Meanwhile the protests continue . . .
Protests in southern Iraq rock the rotten establishment:
Realizing that yesterday's cosmetic move wasn't being bought by anyone, Hayder al-Abadi tried a new move today.
Took him damn long enough, didn't it?
And he only sacrificed the easiest thing. The Minister of Electricity is suspended. Not fired, mind you, suspended.
Hayder is so ineffectual.
ISIS blows up electricity station in west Kirkuk Province, Iraq, affecting power to Hawija & south Kirkuk Province. This comes as protests continue due to poor electricity service. http://mobp.as/9P3Dm
Where will the power come from? Saudi Arabia?
As all this goes down, there's still no government. None has been formed. Elections were May 12th.
Three weeks after Iraq's protests, there's: - Further erosion in the public's trust in government. - Legitimacy questions about the political process. - Further disconnect between the public & political class. - No serious government-formation negotiations. - A weakened PM Abadi.
The following community sites -- plus Cindy Sheehan and Jody Watley -- updated: