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Donnie: The agenda of the session number (36) Thursday 12 November 2015

Donnie: www.parliament.iq/details…


chattels: Parliament will vote tomorrow on a peaceful demonstration property and installed in agricultural land law www.alliraqnews.com/modul…


chattels: Will Washington put more boots on the ground in Iraq? The Oct. 22 raid by US and Iraqi forces to release hostages of the Islamic State (IS) seemed to represent a qualitative leap in military cooperation between the countries. However, the raid provoked controversy over whether the United States informed the proper Iraqi officials ahead of time — and how the answer could affect Iraq’s sovereignty. Read more: www.al-monitor.com/pulse/…



Butifldrm: GM today is another great day

Butifldrm: BAGHDAD – scales News It ended the House of Representatives, on Thursday, the second reading of the general amnesty law. The House of Representatives decided on the inclusion of the second reading of the general amnesty law in the agenda of the meeting on Thursday. The House of Representatives held its 36th legislative term of the first of the second legislative enacted, today, under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, and the presence of 235 deputies. / Ended 29 n / 10

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chattels: No mention of a date for voting on the amnesty law .

chattels: Sinjar operation begins www.iraqoilreport.com/new…  LINK

chattels: Published Thursday, November 12th, 2015 Thousands of Peshmerga affiliated with the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) have massed weapons and troops in positions overlooking Sinjar, preparing for an operation to retake the town along with the Yezidi militias and Kurdish factions that were competing to take the lead only days ago.U.S.-led coalition aircraft, which have stepped up bombing raids in and around Sinjar over the past two weeks, ……….

Butifldrm: ‹@chattels› Mr. Jubouri face to convene a meeting of the heads of parliamentary blocs on Sunday to discuss the request from the National Minorities on the card and the law of the three presidencies of the Federal Court as well as the general amnesty law.

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chattels: The Council voted on a resolution submitted by the 50 deputy and the support of the Legal Committee includes sufficiency read the report on the draft law and to discuss material contained therein rather than read the bill a second reading in order to improve the performance of the House of Representatives and the effective use of time plenary meeting, according to is the case in some parliaments.


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chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul…


chattels: the House of Representatives reduced the period of introducing draft laws in the committees in order to speed up the legislation and approval. According to a statement of the Department of Media Council received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, that “According to the provisions of Article 148 of the Rules of Procedure of the Council, it was decided, the abolition of the text of the second clause of Article 136 of the Rules of Procedure of the House of Representatives and replaced by the following [read the relevant committee report on the draft law after at least two days of the first reading, after receiving proposals editorial then hold the debate it].

chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul…


chattels: raise the House of Representatives to its regular Saturday www.alliraqnews.com/modul…


chattels: A productive day in the Parliamentary session.

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chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Peshmerga forces supported by coalition airstrikes launched a major offensive against Islamic State (ISIS) in Shingal (Sinjar) Wednesday night to free the Kurdish Yezidi town from the militant group. “From approximately 2100hrs on 11 November 2015, International Coalition warplanes struck dozens of ISIL fighting positions ahead of Operation Free Sinjar, a Peshmerga-led ground offensive to retake the town of Sinjar from ISIL terrorists.” The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) said in a press release.

chattels: rudaw.net/english/kurdist…


Doug_W: ty “C”
chattels: Five articles from Rudaw on the Shingal offensive rudaw.net/english/kurdist…


chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Nofel Hamadi Akup, the governor of Mosul province, said Thursday that the current Peshmerga-led campaign to liberate Shingal should be considered the first step towards recapturing the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul city, where hundreds of thousands of civilians live in captivity.

“The brave Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have launched an assault Thursday to liberate Shingal. Fighting ISIS is not something new to the Peshmerga because ISIS fears the Peshmerga,” Akup told Rudaw.

