Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Nouri's killed 672 people in one city alone

Dan Lamothe (Washington Post) reports on the continued decay of the US State Dept:

The State Department has approved the possible sale of 5,000 AGM-114K/N/R missiles and related parts and training, Pentagon officials said. The estimated cost of the deal would be about $700 million, and dwarf previous shipments of Hellfire missiles to Iraq.

Diplomacy is apparently dead -- as is compliance with the law and common sense.

Barack is no different than Bully Boy Bush.  Confronted with something, his answer is to supply weapons and resort to murder.

How do Hellfire missiles help the Iraqi people?

They don't.

National Iraqi News Agency reports:

A source at Fallujah General Hospital said on Tuesday that the number of martyrs among civilians since the outbreak of the crisis by more than 7 months reached 672 martyrs, 17 percent of them are children and 19 percent of them women, while the total number of wounded civilians, 2174 wounded, 19 percent children and 21 percent women..

The source told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that This is not the final outcome, noting that there were martyrs were buried without going back to the hospital, and wounded were treated at health centers close to their places.

And Barack's answer is more weapons to Nouri?

So that Nouri can kill more civilians?

It's as crazy as many outlets -- not Reuters, they tend to have a legal perspective others lack -- reporting on oil today.

I haven't read the verdict.

I do know the law and I know courts.

I find it very hard to believe that a 'win' took place today.

A lower court doesn't deliver wins of that sort.

Most likely, the judge ordered the disputed oil held, not handed to anyone.

But I'm seeing 'reports' that Nouri has 'won' and that a judge has given him the oil off the coast of Texas.

And done so based on something other than a full hearing?

No, the judge has most likely stated the property is in dispute and can't be sold until ownership is determined.  But the judge appears to have jumped the gun by ruling before the ship was in US jurisdiction.  Try that, as a human being, getting a ruling on something that has yet to happen and is outside a court's jurisdiction.  If only the courts served the people as well as they do big oil.

Is it really a surprise that the same press that can't report the civilian deaths resulting from Nouri's bombing homes in Falluja would mess up on legal issues as well?

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