IF HE BECOMES PRESIDENT, JOE BIDEN CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS BECAUSE HE CLEARLY HAS NO GRIP ON REALITY.
LAST WEEK, HE DECLARED, "NOW WE HAVE OVER 120 MILLION DEAD FROM COVID, I MEAN, 120 DEAD FROM COVID. AND YOU HAVE SO MANY -- NOW WE'RE PAST 2 MILLION -- I MEAN -- AND WE'RE TALKING LIKE IT'S OVER."
NUMBERS ARE APPARENTLY WHATEVER HE SAYS THEY ARE.
120,000,000 OR 120,000 OR 2,000,000, JOE IS SENILE AND IF YOU PUT A SENILE PERSON IN THE WHITE HOUSE, THEY'RE GOING TO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT -- AND PROBABLY NOT EVEN REALIZE IT.
According to WORLD OMETERS INFO, Iraq has had 62,275 cases of coronavirus with 2,567 deaths. The CIA estimates Iraq's population (no census has been done in decades) to be 38 million.
It's a serious issue in Iraq. Last month, Iraq saw a 600% increase in covid 19 cases. AP notes:
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic provides new opportunities for the Islamic State extremist group, al-Qaida and their affiliates as well as neo-Nazis, white supremacists and hate groups.
The U.N. chief said it's too early to fully assess the implications of the coronavirus pandemic on terrorism, but all these groups seek to exploit divisions, local conflicts, failures in governing, and other grievances to advance their aims.
Guterres told the launch of United Nations Counter-Terrorism Week that the Islamic State group, which once controlled a vast swath of Syria and Iraq, is trying to reassert itself in both countries, ``while thousands of foreign terrorist fighters battle in the region.''
In other news, AL-MONITOR notes:
Notable Iraqi security analyst Hisham al-Hashimi was assassinated in Baghdad today, according to multiple reports.
On Monday, Agence France Presse reported that Hashimi was walking out of his Baghdad home when three gunmen on two motorcycles shot and killed him at close range.
Hashimi was a known and respected commentator on Iraqi affairs who was particularly knowledgable on the Islamic State. Just about an hour before his death, he tweeted that division in Iraq was the result of the ethnic and religious quota system put in place following the 2003 US invasion. The tweet, which some shared after his death, has now been liked more than 11,500 times.
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