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Iraq Jokers & Clowns
« on: June 20, 2014, 02:01:09 AM »

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…The latest newz in Geopolitical Clustefuck is the deterioration of the Puppet Goobermint installed in Iraq after the last Desert Storm operation to bring “Democracy” to Iraq by turning Saddam Hussein into a corpse.


A few TRILLION $$ later in this exercise in stupidity, Iraq is no more a democracy than it was under Saddam, civil war rages onward non-stop everywhere outside of maybe a 5 mile perimeter in Baghdad and well protected Oil Extraction locations, and gruesome pics and vids of atrocities committed by some faction in this war are making it out into the MSM and blogosphere daily now.


It’s not like atrocities haven’t been ongoing around Iraq since the Desert Storm operations, or in fact before them either. The place was more or less under control by Saddam and his crew of Thugs prior to Desert Storm, but these guys were not all too nice themselves of course…


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Re: Iraq Jokers & Clowns
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2014, 04:24:37 AM »
Jimbo Cross Posted on TBP.

Don't expect much if any Commentary there, the Shit Throwing Monkeys there have lost their nerve.  I'm swamping them with content and they ran outta gas.  :icon_mrgreen:

Interesting Newz is the first AD went up at the beginning of the Collapse Cafe Anniversary Video on You Tube.  Not sure exactly what we are advertizing here, but it was loud.  LOL.

Still no idea where any of that Ad Money from You Tube Monetization goes or how much it actually amounts to.  :icon_scratch:

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Re: Iraq Jokers & Clowns
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2014, 04:35:39 PM »
How 'bout that SS-N-22 anti-ship cruise missile!

Mach 2 at least, sea skimming, does a final pop-up maneuver and then slams into the flight deck.  The war head doesn't even need to go off to punch a hole in the deck/hull and start the process of sending that very expensive platform to the bottom. 

It has been said it hits with the force of a loaded semi going 200 mph not counting the TNT.

The suspense is just killing me!   :icon_mrgreen:

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Iraq Jokers & Clowns: Battle of the Hashtags
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2014, 11:08:52 PM »
Filed under "You can't make this shit up."  :icon_mrgreen:

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Even ISIS Mocks Obama's "Hashtag Diplomacy" With #BringBackOurHumvee

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In the aftermath of the incongruous attempt by Michelle Obama to curry social media support with the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, many were left scratching their heads: was this meant to be a legitimate attempt at foreign policy? If so, it was clearly an abysmal failure because as Reuters reported yesterday, "Nigeria wrapped up its inquiry into the abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls by militants on Friday with little progress to show, reporting almost none had been freed after the initial kidnapping some girls escaped from."

So while the "heartfelt" plea (because the petulant picture accompanying it was clearly very sincere) of Obama's "Smart Diplomacy" failed, it certainly succeeded in being mocked not only on the right, but the left as well, and everywhere inbetween.

However, until this moment, mocking the administration's imploding foreign policy was largely a domestic issue, for the simple reason that foreigners were too busy annexing Crimea, taking over Kurdish oil fields, or repelling US-trained, if divided Al-Qaeda militants to spare time to troll the first lady.

That changed this past week when none other than the Al-Qaeda extremist spinoff which in recent weeks has overrun half of Iraq, ISIS, and which as we reported managed to "confiscate" an unknown number of US-made Black Hawk helicopters and Humvees, decided to use the same outlet, Twitter, to not only mock Michelle Obama, but US foreign policy in Iraq. It is here that Obama's foreign policy is currently paralyzed with the president seemingly unable to decide if he will send in troops, or he will not (and just "Military advisors"), whether he will side with Iran or with Saudi Arabia, whether he will protect the Maliki cabinet that until last week had America's blessing, or he will let it flounder even as the Iraqi PMI suddenly has become bosom friends with Vladimir Putin, and so on.

According to Al Arabiya, "the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has made a mockery of the U.S. first lady Michelle Obama through series of tweets accompanied by the hashtag: #bringbackourhumvee."

The militant group photo-shopped a popular image of Michelle carrying a sign that reads #bringbackourgirls, part of a global campaign to rescue 276 Nigerian school girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram last month.

The #bringbackourhumvee tweets being shared by ISIS members and their supports on Twitter refer to American-made Humvees confiscated by the extremist militants in Iraq last week, the UK-based Daily Mail said.

The image posted on Twitter by a self-proclaimed Oxford student shows
the alleged Humvee transported from Iraq to Syria. (Photo courtesy: Twitter)

The bitter irony: the U.S.-made military hardware seized by ISIS in Iraq could be used for in battles against the forces of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki.

