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Iraqi cities hit by wave of deadly explosions

One bomb in Baghdad targeting Shia pilgrims killed five people

At least 22 people have been killed and tens more injured in a series of explosions across Iraq, officials say.

In the deadliest single attack, seven people were killed in the town of Mussayib, to the south of the capital Baghdad.

At least two people were killed in the southern city of Hilla when a bomb exploded in a busy street.

Violence has decreased in Iraq since its peak in 2006 and 2007, but insurgent attacks remain common.

Five were killed when a car bomb targeted Shia pilgrims in a district of Baghdad.

In the northern city of Kirkuk, the security forces were hit hard by what appears to be a series of co-ordinated attacks.

In one incident, a bomb went off as a police unit dismantled a rocket, killing two policemen and wounding four civilians.

The city has been a source of dispute between the Iraqi government and the Kurdish minority.

In the eastern province of Diyala, at least 10 people were wounded in an attack on a Shia procession.

The latest attacks come in the run-up to the commemoration of Arbaeen, an important date in the religious calendar for Shia Muslims.

Shia pilgrims have been frequent targets for Sunni extremists.

The violence comes as the government faces multiple crises, including a protest movement in western Iraq, and a dispute over oil and territory between Baghdad and the autonomous Kurdish region in the north, the BBC's Rami Ruhayem in Baghdad reports.

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Clearly the US are to blame for all these deaths, aren't they?

After all, they are blamed for all the Iraqi on Iraqi deaths which happened while they were there, so why shouldn't we continue blaming them after they've left?  It must be the Great Satan, after all, Islam is a religion of peace.


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These 4 freedoms are designed to close 4 vulnerabilities in Secular Democracy, by making them SP or Self-Protecting (see Hobbes's first law of nature). But Democracy also requires - in addition to the standard divisions of Executive, Legislature & Judiciary - a fourth body, Protector of the Open Society (POS), to monitor all its vulnerabilities (see also Popper). 
1. SP Freedom of Speech
Any speech is allowed - except that advocating the end of these freedoms
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An additional Freedom from Religion is deducible if the law is applied equally to everyone:

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