FADED CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O IS JUST A STARLET STRUGGLING FOR ATTENTION. SO WHAT IF BARRY O'S LATEST STUNG -- DOING A VIDEO FOR FUNNY OR DIE -- CHEAPENS THE OFFICE, IT GETS HIM ATTENTION AND ISN'T THAT WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT?
REACHED FOR COMMENT BY THESE REPORTERS EARLIER TODAY, THE DALI BAHMA WHINED ABOUT "THE CONSTRAINTS PLACED ON ME BY THIS OFFICE. I TELL YOU, COME JANUARY 2017, I'M OFF THE CHAIN. I'LL BE GOING WILD. I'LL DO TOPLESS AND MAYBE MORE. I GOTTA GET HUGH HEFNER'S PHONE NUMBER. GIRL'S GOTTA EAT!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
In Nouri al-Maliki's Iraq, pretty much everyone has a target drawn on their backs. It's not just reporters, it's all groupings. For example, Nouri's now targeting female children like the pedophile that he is.
Saturday, Suadad al-Salhy (Reuters) reported, "About two dozen Iraqi women demonstrated today in Baghdad against a draft law approved by the Iraqi cabinet that would permit the marriage of nine-year-old girls and automatically give child custody to fathers." The offensive, disgusting and illegal bill was proposed by Nouri's Minister of Justice Hassan al-Shimaria. Nouri and his Cabinet signed off on it February 25th. There's a photo of some of the protesters here.
Jonathan Wolfe (Opposing Views) adds:
Iraq’s current laws grant women extensive rights regarding marriage, inheritance, and child custody. Together, the current statutes have been hailed as some of the most progressive in the Middle East.
The proposed law would change all of this. Among other things, the bill claims girls reach puberty at age nine and can be married off accordingly. It grants fathers complete custody of children at age two, and legally allows men to demand sex from their wives at any time.
The current laws include and are based on the personal status law 188 which went into effect in 1959. The US government didn't give a damn about Iraqi women and the women had to the streets to protest in 2005 to ensure their rights were not written away as planned. Of the personal status law, People's World notes:
It established at least partial equality between women and men in a number of areas, restricted polygamy, created a judicial procedure for divorce and required marriage to be performed only in state-run courts. The law, which was later amended several times, also set an 18-year minimum age for marriage. A later amendment allowed marriage for persons over the age of 15 but under that of 18 in very strict cases and only by authorization of a state judge.
Ban Ki-moon is the United Nations Secretary-General. His Special Envoy in Iraq is Nickolay Mlandenov. Mladenov Tweeted the following Saturday:
Nine-year-olds getting married, that's what sicko Nouri wants, he wants to nail some nine-year-old girl because he's a disgusting piece of filth who's not fit for public office. As sick as he is, let's take a look at the ultimate in sick, the US administration. Here's Secretary of State John Kerry stringing words together to make some of verbal necklace that holds up neither as jewelry nor as honesty:
International Women’s Day is a moment to pause and reflect on the contributions of women to the world and to reaffirm our commitment to continued progress on gender equality. It’s also a powerful reminder that women are advancing peace and prosperity around the world in really remarkable ways.
I see it every day as Secretary of State.
I see it in Ukraine, where women are working on the frontlines as volunteers for the Maidan Medical Service. They are raising their voices for freedom and dignity, and we must all step up and answer their call.
I see it in Afghanistan, where women are starting companies, serving as members of parliament, teaching in schools, and working as doctors and nurses. They are the foundation on which Afghanistan’s future is being built.
I see it in Syria, where women are getting restrictions on humanitarian access lifted by offering food to regime soldiers at the checkpoints.
I see it in Mali, where women are risking their lives as advocates for women’s and children’s rights.
Do you see it in Iraq, John?
John Kerry: Everywhere I travel, in every meeting, I can see firsthand the promise of a world where women are empowered as equal partners in peace and prosperity. But here’s what’s most important: all of the fights and all of the progress we’ve seen in recent years haven’t come easily or without struggle. And we still have work to do.
Oh, that's right, you don't travel to Iraq. The US State Dept (and USAID) has a billion US tax dollars to spend each year on Iraq (it is a billion, there was a move, at the end of 2013 to call it $800 million but that was using 'creative math' in an attempt to lie to the American people yet again).
A billion US tax dollars a year? And the State Dept -- which Kerry heads -- is also supposed to be over the US mission in Iraq.
Who's running the show?
Nouri's the US-installed puppet, he barks and strains at his leash, now he starting to foam at the mouth so who's going to make the call to animal control?
John Kerry continued his speech about International Women's Day by insisting:
Our work is not done when one out of every three women is subjected to some form of violence in her lifetime.
We cannot rest knowing that girls younger than 15 are forced to marry and that they are five times more likely to die in childbirth than women in their twenties.
No, your work -- that your paid to perform by the US taxpayer -- is not done. It is so far from done. And you know what else?
Five is younger than fifteen.
So you're expressed horror at child-brides at the age of 15 looks hollow and fake when you can't say one damn word about Nouri's attempt to force five-year-old girls into marriage.
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