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chattels: Not Yet Surrounded: Recent Victory Cut Extremist Supply Route, But Mosul Truckers Find A Way Out The Sinjar victory saw the route between Mosul and Raqqa cut. But local truckers have found another way in the desert that extremists are thought to be using too. If this road closes too, Mosul will be fully isolated. 3.12.2015 | Mosul Security chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr.
chattels: Chihod: the targeting of Arab and Turkmen in Kirkuk constituent part of the scheme / Barzani / to achieve the ambitions of expansion 3/12/2015 5:59 chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…
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: Britain carries out first air raids on ISIS in Syria, warning of long war By Rudaw LONDON – British Tornado jets carried out their first air raids in Syria on Thursday, hitting oil fields in the hands of Daesh (ISIS) in Syria, as British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that the war could take “some time.” wealthwatch.world/showthr… http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3160
BOBBY: Abadi……. U.S. Troops not welcomed in Iraq wealthwatch.world/showthr…
*SCZIN11: Parliamentary Legal reveal about the readiness of the general amnesty law to a vote as amended FRIDAY 4 December 2015 – 10:51
*SCZIN11: Parliamentary Legal Committee revealed its intention to provide a general amnesty law to a vote in the coming sessions of the Parliament indicating that the political blocs reached agreements on the close of this law.
aid committee member Ibtisam Hilali in a statement to Radio tow the general amnesty that has read the first reading and the second was the introduction of the paragraphs of the exception in the law is today ready from a legal point of the vote, especially after the agreement of the political blocs.
Hilali and showed that there are five paragraphs exception included in the recent amendment of the Law Article 4, but terrorism has not carried out any amendment was subject to discussions does not allow those who have been imprisoned according to that article for his release or commutation of his sentence.
And he showed a member of the Legal Committee that the committee will seek to put the Federal Service Board Act to a vote in the coming sessions after reading the first reading and the second in what will be a priority put forward legislation to a vote in the future to the law of intelligence and who has read it once and is now in the corridors of the Committee of Finance and will be presented for the second reading after the return of parliamentary sessions in the next week. *SCZIN11: wealthwatch.world/showthr…
*SCZIN11: political blocs reached agreements on the close of this law.
chattels: religious authority: the government agencies to provide the necessary infrastructure for the establishment of projects, resources :: 2015/12/4 12:49 • The religious authority: the government agencies to provide the necessary infrastructure for the establishment of projects, resources [Karbala-where] the religious authority said on Friday that the government agencies to provide the necessary infrastructure for the establishment of projects Altanah..itba resources www.alliraqnews.com/modul…
chattels: a curious declaration
disciple7: XE: 1106
chattels: ” The Iraqi capital’s internally displaced have been swamped following heavy rains. Flood waters are said to have carried away a three-year-old girl from a camp in Baghdad, while at least seven people are reported to have died nationwide. Many of the one thousand people residing in al Amal camp now find their floors turned to mud. ”
chattels: Iraq oil minister talks tension over country’s oil By Rudaw Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi spoke with Rudaw at the 168th OPEC meeting Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi spoke with Rudaw at the 168th OPEC meeting Iraqi Oil Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi spoke with Rudaw at the 168th OPEC meeting that began Friday in Vienna.
The OPEC meetings bring together the oil-exporting developing nations for discussions revolving around the oil trade. Abdul-Mahdi spoke about tension in Baghdad’s relationship with Kirkuk. We have ongoing relationship with Kurdistan region, but we are not happy with what is going on,” he said. “Any oil exporting without central government’s permission is illegal.” chattels: rudaw.net/english/kurdist…
chattels: KRG should privatize electricity and other services, investment board says ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The Kurdistan Investment Board says it has unanimously called on the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to privatize the two ministries of Electricity and Municipality and allow professional business groups to solve each sector’s woes.
Board spokesman Yaseen Mahmoud told Rudaw that through privatization and allowing the general public to hold shares in the two branches, the KRG will gain an estimated €30 billion profit which it then can reinvest in the two businesses.
“In most developed countries electricity and tourism are not ministries but well-developed corporations that are supervised by the government,” Mahmud said, adding that the private competition will eventually lead to better services for the consumers in the region.
Shortage of electricity has long been a major challenge for both the KRG and Iraqi government despite numerous efforts to solve the problem in a country that has no nuclear industry to produce its power but relies heavily on water dams and giant oil-driven generators.
Though the Kurdistan region has relatively longer electricity hours per day compared to the rest of Iraq, the region still lacks necessary infrastructure to provide steady electricity. The ministry of municipality, which manages public transportation and roads, has repeatedly failed to provide basic services in larger cities with growing populations. chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…
chattels: ” ……… Iraq, the region still lacks necessary infrastructure to provide steady electricity.”
