Monday, June 9, 2008


The biggest sellout in the history of journalism has been the mainstream media in the United States who have decided the 160,000 young Americans stuck in Iraq are not worth reporting on anymore and instead are force-feeding politics on the unsuspecting American public.

Only MSNBC this morning mentioned the deaths of four American soldiers in two incidents in Iraq in the past 24 hours while the pathetic FOX NEWS continues to ramble on about the most innocuous garbage ever put on the air on any TV news outlet in the United States.

Below is a list of "security incidents" in Iraq which serve to point out how the mainstream media, with the exception of MSNBC, are lying to the American public about conditions in Iraq.

Monday, June 9, 2008
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War News for Monday, June 09, 2008
is reporting the death of a Coalition force Soldier (Multi-National Division - North) in a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device bombing in Ta’Mim province on Sunday, June 8th. Eighteen other soldier and two Iraqis were wounded in the attack.

The Canadian DND is reporting the death of Captain Jonathan (Jon) Sutherland Snyder in a freak accident when he fell into a well while on patrol in the Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on Saturday, June 7th. Here's the NATO statement.

The British MoD is reporting the deaths of three British ISAF soldiers in a suicide explosive device attack in 1km west of their Forward Operating Base in the Upper Sangin Valley, Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Sunday, June 8th. One additional soldier was wounded in the attack. Here's the NATO statement.

Reported Security incidents:Baghdad:#1: Meanwhile, a parked car packed with munitions exploded near a passing Iraqi army patrol in eastern Baghdad, killing three civilians and an army lieutenant, police said. The explosion wounded seven others, and damaged several cars and shops in a busy commercial district of Karrada, an officer said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to media.A car bomb targeted an Iraqi army patrol at Rashid Camp street (east Baghdad).Three people were killed (including 1 soldier) and 12 others wounded(included 4 soldiers and one officer).

#2: Two civilians were killed and five others wounded on Monday when a car rigged with explosives went off in the southern Baghdad district of Mujammaa al-Mashn, police said. "A car bomb pared on a roadside in Mujammaa al-Mashn, on the southern Baghdad al-Rashid camp highway, went off on Monday, leaving two people killed and five others wounded," a police source, who declined to have his name revealed, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq.

#3: Four bodies were found with gunshot wounds in different districts of Baghdad on Sunday, police said.#4: A roadside bomb detonated in Harthiyah neighborhood(central Baghdad)on Karkh bank. Five people were injured with no casualties reported of the American side.#5: Mortars hit the green zone (IZ) where the Iraqi government headquarters and the foreign embassies are .No casualties reported.

Diyala Prv:#1: Mortar shells fell on a residential building in the village of Sanija near Baquba, 57 kilometres north-east of Baghdad. One man was killed and three people from the same family were injured, according to the source.

#2: In the second attack, a bomb went off near a farmland in the village of Muradiyah near Baquba, injuring four women from the same family

#3: Twenty-five unidentified bodies were buried in the al-Sharif cemetery in central Baaquba, a police source in the province of Diala said on Monday.

#4: (?) Also in Diyala, a hotbed of Sunni insurgency, a mass grave containing 25 decomposed bodies was uncovered by Iraqi troops and members of a tribal police force, medical officials told dpa. The discovery was made during search operations in the Qatun area, west of Baquba.

Baquba:#1: A car bomb, targeting an Iraqi police checkpoint near a shopping centre in Baghdad's district of Karada, killed five people, including one policeman, and injured 10, police sources told Deutsche Presse- Agentur dpa.

#2: A roadside bomb killed a man driving a tractor just north of Baquba, police said.

Hibhib:#1: Gunmen killed a former retired officer at Hibhib (north of Baquba).Balad Ruz:#1: Gunmen killed a woman in Balad Ruz (31 miles east of Baquba).

Muqdadiyah:#1: Gunmen opened fire in Muqdadiyah town (30 miles northeast Baquba). Two people were seriously wounded in that attack.

Amara:#1: An Iraqi policeman was killed by unidentified gunmen in central al-Amara on Monday, a security source within the Missan police command said. "Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a Basra province policeman who was driving by at the Industrial Zone in central Amara, killing him instantly," the source, who asked not to be named, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq. "The killed policeman was a driver for a police director in Basra," 590 km south of Baghdad, the source added, not giving more details about the incident.

Tarmiya:#1: A bomb exploded near a checkpoint controlled by a U.S.-backed neighbourhood patrol, killing one person and wounding three others in Tarmiya, 25 km (15 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

Mosul:#1: Gunmen stormed a house and killed two people in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.#2: Gunmen killed one policeman while he was on a foot patrol in western Mosul, police said.

Northwestern Iraq:#1: American soldiers, acting on intelligence gleaned from Iraqis already in U.S. custody, approached a suspected militant safehouse Monday in a remote area of northwestern Iraq, the military said. Troops immediately came under heavy fire from a fortified enemy position, it said.When U.S. forces called in airstrikes, "secondary explosions erupted from the target buildings, indicating weapons and bomb materials inside," a military statement said. Five men were confirmed dead, and multiple suicide vests and heavy machine guns were also discovered in the ruins of their hideout, it said.


thatch said...

I am commenting to offer you my support.

I followed the "debate" you had with the idiots over on and I must say, you trumpted them on the facts.

All the best from the other side of the pond.

Kind Regards


Bill Corcoran said...

Thanks, James. And thanks for taking a look at my blog. As for the Stop Obama people, they are so devoid of facts it's frightening. I must say I do enjoy putting them down.

Keep coming back.