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The guy is a total NUT CASE. He screws the pooch all day long
on a web site for Mercedes, but 99% of his posts are off topic.
He gets a big hardon posting articles that read with deaths
of U.S. service members. He downloads pic’s that he thinks
will sensationalize his point.
In his own words he is and admitted drug addict and drunk.
He makes it hard to read the off topic forum because he hijacks
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Quote:
Alfa - 2/3/2005 12:44 PM

The guy is a total NUT CASE. He screws the pooch all day long
on a web site for Mercedes, but 99% of his posts are off topic.
He gets a big hardon posting articles that read with deaths
of U.S. service members. He downloads pic’s that he thinks
will sensationalize his point.
In his own words he is and admitted drug addict and drunk.
He makes it hard to read the off topic forum because he hijacks
all the threads looking for attention.
Well, it beats being a sniveling little chickenshit coward. Where do you get the drug addict and drunk stuff? Don't drink, don't smoke, don't do drugs, in something like 20 years. Oh, I forgot, you are a sniveling chickenshit coward, and sniveling little cowards like to make up shit about people so they don't have to feel so bad about their own worthless little lives.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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I get it from all the threads you’ve hijacked, words that you have wrote.
In your attempts to convince people how rich and worldly you are.
Nothing made up about it.

Sniveling little chicken shit coward, tell me how so.
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Suicide bombers kill at least 26 in Iraq
Twin suicide bombings at hospital and command center
Monday, February 7, 2005 Posted: 10:34 AM EST (1534 GMT)


BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- At least 26 Iraqis died and scores were injured Monday in two suicide bomb attacks on a hospital in Mosul and a police post in Baquba, officials said.

At a police station at a Mosul hospital, a bomb killed 12 police and wounded four others, officials said.

The attack at Jumhuriya Hospital took place around 10:30 a.m. (2:30 a.m. ET).

A suicide bomber set off explosives outside the hospital building among a group of Iraqi policemen, hospital Director Tahseen Ali Mahmoud al-Obeidi said.

Witnesses said the bomber called the police officers over to him and then blew up among the crowd.

"I heard an explosion. When I went to check, I saw bodies everywhere," al-Obeidi told The Associated Press.

Also Monday a car bomb detonated in front of a Baquba police station, killing 14 police and police recruits, police told CNN.

In another account of the incident, the U.S. military said 15 civilians were killed in the attack with another 16 wounded.

The car bomb in a taxi made it within 50 feet (15 meters) of the police complex and was in a security cordon at the time of the blast.

Recruits were bunched in front of the Diyala police station at 11 a.m. (3 a.m. ET) when the bomb went off, police said.

CNN's Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson said the police station at Baquba is no ordinary one -- it is a joint command and control center, the nerve hub of operation in the area.

Of the Mosul hospital attack, Robertson said that hospitals have become targets and police are based there to provide security. It is not unusual for insurgents to go into hospitals and try to extract members of the security forces who are being treated there, he added.

Insurgents Sunday attacked a convoy of three trucks hauling cars destined for Iraq's Ministry of the Interior, destroying the vehicles and kidnapping the drivers, Iraqi police told CNN.

The incident took place in al-Souaira about 37 miles (60 km) southeast of Baghdad, around 9 a.m. (1 a.m. ET).

The trucks were carrying 18 Kias for the ministry when insurgents hit them with rocket-propelled grenades and small arms fire.

Also Sunday, Iraqi security forces arrested a former general in Saddam Hussein's military whom they accuse of financing insurgents, including the makers of roadside bombs used against U.S. troops, the country's interim government said.

Khamis Masin Farhan al-Ugaydi, also known as Abu Sabaa, was a brigadier general in the Iraqi army during Saddam's regime, according to a statement from the interim government.

The 51-year old Arab was captured December 20 in Beiji, north of the capital, after elements of the Iraqi national guard and other security forces acted on a tip from Iraqis.

The government did not explain the delay in releasing news of his arrest.

"Abu Sabaa was involved in funding other terrorists to attack Iraqi civilians," it said. "Abu Sabaa is also suspected of planning attacks on election centers."

Abu Sabaa is thought to be linked to former Saddam regime leaders Mohammed Rijab al-Hadoushi and Sabawi Ibrahim Hassan, the statement said, both of whom are being sought by U.S. military authorities.

Meanwhile, a roadside bomb north of the Iraqi capital killed a U.S. soldier and wounded two others Sunday afternoon, the U.S. military said.

