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chattels: Reidar Visser ‏@reidarvisser Summary of phone call between #Iraq PM Abadi & Turkish counterpart Davutoglu is now up on PMO website pmo.iq/press2015/30-12-20… … ht @ahmusawi    http://pmo.iq/press2015/30-12-20155.htm
chattels: ” In their phone call today, Iraq PM Abadi also made it explicitly clear to Turkish PM Davutoglu that Turkish instructors are also not wanted. ”

chattels: (Voice of Iraq) – Baghdad cabinet waiting for the Presidency approval of the 2016 budget law, and published in the Gazette of Iraq to provide his appeals before the Federal Court on some items.
chattels: ” The Cabinet decided, in its last session , challenged in some paragraphs of the general budget for the year 2016. The House of Representatives on 17 of this month passed, and an absolute majority, the federal budget for 2016, …………..”
chattels: “the government can not make her appeal to the budget law before the Federal Court only after publication in the newspaper Official facts ”
chattels: ” the main points expected to be challenged are the paragraphs that included the reallocation of budgets syndicates and unions, social clubs and converted into the budgets of the crowd and displaced persons “, recognizing that” the Committee Parliamentary Finance did not take the government’s opinion in this transaction. ”
chattels: ” ………….. added 16 items to the draft budget sent by the Cabinet to the parliament.”
chattels: Technically, all legislation must originate with the COM ( or the President if memory serves ) under the Iraqi Constitution and decision(s) of the Judiciary, so my understanding is that the addition of ” items ” to the budget as proposed / approved for submission to Parliament by the COM is problematic.
chattels: Additions by Parliament that is.
chattels: ” ………….. suggested the Presidency approval of the budget next week. ”
chattels: If the date of passage on the budget is indeed the 17th ( Some reports have it as the 16th ) and if President Masum received the budget the same day then 15 days from that date would be January 1st / 2nd.
chattels: Legislation is deemed ratified by default of any Presidential action 15 days after receipt by the President is what the Constitution of Iraq provides I think.
chattels: My sense and belief is that the Iraqi plan for reconstruction of the liberated territories is that the world should pay for it.
chattels: They certainly cannot out of their budget.
chattels: Jubouri: the demands of the international community to shoulder its responsibilities towards the destruction of the liberated areas www.alliraqnews.com/modul…
http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=25726
chattels: Jubouri: the demands of the international community to shoulder its responsibilities towards the destruction of the liberated areas [Baghdad-where], called on House Speaker Saleem al-Jubouri, said Thursday the international community to assume its responsibilities and consider the nature of the tragedies taking place in the liberated areas.
A statement from his office received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, for al-Jubouri, was quoted as saying, “The scale of the destruction and devastation, as well as social and psychological negative effects left by the occupation organization Daash terrorist to those areas over the potential of the Iraqi state and calls for an international joint effort to start the reconstruction of those and rehabilitation cities.
“He added that” the battle of the post-Daash is not easier than confront it, and therefore has to be a comprehensive reconciliation project removes any previous condition of congestion, “pointing out that” there are intensive effort in the framework of official, political and tribal leaders not to give it up.
chattels: ” the battle of the post-Daash is not easier than confront it, ………..”
chattels: Hakim calls for the establishment of a fund for the reconstruction of the liberated areas with international support www.alliraqnews.com/modul…
http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=25651
chattels: There is a sense of entitlement to the Iraqi psyche that is disturbing to me.
chattels: Another pool of capital to be grafted by the Iraqi political elite.
chattels: It is like donating to a charity that expends most of it’s donation to pay large salaries for executives and a small % of one’s donation goes to the intended benficiaries.
chattels: At least in America such entities are required to disclose such information. There is no such transparency / accountability in Iraq.
Doug_W: THUS fraud is rampant
chattels: Hakim: 2016 will be crucial for a lot of differences and to engage a large compromises :: 2015/12/30 16:49 • Hakim: 2016 will be crucial for a lot of differences and to engage a large compromises [Baghdad-where] head of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim, said that 2016 will be a year to resolve the many differences and conflicts.
” He said al-Hakim, in his speech during the celebration of Prophet Mohammad’s birth was held at his office in Baghdad today, “We will enter a year of large settlements,” stressing that “there will be no division or separation and fragmentation in the region, but it will be a breakdown of the areas of influence and areas vital to its” .
chattels: Iraq is always GOING to do this, that or the other, tomorrow, in the coming time, next year, etc., ad nauseum, but TOMORROW NEVER COMES.
chattels: As we often observe here about the news, it is the difference between RHETORIC and REALITY.
chattels: Iraq is like a petulant and procrastinating child. Every aid / seems only to lead to the next problem or crisis. Very tiresome.
chattels: We need to see more government PERFORMANCE and less PROPAGANDA.
chattels: sczin11 was talking about the foregoing in his earlier post today I think.
chattels: The ” same ‘ole same ‘ole ” undermines any sense of optimism much less ebullience, eh ?
chattels: I think that we call it ” behavior modification ” with our children when successful and when not it is arguably a co-dependence upon destructive behaviors.
chattels: Or just read the anecdotal ” sourced ” information from the gurus and look for an ” RV ” today, tomorrow, any and every day, if that satisfies your intellectual / emotional needs.
chattels: I am not going to spend another year like I have the past 4 1/2 is my developing resolve for the new year. I have to do something different. Not sure what it is as yet, but some things are going to change for me.
chattels: I am certainly going to try and get healthy. These recent years have taken a terrible ” silent ” toll upon my health.
chattels: The foregoing is likely more information than any of you wanted. 🙂
SWSD: I would think that many vets in this thing have a resolution this year dinar related…
Tootsie: detaching oneself is extremely hard ~~ after being ‘extremely involved’ {elsewhere} for years I have been trying to disengage – rough ~ still have to scan the news daily, more than once I am ashamed to say. It is an addiction
Tootsie: “Hope springs eternal in the human breast; Man never Is, but always To be blest. The soul, uneasy, and confin’d from home, Rests and expatiates in a life to come.” ― Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man
Tootsie: And, so, as I have pondered the same, days, hours, months, years – yes I totally understand the comments ~ wish I were stronger and could just cut the cord and let it be, but ~~~ It’s the possibility that keeps me going, not the guarantee ~~~~  :wub:
Donnie: i stopped looking at the news (outside of here) several months ago
Donnie: and I don’t look here more than twice a day and sometimes not at all
Tootsie: ‹@Donnie› I have probably 50-60 news sources in my favorites , from being involved in another site ~ It would behoove me to delete them! !!
Tootsie: ‹@Donnie› good for you!! I need to make a NYs resolution, don’t I !!
Tootsie: and with that – Off to make brunch, do some shopping, and , HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL ~~
Donnie: ************ HAPPY NEW YEAR Everyone! ******************
OOTW: THIS ARTICLE INDICATES THAT THERE MAY WELL BE AN APPEAL TO THE SUPREME JUDICIARY REGARDING TEN ITEMS FROM THE 2016 BUDGET
OOTW: wealthwatch.world/showthr…
http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3515&pid=8565#pid8565
Abraham: I pray that each one of you will find your Life Purpose. That you will be Transformed and enriched by the Word of God, empowered into your Calling, so that you will be able to walk in the fullness of Christ Jesus, and that His Glory will rest upon you!
OOTW: Central Bank approves the launch of the electronic payment service across Zain
OOTW: Approved the Central Bank of Iraq, Thursday, on the launch of the electronic payment service via the Zain mobile phone in a move that is the first of its kind in Iraq, and with Zain pointed out that the service will enable the joint of conversion and handed the money inside Iraq and pay the bills and fees, he confirmed that the service will be subject to to the control of the Iraqi Central Bank.
Zain said in a statement received (range Press) copy of it, “Zain Iraq leader in the field of mobile communications and data transfer Announces Service (Zain Cash) on its network and cooperation with Iraq, a portfolio company (Iraq Wallet) specialized in the provision of electronic financial services after officially obtaining a license from the Central Bank of Iraq to provide electronic payment services. “
OOTW: The statement added, “The service (Zain Cash) registered in the joint service will enable the conversion of the received funds inside Iraq and across Zain Iraq network,” returned the service, “the first of its kind in Iraq.”
OOTW: The statement stressed that “the new service will also enable companies to pay and salary transfers safely and effectively in Iraq,” pointing out that “the service was declared to companies contracting with Zain Iraq and entities, and will be subject to regulations and international protocols safe”.
The statement pointed out that “the service will be subject to the control of the Iraqi Central Bank, which defined operational and administrative organizational those services frameworks With the goal of the Iraqi Central Bank in the year for these laws and regulations in line with international standards, and strive to promote confidence in the economy through the creation of a safe environment healthy and competitive system available for all and this was confirmed by the Central Bank of Iraq on several occasions.
“ The statement stressed that “(Zain Cash) will be subject to all procedures for safe financial transactions in all countries of the world, and give full safety of users and the ease with full remittance and received anywhere in Iraq and moments numbered, under the supervision of a specialized team and the coach.”
And mobile payment is a way of various means of payment by money transfer by mobile phone or mobile wallet in general, and operate under the financial regulation and performance from or through a mobile device rather than pay cash.
OOTW: wealthwatch.world/showthr…
http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3534
OOTW: THIS IS ALL WELL AND GOOD, REMEMBER THAT MOHSEN ISSUED A PRESS RELEASE STATING THAT THE CBI INTENDED TO ATTRACT PHYSICAL MONEY BACK INTO THE BANK….
IF YOU THINK ABOUT THIS – MAKING ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS IS ALL WELL AND GOOD, BUT WITHOUT DEPOSITORS INSURANCE, HOW THE HECK ARE THEY GOING TO ATTRACT “MATTRESS DINAR” 😉 BACK INTO THE BANKS IN ORDER TO FACILITATE WIDE USAGE OF THIS ELECTRONIC PAYMENT SYSTEM?
OOTW: THANKS ABRAHAM
Stash: My plans for New Year. Set in my recliner and watch the ball drop
Doug_W: mine are simple   Doug_W: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
OOTW: LOL
Doug_W: I bought Lotto tickets today and I never play
Doug_W: 330 Million was a temptation to me wile I was out
OOTW: I CAN SEE WHY LOL
Doug_W: somebody has to win….
OOTW: TRUE ENOUGH 😉
Doug_W: turn on Fox news
Doug_W: one *** of a fire in Dubai a 63 story hight rise is on fire
http://news.yahoo.com/fire-engulfs-dubai-hotel-near-worlds-tallest-building-175831640.html
Doug_W: big time
OOTW: OH GOSH
Doug_W: amazing pics
chattels: I read where many of the gurus are calling again for the deletion of the zeroes project in the near(er) term. Please recall the following article from November 23, 2015, about five weeks ago, ” Parliamentary Economy: delete the zeros need a safe environment ………… ”
chattels: ” delete the zeros need a safe environment ”
chattels: ” delete the zeros need a safe environment ”
chattels: ” delete the zeros need a safe environment ”
chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…
http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3039
chattels: ” the Iraqi Central Bank completed the previously all preparations for the project, indicating that it ” has been postponed because of the situation security is stable “in what it said that” the application of the project to delete the zeros needs to assign by the government and parliament to make it a success after the stabilization of the situation in the country because the ground current is suitable for the implementation of such a project. ”
chattels: ” the subject of deletion of zeros is linked to the security situation closely because it will include all operating in the country banks to receive the old currency and replaced by the new and the old collection and destruction of pointing out the difficulty of the success of that process in the provinces experiencing control Daash parts of them. ”
chattels: ” pointing out the difficulty of the success of that process in the provinces experiencing control Daash parts of them.”
chattels: ” ………… the provinces experiencing control Daash parts of them. ”
chattels: WHAT HAS CHANGED REGARDING DAESH SINCE NOVEMBER 23, 2015 ?
chattels: NOT A LOT, IMO.
chattels: ABADI SAID RECENTLY FROM CHINA THAT 20 % OF IRAQ IS NOT SAFE.
chattels: ABADI SAID RECENTLY FROM CHINA THAT 20 % OF IRAQ IS NOT SAFE.
chattels: Again, I recognize that my narrative is not a popular one. If it ” rv’s ” in the next three days I will acknowledge the superior insight of all others and shut up forever because I will be very wealthy and out of here. 🙂
Doug_W: won’t we ALL “C” ?
chattels: The problem in Syria and much of the Middle East, ……….. , is more about liberal tolerance of others, power-sharing and good governance. For a way out of such problems, Syrians can look to two Kurdish examples: the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq (KRG) and the “democratic autonomous cantons” of the Syrian Kurds.
chattels: ” …………. “democratic autonomous cantons” approach, ……………”
chattels: Applied across Syria, this model would see the Assad regime keep territory it presently controls. Various rebel groups who accept the model (which would preclude the likes of the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra) would likewise keep their current territory and self-defense forces, at least until some later time if and when they decide to unite with others.
The different cantons would compete in terms of the quality of governance they provide their people, all the while remaining officially part of one united Syria. This kind of solution is not without precedent, as such arrangements put a stop to the grinding civil war in Bosnia via the Dayton Accords.
Most importantly, such a solution addresses the structural problem of mutually distrustful communities rather than the shibboleth of “Assad is the problem.”
chattels: David Romano has been a Rudaw columnist since 2010. He is the Thomas G. Strong Professor of Middle East Politics at Missouri State University and author of The Kurdish Nationalist Movement (2006, Cambridge University Press) and co-editor (with Mehmet Gurses) of Conflict, Democratization and the Kurds in the Middle East (2014, Palgrave Macmillan).
chattels: rudaw.net/english/opinion…
http://rudaw.net/english/opinion/31122015
chattels: ” It’s not about Assad and it never was ” By DAVID ROMANO
chattels: ” remember where the Kurdistan Region of Iraq was politically between 1994 and 1998, when civil war between the KDP and PUK threatened the fragile experiment in Kurdish self-rule.
Lack of trust between the parties and disputes over power-sharing and revenues almost destroyed the people’s future in that part of Kurdistan. The Washington Peace Accord of 1998 calmed things down by allowing for the creation of two Kurdistan Regional Governments – one run by the KDP in Erbil and the other by the PUK in Suleimaniya.
Instead of shooting at each other, the two administrations learned to live with the other and competed in terms of which could provide the best model of governance to its people.
After a few years of such co-existence, the administrations in Erbil and Suleimaniya were able to voluntarily decide to reunite into one Kurdistan Regional Government ”
chattels: How many people know that the Kurds fought a civil war in the ‘ 90’s and then had two governments for several years?
chattels: ” Lack of trust between the parties and disputes over power-sharing and revenues …………. “, sounds like current day Baghdad / Iraq, eh ?
chattels: Sectarian conflict or identity politics ?
chattels: Identity politics are political arguments that focus upon the interest and perspectives of groups with which people identify. Identity politics includes the ways in which people’s politics may be shaped by aspects of their identity through loosely correlated social organizations.
Examples include social organizations based on race, class, religion, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, ideology, nation, sexual orientation, culture, information preference, history, musical or literary preference, medical conditions, professions or hobbies.
chattels: Identity politics is open to wide debate and critique. Minority influence is a central component of identity politics. Minority influence is a form of social influence whereby a majority is influenced by the beliefs or behavior of a minority.
chattels: Iraq is full of various kinds of minorities.
chattels: The Shia government itself is a minority. The Kurds are a minority. The list goes on.
chattels: ” …… is more about liberal tolerance of others, power-sharing and good governance. ”
chattels: External forces, other nations in the MIddle East, and DAESH play upon minority issues and are creating havoc in Iraq with agendas contrary to the Iraqi interest.
zidziljian: :ninja:
chattels: My original point is that sectarian conflicts, competing politics based upon religious identification, is an oversimplified and exaggerated aspect of the turmoil in Iraq.
chattels: How the battle against the Islamic State is redrawing the map of the Middle East
chattels: AMIRIYAT FALLUJAH, Iraq — Along the vast, zigzagging perimeter of the Islamic State’s self-styled state, the militants are steadily being pushed back as the forces­ ranged against them gain in strength. In the process, new borders are being drawn, new fiefdoms are being carved out and the seeds of potential new conflicts are being sown.
A war seen by the United States as primarily aimed at preventing future terrorist attacks in America is being prosecuted for very different reasons by the diverse assortment of Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni fighters battling in both Iraq and Syria, often in pursuit of competing agendas that work to subvert the goal of defeating the militants.
chattels: ” ………….. the diverse assortment of Shiite, Kurdish and Sunni fighters battling in both Iraq and Syria, often in pursuit of competing agendas that work to subvert the goal of defeating the militants.”
chattels: The Islamic State may or may not be vanquished soon — and a string of defeats inflicted in recent months in northeastern Syria, northern Iraq and most recently Ramadi have raised hopes that its demise may be closer than had been thought. ‘
But already it is becoming clear that victory over the militants won’t end the bloodshed in the region, said Fawaz Gerges, a professor of international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
“There is little thought being given to the morning after, and the morning after is going to be as bloody, as chaotic and as destabilizing as the situation we are seeing now,” he said. “The heart of the Middle East has changed. The fragile state system is no longer there.”
chattels: ” ……….the morning after is going to be as bloody, as chaotic and as destabilizing as the situation we are seeing now,”…..
chattels: Point : The ouster of DAESH does not equate to stability and safety in Iraq, IMO.
chattels: 2015 In Review: The Year Iraqis Lost Hope That Things Would Ever Get Better Mustafa Habib In 2015, every Iraqi – almost without exception – paid a price for events in their country. Some Iraqis lost their jobs, others lost loved ones. But the biggest loss of all in 2015 cannot be measured. 31.12.2015 | Baghdad Politics www.niqash.org/en/article…
http://www.niqash.org/en/articles/politics/5188/The-Year-Iraqis-Lost-Hope-That-Things-Would-Ever-Get-Better.htm
chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…
http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3537
OOTW: ANYONE THAT WANTS TO TELL YOU HCL IS DONE – AND THAT IT’S A TRIGGER FOR WHAT WE’VE BEEN AWAITING –
I WOULD ASK YOU TO PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE IN OUR 2016 ENGLISH BUDGET THREAD – HERE IS JUST ONE PARAGRAPH FROM MR. AL- KHATTEEB – HE IS ONE SMART, AND WELL RESPECTED GENTLEMAN
OOTW: The only way forward to resolve these disagreements between Baghdad and Erbil is to pass the Federal Revenue Sharing Law and the Federal Hydrocarbon Law, as well as establishing the relevant federal institutions underpinned by these laws to regulate the practice in Federal Iraq across all provinces and regions.
With a failure to do so, current and future political deals will continue to be short-lived and fail drastically, prolonging the ongoing institutional and constitutional vacuum that has existed since 2006.
OOTW: wealthwatch.world/showthr…
http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3515&pid=8536#pid8536
OOTW: “as establishing the relevant federal institutions underpinned by these laws to regulate the practice in Federal Iraq across all provinces and regions. ”
OOTW: WE HAVE HAD ONE READING OF THE FEDERAL REVENUE SHARING LAW
OOTW: THERE’S A WAYS TO GO AS FAR AS WE KNOW
OOTW: PERSONALLY I DO NOT BELIEVE HCL IS THE TRIGGER WE AWAIT
OOTW: HOWEVER, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO REALIZING SOME COHESION BETWEEN THE CENTRE AND KURDISTAN
OOTW: HOW ARE YOU FRIEND?
chattels: ‹@OOTW› good, hope that you are, going out the door for a wedding reception, Happy New Year!