Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Not to blame

BULLY BOY PRESS &   CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL AID TABLE

PEOPLE ARE TALKING AND EVERYBODY IS NOTING THAT CRANKY CLINTON WAS UNHINGED AS SHE BROWBEAT HER CAMPAIGN STAFF, YELLED AT THEM AND HUMILIATED THEM.

REACHED FOR COMMENT, CRANKY TOLD THESE REPORTERS, "WELL I LOST.  SOMEONE HAD TO BE TO BLAME AND IT COULDN'T BE ME.  I AM WONDERFUL.  I AM MARVELOUS.  PEOPLE LOVE ME!!!!!"

CRANKY THEN BEGAN CACKLING AS SHE RAN AROUND THE ROOM FREQUENTLY RUNNING INTO WALLS.


FROM THE TCI WIRE:


Welcome to day 176 of The Mosul Slog.


How are things going?

Not very well.


AP's astroturf can be found all over the net, "ISIS now in control of just 7 per cent of country, says Iraq."

They count on people having lousy math skills.

Just 7 percent of Iraq?

Now, just 7 percent?

I'm confused, when did ISIS control 100%?

Or even 50%?


In June of 2014, it's moment of greatest success, it controlled less than a third of Iraq.


In May of last year, REUTERS reported it controlled 14% of Iraq.

Since that May 11, 2016 publication?

May 19th, 2016, Rutbah was wrestled out of ISIS control, June 26, 2016 Falluja is cleared of ISIS.


All that before the Mosul operation started.

Three months after it started, they were bragging that the eastern half of Mosul was liberated.

7% remains under the control of the Islamic State.

That's appalling.

That's not a testament to success.

The headline should be "ISIS STILL CONTROLS AT LEAST 7% OF IRAQ!"

That's appalling.

That's before you factor in that the Iraqi forces are aided by, among others, the US, the UK, Iran, Australia and Canada.

And 7% of Iraq is still under the control of ISIS?


And it's day 176 of The Mosul Slog?



Around 73 killed and 200 wounded in last 3 days in Western in Shelling by Iraqi and Coalition forces in different neighborhoods.










April 11, conducted 12 strikes consisting of 58 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria & Iraq. MORE:







Patrick Martin (WSWS) notes:


A report by the British monitoring group Airwars has found that the death toll from US air strikes in Iraq and Syria nearly quadrupled in the month of March as compared to the last full month before Donald Trump entered the White House. Reported civilian deaths jumped from 465 in December 2016 to 1,754 in March 2017, a rise of 277 percent.

The report was issued in the midst of the media hysteria over fabricated charges of nerve gas attacks by the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad, the pretext for last week’s missile strikes ordered by President Trump. It demonstrates that American bombing has killed far more innocent civilians in Iraq, including children, than reportedly died in last week’s alleged chemical attack in Syria. For that very reason, the study has gone virtually without mention in the American media.


A war on Iraq began with lies from the US government.  The same thing is happening with Syria.



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  • "Joe Biden explains it""THIS JUST IN! CRANKY RESPONDS TO BIDEN!"







  • Saturday, April 01, 2017

    Joe Biden explains it

    BULLY BOY PRESS &   CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL AID TABLE


    CRANKY CLINTON LOST THE ELECTION AND SOME AREN'T WILLING TO PRETEND WHY.

    JOE BIDEN, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT, SAID HE COULD NOT THINK OF ANOTHER PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN WHERE HIS PARTY FORGOT TO TALK TO THE WORKING CLASS.

    REACHED FOR A COMMENT, CRANKY TOLD THESE REPORTERS, "F**KING BIDEN CAN SUCK MY ***DAMN C**K AND LICK MY NASTY BALLS!"


    FROM THE TCI WIRE:




    As we noted in Wednesday's snapshot of Liar Kevin Liptak (CNN) ridiculous lie that the US is not in combat in Iraq:



    It wasn't clear what fighting?  Combat mission ended in 2010?  Primarily advise and assist?
    I'm sick of liars, I'm sick of whores.
    The US is in combat in Iraq.
    By any definition that's reality.

    More to the point, former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter (2/15 through 1/17) spoke of this reality repeatedly to Congress when he served as Secretary of Defense.
    I'm getting damn tired of your all bulls**t and lies because you hate Donald Trump.
    It became combat the minute war planes -- US war planes -- began bombing in August of 2014.
    It was combat before that for the special-ops left behind after the December 2011 drawdown, it remained combat when Barack sent another brigade of special ops in the fall of 2012.
    Does Liar Liptak not know what Tim Arango (NEW YORK TIMES) reported in September of 2012:



     
    Iraq and the United States are negotiating an agreement that could result in the return of small units of American soldiers to Iraq on training missions. At the request of the Iraqi government, according to General Caslen, a unit of Army Special Operations soldiers was recently deployed to Iraq to advise on counterterrorism and help with intelligence.        



