June 7, 2014 4:14 pm -

The death count is not yet certain, but it’s known to be at least dozens.

The attacks in Baghdad largely focused on Shia neighborhoods, underscoring the sectarian violence now tearing at Iraq years after the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Meanwhile, separate fighting in a northern city killed 21 police officers and 38 militants, officials said.

The first Baghdad attack took place Saturday night in the capital’s western district of Baiyaa, killing nine people and wounding 22. Later on, seven car bombs in different parts of Baghdad killed at least 35 people and wounded 62, police said. All the attacks happened in a one-hour period, authorities said.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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  1. fahvel June 7th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    all together now – Thank you little george!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Obewon June 7th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Halliburton Cheney’s $6 T cultural exchange oil war is a big success in bringing USA’s 85+ killed by guns every day plus 200 more shot daily in America to Iraq’s garden of Eden paradise!

  3. fancypants June 7th, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    the gop would like to respond

  4. Bob Waas June 7th, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    Many have said the ouster of Saddam was good for the people of Iraq and the surrounding nations.

    23 Years of Slaughter Under Saddam Hussein

    “In the end,” the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning John Burns wrote in The Times a few weeks before the invasion, “if an American-led invasion ousts Mr. Hussein, and especially if an attack is launched without convincing proof that Iraq is still harboring forbidden arms, history may judge that the stronger case was the one that needed no inspectors to confirm: that Saddam Hussein, in his 23 years in power, plunged this country into a bloodbath of medieval proportions, and exported some of that terror to his neighbors.

    Burns proceeded to estimate the arithmetic of Saddam’s brutality:

    The largest number of deaths during his reign is attributable to the Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). Iraq claims to have lost 500,000 people during that war.

    The 1990 occupation of Kuwait and the ensuing Gulf War caused 100,000 deaths, by Iraq’s reckoning–probably an exaggeration, but not by much: the 40-day bombardment of Iraq before the three-day ground war, and the massacre of escaping Iraqi troops on the “highway of death” make the estimate more credible than not.

    “Casualties from Iraq’s gulag are harder to estimate,” Burns wrote. “Accounts collected by Western human rights groups from Iraqis and defectors have suggested that the number of those who have ‘disappeared’ into the hands of the secret police, never to be heard from again, could be 200,000.”

    Add it up, and in three decades, about 900,000 Iraqis have died from violence, or well over 3% of the Iraqi population–the equivalent of more than 9 million people in a nation with a population as large as that of the United States. That’s what Iraq will have to recover from over the next decades–not just the death toll of the last six years, but that of the last 30.