Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Aura of Inevitability

I know those who have staked their reputations on convincing us things are going swimmingly in Iraq but crap just keeps happening.

MOSUL, Iraq, Dec 17 (Reuters) - A truck packed with explosives blew up on Monday close to Iraq's largest dam, partly destroying the main access bridge and killing a policeman, police said.

The blast caused no damage to the Mosul Dam itself, which U.S. Army engineers have previously warned is poorly constructed and in danger of imminent collapse.

An engineer at the dam, Abdul-Khalaq Dhanoon, said a section of the 250-metre long metal bridge, which is about 1 kilometre from the dam, had been destroyed in the explosion.

Eventually, someone's going to successfully pull off something horrible at that dam.

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