Monday, February 15, 2016

Hillary and occupied Mosul -- two things people need liberating from

War Hawk Hillary Clinton was supposed to be sailing through the primaries.  It's not happening.

And just as there is karma for her Iraq War vote and support, there's also karma for her and Bill attempting to rehabilitate Richard Nixon.  Hence, RT's interview with his former advisor Roger Stone:

Sophie Shevardnadze: Roger Stone, political strategist, former advisor to presidents Nixon, Reagan, to candidate Donald Trump.. Now, you've just pen a book, called "Clinton's war on women", where you alleged that a lot of, frankly, sensational things about the personal lives of Bill and HIllary Clinton. For instance, you claim that Clintons systematically abused women, sexually and physically. Do you mean to say they rape and beat them? I mean, is that what you're saying?

Roger Stone: Well, Hillary Clinton's running for president of the U.S., claiming to be an advocate for women and that's true - unless you're one of those women unlucky enough to have been sexually assaulted by her husband. Eileen Wellstone, Juanita Broaddrick, Carolyn Moffet, Liz Ward, Becky Brown, Helen Dowdy, Polly Jones, Cathy Ferguson, Christy Zercher, Kathy Willey - I could go on, because they are in the hundreds. These women have been sexually assaulted by Bill and then it is Hillary Clinton, as I establish in my book, who hires the heavy-handed private detectives to then threaten those women, to intimidate them into silence, so they don't get in the way of the Clinton's rise to power and wealth.

SS: Okay, so, mr. Stone, I guess the important question here is where do you get this information from?

RS: From the women themselves. They've all been interviewed, extensively. Unfortunately here, in the mainstream media in the U.S., through most of the 90s you had a very substantial media blackout, but Juanita Broaddrick, for example, spoke about her horrific rape at the hands of Bill Clinton. Bill Clinton not only raped her but he bit her upper lip, almost bit it through as a bid to be silenced. She said this on NBC in an interview with Lisa Myers. She said it with Sean Hannity on Fox News network. Unfortunately, many in the mainstream media, in the thrall of the Clintons, didn't cover it. But, it happened, and no one has been able to disprove it. One of the great canards that comes from the Clinton's supporters is that they say: "Oh, that's all been discredited and has been disproved" - actually, none of it has been discredited, none of it has been disproved. We also reveal in the book that Hillary has been physically abusive of her husband.

Bill's in the campaign news in other ways as well.  Chris Pleasance (DAILY MAIL) notes the latest e-mail releases:

An exasperated Hillary Clinton quizzed aides on how to keep her husband in check during the 2012 election, in new emails released by the State Department.
In one message, State Department counselor Cheryl Mills sent Clinton a Washington Post article during Obama's 2012 reelection bid entitled 'Bill Clinton's ego could cost Obama in November'.
In the story, analysts questioned whether Bill's inability to stay on message could harm Obama's campaign. A short while later Clinton responded 'What can be done?', the New York Post reports.
The message was revealed in a trove of more than 550 that were released on Saturday, three of which were deemed to be 'secret', while another 84 were labelled classified.

Poor Hillary.  No wonder she wanted to keep those e-mails secret.  Far from looking like the business e-mails of a sitting Secretary of State, they have a Mean Girl flavor as if she were passing around her own personal slam book.

And we can't wind down our talk of Hillary without noting an old friend,  Bob Kerry.  Bradford Richardson (THE HILL) reports, "Former Democratic Sen. Bob Kerrey said in an interview broadcast Sunday that Democratic primary front-runner Hillary Clinton's decision to use a private email server as secretary of State was a 'big mistake'."

Meanwhile in Iraq, Mosul was seized by the Islamic State in June 2014.  It remains under the control of the Islamic State nearly two years later.

This despite fighter planes and other weapons the Iraqi government has purchased.

This despite the fact that the Iraqi military (with or without the militias) far out number the Islamic State.

A government that abandons a city to terrorists for nearly two years isn't much of a government at all.

For months now there has been talk of an operation to liberate Mosul.

It remains talk.

No timeframe has been set by the Iraqi government and the US-led coalition for the Mosul offensive, said Jabar Yawar, Chief of Staff of the Peshmerga Ministry. The Iraqi army is still bogged down in its battles against ISIS elsewhere in the country.
Yawar told Rudaw on Sunday that the Iraqi government has not yet set a timeframe for the long-anticipated battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State (ISIS).
"Officials from the central government have been talking about the battle for Mosul for a long time, but they [the Iraqi army] are not fully prepared for this battle since their missions are not fully finished in Anbar province," said Yawar, explaining that there are certain areas Baghdad has not been able to liberate from ISIS.

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