Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Islamic State of Iraq Claims Responsibility for Justice Ministry Blast: MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Cheers Inside Job, Questions Baghdad Gov't Legitimacy

Rachel Maddow all but applauded the terror in her report last night on the Ministry of Justice attack in Iraq that killed nearly 160. Yet, reports from both the BBC and the Washington Post indicate that al Qaeda in Iraq affilates mounted the carnage, and neither of the reports raises questions of an inside job. See, "Al-Qaeda Group Claims Iraq Blasts," and "Extremist Group Claims Responsibility for Baghdad Bombs."

From the BBC's report:

Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshiyar Zebari said the attacks showed that increased international support for the country was "vital and important".

The blasts drew comparison with an attack on 19 August, also claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq, in which truck bombs hit two ministry buildings and killed at least 100 people.

Iraq then blamed foreign fighters and accused Syria of involvement, demanding a UN investigation.

Mr Zebari said Sunday's blasts had strengthened that request for "a senior international envoy to come to Iraq and evaluate the degree of interference targeting stability in Iraq".
The US state department said it would support a United Nations investigation into "very serious allegations" of foreign involvement in Iraqi violence.

"What happened was so utterly horrific that the circumstances surrounding it need to be looked into," spokesman Ian Kelly was quoted by Reuters news agency as saying.

Overall, violence has dropped dramatically in Iraq compared to a year ago, but sporadic attacks still continue in several parts of the country.
See also, Astute Bloggers, "HUGE SUICIDE ATTACK IN BAGHDAD - 150+ DEAD; 500+ WOUNDED."


shoprat said...

It isn't just "foreign involvement", it's militant Islamic involvement.