Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Mira On Her High Horse" went up Sunday. Mira is useless. She's turned her back on Woody Allen because some delusional fool keeps insisting she was molested -- this has been investigated, almost 30 years ago, it did not happen.
So many lies today. Like the hysteria over Russia.
Patrick Martin (WSWS):
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer said Sunday that the Democrats would seek to introduce a provision to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who heads the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, to the budget resolution that is under consideration by Congress.
“The most important thing Congress can do right now is to ensure that Special Counsel Mueller’s investigation continues uninterrupted and unimpeded,” he said in a statement issued by his Senate office. “No one—whether it be administration officials, Republicans or the president himself—should get in the way and undermine the investigation, and so Democrats will seek to add protections for Mueller in the ongoing budget negotiations.”
Schumer was responding to press reports claiming that President Donald Trump had decided to fire Mueller last June and was dissuaded from the action only when his White House counsel, Don McGahn, threatened to resign rather than transmit the order to the Justice Department.
Schumer, the most powerful congressional Democrat, made his statement only six days after he agreed to drop any reference to protecting young immigrants from the same budget resolution, capitulating to the White House and congressional Republicans in the standoff that produced a two-day partial shutdown of the federal government.
Under terms of the deal Schumer struck with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Democrats agreed to abandon their filibuster and permit a short-term budget resolution to pass Congress, ending the shutdown and authorizing federal spending through February 8.
This was in return for a promise by McConnell to permit a vote on a stand-alone immigration bill that would address the fate of 800,000 young undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children, who have been protected from deportation under the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Trump rescinded the executive order that established DACA, giving Congress until March 5 to take action on the issue.
The promise from McConnell was completely meaningless, since it in no way guarantees any action to legalize the DACA recipients even if the Senate were to pass such a bill. The House of Representatives will not even take up a DACA bill without the support of the White House, according to House Speaker Paul Ryan, while Trump has insisted that any DACA bill must include a raft of repressive and anti-immigrant measures, including his infamous wall along the US-Mexico border.
They are such fakes asses.
They are such . . .
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday:
The reality of war: #KillAnythingThatMoves
No targeting civilians but that's what the US dropping bombs on Iraq has repeatedly done. Most recently, civilians were killed on Saturday.
Iraqi security forces killed in airstrike carried out by US-led coalition forces near US airbase, victims were mistaken for militants - officials on.rt.com/8xwe
At least 8 people were killed in the strikes. And a detail being Tweeted outside the US includes:
#US Coalition bombs the Iraqi Army after they arrested a high ranking #ISIS commander (photos) aml.ink/lMWEV #Iraq
The Iraq War continues and the dying continues. For many, it's appalling to watch those who sold the Iraq War skate away from their crimes.
“Thanks for the feminism”, she says as she stands on the corpses of Iraqi, Libyan and Syrian women.
Hillary sure talks a lot for someone who's never learned to say "I'm sorry." As for her 'feminism,' she insisted that "we deserve to be heard" as she spoke of a woman on her campaign who was harassed and her harasser was not fired. That was bad enough. But "we deserve to be heard"? Hillary 'speaks for' the woman only because she was forced by Hillary to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement that prevents her from speaking.
"We deserve to be heard," Hillary?
Then remove the gag order you placed on the woman.
Hillary is one of the all time biggest fake asses.
I just realized Trump hysteria is only half the reason Dubya is beloved by a majority of Democrats today. The other half is because Democrats spent 2016 gaslighting themselves into believing that a warmongering neocon who supported the Iraq invasion would make a great president.
Hillary's hardly the only fake ass.
every time dems normalize and mainstream Frum, Kristol and Bush they're saying Iraqi lives simply don't matter; that their deaths are less important than short term partisan PR advantage. At least acknowledge this.
This is appalling and yet so many pretend it's not happening. I'm hoping this one actually missed it:
Dems are doing this? Who? Name them so we can steer clear of them.
Who? Name them?
We have many times, including in January 24's Iraq snapshot:
Starting with these two Tweets:
To see what a hilarious trainwreck @DavidFrum's Reddit AMA was, read this spin.com/2018/01/david-… - people forget that beyond all the Iraq War propaganda, this #Resistance hero co-wrote one of the most insane & evil books of the last two decades with **Richard Perle**
In case all those fawning pictures with Kissinger didn't make it clear. Here's Hillary Clinton promoting Bill Kristol: neocon, Iraq war proponent, torture apologist, ultra-Zionist and founder of the Weekly Standard & Project for a New American Century archive.is/LmpcP#selectio…
Anyone promoting Bill Kristol today is a hack (at best) or a War Hawk.
The 'resistance' is a media creation, not a movement. They have no ethics and they rush to embrace liars responsible for the Iraq War. That explains why so many support Hillary Clinton to begin with. She pimped the Iraq War. In 2008, she offered a tiny 'apology' when she was losing the primaries to Barack Obama and he was hitting her over the head for her Iraq War vote daily. By 2016, that 'apology' had morphed into her declaring her vote was correct and Bully Boy Bush carried out the war wrong.
She reTweeted Bill Kristol and then so did her mindless whores.
It was so funny to watch so many -- including children's books author and horror hag Jamie Lee Curtis -- reTweet that garbage. Apparently, love of children doesn't include Iraqi children.
Jamie Lee Curtis might think being born with a penis was mutilation but the real mutilation can be found in Iraq.
