January 20th, 2014
08:24 AM ET

Wave of Baghdad bombings targets largely Shiite areas

Car bombs rocked a number of predominantly Shiite Muslim neighborhoods of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 13 people and wounding 53 others, police officials told CNN.

The violence adds to the particularly bloody fighting and political instability that Iraq and its capital, Baghdad, has seen in recent months.

Six car bombs detonated Monday in five neighborhoods across Baghdad within a period of about two hours, police said.


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  1. banasy©

    Color me shocked.

    January 20, 2014 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    True @ banasy! What ya wanta bet that the warmongers in congress use this as their rational to wage war on Iran?

    January 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      They shouldn't even try to link this to Iran, as the instability in Iraq is a direct consequence of US involvement.

      January 20, 2014 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Arnold

    Muslim terrorists!

    January 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Greg

    It is sad to see Iraq degenerating into a failed, lawless state like Pakistan, where minorities like Shiites are wantonly killed without any consequences. Islam has ruined so many countries.

    January 20, 2014 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Marvin

    If you think women are so oppressed in Islamic countries, watch what happens to you if you happen to be a minority. Intolerance always runs amuck in Islamic countries and leaves violence in its wake. Muslims can not even tolerate minority Muslim sects. These Muslim people can not live in peace with anyone else who is different from them. Barbarians!

    January 20, 2014 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Oh i definitely agree @ banasy! But there have already been rumblings in that direction from those warmongering fools in congress! Must be their bank accounts are getting low because the stock market isnt picking up as much as they like huh? Lol forbid those accounts go below the billion dollar mark eh?

    January 20, 2014 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    You may or not be right @ Marvin, but it is NOT our right nor obligation to inflict our beliefs on them! Nor is it congresses right to expect the citizens of the US to lose their children, parents or siblings to fight wars just so THOSE fools and their special interest groups can make money!!!!

    January 20, 2014 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marvin

      You are missing the point. It is Muslims who impose and force upon their beliefs on women, children and minorities. Muslim countries deny all innocent people their rights. Muslim countries mandate that women must wear oppressive costumes. Shiites are simple butchered with impunity in countries like Pakistan. Now the Islamic virus is spreading from Pakistan to Iraq as well - Iraqis are killing off their Shiites. Muslims are intolerant and like to kill anybody who is different from them. Muslims killed so many innocent people on 911 too. Muslims love to kill innocent people because they are intolerant.

      January 20, 2014 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    As ar you! Its MUSLIMS that must fix their country not AMERICANS! But its americans that our elected brats are sending over there to die or be maimed just so they can make money! I repeat... ITS NOT OUR RIGHT OR OUR OBLIGATION TO INFLICT OUR BELIEFS ONTO THESE OTHER COUNTRIES! No matter how disgusting it seems to us! And most certainly not so a few can make tons of money!

    January 20, 2014 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lib

      Wow!! You have demonstrated a complete disregard for human life and human rights. You don't think these Shiite people have any rights? You are too happy defending the Muslim terrorists and cursing elected official in a democracy in all your posts above but you have nothing to say about the victims who are being mercilessly butchered by these Muslim terrorists.

      January 20, 2014 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Maricopa

    These Muslims are known to kill a woman for not wearing a headscarf - So, killing Shiites and other people is nothing to them.

    January 20, 2014 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    @ Lib, im not defending anyone. Did you ever stop and think that it just might be because of interference by the US that they are killing their own people? And the reason for the US interference ISNT to help these people. Its simply for the greed of our elected clowns and THEIR special interest groups! Why would i justify those actions? Furthermore...WHY WOULD YOU???

    January 20, 2014 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lib

      I did not see a single word in your comment which shows that you care about the victims who are being butchered by these Muslim terrorists.
      – You are calling democratically elected people clowns.
      – And you are calling anybody who is interested in stopping violence - special interest.
      It is clear that you despise democracy and hate the people who are interested in stopping this violence against Shiites.
      I wonder why is there not a single word in your comment about the Shiite victims of these brutal Muslim killers?

      January 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Silverado

      Of course not. Not single word about the innocent victims. Muslims always kill innocent people and then blame it on democracy, America and the Western world.

      January 20, 2014 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Every article i read someone different in that country is responsible. Whether it be muslims or shiites or taliban. And ive not been there. But ALL of those articles say the US has NOT made a difference for the good. And i HAVE researched our Congressional leaders and their *special interest groups* which are the Corporations that finance congressional leaders campaigns to insure their votes in a way that benefits them. Those groups are the ones making money by the US being at war. Do you think they care more about the people who are dying or the fact that they are profiting from these wars???

    January 20, 2014 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Silverado

      Arabs like to kill innocent people and blame it on Americans. What am I missing?

      January 20, 2014 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Im not sure WHO you are referring too as "special interest groups" but it clearly is someone different than i am referring too. Whats your stance on the US supplying the rebels (a majority of them Al Quaeda)in Syria with weapons? Those same people that are killing innocents in that country are being supplied with the weapons to do so by OUR government and their special interest groups. As well as the finances they need. I think its just wrong for the US to profit from the very problem they created. And im not going to apologise for that. Its the same in Afghanistan and Iraq! And the profiters from Iraq are very well known. ExVP Cheney, and Haliburton. And GWB!

    January 20, 2014 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Oh and the article says specifically that it is "shiite MUSLIM" neighborhoods that are being targeted. So WHO are YOU defending???

    January 20, 2014 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Nothing to say? So your whole purpose was to attack me for MY opinion? Are YOU a part of the group ive mentioned to be the problem?

    January 20, 2014 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Ahh i shouldve guessed it was the name changer! Good night JR!

    January 20, 2014 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |