Monday, May 05, 2014

Iraq: Ballot boxes filled with votes tossed in the streets

Note this:

Interesting picture documenting the credibility of the Iraqi elections.
El Sábado 3 de Mayo de 2014 15:37, Iraq Films <> escribió:
Ballot Boxes filled with Votes found on Suqoor Street just in front of the Agriculture college in Mosul University

Judge Qassim Al Aboudi the formal spokesman of the So called independen​t electoral commission in Iraq posing proud in a picture with the Mulla Style Military Commander of the Asaaib Militia in Baghdad Now what is an election official doing with a militia commander in the first place ???

The photos and the bold print comments were e-mailed to the public account.  I know who e-mailed it but I don't know if they want credit.  I checked their outlet and there's nothing up -- not the photos, not the comments.

I'm assuming they wanted me to post it here which I'm fine with.  If they want credit, I will gladly give them credit for this but I'm wondering if this information they have but can't use?

Again, I didn't do the above.  Credit it to someone who cares deeply about Iraq.  And if they want more credit than that, I will definitely give it to them.

Are the elections being stolen?

If so, what else would you expect where a War Criminal is allowed to be a prime minister.

Iraq's chief thug Nouri al-Maliki continues targeting civilians in Falluja by bombing the residential neighborhoods -- this despite the fact that this is collective punishment which has been defined as a War Crime for decades.  Today's criminal assault left many dead.  National Iraqi News Agency reports that a Falluja General Hospital source stated, "The bombing killed 15 civilians and wounded 11 others, and the number of victims could rise because the shelling is still continuing."

These are War Crimes.  They have been taking place for over four months now and they have utilized weapons the US government has provided Nouri with.

These are crimes against humanity and the White House is up to their elbows in the human blood that runs through the streets of Falluja as Nouri al-Maliki continues to terrorize the innocent civilians.

Last Wednesday, Iraqis voted in parliamentary elections.  On Saturday, the Independent High Electoral Commission declared their intention to announce the results May 25th. Today, Ghassan Hamid and Mohammed Shafiq (Alsumaria) report the IHEC has stated the large number of complaints alleging violations during the vote will delay the release of the votes.  Violations would be one way to word what State of Law MP Mahmoud al-Hassan is accused of.  All Iraq News notes MP Hussein al-Shirifi, of Moqtada al-Sadr's bloc, is calling for the IHEC to toss al-Hassan's eligibility as a result of al-Hassan's alleged voter intimidation to scare up votes for Nouri al-Maliki's State of Law coalition.

Speaking of cleric and movement leader Moqtada al-Sadr, NINA notes he made an unexpected trip to Tehran on Sunday.  This will lead to speculation that the visit has something to do with the vote.

On the elections, All Iraq News reports that the Kurdistan Regional Government states that a Kurd will have to occupy the presidency of Iraq.   The president of the KRG Massoud Barzani had a high profile meeting today.  National Iraqi News Agency reports, "Jordan's King Abdullah II received on Tuesday in Amman Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani, who began an official visit to the Jordanian capital last several days."

Returning to today's violence, National Iraqi News Agency reports 1 person was shot dead "southwest of Baghdad," 1 employee of the Ministry of Industry was shot dead in eastern Baghdad, security sources say they shot dead 1 suicide bomber in Mosul, 2 Christians were kidnapped in Mosul, a Tuz Khurmatu car bombing claimed 3 lives and left seven other people injured, and Joint Operations Command announced they killed 11 suspects.  On the Tuz Khurmatu bombing, Alsumaria notes the number injured has increased to fifteen.  Alsumaria reports a car bombing to the north of Tikrit left four Iraqi soldiers injured, a Taji roadside bombing claimed the life of 1 police member and left three more injured, and 1 corpse was discovered in Amarah (a man who was tortured and whose skull had been crushed).

Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Hard At Work" went up earlier.  I'll change the time stamp to make it be the top piece until the snapshot.

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