    All of that's before August of 2014 when then-President Barack Obama begins the daily bombings of Iraq. 




    Need another definition?

    This is Gen Joseph Votel:

    The Counter-ISIS (C-ISIS) Campaign has entered its third year and we are on track with the military plan to defeat the terrorist organization in Iraq and Syria. Our "by, with, and through" approach and operational level simultaneity strategy are working, and our partner forces continue to build momentum across the battlespace as we pressure the enemy on multiple fronts and across all domains. Together we are forcing the enemy to deal with multiple simultaneous dilemmas (e.g., ground operations, airstrikes, cyber activities, information operations, and discrete interdictions of resource flows). This is putting increased pressure on their operations and command and control capability while stretching their limited resources.


    Kevin Liptak is an embarrassment.

    He's not a reporter.

    And we should all hope he's a liar because the alternative would be that he's too stupid to understand what combat is.


    Wednesday, the commander of CENTCOM, Gen Joseph Votel, appeared before the House Armed Services Committee.

    We'll note these opening remarks.

    US House Rep Adam Smith:  The only issue I want to highlight and hopefully have the General discuss a little bit as we continue in Iraq the problem to my mind continues to be that the Baghdad government is not inclusive enough of the Sunni population.  Uhm, I met with a Sunni tribal leader yesterday.  Uhm, you know, certainly Prime Minister Abadi is trying whereas Prime Minister al-Maliki did not.  But there's not been much improvement. There is still a feeling amongst the Sunni population that Baghdad is more -- is closer to Iran than it is to their own Sunni population.  And to my mind, until we fix that problem, whatever happens in Mosul, whatever happens elswehre, if you have a disgruntled, dissatisfied, pushed aside Sunni population in Iraq, you are going to have fertile ground for ISIS, al Qaeda or whatever extremist groups want to exploit is.  So I'm curious to hear what we're doing to try and re-integrate the Sunnis into the Baghdad government so that it is not a Shi'ite sectarian government but a government for Iraq. I think that will be a great challenge going forward.


    US House Rep Adam Smith is the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, US House Rep Mac Thornberry is the Chair.


    We'll focus on this exchange.


    Ranking Member Adam Smith:  If you could answer the question I'd raised in my opening statement about where the Sunni population in Iraq is at right now because it sounds like it's still a very deep divide.  Uhm, and while I concur with the Chairman's comments about the civilian casualties in Mosul, I know that the Sunni population is concerned about the fight that's going on there and the loss of life that is going on there from both sides.  They're also concerned about the Shi'ite militias, Iranian-backed militias, and basically the general feeling that this continues to be a Shia run country that is not making room for the Sunnis.  And that, you know, undermines our entire effort, I think, to defeat these groups.  Is that an inaccurate portrait?  Is it better than that?  And what are we doing to try to -- to try to fix what problems we may have?




    Gen Joseph Vogel:  Congressman, the way that I would -- the way that I would characterize is I think in the near term here is -- is as Iraq and assisted by the coalition confronts the ISIS that they're dealing with, there has been some level of local accommodations, some cooperations, some collaborations between different groups really focused on doing this.  I would cite to you our continued efforts to raise tribal forces to bring -- uh, hold forces into -- into these areas -- particularly Sunni areas as, after they have been cleared, we have seen some success with that.  But I would agree with you that, longterm, there is still much work to be done.  I know in my interactions with the prime minister, we frequently talk about this, he is very concerned about it and, uh, and, uh, but also I think recognizes -- uh, uh, the-the balance that will have to be achieved here in the region with a variety of different interests that are ongoing and, uhm, so I-I think he-he-he clearly recognizes that.  But I would agree with you that more will need to be done to ensure that the Sunni population feels, uh, engaged, empowered and, uh, and, uh, a part of -- a part of Iraq and the, uh, Iraqi people. 


    Ranking Member Adam Smith: Quick question on that, the issue of arming the Kurds or Sunni tribesmen, there was frustration expressed that they weren't able to get those arms directly and that it is our position -- our country's position that all of that has to go through Baghdad, basically.  Then I understand that.  Is that accurate?  And how is that impacting our ability to arm the Kurds and the Sunni tribesmen that we want to fight with us?


