Sunday, June 08, 2014

Editorial: Iraq gets its first F-16

BRussells Tribunal published this photo last week.

It's Al-Anbar University in Ramadi.

The stain near the chair is blood.

Sama Laith Mouayad's blood.

She was a college student ready for finals.

She was sitting there.

That was her 'crime.'

She was shot and killed by Nouri's forces.

Nouri's forces shot dead a college student.

And there is no outrage from the US government.

The same White House that argued for thug Nouri al-Maliki to receive F-16s was silent on the assassination.

As the first F-16 was shipped last week, Yerevan Saeed (Rudaw) reminded:

On many occasions, Kurdistan Region President Massoud Barzani has expressed deep concern over the rearming of Iraq, without first setting conditions over use of the new weapons. 
In 2012, Barzani disclosed in a television interview that Baghdad has considered military solutions for its many serious rows with Erbil. He quoted an apparent conversation in which military commanders had urged Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for permission to attack Erbil. 
"They told him (Maliki), 'Sir, just give us the authority, and we would kick (the Kurds) out of Erbil," Barzani told the US-based Arabic news channel, Alhurra TV. He said Maliki had replied: "Wait until the arrival of the F-16."

And yet the White House arms Nouri.

Thug Nouri continues to bomb Falluja's residential neighborhoods resulting in civilians being wounded and killed.

And yet the White House arms Nouri.

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