Thursday, January 14, 2010

Bombings in Najaf

BBC reports:
'Three bombs have exploded in the Iraqi city of Najaf, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens of others, reports say.

Initial reports suggested that the bombs were detonated near a market in the city centre, filled with shoppers in the early evening.'

AFP reports
"A car bomb exploded near a mosque and two other bombs blew up in a retail market in the city, 150 kilometres (90 miles) south of Baghdad, according to a security official."

The violence in Najaf (Néjéf) occurs just days after a Saudi cleric insulted Sistani, the top Shia cleric who rarely leaves his home in Najaf. After Hizballah defended Sistani, the "Angry Arab" condemned Sistani as an agent of the American occupation.

Read Tarek Amr's post "The Clerics War".

I doubt the Angry Arab will be angered by the violence in Najaf. He is angered only when Americans do the bombing. He is angered only by "occupation". And he pretends to care for all Iraqis.


Mahmoud said...

I think he just doesn't like the US thinking it owns the Middle East. Anyways, it may be true that the Angry Arab does not understand the situation in Iraq, but his analysis on Israel/Palestine is usually right on.

Iraqi Mojo said...

"but his analysis on Israel/Palestine is usually right on."