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Green Zone attacked during sandstorm

April 27th, 2008 . by TexasFred

BAGHDAD - Militants fired a salvo of rockets or mortars at the heavily guarded Green Zone in Baghdad on Sunday, while officials reported that Iraqi security forces had found more than 100 bodies in two mass graves.

The militants apparently were taking advantage of a sandstorm that blanketed the Iraqi capital Sunday and grounded U.S. helicopters and drones that normally track their activities.

Fifty bodies were found in a mass grave in central Iraq on Sunday, a military source in the area said, and another team said it had discovered more than 50 bodies in a grave south of Baghdad on April 17.

The grave found on Sunday was in the village of al-Guba, 50 miles north of Baghdad, in the troubled Diyala province, where al-Qaida Sunni Arab militants have regrouped after being driven out of other parts of the country.

Most of the bodies had their hands bound and gunshot wounds in the head. Some were decomposed, according to the military source, who declined to be named.

A senior security spokesman in Baghdad, Major-General Qassim Moussawi, said police and Iraqi military had uncovered 51 bodies in a grave on April 17 in Mahmudiya, a town 20 miles south of Baghdad.

He added that security forces had taken them to the morgue of a local hospital and some families had already identified the victims as their relatives.

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Green Zone attacked during sandstorm

I sure do wish ‘The Queen of the Bush Bots’ wasn’t avoiding me, I’d love to hear one of her “I got my information while hanging out behind the ‘O’ Club” stories, you know the stories I am talking about, the ones that she tells as Gospel about how everything is just lovely in Iraq, yeah, those stories…

These lies from the MSM are just so depressing, I had come to count on “Queenie” because of the truth and accuracy in her reporting the facts from a place she’s never been and never will go to either…

One of MY contacts, a guy that I thought was my friend, a guy that really IS in Iraq, in a capacity that’s way over the pay grade of anyone that ‘Queenie’ knows, well, he must be a liar too, just like the MSM, he tells pretty much the same stories that the MSM is putting out there, rocket and mortar attacks, references to civil war, heavy stuff in some areas, yeah, those lies, I guess he’s making it up, or, he may be having flashbacks to a time past when he was flying for Air Am, uh, doing some humanitarian work in S.E. Asia, yeah, humanitarian work, that’s the ticket!!

And we all know what liars those humanitarian types can be…

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6 Responses to “Green Zone attacked during sandstorm”

  1. comment number 1 by: RTaylor

    I learned a long time ago to take what the MSM says about Iraq - or anything else for that matter - with a grain of salt. There is no unbiased reporting. Everyone has an agenda, whether it’s to get their candidate elected, win the war, lose the war…. whatever…..

    Then again, a good day in the Middle East pretty much sucks - no matter who’s over there fighting.

  2. comment number 2 by: Debbie

    It depends on who you are in touch with, which story you get. I have a ‘diplomat’ who sends me inside information. Talk about ‘talking out of both sides of his mouth’. The art of diplomacy: getting both sides to believe what they want to believe, and what you want them to believe, at the same time. Also being able to spin whatever turn of events into something that sounds positive for your guy. A bunch of crap if you ask me. Spin. spin. spin.

    Oh, for an unvarnished appraisal of the situation.

  3. comment number 3 by: TexasFred

    My guy isn’t a diplomat, but he did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night… :D

  4. comment number 4 by: BobF

    Diplomacy: Telling a person to go to Hell while making him look forward to the trip.

  5. comment number 5 by: Findalis

    I learned a very long time ago that what the media reports and what actually happens is 2 separate things. I also learned that when these nice guys who did those remarkable humanitarian work in SE Asia and South America spoke, it was the truth.

  6. comment number 6 by: GUYK

    yeah and I saw this morning in the news somewhere that the Iraqi and US forces blowed away 30 plus armed civilians in Baghdad