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#1 Apricot

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 03:59 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2...ence/index.html

Baghdad (CNN) -- A series of bomb blasts across Iraq on Monday killed at least 42 people and wounded more than 257 others, police said.
The attacks took place in at least six provinces: Baghdad, Anbar, Babel, Kirkuk, Salaheddin Diyala, and Nasriya, police officials across the country told CNN.
Two of the bombs exploded at a checkpoint near Baghdad's international airport.
Most of the attacks in Baghdad targeted Shiite areas, police told CNN. Al Qaeda in Iraq, made up of Sunni extremists, has claimed responsibility for many attacks in recent months.
Attacks elsewhere hit security checkpoints, Shiite areas and political offices.
With provincial elections scheduled to take place in five days, ongoing attacks have politicians worried that violence could skew the outcome, if Iraqis who fear attacks on polling centers stay at home.

42 people dead and 257 wounded.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:03 PM

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:03 PM

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Guess which explosion today is going to be considered by the news the more serious tragedy?

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:05 PM

Boston isn't the only one who needs prayers.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:05 PM

I'm going to guess it was Islamic extremists.

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Really though Iraq was a war that should never have happened. Not that the Iraqi regime didnt deserve to get invaded. But the Iraqi people didnt. Anyone know of any polls where Iraqis think they were better off before or after? I would be shocked if there were iraqis thinking its better now. Then again I don't really understand how bad Saddam really was.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

That country is a mess.

This is a fairly common occurrence. People there can't go out without the risk of being blown to pieces.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:06 PM

Guess which explosion today is going to be considered by the news the more serious tragedy?


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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:08 PM

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It's not a competition.


No, but it is good to keep perspective.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:08 PM

I'm going to guess it was Islamic extremists.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

Guess which explosion today is going to be considered by the news the more serious tragedy?


This will probably get a 2 minute spot, whereas what happened in Boston will receive week(s)long coverage.
It just seems to be human nature to be more concerned with events that happen "close to home".
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:11 PM

That country is a mess.

This is a fairly common occurrence. People there can't go out without the risk of being blown to pieces.


Just because its a common occurence doesn't mean its not important. 42 people died in Iraq, and no one seems to care.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:15 PM

No, but it is good to keep perspective.


Perspective is fair, but you can't blame people for being more concerned with events that land closer to home. Given our history, you can always point to something "worse" - it doesn't make current tragedies easier to swallow.

Edit: in any case, this story is horrible too. Terrible day.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:18 PM

Just because its a common occurence doesn't mean its not important. 42 people died in Iraq, and no one seems to care.


I didn't say it wasn't.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:19 PM

It's stupid because they're basically fighting over whether it's "to-mae-to" or "to-mah-to"
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:23 PM

It's stupid because they're basically fighting over whether it's "to-mae-to" or "to-mah-to"
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

Just because its a common occurence doesn't mean its not important. 42 people died in Iraq, and no one seems to care.


He didn't say that.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:25 PM

It's stupid because they're basically fighting over whether it's "to-mae-to" or "to-mah-to"
:sadno:


Nobody says to mah to
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:27 PM

I didn't say it wasn't.


Apologies. Kind of lashed out. Its just frusterating that no one seems to care about this.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:28 PM

Guess which explosion today is going to be considered by the news the more serious tragedy?


Guess which bombing occurred within the same continent as us, and therefore, becomes more serious? 2000 Canadians participated in that event, it makes sense that it's receiving more new coverage.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:30 PM

What was the motive behind this bombing?
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:31 PM

He didn't say that.


I know, I know. Lashed out cause I'm just annoyed.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:31 PM

Just because its a common occurence doesn't mean its not important. 42 people died in Iraq, and no one seems to care.


If there's a fatal car crash that occurs outside of your house, and a similar fatal car crash that occurs in Brisbane, Australia, which are you going to care more to follow up on?

You're saying 'no one seems to care' on a Canadian forum, where the majority here live in North America; the story therefore becomes more relevant.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:32 PM

http://www.cnn.com/2...ence/index.html

Baghdad (CNN) -- A series of bomb blasts across Iraq on Monday killed at least 42 people and wounded more than 257 others, police said.
The attacks took place in at least six provinces: Baghdad, Anbar, Babel, Kirkuk, Salaheddin Diyala, and Nasriya, police officials across the country told CNN.
Two of the bombs exploded at a checkpoint near Baghdad's international airport.
Most of the attacks in Baghdad targeted Shiite areas, police told CNN. Al Qaeda in Iraq, made up of Sunni extremists, has claimed responsibility for many attacks in recent months.
Attacks elsewhere hit security checkpoints, Shiite areas and political offices.
With provincial elections scheduled to take place in five days, ongoing attacks have politicians worried that violence could skew the outcome, if Iraqis who fear attacks on polling centers stay at home.

42 people dead and 257 wounded.

What is going on with this world.


stuff like this is happening every day in Iraq. No joke. Well at least every few days, stuff like this is happening in Iraq or other countries like Afghanistan.

If the Rebels win, the same thing will Happen in Syria, not that it's not happening already.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:34 PM

Apologies. Kind of lashed out. Its just frusterating that no one seems to care about this.

I completely Care about this, however since the initial invasion of Iraq there has been in excess of 122,000 civilian deaths by violence and more than that number due to unfit living conditions. 42 is a number to be added to the genocidial war crimes that the previous American Administration under Bush and Cheney should be on trial for at the war crimes tribunal.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:36 PM

Get a grip you guys. Obviously local news is covered as opposed to overseas news. I thought that was common sense. Maybe some of you should start up a local news that covers only foreign things.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:38 PM

Man, once again hard to come up with words. This is terrible.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

I completely Care about this, however since the initial invasion of Iraq there has been in excess of 122,000 civilian deaths by violence and more than that number due to unfit living conditions. 42 is a number to be added to the genocidial war crimes that the previous American Administration under Bush and Cheney should be on trial for at the war crimes tribunal.


Tried and hanged...that's what should happen to those two. I've literally had to just switch the TV off. I'm sincerely appalled and upset by these turns of events that have gone down today and my sympathies go to all of those who lost people today...but it's just so damn depressing now. I mean the Iraq fiasco...at least as it relates to the previous administration is a very glaring error in judgment, a very glaring mistake..and it is so polarizing that I'm just blown away by the sheer number of people giving Bush and Cheney a virtual free pass for those atrocities...why do they get a free pass, because Bush is a "special needs" kid whose mother ironically was in charge of teaching kids how to read? She didn't do a very good job with the two nitwits she had...I digress...but Bush and Cheney I agree with you at the very LEAST should have been tried for war crimes...and if anyone had any balls in this world...if the UN had any balls...that's exactly what would have happened.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

That country is a mess.

This is a fairly common occurrence. People there can't go out without the risk of being blown to pieces.


That's really just so sad.

Begs the question...Are they better or worse off after being "liberated" from their dictatorship?
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

The Americans have managed to wipe out Christianity in Iraq. Syria is next and then Lebanon.
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Posted 15 April 2013 - 04:46 PM

If there's a fatal car crash that occurs outside of your house, and a similar fatal car crash that occurs in Brisbane, Australia, which are you going to care more to follow up on?

You're saying 'no one seems to care' on a Canadian forum, where the majority here live in North America; the story therefore becomes more relevant.


I was watching Al-Jazeera news on my computer earlier. They were both keeping up on the news on the Iraq bombing and the Boston bombing. Both are really tragic, and one doesn't make the other one more or less important. I just wish news here would atleast mention the Iraq bombing, or other things happening outside North America.
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