Clare: FAMILY FROM FRANK:
PLEASE KEEP WALKINGSTICK IN YOUR PRAYERS….
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS WALKINGSTICK WILL BE HAVING SURGERY ON MONDAY TO REMOVE 3 TUMORS FROM HIS RIGHT KIDNEY…
PLEASE PRAY HIS BLOOD PRESSURE REMAINS STABLE TOO!
QUOTE FROM WALKINGSTICK: “I AM GRATEFUL FOR KTFA…THEY HAVE KEPT ME ALIVE FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS”~WS
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HAVE HELPED WITH WALKINGSTICK’S MEDICAL NEEDS-
GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Don961: : Infiltration of the US Treasury by hackers backed by a foreign government
Reuters reported today, Sunday, that the US Treasury has been hit by a successful cyber attack by a group of hackers supported by another country.
Sources familiar with the United States said that a high-level hacking group backed by a foreign government stole information from the Treasury Department and an agency responsible for setting internet and communications policy. LINK
Don961: The atmosphere is positive” only … blackout on the course of the dialogue with the Kurdish delegation pending the “final agreement”
800 Private files 12/13/2020 11:50 ta Baghdad today – Baghdad
The Prime Minister, Mustafa Al-Kazemi and the Speaker of Parliament, Muhammad al-Halbousi, met on (December 12, 2020) with the Kurdish political delegation, amid a loud blackout on the outcomes of the meeting, which was overshadowed by a “ positive atmosphere, ” according to the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Khaleda. Khalil.
The Kurdistan region has been witnessing, for days, angry protests in Sulaymaniyah governorate, due to the delay in salaries of employees for months, and their instability during the past three years, with the continuing disputes between Baghdad and Erbil over revenues and financial benefits.
Haytham al-Jubouri and his deputy, Muthanna al-Samarrai, met with the heads of the Council of Ministers, deputies, and head of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, on Saturday, with the Kurdish political delegation in the capital, Baghdad.
The (Baghdad Today) agency tried to obtain information about the meeting from the leader of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, Khaleda Khalil, but only said, “The atmosphere in general is positive and we hope that all outstanding matters will be resolved. Yesterday, the delegation met with the Prime Minister and the Speaker of Parliament in the presence of the Finance Committee.” After that, the technicians met with the presence of SOMO to determine the share of oil that the Kurdistan region exports.
She added, “The news will be announced after the completion of the meetings, and the meetings are still continuing when there are technicians. This means that everything will be discussed according to the constitution, adding that the constitution is the rule and it is the decisive factor in everything.”
No formal agreement
A meeting was held yesterday in the presence of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, where (Baghdad today) contacted a number of them to see the course of the meeting, but they unanimously agreed on the announcement after reaching a final agreement. MP Naji Al-Saeedi, a member of the aforementioned committee, says that “negotiations with the Kurdish side are still continuing. There is still no final agreement.”
Yesterday, Saturday, a member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Representative Ahmed Hajj Rashid, revealed to (Baghdad Today), that “until now, there is no formal agreement between the Baghdad government and the Kurdistan Regional Government regarding the outstanding financial problems between the two parties, and regarding the application of the provisions of the disability law Financial in the 2020 budget.
He continued, “There is flexibility in the dialogue between the two parties, but the issue of reaching a formal agreement is still only speculation and leaks,” stressing that “no final agreement has been reached between Baghdad and Erbil regarding the pending financial issues between the two parties.”
Al Kaabi gives the warning before any agreement
The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Hassan Al-Kaabi, confirmed, yesterday, Saturday, that any agreement with Kurdistan that contravenes the provisions of the Financial Deficit Law is considered “null.” Al-Kaabi said in a statement published by his media office that “any agreement regarding the oil and dues of the Kurdistan region contradicts what was mentioned in the provisions of the Financial Deficit Law is considered null.”
Al-Kaabi’s words came in conjunction with Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kazemi and MP Muhammad al-Halbousi, on Saturday 12-12-2020, a negotiating meeting with the Kurdistan Region delegation visiting Baghdad, attended by the Parliamentary Finance Committee.
The meeting, which was held at the Government Palace, according to an official statement issued by Al-Kazemi’s office, discussed the commitment to implement the fiscal deficit financing law, which was voted by the House of Representatives last month, and discussed its implementation mechanisms, in a manner that takes into account justice in distributing financial allocations to all regions of Iraq.
DeepWoodz: amid a loud blackout on the outcomes of the meeting, which was overshadowed by a “ positive atmosphere, imo woop woop
EXCLUSIVE-U.S. Treasury breached by hackers backed by foreign government – sources
A “sophisticated hacking group” backed by the Russian government reportedly infiltrated the Department of Treasury’s systems and stole information related to internet and telecommunications policymaking as part of a broader campaign that also hacked the Commerce Department and other government agencies.
The FBI is investigating the attacks and is looking into the Russian hacking group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear, as a potential culprit, according to the Washington Post. The foreign-backed hack was first reported by Reuters.
As a result of the hack, the National Security Council held a meeting at the White House on Sunday.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency confirmed the incident in a statement but did not suggest who was behind the attack.