Thursday, December 30, 2010

Binocular Snapshot for 12/30/2010

LastDayWatchers you will see the continuance of God curse of the Bush/Obama Administrations as

Roadside bomb kills 14 civilians aboard minibus in Afghanistan

"A roadside bomb ripped through a minibus in the Nahr-e-Saraj district in central Helmand, incinerating the vehicle and killing 14 people, including men, women and children.


The Taliban and other insurgent groups routinely seed roads that run through battle zones with IEDs, or improvised explosive devices, in hopes of killing and maiming Western troops — which they do, in large numbers. But more often the victims are Afghan civilians


This has been the war's deadliest year for noncombatants and combatants alike, with civilian casualties for the first 10 months of this year running 20% higher than the same period a year ago, according to the most recent figures available from the United Nations. Insurgents are blamed for about three-quarters of civilian deaths, but Western troops inadvertently cause some as well.


Fourteen dead is an unusually high toll for a single IED blast, but not unheard of. Any form of inexpensive public transport is usually packed with whoever can squeeze aboard, and the consequences of hitting a roadside bomb reflect that overcrowding.


More than 700 NATO troops have been killed in 2010. Nearly 500 of those fatalities have been Americans, according to the independent website icasualties.org. U.S. troops make up about two-thirds of the 150,000-member NATO force"

Two Christians killed in Baghdad attacks

"At least two Christians were killed and nine wounded in a string of six attacks on Christian homes in Baghdad on Thursday, an interior ministry official said.


The worst incident was in the central district of Al-Ghadir, where a homemade bomb exploded around 8:00 pm (1700 GMT), killing the two Christians and wounding three others, including one Christian, the official said.


The attacks started at 7:30 pm and continued over two hours in six different parts of the capital as the Christian community still reels from a massacre at a Baghdad cathedral on October 31 in which 44 worshippers and two priests died.


Al-Ghadir is an area with a significant Christian population, though many have fled following the massacre and in light of threats by Al-Qaeda to target them.


Other blasts, also from homemade bombs, injured another nine Christians.


Two bombs exploded in west Baghdad, one in the garden of a home in Yarmuk, where one person was hurt, and another in Khadra, wounding two Christians.


Another was hurt in an explosion in the Karrada district, which is where the cathedral is located.
And in south Baghdad, three Christians were hurt in explosions in Dora and two in Saidiya.
A pall of gloom has descended on Iraq's badly battered Christian community since gunmen burst into Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad and began firing on worshippers.


Iraqi forces stormed the building to end what turned into a hostage situation and, by the end of the operation, the 44 worshippers, two priests and seven security forces personnel lay dead.


The attack was later claimed by Al-Qaeda affiliate the Islamic State of Iraq, which threatened further attacks on Christians."

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