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Worst Day in Iraq in 2 Years, 5 US Soldiers Killed Today

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posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 04:17 PM

BAGHDAD – Five American soldiers died Monday when a barrage of rockets slammed into a base in a Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad — the largest, single-day loss of life for U.S. forces in Iraq in two years.
The attack follows warnings from Shiite militants backed by Iran and anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr that they would violently resist any effort to keep American troops in Iraq past their year-end deadline to go home

Although American casualties have dropped considerably in the two years since U.S. troops pulled back from Iraq cities, Shiite militias have begun hammering U.S. bases and vehicles with rockets, rocket-propelled grenades and roadside bombs over the past three months.

"Iranian-backed militias are flexing their muscles and have steadily increased military pressure on U.S. forces since rumors first started in the early spring concerning an extension of the U.S. presence," said Michael Knights, an Iraq analyst at the Washington Institute.

I dont see why we are still there. We should of got out a long time ago, or not even went in at all.

In addition to the 5 soldiers killed, 11 Iraqis were killed in seperate attacks around the country today.

In January and February, the U.S. military recorded an average of about three attacks per day. By May, that number jumped to almost six per day. An attack could be anything from a single sniper shot at U.S. troops to a complex attack involving roadside bombs and gunfire.

Will the US stay past the December deadline at the end of this year? I think so.
edit on 6-6-2011 by buni11687 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 04:23 PM

posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 04:27 PM
Just wondering how all the parents feel about their sons and daughters dieing in an illegal and unjust war...all for what? Nothing but oil.

This should have ended long ago but it's still profitable for the Military Industrial Complex so kids are still getting sent home in boxes for lies and greed.

I know that many parents would be sad and proud at the same time if their child died fighting for a worthwhile cause but when they die for nothing, how is that in any way a comfort?

Sad to say that it isn't over and more will make the return trip in a box.

No parent should outlive their child. Especially for this.

posted on Jun, 6 2011 @ 04:34 PM
Didn't Obama say if he was elected he would end the war in Iraq the first day he took office? Lying politicians, just like Wiener and all the others in office. Our young men our dying in a country we shouldn't of invaded in the first place. So what is our mission now? It already changed 3 times and we all sit by and let our elected officials use us like pawns.

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