"Suicide attack kills 33 after reconciliation talks; Iraq and US put blame on Al Qaeda" by Robert H. Reid, Associated Press | March 11, 2009
BAGHDAD - A suicide bomber struck Sunni and Shi'ite tribal leaders touring an outdoor market after a reconciliation meeting in a Baghdad suburb yesterday, killing up to 33 people in the second major attack in the capital area in three days.
See: Occupation Iraq: Israel's IEDs -- and keep that in mind as you read the Zionist War Daily's accounts!!
The bombings are raising fears that Sunni insurgents may be escalating operations as the US phases out its combat role in Iraq and prepares to withdraw troops from cities by the end of June. The attacks also suggest that insurgents are capable of exploiting weaknesses in Iraqi security procedures. The Iraqis have been relatively successful in curbing huge truck bombings that were common years ago - but less so against other tactics.
More than 40 people were wounded yesterday when the bomber detonated an explosives belt as tribal leaders, security officials and journalists strolled through the market in the town of Abu Ghraib, site of the infamous prison at the center of the 2004 detainee abuse scandal.
The leaders had just left a meeting called as part of a government campaign to reconcile local Sunni tribes and Shi'ites who fled the mostly Sunni town on Baghdad's western outskirts two years ago but have been trickling back to their homes.
No group claimed responsibility for the attack, but US and Iraqi officials blamed Al Qaeda, suspecting the extremists want to sabotage government overtures to the Sunnis - the terror group's support base....
Yup, it was "Al-CIA-Duh!"
The dead included two Iraqi journalists working for a private television station as well as an Iraqi battalion commander, whose troops began firing wildly after the blast, according to witnesses. Four staffers for government television were wounded, one of them critically, the station said. It quoted its employees as saying gunmen also opened fire from nearby buildings, sending terrified survivors scurrying for cover.
The STINK and LYING are getting to me.
So was it a PRIVATE or GOVERNMENT MEDIA OUTLET?
Gunmen from nearby buildings, huh?
Mayor Shakir Fizaa blamed Al Qaeda, saying the militants "seized on today's big meeting to carry out the attack." He also said some of the casualties were caused by the ensuing gunfire from security forces....
Also yesterday, a car bomb exploded near the municipal building in the mainly Christian town of Hamdaniya in northern Iraq, killing two civilians and wounding eight others, according to police.
Yes, the FALSE-FLAG STENCHES are OVERWHELMING!
The attacks suggested that Sunni extremists may have regrouped after suffering major setbacks on the battlefield and may be planning a new wave of violence as the US military role fades....
Which means we WON'T BE LEAVING!!
And CUI BONO, 'eh?
Wouldn't the "insurgents" WANT US TO LEAVE, and thus KEEP CALM UNTIL WE DO?