Sunday, May 29, 2016

Why she yells


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  • CRANKY CLINTON IS SO LOUD THAT EVEN HER SUPPORTERS ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT HER YELLING.

    REACHED FOR COMMENT, CRANKY TOLD THESE REPORTERS, "IF I SPEAK SOFTLY, THE CRIES OF 'LIAR! LIAR! PANTS ON FIRE!' CAN BE HEARD.  I HAVE TO YELL TO DROWN OUT THE PEOPLE."


    FROM THE TCI WIRE:

     These bombings have been going on since August.

    Of 2014.

    Nearly two years later, Chris Pocock (AIN ONLINE) observes:

    Coalition air forces have helped Iraqi and Syrian opposition ground forces regain significant territory from ISIS in recent weeks, according to Pentagon media briefings. But following the virtual destruction of Ramadi during its recapture by Iraqi forces earlier this year, observers are questioning the value of intensive airstrikes in support of the current moves to evict ISIS from Mosul and Ramallah in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria. The composition and allegiances of the ground forces that are fighting ISIS in both countries remain complicated. 
    Since the beginning of May, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) has conducted an average of five airstrikes daily on Syria and 15 on Iraq. Airstrikes might involve multiple aircraft attacking a single target. According to official statistics released by U.S. Central Command, more than 23,000 targets have now been damaged or destroyed during just over 12,500 airstrikes since OIR began in October 2014. Twelve other countries have contributed air forces to the U.S.-led operation. They have performed just under 25 percent of the airstrikes. The average daily cost of the operation to the U.S. alone is $11.8 million. 

    Flint doesn't have safe drinking water -- I don't care that Barack Obama had a photo op pretending it was safe -- but the White House can spend over $11 million a day bombing Iraq -- and has spent that daily since August of 2014.

    There's no success but we're not supposed to question that.

    Today, airplanes dropped bombs on Falluja.  IRAQI SPRING MC reports bombs were dropped on a Falluja market killing 4 civilians and leaving thirteen more injured.


    ALSUMARIA quotes US Army Col Steve Warren stating that the US-led coalition had bombed 30 sites in Falluja today.



    The assault on Falluja is putting thousands of civilians at risk and we're not supposed to question that either.


    Families who've fled besieged city Fallujah. Kids flee without shoes. 50,000 trapped inside MUST be given safe exit









    Fighting intensifies with no safe routes out of for the trapped civilians. Only few has escaped.







    Falluja was targeted twice in 2004.  It's targeted again today.


    The claim today is that this is to 'save' and 'liberate' the city.


    But if that were the case, the last two years would have seen the US government leading on political reconciliation instead of ignoring it to pursue daily bombings.


    Bill Van Auken (WSWS) notes:



    Nonetheless, Washington is supporting in Fallujah precisely the type of murderous siege that it has accused the government of President Bashar al-Assad of waging against areas controlled by the Western-backed Islamist “rebels” in Syria.
    At least 21 civilians were reported killed in the US-led bombardment of Fallujah on Monday and Tuesday.
    The population of Fallujah, which was the scene of bloody US sieges in 2004, has been subjected to bombardment for the last two years. Government forces have cut off supply routes to the city, depriving it of food, health care and other basic necessities. There are reports that substantial numbers of civilians are on the brink of starvation.
    The Association of Muslim Scholars of Iraq, a militant Sunni organization formed in 2003, denounced the new offensive against Fallujah as “an unjust aggression, a reflection of the vengeful spirit that the forces of evil harbor against the city.” It reported in a statement that 10,000 Fallujans have been killed or wounded by government bombs and shells over the past two years.
    While staying in Fallujah may entail starving to death, those who flee risk being killed by either ISIS or Iraqi government forces. As few as 80 families have managed to flee Fallujah.

    The United Nations refugee agency has expressed concern over Iraqi government forces separating men and older boys from women and children, taking them to the Habbaniyah Military Base for “security screening.”


    The civilian lives matter far less to US-installed prime minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi then does trying to clamp down on the objections to him.  He's using the death and destruction to try to make himself look better.




