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150 People Kidnapped In Baghdad

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posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 06:56 AM
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In a daring daytime raid, approximately 80 gunmen wearing the uniforms of Iraqi security forces kidnapped between 100 and 150 people Tuesday morning. The kidnappers surrounded the four-story government research institute in downtown Baghdad with at least 20 vehicles, taking captive guards, employees and civilians. The abductions/kidnappings come a day after a suicide bomber wearing an explosives belt blew himself up inside a bus in northeastern Baghdad, killing 10 people and wounding 17 others.

The kidnapping is the largest of any group since about 50 people taken from the offices of a private security company in March. Their fate remains unknown.

In my opinion this particular academics facility was singled out for it's relatively high public stature, vulnerability and known views on controversial issues in a climate of deepening Islamic fundamentalism.

This (kidnapping/abduction) scenario also comes a day after Gen. John Abizaid, head of the U.S. Central Command, confronted Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki over how Iraqi forces should halt raging violence.

Hows that for a coincidence?


[edit on 14-11-2006 by JohnnyAnonymous]

[edit on 14-11-2006 by JohnnyAnonymous]




posted on Nov, 14 2006 @ 11:45 AM
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What is the deal with this? It sounds like the Iraqi police were involved. The gunmen were wearing the new uniforms that they supposedly can't conterfeit. Now the local police chief is under investigation.


"At the same time I saw two police patrols watching, doing nothing," Reuters quoted him as saying.

The police chief of the Karradah neighborhood where the kidnappings took place has been placed under investigation along with some of his officers, AP cited Brig. Abdul-Karim Khallaf as saying.

www.cnn.com...

So this is what we are training these guys for?

Because of this they have shut down all the universities.

This is so wrong, and proves this war was a total mistake.

[edit on 11/14/2006 by Hal9000]



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