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chattels: Reidar Visser ‏@reidarvisser 16h16 hours ago In an unusually frank challenge to #Iraq PM Abadi, PMU leader Muhandis asks for more money & administrative change www.baghdad-times.net/201… …LINK

chattels: Reidar Visser ‏@reidarvisser 15h15 hours ago Muhandis letter to Abadi contains more criticism than suggestions, esp. regarding lack of funds & equipment for popular mobilization units.

chattels: Reidar Visser ‏@reidarvisser 6h6 hours ago Muhandis letter to PM Abadi may be clearest manifestation yet of much-discussed internal rift in #Iraq’s Shia alliance re Iran, PMU roles.
chattels: I do not read / understand Arabic www.baghdad-times.net/201…LINK

chattels: The United States has come to believe it faces a dilemma: It needs to arm the Kurds to fight the Islamic State, but it is wary of kindling the Kurds’ political expectations.

chattels: the Obama administration has been hesitant to strengthen the semi-autonomous institutions of the Iraqi Kurdistan region, largely out of concern that these could one day be the building blocks of Iraqi Kurdish independence.

Even American military assistance has benefited Kurdish forces affiliated with specific political parties rather than the region’s integrated military institution as a whole.

That’s because the United States and many of its regional allies worry that a Kurdish breakaway from Iraq would invite greater unpredictability and chaos, including by stoking similar separatist sentiments among Kurdish populations in neighboring countries, thereby risking the collapse of the regional order.

chattels: In reality, however, independence is a highly unlikely scenario for reasons that have little to do with American policy. These include entrenched divisions among Iraqi Kurds and growing Kurdish dependence on regional powers like Iran and Turkey that reject the idea of Kurdish independence outright.

Although independence remains an emotionally powerful aspiration among many Kurds it has in practice become more of a political card for some Iraqi Kurdish leaders to play than a viable political project.

chattels: In Iraq, Kurdish forces have moved into ethnically mixed territories, where they now exercise de facto control. Knowing that American military support comes with only one string attached — fighting the Islamic State — Kurdish fighters have hastily established control on the ground.

They have used their military advantage to subordinate local non-Kurds in Kirkuk and other disputed territories, sowing feelings of mutual distrust and revenge.

chattels: All of this makes Washington’s immediate goal of pulling together a coordinated fight against the Islamic State and the longer-term goal of removing the conditions that allowed the group to arise ever more elusive. Military assistance to the Kurds must be combined with a clear political roadmap.

At a minimum, this would mean an American commitment to develop Iraqi Kurdish institutions and help mediate budget and oil disputes with Baghdad, which would provide some critical guarantees to the welfare of the Kurdish region.

chattels: America must stop dealing with the Kurds strictly as military allies. Otherwise, Washington could end up contributing to precisely the sort of regional instability that its policy is intended to prevent.     chattels: www.nytimes.com/2015/10/2…
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/21/opinion/kurds-need-more-than-arms.html?_r=2

chattels: deputy chief of the popular crowd Abu Mahdi Mohandes student, Prime Minister General Commander of the Armed Forces Haider al-Abadi, the formation of the General Staff of the defense and interior and the crowd, distributing money and weapons into the crowd.

chattels: not being able to talk with you personally during your visit to the region by the start of operations and Ahatvia then I had to write this letter perhaps reach you, and in the year 2015 has been allocated an annual budget for the crowd [are fighters and prose very meager salaries ] which is less than the budget of one month, the Ministry of Interior.

“He continued,” I attended I, personally, in the Finance Committee of the Parliament and after discussions with them allocated to the crowd budget of 2 trillion, but you [Abadi] do not agree to the trillion one did not receive it this year, but a third of which is dedicated to buy weapons and equipment “.

chattels: “” We’re volunteers as you say this is true, but these volunteers, but deserve a salary equal to the salary of the soldier or policeman or officer, and you know that in the crowd of thousands of professionals from doctors and engineers various military and expertise as there are thousands of families of martyrs They are mostly poor and there are thousands of wounded and disabled is not enough current meager budget for their treatment. ”   chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul…

http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storytopic=41&storyid=18875

chattels: deputy chief of the popular crowd Abu Mahdi Mohandes student, Prime Minister General Commander of the Armed Forces to reconsider Haider al-Abadi in the popular crowd budget. The engineer said in a letter to Abadi, “my request of you to be reconsidered for the crowd budget, and the current administration of the battle,” he said. “It is essential that you be a real body corner of defense, interior and the crowd,”    www.alliraqnews.com/modul…

http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storytopic=41&storyid=18870

chattels: ” the need to find a plan that steady work in the application of this agreement and this will be a matter present in the parliament a draft 2016 budget law discussed and must reach an agreement once and for all through the House of Representatives sessions because this is linked to the stability of Iraq and accord it between the political forces and unify efforts to fight terrorism.

chattels: As a member of the parliamentary Economic Committee, Sabhan Suleiman said yesterday that the budget bill arrived at the Presidency of the Council of Representatives by the government to put on the agenda and approval “. www.alliraqnews.com/modul…

http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storytopic=41&storyid=18842

chattels: THE BUDGET BILL MAY BE ON THE AGENDA FOR THE 27TH WHEN PARLIAMENT RECONVENES WHICH LEAVES ONLY FIVE (5) BEFORE THE 1ST OF NOVEMBER AND THE LAST TWO DAYS OF THE MONTH ARE FRIDAY HOLY DAY AND SATURDAY ( HOLIDAYS ).

