AMERICA'S LITTLE BITCH JUST GOT TRASHIER.
AS THE WORLD RECOILS FROM BARRY O OVER THE REVELATIONS THAT HE'S BEEN SPYING ON EVERYONE, INSTEAD OF BEING A MAN AND TAKING ACCOUNTABILITY FOR WHAT HE DID, BARACK REACHES IN, GRABS HIS INNER BITCH AND LETS THAT PARADE ON THE WORLD STAGE AS HE INSISTS, "OTHERS DO IT TOO!"
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A LITTLE CANDY ASS IS ELEVATED TO LEADER.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
BBC News reports that a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Muqdadiyah. AFP counts 23 dead with twenty-seven injured. Xinhua reports 8 Sahwa were shot dead in Tarmiyah after they were "dragged out" of the their homes by assailants and taken "to a nearby orchard," an Alhamidhiyah roadside bombing claimed the life of 1 Iraqi soldiers and left two more injured, 1 police officer was shot dead outside his Falluja home, 1 person was shot dead in a Mafraq market and a Mosul sticky bombing claimed the life of 1 Ministry of Oil employee. NINA adds that a Ramadi attack left 1 Iraqi soldier dead and two more injured. Alsumaria notes a Mosul armed attack claimed the life of 1 college student, and 2 members of Nouri's SWAT forces were killed in Kirkuk.
On the topic of the SWAT forces, National Iraqi News Agency reported Sunday that 31 members of Nouri's SWAT forces were arrested in Karbala and they were arrested after their attack on football coach Mohammed Abbas who died Sunday morning. Please remember, this relatively new force in Iraq has been trained, since last fall, by US forces and equipped by the US government. They have been a holy terror in Iraq leading to leaders of various provinces to ask Nouri to keep this menace out of their province.
Today, a new month began and yesterday another violent month ended for Iraq. Ahmed Rasheed, Kareem Raheem and Elizabeth Piper (Reuters) report that the United Nations has announced the death toll for June was 761. Al Mada and Kitabat note that the United Nations also revealed the number of Iraqis injured in June was 1771. Here's UNAMI's announcement:
Baghdad, 1 July 2013 – According to UNAMI figures, a total of 761 Iraqis were killed and another 1,771 were wounded in acts of terrorism and violence in June.
The number of civilians killed was 685 (including 131 civilian police) and the number of civilians injured was 1,610 (including 221 civilian police). A further 76 members of the Iraqi Security Forces were killed and 161 were injured.
Baghdad was the worst-affected Governorate with 950 civilian casualties (258 killed, 692 injured), followed by Salahuddin, Ninewa, Diyala and Anbar (triple-digit figures).
Kirkuk, Babil, Wasit, Basra and Najaf also reported casualties (double-digit figures).
Prensa Latina notes the United Nations death tolls for the last three months:
June is now the second most violent month of the year. In addition, the UN count for the last three months adds up to 2518. That's over half the death toll for the entire year of 2010 (4109 -- click for "monthly table" or you won't see the yearly totals). From January through March of this year, IBC counts 1656 violent deaths and when you add that to 2518 to get a total number of deaths for January 2013 through June 2013, you get a total of 4174 -- meaning, at the half-year mark, there have already been more violent deaths in Iraq than in the entire year of 2010.
Yesterday, there was a prison break. NINA reported that 9 inmates of Qurna prison outside Basra escaped today. Later, two were arrested -- later, also, it was learned 10 had escaped, not nine. Today, All Iraq News explains that the number who escaped was 12. What says incompetence more: a prison break or the prison being unaware of exactly how many prisoners have escaped? What a proud moment for prime minister Nouri al-Maliki.
All Iraq News notes that Nouri al-Maliki visited the Iraqi Embassy in Moscow today. Dar Addustour notes he also met with approximately 250 Iraqi students who are studying in Russia and their teachers. Nouri arrived in Moscow yesterday. NINA notes the objective of the visit was oil and that Nouri met yesterday with Vagit Alekperov, the president of Lukoil. Eurasia Reivew adds, "The parties discussed progress of West Qurna-2 field-development project, the company's plans to develop Block-10 and other prospective projects in which the company may participate." AFP reminds, "Lukoil and Norway’s Statoil won the right to develop a section of Qurna - one of Iraq’s largest oil fields - in 2009." Alsumaria adds that Lukoil states that it wants to double its investment. NINA quotes from a statement issued by Nouri's office stating "that Iraq seeks to increase its oil production and expand its oil industry, as well as build oil refineries". And the meeting takes place at an opportune time. Al Rafidayn explains that Nouri happens to be in Russia as leaders from Venezuela and Iran are present for an informal oil and gas summit. Tomorrow Nouri is set to meet with Vladimir Putin. RIA Novosti notes, "Russia will supply over 10 fully armed and equipped Mi-28NE Night Hunter attack helicopters to Iraq under a multi-billion dollar agreement, a representative of the country's state arms exporter told RIA Novosti."
This is supposed to be part of the October 9th, $4.2 billion dollars weapon deal Nouri signed with Russia. After taking his bows on the world stage and with Parliament and others raising objections, Nouri quickly announced the deal was off. Kitabat suggested yesterday that calling the deal off was a way for Nouri to force renegotiations of the deal. Today, All Iraq News reports, Kurdish MP Lateef Mustafa declared that, "The step of lifting the UN sanctions on Iraq is not achieved by a certain side, but it is a result of all the Iraqi people's efforts" so "the government not to waste funds on purchasing arms but it should focus on providing services." Al Rafidayn notes that, in tomorrow's meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Nouri is supposed to discuss events in Syria as well as the arming of Iraq with more weapons.
On the topic of oil, the Kurdish Globe reminds, "Speaking at the Iraq Energy Conference in London, Dr. Ashti Hawrami, the Natural Resources Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), announced on Wednesday 19 June 2013 that the project to extend an oil pipeline from the Kurdistan Region to Turkey will be completed by the end of September this year." Isabel Coles and Ahmed Rasheed (Reuters) note that work is taking place on the pipeline and "Some 600 km away, Iraqi officials in Baghdad's heavily fortified oil ministry are threatening dire consequences if the pipeline is completed, but appear powerless to prevent the Kurds exporting oil without their consent."
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