Starting with Amnesty International which has released it's annual look at executions.
In the Middle East, only Saudi Arabia had more executions (146) than Iraq did. At least 125 executions were carried out in Iraq last year. 125 was a significant increase from 2016 -- Amnesty International recorded 88 executions that year in Iraq. In Iraq, if you are executed you face the noose.
If you steal? You're usually serving in the government. Corruption remains a huge issue and on that topic we'll note the following.
Looting and theft of Iraq's history has been taking place since the start of the 2003 US-led invasion. Craig Barker (ANCIENT ORIGINS) observes:
The looting is regarded as one of the worst acts of cultural vandalism in modern times, but much more of Iraq’s rich cultural history has been destroyed, damaged or stolen in the years since. Indeed the illegal trade in looted antiquities is growing.
The Iraq War was a get richer scheme for many including Mad Maddie Albright, War Criminal Supreme. Despite her repugnant nature, she's being pimped by the US media relentlessly.
The laughable VIEW is only one of Mad Maddie's many stops. There she made nice with torture-supporting Whoopi Goldberg. Stephen Colbert also hosted the War Criminal. CNN, CBS THIS MORNING, MSNBC . . .
She's warning the American public, she insists. Who warned the Iraqi people about her? Who today bothers to hold her responsible for the deaths of 500,000 Iraqi children -- deaths she said were "worth it"?
To pimp her hatred of Donald Trump, she's been brought on every outlet you can think of -- even Terry Gross has made room for her on NPR's FRESH AIR. (Terry always has room for War Mongers. The "even Terry Gross" refers to the fact that sexist Terry books so few female guests each year.)
You write a bad book and you're guaranteed a platform? I don't get that with a normal author, but especially not with a War Hawk.
Very few have called Mad Maddie out.
There is a reason for the silence and John Stauber has long noted it.
The fake assery has allowed the US government to continue their wars without end. Democrats have controlled Congress, Republicans have controlled it. Democrats have held the White House, Republicans have held it. Democrats have controlled the White House and the Congress at the same time, Republicans have controlled the White House and the Congress at the same time. Yet the wars continue. No one stops them.
If you win primaries and elections the DNC will do what you want. The Dems didn't want to be against the Iraq War. Then that position started winning elections. Guess what happened next?
And you get the fake asses like Oliver Willis. "Guess what happened next?"
Uh, the Democrats promised, in 2006, that if you gave them one house in Congress in that year's elections they would end the Iraq War. The American people then gave them both houses of Congress. Did the Iraq War end in 2007?
Let's shorthand this and note the reality that the Iraq War continues to this day.
To the fake asses, the great affront is not the Iraqis killed in the Iraq War -- over a million, way over a million -- it's the death of Hillary Clinton's dream of being president that most offends.
Hillary who supported the war -- as did Mad Maddie -- and their support for Hillary goes a long way towards explaining their craven nature.
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