From JUSTICE FOR THE BABIES OF FALLUJAH:
And . . .
|"Findings suggest the enriched Uranium exposure is either a primary cause or related to the cause of the congenital anomaly and cancer increases," says a recent scientific report on the incidence of birth defects in Fallujah [Dr Samira Alani]|
That's from ALJAZEERA and let's note Dr. Mozhgan Savabieasfahani's 2013 "What's delaying the WHO report on Iraqi birth defects?" (also from ALJAZEERA):
Iraq is poisoned. Thirty-five million Iraqis wake up every morning to a living nightmare of childhood cancers, adult cancers and birth defects. Familial cancers, cluster cancers and multiple cancers in the same individual have become frequent in Iraq.
Sterility, repeated miscarriages, stillbirths and severe birth defects - some never described in any medical books - are all around, in increasing numbers. Trapped in this hellish nightmare, millions of Iraqis struggle to survive, and they call for help.
Somehow, Jamie Lee, your nonsense from TODAY I FEEL SILLY AND OTHER MOODS THAT MAKE MY DAY don't really cut it for what's going on -- continuing to this day -- in Iraq.
And all the children who have suffered because of the Iraq War are erased and silenced when you stoop to reTweeting Bill Kristol and presenting him as someone to listen to.
Hillary Clinton did it. Get it?
Hillary and Her Vaginal Secretions (including Jamie Lee Curtis) reTweeted and normalized Kristol.
In an earlier time, they would have been paraded through the streets and then put in the stocks or endured a public hanging. In our more 'civilized' times, they're allowed to parade around and prepare to do more damage. Someone should be mounting a trial for all these War Criminals and their enablers.
Hillary and Her Vaginal Secretions think she can get away with pinning Bully Boy Bush for her "mistake." No. Iraqi children are suffering from birth defects because of this illegal war, the country has been turned into a land of widow and orphans because of this illegal war.
Time's up, Hillary.
She had her time as Secretary of State to try to improve things. She didn't. The laughable Clinton Foundation did nothing to help either.
Had she not been running for president, she never would have even offered the weak it was a "mistake" to vote for the Iraq War.
Time's up, fake ass.
The US government continues to pretend it's going to 'fix' Iraq -- the Iraq that the US government broke.
"SHOULD THIS MARRIAGE BE SAVED?" went up here in November 2004.
The whole point was you can't fix what you broke and when you broke it people just want you to leave.
This is as though you burned up someone's kitchen at a party and you're refusing to leave their home at three in the morning while you insist you will fix it.
They don't want to hear it, they just want you to go.
But the US will not leave Iraq. It will not take a hint, it will not listen.
And the US government wants to continue to pretend that it's doing some good.
Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan led the U.S. delegation at today’s U.S-Iraq Higher Coordinating Committee, to affirm our commitment to building a broad, long-term partnership with the Iraqi people based on the principles of cooperation, sovereignty, and mutual respect.
Deputy Secretary Sullivan met with Speaker of the Council of Representatives Jabouri to discuss upcoming elections and our expanding bilateral partnership. The U.S. strongly supports holding the Iraqi national elections in May in accordance with the Iraqi constitution.
During his meeting today with PM Abadi, Deputy Secretary Sullivan congratulated him and the Iraqi people on the bravery of the Iraqi Security Forces and their liberation of Iraqi territory from ISIS. They also discussed future opportunities for bilateral economic cooperation.
Pleased to welcome back US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan to Erbil. We had a productive meeting and discussed a number of challenges facing Kurdistan and Iraq.
There's no good here.
Iraq War cheerleader Michael O'Hanlon continues to cheer for it to continue.
Michael O'Hanlon: "Here we are in Iraq having largely defeated the Islamic State... now we have to help Iraq get stable so it's not as vulnerable to Iranian adventurism." fxn.ws/2ByZiAI
Almost fifteen years into this war (15th year anniversary is in March) and O'Hanlon's still preaching the US has to "help Iraq get stable." The troops have to remain until Iraq is stable.
When will that happen?
Never since the US keeps imposing 'leaders' on the country.
The Iraqi people's voice was denied in the 2010 elections, Barack Obama overturned the results with The Erbil Agreement. The 2014 elections were such a joke that little pretense was made that Barack installed Hayder al-Abadi as prime minister -- or did you miss the fact that months after we said that, NPR said it on air as well? Do we need to highlight that moment from MORNING EDITION or can big boys and girls do their own Googling?
Did the US plan and create ISIS?
I have no idea. I hope to hell not.
But I certainly understand why so many in Iraq believe that the US government created it.
The US government has done everything it could to destabilize Iraq and then use that created chaos to justify the US remaining in Iraq.
All the foreign powers have. They're a little more subtle than, for instance, back in the days when British service members were dressing up as 'Sunni militants' (with bad wigs) and blowing up a jail but they continue to sew chaos.
And then they use that chaos to justify their own continued presence.
Baxtiyar Goran (KURDISTAN 24) reports:
The United States has stopped a maintenance program for the Iraqi-owned Abrams tanks after one of the military vehicles was provided to the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi, Iraqi media reported on Sunday.
Iraq-based al-Ghad Press revealed that American company General Dynamics, who produces the Abrams tanks, had suspended its maintenance program in Iraq over the Hashd al-Shaabi’s—also known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF)—possession of one of the US-made tanks.
“The US tank company [General Dynamics] withdrew from its base in Baghdad’s al-Muthanna airport after finding out that Iraq violated the terms of the contract which only authorized the Iraqi army to use the US provided tanks,” the report stated.
Robert Parry (CONSORTIUM NEWS) has passed away.
Very sad to hear of the passing of Bob Parry, a great investigative journalist. As Max says here, at the time of his death Parry was exposing the latest NeoCon Fake News aka ´Russiagate’- the 2017/8 equivalent of the 2002/3 Iraqi WMDs hoax.
He will be sorely missed. In a world of fakers and whores, a genuine person like Robert Parry will be sorely missed.
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