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rocknrollbus: Forex at 1,100

Donnie: only 1,099 to go!!!! YEAH

Donnie: Iraq Live Update ‏@IraqLiveUpdate 14m14 minutes ago #BREAKING Turkey begin withdrawing forces from North #Iraq Details: TBC

chattels: The worrying potential of a ‘Tet-like’ ISIS offensive wealthwatch.world/showthr…

chattels: good evening all

chattels: Badr block: There are a US scheme to divide the country and is not serious with the support of security forces www.alliraqnews.com/modul…


chattels: Unfortunately too many Iraqi perceive America’s role in this way.

chattels: “The Presidency of the Republic to ratify the general budget for the 2016 law during the next few days, while ruled that the law remains without authentication President of the Republic until the end of the 15 day period prescribed by the Constitution.”

chattels: ” …………….. announced the parliamentary finance committee member Masood Haider, Thursday, that the general budget for the 2016 law voted by parliament in its session yesterday, the President of the Republic will be approved in the next few days.”

chattels: Article 73: Iraqi Constitution – The President of the Republic shall assume the following powers: Third: To ratify and issue the laws enacted by the Council of Representatives. Such laws are considered ratified after fifteen days from the date of receipt by the President.

chattels: Article 129: Iraqi Constituion – Laws shall be published in the Official Gazette and shall take effect on the date of their publication, unless stipulated otherwise.

chattels: www.iraqinationality.gov….


chattels: Saturday, December 19, 2015 U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE VIDEO: Roundtable On Iraq’s Upheaval
​chattels: musingsoniraq.blogspot.co…

chattels: Joel Wing ‏@JoelWing2 3h3 hours ago PM Abadi trying to use Ayatollah Sistani to create his own constituency musingsoniraq.blogspot.co… …


chattels: Joel Wing ‏@JoelWing2 3h3 hours ago Sunnis still struggling to come up with a unified leadership in Iraq musingsoniraq.blogspot.co… …

chattels: Joel Wing ‏@JoelWing2 3h3 hours ago Militarization of Iraqi society near term threat to country musingsoniraq.blogspot.co… …

chattels: Joel Wing ‏@JoelWing2 3h3 hours ago Iraq minority leaders are at a loss on how to deal with displacement & war right now musingsoniraq.blogspot.co… …

chattels: Kurdistan’s Political Armies: The Challenge of Unifying the Peshmerga Forces MARIO FUMERTON, WLADIMIR VAN WILGENBURG The issue of unifying Kurdish military forces has been on the Kurdish region’s public agenda since 1991. Seventeen years later, the various peshmerga forces remain divided along partisan lines. wealthwatch.world/showthr.  http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3375

chattels: Courtesy of sczin11 ……………………………


Currency AuctionsAnnouncement No. (3098)The opening offers the sale and purchase of foreign currency in the window of the Central Bank of Iraq on 20/12/2015 and the results were as follows:

DETAILS NOTES Number of banks 26 Number of remittance companies 16 Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1182 Auction price buying dinar / US$ —– Amount sold at auction price (US$) 161,325,220 Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) —– Total offers for buying (US$) 161,325,220 Total offers for selling (US$) —–MARKET RATE ….. 1220   chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…   http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3376

chattels: One might say that the ” magic ” seems to be wearing off, 🙂

chattels: If the IMF is in such absolute control then it appears to be as ineffectual as Iraq’s Central Bank

Doug_W: how ya doin “C” ?

Donnie: International Reserves Have Fallen 6.52 % Since 8-1-14

Donnie: In the last fifteen months, from August 1, 2104 to November 27, 2015, International Reserves, as calculated by Bloomberg, have fallen three-quarters of a trillion ($752 billion) dollars, or 6.52%.

Donnie: www.dinarrecaps.com/our-b…

chattels: ” We hear now and with great regret, some figures which show its opposition and its intention to push for re-vote on some of the budget law materials or submission of appeals before the Federal Court, …………..”

chattels: ” In any case, it would adversely affect the situation in Iraq General private and government, especially since everyone knows that the budget for this pro forma year like its predecessor [2015], that is, that the spending or the launch of PROFILE will be increased by 1/12 of any monthly basis and by imports of the Iraqi state for that month or the previous year from the sale of oil. ”

chattels: ” …………. the budget for this pro forma year like its predecessor [2015], ………..”