The attack occurred about 4:20 p.m. Sunday, according to a statement from U.S. military officials in Baghdad. The two wounded soldiers were taken to a military hospital for treatment, the officials said.

Earlier, American commanders announced that a U.S. Marine was killed a day earlier in Babil province, south of Baghdad. No details were released.

The deaths announced Sunday raise the total number of American troops killed since the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq to 1,448. More than 1,000 of those have died battling the insurgency that arose after Saddam was overthrown in April 2003.

Hostages taken
Four Egyptian technicians working for an Egyptian telecommunications company have been abducted outside their house in the Jamiah neighborhood of western Baghdad, according to an Iraq Ministry of Interior official.

The four technicians, who were abducted Sunday, have been in Iraq for a year, working for Iraqna, a subsidiary of Egypt's Orascom, a company official said.

The abductions come one day after a colleague of an Italian journalist taken hostage in Iraq said she received a second call from the cell phone of Giuliana Sgrena, The Associated Press reported. (Full story)

Sgrena, 56, a reporter for the left-wing Il Manifesto, was abducted Friday by gunmen who blocked her car near Baghdad University.

Islamist militants threatened to kill Sgrena by Monday unless Italy agrees to withdraw its troops, according to a statement on the Internet, AP reported.

The group, calling itself the Islamic Jihad Organization, claimed to have kidnapped the woman and gave Italy 72 hours to withdraw its troops, the news agency reported. The Italian Foreign Ministry has said it was skeptical of that Internet claim.

Cheney: Not 'an Iraqi version of America'
Vice President Dick Cheney said Sunday that he saw nothing worrisome about the Shiite Muslims' apparent victory in the Iraqi elections.

Speaking on "Fox News Sunday," the vice president said the most important result of the elections is that the new National Assembly, which will write a constitution, will be made up of Iraqis.

Final results of last Sunday's voting are expected this week .

"In the final analysis, the bottom line for everybody to remember here is this is not going to be, you know, an Iraqi version of America," Cheney said. "This is going to be Iraq. It's going to be written by the Iraqis, for the Iraqis, implemented and executed by them.

"I don't think, at this stage, that there's anything like justification for hand-wringing or concern on the part of Americans that somehow they're going to produce a result we won't like," he said.

Preliminary results of the election show the party endorsed by leading Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and the party of Interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi leading. Both are majority Shiite parties, though Allawi's is secular.

The two main Sunni parties -- the Association of Muslim Scholars and the Iraqi Islamic Party -- boycotted the election.

The Association of Muslim Scholars now says that the assembly cannot be called legitimate because so many Sunnis did not participate, and that it will not participate in the government until the occupation by the U.S.-led coalition ends.

Cheney reiterated the administration position that U.S. troops will not withdraw until their mission is completed, adding, "The responsible Iraqis, the ones we've been working with, understand, just as we do, that the ultimate test here is, when do you complete the mission?" (Full story)

CNN's Jane Arraf, Arwa Damon and Mohammed Tawfeeq contributed to this report.


Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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U.S. military: Baghdad blast kills at least 21
Kurdish ticket in 2nd place in Iraq

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Updated: 9:20 a.m. ET Feb. 8, 2005BAGHDAD, Iraq - Twenty-one people were killed and 27 wounded by a suicide bomb in the west of Baghdad on Tuesday, a U.S. army spokesman said, marking the deadliest insurgent attack since Iraq’s general election nine days ago.

Hospital sources had initially put the death toll at 13 but the army spokesman confirmed that it had risen and said that the bomber had been on foot. He said that none of the casualties had been from coalition forces.

The blast occurred near the old Muthana airfield in the heart of the capital, police said.

The center has frequently been targeted in the insurgent campaign to undercut Iraq's fledgling security services. Fifteen people, most of them applicants for police jobs, were killed Monday in Baqouba in a suicide car bombing.

Violence erupted elsewhere in the Iraqi capital Tuesday, as militants battled Iraqi security troops and explosions sounded over the city, leaving at least five other Iraqis dead, officials said.

Three police officers were killed in clashes that broke out in Baghdad's western Ghazaliya neighborhood, scene of numerous clashes and assassinations over the past six months.

Also, gunmen sprayed a politician's car with gunfire, killing two of the man's bodyguards, an Interior Ministry official said. The politician, Mithal al-Alosi, who heads the Nation party, escaped the attack unhurt.

At least one explosion rattled central Baghdad, and a U.S. military spokesman said that blast might have been caused by a mortar round. There was no immediate word on casualties.

