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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:57 AM
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Breaking News: Blast at US Embassy in Baghdad
CNN just reporting. No details.
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osaMABUSh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:58 AM
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1. in green zone, right? must have been an inside job
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:59 AM
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Cooper said occurred "near" the US embassy
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 11:59 AM
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2. Geez I hope they follow the instructions put up this morning...
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 11:59 AM by leftchick


U.S. Army soldiers set up a banner giving instructions how to react in case of an attack in the heavily guarded Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq (news - web sites), Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005. Iraqi troops intensified their deployment on Baghdad streets from the early hours of Saturday, just one day away from the national elections on Jan. 30, 2005. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
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Roon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:01 PM
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3. MSNBC reporting rockets hit embassy..two killed
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 12:01 PM by Roon
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:02 PM
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4. Is Negroponte ok?
please let there be justice!
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:51 PM
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22. negroponte flew out BEFORE they closed the airport.....he's done this


kind of work before...and if nothing else, negroponte KNOWS that he needs to get out of there BEFORE they close the airport.....


IMO, even Allawi is here in DC, and will broadcast a little 'casting the ballot' gig from the inside of the Iraqi embassy in DC....of course, you won't KNOW that's where it's being broadcast from...it'll be in a room set up like an Iraqi polling place, and Allawi will be surrounded by HAPPY IRAQI voters....rove will distribute the tape to all the Main Stream Media (MSM) outlets, and you'll see it again and again and again and again...all day tomorrow...

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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:15 PM
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10. they're showing on MSNBC TV right now
thx

CNN in commercials

''south part of US embassy hit''

SS 22 missile 15 kilos of explosive, if that's what it was; could have been a mortar

they don't know yet

2 killed, six wouded in rocket or mortar attack

then the bimbette says, "we'll be back. stay with us," with the 'us' inflected up, in the chirpiest, perkiest manner you could imagine, as if they'd just done a segment on water skiing squirrels
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RockStar Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:03 PM
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5. BRING THEM ON
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osaMABUSh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:06 PM
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6. If they hit the US Embassy then we have no idea what we are
dealing with. Could there be anything more secure or protected in Iraq than the US Embassy? Obviously not.

Holy shit! It's going to be one Sunday, Bloody Sunday.
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RockStar Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:10 PM
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8. It's ok we invited them "Bring it On" they are taking us up on the offer
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:09 PM
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:12 PM
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9. Can't stand Negroponte... but would never hope for his,
or any particular person's death. Ugh.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:20 PM
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:43 PM
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18. Hey! STOP THAT
per DU rules as well as simple decorum oh yeah and the law.

I don't like the guy but I don't wish ill will on him or anyone else, okay Bin Laden-he's an exception.
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:46 PM
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20. Is there a difference???
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 12:47 PM by dkofos
A terrorist, is a terrorist, is a terrorist.
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Taxloss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:49 PM
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21. Not good to wish death.
Bad juju.
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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:18 PM
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11. Bump for "Bring em on"......nt
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Stop_the_War Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:20 PM
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13. oh fuck...
now the U.S. is going to Fallujah-ize another Iraqi city.

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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:20 PM
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14. The embassy is in lockdown!
I can see the election is off to a good start, not.



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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:24 PM
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28. Is that a pic of an evacuation?
If so, that is not a good sign at all.
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:22 PM
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30. You're showing your age
That is a picture of the evacuation of the American Embassy in Saigon at the end of the Viet Nam war.

Unfortunately, I am old enough to remember it first hand.

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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:24 PM
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32. thanks for the explanation
I was too young to remember that event or picture.
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Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:33 PM
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15. The MSNBC story says the "insurgents" also
blasted several polling places.

I'm beginning to think the voting turnout will be next to nil.
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alexisfree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:37 PM
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16. soon will be another 'exit attack"
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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:39 PM
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17. Hey wait,maybe its Iranians firing at the US Embassy.....
There's your Gulf of Tonkin 2005 style. Hey...don't put it past em.
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:44 PM
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19. 4 Dead and 4 wounded, All Americans... link
http://www.cbc.ca/story/world/national/2005/01/29/iraq0...

BAGHDAD - A rocket has struck the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, killing four people and wounding four others, U.S. officials said Saturday.

All of the victims were Americans, according to media reports.

The embassy is located inside the heavily fortified Green Zone in the centre of the Iraqi capital.
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:55 PM
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23. They just changed the lead paragraph:
" BAGHDAD - A rocket has struck the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, killing two people and wounding four others, U.S. officials said Saturday. "
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diamond14 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:58 PM
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24. it's always TWO killed...ONE civilian and ONE military....that makes
it easy to ship back all TWENTY bodies, because the grieving families each think that was THEIR kid...the military ONE....and it's very rare for the grieving families to figure out that there were others too....
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:07 PM
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26. CNN's Anderson Cooper "This is an everyday event....
this is life in Baghdad"

Oh so now it is nothing new which should be forgotten tomorrow when they try their damndest to tell us how great things are going.

He is back on talking to a news reader who reminds us "The problem is that the rockets are fired from civilian areas........"
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:04 PM
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25. "We got those savages surrounded now.." G.A. Custer
"Mission Accomplised!" G.W. Bush
"Bring 'em on!" G.W. Bush

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TWiley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 01:19 PM
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27. The "unsafe zone" just went from 54% of Iraq to 60%. OOPS.
I wonder how the repukes will spin this?

At least now they will not have to blame their failure on Clinton.
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JackD76 Donating Member (220 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:52 PM
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29. Even with all of this
Bush's approval rating continues to go up. If you look at his individual ratings (economy, environment, ect.) are going down, bush continues to become more and more popular. Well maybe election day will wake people up but probably not...
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:23 PM
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31. You're kidding?
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 04:23 PM by DoYouEverWonder
Last I heard he was down to 44%.

BTW: Just in case you haven't heard, the election was rigged.

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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:00 PM
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33. $1.8 Billion for the largest Embassy on the planet...
in Iraq. Yeah, Shrub requested this a few days ago. Of course, The Dems will all vote for it because they don't want to be seen as obstructionists.
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