THE LATEST CRITIC OF CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O?
FORMER SECRETARY OF DEFENSE ROBERT GATES WHO REVEALS THAT BARRY O HAD NO FAITH IN THE COMMANDERS OR THE STRATEGY.
AN INCOMPETENT LEADER, AN INCOMPETENT ADMINISTRATION, SOUNDS LIKE GATES HAS THE RAW MATERIAL FOR A REAL PAGE TURNER.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Today Saad Abedine and Mohammed Tawfeeq (CNN) note that Nouri has publicly told his thugs not to attack the residential neighborhoods.
Really? Shame he couldn't have made that last week when his thugs were attacking homes with mortars and bombs.
For example, this AFP report.
There's a pushback taking place and all the whoring from Joshy and others can't change it.
Some of the criticism the White House is facing?
Obama in 2007: "my plan would maintain sufficient forces in the region to target al Qaeda within Iraq." Never mind. http://www.cfr.org/elections/obamas-speech-woodrow-wilson-center/p13974 …
Maybe it's time for the White House and its cheerleaders to acknowledge Barack sent Special-Ops in during the fall of 2012 and it didn't do any good?
Ahmed Rasheed (Reuters) reports, "Iraq's prime minister urged people in the besieged city of Falluja on Monday to drive out al Qaeda-linked insurgents to preempt a military offensive that officials said could be launched within days." Nouri couldn't drive them out so he insists the people of Falluja do his work? Carol J. Williams (Los Angeles Times) adds, "Civilians were reportedly fleeing in droves from Fallouja, a city of 300,000 that witnessed some of the worst violence of the 2003-2011 U.S. occupation of Iraq when Al Qaeda-backed militants sought to drive out the foreign forces.
Mick Krever (CNN) reports:
The Iraqi government’s “increasingly authoritarian” policies that have “marginalized Sunnis” have contributed to the worst violence in that country in years, Former U.S. Deputy National Security Adviser for Iraq Meghan O'Sullivan told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Monday.
“There needs to be a lot of changes in the policies of the government of Iraq in order for this threat to be neutralized,” she said.
Violence in Iraq is the worst in years, and part of the city of Falluja may have already fallen into the control of an al-Qaeda affiliated group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
What Nouri's unleashed on Anbar Province is collective punishment and that's a War Crime. Only Nineveh Governor Atheel al-Nujaifi seems to grasp that. All Iraq News quotes him stating:
The military leaders must know that the mass punishment is one type of crimes. These crimes cannot be neglected and can be seen anywhere in the world, despite the number of terrorists in Fallujah where shelling the city is a mass punishment for the citizens in Fallujah.
Nouri terrorizing Anbar did nto stop the violence today. National Iraqi News Agency reports a Shirqat bombing left seven people injured, an attack on an Abu Ghraib checkpoint left 2 Iraqi soldiers dead and three more injured, 1 Iraqi soldier was shot dead in Balad, Sheikh Hussein Rakan Hussein al-Niami died in Tikrit today from wounds he received a few weeks ago, a Samarra roadside bombing claimed the life of 2 people and left four more injured, security forces killed 8 fighters in Jurf al-Sakhar, a Tuz-Khormato car bombing claimed 3 lives and left thirteen people injured, a Mosul roadside bombing left two police members and one civilian injured, a Jorfissakhar mortar attack left nine people injured, 2 fighters were shot dead in Abu Ghraib and a third injured, 1 fighter was shot dead at an Udhaim checkpoint, an armed clash east of Ramadia left 3 fighters dead and seven more injured, "The security force killed in a security operation carried out today in south of Mosul, two leading members of Daish in Qayyarah, and Shurah areas , and arrested 42 wanted in the same areas," and "The Army Aviation in coordination with the operations of Baghdad , killed ( Bashir Alewi Markab) in Garma area northeast of Fallujah." All Iraq News adds 1 corpse was discovered in Mosul.
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