“The Day of Slaughter” to begin in first hours of Wednesday morning as US-installed puppet regime announces 40,000 troops ready to purge Sunni areas. Shi‘i sectarian militias known for savage torture and murder to join US, Iraqi puppet troops in wholesale repression throughout Iraq. US cuts all communication with Sunni areas of Baghdad Tuesday night to allow butchery to go unreported and unwitnessed.

· US President Bush visits Iraq on eve of “Day of Slaughter” offensive to meet puppet “Prime Minister” and celebrate killing of az-Zarqawi with American occupation troops.