Thursday, July 14, 2005

The War really pissed me off today.

I was ok with the war until this. This really makes my heart hurt and there is nothing I can do.

This is an article from MSN.COM......

BAGHDAD, Iraq - A man wearing an explosives belt and a suicide car bomb both detonated Thursday seconds apart near a police station in central Baghdad, wounding at least nine, police and hospital officials said.
Police said they shot dead a third attacker wearing an explosive belt at the same location, just outside the Green Zone where the U.S. Embassy and government offices are located.The near simultaneous attacks occurred a day after a suicide car bomb exploded next to U.S. troops handing out candy and toys, killing 18 children and teenagers. Parents heard the shattering explosion and raced out to the discover the worst — children’s mangled, bloodied bodies strewn on the street.
Slaughter of Shiite childrenUp to 27 people were killed by the blast in the Shiite Muslim neighborhood, including an American soldier. At least 70 people were injured, a newborn and three U.S. soldiers among them.
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An Iraqi woman mourns outside the Baghdad morgue where the bodies of her son and other Iraqis killed Wednesday were taken.
Children’s slippers lay piled near the blast crater not far from a crumbled child’s bicycle as blood pooled in the street.
Twelve of the dead were 13 or younger and six were between 14 and 17, said police Lt. Mohammed Jassim Jabr. Among the wounded was 4-day-old Miriam Jabber, cut slightly by flying glass and debris.
“There were some American troops blocking the highway when a U.S. Humvee came near a gathering of children,” said Karim Shukir, 42. The troops began handing out candy and smiley-face key chains.
“Suddenly, a speeding car bomb...struck both the Humvee and the children,” Shukir said.
The slaughter of so many Shiite children is likely to raise tensions further between the majority Shiites — who dominate the government — and the minority Sunni Arabs, the foundation of the insurgency.

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