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Iraq snapshot


Friday, March 24, 2017.  Chaos and violence continue, Moqtad al-Sadr stages a huge rally, AP misreports and much more. Baghdad today? Rudaw English‏Verified account @RudawEnglish  6h6 hours ago More #Live: Thousands of people flood #Baghdad's Tahrir Square, demonstration called by #Iraq's powerful cleric Muqtada al-Sadr.   2 replies35 retweets18 likes Reply

Looking For A New Love (Jody Watley)


There's only one Jody Watley.  Above the Grammy winning artist is performing her smash hit "Looking For A New Love."  That's from her debut album JODY WATLEY which was released thirty years ago and remains a dance classic. And Jody Tweets today: Jody Watley‏Verified account @jodywatley  2h2 hours ago More Jody Watley Retweeted Albumism Happy Birthday Blessings @ChakaKhan ️ Jody

Iraq snapshot


Thursday, March 23, 2017.  Chaos and violence continue, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson admits the US military isn't leaving Iraq even if the Islamic State is defeated, Hayder al-Abadi lies about democracy and the militias, reports of mass civilians deaths in Iraq, and much more. Yesterday, at the US State Dept, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson stood side-by-side with Iraq's Prime

Remarks at the Ministerial Plenary for the Global Coalition Working to Defeat ISIS


Remarks Rex W. Tillerson Secretary of State Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi The Department of State Washington, DC March 22, 2017 SECRETARY TILLERSON: Good morning, and thank you all for traveling to Washington, D.C. to participate in this counter-ISIS [. . .] ministerial conference. It is indeed encouraging to see the attendance. When the forces of ISIS [. .

Russia Conspiracists Claim to Possess Reality (David Swanson)


Russia Conspiracists Claim to Possess Reality By David Swanson An Associated Press story on Tuesday came with this headline: "Analysis: Reality catching up with Trump on Russia," and began: "WASHINGTON (AP) — Reality is catching up with President Donald Trump. Hours after Trump dismissed reports that his campaign associates were being

The Nearness of You (Sarah Vaughan)


The legendary Sarah Vaughan performing "The Nearness of You" (first album appearance is SARAH VAUGHAN IN HI-FI).

Iraq snapshot


Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  FRONTLINE airs the most important report on Iraq in at least four years (if not more) and we explore how cowards refuse to speak out against the ongoing Iraq War. Ramita Navai: Last year, two Iraqi journalists investigating the militias here were murdered.  [. . .] While the west is fighting the war against ISIS most people we've spoken to here have told us they're

Poetry by Sarah Abdallah


 Sarah Abdallah Retweeted Sarah Abdallah‏ @sahouraxo  2h2 hours ago More Roses are red Violets are blue Saudi Arabia bankrolled Hillary's presidential run And George Soros did too #WorldPoetryDay 32 replies280 retweets607 likes Reply   32   Retweet   280   Like   607 Sarah Abdallah‏ @sahouraxo  1h1 hour ago More All liberals do is cry And spread

Wade in the Water (Judy Henske)


The legendary Judy Henske performing "Wade in the Water."

Iraq snapshot


Tuesday, March 21, 2017.  Chaos and violence continue, FRONTLINE (PBS) gears up to air a report on Iraq tonight, Iraq's PM meets with the US President, The Mosul Slog continues, and so much more. AA reports a Monday evening Baghdad car bombing left at least 13 people dead and at least sixteen more injured.  The 14th anniversary of the Iraq War didn't look any different than it did when it

I Ain't Been Licked (Diana Ross)


The one and only Diana Ross performing "I Ain't Been Licked" from her classic album THE BOSS. And for those who prefer the studio recording . . .

Iraq snapshot


Monday, March 20, 2017.  The never-ending Iraq War continues, 14 years after it started. Let's start in England.  Scott D'Arcy (COVENTRY TELEGRAPH) reports: A criminal probe into a disgraced Coventry lawyer who brought false claims against Iraq War veterans has a number of "lines of inquiry", the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said. A file on Phil Shiner, who was struck off last month

The stupidity


We're still working on THIRD so I'm sidelining some topics for that. But the stupidity from our so called 'left.' They aren't left. They are Democratic Party partisans. They're whores, let's be honest. Debra Messing is a whore.  She's an ugly whore. It's the anniversary of the start of the ongoing Iraq War and, check her Twitter feed, it doesn't mean a thing to our Jewish neocon Debra.

