In KTFA 

Samson:  ….of PROTESTERS killed in Iran itself. While Iran will never be able to properly admit it, Soleimani was both hated and feared within the country. They are not nearly as saddened as the leaders will let the outside world believe. He should have been taken out many years ago!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 3, 2020

Pete2001:  IMO this should speed up the RI, what better way to further punish Iran and give the Iraqi there currency back at a realistic rate not controlled by PR  (program rate)

Panzon:  A friend of mine is in counter intelligence, he said every time they go to a protest around the world they drive the truck to the center of it, grab the first person they can and ask; what are you protesting for? They don’t know they just get paid to protest. All that you see is not reality. Be careful as to what you think is real. Hmm

Samson:  Iraqi official: Soleimani was planning to meet five people, one of whom would take over as prime minister

3rd January, 2020

Today, Friday, a senior official revealed new information related to the main reason behind the killing of Qassem Soleimani by the United States, adding that the commander of the Iranian Quds Force came to Iraq for two purposes.

“The first goal of Soleimani’s visit to Iraq comes to complete the scheme to storm the US embassy in the Green Zone, central Baghdad, after the failure of the first attempt that took place last Tuesday,” the official said in a statement to Al-Hurra channel, followed by “Al-Ikhbaria”.

The Iraqi official, who requested not to be named, added that “Soleimani arrived Thursday evening in Baghdad and was planning to supervise the storming operation on Friday evening.” “Soleimani was upset with the resigned Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, because he asked the PMF elements to withdraw from the American embassy in Baghdad on Thursday,” the senior official said.

He emphasized that “the commander of the Iranian Quds Force, Qassem Soleimani, was planning to reintroduce elements of the Iraqi militias loyal to Tehran once again to the Green Zone to implement the storming and control of the American embassy.” “In addition to the plot to storm the US embassy in Baghdad, Soleimani was also planning to press for the imposition of a candidate close to Tehran to take over as prime minister,” the senior Iraqi official said.

He said, “Soleimani was planning to interview five candidates, all of whom are former Minister of Communications Muhammad Tawfiq Allawi, former commander of the Counter-Terrorism Agency Abdul-Ghani al-Asadi and current intelligence director Mustafa al-Kazemi.” He continued, “The other two names are each of the Iraqi businessman residing in Jordan, Majed Al-Saadi and retired judge Mohammed Al-Uraibi.”

He emphasized that “the plan requires that the construction bloc led by Hadi al-Amiri present these names to President of the Republic Barham Salih on Friday, with the choice being decided on Saturday and then assigning the new candidate next week after the Iraqi Army holiday, which falls on Monday.”  LINK


Don961:   Dr.. The appearance of Muhammad Salih *: An overview of the history of Iraq’s sovereign debt


The history of Iraqi debts in general and foreign ones in particular is a sad and dark fact in the modern economic history of Iraq. For the past four decades, the government debt has remained far from its philosophy of borrowing in order to invest in development and achieve economic prosperity by virtue of the exceptional circumstances and political factors.

In the last decade of the 1980s, during the war with Iran, external borrowing was used to finance the deadly war machine, which is a fatal consumer debt and odious debt, accompanied by internal borrowing for the same consumer spending purpose. 

In the year 2004, the Paris Club Secretariat estimated the external debt of Iraq for the pre-1990 stage at about $ 128 billion, at which time it was decided to write off 80% of it under the Paris Club Agreement.

That agreement was based on Security Council Resolution 1483 in May 2003 regarding the settlement of Iraq’s external debt to its creditors. As debts accumulated before the year 1990 due to interruption of payments and the inability to pay and the application of the terms of the debt agreements formally signed with the various creditors, whether sovereign ones that belong to the group of nineteen Paris Club countries or to official creditors from the group of 54 countries creditor to Iraq from outside the Paris Club group, as well For thousands of commercial creditors.

 What the bilateral debt agreements have shown with the creditor parties has indicated decisions to pay the accumulated interest, whether on the level of the principal, or the acceptance of the delay interest, and according to the provisions of the debt contract, most of which are formally signed with the creditor parties in the 1980s.

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The appearance of Muhammad Salih – An overview of the history of Iraq’s sovereign debt – Editor


JJimmyJJ:  News reports of another US airstrike in Iraq, this time killing a iranian militia commander,  Shibl al-Zaydi.

I think the message is pretty clear from the US, IMO: If you are an armed surrogate of Iran in Iraq, last call was yesterday and it’s time to leave.    “We don’t care where you go,  but you can’t stay in Iraq”.


Frank26:  1-3-20 IRAN ……..YOU BETTER RUN: VIDEO LINK