They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Iraq: Sectarian violence claims over 100 lives

albawaba: The destruction of the golden dome of one of Iraq's holiest Shiite shrines Wednesday, sparked an alarming wave of sectarian violence. Angry crowds went to the streets, armed men attacked Sunni mosques, and over 100 people were killed since the bombing, police said Thursday. In Basra, police said militiamen broke into a prison, hauled out 12 inmates, including two Egyptians, two Tunisians, a Libyan, a Saudi and a Turk, and shot them dead in reprisal for the shrine attack. In early Thursday attack, gunmen sprayed a Sunni mosque in the city of Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, killing one person. Read more