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Maddow: Largest Iraq bombing in two years may have been inside job

This RawStory report omits mention of the Golden Dome Mosque bombing, also thought to have been an 'inside job'
http://www.rawstory.com/news/2007/U.S._suspects_inside_job_in_Samara_0613.html

and no mention of the Brits in Basra dressed like Muslims and arrested shortly before they could detonate their car bomb
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=994

http://rawstory.com/2009/10/iraq-bombing-inside-job/
Largest Iraq bombing in two years may have been inside job

By David Edwards and Daniel Tencer
Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 -- 9:50 am

Sunday's twin suicide bombings in Baghdad that killed at least 155 people and wounded 500 others may have had help from within Iraq's security apparatus, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reported Monday.

"This was a really well coordinated attack on an area in Baghdad that's supposed to be well protected," Maddow told viewers. "In order to reach their targets, the bombers driving these truck bombs had to pass through several checkpoints that were guarded by security forces and those security forces were supposed to be using hand-held devices designed to detect explosives."

Iraqis Begin Restoring Concrete Walls In Baghdad, FM Says Attack May Have Been "Inside Job"

Iraq restores concrete walls in Baghdad; foreign minister says attack may have been inside job

Source: abcnews.go.com

By KIM GAMEL Associated Press Writer
BAGHDAD August 22, 2009 (AP)

Workers used giant cranes to raise concrete walls around the blast-scarred Foreign Ministry and other government buildings on Saturday, as Iraqi authorities sought to bolster security after suicide truck bombings that killed scores in Baghdad.

The decision to reinforce vital institutions is a sharp reversal of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's desire to remove the barriers as part of his efforts to make life more normal for war-weary Iraqis before January's national elections.

Wednesday's bombings against the foreign and finance ministries have shaken confidence in a government eager to demonstrate that it can take over responsibility for the country's security from American combat troops, who pulled back from urban areas on June 30 with plans for a full withdrawal by the end of 2011.

Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush jailed for 3 years

I know this is not directly related to 9/11 truth but I hope it'll be posted anyway as I think it ironic that this Iraqi journalist gets 3 years for throwing a shoe at a former president who should be on trial (and ultimately in jail) for war crimes.

Iraqi who threw shoes at Bush jailed for 3 years

By HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press Writer Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press Writer

Thu Mar 12, 5:27 pm ET

BAGHDAD – A court convicted an Iraqi journalist of assault Thursday for hurling his shoes at George W. Bush and sentenced him to three years in prison, prompting an outburst from his family and calls for his release from Iraqis who consider him an icon for a nation decimated by war.

Muntadhar al-Zeidi, 30, defiantly shouted, "Long Live Iraq!" when the sentence was imposed, according to defense lawyers. Some of his relatives collapsed and had to be helped out of the courthouse. Others were forcibly removed by guards after shouting "Down with Bush!"

"This judiciary is unjust," al-Zeidi's brother, Dargham, said tearfully.

Other family members shouted insults against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, who like al-Zeidi is a Shiite.