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Zig:  Welcome to zig’s place, a chat room for dinar speculators and others….discuss any topic that you wish here

Zig  “HUGE: Oil & Gas Law”….a video by Dinar Investor AKA Jeff….2/25 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKc5XCSp4Uo

IMPEACH JOE BIDEN  maybe, but you know Iraq

Zig IMPEACH JOE BIDEN : I know but many have said that this would be a big step…we’ll see…

IMPEACH JOE BIDEN  thus the word ‘maybe’

butterfly  https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/saddam-hussein-hitler-iraq-kuwait-thatcher-b1807107.html Saddam Hussein ‘acted like Hitler’ when Iraq invaded Kuwait, Thatcher said

Iraqi president was described as ‘selfish, despotic dictator’, declassified documents reveal

butterfly  https://shafaq.com/en/Economy/Basra-Light-crude-recorded-the-highest-price-among-OPEC Basra Light crude recorded the highest price among OPEC

butterfly  2021-02-25 02:50  Shafaq News / Basra Light crude climbs, today, Tuesday, to more than 64 dollars per barrel.

Basra Light Oil for Asia rose to $ 66.47 a barrel or 3.42%, while Basra Heavy Oil prices rose 1.38% to 61.90$ per barrel which is the highest price compared to other OPEC oil.

On the other hand; Saudi Arabian Light oil stead at 63.34 dollars per barrel, Emirati Murban mixture recorded 63.10 dollars per barrel, Algerian Saharan mixture scored 65.70 dollars per barrel, while Nigerian Bonny Light oil scored 65.36 dollars.

International oil prices have risen recently, Brent crude scored $ 66.65, while West Texas crude at $ 63.61.

butterfly  https://www.energyvoice.com/oilandgas/302146/iraq-oil-bribery-case/ Fourth oil boss convicted of bribery in war-torn Iraq

butterfly  https://shafaq.com/en/Iraq-News/Baghdad-operations-command-forms-a-committee-for-electoral-security

Baghdad operations command forms a committee for electoral security

butterfly  2021-02-25 05:53  Shafaq News / Baghdad Operations Command announced the formation of a security committee to secure the necessary protection for the elections.

The Commander of Baghdad Operations, Major General Ahmed Salim Bahjat, held a security conference to discuss ways to secure protection for electoral centers.

The command said in a statement that the committee’s first meeting resulted in the formation of sub-committees to follow up on the election process: a field committee, an intelligence committee, an administrative committee, and a media committee.

butterfly  https://www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/25022021

US ambassador meets with President Barzani and top KRG officials

butterfly  ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — The United States ambassador to Iraq met with top Kurdistan Region officials on Wednesday to offer support in the aftermath of the rocket attacks on Erbil earlier in the month.

US Ambassador Matthew Tueller held meetings with Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani, Prime Minister Masrour Barzani, and Interior Minister Rebar Ahmad on Wednesday.

“The meetings covered a range of issues, including US support to the KRG and federal Iraqi government in the wake of the February 15 rocket attacks in Erbil,” reads a statement from the US Consulate General in Erbil.

“Ambassador Tueller also emphasized the importance of freedom of expression and the press, noting that the US remains committed to working with the KRG and civil society on the issue and in ensuring a strong relationship with the Biden administration,” it added.

Fourteen rockets were fired at the Kurdistan Region capital of Erbil on February 15. One civilian contractor was killed in the attack, and another died of their wounds on Monday.

A comparatively unknown militant group by the name of Saraya Awlia al-Dam (Guardians of Blood Brigades) claimed responsibility for the Erbil attack.

US and Iraqi officials have told AFP they believe such factions to be “smokescreen” entities for more prominent pro-Iran groups including Kataib Hezbollah and Asaib Ahl al-Haq.

The meetings covered a variety of other topics, such as the Shingal (Sinjar) agreement, the return of IDPs to their homes, and budget negotiations with the federal government.

