CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O CAN'T STOP EMBARRASSING HIMSELF AND THE COUNTRY WHEN HE TRAVELS THE WORLD STAGE.
AND HE'S FACING CRITICISM NOW FOR HIS JUVENILE AND IMMATURE ANTICS AT NELSON MANDELA'S MEMORIAL SERVICE.
BY CONTRAST, FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA CONTINUES TO GARNER PRAISE FOR THE DIGNITY SHE SHOWED.
WHEN THESE REPORTERS POINTED THAT OUT TO BARRY O, HE IMMEDIATELY INSISTED, "THAT WAS MY POINT, GUYS, I WAS TRYING TO MAKE HER LOOK BETTER. HONEST!"
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
The above is from a series of photos, said to have been taken this month, to demonstrate Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is 'healthy' or at least still breathing. Click here for the series of photos at his website, click here for the series at the Patriotic Unino of Kurdistan's media office. The PUK Media office claims the photos are from "two days ago during a visitation of Hero Ibrahim Ahmed, Iraqi First Lady, to President Talabani in Germany."
For those confused, last December, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani suffered a stroke. The incident took place late on December 17th (see the December 18th snapshot) and resulted in Jalal being admitted to Baghdad's Medical Center Hospital. Thursday, December 20th, he was moved to Germany.
AFP has two articles. This one is embarrassing. This one is solid. Reuters is just embarrassing all the way -- including links that don't work and running a 2010 photo of Jalal. If the news is these photos, these new photos, why aren't you running them?
So what we have is photos and a claim, at his own site, that his medical team that Jalal's "on the road to a full recovery."
Oh, the lovely liars.
PUK claims the photos are two days old, Jalal's website says they were taken on December 6th and December 8th.
The liars can't even get the basics right.
Let's briefly note the outlets -- AFP and Reuters. It might be a good idea, if you're noting that 'road to recovery' spin, to also point out that this has been stated repeatedly. Next week, it will be a full year since Jalal stopped doing his job. Iraq will have been without a president for a full year.
He's on his road to recovery just doesn't cut it!
Nor do photos of a heavily made up Jalal Talabani.
Hint to those behind the fraud, next time you ply pancake on Jalal's face? Put him in gloves or put make up on his hands. His hands and his face need to match or you look like idiots.
And you look like idiots.
A heavily made up Jalal appears in a series of new or 'new' photos.
And who knew he was going through a Mariah Carey phase?
Remember when Mariah would only be photographed from her right side? Until husband Nick Cannon told her she looked fine from the left as well?
Can we send Nick to Germany to talk to Jalal?
Jalal is not on the road to full recovery.
Like the May photos, he is shown only from the right side.
That would indicate that he still doesn't have control over the left side of his face.
Not that he has control over his right.
If you look at the latest photos, the first thing that stands out after the heavy facial make up is the mouth. It can't smile. It can't move. The lips remain in the same position in every photo.
That's not from the current crop of photos. It's from the ones they released months ago in May. Jalal's still being photographed from the right, he's still unable to smile, his mouth apparently can't move because, in the new photos, Hero's all over the place acting like she's keenly listening to what he's saying but his mouth never moves in one photo after another. It's always the same tight line, always drooping down at the end.
Jalal's a fat man. He's also a vain man. When he travels to the United States, for examples, he takes luggage, lots and lots of luggage. He doesn't like repeating even a tie when he's doing official visits.
So for two days this month, he was fine with being photographed in the same jogging suit?
That really doesn't sound like Jalal.
The photos yet again look posed.
The photos yet again indicate Jalal has not recovered and does not have full control (or partial) over his body movements. If you missed the photos in May, click here.
Jalal may be improving slightly.
Road to recovery?
He's been on it for nearly a year. He's not moving at a fast pace.
He's clearly unable to do his job duties.
The Constitution called for him to be replaced back in January.
Article 75, Third Clause, "The Vice President shall replace the President of the Republic in the event that the post of the President becomes vacant for any reason whatsoever. The Council of Representatives must elect a new President within a period not to exceed thirty days from the date of the vacancy."
Instead, the Talabani family has pulled the wool over the Iraqi people's eyes, played them for fools.
Questions need to be asked including when did Jalal stop receiving his presidential salary?
Or is he still receiving it?
In 2013, he has not performed one presidential duty. In 2013, he has not set foot in Iraq.
The Iraqi people have been lied to, they need to now know the Talabani family has not also committed economic fraud in 2013.
The fraud also demonstrates that Iraq is not a Constitutional republic.
The Constitution is meaningless in Iraq.
By the end of 2007, Article 140 of the Constitution was supposed to be implemented -- per the Constitution. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki didn't do it in 2007 and has refused to obey the Constitution since. The 2010 parliamentary elections demonstrated that the Constitution did not matter as US President Barack Obama ordered the brokering of a contract (The Erbil Agreement) to go around the Constitution and give second place Nouri a second term as prime minister. As 2011 drew to a close, Nouri began his attack on Iraqi Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi which included charges against him and a kangaroo court trial -- this despite the fact that Parliament refused to strip al-Hashemi of his office. Per the Constitution, he has to be stripped of his office to stand trial.
There's talk of amending the Constitution, there's talking of tossing it for a new one.
No one's following it currently.
The Iraqi Constitution allows free speech and the right to assembly but Nouri's forces attack protesters for protesting. The Iraqi Constitution allows freedom of speech but Nouri's forces attempt to strong-arm journalists into signing statements declaring that they won't report.
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