[via PDK] Article: “Al Kazemi’s advisor: the situation in Iraq will not affect the economy” Other articles that came out yesterday stating they do not need the government sat in order for rate or economic changes…We know they have a drop dead-ish date coming up on the 15th as they have done a tremendous amount of negotiating for then. Whether they meet that date or not…we shall see. [Why is the 15th important?] Because of the number of contractors whose contracts have been renegotiated for a changed rate starting on the 15th…they have T minus 7 days. Next Monday they are supposed to get paid with the new rate. What’s gonna happen?