Wave of bombings across Iraqi capital kills 69

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    Wave of bombings across Iraqi capital kills 69 | World News | Comcast

    BAGHDAD — A wave of 16 bombings ripped across Baghdad Thursday, killing at least 69 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.

    Coordinated campaigns such as this generally take weeks to plan, and could have been timed to coincide with the end of the American military presence in Iraq, possibly to undercut U.S. claims that they are leaving behind a stable and safe Iraq. Al-Qaida has long sought to sow chaos and provoke the type of Shiite militant counterattacks that defined Iraq's insurgency.

    I see all our efforts payed off,they are a Country at peace.....:eusa_liar::eusa_liar:
     
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    To be expected. The Generals warned of this. But we have expended enough losses in this area. It is their war now. Our soldiers are home safe and sound. We did enough.
     
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    We stayed for nearly 10 years. Even if we stayed for 100 years, it wouldn't heal the rifts that exist in the country.

    Our military presence isn't going to stop this sort of thing.
     
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    There are still Americans in Iraq. Probably not for long. Iran had plenty of time to plan for this and prepare.
     
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    It's their country. What will be will be. I'll pray for them.
     
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    Exactly, Cowman, Katzndogs!
     

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