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chattels: Kurdistan In pictures – Snowing across the Kurdistan region By Rudaw rudaw.net/english/kurdist…


chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Major snowfall starting from Sunday covered many areas in the Kurdistan region, including the Sulaimani, Erbil, Duhok and Halabja provinces, halting normal civilian life in some areas.

All flights from and to the Sulaimani International Airport were halted by its administration due to the bad weather, airport authorities told Rudaw. Social media accounts are covered with snowy images. The following snow photos are from Rudaw fans across the region.  rudaw.net/english/kurdist…   http://rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/06122015

chattels: Peshmerga Ministry spokesman talks of arming Kurds By Rudaw
chattels: Here is a translated version of the TV interview. chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…  http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3196

chattels: ” ………….. coalition airstrikes, military equipment, military trainers have increased notably recently. ”

chattels: ” The US has given its approval to deliver heavy equipment to us. There are now long-range artillery and gunships in Kuwait waiting to be delivered to the Kurdistan region in the coming month. The US has promised to also arm and reorganize two whole Kurdish brigades.”

chattels: A brigade is a major tactical military formation that is typically composed of three to six battalions plus supporting elements. It is roughly equivalent to an enlarged or reinforced regiment. Two or more brigades may constitute a division. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bri…


chattels: The typical NATO standard brigade consists of approximately 3,200 to 5,500 troops. However, in Switzerland and Austria, the numbers could go as high as 11,000 troops.

chattels: Perhaps more info than you wanted, as usual, ………………….  🙂

chattels: Reidar Visser ‏@reidarvisser 2h2 hours ago Turkish newspaper claims Turkey recently concluded separate deal w/ Iraqi Kurds for a base at Bashiqa near Mosul www.hurriyetdailynews.com… …

chattels: See Donnie’s post herein above

chattels: Joel Wing ‏@JoelWing2 15h15 hours ago Iraq in an uproar at Turkish trainers at a camp where Baghdad pays for volunteers and Kurds gave up land for

chattels: The news today is full of articles regarding the Turkish military presence near Mosul. www.alliraqnews.com/modul…

chattels: Baghdad is ” fit to be tied “.

chattels: Abadi’s office [where]: The government will resort to other options if Turkey did not withdraw from Iraqi territory  chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…

chattels: Legal expert: Saddam agreement with Turkey conflict with the Constitution and laws and international treaties :: 2015/12/6 8:03 • [Baghdad-where] criticized the legal expert Tareq Harb what he called pseudo political analysts and fairness who justified the entry of Turkish troops existence of an agreement between Iraq and Turkey, without knowing that such an agreement has ended since the end of the Iran-Iraq war in 1988 “.  chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…

chattels: ” ……………… commenting on the entry of Turkish troops into Iraq under the pretext of the existence of an agreement with Iraq about that.”

chattels: the central bank opened on Sunday, the auction for the sale of foreign currency to sell $ 209 million.

chattels: “The statement said that” the Iraqi Central Bank to continue buying and selling dollars at 1166 dinars, “adding that” the sale price of remittances in 1187 dinar / dollar, including the commission of the Central Bank of $ 21 dinars per dollar, with total cash sales price of the dollar in 1190 dinar / dollar, including the commission of the Central Bank of $ 24 dinars per dollar.

“The Governor of the Central Bank and the Agency on the Keywords announced in 20 of the month of November last that the bank reserve currency Foreign reach 60 billion dollars, “adding that” enough for six months, “noting that” the Central Bank is working on the application of parallel policy to maintain the overall stability of prices and curb inflation, “.
chattels: ” the Central Bank is working on the application of parallel policy to maintain the overall stability of prices and curb inflation, “.  chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…

chattels: What is the ” parallel policy ” ? Thoughts / opinions ?

chattels: Abdul-Mahdi: Iraq became the fourth largest producer and third oil exporter in the world

chattels: Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, said Iraq has become the fourth-producing country and the third oil exporter in the world the amount of 3.3 million barrels in the month of November last.

