RON ELVING WRITES SOFT PORN ABOUT CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O TODAY, NOTING BARRY O'S "FLEXING," CALLING HIM "KING" AND SAYING HIS TITLE IS "MR. PRESIDENT."
MARILYN MONROE CALLED J.F.K. "MR. PRESIDENT" IN PUBLIC TOO. IS RON ELVING TAKING IT UP THE ASS FROM BARRY O? IS HE SUCKING BARRY O'S COCK? WE HOPE HE WON'T BE KILLED AND THAT FINGERS WON'T POINT AT THE KENNEDYS BUT HISTORY DOES TEND TO REPEAT?
WE ALSO HOPE, WHEN HE STANDS OVER SUBWAY GRATES, HE WEARS PANTIES BECAUSE, RON, NO ONE WANTS TO SEE YOUR AGED, FLACID AND FLABBY LOWER BODY.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
Of the reality of violence in Iraq, Krista Ritterhoff (Cisternyard) observes, "This increased level of violence in Iraq is a horrible reminder of the country’s darkest days that many hoped the long and costly ten-year-war would have solved. It seems that in an attempt to bring stability to the country and eliminate terror, the United States has only created a new state of instability, which breeds terror and violence. " The reality of violence have even crept into the Kurdistan Regional Government as last month wound down. Dropping back to September 29th:
[National Iraqi News Agency reports] there was an attack on the Asayis Headquarters in Erbil (think military intelligence) with 2 car bombs and 4 suicide bombers attempt to storm the building -- along with the 4 suicide bombers, the dead includes 6 Asayish and the injured includes forty-two Asayhish and one police officer.
Again, this attack on Erbil may actually led to outlets (US outlets) paying some attention to Iraq this week. It is a complete surprise. Erbil is the capital of the Kurdistan Regional Government. Tim Arango has a report online (and in Monday's New York Times) which notes:
The attackers hit a building that houses the regional Kurdish government’s security service, and the scenes that unfolded -- terrified people fleeing black plumes of smoke, the charred and smoking husks of vehicles in the streets -- were extraordinary for a region that has largely been spared the violence that for years has plagued the rest of Iraq.
All Iraq News says it was 6 suicide bombers (not four) and that all 6 were killed by security forces. They get six because the 2 car bombs were actually being driven by bombers. The outlet adds strict measures were quickly put in place. They mean a clamp down. They don't note it but this included shutting down the Erbil Airport. Arango notes, "In the aftermath, Iraqi forces swept across Erbil, and Sulaimaniya, another major Kurdish city, setting up checkpoints and other security measures familiar to residents of other Iraqi cities."
Asharq Al-Awsat (via The Majalla) reports today:
Last month’s suicide attack on the headquarters of the Security Directorate in Erbil, capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, which the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for, was intended to free ISIS-linked prisoners, Asharq Al-Awsat has learned.
The attack took place on September 29 and led to the death of the six attackers along with six local security personnel, while 62 security officers and local residents were also injured.
Speaking to Asharq Al-Awsat on the condition of anonymity, Kurdish sources said that the aim of the attackers was to “storm the prison that belongs to the Directorate of Security, which is believed to hold detainees affiliated with the organization [ISIS] who have been arrested in previous pursuits by the local forces.”
“But they failed to break through the prison’s main gate after the prison guards confronted and killed them,” the source added.
In a statement posted online, ISIS said that the attack came in response to threats from the president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Masoud Barzani, to send fighters to Kurdish areas in Syria to fight Islamists threatening the region’s inhabitants.
Zana Khasraw Gul (of the George Soros-backed Open Democracy) offers:
Furious fighting has broken out in Syria between the Jihadists and the Kurds, particularly the most powerful Kurdish militia, People Protect Unit (YPG), the military wing of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) which is an offshoot of the PKK. The JN, ISIL, Ahrar Al-Sham Brigade and ten other rebel factions have formed an alliance, the ‘Islamic Army’, that has rejected the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) allegiance to the Syrian National Council (SNC). These developments have brought the civil war to a menacing juncture, with regional ramifications.
As Assad’s enemies have fragmented and are fighting each other, a war is going on between the Arab rebels and the Kurds. Massoud Barzani, the President of Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, has reportedly warned of intervention in Syria to defend the slaughter of the Kurdish people by radical Islamist groups who are fighting against Assad’s regime, although officials have since backtracked on the statement. In the meantime, the influx of refugees into the Iraqi Kurdistan region is continuing. In the last few months, tens of thousands of refugees, mostly Syrian Kurds, have crossed the border, posing a challenge to the KRG which is hard pressed to cope with their large numbers.
Supposedly, the attack was planned for a month. There is skepticism of this in Arabic social media with many claiming that it was a Saturday, September 28th meet-up which led to the Sunday, September 29th attack. (For more on the meet-up, you can refer to Baghdad's Kassahkhoon's English language write-up of the meeting.) Not noted in the commentary is a pretty clear fact: That attack, if planned, was poorly planned. The 'plan' seemed to be: Send in 6 bombers and hope something works.
