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Fan club membership is not activism


Dr. Jill SteinVerified account ‏@DrJillStein  21h21 hours ago Voting for Hillary means this is OK: The vote for the Iraq War, prosecuting whistleblowers, sell fracking worldwide + rigging a primary. 1,299 retweets1,911 likes Reply   Retweet   1.3K   Like   1.9K   More And the reason you've arrived at Hillary is lesser of two evil-ism voting. That's why most Democratic

Iraq snapshot


Wednesday, September 28, 2016.  Chaos and violence continue, Barack Obama's sending more US troops into Iraq, Haider al-Abadi pens an embarrassing column, Hillary Clinton hopes the press keeps forgetting how she raised the issue of George H.W. Bush's adultery in the 1992 presidential race, and much more. Stephen Kalin and Yeganech Torbati (REUTERS) report, "The United States will send around 600

More US troops headed to Iraq -- PM of Iraq says


Quick translation of the above posted to Haider al-Abadi's website this morning (he's the prime minister of Iraq): As they prepare for the major battle to fully liberate the city of Mosul and eliminate the gangs of [the Islamic State], and in light of the fact that trainers and advisers from the international coalition will speed up the conclusion of the battle, in consultation with US

Iraq snapshot


Tuesday, September 27, 2016.  Chaos and violence continue, nation-building is raised, whoring continues and much more. Jed Babbin (WASHINGTON TIMES) offers: Our Pentagon leaders are reportedly readying a request to President Obama to send another 400 or 500 U.S. troops to Iraq. They would join the 4,400 there and be tasked to help the Iraqis retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State. (

They want to add a debate helper for Hillary


Yahoo NewsVerified account ‏@YahooNews  5h5 hours ago The moderator's role as fact-checker became an issue when Matt Lauer didn't challenge Trump’s false claim about Iraq 9 retweets20 likes Reply Retweet   9 Like   20 More Does it get any better? It certainly can't get much worse. Either liars are trying to work the refs -- loved

I guess a life lived in a closet for over 65 years doesn't sharpen the brain


I don't get some things. George TakeiVerified account ‏@GeorgeTakei  14h14 hours ago The truth? Trump favored war in Iraq, he led the Birthers for 5 yrs, and he tried to buy off Jeb Bush on casinos. Don't let him keep lying. 1,066 retweets2,091 likes Reply   Retweet   1.1K   Like   2.1K   More Who the hell cares? What has this bit player from TV -- who was lucky to

Iraq snapshot


Saturday, September 24, 2016.  Chaos and violence continue, War Crimes continue, silence continues, and much more. Journalistic hero I.F. Stone long ago observed, "All government lie." But for nearly eight years, many of the so-called left have pretended that doesn't apply when it comes to Barack Obama. Yet we now know the US President knew about Hillary Clinton's use of a private server.  

62% of Americans want to see me on the debate stage


Gary Johnson is the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate.  Pinned Tweet Gov. Gary Johnson ‏@GovGaryJohnson  Sep 12 62% of Americans want to see me on the debate stage. #letgarydebate #YouIn? #TeamGov 2,344 retweets3,542 likes Reply   Retweet   2.3K   Like   3.5K   More  Gov. Gary Johnson Retweeted GeorgeStephanopoulos ‏@GStephanopoulos  

Isakson Applauds Passage of Bill to Authorize VA Programs


Senator Johnny Isakson (above) is the Chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.  His office issued the following this week: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, September 19, 2016 Contact: Amanda Maddox, 202-224-7777Lauren Gaydos, 202-224-9126 Isakson Applauds Passage of Bill to Authorize VA Programs Bill will ensure veterans continue receiving health care, benefits,

Neither corporate candidate is talking about peace


Jill Stein is the Green Party's presidential nominee.  Pinned Tweet Dr. Jill Stein ‏@DrJillStein  Sep 3 Fed up with the rigged political system? Want real democracy? Stand w/ me for #OpenDebates! … 2,552 retweets3,508 likes Reply   Retweet   2.6K   Like   3.5K   More Dr. Jill Stein ‏@DrJillStein

In Response to Letter from Baldwin and others, U.S. Army Updates Regulations Covering Soldiers Discharged for Misconduct While Suffering from PTSD & TBI


US Senator Tammy Baldwin's office issued this last week.  I'll blame it on Yahoo for the delay in seeing it but we'll note it now. For Immediate Release Friday, September 16, 2016 Contact:    (202) 224 – 6225 In Response to Letter from Baldwin and others, U.S. Army Updates Regulations Covering Soldiers Discharged for Misconduct While Suffering from PTSD &

Iraq snapshot


Friday, September 23, 2016.  Chaos and violence continue, Zebari talks conspiracy and admits he has covered up fraud and corruption, Barack Obama does not use the d-word no matter what liars like Juan Cole tell you, and much more. Kicking things off with Hillary Clinton's disgraced colleague and good friend Hoshyar Zebaria. The disgraced Zebari was ousted this week due to corruption.

