FADED CELEBRITY BARRY O GETS IT COMING AND GOING.
THE LATEST TO NOTICE THAT BARRY CAN'T WALK ON HIS OWN PISS?
MEDIA DARLING ELIZABETH WARREN (OR, TO USE HER NATIVE AMERICAN NAME, SPEAKS WITH FORKED TONGUE) HAS CALLED OUT BARRY O FOR BEING TOO COZY WITH WALL STREET.
REACHED FOR COMMENT, BARRY O RESPONDED, "THE WOMAN WHO CLAIMED TO BE A NATIVE AMERICAN? OH, THAT'S RICH!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Despite a BBC media whore spinning (we'll get to it), violence remains common place in Iraq.
For example, Baghdad was slammed by two bombings today. Reuters notes the car bombing left 19 people dead and twenty-nine more injured. AP reports one was a car bombing and the other a suicide car bombing. Al Jazeera adds, "Also on Saturday, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives belt in a market 28km north of Baghdad, between the towns of Tarmiyah and Mishahda, killing at least seven people and wounding 25 others. The area has been the scene of clashes between Iraqi forces and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters, who have taken control of large sections of northern and western Iraq this year."
AFP adds "The Islamic State group has executed at least four women, including two doctors and a politician, in their northern Iraq strongholds this month, relatives and rights activists said on Saturday." The politician was MP Iman Mohammed Yunnis, the name of the woman who was a law school graduate has not been released but the two doctors are Maha Sabhan and Lamia Ismail. Activist Hanaa Edwar, of Al-Amal Association. tells AFP, "After going after the ethnic and religious minorities, they are now hunting down Sunni members of civil society groups and anyone remotely connected with the government. [. . .] When you abduct and kill women, you are really spreading horror."
Along with the above, there was certainly much damage in bombs dropped from the sky. CENTCOM announced today:
In Iraq, an airstrike north of Tal Afar struck a small ISIL unit and destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle. Two airstrikes northwest of Hit struck two small ISIL units. These strikes, in which the Netherlands also participated, employed attack and fighter aircraft deployed to the Centcom area of operations.
All aircraft exited the strike areas safely, officials added.
At the Iraqi government’s request, U.S. aircraft from several air bases in the Centcom area of operations airdropped 36 container delivery system bundles containing 7,328 halal meals, 2,065 gallons of water and 16,000 pounds of ammunition to Iraqi security forces near Bayji, officials said, and left the airdrop zone safely.
The airdrops were intended to support the Iraqi forces, which continues to control Bayji, Centcom officials said, noting that areas outside the city remain contested, as ISIL continues to conduct operations in the area.
Oh, those 'precision strikes.' Another 'precision strike' has left 4 people dead. The four were Iraqi soldiers. Wounded Iraqi soldiers, in fact. Their killers?
The Iraqi militaty.
Al Jazeera explains, "The soldiers, who had been wounded by ISIL fighters, were being taken to hospital when Shia volunteer fighters mistook them for ISIL fighters and fired a rocket-propelled grenade at their vehicle, police and medical officials said."
And actually, that's Reuters explains -- specifically Ahmed Rasheed, Raheem Salman, Ned Parker and Raissa Kasolowsky -- though Al Jazeera forgets to credit the journalists.
Even when the not-so-precise 'precision strikes' hit their intended targets, there's still the problem with ensuring that the people targeted are indeed 'terrorists.'
The four Iraqi soldiers are just the latest in a long list of Iraqis who were wrongly killed.
On Friday, Margaret Griffis (Antiwar.com) reports that 197 people died in violence with another twenty left injured.
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