Does the whoring ever end? I swear the World Health Organization should be testing every so-called reported for sexually transmitted disease.
They can start with Jonathan Owen. The Independent of London isn't all that independent, of course. And it has a large grouping of Iraq War whores. And it's got even more who loved the war on Libya and want more wars. That explains how Jonathan Owen's fabulist tale is featured to begin with.
Owen wants to explore "Curveball" in a dishonest manner, of course. Curveball was a liar and the CIA knew he was a liar -- a detail Owen can't find all these later, really? Curveball was also only one of many liars. And liars in the administration took those known lies and built on them.
Lawrence Wilkerson is quoted in the article but damned if I can understand him. Can someone knock Colin Powell's cock out of Lawrence's mouth so we can understand what he's saying?
Colin Powell was a War Criminal before the US Supreme Court ignored the will of the American people and installed Bully Boy Bush into the White House.
Article like this exist for one reason only: To prepare the world for war. To take a known illegal war and confuse the issue. It wasn't, we're supposed to understand, the governments of the US or UK's fault, it was this Iraqi defector.
So they throw a lot of words at you in the hopes that they'll stun your mind into submission, defeating the natural logic process that would lead you to respond, "Wait, this Iraqi defector didn't control any armies, didn't have millions to spend on wars and had no bombs to send, how can we pin the wars on him?"
But if we can blame someone, especially a 'foreigner,' for the Iraq War then we don't need to learn any lessons about how governments lie and lie regularly to the people and how eager the press is to enlist in the lying process. Bush and Blair had a whole host of willing participants. Strange that the Independent of London isn't interested in writing about that.
And if you're unaware of Colin Powell's previous War Crimes, visit Robert Parry's Consortium News -- only don't read anything from 2008 or later. That's when Parry gives up his ethics to whore for Barack. But in the older archives -- and especially in pieces co-written with Norman Solomon -- you can learn all about Collie Powell and how he's never been a friend of the enlisted but has always whored for war. And Parry? He got in bed with Lawrence Wilkerson and betrayed everything he ever wrote. Everything. He's a sad, sad man.
Al Mada reports Iraqi President Jalal Talabani congratulated the Communist Party on their 78th anniversary. He sent them his "warmest congratulations" and for their work -- since Saddam Hussein was removed -- in helping to build a better Iraq. No mention was made of Nouri targeting the Communist Party Monday night with the arrests. Al Rafidayn reports 1 Sahwa and two members of his family were killed in a Baghdad home invasion.
Meanwhile Ahmed Hussien (Al Mada) reports that phone service (cell) has returned to Baghdad and that the citizens can finally drive on their own streets again after a week of being held hostage by Nouri's forces.
Dar Addustour reports that Iraqiya's Ayad Allawi is in Turkey where he will discuss the ongoing Iraqi political crisis with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The current political crisis stems from Nouri al-Maliki agreeing to (and signing) the US-brokered Erbil Agreement so that he could remain prime minister but then, once he was named prime minister, going back on the agreement. Since the summer, the Kurdistan bloc has been calling on Nouri to return to the agreement. Iraqiya (which got the most votes in the March 2010 elections) has joined the call for a return to the Erbil Agreement. Since December 21st, Speaker of Parliament Osama al-Nujaifi and President Talabani have been calling for a national conference to address the the crisis. Al Sabaah reports that the National Alliance is stating that preparations for the conference have been completed. Dar Addustour adds that the National Alliance is stating the conference will take place Thursday. (However, that is around the time previously announced as a prep meeting for the National Conference.)
Massoud Barzani is the President of the KRG and he is currently traveling on several diplomatic missions. Friday he was in Bulgaria. Focus Information Agency reports, "Bulgaria and Kurdistan will cooperate in the field of agriculture, healthcare and economy, as agreed at the meeting between Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov and President of Iraq's Kurdistan Region Masoud Barzani, the press office of the government announced. 'Bulgaria has year-long traditions in the friendship with the Iraqi nation and to us it is important for our country to be able to develop mutually beneficial exchange with one so important component of Iraq as Kurdistan is,' the Bulgarian prime minister remarked." President Barzani will be visiting the US on his current diplmatic tour. Friday the State Dept noted:
Iraq: Visit of Iraqi Kurdistan Regional President Masoud Barzani
Office of the Spokesperson
March 30, 2012
Question: What can you tell us about Iraqi Kurdistan Regional (IKR) President Barzani’s visit to Washington? Who will he meet with?
Answer: IKR President Masoud Barzani will be visiting Washington next week at the invitation of Vice President Biden, extended to him last November during the Vice President’s visit to Iraq. The Vice President looks forward to hosting IKR President Barzani during his visit. I refer you to the White House for meetings that will take place there.
President Barzani’s meetings at State Department next week will include Deputy Secretary Burns, Deputy Secretary Nides and others.
We'll close with this from the KRG:
Washington DC, USA (KRG.org) – The Kurdistan Regional Government’s Representative to the US on March 27th highlighted the government’s steps to protect women and promote their participation in public and political life.
At an Ambassadors’ roundtable event convened by several women’s and business organisations, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Representative Mr Qubad Talabani said that in the past two decades the government has intensified efforts to address women’s problems and honour-based killings.
He said, “Today in Iraqi Kurdistan, honour killings are no longer legally excused. Police are much more likely to arrest perpetrators suspected of carrying out honour crimes, and judges are increasingly handing out stiffer sentences against those convicted of honour-related homicides.”
Mr Talabani pointed to the Kurdistan Parliament’s vital role, in issuing necessary legislation, especially when it passed the first Family Violence Law that outlaws the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) and criminalises domestic violence.
“A lot of these legislative reforms are also possible because of an increase in the number of female legislators. In the Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Parliament, 30 percent of the seats are allocated to women,” Mr Talabani said. “The greater number of female Parliamentarians has meant that issues that matter to Kurdish women are increasingly being proposed, debated and passed into law,” he added.
As another sign of improving women’s protection in Kurdistan Region, Mr Talabani stressed that Kurdistan is the only part of Iraq where government-supported women’s shelters exist, and where women threatened with violence can be protected.
The roundtable was held to discuss women’s causes around the world in the month of March, known as Women’s History Month, and was organised by the Center for Women in Business at the US Chamber of Commerce, the Center for the International Private Enterprise, and the Diplomatic Courier Magazine.
Regarding the challenges facing the KRG, Mr. Talabani mentioned that the government needs to provide training for the law enforcement, courts, health care providers and other government employees to better understand and respond to the problem of gender-based violence, and to promote a stronger application of these new laws.
Mr Talabani concluded by saying that the law is one important tool to bring about social change, but it needs to take place alongside greater public awareness and advocacy to change how people think about issues of shame, honour and the role of women and girls in our society.
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