chattels: He added that” exports have reached without counting Kirkuk and the Kurdistan region of 3.365 million barrels / day, and reached what was issued during the month of the same ports only 100 1.9 million barrels over the past month,

and so we were able to compensate the decline in exports in October due to weather conditions in recent him three days, and we were able to maintain an annual rate of exports of more than 2.9 million barrels / day, higher than the planned exports, according to the budget in 2015, which estimated the B2 0.750 million barrels / day from the southern ports, . ” chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr..http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3197

chattels: “He noted that “many people inside Iraq do not see these developments and prospects, and acting concepts and mentalities and behaviors of fatal and obstructive, pulls strongly back, but knowing that this is exactly what he wants the enemies of the people and the country,” .

chattels: The Political analysts guessed that change Abadi “a matter of time and that the project will be implemented categorically will not exceed the second year of his in this position, especially after the change the American and Iranian him two positions and the decline Toadahma him.”

chattels: ” ………… change Abadi “a matter of time and that the project will be implemented categorically will not exceed the second year of his in this position, …….”chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr… http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=1924&page=6

chattels: The distribution of 6.5 billion dinars for the families of the killed and wounded in the crowd in Wasit

chattels: ” the amount 3 billion and 280 million awarded 795 martyr’s family’s, and three billion, six hundred million awarded for 1800 wounded from the people of the province. ”

chattels: ” the Board decided to exchange the amount of 4 million of the martyrs and two million dinars for the wounded with the allocation of a piece of land to the family of each martyr his blood pure landed in the land of Iraq. ” is over  chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…   http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3198

chattels: One of the ” hidden ” cost of the war on DAESH

chattels: the Ministry of Displacement and Migration and distributed on Saturday, dozens of stoves to displaced people in Dohuk. According to a ministry statement received by the agency all of Iraq [where] a copy of it today that “the ministry’s office in Dohuk governorate distributed [765] oil fireplace among the displaced in Aldaudih camp because of the low temperatures to below 6 Celsius and snow as well as the distribution of white oil material among the displaced in The camp itself. www.alliraqnews.com/modul…


chattels: Parliamentary Finance calls for the central bank to the cancellation of the currency auction 05/12/2015 15:34

chattels: BAGHDAD / National Iraqi News Agency / nina / criticized the parliamentary finance committee member Majda al-Tamimi current Central Bank, calling for the need to cancel the auction currency.

She told him the media center of the political body of the Sadrist movement statement today that “political and partisan quotas confound the work of government institutions, and in particular the economic ones. “She stressed” the necessity to run the central bank by specialists economy and money, not according to the quotas that have caused the destruction of Iraq’s economy.

chattels: She explained,” that the currency auction in a large increase in spite of our pleas many of the Central Bank of the need to reduce the sales of hard currency , especially since these sales sometimes be covered by the reserve value negatively affect the quantity,…..”

chattels: ” …………. “emphasizing” the importance of maintaining the size of the reserve and in line with international standards. “She continued,” there is a great imbalance in the currency auction.

“She explained,” the central bank customers the private sector are buying the dollar at the official rate to cover imports under the pretext of the state and the move carrying imbalance intentional, the fact that the sale of the dollar at the official rate goes into the pockets of corrupt “.

chattels: www.ninanews.com/News_Det…

chattels: 12-6-2015 Newshound Guru Kaperoni Article quote: “The auction currency on growing despite many appeals to the Central Bank need to reduce such sales of hard currency, especially since such sales sometimes cover the reserve value negatively affecting its quantity…” Well, the auctions cannot end until there is a new mechanism to take it’s place.

