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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:13 AM
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Reuters: Gunmen kill brother of Iraq vice president-police
Gunmen kill brother of Iraq vice president-police
09 Oct 2006 07:33:32 GMT
Source: Reuters

BAGHDAD, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Gunmen in police uniforms killed the brother
of Iraq's Sunni Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi in northern Baghdad late
on Sunday, police and members of the Sunni Islamic Party said on Monday.

Amer al-Hashemi, a major general in the Iraqi army, was at home in Sulaikh
when gunmen stormed into the house and killed him.

"Gunmen in police uniforms and in 10 police cars arrested his bodyguards
and then entered his house and killed him," a police source said.

-snip-

Tareq al-Hashemi's Iraqi Islamic Party is the largest in the main Sunni
political bloc in parliament and was the first Sunni Islamist party
to join the political process, which U.S. and Iraqi officials hope will
defuse the Sunni insurgency.

Full article: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/KAR926313.htm
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:16 AM
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1. Send W Over To Clean Up His Mess n/t
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 05:56 AM
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5. we have 'sided' with the Iraqi gov in charge-we are not in the middle of
this.
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Chipper Chat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:17 AM
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2. I know this statement could be considered treasonous - but
there is only one man who could have a shot at stopping the violence in Iraq.
But that man is in US custody and currently on trial.
I really don't need to say his name, do I?
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patrick t. cakes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:23 AM
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3. 10 freakin police cars!!!!!
uh.. yeah, CIVIL WAR?!

where does anybody get 10 police cars?!
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Kagemusha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:19 AM
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7. When you're the police you tend to have them.
I'm not going to just assume these were "gunmen disguised as police" rather than "police acting as gunmen".
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joemurphy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 04:29 AM
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4. Another milestone in our successful policy to democratize Iraq!
This is emblematic of the ineptitude that has characterized post-invasion Iraq. We generally have no concensus about what we need to do to supress the insurgency. But that's OK, because even if we really had some sort of plan, we lack the means to implement it.
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 07:06 AM
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6. It Isn't an insurgency
Its a civil war
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:58 AM
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8. Iraq VP's brother shot dead (by gunmen wearing military uniforms)
Iraq VP's brother shot dead
09/10/2006 13:22 - (SA)

http://www.news24.com/News24/World/Iraq/0,6119,2-10-146...

Baghdad - The brother of Iraq's Sunni Arab vice president was assassinated in his home in one of series of attacks around Iraq on Monday, police and government spokesperson said.

General Amir al-Hashimi, the brother of vice president Tariq al-Hashimi and an adviser to the defence ministry, was killed by gunmen who entered his north Baghdad home wearing military uniforms, said al-Moussawi.

The general was the third member of the vice president's family to be murdered during the past 12 months. The vice president's sister and another brother were murdered earlier.

Insurgents have often targeted the families of prominent politicians in an apparent effort to intimidate the country's leaders.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:58 AM
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9. But, but, we're making progress...
:sarcasm: If the VP's family can't be protected, is anyone safe in Iraq? C'est la guerre civil.
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Human Torch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:58 AM
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10. It will be interesting to see what Bush does with this...
...a few possibilities:

1). Nothing. No mention of it, nada.

2). "We will hunt down the folks responsible for this and bring them to justice. They can run, but they can't hide. We'll smoke 'em out of their caves. They're cowboys, on a steel horse they arrive. They're wanted (WAN-TED), dead or alive."

3). "The Democrats would give comfort and aid to those who committed this horrible crime"

4). "We have to fight the people who shot the Iraqi VP's brother over there so that we don't have to fight them over here."

Personally, I think it will be #1.

:patriot:
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