The governor expressed optimism regarding the Shingal operation and said that the Peshmerga will achieve victory and taken a huge step towards controlling Mosul. He said the liberating Shingal would come before an assault on ISIS-held Tal Afar, which would precede the anticipated operation to seize Mosul.

chattels: Map of Mosul area showing the control of the Kurds and DAESH upload.wikimedia.org/wiki…


Doug_W: ‹@chattels› is there a legend 4 that map?

chattels: Both Sinjar and Tal Afar are west of Mosul on Hwy 47 toward Syria. It is the supply line for DAESH in Mosul.

chattels: ‹@Doug_W› Try this link and zoom in : ikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic…

chattels: correction : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isl…

Doug_W: not available “C”
Doug_W: ok ty

Doug_W: MUCH better again, TY

chattels: ‹@Doug_W› go to area of operations map on right hand side

Doug_W: saw
Doug_W: maps I do well

chattels: ‹@Doug_W› 🙂

Doug_W: when I was 12 or so I was Dad’s navigator with paper maps when we traveled
Doug_W: having said that I LOVE my navigation system in my F-150

chattels: It is amazing the length of the front that the Kurds have defended against DAESH

Doug_W: they are motivated is why…

chattels: there will be little left of Shingal when the fighting is done.

chattels: Rudaw footage of carnage in Shingal By Rudaw rudaw.net/english/kurdist…


chattels: the Kurdish Peshmerga forces Thursday freed several villages in the district of Sinjar, west of Mosul. A statement by the cell media war received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of “Kurdish Peshmerga forces managed to free the villages of old and Gazzlki and cut through Daash terrorist gangs supply towards the village of Umm Alveban – Syria.” It was cordoned off villages knife and splice and Hyalah, and to complete the encirclement Snjar.

chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul…


chattels: Peshmerga forces freed Thursday, Qaimmqamah Sinjar, west of Mosul Daash of terrorist gangs. A statement by the military media cell, received by all of Iraq [where], a copy of the troops “cordoned off the villages knife, and splice, and Hyalah, and completed the encirclement of Sinjar district center.” He pointed to the “Edit Qaimmqamah Sinjar” . www.alliraqnews.com/modul…


disciple7: Iraqi Kurds launch offensive to retake ISIL-held Sinjar USA Today USA Today USA Today Jane Onyanga-Omara, and Kim Hjelmgaard 12 mins ago SHARE  TWEET  SHARE  EMAIL   A photo taken on November 5, 2015 shows the “Jungle” migrants camp in Calais France beefs up Calais security after migrant clashes  YANGON, Nov. 10, 2015–

A child watches the vote counting of the multi-party general election in front of the opposition National League for Democracy headquarters in Yangon, Myanmar, Nov. 10, 2015. Myanmar’s Union Election Commission announced 106 parliament representatives-elect on Tuesday as the first-day election result, including 54 to the House of Representatives and 52 to Region or State parliament.

Of the 54 seats in the House of Representatives, the opposition National League for Democracy dominates with 49 and NLD also swept 47 of the 52 seats in Region or State parliament. (Xinhua/U Aung via Getty Images) Burma’s election leaves former patron China with uncomfortable questions Members of the Kurdish peshmerga forces gather in the town of Sinjar, November 12, 2015.© REUTERS/Ari Jalal Members of the Kurdish peshmerga forces gather in the town of Sinjar, November 12, 2015.

Kurdish Iraqi fighters backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes launched a ground offensive Thursday to retake the strategic Iraqi town of Sinjar from the Islamic State. The Kurdistan Region Security Council (KRSC) said in a series of tweets that warplanes struck dozens of positions in Sinjar and the nearby city of Tal Afar.

Both are on the border with Syria. The ground offensive includes up to 7,500 peshmerga fighters — the Kurdish military. The extremists, also known as ISIS or ISIL, overran the northern mountain town in August 2014, causing tens of thousands of religious minority Yazidis to flee. “There is an active firefight with ISIL terrorists in Gulat village in the East front,” the KRSC said in a statement. “Radio chatter of an ISIL (leader) can be heard instructing ISIL terrorists t

chattels: Lots of good news militarily @ www.alliraqnews.com/modul…


disciple7: to stay and fight in Sinjar, adding that anyone fleeing the battlefield will be killed,” it added. The KRSC said around 30 militants were killed. The KRSC said Kurdish forces reached the key Highway 47, which passes by Sinjar, linking the ISIL strongholds of Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in northern Iraq, cutting off access to Syria and preventing ISIL from making reinforcements.

It said the forces also now controlled three villages. It said its objectives are to clear the militants from Sinjar, take strategic supply routes, and establish “a significant buffer zone” to protect the city and its inhabitants from ISIL fire. It said the number of militants in the town has risen up to 600 due to recent reinforcements by the militants.

Thousands of Yazidis have been slaughtered since the fall of Sinjar and large numbers of Yazidi women have been forced into sexual slavery. Yazidis are ethnically Kurdish and their religion is influenced by Christianity, Islam and Zoroastrianism (an ancient Persian religion).

They have been persecuted by different communities in the Middle East for centuries. Some, including ISIL, consider them to be “devil worshipers.” The U.S. military has not commented on the offensive but it comes as Washington expands its fight against militants in Syria and Iraq. Late last month, President Obama approved the deployment of about 50 special forces advisers to work alongside local forces battling ISIL in the region.    disciple7: www.msn.com/en-us/news/wo…


disciple7: just seen this on my homepage just figured I would bring in

chattels: ‹@disciple7› thanks for posting

Doug_W: GM 7

disciple7: ‹@Doug_W› GM doug

chattels: BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / announced member of the Finance Committee for the Liberal bloc Hossam punitive election Faleh applicable chairman of the Finance Committee. He said the Iraqi News / Nina / National Agency that “the position of the mass of the citizen entitlement of the National Alliance after the death of its former president for the bloc Ahmed Chalabi “.

chattels: www.ninanews.com/News_Det…


chattels: led by a coalition of citizen, Rahim Sehud Darraji, was sworn in as deputy in the House of Representatives alternative head of the Iraqi National Congress, Ahmed Chalabi, who died last week. www.alliraqnews.com/modul…


chattels: Abdul Amir slave media adviser and a close associate of the President of the National Congress, Ahmad Chalabi, said the medical reports results in the detection of the cause of death, “Chalabi” will be strong. He said slave, told all of Iraq [where], “so far did not show the results of the medical reports [about the death of Chalabi, has taken some doctors samples of his body, and we are still waiting for the results, which we believe they will be real and strong and appropriate and consistent with reality.” www.alliraqnews.com/modul…


chattels: He pointed to ” the introduction of some doctors from outside Iraq and others from the inside to the presence of technology in countries outside the Iraq processes of detection need a higher technology, but Iraqi doctors are present as well. “The sources said that the Chalabi family, brought two doctors, one of them an American British and the other in order to autopsy revealed the causes of sudden death.

chattels: BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / confirmed political Hani Ashour said a number of deputies from coalition Iraqi forces and national coalition and other political blocks from the National Alliance currently coordinating to launch the axis inside the Parliament mission to support reforms of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.,

Said in a press release that “coordination meetings and debates now taking place for the emergence of this coordination axis, which believes that the support of the reforms is the most suitable and optimized for the advancement of the Iraqi reality and address the failures of the way, and correct the reforms path in the event of deviation from the path, and sees the dialogue between the hub and the government an opportunity to launch reforms broadly.

