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Iraqis See Israel as Culprit in Bombings

They argue that the ensuing chaos would benefit the Jewish state and say that U.S. forces have a responsibility to provide security. As the bombing disaster early this week is cemented into people’s consciousness, three emotions dominate: anger, ambivalence about the U.S. role in Iraq and a desire to lay blame at the door of adversaries rather than fellow Muslims. “I am sure that the people who did this are enemies of Iraq, not the enemies of the Americans,” Dunya Khalil Ismail, a 28-year-old college lecturer, said as she left work Wednesday. “Whether it was the Israelis or the Americans themselves, they are aiming at us. “It started with the war, and this is just another stage,” she said. “I don’t know what can be done. The Americans have everything in their hands.” Ismail is one of many people here — rich and poor, religious and secular — who see Israel as being behind the suicide bombings Monday at the International Committee of the Red Cross and three police stations, which killed at least 35 people and wounded more than 200. It might be an idea that seems farfetched to many Americans, but seen through Iraqi eyes, it has a kind of logic. Full Story

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