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bomb attack Iraq (attack blew up one of the holiest sites in Shia Islam)

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posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 09:19 AM
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Massive protests across Iraq after a bomb attack blew up one of the holiest sites in Shia Islam.

news.bbc.co.uk...

I can see a civil war, Iraq just seem to be getting worse!


*Edited title so thread content was more obvious

[edit on 23-2-2006 by dbates]




posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 02:42 PM
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Yeah there gonna be pissed expect a huge civil war and Iraq is gonna be even more bloody.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 02:49 PM
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really gives a hard hit to any attack on iran. you cant take iran especially if iraq goes into total chaos as a civil war. this may be perfect for iran now, seeing as the last thing they want right now is an attack.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 03:10 PM
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Where is the global protests from the muslim community and outrage? This was a Mosque.. a holy site.

Cartoons result in mass demonstrations all over the world but the destruction of a mosque which surely is a more blasphemous and severe action against Islam doesn't..



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 03:22 PM
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When do the Iraqis start showering our soldiers with flowers and candy like Dick Cheney promised? Gee, you don't think he might have been trying to drum up support for the war when he knew it was going to be a tarbaby, do you?

Seriously, though. I'm wondering just how badly a President has to screw up a war before it's time to ask for his resignation? He can keep his pension, just please, let the grownups take over.

And I'm not talking a partisan game here. Maybe an ex-military guy like McCain or General Clark could be able to handle this a little better. You think?

I remember the run-up to the War three years ago when lots of national voices were SCREAMING that something like this exactly was going to happen. I wonder if the American voters have learned anything at all. We'll see.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 04:25 PM
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I believe that the majority of the attacks in Iraq are being carried out by Iran. They are trying to "stir things up" in order to carry out their agenda whatever that may be. I honestly believe that there will be a huge war in the middle East in the near futur, with Iran causing it.

Link to BBC about Iranians in Iraq



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 06:48 PM
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I remember hearing something recently about this Shrine being built on some very controversial real-estate...
something to the effect that the Jews believe this is their property, and the coming of Christ won't take place untill they build a temple on the exact same location of the al-Askari shrine?

Anybody with more knowledge on the subject care to elaborate?




"Where is the global protests from the muslim community and outrage? This was a Mosque.. a holy site."

They are probably still in shock, give'em a few days, all hell's about to break loose over this.



[edit on 22-2-2006 by Submersible]



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 07:54 PM
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More than one Mosque was attacked, and there is already image of an attack while the explosion was happening.

Someone documented at least one....




www.huffingtonpost.com...



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 08:02 PM
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"About 3,000 people demonstrate in the Shia city of Kut, chanting anti-American and anti-Israeli slogans and burning US and Israeli flags, AP says"

er.....why?



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 08:06 PM
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Originally posted by T0by
"About 3,000 people demonstrate in the Shia city of Kut, chanting anti-American and anti-Israeli slogans and burning US and Israeli flags, AP says"

er.....why?


Likely because they believe we are the ones responsible.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 08:19 PM
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Originally posted by andpau87
Where is the global protests from the muslim community and outrage? This was a Mosque.. a holy site.

Cartoons result in mass demonstrations all over the world but the destruction of a mosque which surely is a more blasphemous and severe action against Islam doesn't..


Don't worry it's coming. I have a bad feeling this situation is going to get a lot worse very quicklly.


MBF

posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 08:41 PM
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Originally posted by Submersible
I remember hearing something recently about this Shrine being built on some very controversial real-estate...
something to the effect that the Jews believe this is their property, and the coming of Christ won't take place untill they build a temple on the exact same location of the al-Askari shrine?

Anybody with more knowledge on the subject care to elaborate?


What you are refering to is in Isreal, this shrine that was attacked is in Iraq.



posted on Feb, 22 2006 @ 08:56 PM
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Do those of you who consider yourself 'wise' ignore me because my ignorance of the religious war disgust you or something?

Here is the story related to my question earlier.


Muslims erected the Qubbat Al-Sakhra, or Dome of the Rock, a shrine built in 691 A.D., atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It is the place from which Mohammed is said to have ascended to heaven. It is considered the third holiest site in Islam, after the Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina.

At the base of Temple Mount is the Western Wall, the last remnant of the Jews' second temple that was sacked by the Romans. It is the holiest site in Judaism.

Less than a mile away is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which Christian tradition holds as the site of Christ's burial and resurrection.

And yet, the divisions aren't exact. There are churches in the Muslim quarter; synagogues in the Armenian quarter; mosques in the Christian quarter; and an Armenian church in the Muslim quarter.

Jerusalem, then, serves as an illustration of how Jerusalem and Israel truly remain a mosaic of faiths. And while each side may not necessarily agree to whom God, or Allah, actually gave this place, they would agree that the Almighty ordained for it an importance that has left the Holy Land in the spotlight during eras both ancient and modern.



It's all part of the plan



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 03:42 AM
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Submersible...

Wrong Shrine.

Wrong Country.

