Breaking Hard: Iraqi Military Coup

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  1. Avery

    Avery Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Just days after the US launched a campaign that implicitly aides the current regime headed by the supposedly outgoing PM, al-Maliki, it appears that latest US intervention has already led to "unexpected" consequences, this time with the prime minister appearing to have just staged a coup overthrowing Iraq's president President Fouad Massoum moments ago.

    Reuters reports that the prime minister "indicated that he will not drop his bid for a third term and accused the president of violating the constitution in a tough televised speech likely to deepen political tensions as a Sunni insurgency rages. Maliki, seen as an authoritarian and sectarian leader, has defied calls by Sunnis, Kurds, some fellow Shi'ites and regional power broker Iran to step aside for a less polarising figure who can unite Iraqis against Islamic State militants.

    The days of Iraq's president appear numbered:

    #Breaking: Security forces have encircled the residence of the Iraqi President - Sharqiah News

    Iraqi army is taking security forces positions in #Baghdad "to be prepared for every contingency if the next PM is declared." - Source.

    Iraq in crisis. Maliki refuses to step down, attacks the President on live TV. Reports of forces massing in Baghdad, rumours of a coup.

    When we thought #Maliki gathered more & more troops in #Baghdad to defend it against #ISIS he was actually plotting his military coup. #Iraq

    #Iraq | Iraqi analyst Ibrahim al-Somaidai: #Baghdad is under a full-fledged coup. http://bit.ly/1mAB7nn

    Update 2: BAGHDAD GREEN ZONE CLOSED, TANKS DEPLOY IN CAPITAL: AL-MADA - BBG

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  2. StRyDeRxX

    StRyDeRxX Bling Bling Gold

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    It's amazing to think about all the tax payer money this country spent in Iraq and that shit hole is worst now than when Saddam Hussein was in power. :facepalm:
     
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    They should hand out the guns confiscated in America to the people in Iraq and let them work it out.
     
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    reno VIP Extreme Gold

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    I know . But the military industrial complex sure made a killing.
     
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    greeted as liberators
     
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    Thanks George Bush.
     
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    Nemo Beer Can Thick Gold

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    Donkeyboy2190 Never earned a dimes

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    The devil you know is better than the devil you don't. That's why they left that fucker in power for so long.
     
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    Qaddafi and hussein should have been left in power. unfortunately clairvoyance wasn't an option. both the current and previous douchebags fucked up, don't blame one without blaming the other
     
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    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    I hope this finally puts the notion of "Nation Building" to rest permanently. The military is there to break things and kill people.
     
  12. wife is a whore

    wife is a whore Stripped of POTY for butthurting staff VIP

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    The only form of leadership the A-rabs respond to is brutal dictatorship. As long as 2 people from different villages have heartbeats, there will be conflict in the Middle East. Exterminate every last one of them.
     
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    exactly...maddening. All the US lives lost for what?
     
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    it's a Jew thing
     
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    Ya gotta thank the three that surrounded him also.
     
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    1. NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said.
    2. Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion: study | Reuters

      And imagine if we had done this instead:

      According to a recent accounting taken by the U.S. Dept. of Education, the cost of making college free is $62.6 billion.
     
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    he was the leader at the time...

    just like how I blame and hate Obama for letting us us get raped by the NSA and destroying the internet by allowing net neutrality to die and fucking us royally for years to come

    I blame Bush for the disaster that is Iraq...

    but feel free to thank anyone in office at the time if it makes you happy
     
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    I'm really not thrilled about any of them. And this fucker has been festering since pappy Bush was in.
     
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    our elected officials might be scumbags... which might explain the whole spending millions for a job that pays a few hundred grand
     
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    How does making something 'free' cost something?

    That is an oxymoron. College will be "free" when we find professors willing to volunteer their time, cities that are willing to forego property and sales taxes, maintenance workers who are willing to volunteer their time, and publishing companies willing to donate free books.

    Unless that happens, it ain't "free".

    You meant "free" like "free" health care - as in, someone else pays for it. The problem with that is that colleges and universities are already charging more than they are providing. Unless you become a doctor or lawyer or engineer, it is already a negative ROI. Too many doe-eyed dopey students don't realize that, and they go and get useless degrees in bullshit fields like communications, political science, art history, paleontology, ancient eastern studies, English and other totally useless shit. Telling them that someone else is footing the bill will only encourage that stupidity. It will also encourage the universities to keep raising their rates higher and higher, knowing they are now suckling from the unending teat of government money.

    How about instead we turn OFF the tap of free money to college students and encourage them to get degrees that actually matter and are useful?