Were you in a coma when a man named George W. Bush lied about Iraq (Sarah Abdallah)


Some Tweets from Sarah Abdallah.  Sarah Abdallah Retweeted Sarah Abdallah‏ @sahouraxo  14h14 hours ago More Russia has the best Anti-Smoking Ad ever: "Smoking kills more people than Obama, although he kills a lot. Don't smoke, don't be like Obama" 107 replies2,406 retweets3,318 likes Reply   107   Retweet   2.4K   Like   3.3K Sarah Abdallah‏ @

Wish I Didn't Miss You (Angie Stone)


Angie Stone's "Wish I Didn't Miss You" (first appears on her MAHOGANY SOUL).

"Corrupt, disgusting" Nouri al-Maliki


Next Friday in Iraq? Iraqi Day  🇮🇶‏ @iraqi_day  9h9 hours ago More Muqtada Al-Sadr has called for "million man march" on Friday in Tahrir Square central #Baghdad, Sadr will attend to give "important" speech. 2 replies21 retweets22 likes Reply   2 Retweet   21 Like   22 What will the Shi'ite cleric and movement leader say? Maybe he'll talk about

Losing My Mind (Liza Minnelli)


Academy Award winning, Tony award winning, Grammy Award winning, Emmy award winning Liza Minnelli performing "Losing My Mind" (first appears on her album RESULTS).

Iraq snapshot


Friday, March 17, 2017.  Chaos and violence continue, The Mosul Slog continues, Iraqi civilians are killed in another bombing by US-led warplanes, George Clooney's beard presumes to speak for the US government, and much more. Esra Doğramacı‏Verified account @EsraD  Mar 16 More Excellent interactive .@arwaCNN spent 28 hours trapped & under fire from ISIS...she went back 0

Anoa J. Changa Tweets


Some Tweets from Anoa J. Changa.  Pinned Tweet Anoa J. Changa, Esq.‏ @TheWayWithAnoa  Feb 24 More Nina Turner Speaks About Sustained Engagement and Channeling Energy Into Local Action:  via @YouTube 14 replies173 retweets229 likes Reply   14   Retweet   173   Like   229  Anoa J. Changa, Esq. Retweeted Michael

Drive All Night (Joss Stone)


Joss Stone performing "Drive All Night" (first appears on her LP1).

Iraq snapshot


Thursday, March 16, 2017.  Chaos and violence continue, The Mosul Slog continues, the refugee crisis continues and Hayder al-Abadi wants foreign troops reduced in Iraq. Day 150 of The Mosul Slog. How's it going? Al Jazeera News‏Verified account @AJENews  3h3 hours ago More Iraq camps overwhelmed with Mosul's displaced  3 replies47 retweets29 likes

'Rebel group' = al Qaeda coalition (Rania Khalek)


Here are some Tweets from journalist Rania Khalek.  Pinned Tweet Rania Khalek‏Verified account @RaniaKhalek  Mar 2 More Arming Syria's rebels drove the refugee crisis & helped ISIS, which fueled the resurgent far right across the west 40 replies377 retweets450 likes Reply   40   Retweet   377   Like   450 Rania Khalek‏Verified account @RaniaKhalek  3h3

The Problem With the CIA and Drones (David Swanson)


The Problem With the CIA and Drones By David Swanson Thanks to a recent Wall Street Journal article, I've been hearing from Democratic partisans that President Trump has done something brand new, and that it amounts to tearing up the War Powers Resolution by giving the CIA the power to make war. Now, I am seeking to build support

Iraq snapshot


Wednesday, March 15, 2017.  Chaos and violence continue but we spend most of our time denouncing the hysterics and their hysteria on Russia and WikiLeaks. I am the ruler of all. Apparently. Who knew? I didn't know it until the angry e-mail over "IPS and FOREIGN POLICY IN FOCUS have been removed" from last night. Turns out, if I don't link to something, I have censored them and denied them

IPS and FOREIGN POLICY IN FOCUS have been removed


. . .  from the links. Wonder why? Refer to Elaine's "John Feffer is a damn liar (and don't e-mail, prick, I won't retract)." Feffer's always been a jerk -- and was especially in March of 2008 -- but we ignored it. I won't now. The Democrats are refusing to take accountability for the big loss. Russia is nothing but a distraction -- a hysteria that allows them to pretend Hillary ran a