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Reprisals begin for Samarra Mosque Bombing

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posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 06:28 AM
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CNN is reporting 50 (!) attacks on Sunni Mosques in Baghdad on Wednesday and at least 54 Sunni casualties. This brings the total attacks on Sunni targets to 100 since the Samarra Mosque was bombed. "Among the dead were imams, worshippers and bystanders, police said."

www.cnn.com...

Man, this is getting out of hand. It looks like this long talked about Iraqi Civil War is getting geared up. Will the US Army act to prevent this? Is it within their power or even interest to do so? This could seriously destabilize (more so) the entire middle east.

Who stands to benefit from this; who is responsible? The initial attack on the Shi'ite Mosque was reportedly carried out by a man in a military uniform and several men dressed in black. US/British Black-Ops? Recall the soldiers caught planting bombs a few months back. Private security firm (Re: Mercenaries)? Sunni extremists? Predominately Shia Iran, hoping to spark just such a conflict and strengthen their hand in any upcoming conflict with the US?

Either way, the situation just got a whole lot uglier and I hope that for the sake of the Iraqi people, cooler heads will prevail.




posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 06:37 AM
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The US cannot and will not stop a full scale civil war and probably will pull out if this happens...... JMO....



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 07:19 AM
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I thought the US Army was there for the long haul? Remember all the rhetoric about staying the course and making Iraq an example for other anti-USA Middle Eastern states.



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 07:28 AM
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You really have to ask yourself who would want a Iraqi civil war. Who would have the motive to spark something like that? The Iraqi people?I doubt it thats the last thing the Iraqi people need now to be killing each other. The US ? Once again I really doubt it thats the last thing the US would want to deal with.

I would put my money on foreign goverments in that region. Certain unnamed countries could benefit alot from a Iraqi civil war and the chaos it would cause the US.



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 08:25 AM
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Yes I think Iraq is on the brink and US/UK etc (don't forget over 1/3 of Iraq is under non-US control) will be bystanders / targets if it all kicks off.

This may suggest that Iraq as it exists at present is a construct and it's not sustainable as a single country.

If Iraq is to remain as one country then it needs to be ruled firmly by a leader who's not too squeamish - perhaps, if we asked nicely, we could perusade Saddam to take the job?



posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 08:59 AM
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bizarre...........who could have done it??

What a can of worms..............

Would the Jews do it and then blame it on Iran to get the US to continue their aggression in the Middle East?

Would Iran do it to focus attention off them?

Would Shiites or Sunnis have done it in an act of aggression for an internal power grab??

Who in the hell knows.........and I'm afraid we will never find out........

I know one thing.............if it wasn't for the oil..........and backing our dollar to it.......we'd have never thought of bothering with this part of the world.........

I got news for you folks...........The US will never ever leave from Iraq or any other oil country that threatens our Petrodollar trade that we attack as a result.........we are a slave to a printed fiat dollar propped up by oil...........

We should have held tight to the gold standard and if not.....at least the gold exchange standard before the Fed Reserve started printing our sovereignty and economy away by the globalist elite........



posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 09:07 AM
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It seems a curfew has now been imposed in Baghdad and other neighbouring provinces. The curfew prevents the movement of vehicles but not people.

I doubt if this will make a difference. Iraq has been under martial law for many months now and that hasn't curbed the violence at all. It is mentioned as well that curfew extends into noon prayer time which may upset certain sects even more. I guess it's just wait and see.

www.cnn.com...

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[edit on 24-2-2006 by WithinyouWithoutyou]



posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 09:31 AM
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Witness Reports

This is not looking good at all.

One motivation for the US to do it might be to give us an excuse to pull out that wouldn't make us look like cowards. I mean, even the hard core war supporters would agree with pulling out if a full fledged civil war broke out. Even "cut-n-run O'Reilly" is saying we should get the heck outta Dodge.

I'm just sayin'.

Something tells me that the reprisals havent' even begun yet. Give the people time to get over their shock and heartache (like we felt after 9/11) and I think we'll start seeing some real reprisals.



[edit on 24-2-2006 by Benevolent Heretic]



posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 09:49 AM
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Congratulations to Iran,

they successfully found a way to create a quagmire for the US government to be stuck in, and potentially destroy there economy.

The USA was dumb enough to go in,
the USA deserves to be ecnomically RUINED.



posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Congratulations to Iran,

they successfully found a way to create a quagmire for the US government to be stuck in, and potentially destroy there economy.

The USA was dumb enough to go in,
the USA deserves to be ecnomically RUINED.


I find your statement to be incredibly ignorant. First of all, the creation of a quagmire is neither good for the US or the people in Iraq. The Sunni’s and the Shiites will kill each other thinking the other did it and the US and her allies will be caught in the crossfire. So you supporting the quagmire would also imply that you support thousands of needless deaths. There have already been enough deaths without Iraq without it turning into a quagmire.

Then you mention that the US economy should be devastated by the war. Obviously the US is not the only one in the war right now, so maybe the US’ allies should have their economies decimated too. Im sure that 20 or so RUINED economies would be a good thing for the world market.

Also, how is a quagmire in Iraq going to destroy the US economy? In fact evidence seems to say that even though we have remained Iraq the economy is growing.



posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 12:32 PM
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Agit8dChop,

There are far too many possibilities to consider before you outright blame Iran. Yes, from one perspective Iran stands to benefit but from another they do not. What if the US were to pull out in the event of civil strife? Then they would have 130,000 troops freed up and right next door?

Perhaps the U.S intends to start just such a civil war so that they may bow out gracefully (somewhat) and again have 130,000 said troops freed for duty elswhere. Iran would not like that at all.

Mabye it's Russia or China who are banking on the US NOT pulling out in the event of civil war and see it as a means to keep their rival tied down for a good while a'la the US supplying weapons to the Mujahideen during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Or mabye it is just some radical Sunni sect hoping to create instability in hopes for a power grab. Bathists? The list of possibilities goes on and on. To just go ahead and pin it on Iran makes it appear that you buy whatever propaganda the media throws in your face. Go on, deny ignorance.


My grammar gets worse and worse all the time...

seriously, my spelling too...

[edit on 24-2-2006 by WithinyouWithoutyou]

[edit on 24-2-2006 by WithinyouWithoutyou]



posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 02:19 PM
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I told ya so seems a bit too mean spirited and arrogant but is accurate. :sigh: But for some reason I don't feel like doing a "I was right" dance mostly because this will spread even more chaos.

Regardless of who kicked this who thing off, we wouldn't even be in the mess had you guys left well enough alone.

The reprecussion of this costly blunder will be felt for decades to come. Thank you very much Republicrats and Demogogues(and the people who support and vote for them, both the Left Right wing and the Right Right Wing are at fault in my mind)







 
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