Posted by Scott Malensek on 27 January, 2009 at 5:49 am. 22 comments already!

Jan 20, 2009
-1 Killed Sindh, Pakistan A 55-year-old member of the Ahmadiyya is killed merely on account of his faith.
-2 Killed Kandahar, Afghanistan Religious extremists murder two Afghans with a bicycle bomb.
-3 Killed Bala Mughab, Afghanistan Talibanis ambush a police post, killing three local officers and kidnapping seven others.
-3 Killed Baghdad, Iraq Three civilians are taken down by Jihadi bombers.
-6 Killed Miranshah, Pakistan Six civilians are rounded up and shot to death by Islamic extremists.
-2 Killed Mosul, Iraq A real estate agent brutally gunned down in his office is among two civilians murdered by the Mujahideen.

Jan 21, 2009
-2 Killed Heart, Afghanistan Two local soldiers are killed by a suicide bomber.
-18 Killed Khalis, Iraq Eighteen al-Qaeda victims are found in a mass grave.
-4 Killed Baghdad, Iraq Islamic bombers take out four students near a university.
-0 Killed Baghlan, Afghanistan A suicide bomber injures five children at a wedding.
-1 Killed Pattani, Thailand An older man walking home with his cattle is shot to death by Muslim militants.

Jan 22, 2009
1 US soldier killed in Iraq
-5 Killed Swat, Pakistan Two people beheaded are among five civilians taken out by Mujahideen in three attacks.
-4 Killed Kut, Iraq Parents and their two children are wiped out inside their home by Jihadi gunmen.
-1 Killed Pattani, Thailand A shopowner is murdered in his store by Mujahideen gunmen.
-1 Killed Derpakhel, Pakistan A civilivan is kidnapped and brutally murdered by Sunni radicals.

Jan 23, 2009
-2 Killed Swat, Pakistan Fundamentalists stab a man to death over his ‘un-Islamic’ style of dress, then travel to his house where they murder his father.
-2 Killed Mingora, Pakistan A Fedayeen suicide bomber kills two local soldiers.
-3 Killed Mingora, Pakistan A woman is among three civilians murdered in a Jihad roadside attack.
-1 Killed Baghdad, Iraq A 7-year-old boy is killed, and his mother injured, by a hidden bomb.
-8 Killed Baghdad, Iraq Five women and a 12-year-old girl are among eight Sunni family members murdered in their home by sectarian rivals.
-3 Killed Yala, Thailand A 65-year-old woman is among three civilians gunned down in separate Mujahideen drive-by attacks.

-20 people killed in US Predator drone attacks in Pakistan

Jan 24, 2009
2 US soldiers killed in Iraq
-4 Killed Yala, Thailand Four construction workers are murdered by Islamist gunmen at a building site.
-1 Killed Bannu, Pakistan Suspected Islamists kidnap and murder a local civilian.
-1 Killed Ashkelon, Israel A young Arab mother is stabbed to death over suspected immorality
-1 Killed Gaza, Pal. Auth. Hamas executes a 46-year-old human rights activist.
-1 Killed Khairabad, Pakistan A night cleaner at a police station is killed by a Sunni rocket.
-5 Killed Fallujah, Iraq Five Iraqis are taken out in a vicious Fedayeen truck bombing.
-15 Killed Mogadishu, Somalia Fifteen bus passengers on a public bus are blown to bits by a Shahid suicide bomber.

-12 Killed in US strike in Afghanistan; Hundreds of villagers protested against the American military after a raid in eastern Afghanistan left more than a dozen people dead.
US soldier killed in Afghanistan

Jan 25, 2009
-1 Killed Narathiwat, Thailand A factory worker is shot to death by Mujahideen while driving with his wife.

Jan 26, 2009
4 US soldiers killed in Iraq
-1 Killed North Waziristan, Pakistan Religious militants kidnap a man, chop off his hand and then execute him.
-4 Killed Baidoa, Somalia Four people are killed when al-Shabaab terrorists hurl a grenade into a bus stop.
-5 Killed Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan Sunni radicals detonate a bicycle bomb in a public area, killing five civilians.

-(note: US embassy in Yemen attacked, but no one hurt. Attack was waged by Al Queda in Yemen which is led by 2 released Gitmo detainees. Attack comes just days after Pres Obama ordered Gitmo closed and tribunals halted)

Jan 27, 2009
2 NATO soldiers killed in Afghanistan

It’s been said that people should, “Give President Obama a chance.”

Ok, but let’s not ignore the cost of waiting.

“In short, if we do not act boldly and swiftly, a bad situation could become dramatically worse.”
-President Barack Obama 1/26/09

If that’s true about passing a stimulus bill, it’s certainly true in foreign policy and matters of life and death.

UPDATE
Sincerest apologies and condolences…

Lance Cpl. Julian T. Brennan, 25, of Brooklyn, N.Y., died Jan. 24 while supporting combat operations in Farah province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.

ttl updated from 152 to 153

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