Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Bomb kills Iraq Governor, Mohammed Ali al-Hassani, in Baghdad!

While I think a lot of Americans are idiots and are really uneducated and un-supportive (they call it "freedom of speech) of our troops and government, I am sure glad that we do not have to worry about stuff like this (for the most part). Not only was Mohammed Ali al-Hassani murdered but then it was commended by the Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki! And to think there are people who say we should just leave Iraq and it will be better... We leave Iraq now and we would all be in very big trouble!

Here is CNN's story and here is the link to the full story.

"BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The governor of Muthana province in southern Iraq was killed by a roadside bomb in the city of Samawa Monday morning, an official with Iraq's Interior Ministry said.

Mohammed Ali al-Hassani was traveling with his bodyguards when the attack took place around 9 a.m. (1 a.m. ET).

The governor was a member of the Supreme Islamic Council in Iraq, the largest Shiite political group in parliament led by Iraqi politician Abdul Aziz al-Hakim.

Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki quickly condemned the governor's killing and those who carried it out.

"Those who stand behind this heinous crime want to drown the province in chaos and insecurity as an implementation of the agenda that does not want good for the sons of our people," Maliki said.

In a similar attack on August 11, Qadisiya province Gov. Khalil Jalil Hamza and Brig .Gen. Khalid Abed Hassan, the provincial police chief, were killed in a roadside bombing. Three of the governor's bodyguards were also killed and three others were wounded.

Mathana is one of several southern provinces in Iraq that British forces have returned to Iraqi military control since the start of the war.

Meanwhile, at least one person was killed and three others injured when a mortar hit eastern Baghdad's Amin neighborhood Monday at midday, an Interior Ministry official said.

A few hours earlier, three people were killed and 11 injured in the Rusafi district of central Baghdad when a motorcycle rigged with explosives blew up, the ministry said.

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki arrived in Damascus, Syria, on Monday -- the start to an official three-day visit, Iraqi state TV reported. This is his first trip to Syria as prime minister."

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