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chattels: I interpret ” pro forma ” to mean that spending will be limited by revenues realized or based upon a very narrow ” window ” of performance.

chattels: The budget will be ” executed ” very close to the vest so to speak.

chattels: ” ………… that the financial budget for 2016 and realistic austerity and free from investment aspects, …………”
chattels: “the budget is not commensurate with the investment project size and this is because of the lack of revenue because it is barely sufficient operational side, where there are a lot of expenses, including staff salaries and the requirements of the popular crowd.”

chattels: ” austerity budget and realistic in line with reality “, he said, adding that ” the foreign loans are not able to bridge the deficit. ”

chattels: The Article IX / I of the budget law: [specify the share of the Kurdistan region of 17% of the total actual expenditures are paid from the Federal Ministry of Finance and the consent of the Prime Minister]. and set this share according to the oil agreement between Baghdad and Erbil, which required the province to hand over 550 000 barrels per day of production [250 000 barrels and production of Kirkuk [300 000 barrels in exchange for payment of its share of the budget by 17%.

She explained the second paragraph of the same article that this percentage is of the total actual spending [current expenditures and expenses of the investment projects] federal budget after excluding expenses sovereign them.

chattels: ” ……….. 17% …………………. after excluding expenses sovereign them.”

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chattels: World Bank loan of $ 1.2 billion before the end of this year

chattels: announced that the Ministry of Finance, the signing in Washington on the World Bank’s $ 1.2 billion loan agreement and said Iraq’s ambassador in Washington, Luqman Philly ( Faily * )signed the loan agreement on Friday on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Iraq, and Iraq will get the loan amount during the days the few coming before the end of this year. ”

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chattels: According to one dinar guru, the World Bank will not make the loan unless and until Iraq ” RV’s “. So. if true then it must be before year’s end, eh ?

chattels: Iraq defense chief says Ramadi would be free by year’s end

chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region–Iraq’s Defense Minister Khaled Al-Obeidi believes that Iraqi forces, backed by US air strikes, are set to force the Islamic State (ISIS) from Ramadi by the year’s end. “I met with the Joint Operations Command and they confirmed to me that we will regain all of the city of Ramadi by the end of this month,” he said, according to AFP. Ramadi fell to ISIS last May. ‘

Since then the army, backed by Shiite militia and some Sunni tribal forces, has launched two major offensives to wrest control of the province from the extremist group. In recent days the army has made substantial advance thanks to close US air support. Iraqi soldiers have in the past two days moved into parts of Ramadi and Fallujah.

“The city of Ramadi has now been fully isolated, and the Iraqi Security Forces are beginning to conduct their clearing operations,” said Colonel Steve Warren, spokesman for the US-led anti-ISIS Operation Inherent Resolve.   chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…


chattels: Friendly fire and civilian casualties will be a real concern.

chattels: ” Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi international coalition to exercise maximum means precision to avoid a repeat incident of bombing by mistake to Iraqi forces.”

chattels: It was a coalition aircraft yesterday bombed an army position south of Fallujah by mistake, which led to the martyrdom and wounding a number of soldiers.

chattels: www.ninanews.com/News_Det…


chattels: Parliamentary Energy: budget law gives the government the right to freeze the share of Kurdistan in the event of Tsidiralnaft and gas without its consent

chattels: The Commission on oil and energy parliamentary The budget bill gives the government the right to freeze the share of Kurdistan in the event of the export of oil and gas without its consent.

A member of the committee MP Razak Mahabs the National Iraqi News Agency / Nina / that paper pressure owned the federal government, according to the general budget to prevent the export of oil and gas abroad and manipulate revenues Law, is the freezing of Kurdistan’s budget and financial dues until they comply with the province to the Constitution and Iraqi law.

“He added that” the draft federal budget for 2016 voted by the House bill included a legal text required Kurdistan deliver full agreed oil production volumes and other revenue outside the ceiling rates compared to the region’s share of 17%. “He pointed out that” the legal text includes oil production and export of gas as well, “.

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chattels: ” …………. required Kurdistan deliver full agreed oil production volumes and other revenue outside the ceiling rates …………”

chattels: It may be noteworthy that disbursements to Kurdistan require the consent of the Prime Minister. I wonder whether Abadi will be directing payment(s) irrespective of the Ministry of Finance. The Kurds may trust Abadi, but not the government administration ( Federal Ministry of Finance ) in the making of payments.

chattels: Basra’s governor announced an agreement with the federal government for the disbursement of the Southern Oil Company Profits staff  chattels: www.ninanews.com/News_Det…


chattels: Just in case there was any doubt about what a pointless debacle Turkey’s deployment to the Bashiqa camp was www.mfa.gov.tr/no_-313_-1… …

Tootsie: [08:16:18 AM] chattels: According to one dinar guru, the World Bank will not make the loan unless and until Iraq ” RV’s “. So. if true then it must be before year’s end, eh ? ~~~~~~~~~~~ SURE – and/or only if the cow jumps over the moon ~

Tootsie: GM GM, hopefully all are well, and looking forward to happy holidays with loved ones and friends.

