FADED CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O IS STILL SCRAMBLING TO GET THE TRANS PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP TREATY DONE.
THE SHOW HORSE WAS NEVER MUCH OF A WORK HORSE BUT THESE DAYS HE'S A REGULAR MY LITTLE PONY.
REACHED FOR COMMENT, BARRY O TOLD THESE REPORTERS, "LOOK, ALL I'M TRYING TO DO IS CREATE MILLIONS OF LOW PAYING JOBS IN OTHER COUNTRIES AND THE EASIEST WAY TO DO THAT IS TO SHIP OVERSEAS ALL THE JOBS THAT STILL REMAIN IN THE UNITED STATES. IT'S ABOUT SACRIFICE. IF MY TWO TERMS AS PRESIDENT HAVE TAUGHT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NOTHING ELSE, IT'S THAT I WILL FORCE THEM TO SACRIFICE AND THEY WILL BE GRATEFUL -- DAMN GRATEFUL!"
HE THEN ASKED THESE REPORTERS TO BRAID HIS MANE AND PUT A PRETTY PINK BOW ON IT.
And Iraqi Spring MC reports that Falluja General Hospital received the corpses of 4 civilians and seven wounded civilians today -- a result of the Iraqi military's one-year-plus of bombing residential neighborhoods in the Sunni city of Falluja.
These attacks would not be tolerated by the Shi'ite Prime Minister of Iraq if the victims were Shi'ites. Haider al-Abadi became prime minister in August and, September 13th, he announced these daily bombings -- which are War Crimes -- had been stopped.
Either he's a liar or the Iraqi military does not listen to their commander in chief.
Within 24 hours of his announcement that the bombings had ended they were already going on again.
And they continue each day.
Maybe four lives don't matter to the international community?
I'd hope they would but maybe they don't.
If they don't, try to grasp that this is four people dead today. Today. These bombings have been going on daily since January of last year. Over 12 months of these daily bombings -- which, again, are War Crimes -- the toll adds up -- the number dead and the number injured.
And the international community should be demanding answers starting with whether Haider al-Abadi lied or if he's just so ineffective that the Iraqi military blows off any order he gives them?
Staying with the topic of the targeting of the Sunnis . . .
Ahmed Rasheed, Stephen Kalin and Robin Pomeroy (Reuters) report:
Sunni politicians and tribal chiefs from Iraq's eastern Diyala province accused Shi'ite militias on Monday of killing more than 70 unarmed civilians who had fled clashes with Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) militants.
Interior Ministry spokesman Brigadier General Saad Maan denied the claims, saying ISIL was trying to undermine the reputation of Iraqi security forces.
The Minister of the Interior is a laughable joke and far from a trusted source on the topic of thugs murdering Sunnis. As Loveday Morris (Washington Post) noted last October:
The new interior minister is Mohammed Ghabban, a little-known Shiite politician with the Badr Organization. But there is little doubt that Hadi al-Amiri, head of the party and its military wing, will wield the real power in the ministry.
The Badr militia ran notorious Shiite death squads during Iraq’s sectarian war, after infiltrating the Interior Ministry. A leaked 2009 State Department cable said sources had indicated that Amiri may have personally ordered attacks on up to 2,000 Sunnis. Amiri has denied such allegations.
Margaret Griffis (Antiwar.com) counts 215 people dead from violence (299 injured) today while, over the weekend, she added Friday, Saturday and Sunday's numbers coming up with the total of 692 people killed and another eighty-nine injured.
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