A NEW REPORT HAS EMERGED THAT U.S. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP CALLED DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL ROD ROSENTEIN "MR. PEEPERS."
THOUGH THE REPORT HAS YET TO BE VERIFIED IT IMMEDIATELY TRIGGERED YET ANOTHER OUTRAGE EXPLOSION.
LEADING THE PACK WAS FORMER CHILD ACTRESS AND ADULT FAILURE ALYSSA MILANO, "AS AN EDUCATORY PERSON WITH MUCH KNOWLEDGE AND SMARTAGE, I WANT TO GO ON RECORD SAYING THAT THE MURDER OF DAVID ROSEN WAS CARRIED OUT BY DONALD TRUMP WITH ASSIST FROM B6-13. I KNOW A GREATOUS AMOUNT OF FACTS AND STUFF AND THIS WAS A MURDER. I PLAN TO MAKE A CITIZENARY ARREST ON DONALD TRUMP."
TOLD THAT DAVID ROSEN WAS A FICTIONAL CHARACTER ON THE TV SHOW 'SCANDAL,' MS. MILANO REPLIED, "AREN'T WE ALL JUST FICTIONAL TV CHARACTERS, REALLY?"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Mustafa Habib (NIQASH) reports the sad news:
Last week, the Speaker of Iraq’s parliament, Salim al-Jibouri announced that the last session of the current parliament would take place on April 30. This is despite the fact that the session should by rights, continue until June 30. However politicians in Iraq have already failed to attend sessions regularly because they are getting started with their election campaigning. Iraq will hold federal elections on May 12.
Last month, the Iraqi parliament sat only five times and this month there have been no official sessions. This is despite the fact that internal rules say there should be eight sessions every month. In fact dozens of sessions have resulted in inaction because of absenteeism and the resulting lack of quorum – that is, not enough MPs were there to make any vote on laws binding.
The official parliamentary website shows that 165 laws have been passed and 108 laws have not been approved, over the past four years since this parliamentary session started. The laws that were passed and which got the most attention included those that looked at parliamentary rules, political parties, the national oil company’s activities and how Iraq’s Shiite Muslim militias and its counter-terrorism forces should be regulated. None of these really had much to do with improving the lives of ordinary citizens though.
“Parliament has failed to pass important laws that touch on core social issues. In that regard, it has ignored laws that deal with the economy and the country’s wealth, as well as other important legal rulings that have been being ignored for years,” well known political analyst, writer and commentator, Ghalib al-Shahbandar, told NIQASH. “A lot of the MPS didn’t even bother to show up – an insult to the Iraqi voters. And the questioning of officials or ministers by parliament was just a formality. Some MPs only support this questioning for the purposes of election propaganda.”
As Iraq again gears up for elections, that's the sad result of the last four years. One of the many reasons for the apathy and/or anger some are expressing in Iraq.
There is absolutely no reason to believe that this election will be different than all previous elections and that Iraqis will end up voting for what is best for Iraq rather than what is best for their religious sect etc.
Welcome to Iraq, year 2018, 13 years after dictatorial regime of Saddam. An angry man hitting posters of candidates for upcoming elections. No one trusts and sees a future for failed state of Iraq. I don’t blame them. Iraq was and still is a failed state. It’s time to divide.
Another reason for the anger and/or apathy is the US government's repeated intrusions into the election process. Most infamously, in 2010, US President Barack Obama overturned the votes of the Iraqi people to give Nouri al-Maliki a second term as prime minister after the people had used the ballot box to call for change. (Barack used The Erbil Agreement to overturn the votes.) As YENI SAFAK reports this morning, Iraqis still detect US interference:
Brett McGurk, special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat Daesh, visited Iraq’s Mosul on Thursday in a move seen as part of a ploy before Baghdad’s May 12 election. McGurk has held a series of meetings in Erbil, Sulaymaniyah, Baghdad and Mosul.
“McGurk’s activities deepen instability and sow seeds of unrest. The U.S. has extended its hand into our ballot box. It’s a dangerous development for Brett McGurk’s number of meetings to rise a month before the elections,” said Fayha Bayatlı, a former Iraqi member of parliament in an exclusive interview with Yeni Şafak daily.
“The U.S. and European countries always want chaos to prevail in Iraq. They all take advantage of the instability in the region. Iraq’s Central Government made a series of decisions regarding Kirkuk and Mosul and took military, political and economic steps. We know that the U.S. and Western bloc is disturbed by these decisions,” Bayatlı added.
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