the_sensitivity_of_vast_cemetery_and_holy_city
kx21
Which is more sensitive, in the "Eye" of Iraqis:-

1) Vast Cemetery or

2) Holy City in Iraq?
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. iLINK:-

1) US Tanks Battle Najaf Guerrillas in Vast Cemetery

28 minutes ago

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=564&ncid=716&e=12&u=/nm/20040514/ts_nm/iraq_sadr_cemetery_dc
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.. 2) U.S. troops, Shiite milita clash in Iraq holy cities

Blast northeast of Baghdad kills tribal leader

2:09 a.m. ET May 14, 2004

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4899904/
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.............. U.S. Tanks Fight Iraq Guerrillas Among Ancient Tombs

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The vast cemetery, one of the biggest in the world, houses numerous Shi'ite Muslim shrines.

An hour or so later, tanks could be seen pursuing guerrillas into the cemetery, which covers several square miles. One tank later withdrew but the two others went on firing.

The many thousands of tombs and mausoleums have been built over centuries as Shi'ites have been brought from around the world to be buried in Najaf's sacred grounds.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=564&ncid=716&e=11&u=/nm/20040514/ts_nm/iraq_sadr_dc
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kx21 * Parallel_Sayings *

Vast Cemetery for Death

is as to (=)

Holy City for God on Earth...

Tell / show one Why_NOT...

And_I_will_tell_you_how_wonder_you_are...
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. Sacred Shiite Shrine Suffers Minor Damage

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NAJAF, Iraq - The golden dome of the Shrine of Imam Ali, one of the most sacred sites for Shiite Muslims, was hit...
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oldephebe thank you for bringing these things to our attention..really..

i almost wretched this morning listening to the pahtetic and patently, God..what is an apt adjectivive or metaphorical devise for midn conjugal from hell?..."Well at least we are more humane abusers and tortuers than Saddam Hussein America is a noble and just country." I wanted to be ILL or maybe just some ipecac to just get it over with. So yeah, there are so many things we cozy and careless meaning yeah most of us COULD care less what consequences OUR actions have had among indigenous populations. A CHRISTIAN NATION? I think not.
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Thank Allah, God, Jehova whatever you want to call Him, Her..thank GOD for the internet, for unfettered thouroughfares of truth telling.
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May162004 * The_Images_of_Americans *

"The Americans have combined stupidity with shamelessness"

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran's Supreme Leader

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3719095.stm
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May162004 A Daily Look at U.S. Military Iraq Deaths

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US Death Toll As of May 14:

775

637 (Since May 1, 2003, when President Bush declared that major combat operations in Iraq had ended)

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040517/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_us_deaths&cid=540&ncid=1480
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iMay162004 * iLink- Death_toll & Injury_toll * 040516
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Piso Mojado mount of olives, jerusalem 040517
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* Kufa's Sahla mosque
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U.S. troops broke into Kufa's Sahla mosque in pursuit of the militias, smashing the door with an armored vehicle and killing people inside, said Radhi Mohammed, a mosque employee.

An Associated Press photographer saw bloodstains on the floor that indicated someone had been dragged for at least 10 yards. There was also blood in the bathrooms.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040523/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq&cid=540&ncid=1480
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iMay232004 U.S. Troops Storm Mosque in Attack on Iraq Militia

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KUFA, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. tanks, ground troops and aircraft launched a major offensive against Iraqi Shi'ite militia Sunday, killing about 20 in one raid on a mosque and pounding other positions around the holy city of Najaf.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=564&ncid=716&e=12&u=/nm/20040523/ts_nm/iraq_dc
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iMay262004 May252004 Iraq clashes kill 12, Governing Council wants Iraqi say over troops

Tue May 25, 2:21 PM ET

NAJAF, Iraq (AFP) - Twelve Iraqis were killed as clashes between US troops and Shiite militiamen left Muslims in the holy city of Najaf reeling after a mortar exploded inside Shiite Islam's holiest shrine.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/20040525/ts_afp/iraq_us_040525182149&e=1 040525
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May262004 U.S. Forces Attack Shi'ite Fighters in Iraq Cemetery

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U.S. tanks backed by helicopter gunships pounded Shi'ite militiamen holed up in a cemetery in the Iraqi holy city of Najaf

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040526/ts_nm/iraq_najaf_dc&cid=564&ncid=1480
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An "amazing" newslink U.S. Helicopters Pound Militants in Najaf

Tue Aug 10,12:32 PM ET

NAJAF, Iraq - U.S. tanks pushed into Najaf's vast cemetery-turned-battlefield Tuesday as helicopter gunships fired on Shiite militiamen hiding there.
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kx21 Which is more sensitive, in the "Eye" of Iraqis:-

1) Vast Cemetery or

2) Holy City in Iraq?

