Sunday, May 20, 2007

What's Really Going On?

I've been meaning to post on this subject for awhile. Has anyone else noticed that the insurgents in Iraq have began to seriously target bridges into (and out of) Baghdad lately? Almost like they have a strategy to cut off American forces from supply and reinforcement, and to make any withdrawal (tactical or strategic) a much more difficult process. The latest from about a week ago:

Iraq bridge attacks: Truck bombs exploded on three important bridges near Baghdad on Friday, killing 26 people and damaging two of the spans in an apparent attempt by insurgents to paralyse road links to the Iraqi capital.

And on the other side of the city: Iraqi police say suspected insurgents set off a bomb near a bridge in southeastern Baghdad today, killing at least two civilians. It's the second attack on the bridge within one week. On May 11, a large fuel truck drove toward a checkpoint at the new Diyala Bridge and the driver blew up his vehicle, killing about a dozen people.

From April:
A suicide truck bomb killed at least ten people on a major bridge in Baghdad this morning, wrecking the structure and sending several cars plunging into the river Tigris below.

And ...a car bomb exploded on the Jadriya bridge, which spans the Tigris River in southern Baghdad, killing at least 10 people and wounding 15 others, Iraqi police said. It was not immediately clear how badly the bridge was damaged. The Jadriya bridge attack came two days after a suicide car bomb detonated on the Sarafiya bridge, which crosses the Tigris in northern Baghdad, also killing 10 people. Eleven major bridges cross the Tigris River in Baghdad.

I'm just saying y'all, something to think about.

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