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Police find 60 bodies in Baghdad
BBC ^ | Oct 10 2006 | BBC

Posted on 10/10/2006 4:33:25 PM PDT by MrNationalist

Sixty bodies have been found scattered across the Iraqi capital Baghdad, police there have said.

A car bomb has also exploded near a Sunni mosque in a southern district of the city, killing 11 people.

The bomb attack comes a day after 10 people were killed in a car bombing at a market in the capital.

It also coincides with the release of new figures indicating that an estimated 300,000 Iraqis have fled their homes due to sectarian violence.

Attacks have increased between Iraq's majority Shia Muslims and the Sunni minority, who dominated the country until the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Executions

The 60 bodies, who were all men, were found in various parts of the city over a 24-hour period, defence and interior ministry officials said on Tuesday.

Many of them had been shot in the head at close range, execution-style.

The victims also had their hands and feet bound and showed signs of torture - hallmarks of death-squad killings, the police said.

Tuesday's bomb was placed under a car near a mosque in the district of Doura, killing 11 bystanders standing outside a bakery, police said.

The bomb - which also injured at least four people - exploded at about 1100 GMT.

Displaced families

The sustained sectarian violence has seen more than 50,000 Sunni and Shiite families - around 300,000 people - flee their homes, according to figures released by Iraqi minister for migration, Dr Abd al-Samad Rahman.

Some fled their homes after receiving direct threats while others simply felt threatened and moved to areas where their own sect predominates and they feel safer.

The flight is continuing, especially in parts of Baghdad and Diyala province, north-east of the capital.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; Unclassified; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; bodies; iraq; wot

1 posted on 10/10/2006 4:33:26 PM PDT by MrNationalist
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To: MrNationalist

Muslim on muslim butchery continues.


2 posted on 10/10/2006 4:37:43 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares
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To: MrNationalist

I guess they 'prey to god' by day and kill fellow muslims by night. These guys are just animals. Perhaps it's time to move to the army to the western border of Iran (preventing infiltrations), put an emphasis on guarding the shipping lanes, and oil fields, and just let the Sunni's and Shiites have the big bloodletting they are obviously preying for.

Putting all PC aside, I just have to pass on this story.

I have a relative who back in 2003 said we shouldn't go into Iraq simply because the Iraqi's are just too stupid to appreciate freedom. He actually said they were 'sand monkey's' only with less common sense. I was so offended (and idealistic about human freedom) I stormed out of the room.

I'll tell you what after all the murder and beheadings and the people just standing around doing nothing to help themselves....well.....maybe they are stupid sand monkey's and maybe I owe an uncle an apology.

I'll give it until the end of the year until after the election season passes before I eat crow.


3 posted on 10/10/2006 4:41:02 PM PDT by Firefox1
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To: MrNationalist

You're pretty new here, aren't you?


4 posted on 10/10/2006 4:44:20 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: sageb1

Why was he banned?


5 posted on 10/10/2006 4:46:51 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Firefox1

I too was once hopeful for the Iraqi people, but I think your uncle was right. We are watching the Iraqi people actively piss away a once in a lifetime opportunity.

I am about to say some harsh words here... These people don't want freedom, democracy or peace. What they want is for their own tribe/sect to dominate. Granted, there are some good people there who want to build their country, but most of them seem to be totally apathetic about improving their own condition. I will give the situation until the end of 2007. If the Iraqi's can't settle their differences by then I say we pull out and let them kill each other. They simply aren't worth the trouble, effort or expense. They NEED a fascist dictator to control their complete savagery.


6 posted on 10/10/2006 4:50:42 PM PDT by navyguy
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace; Admin Moderator

Why was the guy banned?


7 posted on 10/10/2006 4:52:11 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm the Pilots. Arm the Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute Scum.)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

We Don't need a Scoreboard that aims to destroy America's will.


8 posted on 10/10/2006 4:53:30 PM PDT by trumandogz
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To: MrNationalist

I recently lost 60 bodies in the Bagdad area, is their a 1-800 number I can call to see if their mine?


9 posted on 10/10/2006 4:57:29 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

Not so sure he was. You can make your own page say what you want it to say.


10 posted on 10/10/2006 4:57:45 PM PDT by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade. There are only 2 sides. Pick one.)
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To: DCBryan1

Retread..


11 posted on 10/10/2006 5:22:40 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Admin Moderator

Thanks...you guys must be tracking IPs..


12 posted on 10/10/2006 5:23:25 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm the Pilots. Arm the Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute Scum.)
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To: navyguy
I know a guy who was over there and his job was to help good Irag guys win elections.

He said in every other part of the world politicians run on issues. Muslims vote for who ever their iman tells them to.

The concept of democracy is wasted on them.
13 posted on 10/10/2006 5:25:25 PM PDT by Blackirish
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To: trumandogz; Admin Moderator

He was removed for posting a news article about the 60 bodies found?!?


14 posted on 10/10/2006 5:49:01 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Firefox1

I've heard similar ideas. Condi Rice noted that this attitude makes her shudder because it reminds her of what people used to say about Black people. Just remember that the bad apples always get the press. Imagine what America looks like to people in other countries.