And that would be the float and more than likely Article VIII as well. As long as the dinar stays pegged and the CBI runs a currency board, auctions are the method. They need to grow up the banking system and take the next step for sure. When? My guess is we won’t see any movement until the laws are passed. All we can do is watch.

chattels: ” the Central Bank is working on the application of parallel policy to maintain the overall stability of prices and curb inflation, “. wealthwatch.world/showthr…. Again I ask – What is the ” parallel policy ” ? Thoughts / opinions ?      http://wealthwatch.world/showthr..

chattels: Real News vs. ” fantasy ” news : Parliamentary Finance: The government did not send so far amendments to the 2016 budget that Parliament wealthwatch.world/showthr…


chattels: ” The government did not send so far amendments to the 2016 budget that Parliament]BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News / .. revealed the parliamentary finance committee member Masood Haider, on Sunday, do not send for the federal government’s budget amendments in 2016 to the House of Representatives, he did not know the reasons for the delay sent from the Council of Ministers.”

chattels: “The federal government has not yet sent the terms of the amendments, which took place on the state budget for next year, which is supposed to be discussed and voted on the middle of this month.”

chattels: ” ………… which is supposed to be discussed and voted on the middle of this month.”
chattels: “The federal government has not yet sent the terms of the amendments, ………….. ”

chattels: Courtesy of sczin11

chattels: Apparently there will continue to be false rumors of the ” RV “, hype and sensationalism until we have an ” RV “. When will it end ? When it is finished.

chattels: ” Pace ” yourself. We all want a happy ending. We cannot control the ignorance and disinformation espoused by the pundits, but we can manage our own expectations. Do not abandon hope because of failed predictions by the pundits. Finish the race.

chattels: UNAMI ‏@UNIraq 51m51 minutes ago #Iraq:Winter snows arrive early in #Sulaymaniyah, #Kurdistan Region IDPs receiving UNHCR aid bit.ly/1ObKirD

chattels: This is the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era and millions of children, women and men are now facing a bitter winter ahead. The UN Refugee Agency is on the ground providing life-saving protection but we need your help.

chattels: What is UNHCR doing? UNHCR is working around the clock with other agencies and aid groups, stockpiling and distributing winter aid items to keep vulnerable people, both in camps and urban settings, protected and warm.

This includes: The distribution of winter survival kits that include high thermal blankets, sleeping bags, winter clothes, heating stoves, and gas supplies. The provision of emergency shelters including family tents, refugee housing units and emergency reception facilities.

Improvement of reception and transit centers and preparing and supporting families for winter conditions. You can help make a difference. But even more, your gift, every gift, includes something priceless. It brings HOPE.

chattels: Please donate to help keep refugees warm and safe this winter With your kind donation, UNHCR can help refugee children and families receive the life-saving relief and support they desperately need.

chattels: donate.unhcr.org/internat…


chattels: Nujaifi said in a statement singled out by the agency all of Iraq [where], that “Turkish forces are present on the territory of the Nineveh Plain with the knowledge of the prime minister Haider al-Abadi and Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi, which provides consulting and training services to members of the national crowd.”

He added that “Turkish troops began to work in Iraq Following the Prime Minister’s visit to Ankara in the past month of March, which was intended to request support and training forces in Mosul.

“He said the Turkish troops are present on the land of Iraq since Saddam’s time, and remained in Iraq after falling in 2003, and that of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki agreed on survival to fight the PKK. wealthwatch.world/showthr. http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3181&pid=7643#pid7643

chattels: “He said the Turkish troops are present on the land of Iraq since Saddam’s time, and remained in Iraq after falling in 2003, and that of former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki agreed on survival to fight the PKK.”

chattels: This latest Baghdad brouhaha over Turkish troops near Mosul is an attack upon Abadi , IMO.

chattels: Political intrigue which likely has it’s origins with Mr. Maliki and the Shia militia interests.

chattels: And part of a continuing attempt to curb Kurdish expansionism in northern Iraq.

chattels: XXXXXXX : Article quote: “…there is an urgent need for action to raise the value of the dinar in the exchange market through direct and constant intervention of the Central Bank Iraq…” this is SUPER. It is more confirmation of what the IMF announced three weeks ago.

chattels: The conclusion that raising the value of the dinar equates to our desired liquidity event ( ” RV ” ) is I believe extremely optimistic.

chattels: I do not pretend to know, but historically ” rhetoric ” in Iraq, even when clear in it’s meaning, fails to match ” reality “.

