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cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 07:26 AM
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Five US soldiers among dead in north Iraq blast
Edited on Fri Apr-10-09 07:31 AM by cal04
Source: Reuters

Five U.S. soldiers were killed in a suicide truck bomb attack in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Friday, the U.S. military said in a statement.

The blast also killed two Iraqi policemen, the statement said.

Read more: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/LA341173.htm



Iraqi truck bombing kills 5 U.S. soldiers
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/30151488/
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 07:28 AM
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1. Sad. So very fucking sad.
Sad that this is continuing, sad that this sham war ever happened in the first place. It's an ongoing tragedy.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 07:33 AM
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2. more mothers waking up to the worst nightmare of their existence
and all for nothing.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 07:43 AM
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3. President Obama: END THIS WAR NOW
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 07:49 AM
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4. So, things are heating up over in Iraq? This wasn't predicted?
Did not a boatload of people here say that the Sunnis and Shi'ites would just bide their time until we started to talk about or actually started withdrawal and then the sectarian violence would erupt? Well, they were right, as usual.

But this will be used as 'proof' that the Iraqi people need us to occupy their country until the last drop of oil is gone.

We broke that country and anyone who thinks WE can fix it is not playing with even half a deck.
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 09:10 AM
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11. It's more an Arab v. Kurd fight in Mosul
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JohnnyLib2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 08:20 AM
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5. Continuing tragedy.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 08:38 AM
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6. From the MSNBC link
"Mosul is the last urban stronghold of al-Qaida in Iraq. Friday's blast is the largest single loss of American life in Iraq in recent months."

Given that al-Qaida were not in Iraq prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom that operation might have been more accurately been titled Operation We'regonnashootourselvesinthefootcoswe'reabunchofwankers.

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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 08:44 AM
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7. More tragedy in a very disturbed part of the world. More flag draped caskets. Very very sad.
Blessings to their families.

I have had 2 sons in Iraq and you never forget that feeling you have when a loved one has boots on that ground. They joined the service to get the college education that we could not afford and one is still in the reserves.

:patriot:
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 08:51 AM
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8. RIP, and bless their poor families.
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 09:04 AM
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9. For What?
For what noble cause did these people die?
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florida08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 09:09 AM
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10. It's past time
to bring them home...too many have spilled their blood for the sake of oil. They want us out. We want them out. I don't see what we're waiting on. Al Qaeda wasn't present until we went there. They will still be there after we leave if we ever do. You think Bush is reading the paper now? Does he care that more are still dying? Of course not. He's giving speeches.
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jimlup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 09:21 AM
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12. I'm sorry for their families!
What a terrible loss for all.
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T Wolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 09:59 AM
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13. What war? Why are we being distracted from important issues by this?
Because "our" administration is still fucking around continuing (and expanding) an illegal war it inherited from BushCo.

At some point, the inheritance belongs to the new generation. We are at that point.
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 10:07 AM
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14. GTFO NOW, Mr. President.
:grr:
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 10:32 AM
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AzDar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 10:37 AM
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16. Aaahhhh. I lurve the smell of brain-dead, sister-fucking TROLL in the morning.
:hi:
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 10:46 AM
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17. listen troll
there are some on this board that actually have family members over there. It is very patriotic to question motives before sending our soldiers into harms way. If you want to lockstep with a bunch of chickenhawks, many who have gained monetarily but never have experienced the horror of war, go right ahead--but "we liberals" have also served our country!!! We're just smart enough to challenge a bully, all hat no cattle, guy about reasons going in to put our soldiers in harms way unnecessarily. It seems hiring a good public relations firm and keep telling the same lies over and over again you can at least convince some people in this country that war is a glorious thing, especially if you don't have to fight it!!!!
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BobRossi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 11:08 AM
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18. Heck-of-a-job Barack.
It's your war now.
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pettypace Donating Member (695 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-10-09 07:03 PM
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19. bump
nm
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-11-09 05:02 AM
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20. Suicide truck bomb kills 5 U.S. troops
Source: FOCUS News Agency, Reuters

Suicide truck bomb kills 5 U.S. troops



11 April 2009 | 06:10 | FOCUS News Agency



Mosul. Under a hail of gunfire, a suicide bomber charged a checkpoint in northern Iraq on Friday, detonating a truck laden with explosives and killing five U.S. troops and two Iraqi policemen, Reuters informs.
The U.S. military gave the death toll in a statement and said the attack in the restive city of Mosul was the single deadliest incident for U.S. soldiers in Iraq in over a year.

Mosul, some 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, is one of two regions of Iraq where U.S. forces are still locked in major combat operations against al Qaeda and other insurgents, despite a drop in violence elsewhere in Iraq over the past year.
Iraq's Interior Ministry said the authorities had been warned of such an attack but were unsure when it might happen.
U.S. and Iraqi forces opened heavy fire on the truck after it ignored a request to stop at a checkpoint close to an Iraqi police base in southwest Mosul.

Read more: http://www.focus-fen.net/?id=n177363



http://arabnews.com/?page=4§ion=0&article=121418&d=...


Suicide bombing kills 5 US troops in Mosul
AFP

MOSUL, Iraq: Five US troops were killed yesterday in the deadliest attack on American forces in Iraq for more than a year when a suicide truck bomber struck a police compound in the northern city of Mosul.

Two Iraqi police and an Iraqi soldier also perished in the blast, according to an Interior Ministry official. The US military considers Mosul, Iraqs second largest city, to be the last urban bastion of Al-Qaeda in Iraq.

The attack comes amid a sudden upturn in bombings nationwide including a series of blasts in Baghdad that have dealt a blow to recent upbeat assessments by American commanders about Iraqs fragile security.

A US military spokesman said that five soldiers were killed and two others wounded in the attack, adding that the patrol seemed to have been in the area by chance and was not deliberately targeted. It appears to have been a target of opportunity as the ... convoy was passing the national police station, and not at the headquarters conducting training, spokesman Maj. Derrick Cheng told AFP.

In other violence yesterday, three people were killed and seven wounded in two roadside bomb attacks, according to local security officials.
.

..more,,
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-11-09 05:02 AM
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21. RIP
Condolences to the families.

:-(
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-11-09 05:02 AM
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23. ..
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-11-09 05:02 AM
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22. . . .
no words . . .

Never forget.
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bird gerhl Donating Member (129 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-11-09 05:02 AM
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24. Another one for the blooper reel
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