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 3h3 hours ago Iraq PM Abadi looked towards Najaf and protests for a popular mandate to push for reform musingsoniraq.blogspot.co…
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 2h2 hours ago Low prices hampering Iraq’s ability to fund war with IS musingsoniraq.blogspot.co… …
Doug_W: oil was under $40.00 a BBL
chattels: ” …….. a popular mandate to push for reform ………. ”
chattels: What need is there for a popular mandate ???????
chattels: THERE HAS BEEN LITTLE IF ANY SUBSTANTIVE REFORM. SOME AUSTERITY MEASURES OF QUESTIONABLE IMPLEMENTATION / EFFICACY !
chattels: Musings On Iraq was started in 2008 to explain the political, economic, security and cultural situation in Iraq via original articles and interviews. I have written for the Jamestown Foundation, Tom Ricks’ Best Defense at Foreign Policy and the Daily Beast, and was responsible for a chapter in the book Volatile Landscape: Iraq And Its Insurgent Movements.
My work has been published in Iraq via AK News, Al-Mada, Sotaliraq, All Iraq News, and Ur News. I was interviewed on CCTV, and have appeared in CNN, the Christian Science Monitor, The National, Columbia Journalism Review, Mother Jones, PBS’ Frontline, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the Institute for the Study of War, Radio Free Iraq, and others.
I have also been cited in Iraq From war To A New Authoritarianism by Toby Dodge, Imagining the Nation Nationalism, Sectarianism and Socio-Political Conflict in Iraq by Harith al-Qarawee, ISIS Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassahn, The Rise of the Islamic State by Patrick Cocburn, and others. If you wish to contact me personally my email is: [email protected] – Joel Wing
chattels: CSIS VIDEO: Where Is Iraq Heading? Amb Lukman Faily @FailyLukman musingsoniraq.blogspot.co… …
chattels: ” Abadi’s Failed Reforms ” – KIRK H. SOWELL – Tuesday, November 17, 2015
chattels: ” All of “Abadi’s reforms,” to the extent there were specific, implementable measures, were either austerity measures, such as eliminating excess government positions, or symbolic moves, such as eliminating the three vice-presidency positions, one of them held by former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
The austerity measures are indeed necessary, as the country faces a cash crisis amid low oil prices, but they would not have transformed the political system. Abadi neither implemented nor even proposed measures aimed at bridging the Shia–Sunni divide, fighting the war against the Islamic State more effectively, or fighting corruption—despite Western media impressions to the contrary.”
chattels: ” ………. they would not have transformed the political system. ”
chattels: ” Abadi neither implemented nor even proposed measures aimed at bridging the Shia–Sunni divide, fighting the war against the Islamic State more effectively, or fighting corruption ……….. ”
chattels: carnegieendowment.org/sad… Link
chattels: Patrick Osgood @PatrickOsgood 59m59 minutes ago UN concern at ‘increasing human rights violations & abuses against Sunni Arabs in areas of Iraq liberated from ISIS’
chattels: ” We are concerned at reports of increasing human rights violations and abuses committed against Sunni Arab communities in parts of Iraq that have been reclaimed from ISIL.”
chattels: ” Meanwhile, gross human rights violations continue to be documented in ISIL-controlled areas.”
chattels: ” We urge the Government of Iraq to investigate all human rights violations and abuses, including those committed against the Arab Sunni communities, to bring the perpetrators to justice and to ensure that victims have access to appropriate remedies.
We also call upon the Iraqi authorities to ensure that the return of internally displaced people to their places of origin is carried out in accordance with humanitarian principles i.e. voluntarily, in dignity and safety without coercion or harassment of any kind, and that they are guaranteed access to essential services such as shelter, water, food, sanitation, and health services.”
chattels: ” ……… that they are guaranteed access to essential services such as shelter, water, food, sanitation, and health services.”
chattels: Resettlement following ouster and security and at what costs ? And where is the money to come from ? The costs of the war against DAESH and resettlement are staggering for Iraq in an already depressed economic environment. Indeed some ” magic ” is needed if not divine intervention.
tonys: well its amazing, no matter what room you go into one says the other is wrong and they are right, when it seems none have been yet to be right when it comes to what they state news is right
tonys: you look for negative you find negative you believe negative and you tattoo the negative and ignore the positive…and vice versa
chattels: Cash crisis in Iraqi Kurdistan hits banks Posted on December 4, 2015 by Editorial Staff in Economy, Finance & Banking BAGHDAD,— Iraqi Kurdistan’s cash-strapped government has seized billions of dollars in deposits at two branches of Iraq’s central bank since 2014, bankers said, calling into question the region’s image as a business-friendly paradise in the Middle East. chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…
chattels: ‹@tonys› What positive do you have to offer today ?
chattels: I have not called for an ” RV ” at anytime under the present circumstances so how is it that I am wrong ?
chattels: I am open to positive – give me data that is supported by reality and we can talk, but I am not going to argue with positive illusion and guru garbage.
chattels: every statement I make is supported by ink and a link – read it for your self.
