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Iraq's Maliki Refuses To Go: Says Only He Has The "Right To Represent State", Accuses US Of Intervening

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And it was going so well until Joe Biden called. Moments ago the PM who refuses to hand in his resignation spoke to the nation in a TV address. In short: he isn't going anywhere.

From Bloomberg:


And the punchline:


And from Al Arabiya:

In short, another US foreign intervention success story (and yes, Obama is to thank for this latest crisis because as the Daily Beast reports, the current PM is effectively yet another US puppet. Just like Maliki was until the US decided it no longer had any use for him).

Oh well, time for more phone calls, hash tags, red lines and humanitarian bombings.


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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:45 | 5077713 RacerX
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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:49 | 5077759 Bloppy
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Markets now ignoring Iraq, Ebola, Russia, China, you name it. Imminent invasion from the moon wouldn't pop this mega-bubble.

Especially Ebola, nothing to see here:

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:59 | 5077813 BaBaBouy
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THIS Place Is Fucked...

Thanks Again GWB For Your NON-WMD Iraqi Invasion/Overthrow, Open-Can-Of-Worms, WE-OWN-IT-NOW-AND-FOREVER, $2 TRILL AND Counting  Blah Blah Blah...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:00 | 5077866 max2205
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Off with his head!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:03 | 5077899 negative rates
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Oh no, they say he's got to go, lets go godzilla.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:13 | 5077924 AlaricBalth
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King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has been emphatic in his lack of support for Maliki. This WikiLeaks cable concerning Counterterrorism Adviser Brennan's meeting with Saudi King Abdullah in 2009 shows the Saudi kings total contempt for the Iraqi prime minister.

(S) The King expressed a complete lack of trust in Iraqi PM al-Maliki and held out little hope for improved Saudi/Iraqi relations as long as al-Maliki remains in office.

(S) NO HOPE FOR MALIKI: The King said he had "no confidence whatsoever in (Iraqi PM) Maliki, and the Ambassador (Fraker) is well aware of my views." The King affirmed that he had refused former President Bush's entreaties that he meet with Maliki. The King said he had met Maliki early in Maliki's term of office, and the Iraqi had given him a written list of commitments for reconciliation in Iraq, but had failed to follow through on any of them. For this reason, the King said, Maliki had no credibility. "I don,t trust this man," the King stated, "He's an Iranian agent." The King said he had told both Bush and former Vice president Cheney "how can I meet with someone I don,t trust?" Maliki has "opened the door for Iranian influence in Iraq" since taking power, the King said, and he was "not hopeful at all" for Maliki, "or I would have met with him."

And from a later cable: (Comment: The Saudi reluctance to send an Ambassador to Baghdad likely has more to do with the King,s distaste for PM Nuri al-Maliki than with security. End Comment)

No doubt as to who is trying to pull the strings in the Middle East. He who has the oil, makes the rules!!


Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:27 | 5078480 Jumbotron
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"King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has been emphatic in his lack of support for Maliki. This WikiLeaks cable concerning Counterterrorism Adviser Brennan's meeting with Saudi King Abdullah in 2009 shows the Saudi kings total contempt for the Iraqi prime minister.

(S) The King expressed a complete lack of trust in Iraqi PM al-Maliki and held out little hope for improved Saudi/Iraqi relations as long as al-Maliki remains in office.

No doubt as to who is trying to pull the strings in the Middle East. He who has the oil, makes the rules!!"


And Obama knows the rules too......

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:20 | 5078756 SDShack
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"The spice must flow."

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:09 | 5077940 Coletrane
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off with the heads of people who think complaining on the interwebz is EVER going to make a difference.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:08 | 5077926 Wahooo
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BTW, why are we even concerning ourselves with these places? Absurd that we shouldn't have covered our country with windmills and solar panels by now. Not a complete solution, but it would sure take the edge off dealing with those fucks over in the ME.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:56 | 5077829 Georgia_Boy
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Yeah, that's what I thought.  The Deep State has decided he is not getting the job done against ISIS and he's out.  We'll have to observe the tone of how Hussein (ours, not theirs) handles this in the next press conference for confirmation.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:14 | 5077974 Omen IV
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Maliki removal has nothing to do with ISIS - USA wants him out and away from Iran - nothing more than that going on

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:04 | 5078338 Andre
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Not quite. They want him out and Iraq not buying Russian military equipment.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:19 | 5078012 Jumbotron
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Meanwhile.....over in Gazaland

Look what the filthy, shit eating Muzzies did to their tunnel diggers....