“He added that the close encounters will take place between the President Minister Haider al-Abadi and supporters to the axis of coordination to develop control over state institutions and to discuss the legislation of new laws to support reforms “. www.ninanews.com/News_Det.


chattels: ” ……….. a number of deputies from coalition Iraqi forces and national coalition and other political blocks from the National Alliance currently coordinating to launch the axis inside the Parliament mission to support reforms of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi., ………..”

chattels: The tide may have turned and while not rushing shoreward, there may be reason for optimism in the longer term.

chattels: the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), headed by former President Jalal Talabani on Thursday launched a new initiative did not disclose the details to resolve the political crisis on the outstanding in the Kurdistan region, including the mandate of the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani problems. www.alliraqnews.com/modul…


chattels: Market price holding steady at 1,225 www.cbi.iq/documents/C.B….


chattels: 17 Held in Europe’s Biggest ISIS Sweep www.thedailybeast.com/che…


Donnie: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 A Review Of Iraq Premier Abadi’s Reform Program, Interview With Reidar Visser  Donnie: musingsoniraq.blogspot.co…


Donnie: ‹@chattels› Do you like/follow “Reidar Visser” or not? I forgot your opinion of him.
Donnie: Thanks   Donnie: 🙂

*SCZIN11: Kurdistan flag raising at the entrance of Sinjar 12-11-2015 04:00 PM Number of Views: 18 Iraq today A source in the Peshmerga forces confirmed that his forces raised the flag of Kurdistan in control or Alchaababit entrance Sinjar district of Mosul

The source indicated that the Peshmerga forces took control of the entrance to the district of Sinjar, west of Mosul, from the southern side, specifically the control or Alchaababit Kurdistan flag and raised the point, which is the entrance to the Sinjar district arrivals from Mosul or Tal Afar, west of Mosul.

The source confirmed that the Peshmerga forces engaged in fierce battles with Daash in the vicinity of Sinjar, adding that he was found 10 bodies to regulate Daash in those areas. The source added that three Rbaia to Daash were completely destroyed in the village of Solagh within the district of Sinjar   *SCZIN11: wealthwatch.world/showthr…


peepingtom: So how are we looking sczin11  : anybody here?

Stash: stop peeping and come on in lol  Stash: GM all

peepingtom: I have. Just that I am the only one here, seems like nobody home

Stash: I think they have all gone to the bank but me and you

peepingtom: well now! isn’t that something

peepingtom: nobody bother to tell me and you anything

Stash: I know….

MichelleL: good morning  MichelleL: anyone live? because if not, I’m going to run away and join the circus

Doug_W: bye Doug_W: U gonna b head clown ?

MichelleL: I already am

Doug_W: well at least there U will get paid
Doug_W: time 4 me to do my dishes from last night  Doug_W: poof_ly

MichelleL: www.youtube.com/watch


MichelleL: ok, adios muchacho~

Donnie: ‹@chattels› Do you like/follow “Reidar Visser” or not? I forgot your opinion of him.

chattels: ‹@Donnie› Visser is an expert authority on Iraqi constitutional and political matters. I value his opinions.

RVPlease: any pix of the new 50K note yet?

chattels: ‹@RVPlease› sczin11 posted pics in the forum

RVPlease: Ok.thx

chattels: ‹@RVPlease› wealthwatch.world/showthr…


chattels: Reidar Visser ‏@reidarvisser · 1h1 hour ago How is the reform project of #Iraq PM Abadi going? I was interviewed by @JoelWing2 on his indispensable Iraq blog musingsoniraq.blogspot.co…


chattels: PM Abadi began announcing a series of reforms in August 2015. Can you give a brief rundown of what he proposed and their status?

chattels: The most immediate measures were the downsizing of cabinet through abolishing some ministries and merging others, as well as sacking some key posts deemed unnecessary such as deputy PMs and deputy VPs. The degree of implementation varies. Ministers affected by the cabinet downsizing certainly no longer come to cabinet meetings, and the mergers of ministries are reportedly underway.

