Don961: Appears that whenever someone doesn’t agree with or want to follow IMIS  objectives , they threaten to kill them … or actually do … and these are the Maliki type people loyal to Iran who want to rule Iraq … sounds like the same old same old heavy handed dictatorship doesn’t it

Aggiedad77:  HMMMMMM……maybe……just maybe……mind you this could be just a simple possibility……that many in Iraq do not feel the need or necessity to bend and bow or fawn all over Iran any more…..you see Iraq is about to stand on its own two feet…..Iran…..well they still insist on playing the bully of the ME…..the bully  to the rest of the world…..they can jump in the sandbox with the NK Kiddo….for all I care…..their huff and bluff is being called…..not just by the mighty US….but by many other nations….including some in the very ME where they have tried to intimidate for years those who would submit to their ways……change is a-coming and all IMO.   Aloha    Randy

Don961: Sadr receives new death threats after Saudi Arabia trip

August 05 2017 12:22 PM

Iraqi ministry of interior is investigating documented threats that Moqtada al-Sadr, leader of Sadrist Movement, received after his recent visit to Saudi Arabia.

News media in Iraq, Iran and Lebanon hale started attacking Sadr as he visited Riyadh, considering the visit clear violation of loyalty to Wylayat al-Faqih.

Watheq al-Batat,  Gaish al-Mokhtar militia leader, released a video threatening al-Sadr after his Saudi Arabia visit, which provoked a response from one of the latter’s followers, who threatened to kill Batat in case of causing any harm to Sadr.

Head of the security committee in the Iraqi parliament Hakim al-Zameli, affiliated with the Sadrist Movement, said the concerned authorities are investigating the recent threats against the Shiite leader.

He refused to give further elaboration on the investigations are they are not accomplished yet.
As soon as the investigations are over, the results will be declared, he noted.

On the threats, the lawmaker said they have surfaced after Sadr returned from Saudi Arabia. Those threats signal the refusal of some politicians and parties towards the visit.

This is not the first time where Moqtada al-Sadr receives death threats. In April, he received death threats after he called on dismantling all militias, including Saraya al-Salam.



JesusLovesBaseball:  :  Abadi office: Seven million citizens receive monthly salaries from the state

Baghdad / Sky Press:

The office of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi revealed on Sunday the number of citizens receiving salaries from the state, pointing out that the financial commitments resorted to the government to “austerity policy.”

“Seven million citizens are receiving monthly salaries from the state and more than four trillion dinars per month, in addition to other financial obligations of the government to farmers and contractors, and spending on important sectors such as education, health, electricity and basic services,” said Saad al-Hadithi, a spokesman for the office. As well as the humanitarian response to the IDP file. ”

“In light of these urgent commitments, the government has resorted to austerity policy and rationalization of government spending and pressure the public expenditure of the country.”

He added that “the government has succeeded in reducing the dependence on oil imports and reduce its proportion in the public budget to about 85% compared to diversify the resources of the state and activate the role of many sectors in the budget of Iraq and work is under way to make further progress in this path.”  LINK


JesesLovesBaseball:   Kuwait renews support for Iraq

HH the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah reiterated his country’s keenness to support the Iraqi government and people and expressed his readiness to facilitate the work of Kuwaiti investors in Iraq.

The governor of Najaf, Louay al-Yasiri, said after his meeting in Kuwait his congratulations “to the people of Iraq after the victories achieved by the security forces to organize a supporter of the terrorist.” Stressing that he received a great welcome from Sheikh Sabah, the demands presented to him. Yasiri said to “morning”:

That “a detailed presentation was made during the meeting with Prince Sabah on the investment aspects and economic resources possessed by the province of Najaf, encouraging investors and capital owners to work in the province,” adding that he asked the Emir of Kuwait “to open a consulate of Kuwait in Najaf, The holy shrines to the province during the visits and religious events, especially that Najaf has an international airport receives tens of thousands of passengers annually, as well as facilitate the granting of visas and the entry procedures for merchants and industrialists Najafin to Kuwait, especially as the two parties have commercial relations and Solid “.LINK

Don961:  The bloody moon appears on Monday in the sky … and the world eagerly awaits

06-08-2017 04:42 PM

On Monday, people on Earth are looking for a rare cosmic phenomenon called the ‘bloody moon’. The moon will be fully visible and will become reddened in a few days.

The moon, which will be at its peak at 02:12 pm over parts of the United States, is known as the Sturgeon, compared to the sturgeon, which is easy to catch at this time of year.

The ‘bloody moon’ will also be clearly visible in the Arab region because of the cool weather these summer days.

The US fishing tribes of Badr in August launched this name; the availability of this species of sturgeon fish in large quantities during this month.

Native Americans – who knew the season according to the lunar calendar – were called “green corn”, “grain moon” and “red moon” because of its red color.

Traditionally, several names have been launched on the moon, including the Wolf Moon in January, the Snow Moon in February, the Worm Moon in March, the Pink Moon in April, the Moon in May and the Strawberry Moon in June.