Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Iraqi police kill in retailation...

I know we are becoming almost immune to the daily reports of death and violence in Iraq, but I found this story even more disturbing because the police involvement does not appear to be disputed as has been done in the past. According to the Washington Post:
BAGHDAD -- Shiite militants and police enraged by deadly truck bombings went on a shooting rampage against Sunnis in a northwestern Iraqi city Wednesday, killing as many as 70 men execution-style and prompting fears that sectarian violence was spreading outside the capital.

Gen. Khourshid al-Douski, the Iraqi army commander in charge of the area, said 70 were shot in the back of the head and 40 people were kidnapped. A senior hospital official in Tal Afar, who spoke on condition of anonymity out of security concerns, said 45 men were killed.

I don't know what kind of math the Washington Post is using but the headline of "dozens" is misleading given the count of those killed is between 45 and 70.

2 comments:

Hooda Thunkit said...

"Sectarian" says it all.

Maybe we should agree to the partitioning and let these savages to themselves.

Of course, the Kurds have most of the oil. . .

Head Spinner Scott said...

My very wise Congressperson said that Iraq could one day return to the way it was before where all the sects got along. I am not sure when that was exactly, but she has more information than I do so it must be true.

It does suck that we are immune to the violence and death. It is a sad and ignorant country that we have become