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U.S. Warplane Destroys Popular Fallujah Restaurant

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U.S. aircraft destroys restaurant said to be a meeting sight [sic] for terrorists

By Associated Press, 10/11/2004 18:20

FALLUJAH, Iraq (AP) A U.S. warplane early Tuesday destroyed a popular restaurant which the U.S. command said was a meeting place for members of Iraq's most feared terrorist organization.

The 12:01 a.m. blast demolished the Haj Hussein restaurant as well as nearby shops, residents said. There was no report of casualties and the restaurant was closed at the time, but two night guards were missing, residents said.

Ambulances and fire trucks rushed to the scene.

The U.S. military command in Baghdad made no mention of the restaurant but said the target was ''a center'' for the Tawhid and Jihad terror network, led by Jordanian-born extremist Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

''Following the engagement, secondary explosions were reported, indicating the strong likelihood of weapons caches and explosive devices,'' the statement said. ''Terrorists frequently planned operations from this location. Plans included targeting Iraqi governmental leadership, Iraqi security forces, coalition forces and innocent Iraqi citizens.''

Al-Zarqawi's network has claimed responsibility for numerous car bombings, kidnappings and beheadings of foreign hostages, including American businessman Nicholas Berg, South Korean translator Kim Sung-il, British civil engineer Kenneth Bigley and U.S. engineers Eugene Armstrong and Jack Hensley.

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Amerika: Hated in the World 12.Oct.2004 08:52

Lawrence Maushard

This is absolute insanity. The US rockets restaurants, apartments, homes, any buildings it believes may have something, anything, to do with the people who are fighting to throw their ass outta Iraq.

And it doesn't matter whether these sites are located right smack in the middle of a crowded urban neighborhood. The collateral damage is acceptable. After all, the US is able to "kill" a "terrorist" or two. Hey, at least we made it impossible for them to get a good kebab and water pipe combo.

This is just another example of the US wantonly killing Iraqis every day in revenge attacks meant to display toughness and resolve to the Amerikan public. All it does it raise the level of hate for us, a level that may never receed.

These Amerikan attacks are obscene, disgusting and shameful. And a war crime.

Rocket a restaurant today.

Take out a wedding party tomorrow.

Spray C-130 Hellfire on Sadr City the next day.

Burn down the town main mosque during Friday prayers.

The US has forever allied itself with the war crime urban warfare tactics of the Israeli IDF. No difference.

I'm afraid Amerika has firmly thrown its lot in with the likes of Apartheid South Africa, Zionist Israel, Nazi Germany, Franco's Spain, Pinochet's Chile, Suharto's Indonesia, and so many other fascist and despotic regimes. Fascists we mainly created and nurtured. And now we're simply doing the deeds by ourselves and out in the open.

You Will NOT Bake Pretzels in Fallujah! 12.Oct.2004 18:44

George W. Bush

"I'm George W. Bush and I approved this bombing."

His Assholiness George Warmonger Bush I 13.Oct.2004 05:41

His Assholiness George Warmonger Bush I

His Assholiness George Warmonger Bush I to the Iraqis: "Sorry to Oil the Restaurant but Oil comes first."