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Iraq: Explosions Rock Baghdad, Killing At Least 60 And Injuring Dozens

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 22, 2011

BAGHDAD — A wave of at least 14 bombings ripped across Baghdad Thursday morning, killing at least 60 people in the worst violence in Iraq for months. The apparently coordinated attacks struck days after the last American forces left the country and in the midst of a major government crisis between Shiite and Sunni politicians that has sent sectarian tensions soaring.

The bombings may be linked more to the U.S. withdrawal than the political crisis, but all together, the developments heighten fears of a new round of Shiite-Sunni sectarian bloodshed like the one a few years back that pushed Iraq to the brink of civil war.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. But the bombings bore all the hallmarks of al-Qaida’s Sunni insurgents. Most appeared to hit Shiite neighborhoods, although some Sunni areas were also targeted. In all, 11 neighborhoods were hit by either car bombs, roadside blasts or sticky bombs attached to cars. There was at least one suicide bombing and the blasts went off over several hours.

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Ten Grim Lessons Learned From the Iraq War

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 17, 2011

Despite the upbeat talk of the Obama Administration, the eight-year war that ended this week has done plenty of long-term damage to both Iraq and the United States. And it has bequeathed lessons worth considering ahead of future conflicts

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Iraq: Jews In Baghdad Live In Fear After WikiLeaks Disclosure

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 28, 2011

The few remaining Jews living in Baghdad are living in fear after their names were published on the WikiLeaks website, a vicar has said.

The whistle-blowing website, which was due to reopen its submission system for government secrets on Monday, published the names of the seven remaining Jews in the city in October.

Many left, but the ones who remain now live under constant threat of attack.

Despite once being part of a thriving community, post-war Baghdad has seen the increasing persecution of Iraqi Jews, so much so that the ones who remain were only protected by their anonymity.

“We are trying to support them but the WikiLeaks publication is very, very dangerous,” Canon Andrew White, an American vicar in the Iraqi capital, was quoted as saying by The Times.

The dwindling community recently asked Jewish diplomats from the American embassy to attend a religious ceremony. The names were included in diplomatic cables to Washington, which were subsequently published on the whistle-blowing website.

On Saturday, WikiLeaks posted a message on Twitter postponing its re-launch due to “the deteriorating state of Internet security “.

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Dana Rohrabacher, U.S. Congressman, Suggests That Iraq Pay Back U.S. For War Cost

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 11, 2011


This could be the only way to sort out recession in USA.
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Baghdad: U.S. Apology, $1 Billion Owed For Blast Walls

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on February 17, 2011


Something for US government and nothing for US citizens.
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U.S. Military: 77,000 Iraqis Killed Over 5 Years

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 14, 2010


More than 15,000 killed per year (only in Iraq)? Terrible. What’s the difference between goat and human beings then?
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Iraq Car Bombs: At Least 36 Killed In Baghdad, Fallujah Attacks

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 20, 2010


When we will start loving each other rather than fighting?
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