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Large Explosion in Downtown Baghdad
Fox News | 12/14/03

Posted on 12/14/2003 9:31:47 AM PST by fhayek

Just reported. Large explosion at just about the same time as Bush completed his address.


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baghdad; bushspeech; carbomb; greatnews; gulfwar2; gulfwarii; iraq; iraqaftermath; saddam; saddamcaptured; saddamhussein; terrorist; terroristbombing; tikrit; topplesaddam
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1 posted on 12/14/2003 9:31:47 AM PST by fhayek
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To: fhayek
uh oh
2 posted on 12/14/2003 9:32:42 AM PST by KantianBurke (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: fhayek
I hope it was a work accident...
3 posted on 12/14/2003 9:32:45 AM PST by cmsgop (Whatever You Do,..... Do Not PING Arthur McGowan)
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To: fhayek
Explosion in downtown Bagdad.




4 posted on 12/14/2003 9:34:10 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: fhayek
Celebration, or worse?
5 posted on 12/14/2003 9:34:31 AM PST by ladyinred (If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door!)
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To: fhayek
Car bomb....


6 posted on 12/14/2003 9:35:03 AM PST by hole_n_one
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To: fhayek




ÅBC is reporting through Reuters it was a car bomb.

Noithing further.


7 posted on 12/14/2003 9:35:47 AM PST by Sabertooth (Credit where it's due: saveourlicense.com prevented SB60, and the Illegal Alien CDLs... for now.)
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To: fhayek
Fox reporter says was car bomb. No more details
8 posted on 12/14/2003 9:36:33 AM PST by WackyKat
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To: fhayek
The remaining leaders of the Iraqi insurgency (sic) absolutely must give their best shot in the next 24-48 hours to show that the capture of Saddam does not mean the end of their terror campaign. It needs to be very big though, the strength of the remaining insurgency will be calibrated by the size of the terror act in the next hours and days.
9 posted on 12/14/2003 9:36:37 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: fhayek
Well, you gotta figure Saddam hasn't had a good "movement" for months now...
10 posted on 12/14/2003 9:37:12 AM PST by Benrand
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To: hole_n_one
Looks like it detonated in the middle of the street, or maybe thats where it came to rest.

Smells like desparation to me.
11 posted on 12/14/2003 9:37:36 AM PST by Sabretooth (I'm not SabERtooth, Im SabREtooth.)
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To: KantianBurke
This was to be expected.
12 posted on 12/14/2003 9:37:57 AM PST by rs79bm (Insert Democratic principles and ideals here: .............this space intentionally left blank.....)
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To: fhayek
A dead-ender finally reaching a dead end?
13 posted on 12/14/2003 9:37:59 AM PST by Redcloak ()
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To: fhayek
Actually, that noise was from Hitlery throwing a lamp at a wall in a fit of rage over the comments from President Bush.
14 posted on 12/14/2003 9:38:45 AM PST by Howie66 (Lead, follow or git the hell out of the way!)
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To: Travis McGee
Agreed...
15 posted on 12/14/2003 9:38:48 AM PST by Dog
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To: fhayek

16 posted on 12/14/2003 9:38:54 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Sabretooth
Smells like desparation to me.

Could be open retalliation season now there's no threat from "the man".

17 posted on 12/14/2003 9:39:33 AM PST by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: fhayek
"Large Explosion in Downtown Baghdad"

It's the loud death-wiggle of the Baathist/Jihadist gerbils
18 posted on 12/14/2003 9:39:46 AM PST by VOA
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19 posted on 12/14/2003 9:40:13 AM PST by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (Have you said Thank You to a service man or woman today?)
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To: Sabretooth; Travis McGee
Travis is right...

This is the bad guys big push..

20 posted on 12/14/2003 9:40:19 AM PST by Dog
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To: fhayek
Looks like a carbomb in an isolated area.
21 posted on 12/14/2003 9:40:26 AM PST by sigSEGV
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To: WackyKat
it was just a old ford pinto
22 posted on 12/14/2003 9:40:42 AM PST by al baby (Ice cream does not have bones)
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To: fhayek
Are there ever any small explosions in Baghdad?
23 posted on 12/14/2003 9:40:43 AM PST by MattAMiller
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To: TomGuy
I doubt from looking at that picture that there was any structural damage. Car bombs that take down buildings are usually pick up trucks or trucks, and those trucks are usually almost vaporized. Every once in a while car bombs go off in SouthEast Spain and they injure some people but don't cause fatalities.
24 posted on 12/14/2003 9:41:06 AM PST by ChicagoRepublican
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To: fhayek
After we killed Uday and Kusay (sp?), the fedayeen went on a killing spree. I'm sure they do the same now.
25 posted on 12/14/2003 9:41:31 AM PST by mikegi
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To: TomGuy
NBC footage seems to show it didn't damage anything. Except for the car, of course.
26 posted on 12/14/2003 9:41:31 AM PST by chiller (could be wrong, but doubt it)
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To: al baby
Unsafe at any speed?
27 posted on 12/14/2003 9:42:18 AM PST by William McKinley (Avoiding that nasty Gestapo that RJ warned me about)
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To: fhayek
Looks like we should be sending over more mechanics.
28 posted on 12/14/2003 9:42:56 AM PST by ChadGore (No blood for ratings! This means YOU AOL-Time-Warner-Turner-CNN)
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To: Travis McGee
Fortunately President Bush made sure to say this won't be the end of the violence over there. He was making sure they couldn't tag him again like they did over his statement that the major part of the war ended on the carrier. He has learned they will twist his words and use them against him.
29 posted on 12/14/2003 9:43:08 AM PST by ladyinred (If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door!)
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To: fhayek
Charlie Gibson on ABC quoting Reuters:

This was an explosion of fuel canisters on the bed of a truck. NOT A TERRORIST ATTACK.

