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2006-05-08 Iraq
Bombings, death squads deepen divisions in Baghdad
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Posted by Dan Darling 2006-05-08 03:11|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [326 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Read this story about the Iraqi 'death squads':

To hell with this gutter cult and it's followers. It's time to either take charge and put down the insurgency with brute force, or pull out and let the civil war explode. Either way, there's no reasoning with these people. We should have learned that by now.
Posted by mcsegeek1 2006-05-08 09:37||   2006-05-08 09:37|| Front Page Top

#2 Sorry, the link did not post. Here it is:
Posted by mcsegeek1 2006-05-08 09:37||   2006-05-08 09:37|| Front Page Top

#3 Three apparently coordinated car-bomb attacks in Baghdad and Karbala killed around 30 people Sunday, as Iraqi politicians said they were near agreement on cabinet posts for a new government that they promise will come to grips with the country's deteriorating security situation.

Thansk for the ransom money, Germany.
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-05-08 09:38||   2006-05-08 09:38|| Front Page Top

#4 Dan Murphy | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor.

imo, this is a good piece of reporting, gives the facts and feel to the the trend.

Baghdad Shites and Sunni neighborhoods are sliding "Beirut". aways to go but its a possibility.

Criminal element, Shia and Sunni "private" armies, assassination, protection rackets, armed robberies, kidnapping/ransom up and running, robust.

There are good brave Iraqis fighting to save their neighborhoods with watch groups, but they can't beat the "death squads" and criminal private armies by themselves.

Iraq needs sound political leadership, Ali al-Sistani has helped keep a lid on things but it's not a substitute for government and his efforts will increasingly have a weaker effect.

It's obvious that the likes of Tater/Tots etc. have got to be dealt with, but they won't be unless or until Iraq's government forces them into early retirment. Dead preferability.

stay tuned.
Posted by RD 2006-05-08 09:59||   2006-05-08 09:59|| Front Page Top

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