Sunday, January 22, 2012

Binocular Snapshot for 01/22/2012

LastDayWatchers the true realities on the ground will continue to expose the lie to the so called success of the surge because

Faster than anyone expected, barely a month after the last U.S. troops left, Iraq's government appears to be coming apart, prompting fears that the country is headed for another round of sectarian strife

"Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, a Shiite Muslim, is driving to consolidate control and sideline more secular politicians in a battle that increasingly appears to be a fight to the finish in which there can be no compromise.

Barham Salih, the widely admired prime minister of the autonomous Kurdish region in the north, said the infighting is "tearing the country apart." Preemption is the name of the game.

"The motto is: 'I'll have him for lunch before they have me for dinner'," he said during an interview in his office in Irbil.

"Iraq is quickly slipping back into authoritarianism," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East director for the New York-based group. "Despite U.S. government assurances that it helped create a stable democracy (in Iraq), the reality is that it left behind a budding police state."

"Iraqis are quickly losing ground on the most basic of rights, including the right to free speech and assembly," said Samer Muscati, an Iraq researcher for the group. "Nowadays, every time someone attends a peaceful protest, they put themselves at risk of attack and abuse by security forces or their proxies."

Prison brutality, including torture in detention facilities, was a major problem throughout the year, the group's report said.

In February 2011, Human Rights Watch uncovered a secret detention center controlled by elite forces who reported to the prime minister's military office."

Gunmen attacked an Iraqi police checkpoint Sunday morning, leaving five people dead

"The checkpoint was in the town of al-Asoud, north of Baquba, which is about 37 miles (60 kilometers) north of the capital Baghdad.

Two police officers and a member of the pro-government Sons of Iraq militia were killed, as were two of the attackers, police said."

The worms will continue to eat from the inside

Iraq War veteran arrested over weapons stockpile in Massachusetts

"A disabled Iraq War veteran was being held without bail Saturday after police discovered an arsenal of weapons inside his Massachusetts home.

The stockpile of weapons that included knives, grenades and pipe bombs inside his home in Taunton, Mass."

Just as the May 15th Prophecy have proclaimed with 100% accuracy written at LastDayWatchers