Brett McGurk retweeted
PM Al-Abadi in Kadhmiya and Aadhamiya now to oversee security31 retweets 31 favorites
Decisive leadership by PM Abadi overnight helped defuse tense situation in Baghdad. All criminals must face justice.
Even for Twitter that says nothing.
Brett's panting that order's been restored.
But failing to explain what happened.
Shi'ite militias struck the area terrorizing the people. They burned down the Sunni Endowment building in Adhamiya. They then cheered and danced as it burned.
Alsumaria reports that Shi'ite cleric and movement leader Moqtada al-Sadr has condemned the attack in a statement noting that this assault was not something that took place in combat or on a battlefield and that there is no excuse for it. Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq (a Sunni) stated that there was no excuse for this criminal behavior and that the government has an obligation to protect the people (all of the people). Sunni MP Haider al-Abadi issued a statement declaring that this assault by Shi'ite militias prove that Da'ash and the armed militias are two sides of the same coin. Baghdad Province Governor Ali al-Tamimi declared he holds Baghdad Operations Command responsible for the lack of security. And even Vice President Nouri al-Maliki -- former prime minister and noted Shi'ite thug -- issued a statement condemning the attacks and indicating that the (Shi'ite) militias were out of control and that only the official security forces should be used for security.
When your attack on Sunnis is so bad that even Nouri al-Maliki -- even Nouri -- is publicly condemning you, you know things are bad.
But leave it to Brett to take the shaft down to the pubes as he rewrites reality to make it appear that Haider's post-visit (after violence had calmed down) proves leadership.
This photo essay would suggest that Haider doesn't even know how to look solemn during his official visit -- or is touring the scene of the assault and seeing the damage reason to grin like an idiot in photo after photo?
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