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Many police killed in Baghdad blast

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posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 01:34 PM
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Twenty-eight Iraqi policemen have died in a powerful explosion in western Baghdad.

An interior ministry official said the blast, which also wounded 18 people, occurred early on Wednesday when the police were raiding a house in which fighters were suspected to be living.
Police said the explosion completely destroyed one house and flattened five other nearby buildings in the Ghazaliya neighbourhood.
They suspected the house was rigged with explosives.
The attack was "evidently an ambush" and "massive amounts of explosives" were used, said a police official.
The US military said in a statement that 1700 to 1800 pounds of explosives appeared to have been used in the attack.
The statement added that American soldiers and Iraqi troops searched the rubble for survivors through the night and rescued one civilian.
In a related incident in west Baghdad, five Iraqi security officials were killed and 20 others were injured in an ambush, police said.
The officials were en route to the raid in Ghazaliya when they were attacked near a mosque late on Tuesday, police commissioner Ali al-Hamdani said.

At least 25 Iraqi policemen were killed in Baghdad, Baquba and Tikrit on Tuesday. In one of the apparently coordinated strikes, a police station south of Tikrit was stormed by armed men who executed 12 officers.


www.aljazeera.net

[edit on 29-12-2004 by Souljah]




posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 02:20 PM
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You got to be either very brave or very in need of money to apply for the job of iraqi policeman, maybe both.



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 02:40 AM
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yea,
you gotta have balls of steel to be an iraqi policeman!
you always find yourself in a middle of a gunfight between many sides.
not good.



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 03:27 AM
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Now, are the ones who pulled this off freedom fighters or terrorists?


It is imperative that the Iraqis be able to persevere and stand together through these terrorist attacks, because the sooner they are able to handle their own security, the better.



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 04:02 AM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
Now, are the ones who pulled this off freedom fighters or terrorists?


depends from which point of view you are looking at this situation.
guess they are both.



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 05:43 AM
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It's just dumb to have police and for have them placed on a static point.
They should use the military and be dynamic.



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 12:41 PM
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Originally posted by Souljah

Originally posted by jsobecky
Now, are the ones who pulled this off freedom fighters or terrorists?


depends from which point of view you are looking at this situation.
guess they are both.

Killing Iraqi citizens who are trying to help guard their country? They are terrorists.



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 01:02 PM
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Originally posted by jsobecky

Originally posted by Souljah

Originally posted by jsobecky
Now, are the ones who pulled this off freedom fighters or terrorists?

depends from which point of view you are looking at this situation.
guess they are both.

Killing Iraqi citizens who are trying to help guard their country? They are terrorists.

help guard what?
american embassy?
oil pipelines?
hotel baghdad?

remeber that american army is still on foreign land and is not treated as "friendly" by most of the people. they will be attacked all the time. and the people who help them, will also be attacked.
no exceptions.
no mercy.
thats war.



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 02:45 PM
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You can put as much lipstick on it as you want, it is still a pig. Anybody that is killing Iraqi citizens doing their job to protect and rebuild Iraq is a terrorist. End of discussion.



posted on Jan, 3 2005 @ 10:39 PM
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The head of Iraq intelligence is estimating the insurgency at more than 200,000 strong, of which 40,000 form the hard-core fighters.

www.turkishpress.com...



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 12:24 AM
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Originally posted by lchoro
The head of Iraq intelligence is estimating the insurgency at more than 200,000 strong, of which 40,000 form the hard-core fighters.

www.turkishpress.com...


Well,at least we are winning!
Right?



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 04:37 AM
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Originally posted by Samhain

Originally posted by lchoro
The head of Iraq intelligence is estimating the insurgency at more than 200,000 strong, of which 40,000 form the hard-core fighters.

www.turkishpress.com...


Well,at least we are winning!
Right?

who is "we"?



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 05:45 AM
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i presume he means we, as in us, the 'good' guys



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 05:49 AM
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Originally posted by Countermeasures
You got to be either very brave or very in need of money to apply for the job of iraqi policeman, maybe both.


Iraqi police are VERY brave. They have to know going in there is a very big chance of them not living very long.



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 06:06 AM
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Originally posted by chensta
i presume he means we, as in us, the 'good' guys

oh yes!
i got confused there, i belive we are the good guys yes. as far as fight for freedom is concerned.



posted on Jan, 4 2005 @ 06:49 AM
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The ING is being disbanded and oriented into the regular Iraqi army. Will someone try to explain what is the purpose of this? Will they have more protection that way? I don't exactly get it.



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