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Another "bomb error" kills innocents...
« on: January 08, 2005, 10:11:24 PM »
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The United States military said it dropped a 500-pound bomb on the wrong house outside the northern city of Mosul on Saturday, killing five people. The man who owned the house said the bomb killed 14 people, and an Associated Press photographer said seven of them were children.

The strike in the town of Aitha, 30 miles south of Mosul, came hours before a senior U.S. Embassy official in Iraq (news - web sites) met with leaders of the Sunni Arab community to apply political pressure against their threat to boycott Jan. 30 elections. The Arab satellite broadcaster al-Jazeera said the Sunnis asked the Americans to announce a timetable for a U.S. troop withdrawal.

Violence also continued, with at least eight Iraqis killed.

American officials repeatedly have insisted the vote go ahead, but it is an extremely delicate time, with Iraq's government perceived by many as closely tied to the U.S.-led coalition.

Late Saturday, a U.S. military statement said an F-16 jet dropped a 500-pound GPS-guided bomb on a house that was meant to be searched during an operation to capture "an anti-Iraqi force cell leader."

"The house was not the intended target for the airstrike. The intended target was another location nearby," the military said in a statement.

The homeowner, Ali Yousef, told Associated Press Television News that the airstrike happened at about 2:30 a.m., and American troops immediately surrounded the area, blocking access for four hours. The brick house was reduced to a pile of rubble, according to an Associated Press photographer at the scene.

An Associated Press photographer said from the scene that 14 members of the same family seven children, four women and three men were killed, and six people were wounded, including another child in the house and five people from neighboring houses. By evening, all 14 victims had been buried in a nearby cemetery, Yousef said.
 

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Re: Another "bomb error" kills innocents...
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2005, 10:13:57 PM »
OOPS  :(
 

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Re: Another "bomb error" kills innocents...
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2005, 10:18:41 PM »
This doesnt really surprise me seeing is how the innocent casualty number is high. what does surprise me is this was the first article ive ever seen in the US media that talks about innocent iraqis being killed.
 

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Re: Another "bomb error" kills innocents...
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2005, 12:31:19 PM »
yeh read about this the other day. whata shame
 

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Re: Another "bomb error" kills innocents...
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2005, 01:04:44 PM »
that's war for ya...
 

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Re: Another "bomb error" kills innocents...
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2005, 01:14:49 PM »
that's war for ya...

so is terrorist attacks and Jewish genocide

next!
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What we share or not I will ignore
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Re: Another "bomb error" kills innocents...
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2005, 05:17:02 AM »
that's war for ya...

so is terrorist attacks and Jewish genocide

next!

actually those are war crimes...accidents aren't...NEXT!
 

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Re: Another "bomb error" kills innocents...
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2005, 06:30:27 PM »
that's war for ya...

so is terrorist attacks and Jewish genocide

next!

actually those are war crimes...accidents aren't...NEXT!

"accidents" are.  :)
Cause I don't care where I belong no more
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Re: Another "bomb error" kills innocents...
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2005, 09:13:47 PM »
that's war for ya...

so is terrorist attacks and Jewish genocide

next!

actually those are war crimes...accidents aren't...NEXT!

"accidents" are. :)

but you don't have the details or the confidential knowledge of it being an "accident" so it's just a simple accident...may they rest in peace
 

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Re: Another "bomb error" kills innocents...
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2005, 08:18:10 PM »
AMERICA FUCK YEAH... GONNA SAVE THE MOTHER FUCKIN' DAY YEAH!!!!!