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Two U.S. Soldiers Killed by Roadside Bomb in Iraq
Fox News ^ | Published July 07, 2011 | Associated Press

Posted on 07/07/2011 9:49:52 PM PDT by EternalVigilance

BAGHDAD -- A roadside bomb killed two U.S. soldiers Thursday outside the main American military base in Baghdad in what U.S. officials said appeared to be another attack by Shiite militias hoping to drive U.S. troops out of Iraq.

The attack follows the deadliest month for U.S. troops in Iraq in two years. Fifteen U.S. soldiers died in June, nearly all in attacks by Shiite militias.

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Thursday's bomb, which was detonated near a checkpoint outside Victory Base Camp, was a powerful armor-piercing explosive known as an EFP, according to two military officials with knowledge of the attack.

EFPs typically are designed and outfitted in Iran, and are a trademark of the Shiite militia headed by anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alsadr; efp; fallen; ied; iran; iraq; kia; oif; rip; roadsidebomb; sadr; soldier
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From earlier in the day, before the report of this attack:

Iranian weapons in Iraq increasing, more lethal

Sadr shouldn’t be drawing breath.

If I was in charge he would not be.

And every time an IED goes off in Iraq, by the next morning the top ten Iranian mullahs’ houses, and the top ten Iranian military bases, should be rubble.

Rinse. Repeat.

I'm as serious as a heart attack.

1 posted on 07/07/2011 9:50:03 PM PDT by EternalVigilance
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To: EternalVigilance

These are being traced back to Iran, and the Moose In Chief does nothing? Surprise surprise as Gomer Pyle would put it.


2 posted on 07/07/2011 9:52:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’m very angry about that.


3 posted on 07/07/2011 9:54:43 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('The difficult, we do right away. The impossible takes a little longer.' -- the U.S. Marines)
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To: EternalVigilance

Don’t just limit it to IEDs in Iraq alone. The place should have been rendered a parking lot years ago.


4 posted on 07/07/2011 10:02:31 PM PDT by bgill
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To: EternalVigilance

Iran’s licking their chops waiting for Obama to cave to the nutroots and pull all troops from Iraq. Thanks to his Libyan adventure putting more strain, they might be able to completely ruin the US’s encirclement of Iran.


5 posted on 07/07/2011 10:05:33 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: EternalVigilance

Just aim for the diaper.


6 posted on 07/07/2011 10:07:02 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: Shadow44

7 posted on 07/07/2011 10:10:20 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('The difficult, we do right away. The impossible takes a little longer.' -- the U.S. Marines)
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To: EternalVigilance

And every time an IED goes off in Iraq, by the next morning the top ten Iranian mullahs’ houses, and the top ten Iranian military bases, should be rubble.

Rinse. Repeat.

I’m as serious as a heart attack.

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Amen!!!!!!!!!!!


8 posted on 07/07/2011 10:20:21 PM PDT by volunbeer
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To: EternalVigilance

Can’t be said any clearer.... Needs to be done as you suggest.

You have my vote for President.


9 posted on 07/07/2011 10:26:45 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: EternalVigilance

RIP.


10 posted on 07/07/2011 10:27:15 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: EternalVigilance

Between cutting in Iraq, and his delusion of negotiating with the Taliban, and the Arab AKA Islamist Spring, a lot of those bases could be out of commission. Obama’s the best thing that happened to the mullahs since Jimmy Carter.


11 posted on 07/07/2011 10:32:20 PM PDT by Shadow44
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To: EternalVigilance

A wild beast only understands fire.


12 posted on 07/07/2011 10:33:47 PM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: tanuki

If that is what we get from the mullahs, give it back to them ten-fold.


13 posted on 07/07/2011 10:37:05 PM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: Squantos

There’s a thought sure to make certain heads explode.


14 posted on 07/07/2011 10:38:34 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('The difficult, we do right away. The impossible takes a little longer.' -- the U.S. Marines)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Amen.


15 posted on 07/07/2011 10:39:16 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('The difficult, we do right away. The impossible takes a little longer.' -- the U.S. Marines)
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To: EternalVigilance

All I ask for is the CIA an 6 weeks.


16 posted on 07/07/2011 10:55:57 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: EternalVigilance
EFPs typically are designed and outfitted in Iran, and are a trademark of the Shiite militia headed by anti-U.S. cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.

I would launch a massive cruise missile attack against a wide spread group of targets.

Iran is the preeminent power in the Middle East, aside from Israel, and they need to know that we can hit them at will. What would be the fallout? Condemnation by the United Nations? Hatred from jihadists?

Before disregarding this idea as 'Cowboy Talk', think about it. Our strategy for the most part is defensive. Initiating some offensive capability at the same time is not a bad idea. They are on the path to nuclear capability. Hit them hard, and often. Discover where these programs and laboratories are and nail them. No boots on the ground. No nation building.

Again, Iran is getting to big for its britches. Let them start shoveling shards of concrete from shattered military installations.

17 posted on 07/07/2011 11:18:26 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: EternalVigilance
And every time an IED goes off in Iraq, by the next morning the top ten Iranian mullahs’ houses, and the top ten Iranian military bases, should be rubble.

You bet.

18 posted on 07/07/2011 11:20:33 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: He Rides A White Horse

I agree.

Their supply of this ordnance to Sadr and his minions is an act of war against us.

When someone launches war against you there are two choices: Fight, or die.

Only an idiot would choose the latter. Especially when you control the world’s most powerful military.


19 posted on 07/07/2011 11:21:45 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('The difficult, we do right away. The impossible takes a little longer.' -- the U.S. Marines)
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To: EternalVigilance
Only an idiot would choose the latter.

Unfortunately at this time, the idiot lives at the White House. We need a changing of the guard now more than ever.

20 posted on 07/07/2011 11:23:56 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: He Rides A White Horse

He’s worse than an idiot. He’s actually on the side of Iran.

A few years ago, Iran was a dysfunctional country with menacing dreams of nukes and military power that blustered and harrassed, but was not particularly respected in the ME. But now it has been consolidated into the most important country in the ME and the regional leader, thanks to Obama’s kowtowing to it and the fact that he himself regards it as the leader.

It’s still a dysfunctional hell-hole, with huge unemployment, a major drug and AIDS problem, daily political crises, and no economy to speak of. But Obama supported it against its brief civilian uprising, and has promoted it to #1 because he knows it is the one that is most radically our enemy, and anybody who hates the US is a friend of Obama’s.


21 posted on 07/08/2011 4:04:42 AM PDT by livius
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To: EternalVigilance
RIP.

The rapid drawdown in Afghanistan, contrary to his general's advice, and the non-exit exit from Iraq better not make all of these deaths into sacrifices in vain.

22 posted on 07/08/2011 4:46:53 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: EternalVigilance

Their blood is on Obama’s hands.

Until our troops are allowed to go kill the enemy, their deaths are the presidents fault.

Ruthless killing and destruction of the enemies property is the solution. If wives get in the way, too damn bad


23 posted on 07/08/2011 4:53:11 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: EternalVigilance

Wasn’t the Obo gonna get us out of “Bush’s war”—???


24 posted on 07/08/2011 7:31:55 AM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: EternalVigilance

RE: Your comments, exactly right. Not only that, but a Revolutionary Guard bases gets turned into ashes.


25 posted on 07/08/2011 11:06:53 AM PDT by MissesBush (Obama logic re: Weiner. Twitter your junk = I would resign. Destroy a nation = I deserve re-election)
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To: MissesBush

Recall Gromyko’s words after the US embassy was seized:

If the Russian embassy had been seized, Teheran would be a crater by noon.


26 posted on 07/08/2011 11:29:30 AM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: EternalVigilance

I have always believed in the Roman rule. Screw with me once shame on me, Screw with me twice shame on you, led to a more civil society.


27 posted on 07/08/2011 11:45:51 AM PDT by Little Bill (Sorry)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“These are being traced back to Iran, and the Moose In Chief does nothing?”

The ‘Moose in Chief’ is busy using our tax dollars and military to help Al-qaeda linked jihadists in Libya.

http://amerisrael.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/05/iranian-threat-a-more-clear-and-present-danger-1.html

Neither our government or NATO is willing to take on the Syria-Hezbollah-Iran alliance.

They are scared to.


28 posted on 07/08/2011 2:50:55 PM PDT by Amerisrael
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To: EternalVigilance
This is part of the Obama Surge -- Surge in US Combat deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq.

I believe the Afghan rates of deaths of US Soldiers in Afghanistan is triple that of when Bush was president.

Of course, the Bush Surge resulted in fewer US casualties and more terrorist deaths...

29 posted on 07/08/2011 3:50:44 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- are the values that time has proven them to work)
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To: EternalVigilance
“From earlier in the day, before the report of this attack:

Iranian weapons in Iraq increasing, more lethal

Sadr shouldn’t be drawing breath.

If I was in charge he would not be.

And every time an IED goes off in Iraq, by the next morning the top ten Iranian mullahs’ houses, and the top ten Iranian military bases, should be rubble.

Rinse. Repeat.

I'm as serious as a heart attack.”

When Bush had the military back down from Sadr,That sent the wrong signal,They ALL should, have been sprayed by a 130 gunship, like so many cockroaches that they are,Payback must be a 100 Fold minimum.

30 posted on 07/08/2011 3:50:59 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: EternalVigilance; All; Kathy in Alaska; BIGLOOK; Arrowhead1952; HiJinx; oldteen; AZamericonnie; ...


God rest the souls of these two fallen heroes!
They won't be forgotten by the ones who
appreciate what their sacrifice means
to this country!

31 posted on 07/08/2011 7:42:56 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: LUV W
Thanks for the ping, LUV!

God Bless our Fallen Heroes!

Prayers for their family and friends!

32 posted on 07/08/2011 7:50:29 PM PDT by oldteen
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To: LUV W

Amen.


33 posted on 07/08/2011 7:50:39 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The tea party was and is about the right to govern ourselves, according to natural right.)
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To: LUV W
Adm. Mullen: Flow of arms from Iran to Iraqi militias widens
34 posted on 07/08/2011 7:54:15 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (The tea party was and is about the right to govern ourselves, according to natural right.)
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To: LUV W

Thank you Luv. Prayers for all our FALLEN HEROES!


35 posted on 07/08/2011 7:56:27 PM PDT by yorkie (90-4321`)
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To: EternalVigilance

The fake president has made it MORE dangerous over there than we have ever seen it with his apathy to the plight of our military and to the people of Iraq (and Afghanistan) who DO want peace!


36 posted on 07/08/2011 7:56:53 PM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: EternalVigilance; LUV W

TAPS

RIP

2 U S Soldiers


Amazing Grace

37 posted on 07/08/2011 8:11:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Amerisrael

Libya?? Is something going on in in Libya? /s

Not being covered by the MSM to any great degree. I’m surprised and very sarcastic this evening.

I wish a “be safe” to our brave military and condolences to these and all of our all fallen brave soldiers.


38 posted on 07/08/2011 9:57:06 PM PDT by berdie
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To: EternalVigilance
And every time an IED goes off in Iraq, by the next morning the top ten Iranian mullahs’ houses, and the top ten Iranian military bases, should be rubble.

Rinse. Repeat.

I'm as serious as a heart attack.

I'm with you on that 100%, but the chief muslime in the white hut won't do anything to mess with the muslime brotherhood in another country. He is one of them.

39 posted on 07/09/2011 5:25:17 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: LUV W

Thanks for the ping.

FU B. O.


40 posted on 07/09/2011 5:26:21 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

These true American heroes need more people posting their condolences. God rest their souls. Thank you for stopping by...and indeed, Obummer is making it so unsafe for all our heroes to do the jobs they committed to do! I’m afraid we’ll lose more and more under this killer regime.


