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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 09:58 AM
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Mass grave unearthed in southern Baghdad
Source: ap



Mass grave unearthed in southern Baghdad


By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press Writer
10 minutes ago



BAGHDAD - A mass grave filled with badly decomposed bodies was unearthed Saturday in southern Baghdad, where relatives of people missing in the neighborhood gathered at a mosque in hopes of learning the fate of their loved ones.

It was the third mass grave found in Iraq this month.

The remains were found in Baghdad's mostly Sunni Dora neighborhood, placed in black plastic bags and transferred to a Shiite mosque nearby, according to a police officer at the mosque. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release information.

...........

Earlier this month, U.S. and Iraqi officials said they found 29 bodies in the Lake Tharthar area of the once restive western Anbar province. And another 17 victims were discovered in a brushy area near a school in Hashimiyat, northeast of Baghdad.


Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071117/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq ;_ylt=Ar0kEZIBJsmI6rSPlRSVCw.s0NUE




I imagine more graves will be found as time goes on.


This war will leave deep deep scares ---and hatred.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:04 AM
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1. the grief and anger in that poor place must be whelming.
i can't imagine.
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fbahrami Donating Member (154 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:57 PM
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5. nobody cares
look at this thread on DU.

we are 100% desensitized now.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:37 AM
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2. I was teaching in a former soviet state
at the request of US-AID before Bush politicized that office.

It was 9 months since the USSR army left. The police, kind of rag tag, different uniforms, and just a semblence of organization, entered one of the KGB-Military holding areas (for vehicles, tanks, and weapons). They noticed different aged concrete in every corner of one building.

Hundreds of corpses were found, dating back to the 1950s, the newest from the early 1980s. The idea of a free press was still new to them, but this, and other events, put some spine in everyone, making them realize again what they had accomplished. They threw off the soviet yoke, mostly without violence, and at great personal risk.

Iraq differs in that these folks would not have been buried over the last two years BUT FOR OUR INVASION AND OCCUPATION.

you are right. there will be many more graves found.
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zonmoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:39 AM
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3. how many of those graves would have been dug by
our allies and our own soldiers to cover up what crimes they are ordered to commit.

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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 10:43 AM
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4. Al Sadr has been, over time,
our best friend,
our biggest enemy
some one to ignore
someone to invade
someone to ignore
someone to make friends with
someone to attack with choppers
someone to bomb
someone we can trust
someone we can't trust
the worst enemy in Iraq
a terrorist cooperating with Iran
our greatest hope to end sectarian violence
no one we are concerned with.

I like that in foreign policy. Predicability, reliability, well thought out positions, and consistency.


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Igel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 11:00 AM
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6. In those areas?
We find Iraqis and torture and kill them, then stage raids with scores of men and choppers to smuggle the bodies into areas where the people want to kill Americans, just for the sake of burying the bodies?

And we do this expecting the people in the area to leave the bodies buried for us or other Iraqis to find months later, rather than report on what they saw, dig up the bodies, and show them?

(Actually, I think the third "mass grave" was an anonymous report that the police and US Army in the area denied--the denial was buried in a fairly unrelated BBC story, the anonymous report was widely spread about. But it might have been another non-mass non-grave I'm thinking about.)
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-18-07 01:13 PM
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7. "....Mass graves in former al Qaeda strongholds ..."
Dozens of corpses found in Iraq mass grave
Baghdad grave in former al-Qaida stronghold is third found this month

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Official: Iran 'showing more restraint'
The wave of sectarian slaughter has receded somewhat in recent months as more and more Sunnis have turned against al-Qaida and other extremist groups and as Shiite militias have toned down their operations, perhaps fearing a backlash in the Shiite community.


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This is the act of gangs, because all of Muntadhars reports are moderate and unbiased, the editor told The Associated Press by telephone. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of fears for his own safety
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21848178 /

I think if you read between the lines the people of Iraq need to wake up and take control of their own destiny. Thugs and bandits ran sections of Iraq even during Saddams reign.There were places that Saddam avoided like the plague also.
Iraqi's have to relize they are stronger then the thugs/bandits soon or they will forever be lost sheep cowering in the dark.
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