It's very likely this had something to do with all the rounds being fired into the air in celebration, IMHO.

30 posted on 12/14/2003 9:43:30 AM PST by mrobison (We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.)
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To: fhayek
Scary thought: Saddam's capture was the "sign" for some terrorist cells to unleash their worst... let's just hope their worst is car-bombs, and not WMD's.
31 posted on 12/14/2003 9:44:26 AM PST by Teacher317
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To: hole_n_one
You call that a fire?

I'd like to see a couple of hundred fedayeen all light themselves on fire simultaneously-- that would really show me something!!! I double dog dare them!
32 posted on 12/14/2003 9:44:41 AM PST by RobFromGa (Bring Us Your Talented Individuals, Your Visionaries Yearning to Be Free. Keep the Huddled Masses)
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To: hole_n_one
You call that a fire?

I'd like to see a couple of hundred fedayeen all light themselves on fire simultaneously-- that would really show me something!!! I double dog dare them!
33 posted on 12/14/2003 9:44:51 AM PST by RobFromGa (Bring Us Your Talented Individuals, Your Visionaries Yearning to Be Free. Keep the Huddled Masses)
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To: mrobison
This was an explosion of fuel canisters on the bed of a truck. NOT A TERRORIST ATTACK.

Ahhh, true freedom. Blowing up things like we do after sporting events. lol.
34 posted on 12/14/2003 9:48:02 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: mrobison
"This was an explosion of fuel canisters on the bed of a truck. NOT A TERRORIST ATTACK."

"It's very likely this had something to do with all the rounds being fired into the air in celebration, IMHO."

So soon after President Bush's speech? No, this was not an accident but a deliberate attempt to deflect attention from what Bush said. If anything, it reconfirms what Bush said, that we must be careful because the war on terror continues.

35 posted on 12/14/2003 9:48:46 AM PST by CatOwner
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To: chiller
NBC footage seems to show it didn't damage anything. Except for the car, of course.

Nevertheless, let me predict the delivery, "A car bomb following immediately on the heels of the President's speech only marks the increasing tension in Iraq, as the violence mounts. The Iraqi resistance is making it evident that the capture of Hussein WILL NOT in any way lessen the attacks on coalition forces, increasingly seen as brutal occupiers...."

36 posted on 12/14/2003 9:48:49 AM PST by wizardoz
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To: RobFromGa
I'd like to see a couple of hundred fedayeen all light themselves on fire simultaneously-- that would really show me something!!! I double dog dare them



maybe the liberals will join them, after all they are after the same thing

In any even what a bunch of poor sports. Sure take your bombs and blow them up.

I hope our guys remain safe cause this is probably the begining of the end.



37 posted on 12/14/2003 9:49:42 AM PST by hapy
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To: TomGuy
Next thing you know, they'll be overturning police cars.

This is the closest the Iraqis will ever come to knowing what it feels like to win the Superbowl.

Let the kids play.

38 posted on 12/14/2003 9:50:00 AM PST by mrobison (We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.)
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To: ladyinred
Quite so.
39 posted on 12/14/2003 9:50:10 AM PST by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: TomGuy
Ahhh, true freedom. Blowing up things like we do after sporting events. lol.

SPEAKING OF SPORTING EVENTS IS SUVIVOR GOING TO BE ON TONITE
40 posted on 12/14/2003 9:50:48 AM PST by al baby (Ice cream does not have bones)
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To: CatOwner
The truck was just sitting on a street, parked near nothing. It was not a terrorist attack.
41 posted on 12/14/2003 9:51:29 AM PST by mrobison (We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.)
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To: William McKinley
Ralph Nader is deeply troubled.
42 posted on 12/14/2003 9:51:32 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: fhayek
You call THAT an explosion. LOL

THIS is an explosion:


44 posted on 12/14/2003 9:52:51 AM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: fhayek
My guess: bullets from celebratory gunfire ignited the gas cans on this vehicle. Note the lack of broken glass around the car.
45 posted on 12/14/2003 9:54:38 AM PST by coloradan (Hence, etc.)
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To: coloradan
See my post #30.
46 posted on 12/14/2003 9:56:26 AM PST by mrobison (We are the music makers and we are the dreamers of dreams.)
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To: al baby
SPEAKING OF SPORTING EVENTS IS SUVIVOR GOING TO BE ON TONITE

I heard Survivor, Tikrit got cancelled. Something about the star being voted out of the rathole.
47 posted on 12/14/2003 9:58:34 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: wizardoz
While your theory that a statement from Baathists is possible, it looks like fuel cannisters were accidentally or intentionally shot and ineffectively exploded.

if it was a "statement", it was a embarrassingly weak attempt.

49 posted on 12/14/2003 10:00:28 AM PST by chiller (could be wrong, but doubt it)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub
I DID IT! I feel good! Thanks Tonk for the link, what an excellent way to tell them we love them :)
50 posted on 12/14/2003 10:00:41 AM PST by Libertina (FReepers of a feather flock together...isn't life great?)
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