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More than 70 killed in wave of Baghdad bombings
Reuters ^ | Mon May 27, 2013 3:52pm EDT | Kareem Raheem

Posted on 05/27/2013 5:37:54 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

(Reuters) - More than 70 people were killed in a wave of bombings in markets in Shi'ite neighborhoods across Baghdad on Monday in worsening sectarian violence in Iraq.

No group claimed responsibility for the blasts. But Sunni Muslim Islamist insurgents and al-Qaeda' s Iraqi wing have increased attacks since the beginning of the year and often target Shi'ite districts.

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More than 700 people were killed in attacks in April, according to a U.N. count, the highest monthly toll in almost five years. So far in May more than 300 have died.

Thousands of Sunnis began staging street protests last December against Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, whom they accuse of marginalizing their sect since the fall of Saddam Hussein after the 2003 invasion.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: baghdad; iraq; obamasfault
Glad we won that one.
1 posted on 05/27/2013 5:37:54 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Really. That democracy exporting is quite the thing.


2 posted on 05/27/2013 5:40:14 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Pan_Yan

we did.

Obama gave it back


3 posted on 05/27/2013 5:47:32 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Pan_Yan

IMO, we should pull out of the middle east, except to support Israel, and let the sunnis and shia fight it out among themselves. We should only get involved from time to time to help the losing side and keep things going.


4 posted on 05/27/2013 6:06:18 PM PDT by expat2
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To: Pan_Yan

Well, they’ve got Chicago beat for the “Murder City” title, for sure. Deadfish Tinkerbell faggot Emmanuel can point to someplace else, now.


5 posted on 05/27/2013 6:10:27 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: expat2

When your enemies are killing each other, get out of the way.


6 posted on 05/27/2013 6:11:25 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Pan_Yan

At least now we know how the Cro-Magnon felt about the Neanderthals.


7 posted on 05/27/2013 6:13:45 PM PDT by microgood
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8 posted on 05/27/2013 6:26:11 PM PDT by RedMDer (You are Free Republic. There are no outside influences. Just us, all of us. Please donate today!)
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To: Pan_Yan

bigheadfred laughs out loud


9 posted on 05/27/2013 6:39:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred ( barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Pan_Yan

I think I high time America’s Middle East policy became strictly one of supporting Israel and letting them sort out who is King of the pile of horse pucky in any way they think best.

After they get done killing each other and have figured out how to behave like a civilized society they can give Western Civilization a call.


10 posted on 05/27/2013 6:43:53 PM PDT by Fzob (In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Jefferson)
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To: Pan_Yan

The Muslims back to killing each other , good.


11 posted on 05/27/2013 6:55:41 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Pan_Yan

As sad as I am to say this...these people can’t handle freedom or democracy.

They need a heavy handed dictator to keep them in line.

As it has been in the past..so shall it be in the future.


12 posted on 05/27/2013 7:05:14 PM PDT by berdie
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As sad as I am to say this...these people can’t handle freedom or democracy.

When your houses of worship teach slavery and death it's hard to live in peace and freedom.

13 posted on 05/27/2013 7:09:59 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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To: carriage_hill

When your enemies are killing each other, get out of the way.
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I wish the idiots John McCain and Lindsey Graham would “get” that.


14 posted on 05/27/2013 7:11:03 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Pan_Yan

Wish we could just let them off each other and stay out of it as long as they leave Isreal alone. Syria too.


15 posted on 05/27/2013 7:19:03 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: digger48

What irks me is all our guys we lost due to rules of engagement to avoid civilian deaths, then as soon as we leave they just start killing each other.


16 posted on 05/27/2013 7:23:48 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Pan_Yan

Sell them some more bombs


17 posted on 05/27/2013 8:33:38 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Pan_Yan
Interesting. How did the evil Israelis get into Iraq and kill 700 muslims last month? And another 300 this month?

No wonder the Palestinians are so pissed off at them.

18 posted on 05/27/2013 9:06:43 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Those middle eastern savages haven’t learned much in 5,000 years.


19 posted on 05/27/2013 9:23:09 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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