Tomorrow, Iraq's new Parliament is supposed to meet for the first time. A Speaker should be declared. A president should be named. Most importnatly, a rpime minister-designate should be named. The election took place October 10th. It's past time to name a prime minister-designate. After being named, the person will have 30 days to form a Cabinet. That's the test put into the Constitution. You do that, you move from designate to prime minister. It's supposed to be a full Cabinet. That's never happened.
ALSUMARIA reports that the leader of Iraq's Hezbollah Brigades, Abu Ali al-Askari, declared that the new government must be 100% Iraqi, especially, he insists, after the October 10th election had so much fraud. Fraud was never proven. Issues were taken to the electoral commission which dismissed them and that's not a surprise, no one expects a fair hearing from that commission which has been a public joke in Iraq since 2010 (when it was used to eliminate political rivals). However, Iraq's Supreme Court also saw no fraud.
Now the militias -- of which Abu is a part of -- were discriminated against. Security forces vote the Friday before the election. That's tradition in Iraq. They do so because they are expected, on election day, to be dispersed throughout the country providing protection so that people can vote. The militias were made part of the security forces. (That's move I opposed here and opposed it for years and years. I still oppose them being part of the forces, but they are.) Knowing he had no support from the militias (they'd already protested him, surrounded his home, denounced him publicly, called him traitor, etc, etc in the brief time he'd been prime minister), Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced that they wouldn't be allowed to vote early. That disenfranchised many of them. That did effect the vote.
And maybe if people like Abu weren't so damn stupid, they would've made that their appeal to the court because they would have been on stronger ground. Would it have changed the outcome?
No. Even if the Court had ordered a remedy, it wouldn't have changed the larger results. But the Court could have ordered a remedy if they had been presented with this issue. It's very easy to know which precient various security forces were assigned to. Those assigned outside of their own for election day and not allowed to vote early could have had a post-election vote ordered by the Court. It might have added a few seats for them in Parliament but it wouldn't have put them in the lead.
That's because the Iraqi people, never that enamored with them to being with, turned against them.
We can't talk about that because we're a country of very stupid people when it comes to our supposed 'activists' and 'commenators.'
____ is supposed to be so smart and I try to be as nice as I can about her but she's a real idiot.
And she was back to pimping Saint Qassim Solemani tales yet again this week.
She's incapable of learning.
The US killing him made him a martyr to some people in Iraq -- not even the majoirty of people though. It did not make him a saint. Stop the beatification.
Solemani's thugs were out in Baghdad today again. Oh, and by the way, two Shi'ite civilians were shot dead by these thugs.
This is why the Iraqi people turned against the militias.
The US was wrong to murder/assassiante Solemani.
But them being wrong didn't make him a saint. He was an evil person who harmed a lot of Iraqis -- not even going into his actions in Iran. He targeted Iraq's most vulnerable communities. He encouraged hatred and acts of violence to religious minorities, to women who refused to be beaten down, to LGBTQ persons -- and those mistaken for them. He was a hateful man.
A poet!!! -- the fools like to insist.
Goodness, when did CODESTINK decided their life's goal was to be Barbara Land?
That's Annette Bening's character in MARS ATTACKS! -- for any who missed it . . .
Agin, the US was wrong to murder/assassinate the man. It's generally wrong to murder people, I didn't know that was considered a shocking position to take. But murder did not wash away Soleimani's deeds, his many, evil deeds.
Two Shi'ites were killed today. By his thugs. But, hey, it's more important that people pretend that he was a saint, right?
I'm just not in the mood for the garbage. I'm not most days. But I'm really not right now when I'm getting over (I hope!) COVID.
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