In other bombing news, the US government has named the Israeli government as one of the countries bombing Iraq currently. AP notes, "Israel was responsible for the bombing of an Iranian weapons depot in Iraq last month, US officials have confirmed, an attack that would mark a significant escalation in Israel’s years-long campaign against Iranian military entrenchment across the region."
Though still treated as ho-hum (the 'resistance' has never given a damn about Iraq, they're superficial pricks who think voting Democrat gives them meaning and soul), this is major news and many people do realize that.
#Iraq MP Hassan Salem: "There’s an Israeli embassy within the US embassy in Baghdad. It has a security-intelligence-espionage wing. Its latest mission consisted of striking...the stores of the PMF. Iraq will not enjoy any security or safety unless this embassy is shut down."
The fallout also includes:
Iraq's current prime minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi is such a disappointment that even GOOGLE's stripped him of any credit. GOOGLE "Iraq" and you get this:
DescriptionIraq, officially the Republic of Iraq, is a country in Western Asia, bordered by Turkey to the north, Iran to the east, Kuwait to the southeast, Saudi Arabia to the south, Jordan to the southwest and Syria to the west. The capital, and largest city, is Baghdad. Wikipedia
The presidency is a ceremonial role -- a point that the press stressed over and over until Mahdi became prime minister. Since he's become prime minister (last October), Bahram Salih has acted as though he was running Iraq and the press -- the western press -- has gone along with that pretense.
So Mahdi is weak and ineffectual.
And has made no statement regarding Israel bombing Iraq.
Along comes Nouri huffing fire.
Nouri is a thug but that could be just the thing that allows him to return as prime minister. If Iraq's under attack from other countries and the prime minister does not stand up, a thug like Nouri can ride this issue and might be able to ride it all the way back to the office of prime minister.
That should be a frightening thought for the world -- Nouri's actions in his second term as prime minister gave rise to ISIS.
In other news, AP reports, "Iraqi security officials say a motorcycle rigged with explosives went off near a Shiite mosque south of the capital Baghdad, killing three people and wounding 34." And ANADOLU AGENCY reports an ISIS attack in Kirkuk that left 5 people dead and six more injured.
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