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Chango Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:21 PM
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25 U.S. soldiers killed in one day
25 U.S. troops killed in Iraq Saturday

BAGHDAD, Iraq The U.S. military on Sunday reported six more American troops killed in fighting the day before, raising the toll to 25 in the deadliest day for U.S. forces in Iraq in two years.

Four U.S. soldiers and a Marine were killed Saturday during combat in Anbar, the Sunni insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad, the military said. A roadside bomb also struck a security patrol northeast of Baghdad, killing one soldier.

Saturday's carnage also included 12 soldiers killed in a Blackhawk helicopter crash northeast of Baghdad, five killed in a militant attack in the holy Shiite city of Karbala and two others slain elsewhere in roadside bombings.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/world/4486594.html
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:22 PM
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1. Good grief, it just doesn't end
x(
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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 07:27 PM
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18. bring em on etc etc etc
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:25 PM
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2. George got his surge.


:cry:
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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 02:45 PM
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31. It's a surge, alright
:-(

More dead for a situation that we have no business in or control over anyway.
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Loge23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:27 PM
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3. No news - literally
This site is one of the few places you will see this tragedy reported.
Honorable mention to CBS - Sunday Morning where they reported 18 (I think that's what he said) deaths yesterday.
All local news last night and this AM took a pass on this story.
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Chango Donating Member (287 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:13 PM
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16. Watch tomorow's headlnes
I think this tragedy will get plenty of play, and on the eve of Bush State of the Union message.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:30 PM
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4. Five U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq - U.S. military...(Saturday's total 24)
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 11:09 AM by maddezmom
BAGHDAD, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Five U.S. soldiers have been killed in combat in Iraq's volatile Anbar province, the U.S. military said on Sunday.

The military said the four soldiers and one Marine died on Saturday "from wounds sustained due to enemy action while operating in al-Anbar province".

Anbar, heartland of the Sunni insurgency against the U.S. military and the Shi'ite-led government in Baghdad, is the deadliest region in Iraq for U.S. soldiers.

The U.S. military suffered one of its deadliest days in Iraq on Saturday, when 19 soldiers were killed -- 12 in a helicopter crash, five in clashes with gunmen in the holy Shi'ite city of Kerbala, and two in separate incidents.

more:http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/COL156560.htm



24 U.S. troops die in single day in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Four U.S. soldiers and a Marine were killed during combat in Anbar province, the Sunni insurgent stronghold west of Baghdad, the military reported Sunday. The five newly reported deaths on Saturday raised that day's toll among American forces to at least 24, the third deadliest single day for U.S. troops since the war began in March 2003.

The military gave no details on the Anbar fighting and said the identities of the dead were being withheld until family could be notified.

Before the latest deaths were announced, Saturday's carnage had included 12 soldiers killed in a Blackhawk helicopter crash northeast of Baghdad, five killed in a militant attack in Karbala and two others slain in roadside bombings.

link: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070121/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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acmavm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:30 PM
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5. This is horrible. And it is making me mad that no two damn media
outlets can get the same number of dead. Now it is 12 on the helicopter?

That really pisses me off when they can't even show enough respect to get the damn number of casualties right.
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harveyrunner Donating Member (15 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:30 PM
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6. And no one is reporting about the two taken hostage.
Or was that information not correct? It came from people on the ground there.
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:30 PM
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7. I must have missed that report where did you see it?
welcome to DU :hi:
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:30 PM
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11. I just found it, the military is denying it fwiw
Provincial Gov. Akeel al-Khazaali, who was not at the security meeting, said the gunmen were able to drive their black SUVs through a checkpoint on the outskirts of the city, 50 miles south of Baghdad, because police assumed it was a diplomatic convoy and informed headquarters that it was coming.

"The group used percussion bombs and broke into the building, killed five Americans and kidnapped two others, then fled," the governor said, adding that Iraqi troops later found one of the SUVs with three bodies dressed in military uniforms.

The U.S. military, which has said that five U.S. soldiers were killed and three were wounded while repelling the attack, denied that two U.S. troops were kidnapped.

