Thursday, September 30, 2004
Report From a Corner of Hell
Children massacred in Iraq bombs
And not just children. Not a good day.
Two more blasts hit as people rushed to help those hurt by the first car bomb. Elsewhere, there was also bloodshed.What is the goal here? Is there even a plan? WTF is going on?
The casualties include:
*Two Iraqi policemen and a US soldier killed in the Abu Ghraib district of Baghdad by a car bomb that also left dozens injured
*A US soldier killed by a rocket fired at a US base near Baghdad
*A senior policeman shot dead in the northern city of Mosul
*Also in the north, the Kirkuk mayor's chief bodyguard shot dead
*Four people killed in a car bombing in Talafar that also injured about 16 others
*At least four children among six or seven people killed in Falluja after US forces allegedly fired on their car
*At least three civilians killed in a US air strike on Falluja overnight.
Pools of blood formed on the hospital floors, while at the scene of the blasts, people picked through blood-stained wreckage to recover body parts, news agencies said [ed. what news agencies? not the ones we in the US ever hear from.].
Children who survived the attack described how they had been rushing towards the US convoy to collect sweets from the troops.
Perhaps Bush will be able to inform us tonight, but I doubt it. If he deviates from the script that says everything is getting better, I'd be surprised, since he wouldn't want to be called a flip-flopper, oh, no.
On that note, I must now go and paint. The weather will not hold much longer.
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