Monday, January 7, 2008


Violence continues to escalate in Iraq as four churches were bombed in the city of Mosul. The mainstream media in the United States no longer reports on events on the ground despite the fact there are still 160,000 U.S. troops deployed to Iraq.

Posted Monday, January 7 by Bill Corcoran, host of "Corksphere."

Bomb attacks target four churches in N Iraq 2008-01-06 23:17:44

Special report: Tension escalates in Iraq

MOSUL, Iraq, Jan. 6 (Xinhua) -- Insurgent groups attacked on Sunday four churches for Iraqi Christian minority in the city of Mosul, the capital of Nineveh province, a provincial police source said.
A car bomb parked near the Maryam al-Adhra' Church northeastern of Mosul detonated, wounding four people and damaging parts of the building, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
Another booby-trapped car parked near the Mar Yousif Church in the Muhandiseen neighborhood in northern the city detonated and damaged outer fence and parts of the church, the source said.
In western Mosul, an explosive charge went off in a monastery in the Mosul al-Jadida neighborhood, damaging part of the deserted building without human casualty, he said.
A fourth bomb attack took place in the Meskantah Church in the Khazraj neighborhood in central the city, causing damages in the building, added the source.
The attacks against the Christian minority came as part of the religious and sectarian violence that ravaged the Iraqi cities, including Mosul, some 400 km north of Baghdad.


All we hear about on television is how well the "surge" is doing in Baghdad, but look what took place Sunday in Baghdad. There were also three other incidents of suicide bombs going off in Baghdad. The American media continues to LIE to the American public about conditions in Baghdad.

Posted by Bill Corcoran, host of of "Corksphere."

Bomber Kills 11 at Iraqi Army Festival

By BRADLEY BROOKS Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Three Iraqi soldiers threw themselves on a suicide attacker wearing an explosives vest at an Army Day celebration Sunday - an act of heroism the U.S. said likely prevented many more deaths. Iraqi police said at least 11 people were killed in the blast, the deadliest in a series of bombings in Baghdad.
One of the attacks in the capital killed an American soldier - one of two U.S. deaths announced on Sunday.
Shortly before the bomber struck the Army Day festivities, about two dozen Iraqi soldiers were standing outside the offices of a local non-governmental agency pushing for unity in Iraq. The troops, their AK-47 rifles raised in the air, chanted pro-army slogans and a common anti-insurgent taunt: "Where are the terrorists today?"
Associated Press photographer Hadi Mizban was about five yards away from the suicide attacker when he blew himself up on a narrow street in the central Karradah area.
"The blast happened as civilians were giving flowers to soldiers and sticking them in the muzzles of their guns," recalled Mizban, an Iraqi national. "It was a jubilant scene."
Afterward, he said, the street was littered with bodies, weapons and shoes. Dazed soldiers and policemen carried their bloodied colleagues to nearby pickup trucks that whisked them to a hospital.

AP reports several other violent incidents in Baghdad:

In eastern Baghdad a parked car bomb exploded and four mortars landed near a bus terminal, killing one civilian, police said.

In northeastern Baghdad, a parked car bomb exploded outside a popular restaurant, killing one policeman and two civilians, police said. AFP gives the death toll from this incident as four, and gives further details from an eye witness report.

Earlier Sunday, a Shiite tribal sheik who was trying to set up a U.S.-backed armed group to combat militias was shot to death in Shaab, one of Baghdad's most dangerous neighborhoods and a center for outlaw Shiite fighters, a police officer said on condition of anonymity. The attack was confirmed by a resident of the neighborhood who asked not to be named saying he feared reprisal.