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Roadside bomb kills Iraqi governor

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posted on Aug, 20 2007 @ 01:30 AM

BAGHDAD - A roadside bomb killed the governor of the southern Muthanna province on Monday, police said, the second assassination of a top provincial official in just over a week.

The blast struck the convoy carrying Mohammed Ali al-Hassani at about 9 a.m., killing him and seriously wounding his office manager and two guards, a police officer said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to release the information.

What is going to happen when people start fearing to be the next governor?
Who will they keep bringing to replace them after they get assassinated one
by one?

posted on Aug, 20 2007 @ 03:50 AM
reply to post by Equinox99

What is going to happen when people start fearing to be the next governor?

That is exactly what the terrorists are trying to accomplish.
Theyre doing their best to disrupt the current elected government and
to instill fear into the officials so nobody will want their jobs.
If they ultimately succeed and nobody wants to be elected into the
Government, then the Government will end up falling apart and then
whats left of the country will follow.
Some people really dont realize just how brave these guys are and they dont realize whats happening now, will happen 100 fold if we leave.
People keep screaming for us to leave and we should leave but only
after after the Iraqi Police Forces, National Guard and Army are strong enough and stable enough to handle things without us.
They wont do it until theyre actually forced to, its a lot easier to call on the US military during a firefight, than it is to just fight for yourself.
We need to strengthen one city at a time with extra Iraqi forces and start pulling our guys out to the edges of the city, 20 or so miles out and make them provide security for the city.
Then we need to use our troops to clamp down and fill the huge holes at key positions on the borders.
Finally, after our permanent base(s) are built, we pull our guys out and stafff the bases with some veteran volunteers and some new personnel.
Thats my plan, should I send it to the top brass?

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