Thursday, there was a prison break in Tikrit with sixteen prisoners escaping and, by yesterday, 6 of the 16 were said to have been captured. CNN reports 2 more escapees were captured this morning during "house-to-house searches" for a total of 8 prisoners now captured.
Xinhua reports a US military drone crashed in Mosul today. Jamal al-Badrani, Mohammed Abbas and Robin Pomeroy (Reuters) note "that the drone struck the local offices of the Iraqi Islamic Party, Iraq's biggest Sunni Arab political group, the military said." Timothy Williams (New York Times) adds, "The American military said it was not clear why the small remotely operated plane fell from the sky in the Ghizlani neighborhood in west Mosul, one of the most violent areas of a multiethnic city contested by various religious and ethnic groups." Thrilled that Iraq's getting some coverage from NYT but shouldn't that report open:
For at least the second time this month, a US military drone has crashed in Iraq. Today . . .
September 14th, US Air Force announced: "An Air Force MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft crashed in central Iraq at approximately 12:45 p.m. Baghdad time on Sept.14. The crash was not due to hostile fire. The crash site has been secured and there were no reports of civilian injuries or damage to civilian property. The aircraft is a medium-altitude, long-endurance, remotely-piloted aircraft. The MQ-1's primary mission is conducting armed reconnaissance. A board will be convened to investigate the incident." Mike noted that in real time. So this is at least the second drone crash this month. In other violence (yes, a drone falling on a political party's office qualifies as violence) . . .
Mohammed Al Dulaimy (McClatchy Newspaper) reports a Falluja bombing claimed the life of 1 police officer and his brother.
Timothy Williams (New York Times) reports 2 sisters were shot dead while waiting for a bus in Mosul, that 1 police officer was shot dead while in his car in Mosul and a second police officer was shot dead as he was out walking in Mosul.
Reuters adds 1 corpse was discovered in Mosul.
Grasp that only NYT caught the shootings. Again, good to see NYT covering Iraq again.
This week, 28-year-old Iraq War veteran Ryan Job passed away. Lynn Thompson (Tri-City Herald) reports that he passed away on Thursday following "major reconstructive surgery at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix." He was injured and blinded in a 2006 attack in Iraq. His survivors include his mother Debbie Job, his wife Kelly Job (who is expecting her and Ryan's first child), his brother Aaron, "his father Eric Job, his sister, Kelsie, and his grandmother Barbara McCormick". Thompson notes the Thursday service is to be held at Bible Church in Scottsdale (Arizona) and:
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to either Camp Patriot, http://www.camppatriot.org; Sentinels of Freedom, http://www.sentinelsoffreedom.org; or the Naval Special Warfare Foundation, http://www.nswfoundation.org.
Now I'm going to make something really damn clear and if it people don't see it's their own damn fault. DO NOT use the public e-mail account to inform me of your Afghanistan War actions. I don't give a damn. Do you grasp it? Is it clear enough for you?
The Iraq War continues. It hasn't ended. I'm not interested in all the pathetic little s**ts who can't stay focused long enough to end a war. You send me that garbage again and I'm going to stop opening your e-mails. I'm not interested in it. I'm not interested in promoting the LIE that the Iraq War has ended.
A lot of do-nothings who attempt to pose as do-gooders want to rush off to protest the Afghanistan War. They think it's the 'hot' protest. I'm not interested. This site follows the Iraq War which has not ended. I have no damn desire to promote your activies or you. If fact your so damn pathetic that you should come with a warning label notifying people that you're not about ending any war, you're just about getting yourself some publicity for a few days.
In the last entry, we noted Russ Feingold and John Kerry proposing to end the Iraq War in one year and less than a month. That was in 2007 (proposed in June 2006, ending in July 2007). Thanks to bulls**ters and liars and whores, we're not seeing an end to the Iraq War. The end of 2011 will not see the Iraq War ended. That's the lie though. And worthless pieces of s**t pretend it's the end and pretend like, in 2009, ending the war by the start of 2012 is acceptable. It wasn't acceptable to John Kerry and Russ Feingold in 2006. There is no large scale peace movement. There are a few committed people and there are a lot of hitchhikers on the highway of causes who thumb a ride here and thumb a ride there and never accomplish a damn thing because they lack the ability to follow up on anything. Send me your crap on Afghanistan War protests and you don't get noted here anymore. The Iraq War continues. I don't want a press release that pretends otherwise.
That should be clear.
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