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  • Friday, May 27, 2016

    She's got a plan

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    IN THE FACE OF AN INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT THAT REVEALS HER TO BE A BOLD FACE AND SERIAL LIAR, CRANKY CLINTON HAS DECIDED TO DOUBLE DOWN.

    HER STRATEGY?

    "KEEP LYING!" SHE REVEALED TO THESE REPORTERS THIS MORNING.  "IT'S A REPORT, FOR GOD'S SAKE.  WHO READS ANYMORE?  I'LL JUST LIE AND SAY THAT THE REPORT BACKS UP EVERYTHING I'VE ALREADY SAID AND MOST PEOPLE WILL BELIEVE ME.  BECAUSE, AFTER ALL, I AM CRANKY CLINTON."


    FROM THE TCI WIRE:

    At a time when the only answer or 'answer' some can see in Iraq is weapons and more weapons, a surprising twist emerges.

    As calls for the US government to arm every group in Iraq, Sameul Smith (CHRISTIAN POST) reports Father Louis Sako, the patriarch of the Chaldean Church in Iraq, is stating do not send arms to what have been termed "Christian militias."  The priest explains, "There are no 'Christian militias,' but only politicized groups and simple people who are in desperate need of a salary.  The remaining Christians in Iraq are only the poor and those belonging to the middle class, and among them, there are 100,000 displaced people."  Instead, the priest states,  any arms should go to the Kurdish military to protect Christians in Nineveh Province.

    But for Iraq otherwise, it's weapons and more weapons, always weapons, that are the 'answer.'

    Today, the US State Dept did their third press briefing of the week.

    And, in a sign of how the US government and the press are forever entwined in a whorish embrace, for the third day in a row, not one reporter present had a single question about Iraq.


     Sunday, the assault on Falluja began.
    And yet not one reporter covering the State Dept asked a question about Iraq on Monday.
    Or on Tuesday.
    Or on Wednesday.
    Remember, prostitution isn't solo masturbation -- it requires at least two people -- as the press and State Dept spokesperson Mark Toner have demonstrated for three days in a row.

    It's a sign of the failure of the White House and the State Dept -- the continued failure -- that they refuse to pursue political options in Iraq.


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  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016

    Cranky Clinton insists the rules don't apply to her

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    CRANKY CLINTON STEPPED IN IT AGAIN!

    THE STATE DEPT.'S INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT FINDS THAT SHE BROKE THE RULES WITH HER PRIVATE E-MAIL SERVER AND FAILED TO PRESERVE E-MAILS IN KEEPING WITH THE FEDERAL RECORDS ACT.

    REACHED FOR COMMENT, CRANKY GROWLED AT THESE REPORTERS, "RULES AREN'T MADE FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME! RULES DON'T APPLY! NOW MOVE ALONG, BOYS, OR ME AND SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL WILL THINK UP LIES TO SPREAD THROUGH THE PRESS ABOUT YOU!"


    FROM THE TCI WIRE:












  • launches op to recapture -concerns about civilians trapped in the city & how militias taking part in the op will act


  • As forces close in on , thousands of families trapped with no safe route out












    Falluja is not empty space.  It is a big city in Iraq.


    Over 300,000 people lived there and news outlets estimate that 100,000 civilians remain in the city today as Iraqi forces head towards the city.



    As the assault on Falluja continues, Nancy A. Youssef (DAILY BEAST) explains:


    According to U.S. estimates there are as many Iraqi Security Forces as Shiite militia forces around Fallujah or 20,000 in all. In Garma and elsewhere on the periphery of Fallujah, evidence has emerged showing Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps-backed Shia militia groups participating in the advance against ISIS. These militias include groups previously responsible for killing U.S. soldiers in Iraq—such as the League of the Righteous—and those expressly blacklisted by Washington as foreign terrorist entities, such as the Hezbollah Brigades. Another group spotted in battle is Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, whose secretary general Akram Ka’abi also sanctioned by the US Treasury Department as a terrorist. The Facebook page for that organization recently posted a photograph purporting to show Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force, in the “Fallujah operations rooms” along with Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, the leader of the Hezbollah Brigades (and another US-designated terrorist) and Hadi al-Amiri, the head of the Badr Organization, which is another Iranian-backed militia, which yesterday announced its first casualty in the battle.
    Phillip Smyth, a specialist on Shia militias at the University of Maryland, told The Daily Beast that these groups have “been using a lot of indirect artillery and rocket fire” against ISIS positions. “You have a new propaganda image from all of circulating on social media every day.” Moreover, the militias have been advancing on Fallujah, Smyth says, since since the summer of 2015. “We’re saying it’s an [Iraqi Security Force] operation when the main forces on the ground for months are the Iranian-backed fighters.”



