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Iraq’s Deadliest Day in Two Years

Iraq’s Deadliest Day in Two Years

 

A wave of attacks across Iraq on Monday killed 107 people in the country’s deadliest day in more than two years after Al-Qaeda warned it would mount new attacks and sought to retake territory.

107 Killed in Iraq's Deadliest Day in Two Years

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10:29AM PDT on Aug 19, 2012

This is what George Bush meant by "IRAQI FREEDOM" Halliburton and Blackwater have reaped $billions from the devastation. Impeach Cheyney/Rove/Rumsfeld.

3:18PM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

There's nothing the US can do, they ran us out of there, they decided they didn't want our help. We've been out of there for about 2 years, and it begins again.

10:45AM PDT on Jul 25, 2012

Devastating.

9:09PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Alex H said: "The situation in Iraq,ten years on,is exactly what the USA bullies intended when they went after Saddam Hussein,eventually murdering the man who whatever you think of him,managed to keep the peace there amongst the tribes! "

EXACTLY. The U.S. killed a powerful, influential man. We are all about control and could care less for the living situations of the foreigners we affected. We're dang near bankrupt -- too broke to continue all the arms manufacturing and troop building -- so now we're just going to off the most influential foreigners and bully our way into keeping at the top of the global pack. SIckening.

5:09PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Dennis D.: None of this happened BEFORE the US troops invaded that country. I bet the Iraqi people wish the Americans had never shown up period. Hussein had the situation well under control but the American know-it-alls just had to mess around there. BTW, why exactly did the US invade Iraq? Or Afghanistan, Vietnam, etc.?

5:09PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Dennis D.: None of this happened BEFORE the US troops invaded that country. I bet the Iraqi people wish the Americans had never shown up period. Hussein had the situation well under control but the American know-it-alls just had to mess around there. BTW, why exactly did the US invade Iraq? Or Afghanistan, Vietnam, etc.?

1:04PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Continued from below:

Does anyone sense a similarity to the happenings of today, throughout the Middle East?

1:01PM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

Alex H, Thanks for saving me the time of typing, and you said it very well.

Does anyone remember Marshal Josip Broz Tito of Yugoslavia, the Yugoslav revolutionary and statesman. Today, we only remember him as the most benevolent dictator.

Viewed as a unifying symbol, his internal policies successfully maintained the peaceful coexistence of the nations of the Yugoslav federation. He gained international attention as the chief leader of the Non-Aligned Movement, working with Jawaharlal Nehru of India and Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt.

While his presidency has been criticized as authoritarian, due to his successful economic and diplomatic policies, Tito was seen by most as a benevolent dictator, and was a popular public figure both in Yugoslavia and abroad. He died in on 4 May 1980 at 3:05 pm, three days short of his 88th birthday.

Why is any of this important? In 1991, not long after his death, hostilities broke out throughout the nation, neighbor against neighbor, Christian against Muslim.

The world witnessed one atrocity after another, the people of the former state were torn from their homes, countless lives were lost...all to history.

War in Slovenia (1991)
Croatian War of Independence (1991–1995)
Bosnian War (1992–1995)
Kosovo War (1998–1999), including the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia

Perhaps had he lived longer, he might have been able to help his nation weather those troubled times. Alas, to rewrite history in a kinder fashion.

9:23AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

@ Alex H. Great comment!! You are right on with your remarks about Sadam. He may have been evil, but Iraq lived in peace (although somewhat oppressed), under Sadam. Women got educated, ALL Iraqis had access to health care and medicine. They had very good infrastructure and no civil war during Sadam's reign. Al- Qaeda hardly ever showed its ugly face. Sadam and Bin Laden were at extreme opposites on the Muslim spectrum. Sadam was a very moderate Muslim. Sadam even had Terik Aziz in his regime, who was a confirmed Christian. There were Christian churches in Iraq. Bin Laden was the ultra fanatical extreme, religious nut job, just like a lot of Republicans in the USA these days. That all went down the drain with the Bush/Neo-cons unjust war. Even George H. W. Bush (Dubya's daddy) refused to go into Iraq and topple Sadam, during the Gulf War, even when under pressure from the military-industrial complex/neo-cons, because he knew, having been head of the CIA , it was the wrong thing to do, as it would destabilize the Middle East.

7:27AM PDT on Jul 24, 2012

The situation in Iraq,ten years on,is exactly what the USA bullies intended when they went after Saddam Hussein,eventually murdering the man who whatever you think of him,managed to keep the peace there amongst the tribes! Women also had a measure of freedom and were able to get educated.Now the country is in chaos,poisoned by weapons painted with radioactive by-products,all the tribes killing each other,Islamic fundamentalists having free reign;it is divided and conquered,and easily controlled by the overseas bullies,who are also still making billions from arms sales and plundering the oil revenue to rebuild what the invaders themselves have destroyed!.The same fate has befallen Libya,Syria is now in the firing line,also Egypt,all part of the agenda to turn the whole Middle East upside down!

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