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    Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    "Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al-Qaida, broke out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday. ...

    Suicide bombers drove cars packed with explosives to the gates of the prison on the outskirts of Baghdad on Sunday night and blasted their way into the compound, while gunmen attacked guards with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. Other militants took up positions near the main road, fighting off security reinforcements sent from Baghdad as several militants wearing suicide vests entered the prison on foot to help free the inmates."

    Abu Ghraib jail break: al-Qaida attack frees as many as 500 from Abu Ghraib.


    All I can say is: Holy ****.

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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    "Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al-Qaida, broke out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday. ...

    Suicide bombers drove cars packed with explosives to the gates of the prison on the outskirts of Baghdad on Sunday night and blasted their way into the compound, while gunmen attacked guards with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. Other militants took up positions near the main road, fighting off security reinforcements sent from Baghdad as several militants wearing suicide vests entered the prison on foot to help free the inmates."

    Abu Ghraib jail break: al-Qaida attack frees as many as 500 from Abu Ghraib.


    All I can say is: Holy ****.
    holy *** is right.

    Just because the Americans have gone home, that doesn't mean that the war is over.

    kind of like, you know, that war in Indochina that we finally left.
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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    It's hard to beat suicide bombers. Unless you have your own suicide bombers. So 10 Iraqi cops died instad of 10 American GIs. I'm OK with that. Or should we have brought the whole crew to Gitmo?

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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    "Hundreds of convicts, including senior members of al-Qaida, broke out of Iraq's Abu Ghraib jail as comrades launched a military-style assault to free them, authorities said on Monday. ...

    Suicide bombers drove cars packed with explosives to the gates of the prison on the outskirts of Baghdad on Sunday night and blasted their way into the compound, while gunmen attacked guards with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. Other militants took up positions near the main road, fighting off security reinforcements sent from Baghdad as several militants wearing suicide vests entered the prison on foot to help free the inmates."

    Abu Ghraib jail break: al-Qaida attack frees as many as 500 from Abu Ghraib.


    All I can say is: Holy ****.
    Did we honestly expect something else?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Did we honestly expect something else?
    Yes, we did.
    Not me personally.

    But, I think that the vast majority of people who were telling me about Iraq being the "first domino" of freedom and democracy in the Arab world held their beliefs with sincerity. I suspect that some non-insignificant number of them have feelings consternation about the state of affairs in Iraq today.
    I may be wrong.

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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by Simon W. Moon View Post
    Yes, we did.
    Not me personally.

    But, I think that the vast majority of people who were telling me about Iraq being the "first domino" of freedom and democracy in the Arab world held their beliefs with sincerity. I suspect that some non-insignificant number of them have feelings consternation about the state of affairs in Iraq today.
    Freedom cannot be brought by foreigners with a gun.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Freedom cannot be brought by foreigners with a gun.
    That sentence should be engraved on the wall of the halls of Congress, just so they don't forget again.
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    Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Did we honestly expect something else?
    We did not.

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    Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    It's hard to beat suicide bombers. Unless you have your own suicide bombers. So 10 Iraqi cops died instad of 10 American GIs. I'm OK with that. Or should we have brought the whole crew to Gitmo?
    I'm not sure there's anything to be ok about in this context. People died for bad reasons, and that sucks no matter where they come from.

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    Re: Jail break at Abu Ghraib

    Yeah, I didn't mean that to come out so harshly. So I retract the OK sentence. I think you know what I meant.


    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    I'm not sure there's anything to be ok about in this context. People died for bad reasons, and that sucks no matter where they come from.

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