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Shi’a mosque destroyed in explosion
Multi-National Force, Iraq ^ | Sunday, 21 January 2007 | MASTER SGT. DAVID LARSEN

Posted on 01/21/2007 7:26:18 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity

BAGHDAD – Multi-National Division - Baghdad Soldiers responded to an explosion northwest of the Iraqi capital Jan. 19, finding a mosque leveled.

Elements of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division responded to the location of the Al-Haja Mosque in the Saba al-Bor region after hearing an explosion and receiving a phoned-in tip from a resident stating the mosque was destroyed.

Upon arrival, the unit searched the remains and area surrounding the mosque, reporting no casualties. No Iraqi security forces were on site for the initial search.

The cause of the explosion is currently unknown. This incident is under investigation.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MULTI-NATIONAL DIVISION – BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS NCO IN CHARGE, MASTER SGT. DAVID LARSEN BY E-MAIL AT: DAVID.J.LARSEN@US.ARMY.MILThis email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it ; OR BY PHONE AT COMMERCIAL: (914) 822-8174, OR IRAQNA: 011-964-790-192-4675.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: kaboom; owned; workaccident
Sounds like another work accident.
1 posted on 01/21/2007 7:26:18 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
;a mosque destroyed in explosion

Sounds like a positive development.

2 posted on 01/21/2007 7:29:32 AM PST by zarf
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

..until it's the Dome of the Rock, don't wake me...


3 posted on 01/21/2007 7:30:35 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( ..when there is any conflict between God and Caesar -- guess who loses?)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Where's Capt. Jamil Hussein?


4 posted on 01/21/2007 7:33:46 AM PST by sono (There are only two exit strategies - One is victory, the other defeat - Joe Lieberman)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Don't tell me...it was one of the holiest mosques in all of Iraq, right?


5 posted on 01/21/2007 7:47:28 AM PST by Brian Mosely (A government is a body of people -- usually notably ungoverned)
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To: WalterSkinner

You should do some homework on what all exists at the site of the Dome of the Rock.

I'm not sure that informed Jews or Christian would wish for what you asked.


6 posted on 01/21/2007 7:50:00 AM PST by G Larry (Only strict constructionists on the Supreme Court!)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

No Iraqi security forces on site- guess they were still running in the opposite direction after lighting the charge. Of course this clears the way for the arab street to nurture anger against US forces for having done this.


7 posted on 01/21/2007 7:55:29 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

I am beginning not to care about Iraq....Are Muslims worth our effort? I can't say yes.


8 posted on 01/21/2007 8:00:14 AM PST by Dallas59 (HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!)
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To: G Larry
..no, you didn't understand the post

I am not wishing for anything.

I am only saying that THAT would be real news.

And I am informed, thanks...

9 posted on 01/21/2007 8:01:35 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( ..when there is any conflict between God and Caesar -- guess who loses?)
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To: Dallas59
Are Muslims worth our effort? I can't say yes.

Well, having been to the Middle East more times then I could count since 1988 (Iran-Iraq War), I would say that for the majority of the Muslims it is worth our efforts. As for those few who wish murder/mayhem upon the rest.... May they join Saddam soon.

-Traveler

10 posted on 01/21/2007 8:08:21 AM PST by Traveler59 (Truth is a journey, not a destination.)
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To: WalterSkinner
We need to take out the Ka'aba, scare the living feces out of them and watch them blow their load while killing them in the process. This is the only way to eradicate 1400 years of terror which Islam has produced.

Unfortunately it's in Saudi, apparently the Saudis are allies even though it's against the law to be a Christian if you are a citizen. It's all about the oil (That we will lose this thing).

Know thine enemy http://www.heritage.org/Research/NationalSecurity/hl855.cfm
11 posted on 01/21/2007 8:14:32 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: rollo tomasi

Keep it goin! 1 Less Mask!


12 posted on 01/21/2007 8:15:48 AM PST by NobleEagle2004 ("You Are The 1st Brigade!"StoneWall Jackson)
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To: rollo tomasi

Your on to Something,
Could be one of the 1st phases prior to Apacolypse.(nervous lauph)
All I see is the CRAP is gonna hit the Fan on or about the Ides of March!
Bush ain't goin out like this! And thats Bonafide!
Were Talkin Legacy now,and the Pride of our Country,the Will to Fight,we cannot Faulter!
If we stumble,The Dems will have massive momentum.
He!s gotta Hit Hard real Hard! This is Bigger than Bush!
All the Chips on the Table "W"
GodsSpeed Everybody.


13 posted on 01/21/2007 8:31:42 AM PST by NobleEagle2004 ("You Are The 1st Brigade!"StoneWall Jackson)
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To: Dallas59

Well..the question is...can we build a wall around the ME and wait til they kill each other off? No one in and no one out...and when they are just about gone...we swoop in and take the oil..:)


14 posted on 01/21/2007 8:36:51 AM PST by Getsmart64
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To: NobleEagle2004

Pres. Bush will expand it, I hope the next Pres. can come close to finishing it but I see this as a long process (If the right people get elected).


15 posted on 01/21/2007 8:39:21 AM PST by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
FRIDAYS @ 9:00A EST

DIY Explosives Asembly Room Makeover


16 posted on 01/21/2007 8:49:08 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
Hope no one survived.
17 posted on 01/21/2007 8:50:07 AM PST by Thumper1960 (Unleash the Dogs of War as a Minority, or perish as a party.)
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To: G Larry
I'm not sure that informed Jews or Christian would wish for what you asked.

It's a requirement that the mosque be removed before the Temple can be rebuilt.

18 posted on 01/21/2007 8:56:09 AM PST by null and void (Propaganda doesn't have to make sense. Hell, it often works better if it doesn't.)
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To: null and void

I believe God Himself will destroy the Dome of the Rock and remove all elements of Mohammad's faulty religion maybe by an earthquake. The way things are lining up I believe it will be sooner rather than later.


19 posted on 01/21/2007 9:05:12 AM PST by Newfy
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To: Newfy
He certainly has the authority, something Jews are forbidden to do, and Christians are barred from doing by simple non-ownersip of the land.

There is a certain justice to møøselimbs taking out their own trash, either by themselves, or with Him guiding their hand...

20 posted on 01/21/2007 9:11:13 AM PST by null and void (Propaganda doesn't have to make sense. Hell, it often works better if it doesn't.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

"finding a mosque leveled"

Finaly some good news out of Iraq


21 posted on 01/21/2007 10:03:57 AM PST by observer5 (It's not a War on Terror - it's a WAR ON STUPIDITY!)
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To: rollo tomasi
Unfortunately it's in Saudi, apparently the Saudis are allies even though it's against the law to be a Christian if you are a citizen. It's all about the oil (That we will lose this thing).

Yeah, and Uncle Joe and the Soviets were our allies during WWII. Patton was right, we should have destroyed them when we had the chance, we could make up for that mistake by crushing islam now.

22 posted on 01/21/2007 5:20:17 PM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Brian Mosely
it was one of the holiest mosques in all of Iraq, right?

No but it sat on what is now holey ground.

23 posted on 01/21/2007 5:29:51 PM PST by arthurus (Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
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