Lt. Col. Christopher Garver, a military spokesman, said all American forces "were accounted for after the action."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070121/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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durtee librul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:00 PM
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19. I had also heard
there may have been several high ranking generals who were killed, but I haven't heard anymore since late last night. Funny how MSM is 'hiding' all this on the eves of the SOTU....screw 'em. Guess I will have to go to the foreign papers on line again for the 'rest of the story.' SIGH......
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:30 PM
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8. Bush's surge
how many more?
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:30 PM
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9. AFP's headline: US troop deaths surge in Iraq
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:30 PM
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10. Good..they should use Bush's words against him that way
All surge means is more death

I did a video...below... on it last week
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tnlefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:30 PM
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14. I shudder to think of how many more.
Seriously, ** doesn't have stopping sense, seems as though it's just an ego thing with him.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:30 PM
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15. It really is...ego
I'm numb from the sadness of it all. ..No..not really numb..the pain is trapped...
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teryang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:30 PM
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12. Pentagon says initial reports suggest enemy fire on Blackhawk
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 11:36 AM by teryang
...just reported on CNN by its pentagon reporter.
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 03:30 PM
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13. Stripes has the helo crash on front page, no other real information
Edited on Sun Jan-21-07 11:58 AM by lebkuchen
It's a difficult wait for those with family members in the military, in particular those who fly Blackhawks--it's a small group, relatively speaking.

Is it from Illesheim? Time will tell.
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LynnTheDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 04:38 PM
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17. But it's all for such a GREAT CAUSE!
"US troops are not in Iraq for the Iraqis...They are there as an expression of the American national interest to prevent the Iranian combination of imperialism and fundamentalist ideology from dominating a region on which the energy supplies of the industrial democracies depend."
-Kissenger
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/DisplayArticleNew.asp?section=opinion&xfile=data/opinion/2007/january/opinion_january62.xml

"I know some Americans don't think that is a threat. I view it as a threat because and the reason it's a threat is I can conceivably see a world in which radicals and extremists control oil. And they would say to the West: You either abandon Israel, for example, or we're going to run the price of oil up."
-George W. "I'm a rightwingnut stupid MFer" bUsh
http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/story?id=2594541&page=2

It's worth uniformed US citizens dying to protect OIL!
George w. bush says so!
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:38 PM
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20. latest estimate is 30 for Saturday. 30 ! ! !
this sucks
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USA No. 1 Donating Member (54 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:40 PM
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21. Ouch.
God bless them and their families.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 03:22 PM
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32. Those are Vietnam-era numbers. nt
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 08:57 PM
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22. And the surge will stop this?
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 09:01 PM
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23. Yep. This won't be a record for long
The number is a bit skewed because of one big multiple loss of life, but if we seriously go into Urban Pacification, things'll get uglier in a big way.

Conservatives worship the past, but they don't seem to know anything about history.

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ckramer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:04 PM
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24. As long as the gas is cheap
that's all American public care...

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Unbowed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-21-07 11:09 PM
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25. This is sick. Bush's War goes on and on and on.
We need to end this nightmare now.

I feel like a Roman during the reign of Caligula. Our president is stark, raving mad.
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FreeStateDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 05:42 AM
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26. Hillary voting for this war is a great indication of her ability to make the right critical choices.
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arewenotdemo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 02:12 PM
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30. as was her continued support for it
remember the "we're still in Korea" remark?

To be fair, she can read the political winds...at least when support for a war drops to 30%.
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superconnected Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 10:05 AM
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27. in a time that should be peaceful for the US. In a time that no country has
Edited on Mon Jan-22-07 10:12 AM by superconnected
declared war on us or is a threat to us.

Bush declares war anyway - against nobody in particular, kills and maim hundreds of thousands, and get our own troops killed.

He should have been impeached the day the first planes went over and carpet bombed. And let us all not forget how iraq was carpet bombed daily for over two years. George Bush terrorized and killed civilians - including children, randomly, in his "war on terror". What a murderous ass.

He is a mass murderer who needs to be held accountable, nothing more.
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MindPilot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 03:32 PM
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33. No. Bush should've been impeached on 9/12/01.
Sitting in that classroom doing absolutely fucking NOTHING for 20 minutes after he'd been told "America is under attack" was the moment he proved he was not only incompetent as president, but totally incapable of acting as the Commander in Chief.
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Massachusetts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 10:15 AM
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28. Impeach the little chimp! When?
May God bless OUR fallen troops. May God have NO MERCY on the Bu$hco cabal!
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-22-07 11:38 AM
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29. Nothing to see here -- feed them more stories about Snow in Winter
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