Bombings Sweep Iraq on Anniversary of US Invasion: Car bombs exploded in cities across Iraq today, including Baghdad, Fallujah, and Kirkuk, in a spate of violence that both marks the ninth anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, and presages the Arab League’s summit in Baghdad next week. The attacks struck eight cities in all, killing at least 46, the AP reports. The Shiite holy city of Karbala suffered the deadliest attack;
al-Qaeda used the tactic of staggering two car bombs, so that the second would hit emergency responders dealing with the first, according to the Telegraph. Al-Qaeda in Iraq has already claimed responsibility for one of the attacks, which targeted the office overseeing security for the Arab League visit. “Death is approaching you, when you least expect it,”
Bomb blasts rock cities in Iraq: The latest bomb blast to rip through a city in Iraq exploded in the oil rich province of Kirkuk where police say a total of three explosions killed nine and wounded 39. The string of attacks, say sources have now claimed the lives of at least 39 people, the deadliest in the holy city of Kerbala where at least 13 were killed.
Sixteen car and roadside bombs have exploded across the country, one in Mahmudiya in the south killed three people. The blasts come despite heightened security ahead of next weeks Arab League summit in Baghdad. Officials said about 100,000 troops have been deployed to safeguard the politicians.
Over 40 dead, 200 wounded in Iraq attacks: The deadliest attack Tuesday occurred in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, 80 kilometers south of Baghdad, where the explosion of two car bombs in an area full of shops and restaurants has killed at least 13 people and left 50 injured, according to a provincial councilor, Hussein al-Aboudi Shadhan. Thousands of Shiite pilgrims from around the world gather each day at Karbala around the tomb of Imam Hussein, grand-son of the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad. Five Iraqi pilgrims were among those killed Tuesday.
The insurgents also blew up the house of a senior police officer in Fallujah, in the west of the country. In Kirkuk, at least 13 died, mostly policemen, and 59 wounded, in another attack. The attacks, targeting especially the police and government officials have struck a total of eight cities. The reports were confirmed by police and medical officials who requested anonymity.
The breakdown Sunni against Shiite was guaranteed the day Bush ignored all good advice to the contrary and attacked Iraq. It was guaranteed as soon as we left whether we left today or were stupid enough to hang around longer as Republican nominees are wrongly criticizing Obama for not doing. From Iraq it will spread throughout the entire middle east compliments of Bush not Obama.
I still see a total civil war Sunni against Shiite erupting in the Middle East because Bush freed up Iran to instigate it on their end and they are. I still am concerned we will have a permanent presence in the Middle East but feel we will have to largely leave Iraq to her own demise. We will still be there but it looks like Yemen, and the Gulf of Aden will be the prime focus unless Iran gets something going between the US and Iran.
As you know, I talk about it often as I watch Bush’s new Middle East (dis)order progress. He ignored Afghanistan so he could use the patriot acts powers to divert from Afghanistan to attack Iraq using the excuse of unseating Saddam so he could get in the Middle East to help Israel establish a buffer zone and establish a new middle east (dis) order or so Israel and Cheney thought. Bush at Cheney’s urging made an abrupt shift in policy towards Syria, a shift that has now brought the entire Mideast region to the brink of war and chaos. Much worse than the hell on earth they created for Iraq. Did you ever read A clean Break a 2003 Executive intelligence Review that tells the truth as to our diabolical plans
That plan was put together in 1996 for Israel. They were just waiting for an idiot to come along so they could implement their plan for the Middle East. Along came the life long follower and life long alcoholic loser Georgie Bush. I wish I could say the rest is History but this is still barely beginning and just beginning to take shape. All Bush did by ignoring Afghanistan and attacking Iraq was to guarantee a loss of everything and a complete Middle East and Asian Breakdown.
We freed Iran up to pursue her version of new middle East order by interfering wherever she could while Bush was doing the same thing with his Middle East Democratization program. I think you can see how successful Bush and Cheney were with chaos creating Middle East Democracy program but you are barely seeing the results they created in Iran.
The goal absolutely is to be the country who decides which direction the new Middle East (dis)order will take. Bush started it by attacking Iraq to get into the middle east to destabilize it and start the new middle east order the idiot said God told him to do now it will be up to Iran and Saudi Arabia at least up front fight it out whether this goes the Iranian Shiite way or the Saudi Arabian Sunni way and do not forget Israel!
You know I firmly believe and have said so a million times by now that since 9/11 everything was construed to allow Bush to gain the power he needed to prosecute his new order not just in the Middle East but on the entire world! He diverted from Afghanistan to get back into the Middle East with the goal of setting up a larger safety zone for Israel and going after Iran. Both will fail! It has long been my contention that coming to Israel’s aid once they attack Iran will be our in to Iran!
What about the Kurds who want their autonomy and they do not want to share their oil fields period. Nuri Al-Maliki wants that issue resolved and it will never be. The entire middle east and north Africa and our more than century of interference and exploitation can take the blame for that too.
Bush has created a hell on earth for Iraq that he still calls liberty and success with promises to spread it throughout the entire Middle East Sunni against Shiite. Bush had long wanted a Korea style force in Iraq to secure the peace! That will never work in Iraq or the Middle East! Planting our military in the middle of the mess Bush has created out of the Middle East because of his failed Democratization program is going to be a Custer’s Last Stand on a grand scale if we are still there when this breaks open and damn it by hook or by crook we will be! This is going to happen even under a President Obama. Watch out Iran, watch out world, watch out America!