Wednesday, July 25, 2007


In my talks with Zymurgian about Iraq, and the history of Mesopotamia, this made sense. I had to post this:
Victory, DefeatIraq makes it to the Asian Cup finals for the first time ever:
Iraq reached their first Asian Cup final on Wednesday night, beating South Korea 4-3 on penalties after an action-packed semi-final had ended goalless after extra time.

But the celebrations in Baghdad didn't go so well:
Two suicide car bombings struck soccer fans in Baghdad as they were celebrating Iraq's victory in the Asian Cup semifinal on Wednesday, killing at least 27 people and wounding more
than 100, officials said.

The victims were among the thousands of revelers who took to the streets of the capital after the country's national soccer team beat South Korea to reach the tournament's final against Saudi Arabia on Sunday in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Thanks, rorschach.

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