The death toll from the ISIS truck bombing in Baghdad is only rising. Two hundred and ninety-two are dead. Two hundred more were injured. These numbers are horrifying, they could have chosen your hometown, and it wouldn’t be some stranger on TV that you’re hearing about, it’d be your loved one charred on your doorstep. There is nothing stopping this from happening. Things are getting progressively worse around the world. We are hearing more about bombings everyday, and nothing is being done about it. Our own president sympathizes with the very people slaughtering us.
The immense blast in Baghdad’s bustling Karrada neighborhood, a predominantly Shia district, in the early hours of Sunday was the worst attack to strike the Iraqi capital in years.
After night of burning and bombing, mourning in Baghdad
The bomb-laden truck plowed into a building housing a coffee shop and stores shortly after midnight, when the surrounding streets were packed with people who had been gathering after breaking their Ramadan fasts.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack.
The fallout from the attack has included the resignation of Iraq’s interior minister, Mohammed Salem al-Ghabban, who stepped aside Tuesday citing a lack of “coordination among security systems” as the reason for his departure.
In an embarrassing admission, the government has also had to order security personnel to stop using bogus bomb detectors that, for years, have been widely known to be useless.
Iraqi officials say they executed five ISIS members in the wake of the attack.
Analysts say this demonstration of the terror group’s capacity to strike in the heart of the capital may force a delay of the long-awaited government push to retake the northern metropolis of Mosul, the largest city under ISIS control.
The Sunni terror group, which has carved out a self-declared caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria, has been losing territory, most recently in the Iraqi city of Falluja.
The government had assured people that driving ISIS from Falluja — about 65 kilometers (40 miles) west of Baghdad — and the rest of Anbar province would bring greater security to the capital, but that hasn’t been the case, according to retired Lt. Col. Rick Francona, a CNN military analyst.
At least the Muslim holy month is over, maybe things will slow down until we get a real president who can protect us. They know the U.S. is weak because of Obama, this only gives ISIS more confidence. This attack may have been in Baghdad, but they are striking everywhere, who’s next?
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