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KTFA: Samson:  The current and the framework issue new directives to their supporters to mobilize counter-demonstrations


11th August, 2022


Both the Shiite coordination framework and the Sadrist movement opposed to it issued new directives today, Thursday, to their supporters to mobilize for counter-demonstrations in the central and southern regions of Iraq against the background of the aggravation of the political crisis, and its reaching a road in the country.


The “Organizing Committee for Demonstrations to Defend Legitimacy and Preserve State Institutions” of the framework said in a statement today that “the start of the mass demonstrations (the people protect the state) will be at five o’clock in the afternoon tomorrow, Friday, August 12, 2022, on the green walls on the side of the suspension bridge.”


The statement called on “all Iraqis who love their country and their state” to “actively participate in order to demand respect for state institutions, especially the legislative and judicial ones, and to prevent lawlessness, chaos, and disruption of security and community peace, and to peacefully demand the formation of a national service government that alleviates people’s suffering from high prices, water scarcity and electricity cuts, and approves a budget.


The state is to provide job opportunities and eliminate unemployment and poverty, and it takes upon itself the responsibility of completing the project of the great port of Faw and the rest of the lagging projects, and it has a real role in supporting farmers and promoting agriculture, and fighting corruption by activating the role of integrity and financial control, and other matters that concern Iraq and the Iraqis. He added, “Our date is the bridge, and the free people will have a patriotic stand that refuses to confiscate the opinion of the people and monopolize it under any pretext. Iraq is for all, the parliament is for all the people, and the judiciary is the pillar of the state.”


The statement called on supporters of the framework to “adhere to the instructions of the committee, not to encroach on public and private property, and to cooperate fully with our brothers in the Iraqi security forces.”


In turn, the “Minister of the Leader” who is close to the leader of the Sadrist movement Muqtada al-Sadr said in a post on social media, “The reform-lovers should prepare (to support reform) by gathering each in his governorate, and at five o’clock tomorrow, Friday, you will be rewarded with the best reward and stay until further notice.”


From this page, not fake pages. He attributed the reasons for the demonstrations, including what he called the anger of the corrupt, “as well as filling out legal forms to be submitted to the judiciary in order to dissolve Parliament.”


This is the second counter-demonstrations by the followers of the coordination framework and the Sadrist movement since the Sadrists stormed the Iraqi parliament building in protest against the nomination of the framework, Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani, for the position of Prime Minister.


The political scene in Iraq has been going through a dangerous turn since supporters of the Sadrist movement led by prominent Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr stormed the parliament building in the fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad, and staged a sit-in in protest against Al-Sudani’s nomination for the position of head of the next federal government.


The Sadrist bloc had obtained the highest votes in the early legislative elections that took place in October of 2021, but the efforts of the leader of the current failed to form the new federal government due to the Shiite coordination framework standing in its way by obtaining a fatwa from the Federal Court with the so-called blocking third in a contract The session for electing the President of the Republic, which paves the way for naming the Prime Minister.


The three-way alliance between the Kurdistan Democratic Party led by Masoud Barzani, the Sovereignty Alliance headed by Khamis al-Khanjar, and the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr was broken following the resignation of the Sadrist bloc’s deputies, and the movement’s withdrawal from the political process by order of al-Sadr.


The political scene is living in a crisis situation and a dead end unprecedented in the history of Iraq, as more than 300 days have passed since the early elections without being able to form a new government in the country, and the survival of the caretaker government headed by Mustafa Al-Kazemi.


On the tenth of last October, Iraq held early legislative elections to get out of a political crisis that swept the country after large demonstrations in the central and southern regions in 2019 in protest against the widespread unemployment in society, the spread of financial and administrative corruption in government departments and institutions, and the deteriorating reality The service and the livelihood, which prompted the former prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, to resign under popular pressure.


As soon as the preliminary results of the elections were announced, the voices of political forces and actors rose in their rejection of losing many seats, accusing them of major fraud in the ballot, which was denied by the executive and judicial authorities, at a time when the United Nations and international organizations praised the integrity of the electoral process.   LINK




Tivon:  I am sitting back in awe as to how little attention this has gotten from the members here. You guys are sleeping at the wheel. You claim you want this investment to end so badly. Things are moving to slow. To much corruption. And you just drive past this article without even noticing the three powerful men Mustafa,(CBI) Al-Kazemi,(PM) and Al-Sadr,(Religious Clerk)who are taking charge and presenting this to you basically sharing your sentiment about wanting to get this over with as soon as possible.


These are the people that share your frustration that actually has the power to get reforms done and you still don’t see what’s in front of you.


You should be jumping up and down that someone wants this over with and is encouraging citizens to mobilize on that notion and be rewarded for their efforts that will result in a win-win for us all. This is why I didn’t respond until now to see how many would notice how monumental this one article is above all others posted today. Imo


OlLar:  Right/ Exactly what I was thinking, nobody seems impressed by this


DallasDude:  Well, the way I see it you can officially announce to the citizens tomorrow that the dissolution of parliament is official and Kazemi will have full power t o move ahead with reforms and no longer have to worry about the obstructionist with new elections in the future sometime..regaining control over looted monies is also huge..


