June 13th, 2012
03:58 AM ET

57 killed, more than 100 wounded in Iraq

A string of car bombs exploded in central Iraq Wednesday morning, killing at least 57 people and wounding 137 others, police officials said.

Most of the victims were Shiite Muslim pilgrims, police said.

The attacks Wednesday come after mortar rounds landed on pilgrims in northwestern Baghdad's Kadhimiya Shiite neighborhood Sunday leaving at least seven people dead and 20 others wounded.

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  1. Portland tony

    And those of you who want the Assad government pushed out of Syria ....Think about our "successful nation building" efforts in Iraq. If the various Sunni insurgent sects ever get control, you Will
    see a Christian and Shia bloodbath in Syria that will make Iraq look like a tea party! 🙁

    June 13, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    "Russia supplying attack helicopters to the Syrian regime" Clinton. So ! The mercenaries called rebels are being supplied arms by countries aligned against Russian influence and Iran.
    As I have been saying all along this is more than a sectarian revolt and certainly not a revolution its a power play by meddling countries.
    And as for what we did to Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan @ Portland tony, that horror repeats itself every day.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      I certainly agree that the pot is being stirred by outside influence. The US and NATO want the Russians out of their only supply and Logistics base in the Mediterranean. The Saudis and their allies want a Sunni Government in place of Assad's Shia ruling group. Hezbollah and the PKK want the Shia. Various other
      Muslim terrorist groups want a sectarian

      June 13, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Portland tony

      ....government. All in all, there's no group that wants what benefits the Syrians

      June 13, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  3. saywhat

    The saddest part, for us Americans in what has been unraveling for the past decade is our progressive isolation and declining influence. A loss in prestige, credibility and strategic aims.
    We have been reduced to the capability of pushing and shoving countries like Pakistan and Afghanistan or the tiny Gulf Emirates and S.Arabia at best.
    Let us see what we do about Russia and China flexing their muscles.

    June 13, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
  4. I'm Going To Change My Name With Every Post

    Our "Nation Rebuilding" program in the Middle East has been an abysmal failure. As soon as we pull out of Afghanistan, the tribe vs. Tribe mentality will just rear it's ugly head again, and we shall see a rise in violence again.

    This is not to say that I advocate occupying Afghanistan indefinitely.
    I do not.

    What I would like to see is the US putting an end to the meddling in the Middle East. I see no discernable benefit, (other than the profiteering of the most powerful men who pull the strings), that keeping our troops in harm's way would achieve.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    @I'm going
    In fact the general population in the M.East and S.Asia has become so disillusioned by our military interventions and the consequences that we are no longer welcome there. Entire regions turning hostile is what we have achieved so far.

    June 13, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |

    What failures?
    Our nation, seperate from citizens, power structure has not failed; That those who profited, and still do, from our foreign policy decisions now hide behind incidents,such as sectarian violence, their ill gotten gains; means that many more nations and peoples will soon find themselves facing social and economic/political upheavels.
    It is a sad fact that those who are "neo- Liberal or Con" are both being used by Economic and Political Interest and while not devestated by actions inforeign lands are only now beginning to pay the economic bills and loss of freedoms.
    Forget the stated compassionate and strategic excuses, towers falling was onlya catalyst to invade Afghanistan at an earlier date than planned by but a few months, and that what is ongoing today in African and Mediteranian Sea nations is US foreign policy in action.

    June 13, 2012 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  7. banasy©

    The failures of our "rebuilding programs" are a failure to the citizens that reside in those countries.
    Saywhat and I'm gonna are correct, IMO.
    The "have nots" across the board are the ones being failed; I care not for the people who push their agendas for monetary gain.
    Blood money is the worse kind of wealth.
    It benefits the very few, and is earned by the deaths of many innocent citizens and soldiers.
    It's insidious.

    June 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Stu Nahan

    Thank a u s troop today, IDIOTS!

    June 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |