Saturday, December 07, 2013

I Hate The War

All Iraq News notes the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, Ammar al-Hakin, issued a statement regarding the passing of Nelson Mandela which included:

We share the grief and sorrow of the peoples of the world for the death of the African leader Nelson Mandela who was one of the great world symbols in our modern era with his struggle against racism and discrimination and his call for equality and tolerance among humans.

They also note that Iraqiya leader Ayad Allawi issued a statement which included, "May his legacy live on and his efforts continue to be an inspiration to all of us."

You know who didn't issue a statement?

Nouri al-Maliki.  Prime Minister of Iraq.

The leader of the country can't even issue a statement.

It's sad but not surprising.  Today wrapped up the two weeks of 'the week' against violence against women in Iraq and Nouri never said one damn word.

In the KRG, the prime minister and the president issued statements.

In Iraq?

Not a damn word.

We took 'reporter' Jane Arraf to task on Friday:

  • Iraq snapshot
  • The silences on Iraq

  • We noted the 'journalist' chose to 'report' (at Al Jazeera) on an Iraqi journalist who was killed.

    In Iraq?

    Oh, no, the whore can't note that.  The whore keeps her mouth shut on that.  Over and over.  You had an Iraqi journalist assassinated a week ago in Iraq and one this week in Iraq.

    Jane Whore couldn't be bothered.

    Never can be.

    But she didn't spend all those pre-2003 invasion years in charge of CNN's Iraq coverage without absorbing the Eason Jordan Lesson -- you shut your mouth and don't report anything that would embarrass the leader of Iraq.

    Clearly, Jane continues to practice that.

    I'm just not in the mood for her crap.

    And I was right to call her out.  Here's what I wrote Friday morning:

    Oh, look, there's 'brave' Jane Arraf, reporting on the death of a journalist . . . in Syria!
    Go with that safe choice -- and eat yourself into self-hatred, Jane.
    I'm not linking to her crap.
    The death matters and we would have included it yesterday if there was space (it's an Iraqi journalist).
    But look at the  pathetic Jane Arraf.  Nouri's little pet has written how many word about the journalists killed in Mosul?
    That's right: Zero.
    Because that would require real work.
    It's so safe and easy to write about a journalist killed in Syria.  Won't upset Nouri one little bit and isn't that really what the western press (and Qatar's state media since they made the deal with Nouri) is  all about?
    Jane Arraf's become for Nouri what Gareth Porter was for the Khmer Rouge.

    Nouri can't note Nelson Mandela's death or that of the Iraqi journalists killed in Iraq Thursday (AFP reports Kawa Ahmed Germyani is the latest journalist to be killed in Iraq.  Last night, the editor or Rayal magazine and a reporter with Awene newspaper was shot dead "in front of his mother at his home in the town of Kalar.") but, like Jane Arraf (they're soul twins!), he can issue a statement calling out the murder of an Iraqi journalist in Syria.

    Everybody breathe.

    My bad.

    I should have prepared us.

    Nouri has never condemned any of the deaths of journalists in Iraq while he's been prime minister so I do realize that his condemning one in Syria was shocking.  My apologies, I shouldn't have just sprung it like that.

    Whores whore for governments.  They don't report on protests, they don't report on women being raped in prisons, they don't report on journalists dying in the country.  They whore for those n power.

    But give them the death of a journalist in Syria and they -- like their pimp Nouri al-Maliki -- can express horror.

    October 5th two journalists were killed in Mosul.  Nouri and his whore Jane Arraf didn't say a word.

    For those who missed it, Jane didn't even Tweet on the Thursday murder of a journalist in Iraq.  But she did find time to re-Tweet her mentor Eason Jordan.  Jane was in charge of Iraq reporting for CNN under Eason Jordan.

    Eason's now most infamous for his April 2003 New York Times column explaing how CNN sat on stories of violence and corruption in Iraq (see  "The News We Kept To Ourselves").  Since Jane clearly doesn't want to report on Iraq, maybe it's time she left?

    You'd think someone who'd raked up so many decades of 'covering' Iraq would have some important article to point to.

    But she doesn't.

    She's got nothing.

    And when she pops up in other media, it's to whore for Nouri.

    So she can stay in Iraq.   She can strip nude, drop to all fours letting her saggy tits and  bloated belly swing back and forth as Nouri leads her around on a leash.

    But  let's stop pretending she's in Iraq to actually report.

    Real journalists, like Hadi al-Mahdi, died for Jane Arraf's sins.

    It's over, I'm done writing songs about love
    There's a war going on
    So I'm holding my gun with a strap and a glove
    And I'm writing a song about war
    And it goes
    Na na na na na na na
    I hate the war
    Na na na na na na na
    I hate the war
    Na na na na na na na
    I hate the war
    Oh oh oh oh
    -- "I Hate The War" (written by Greg Goldberg, on The Ballet's Mattachine!)

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