Iraq snapshot


Thursday, September 22, 2016.  Chaos and violence continue, theft and stealing continue, look what gets the press upset about Iraq, and much more. Starting with Hoshyar Zebari. That's Zebari in better times pictures with his good friend and colleague Hillary Clinton.  Yesterday, he was voted out as the Minister of Finance in Iraq due to corruption. Erika Solomon's piece for THE FINANCIAL

Iraq snapshot


Wednesday, September 21, 2016.  Chaos and violence continue, Iraq's Finance Minister is voted out of office on corruption charges, Jim Rutenberg tries to relaunch McCarthyism and much more. We're starting with Jim Ruternberg -- a piece of human filth at THE NEW YORK TIMES. We know Jim as one of the original Operation Happy Talkers on Iraq and you can search the archive to read up on his

Iraq snapshot


Tuesday, September 20, 2016.  Chaos and violence continue, 2008 comes back for Hillary Clinton as her aid Sidney Blumenthal is exposed as the one whispering Barack Obama was born in Kenya, Barack meets with Hayder al-Abadi, Seth MacFarlane tries to tell America how to vote, and much more. In 2000, even Democrats were outraged by the way Karl Rove smeared John McCain with lies (see Richard

The waves of Operation Happy Talk continue to pass for reporting


Campbell MacDiarmid has an idiotic 'report' for MACLEANS entitled "ISIS will soon be driven out of Iraq.  What comes next?" Let's accept the premise for just one moment. If the first statement is true, where in the article is the second statement -- the question -- addressed? "A post ISIS-Iraq may finally be in sight, but the future is not necessarily bright." Thanks for that, it was most

Remember when we warned about the devolving US relationship with Ammar al-Hakim?


REUTERS reports, "President Barack Obama will meet with the leaders of Iraq, Nigeria and Colombia on the sidelines of the annual United Nations General Assembly gathering next week, the White House said on Friday." Well I guess that makes up for his failures to visit Iraq. He's visited it once and only once since becoming President of the United States. April 7, 2009. His only visit. He's

It looks like persecution


Loveday Morris (WASHINGTON POST) reports: The Iraqi government on Saturday allowed a trickle of civilians back into the western city of Fallujah, where they will begin the daunting task of rebuilding their lives in a city ragged from conflict and lacking even the most basic services. Three months after the city was recaptured from Islamic State militants, a convoy of seven families

Isaiah's THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Hillary Explains"


Isaiah's latest THE WORLD TODAY JUST NUTS "Hillary Explains."  Wearing a button which reads "IN NEOCONS WE TRUST," Hillary Clinton explains last weekend's stumble, "I know most of you were shocked last weekend when I wobbled.  I get it.  No one had ever seen me lean that far left before."   Isaiah archives his comics at The World Today Just Nuts. the world today just nuts comic  hillary

58% of Americans support a single payer health care system


Jill Stein is the Green Party presidential candidate: Dr. Jill Stein ‏@DrJillStein  Sep 3 Fed up with the rigged political system? Want real democracy? Stand w/ me for #OpenDebates! … 2,063 retweets2,901 likes Reply   Retweet   2.1K   Like   2.9K   More Dr. Jill Stein ‏@DrJillStein  2m2 minutes ago

Iraq snapshot


Friday, September 16, 2016.  Chaos and violence continue, Hillary's role in the Iraq War went beyond one vote for it, the Ashraf community is out of Iraq, and much more. In an article posted last night at THE WASHINGTON POST, Michael Kranish attempts to explore Hillary Clinton's support of the Iraq War.  Though probably one of the best pieces on the topic in the last two years, it actually

No, silence is not an option


Yesterday's snapshot resulted in a few 'poor Jane Fonda' e-mails. Poor Iraqi women, poor Iraqi children, poor Iraqi people. I'll nod along with that. I'm not going to fret over someone who can't keep their promises. No one forced her, in 2007, to get on stage and give a speech at the January rally against the Iraq War in DC. In fact, why was she speaking? Susan Sarandon? Okay, Susan had

Iraq snapshot


Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  Chaos and violence continue, the Iraq War continues, faux feminists are women who claim to be feminists but don't help women and don't speak out against war, we draw a line and that includes noting the institutional sexism of Jane Fonda, and much more. As Mike pointed out last night: "TMZ exposes CBS so-called News." So let's start with the latest on Hillary



It's been five days since it was reported that the last of the Ashraf community had left Iraq. Who? Here's the summary we generally used: Background:  As of September 2013, Camp Ashraf in Iraq is empty.  All remaining members of the community have been moved to Camp Hurriya (also known as Camp Liberty).  Camp Ashraf housed a group of Iranian dissidents who were  welcomed to Iraq by Saddam

Twitter and Iraq


Just a brief look at what makes it on Twitter when the topic is Iraq. Ken KlippensteinVerified account ‏@kenklippenstein  3h3 hours ago Yes, HRC had no choice but to vote for the Iraq War (bc bad intel), which is why Obama voted against it, as well as Bernie Sanders, and... 18 retweets42 likes Reply   Retweet   18   Like   42   More Barack Obama voted against the