“The President reiterated that the Kurdistan Region is willing to maintain a strong and active relation with the Federal Government of Iraq and expressed readiness to resolve the disputes in accordance with the spirit and letter of the country’s constitution,” reads a statement from the President’s office.

butterfly  Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani received the United States’ Ambassador to Iraq, Mr. Matthew Tueller in Erbil today.

Discussions focused on the latest security and political developments in Iraq, the recent attacks on Erbil, Balad and Baghdad, and the need for coordination among relevant authorities in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region to confront security threats, the importance of the continuing support from the international coalition to fight terrorism and preserve peace and stability.

Ambassador Tueller reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to continue Iraq-U.S. strategic dialogue as President Nechirvan Barzani described the strategic dialogue as an important framework for further strengthening of the U.S. relations with Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

The President reiterated that the Kurdistan Region is willing to maintain a strong and active relation with the Federal Government of Iraq and expressed readiness to resolve the disputes in accordance with the spirit and letter of the country’s constitution.

Other topics of discussion included the developments in the Kurdistan Region and the importance of unity among parties, the coronavirus pandemic and efforts to secure vaccines, upcoming Iraq elections, the United Nations and the international communities’ election observation and support.

The agreement between the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Federal Government on the status of Shingal district, the status of the Nineveh Plains and other topics of mutual interest were highlighted.

butterfly  https://newleftreview.org/issues/ii127/articles/cihan-tugal-turkey-at-the-crossroads       TURKEY AT THE CROSSROADS?

butterfly  https://sputniknews.com/uk/202102251082182144-leaked-docs-reveal-margaret-thatcher-warned-against-pushing-anti-saddam-propaganda-due-to-arms/

Leaked Docs Reveal Margaret Thatcher Warned Against Pushing Anti-Saddam Propaganda Due to Arms Sales

butterfly   https://shafaq.com/en/Kurdistan/Masrour-Barzani-We-conveyed-Baghdad-and-the-Coalition-information-on-the-perpetrators-of-Erbil-Attack

Masrour Barzani: We conveyed Baghdad and the Coalition information on the perpetrators of Erbil Attack

butterfly  2021-02-25 09:23  Shafaq News/ The Prime Minister of Kurdistan Region, Masrour Barzani, said today, Thursday, that preliminary investigations revealed information on the identities of Erbil attack perpetrators.

Barzani said in a speech on the inauguration of a compartment of the “150 meters Road” project, “we had preliminary information on the parties behind Erbil attack,” indicating, “investigations have reached an advanced stage, but I cannot go through details for it is still an ongoing investigation.”

The Head of the Regional Government added, “we passed the information to Baghdad and the Coalition.”

butterfly  https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/europe/bankrupt-iraqi-developer-duped-businessmen-over-prestige-uk-property-projects-1.1173295

Bankrupt Iraqi developer ‘duped’ businessmen over prestige UK property projects

Kuwaiti investors sank millions into housing projects aimed at Middle East buyers which turned to dust

butterfly  When I don’t post what the article says, click on the URL because the article is too long to post in here.

Sheila   North Dakota House Passes Bill Making Mask Mandates ILLEGAL, Bill Sponsor Calls Mandates ‘Diabolical Silliness’. The ND House of Representatives has passed a bill that will make any future mask mandates illegal in the state.

WOW: North Dakota House Passes Bill Making Mask Mandates ILLEGAL, Bill Sponsor Calls Mandates ‘Diabolical Silliness’

butterfly  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9300063/Drones-targeted-Saudi-royal-palace-launched-Iran-backed-militia-inside-Iraq.html

Explosive-laden drones that targeted Saudi Arabia’s royal palace in the kingdom’s capital last month ‘were launched by Iran-backed militia from inside Iraq’

butterfly  https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/recent-drone-attack-saudi-royal-palace-launched-iraq-76105660

Recent drone attack on Saudi royal palace launched from Iraq

A senior Iran-backed militia official in Baghdad and a U.S. official say explosive-laden drones that targeted Saudi Arabia’s royal palace last month were launched from inside Iraq

butterfly  BAGHDAD — Explosive-laden drones that targeted Saudi Arabia’s royal palace in the kingdom’s capital last month were launched from inside Iraq, a senior Iran-backed militia official in Baghdad and a U.S. official said.