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 22m22 minutes ago Many of Iraq’s neighbors see country as extension of Iran & unwilling to help it musingsoniraq.blogspot.co… …
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 22m22 minutes ago Many neighbors like Saudi Arabia not only unwilling to work w/Iraq but want it to fail musingsoniraq.blogspot.co… …
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 16m16 minutes ago Iraq has asked neighbors to invest in Sunni areas that have been freed of IS but gotten little musingsoniraq.blogspot.co… …
Doug_W: with all the corruption in Iraq I’s B afraid to “invest” beyond the currency
chattels: I am not in competition with OOTW or anyone else at this site. I do not post to be popular. I post what I find in the news, good, bad or indifferent. I do not make the news nor do I fabricate the news. Some people need to just grow up or try and think for themselves. Each of you can decide for yourself. Frankly, I do not give a damn about chronic complainers who contribute absolutely NOTHING. There is a world full of such out there.
chattels: Allawi’s coalition is considering withdrawing from the government www.alliraqnews.com/modul…
chattels: Demirtaş: We have reached a “great point” to achieve a Kurdish state By Namo Abdulla wealthwatch.world/showthr…
chattels: “The circumstances are ready and the international community – the world community- is ready to understand and comprehend this. The solution of the Kurdish question is key for stability and peace in the Middle East.”
*SCZIN11: ‹@chattels› JUST RELAXING AND WAITING FOR SOME SENSE TO COME OUT OF THE MEDIA
*SCZIN11: AS FAR AS THE INTEL GURUS AND CULT LEADERS…I HAVE GIVEN UP AS I STATED OVER A MONTH AGO…THEIR CONTINUED DECEPTION IS UNCONSCIONABLE
chattels: ‹@*SCZIN11› I admire your restraint and patience.
*SCZIN11: NOT EASY READING WHAT SO MANY ARE FEELING AS A RESULT OF THE CRAP OUT THERE, WHEN YOU KNOW IT IS JUST THAT CRAP…
*SCZIN11: IT TRULY SEEMS AS MANY STUDY UP A STORY LINE TO SOUND LIKE THEY ARE IN THE KNOW
*SCZIN11: AND ASSUME THAT NOBODY REMEMBERS WHAT THEY STATED THE DAY BEFORE
chattels: ” situational / happenstance ” intelligence
*SCZIN11: IT IS JUST SO SAD…I CANNOT BE A PART OF IT ANYMORE…
chattels: interpret the news or make up news to conform / advance their own preferred narratives
*SCZIN11: LETS SEE…HMMMMM.. THE USA IS MINTING A HALF CENT AND A QUARTER CENT COIN NOW…THE VALUE OF THE DOLLAR IS ABOUT TO GO THRU THE ROOF…THAT PROOF…RIGHT?
chattels: ‹@*SCZIN11› people believe what they want to believe and there are those that will tell them just what they want to believe irrespective of reality
chattels: ‹@*SCZIN11› a lie begats a lie
*SCZIN11: ‹@chattels› TO WHAT FRIGGIN END..
chattels: do not really know or care except that I will insist upon a path of integrity for myself and expose ignorance and deceit when I am able
chattels: obviously it makes me ” unpopular ” 🙂
*SCZIN11: DONT KNOW WHY THEY WOULD, AND TRULY STILL DONT BELIEVE THEY WILL…BUT, IMHO, IF THEY RELEASE 50 AND 100K notes, and maybe even 200 OR 250 K NOTES LIKE THEY HAVE STATED,
THERE WILL NOT BE AN INCREASE IN THE VALUE OF THE DINAR IN E CHANGE FOR FOREIGN CURRENCIES, ANYTIME SOON…PERIOD! I STILL DO NOT BELUEVE THEY WILL BE RELEASED
chattels: one pundit declared recently that there is a ” new ” source for news out – Rudaw english – LOL
chattels: I cannot say that I believe everything in print, but what is in print is not encouraging for our liquidity event in the near(er) term, IMO
Tootsie: OPEC fails to agree on production ceiling 04 December 2015 09:04 PM Dubai – Mubasher: OPEC member countries failed to agree an oil production ceiling on Friday at a meeting, after Iran said it would not consider any production curbs until it restores output scaled back for years under Western sanctions.
A final OPEC statement was issued with no mention of a new production ceiling. OPEC’s Secretary General Abdullah Al-Badri said OPEC could not agree on any figures because it could not predict how much oil Iran would add to the market next year, as sanctions are withdrawn under a deal reached six months ago with world powers over its nuclear program english.mubasher.info/new…
chattels: ‹@Tootsie› Oil Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Friday after the end of the OPEC meeting in Vienna that “the Organization should not alone bear the burden of reducing oil production.”