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Car bombs kill 52 in Baghdad, militants storm university and take hostages
The Washington Post ^ | 06-07-2014 | Sameer N. Yacoub

Posted on 06/07/2014 5:34:54 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016

BAGHDAD — A series of car bombs exploded across Iraq’s capital Saturday night, killing at least 52 people in a day of violence that saw militants storm a university in the country’s restive Anbar province and take dozens hostage, authorities said.

The attacks in Baghdad largely focused on Shiite neighborhoods, underscoring the sectarian violence striking at Iraq years after a similar wave nearly tore the country apart after the U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein. With U.S. troops gone, Iraq finds itself fighting on fronts across the country, as separate clashes in the northern city of Mosul left 21 police officers and 38 Sunni militants dead, officials said.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: baghdad; carbomb; iraq

1 posted on 06/07/2014 5:34:54 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

Obama has already launched a blue-ribbon panel and an emergency focus group to develop an appropriate hashtag!


2 posted on 06/07/2014 5:35:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PaulCruz2016

There is no cure for the middle east except nuke them all every last one of them even the rare good one or two


3 posted on 06/07/2014 5:36:57 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: PaulCruz2016

They had their chance for a peaceful modern country...

Now they can live like savages


4 posted on 06/07/2014 5:37:08 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: PaulCruz2016

What a mess and a terrible waste of American lives in that country. I am sad we ever entered that hell hole. Muzzies are useless . They are just murdering savages. Not worth one civilized human.


5 posted on 06/07/2014 5:37:43 PM PDT by dforest
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To: PaulCruz2016

Oh I thought the US troops were the problem and everything would be fine between these peace loving religionists once those bad Americans were gone. Islam is a religion of peace you know (that’s sarcasm folks).


6 posted on 06/07/2014 5:38:58 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

What a waste that war was. Nothing but savages in that part of the world.


7 posted on 06/07/2014 5:42:00 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PaulCruz2016

My local newspaper message boards confirm: Bush’s fault.


8 posted on 06/07/2014 5:43:40 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: PaulCruz2016

Four thousand plus American troops lives in Iraq for what?


9 posted on 06/07/2014 5:46:12 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: dforest

Amen


10 posted on 06/07/2014 5:46:22 PM PDT by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: al baby
Exactly, totally what Glenn Beck said when he was interviewing Ron Paul in 2008:

"If it wasn't for Israel, the entire Middle East can fall into a giant sink-hole for all I care."

My sentiments exactly. I have no compassion for 7th-century heathens who need to crap, shower, and shave.

11 posted on 06/07/2014 5:47:35 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: PaulCruz2016

I guess it is time for the Iraqi’s to “step up”. It is their country.


12 posted on 06/07/2014 5:49:36 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: dfwgator

No matter what you do for or to a muslim, at the end of the day, you are still the infidel or Jew.


13 posted on 06/07/2014 6:03:46 PM PDT by umgud
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To: SkyDancer

For what its worth, we could have stayed there fifty years and they would still be murdering each other.


14 posted on 06/07/2014 6:09:02 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: dforest
What a mess and a terrible waste of American lives in that country. I am sad we ever entered that hell hole. Muzzies are useless . They are just murdering savages. Not worth one civilized human.

We should have left once we toppled Sadaam's regime.

15 posted on 06/07/2014 6:14:19 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: Cementjungle

I’m not so sure now that removing Saddam was a good idea....All it did was empower Iran.


16 posted on 06/07/2014 6:15:25 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Like Detroit ?


17 posted on 06/07/2014 6:23:31 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: melsec
I know. I heard that too. You don’t suppose they could have lied to us?
18 posted on 06/07/2014 6:27:08 PM PDT by RichInOC ("In the name of Allah, The Inexorable, The Irresistible...")
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To: RichInOC

Nahh!!!


19 posted on 06/07/2014 6:35:18 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I once had a conversation with a guy at work about the war in Iraq. He vehemently opposed it.

I asked him if we should fight that war over there, or over here.

Conversation ended.


20 posted on 06/07/2014 6:46:38 PM PDT by themidnightskulker
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To: PaulCruz2016
Sunni versus Shi'ite; Raghead versus Camel Humper. Sounds good to me.
21 posted on 06/07/2014 6:51:09 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Cementjungle

I remember we were told when we went into Iraq that we were going to get rid of Saddam and leave.

That was a lie, we had to go and try to nation build and make those lunatics act like a civil society. What a joke. These heathens need a dictator to keep them in some kind of line. Otherwise they are murdering nutjobs who kill each other as much as they kill westerners.

