160 Killed In Terrible Massacre
Normal life came to a screeching halt today in America as news of an awful mass murder spread across the nation. Politicians canceled rallies, Congress delayed impeachment proceedings and office workers stopped their usual banal chit-chat about teevee shows or whatever for impassioned if still ill-informed discussions of gun control, violence and the dangers of creative-writing programs.
Ha ha, just kidding! This massacre happened in Iraq, which we totally ignore even though it's all our fault.
A series of coordinated bombings in central Baghdad included one particularly deadly blast that immediately killed 115 people -- mostly moms and kids shopping for food. Also killed by that bomb were the construction workers rebuilding part of the al-Sadriyah market that was destroyed by another bomb two months ago. It's the single bloodiest day since the magical American Surge "secured Baghdad."
Carnage in Iraq as 160 confirmed dead [Times of London]