Doesn't matter. the Diebold machines are in place
and Preisdent Asshole will get what he wants, he always gets what he wants.
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Straight Shooter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:50 AM
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6. "Many members of the country's minority have vowed to stay away ..."
Bye-bye secularism, hello theocracy.

Islamic theocracy, say hello to George.
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Zen Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:53 AM
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7. Iraqis abroad -- especially in U.S. - will vote and determine winner.
Guess who the winner will be? The puppet government, of course.
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R Hickey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:56 AM
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8. How many of those voters will be wearing suicide bombs?
That election is going to be a bloodbath. What balonie!
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 01:10 PM
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9. chimpy* says it is okay ....
even if most of the population can't vote there will still be a winner.
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