    Barack Obama, US President, loves to lie that he doesn't negotiate with terrorists (he does -- which is why The League of Righteous leaders were let out of US custody in 2009).  Not only does Barack negotiate with terrorists, he provides US air support for them.


    Terrorists?  The US government can always cozy up to them.

    Civilians in need?

    They're never so lucky.


    In all the reports filed on Falluja, civilians are either invisible or a footnote.  One exception is a report by Al Jazeera which puts the focus on the civilians:

    Speaking to Al Jazeera from Baghdad, the Norwegian Refugee Council's Becky Bakr Abdulla recalled stories told to her by families who managed to escape Fallujah, where the Iraqi army has shelled areas controlled by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, or ISIS) group since Monday. 
    "People basically are surviving on dried dates and water from the river," Abdulla said. "The only things these families managed to take with them were the clothes they're wearing and their IDs."
    Abdulla explained that the few families who did escape the town in Anbar province had to traverse around 30km by foot and pass numerous checkpoints in order to reach safety.
    Although the offensive was launched on Monday, Iraqi government forces have besieged the city and its suburbs for several months now, resulting in shortages of food and medicines.

     At least 15 civilians have been killed so far during the offensive, sources told Al Jazeera.






    When the bulk of the other 'reports' on Falluja today briefly note civilians, it's usually to note that the United Nations and/or the International Committee of the Red Cross is calling for civilians lives to be protected.

    That's generally a single sentence in those 'reports.'


    There's no effort to quote from either call.

    Here's the ICRC's call:


    All sides must do their utmost to protect and spare the civilians of Fallujah.

    Baghdad (ICRC) - Fierce fighting is underway around the Iraqi city of Fallujah, raising serious concerns about the well-being and safety of civilians still trapped in and around the city. The situation is particularly worrisome for the tens of thousands of men, women, children and elderly who remain stuck inside the town – the largest in Anbar province – who have already had very limited access to food, water and basic healthcare for the past two years.
    "Fallujah must not be allowed to become another Ramadi," said the ICRC's head of delegation in Iraq Katharina Ritz, referring to a nearby town that was severely damaged and left scattered with explosive remnants of war after intensive fighting there earlier this year. Clearing Ramadi of explosive weapons and rebuilding its homes and disrupted water and electric systems could take months, if not years to complete.
    "Civilians must be spared and allowed to leave Fallujah safely, while houses and other civilian infrastructure must not be targeted", Ritz continued. "People of Fallujah have already suffered enormously as a result of relentless fighting in the area. Humanitarian agencies must be given access to reach them and provide relief."
    The ICRC has been seeking access to Fallujah for months, but has so far not been able to get the safety guarantees and commitment it needs by all parties. It stands ready to provide humanitarian assistance to communities affected by the violence.
    For more information, please contact:
    Ralph El Hage, ICRC Baghdad +964 7901 916 927
    Krista Armstrong, ICRC Geneva +41 79 447 37 26





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  • Monday, May 23, 2016

    Clinton embraces her inner conflicts

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  • SHE WAS FOR IT BEFORE SHE WAS AGAINST IT.

    FRACKING, THAT IS.

    CRANKY CLINTON RECENTLY AIRED COMMERCIALS NOTING HER OPPOSITION TO FRACKING; HOWEVER, AS SECRETARY OF STATE SHE PROMOTED IT TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

    REACHED FOR COMMENT, CRANKY DENIED THIS WAS A PROBLEM OR CONFLICT.

    "I AM OPPOSED TO FRACKING IN NEW YORK AND HERE IN THE UNITED STATES.  I THINK IT IS HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE.  BUT WHO CARES ABOUT CHINA?  IF MY RECORD SHOWS NOTHING ELSE, IT SHOWS THAT I HAVE NO PROBLEM DESTROYING OTHER COUNTRIES -- LOOK AT IRAQ AND LIBYA FOR STARTERS.

    FROM THE TCI WIRE:

    Moqtada al-Sadr remaining in Tehran stands a big chance of being harmed.

    The leader whose followers are slain?

    While he's safe and out of the country?

    And denying that he ordered the action?

    Haider doesn't win from the incident either.

    He's inept and that's only more obvious with Friday's actions.

    Two people died.

    Which will bother some Iraqis -- even those who favor 'rule of law.'

    But the reality is that Haider was yet again unable to protect the Green Zone or, in this case, even his own office.

    He's inept.

    He's disgraced.

    And Barack can try to prop him up all he wants but (a) people died and (b) the Green Zone was breached again.

    Those two events speak for themselves -- and speak loudly against Haider.



    NINA notes Haider issued a statement declaring that the storming of the Green Zone on Friday (and of his office) must not happen again. He dubbed it a distraction from the fight against the Islamic State.  AL MADA adds that the statement was aired on state TV in the early morning hours.











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  • While Barack had no interest in raising the topic, Mu Xuequan (XINHUA) reports:

    The UN envoy to Iraq on Saturday expressed deep concern about Friday's demonstrations when hundreds of followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr broke into the heavily fortified Green Zone, calling for calm and unity to achieve reforms and confront the Islamic State (IS) group which seizes parts of Iraq's northern and western regions since 2014.
    "What happened on Friday shows how events could take a different turn and escalate, causing casualties," UN envoy to Iraq Jan Kubis said in a statement.


    ALSUMARIA reports that Haider and Barack discussed the upcoming 'liberation' of Falluja.  In fact, that topic is in the statement released by the Prime Minister's office summarizing the phone call.

    Strange that it failed to make the statement released by the White House.


    Or strange until you realize that the White House is pushing for Mosul to be the next focus.

    This DoD article from Friday makes that clear:

    The military campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is at an important juncture, with a new focus and steady progress by the U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi and Syrian security forces partners, Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland said here today.
    MacFarland, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, spoke with reporters who are traveling with U.S. Central Command commander Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, who is meeting this week with coalition troops and local counter-ISIL partners in the Middle East.
    “We’re at an important part in the campaign right now,” MacFarland told reporters. “When I first got here about eight months ago it was all about Ramadi and taking Ramadi back,” he said.
    “Well, we’ve taken Ramadi back,” MacFarland said, “and now, the focus of the campaign is shifting more toward taking back the enemy’s centers of gravity in Iraq and Syria -- Mosul and Raqqa. That’s what we’re about today.”


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    Saturday, May 21, 2016

    Cleaning out the washer woan

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    Today, the US destroys Iraq with bombings, for years it has destroyed Iraq by installing 'leaders.'

    Shi'ites who were too chicken to fight for Iraq, fled it and returned after the US-led invasion.

    These cowards -- and all their pathetic, deep-rooted fears -- were installed as 'leaders.'

    And they've destroyed the country with their petty nonsense and their night time terrors.

    Take the pathetic Ibrahim al-Jaafari.

    Today, he's the Minister of Foreign Affairs. His other positions since 2003 would include prime minister of Iraq.


    Since 2003 because the Shi'ite fled Iraq in 1980.  First he ran to Iran and spent nearly a decade there only to move on to London in 1989.

    But when it was safe to come back to Iraq, the coward did and wanted to be a leader because what says "leader" more than fleeing while wetting your pants?


    Today, Ibrahim's in the news for demanding Jordan turn Raghad Saddam Hussein al-Majid over to Iraq.

    Who?

    She's the eldest daughter of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.

    Hussein was overthrown in the 2003 US-led invasion and later executed (December 30, 2006).

    And his oldest daughter?

