TODAY, CRANKY CLINTON DECLARED, “IT APPEARS THEY DON’T KNOW I’M NOT PRESIDENT.”
IMMEDIATELY SOME TOOK OFFENSE. THE CONSERVATIVE MEDIA WRONGLY ATTACKED NON-PRESIDENT HILLARY CLINTON.
THEY SAID THEY KNEW SHE WAS NOT PRESIDENT.
THEY HISSED THEY DIDN’T NEED THE PUT DOWNS.
BUT CRANKY CLINTON WAS NOT REFERRING TO THEM.
SHE WAS REFERRING TO THE MANY VOICES IN HER HEAD.
AS SHE EXPLAINED TO US, THERE ARE AT LEAST SEVEN VOICES IN HER HEAD.
THEY SOMETIMES CONVINCE HER THAT SHE IS INDEED PRESIDENT.
EVEN THOUGH SHE’S NOT.
“THAT’S WHY I WENT OVERSEAS RECENTLY,” SHE EXPLAINED, “AND THEN I WOKE UP AT 6 IN THE MORNING IN SOME GUYS JOCKEY SHORTS, EMPTY BOTTLES OF BOOZE ALL OVER THE ROOM, THE MATRESS HALF OFF THE BED, HALF A JOINT ON THE CARPET AND I SAID, ‘HILLARY DIANE, GIRL, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?’ I IMMEDIATELY GRABBED THE JOINT AND LIT IT UP BECAUSE I NEVER WASTE AND, UNLIKE MY HUSBAND, I DO INHALE!”
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
The story of the US government and the Kurds has always been the story of betrayal.
This story was told in the Pike Report which the US Congress produced but then quickly decided not to release. It was leaked to the press and, February 16, 1976, The Village Voice published Aaron Latham's "Introduction to the Pike Papers." Latham explained:
In 1972, Dr. Henry Kissinger met with the Shah of Iran, who asked the U.S. to aid the Kurds in their rebellion against Iraq, an enemy of the Shah. Kissinger later presented the proposal to President Nixon who approved what would become a $16 million program. Then John B. Connally, the former Nixon Treasury Secretary, was dispatched to Iran to inform the Shah, one oil man to another.
The committee report charges that: "The President, Dr. Kissinger and the foreign head of state [the Shah] hoped our clients would not prevail. They preferred instead that the insurgents simply continue a level of hostilities sufficient to sap the resources of our ally's neighboring country [Iraq]. The policy was not imparted to our clients, who were encouraged to continue fighting. Even in the context of covert action, ours was a cynical enterprise."
During the Arab-Israeli war, when the Kurds might have been able to strike at a distracted Iraqi government, Kissinger, according to the report, "personally restrained the insurgents from an all-out offensive on the one occasion when such an attack might have been successful."
Then, when Iran resolved its border dispute with Iraq, the U.S. summarily dropped the Kurds. And Iraq, knowing aid would be cut off, launched a search-and-destroy campaign the day after the border agreement was signed.
A high U.S. official later explained to the Pike committee staff: "Covert action should not be confused with missionary work."
That is the root and start of a relationship where the US government repeatedly used and misled the Kurdish people and repeatedly lied and broke promises. It remains the story of the US government and the Kurds.
It's why KRG President Massoud Barzani included the US in the denouncements in his speech Sunday. The US has been a bitter disappointment to the Kurds -- again.
This has happened repeatedly.
And it is past time the Kurds realized that.
We noted Jalal Talabani, among others, made a fool of himself in 2010 when he was among those believing the US government's promises regarding The Erbil Agreement -- the agreement the US ignored after swearing that they would back it.
It should now be completely clear to the Kurds that the US government will lie to them, will make promises that will never be kept and will never stand with them.
Currently, the Kurds are under attack from Baghdad.
Callum Paton (NEWSWEEK) explains:
In the wake of a series of lightning victories over Kurdish forces in recent weeks, Iraq’s leaders plan to press their advantage and effectively dismantle Kurdish regional autonomy in the north of the country, ending decades of independence for the ethnic group in Iraq.
The Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi outlined his government’s plans in an interview with The Independent Monday. He said that by taking back authority over Iraqi Kurdistan’s borders, absorbing the Kurdish security forces into the Iraqi military and reestablishing control over the regional government’s oil exports, Baghdad would take steps to curtail powers the regional government in Erbil has enjoyed for 26 years.
Ahmed Rasheed, Ercan Gurses and Raya Jalabi (REUTERS) report:
Iraqi troops deployed on Tuesday at one of the main land crossings with Turkey, gaining a foothold at the Kurdish-held frontier for the first time in decades and imposing one of Baghdad's central demands on the Kurds.
Iraq's entire land border with Turkey is located inside the Kurdish autonomous region, and has been controlled by the Kurds since before the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003.
That's what passes for 'peace' to the United States.
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