MY POINT IS THAT THERE ARE THREE (3) ” WORKING ” DAYS LEFT TO THE PARLIAMENT FOR TWO READINGS AND A VOTE.

MY BELIEF HAS BEEN AND IS THAT THERE IS A FOUR (4) DAY WAITING PERIOD BETWEEN THE SECOND READING AND A VOTE. WE MAY FIND OUT WHETHER I AM CORRECT NEXT WEEK, EH ?     chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…

http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=2644&pid=5933#pid5933

chattels: MY read / take is that if the budget is not voted upon by the 1st that the recess will be will not start on the 1st and the session extended for 30 days to complete adoption of the budget law. No way it can be done in the next 11 days, IMO, so we are into November if the article is accurate.   chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul…

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chattels: MP for the National Coalition Kadhim al-Shammari, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, to get away from the jurisprudence and conduct reforms in accordance with the law, to prevent revoked by the Federal Court called.

chattels: ” ………we are surprised by the Cabinet move to scrap materials from the window of the decision of the laws, which is everyone knows it can not carry it because the law is not repealed except by law, therefore, to respond to this step will make many future strike law and the Constitution the wall is not entitled to any party to hold them accountable. ”

chattels: ” the Prime Minister was the first by a ministerial amendment to the laws in force, and send it to parliament to read the first readings, second and vote on the amendments in order to move the policy of austerity within the approved legal frameworks in the Constitution, away from any judgments will not find her, but the opposition and veto in the Federal Court. ”

chattels: I feel like ” a voice crying in the wilderness ” regarding the rule of law and constitutional process being adhered to, but many pundits continue to harp upon reforms by executive order. More ” fantastic ” news and sensationalism by them. Clearly there are those in Iraq concerned about constitutional process.   www.alliraqnews.com/modul…

http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storytopic=41&storyid=18822

chattels: BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / demanded high Nassif MP government by making Kirkuk oil within the quota under the control of the federal government that are exported across the national oil company and not in the share of the Kurdistan region, and not to transfer any funds to the region without oil. it said in a statement today:

“The agreement oil failed provided an opportunity for the Government of the Territory to make the province of Kirkuk oil within its stake, and it was the excuse at the time and there is a malfunction in the pipe to prevent the export of oil of Kirkuk through the national oil company, and now the case a fait accompli and the passage of days has been to ignore this great rags.” and showed:

“The oil of Kirkuk is an Iraqi must be within the total issued by the national oil company has nothing to do by the 17 percent which is the region’s share of the budget

chattels: ” ………. making Kirkuk oil within the quota under the control of the federal government that are exported across the national oil company and not in the share of the Kurdistan region, ………. ”

chattels: The effect of the foregoing would be that Kurdistan deprived of 300,000 barrels of oil credited to it’s production quota.

chattels: Nassif is a ” witch ” from Maliki’s SLC.

chattels: Reidar Visser ‏@reidarvisser 43m43 minutes ago In its most direct confrontation w/ PM Abadi yet, Badr rejects his appontment of new cabinet secretary www.alsumaria.tv/news/149… … HT @dalia30  LINK

chattels: Alsumaria News / Baghdad announced Badr bloc, on Thursday, refusing to set Imad Khersan the post of Secretary General of the Council of Ministers. The bloc said in a brief statement received Alsumaria News a copy of it, she refuses to “set Imad Khersan the post of Secretary General of the Council of Ministers.”

A source in the presidency of the Council of Ministers Tuesday (October 20, 2015), that the prime minister Haider al-Abadi issued an order appointing Imad Khersan the post of Secretary General of the Council of Ministers.

chattels: Deputy Prime rejection of a coalition of law Nuri al-Maliki to return to his parliamentary seat after his inclusion in the government Baltrchiq to his post as deputy to the president revealed.

chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul…
http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storytopic=41&storyid=18919

chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the United States of America, General Josef F. Dunford, asked all forces fighting the Islamic State known as ISIS to appoint one single commander, according to Pentagon’s official website. According to Pentagon, General Dunford has met Iraqi leaders and has urged them to unite under one commander.
“The government needs to appoint a military leader with command for the overall military effort in the country – including the Iraqi security forces, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces,” Dunford was quoted as saying.    chattels: rudaw.net/english/middlee…

http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/22102015

chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region- A Kurdish official has said on Thursday that the Islamic State militants, also known as ISIS, have exploded Mosul University’s Faculty of Agriculture buildings in South of Mosul.

Saeed Mamuzini, a Kurdistan Democratic Party official in Mosul told Rudaw “ISIS militants have exploded buildings of the University of Agriculture campuses – Alil town Southern Mosul, that was previously used by ISIS as a military camp.”  rudaw.net/english/middlee…

http://rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/221020151

chattels: More infrastructure damage to Mosul.

Tootsie: Good Morning, just passing through ~~ re: Iraq ~~~ I’m confused…….NO, wait…..maybe I’m not. Yeah, yeah, I think I am. ~~~  :silly:

Doug_W: QUIT trying to understand them just wait like I do.

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