• Iraqi Freedom Major Freedom Bomb Summary

    July 21, 2012

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    Posted in: Iraq, Military

    Tracking for your convenience the value of our sacrifices for a free Iraq!

    January 5, 2012 – Four bombs in mainly Shi’ite Muslim areas of Iraq kill at least 73 people with about 150 people wounded. The biggest attack takes place beside a police checkpoint west of Nassiriya, where a suicide bomber targeting Shi’ite pilgrims kills 44 people.


    January 14 – A suicide bomber disguised as a policeman kills at least 53 people and wounds 130 more in an attack on Shi’ite pilgrims at a police checkpoint in Basra, southern Iraq.


    January 27 – A suicide bomber explodes his vehicle near a Shi’ite funeral procession in the Zaafaraniya neighbourhood of Baghdad, killing at least 31 and wounding more than 60.


    February 23 – About 60 people are killed in bomb blasts across Iraq. Thirty-two people die in Baghdad where 10 explosions tear through mainly Shi’ite neighborhoods.


    March 20 – At least 30 explosions strike cities and towns across Iraq, killing at least 52 people and wounding 235, despite a security clampdown for an Arab League meeting. Al Qaeda’s Iraq wing claimed responsibility.
    April 19 – More than 20 bombs hit cities and towns, killing at least 36 people and wounding almost 150. In Baghdad, three car bombs, two roadside bombs and one suicide car bomb hit mainly Shi’ite areas, killing 15 people and wounding 61. Again Iraq’s al Qaeda wing claims responsibility.


    May 31 – Six explosions hit neighbourhoods across Baghdad, killing at least 17 people. Attacks include a truck bomb blast at a market, a car bomb and several roadside bombs on mixed neighbourhoods.


    June 4 – A suicide car bomber detonates his vehicle outside a Shi’ite religious office in central Baghdad, killing at least 22 people and wounding more than 100 more in an attack officials say bears the hallmarks of Iraq’s al Qaeda affiliate.


    June 13 – More than 75 people are killed in bombings and attacks in Baghdad and other cities. At least 30 people are killed when four bombs hit pilgrims in Baghdad. Another Baghdad blast kills 16 people as pilgrims passed through a checkpoint in Karrada district. In Hilla at least 22 people are killed when two bombs explode.


    June 16 – At least 26 people are killed and more than 60 wounded when double car bombs strike at Shi’ite pilgrims in Baghdad, in the third day of violence during the major religious festival in the capital.


    July 3 – A bomb in a truck kills 40 people and wounds 75 others in a market in Diwaniya. The blast was near a mosque where pilgrims were gathering for a Shi’ite celebration. Another blast kills four more people near Karbala.



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    • Rich Bauer said...

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      I’m confused. Should we be shocked or awed at “our sacrifices” for a free Iraq?

      07/21/12 2:16 PM | Comment Link

    • Janice said...

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      It’s tragic to go in and leave a situation worse off then prior to entering it; it’s utterly tragic obscured behind the blips, out of our view are people being devastated. This feels like the beginning of another phase, another future conflict, something worse yet to come.

      Before we had gone into Iraq, Gen. Shinseki and State’s own INR assessment, that famous report that was canned the Washington Post reported on before we went into Iraq – were pretty much on the mark foreshadowing this crisis within a crisis. What happened? Shinseki was removed from his position for his own testimony to Congress – the American public didn’t even whimper when it happened (how ironic given the guy laid his own life on the line for his country but people were too AFRAID) – and anyone who’s give-a-damn meter worked at State was gone.

      And here we are. The people who did the removing of conscientious public servants who did their duty – not perform as the pocket ‘yes’ chorus for a measly bonus – are STILL at State, partying on, safeguarding their ‘legacies’ while shirking trying to come up with real working solutions to problems and if they answer two calls and send a couple of emails THAT is a fruitful day at the office. Ignoring problems is apparently the only solution, unless an employee gets “too into their work” (Actual quote lobbed at professional employees at State by a former political appointee wanting to contract jobs out for his people to come in).

      Situations can be ignored, but it’s ok to make false claims of one’s own staff and it doesnt matter how pathetic the claims are. State’s HR doesnt do fact checking — it just sides with the powers that be. Unless one is in the loyal circle. THEN the agency is suddenly awake. This is wrong the slur attempt at Ms Abedin.

      But it’s EQUALLY wrong to do this to any civil servant and something is seriously broken when an agency will only protect the top part of its establishment yet throw loyal, professional employees on their swords because they lack a connection or protective ‘roof’ as the Russians refer to it.

      Employees at State should not be made afraid to do their jobs or prevented from doing their job. Drying up duties and refusing to assign work to employees who raise legitimate concerns about serious matters is apparently a protected activity at State. You will know retaliation is occurring somewhere in the Department when State’s HR runs the bulletins that retaliation is illegal.

      There were public servants who spoke up raising serious concerns before the Iraq war was launched. They were removed from their jobs. And here we are. Looking back on a job not well done and looking ahead, waiting for the next bombing.

      Ignoring problems — and the people who try raising the red flag on them — is a ‘fail’ response. There is an african proverb “To not know is bad, to not to want to know is worse enough.” And here we are

      07/21/12 2:34 PM | Comment Link

    • Rich Bauer said...

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      “The people who did the removing of conscientious public servants who did their duty – not perform as the pocket ‘yes’ chorus for a measly bonus – are STILL at State, partying on, safeguarding their ‘legacies’ while shirking trying to come up with real working solutions to problems and if they answer two calls and send a couple of emails THAT is a fruitful day at the office.”

      If you can’t provide their names, their initials will do just fine.

      07/21/12 6:42 PM | Comment Link

    • jhoover said...

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      07/21/12 7:12 PM | Comment Link

    • Jhoover said...

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      Peter,
      While US and other western nations feeding the world about the massacre in Syria or about the killing of Israelis in Bulgaria, or the shouting of people in Colorado by “Terrorist” were the media from what happing to people in Burma “Myanmar”?

      07/25/12 5:45 PM | Comment Link

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