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Bloodbath in Iraq

Posted on | June 16, 2014 | 26 Comments

The terrorists are slaughtering their prisoners:

BAGHDAD — The United States said Sunday it was evacuating some staff from its embassy and beefing up security as deadly explosions rocked the Iraqi capital and advancing militant Islamic insurgents released graphic images appearing to show its fighters massacring captured Iraqi soldiers. . . .
The development came as photos posted on a militant website show what look to be masked fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant loading captives onto flatbed trucks before forcing them to lie face-down in a shallow ditch with their arms tied behind their backs. The bodies of the captives are then shown, soaked in blood after being shot.
The Associated Press said the images were verified and were consistent with its reporting. Iraq’s top military spokesman, Lt. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi, confirmed the authenticity of the photos Sunday and said he was aware of cases of mass murder of Iraqi soldiers.

The London Telegraph has a round-up of Iraq news. It’s very bad.



  • Boston You

    Gun control, in the Muslim faith …

  • Evi L. Bloggerlady

    They are telling us how we should treat them?

    As for Iraq again, Shiite troops will be less likely to surrender next time.

  • RS

    The administration will dither until there’s nothing left to save, then tell us, “there’s nothing left to save.”

  • M. Thompson

    You reap what you sow, and we are finding that out now.

    The average man needs an up close and personal meeting with the Gods of the Copybook Headings to find his follies.

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  • Quartermaster

    I think we are headed to partition in Iraq. The country was originally 3 provinces under the Ottoman Empire. The Brits cobbled the country together after WW1, and botched it, as usual. The Turks were onto something, that Bush and company ignored.

  • Zohydro

    I hadn’t read that before… Good reference, Thompson!

  • JeffS

    Buck Ofama.

  • JeffS

    Probably so, QM. It’s hard to argue otherwise.

  • DonaldDouglas

    Hey John Kerry, Iran’s EFPs (Explosively Formed Penetrators) Killed 100 of U.S. Troops in #Iraq!

  • M. Thompson

    It’s nothing. The Blogfather has been referencing it for a while.

  • Boston You

    The vast majority of American deaths and injuries in Iraq were at the hands of the Sunnis such as those who are now committing bloody atrocities on a daily basis as part of ISIS.

    It smacks of foreign propaganda to claim that Iran is mostly to blame when that is, in fact, demonstrably false.

  • kbiel

    Ambassador Stevens not available for comment.

  • Mike G.

    My carpet bombing idea and Bob B’s idea of making the country a glass-topped parking lot is looking better and better.

    I bet the rest of them would straighten right up!

  • Adjoran

    And so have Stacy and Smitty.

  • Adjoran

    I see no other way to stop the fighting even temporarily.

    But it is with a sense of shame and disgust that I endorse The Biden Plan.

  • Adjoran

    Reading comprehension problem?

    The attacks were carried out by Sunnis with bombs supplied by Iran. Douglas’ article doesn’t say what you claim it does.

  • Boston You

    The article’s a joke. An absolute joke.

    It takes a small window of the conflict and attempts to use that small-window as somehow representative of the larger conflict.

    In truth, about 80% of the US casualties in Iraq occurred in Sunni provinces where the weapons were most definitely not supplied by Iran.

    Douglas’ article, which dances on the graves of dead Americans to advance a foreign political agenda, is one of the most vile pieces of propaganda that I’ve ever read.

  • Bob Belvedere

    Hello, former ‘Socialism Is Evil’ – Putin lover, Anti-Semite, and actual racist.

  • Boston You

    Your ad hominems don’t change the fact that the Douglas article is essentially foreign propaganda piece and and a vile insult to those who gave their lives and their limbs in Iraq.

    Every veteran of Iraq should be outraged that you so callously dance upon the graves of their comrades for the purpose of advancing a foreign political agenda.

  • Jarl

    Sunni/Shia is a red herring, really. The US switches support between them to maintain chaos in the region.

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  • K-Bob

    We should also partition Iran and Turkey while we’re at it.

  • Quartermaster

    Take Kurdistan away from Turkey and Syria, and put it together with the main body of Kurdistan. The Kurds will tend to their own knitting and leave others alone, methinks.

    There is a lot to be said for partitioning Iran. It also has a small part of Kurdistan, but there are several other “Stans” that should be sheared off. Africa would benefit from much the same type of thing.

  • K-Bob

    So much for one-world government. The hive of scum and villainy at 760 United Nations Plaza in New York will be so disappointed.

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