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Muslim Car Bombs Kill 136 In Baghdad

From the give peace a chance crowd at the Associated Press:

Baghdad car bombs near government offices kill 136

By Qassim Abdul-zahra, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Two powerful suicide car bombs blew up outside the Justice Ministry and city government offices in downtown Baghdad Sunday, killing at least 136 people in the worst attack in more than two years…

The street where the blasts occurred had just been reopened to vehicle traffic a few months ago when blast walls were repositioned to allow traffic closer to the government buildings. Such changes were touted by Iraq’s prime minister as a sign that safety was returning to the city…

At least 25 staff members of the Baghdad Provincial Council, which runs the city, were killed in the bombing, said council member Mohammed al-Rubaiey…

The area where the blasts occurred is just a few hundred yards from the Green Zone that houses the U.S. Embassy as well as the prime minister’s offices…

The explosive-laden vehicles were sitting in parking garages next to the two government building, police said…

Sunday’s explosions also injured nearly 600 people who were taken to six area hospitals. Medical officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media, gave the death toll.

Video images captured on a cell phone showed the second blast going off in a massive ball of flames, followed by a burst of machine gun fire…

The explosions were just a few hundred yards from Iraq’s Foreign Ministry which is still rebuilding after massive bombings there in August…

Funny how Iraq’s soaring violence and casualty rate is getting so little press now.

Two powerful suicide car bombs blew up outside the Justice Ministry and city government offices in downtown Baghdad Sunday, killing at least 136 people in the worst attack in more than two years. Iraqi leaders said the attacks aimed to disrupt political progress in the months leading up to January’s crucial elections.

And there is always some new excuse.

But whatever happened to the “once the Americans leave we will have peace” crowd?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, October 25th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Muslim Car Bombs Kill 136 In Baghdad”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    I don’t get it.
    We are leaving like they want and they are whacking each other in the name of their peaceful religion.

    I just don’t get it!

  2. proreason says:

    Of all the despicable crimes of the left, playing politics with the lives of our military men is the most heinous.

    For that alone, many of them deserve to rot in hell.

  3. MinnesotaRush says:

    So these bombers .. were they amongst the “moderate” bunch or are we to think they were some of the “extremists”.

    Guess we should ask Joe, ay.

  4. canary says:

    The stupid Iraqies tore down that huge tall protective wall, our soldiers spent years building. . It was an eye sore; a reminder of the war. What I’d give for a wall like that on U.S. borders, the heck, Mexicans would just get bigger ladders. They’d need a crane.

  5. canary says:

    Pic wall our soldiers built. Other pictures show Iraqi’s blowing them up and dismantling them. This has halted do to heaving increase in bombing.
    8 years our soldiers rebuilding to make them safe.

    Obama, on the other hand, is using our soldiers to aid the terrorists build things.

    http://www.allword-news.co.uk/images/Blast%20Walls%20On%20Major%20Baghdad%20Streets%20To%20Come%20Down.jpg


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