Tuesday, June 07, 2016

It's the stupidity, stupid

Here's a thought: Maybe don't write about Iraq if you're so lazy or stupid that you never pay attention to the topic.

A documentary that's been out forever -- on two gay Iraqi males -- 'interests' Jeremy Kinser in a gossipy kind of way so he writes some garbage for NEW NOW NEXT which includes:

The two began a romance that was not just illegal, but could lead to their deaths. ( At least 36 men in Syria and Iraq have been killed by ISIS militants on charges of sodomy, according to OutRight Action International.) 
When Hrebid became the target of an honor killing in 2009, he obtained a visa to the U.S. and fled—but Allami was forced to remain behind.

If you're new to the site, you should still see the problem.

2009 is not the Islamic State.

If you've been around here awhile, you're fully aware that far worse than some terrorist group targeting Iraq's gay community was thug Nouri al-Maliki targeting Iraq's gay community and doing so while he was prime minister of Iraq.

Jeremy, you're too damn stupid or too damn lazy -- I don't know which.

But as someone who had to scream and yell to friends to get the topic covered, I'm really not in the mood for your garbage this morning.

Nouri's attacks on the gay community -- and those perceived gay -- went so far as sending Iraqi officials into the schools to demonize the gays and lesbians, to liken them to vampires and issue all sorts of scare tactics -- which, of course, Nouri denied . . . up until ALSUMARIA got a hold of the government handout the students were given -- in order to demonize the gay community.

They were then targeted and killed by any number of means including stoning with bricks and having their anuses glued shut.

Repeating, this wasn't by the Islamic State, this was by the government of Iraq.

So just stop 'helping' if you're too damn stupid to know what happened.

You're not helping anyone, Jeremy.

Just sit your tired and lazy ass down.

Moving on to other stupidity: Haider al-Abadi.

The US-installed prime minister of Iraq is making more of his idiotic statements.

RUDAW reports:

The Iraqi Prime Minister declared on Monday that the liberation of Fallujah is “imminent” and the Islamic State will be routed from Iraq by the end of the year. His optimism is seemingly contradicted, however, by the facts on the ground.

The Islamic State is not leaving Iraq.

It may lose a city, it may lose all territory.

But that doesn't mean it leaves.

The only way you root it out is by addressing the root cause -- something all the bombs dropped from US war planes repeatedly fails to do.

You end the persecution of Sunnis, you end the Islamic State in Iraq.


It'll morph into something else possibly but it will remain in Iraq.

That's why Barack failed in August of 2014 when he started the bombing campaign but  failed to start a diplomatic campaign aimed at healing the political crisis.

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