If there was planning of that attack, the attackers should be going after the planner right now. A plan is:
You hit the entrance with a tiny bombing." As people rush out, we have a suicide bomber in the crowd rushing over. S/he looks distressed like everyone else. As a calm settles, the bomber detonates a large bomb. 30 seconds later, 4 cars (with suicide bombers) barrel towards the entrance, and . . .
That's a plan. The attack the press described was an erratic, ill-timed affair.
Let's stay with Syria and violence and then come back to the KRG. NINA reports State of Law MP Abbas al-Bayati insisted today that the violence in Iraq is linked to events in Syria. In making that statement, he was echoing the remarks of the head of State of Law Nouri al-Maliki. World Bulletin notes:
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, in an interview with Al-Monitor, said that Iraq supports a “transitional government that will manage affairs until elections are held and a constitution is adopted” in Syria.
Maliki, who opposed a US strike on Syria and any outside military intervention there, said that he told US Vice President Joe Biden two years ago that Syria “would not be resolved in two years, or even more, and that the social situation, the political and population structure and the sensitive region make it difficult to predict the end of an armed conflict of such cruelty and ferocity.”
We noted that laughable 'interview' yesterday. I was kind and just focused the scorn on Nouri. Now that the bulls**t is being picked up by others, we're going to have to return to the Mustafa al-Kadhimi (Al-Monitor) interview. We've already noted how stupid it is for Nouri to blame others when he's bred hatred and sectarianism since November 2010 when he created the ongoing political crisis. Let's note something else. Al-Monitor, you don't do anyone favors by repeating lies and allowing them to go unchallenged.
There is difference of opinion. There are foggy circumstances. And there are also real events which cannot be denied.
In the awful interview, which was conducted by e-mail, Nouri is allowed to get away with this lie. It's not challenged in the exchange, it's not challenged in any intro or conclusion to the interview:
As for the youth demonstrations, this is a natural thing and we consider it a sign of activity, effectiveness and participation, as long as it takes place within the framework of the law. Let me tell you frankly that these demonstrations were dealt with seriously, whether the youth demonstrations that were focused on [revoking] the privileges of members of parliament or the sit-ins that sometimes bordered on sectarian incitement and defying the law, in addition to including legitimate demands. Iraq's method of dealing with these demonstrations serves as a civilized, humanitarian model for dealing [with such events]. Everyone can see how demonstrations, with normal demands, are dealt with in regional countries, and the number of victims. I see no need to provide examples — there are many, and this has been covered in the press. Perhaps there were some problems on the part of security forces or demonstrators here or there, but these things are being followed up on so that they will not happen again. These things occur naturally, but a decision has been made to hold those who were negligent or acted maliciously accountable, whether they be from the security services or demonstrators.
Now there are bold faced lies throughout and many of the lies cover for deaths. Surely, for example, functioning public services would save lives. But we're focusing on that comment by Nouri where he claims that Iraq has a "method" that "serves as a civilized, humanitarian model for dealing" with protesteors and "perhaps there were some problems . . . here or there." What a load of trash.
The April 23rd massacre of a sit-in in Hawija resulted from Nouri's federal forces storming in. Alsumaria noted Kirkuk's Department of Health (Hawija is in Kirkuk) announced 50 activists have died and 110 were injured in the assault. AFP reported the death toll eventually (as some wounded died) rose to 53 dead. UNICEF noted that the dead included 8 children (twelve more were injured).
An example for the world?
Nouri is a cheap, trashy thug. He's the "Dirty Ol' Man" The Three Degrees warned you about in the seventies. And he exposed his real self in that massacre.
By the way, where's his investigation?
Nouri was overseeing that, remember? It's October. Where are the results, Nouri?
Nouri al-Maliki is a cheap thug and damned liar. He repeatedly claims he will investigate some incident but there's never any follow up. And the press -- international press -- refuses to press him on it.
Ayad Allawi's Iraqiya beat State of Law in the 2010 elections and Allawi should be prime minister. But, her body order not withstanding, US President Barack Obama thinks Samantha Power is bright and listened to her 'logic' on how the US government should subvert the democratic rights of the Iraqi people and ignore their votes to give Nouri a second term. (He was installed by the US government in 2006 when the Iraqis wanted Ibrahim al-Jaafari.) Allawi, the true leader of Iraq, Tweets today:
Allawi is the head of Iraqiya. A prominent Iraqiya member is Nineveh Governor Atheel al-Nujaifi (brother of Speaker of Parliament Osama al-Nujaifi) and, as noted earlier in this snapshot, his spokesperson Saad Zagloul was assassinated today outside of his Mosul home. All Iraq News reports Iraqiya MP Mohammed Eqbal is calling for the culprit or culprits to be arrested "and present[ed] . . . to judiciary. The indulging [of] this issue by the security forces allows the criminal to commit more crimes against the Iraqis." MP Eqbal also expressed, "His sorrow for the continuity of the assassination attempts to the journalists and activists in Nineveh."
If the pattern stands, not only will Nouri never announce any investigation results but the international press will never call him on it.
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