15 posted on 10/10/2006 5:51:36 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: Blackirish

You're right. In order for democracy to take hold, one must have some sense or some vision of national pride. I spent about seven months over there and assume that Iraqis think in terms in the following priotity: immediate family, tribal clan, religion. The term national pride does not mean anything to the majority of people who were under Saddam's thumb. There is a very small, yet very enlightened, population that holds out hope. We understand the concept of identifying with a country, they identify with two splits in Muslim ideology and kill each other over it. On the other hand, I look at my framed extra ballot from the first election and am proud to see democracy in action. Your friend should have some atta-boy attitude is seeing the next to impossible - safe elections - being accomplished.


16 posted on 10/10/2006 6:28:31 PM PDT by ChicksforConservatives
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
He was removed for posting a news article about the 60 bodies found?!?

That is not what the moderator said. He said 'retread'. I'm not exactly sure what that is - I think multiple identities.

17 posted on 10/10/2006 7:22:25 PM PDT by Northern Alliance
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To: Northern Alliance

Oh. There was nothing wrong with this post though...I'm surprised they got rid of him (not surprised though, I've been here a while and Admin Mods seem to be real DB's for the most part).


18 posted on 10/10/2006 7:25:03 PM PDT by ItisaReligionofPeace
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To: MrNationalist; All

This was Pres. Bush's big gamble from the get-go, that the middle east was ready for freedom and democracy. Liberals certainly didn't argue the point at the time. It looks like he was overly optimistic and positive about that.

I still wonder if things would have worked out for the better if we had taken out Al-Sadr early on when he was wanted on a murder charge.


19 posted on 10/10/2006 7:32:09 PM PDT by Northern Alliance
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace
He was a retread.
MrNationalist aka Skeeve14, Aragorn3188, et al.
20 posted on 10/10/2006 7:34:39 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

Well, they banned him for being a retread, not the post. I am sure there is no problem in posting bad news and I did not see anything wrong with the post, like changing the headline. That is why I rely on FR as my primary news source - I get it all here - some very bad indeed.


21 posted on 10/10/2006 8:34:04 PM PDT by Northern Alliance
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To: ItisaReligionofPeace

Well, they banned him for being a retread, not the post. I am sure there is no problem in posting bad news and I did not see anything wrong with the post, like changing the headline. That is why I rely on FR as my primary news source - I get it all here - some very bad indeed.


22 posted on 10/10/2006 8:34:16 PM PDT by Northern Alliance
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To: trumandogz
We Don't need a Scoreboard that aims to destroy America's will.

Ignoring bad news doesn't make it go away.

I trust the American people to make informed decisions---but first we must be informed.

23 posted on 10/10/2006 8:47:16 PM PDT by Wormwood (Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter because nobody listens.)
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To: Blackirish

I fought in the first Gulf War and came away from that experience knowing that most of the people there like their condition and lot in life. They complained about it, but they wouldn't budge an inch in favor of western style government. I knew then that they actually wanted Sharia law, public beheadings and unreal social barbarity. Since then I'd developed a sense that maybe the Iraqi's themselves wanted real change. I supported this war when it started. I was wrong. I have now returned to the understanding I had then: ISLAM TRUMPS ALL. If Islam is brutal, murderous and savage, then that is what will reign.

The small minority of people there that want democracy and genuine freedom are noble people. I respect and applaud their courage. I am also fairly confident that in 10, 15, 20 years Iraq will be ruled by Islamic fascist who have no other goal than to destroy the country that once tried to give them freedom but vastly overestimated their desire for freedom.

I'm sure I'll get flamed left and right for these comments. I'm waiting for the Iraqi people to prove me wrong.


24 posted on 10/10/2006 9:19:42 PM PDT by navyguy
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To: navyguy
I am also fairly confident that in 10, 15, 20 years Iraq will be ruled by Islamic fascist who have no other goal than to destroy the country that once tried to give them freedom but vastly overestimated their desire for freedom.

I agree with your assessment, but I find your timeline a little optimistic.

25 posted on 10/10/2006 9:22:04 PM PDT by Wormwood (Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter because nobody listens.)
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To: Wormwood

Actually, I agree. I was trying to be generous. Your thoughts are probably more accurate.


26 posted on 10/10/2006 9:24:21 PM PDT by navyguy
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To: navyguy
I sadly agree I supported going in in the 1st place.

Now ...I don't think Islam and the West are compatible.

We should be pulling back from their part of the world and we should stop all Muslim immigration into the West and quietly start making plans to move them back to their lands.
27 posted on 10/11/2006 8:55:33 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: Blackirish

I agree. If it were up to me we'd be totally disengaged from the Middle East in less than 20 years (including oil dependence.) Once that happened I would issue a message: Screw with us again and we won't be so nice next time.


28 posted on 10/11/2006 3:01:10 PM PDT by navyguy
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To: MrNationalist

I've been reading about the discovery of 60 bodies in Bagdad for a week now. There were sixty found two weeks ago. I wonder if they are the same 60 bodies that someone asked an official about. The articles never say where in Bagdad, etc. Are they finding sixty bodies every day, or was it just one day they found them? It's the same with the car bombs. IMO, they seem to be picking the same story up over and over again. One car bomb appears to be ten, and sixty bodies appears to be six hundred.


29 posted on 10/11/2006 3:08:04 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (LET NO ONE BE FORGOTTEN, LET NO ONE FORGET--Don't cut and run...)
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