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Posted: 9/30/2004 5:28:10 AM EST
And the slimeball media are still trying to spin it as the US being responsible because there was a US convoy in the area


Updated: 10:01 AM EDT
Multiple Bombings Kill 35 Children in Iraq
Suicide Bombing Kills U.S. Soldier; U.S. Steps Up Offensive in Fallujah
By ALEXANDRA ZAVIS, AP

BAGHDAD, Iraq (Sept. 30) - Bombs exploded near a U.S. convoy in western Baghdad on Thursday, killing 35 children and seven adults, a hospital official said. Hours earlier, a suicide car bomb killed a U.S. soldier and two Iraqis on the capital's outskirts.



Reuters
U.S. soldiers guard the scene following explosions. Insurgents detonated three car bombs Thursday near a convoy of U.S. military vehicles in Baghdad.


The day of violence left a total of 46 people dead and 208 wounded.

The bombs in Baghdad's al-Amel neighborhood caused the largest death toll of children in any insurgent attack since the conflict began 17 months ago.


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It was unclear if the bombs - which also wounded 141 people, including 10 U.S. soldiers - targeted the convoy or a ceremony marking the opening of a new sewage system that was taking place at the same time.

A U.S. helicopter evacuated some of the wounded while other aircraft circled overhead. U.S. forces sealed off the area.

In the northern city of Tal Afar, meanwhile, a car bomb targeting the police chief killed at least four people and wounded 16, Iraqi and U.S. officials said. A police officer speaking on condition of anonymity said the police chief, whose name was only given as Col. Ismail, escaped the assassination attempt.

In the northern city of Tal Afar, meanwhile, a car bomb targeting the police chief killed at least four people and wounded 16, Iraqi and U.S. officials said. A police officer speaking on condition of anonymity said the police chief, whose name was only given as Col. Ismail, escaped the assassination attempt.


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There were conflicting accounts about what caused the blast. Military spokeswoman Capt. Angela Bowman said it was a car bomb, but police in nearby Mosul said it was a device planted in the road.

Also Thursday, the Arab news network Al-Jazeera showed video of 10 new hostages seized in Iraq by militants. Al-Jazeera said the 10 - six Iraqis, two Lebanese and two Indonesian women - were taken by The Islamic Army in Iraq. The group has claimed responsibility for seizing two French journalists last month.

A Lebanese official later said kidnappers had released one Lebanese captive, although it was not clear if he was among the 10.

Interior Ministry spokesman Col. Adnan Abdul-Rahman said two car bombs and a roadside bomb exploded in swift succession as the convoy was passing. The attack occurred about 1 p.m. in the al-Amel neighborhood, said Lt. Col. Jim Hutton, spokesman for the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division.

Yarmouk Hospital received 37 bodies - including those of 34 children - and 127 wounded, said Dr. Nibras Hamdan. Hutton said 10 American soldiers were among the wounded.

Resident Samir Abul-Karim said the attack happened during a ceremony marking the opening of a new sewage system in the neighborhood. Body parts were strewn in the streets amid pools of blood, and a U.S. helicopter evacuated some of the wounded while others circled.

Hours earlier, a suicide car bomber struck in the Abu Ghraib area outside of Baghdad, killing the American and at least two Iraqis, and wounding 60, said Dr. Abbas al-Timimi. Three of the wounded were U.S. troops, said Maj. Philip Smith, spokesman for the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division.

That bomb targeted a compound housing the mayor's office, a police station and other buildings, police 1st Lt. Ahmed Jawad said. A U.S. Bradley fighting vehicle parked in front of the compound was hit, he said.

Elsewhere on the outskirts of Baghdad, insurgents fired a rocket Thursday at a logistical support area for coalition forces, killing one soldier and wounding seven, the military said in a statement. No further information was disclosed - including whether or not it was a U.S. soldier.

Meanwhile Thursday, the United States targeted a suspected terrorist safehouse in Fallujah, killing at least four Iraqis. The military said intelligence reports indicated the house was being used by followers of Jordanian terror mastermind Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to plan attacks against U.S.-led forces and Iraqi citizens.

''Significant secondary explosions were observed during the impact, indicating a large cache of illegal ordinance was stored in the safehouse,'' the statement said. Explosions continued for hours.

At least four Iraqis were killed - including two women and one child - and eight were wounded, said Dr. Ahmed Khalil of the Fallujah General Hospital. Witnesses said two houses were flattened and four others damaged in the strike.

