BARRY O MAY BE A FADED CELEBRITY BUT HE'S STILL ONE HOT PIECE OF -- FILL IN THE BLANK.
THIS BECOMES CLEAR AS HE GETS HIS FIRST OFFICIAL MARRIAGE PROPOSAL.
ROBERT MUGABE WANTS BARRY O AT HIS SIDE IN ZIMBABWE AND IS WILLING TO COME TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND "GET DOWN ON ONE KNEE AND ASK FOR HIS HAND IN MARRIAGE."
IT WAS A BIG STEP FOR MUGABE WHO HAS SPENT YEARS PRETENDING HE WAS STRAIGHT AND ATTACKING GAYS SO THAT NO 1 WOULD KNOW THE TRUTH OF HIS DESIRES.
GOOD FOR YOU ROBERT MUGABE, YOU LOVE MEN AND NOW YOU DON'T HAVE TO HIDE IT ANYMORE!
Al Bawaba carries one of today's most important stories:
At least 71 civilians have been killed and 90 injured since the beginning of Ramadan due to the repeated shelling of Fallujah city in Iraq’s western Anbar province, a local medical source said Monday.
On June 23, Anbar’s provincial council called on the Iraqi army to refrain from shelling civilian areas of Fallujah, which is currently held by the Daesh militant group.
Ahmed al-Shami, chief doctor at the Fallujah Educational Hospital, told Anadolu Agency that the hospital’s emergency room had received 71 dead and 90 injured, “mostly women and children,” since the beginning of Ramadan on June 18.
The War Crimes, the never ending War Crimes.
Oh, whatcha gonna do when time runs out on you
Run down, ghost town
Barren pastures all around
How y'gonna explain it to your grandkids
Where did the mountain go
How y'gonna tell them you sold it
Where did the mountain go
-- "Chalice Borealis," written by Carole King and Rick Sorensen, first appears on her Speeding Time
How you going to pretend a decade from now, as the world recoils in horror over the then-past crimes, that you didn't know what was going on?
Yes, the White House pretends not to know.
They have to.
These actions -- the Iraqi military bombing civilians homes in Falluja -- meet the legal definition of War Crimes.
Recognizing them means the White House would have to halt all arm shipments to Iraq.
That's even if you set aside the Leahy Amendment.
Treaties and international law recognized by the US government demands that the shipments be stopped if the government is attacking civilians.
So the White House looks the other way.
What's the American people's excuse?
And let's stop pretending that people don't know.
These bombings began under Nouri al-Maliki in January 2014.
They continue under Haider al-Abadi.
They got a flurry of western media attention briefly -- on September 13th when Haider announced they had stopped.
Then the western press, so silent on the bombings for months, rushed to cover the announcement.
And then fell back into silence when, the next day, September 14th, the bombings continued.
There is no excuse for the silence.
And ten years from now, lots of luck explaining that silence.
The youth can be very unforgiving.
They've often not experienced serious regret.
Things are often very clear cut to them.
And the fact that the left in the United States refused to call out the bombing of civilians in Iraq?
Lots of luck defending your silence then.
For 18 months and counting, these attacks on Sunni civilians, attacks carried out by the Iraqi military, have gone on.
Today, AFP reports:
Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi has “retired” the army’s chief of staff, the most senior officer removed since jihadists overran large parts of the country last year, his spokesman said Monday.
General Babaker Zebari “has been retired” on Abadi’s orders, Saad al-Hadithi told AFP, without providing further details.
All Iraq News, citing a source in the Ministry of Defense, maintains that Zibari is the one who decided to retire and the decision was made "to enjoy retirement because he is getting too old."
Poor Haider, it could have been his big moment.
Could have been.
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