Kurds pull into 2nd
Meantime, a Kurdish ticket pulled into second place ahead of U.S.-backed Prime Minister Ayad Allawi’s candidates in Iraq’s national election after votes were released Monday from the Kurdish self-governing area of the north.

The first election returns from the Sunni heartland — including Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit — confirmed on Monday that many Sunnis stayed away from ballot box, leaving the field to Shiite and Kurdish candidates. A Shiite-dominated ticket backed by the Shiite clergy leads among the 111 candidate lists, with a final tally of last week’s election for a 275-member National Assembly expected by week’s end.

Allawi, who favors strong ties with the United States, had hoped to emerge as a compromise choice for prime minister, but the Shiite cleric-backed ticket say they want one of their own for the top job.

Kurds, estimated at 15-20 percent of the population, gave most of their votes to a joint ticket made up of the two major Kurdish parties, which was in second with about 24 percent of the votes reported as of Monday. One of the Kurdish leaders, Jalal Talabani, has announced his candidacy for the presidency.

Allawi’s ticket trailed with about 13 percent of the vote, with the Shiite ticket leading with about half the votes. Shiites comprise about 60 percent of Iraq’s 26 million people.

Few Sunnis went to polls
Many Sunni Arabs, estimated at 20 percent of the population and the core of the insurgency, are believed to have stayed home on election day, either out of fear of insurgent reprisal or because of a boycott call by Sunni clerics.

Election officials acknowledged thousands of people in the Sunni-dominated Mosul area who wanted to vote during the balloting were unable to because of security. Fewer than a third of the planned 330 polling centers in Mosul and the surrounding province managed to open on election day, officials said.

Figures released Monday by the election commission from Salaheddin province, which includes Tikrit, also confirmed suspicions that many Sunnis avoided the polls.

With results in from 80 percent of the province’s polling stations, the United Iraqi Alliance — which is backed by the country’s top Shiite clerics — had the most votes with 27,645. The Kurdish Alliance was next with 18,791 votes.

A party headed by the Sunni Arab president, Ghazi al-Yawer, received only 15,832 votes. The faction led by Allawi, a secular Shiite who ran on a law and order platform, got just over 13,000.

Salaheddin includes such insurgency flashpoints as Samarra and Beiji, as well as a major American military base at Balad.

Some Sunni and Christian politicians who participated in the election have accused officials of denying thousands of people the right to vote, especially in Ninevah province which includes Mosul. They complained polling stations ran out of ballots and voters were turned away.

Election commission officials acknowledged 15,188 people were unable to vote in one Ninevah town alone, Bartala. They blamed the problems there and elsewhere on the security crisis.

Officials said only 93 of a planned 330 polling centers opened in Ninevah province. Gunmen looted some polling places, stealing ballot papers, commission official Izzedine al-Mahmoudi said.

Conflicting reports on fate of kidnapped journalist
On Tuesday, a militant group in Iraq claimed in an Internet statement that it has executed a female Italian journalist for spying on "holy fighters." However, the statement was signed by a different group than the one that had earlier claimed to have kidnapped Giuliana Sgrena.

There was no way to verify the authenticity of either statement.

The Jihad Organization had claimed responsibility for Friday's kidnapping of Sgrena, 56, but Tuesday's statement was signed by the Mujahedeen Brigade in Iraq.

On Monday, a Web posting in the name of the Jihad Organization pledged to release Sgrena, a reporter for the communist daily Il Manifesto, in a few days because an investigation determined she was not a spy and after an appeal for her freedom by Sunni clerics.

Separately, U.S. forces in Iraq stormed a house in Baghdad Monday and freed Egyptian telecommunications engineers kidnapped since Sunday, the head of their Egyptian parent company said.

Naguib Sawiris, chairman of Egypt's Orascom Telecom, said U.S. forces raided a villa and freed two of the four Egyptians.

The other two managed to escape on their own from a car they had been locked in, he added.

"All four are free," Sawiris told Reuters by telephone from Algeria.

More than 120 foreigners have been kidnapped in Iraq over the past year. Some have been released — often following the payment of ransoms — but around a third have been killed.

The Associated Press and Reuters contributed to this report.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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i think that's kind of funny that Allawi came in third. the Kurds kicked arse and did what the Sunnis should have... looks like the fight continues on... lot's of new targets to go after... another successfully accomplished mission...



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Looks like the popular vote is going to result in a popularly written consitution.
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