MilitiaMan: Interesting that there are things that seem to be playing off one another. Demonstrations are set for tomorrow at or after 5:00 pm. They are hoping that they will be peaceful. They have been told that they will be rewarded with the “best reward” and to stay until further notice.


Also there is an important case to be announced by the Integrity Commission for the first time. They will be disclosing the details. Likely to be a big deal with respect to even more looted funds and likely by who is responsible for the theft(s).


Sadr calls for the dissolution of Parliament next week. Next week may be as early as this coming Sunday or sooner. Time will tell.


We do know that they have passed the Emergency Food Security Law. So, will the current executive authority (present government) with having high flexibility to adjust and respond to economic conditions be used for emergency financial surprises?


Could the demonstrations from both sides be timed for to show the details of those found to be corrupt and guilty of looting money and while at the same venues expose the international rate for the citizens purchasing power?


Seems to me the citizens would want to know who stole their wealth and would also like to know that their demands have been met economically, as well. All under the sharp eye of the security.


It is interesting there is an article out from the US Army. Reminds me of the elimination of ISIS. If we recall the close quarters fighting was highly accurate with no collateral damage. Makes one wonder if there will be assets around and the corrupt would likely know the risks. Thus, demonstrations will likely be peaceful. I pray so..


Give them the corrupt and give them purchase power, the outcome will likely be far better than with out those things. imo.. It is going to be an interesting weekend..


All banks must be hooked up to the CBI electronic platform by 08/15/2022. The platform that will be able to transparently track the countries revenues and expenses among many other financial issues. So the likelihood of those refraining from using the platform may not be around long.


I like what we are seeing and the convergence is amazing.. imo ~ MM


So as long as the country is in an emergency state (which it is for not having been outside the constitution for 10+ months, imo) or even worse a declaration of war, the current government has necessary powers to see to the countries day to day affairs. If they do dissolve parliament, then, the present government in the contextual manner of speaking (caretaker) will be resigned and can still run the day to day affairs.


The powers that be know full well how they are playing this out and down to the wire.


This weekend may see some very interesting things happen. Let pray they are in line with peace, security and stability to allow the them to give the best rewards to the people and spell them out tomorrow.. We shall see.. ~ MM




Integrity reveals the details of an important case that will be announced for the first time


08/10/2022 11:12:54


Tomorrow, Thursday, the Integrity Commission will reveal details of important cases that it will declare for the first time to the media related to the recovery of funds and others of interest to public opinion.



A statement by the commission stated that {Euphrates News} received a copy of it, in which it called on “the honorable correspondents, delegates and representatives of the media to hold the Federal Integrity Commission’s semi-annual conference for the year 2022, tomorrow, Thursday, at ten o’clock, at Al-Khild Hall.”


The statement added, “In it, the entire achievements of the departments of the investigative, preventive and awareness-raising committee will be announced for the past six months of this year,” noting that “the conference activities will also witness the disclosure of details of important issues that are announced for the first time to the media, related to the recovery of funds and others of interest to public opinion.” LINK



Al-Sadr calls on the judiciary to dissolve parliament next week: the constitutional deadlines have expired  LINK





Al-Kazemi’s advisor talks about the possibility of approving budgets for more than one fiscal year

10th August, 2022


The financial advisor to the Prime Minister, Mazhar Muhammad Salih, explained, on Wednesday, the possibility of approving budgets for more than one fiscal year


Saleh said, to the official news agency, that “the amended Financial Management Law No. 6 of 2019 refers to the approval of the general budget on an annual basis, as the draft law sent by the executive authority is presented in the House of Representatives to legislate the law called the Federal General Budget Law,” noting that “The global applications of the general budget are mostly annual


He explained, “Iraq adopts a strategy for the general budget that extends for the next three years and is in line with the indicators of the country’s economic development plan, but it is subject to amendment annually


He pointed out that “a proposal that the general budget for more than one fiscal year requires amending the effective financial management law, abandoning the annual budget and replacing patterns of budgets that are approved for a number of years,” noting that “this type of budgets will grant the financial authorities in particular and the executive authority in general.” High flexibility in adjustment and response to developments, economic conditions and emergency financial surprises when legislating a general budget that extends for more than one fiscal year


He added, “The proposal has not been implemented in the world’s financial experiences, so it is necessary to study the issue with one of the multilateral international financial organizations, of which Iraq is a member, in order to study the idea in accordance with the approved

systems in public finance and its global applications and to assess the legal effects.” and accounting related



Integrity prevents the waste of two trillion dinars and confirms: Most institutions refrain from implementing electronic work


Today, Thursday, the Integrity Commission announced the recovery and prevention of waste of nearly two trillion dinars, while noting that most institutions refrain from implementing electronic work


The head of the commission, Alaa Al-Saadi, said in a press conference held at the commission’s headquarters during the media of its semi-annual report, “We look to the House of Representatives, with what it possesses from the supervisory side and the executive authority, to make Iraq an environment that expels corruption,” noting that “the commission in its work depends on professionalism and submits its report and does not hesitate to mention names whenever they are authorized


He added that “many institutions trade bribery and obstruct transactions, and began to lose the confidence of the citizen,” noting that “most government institutions deliberately refrain from implementing electronic work and lay arguments against the application of these systems


The US Army is preparing to use the first “bullet made of light”  LINK

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