That's the state of the Muzzies.  They are never satisfied unless there is blood

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:27 | 5078075 Moe Howard
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There was no independent confirmation of the report (link here in Hebrew).

So you believe a Israeli source quoting an Israeli source that has a disclaimer that they can't verify the story.



Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:03 | 5078328 ObamaDepression
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Given their long history of throwing fellow Palestinians off buildings and dragging them behind motorcycles (2012), this is entirely consistent with known facts.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:34 | 5078499 Jumbotron
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Given their long history since Moo-hammed came riding out of the desert with a sword in one hand and a revelation from Allah in the other.....

Well....let history be your guide.

Nothing has changed since 610 C.E.

And if you don't believe.....then I'd suggest someone here on ZeroHedge who has contacts in Gaza find out.  I'm sure there are plenty of Muzzie lurkers on this site....not to mention Muzzie sympathizers.

Go ahead.....if you have the balls.

Hamas did it.  You know they did it.  Now deal with it.   Murdering, blood lusting shit eaters.  They're getting desperate.  Like the Mob. 

I LOVE IT !!!   They're eating their own.  Won't be long now until they're screaming for mercy.  Obviously Allah has no ears for their cries.


ROTFLMAO !!!!!!!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:29 | 5078089 Anusocracy
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You are a shill.

That's worse than sourcing from the CIA.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:25 | 5078456 Jumbotron
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You go ahead and stay RRIiiiight there Mr. Ball-licki.  Someone from ISIS will be with your shortly.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:47 | 5077720 SilverRhino
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ROFL this is too fucking much.   Saddam reborn indeed.

It's like these people are fundamentally incapable of operating a democracy.   Oh wait, they are incapable. 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:50 | 5077770 TeethVillage88s
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First he says one thing, then he says another thing.

He doesn't know what he wants. All he knows is he wants to stay, but nothing else. Maybe he wants a "Do-Over".

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:59 | 5077860 PhilB
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Its a far stretch to ask them to run a democarcy when the alleged developed world cant do it either.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:07 | 5077865 NoDebt
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And the best part is, we supported the election and it's results.  So, once again (and similar to Egypt) we're ending up on the wrong side of this.  Scratch that.  The "losing" side of this.  I couldn't possibly tell you what's 'right' vs. what's 'wrong' when it comes to the middle east.  

Watch the back-pedalling begin.  Is it a "coup"?  No, golly gosh, no, it can't be a coup.  That would mean we would be required to stop sending military aid.  So we will, AGAIN, simply not declare ANYTHING about the situation.

Obama is a losing machine.  Ever damned thing he touches.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:09 | 5077946 youngman
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His Swiss Bank account is not full yet...he needs more time to steal the money....

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:22 | 5078043 Frank N. Beans
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Maliki did not have a golden parachute written into his contract, the dumbass

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:55 | 5077820 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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"It's like these people are fundamentally incapable of operating a democracy."

Who is?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:10 | 5077949 stvitus
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"It's like humans are fundamentally incapable of operating a democracy. "

Fixed it.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:45 | 5077721 FieldingMellish
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"... we leave behind a stable and democratic Iraq."


Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:50 | 5077774 StackShinyStuff
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"Mission Accomplished"

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:55 | 5077816 you enjoy myself
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there are plenty of legit criticisms to make of Bush.  misappropriating a quote is not one of them.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:01 | 5077873 StackShinyStuff
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Who is Bush?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:01 | 5077877 sodbuster
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I'm to the point of not giving a shit, anymore, but I have news for Maliki, TPTB running the US don't give a damn about our Constitution, let alone yours.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:04 | 5077905 NoDebt
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He stood under the banner.  Nobody came out and denied it immediately after the fact.  Ergo, he owns it.

