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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:31 PM
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US Embassy in Baghdad attacked, two killed.
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 12:34 PM by Sparkly
U.S. Embassy in Baghdad Hit; Two Killed

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BAGHDAD, Iraq - A rocket or mortar hit the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad late Saturday on the eve of Iraq (news - web sites)'s landmark elections, killing two people and wounding four, a U.S. Embassy official said.

One round fell into the Embassy's compound in the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

The U.S. military said an explosion at the site was being investigated.

Embassy spokesman Bob Callahan confirmed the embassy had been hit in an attack and said there appeared to have been casualties, but could give no details.

The second official then confirmed that two had been killed and four injured.


http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&e=1&u=/ap/2...

How will the cheerleaders respond? Will they say it'll all be over after the election? Will Scarborough say again that he "doesn't give a damn" whether the Sunni's participate or accept the election?
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burythehatchet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:34 PM
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1. So these dozen or so "embassy" installations that we're building for
ourselves, I'm thinking that they're gonna get pockmarked from time to time :eyes:
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Cocoa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:35 PM
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2. the bitter enders are getting desperate
they couldn't stop the election, so they've resorted to attacking Americans.
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:39 PM
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3. Americans have been attacked all along, though.
A hit inside the green zone is quite significant, it seems to me. Definitely a signal of intimidation re: the election but also a show of their own ability to attack, even where it's supposedly "safe" (or "heavily guarded").
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Sparkly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:45 PM
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4. Maybe I'm wrong
Maj. Gen. Sheppard and Anderson Cooper are saying it's not a big deal or a surprise, but fairly "routine." :shrug:
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:47 PM
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5. Iraqi patriots, fighting against a puppet government?
So many ways to look at the invasion and occupation.
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