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Old 04-12-2007, 12:31 PM   #1
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Iraqi Parliment Bombed

can we say it all again: there is no democracy without security.

tragic.



[q]Bombing at Iraqi parliament kills 8
By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press Writer

A suspected suicide bomber blew himself up in the Iraqi parliament cafeteria Thursday, killing at least eight people in a stunning assault in the heart of the heavily fortified, U.S.-protected Green Zone.

The blast came hours after a suicide truck bomb exploded on a major bridge in Baghdad, collapsing the steel structure and sending cars tumbling into the Tigris River, police and witnesses said. At least 10 people were killed.

The parliament bombing was believed to be the deadliest attack in the Green Zone, the enclave that houses Iraq's leadership as well as the U.S. Embassy, and is secured by American and Iraqi checkpoints.

Security officials at parliament, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information, said they believed the bomber was a bodyguard of a Sunni member of parliament who was not among the dead. They would not name the member of parliament.

The officials also said two satchel bombs were found inside the building near the dining hall. A U.S. military bomb squad took the explosives away and detonated them without incident.

President Bush strongly condemned the attack, saying: "My message to the Iraqi government is `We stand with you.'"

"It reminds us, though, that there is an enemy willing to bomb innocent people in a symbol of democracy," he said at the White House.

Maj. Gen. William Caldwell told The Associated Press that eight people were killed in the attack, which witness accounts indicated was carried out by a suicide bomber.

"We don't know at this point who it was. We do know in the past that suicide vests have been used predominantly by al-Qaida," the U.S. military spokesman said.

Earlier, Iraqi officials said the bomber struck the cafeteria while several lawmakers were eating lunch, and at least three of them were killed. State television said 30 people were wounded.

After the blast, security guards sealed the building and no one — including lawmakers — was allowed to enter or leave.

A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said no Americans were hurt.

The bombing came amid the two-month-old security crackdown in Baghdad, which has sought to restore stability in the capital so that the government of Iraq can take key political steps by June 30 or face a withdrawal of American support.[/q]
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Old 04-12-2007, 01:07 PM   #2
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This war is a lost cause and the war will end within the next 2 years regardless of who is elected.

So you can decide to have more people die in the meantime or pull out. It's a reality that this war is over.
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if you can't keep PARLIAMENT safe, what can you keep safe?
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Can we please NUKE Iran now?
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Stay on course, remember 9/11!
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Originally posted by BonoVoxSupastar
Stay on course, remember 9/11!
yes


1. 911 = invade Iraq -----> *done
2. (whatever a stupid American Public will swallow) = bomb Iran --------> *to be completed
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back on topic

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Iraqi officials said the bomber struck the cafeteria while several politicians were eating lunch. State television said at least 30 people were wounded.

Security officials at parliament, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to release the information, said they believed the suicide bomber was a bodyguard of a Sunni member of parliament who was not among the dead. They would not name the member of parliament.

The officials also said two satchel bombs were found inside the building near the dining hall. A US military bomb squad was called and took the explosives away and detonated them without incident.
This sounds a lot like the Kind David Hotel Bombing

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The King David Hotel bombing (July 22, 1946) was a bombing attack against the British government of Palestine by members of Irgun — a militant Zionist organization.

Members of the Irgun, dressed as Arabs, set off a bomb in the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which had been the base for the British Secretariat, the military command and a branch of the Criminal Investigation Division (police). Ninety-one people were killed, most of them staff of the secretariat and the hotel: 28 British, 41 Arab, 17 Jewish, and 5 other. Around 45 people were injured.[1]

The attack was initially ordered by Menachem Begin, the head of the Irgun, who would later become Prime Minister of Israel. The attack was commanded by Yosef Avni and Yisrael Levi.
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Somewhere I read something about the war... Maybe it is not the right place for this but anyway: Fighting for peace is like f**ing fot virginity
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I am the universal soldier for virginity.
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:14 PM   #11
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But can't you walk safely down certain streets there now...
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That will get a lot of hits,
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Dare I mention V for Vendetta?

"This country needs more than a building right now...it needs hope." (or something like that)
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Dare I mention V for Vendetta?

you just did
you trickster, you


I don't think we Americans have a clue what is going on in Iraq

we can argue about it
from our politics here

and really
are not most of us
just doing that?
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