Life ain't always fair.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:05 | 5077913 Wahooo
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The only thing that changed was the loss of the plastic shredders. Other than that, it's the same old loosely affiliated islamic tribes.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:47 | 5077723 jubber
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and Brent hits the LOD on this great news as Iraq goes full Civil War mode LOL

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:47 | 5077736 ebworthen
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The ghost of Gaddafi is tapping Maliki on the shoulder.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:48 | 5077737 Sudden Debt
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And as it happens to be... I own a lot of the main ingredient :)

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:54 | 5077811 IronShield
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Good Lawd, I didn't know Ozzy Osbourne was a doctor too!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:47 | 5077738 IronShield
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Perhaps he missed the video of Saddam's demise following refusal to depart?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:49 | 5077743 alexcojones
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More than a million dead Iraqis,

US Treasury drained to $3-4 Trillion.

America more divided since Civil War era.

NWO plan working, check

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:49 | 5077748 smacker
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Maliki has a lot to say and he's beginning to sound a lot like that Muslim Brotherhood loser: Morsi.

It can't be long now before it's goodnight to him.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:18 | 5077965 Silky Johnson
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That nigga Malki knows that the second he is out of office, it's his ass. Those ISIS cats are going to visit him in the middle of the night and do a fuckin number on his noggin.

That nigga ain't going anywhere unless it's a one way ticket to the Northern Virginia suburbs.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:18 | 5078010 Moe Howard
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PM "Ngo Dinh Diem" Maliki better not take any offered M113 rides across town. His days are numbered.

JFK "feels bad about it"

Walter Crackpot reports, death of a reigme

History repeats itself with a change of actors.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:50 | 5077761 JailBank
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If you are going to be a tyrant your better look the part homie. Go get some fatigues on and packing a pistol. This guy looks like a elementary school principal.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:55 | 5077808 q99x2
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They should have asked Obama to resign.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:55 | 5077814 Yen Cross
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  CIA to ISIS> BTFD "Blow The Fucking Dam!"

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:58 | 5077851 FieldingMellish
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The timing does seem fortuitous.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:57 | 5077844 freddymercury
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Mon, 08/11/2014 - 14:58 | 5077849 topshelfstuff
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'It's Madness! US opposes ISIS in Iraq, supports them in Syria'

Published on Aug 9, 2014

Elite donors of American allies in the Persian Gulf region have poured an immense amount of resources into rebel groups like IS in efforts to advance on three general goals: opposing Iran, its ally Bashar Assad and his government in Syria, and fomenting the Sunni-Shia divides in the region.

below from VeteransToday
French Report ISIL Leader Mossad Agent


Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, so-called  ”Caliph,”  the head of ISIL (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant is, according to sources reputed to originate from Edward Snowden, an actor named Elliot Shimon, a Mossad trained operative.


We offer below three translations that want to assert that the Caliph Al-Baghdadi is a full Mossad agent and that he was born Jewish father and mother:

The real name of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is “Simon Elliott.”

The so-called “Elliot” was recruited by the Israeli Mossad  and was trained in espionage and psychological warfare against Arab and Islamic societies.

This information was attributed to Edward Snowden and published by newspapers and other Web sites: the head of the “Islamic State” Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has cooperated with the U.S. Secret Service, British and Israel to create an organization capable of attracting terrorist extremists from around the world.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:01 | 5077890 SmittyinLA
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Clouded stooge government, does this mean they still get the 4000 fresh Hellfire missiles? 

Munitions manufacturers and their Israeli financiers want to know!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:07 | 5077920 carbonmutant
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Collateral Damage Bitchez...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:11 | 5077954 kowalli
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Why all world must live like west wanted it? IT's clearly not working at all.....

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:12 | 5077958 youngman
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One thing..he is staying longer than his military did against ISIS...they all left their posts very quick...

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:18 | 5078005 kowalli
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no one want to fight west for west appointed government and die for them. It's stupid...

But still Maliki have some balls and he still didn't do something for west... Im really wonder why he is still alive....


Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:23 | 5078046 Moe Howard
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Give the CIA time. They aren't "miracle workers" after all.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:20 | 5078023 jacship
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alMaliki better watch out for the

BUK'S that the ruskies

gave to       

sold to

( you know )

that the ISIS have now

that could be in iran

but maybe in iraq

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:22 | 5078034 Elliptico
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The rule of Gondor is mine! And no other's! 

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:29 | 5078096 Joebloinvestor
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I hope it is a deja vu moment for Barry when they show the military slapping handcuffs on Maliki and dragging him out of office.


Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:38 | 5078160 Flying Wombat
Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:40 | 5078184 JuliaS
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Iraq looks like Egypt one for one. We stage a coup, overthrow the old govt, install a puppet that turns on us a year later.

Morsi gave us the finger, military got rid of him.

Maliki bad-mouthed not only the US, but Saudi Arabia! If that ain't worth an overthrow, I don't know what is. The plan was, it appears, to let ISIS eliminate him and then have us intervene to stabilize the region, but directing religious fanatics is as easy as trying to direct the spead of ebola. The effort failed and they went attacking our marginal allies before even approaching Baghdad.

It's like the CIA is made of mainstream illiterates who either do not know where countries are on the map, or are only able to recognize capitals, failing to understand that other cities and regions exist.

The reason Ukraine revolition failed was because the West assumed Russia would be headed straight for Kiev. Crimea caught them off guards, as well as the Eastern cities. The capital was stuffed with reporters and all the real action happened elsewhere.

Now ISIS is getting bombed, but selectively. It's like stomping on the floor to try and get the cockroaches to run in a certain direction. We're trying to "channel ebola" to only infect those we don't like. Well, good luck with that!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:44 | 5078217 thamnosma
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Honestly, I was surprised how NATO/Ukrainian/US/EU etc. had no planning or pre-positioning done in the Crimea.  It was obviously the first move Russia HAD to make.  The home of the Black Sea Fleet and they didn't see it coming?  Even as warmongering plotters they are utterly incompetent.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:41 | 5078200 thamnosma
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Could this thing be more surreal?  Sure appears to be a Humpty-Dumpty situation at this point.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:48 | 5078241 jubber
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...So I guess while Maliki and his supporters are arguing or fighting with their opponents, ISIS will just walk in and take Baghdad and slaughter them all?

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:56 | 5078284 Notsobadwlad
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Shouldn't the central bankers be appointing an unelected dictator like they do in the rest of the world?

Who cares about what the people want? Who cares about what is good for the country or the world? Who care about election results?

All that matters is what those doing god's (satan's) work want. They will murder you if you get in the way. Maliki should watch his ass.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 15:57 | 5078293 cudied_smoke
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notice - nearly every nation has said or commented about ISIS


and Israel - who usually are the first to jump into terror talks, says nothing or least of all with regards to ISIS - must be a Gaza distraction



something is very off with this



Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:40 | 5078853 Moe Howard
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They [Israeli Press] is claiming IS is in Gaza, and the West Bank [based on reports of black flags flying].

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:12 | 5078382 Son of Captain Nemo
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What else can you say really?...  Flies know the worst smelling shit when they find it!

This is too fucking funny for words.  It needs lots of attention on ZH!!!



Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:20 | 5078434 Piranha
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US intervening? that can't be true

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:35 | 5078517 earleflorida
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maliki wasn't elected by the ussa. it was the iraqi people that elected him, primarily the vast shia population.

hussein was in complete authorirarian control in 1979 backed up by the ussa(?) until 2013 ~ a quarter century.

he was america's true puppet knowing that the ussa wanted war with iran in 1980-88 and needed a sunni, period!

needless to say, the iranian's got creme'd-- iraq used poison gas supplied by the british and some rather unorthodoxed-macabre military hijinks? sponsered by the ussa. the war ended in a stalemate similar to the korean war with no declaration of victory, just pure carnage!!!

