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Maliki, Bout and Petraeus – all translated into plain language

Three things this morning:1) Iraq cancels a 4.2 billion dollars Russian arms deal, alleging that there are allegations of possible corruption.2) US denies Russian request for the extradition of Viktor Bout.3) David Petraeus resigns are Director of CIA following the FBI’s discovery of his extra-marital affair.Now in translation:In the first case we have something totally unheard of: the cancellation of a major weapons deal only one month following its signature. 

Gen David Petraeus aka “ass-kissing little chickenshit” to head CIA

Hilarious news today, General David Petraeus aka “ass-kissing little chickenshit” has been selected by Barak “no we can’t” Obama to become the next director of the CIA. This is a hyper-Obamaesque decision, indeed.  Obama is, of course,  the ultimate “ass-kissing little chickenshit” himself and its not at all surprising that he would appoint somebody of the same “stature”, shall we say.  Not only will the appointment of a a spineless

Petraeus’s Iran Gaffe

By Amir Arfa, Press TV, Tehran In a CNN interview after two days of Iran bashing before Congress and less than a month after “presumptive” Republican Presidential nominee, John McCain made himself butt of all media jokes by suggesting that [Shia] Iran was “taking [Sunni] al-Qaeda” into its soil “training them and sending them back.” US top commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus put his boot in it and suggested

War Bosses Butting Heads

Wired news reports that France is preparing war plans in case an international coalition decides to force Iran to give up its alleged nuclear weapons program, according to Reuters “We must prepare for the worst,” [Foreign Minister Bernard] Kouchner said in an interview, adding: “The worst, sir, is war.” Our Frankish friends across the sea aren’t the only Western leaders focused on Iran, The Middle East Times reports: The [U.S.]

Superior Derided Petraeus as Suck-Up, Opposed the Surge

by Gareth Porter In sharp contrast to the lionization of Gen. David Petraeus by members of the US Congress during his testimony this week, Petraeus’ superior, Admiral William Fallon, chief of the Central Command (CENTCOM), derided Petraeus as a sycophant during their first meeting in Baghdad last March, according to Pentagon sources familiar with reports of the meeting. Fallon told Petraeus that he considered him to be “an ass-kissing little