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U.S. troops kill son of Iraqi governor

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posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 09:02 PM
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The latest news on this shooting just made available:

The governor is PISSED!

www.nytimes.com...


BAGHDAD — American Special Operations forces shot to death the son and nephew of the governor of Salahuddin Province during a raid on Sunday in the northern city of Bayji, the latest in a series of operations that have resulted in the deaths of civilians or close associates of Iraqi government officials.

The governor, Hamed al-Qaisi, threatened to resign in protest and said he would suspend cooperation with American officials.

The shootings come at a delicate time in negotiations between United States and Iraqi officials over the terms of a new security agreement. The most contentious sticking point has been an Iraqi demand that American troops no longer be immune from Iraqi criminal laws, an ultimatum that Iraqi officials say has been spurred by unwarranted attacks on civilians. A new agreement is needed for American troops to remain in Iraq after a United Nations mandate expires at the end of the year.


Perfect time or place for the US military to crank up the violence in Iraq?




posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 09:04 PM
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Originally posted by The_Alarmist2012
Is it possible that this was planned by the U.S. military to raise the violence level in Iraq?

Or to further complicate things prior to the Obama visit, and high level talks between the U.S. and Iraq over a time horizon for a troop pull out?


That's politics.....there must be someone really pissed to see this thing disrupted or it may just be that someone paid blackwater a huge amount of money to create-a-scene. covert-operations is big business.



posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 09:25 PM
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kinda reminds of that movie, 'the untouchables'.
so, you want us out, eh? well, here's your family on a slab. we'll get out when we're good and ready.

just sayin' it's possible. not accusing.



posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 09:55 PM
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They seemed to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.



posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 10:12 PM
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If so it must be working, if you read the report in this post:

www.abovetopsecret.com...

And then read the following report you will see that the Iraqi PM is now backing down from the comments he made in the above linked report.

Iraqi Premier Steps Back on U.S. Troops Comment



www.nytimes.com...


BAGHDAD — On the eve of Senator Barack Obama’s visit to Iraq, its prime minister tried to step back Sunday from comments in an interview in which he appeared to support Mr. Obama’s plan for troop withdrawal.

The interview with the prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki, was published Saturday in the online version of Der Spiegel, a German magazine. It was widely picked up by American newspapers because it appeared to give an unexpected boost to Mr. Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, who has called for an expedited withdrawal.

The interview prompted immediate concern from the Bush administration, which called to seek clarification from Mr. Maliki’s office, American officials said.



The mob rules?

Untouchables eh?


[edit on 20-7-2008 by The_Alarmist2012]



posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 10:23 PM
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I thought you guys were conspiracy theorists?

Here is one unfolding right before your eyes in this thread.




posted on Jul, 20 2008 @ 10:37 PM
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Edited out, nothing to see here, best move on to other more patriotic and war supportive topics before I really piss 'them' off.

Sorry.


[edit on 20-7-2008 by The_Alarmist2012]

[edit on 20-7-2008 by The_Alarmist2012]



posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 01:31 AM
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Sounds credible, but i believed the haditha thing for a long time before they found out an insurgent group fabricated the story, now i know to only take what the news says at face value. Definately possible but 17 is military age there.



posted on Jul, 21 2008 @ 01:12 PM
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Maybe your tired of comments of old war horses but, the longer guerilla war fare goes on the more friendly casualties mount. Relatives from opposing sides tend to stay relatives. An air strke against the civilian population is the answer to civilians hiding the enemy. You kill them and they don't do that anymore. Unfortunately, the U.S. has no other plan for combating guerilla warfare. Explained: the governors son wanted opium from a cousin who is a known taliban fighter, whom, the U.S. tracked to that place where they were all killed, any questions?




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