Terror attack in Baghdad village, WMD dropped

Discussion in 'Politics' started by TorontoTrader2, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Holy shoot a fleet of war planes dropped WMD on a civillian town. We can only guess at the slaughter that took place, as it is hidden from us.

    We do not have the freedom to see the body count of those who lived in this village, people just like you and I.

    Only the most sick and evil person could think a village in a 2nd or 3rd world country is a threat to the Western Military Industrial complex

    Sleep well, the terror is being spread. We are truely a threat to freedom everywhere.

    Ordinary men and women, doing evil but brainwashed that they are "spreading liberty and freedom". Not since Kamikazi pilots have we seen such brainwashing. Should be tried for war crimes.
    I can only hope they suffer a lifetime of PTSD and nighmares for their crimes.

    But disregard everything I have said, an Iraqi life has ZERO worth to us.

    Safe havens? Another report called it as it is, they said villages were bombed. Who lives in villages? Ordinary people grow up and live there.

    Just imagine now, if planes unleashed terror to the south of YOUR city, what would it look like and how would you react?

    I cannot keep silent as WMD are used on a civillian population, that would be evil.

    US planes unleash 40,000 pounds of bombs in 10 minutes near Baghdad

    Associated Press - January 10, 2008 11:13 AM ET

    ZAMBARANIYAH, Iraq (AP) - A large-scale U.S. offensive continues in Iraq.

    U.S. bombers and jet fighters have unleashed 40,000 pounds of explosives within 10 minutes on the southern outskirts of Baghdad, targeting what the military calls safe havens for al-Qaida in Iraq.

    The attack is part of Operation Phantom Phoenix, a campaign against al-Qaida in Iraq that was launched Tuesday.

    The military says two B-1 bombers and four F-16 fighters dropped the bombs on 40 targets in Arab Jabour in 10 strikes. Al-Qaida fighters are believed to control Arab Jabour, a Sunni district scarred by daily violence.

    A military spokeswoman says the attack is 1 of the largest airstrikes since the war started in March 2003.

    An Iraqi army officer says the air raid was followed by a ground attack that led to 12 arrests and the discovery of 2 houses used to torture kidnap victims.

    Copyright 2008 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  2. What would you do if you were told to leave your homes and livelihoods NOW. Where would you even go? What if you didn't have a car or credit cards? This is insane, if this is liberation....

    We are numb to this, it is normal to send young men 1000's of miles away to kill browskinned people and to destroy their homes. I wonder why they hate us?

    Saturday, January 12, 2008
    Arab Jabour aftermath
    An initial report from Al-Hayat says many innocent residents of Arab Jabour who didn't leave following a warning were killed in the bombing, and other innocent residents' homes and lands were destroyed, but on the other hand a local Awakening person said only terrorist hideouts were targeted. The reporter summarizes the state of the question as "murky".

    Al-Hayat talked to surviving residents of Arab Jabour, and reports:
    Murkiness prevailed respecting the actual results of the American aerial bombing of the agricultural village of Arab Jabour south of Baghdad, with families that escaped affirming that "the attack destroyed homes and farms of people of the area", and according to witnesses the attack led to the death of many residents who didn't leave their homes in response to requests by the Americans, because the time allowed was insufficient.
    The journalist then reviews the numbers respecting "targets", the 40,000 ponds of bombs, how long it took (no more than ten minutes), and so on, adding:
    Many residents who escaped were unable to return to their homes, but some who did return affirmed the destruction of their homes and agricultural lands, while the American forces and the Iraqi government have released no report on the killed and wounded or on material damage.

    Ayad al-Ubeidi, 35, a resident of Arab Jabour, said the American forces did not allow the families in the target area sufficient time to leave, and that led to the killing of many of them. He said the Americans distributed leaflets some hours before the attack, asking residents to leave their homes. However, Saif Salman, a member of the Arab Jabour Awakening, said the Americans asked the area residents to move to a secure area 10 days before the attack, but not all of them were able to do that.

    Col. Raed Hasan al-Zubaie, president of the Doura Awakening [adoining this area to the north] said the secure houses were not subject to the American attack, and he added that the military operations throughout Arab Jabour targeted nests of terrorists and AlQaeda groups only. And he said the operations were planned beforehand with the cooperation of officers of the Awakenings in this region.
    The journalist reviews the American military spokesperson's boast that this was the biggest single bombing attack since 2003, and the explanation of another to the effect this was necessary because the US military had so long neglected the area. There isn't any mention of the Dec 11 call for families to return to the area, or the Dec 27 celebration of the opening of the security center.

    For its part, the Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq called for international organizations to investigate this attack, which it said has killed "tens of innocent residents including women, children and old people, and wounded a similar number of others", holding the American authorities and the Iraqi government criminally responsible.
  3. Could you explain why it makes a difference to you if a total of 40,000 pounds of bombs are dropped on a village or if in 50 different instances suicide bombers, katyusha rockets or car bombs kill a large number of people?
  4. Hmm, have Muslims ever used WMD?




  5. iraq had zero to do with 9/11. why is an imbecile(rcanfiel) posting those pic's?
  6. This is what we should have been doing all along in Iraq. We would have saved a lot of American lives. Personally, I wish we had stayed out, but we are there. So we have to deal with it. Are we supposed to just sit there and let these terrorists attack us? We know the Iraqi government is unable or unwilling to do anything. Other sunni areas have partnered with the Army and driven out al qaeda. This area didn't and paid the price. It sounds harsh but war is harsh. A lot of people in Afghanistan didn't like the Taliban but we attacked them anyway. Iran could be the same story.
  7. Very astute post. Exactly to the point - do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  8. Makes one wonder what the "job" actually is after 5 years of trying.
  9. reg


    That's the whole point - Fat Man could've gotten the job done in 5 minutes.
  10. This is like Vietnam - a no win situation because the war is being run from the White House by incompetents. I think Bush finally got the message that he better defer to the military generals rather than the suit and tie guys. It's never too late to win. But it is too late to retreat.
    #10     Jan 15, 2008