    Gen Joseph Vogel: In, uh, I-I-I believe that made -- we've made some good progress on that in the last year.  There certainly were some, uh, some issues with that in the past in terms of how it was done but particularly, uh, as we got focused on the operation for Mosul, I think we had a high level of collaboration and cooperation between the, uh-uh, Kurdistan Regional Government and, uh -- and, uh, government of Iraq, particularly as they prepared their plans and prepared their forces for that operation.  I would highlight to you that I think one of the -- one of the key successes here and I think this has influenced the, uh, government of Iraq is the high - the high level of the coordination that took place at the military levels and the security levels as that operation gets under way -- and that continues to this day. And I do believe that is a basis for moving forward. That said, it's something that we continue to keep our -- to keep our eye on.



    You'd stammer through your replies to Adam Smith as well if you were forced to sell no progress at all as some form of progress.



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    "THIS JUST IN! CRANKY CLINTON SAYS TRUMP JUST LIKE BILL CLINTON!"



    Friday, March 31, 2017

    Hillary says Donald Trump could be her husband!

    BULLY BOY PRESS &   CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL AID TABLE

    CRANKY CLINTON's all over the news.

    Hillary Clinton: "This administration's proposed cuts...would be a blow to women and children and a grave mistake for our country."




    SO HE'D BE LIKE YOUR HUSBAND?


    IT WAS BILL CLINTON WHO GUTTED THE SAFETY NET AS PRESIDENT.

    IT WAS BILL CLINTON WHO ENDED "WELFARE AS WE KNOW IT" BECAUSE HEAVEN FORBID THERE EVER BE HELP FOR ANYONE IN NEED.

    THEY HAVE IT IN OTHER DEVELOPED COUNTRIES BUT, THANKS TO CRANKY'S HUSBAND,  IT'S NOT HERE ANYMORE.


    FROM THE TCI WIRE:



    Judith Miller lost her job at THE NEW YORK TIMES over her Iraq War stenography.  Her frequent co-writer Michael Gordon kept his.

    A reminder of the damage control the government stenographer can still perform appears on A6 of today's NEW YORK TIMES.

    What is the big news?

    The massacre of civilians in Mosul, apparently killed in a US air strike.

    So the government rolls down the window at Gordo's street corner and guess who walks over?

    The money shot?

    "New ISIS Tactic: Gather Mosul's Civilians, Then Lure an Airstrike."

    In other words?

    Those hundreds of civilians killed?

    They had it coming.

    Shouldn't have gone out that late at night, shouldn't have worn those tight clothes, they were begging for it.


    No where in the ravings of the aging prostitute do issues like international law appear.

    Not once does he note that, even if his assertion is true, it doesn't not excuse dropping bombs on civilians.


    Silly US government, they sent a disease ridden whore to do a clean up thinking the American people would believe Michael Gordon.

    Gordo, of course, offers no dissenting view.

    And, for the record, he has no eye witnesses.

    Iraqis would be the one to talk to -- residents of Mosul.

    But when has THE NEW YORK TIMES ever been interested in the Iraqi civilains?

    When they sold the war?

    When the re-sold it to keep it going?



    yeah, so maybe you guys close up shop. I'm sure the people of Iraq wouldn't mind you scumbags







    The Iraqi people are not numbers.

    They live, they breathe, they dream just like anyone else.

    Yet the paper of (mis)record has repeatedly rendered them invisible.

    Gordo continues that long and disgraceful tradition today.

    Not everyone is unable to speak to the victims.


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  • "Maxi Pads Waters is all about the conspiracy theories"
    "THIS JUST IN! MAD MAXI PAD WATERS FALLS OUT OF HER CRIB!"










    Wednesday, March 22, 2017

    Maxi Pads Waters is all about the conspiracy theories


    BULLY BOY PRESS &   CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL AID TABLE


    MAD MAXI PADS WATERS IS STILL AT.

    SHE'S INSISTED THAT "CROOKED HILLARY" IS A TERM THE RUSSIANS THOUGHT UP AND FED DONALD TRUMP.

    WELL DAMN!

    WE SAID D--A---A---H-M-M!

    WE HAD TO THINK UP "CRANKY CLINTON" ALL BY OURSELVES.

    MAD MAXI PADS HAS OTHER PROBLEMS:

    During the height of the 2008 fiscal crisis, Waters helped arrange a meeting between the Treasury Department and top executives of a bank where her husband was a shareholder. Using her post on the House Financial Committee as leverage, she called Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson personally, asking him to meet with minority-owned banks.
    When Treasury followed through, there was only one financial institution present: OneUnited. Had that bank gone under, the New York Times reported, Waters' husband would've lost as much as $350,000. Luckily for the Waters family, OneUnited received a cool $12 million in bailout funds.


