Over 50 Dead as 10 Car Bomb Blasts Rip Across Baghdad Province
More than a dozen car bombings occurred in Iraq on Sunday, killing over fifty civilians. Eleven vehicles blew up in Shi’ite Muslim areas near Baghdad, and then a suicide bomber exploded his car at a military station. Iraq’s mostly Shi’ite government is blaming the attacks on Sunni Islamists from Al Qaeda, though no evidence nor claimed responsibility has been found. Now Iraq’s prime minister Nuri Al-Maliki will meet with Obama and request a speed up in the delivery of drones and F-16 jets that they are hoping will seal the Syrian border.
After Obama threatened Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad with a military strike following any prolonged use of gas weapons or mass innocent killings, it seemed as though a neutral state had been reached with Syria. Now, the U.S. will still have to send more military supplies in order to squelch the Syrian terrorism. It is important for Americans to focus on the failing safety and security of Iraq as it was hoped to be a place of influential democracy in the Middle East. If the U.S. does not supply Iraq with necessary weapons for security, they will return to other countries such as Russia.