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Friday, September 24, 2004

New York, Baghdad, what's the difference


UN Office Building blown to bits in New York....I mean Iraq


Kos posted this today, and since Rummy wants to compare the US to Iraq, let's do so

One day report from Iraq
by kos
Fri Sep 24th, 2004 at 21:36:11 GMT

This is long, so I've put it into the extended entry. It's a daily briefing of hostile acts in Iraq for yesterday, September 23, 2004. These "security bulletins", put together by USAID, are distributed to international aid workers and NGOs.

Read it, then compare to Bush, Allawi, and administration statements that things are somehow improving.

War ::

SECURITY UPDATE - ISSUED 24 SEP 04

BAGHDAD

EVENTS OF INTEREST - 23 SEP 04:

Baghdad

MNF activity in Sadr City recently has resulted in an increase in reported insurgent incidents.

The BIAP Road and 14 Ramadan Street (Routes IRISH and

FORCE respectively) are under sustained attack with the terrorists trying to break into the BIAP. The vehicle borne IED threat remains high in these areas.

There are unofficial reports of criminal gangs in Baghdad conducting activity with a view to kidnapping ex-pats for the bounty offered by terrorist organizations. Currently the threat of kidnapping is extremely high.

Historically, MNF activity in Sadr City has generated reprisal or indirect fire attacks into the International Zone and personnel are warned of an increased likelihood of such attacks in the near future.

The threat of abduction from within the International Zone remains and personnel should check their personal, individual security arrangements accordingly.
0115 hrs Small arms fire attack on an Iraqi Police patrol in Ur District.

0110 hrs IED attack on a convoy in the area of the 14 Ramadan street/Route 10 intersection (Routes FORCE and CARDINALS).

0200 hrs Six IEDs found and cleared in Sadr City.

0808 hrs.Indirect fire attack on MNF facilities in the northern area of the airport.

0937 hrs. IED attack on a patrol on Route PREDATORS.

1132 hrs. Indirect fire attack (mortar) on an MNF base in the Shawra Wa Um Jidir District.

1220 hrs. RPG attack on a patrol on Haifa Street.
OTHER AREAS:

EVENTS OF INTEREST - 23 SEP 04:

NORTH

The high level of activity in the North continues with no immediate prospect of a reduction. A general trend is emerging of attacks spreading into historically less active areas; planners should re-evaluate their movement policy in the light of the changing threat. More attacks on the oil infrastructure and personnel connected with it are expected, as is an increase in sectarian motivated terrorism.

The TAMPA Corridor, which includes the parallel Route DOVER, remains under sustained attack and movement along it should be limited to essential tasks only.

An official report comments on the increase in IED attacks in Diyala Province to the northeast of Baghdad and routes in this area should now also be regarded as at an increased level of threat.

Baqubah
0048 hrs. Small arms fire attack on the Iraqi Police in the Baqubah area.

0120 hrs. Indirect and small arms fire attack on the ING in the Baqubah area.
Ad-Dujayl
0800 hrs. IED found and cleared on Route HEATHER in the Ad-Dujayl area. Duluiyah

1330 hrs. RPG attack on a patrol in Duluiyah.

1405 hrs. Indirect fire attack on a patrol in northern Duluiyah.
Hawija

1230 hrs. Unofficial report: An IED comprising a rocket, det cord and a timer was found and cleared in the Hawija area.
Al-Khalis

0840 hrs. RPG attack on a patrol in the Al-Khalis area. Mosul

23 Sep 04. Unofficial report: The Deputy Director of Oil Products for the Northern Oil company, Sana Toma Suleiman, was shot dead on his way to work in Mosul.

0126 hrs. Small arms fire attack in the Mosul area.

1250 hrs. Indirect fire attack (mortar) on a patrol in Mosul.

1345 hrs. Small arms fire attack on a patrol in Mosul.
Samarra
0138 hrs. Small arms fire attack on a convoy in the Samarra area.

1408 hrs. Indirect fire attack in the Samarra area. Tikrit

0800 hrs. Unofficial report: An MNF convoy discovered an IED comprising a 155mm artillery shell at the intersection of Route TAMPA and the Tikrit bypass. A secondary device found in the area proved to be a hoax.

1000 hrs. Unofficial report: An anti-personnel mine was found and cleared on Route TAMPA North of Tikrti.


Now, the parody, or is it......

NEW YORK SECURITY UPDATE SECURITY UPDATE - ISSUED 24 SEP 04
by grytpype
Fri Sep 24th, 2004 at 22:19:23 GMT

[Wow, Rummy is right! Iraq really is as safe as the US!]

SECURITY UPDATE - ISSUED 24 SEP 04

New York

EVENTS OF INTEREST - 23 SEP 04:

New York

MNF activity in the East Village recently has resulted in an increase in reported insurgent incidents.

The Belt Parkway and BQE are under sustained attack with the terrorists trying to break into the JFK Airport. The vehicle borne IED threat remains high in these areas.

(more after jump)


Diaries :: grytpype's diary ::

There are unofficial reports of criminal gangs in Queens conducting activity with a view to kidnapping co-eds for the bounty offered by terrorist organizations. Currently the threat of kidnapping is extremely high.

Historically, MNF activity in the East Village has generated reprisal or indirect fire attacks into Chinatown and personnel are warned of an increased likelihood of such attacks in the near future.

The threat of abduction from within City Hall remains and personnel should check their personal, individual security arrangements accordingly.

* 0115 hrs Small arms fire attack on an NYPD e patrol in Gramercy.
* 0110 hrs IED attack on a convoy in the area of 5th avenue and 33d street (Routes FORCE and CARDINALS).
* 0200 hrs Six IEDs found and cleared in Carnegie Hill.
* 0808 hrs. Indirect fire attack on NYPD facilities in the northern area of Central Park.
* 0937 hrs. IED attack on a patrol on the Cyclone at Coney Island.
* 1132 hrs. Indirect fire attack (mortar) on an MNF base in the Flatiron District.
* 1220 hrs. RPG attack on a patrol on Mott Street.

OTHER AREAS:

EVENTS OF INTEREST - 23 SEP 04:

NORTH

The high level of activity in the North continues with no immediate prospect of a reduction. A general trend is emerging of attacks spreading into historically less active areas; planners should re-evaluate their movement policy in the light of the changing threat. More attacks on the bagel infrastructure and personnel connected with it are expected, as is an increase in sectarian motivated terrorism.

Park Avenue, which includes the parallel route Madison Avenue, remains under sustained attack and movement along it should be limited to essential tasks only.

An official report comments on the increase in IED attacks in Queens to the northeast of Ozone Park and routes in this area should now also be regarded as at an increased level of threat.

posted by Steve @ 6:36:00 PM

6:36:00 PM

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