Why are you silent for this is our Iraq and these are our sons and those are our mothers and those are our children and our brothers ..... and you are remaining silent, Why?
Don't you see, Don't you hear, or have your eyes become blind and your ears deaf
Look at them
Youth who have been detained and women who have been widowed, children orphaned and mothers traumatized by the death of their sons and houses destroyed and
You are still silent; Why all this awful silence from those you fear.... what are you frightened of....
Are you frightened of speaking Speak Up and Don't be Silent
As God Is Your Witness What are you doing Come Along Speak Up And Don't Be Silent It is time you spoke up Come on Rise Up
Altogether with a loud voice
No to Corruption.... No to Occupation..... No to the Plunder of the People...... No to Tyrany ..... No to Dictatorship
In preparation for the end of 100 Days, Nouri upped the crackdown on protesters. This included, on May 27th, arresting four activists on trumped up charges. The Great Iraqi Revolution noted the four arrested: "THE 4 YOUNG ACTIVISTS WHO WERE ARRESTED TODAY BY QASSIM ATTA AND TAKEN TO A PLACE UNKNOWN - 27.5.2011 - THEIR NAMES ARE: JIHAD JALEEL, ALI ABDUL KHALIQ, MOUAYED AL TAYEB AND AHMED AL BAGHDADI. We pray God to have them released very soon."
New Sabah reports the 4 were finally released yesterday. Nouri's officials had claimed the 4 were arrested for false IDs. New Sabah reports that when the four appeared before the judge, the government supplied four fake IDs as evidence.
The IDs were indeed of the four men. The photos clearly showed their faces. It was the four men. And it was even easier to tell it was them by their clothes. They were wearing prison uniforms issued by the government.
In case you're waking up slowly this morning, the government presented FAKE evidence. The fake IDs were clearly made after the four men were arrested and Nouri and his goons weren't even smart enough to pull off a frame up.
David Ali (Al Mada) reminds the four were abudcted while taking part in a participation. He reports how he repeatedly attempted to interview the four after the arrest but the government denied him access. A spokesperson for the four states they were tortured. They also state they were repeatedly told ("told" is probably too mild a word) to sign a document claiming they had been treated fairly but that they refused to sign it. Their torture while imprisoned is said to have included beatings, electrical shocks and more.
The 100 Days ended Tuesday. Al Sabaah notes that Nouri is asking for patience and claiming that "the concept of partnership is a beautiful one," however, it might not be practical. Fakhri Karim (Al Mada) dubs "100 Days of humiliation" and notes Nouri wanted the "reset" and now refuses to admit any failure. Reset? Alsumaria TV reports, "Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki said he is set to implement a new plan during the next 100 day deadline in order to improve the government’s performance and endorse the previous deadline, a source told Alsumaria." If true, Nouri seems to think he can just declare "100 More Days!" at any time. Alsumaria also reports, "Iraqiya leader Iyad Allawi noted that the failure of national partnership in Iraq requires holding early elections.
Holding early elections is well accepted by Iraqis, Allawi said."
The Great Iraqi Revolution informs, "SWAT troops under Maliki's direct command at a checkpoint in Baghdad I(Al Mansour, Dawoodi) armed with M4 rifles fitted with silencers, bearing in mind that a few days ago officials stated that silence rs were being manufactgured locally and that there are no imported silencers whatsoever! So belive it when it is said that policemen and thieves wore similar clothing!" Fridays protests should be very interesting.
We'll close with this from Senator Patty Murray's office:
WHO: U.S. Senator Patty Murray, Chairman Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee
Michael Cardarelli, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Benefits, ,
Robert L. Jesse, MD, PhD, Principal Deputy Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Jeff Steele, Assistant Legislative Director, The
Joseph A. Violante, National Legislative Director,
Raymond Kelley, Director, National Legislative Service, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Jerry Ensminger, MSgt USMC (Ret.)
J. David Cox, RN, National Secretary-Treasurer, American Federation of Government Employees
WHAT: Steps forward for the Hiring Heroes Act and other pending legislation.
WHEN: TOMORROW - Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
9:30 AM ET
WHERE: Russell Senate Office Building
Specialty Media Director
U.S. Senator Patty Murray
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