After being rejected as potential Iraqi police officers, 23 men were abducted and executed. They were found, partialy buried about 50 miles north of
Baghdad. It was the culmination of an extremly violent weekend. There were also an additional 23 Iraqis murdered this weekend in attacks focused
mainly on Iraqi policemen and government officials.
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at a policeman's home northeast of Baghdad on Sunday, killing his four children and
his brother and raising to at least 23 the number of Iraqis killed in attacks this weekend.
Also Sunday, police found the bullet-riddled bodies of nearly two dozen men abducted last week north of Baghdad after being rejected entry into a
police academy, officials said.
Elsewhere, the bodies of prominent Sunni Arab tribal leader, Sayid Ibrahim Ali, 75, and his 28-year-old son, Ayad, were found in a field near Hawija,
150 miles north of Baghdad, police said. They were shot as they left a funeral Saturday.
In the central city of Mashru, police found the bodies of two blindfolded men who had been shot in the head and chest.
U.S. soldiers, meanwhile, killed three gunmen firing from several cars north of Beiji, 155 miles north of Baghdad, on Saturday, the military said
Sunday. Six Iraqis were detained and soldiers destroyed four cars after one was found rigged for use as a car bomb. Twelve other people were reported
killed in sporadic violence on Saturday.
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The "terrorists", "insurgents" or whatever you want to call them need to realize a few things. First of all, we want out as bad as they want
us out. The continual murdering of their own people is not going to make this happen any sooner.
Secondly, this is not the way to garner any support for them or their "cause". I believe that the people of Iraq have the right to govern
themselves as they please, but killing innocent civilians, or humanitarians is not the way to open the world's eyes.
I hate the fact that war is neccesary. But, unfortunatly it is. However, if these people were genuine in their intent, I dont understand why they
wouldnt try a different approach, like laying low and waiting untill we thin out the troops, or leave all together. Then prepare a civil war, and have
Alls that they are doing now, is prolonging our stay, disgusting the rest of the world, and losing.
[edit on 23-1-2006 by spliff4020]