"I LOST!" CRANKY CLINTON CONCEDED TODAY BEFORE INSISTING, "AND IT'S EVERYONE'S FAULT BUT MINE!"
IN A DESPERATE ATTEMPT TO PORTRAY HERSELF AS MATURE AND A 'GOOD SPORT,' CRANKY DECLARED THAT SHE LOST BECAUSE OF SEXISM, THE FBI, RUSSIA, WIKILEAKS AND, FOR GOOD MEASURE, THE ELASTIC GOING OUT ON HER CONTROL TOP PANTYHOSE.
SHE ALSO LIED THAT THE DEBATE QUESTIONS HARMED HER AS WELL AND INSISTED NO ONE ASKED HER ABOUT JOBS.
BUT, IN FACT, LESTER HOLT ASKED AT HER FIRST DEBATE WITH DONALD TRUMP:
Beginning with you, Secretary Clinton, why are you a better choice than your opponent to create the kinds of jobs that will put more money into the pockets of American workers?
CONFRONTED ON HER LIE, CRANKY CLINTON RAN AWAY FROM THESE REPORTERS. WHEN WE REVIEWED THE ISSUE WITH CLOSET QUEEN DONNA BRAZILE, BRAZILE REFUSED TO COMMENT INSISTING THAT THE NBC TRANSCRIPTS WERE PROVIDED BY RUSSIA AND SHE WOULD NOT HELP THE RUSSIANS INTERFERE WITH ANY ELECTIONS -- PAST, PRESENT OR FUTURE.
It's day 195 of The Mosul Slog.
And how's that going?
Remember when it started in October and was supposed to be over by the end of October?
It's still going.
Now the Iraqi government is saying it will be finished by the end of this month.
195 days of brutal attacks on a densely populated city.
AP reports civilians explain they are trapped and the city destroyed:
Instead, they described a horrifying battlefield where airstrikes and artillery pound neighborhoods relentlessly, trying to root out IS militants, leveling hundreds of buildings, many with civilians inside, despite the constant flight of surveillance drones overhead. Displaced families scurry from house to house, most of them driven out of their homes in other neighborhoods by IS militants, who herd residents at gunpoint out of districts about to fall to Iraqi forces and push them into IS-held areas.
Their accounts underscore how increased use of bombardment has made the fight for Mosul’s western sector, which began in mid-February, dramatically more destructive than its eastern half.
More than 1,590 residential buildings have been destroyed in western Mosul, based on analysis of satellite imagery and information from local researchers, the U.N. said last week. Airstrikes killed 1,117 people in western Mosul in March and April alone, according to Iraq Body Count, an independent group that documents casualties in the war, cross-checking media reports with information from hospitals, officials and other sources.
In comparison, an estimated 1,600 civilians were killed or wounded from all causes during the 100-day campaign to recapture Mosul’s less densely populated eastern half, which ended in mid-January.
This description jibs with the warning Vie PresidentOsama al-Nujaifi voiced at the start of the week. NRT reports:
Iraqi Vice President Osama al-Nujaifi said the humanitarian situation in Mosul has reached a “catastrophic point” as Iraqi forces engage in clashes with Islamic State (ISIS) militants in western Mosul.
"The situation is catastrophic amid famine and lack of food and medicine, which make the city live an unbearable situation," al-Nujaifi told a party meeting late Sunday (April 30).
Some 400,000 civilians remain trapped inside the densely-populated Old City where street battles have raged for weeks.
The Iraqi VP said hundreds of thousands of families have heeded government calls to stay at their homes because militants may use civilians as human shields.
Molly Hennessy-Fiske and W.J. Hennigan (LOS ANGLES TIMES) report on the US military's assessment of their own counting/reporting. The US military is having difficulty counting civilians because they're apparently not the ones (the US military) calling in strikes.
So in a country rife with sectarian divisions, with a Shi'ite dominated military attacking a Sunni town, the air strikes are being called in by the Iraqi military.
In what world does that make sense?
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