BULLY BOY PRESS & CEDRIC'S BIG MIX -- THE KOOL-AID TABLE
PRINCESS BARRY O ANNOUNCED HE WAS ALL TUCKERED OUT.
HE HAD TO DO THE ELLEN DEGENERES SHOW THIS WEEK.
"PEOPLE THINK ALL I DO IS WATCH HOUSE OF CARDS, GAME OF THRONES AND MAMA'S FAMILY ALL DAY," THE DHALI BAMA TOLD THESE REPORTERS. "IT'S NOT ALL THAT SIMPLE. SOME TIMES I'M OVERBOOKED AND HAVE TO DO AN INTERVIEW AND HAVE A MANI-PEDI AND STILL TRY TO SQUEEZE IN A FEW HOURS OF DRESS UP. PEOPLE JUST DON'T KNOW HOW HARD I WORK."
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Hugh Gusterson (Truthout) has an important piece
on the lack of Iraq coverage in the US news media and how it gets
covered when it does get covered it's very hollow coverage that is
phoned in and always grasps at "al Qaeda" as the possible culprit and
that passes for an 'explanation.' Gusterson observes:
In other words, this article normalizes the violence in Iraq. By
disconnecting the violence from the Iraqi political process, it renders
it politically unintelligible and somehow intrinsic to Iraqi society.
Like hot summers, it just is. It is as if a journalist reported IRA
bombing attacks without mentioning that Irish Republicans felt they were
oppressed and disenfranchised by the British government and Anglo-Irish
protestants. Once you take away the political logic of violence - which
US journalists never did to US military forces in Iraq - then you are
left with the illusion that violence is being carried out for violence's
It's a good analysis, very good, make a point to read it in full.
News isn't wall paper.
That's a point a friend at The Nation doesn't seem to grasp.
I called out Greg Mitchell in yesterday's snapshot
and a friend with the magazine called to gripe that Mitchell is raising
attention on Iraq with his bad reposts of information from 2002.
No, he's not.
And you're an idiot if you think he is.
Greg's garbage is so bad that The Nation won't print it. They just toss it online.
Well, here's the thing.
There's a ton of stuff online already if anyone's looking for past
history on the Iraq War -- that includes Greg's 'new' articles.
People clicking on Greg's tired retread due to interest in Iraq?
A small segment will feel their blood pump with lust and hatred and read
through Greg's ancient history and relive their Bully Boy Bush hatred.
A larger group will just move on.
And not only will they move on -- because they already know this old
story -- but they will also move on assuming that there's nothing new in
Iraq because, surely, if there was anything that happened in Iraq in
the last few years, The Nation wouldn't be boring us with tales of 2002 in 2014.
Greg's nonsense is harmful. It leave the false impression that there is
no story in Iraq today -- that the country matters solely because of
events leading up to the Iraq War.
Considering the absence of coverage in the US on Iraq, there is no excuse for The Nation magazine to print Greg's garbage. If he can't write about events of today or connect to the past to what's going on right now (Fatimah can and does at Carbonated TV), he doesn't need to be writing 'about' Iraq because all he does is create the false impression that time stopped in 2002.
The violence and suffering has not stopped for the Iraqi people. Through Tuesday, Iraq Body Count counts 585 violent deaths for the month so far.
Violence continues today.
Press TV notes, "In the town of Ishaqi, in the north of the capital Baghdad, four
policemen were killed and four others were wounded as they were checking
on a parked car that had a booby-trapped corpse inside. The body
exploded after the officers opened the car door." National Iraqi News Agency reports 3 Samarra houses were bombed today leaving 2 children dead and seven adults ("including two policemen, police officer"] injured, a Laitfiya sticky bombing left 1 person dead, an Alshura roadside bombing left 1 Iraqi soldier dead and two more injured, an Alfarisiys roadside bombing claimed 1 life and left four more people injured, an Albahbhan roadside bombing left 3 "army personnel" dead and four more injured, Baghdad Operations Command announced they killed 8 suspects, a Samarra bombing left 1 person dead and four more injured, and 2 western Baghdad bombings (Alnasr Wassalam area) left 1 person dead and five more injured, Alsumaria notes the Wassalam (western Baghdad) bombing death toll increased by 1 to two people dead, and a Mosul grenade attack left two police members injured. In addition, All Iraq News reports:
Security source reported to AIN ''Nine mortar shells hit the houses
of the civilians in several areas of Salah-il-Din province that resulted
in killing five children, two women and four men.'
were detonated targeting the houses of the police elements in Samarra
city that resulted in killing (11) persons, among them four children and
seven women,'' the source added.
National Iraqi News Agency reports an attack on a Tarqiah Village checkpoint left 3 Sahwa dead and two civilians injured, a Muqdadiyah attack left 1 police officer and 2 of his bodyguards injured, 2 people were shot dead in Taji, a battle in Jurf al-Sakar left 2 rebels dead, the Ministry of the Interior states that they killed 5 suspects in Jurf al-Sakhar, 1 Shabak was shot dead in Mosul, Baghdad Operations Command announced they killed 8 suspects, federal police colonel Abboud dawood was shot dead leaving a Mosque in Jood Village at dawn, and, late last night, the "Imam of Sheikh Abdullah mosque [was shot dead], in front of his home south of Mosul." Alsumaria notes 2 separate shootings east of Mosul 2 bodyguards for a judge were shot dead.
National Iraqi News Agency reports an Joint Operations Command boasts they they burned alive 10 suspects who were in cars they set ablaze.
Grasp that for a moment. Wrap your mind around it.
Pretend for a second that you're seven-years-old and one of the suspects killed -- burned alive -- was your father.
This is the how and the why of the creation of terrorism.
Your father was burned alive.
You grow up knowing that, living with that.
You didn't just lose your father because of a drunk driver, an illness
or some horrible accident, the government killed him -- and they killed
him by burning him alive.
And they announced it with gusto.
He wasn't even provided with one of the mock trials the current government's become so famous for.
You grow up with that and you grow up with desire for vengeance, a need to even the score.
And because of where you stand, in relation to the US-approved Iraqi
government, you are judged to be a terrorist and your actions are judged
to be terrorism.
Nouri al-Maliki's entire operation is breeding resistance and fighting.
And since it hasn't worked throughout his first term as prime minister
or the bulk of his second term, he's decided to double down and thinks
he can kill off resistance faster than it can grow up.
That's not going to happen.
AFP notes, "In Wednesday's deadliest incidents, shelling by government forces in Fallujah
and clashes in and around the city killed 15 people and wounded 40,
according to Ahmed Shami, the chief medic at the city's main hospital." How
many innocent people will die in Nouri's assault on Anbar before the US
government slaps its forehead and exclaims, "Oh, yeah! Collective
punishment, that's a defined War Crime -- by laws, including our own --
also by treaties -- ones that we've signed off on!"?
Because the US government is now a collaborator in War Crimes. The
White House has ensured that by supplying Nouri with weapons to use
against the people of Anbar. And to dress up an old saying, amnesia of
the law is no excuse.
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