Wednesday: 147 Iraqis Killed, 243 Wounded, 21 Abducted

Updated at 1:00 a.m. EDT, May 17, 2007Violence today was marked by heavy clashing in the Nasariya area and a chorine truck bomb in Abu Saida. At least 147 Iraqis were killed and 243 were injured in those and other attacks throughout the country. At least 21 people were kidnapped as well. No foreign deaths … Continue reading “Wednesday: 147 Iraqis Killed, 243 Wounded, 21 Abducted”

Tuesday: 78 Iraqis Killed, 114 Wounded

Updated at 12:41 a.m. EDT, May 16, 2007At least 78 Iraqis were killed and 114 wounded in violent events today. There were no significant events today, but forces in the Diyala province are stepping up security operations to curb overall violence there. Also, no foreign casualties were reported. In Baghdad, the bodies of an Industry … Continue reading “Tuesday: 78 Iraqis Killed, 114 Wounded”

Monday: 6 GIs, 1 Dane, 95 Iraqis Killed; 54 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:30 a.m. EDT, May 15, 2007The tally of U.S. servicemember deaths passed 3400 today with the deaths of six servicemembers in separate events. Eleven other Americans were wounded in those attacks as well. At least 95 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 54 Iraqis were also wounded. Also, one Danish soldier was … Continue reading “Monday: 6 GIs, 1 Dane, 95 Iraqis Killed; 54 Iraqis Wounded”

Sunday: 2 GIs, 146 Iraqis Killed; 201 Iraqis Injured

Updated at 12:34 a.m. EDT, May 14, 2007In a very active Sunday, at least 146 Iraqis have been killed and another 201 injured in violent events. A major bombing near the Kurdish autonomous region left over a hundred Iraqis dead or injured. Two American servicemembers were also killed today. And, a militant group claims to … Continue reading “Sunday: 2 GIs, 146 Iraqis Killed; 201 Iraqis Injured”

Saturday: 6 GIs Killed, More Missing; 40 Iraqis Killed, 24 Wounded

Updated at 11:30 p.m. EDT, May 12, 2007Although Saturday was packed with violent activity, few casualties were produced. Overall, 40 Iraqis were killed and 24 wounded. However, one of the deadliest ground attacks on American soldiers occurred in Mahmudiya. At least four GIs and as many as 7 were killed in an early morning attack. … Continue reading “Saturday: 6 GIs Killed, More Missing; 40 Iraqis Killed, 24 Wounded”

Friday: 2 GIs, 77 Iraqis Killed; 87 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:35 p.m EDT, May 11, 2007At least 77 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and 87 were wounded during violent attacks. Four foreign fighters were killed trying to sneak into Iraq through the Syrian border. Also, three GIs were killed in separate attacks yesterday, reported U.S. authorities. One American soldier was killed … Continue reading “Friday: 2 GIs, 77 Iraqis Killed; 87 Iraqis Wounded”

Thursday: 3 GIs, 62 Iraqis Killed; 26 Wounded

Updated at 9:51 p.m. EDT, May 10, 2007At least 62 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and 26 Iraqis were wounded in violent incidents. There is confusion over the number of civilian deaths attributable to Coalition forces in both Sadr City and Basra. Also, the U.S. military reported today that three American servicemembers were … Continue reading “Thursday: 3 GIs, 62 Iraqis Killed; 26 Wounded”

Good Intentions and
Unintended Consequences

Whenever a humanitarian crisis flares up somewhere in the world, advocates of so-called humanitarian intervention claim that the United States has an obligation to respond because it is the world’s most powerful country, both militarily and economically. The latest call to arms is to stop the violence in Darfur. But the U.S. military does not … Continue reading “Good Intentions and
Unintended Consequences”

Wednesday: 1 GI, 86 Iraqis Killed; 153 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:40 a.m. EDT, May 10, 2007As U.S. Vice President Cheney paid an unannounced visit to Iraq, an explosion just outside the Green Zone interrupted his meeting with government officials. Meanwhile, the U.S. military reported that one American soldier was killed during a small arms attack in Diyala province; four other soldiers were wounded … Continue reading “Wednesday: 1 GI, 86 Iraqis Killed; 153 Iraqis Wounded”

Tuesday: 2 GIs, 114 Iraqis Killed, 127 Wounded, 30 Kidnapped

Updated at 1:00 a.m. EDT, May 9, 2007At least 114 Iraqis were killed or found dead today and 127 more were wounded thanks to ongoing violence. The mass abduction of 30 people was also reported. A significant bombing took place in Kufa, while U.S. forces bombed a school in Mandali. Southeast of Baghdad, two GIs … Continue reading “Tuesday: 2 GIs, 114 Iraqis Killed, 127 Wounded, 30 Kidnapped”