Their countries all look like dung heaps because they are non productive. Only thing they are good at is killing. Lefties tell themselves it is because they are poor. Nope, they are poor because they are ignorant savages.


22 posted on 06/07/2014 6:53:11 PM PDT by dforest
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To: themidnightskulker

Sad that we lost so many good men for that $#!thole.

Isn’t mozlums killing each other a good thing.


23 posted on 06/07/2014 6:53:14 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (The zombies here elected alcee hastings. TERM LIMITS ... TERM LIMITS)
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To: bicyclerepair

It is sad.

It is just another war in which we were not allowed to fight to win.


24 posted on 06/07/2014 6:56:14 PM PDT by themidnightskulker
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To: themidnightskulker

I meant yet.


25 posted on 06/07/2014 6:56:42 PM PDT by themidnightskulker
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To: themidnightskulker

I think the White House might have their official response:

#SAVEIRAQINRAHOSTAGES


26 posted on 06/07/2014 6:57:15 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Quick, send them a few million tax dollars!


27 posted on 06/07/2014 7:42:56 PM PDT by bgill
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To: GeronL

Wow, didn’t George Bush do a wonderful thing by invading and “liberating” Iraq? It was worth 4500 American lives and a trillion American dollars wasn’t it!


28 posted on 06/07/2014 7:45:27 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: themidnightskulker

Correction: It was a war that wasn’t worth it.

What doesn’t “winning” mean in your book? Occupying Iraq forever?


29 posted on 06/07/2014 7:46:46 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: dforest

you use the passive voice, “we were told.”

Who told us? Not Obama. George Bush told us. Iraq is his mess. And ours, because we voted him in.

Now, bring on Jeb! I can’t wait for the next Bush. How bout you?


30 posted on 06/07/2014 7:48:24 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: WilliamIII

Nation-building is stupid.

Get in, get the baddies, and get out.


31 posted on 06/07/2014 7:49:16 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: dfwgator

Saddam’s brutality is what kept the Islamists down. Now, they’re free to wreak havoc. And Shiites run the government, allied with the Shiites in Iran.

THANKS A MILLION, GEORGE BUSH!


32 posted on 06/07/2014 7:50:04 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: GeronL

“Get the baddies”

You mean, kill the guy - Saddam - who had his heel on the Islamists’ necks? Yeah, that was real smart.


33 posted on 06/07/2014 7:51:11 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: Cementjungle

We should have left once we toppled Sadaam’s regime.

Well, the reason there’s a mess now is because we toppled Saddam’s regime. He had these Islamists under his boot.. We killed him - and that freed them.


34 posted on 06/07/2014 7:53:28 PM PDT by WilliamIII
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To: melsec

Just wait until Iran gets nukes...


35 posted on 06/07/2014 8:12:10 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: WilliamIII
Well, the reason there’s a mess now is because we toppled Saddam’s regime. He had these Islamists under his boot.. We killed him - and that freed them.

you have a warped memory of history..When the Iraq war was approved by congress, virtually every intelligence agence in the world determined that Hussein waas in control of "weapons of mass destruction" all suspected that he had nuclear weapons....he certainly had gas weapons because he had used them against the Kurds. We acted on that assumption andthe results are known. Had he used a nuclear weapon and we hadn't acted, would your opinion be the same???Hussein is gone, unfortunately, the people in that area are so lost in the eighth century that I fear they will remain virtually worthless for another generation or so. Until the young peopple wake up and reclaim their own future...they are lost.

36 posted on 06/07/2014 9:34:41 PM PDT by terycarl (common sense prevails over all else)
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To: Rodamala

I think Israel will be the first to have a Nuke pointed at them - Iraq a close second.


37 posted on 06/07/2014 10:19:58 PM PDT by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong.)
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To: themidnightskulker
The mistake was nation building.

We should have wiped out Saddam and everything connected to him and left. No apologies, no rebuilding no nothing other than stating plainly, don't make us come back.

Iran and other would have understood that.

38 posted on 06/08/2014 2:35:05 AM PDT by DB
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To: WilliamIII

Actually it would have been if we had done that and just left.

Trying to keep the peace and nation build is what cost so many lives and treasure.

Shock and awe and gone. Every two bit dictator would have been scared shitless that they were next in line for the treatment. Instead we went nation building.

In short we tried to get them to love us when we simply should have had them fear us.


39 posted on 06/08/2014 2:46:46 AM PDT by DB
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