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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:27 PM
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Qaeda-Linked Group Claims Baghdad Car Bomb-Web Site
DUBAI (Reuters) - A statement purportedly by an Iraqi group headed by leading al Qaeda-linked figure Abu Musab al-Zarqawi claimed responsibility for Thursday's suicide attack outside the U.S. headquarters in Baghdad.

"At dawn on Thursday the heroic fighter Abu Mitab from the land of the Haramain (Saudi Arabia) went out in a car laden with 600 kg of TNT toward the headquarters of the occupying forces and their tails, the apostates...and the operation was a success," said a statement by Jama'at al-Tawhid and Jihad which the United States has said is headed by Zarqawi.

It was not immediately possible to verify the authenticity of the Arabic-language statement published on Muntada al-Ansar Islamist Web site.

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wubbathompson Donating Member (211 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:33 PM
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1. So this asshole
Kills one American soldier and 23 CIVILIANS and claims "the operation was a success". That's a pretty sick measure of success.
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w13rd0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:39 PM
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2. What are we at now?
750 dead US soldiers
how many hundreds or thousands of dead Iraqi "military targets"
how many hundreds or thousands of dead Iraqi civilians

So should we encourage them to aim for a lower "collatoral damage to military target" ratio? I think it's pretty sad when both sides of a conflict consider "success" to be the deaths of military targets and a calculation that equates an "acceptable level of civilian loss". We put our US military on a more 1:2 or 1:3 ratio rather than 1:30, but that still means PEOPLE ARE DYING IN A WAR LAUNCHED BASED ON LIES AND POLITICAL NEED. Maybe a one-world government should ban fundamentalist religious loons from public office. But then what would happen to the GOP?
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wubbathompson Donating Member (211 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 06:41 PM
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3. I agree
This war is insane. We've stooped to their level!
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