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Domitan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 04:56 AM
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Four U.S. GIs Die in Iraq Rocket Attack
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040...

Insurgents struck a U.S. military base north of Baghdad with rockets, killing four soldiers, around dawn on Saturday, a U.S. official said, while an apparent suicide car bomb exploded near a base in Tikrit, killing at least three Iraqis.

Two 57-mm rockets slammed into the base in Taji, at around 5:30 a.m., Air Force Lt. Col. Sam Hudspath said. Taji is a former Iraqi air force base 12 miles north of Baghdad that is now used by the U.S. Army's 1st Cavalry Division.

The deaths of the four soldiers in Baghdad and the Marine brought to 106 the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq since the beginning of April. Since March 2003, 714 service-members have died in this country.
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slinkerwink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:02 AM
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1. my god, that's so sad! 106 killed this month alone, and we have a
week left before this month is over :-(
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:16 AM
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16. I thought is was 106 as of Friday...
not including today's deaths... so sad. :(
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:07 AM
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2. I heard at 5:00 am, EST, that there were explosions in Tikrit & Kirkuk
on CBS radio news. They claimed there were 12 Iraqii citizens killed.

Concerning the four G.I.'s from the First Cavalry, I think they are based at Ft. Riley, Kansas, which has lost quite a few others in Iraq lately, also, most notably, the car of soldiers killed around the same time the four "contractors" were killed and hung from the bridge.
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maryallen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:55 AM
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32. My son is in Kirkuk ...
God, I hate to hear this.

Any newspapers or websites carrying this information?
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nodehopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:55 PM
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38. I hope your son is all right!
You have all my best wishes and thoughts.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:11 AM
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3. sad
it's just not going to stop.
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:14 AM
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4. All I can say is...
some cakewalk!
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Snazzy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:22 AM
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5. BBC Breaking explosions in Baghdad
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 05:25 AM by Snazzy
Eight killed in Baghdad blasts

At least eight Iraqis have been killed and many wounded in explosions in Baghdad's Sadr City.

Hospital sources quoted by the AFP news agency said at least 33 had also been wounded in three separate explosions.

The BBC's David Willis in Baghdad says there had been clashes in Sadr City as US forces reportedly attempted to raid a mosque.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3655127.stm

.......

That's Baghdad, Tikrit and Taji this morning.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:50 AM
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6. Damn. Better get our former enemies, the Baathists...
... on board, just like Short-Timer-Bremer wants, so that we can meet this stupid fucking June 30th "deadline."

Doesn't the word "deadline" seem absurd during times like this?
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:58 AM
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7. Bring the troops home - let junior do the fighting
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:59 AM
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8. Or, at the very least, send Jenna and Babs Jr.
Seriously. It's time this family made a sacrifice.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:15 AM
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15. I Agree Jen....
sign their useless asses up!!!....

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Skittles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:29 AM
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31. who are those girls?
that one does not look like Barbara
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 03:17 PM
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34. it is a couple of years old...
but it is indeed the spoiled rotten bush* twins Jenna and Barbara.
Here is another....



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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:09 PM
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35. Nah a bottle of Jack Daniels and a brain to share now and then
Is all they need
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:32 AM
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17. Hi Jen,
You were right "Executive Decision" did sux, but "Bulworth" was excellent.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:03 AM
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9. Just heard on CBS radio news on the hour, 7:00 am, EST
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 06:03 AM by JudiLyn
Rockets tore into a U.S. base near Baghdad, that's where the U.S. soldiers were killed.

Car bombs at Tikrit and Kirkuk....

Rockets or morters into a market at Saddr City...

Total killed 10 in one place, 11 in another (Iraqii citizens) and many injuries.
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:12 AM
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11. I fear we're in for another bloody, bloody weekend, JudiLyn.
:scared:
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:17 AM
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13. Getting off to a roaring start, aren't they? n/t
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fishnfla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:10 AM
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10. Looks like they are ramping it up again
Can anyone recall if rockets are a new form af attack?
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FlemingsGhost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:17 AM
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12. Any of them sports personalities?
No?

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz......
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bfusco Donating Member (174 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:08 AM
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14. so sad
Lunaville had the number at 106 yesterday and that did not include this attack. It's so hard to keep track of the actual number. This is really sickening the mess these scum created.
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Iceburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 07:33 AM
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18. Reuters & BBC report: 5 US soldiers killed, 6 wounded
http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=topNews&s...
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Five U.S. soldiers were killed and six wounded on Saturday when insurgents fired two rockets from a truck into their base north of Baghdad, a U.S. military spokesman said.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3655127.stm
At least five US soldiers were killed in a rocket attack on their base in Taji, 19km (12 miles) north of Baghdad.

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mike1963 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:16 AM
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19. 5 and 6, that's what CNN was saying a bit ago
:grr:
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:30 AM
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20. LOTS of Death and Destruction in iIaq Today... Update
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040...

In other violence Saturday:


_ An Iraqi woman working as a translator for the U.S. military was shot and killed along with her husband as they drove to a U.S. base, a hospital official said.


_ A car bomb, apparently set off by a suicide attacker, exploded near a U.S. base on a downtown street in the northern city of Tikrit, hometown of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) and a center for anti-U.S. resistance.


