Monday, June 11, 2012

The scramble to figure out where the crisis stands

Alsumaria reports that the meet-up in Erbil yesterday found the participants engaged in discussions about how to mobilize Parliament to take on the issue of the power grab and Nouri's monopoly of power.  There is anger over Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's refusal to forward the list of signatures for the no-confidence vote.  There is also insistence that there were 176 signatures and not the 160 Jalal is claiming (after he removed four, he stated the petition only contained 160 -- even State of Law last week was noting there were 176 -- Moqtada al-Sadr also declared last week that there were 176 signatures).  Moqtada al-Sadr says the process has not ended, that it's only now begun.

What can I say this time
Which card shall I play
The dream is not over
The dream is just away
And you will fly
like some little wing
straight back to the sun
The dream was never over
The dream has just begun
The dream has just begun 
-- "Straight Back," written by Stevie Nicks, first appears on Fleetwood Mac's Mirage

Meanwhile Al Rafidayn reports Thug Nouri is calling for a dialogue.  More talk from Nouri, more worthless talk.  The Erbil Agreement is what ended Political Stalemate I.  Nouri used the signed contrat to get a second term as prime minister.  Then he trashed the contract.  That's the cause of the current problems.  The US government -- this is Barack's administration -- negotiated the Erbil Agreement in the fall of 2010 and yet they failed to stand by that agreement.  They stabbed Iraqis in the back and they will not soon forget it.

 The article also notes that fat ass Jalal Talabani needs another 'treatment.'  Fatty needs to stop clogging his arteries but for that to happen, a miracle will be needed.  He's a glutton.  Maybe this treatment won't take and fate will be kind to Iraq.

While some outlets -- especially US ones -- rush to tell you the crisis is over, As Sheikh (Dar Addustour) wonders if this is just the beginning of a deepening crisis?  He notes Talabani failed to carry out his duties.  Kitabat reports that the move towards a no-confidence vote continues.  Al Rafidayn notes that professional suck-up Ammar al-Hakim rushed out on Sunday to swear his undying love for Nouri.  Dar Addustour focuses on the messages that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been sending Jalal Talabani.

Meanwhile Alsumaria reports a ZBaquba roadside bombing has injured one person.

Bonnie reminds that Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "The Ambassador to Swingtown" went up last night.  Bonnie doesn't know but Isaiah has another one going up in a bit.   On this week's Law and Disorder Radio,  an hour long program that airs Monday mornings at 9:00 a.m. EST on WBAI and around the country throughout the week, hosted by attorneys Heidi Boghosian, Michael S. Smith and Michael Ratner (Center for Constitutional Rights) topics addressed include Wisconsin recall election, the National Lawyers Guild receiving the 30th Annual Brooklyn Ethical Peace Site Award, NYPD spying, Ray McGovern on the president's kill list and attorney Nancy Hollander on activism and our freedoms.

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