[eDebate] clampdown fails + produces more planned murder
Sun Jun 18 10:57:18 CDT 2006
according to cheney's plan, the murder squads will find their 2 henchmen
dead on al-jazeera video footage. at this point, the nazicons are so
worried about the least bit of more bad news drowning their renewed positive
outlook on the civil war that they are wasting millions of taxpayer dollars
with ridiculous unwarranted measures to find two soldiers who were cleared
out of the area by sand niggers hours before the measures were taken. too
little too late to prevent more murder should be the motto of nazicons:
Scores of civilians were injured in the attacks
At least 41 people have been killed and 100 injured in a string of attacks
in and around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
The targets included a minibus, markets and Iraqi security checkpoints.
The attacks came in defiance of a major security clampdown launched in
Baghdad on Wednesday, which has seen thousands of extra troops on the
The bombers seem determined to prove they can continue despite the curfews,
checkpoints and combing operations, says the BBC's Jim Muir in Baghdad.
At least nine separate attacks were reported in and around Baghdad. They
included car bombs, mortar attacks and a device planted on a minibus.
Baghdad's Haraj and Kazimiya markets were both targeted, causing many
Security checkpoints in Mahmudiya, a town 30km (20 miles) south of Baghdad,
and in Baghdad's Karrada district, were also hit - with many of the
casualties reported to be civilians.
Others died when a device devastated a minibus in the al-Amin district of
In pictures: Baghdad attacks
US soldiers 'missing'
Since the security clampdown was launched on Wednesday, thousands of extra
US and Iraqi troops have been on the streets of Baghdad, manning checkpoints
in a high-visibility security operation.
Officials had feared a backlash after the death of the leader of al-Qaeda in
Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, despite a series of raids targeting his
insurgency network in the wake of his death.
But they had also hoped to capitalise on possible disruption to the
militants caused by Zarqawi's death and by the subsequent raids, and were
keen to be seen as gaining the upper hand over the bombers, correspondents
On Friday, a suspected suicide shoe-bomb attack at a key Shia mosque in
Baghdad left 11 people dead - an indication that the bombers were prepared
to change tactics to beat the new security regime.
In a separate development, the US army said it was hunting for two of its
soldiers missing after an attack that killed a third.
The men's checkpoint south of Baghdad came under fire on Friday evening, and
when back-up forces got there they found one man dead and two missing,
Teams of divers are searching canals and rivers near the scene, outside the
town of Yusufiya.
"We are currently using every means at our disposal on the ground, in the
air and in the water to find them," said US spokesman Major General William
"We... will not stop looking until we find the missing soldiers."
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