American jets, tanks and artillery units repeatedly have targeted al-Zarqawi's network in Fallujah in recent weeks as U.S.-led forces seek to assert control over insurgent enclaves ahead of elections slated for January. The military says the attacks have inflicted significant damage on the network, which has claimed responsibility for a series of bombings, kidnappings and other attacks.

Doctors say scores of civilians have been killed and wounded in the strikes.

Zarqawi's group, Tawhid and Jihad, has claimed responsibility for several beheadings and kidnappings. On Wednesday, video surfaced of British hostage Kenneth Bigley, believed held by Zarqawi's group, pleading for help between the bars of a makeshift cage.

The new footage, first broadcast on the Arab news network Al-Jazeera and then posted on the Internet, showed Bigley begging British Prime Minister Tony Blair to meet his captors' demands.

''Tony Blair, I am begging you for my life,'' the 62-year-old Bigley said between sobs. ''Have some compassion. Only you can help me now.''

He accused Blair of lying about efforts to secure his release, saying no negotiations were taking place.

''My life is cheap. He doesn't care about me. I am just one person,'' the civil engineer said. ''I want to go home. Please, Mr. Blair, don't leave me here.''

Britain's foreign secretary, Jack Straw, said Thursday that Britain will not pay a ransom or meet any political demands to secure Bigley's release. His captors have demanded all female prisoners in Iraq be freed, but the United States says only two are in custody and there are no plans to free them.

''Of course it's very difficult for the Bigley family,'' Straw told British Broadcasting Corp. TV, speaking of the government's refusal to negotiate with the hostage-takers.

But he added: ''If we did not have this position there would be many, many more people who would be kidnapped, and the world would be less safe.''

The tape was the second in a week to surface showing Bigley appealing for help. Tawhid and Jihad beheaded two American hostages seized with him Sept. 16 and warned he will be the next to die unless its demands are met.

More than 140 foreigners have been kidnapped in Iraq and at least 26 have been killed. Some, like Bigley, were seized by insurgents as leverage in their campaign against the United States and its allies. But others were taken by criminals seeking ransom.

The Al-Jazeera video of the latest hostages showed three captives, who were not identified, and two masked gunmen pointing weapons at them. There was no mention of demands by the militants or when or where they were captured. The network said the 10 were employees of the Jib electricity company.

Gen. Hussein Ali Kamal, Iraq's deputy interior minister in charge of intelligence, later confirmed that two Lebanese had been kidnapped along with a group of others that included women. He had no other details.

The Frenchmen, Christian Chesnot and Georges Malbrunot, disappeared Aug. 20 during a trip to the southern Iraqi city of Najaf. The Islamic Army in Iraq demanded that France revoke a new law banning Islamic head scarves from state schools.





Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:40:05 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 5:41:03 AM EST by M4arc]
IT'S ALL BUSH'S FAULT!!!

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:42:18 AM EST
me not going to say anything. me learned lesson last time.

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:42:40 AM EST
time to take control of the satellite feeds and news wires. this outright/blatant lying has got to come to an end for the good of all man kind.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:45:30 AM EST
… maybe they do not love their children as much as we do…

RoP® loves children?







Andy
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 5:52:37 AM EST
If peaceful Muslims exist, this shit of killing their own will get old eventually. Maybe this kind of action will spur the fence sitters and silent complicitors in Baghdad to cooperate and help us off some of this vermin.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:25:03 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 6:25:47 AM EST by LWilde]
I heard it on the radio coming into work. I am so fucking pissed off I can barely type.

35 KIDS??? Those murdering bastards killed 35 little kids rushing to get candy from American troops passing in a convoy?

Oh...DAMN THEM TO HELL!

The stories are saying the terrorists (And THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE DAMMIT...NOT FUCKING "INSURGENTS"...OR FREEDOM FIGHTERS!) set off three bombs.

THIS is why we can't let that pussy bastard Kerry win. He does...and this shit is coming home!

Fucking MONSTERS!

Damn...damn...damn! RIP Little Ones...

Dammit...we need to get medieval on their asses!

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:29:38 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 6:29:45 AM EST by Wobblin-Goblin]
edited to remove "offensive" remarks- per CoC
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 6:42:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By TWIRE:
If peaceful Muslims exist, this shit of killing their own will get old eventually. Maybe this kind of action will spur the fence sitters and silent complicitors in Baghdad to cooperate and help us off some of this vermin.