However back on topic. This is going to get ugly. At least 3 different religious area's have now been bombed. The second and third possibly in response. As we have seen though there will be a response to that and so on. Snowballing of this event is almost inevitable unless we have some very swift and harsh denoucement of all of these bombings and acts of violence from both the Sunni and Shiite leaders. I truthfully beleive they will only serve to further the hatred and violence instead of stand and speak against it.



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 03:59 AM
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yeah i wonder....




Iraqis apprehend two Americans disguised as Arabs trying to detonate a car bomb in a residential neighborhood of western Baghdad’s al-Ghazaliyah district on Tuesday.

A number of Iraqis apprehended two Americans disguised in Arab dress as they tried to blow up a booby-trapped car in the middle of a residential area in western Baghdad on Tuesday.

Residents of western Baghdad’s al-Ghazaliyah district told Quds Press that the people had apprehended the Americans as they left their Caprice car near a residential neighborhood in al-Ghazaliyah on Tuesday afternoon (11 October 2005). Local people found they looked suspicious so they detained the men before they could get away. That was when they discovered that they were Americans and called the Iraqi puppet police.

Five minutes after the arrival of the Iraqi puppet police on the scene a large force of US troops showed up and surrounded the area. They put the two Americans in one of their Humvees and drove away at high speed to the astonishment of the residents of the area.


iraqwar.mirror-world.ru...

who is doing who?

[edit on 23-2-2006 by nukunuku]



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 09:34 AM
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Yeah submers you have it mixed up...
Temple Mount is in Jerusalem as your link clearly points out.

This was something similar however, except only for the Shiites...

Wednesday's attack hit Samarra's Askariya shrine, also known as the Golden Mosque. The mosque holds the tombs of two revered 9th-century imams of the Shiite branch of Islam, including Hassan al-Askari, father of the "hidden imam," al-Mahdi. Many Shiites believe that Mahdi is still alive and that his reemergence one day will signal the beginning of the end of the world.

Shiites consider the mosque in Samarra to be a tangible link with the hidden imam, and Sadr's tightly disciplined militia is called the Mahdi Army, reflecting its fealty to the revered figure

WP



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 11:17 AM
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thank you for the explanation.

I'm glad I was asking questions.

So there IS a Shrine in Israel, that Israel believes must be destroyed so that it can be replaced with a Temple?

I didn't realize there were so many.
thanks



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 12:31 PM
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Originally posted by Submersible
Do those of you who consider yourself 'wise' ignore me because my ignorance of the religious war disgust you or something?

Here is the story related to my question earlier.


Muslims erected the Qubbat Al-Sakhra, or Dome of the Rock, a shrine built in 691 A.D., atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It is the place from which Mohammed is said to have ascended to heaven. It is considered the third holiest site in Islam, after the Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina.

At the base of Temple Mount is the Western Wall, the last remnant of the Jews' second temple that was sacked by the Romans. It is the holiest site in Judaism.

Less than a mile away is the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, which Christian tradition holds as the site of Christ's burial and resurrection.

And yet, the divisions aren't exact. There are churches in the Muslim quarter; synagogues in the Armenian quarter; mosques in the Christian quarter; and an Armenian church in the Muslim quarter.

Jerusalem, then, serves as an illustration of how Jerusalem and Israel truly remain a mosaic of faiths. And while each side may not necessarily agree to whom God, or Allah, actually gave this place, they would agree that the Almighty ordained for it an importance that has left the Holy Land in the spotlight during eras both ancient and modern.



It's all part of the plan



Ummm.

We ignore you because you need to learn basic geography.

Nothing personal.



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by nukunuku
yeah i wonder....




Iraqis apprehend two Americans disguised as Arabs trying to detonate a car bomb in a residential neighborhood of western Baghdad’s al-Ghazaliyah district on Tuesday.

A number of Iraqis apprehended two Americans disguised in Arab dress as they tried to blow up a booby-trapped car in the middle of a residential area in western Baghdad on Tuesday.

Residents of western Baghdad’s al-Ghazaliyah district told Quds Press that the people had apprehended the Americans as they left their Caprice car near a residential neighborhood in al-Ghazaliyah on Tuesday afternoon (11 October 2005). Local people found they looked suspicious so they detained the men before they could get away. That was when they discovered that they were Americans and called the Iraqi puppet police.

Five minutes after the arrival of the Iraqi puppet police on the scene a large force of US troops showed up and surrounded the area. They put the two Americans in one of their Humvees and drove away at high speed to the astonishment of the residents of the area.


iraqwar.mirror-world.ru...

who is doing who?

[edit on 23-2-2006 by nukunuku]


Umm that site is a little biased with the


Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Wednesday, 12 October 2005

Tell me, if a site calls the police "pupets" should we trust it?
So two "americans" where trying "blow up" a "rigged car" right, ook...can any say set up?



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 12:46 PM
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Hey, don't be so harsh on Sub, Back to the subject though- Who blew this shrine up? I know Iran is claiming the usual "Zionists did it" bullcrap so it's agenda doesn't enter into the now expected proxy war between Sunnis and Shiites which blows back Mr. A's delusional Mahdi world conquest plans, but who did this really? Who was crazy enough to set the match to a civil war? Why do these two Muslim groups hate each other so much?



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