« | »

Muslims Kill 119 (More) Muslims In Iraq

From a constantly surprised Associated Press:

An Iraqi Army soldier searches a man in the Shiite city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, May 11, 2010.

Toll for devastating Iraq attacks rises to 119

By Saad Abdul-kadir, Associated Press Writer

May 11, 2010

BAGHDAD – Iraq boosted security around Baghdad and the rest of the country Tuesday, a day after a string of attacks across the country killed 119 people and wounded hundreds.

The sheer breadth of the attacks, stretching from cities in the north to the normally peaceful southern port of Basra, was a blow after recent victories against insurgents and raised questions about the militants’ enduring strength.

Gee, the Iraqi elections are over. The American soldiers have for all intents and purposes pulled out. George Bush is no longer the President of the United States.

Who can the Associated Press blame now?

Across Baghdad, as helicopters buzzed through the skies, new checkpoints were established, especially in the east side of the city. In the past, however, boosted security has often lapsed within a few days

But the Iraqis are great barn door closers.

At least 50 people died in Hillah after a pair of car bombs exploded at a factory, luring [sic] over rescuers and onlookers, many of whom were then killed by a suicide bomber.

Police are investigating the 40 guards at the factory for any connections to the attack, said police spokesman Maj. Muthana Khalid, adding that his forces were conducting house-to-house searches across the Sunni-dominated agricultural areas in the north of the province…

Hillah has been the site of horrific bombings in the past, including blasts in 2007 that killed at least 120 people. The north of the province is mixed between Sunnis and Shiites and was once the scene of bloody sectarian fighting.

But no more.

The relentless cascade of bombings and shootings — hitting at least 10 cities and towns as the day unfolded — raised questions about whether Iraqi security forces can protect the country as the U.S. prepares to withdraw half of its remaining 92,000 troops in Iraq over the next four months.

Officials were quick to blame insurgents linked to al-Qaida in Iraq for the shootings in the capital, saying the militants were redoubling efforts to destabilize the country at a time of political uncertainty over who will control the next government.

And yet we were told for so long by our media masters that there is no Al Qaeda in Iraq. Just locals who became militant because of the presence of US troops.

The bombings came as Iraq’s political factions were still bogged down in negotiations to form a new government more than two months after inconclusive parliamentary elections were held.

We see. The AP is going to continue to blame the Iraqi elections.

Sunni anger at Shiite domination of successive governments since Saddam Hussein’s 2003 ouster was a key reason behind the insurgency that sparked sectarian warfare in 2006 and 2007 and the fear is that another similar government could restart the violence

Since the Shiites comprise a majority of the Iraq populace (70% Shiite versus 30% Sunni), this is likely to be a problem with any form of representative government.

Maybe the AP can come up with a solution. Or maybe Joe Biden can.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, May 11th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Muslims Kill 119 (More) Muslims In Iraq”

  1. Right of the People says:

    Can’t the Sunnis just get over it like the moron in the White House has told us we need to because, “I Won” and realize that the Shiites won the elections? Would they prefer the Baath party were back in power? Maybe they would after all who is knowing the mind of a Moose-Limb?

    For a religion that calls itself “The Religion of Peace (Pieces)” they sure have a violent way of showing their displeasure.

    Joe Biden should get right on this.

  2. AcornsRNutz says:

    Hold the phone. All these clowns insisting that Iraq was another Vietnam turned it into a self fulfilling prophecy. We achieved success there, and instead of cementing the foothold we so desperatley need in Iraq, both politically and geographically, we pull out and lose the second round. We didn’t even allow American concerns to bid in the first Iraqi open oil auction a few months ago. I spent the better part of four years PROUDLY fighting for oil and territory in that POS country, against Iraqis, Syrians, Afghanis, Jordandians, and many others, (which the mainstream media chose to ignore) and we wont take either one? The slap in the face I feel I have recieved over Iraq is infuriating, and every bit as disgusting as the way the Nam vets were sold down the river by the communist propaganda machine via such esteemed red bastards as Walter Klondike. Sorry for the rant, but this idiot CIC is going to undo all the work put in to fighting these bastards by a president who acknowledged that the muslim threat was not geographic (even though he never chose to stand up for that agianst the idiots in this country), and has chosen to focus all his efforts on ruling his new kingdom into the ground. What the hell was the point? All I can say is when we need to fight Iran, if we don’t have relatively free movement to stage and run supplies through Iraq, we are going to get our asses waxed, and if the Iraqis are selling cheap oil ot our enemies in the meantime, we are just that much worse off.

  3. proreason says:

    The religion of peace is working through it’s internal differences. Life as usual in the Muslim world.


« Front Page | To Top
« | »