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chattels: arrived head of the defense committee in the US Congress, Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham to the capital Baghdad.
The two officials met with the Americans with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. A statement by the Prime Minister’s office received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it, that the two sides “discussed strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries in various fields and the war on Daash terrorist and victories achieved in the various pieces of gangs in addition to the training, arming and increase the combat capability of the Iraqi armed forces.”
He McCain, according to the statement about “congressional support for Iraq in its war against terrorism to liberate the whole of its territory in addition to supporting the reforms carried out by Dr. Abadi” .
chattels: A lawsuit against the prime minister, “Haider al-Abadi,” and the reason! wealthwatch.world/showthr… http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3093
chattels: Demanded the Parliamentary Integrity Committee, on Saturday, the Vice-President of the Republic filed a lawsuit at the administrative court against the prime minister Haider al-Abadi because of the decision to cancel their posts, saying he is not for the Presidency of the Federal Court to decide the constitutionality of the decision or not.
chattels: Said committee member high Nassif placeholders in a press statement, said that ‘the Federal Court does not have the powers to decide the constitutionality of the decision to cancel the posts of Vice President of the Republic of whether or not’, noting that ‘the Constitution provides that the President of the Republic deputies and at least one’.
chattels: ‘the Constitution provides that the President of the Republic deputies and at least one’.
chattels: Remember :” Iraq’s supreme court throws out the appeal of ex VP Nujayfi who was sacked, though apparently on a technicality only ” + ” Maliki’s ex lawyer claims court ruling means sacking of Iraq VPs was constitutional – Disagree: Formality not substance ” – Reidar Visser
BOBBY: IMF voting on the Chinese Yuan status ……. news.yahoo.com/imf-poised…
*SCZIN11: Allawi denies submitted an appeal on the decision to cancel the posts of Vice President of the Republic *SCZIN11: wealthwatch.world/showthr…
chattels: A member of the parliamentary legal: The government amendments to the budget did not reach the Parliament
chattels: Hassan Turan told all of Iraq [where], “The government amendments to the budget did not reach, but hopefully in the coming days the arrival of the amended version on the budget to the parliament, until the preparation of the drawer of the proposed amendment of the government in the work of its agenda.”
chattels: ” ………. hopefully in the coming days the arrival of the amended version on the budget to the parliament, ………. ” chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…
chattels: Currency Auctions Announcement No. (3083) The opening offers the sale and purchase of foreign currency in the window of the Central Bank of Iraq on 29/11/2015 and the results were as follows: DETAILS NOTES Number of banks 23 Number of remittance companies 16 Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1166 Auction price buying dinar / US$ —– Amount sold at auction price (US$) 182,666,406 Amount purchased at Auction price (US$) —– Total offers for buying (US$) 182,666,406 Total offers for selling (US$) —–
chattels: 3083 ………. 29-Nov 1,213 ……………1,166
chattels: 1,210 ^^^^
chattels: Dana Gas announced, Sunday, that the judgment of the London Court of International Arbitration in connection with a long-term contract with the Kurdistan Regional Government, is final and binding and enforceable judgment internationally to pay more than a billion dollars.
Doug_W: so the Kurds need to pay or be paid
chattels: ‹@Doug_W› They owe it
Doug_W: ty “C”
chattels: ‹@Doug_W› 🙂
chattels: Hamzeh Hadad @HamzehKarkhi 8h8 hours ago PM Abadi has told Abu Mehdi al-Muhandis to halt waste of cash for Hashd to increase spending. Hashd have a huge problem with ghost soldiers.
chattels: Hamzeh Hadad @HamzehKarkhi 8h8 hours ago Many groups within Hashd exaggerate number of soldiers for more funding. A wise issue to tackle by Abadi to create more funding for Hashd.
chattels: Commentary : LESSONS FROM THE LIBERATION OF SINJAR – DENISE NATALI / NOVEMBER 25, 2015
chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr… http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3101
chattels: The U.S.-led coalition’s recent offensive in Iraq’s Sinjar Mountain, supported by Kurdish Peshmerga forces, represents a much-needed tactical victory against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
chattels: Still, tactical gains in Sinjar do not translate into a strategic victory over ISIL. While reinforcing the coalition–Kurdish alliance, the Sinjar offensive has exposed the deep divisions within the Kurdish camp, and the limitations of future Peshmerga engagements outside their claimed territories.
Nor has reclaiming Sinjar enhanced Sunni Arab support for this war — requisite for effectively countering ISIL in Iraq and Syria. In some ways, the Sinjar aftermath has done just the opposite by reinforcing the ethno-sectarian conflicts into which ISIL has been superimposed.
chattels: A deeper look into the Sinjar offensive challenges assumptions about Kurdish capabilities and momentum toward Mosul.
chattels: Sinjar highlights another key problem: The Kurds remain deeply divided. Kurdish divisions have prevented the creation of a unified command structure, the even distribution of weapons among rival Peshmerga forces, and more timely operations to push back ISIL.
chattels: Ongoing power struggles in Sinjar also reveal the fundamental ethno-sectarian and territorial tensions at the heart of this complex civil war. Over the past year, coalition operations have unintentionally deepened this conflict and alienated Sunni Arabs by shifting the balance of power in the disputed regions of northern Iraq in the Kurds’ favor.
In the absence of local power-sharing arrangements, ISIL territorial losses have essentially become de facto Kurdish gains, at least for now, and have translated into Sunni Arab losses in the disputed regions.
These power shifts reinforce the general sentiment among many Iraqi Sunni and Shia Arabs that the Kurds are using the U.S. Air Force to redraw borders under the guise of fighting ISIL.
chattels: ” ISIL territorial losses have essentially become de facto Kurdish gains, at least for now,……..”
chattels: Circumventing Sunni Arab engagement in northern Iraq may help concentrate Kurdish control over Sinjar but it does little to expel ISIL from the strategically important areas around Mount Sinjar. For instance, capturing the Mosul–Raqqah highway impedes ISIL re-supply and transportation, but it probably will not stop its trafficking operations, which can be re-routed through various desert roads surrounding Sinjar.
ISIL also still controls outlying Sunni Arab villages about 15 to 20 kilometers from Sinjar, and more importantly, the town of Ba’aj and Mosul city, where attacks against Peshmerga have continued since the Sinjar offensive.
chattels: ” These power shifts reinforce the general sentiment among many Iraqi Sunni and Shia Arabs that the Kurds are using the U.S. Air Force to redraw borders under the guise of fighting ISIL.”
chattels: MY BELIEF IS THAT BARZANI IS EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENTING ARTICLE 140 UNILATERALLY AS THE PESHMARGA OCCUPY TERRITORIES LIBERATED FROM DAESH WHICH IS WHY BARZANI SAYS THAT SHIA MILITIAS ARE UNWELCOME IN KIRKUK AND OTHER DISPUTED AREAS NOW CONTROLLED BY THE KRG.
NORMALIZATION IS / WILL BE ACCOMPLISHED THROUGH RESETTLEMENT OF THE LIBERATED AREAS WHICH WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A CENSUS AND REFERENDUM. BARZANI FREQUENTLY TALKS ABOUT THE REFERENDUM TO COME IN THE CONTEXT OF KURDISH INDEPENDENCE.
chattels: see ” Article 140 / The Elephant At The Negotiating Table As Kurds and Iraqis Reach Oil Deal ” www.niqash.org/en/article… http://www.niqash.org/en/articles/politics/3593/
chattels: See ” Barzani announces implementing Article 140 of Constitution ” www.iraqinews.com/baghdad… http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-politic…stitution/