Don't hold your breath...they probably believe those kids were killed because allah needed them to die in order to injure 12 Americans.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:23:16 AM EST
Stop badmouthing Michael Moore's freedom fighters.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 8:08:12 AM EST

Originally Posted By TWIRE:
If peaceful Muslims exist, this shit of killing their own will get old eventually. Maybe this kind of action will spur the fence sitters and silent complicitors in Baghdad to cooperate and help us off some of this vermin.



i heard on an article on the radio the other day stating that the "peaceful" muslims and many of the delegates of the u.n. will not speak out against these acts of terrorism (bombing/hostages) due to the fact that they want to keep that as a last resort for themselves. when i heard that, and after my intial disgust, it seemed to make sense why they will not denounce such acts of cowardice. go figure.
mp
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 8:30:36 AM EST

Originally Posted By LWilde:
35 KIDS??? Those murdering bastards killed 35 little kids rushing to get candy from American troops passing in a convoy?





This is standard Terrorist tactics…

Bit of history… one of the reasons the Germans civilians quickly came over to the allied side in WWII was when they saw the troops handing out food and candy to the kids, word got around…"hey, these are not monsters, they are just like us, they like kids" and the ice was broken.

Today in Iraq kids are acting as that bridge again, showing their parents "hey, they are just like us, they like kids"… so you stop this by doing things like this massacre… now kids will stay away from the troops and the wall of mistrust will come up again…

Andy
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:00:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/30/2004 12:01:25 PM EST by ArmdLbrl]
The Belmont Club

Thursday, September 30, 2004
The Candyman
Forty one people, 34 of them children, died when a group of people watching the opening of a new Baghdad sewage facilities were hit by three car bombs. Reuters reports:


BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Insurgents detonated three car bombs near a U.S. military convoy in Baghdad Thursday, killing 41 people, 34 of them children, and wounding scores. In two other attacks, a suicide bomber blew up his vehicle near a U.S. checkpoint outside the capital, killing two policemen and a U.S. soldier, and a car bomb killed four people in the restive northern Iraq town of Tal Afar. The Baghdad blasts coincided with crowds gathering to celebrate the opening of a new sewage plant.


But Reuters couldn't resist adding, "It was not clear if the event or a U.S. convoy passing nearby was the target." to remind the readers that the 'resistance' may have meant well. In the very next line Reuters continues, "The first explosion was followed by two more that struck those who rushed to the aid of the initial victims." It was a crowd that predominantly consisted of children. An amazing performance of journalistic even-handedness from an organization whose web page declares:


As part of a long-standing policy to avoid the use of emotive words, we do not use terms like 'terrorist' and 'freedom fighter' unless they are in a direct quote or are otherwise attributable to a third party. We do not characterize the subjects of news stories but instead report their actions, identity and background so that readers can make their own decisions based on the facts.


Critics have long criticized the American 'failure' to upgrade sewage facilities in the capital as one of the root causes of discontent. Guilty of neglect by Roto-rooter. And Americans were guilty of the crime of handing out candy to kids at the opening ceremony. The Associated Press headline is Rebel bombing kills 35 Iraqi kids; attracted by U.S. troops handing out candy


"The Americans called us, they told us, 'Come here, come here,' asking us if we wanted sweets," said 12-year-old Abdel Rahman Dawoud, lying naked in a hospital bed with shrapnel embedded all over his body. "We went beside them, then a car exploded."


Hence the casual reader may be forgiven for subconsciously assuming that Americans were substantively guilty for the carnage itself. After all, if Americans weren't in Iraq, if they weren't on the planet, none of this would have happened. But there is another possibility. A New York Times article quoting a private security group's data shows that 41% of all terror attacks in Iraq take place in 0.17% of the country -- a thousand attacks concentrated in 734 square kilometers of Baghdad -- attacks which have almost no military value -- only a propaganda one. It is imperative from the terrorist point of view that their depredations take place, not in the unwitnessed wastes of the Western desert, but before a global audience. The Associated Press may have been right about the candy and wrong about the candyman.

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 12:09:36 PM EST
<ARFCOMBOT>You people are on thin ice at this point. The wishing of death upon members of the ROP is verboten here. Your accounts are in danger.<ARFCOMBOT>
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 1:31:00 PM EST
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