Thursday, December 22, 2011

16 bombings in 13 Baghdad neighborhoods kill 69 civilians

"A string of explosions ripped through the Iraqi capital on Thursday, killing at least 60 people and injuring nearly 200 just days after the last U.S. troops left the country, police and health officials said.

The attacks came in the midst of a political standoff between the country’s main Shiite and Sunni Muslim factions, heightening fears of a return to the sectarian bloodletting that devastated the country a few years ago.

...There was no immediate claim of responsibility. But the seemingly coordinated attacks bore the hallmarks of Sunni insurgents linked to Al Qaeda, who regularly target Shiites and have previously sought to capitalize on political tension to ignite sectarian strife."


12 of the 13 areas bombed are Shia neighborhoods. One of my co-workers is an Iranian American who hates the mullahs. He's convinced Iran had something to do with the bombings. I hate the mullahs too, but it doesn't make sense to me that Iran would bomb Shia neighborhoods in Iraq. My co-worker said that Iran wants to control Iraq. By bombing Iraqi Shia? I don't get it. It is interesting that my Iranian American co-worker is a Republican.

12 comments :

Maury said...

You should read the Long War Journal more often Mojo. It's hard to tell which terror outfit Iran supports more, Al Qaida or Hezbollah. At times, they even have Hezbollah training Al Qaida operatives. Iran has sheltered hundreds of Al Qaida members over the years, including bin Laden's son.

Dolly said...

That could be propaganda, Bill Roggio is a known propagandist.

I think AQ is pretty cool but Iran lately has been cruisin' for a bruisin'

John J.Doyle Sr. said...

Mojo,Your republican Persian buddy is absolutely correct,Jran NOT Sunni-Ba'athists even though most Ba'athists in Iraq are-were Shi'a!The Persians won't ever forget the stinging beatdown Iraq under the hajj,mujahid,martyr master,President Saddam Hussein(pbuh)They figure the so-called 8 year war never ended & they are achieving objectives now under wannabe Saddam (Jawad)NourI Kamal al-Malaki is incapable of uniting the diverse segments of Iraqi society to throw off the yoke of foreign intervention in Iraq!The only person I see possibly able Al-Douri!You can't have puppets,pussies like terrorist Malaki rule a nation such as Iraq!He has to much past baggage as being a thug-bitch of Iran!!!Iran+has+been+committing+high+crimes,&+buying+all+the+corrupt++politicians++they+can,they+are+the+guilty+party+doing+the+huge+bombings,NOT+Sunni+takfiris!!!+Get+it+straight!!!

Iraqi Mojo said...

Saddam the mass murderer of Iraqis plunged Iraq into war and economic ruin when he directed Iraqi forces to invade Iran.

Al Douri is possibly involved in these terrorist acts against innocent Iraqis. Is that why Saddamists love al Douri?

Iraqi Mojo said...

So the clueless 3arab jarab still love Saddam? Well that's not surprising.

Iraqi Mojo said...

It makes no sense that Iran would bomb Iraqi Shia. It makes sense that the terrorist sectarian Sunni slimy 3arab jarab (the scum of the earth) would bomb Iraqi Shia, like they have done hundreds of times before.

Iraqi Mojo said...

It is time for the slimy Sunni 3arab jarab of Anbar and Tikrit to secede from Iraq and join their brethren in Syria and Falas6eez.

Iraqi Mojo said...

Only clueless Wahhabi Sunni 3arab jarab (the scum of the planet) can be convinced that killing Shia will be rewarded in by Allah:

"The worst blast was in the Karrada neighbourhood, where a suicide bomber driving an explosives-laden vehicle blew himself up outside the office of a government agency fighting corruption. Two police officers at the scene said the bomber was driving an ambulance and told guards that he needed to get to a nearby hospital. After the guards let him through, he drove to the building where he blew himself up, the officers said."

Iraqi Mojo said...

Some Sunni slimy 3arab jarab from Fallujah insulted Maliki on facebook today and of course the jarab called Maliki "Ajam". Iraqis have real freedom these days. Saddam would have tracked down the guy and killed him.

Anonymous said...

Mojo,

Life under saddam was 10x better than maliki, just ask any Iraqi about life under saddam vs life under maliki.

As far as you can tell, a person living in America, getting all his facts from Fox news, keep drinking the Kool-aid

Iraqi Mojo said...

Yes the Sunni 3arab jarab did not bomb Iraqi markets and schools and govt buildings under Saddam because the Sunni 3arab jarab were in charge under Saddam. Most Iraqi Shia understand this. Most Sunni 3arab jarab live in a parallel universe.

Iraqi Mojo said...

The Sunni Arabs in Iraq lost power and now they're crying about it. And Shia don't bomb Sunni markets. That's why life was better in general for Sunni Arabs under Saddam.

The 3arab jarab need to pull their heads out of Falas6eezi.