    ASHARQ AL-AWSAT reported in 2010:

    Raghad Saddam Hussein, the eldest daughter of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein fled to Jordan on two separate occasions in her life. Raghad Hussein first fled to Jordan in 1995 along with her husband Hussein Kamel al-Majid who defected from Iraq along with Rana Saddam Hussein and her husband Saddam Kamel al-Majid. Raghad Hussein fled to Jordan for a second time in 2003 following the US invasion of Iraq and the collapse of her father’s regime. Raghad Hussein fled in fear of punishment; in 1995 she fled in order to save her husband’s life from her brother Uday, while in 2003 she fled in fear of the Iraqi people taking revenge against her father by attacking her. Raghad Hussein fled to Amman, where she was placed under the protection of the Jordanian monarch. In 1995, Jordanian King Hussein treated Raghad and Rana Hussein as his own two daughters, and they lived with the Jordanian royals in the royal palace. Whilst in 2003, King Abdullah placed Raghad Hussein under his protection as his guest. 

    In 2007, INTERPOL issued a Red Notice (which many in the press falsely called an arrest warrant) but BBC NEWS noted the Red Notice "does not legally oblige Jordan or any other country to act."


    Not only that but Arabic and Islamic law are both on Raghad's side -- a detail often overlooked by the press.

    In 2006, Nouri al-Maliki repeatedly accused of her funding the insurgency and, years later, the Iraqi government began insisting that she was funding the Islamic State.

    Over ten years of accusations and nothing to show for it but high drama.


    THE JERUSALEM POST notes, "In a statement released Wednesday following a meeting between the Jordanian consul in the city of Irbil and senior Iraqi officials, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said: 'Iraq asked Jordan to coordinate the extradition of people residing in its territory who are wanted by the Iraqi judicial system'."

    Nothing's ever been proven regarding Raghad Hussein and she's a guest of the King of Jordan who, following Arabic and Islamic law, is under no legal obligation to hand her over to Iraq.

    This blood lust for vengeance is why Iraq cannot move forward.


    Mohammad Tayseer and Dana Khraiche (BLOOMBERG NEWS) report, "Iraq has reached a $5.4 billion, three-year loan agreement with the International Monetary Fund to help OPEC’s second-biggest producer repair public finances damaged by the plunge in oil prices and war with Islamic State militants."


    The revenge fantasies, where the daughter of Saddam Hussein must be captured and flogged in the streets of Baghdad?

    They are raw meat tossed to the masses to distract them from the ongoing corruption in Iraq.

    Billions of dollars have disappeared from the country's coffers as a result of corrupt politicians and officials.

    Rather than fretting over the daughter of Saddam Hussein, they might ask how Nouri al-Maliki's son ended up with all those sports cars and residences outside of Iraq.

    Where did that money come from?

    How did Nouri's two terms as prime minister of Iraq leave him such a wealthy man?

    Those are questions that need to be asked.

    The Iraqi people live in squalor.

    They have no dependable public services.

    Baghdad floods in the raining season -- water up to the knees in some sections (including Sadr City) and that's due to the crumbling public infrastructure.

    The corruption is not a secret.

    There have been US Congressional hearings on the topic going back to the years when Bully Boy Bush occupied the White House.

    Billions have been stolen.

    And now the IMF is getting their hooks into Iraq.

    THE JORDAN TIMES reports:


    The IMF $5.4 billion loan to Iraq will have an annual interest rate of 1.5 per cent, Iraq's Central Bank Governor Ali Al Alak said at a press conference, following a week of talks with IMF officials in Jordan, Reuters reported.  
    The IMF deal will allow Iraq to secure additional financial aid of around $15 billion over the next three years, including securing international bonds, according to [Iraq's Finance Minister Hoshiyar] Zebari. 


    At this late stage, who's still pretending that the IMF helps out countries in trouble?


    After Argentina, who still believes that lie?




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    Tuesday, May 17, 2016

    Cranky Clinton releases some truth


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  • CRANKY CLINTON'S WELL PAID SOCK PUPPETS ARE GETTING EXPOSED.

    CRANKY RESPONDS THAT ANYONE WHO THOUGHT THERE WAS ANYTHING GRASS ROOTS ABOUT HER DESERVES TO BE DISAPPOINTED.

