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Suspected Mastermind of Baghdad Bombings Says It Cost $10,000 to Pass Checkpoints

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posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 01:35 PM
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Suspected Mastermind of Baghdad Bombings Says It Cost $10,000 to Pass Checkpoints


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Attackers paid $10,000 to get a bomb-laden truck past checkpoints and next to the Iraqi Finance Ministry in last week's attacks, one of the suspected masterminds said in a confession broadcast Sunday.

Seeking to fend off widespread criticism over security lapses, the Iraqi military released what it said was the confession of a Sunni man it identified as the planner of one of the two suicide truck bombings targeting government buildings in Baghdad.
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posted on Aug, 23 2009 @ 01:35 PM
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Sounds like this plan backfired. Knowing that someone can buy their way through a check point for $10k should be seriously disturbing to our troops. That is chump change.

They stated they want to broadcast more. Are more security flaws going to be revealed? Who exactly is running these check points?

The attackers paid $10,000 to a facilitator who knew the Iraqi security forces manning the checkpoints on the roads from Muqdadiyah to the Finance Ministry, Ibrahim said. That blast caused part of an overpass to collapse and killed nearly 30 people.


Obviously the situation is vulnerable to corruption. They have proven that. How exactly can they go about fixing it? How many more lives will be lost?

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