Headlines Rebel Attacks Kill 17 Iraqi Security Men


Seeker of Truth
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Insurgents killed 17 Iraqi police and National Guards Monday in a string of bloody ambushes, bombings and suicide attacks aimed at wrecking Iraq's Jan. 30 national election.

Two explosions rocked Baghdad, one of them detonated by a suicide bomber posing as a taxi driver who killed two policemen and a civilian near interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi's party headquarters.

The other deadly attacks were centered in the restive Sunni heartland north of the capital, raising further questions among Iraqis on how the country's fledgling security forces will be able to protect voters if they can hardly protect themselves.

In west Baghdad, an explosives-laden car tried to ram through a checkpoint on a road leading to Allawi's party offices but hit a police pick-up truck and blew up, setting nearby vehicles ablaze and sending up plumes of black smoke.

The Iraqi militant group Army of Ansar al-Sunna, which last week mounted the deadliest suicide attack on Americans since the start of the war with an attack on a U.S. base in Mosul, claimed responsibility for the bombing.

How crazy would you have to be to take a job as a cop in Iraq?

On the first day they should just issue them uniforms with a bullseye on it...

Captain 151

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voiceofreason said:
How crazy would you have to be to take a job as a cop in Iraq?

I don't know WHY people stay in that area. It isn't even NICE looking area. it's all desert. If i were a sunni or a shiite or something, i would pack up and leave town. Head over to Europe or something. Why stay in a place with so much unrest and violence? If the US were having the same problems, I'd hightail it to Canada faster than you can say McDonald's Super Value Menu. I'm fuckin hungry now.


Yeah man, a country like Iraq needs an asshole for president. A guy with the grandeur of Bush, and the wickedness of a guy like Henry Kissinger.

Why don't you put Saddam Hussein back on his throne.
He knows how to deal with these morons.
He did so for almost 30 years ;)

(Sarcasm... I love it)

Ok, unload those body bags around the corner.. :cool: