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chattels: Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi cautioned on Sunday that further escalation of tensions among different groups may lead Iraq to irreversible breakup.
chattels: Allwai’s concern comes as new sectarian militia bands are being set up and funded by regional powers that lead a proxy war in Iraq.
chattels: Allawi who has long been seen as an ally of the Kurds in Baghdad said he did not oppose Kurdish self-determination but questioned the “timing and the geography” of the possible Kurdish state. He also warned that the Shiite stronghold port of Basra in south Iraq, which holds the country’s largest oil reserves, could be “a time bomb” that would soon demand secession.
chattels: Read more at rudaw.net/english/middlee…
chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraq’s southern, oil-rich Basra province is threatening to sue for autonomy if Baghdad continues to extract from its vast oil resources while ignoring calls for better basic services, such as water and electricity.
chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Gunmen set off a car bomb before storming a shopping mall in an eastern Shiite neighborhood of Baghdad on Monday, killing at least 10 people and taking hostages, news agency reports said. Police and medical officials said the gunmen set off the car bomb to open the way for fighters to move into the mall, the Associated Press reported from Baghdad. ‘
It quoted officials as saying another 25 people were wounded in the attack and that three police are among the dead. The officials estimated that 50-75 people remained trapped in the mall. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack, but the Islamic State group that is at war in Iraq often targets the country’s Shiite majority
chattels: ‹@Donnie› excellent 🙂
time2rv: Newshound Guru OOTW Article: “Parliamentary Economic proposes to change the central bank policy and stresses: financial situation would be “the biggest challenge” [What is your sense of these articles?]
THE MOST CLEAR ASPECT I SEE IS THAT THEY WANT AND NEED TO GET THEIR EXPORTS GOING AND THIS IS THE PRIMARY REASON FOR ADDRESSING THE VALUE OF THE IQD. …WE’VE ALREADY SEEN THE RATE DROP TO 1182.
BOTH THE CBI AND SALEH (ADVISER TO ABADI) AND THE ECONOMIC COMMITTEE HAVE PUBLISHED THEIR LISTS OF NEEDED REFORMS TO THE ECONOMIC AND BANKING CONDITIONS.
THE MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT AND TRADE HAVE BOTH PUBLISHED ANNOUNCEMENTS REGARDING THE NEED TO PREPARE FOR INTERNATIONAL TRADE…AS WELL AS AGREEMENTS WITH OTHER COUNTRIES (STATUS OF – MOVING FORWARD). [post 1of 2….stay tuned]
time2rv: Newshound Guru OOTW REPAIR OF THE PORTS AS WELL. ARTICLES FROM ECONOMISTS STATING THAT IRAQ HAS TO JUMP START THE ECONOMY VIA TRADE (ESP EXPORTS) AND STATING THAT THE CURRENT VALUE OF THE DINAR DOESN’T SUPPORT THAT…
LIKEWISE, SOME OF THESE ECONOMISTS STATE THEIR (VALID) REASONING AS TO WHY THE IQD VALUE SHOULD BE DECREASED OR INCREASED. HENCE THE NEED AS STATED BY ZEBARI AND MOHSEN (SEPARATE ADDRESSMENTS) RE THE STUDY OF THE VALUE OF THE DINAR.
ABADI ALSO STATING THAT THEY NEED TO INSTITUTE THE TARIFFS TO HELP REBUILD THEIR RESERVES.
YET, OVER ALL THESE YEARS…WE STILL SEE A CONTINUED POLICY OF CONFLICT BETWEEN THE ECONOMIC ADVISERS AND GOVT COMMITTEES VS THE CBI. I AGREE WITH THE THOUGHTS OF MANY OTHERS..SOMETHING IS AFOOT. [post 2 of 2]
rocknrollbus: Plus the fact they are finding monies right and left……..
rocknrollbus: Well…..not really finding……just following paper trails of the corrupt!
Doug_W: that’s a LOT of trails too
Doug_W: don’t say such things OO
OOTW: WELL IT’S ABOUT THE AMNESTY LAW
OOTW: AND IT COMES FROM JUSTICE NEWS AND I VERY MUCH RESPECT THEIR ARTICLES AND RESEARCHERS/JOURNALISTS
OOTW: For those aspiring to the amnesty law, the execution of Judge Rahim will ensure pass this law .. !! Justice News November 6, 2015General topics Maybe Sastgrb followers This linkage between amnesty seasonal Act and the annual Hakboa got used to it and has not stopped since our consciousness we generation sixties and beyond,
OOTW: The answer should know all waiting for the amnesty law which subjected to forms of delay, modification, change and the delay is that the amnesty law has not been passed because Mahmood and Bouksth known and Donath which persuaded the National Alliance to reject any legislative changes to the disintegration of his grip staffing, administrative and financial on the three Alras judicial waist ,
which has long facilitated them system of accounting control and amnesty according to the orientation of sectarian, political and Almnafieh and Alafassadah, you may use the same method to persuade al-Maliki and (state Ruin) that the promulgation of this law means the loss marked the governed Bmcarm amnesty for loyalists and supporters and cowards and silent,
or deterrence and displacement for those who objected to their way of honorable and brave, which executed days shops of the Ministry of Justice Hassan Shammari and the government of al-Maliki and the Presidency of al-Khazali, as happened with the acquittal of well-known nationally and internationally,
such as the criminal Mishan Jubouri criminal Join regret to scum-Maliki and the criminalization of a professional judge brave raise his voice against the Festival of murder and corruption of government corruption and cover-up of the judicial days the same Nuri al-Maliki accused
OOTW: Today Medhat al-Mahmoud who was able to bribe Dr. Allawi issue of re-trial of his cousin Mohammed Allawi and his friend Hbibi, had been able to also convince them that he will design the law of the penal law, only to take revenge on the Rahim and full-Hassani and the rest of Almaatardhan on their march Alanahtatih,
he did not hesitate even to refer amnesty in law to forgive the murders, but he ruled out (offenses against the statutory bodies set out in Articles (226 224 223) of the Penal Code No. (111) of 1969 (revised) as it was not preceded by any general or special amnesty law passed since the founding of the Iraqi state to confirm Donath and Khsth,
he provoked laughter and surprise of all government and parliamentary forces that rejected him and stayed back and fine-tune it with infected Battb professional, administrative and ethical government,
just to satisfy Donath and his followers from the judicial Algeslat who did not Qua will not be able to escape before a judicial TAWD expose some of the judicial Jifam and Sermm in Mzabl Balgarib history, God ..
OOTW: THE AMNESTY LAW SAW A QUASI ENACTMENT WHEN ABADI RELEASED THOUSANDS FROM THE PRISONS
OOTW: I KIND OF EXECUTIVE ORDER FROM HIM – BUT IF TRUE THAT ALLAWI TRADED THE FREEDOM OF OTHERS TO SAVE HIS FAMILY MEMBER AND FRIEND IN EXCHANGE FOR THE DISSOLUTION OF HIS SUPPORT FOR THE AMNESTY LAW, TRULY A DARK DAY
OOTW: HERE IS A VERY INTERESTING ARTICLE
OOTW: TY PUNISHER
“The Whales of corruption and their supporters of political work behind the scenes to form the largest opposition bloc of the decision to cancel the central bank auction, pointing out that “the personal interests ahead when some politicians on the interest of the people.”
visual and called for the gradual reduction and simple to auction Central Bank, which does not exceed the limits of the difference between the market price and the price of the Central Bank of Iraq, in conjunction with legislation Law Where did you get this for all officials and party leaders who are above the law.
OOTW: For its part, launched the Integrity Commission, electronic system particular to receive complaints and reports the amount of cases of financial and administrative corruption in government departments as well as the means of receiving other communications.
OOTW: “OTHER COMMUNICATIONS” SUCH AS COMPLAINTS PERTAINING TO CORRUPT BANKING PRACTICES …LOL
OOTW: “The statement said,” The new system, which will work through its own icon on the main page to the official website of the body, the possibility of taking quick and appropriate measures about each complaint or provides communications submitted to the Commission to curb the scourge of corruption and deter corrupt according to the law. ”
OOTW: NOW…HERE IS THE CORRESPONDING ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE INTEGRITY COMMISSION
OOTW: Integrity board will proceed to work a new electronic system for receiving reports and complaints from the public about cases of corruption 11/1/2016 Readers Number: 100 Integrity fired the board on Monday 11/1/2016 special electronic system to receive complaints and reports the amount of cases of financial and administrative corruption in government departments as well as other means of receiving communications.
Under the new system will facilitate the process of obtaining accurate data about each complaint or communication sent by the citizens who are exposed to or witness harassment or extortion cases or demand bribes or other situations of reporting suspicions of corruption in government institutions.
OOTW: THE GOI WANTS TO STOP THE CURRENCY AUCTIONS, TRYING TO INTERCEDE CBI POLICY/MONETARY PRACTICES – THE SLC IS BLOCKING THEIR ATTEMPTS
OOTW: TO STOP THE AUCTIONS
OOTW: THIS IS ONE KETTLE OF FISH
OOTW: NO COINCIDENCE, IN MY MIND , THAT SALEH CAME OUT A WEEK AGO (OR SO) AND POINTED THE FINGER AT THE CBI FOR CORRUPTION AS WELL AS CONTINUING / ALLOWING MONEY LAUNDERING – AND NOW WE HAVE THIS
OOTW: VERY INTENSE SITUATION
THERE WAS AN ARTICLE YESTERDAY THAT I READ, WHEREIN I BELIEVE SALEH WAS QUOTED AS SAYING THAT BECAUSE THE CBI BANKING LAW IS NOT PROTECTED IN THE CONSTITUTION, NOR WAS IT APART OF THE CONSTITUTION, THAT THE LAW COULD BE AMENDED BY THE GOI –
THE SLC IS GOING TO FIGHT THIS TOOTH AND NAIL. THIS IS A BIG DEAL AS FAR AS I CAN TELL,
AND WHETHER WE ALL AGREE THAT THE GOI DOESN’T HAVE THE RIGHT TO INTERFERE IN MONETARY POLICY, THEY DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO SEAT PEOPLE ON THE BOARD OF THE CBI –
I THINK AFTER SALEH’S AND HAFEZ’S PRESS RELEASE LAST WEEK (CONFERENCE) THEY’RE CALLING OUT THE BANK/MOHSEN, AND CORRUPT MP’S TO THE PUBLIC AND THIS TELLS ME THAT THEY ABSOLUTELY INTEND TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.
OOTW: THIS IS A MANDATE
OOTW: THE GOVT HAS TO GET ITS BANKING ACT TOGETHER (PUN INTENDED)
OOTW: US raid on a building in central Mosul Daash includes millions of dollars Writings Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Washington: Two sources the United States Department of Defense, “Pentagon” revealed on the implementation of the US Air Force to strike on a building contains a huge amount of organizing an Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant or what is known as “Daash,” in the city of Mosul, northern Iraq funds.
And the sources that the strike has using two bombs each weighing them 2000 pounds (about 908 kilograms) which led to the destruction of the entire building, without clarifying the way they have been identified in which the nature of this building. did not eclipse the sources for the currency,
chattels: Reidar Visser @reidarvisser 5h5 hours ago ISIS reportedly claims responsibility for today’s major suicide terror attack on outskirts of Baghdad
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 4h4 hours ago Heavy fighting in Sufiya in Ramadi area right after it was declared cleared
chattels: Erbil, Kurdistan Region – The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said in its monthly oil report on Monday that the autonomous region exported 18.1 million barrels of oil in December. “KRG exported 18,105,734 barrels of crude oil (an average of 584,056 barrels per day) in the month of December through the Kurdistan pipeline network to the port of Ceyhan in Turkey,” said the oil exports report, by the KRG’s ministry of natural resources.
rocknrollbus: ‹@OOTW› ‹@chattels› Does the GOI have the authority to stop the auctions?
time2rv: before and after their will ALWAYS be boombings and mini wars going on well after we finally see an RV, its is no longer imo holding it up
time2rv: fear, war, bombing, fights…is how news lives
chattels: ‹@rocknrollbus› I believe that the CBI has the authority to do so. Why ?
rocknrollbus: ‹@chattels› Was just curious, was it Salih that was scolding the CBI last week about the auctions?
chattels: ‹@rocknrollbus› I do not recall frankly. There have been so many articles with varying content that it has all run together on me.
chattels: ‹@rocknrollbus› I recall some things better than others. 🙂
rocknrollbus: ‹@chattels› Don’t tell me you’ve got “oldtimers”!!
chattels: ‹@rocknrollbus› ” Sometimers “. It is not all of the time, yet. 🙂
rocknrollbus: ‹@chattels› I think it was Salih and Fatlawi???
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 4h4 hours ago Was only 1 car bomb in Baghdad all of Dec Already 2 just today in New Baghdad & Nahrawan
chattels: Sunnis vs. Shiites, Abadi vs. Maliki, Kurds vs. Everyone. Iraq’s military fight against the Islamic State is on the way to victory. Now comes the hard part.
chattels: The liberation of Ramadi is now being treated as a fait accompli, though the Iraqi security forces continue to clear Islamic State fighters from some of the city’s suburbs. But the result seems all but assured: The most significant challenges in constructing a post-Islamic State political order in Iraq still lie ahead.
chattels: But the real question facing Iraq is not a military one. The Iraqi security forces have demonstrated their ability to liberate a large urban area, and whether Mosul falls this spring or next winter, the final outcome is not in doubt.
chattels: What is in doubt is the political arrangements that will emerge in Iraq after the military struggle is won — and this is where the U.S. focus should go. For all its failures in Iraq, the United States has endowed the country with democratic institutions — however nascent, immature, and weak — that are worth husbanding. But at least three pending political crises must be closely monitored.
chattels: II – Negotiating a New Deal With the Kurds
BOBBY: Chattels. …. evening……. fine points
chattels: III – The Struggle for the Shiite Soul
chattels: Read more at wealthwatch.world/showthr…
chattels: Iraq’s Shiite Arabs comprise between 60 and 70 percent of Iraq’s citizens. It is worth continually reminding Western observers of this fact: Given the democratic constitution bequeathed to Iraq by the U.S. occupation, calling Iraq’s government “Shiite-dominated” is somewhat akin to calling that of the United States “white-dominated.”
That the course of Iraq’s future will be charted by its Shiite majority is demographically — and therefore democratically — incontrovertible.
chattels: Iraq’s Shiite community can be roughly divided into two camps, though with deep tensions within each. The first, which is currently in power, gives priority to Iraq’s relationship with the United States and the West. Prime Minister Abadi, of the Islamic Dawa Party, best symbolizes this group, together with those members of his party who spent their exile in London or other Western cities.
Also in this group are the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, the Sadrists, and the religious leadership in Najaf and Karbala. Arrayed against this group are those who would prioritize Iranian ties and, by extension, an alliance with Russia as well.
chattels: Excellent reading ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^.
chattels: One of the second-order effects of the Islamic State’s invasion of northern Iraq has been the expansion of the Kurdish Peshmerga into the “disputed territories.”
The territories — which are about equal in size to the current territory of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and encompass parts of the provinces of Nineveh, Kirkuk, Salahaddin, and Diyala — are disputed because there are rival claims between the Iraqi Kurds and the Baghdad government.
chattels: It is important to note that the Shiite Arabs — Iraq’s majority faction — are largely not a party to these disputes.
rocknrollbus: ‹@chattels› Is the Shiite army called the gray?
chattels: ‹@rocknrollbus› The ” gray ” seems to be the area of Ramadi.
chattels: Shia militias are ” PMU’s ” or Hash’d or the ” popular crowd ”
chattels: Almost kick-off for the Clemson – Alabama game.
chattels: ” …………… further negotiations must be conducted between Baghdad and the KRG, but the mandate of the regional government’s executive is deeply contested and there is little money to pay for compromises. In this environment, violence cannot be ruled out.”
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 19m19 minutes ago Badr warns Kurds about trying to annex disputed territories
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 17m17 minutes ago MP from Iraq’s parliamentary security committee National Guard law not going to be passed anytime soon
chattels: ” the project of the National Guard Law went inclusion of wind I do not think that under the current circumstances can be relied upon to reconsider its Most of the political blocs failed to agree on legislation to point to a lot of negatives in the law. ”
chattels: ” Some believe that the enactment of this law will create a kind of discord and confusion and the establishment of the armies in the provinces on the grounds that when you edit these areas can not count on this configuration as far as counting on the security forces of the army and the federal police and local police in the maintenance of the security file and save the system.”