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Shocker: Iraqis Can’t Stop The Bombings

From a feigning surprised Reuters:

A resident walks past a destroyed vehicle after a bomb attack outside the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Baghdad, August 19, 2009.

Baghdad blasts kill 95, Iraqi security criticized

By Aseel Kami and Suadad al-Salhy

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – A series of blasts in Baghdad killed 95 people and wounded 536 in Iraq’s bloodiest day this year, renewing doubt over Iraqi forces’ ability to maintain security after U.S. troops pulled out of urban areas.

Baghdad’s security spokesman made a rare admission of culpability after the attacks, in which at least six blasts struck near government ministries and other targets at the heart of Iraq’s Shi’ite-led administration.

"This operation shows negligence, and is considered a security breach for which Iraqi forces must take most of the blame," Major General Qassim al-Moussawi told Iraqiya state TV.

The government said this month that most of the city’s blast walls would be removed within 40 days, a sign of confidence in its security forces after U.S. combat troops withdrew from urban centres in June, and ahead of elections due in January.

Wednesday’s blasts were a rare example of a coordinated attack on heavily guarded targets.

In one blast, a massive truck bomb close to a security checkpoint leading to the heavily fortified Green Zone blew out the windows of the nearby foreign ministry, sending shards of glass through busy offices, killing dozens of people.

"The windows of the foreign ministry shattered, slaughtering the people inside. I could see ministry workers, journalists and security guards among the dead," said a distraught ministry employee who gave her name as Asia…

Maliki and others have said such bombings are likely to increase as the January poll nears.

"They are meant to convey a message to Iraqis and the world that insurgents are still there and can block the political process," said analyst Hameed Fadhel of Baghdad University.

"Today’s attacks reveal a major deficiency and weakness of the security forces. They were organized and huge," he added.

No group claimed responsibility, but Moussawi said two members of al Qaeda were arrested when another car bomb was intercepted.

Sunni Islamist groups like al Qaeda consider Shi’ites heretics, and have been blamed for a series of blasts in the last two months at mostly Shi’ite venues such as mosques both in the capital and in northern Iraq where insurgents have exploited rows between Kurds and Arabs

We hate to say we told you so, but we told you so.

Of course going back in will be much harder. Indeed, impossible – if Mr. Obama and the Democrats have their way.

Nevertheless, all of the deaths will be laid at the feet of Mr. Bush and the Republicans.

Sunni Islamist groups like al Qaeda consider Shi’ites heretics, and have been blamed for a series of blasts in the last two months at mostly Shi’ite venues such as mosques both in the capital and in northern Iraq where insurgents have exploited rows between Kurds and Arabs.

The hell you say.

For some reason we had the impression that these bombings were only because there were American’s on sacred Islamic soil.

Now where did we ever get that idea?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, August 19th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Shocker: Iraqis Can’t Stop The Bombings”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    The cut and run democraps leaders; Reid, Piglady, Murtha, Waxman et al are to blame and the blame lays squarely on their slouching shoulders. What a miserable chunk of unAmerican leaders we have here!
    All should be offered a blindfold and last cigarette.
    Cancel the cigarette ………. it’s bad for their health!

  2. bill says:

    The bad news is this causes the Iraqi government to lose faith with the people that they can protect them … Which is exactly the purpose.

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Well, obviously it’s not like the critical thinkers couldn’t see this coming. But that hopey-changey utopian rainbow dream just took the liberals by the reins and led them down the path of destruction….again.

    And it will again

    and again

    and again, ad nauseum. You cannot change them, any more than they can change us. They are frustrated that we cannot see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and we are frustrated that they cannot see that there is no pot.

    They live on the premise of eternal hope.

    We live on the foundation of experiences, both good and bad that temper our judgement to make a measured, careful decision and then act accordingly.

    They always think that “It’ll work this time” when time and time it has proven it will not.

    I could go on but it’s sufficient to note that conservatives on this blog pointed these events would occur but hoped they wouldn’t. We knew better.

    Personally, though it’s a shame, I say that now that the efforts of our military have been trivialized, there is less to lose and let’s just pull out altogether and let them have at each other. Another muslim high-priesthood regime will ensue and they will have their little sh*tbox country and we should vow to never interfere again, even if begged. If they try to pull any crap on us, we just bomb them from the air, over and over and minimize or eliminate our casualties altogether.

    Screw ’em.

    I have now vented my spleen….and feel better. Much as I detest what this administration has done to denegrate our military, I say “Fine, have it your way..but don’t ask me ever again to go fight in a land that hates us, or, more accurately, where my own hometown newspeople disrespect me, insult me, and marginalize me.”

    If I had a son or daughter who was considering the military, I would say, “Not right now. Wait until we have an administration that knows how to respect it’s armed forces”

    I intend no insult to the men and women who have had to go to Iraq and fight the good fight and (as always) do the best they could given the circumstances. And I think they did one hell of a job. But now Blammo and his panty-waste cronies, intellectuals that they are, have admitted, by their actions, they have no respect for anything our uniformed citizens do. Not overseas, not at home, nowhere.

    • Right of the People says:

      Rusty, Right on Bro! I’m with you 100%, we should pull every American out of that festering sh*thole and let them have at it.

      I had a first sergeant when I was in the army who told me a story when he was Westmoreland’s driver back at the beginning of the build up of Vietnam. Seems Westy and his staff were meeting to discuss what to do with that particular festering sh*thole and one of his staff, a crotchety old vet of WWII who’d served with Vinegar Joe Stillwell suggested “I say we start down in the delta and carpet bomb our way up to Hanoi with daisy cutters then bring the Seabees and combat engineers in and pave the whole damned thing. Make us a big old parking lot.”

      Daisy cutters for those of you who don’t know are bombs that explode just off the ground and blast outward, cutting down everything at a height of about 6 inches. They were also known as “instant LZ makers” as they were used sometimes to blast a Landing Zone out of the jungle for an assault force to land.

      The point of my rambling is, that sounds like a heck of an idea for the entire middle east. We can drill back through the asphalt to get at the oil. Westmoreland by the way thought it was a good idea but didn’t think they could get approval to do it.

      Like the SF guys used to say (I’m going to paraphrase to make it relevant), “F**k it, kill them all, let Allah sort them out.”

  4. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Rusty, you’re only venting what I’ve felt for so long. That despite the blood, sweat, and tears of our men in women in uniform, somehow in the end it might all be in vain. You can never please the critics of our military no matter what you do.

    When Desert Storm ended, many people asked me why we stopped short and didn’t go right into Baghdad when we had the Iraqi army on the ropes. Then years later during the Clinton administration when Hussein was continually violating the terms of the cease fire, the same people would say ‘Look, he’s acting up again because you guys didn’t go in and finish the job.’ These same people are the ones who now say we never should have gone in there in the first place.

    The people of Iraq or more tribal rather than constitutional in their mindset. Violence is all they can think of right now. And as our time table for withdraw comes closer you can expect more violence as the rival factions jockey for power.

  5. MinnesotaRush says:

    God bless, keep, and protect ALL of our troops .. everywhere!!!

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