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Deadliest day in Iraq this year as attacks kill 106; Al Qaeda group declares new offensive

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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 07:54 PM
Al Qaeda are now in operations to bring violence and instability to Iraq since the US military has pulled out. Even though they're gone the US has left behind a rather large number of personnel at their embassy, including lots of private contractors, aka mercenaries, but it would seem Al Qaeda will not be holding back because of them. We all knew this would happen as soon as the military pulled out. Iraq needs to build itself a strong and organized government or else it will fall victim to terrorism and when that happens will the US bring back some of its troops? And too boot, I'm not thrilled with my own Gov't, or really any Gov't, but Iraq is in dire straits and will be fighting an uphill battle. May your prays go out to all the of Middle East, but Iraq especially.

Now the conspiracy perspective, CIA and Al Qaeda go together like peanut butter and jelly, so what does the CIA/US gain from terrorist attacks in Iraq? Your thoughts, please.

BAGHDAD — Bombings and shootings ripped across Iraq on Monday, killing at least 106 people in the deadliest day in more than two years. The coordinated attacks in 15 cities sent a chilling warning that Al Qaeda is slowly resurging in the security vacuum created by a weak government in Baghdad and the departure of the U.S. military seven months ago.

Though there was no immediate claim of responsibility, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq declared last week a new offensive aimed at sowing instability across the country.

Iraqi militants have kept up a steady drumbeat of deadly attacks since the U.S. pulled out in December, ending nearly a decade of war. They have sought to increase the chaos created by the deepening sectarian political crisis that pits Sunni and Kurdish leaders against Shiite political powers.

"Al Qaeda is trying to send a message that it is still strong and can choose the time and places to attack," said Shiite lawmaker Hakim al-Zamili, a member of parliament's security and defense committee. He said weaknesses in Iraq's ability to gather intelligence about terror plots, or stop them despite security checkpoints has shown how toothless the government is in protecting its people.

Al-Zamili also raised the specter of al-Qaida infiltrating security forces. If these gaps are not closed quickly, he said, "the attacks and explosions will continue and al-Qaida will be stronger."

In one brazen assault on Monday, three carloads of gunmen pulled up at an Iraqi army base early Monday near the northeastern town of Udaim and opened fire, killing 13 soldiers before escaping, two senior police officials said.

The deadliest attack, however, took place just north of Baghdad in the town of Taji, where a double bombing killed at least 41 people. The blasts were timed to hit as police rushed to help victims from a series of five explosions minutes earlier.

More than 200 people also were wounded in the onslaught Monday, Iraq's bloodiest day since a string of nationwide attacks on May 10, 2010, killed at least 119 people. Spokesmen for Iraq's government and Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki could not be immediately reached for comment.

In a statement issued Saturday, the leader of Al Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq warned that the militant network is returning to strongholds from which it was driven from while the American military was here.

After Occupation, Iraq Descends Into Chaos

Series of deadly bomb attacks hit Iraq

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posted on Jul, 24 2012 @ 08:43 PM
Id sure be interested in knowing if they have any affiiations with the Libyans, and if so are they getting any stingers or other more serious weapons from there.....
Also when this Syrian war ends, supposedly with the rebels victorious,will the alquedas from Sria wish to jihad over to Iraq with more of Assads goodys to play with?
Seems this world is getting just too complicated.........How the boody hell do they justify helping the enemy of our troops to take control of other countries after we have fought them for ten or more years?
Its looking like the US is manufacturing terrorists so they dont run out and have to go to peaceful co- existance....which they have a tough time being successful doing.

posted on Jul, 30 2012 @ 01:12 PM
This reeks of Israel.

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