Friday, July 8, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 7/08/2011

LastDayWatchers "watch" how the failures continue to add up against Israel (lost & found) concerning their wars on Islam

Two American soldiers have been killed in central Iraq, the military said on Friday

"Reporting the first fatalities since June, the deadliest month for American forces in the country for three years.


"Two US service members were killed Thursday while conducting operations in central Iraq," said a brief statement by the military, which did not mention how or where they had died.


In June, 14 American soldiers were killed in Iraq, most of theme in rocket attacks, making it the deadliest month since June 2008 when there were 23 fatalities.


Thursday's deaths raise the full number of American military fatalities in Iraq since the 2003 US-led invasion to 4,471

According to an AFP count based on the website www.icasualties.org."

Iran is stepping up its support for Shiite militants in Iraq, supplying them with more sophisticated weapons

"Admiral Mike Mullen said Iran had made a decision to curtail its support for Shiite factions in 2008 but has now increased its activity in Iraq, sending in lethal arms that were being used against American forces.


"Iran is very directly supporting extremist troops which are killing our troops," Mullen told reporters at a Pentagon Press Association luncheon.


"They are shipping high-tech weapons in there, IRAMs, EFPs, which are killing our people. And the forensics prove that," he said."

Roadside bomb kills 2 Iraqi soldiers

"Officials say a roadside bombing west of Baghdad has killed two Iraqi army officers.


The officials say the bomb exploded at dawn Friday as an Iraqi army patrol was passing by a village near the predominantly Sunni suburb of Abu Ghraib, west of the capital.


Attacks on Iraqi forces have stepped up in recent months as the U.S. military prepares to withdraw from the country."

NATO forces said Thursday that they had unwittingly killed several women and children

"A day earlier during an early morning air attack against militants in a remote corner of eastern Afghanistan. The American-led coalition also said it was investigating separate reports of civilian deaths in a nearby province.


The fatal airstrike on Wednesday in Khost Province, which Afghan officials say killed eight children and two women, ignited outrage in neighboring villages


Villagers angry over the deaths flooded into the streets. Hundreds of them blocked the main road to the capital and urged the Afghan government to investigate and punish those responsible."

Names of the Dead

"The Department of Defense has identified 1,640 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the following Americans this week:


SCHUMANN, Jordan C., 24, Specialist, Army; Port St. Lucie, Fla.; 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command.


SUTER, Preston J., 22, Specialist, Army; Sandy, Utah; 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command.


THROCKMORTON, Joshua A., 28, Staff Sgt., Army; Battle Creek Mich.; 709th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command."

Violence erupts in Karachi, Pakistan; at least 80 dead

"Police in Pakistan's largest city, Karachi, struggled Friday to rein in a wave of violence that has claimed the lives of at least 80 people in the last four days and left sections of the city largely deserted.


To quell the latest outbreak of killings, police have been given orders to shoot on sight gunmen responsible for the violence, said Sharjeel Memon, Sindh province information minister.


At least 1,000 members of a paramilitary police force, the Frontier Corps, have been deployed in the worst-hit neighborhoods in an effort to restore calm.


In the first half of the year, 1,138 people have been killed in Karachi, according to statistics compiled by the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan."


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