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 - 15:13 | 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...

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