saddam never stopped crucifying the shiite population with his tiny majority of sunni's controlling the whole of iraq with an iron-fist. the ussa loved it, but... saddam crossed the line with british majority owned kuwait and paid dearly. his hatred for the kurd's was known to everyone! he saw all oil revenue from iraq as belonging to himself and the 'big private oil companies' that paved his way. i won't mention their names , but their all ussa and british, period!!!

when saddam was hanged in 2003, the shia people got some emotional relief, but it was the kurd's that enjoyed total prosperity in the north that hadn't suffered like the shiite's collatoral damage nearing a half million souls. the suuni's were few in number and headed west after the ussa had blown up most of the inhabital central and sothern populous partitions-- not disturbing the vast oil well infrastructure to the north or deep south bordering kuwait. 

indeed, maliki has a grandiose axe to grind!, with the ussa fucking-up syria... knowing quite well that isis was a creation of the cia that even turkey's erdogan was hoodwinked into unsuspectingly! a bandarbush escapade supremo,...? orchestrated by israel, saudi's, and qatar? for who knows the trade-off?!? 

the sunni's cry mistreatment and malfeasance along with the nothern tier kurd's who could give a fuck about iraq other than their personal sovereighty and annexation to all kurdish states? transitioning through iran, iraq, syria, and turkey! 

 the big-oil-independent? companies-- western backed by nato and ussa are salivating for a split-up, so as to destroy once and for all any real nationalistic threat of a syria/ iraqi/ persian shiite alliance front.

remember, that when the nuland's said, 'fuck the EU', it was at germany and and the old world europe, but... she failed to mention the uk that hates the eu, and is working fevorishly to disengage and join (mother) grown-up child by the name of, us of`sa?

so, in ending, i say fuck the ussa' help mr. maliki., and as i've said before,... to and go it alone, or call upon russia's or chinese help. although, note... that the fucking chinese are helping no one but themselves while every battle fought, has only benefited their fucking bottom-line!


Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:39 | 5078540 goldstandard
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Bullshit. Maliki has a choice. Leave vertically or horizontally, his choice. What the US press won't tell you is that it was Maliki that invited ISIS into the country in order to cause chaos so he could get a thrird term and it ain't happening. Most people there hate the asshole and will be more than happy to send him on is way.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 17:27 | 5078764 earleflorida
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funny how maliki was elected to office in 2006 and later in 2010 the full formation of an iraqi goverment began. just shy of 8 years,... the west wants to impeach him. for what?, telling the treacherous sunni's to fuck-off or the independent 'fuck the country-- 4-- it's, all about me, the mighty kurd's', while the two minorities go about as usual freeloading on the democratic central gov't.-- ignoring all rules and newly adopted democratic laws because they don't think they're fair? 

just eight fucking years,... perhaps 4-6 fruitful years at the helm and it's off with his head for big-oil wants kurdish oil from turkey to iran...  

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 20:35 | 5079743 bid the soldier...
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"What the US press won't tell you is that it was Maliki that invited ISIS into the country in order to cause chaos so he could get a thrird term..

So in 2012 if the CIA hadn't sent a call out to every deranged middle eastern Muslim fighter to come to Aleppo and fight Assad for contractor's salary, there'd be no ISIS today, and Maliki wouldn't have had anybody to invite into Iraq so he could get a third term.

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:48 | 5078580 cudied_smoke
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and who arms who, and for what cause etc


its a plate of vomit

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:50 | 5078603 cudied_smoke
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there is no right in this, or higher morals



truth must be lost always - somewhere inbetween



fcuk you, fcuk it, and fcuk you again etc etc

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 16:52 | 5078610 22winmag
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He's one uppity puppet for sure!

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 18:49 | 5079171 cudied_smoke
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explain cunt

Mon, 08/11/2014 - 19:57 | 5079554 cudied_smoke
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lets  see



Tue, 08/12/2014 - 06:53 | 5080942 dogismycopilot
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“These extremists are not just mad,” said Salman Shaikh, director of the Brookings Institution’s Doha Center in Qatar. “There’s a method to their madness, because they’ve managed to amass cash and natural resources, both oil and water, the two most important things. And of course they are going to use those as a way of continuing to grow and strengthen.”

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