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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 01:45 AM
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Reuters: U.S. air strike kills three in Baghdad's Sadr City
U.S. air strike kills three in Baghdad's Sadr City
21 Nov 2006 06:33:35 GMT
Source: Reuters

By Ross Colvin

BAGHDAD, Nov 21 (Reuters) - A U.S. air strike in Baghdad's Sadr City district
killed at least three people on Tuesday when U.S.-led forces mounted their
latest raid in the hunt for death squads and a kidnapped U.S. soldier, Iraqi
officials said.

Iraqi Health Ministry spokesman Abdul Ahdi said the dead included a six-month-
old baby and that up to 50 people had been wounded. Other Iraqi officials put
the number of wounded at 15.

The Interior Ministry said U.S. and Iraqi forces raided the sprawling slum
suburb of about 2 million at 5 a.m. (0200 GMT), sparking clashes with militiamen
loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

U.S. military spokesman Colonel Christopher Garver said he was checking the
reports. "We are continually conducting operations in search of our missing
soldier and in relation to other intelligence targets," he told Reuters.

-snip-

Full article: http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L21734050.htm
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 01:47 AM
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1. Dropping bombs on a slum. God bless the USA!
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neoblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 02:18 AM
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7. Who says that the elimination of poverty...
(not to mention "middle classes" wherever they exist) isn't a priority among America's current executive "leadership"?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 01:49 AM
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2. airstrikes?
:(
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 02:03 AM
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3. Yes, it's the latest in police tactics. . .
coming soon to a neighborhood near you.
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 02:15 AM
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4. Wouldn't an air strike
in an area we believe a missing soldier to be, be a bit dangerous? I mean, they don't know where he is, and if he had been in the area that was targeted, he would probably be dead or seriously injured by the strike.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 02:18 AM
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6. Not as important as teaching a lesson
Or, so it seems.....
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 02:51 AM
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8. The lesson I see in this illegal war
is that the president is a barbarian, a coward, and the worst president in our history. I think Iraqis have already made their decisions about this debacle, and killing more innocent citizens is only going to reinforce what they already know. The one who should have studied lessons about unprovoked, brutal invasions and occupations, is currently stenching up the White House. But I understand what you mean. By the way, my son-in-law holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship. He is absolutely one of the best men I've ever known. My daughter is lucky, and so am I.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 02:16 AM
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5. Well, I guess that gets around the roadblock restriction...
It's the "let-God-sort-'em-out" strategy.
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