Monday, February 12, 2007

More than 70 killed on Golden Mosque Attack Anniversary

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Three explosions ripped through central Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 74 people, amid memorials marking last year's attack on a revered Shiite shrine in Samarra, police said.

More than 170 people were wounded in the bombings, sandwiched around a brief commemoration on the anniversary of the attack on Al-Askariya Mosque, also known as the Golden Mosque.

The February 2006 bombing is blamed for sparking an eruption of sectarian violence between Shiite and Sunni Muslims. It has been a year since the attack, according to the Islamic calendar.

A question for anybody out there to answer. Cheney's shop inside the pentagon in gearing up for bombing runs over Iran. Everybody knows this Kabuki theater who is paying the least bit of attention. This time instead of Iraqi WMDs, it is Iranians supporting the carnage in Iraq. Same set of leaks, sometimes to the same reporters who promoted the WMD line. But today, as a Sunni inspired bombing marked the anniversary of another Sunni insurgent bombing that really blew the country up, why in a rational world are we not discussing Saudi Arabia? The business people who are funneling money to the Sunni insurgency have their intellectual and financial home in Saudi Arabia. They of course, are off the table. We are aching to bomb Iran, and we will use facts or truthiness to achieve that goal.

Update: 90 dead, more than 190 wounded