    "LOOK," SHE TOLD THESE REPORTERS BETWEEN FARTS IN HER DAILY AFTERNOON GAS RELIEF, "I'M NOT A POPULIST.  I DON'T EVEN LIKE PEOPLE. I MEAN, I WANT THEIR VOTES BUT NO ONE SHOULD EXPECT ME TO TALK TO THEM OR ACTUALLY CARE ABOUT THEM.  I'M CRANKY CLINTON.  THAT MEANS SOMETHING, YOU KNOW?  AND PEOPLE?  WELL THEY'RE JUST SO DARN STUPID -- WOOPS, THAT WAS A STINKY ONE."

    FROM THE TCI WIRE:



    In Iraq today, Haider al-Abadi, US-installed prime minister, gave a speech broadcast on state television.  ALSUMARIA reports he expressed dismay over the ongoing political crisis and spoke of the plan (hope?) to liberate Mosul.

    For those who have forgotten the Sunni terrorist group the Islamic State seized control of Mosul in June of 2014.  The two year anniversary approaches.

    Where's that liberation effort?

    It starts.

    It stops.

    Two years that Mosul's been held and controlled by the Islamic State.

    This as Corey Dickstein (STARS AND STRIPES) reports:

    Roughly half of Iraq’s American-trained security forces are stationed in and around Baghdad to protect the country’s capital, where recent political turmoil was followed this week by a wave of terrorist attacks, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.


    Half the forces are protecting Baghdad?

    There's your clue that Haider's government is not working.


    Not to mention the fact that last month, with all that Baghdad protection, Moqtada al-Sadr's zombies still managed to storm the Green Zone and storm Parliament.

    Haider al-Abadi is a failure.

    Nouri al-Maliki, former prime minister and forever thug, used his second term as prime minister (2010 through 2014) to harden divisions along sectarian lines.  The Shi'ite politician went after Sunnis.  He persecuted them.

    They protested and did so for over a year and never got a fraction of the world press' attention that Moqtada al-Sadr's zombies got for one Saturday faux-test.

    The world has turned its eye away from Iraq, yes.  But worse was it turned its back on the Sunni suffering.

    The Sunni people were persecuted. they were disappeared, they were taken away from crimes that others were alleged to have committed (Shi'ite forces show up to arrest a man and he's not there, they take a parent, a wife, a child instead), the Sunni politicians had their homes circled by tanks, at what point does the world pay attention?



    In March of 2013, activists in Samarra put their message on display.

    From Samarra من سامراء


    "Obama, If you Cannot Hear Us Can you Not See Us?"


    They even made it real simple, they put in English in the hopes that the west would notice and carry the message.

    That didn't happen.

    What did happen?


    For one thing, the following month, Sunnis would be slaughtered at a protest elsewhere.

    April 23, 2013 massacre of a sit-in in Hawija which resulted from  Nouri's federal forces storming in.  Alsumaria noted Kirkuk's Department of Health (Hawija is in Kirkuk)  announced 50 activists have died and 110 were injured in the assault.   AFP reported the death toll eventually (as some wounded died) rose to 53 dead.   UNICEF noted that the dead included 8 children (twelve more were injured).


    And the west yawned, if they bothered to acknowledge the massacre at all.

    How did a Sunni terrorist group like the Islamic State flow into Iraq and set up roots there?

    Because you had a government that was persecuting and killing the Sunnis.

    Sympathy was created.


    They were able to present themselves as "defenders."

    And they were able to seize that role because the world didn't care.

    The White House didn't give a damn.

    They installed Nouri for a second term (after he lost the 2010 election) and they looked the other way.

    They never condemned anything.

    They didn't even condemn the massacre in Hawija -- which was only a larger scale version of events that repeatedly took place.


    That's why the Islamic State was able to take root in Iraq.


    And until this is dealt with, there is no solution or moving forward in Iraq.



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    Bill Clinton hoses his wife this time

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  • EARLIER TODAY, FORMER U.S. PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON EXPLAINED WHY HIS WIFE CRANKY CLINTON'S ATTEMPT TO PIN THE NICKNAME "LOOSE CANNON" ON DONALD TRUMP WAS NOT GOING TO WORK.


    original loose cannon

    "LOOSE CANNON?" HE ASKED, "THAT'S WHAT THEY USED TO CALL ME WHEN I MESSED AROUND WITH MONICA AND DIDN'T USE PROTECTION."

