Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Human Butchery | Virginia Tech to Iraq

I'd thought of the Virginia Tech massacre in comparison with the civil war raging in Iraq myself but others will do a better job of the actual side by side horrors. Not in any way to diminish the horror of the Virginia Institute's victims and their friends and families. If you have any moral scales at all though you have to see the same scope of attack going on 2 or 3 times daily in Iraq to recoil at the bloody nightmare. Juan Cole(as always) and No Quarter are two that give a decent perspective on the daily horrors. Another comparison, try Darfur and the human cleansing going on there.

Here's just a few Iraqi excerpts:
04/15/07 Reuters: 19 bodies found in Baghdad on Saturday
Police found the bodies of 19 people in various parts of Baghdad in the past 24 hours, police said

04/15/07 Reuters: 20 Iraqi troops and policemen abducted
A group linked to al Qaeda said it abducted 20 Iraqi troops and policemen and demanded the release of all Sunni women held in Iraq's prisons, according to a Web statement

04/15/07 Reuters: 4 killed by suicide bombers in Mosul
Four people, including two Iraqi soldiers, were killed and 16 wounded when two oil trucks driven by suicide bombers exploded outside a military base in the northern city of Mosul, police said.

04/15/07 AP: Suicide bomber kills 5, wounds 11 in northwest Baghdad
a suicide bomber blew himself up on a minibus in northwest Baghdad, killing at least eight people and wounding 11, police and hospital officials said.

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