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Thursday, January 31, 2008

AQI strikes pet bazaar in Baghdad

After months of substandard tactics by AQI, the animals finally made headway in using two females with downs syndrome to kill 73 people today:

Remote-controlled explosives strapped to two mentally retarded women detonated in a coordinated attack on Baghdad pet bazaars Friday, Iraqi officials said, killing at least 73 people in the deadliest day since the U.S. sent 30,000 extra troops to the capital last spring.

The chief Iraqi military spokesman in Baghdad, Brig. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, claimed the female bombers had Down syndrome and that the explosives were detonated by remote control, indicating they may not having been willing attackers in what could be a new method by suspected Sunni insurgents to subvert stepped up security measures.

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker said the bombings showed that a resilient al-Qaida has "found a different, deadly way" to try to destabilize Iraq.

"There is nothing they won't do if they think it will work in creating carnage and the political fallout that comes from that," he told The Associated Press in an interview at the State Department.

The first attack Friday occurred at about 10:20 a.m. in the central al-Ghazl market. The weekly bazaar has been bombed several times since the war started but recently had re-emerged as a popular place to shop and stroll as Baghdad security improved and a Friday ban on driving was lifted.

Four police and hospital officials said at least 46 people were killed and more than 100 wounded. Firefighters scooped up debris scattered among pools of blood, clothing and pigeon carcasses.

About 20 minutes later, a second female suicide bomber struck a bird market in a predominantly Shiite area in southeastern Baghdad. That blast killed as many as 27 people and wounded 67, according to police and hospital officials.

This just shows the utter depesration and depravity of our enemy. Thjey've used hostages in the past, and even children. Now they're relying on mentally handicapped people to do their dirty work. I've heard of detonating your way to paradise, but to use mentally handicapped people? Come on, that's low.

AQI is definitiely facing hard time in Iraq. Not too long ago, an Iraqi minister pronounced that 75% of AQI was destroyed in the wake of the surge, and the deployment of Iraqi forces. Aside from a few minor skirmishes, and an occasional bombing, AQI had been relatively quiet. Now this happens.

We still have surge troops in Iraq, and the Iraqi forces are getting larger and stronger everyday. So let's go get these animals before they do anymore damage, or cause more innocent lives to be lost.

Publius II


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