THE MORE PEOPLE SEE HER CAMPAIGN, THE MORE THEY REALIZE HOW DISHONEST SHE IS.
REACHED FOR COMMENT, CRANKY EXPLAINED SHE WAS OFF TO A BIG MONEY FUNDRAISER AND SHE DIDN'T "HAVE TIME FOR THOSE STUPID VOTERS RIGHT NOW. WHEN I'M DONE RAKING IN THE DOUGH, I'LL TRY TO TAKE A MOMENT TO REMEMBER ALL THE LITTLE PEOPLE I STEPPED ON IN MY RISE TO THE TOP."
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
The assault on Anbar continues.
The press coverage?
Not so much.
Al Bawaba reports that the government of Jordan stated Iraq closed the border the two countries share, "A prolonged closure at Trebil crossing would cut off yet another export route for Jordan, dealing yet another blow to the country’s economy. The kingdom closed its trade route with Syria after the crossing was seized by Syrian opposition this spring." Mustafa Saad (Alsumaria) adds that Iraq's ambassador to Jordan, Jawad Hadi al-Abbas, stated today that the border was closed as a temporary measure which will end when the military operations to take back Anbar Province from the Islamic State. Press TV notes:
Brigadier General Saad Maan said the move is partly aimed at depriving ISIL of the income it makes through taxing the cargo trucks driving through its territory inside Iraq.
Maan said the crossing will be reopened after the security situation improves in the area.
In a really lousy report for Reuters, Dominic Evans and Isabel Coles fail to note that border closing while insisting "tens of thousands" of civilians are trapped in Anbar.
Tens of thousands?
A conservative estimate of the population of Anbar is 1.6 million people.
Though some have been trapped near and outside Baghdad, it's not 700,000.
We're talking about a million civilians, minimum, trapped in Anbar as this 'operation' takes place.
A military operation in/on Anbar.
For 18 months now, the Iraq military has illegally been targeting civilians in Falluja with bombings -- resulting in thousands being injured and killed.
So the notion that the Iraqi military takes and care with a civilian population is a little beyond stretched.
This is a humanitarian crisis.
And maybe if the press could focus, this would be noted.
The press showed how distracted they were in today's State Dept press briefing as no one elected to ask a question -- to spokesperson John Kirby -- about Iraq.
Al Mada reports the military is stating that they have advanced to just outside Falluja city limits.
Even that doesn't result in western coverage of significance.
National Iraqi News Agency notes that Iraq's prime minister Haider al-Abadi visited Anbar Command.
Again, no major coverage came from that.
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