Wednesday, April 07, 2004

War News for April 7, 2004 Bring ‘em on: Thirteen Marines killed, 24 wounded in four separate ambushes in Ramadi. Bring ‘em on: Two Polish soldiers, three Bulgarian soldiers wounded in Karbala ambush. Bring ‘em on: Bulgarian truck driver killed in convoy ambush near Nasiriyah. Bring ‘em on: Bulgarian troops ambushed near Camp Lima near Karbala. Bring ‘em on: Two Korean relief workers kidnapped, released in Nasiriyah. Bring ‘em on: Heavy fighting in Nasiriyah as Italian troops struggle to control bridges. Bring ‘em on: Mortar attack on US positions near Kirkuk kills one Iraqi, wounds two. Bring ‘em on: Mahdi Army in control of Kut and Kufa. British mercenary reported killed in Kut. Bring ‘em on: Mahid Army in control of Karbala and Najaf. Bring ‘em on: Three US Marines wounded by RPG fire in Fallujah. Bring ‘em on: Eight Iraqis killed, 12 wounded as US troops open fire on demonstrators in Kirkuk. Bring ‘em on: Heavy fighting continues in Fallujah. Bring ‘em on: Bulgarian soldier wounded in attack near Karbala. Bring ‘em on: US troops in firefight with Shi’ite militia in central Baquba. Bring ‘em on: Ukrainian troops driven out of Kut. Bring ‘em on: Four Iraqis killed in US air raid in Sadr City. Bring 'em on: Mahdi Army claims to have captured Coalition soldiers near Najaf. Bring 'em on: One US soldiers killed, one wounded in fighting near Balad. Bring 'em on: One US soldier killed by RPG fire in Baghdad. Bring 'em on: Forty Iraqis killed in helicopter rocket strike on Fallujah mosque. US helicopter crashes in flames near Baquba. Fighting continued across Iraq on Tuesday. Bulgarian defense ministry ask US for reinforcements in Karbala. Fighting causes evacuation of aid workers from Kut. From the “I’m a uniter, not a divider” department. “MARK COLVIN: ‘Now when you talk about Ramadi and when we talk about Fallujah, for example, we're talking about the Sunni triangle, and when you're talking about down south you're talking about Shi'ite militias. Two separate things, but I've been reading in the last 24 hours a number of reports suggesting that in some places they are actually getting together, on the principle, I guess, that my enemy's enemy is my friend. Is there real evidence of that and how difficult will that make it for the Americans?’ “PETER CAVE: ‘Well Ramadi, where a dozen soldiers were killed this morning, is a Sunni town. It's in the Sunni triangle. But the reports from the American spokesman, the official spokesman who reported those 12 deaths, suggested that the attackers weren't Sunnis, that they were supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr, who is most definitely a Shi'ite. So if those reports are true, and those reports are still very confused, that would certainly suggest that there's been some sort of cooperation between the Sunni mujahideen in that area and the supporters of Moqtada al-Sadr.’” Emphasis added. Lieutenant AWOL interrupts vacation to take conference call briefing on Iraqi uprising. Vacation? I suspect little Lieutenant AWOL is on another bender down there in Crawford. Tell Laura to hide the pretzels! New Jersey minister sounds off. “’When our sons and daughters are being killed, and innocent people being dragged from their homes in the middle of the night are suffering and dying, then I do not have the luxury of time to choose between comfortable relationships and the call to be a voice for peace and justice in the world,’ Boyle wrote in an e-mail to The Times.” Read today’s post at Baghdad Burning. River ends her post with, “And as I blog this, all the mosques, Sunni and Shi’a alike, are calling for Jihad...” Today’s Happy News from those happy assholes at the CPA. “The National Olympic Committee of Iraq, along with its National Boxing Federation, announces that official merchandise emblazoned with their now-famous boxing cheer, ‘Iraq is Back!’ is available worldwide through the Olympic Committee’s website, www.nociraq.org.... Among the items available on the website are t-shirts, hats, coffee cups and posters.” I ain't making this shit up, folks. Casualty Reports Local story: Michigan US Army interpreter killed in Iraq. Local story: Georgia soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Wisconsin Marine killed in Iraq. Local story: Arkansas soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Florida Marine killed in Iraq. Local story: California soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Minnesota Marine killed in Iraq. Local story: Alabama soldier killed in Iraq. Local story: Three Vermont Guardsmen wounded in Iraq. Local story: Virginia soldier wounded in Iraq. Off Topic Condi and Lieutenant AWOL bone up on national security issues. 86-43-04. Pass it on.


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