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Wed Mar 19, 2014, 09:08 PM

 

"Dozens killed in another bloody day for Iraq ".... not that anyone cares.....

Violence across Iraq, including shelling and clashes in a rebel-held city on Baghdad's doorstep, have killed 37 people amid a protracted surge in bloodletting with polls looming next month.

In the city of Fallujah, 60km west of the capital, government-led shelling and fighting between soldiers and gunmen killed 15 people and wounded 40, according to Ahmed Shami, the chief medic at the city's main hospital.

The violence erupted just after midnight on Wednesday as sporadic shelling targeted northern, eastern and southern neighbourhoods of the city.

Speaking to the AFP news agency tribal leaders in the city confirmed the doctor's account....

The violence, in which more than 2,000 people have died already this year, has been primarily driven by discontent in the minority Sunni Arab community, that alleges mistreatment at the hands of the Shia-led government and security forces, and by the civil war raging in neighbouring Syria.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2014/03/dozens-killed-another-bloody-day-iraq-20143192266501288.html


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Reply "Dozens killed in another bloody day for Iraq ".... not that anyone cares..... (Original post)
grahamhgreen Mar 2014 OP
malokvale77 Mar 2014 #1
phleshdef Mar 2014 #3
malokvale77 Mar 2014 #6
phleshdef Mar 2014 #7
malokvale77 Mar 2014 #9
phleshdef Mar 2014 #10
malokvale77 Mar 2014 #13
phleshdef Mar 2014 #15
malokvale77 Mar 2014 #16
Capt. Obvious Mar 2014 #2
UTUSN Mar 2014 #4
Rex Mar 2014 #5
Fozzledick Mar 2014 #8
2banon Mar 2014 #11
adirondacker Mar 2014 #12
geek tragedy Mar 2014 #14
PowerToThePeople Mar 2014 #17

Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 09:59 PM

1. So much for...

you broke it you fix it. Nobody here seems to care. Yay Yay USA.

We're the best, better then all the rest. LOL

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:03 PM

3. Oh so what? We should reinvade and dump even more of my tax dollars into nation building?

 

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Response to phleshdef (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:23 PM

6. No...

We never should of gone there to begin with. The corporations that enriched themselves on "my" tax dollars should fix it.

How's that?

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #6)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:26 PM

7. Corporations aren't equipped to fix it. There is no fixing it.

 

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Response to phleshdef (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:39 PM

9. Right...

They can't fix anything. They can only enrich themselves. Geez, that is so fucking obvious.

The more broken things are, the richer they get.

Why aren't you whining about "my tax dollars" enriching those corporations?

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #9)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:41 PM

10. I do whine about that. All the time.

 

I just took your initial response as suggesting that we should re-engage Iraq militarily because we didn't fix it after we broke it.

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Response to phleshdef (Reply #10)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 11:28 PM

13. Sorry...

I gave that impression. I think we should mind our own business, and do some nation building right here at home. I can't think of a better use for "my tax dollars".

I do, however, think that the corporations that enriched themselves, with the invading of these countries, need to fix it.

Truth be known, they could fix it. They profit in broken systems, so it's not going to happen.

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Response to malokvale77 (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 20, 2014, 12:03 AM

15. No problem. I'm snippy tonight.

 

On corporations... they can't really fix it because they don't have large militaries. And even then, that's not really fixing it.

Iraq is descending into the same shit a lot of the surrounding countries have descended into... and that's basically extreme right wing theocracy. You can't fix that with money, I don't believe. And really all military intervention can do is suppress it. You can't force these foreign societies to change until they are ready. We've went through this same shit in America to a certain degree. Black folks, women, GLBT, other minorities, etc... those things mostly change for the better when the society itself changes. You can buy that into being or shoot that into being, I don't believe.

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Response to phleshdef (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 20, 2014, 12:27 AM

16. well...

corporations could fix it by simply not profiting off the blood of others.

I'll agree on the theocracy thing (all theocracy is right wing).

I don't believe in military intervention to change foreign societies. I do believe in change by example. The US of A just doesn't set a good example anymore. We have truly lost our way.

Peace.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:02 PM

2. What does this have to do with Putin?

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:05 PM

4. Do Shrub-CHEENEE care?!1 n/t

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:06 PM

5. No doubt Bush Jr. will do what Reagan did to Iran.

 

I really don't know what is worse, a secular dictator or a fundamentalist religious council in charge of a country. One dictator or 12.

WELP, at least we helped liberate them...from what I have no idea.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:34 PM

8. The daily slaughter continues in Iraq, Syria and Pakistan.

Just routine background noise, nothing to take note of.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 10:56 PM

11. Yes, we're "moving forward".. nothing to see here. eom

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 11:03 PM

12. "Democracy and Freedom is messy" or some WizDumb shit from a stink tank. nt

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Wed Mar 19, 2014, 11:29 PM

14. we've done enough damage there, we have no choice but to let the situation there

 

resolve itself

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Thu Mar 20, 2014, 01:02 AM

17. Forward

 

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