Speaking to The Associated Press this week, the militia official said three drones were launched from Iraqi-Saudi border areas by a relatively unknown Iran-backed faction in Iraq and crashed into the royal complex in Riyadh on Jan. 23, exacerbating regional tensions.

Attacks on the Saudi capital have been sporadic amid the kingdom’s yearslong war against neighboring Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Earlier this month, the rebels targeted an airport in southwestern Saudi Arabia with bomb-laden drones, causing a civilian plane on the tarmac to catch fire.

The Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, however, denied carrying out the attack that targeted Saudi Arabia’s Yamama Palace on Jan. 23.

The comments by the senior Iraqi militia official mark the first time an Iran-backed group has acknowledged that Iraq was the origin of the attack, and points to the challenge Baghdad faces in halting attacks by Iranian-backed militia factions in Iraq.

It followed a claim of responsibility allegedly issued by a little-known group called Awliya Wa’ad al-Haq, or “The True Promise Brigades,” that circulated on social media, calling it retaliation for a suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group in a Baghdad shopping district on Jan. 21.

The militia official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the attack, said the drones came “in parts from Iran and were assembled in Iraq, and were launched from Iraq.” He did not disclose where along the border the drones were launched and did not provide more details about the group claiming the attack.

Iran-backed groups have splintered significantly since the Washington-directed strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Baghdad mor

butterfly  https://shafaq.com/en/Report/A-coincidence-prevented-a-massacre-in-Erbil

A coincidence prevented a massacre in Erbil

butterfly   2021-02-25 07:48  Shafaq News / Mustafa from Kobane and Nawaf from Saladin did not predict that their usual evening on Erbil city’s outskirts is their last after Kurdistan’s capital was bombarded on February 15th. A foreign contractor was killed in the initial toll, and seven people were injured, including an American soldier, and Mustafa and Nawaf.

Since last September, this is the second attack when unknown assailants targeted the airport with six rockets without casualties. Erbil, at the time, accused factions of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) of launching the attack – as the rockets were fired from Nineveh Plains, where they are deployed.

In this attack, Kurdish officials accused factions under the PMF’s umbrella of carrying out the shelling.

However, the PMF denied responsibility for the bombings.

Nawaf’s death

During this report’s preparation, Erbil’s Health Directorate was informed that one of the injured by the rocket attack died due to his wounds.

He was identified as Nawaf Rashid who fled from his home city, Saladin, to Erbil where he was injured when a rocket landed near a livestock market.

Nawaf Rashid was in a coma due to a hemorrhage in his head, a tissue tear, and many fractures. He died on Monday, February 22nd, 2021.

He and his family fled to Erbil after ISIS invaded several areas of Iraq in 2014.

Erbil was bombarded on February 15th, 2021 by several missiles, two of which landed in its international airport, and the rest in residential neighborhoods and near diplomatic missions.

According to Erbil Health Directorate, Mustafa Qadir (17 years old), from Kobane in northeastern Syria, was injured.

He came with two of his brothers to work in Kurdistan, where he, Nawaf Rashid, and others settled to work in the livestock market.

The last evening

Shafaq News agency’s reporter monitored the shelling’s site near the livestock market and spoke to several workers who were spending their evenings inside a house with Mustafa, Nawaf, and mor

Zig   “Focus on Exchange Rate”….Dinar Investor AKA Jeff…..2/25 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY1SC0rpx0k

Zig  Now here is some wild stuff: https://dinarrecaps.com/our-blog/judy-militiaman-lynette-zang-and-more-thursday-2-25-2021 Anyone out there believe this stuff??

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