Monday, May 19, 2014

5 corpses dumped in Baghdad

5 corpses.  National Iraqi News Agency reports 5 corpses were discovered in Baghdad,  But every one wants to pretend the election -- with still unannounced results -- is going to fix things.

Nouri's acting as though he's won a third term -- he hasn't -- and that he's a done deal -- he isn't.

US Vice President Joe Biden calls Nouri and makes nice with him while offering a caution of don't harm civilians -- something Nouri's been doing in Falluja since January.

And 5 bodies in Baghdad in one day.

The IHEC has declared May 25th as the day they'll announce the results.

All that's accomplished is efforts to spin the press -- a press very willing to be spun.

AFP reports this morning the results are supposed to be issued "Monday."  Presumably, they mean today.

They also insist "are expected to put Nouri Al Maliki in the driver’s seat to remain Iraq’s prime minister for a third term despite vocal opposition and markedly worsening security."

They insist that because they're so not doing their jobs.

5 corpses were dumped in Baghdad today.

Don't pretend the whorish press doesn't have blood on its hands.

It refused to report on Nouri's actions.  They scrubbed the facts as surely as they tongued his crotch.

Let's take an event from 2013.

The April 23, 2013 massacre of a sit-in in Hawija resulted from  Nouri's federal forces storming in.  Alsumaria noted Kirkuk's Department of Health (Hawija is in Kirkuk)  announced 50 activists have died and 110 were injured in the assault.   AFP reported the death toll rose to 53.  UNICEF noted that the dead included 8 children (twelve more were injured).

Why is it that the English language outlets -- including AFP -- refused to report UNICEF's finding?

To this day they won't report it.

To this day.

They usually go with "many" deaths or 44.  But they never report the children.

Patrick Cockburn wrote about it long after the fact and left out the children.

It's a lot more difficult to insinuate that the dead in Hawija were terrorists if you include the fact that Nouri's forces killed 8 children and left twelve more injured.

They always lie for Nouri.

AFP lies today.

The vote totals don't mean a thing.

In the US, you're told to speak out, you're told to oppose certain things.  Bully Boy Bush's illegal spying, for example, had to end with him.  It didn't.

Why does that matter?

Because Barack's actions make it legitimate.

It's in conflict with every law on the book, yes.  But there is written law and there is custom.

Nouri's actions in 2010 went against the Constitution.

No longer does it matter who got the most votes.  The custom is now who can assemble the largest bloc.

Which removes the people even further from direct democracy or the prospect of it ever.  Instead of their votes counting, the back door dealing becomes the most important thing.

All the totals mean is a new round starts up.  And, no, this isn't normal.

Neither is 5 corpses discovered dumped in Baghdad.  But the press does such a good job of normalizing the unacceptable.

Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Shinseki's Limited Hang Out" went up earlier.  I'm changing the time stamp to make it the last thing on top before the snapshot later tonight.

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