Friday, September 11, 2015

It's the stupidity, stupid

Today's Zaman notes:

Turkish warplanes bombed the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) targets in northern Iraq overnight, a security source told Reuters on Friday, the latest in a series of daily air strikes on the militants as conflict surges in southeast Turkey.

Reuters words it this way:

Turkish warplanes bombed PKK targets in northern Iraq overnight, a security source told Reuters on Friday, the latest in a series of daily air strikes on the terrorists as conflict surges in southeast Turkey.

More than 15 warplanes struck sites where the PKK are located at Qandil, Zap and Avashin in the mountains of northern Iraq in attacks launched shortly before midnight that continued until 5 a.m. (0200 GMT), the source said.

Lots of words but none that note Iraq's objection.  From yesterday's snapshot:

All Iraq News reports today:

Iraq has condemned Turkey for dispatching special forces into its soil in reported pursuit of Kurdish militants, calling it a "clear violation" of its territory.

The Iraqi "foreign ministry expresses its condemnation of the incursion of a number of Turkish military units inside Iraqi territory," spokesman Ahmed Jamal said in a statement on Thursday.

"It represents a clear violation of Iraqi sovereignty and a clear offense to bilateral relations between the two countries," he said.
Two units of the special forces crossed into northern Iraq on Tuesday after at least 14 Turkish police officers were killed in a roadside bomb attack in the eastern Igdir Province the same day and 16 Turkish soldiers died in twin roadside bombings in the southeastern Hakkari region last Sunday.

We all realize, right, that John Kirby has never acknowledged the Iraqi government calling out Turkey for violating its sovereignty?

Not this time.

Not a month ago.

At what point does the lazy press covering the State Dept ask why Kirby and company never back up the Iraqi government when it calls Turkey out?

Exactly when does the western press note Iraq's objection to their sovereignty being violated by the Turkish government?

Or is the Turkish government such a bully that they can intimidate reporters not only within the borders of Turkey but around the world?

And if you're going to go into the PKK history -- as Reuters does -- it might be nice to note that they don't feel they called off the cease-fire and that they've called on the US government to mediate.

Apparently those truths might offend delicate sensibilities.

So many delicate sensibilities.

Apparently throughout the US government which leads Secretary of Defense Ash Carter to call for intelligence that hasn't been happy talked to death.  Bill Gertz (Free Beacon) reports:

Defense Secretary Ash Carter wants “unvarnished” intelligence on the military campaign in Iraq following reports of an ongoing Pentagon inspector general probe into allegations that intelligence on Iraq was politicized to support Obama administration views.
Congressional oversight committees also are investigating reports of biased intelligence that sought to portray the administration’s military campaign against the Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS or ISIL) as more successful than intelligence assessments showed.

The probes followed a report that two intelligence analysts at the U.S. Central Command in July formally called for the IG probe, claiming reports on the Islamic State and al Qaeda in Syria were altered improperly by unidentified senior officials.

Lot of protection for the stupid.  And someone sent what has to be the greatest of all stupid to the public e-mail account.  Joshua Booth?

He's left-wing -- check the links on the side.  But he's deeply, deeply stupid.

Colin Powell, he insists, is "honorable."

Because Joshua Booth is an idiot.

Norman Solomon and Robert Parry long ago exposed Powell's long history of lying which pre-dates 2000.

Then there's Collie's "blot."

John Wilkes Booth killed a president.  Joshua Booth just kills the facts with drivel like this:

When the honorable General Colin Powell (honorable because he served his country, not in the ironic Shakespearean sense) announced, “We know where the weapons are,” what he really meant was, “we know to whom we sold the weapons.” 

I didn't know Booth was involved with Colin -- you generally have to be sleeping with someone to get away with, "I know they said ____, but they really meant _____."

Colin Powell has never said "we sold them the weapons so we know where the weapons are" -- or any variation of that.

Maybe Joshua Booth should stick to writing fan fiction?

Better than his ending 'answer' for Iraq.

God will, apparently, take care of it.

So now, to scrub Colin of his War Crimes, we've taken to blaming the Lord Jesus Christ for the current state of Iraq?

Good to know.

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