Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

Somalia redux in Iraq.

Four American contractors, three men and a woman, were killed in Fallujah today when their two SUV's were hit by RPGs. They were then dragged from their burning vehicles, beaten, dismembered, and strung up from a local bridge, while throngs of dancing Iraqis chanted "Fallujah is the graveyard of Americans." An Associated Press cameraman apparently took the video, but this is as much of the footage as I've been able to find so far.

Meanwhile, on a road near Fallujah, five US soldiers from the 1st Division were killed when a bomb exploded under their armored personnel carrier. This makes March the second most deadly month for Americans in Iraq since the war started. This an unexpected escalation of US casualties, considering that Iraqi police have taken over much of the responsibility for security.

It should be remembered that in a recent poll, 20% of Iraqis recently advocated violence against the coalition forces to resist the occupation. That translates into 5 million Iraqis. Obviously, what we've seen today is a good indicator of what that means in real terms.

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