    GET AROUND ROUND ROUND, MAD MAXI PADS GETS AROUND!

    FROM THE TCI WIRE:

    And shame on so-called leaders -- Medea Benjamin and the others of CODESTINK, Norman Solomon and all the other disgusting persons who profited off the Iraq War (yes, raising your profile and, yes, selling books on the topic and videos on the topic and all the rest are profitting -- and before anyone brings up my public speaking, I have never charged a university, campus or organization a speaking fee or lodging fee or anything to speak about Iraq in all the time I have spoken about it since February 2002 -- I pay my own air fare, I pay my own lodging -- or stay at a friend's place -- and I accept no fee).

    That war is ongoing and it just hit the 14 year mark.

    That's a fact that Medea and Norman and all the rest couldn't find time to note -- not even a Tweet.

    Shame on you.

    You're disgusting and you're destroying the country.

    Let's talk about how.

    So if you were a horse-faced attorney who married a gay man who was in the closet, well, you entered into a sex-less marriage to enrich yourself and now you're carrying a baby thanks to modern science.

    It's no surprise that you squawk about the Yazidis constantly.

    They are not an important part of the story.

    Were they wronged?

    They were.

    By a terrorist organization (ISIS).

    So were other groups wronged -- bigger groups.

    It's equally true that the Yazidis have been wronged in Iraq since the fall of Saddam Hussein.  They are seen as "devil worshipers" and they are often attacked for that reason.

    But terrorism doesn't exist in a vacuum.

    Nor is terrorism an initiating event.

    Terrorism is always a response.

    ISIS did not one day materialize from the head of Zeus.

    The seeds were sewn for it throughout Nouri al-Maliki's second term as prime minister.

    His first term was bad enough.

    It was so bad that despite cheating and bribing and throwing a fit to get his vote count upped a little, he still lost re-election in 2010.  (Ayad Allawi should have been prime minister.)

    Nouri was already bad by that point.

    And we called him out.

    While others -- Scott Horton of Antiwar Radio, for example -- cheered Nouri on.

    Most just avoided the issue.

    And when Barack used The Erbil Agreement to install Nouri as prime minister for a second term, they said nothing.

    And that was November 2010.

    Where were you, CODESTINK, when Sunni girls and women were being raped and beaten in prisons and detention centers during Nouri's second term?

    Where were you, Norman Solomon, when Sunnis were being rounded up and disappeared?

    Or when their peaceful protests were being attacked by Nouri -- literally attacked, people participating in sit-ins were killed?

    Must not embarrass Barack -- that was your mantra.

    And during that time, as the Sunnis were persecuted non-stop, the foundation for the rise of ISIS was being built.

    Now your stupid silence during all of that was appalling.

    But your silence today is even worse.





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    Tuesday, March 14, 2017

    John Feffer speaks

    BULLY BOY PRESS &   CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL AID TABLE

    For anyone younger than 50, welcome to the era! have ignited a scam like they had going in 50s, 60s 😂





    REACHED FOR COMMENT, NOTED RUSSIA HATER AND PEOPLE HATER AND WAR LOVER JOHN FEFFER RESPONDED, "HOGWASH!  AND I KNOW HOGWASH! I SLEEP IN HOGWASH! I BATHE IN HOGWASH!"


    ARE THE RUSSIANS NOT PEOPLE?

    "NO!" SNAPPED JOHN FEFFER.  "THEY ARE HIDEOUS.  THEY'RE DOGS!  THEY'RE WORSE THAN DOGS! THEY'RE FLEAS ON DOGS!  THEY EAT CHILDREN!  THEY ARE EVIL!  I AM JOHN FEFFER AND I KNOW THIS BECAUSE I KNOW EVERYTHING! STICK WITH ME, I WILL LEAD YOU INTO NEOLIBERAL LAND!"

    WITH THAT, FEFFER TOOK OFF HIS PANTS AND TIGHTY-WHITIES, PUT HIS TIGHTY-WHITIES ON HIS HEAD AND RAN AROUND IN CIRCLES MAKING FART NOISES WHILE SCREAMING, "SMELL MY POOH HOLE! SMELL MY POOH HOLE!"

    AREN'T YOU GLAD YOU MET THE 'RESISTANCE'?




    FROM THE TCI WIRE:




    It would appear that a large number of people who should be speaking out can't because elected persons in the Democratic Party have yet to give them their marching orders.


    That's the difference between ethics and partisanship -- you're witnessing it right now.

    And the difference between courage and silence?

    Look at 'leaders' like John Conyers and Barbara Lee who cower instead of speaking out as the suffering of the Iraqi people is set to hit the 14 year mark in mere days.



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