Little Green Footballs

Friday, December 16, 2005

Liveblogging to death

A quick round-up from the excellent Today in Iraq blog.

Bring 'em on: Mizhar al-Dulaimi, head of the Free Progressive Iraqi Party, was killed while campaigning in the center of Ramadi, capital of the restive Anbar province in western Iraq, police said. Three of his bodyguards were wounded.

Bring 'em on: A Shiite member of the interim Iraqi parliament escaped an assassination attempt on Tuesday when a roadside bomb struck his convoy south of Baghdad, wounding one of his bodyguards, an Interior Ministry source told Xinhua.

Bring 'em on: In the southern town of Nassiriya protesters burned down a campaign office for Iyad Allawi, a secular leader who has mounted a strong challenge to the ruling Shi'ite Islamist bloc.

Bring 'em on: A roadside bomb aimed at an Iraqi patrol killed a child in Samarra

Bring 'em on: A roadside bomb took the lives of two policemen in Mosul.

Bring 'em on: A Trade Ministry employee was shot dead in Baiji, police said.

Bring 'em on: Small explosive devices damaged three empty polling stations in the restive western city of Falluja on Wednesday, police said. No one was hurt but 4,000 ballot papers were stolen.

Bring 'em on: Streets in Baghdad were eerily quiet one day before Thursday's election, with police strictly enforcing a traffic ban. Only the noise from an occasional police siren, sporadic gunshot or U.S. helicopter could be heard. Borders and airports have also been closed and the nighttime curfew has been extended.

Bring 'em on: An Iraqi policeman was killed in a bomb blast in Baghdad on Wednesday, according to the Iraqi police. It added in a statement a road-side bomb went off when an Iraqi police vehicle was passing near Sebaa' bank in central Baghdad. The blast killed one policeman and injured two others.

Bring 'em on: Staff Sgt. Curtis A. Mitchell, 28, of Evansville, Ind., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 12, when an improvised expolosive device detonated near his M1A1 Abrams tank during combat operations. Mitchell was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Bring 'em on: A large explosion was head in downtown Baghdad within minutes of the polls opening and sirens could be heard inside the heavily-fortified Green Zone. Police said the explosion was reportedly caused by a mortar landing near the Green Zone. There were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage.

Bring 'em on: In northern Mosul, where all polling stations opened, a bomb killed a hospital guard when it went off between a polling station and a hospital, initial US military reports said. mortar also landed near a polling station without causing any injuries, the reports said.
Plus much, much more to give you more of a complete picture than a certain media outlet that specializes in 'astroblogging' and incompetence is giving.


moonbat monitor said...

you left out the part about 70% participation and sunni turnout. dont let the facts get in the way of your anti-american, and ANTI-IRAQI spin though.

are you an insurgent? just wondering.

MJ said...

Wow! You can type in BOLD. Pity thinking isn't your strongpoint.

70% turnout is good, a high level of Sunni votes is good.....unfortunately the War on Terror has created the only democracy (although voting doesn't mean it's a democracy until they have a working government) in the Middle East with a bloody civil war.

Are you a mouth breathing yokel? Just wondering.