Conversely, there are competing claims about the VPs, with some sources saying they still receive their salaries, and they visibly continue to occupy their offices. This in itself needn’t be an anomaly as long as a complaint about the constitutionality of their sacking is pending before the federal supreme court; however once a ruling has been published it will be a key test of the actual implementation of reforms.

chattels: We have stated in this forum on several occasions that we are awaiting a decision from the Iraqi judiciary.

chattels: One major criticism of Abadi’s changes was that he was acting unconstitutionally and usurping the powers of the parliament. What is the legal status of the premier’s program?

chattels: The discussion of the legality of the reforms comprises many misunderstandings especially regarding the role of the parliament. A key point here is that the Iraqi parliament on 11 August gave its approval to the entire reform programme of Abadi, including merging ministries and sacking VPs.

These were specific reforms specifically approved, rather than a carte blanche that was given and that can subsequently be withdrawn.

One of the few specific extension’s of the PM’s authority in the package actually came in the shape of a right to withdraw confidence from local governors. In other words, parliament has itself approved of many things it later regretted, and it is highly jejune of it to retroactively publish declarations of the kind it issued on 2 November to the effect that it “supports reform as long as they are inside the constitution”.

Some reforms evidently weren’t constitutional, but parliament was itself involved in overriding the constitution in this respect.

chattels: As for the substantial matters, it does seem clear that the sacking of the VPs, but not the deputy PMs and the merger of ministries, though all ministers should have been sacked individually was at variance with the constitution, which stipulates the existence of at least one such VP.

The attempt by cabinet to retroactively clean things up legally by swiftly introducing a law project to abrogate the existing law on the VPs really served as an admission of illegality rather than a step to establish legality. The new law has yet to make any progress in parliament.

chattels: On a more general note, there is also the problem of parliament trying to pass such massive measures in the shape of a single “decision” in parliament (qarar) in August without there being a complete legislative projects with the usual two readings before a vote. The legal status of such a decision is unclear, and it may for example potentially be reversed as easily with another “decision”, whether on the cabinet’s initiative or otherwise.

chattels: ” The new law has yet to make any progress in parliament.”

chattels: ” ……… there is also the problem of parliament trying to pass such massive measures in the shape of a single “decision” in parliament (qarar) in August without there being a complete legislative projects with the usual two readings before a vote.”

chattels: Any pundit who talks about a truncated legislative process, i.e., skipping the required two readings, is obviously not well informed.

chattels: An excellent interview. I wish that it had been longer and addressed other issues.

chattels: Read it in it’s entirety at wealthwatch.world/showthr…


TxBrand: well they cut them short hear… they can even read the health care bill …much less read it 3 times lol
[10:14:07 AM] TxBrand: cant

chattels: ‹@TxBrand› different procedural rules 🙂

chattels: It is unlikely that you will see the Visser interview posted by many of the dinarland pundits – it does not suit their narrative and sensational prognostications.

TxBrand: ‹@chattels› lol yes

chattels: Maliki: I still I serve as Vice-President of the Republic 12-11-2015 02:00 PM President of a coalition of law Nuri al-Maliki said, it is still practiced his vice president.

“He added in a press statement today, said that” the Federal Court did not decide so far in this matter and will be presented by the beginning of next week, “he said, adding,” The decision to cancel the positions of Chairman Republic, an Iraqi constitution and law decision “in the recipe. wealthwatch.world/showthr…


chattels: courtesy of btfldrmr

chattels: ” the Federal Court did not decide so far in this matter and will be presented by the beginning of next week, ”

chattels: Joel Wing ‏@JoelWing2 21m21 minutes ago Full charts on violence in Iraq musingsoniraq.blogspot.co… …


chattels: ” The 186 fatalities were the lowest recorded for any full week of 2015. While dozens of deaths are never reported, they do appear to be declining because attacks have gone down as well.”

chattels: ” ……… IS has been thrown back on the defensive in both Anbar and Salahaddin. That has left the group to focus upon terrorist attacks in the capital, which is why Baghdad province leads the country in incidents each week.”