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Bomber Murders 33 Iraqi Tribal Leaders

From those tireless defenders of the faith at the Associated Press:

Hiba Mohammed, an eight-year old Iraqi girl, is treated at a hospital in Baghdad after she was wounded in a suicide bombing attack in Abu Ghraib, in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 10, 2009.

33 dead in suicide attack on Iraq tribal leaders

By KIM GAMEL, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD – A suicide bomber struck Sunni and Shiite tribal leaders and high-ranking security officials touring a market after a reconciliation meeting west of Baghdad on Tuesday, killing 33 people in the second major attack in the capital area in two days…

The bomber detonated an explosives belt as the tribal leaders were walking through the market in the town of Abu Ghraib, accompanied by security officials and journalists, according to the Iraqi military.

Two Iraqi television journalists from the privately owned Baghdadiya station were among those killed in the attack. Four staffers of the state television network were also wounded, one seriously, their station said.

The owner of a nearby auto repair shop said he heard somebody shout "God is Great" before the blast and it was followed by heavy shooting by the security forces.

"I hid for a while, but then I raised my head to see scattered bodies, including women and children, and some surviving women and children were screaming out of fear," Ahmed Ali, 33, said…

Shakir Fizaa, the mayor of Abu Ghraib, blamed al-Qaida in Iraq, saying the militants "seized on today’s big meeting to carry out the attack."

Most of the tribal leaders had just left his office along with security officials, including a deputy Interior Minister, after the meeting and were chatting with people in the market when the blast occurred, he said.

He also said some of the casualties were caused by the ensuing gunfire from security forces.

"This terrorist attack was aimed at stopping reconciliation and the improvement in the security situation," he told The Associated Press. "But we will not be deterred by the acts of the vicious group against innocent civilians." …

It’s almost as if some of those highly devout types don’t want reconciliation.

Of course this is ultimately Bush’s fault the fault of the United States.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 10th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Bomber Murders 33 Iraqi Tribal Leaders”

  1. Right of the People says:

    I’m so glad Islam is a religion of peace, the savages!

  2. canary says:

    Obombo and team need to get over there immediately. It would give us a chance to test Obombo’s bravery. His racist white grandma, was too protective when she’d grab his hand and cross to the other side, if a group of thugs walked up.

    • TwilightZoned says:

      Good sarcasm! We all know Obozo has no stomach for bravery. Hell, he couldn’t even gather the strength to meet with Britian’s PM.

  3. GL0120 says:

    This is only the beginning.
    The thugs are sure that TCO has no backbone and are just warming up; with any luck they’ll get him to turn tail and run sooner than he’d announced.
    Once again, we’re running from the battle leaving those who depended on us to pay the check.
    3000 died the last time we did this, how many this time?

  4. brad says:

    Is it just me, or does the media have ZERO outrage about this stuff? Had this been a Christian or some other targeted group, the author would have gone to great lengths to get opinions he/she liked and beat this issue like a drum.

    There should be the usual statements in the form of questions we are accustomed to like:

    “Is Islam really a religion of peace?

    “Are all Arabs radicals?”

    “Can we really trust what Arabs say about their religion?”

    “How long can violence go on before we start pointing fingers?”

    –Yech, our media are such scumbags!

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