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'lance
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posted 10 April 2003 09:15 PM      Profile for 'lance     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
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A Baghdad hospital was ransacked on Thursday and others had closed their doors because of the street violence and looting, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

Red Cross spokeswoman Nada Doumani said the Al Kindi hospital was attacked by a group of armed looters who had stripped it of everything, including beds, electrical fittings and medical equipment.

"Al Kindi has been looted by an armed group. Security in the city is very bad and people are not daring to go to the hospitals," she said.

"Small hospitals have closed their doors and big hospitals are inaccessible," she said.


Proof, if any were needed after Afghanistan, that the US government has much to learn about peacekeeping.


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pogge
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posted 10 April 2003 09:30 PM      Profile for pogge   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Meanwhile, in Basra...

Political Tumult Greets Interim Basra Leader

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For several days, he was known here as "the secret sheik," revealed only as a high-ranking tribal leader tapped by the British military to begin restoring some semblance of a government to this large southern Iraqi city.

Today, Sheik Muzahim Mustafa Kanan Tameemi went public, meeting with a council of about 30 local leaders designated to start running the city. Tameemi, a former brigadier general in the army of Saddam Hussein and a onetime member of Hussein's ruling Baath Party, was considered sufficiently anti-Hussein by British officials for the post.

But the announcement today was greeted by political tumult. A rival tribe nearly rioted, throwing stones at Tameemi's home in the Basra suburb of Zubair. In a poor slum neighborhood of the city, there was a protest march of Shiite Muslims sympathetic to Iran. It all suggested how difficult it will be to find prominent Iraqis to incorporate into a new administration to replace the fallen Baath Party.



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Moredreads
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posted 10 April 2003 11:47 PM      Profile for Moredreads     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Arson, anarchy, fear, hatred, hysteria, looting, revenge, savagery, suspicion and a suicide bombing

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Outside the UN offices, a car slowed down beside me and one of the unshaven, sweating men inside told me in Arabic that it wasn't worth visiting because "we've already taken everything". Understandably, the poor and the oppressed took their revenge on the homes of the men of Saddam's regime who have impoverished and destroyed their lives, sometimes quite literally, for more than two decades.


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It also provided a glimpse of the shocking taste in furnishings that senior Baath party members obviously aspired to; cheap pink sofas and richly embroidered chairs, plastic drinks trolleys and priceless Iranian carpets so heavy it took three muscular thieves to carry them. Outside the gutted home of one former minister of interior, a fat man was parading in a stolen top hat, a Dickensian figure who tried to direct the traffic jam of looters outside.


If there wasn't so much kiliing it might be kinda fun.

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After a gun battle in the Adamiya area during the morning, an American Marine sniper sitting atop the palace gate wounded three civilians, including a little girl, in a car that failed to halt – then shot and killed a man who had walked on to his balcony to discover the source of the firing. Within minutes, the sniper also shot dead the driver of another car and wounded two more passengers in that vehicle, including a young woman. A crew from Channel 4 Television was present when the killings took place.


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marcy
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posted 11 April 2003 01:12 AM      Profile for marcy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Yup, this would be liberation, cowboy psycho style. ya gotta love it. ugh.
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lagatta
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posted 11 April 2003 02:45 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Looting HOSPITALS already plagued with sanctions and overburdened with war casualties has got to be just about the worst.
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lagatta
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posted 11 April 2003 02:46 AM      Profile for lagatta     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Looting HOSPITALS already plagued with sanctions and overburdened with war casualties has got to be just about the worst.
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al-Qa'bong
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posted 11 April 2003 02:49 AM      Profile for al-Qa'bong   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Wasn't there a character named lagatta in "Catch 22"?

"I post everything twice!"


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flotsom
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posted 11 April 2003 02:50 AM      Profile for flotsom   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
She's flirting with Jacob.
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DrConway
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posted 17 April 2003 09:30 PM      Profile for DrConway     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Expert Thieves Pillaged Iraqi Museums

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In Washington, the FBI announced Thursday it had sent agents to Iraq to assist in recovering stolen antiquities.

"We are firmly committed to doing whatever we can to secure these treasures to the people of Iraq," FBI Director Robert Mueller told a news conference at the Justice Department.


Talk about closing the barn door after it was allowed to be opened by people too concerned about the damn oil.


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