SHE WAS FOR IT BEFORE SHE WAS AGAINST IT.
FRACKING, THAT IS.
CRANKY CLINTON RECENTLY AIRED COMMERCIALS NOTING HER OPPOSITION TO FRACKING; HOWEVER, AS SECRETARY OF STATE SHE PROMOTED IT TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES.
REACHED FOR COMMENT, CRANKY DENIED THIS WAS A PROBLEM OR CONFLICT.
"I AM OPPOSED TO FRACKING IN NEW YORK AND HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. I THINK IT IS HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE. BUT WHO CARES ABOUT CHINA? IF MY RECORD SHOWS NOTHING ELSE, IT SHOWS THAT I HAVE NO PROBLEM DESTROYING OTHER COUNTRIES -- LOOK AT IRAQ AND LIBYA FOR STARTERS.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Moqtada al-Sadr remaining in Tehran stands a big chance of being harmed.
The leader whose followers are slain?
While he's safe and out of the country?
And denying that he ordered the action?
Haider doesn't win from the incident either.
He's inept and that's only more obvious with Friday's actions.
Two people died.
Which will bother some Iraqis -- even those who favor 'rule of law.'
But the reality is that Haider was yet again unable to protect the Green Zone or, in this case, even his own office.
And Barack can try to prop him up all he wants but (a) people died and (b) the Green Zone was breached again.
Those two events speak for themselves -- and speak loudly against Haider.
NINA notes Haider issued a statement declaring that the storming of the Green Zone on Friday (and of his office) must not happen again. He dubbed it a distraction from the fight against the Islamic State. AL MADA adds that the statement was aired on state TV in the early morning hours.
While Barack had no interest in raising the topic, Mu Xuequan (XINHUA) reports:
The UN envoy to Iraq on Saturday expressed deep concern about Friday's demonstrations when hundreds of followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr broke into the heavily fortified Green Zone, calling for calm and unity to achieve reforms and confront the Islamic State (IS) group which seizes parts of Iraq's northern and western regions since 2014.
"What happened on Friday shows how events could take a different turn and escalate, causing casualties," UN envoy to Iraq Jan Kubis said in a statement.
ALSUMARIA reports that Haider and Barack discussed the upcoming 'liberation' of Falluja. In fact, that topic is in the statement released by the Prime Minister's office summarizing the phone call.
Strange that it failed to make the statement released by the White House.
Or strange until you realize that the White House is pushing for Mosul to be the next focus.
This DoD article from Friday makes that clear:
The military campaign to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is at an important juncture, with a new focus and steady progress by the U.S.-led coalition and Iraqi and Syrian security forces partners, Army Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland said here today.
MacFarland, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, spoke with reporters who are traveling with U.S. Central Command commander Army Gen. Joseph L. Votel, who is meeting this week with coalition troops and local counter-ISIL partners in the Middle East.
“We’re at an important part in the campaign right now,” MacFarland told reporters. “When I first got here about eight months ago it was all about Ramadi and taking Ramadi back,” he said.
“Well, we’ve taken Ramadi back,” MacFarland said, “and now, the focus of the campaign is shifting more toward taking back the enemy’s centers of gravity in Iraq and Syria -- Mosul and Raqqa. That’s what we’re about today.”
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