Let Vast Cemetery = "Past"

and "Future" = Holy City

Present = ? if both "Past" & "future" are to be "destroyed" soon?
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a "point" Cemetery fight haunts some U.S. soldiers

1:04 a.m. ET Aug. 11, 2004

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5665188/

The vast cemetery in Najaf is sacred to Shiite Muslims, perhaps 2 million of whom lie buried in miles of desert adjoining the shrine of Imam Ali, son-in-law of the prophet Muhammad.

"Wives, daughters, husbands,"
"You just know you're destroying that tomb"

"We feel bad that we're destroying, that we're desecrating graves and such," added Staff Sgt.

"Nothing good"

"There's nothing good that can come of it," said an Army operations officer, laying out the possible outcome of any strike on the mosque.

"We win, we lose. We lose, we lose."
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a "point" Why_do_islamic_extremists_hate_the_United_States 040819
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jpg Digital Globe satellite image of Najaf:-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/04/middle_east_enl_1092991085/img/laun.jpg

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/pop_ups/04/middle_east_enl_1092991085/img/1.jpg
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jpg U.S. Army soldiers jump through a wall coming out of the ancient cemetery during a gun battle with insurgents in Najaf, Iraq

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040821/lthumb.mac11008211315.iraq_mac110.jpg
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jpg U.S. Army soldiers raid a building near the ancient cemetery under fire from insurgents in Najaf, Iraq (news - web sites), Saturday, Aug. 21, 2004.

http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20040821/lthumb.mac10608211312.iraq_najaf_mac106.jpg
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jpg Supporters of radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada_al_Sadr, acting as volunteer human shields, wait in line to make a satellite telephone call home to their loved ones in Najaf's Imam Ali shrine, August 21, 2004
http://us.news1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/rids/20040821/s/r3660567891.jpg
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Yahoo! Search U.S. Tanks Move Toward Najaf Shrine as Talks Falter

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NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. tanks advanced to within 800 yards of the Imam Ali mosque in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Sunday
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22 August 2004 http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040822/ts_nm/iraq_dc&cid=564&ncid=2100 040822
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Yahoo! Search Najaf Shrine Wall Hit by U.S. Fire-Shi'ite Cleric Reuters via Yahoo! News (Aug 22, 2004) 040822
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. Human shields in Imam Ali shrine crave loved ones

2 hours, 9 minutes ago
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Prediction
a_PET_within_100_days_'Soda_flavor'_everywhere
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. Sun Aug 22, 4:48 PM ET

Najaf Shrine Wall Hit by U.S. Fire-Shi'ite Cleric 040822
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22 August 2004 NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - A U.S. AC-130 gunship unleashed a second fierce air attack on positions held by Shi'ite rebels in Najaf early on Monday, Reuters witnesses said.

The attack sent white flashes skywards on the northern edge of a sacred Shrine where militants are holed up.
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24 August 2004 U.S. Denies Claim It Damaged Najaf Shrine

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. NAJAF, Iraq - Plumes of black smoke rose above the embattled city of Najaf Tuesday after American warplanes bombed insurgent positions overnight

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=540&ncid=716&e=1&u=/ap/20040824/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq
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24 August 2004 Heavy Shooting Near Iraq Shrine, Smoke Seen Rising

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. NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Heavy shooting broke out near a holy shrine in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Wednesday where Shi'ite rebels have fought pitched battles with U.S. forces for three weeks.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/nm/20040825/wl_nm/iraq_dc&cid=574&ncid=1480
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Yahoo! Search Latest headlines:
US troops within metres of Najaf's holy shrine gates
AFP - 2 minutes ago
Heavy Shooting Near Iraq Shrine, Smoke Seen Rising
Reuters - 44 minutes ago
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An "amazing" newslink Iraq's Sistani to Return to Iraq in Hours-Aide

17 minutes ago

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's most influential Shi'ite cleric is on his way home to the country from treatment in London and wants
all Iraqis to march on the battle-scarred city of Najaf, a senior aide said on Wednesday.
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a "point" Sistani_returned_to_Iraq_to_'save'_the_holy_city 040827
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kx21 what are the "after_shock" effects of the US's "Shock_and_Awe" around_and_across Vast_cemetery and Holy_City - Najaf? 040827
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