MEDIA HACK AND JUDITH MILLER'S OVERNIGHT P.J. PARTY BUDDY PAUL KRUGMAN TOOK TIME TODAY TO EXPLAIN TO THESE REPORTERS WHY HE BELIEVES THAT RUSSIA HACKED THE ELECTION.
"BECAUSE THEY WANTED DONALD TRUMP TO WIN," HE REPLIED.
NO, WE ASKED, WHY DOES HE BELIEVE THAT A HACK OCCURRED AND THAT THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT IS RESPONSIBLE.
"BECAUSE PEOPLE WHISPER THAT'S TRUE. AND LIKE IN HIGH SCHOOL, I AVOIDED GYM CLASS BECAUSE I WAS -- WELL -- ME -- AND SO LIKE ONE TIME THIS GYM TEACHER WHO WAS BIG AND BURLY AND HAIRY AND WHO I WAS PERVERSELY ATTRACTED TO FORCED ME TO SUIT UP AND PARTICIPATE AND WHEN I DID I HAD TO PUT ON A JOCK AND EVERYONE SAW WHAT MY MOTHER CALLED MY TEENY WEENY BEANIE KRUGMAN AND IT GOT OUT ALL OVER THE SCHOOL THAT MY PENIS WAS ONLY 1/2 INCH WHEN HARD AND SO I KNOW WHISPERS ARE ALWAYS TRUE."
BUT, WE ASKED, DOES HE HAVE ANY PROOF?
"PROOF? WHO NEEDS PROOF?"
AND WITH THAT, THE MAN WITH THE NYT COLUMN WHO NEVER SPOKE OUT AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR IN THE LONG, LONG LEAD UP TO THE START OF IT, WAS DONE AS HE RUSHED TO DECIDE BETWEEN A PINK NIGHTIE OR A BLUE NIGHTIE FOR HIS LATEST P.J. PARTY WITH JUDITH MILLER AS HE GIGGLED ABOUT HOW "BIG BILL KRISTOL'S SUPPOSED TO BE THERE. I WONDER WHAT HE'LL WEAR?''
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
The liberation or 'liberation' of Mosul continues.
Another press briefing by the US State Dept took place yesterday and Iraq was ignored as usual while the obsession over Syria continued.
Iraq: Two Months into Mosul Operations, Over 96,800 Iraqis Displaced
Over 3 million people are displaced in #Iraq. We're reaching hundreds of thousands with food, water & essential aid, but we want to do more.
Bill Van Auken (WSWS) notes the US government's outrage over Syria contrasted with the US-led mission in Iraq:
The hypocrisy of the US denunciations of the brutal methods employed by the Syrian government and its allies in eastern Aleppo has been underscored by the unfolding of a similarly savage siege being directed by the Pentagon against the far larger urban population of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city. As many as 1.5 million people still live in that metropolitan area, which the Iraqi army surrendered to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in June 2014.
With the US-backed offensive against Mosul now nearly two months old, conditions for the city’s residents are growing increasingly desperate, while the number of civilians killed continues to mount.
Scattered reports from media in the region provide a glimpse of the carnage unfolding in Mosul. Turkey’s Anadolu news agency reported that an entire family of nine was wiped out on Tuesday in a US drone missile strike against a house in Mosul’s al-Falah district. “Nine family members were killed in the attack,” an Iraqi police officer told the agency.
And The New Arab (Al-Araby Al-Jadeed) reported Thursday: “At least 40 civilians have been killed including women and children and dozens of others injured in air raids and artillery fire in the east of the Islamic State group [IS] bastion of Mosul, local and medical sources have said. The civilians were killed early on Wednesday with many of the injured still trapped under rubble...”
While similar accounts of human suffering in Aleppo have received non-stop coverage in the Western media amid official denunciations of Syria and Russia, reports of the slaughter in Mosul have been effectively blacked out.
And Mosul's not winding down.
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