posted on Dec, 19 2004 @ 10:01 AM
The Iraqi elections are coming up in January - less then 6 weeks to the date. Today, an ambush has took place in Baghdad where 30 gunmen attacked a
car carrying election employed workers. 3 of them died in the ambush and only 2 survived. Also today in Shia were bomb attacks injuring dozens of
About 30 gunmen have ambushed a car in central Baghdad carrying employees of the Iraqi organisation running next month's elections, killing three of
the workers while two escaped unhurt.
Adel al-Lami, a member of the Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq, said the early morning attack took place in downtown Baghdad's Haifa Street,
the scene of repeated clashes between security forces and insurgents.
Al-Lami said about 30 militants ambushed a car carrying five employees working for the commission's Baghdad office, hurling hand grenades at the
vehicle and firing at it with machine-guns.
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I believe this is just some of the many events that will lead to a disastrous election. Iraqis will see this as a power struggle and that democracy
is no good because anyone will be able to take power. It will likely be extremists winning the election then any other party.
Democracy has its weaknesses and these are definitely going to be shown to its potential. As for democracy surviving Iraq, thats another issue.
There is no motive posted so there could be any reason to this ambush. Life has been lost though an you cant blame them for becoming workers. They
were only innocently earning and trying to help rebuild the country.
- Another news site that i just found.
[edit on 19/12/2004 by Channy]