A senior official from the opposition Free Syria Army said ISIS moved Humvees and helicopters among smaller weaponry, like Kalashnikovs, across the border from Iraq to Syria, the International Business Times reported last Thursday. It is unclear if there they would be returned to yet another group of extremist Al Qaedans, the Al-Nusra front. It is unclear if and how much the US funds that particular branch of Al Qaeda as of this moment.

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So while US foreign policy has sadly yet to generate one commendable result in the past 6 years, one can certainly say that if nothing else, it is resulting in a lot of increasingly louder laughter, first in the US and then globally. We hope that was not Obama's intention.


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Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein To Death Has Been Executed By ISIS, Local Media Reports

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Back in 2006, after the second US invasion of Iraq culminated if not with the discovery of the WMDs (which were the pretext for the invasion in the first place), but the unearthing (literally) and kangaroo court trial of Saddam Hussein, the US was quick to announce "mission accomplished." Recent events have made a mockery of that claim, however what is truly the straw that broke the back of poetic justice, to mix metaphors, are reports from local media that as part of its blitz-campaign to take over northern Iraq, ISIS found and the promptly executed Rauf Rashid Abd al-Rahman, the judge who sentenced Saddam to death: a death which to many was the crowning moment of the second US invasion of Iraq, and the confirmation of successful US foreign policy.

It goes without saying that if true, the murder of the man who indirectly did the US bidding in slamming the book shut on the Saddam regime (and with it US claims of Iraqi "liberation") and was responsible for Saddam's death, means the last "Mission Accomplished" posted can now be safely taken down.

As LiveLeak first reported, Rauf Rashid Abd al-Rahman was the replacement chief judge of the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal's Al-Dujail trial of Saddam Hussein in 2006. His background, from Wikipedia:

    Abd al-Rahman was an ethnic Kurd from Halabja, the site of the 1988 Halabja poison gas attack. He replaced Rizgar Mohammed Amin as chief judge on 23 January 2006. Amin had resigned after being criticised in the Iraqi media for appearing "too soft" on the defendants by allowing them to speak aloud in court without being recognized.

     

    After Amin's resignation, Abd al-Rahman headed the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal during the rest of the trial of Saddam Hussein for genocide, and when it sentenced him to death. He also sentenced to death some of his top aides.

     

    In December 2006, Abd al-Rahman took his family to Britain on a travel visa, and three months later applied for asylum. He later cancelled his application.

     

    In 16 June 2014, Abd al-Rahman was arrested by ISIS rebels during 2014 Northern Iraq offensive. Two days later, it was reported that ISIS captured and executed him.

More details from Almesryoon.com, google translated.

There were reports the execution of Iraqi judge, Raouf Abdel-Rahman, who spent the same judgment on Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, according to confirmed the pages on the social networking site, without official confirmation from the Iraqi government.

The pages on social networking sites, including Page MP Jordanian Khalil Attieh on the site "Facebook" to "revolutionaries Iraqis arrested him and sentenced him to death in retaliation for the death of the martyr Saddam Hussein," he said, adding that Rauf tried to escape from Baghdad after wearing uniforms dancers.

She page Izzat al-Douri, vice-president Saddam Hussein, the "Facebook" to the rebels Iraqis were able to arrest the Kurdish judge Rauf Rashid, who issued a death sentence against the former Iraqi leader, which is currently in the "grip of the soldiers of the Islamic State and the men of the Baath Party."

She page address, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, "Judge Rauf Rashid in the grip of Mujahideen equipped Aahalki neck", in reference to al-Maliki, also falling in the hands of insurgents.

Judge Raouf Abdel Rahman presided over the trial of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, the successor to the judge Rizgar Amin, following the latter's resignation in protest against foreign interference in the work of the court. Following the verdict on Saddam hanging out in the October 5, 2006, and was appointed justice minister in the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Although he was seen as an advocate of human rights, but he faced charges because of the way his administration for sessions trial of Saddam and the symbols of his regime, because Thamlh defendants, for being a city of Halabja, which came to the bombing of a chemical at the end of the eighties.

Over the past week, fell several cities in northern Iraq, in the forefront of Mosul, and Tikrit, Salahuddin province, in the hands of groups of armed Sunni, led by the organization "Daash", after the withdrawal of army troops, in moves considered leaders tribal Sunni "popular revolution Sunni against injustice and sectarian government (Prime Minister outgoing Nuri) al-Maliki, the Shiite, "while the frequency of the authorities as" attacks from terrorist groups."
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