Tuesday, July 8, 2008


With all this violence and death of a U.S. solider and wounding of four other U.S. soldiers in Baghdad, the mainstream media and FOX NEWS continue to LIE to their readers and viewers by telling them things are improving Iraq.

The mainstream media and FOX NEWS are NOW the biggest enemy the United States military are facing.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Source: http://warnewstoday.blogspot.com/

War News for Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Caption: Ted Rall.The DPA is reporting the death of a U.S. soldier soldier in a roadside bombing in an western neighborhood of Baghdad on Tuesday, July 8th. Four other soldier were wounded in the attack.NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldier in a roadside bombing in Kunar Province on Tuesday, July 8th. Four other soldiers were wounded in the attack. No other details were released. At this time we believe these to be American soldiers.

July 6 airpower summary:The Battle of the Strait of Hormuz?Panel calls for new war powers legislation:

Iran holds military manoeuvres in Gulf:Reported Security incidents:

Baghdad:#1: A U.S. unmanned aircraft on Tuesday came down in southern Baghdad, a U.S. army media adviser said, linking the incident to technical reasons. "The plane fell on Monday due to technical reasons and has been restored. It was not shot down," Abdul Lateef Rayyan told Aswat al-Iraq - Voices of Iraq. Meanwhile, the so-called 'Al-Jihad wal Taghyeer (Jihad and Change) Front' claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement published on its official Web site. The front said that its members downed a U.S. unmanned aircraft in Baghdad's southern area of al-Mahmoudiya on Monday.

#2: Five suspects were arrested, and stolen vehicles and explosive charges were seized during two search-and-raid operations in eastern and northern Baghdad, an official spokesman for the capital's operations command said on Tuesday.

#3: On Monday, gunmen killed Dr. Salih Abed Hassoun, dean of college of law of Al Qadisiyah University, as he was driving his car in central Baghdad.

#4: Around 10 a.m. guards of ministry of labor and social affairs injured 10 civilians when the guards started shooting in the air to disband men and women gathering to receive salaries in Al Waziriyah neighborhood.

Diyala Prv:#1: In Diyala, north-east of Baghdad, separate twin bomb blasts left six people injured, three of them policemen, security sources told the Voices of Iraq (VOI) news agency. No further details were available.

Baquba:#1 Three gunmen were killed on Tuesday when clashes erupted between them and Iraqi police in the province of Diala, a security source said. The clashes broke out in the village of al-Makhisa, Abi Sayda district, and left three members of al-Qaeda killed," the source, who asked not to have his name revealed, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq, not giving more details.Balad

Ruz:#1: "A short while later, another IED went off near an Iraqi police patrol on the main street linking the district of Baladruz, (45 km) southwest of Baaquba, to the district of Kanaan inside the city, wounding three policemen," the source added.

Kut:#1: A civilian man was killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen on his store in downtown al-Kut city on Tuesday, a police source in Wassit said."Three unidentified gunmen opened their fire at Ammar Shakir inside his store selling and changing auto oil, killing him instantly," the source, who did not want to be named, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq – (VOI), not giving further information on the incident.

Tikrit:#1: In nearby Tikrit, a policeman was killed by a bomb overnight, the security official said. The incident occurred when the policeman, driving the car of the province's police chief, was on patrol in Arbin street at 2:00 a.m. (Monday, 2300 GMT).

Sharkat:#1: In the northern Salahaddin province, a US force stormed Monday night the house of an officer in the former Iraqi army in the village of al-Sheikh in the Shirkat area, a local security official told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa. The troops killed the officer, ordered his family out and set the house ablaze, the official said. The ex-officer was working as a lorry driver in the area, according to the official.

Kirkuk:#1: A roadside bomb wounded one woman and a policeman outside a court building in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, a police chief Brigadier-General Sarhat Qadin said.A policeman and three civilians, including a woman, were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near a courthouse downtown Kirkuk province on Tuesday, a security official said.Ninevah Prv:

Mosul:#1: The U.S. military says a roadside bomb has killed four contractors and injured eight others in northern Iraq. The military says in a statement that the bomb struck a convoy carrying the contractors Monday near the northern city of Mosul, 225 miles (360 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad.

#2: Gunmen killed two people in two separate incidents in western Mosul on Monday, police said.


Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is being made to sound like the infamous of "Baghdad Bob" of the early days of the war by the Bush White House and the State Department when the PM suggested he wanted a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq.

"Baghdad Bob" was the propaganda merchant for Saddam Hussein during "Shock and Awe" and was always painting a rosy picture of how well the Iraqi troops were doing against the U.S. troops even when the U.S. troops were driving into Baghdad

No sooner had the new broke yesterday than al-Maliki was contemplating a timetable for U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq but the Bush White House and the State Department sprung into action and virtually cut the legs out from underneath the PM by saying conditions on the ground would determine when U.S. troops pullout of Iraq and not the Iraqi Prime Minister.

The move by the Bush White House and the State Department makes clear the Bush administration wants to keep the war going right through the election and perhaps for many, many more years.


Iraq raises idea of withdrawal timetable

The Associated Press
updated 9:03 p.m. CT, Mon., July. 7, 2008


BAGHDAD - Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country wants some type of timetable for a withdrawal of American troops included in the deal the two countries are negotiating.

It was the first time that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has explicitly and publicly called for a withdrawal timetable — an idea opposed by President Bush.

He offered no details. But his national security adviser, Mouwaffak al-Rubaie, told The Associated Press that the government is proposing a timetable conditioned on the ability of Iraqi forces to provide security.

In Washington, the State Department declined to comment on the ongoing negotiations and said officials in Washington were not yet entirely sure what al-Maliki had said.

"This falls in the category of ongoing negotiations, and I'm not going to talk about every single development, every single development in the negotiations," spokesman Sean McCormack told reporters.

Al-Maliki said in a meeting with Arab diplomats in Abu Dhabi that his country also has proposed a short-term interim memorandum of agreement rather than the more formal status of forces agreement the two sides have been negotiating.