Sunday, December 07, 2014


Will Susan Rice ever be held accountable?

October 12th, Chuck Todd (NBC's Meet The Press) expressed questions about Barack Obama's 'plan' for Iraq and Susan Rice wanted to list some successes, "Our air campaign is off to a strong start and we've seen very important successes in places like Mosul Dam, Sinjar Mountain, where we were able to rescue many tens of thousands of civilians at risk."

Barack's national security advisor listed Mount Sinjar as a 'success.'  Less than 24 hours later, it emerged that at least 4,000 Yazidi families -- families, not 4,000 individuals -- still remained trapped by the Islamic State, trapped on Mount Sinjar.

Today, Jonathan Krohn (USA Today) reports on continued efforts to secure the area and to rescue the Yazidis.

Al Jazeera offers a video report by Sue Turton on the plight of the Yazidis and this is their introduction, "Thousands of Yazidis in northern Iraq are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. Food and fuel supplies are dwindling as many remain trapped on Mount Sinjar after fleeing from ISIL fighters."

Will Susan Rice ever be held accountable for her false claims?

The only thing she could point to as a concrete success was, in fact, a mission that had not been completed.  One that still isn't.

Read Krohn's report -- the head of the command is saying they need more soldiers.

But two months ago, on national television, Rice flapped her lying lips yet again to insist that this mission was a success.

At what point is the administration and their mouth piece held accountable?

There's no accountability.  Xinhua offers a photo by Sami Jawad with this caption, "Photo taken on Dec. 7, 2014 shows rubble of a damaged mosque after Iraqi Air Force's bombing in Islamic State militant seized city of Fallujah, 50 km west of Baghdad, Iraq. At least three civilians were injured during the boming."

Good for Xinhua for reporting on it.

But these bombing started in January under then-prime minister Nouri al-Maliki.

They are daily bombings.

They are War Crimes.

The term for them is "collective punishment."

September 13th, the new prime minister Haider al-Abadi announced he'd ended these bombings.

He didn't.

They continue.

Margaret Griffis ( counts 103 killed in violence across Iraq today.

But we're supposed to pretend Barack's 'plan' is a success.

And if we question that assertion, we have liar Susan Rice pointing to the rescue of the Yazidis -- the incomplete rescue -- on Mount Sinjar as proof of the success.

I'm traveling in some vehicle
I'm sitting in some cafe
A defector from the petty wars
That shell shock love away
-- "Hejira," written by Joni Mitchell, first appears on her album of the same name

 The number of US service members the Dept of Defense states died in the Iraq War is [PDF format warning]  4493.   

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