Three bodies were seen in the blackened wreckage of a car. Witnesses said they believed the blast targeted a convoy of Iraqi officials heading to the mayor's office in the city. The top U.S. administrator in Iraq, L. Paul Bremer, visited Tikrit a day earlier for meetings with tribal leaders.


_ Polish troops clashed overnight with Shiite militiamen in the city of Karbala, killing five, a spokesman for the multinational peacekeeping force in south-central Iraq said Saturday. A day earlier, followers of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr attacked Bulgarian troops in the city, killing one soldier.





In the Sadr City fighting, Maj. Phil Smith of the Army's 1st Cavalry said troops raided the neighborhood early Saturday, attempting to apprehend suspected insurgents. Soldiers did not capture their targets, but became locked in a firefight with neighborhood residents, Smith said.

U.S. troops believe one or two Iraqis were killed, he said. No American soldiers were hurt, Smith said.

An Associated Press photographer at the scene visited a home in the neighborhood where a shell crashed through the outer wall and detonated in a bedroom, injuring three girls aged 9, 13 and 18.

On Friday, U.S. commanders repeated blunt warnings that the Marine assault on Fallujah could resume, meaning a revival of heavy fighting that has killed hundreds of Iraqis in the city. Marines say guerrillas in the city have not been sincerely abiding by a call to surrender heavy weapons in their arsenals.

Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt suggested Marines could storm the city within days.

"Our patience is not eternal. ... We're talking days," Kimmitt said.
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 08:46 AM
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21. Is there anything more provocative?
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 08:47 AM by teryang
<During the fighting, three Iraqi girls were badly burned when a shell exploded in their bedroom where they slept.>

The public spin this morning from the nation's propagandists is that "we're going to break the back of the resistance in Fallujah." It's a small group from Saddam's "anti-terrorist" group. "There's a risk that civilian casualties may alienate the population but it's a risk worth taking. (or words to that effect)"

That anyone would give credence to what Wolfowitz or anyone else from the civilian leadership had to say defies belief.


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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:41 AM
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26. I agree teryang, it is beyond sickening...
I have been hearing the line "it is just a few insurgents" for weeks now. In the mean time THOUSANDS of iraqis get killed and wounded. WTF is wrong with people? Wake the hell up Amerika!
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xxqqqzme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:48 AM
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28. I thought we liked
Edited on Sat Apr-24-04 10:56 AM by rozf
'anti-terrorists'?

add:
4/24 - 712 KIA

http://www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/USfatalities.html
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rfkrocks Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:04 AM
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22. yeah-this is going to get real bad again
the marines are outside the city and they (talking about the troops) will be sitting ducks in fixed positions that they have been in for days-yet civilians will die if they go in-it is a classic no-win situation that can only involve a political settlement-the closer 6/30 gets the more violence we will see-and can you believe that AWOL has no plan to end this yet? Their is no way for the us to attack that city-there will be more little girls blown up-is this really the plan? to kill Iraqis to save them? peace discussions and our quick pullout are only solutions to this Bush mess. But with AWOL the light at the end of the tunnel here is an oncoming train
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:16 AM
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23. Bring the troops home now. n/t
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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 09:57 AM
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24. Permit me:
"Bring 'em on," screamed the AWOL Chimp. And it came to pass that a DESERTER was allowed to send American troops into combat for profit!

IRAQ NAM.

:grr:
dbt
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Chicago Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:35 AM
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25. Death by a thousand cuts. Even if we give them 10 times as much,
we can never, ever, ever, ever win this.

Let's cut and run in an orderly fashion, before more beautiful young men get killed and maimed.
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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 10:45 AM
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27. I wonder what the spin will be
when the number of American soldiers killed equals or exceeds the number killed on 9/11.
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:01 AM
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29. Five GIs Die In Rocket Attack - CBS
Insurgents struck a U.S. military base north of Baghdad with rockets at dawn Saturday, killing five American soldiers, an official said, while a rocket crashed into a crowded market in the Iraqi capital, killing at least three people.

Besides the deaths in the market, at least 12 Iraqis were killed Saturday in several attacks, including an apparent suicide car bombing in Tikrit, fighting in Baghdad's Sadr City, and clashes between Polish troops and Shiite militiamen in Karbala.

The five U.S. solders were killed around dawn, when two 57-mm rockets slammed into the base in Taji, Air Force Lt. Col. Sam Hudspath said. Taji is a former Iraqi air force base 12 miles north of Baghdad that is now used by the Army's Texas-based 1st Cavalry Division. Six soldiers were wounded in the attack.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/24/iraq/main5418...
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 01:47 PM
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33. They just say 'Iraqis' killed... Where they police, soldiers, citizens,
groups working with Bremer...
It's quite bad reporting not addressing basics. And if they don't know CBS should publish that.
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 11:04 AM
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30. Smoke billows from U.S. headquarters at so-called "Green Zone"
Smoke billows from U.S. headquarters at so-called "Green Zone" in central Baghdad Saturday. The smoke's source was unclear.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/02/24/iraq/main5418...
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 05:12 PM
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36. Did anyone save this CBS pic? They've taken it off now and I guess I
didn't save it.
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daleo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-24-04 06:54 PM
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37. Just Bremer and the Blackwater boys, enjoying a cigar
Nothing to see here.
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dArKeR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 11:41 AM
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39. This isn't funny! The pic is gone. I haven't seen any reference to it in
any other news source. (don't read everything though.) And the one pic I lost and I didn't save the web page to disk. Shoot!
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