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    Amal Clooney threw a tantrum while meeting with Iraq’s UN ambassador

    By Jamie Schram

    October 12, 2016 | 4:16pm








    George Clooney’s human rights lawyer wife nearly caused an international incident at the Iraqi UN Mission in Manhattan when she lectured the ambassador on ISIS and showed up with an unauthorized camera crew, The Post has learned.

    Lebanese-born attorney Amal Clooney originally demanded to meet with the prime minister at the mission during the UN General Assembly, but that was rejected and she settled for the country’s UN Ambassador Mohamed Ali Alhakim, two Iraqi officials confirmed.

    She arrived with Yazidi refugee and Noble Peace Prize nominee Nadia Murad on Sept. 15, and, right from the get-go, she used a “dismissive, lecturing tone” with Alhakim while discussing how to bring captured ISIS fighters to justice, one official said.

    When the conversation turned to the Yazidi people, Clooney made it seem as if they were the only religious sect in Iraq being slaughtered by ISIS, the official said.
    The ambassador and his staff tried to offer her a “full picture” outlining each group targeted by ISIS, but Clooney was “completely uninterested” and “tone deaf to the whole thing,” the official said, noting, “It was highly offensive. I have had cousins decapitated.”
    Alhakim, who had 65 of his own family members exterminated by Saddam Hussein’s ruthless regime, became infuriated with Clooney and, at one point, stated to her, “This is highly insulting. This is very unacceptable,” the official said.

    Despite Clooney’s “obnoxious” behavior, the tense meeting lasted about an hour and 20 minutes because the Iraqi diplomats wanted “to be respectful to Nadia,” the official noted.
    When the meeting finally ended, the parties went downstairs to the lobby, where Clooney’s “media team” carrying film equipment had shown up unannounced — a violation of standard protocols that required pre-approval by the mission, the official said.

    Clooney requested an on-camera interview with the ambassador, but was quickly shut down and escorted outside with her posse.
    “The main issue is what she did and how she did it is absolutely outrageous and using a victim of war crimes as an accessory and political currency. That makes my blood boil,” the official said.
    Clooney’s personal assistant did not return an email request for comment and efforts to reach the attorney by phone were unsuccessful.
    The Mission of Iraq declined to comment.

    Amal Clooney threw a tantrum while meeting with Iraq’s UN ambassador | New York Post

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    sounds like she was pushy and obnoxious but where's the tantrum?
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    Sounds like she greatly overestimates her importance. What a shocker.
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    She also turned down several offers of a cookie.
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    Sput, report in please!

    She's never been like this before right? Or had any other professional mishaps like this? I don't know but it sounds like a pretty big deal, very unprofessional. Could it have been personal in some way? Or more likely George's Hollywood influence for publicity. It's like she's burning bridges because she's getting ready to quit her job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beeyotch View Post
    Sput, report in please!
    Oooooh I'm gonna ask my Iraqi colleagues if this is true. Hadn't heard anything but if it's true, what an arrogant twat!
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    I bet George has convinced her she's a STAR now, fuck protocol, just show up with a crew and demand your interview. Don't they know WHO YOU ARE?
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    George Clooney’s human rights lawyer wife
    OK, this is silly.

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    She's just hungry.
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    And thirsty.
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    I neeeed to hear Sput's take on this.
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    I wish someone would tell her to sit her fat ass down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    Oooooh I'm gonna ask my Iraqi colleagues if this is true. Hadn't heard anything but if it's true, what an arrogant twat!
    Off topic. I was flipping channels, and the name sputnik popped up. I asked my husband (we are in Germany at the moment, and he's from here) what that means, and it's the name of the music TV station. Is that where you got your name from?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkbunnyslippers View Post
    Off topic. I was flipping channels, and the name sputnik popped up. I asked my husband (we are in Germany at the moment, and he's from here) what that means, and it's the name of the music TV station. Is that where you got your name from?
    It was also a famous orbiting object.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    It was also a famous orbiting object.
    Cool, I didn't know that.
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