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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:19 AM
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Gunmen Storm Iraqi TV Station, Kill 11

Gunmen Storm Iraqi TV Station, Kill 11

Gunmen Storm Iraqi TV Station, Kill 11 Including Board Chairman

By DAVID RISING
The Associated Press

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Gunmen, some of them in police uniforms, stormed the downtown Baghdad headquarters of a new satellite television station Thursday, killing the board chairman and 10 others in the second attack on an Iraqi station in the capital in as many weeks.

The motive for the attack was not clear, though there were signs it was carried out by Shiite militiamen. Sunnis say the militias often have help from police and in its few short broadcasts, the station played nationalist music against the U.S. occupation, perhaps prompting militiamen to assume it sympathized with Sunni insurgents.

Sunni insurgents are also said to sometimes disguise themselves as police when they carry out attacks. The station had a mixed staff, and the slain chairman was a Shiite who had been jailed under Saddam Hussein.

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Around two dozen gunmen, some in police uniforms, drove up to the building in six civilian cars, stormed in and "eliminated most of those present," he said.

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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 11:35 AM
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1. Like hell they didn't know "Buddy Christ" was from the movie "Dogma."
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 11:35 AM by IanDB1
Iraq Sadr City residents insulted by 'Buddy Jesus'

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Iraqi Shiite residents of Baghdad's Sadr City have expressed anger on over a picture of a grinning Jesus they mistook for a Shiite holy figure that appeared in the area after a joint US-Iraqi operation.

Residents found a picture of "Buddy Jesus" from the 1999 film "Dogma" posted in the streets, accompanied by a badly photocopied pamphlet bearing a crude approximation of a US military crest and outlining a US "plan" to subjugate the neighborhood.

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