Saturday, July 16, 2005

Targeting Iraqi Civilians in Msayyab

A suicide bomber in a fuel truck killed 55 people in a town south of Baghdad on Sunday, the latest in a series of spectacular guerrilla attacks to rattle Iraq.

The bomb, which police said exploded near a Shi'ite mosque and market, also wounded 82 people. It followed several attacks which killed at least 16 people, including three British soldiers, on Saturday.

other sources mentioned that An insurgent suicide bomber detonated explosives strapped to his body Saturday, triggering a huge explosion at a gas station near a mosque south of Baghdad and killing at least 54 people.

It seems that it's unclear yet what caused the explosion at the gas station, but in case it was an arranged attack, it's a big cruel massacre.

Such destructive attacks are only in the interest of Iraq's enemies who try to start internal ethnic clashes. I can't imagine any Iraqi, Arab or Muslim who is capable of attacking mosques and killing innocent civilians.

Such an attack against Iraqi civilians is unjustified and should be condemned.

On another note, my brother is spending his 6th night in jail. He's just one of the thousands of people in Iraq who disappeared and ended up in one of the many jails and prisons around the country without a clear reason.

The number of U.S.-held prisoners in Iraq reached all-time record levels earlier in June and has since gone down slightly. The average prisoner total in June stood at 10,783. The number of Iraqis held in Iraq's governmental and paramilitary jails is unidentified.

My mom freaked out yesterday and deleted all the Arabic posts on her blog. She thinks the Iraqi government would keep khalid imprisoned if they knew his family is anti-occupation and critical to the current regime. She reminded me of what my old friend Salam (aka salam pax) did three years ago when he deleted our joint blog fearing that Iraq's old mukhabarat would find it, I couldn't sleep that night.

I can't sleep tonight either.

history repeats itself