Friday, November 30, 2007

Story Iraq: Yesterday's Violence

I get tired of commenting on garbage propaganda, so I'm not doing it in this piece!

"Bombs Found Near Home of Politician in Baghdad" by ALISSA J. RUBIN

BAGHDAD, Nov. 29 — Two car bombs were found near the house of a senior Sunni political leader on Thursday, and seven of his bodyguards were arrested, an Iraqi military spokesman said.

The house of the prominent Sunni, Adnan al-Dulaimi, a leader of the Iraqi Consensus Front, is in Adel, an affluent Sunni-majority neighborhood in Baghdad.

Iraqi soldiers backed by American forces found the cars while searching for the killer of Omar Muhammad, a fighter in the local Sunni Awakening Council, a group of people who recently banded together to take on extremist fighters active in the area, said Qassim Atta, a spokesman for the Baghdad security plan.

“The first result of the investigation showed that the guards made the bombs and that they were plotting to kill Awakening Council fighters,” Mr. Atta said.

Mr. Dulaimi did not return telephone calls, but his secretary, Mohaned al-Essawi, said that there was only one car bomb and that Mr. Dulaimi was the target. “All the statements of Qassim Atta are lies,” Mr. Essawi said. “In every neighborhood murders happen, and Adnan al-Dulaimi’s guards are not responsible for this murder.”

In comments to Reuters, Mr. Dulaimi emphasized that the bombs were found in an alley outside his home. Mr. Essawi said that the one bomb he acknowledged was not inside Mr. Dulaimi’s compound. It is hard to understand why Mr. Dulaimi’s guards might want to kill fellow Sunnis in the Awakening Council, although there have been tensions in some areas between Sunni politicians and the Council.

A military official familiar with the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the investigation, said that it was impossible to rule out that an enemy of Mr. Dulaimi might have been trying to frame him.

Violence outside Baghdad remained generally low, although there were a few exceptions, notably in Salahuddin and Diyala Provinces. Several mayors of towns in Salahuddin have been the targets of attacks in the last two days, and pamphlets appeared with threats to kill local officials, especially those working with the Awakening Councils.

Would the lying stink Times even tell us the truth at this point, readers?

For the record:

Asymmetrical Warfare Group

Operation Gladio

Operation Northwoods

Salvador Option

Special Police Commandos

Proactive, Preemptive Operations Group

Prop 201 tutorial


How much evidence you need, readers?

Oh, did
I mention the Pentagon's press offices in Lincoln, the Pentagon and Langley?

Also for the record:

35 people killed every day, with the number of Iraqis killed by the surge around 300 per day, 10,000 per month -- and
1.2 million Iraqis dead since the invasion (not including the 1,654 killed in September), mainly due to the U.S. military's 75 air raids a day, and the five-fold increase in air bombings.

Also see:
Story Iraq: MSM Lied About Death Tolls

Memory Hole: Iraq

Did you see that memory hole?



And whatever happened to the cholera outbreak?

Cholera remains a threat in Iraq

I've had it with the stink NYT, readers!