Tootsie: Blew the 1212 market rate, today is 1220 ~ so much for that ~  🙁

disciple7: XE 1099

Tootsie: forex doesn’t count {can’t wait until it does!!}  :silly: ~ off to do whatever , days going by too darned quickly hehehe

chattels: Vice Turkmen Front for the detection of masking the government for more than 103 trillion dinars for Parliament taken advances from financial budgets since 2008. wealthwatch.world/showthr… http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=2814&pid=8187#pid8187

chattels: I hope that the foregoing does not mean that the GOI has spent the money depending upon future budgets.

chattels: The KRG says it will increase oil exports to nearly 1 million barrels per day in early 2016 from the current 650,000 bpd. It announced earlier it will be able to finance monthly payments to civil servants from January 2016.   chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…

chattels: How does the increase in exports help Kurdistan pay loans if the increase must go to Baghdad as the budget law is alleged to provide ?


] chattels: Joel Wing ‏@JoelWing2 2m2 minutes ago Iraqi forces making 3rd to take Albu Ziyab north of Ramadi www.iraqinews.com/iraq-wa… …


chattels: Peshmerga forces liberate Khazar axis from ISIS By Abdelhak Mamoun – Dec 18, 2015 (IraqiNews.com) Baghdad – On Thursday, a Kurdish security source announced, that Peshmerga forces have liberated Khazar axis (40 km east of Mosul) from the ISIS, pointing out to the killing and the escape of a number of ISIS elements during the liberation operation. chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…

chattels: Noteworthy, Peshmerga forces have been battling with ISIS in many areas outside the Kurdistan region, including Makhmur, Zammar, Sinjar, Kirkuk and Diyala.

chattels: Block / Bader / demanding the extradition of America “offenders” who bombed Iraqi air force to eliminate Iraqi immediately 12/19/2015 20:51 BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / Chairman Badr parliamentary bloc Qassim al-Araji stressed that the justifications “treacherous attacks” to aircraft international coalition to Iraqi forces, are unacceptable.

He called in a statement today, the United States to “hand over the perpetrators immediately to the Iraqi judiciary and not to launch justifications do not deceive the Iraqi people that the awareness dramatically to US plans in Iraq. www.ninanews.com/News_Det… http://www.ninanews.com/News_Details.aspx?O%252f9N0BbokAADEZfbloyjUQ%253d%253d

chattels: Small wonder that the U.S. insisted upon legal protection for our armed forces to remain in Iraq. The lunatic fringe of the Shiite party at work.

rocknrollbus: I was out with the Lunatic Fringe!!! Red Ryder?? I think?? Back in the 80’s…….

rocknrollbus: My bad……Red Rider. Tom Cochran broke off and did a solo thang…….Life is a Highway…….

Doug_W: so enjoy the ride

Tootsie: Shaymaa Abdel Rahman crowned Miss Iraq 2015 BAGHDAD, Iraq,— It was smoky, alcohol-free and there was no swimsuit contest, but Saturday’s party produced the first Miss Iraq in four decades and left all feeling a small victory had been won.

“Some people out there think we don’t love life,” said Humam al-Obeidi, one of the organisers, as the crowd spilled out of the Baghdad hotel ballroom where the pageant was held. The jury chose Shaymaa Abdel Rahman, a tall, green-eyed 20-year-old from Iraq’s multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk.

The decision was popular with those in attendance, especially in the back rows, where young men with hispter beards and tight blazers had been standing on their chairs shouting her name.

“I’m very happy to see Iraq going forward,” the new beauty queen told AFP as she tried to fend off a scrum of admirers hoping to clinch a selfie. “This event was huge and put a smile on the faces of the Iraqis.”

Wearing her sash and holding her bouquet, Shaymaa Abdelrahman was fast learning her new trade, saying all the right things without ever breaking her smile.

There was more talking than glamorous strutting during the pageant as the contestants, in high heels and evening dresses that were sleeveless but below the knee, pitched their charity projects to the jury.

The pageant was designed to meet enough international criteria to propel its winner to the next Miss Universe contest, but some details, such as the Kalashnikov-toting guard at the door, set the event firmly in Iraq. CONT wealthwatch.world/showthr…

LINK BELOW IS OF MISS IRAQ – no way could be found to post pic here –

Tootsie: DARN it ~ her picture did not open up in the article, here is a comment ~ “I think it is wonderful; it makes you feel things can come back to normal,” said veteran human rights activist Hana Edwar. The last time the Miss Iraq competition was held was in 1972, when the oil-rich country was on an upward track.