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Iraqis angry at security lapse in deadly bombings

October 26th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Iraqis angry at security lapse in deadly bombings

BAGHDAD (AP) – Iraqis vented anger Monday at a major security lapse that allowed two suicide truck bombers to penetrate what was supposed to be one of Baghdad’s safest areas, killing 155 people, including 24 children leaving a daycare center.

Sunday’s twin suicide blasts in the heart of the capital targeting the Justice Ministry and the Baghdad Provincial Administration were the worst attacks in more than two years. They raised fears about Iraq’s ability to protect itself as it prepares for January elections and the U.S. military withdrawal.

The children who were killed were on a bus leaving a daycare center near the Justice Ministry when the attack occurred, said an official at the hospital where the bodies were brought. A police official confirmed the death toll and said the bus driver was also killed and six children injured. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.

Baghdad’s top security officials brought reinforcements to guard government institutions Monday and blocked streets around the capital, acting on intelligence suggesting such buildings could be the militants’ next target, Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, a spokesman for the city’s operations command center told The Associated Press.

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When Saddam Hussein was running Iraq, you never heard of anything like these bombings happening. Maybe they DID happen and the Iraqi news was controlled to the point that the word never got out. In any case, you never heard of it happening. And the Iraqi people were unhappy.

Saddam was a brutal and sadistic dictator, he was merciless when dealing with his enemies. And the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When Saddam was fighting a war with Iran, the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When Saddam was killing the Kurds in Northern Iraq he was hailed as a murderous SOB along the lines of Hitler. And the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When Saddam was kicked out of Kuwait by American and coalition forces, the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When American forces were enforcing a No-Fly zone in an effort to protect the Kurds, the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When American troops entered Iraq in the ill-named Operation Iraqi Freedom, thousands of Iraqis, military and civilian were killed. And the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When Saddam was captured, many Iraqi people were unhappy.

When Saddam was hanged for his crimes against humanity, many Iraqi people were unhappy.

When the U.S. army was patrolling the streets of Baghdad and other major Iraqi cities, the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When Nouri al-Maliki was elected as Prime Minister, many Iraqi people were unhappy.

When the U.S. forces began their draw down, some were ecstatic, but many of the Iraqi people were unhappy.

When the suicide/homicide bombers continued to kill Iraqis, even though those attacks could no longer be blamed on bombing directed against American troops, the Iraqi people were unhappy.

I don’t know about you, but I seen a pattern of unhappiness in the Iraqi people. No matter what happens in Iraq, they are unhappy.

Maybe it’s time to bring our troops, contractors and money HOME. Let the Iraqis find their own level of happiness, in their own way, in their own time. And who knows, maybe my predeiction of a Saddam like replacement surfacing may come to fruition. I have believed that for a long time, as soon as we’re gone, a new dictatorship comes in.

And who knows, maybe they’ll find all of those WMDs that took us on our quest to Free Iraq.

It could happen. :?

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11 Responses to “Iraqis angry at security lapse in deadly bombings”

  1. comment number 1 by: Vigilante

    And if all this comes to pass which I believe in what you said Fred, then I’m gonna be unhappy!! Unhappy, because we didn’t nuke the bastards and save thousands of American lives.

    To hell with the women and children, they’ll just grow up hating our ass the way the men did and it won’t be long till we’re told to get the hell out. Then we’ll turn with our tail tucked in tightly and leave AFTER we rebuilt their country and economy. I am so fed up with these Muslim assholes and our government kissing their goat eating asses I could just scream.

  2. comment number 2 by: TexasFred

    Nukes strike Muslim nations… Has a nice ring to it! :twisted:

  3. comment number 3 by: Silver Fox

    Dictators will come and go and the world will continue to spin. The Iraqis will elect or select another leader one day by ballot or by bullet just as almost all third world countries do. Where do the seeds of democracy grow on what furtile ground—nowhere outside Europe and North American. But then we don’t have a true democracy, but something less. I don’t feel my voice is really heard and few Americans do. The only real freedom is in the home, when you want into the street the heavy hand of government begins to regulate your life and yes, they are knocking at your door. The Iraqis are unhappy— so are many, many Americans. Unhappiness seems to be catching when the government seeks to control more and more of our lives. Leave Iraq—I just don’t know. But stay or leave some will be unhappy on both sides of the ocean.

  4. comment number 4 by: BobF

    I really can’t think of any Muslim country that isn’t run by brutality in some form or another. Some people will only respond to brutality. Contrary to our popular belief, not everybody in the world wants our form of government.

  5. comment number 5 by: TexasFred

    Bob, I’m not sure that I want our CURRENT form of government… :?

  6. comment number 6 by: Silver Fox

    Amen Fred! This is not the government of our founders or even our fathers.

  7. comment number 7 by: Patrick Sperry

    “Gloom despair,and agony on me! I just can’t stop whining ’cause I’m an Iraqi..!”

    Okay, I’ll stop humming.

    If Iraq goes down the commode I could care less. Get our people out of there while the getting is good. Then do a transfer of nuclear technology to Iraq. One MX at a time…

  8. comment number 8 by: mrchuck

    100 percent correct Texas Fred!!
    The arabs have always sounded like the camels around them,,,, just bellering loudly about something.

  9. comment number 9 by: extex_cop

    I think we need to open up a ‘Light Bulb’ factory over there. First we nuke the place until it all turns to glass…then we collect the green glowing glass <<( try saying that 3 times real fast…ha ha ha ) and make some nice Christmas light bulbs that never requires any electrical power….it has that forever glow that never goes out.

    Of course we would have to stamp it…" Made in Iraq "…but we could still say it's 'American Made'.

  10. comment number 10 by: Always On Watch

    In my view, the Iraq War has been run the wrong way.

    The Iraqi people aren’t ready for self-government. Really. Self-government should come from the bottom up, not from the top down.

    I think that taking out Saddam was a good thing. But we should have installed the dictator of our choice. The country has too many warring factions to be unified in the sense that we Americans understand.

    Besides, our allowing shari’a law to be codified in the Iraqi Constitution doesn’t promote self-government.

  11. comment number 11 by: Robin in Texas

    Iraqi’s not happy!
    Palestinian’s never satisfied!
    Half of Europe not grateful!
    Same s**t, different day