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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 07:05 AM
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11 Killed in U.S. Raid South of Samarra
Edited on Wed Mar-15-06 08:01 AM by DoYouEverWonder
March 15, 2006

ISAHAQI, Iraq - Eleven people most women and children were killed when a house was bombed during a U.S. raid north of Baghdad early Wednesday, police and relatives said.

The U.S. military acknowledged four deaths a man, two women and a child in the raid that they said netted an insurgent suspect in the rural Isahaqi area, about 50 miles north of the capital.

The victims, some wrapped in blankets, were driven in the back of three pickup trucks to the Tikrit General Hospital, about 45 miles to the north, relatives said.

Associated Pres photographs showed the bodies of two men, five children and four other covered figures arriving at the hospital accompanied by grief-stricken relatives.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060315/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq... ;_ylt=A9FJqaO5AhhE8qIA5wis0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA2Z2szazkxBHNlYwN0bQ--

So 11 more people are recipients of George Bush's version of freedom and democracy. RIP.

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bigscott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 07:06 AM
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1. hearts and minds
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 07:09 AM
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2. i will say a prayer for those who just happened to be there as the bomb
came.
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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 07:09 AM
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3. Another recruitment drive for the insurgency!
John Murtha is right, bring the troops home now!
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 07:38 AM
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4. So, according to out brilliant U.S. military spokesman, we can
call the deaths of these people worth it because we 'netted an unsurgent suspect'?????

What the hell kind of thinking is that. That is totally amoral and evil. And I do not use the word evil loosely.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 07:59 AM
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5. that's the same area where the American was arrested
it's been a hot spot the past couple days. :(
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wookie294 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 11:45 AM
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6. CNN says five children were killed
BAGHDAD (CNN) -- A U.S.-led raid on a suspected site of terror network al Qaeda in Iraq killed 11 civilians -- including five children -- according to Iraqi police, but the U.S. military said the death toll from the strike north of Balad was four.

http://edition.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/meast/03/15/iraq.main...
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 06:01 PM
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7. Here are a couple of pictures of 3 of the victims
.



Tell me how the hell anyone can believe that Bush supports the right to life.




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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 01:47 PM
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12. save these photos on your hard drive
Yahoo has a tendency to erase them from their server

Especially if you LINK them
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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 06:03 PM
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8. yes, they are free now
:cry:
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pinniped Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-15-06 06:21 PM
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9. Always look on the bright side.
Edited on Wed Mar-15-06 06:22 PM by pinniped
Eleven people, probably all women and children, were obliterated. They allegedly caught an alleged insurgent so it's all good. However, I doubt they caught a suspected anyone.

Was the suspected insurgent bomb-proof? Why didn't the bomb kill this alleged insurgent?

The suspected insurgent didn't get killed because he exists only in the context of this story.

--they said netted an insurgent suspect--
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MrPrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 12:28 PM
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10. Ah...so the massacre got traction...
This happened well before the announced 'US air assault' today...I thought it was pretty shocking as well and probably has caused waves in a country that is fed up with both the US military and it's public.

Now the US is annoucing after the fact a huge assault on insurgents in the same area, in the hopes the massacre will get lost in the shuffle on American TVs.
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MnFats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 01:27 PM
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11. Eleven....so far. The day ain't over yet. The week ain't over. Good God.
f***ups like this are inevitable.
"Are the Iraqis better off than they were under Saddam?" Bush is fond of asking.
Not the ones on the receiving end of that one, George.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 02:11 PM
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13. So if the milk is sour ya kill the cow, 'eh?
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-16-06 02:15 PM
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14. The wolf steals your chickens
So you shoot the pig and the cat

MAKES SENSE TO ME</SARCASM>
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