    REACHED FOR COMMENT BY THESE REPORTERS AFTER, BIG DAWG BILL DECLARED, "YEAH, I MIGHT HAVE JUST HOSED MY OWN WIFE -- FOR THE FIRST TIME! -- BUT MY NICKNAME BELONGS TO ME.  YOU DON'T SEE ME JUST CALLING ANY WOMAN 'LIFE SUCKING BITCH I'LL ROT IN HELL WITH,' DO YOU?  NO.  BECAUSE SOME PET NAMES ARE SPECIAL AND UNIQUE."



    FROM THE TCI WIRE:


    In Iraq today, Haider al-Abadi, US-installed prime minister, gave a speech broadcast on state television.  ALSUMARIA reports he expressed dismay over the ongoing political crisis and spoke of the plan (hope?) to liberate Mosul.

    For those who have forgotten the Sunni terrorist group the Islamic State seized control of Mosul in June of 2014.  The two year anniversary approaches.

    Where's that liberation effort?

    It starts.

    It stops.

    Two years that Mosul's been held and controlled by the Islamic State.

    This as Corey Dickstein (STARS AND STRIPES) reports:

    Roughly half of Iraq’s American-trained security forces are stationed in and around Baghdad to protect the country’s capital, where recent political turmoil was followed this week by a wave of terrorist attacks, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday.


    Half the forces are protecting Baghdad?

    There's your clue that Haider's government is not working.


    Not to mention the fact that last month, with all that Baghdad protection, Moqtada al-Sadr's zombies still managed to storm the Green Zone and storm Parliament.

    Haider al-Abadi is a failure.

    Nouri al-Maliki, former prime minister and forever thug, used his second term as prime minister (2010 through 2014) to harden divisions along sectarian lines.  The Shi'ite politician went after Sunnis.  He persecuted them.

    They protested and did so for over a year and never got a fraction of the world press' attention that Moqtada al-Sadr's zombies got for one Saturday faux-test.

    The world has turned its eye away from Iraq, yes.  But worse was it turned its back on the Sunni suffering.

    The Sunni people were persecuted. they were disappeared, they were taken away from crimes that others were alleged to have committed (Shi'ite forces show up to arrest a man and he's not there, they take a parent, a wife, a child instead), the Sunni politicians had their homes circled by tanks, at what point does the world pay attention?



    In March of 2013, activists in Samarra put their message on display.

    From Samarra من سامراء


    "Obama, If you Cannot Hear Us Can you Not See Us?"


    They even made it real simple, they put in English in the hopes that the west would notice and carry the message.

    That didn't happen.

    What did happen?


    For one thing, the following month, Sunnis would be slaughtered at a protest elsewhere.

    April 23, 2013 massacre of a sit-in in Hawija which resulted from  Nouri's federal forces storming in.  Alsumaria noted Kirkuk's Department of Health (Hawija is in Kirkuk)  announced 50 activists have died and 110 were injured in the assault.   AFP reported the death toll eventually (as some wounded died) rose to 53 dead.   UNICEF noted that the dead included 8 children (twelve more were injured).


    And the west yawned, if they bothered to acknowledge the massacre at all.

    How did a Sunni terrorist group like the Islamic State flow into Iraq and set up roots there?

    Because you had a government that was persecuting and killing the Sunnis.

    Sympathy was created.


    They were able to present themselves as "defenders."

    And they were able to seize that role because the world didn't care.

    The White House didn't give a damn.

    They installed Nouri for a second term (after he lost the 2010 election) and they looked the other way.

    They never condemned anything.

    They didn't even condemn the massacre in Hawija -- which was only a larger scale version of events that repeatedly took place.


    That's why the Islamic State was able to take root in Iraq.


    And until this is dealt with, there is no solution or moving forward in Iraq.

    I guess the Iraqi government could kill off every Sunni in Iraq and maybe then they could 'resolve' the issue.


    And possibly that's the 'plan'?

    But the only way to have a peaceful solution in Iraq is to end the persecution of the Sunnis and allow for a true partnership to take place.

    Does Haider al-Abadi grasp that?


    There's no indication that he does.

    Of today's speech, PRESS TV reports he declared, "The political conflict among politicians and their impact on the brave security forces permits acts of terrorism to occur."



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