"See the sonsaBitches what they did to the bridge??"
My friend Q on the destruction of Sarrafiya bridge
"See? See? even THEY do it! I'm NOT a sissy-boy I tell you!"
Ban Ki Moon on Jalal alDin alSaghir doing a 10.0 backflip off the podium
"Ohhh my frikkin' head... hammered"
Superfly on the Council explosion
Ahh screw it all to hell. Three politicians wasted, So What?
Three dozen are already lined up to replace them.
I feel more hurt by a big pile of rusty steel falling in the river Tigris, than by the death of flesh-and-blood human beings, "elected" to govern us.
Why? because i FEEL MORE CONNECTION WITH THAT LUMP OF STEEL THAN WITH THOSE DEAD FUCKS. AND THE REST OF THE OTHER WANKERS IN THERE GONE GOT THEIR ASSES HALF BLOWN OFF.
LET THOSE (....) FEEL WHAT THE REST OF IRAQ IS GETTING UP THE ASS.
WITHOUT K-Y JELLY EVEN.
(insert proper descriptor of your choice)
all said and done, God have mercy on the dead.
and i didn't mention the number of civvies who were killed/injured at the bridge incident. If our leaders believe the civvies are worthless, why should i, humble sheep, dwell upon this matter?
i'll just click around to read about Dannielynn Hope Marshall Stern's Mama.
update: check the pics.
for further structural details on what the bridge basically looked/looks like, this is a very very crude sketch of the bridge as i can remember it, before and after the boom:
done using MSPaint, there are some mistakes and things i missed (one is the connection points between frame segments, the other is the missing frames in the AFTER part) sorry. if i had more time i'd redo it.
(the errors tick me off, but not so much as to do it again)
the green ellipse is where i believe the ONE TRUCK theory takes places. it still does not sufficiently explain the other segment falling.. marked with the (???)
i'm thinking two points of impact that killed off the two supporting columns.
if it WAS one bomb, i think the one who designed it/executed it should be giving lectures in Civil Engineering classes.
fixed the stuff i think was wrong with the previous incarnation of the crappy sketch.
Also, David convinced me there could be only one bomb after all.. still.. i really have a trust-issue with people in charge :) something always smells when they're around.
While discussing this subject, i didn't find a sufficient motive for anyone to do this, some people were talking the usual shit: "American Planes hit the bridge, they want to close all bridges on Tigris" Why??? and no one would give me an answer. at least one which is not easily thrashed.
if they really wanted to close the bridges all they need is a few slabs of concrete and a length of barbwire.
some are talking the more current shit: "Sunni's/Shia's/Zogs hit the bridge, they want to establish front lines across baghdad" Why??? i mean, if i wanted to go kill people on the "other side" wouldn't i want to go back to my people again? how would i get there in the first place? by boat?? besides, Thawra/Sadr City (Shia) is actually close to A'adhamiyah (Sunni), and it takes only a few minutes drive ON LAND to get from one to the other.
so, i am left with two possibilities i could think of:
A) it was done by bloodthirsty terrorists for the purpose of terror: BUT, wouldn't they have chosen RUSH HOUR? it went off at 7am, if i wanted to achieve maximum mortalities, i'd blow it between 12-3 pm.
B) it was a screw-up. somebody set the timer wrong, and the bomb blew up EARLY, en route to its intended target. which is reasonable, seeing that the killers wanted to travel when the roads were still relatively free.. besides, there are a number of army/political party targets in that area (waziriyah) most of which are light to moderately guarded.
that is, IF the truck-bomb theory proved right. if remnants of explosive charges were found, then all bets are off.
what do you think?