DOES LITTLE TERRY MCCOY KNOW HIS JOB AT THE WASHINGTON POST?
DO HIS EDITORS?
STILL AMAZED THAT HAIRS SPROUTED DOWN BELOW, TERRY MCCOY IS EASILY DISTRACTED THESE DAYS WHICH MIGHT EXPLAIN HIS BULLS**T OF CLAIMING FADED CELEBRITY IN CHIEF BARRY O DECLARING IN 2008 THAT THE SCIENCE WAS "INCONCLUSIVE" ON VACCINES WAS NOT PANDERING.
BUT WHAT EXPLAINS HIS EDITORS PUTTING UP WITH THAT CRAP?
FOR THOSE WHO ARE CONFUSED, LITTLE TERRY'S JOB IS DESCRIBED AT THE BOTTOM OF HIS BLOG POST:
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THAT WOULD INCLUDE IRAQ.
IS TERRY UNABLE TO WRITE ABOUT IRAQ?
IS LITTLE TERRY CONFUSED AS TO WHAT "FOREIGN AFFAIRS" MEANS?
Also on shaky ground is this statement she writes, "Meanwhile, on Saturday, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi promised to address the deaths of 72 Iraqis allegedly murdered by Shi’ite militiamen."
Did Haider promise to address it?
And the link, a Reuters report, doesn't maintain that he did.
Stephen Kalin, Ahmed Rasheed, Saif Hameed, Dominic Evans and Stephen Powell report that Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abahdi gave a speech.
It's an insignificant speech.
Al Jazeera noted of it:
Iraq's prime minister has fired a warning at government and militia fighters who operate beyond the law.
Speaking at a security summit in Baghdad, Haider al-Abbadi said criminals and outlaws responsible for kidnappings and killings were no less dangerous than what he called terrorists.
Here's the quote:
"Let everyone hear me - those are outlaws by the consensus of all Iraqi society. They do not represent the popular mobilisation forces, nor the security forces or even Iraqis," Abadi said.
"Those are criminals and outlaws. They came with their agenda to entrap Iraqis.
"I have said it before and will say it today - those who were conducting killings and kidnapping crimes in Baghdad and other cities are no less dangerous than terrorists."
What the hell was that?
He did not promise to address the deaths.
His comments about the investigation weren't even news.
He wasn't announcing an unknown thing.
The investigation was noted days ago. Nabih Bulos (Los Angeles Times) reported it the Ministry of the Interior announced the investigation last Tuesday.
Haider al-Abadi did not say anyone would be arrested, did not assert that anyone would be punished. He just noted the investigation and that this behavior (the massacre) is not helpful and is as destructive as terrorism.
Well it is terrorism.
Shi'ite militias (and possibly Iraqi forces) targeting and killing Sunnis is terrorism.
The Reuters report notes that the Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani endorses an investigation and that is new and news worthy. But Haider just flapped his gums.
He flapped his gumbs because, as a State Dept friend said on the phone tonight, Democrats in the Senate are in a panic over Human Rights Watch's report on Iraq in their [PDF format warning] 25th annual World Report.
In November of 2013, Barack came dangerously close to the Senate cutting off his flow of weapons to Iraq because they were concerned that the weapons were being used on the Iraqi people by thug Nouri al-Maliki.
Barack strong armed to get his way.
Now he's not just trying to continue the flood of weapons into Iraq -- with a new prime minister, Haider -- he's also trying to get authorization for US ground troops in Iraq, to keep critics of his 'plan' for Iraq at bay and much more.
In other words, Barack doesn't have time for the bad publicity of the massacre. Last Monday, Ahmed Rasheed, Stephen Kalin and Robin Pomeroy (Reuters) reported:
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.
And then Ahmed Rasheed, Ned Parker and Stephen Kalin (Reuters) reported on the testimony of the survivors.
Barack doesn't have time for this.
So the White House that can't or won't use their power to force Haider to put through a more inclusive government did use their power to inform Haider he had to make some remarks the White House could use to calm Congressional Dems.
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