Iraq held elections this month and somehave tut-tut-ed the low turnout. They don't seem to appreciate the level of corruption in Iraq.
Maybe they will now?
As former prime minister and forever thug Nouri al-Maliki works to yet again steal an election, he makes a variety of efforts.
Like this week . . .
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Nouri says Hoshyar Zabari can be president of Iraq.
This is the same Hoshyar who left his post in 2016.
Well . . . was 'requested' to leave.
Expelled for corruption.
Nouri says that one of the few people actually punished in any way or form for corruption in Iraq is a good choice for president.
And we're not talking corruption in the distant past.
From the September 21, 2016 snapshot:
Now for the big news out of Iraq.
Remember all the time we spent this month explaining Hoshyar Zebari was in trouble. He was accused of corruption. He was denying it. We must have spent five days on this at least.
And we did that via Arab media because western media didn't give a damn.
In fact, only THE FINANCIAL TIMES OF LONDON filed a story on this topic and they did so after they thought it was safe and Hoshyar had survived.
He didn't survive.
A Parliamentary vote did not take place because they didn't have enough MPs present to meet a quorum.
Now what they couldn't or wouldn't tell you is known: Hoshyar's out.
AL ARABIYA reports Hoshyar Zebari has been "sacked." REUTERS adds it was a majority vote.
So bad that he was voted out of his post.
Less than two years ago, voted out for corruption.
And Nouri is saying this person can be president of Iraq?
Are you getting how depressing that is for the Iraqi people?
They already see their country torn apart daily by war, bombs on the ground by terrorists, bombs from the skies by the US government (whose reign of terror has now hit the 15 year mark). And you want them to turn out to vote in a sham election when the politicians rip off the republic of Iraq and the Iraqi people?
There's a reason for the low turnout just as there's a reason for the only leader to fight corruption -- Moqtada al-Sadr -- saw his bloc win the most seats in Parliament.
It's as though no one in the media outside of Iraq gets the reality of daily life in Iraq.
Were Nouri an American politician, the above would launch a hundred and one analysis and speculations. Is Nouri, as he did in 2010, attempting to circumvent the process (the process outlined in the Constitution)? It certainly harkens back to those days.
Yet the only one aware of that appears to be THE BAGHDAD POST:
Nouri's action created the growth of ISIS in Iraq. Now he wants to be prime minister yet again. He's yet again disrupting the actual process. Where is the western media?
Oh, that's silly. The western media doesn't care about protecting the Iraqi people. They'd cover Iraq if they did. Iraq's a media liability. Covering it reminds people of how badly the lies of war destroyed Iraq and that tamps down on enthusiasm for future wars. The western press is all about selling the future wars.
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