Tootsie: Auction 3088 06-Dec market 1,214 aucton 1,182 volume 209,340,000 cash 25,980,000 remittances & credits 183,360,000 ~ www.cbi.iq/documents/C.B…. ~~ so it held @ 1182 today , hmmmn


Tootsie: Have a good Sunday all

chattels: Last week, after Iraq objected to Turkish troops entering its territory, Ankara revealed it had been training Peshmerga forces in four provinces in Iraq. At least 150 fresh troops and some two dozen tanks were going in to relieve the other trainers, it explained.

chattels: rudaw.net/english/middlee…

chattels: Search President Fuad Masum, with the head of the united reform Osama Najafi Sunday, the success of the national reconciliation project. According to a presidential statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of “infallible received Najafi in his home, and was discussed concerted efforts of all the political blocs to strengthen the internal front and work for the success of the national reconciliation project.”

chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul…

chattels: Sunday, December 6, 2015 WILSON CENTER VIDEO: ISIS As Icarus? Assessing The Extent Of The Islamic State Threat Beyond Iraq And Syria   chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…  http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=3200

chattels: The imagery / reference to Icarus suggests the consequence of personal over-ambition.

chattels: Baghdad has been aware of Turkey’s presence but chose to publicly challenge it only now — underscoring, analysts say, the increasing pressure Mr. Abadi is facing from Iran and its proxies, including Iraq’s former prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki. In a report published last month, Ayham Kamel, the director for the Middle East and North Africa at the political risk firm Eurasia Group, predicted that Mr. Abadi would likely be ousted sometime next year.

chattels: ” ……….. underscoring, analysts say, the increasing pressure Mr. Abadi is facing from Iran and its proxies, including Iraq’s former prime minister, Nuri Kamal al-Maliki. ……. ”

chattels: ” ……… Hakim al-Zamili, the head of Parliament’s security committee and a Shiite militia leader, said the Iraqi military, if necessary, should strike the Turkish positions in the north. ”

chattels: ” ……….. we have weapons and F-16 planes and must use them to hit the Turkish military force in Mosul, ………… ”   chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr…


chattels: Small wonder that the Kurds have been fearful of the use of F-16’s against the KRG.
chattels: Iraq is a treacherous place politically and otherwise. If our event is tied to a functional and inclusive government, well …………………………

Doug_W: we wait

chattels: ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Baghdad has asked that Kurdistan suspend flights at its two airports for 48 hours, because Russian are targeting the Islamic State (ISIS) just across the border in Syria, a Kurdish airport official said late Sunday. This is the second time in less than a month that Kurdistan is suspending all fights at Baghdad’s request.

“We have been informed by Baghdad to halt the flights because of Russian jets attacking Daesh (ISIS) in Syria. This is for the safety of travelers,” Talar Fayiq, head of Erbil International Airport, told Rudaw late Sunday.

She said that both Sulaimani and Erbil airports will adhere to the directive for the safety of travelers. Fayiq said all flights would halt at 10 pm on Sunday and will not resume for 48 hours. Flights will resume if there is no extension from Baghdad.

Donnie: Iraq Live Update ‏@IraqLiveUpdate 21m21 minutes ago ISF inside Ramadi Ta’meem district, notorious Darsh stronghold now secured by Iraqi forces #Anbar #Iraq

chattels: ‹@Donnie› Ramadi secured again ! ! 🙂

Donnie: ‹@chattels› what’s this? the third time? 3 times a charm lol

chattels: ‹@Donnie› ge
chattels: ‹@Donnie› indeed it may be DONE this time 🙂
chattels: and without ” forward thinking ” 🙂

chattels: 12-6-2015 xxxxx : Do you know what they are referring to when they say..”the Central Bank is working on the application of parallel policy”? The IMF refers to parallel policy as the “dual exchange rates”…one being the CBI rate and the other being the market rate…

The IMF’s Christine Legarde said sometime back in early 2015…The parallel policy has served Iraq well over the years, but the time has come for Iraq to work off a one exchange rate policy…

If the IMF is loaning Iraq money, I would think it reasonable to assume Legardes words would be included…and the working on the application of “parallel policy” sounds like they are both going to exist…when reality may be they are working on moving to ONE.

chattels: ??????????????????

chattels: See Governor of the Central Bank: Fallacies about monetary policy : wealthwatch.world/showthr…


chattels: 1. The central bank is working on the application of parallel policy to maintain the overall stability of prices and curb inflation as an objective basis and the task of President under the law of this bank, and at the same time working to maintain reserves prevailing dinar and high coverage in spite of the prevailing and known to everybody economic conditions , which is maintained and thus the whole preserves the purchasing power of the Iraqi dinar.

chattels: Mark Zuckerberg is Giving Away His Money, but With a Twist by Mathew Ingram DECEMBER 2, 2015, 11:00 AM EST

chattels: The Facebook co-founder is using a somewhat unusual structure in order to fulfill his charitable pledge, however—one that gives him more control over what happens to the money he is promising to give away, but still provides tax benefits.

chattels: [6:55:05 PM] chattels: the charitable foundation Zuckerberg and Chan have set up is a limited-liability corporation, not a charitable trust. Some in the tech and media community have criticized this as making the announcement less obviously charitable, but others note that it will enable the Facebook co-founder to do things that charitable trusts are not allowed to do. fortune.com/2015/12/02/zu…

chattels: 12-6-2015 Newshound Guru Kaperoni Article quote: “Sales of the Central Bank, Sunday, 209 million dollars in an auction today, on the sale of foreign currencies, exchange rate stable at 1166 dinars per dollar.” I would tend to believe the CBI spreadsheet over the media article.

Still cannot understand why the media has not picked up on the 1182 yet. Very clear on the CBI the official rate is not 1166 anymore…”Auction price selling dinar / US$ 1182″.

Based on my calculations of 1182 + 13 dinars (what it was before 1179 – 1166 = 13 dinar) brings us to 1195 as the rate the 2% spread would be based off of. 2% of that is 1218. So as long as the CBI keeps the Market Rate below 1218 it seems to me we are in compliance. Currently it is 1214 as reported.

It is interesting the CBI made this effective December 1st. So March 1st would be 90 days if it holds and falls within the timeline stated…”Iraq that is due to the market during the first half of next year” Maybe we need a countdown clock to March 1st.

chattels: Apparently Kaperoni does not believe in ” magic “.

chattels: 12-4-2015 B(ombastic)G(olfer)G(uru) [We saw the exchange rate go to 1182, many said that was for the 2 percent, MD [Guru Millionday] says it was for cost of living/ inflation and was a requirement. People all day have said that the 2 percent deal has to go for 90 days.

Are all of these things falling into the same category or different issues.] When the timing is right – they will “magically” be within the required range – and will have been for the required length of time…that is MHO.

chattels: MD [XXXXX] says it was for cost of living/ inflation and was a requirement.

Stash: I dont believe that 2% stuff.
Stash: But i could be wrong lol

Stash: Of course i am not the sharpest tool in the shed lol

chattels: ‹@Stash› don’t know myself, but i listen / watch / report
chattels: ‹@Stash› me too 🙂

Donnie: i like “won’t be here in May or June” lol

chattels: we shall see, eh ?

chattels: I just hope that I live long enough to see / enjoy some benefit