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Muslims Murder 38 Before Iraqi Elections

From a disappointed Reuters:

Voters queue at the entrance to a polling station in the southern Iraqi city of Basra.

Iraqis vote despite militant attacks that kill 38

By Suadad Al-salhy And Missy Ryan

March 7, 2010

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Bomb and rocket attacks killed at least 38 people as Iraqis voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election that put Iraq’s security forces and its fledgling democracy to the test before U.S. troops leave.

Blasts rumbled across Baghdad and other cities as scores of mortar rounds, rockets and roadside bombs exploded near polling stations in a campaign to scare voters after Sunni Islamist insurgents had vowed to wreck voting for Iraq’s second full-term parliament since the 2003 U.S. invasion.

Polls closed at 5 p.m. (9 a.m. EST), ending 10 hours of balloting in which 19 million people were eligible to take part. It could take three days to get results, U.N. officials say…

What a relief to see that the UN is overseeing these elections.

In the deadliest incident, 25 people were killed when an explosion blew up a three-storey Baghdad apartment block. Rescuers pulled bodies from the concrete rubble as a woman buried under the debris screamed to be rescued.

Four people were killed in a similar explosion at another residential building and nine others were killed in rocket, mortar and roadside bomb attacks…

Once again note how our watchdog media never describe the victims of terrorists as ‘civilians.’

They are amazingly consistent, when it comes to their agenda.

Major General Qassim al-Moussawi, the Baghdad security spokesman, said most rockets and mortar bombs had been fired from mainly Sunni districts. Officials lifted a car ban aimed at foiling vehicle bombs less than four hours into the vote.

Oh, that makes sense.

The Islamic State of Iraq, an al Qaeda affiliate, had warned Iraqis not to vote and vowed to attack those who defied them.

The 96,000 U.S. troops still in Iraq stayed in the background, underscoring the waning American role in Iraq, but U.S. helicopter gunships provided aerial support…

Who knew that there were still close to 100,000 US soldiers in Iraq? You certainly never would from our media reports.

We have been led to believe for months that Mr. Obama, true to his word, got all of our troops out of Iraq months ago.

Anti-American Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, speaking at a rare news conference in Tehran, said holding an election under the "shadow of occupation" was illegitimate, but urged Iraqis to vote anyway to pave the way for "liberation" from U.S. forces…

Yet another Muslim terrorist Islamic extremist who sounds remarkably like our President and Democrat leaders.

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