Saturday, May 13, 2017

Military solution? It'd be hilarious if it weren't so stupid and dangerous

province and city map update. Green= completely liberated. Orange= frontline clashes. White= control.

Day 206 of The Mosul Slog.

Imagine if that had time had been spent instead on political reconciliation.

Imagine if, back on June 19, 2014, when Barack Obama had said that the only answer to Iraq's crises was a political solution.

Imagine if, instead of two years of bombing Iraq, the US government had used its leverage by tying political reconciliation to all aid and weapons given to Iraq.

Where might things be now?

The Islamic State has been the most wonderful gift to empire and its whores in the western press.

It's allowed everyone to indulge in historical amnesia and pretend that, goodness, if it just weren't for the Islamic State, Iraq would be wonderful.

The Islamic State was never the problem.

It's a terrorist organization.

It could have been taken apart by the people.

But for that to happen, the reasons for its existence would have to be demolished.

Persecution in Iraq allowed it to rise.

Continued persecution in Iraq means it will continue or something similar will take its place.

And this should have been obvious to everyone.

For those who still can't see reality.

: Christian MPs condemn a speech by head of Shi'ite endowment says: Christians should either convert to Islam, pay Jizya or be killed.

ALSUMARIA reports that Alaa al-Moussawi, head of the Shi'ite Endowment, declared that Iraqi Christians could convert to Islam, pay or a tax or be murdered.

For those who've forgotten, these were the same terms the Islamic State gave to the citizens of Mosul when they took over the city in June 2014.

The Islamic State is a Sunni terrorist organization.

Repeating, Alaa al-Moussawi is Shi'ite.

Want to keep pretending the problem is the Islamic State?

Let's see how many more have to die before you wake up to the reality that the leaders (most installed by the US -- few chosen by Iraqis) have got to call for one-Iraq-for-all or the future is never ending violence in Iraq.

Bombs dropped on the country aren't helping.

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  • Corrine Brown's new career as a convicted felon

    Corrine Brown begins new career as a convicted felon.

    At the age of 70, former US House Rep Corrine Brown isn't ready to ride off into the sunset or sit back on a porch rocker.

    No, she's blazing a second career as a convicted felon.

    Hats off to the woman Nancy Pelosi insisted be House VA Ranking Member (instead of the qualified US House Rep and Operation Enduring Freedom veteran Tim Waltz) [disclosure, we endorsed Tim here for the post and railed against corrupt Corrine], she's proving life begins at 70.

    Or she's at least proving prison life begins at 70.

    Corrine's known for her sweet tooth and that might create some problems in prison; however, most assume Corrine will merely hide candy and other contraband under one of her many wigs.


    Former 12-term Democrat Congresswoman was found guilty by a jury on 18 out of 22 counts of federal fraud today.

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    So Corrine Brown, a dedicated soldier of the Clinton machine, was found guilty of stealing $800,000 from a fake charity? How unexpected!

    1. "Corrine Brown" just another Democrat robbing from the poor
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    3. Dem Corrine Brown found guilty of taking 100s of thousands of dollars from charity but Hillary not charged for stealing millions from Haiti?
    4. Fmr. Dem U.S. Congresswoman guilty on 18 of 22 corruption charges facing more than 300 yrs in prison. 🇺🇸
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    6. As a liberal I'm proud to say I'm glad former US Rep. Corrine Brown (D, Fla) was convicted of her fraudulent schemes