Thursday, March 13, 2014

Nouri solves a 20-year-old murder (or pretends to in order to execute a rival)

Thug and prime minister Nouri al-Maliki is pushing a bill which would allow fathers to marry off their daughters at the age of nine-years-old.  Felicity Arbuthnot (Dissident Voice) notes:

Less than a month before the 11th anniversary of the illegal US-led invasion of Iraq, the near destruction of much of the country, heritage, culture, secularism, education, health services and all State institutions, the country is poised to revert “two thousand years” say campaigners.
On February 25th, Iraq’s Cabinet approved a draft law lowering the age of legal marriage for females to nine years old.
Iraq was, prior to the invasion, a fiercely secular country, with a broadly equal male, female workforce and with women benefiting from a National Personal Status Law, introduced in 1959, which remained “one of the most liberal in the Arab world, with respect to women’s rights.”
The legal age for marriage was set at eighteen, forced marriages were banned and polygamy restricted. Cohesion between communities was enhanced and fostered by “eliminating the differential treatment of Sunnis and Shiites under the law (and erasing differentiation) between the various religious communities …” Women’s rights in divorce, child custody and inheritance were an integral part of the Law, with Article 14 stating that all Iraqis are equal under the law.

When not trying to engage in human trafficking, Nouri likes to break international law and treaties which is why his War Crimes continue as he uses collective punishment on Anbar Province.  National Iraqi News Agency reports 130 civilians have been killed ("including women and children") and 740 injured in Falluja since the start of Nouri's assault according to Falluja General Hospital.

But Nouri will be more concerned over a mortar shell landing in the Green Zone.  You can tell how concerned Nouri and his flunkies are by their rush to deny it even happened.

Meanwhile, when an Iraq MP e-mailed about Nouri's arrest warrants for political rivals, we noted it here.  We were the only ones who did.  Today?  All Iraq News reports two candidates have been arrested and charged with terrorism.  The two are members of Saleh al-Mutlaq's coalition.

al-Mutlaq, of course, was targeted by Nouri at the end of 2011.  And, of course, he was also targeted in February 2010 when Nouri's Justice and Accountability Commission refused to allow Saleh to run in the parliamentary election insisting the man who is now the Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq was a "Ba'athist."

Parliamentary elections are supposed to be held April 30th.

That may depend on whether that's enough time for Nouri to knock out all of his political rivals or not.


National Iraqi News Agency reports a battle in Anbar left Colonel Feras Hamoudi al-Sudani dead, a Mosul suicide car bomber took his own life and the life of 1 Iraqi soldier with three more left injured, 1 man ("teacher and restaurant owner") was shot dead in Muqdadiyah, Joint Operations Command announced they killed 24 suspects, a Kirkuk sticky bombing left one person injured, a battle in Ramadi left 3 Iraqi soldiers dead, a Mosul battle left 1 Iraqi soldier dead and another injured, 1 "intelligence officer and his driver were killed northwest of Baquba,"  Nineveh Inedependent Elections employee Mohammed Mu'aiyad was injured in a shooting near his Mosul home,

On top of that, AFP reports Nouri had 7 prisoners executed today.

AFP misses a bit.  4 were killed for 'terrorism.'  3 for being 'Ba'athists,' among other things, supposedly.

1 of the 3?  All Iraq News explains one was executed for "crimes such as killing the father of MP, Safiya al-Suhail, who was opponent for Saddam Hussein."


What great detectives Nouri's flunkies are.

They've solved a murder . . . that took place in Beirut . . . in 1994.

Let's stop pretending.  Everyone knows Nouri's using the death penalty to go after political rivals.

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