41 posted on 07/09/2011 9:49:01 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: LUV W

These are the two young men who were killed by the Iranian/Shiite ordnance. Buddies of my son, from his unit.


Two soldiers of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team killed in Iraq

Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2011/07/09/1720720/two-soldiers-of-the-116th-cavalry.html#ixzz1RcxkVZYc

The Department of Defense said Spc. Nicholas W. Newby, 20, of Coeur d’Alene, and Spc. Nathan R. Beyers, 24, of Littleton, Colo., who lived in the Coeur d’Alene area before being deployed, died July 7 in Baghdad, Iraq.

The men died of injuries suffered when insurgents attacked their convoy using an improvised explosive device. Newby and Beyers were assigned to 145th Brigade Support Battalion, 116th Cavalry Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Post Falls, Idaho.

“This is an extremely sad time for the Citizen Soldiers and Citizen Airmen of the Idaho National Guard,” said Maj. Gen. Gary L. Sayler, commanding general of the Idaho National Guard. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members of these fine Idaho Citizen Soldiers, and we will work to help and support these families with many types of assistance over the coming days, weeks, months and years.”

Beyers leaves behind his wife Vanessa Beyers and his daughter, born on Veterans Day, Nov 11, 2010. Vanessa Beyers released a statement:

“Nathan was proud of his job and serving our country. He died doing something he loved and was such a brave person. We just had our first child and Nathan had a chance to visit us when he was home on leave in January. I told him I knew he was going to be a wonderful father. We are going to miss him.”

Newby leaves behind family members including his mother Theresa Hart, father Wayne Newby, brothers Nathan and Ryder and many other family members and friends in the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho area and Connecticut.

Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2011/07/09/1720720/two-soldiers-of-the-116th-cavalry.html#ixzz1RcxGovXg


42 posted on 07/09/2011 10:04:45 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The tea party was and is about the right to govern ourselves, according to natural right.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Photo provided by the Beyers family
Spc. Nathan R. Beyers, 24, of Littleton, Colo. Beyers died in Iraq on July 7.

43 posted on 07/09/2011 10:06:03 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The tea party was and is about the right to govern ourselves, according to natural right.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Photo provided by the Newby family
Spc. Nicholas W. Newby, 20, of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Newby died on July 7 in Iraq.

44 posted on 07/09/2011 10:07:11 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The tea party was and is about the right to govern ourselves, according to natural right.)
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To: yorkie; All

Also, please pray for this young hero:


In the same attack that killed Beyers and Newby, Staff Sgt. Jason Rzepa, an Idahoan with the 116 Cavalry Brigade Combat Team, sustained serious leg injuries. He has been stabilized and transported to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany for further treatment.

Read more: http://www.idahostatesman.com/2011/07/09/1720720/two-soldiers-of-the-116th-cavalry.html#ixzz1Rd0fDHBY


45 posted on 07/09/2011 10:15:10 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The tea party was and is about the right to govern ourselves, according to natural right.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Thank you for the additional information concerning these heroes. They will always be in our hearts with the others who have sacrificed for us.

God give their friends, families and buddies whom they worked with strength and courage to go on without them!


46 posted on 07/09/2011 10:24:02 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: EternalVigilance

Prayers for this young hero to heal completely and recover quickly! I know he’ll be ready to go back to be with his unit...if allowed to do so....


47 posted on 07/09/2011 10:30:43 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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To: LUV W
I’m afraid we’ll lose more and more under this killer regime.

Yes, and he could care less. He wants the military to suffer as many losses as possible.

48 posted on 07/09/2011 10:52:03 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Thanks for the additional info.


49 posted on 07/09/2011 10:52:59 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back. He ain't my president either.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

It has been noticed. I’m sure the troops feel the “love” from the morons in the regime! :(


50 posted on 07/09/2011 11:01:30 AM PDT by LUV W (RUN SARAH...R U N!!!)
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