Thursday, September 26, 2013

The 1000 deaths mark this month has been crossed today in Iraq

The White House released the following:

The White House

Office of the Vice President

Readout of Vice President Biden’s Meeting with Vice President Khudheir Al-Khuzaie of Iraq

Vice President Biden met in New York today with Iraqi Vice President Khudheir Al-Khuzaie.  The two discussed a wide range of bilateral and regional issues. Vice President Biden praised Vice President Khuzaie's national dialogue initiative. They discussed efforts by Iraqi leaders to reach agreement on important outstanding issues, including the passage of a new election law. Vice President Biden offered his condolences for the families of Iraqis killed in recent terror attacks and reaffirmed America's commitment to support Iraq in the shared fight against terrorism under the Strategic Framework Agreement.  They also discussed Iraq's ongoing initiatives to strengthen relations with its Arab neighbors and Turkey.

The meeting included United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power and Iraq's Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari.

That must have been an interesting conversation.  Nouri al-Maliki, prime minister and chief thug of Iraq, is the one leading the objection to the election law.  The western press has refused to cover the story.  Among other things, Nouri and his supporters are insisting that his term be extended for eight months (which means delaying the elections).

Why does Nouri insist he needs an eight month extension?

Because parliamentary elections last took place in March 2010.

Normally, the prime minister-designate would be named by April 2010.

But Nouri wasn't named prime minister until November 2010.

For this reason, Nouri insists his term be extended eight months.

Now the reality is that in March 2010, Nouri's State of Law came in second to Iraqiya.  That meant the prime minister-designate should have been Iraqiya leader Ayad Allawi.

Nouri demanded a recount.

He got it.

Iraqiya still came in first.

So Nouri refused to step down, dug in his heels and created an eight month political stalemate that was only ended by the US-brokered Erbil Agreement which said 'screw the Iraqi people and their votes, screw the Iraqi Constitution and screw democracy, let's just give Nouri a second term.'

So having gotten a second term he did not earn, he now wants to insist on eight more months.

Cleric and movement leader Moqtada al-Sadr's the one leading the push for Parliament to pass the election law on the Shi'ite side (in Iraq, the law is passed before each election or the elections are not held).  And the one saying no?  Members of Nouri's political slate (State of Law) and Nouri's political party (Dawa).  Guess what group Khudheir Al-Khuzaie?  Right.

It's cute too, isn't it, the way Samantha Power injected herself into the meeting?

That stupid piece of trash is the reason Nouri has a second term.

And now she's supposed to be the US Ambassador to the UN. 

But the controlling piece of trash will do her part destroy Iraq.

She's the one who insisted the White House back second place Nouri.  (She's pushy and she's every curse word she can think of.  None of that alters the fact that Barack couldn't be pushed around if he weren't so weak.)  And she's still determined to 'help' (destroy) Iraq.  If Barack had a spine he would have told her to do her job and shut her mouth on Iraq a long time ago.  But he's a weakling and a coward and Iraqis suffer as a result.

And, oh, how they suffer.  Nouri couldn't provide security in his first term as prime minister and he still can't in the second term the US imposed on Iraq.

NINA reports a Mosul car bombing claimed the lives of 3 soldiers and left another injured, 2 corpses were discovered in Hatra (1 Iraqi soldier, 1 police officer), a Mosul shooting left four Iraqi soldiers injured, another Mosul shooting claimed the life of 1 Iraqi soldier, an Albo Obaid car bombing claimed the life of 1 police officer, a Kirkuk home bombing claimed 1 life and left another person injured, a Ramadi sticky bombing claimed the life of 1 police officer, a Tikrit roadside bombing claimed the life of 1 Iraqi soldier and left two more injured, a Shirqat roadside bombing left 3 Sahwa dead, a clash between rebels and al Qaeda in Hawija left 2 al Qaeda dead, a Zaidan sticky bombing left 1 person dead and another injured, and a Baghdad's Sab'a Buor bombing has left 11 people dead and forty-seven injured.  In addition to that last Baghdad bombing, Mohammed Tawfeeq (CNN) notes a Baghdad roadside bombing claimed 7 lives and left fifteen injured.  Tawfeeq also notes, "Separately Thursday, gunmen fatally shot the principal of the Nablis school for girls outside her home in eastern Mosul, police said."  Mu Xuequan (Xinhua) reports, "In addition, Ahmed al-Dhiyabi, governor of Iraq's western province of Anbar, escaped unharmed a roadside bomb explosion near his convoy on a highway in the provincial capital city of Ramadi, some 110 km west of Baghdad, a provincial police source said, adding that two of Dhiyabi's bodyguards were wounded by the blast."

That's 35 dead and seventy-one injured. (Check my math.) 

Through yesterday, Iraq Body Count counts 987 violent deaths so far this month.

We'll note the following community sites:

  • "Ed Snowden"  ,,,  Ann
    "The horse race for 2016 appears to have begun"   ...  Betty
    "Detroit " ... Trina
    "bob somerby needs to let go of the grudge"   ...  Rebecca
    "The praise keeps coming in for Cher"  ...  Ruth
    "Ann Powers is a Judas to all womankind"   ....  Kat
    "Little Smegma Stephen C. Webster"  ...   Marcia
    "DVDs and more"  ... Stan
    "The spying"  ... Mike
    "Barack's angry war lust"   ...  Elaine

    Peace activist Cindy Sheehan is running for public office again, she's in the race for Governor of California.  Today, her campaign has issued the following on her Democratic challenger (and current California governor) Jerry Brown:

    End the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC) Campaign

    For Immediate Release by Cindy for Governor 2014

    September 25, 2013

    Instead of focusing on Ending Poverty in California and an EPIC push for funding and expanding everyone’s access to high quality education as a human right to reduce the inhumane conditions that are fueled by profound over-crowding in the 33 state prisons operated by California, Jerry Brown wants to reward his large campaign donors by giving almost one-billion dollars of the state surplus to the prisons for profit industry.

    There is a deep disconnect in a state that spends over 60k per prisoner/year and less than 9k per K-12 student/year.

    Below is a chart of spending on prisons and schools from California Budget Project ( 

    California Gubernatorial Candidate with the Peace and Freedom Party Cindy Sheehan made this statement: “A Cindy Sheehan administration would make dramatically increasing funding for education and eliminating poverty in our state a high priority to reduce the future need for 33 state prisons with horrendous over-crowded conditions. But, in the short run, 44% of our current prison population has been deemed at no risk for recidivism and most of these inmates can be released with little to no harm to our communities instead of being forced into the scandal ridden ‘prison for profit’ system.”

    Sheehan continued: “I want to live in a state where human need is elevated over corporate greed and I am the candidate who can accomplish that because my allegiance belongs to the people of this state and I will accept no campaign contributions from crooked corporations like GEO CORP or Corrections Corp of America.”

    Cindy Sheehan can be reached at:

    For more information on Cindy Sheehan’s EPIC (End Poverty in California; End (the use of) Petroleum in California) Campaign, go to the website:


    Cindy Sheehan for Governor 2014

    2124 Kittredge St, #104

    Berkeley CA. 94704

    Phone: (916) 905-5167

    For more information on the Peace and Freedom Party go to the website: 

    The e-mail address for this site is

    mohammed tawfeeq