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Butterfly  Sairoon: accusing us of halting the approval of the Budget bill is a “political bankruptcy” 2021-03-29 11:56   Shafaq News / Sairoon Parliamentary Bloc rejected the “baseless” claims accusing it of halting the General Budget bill’s materialization yesterday, deeming them as “political bankruptcy”.

MP Jamal Fakher told Shafaq News agency, “the news about adding eight trillion dinars to foreign loans by Sairoon and disrupting the vote on the General Budget bill is not true”, adding, “the accusations represent political bankruptcy for some parties. Everyone knows that there are disputes over some articles and paragraphs of the budget law, and a series of meetings were held to resolve them and vote on the budget bill.”

Fakher pointed out, “The Iraqis, employees and contract employees, in particular, are waiting for the budget bill approval as soon as possible to receive their salaries that have been in arrears for months.”

“There is no specific date set by the Parliament’s presidium to vote on the General Budget Law for 2021”, he noted.  The council of Representatives failed yesterday to vote on the 2021 federal budget bill.

https://www.shafaq.com/en/Iraq-News/Sairoon-accusing-us-of-halting-the-approval-of-the-Budget-bill-is-a-political-bankruptcy

butterfly  https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/03/pro-iran-parties-launch-smear-campaign-against-iraqs-intelligence-service

Pro-Iran parties launch smear campaign against Iraq’s intelligence service A political campaign targeting the Iraqi National Intelligence Service poses new challenges for the state’s key institutions.

butterfly  March 29, 2021  Iraq’s intelligence service has warned it will prosecute those leveling baseless accusations against it, tarnishing its reputation and questioning the patriotism of its officers and employees.

The warning from the Iraqi National Intelligence Service (INIS) came in an official statement on March 15, just one day after the head of an Iran-backed faction had accused it of politicization and of being infiltrated by foreign operatives. On March 15, Qais al-Khazali, head of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, accused the INIS of transferring 300 of its members to the Border Ports Authority for political purposes. He also claimed in a tweet that a team of Emiratis had infiltrated the intelligence apparatus and were running it.

Mohammad Ridha al-Haidar, head of the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, rushed to deny Khazali’s allegations. In press statements on March 17, he categorically refuted the accusations that an Emirati security team had arrived in the country to manage the intelligence agency. Haidar affirmed he inquired about the matter and found it to be incorrect.

The attacks on the INIS are also largely targeted at Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, who also serves as head of the INIS.

Khazali had claimed 300 INIS officers were transferred to the Border Ports Authority as part of a plan set by the government to control border crossings that are costing the state’s treasury billions of dollars due to corruption.

Armed factions, including Asaib Ahl al-Haq, are accused of controlling a number of crossings. This could explain why the attack on the intelligence service is being analyzed as aimed to neutralize part of its influence over some crossings.

The border crossings are one of the most prominent sources of funding for armed parties and factions and a continuous subject of dispute among them.

butterfly  In 2017, clashes broke out between the Al-Sawaed tribe and a faction from the Asaib Ahl al-Haq due to bilateral attempts to control the Sheeb border crossing with Iran.

Khazali’s tweet stirred wide controversy in Iraq and prompted independent bloggers to defend the INIS. Those defending it believe that alongside the Counter-Terrorism Service, the agency is one of the most professional and independent services and has been capable of making its decisions separate of any political positions.

Meanwhile, others had a different opinion. They labeled the agency as a tool in the hand of Prime Minister Kadhimi, aimed to fulfill his interests, entrench his power in the Iraqi state and tighten his grip on security institutions.

An officer in the INIS who spoke to Al-Monitor on condition of anonymity said, “We have been tracking a systematic campaign for more than 12 months. This campaign is being organized by political parties and armed groups and aims to undermine the agency and its independence.”

He added, “There is no non-Iraqi team that manages the agency, but we do have work and coordination with many countries, including Iran. We believe these attempts aim to drag the agency into the political bickering cycle and undermine its standing and value. When the reputation of the INIS gets tarnished by a defamation and smear campaign in the media, this means there are efforts to break its symbolism.”

In tandem with this campaign, an INIS officer was assassinated in Baghdad’s Mansour district on March 21. Some linked the assassination to the media and political campaign waged against the agency.

The buzz about the intelligence service first ignited when rumors spread about the transfer of 300 of its members to the border crossings authority by Kadhimi as part of his plan to control it.

butterfly  Subsequently, Saad al-Khazali, a parliament member for al-Sadiqoun bloc affiliated with Asaib Ahl al-Haq, submitted on March 16 a request to interrogate Kadhimi in parliament. His request remained unanswered by the parliament’s presidency 10 days after its submission.

Al-Monitor repeatedly tried to get a comment from the spokesperson of Asaib Ahl al-Haq’s political bureau in order to understand the movement’s position toward the intelligence agency, but to avail.

Retired Iraqi army Gen. Majid al-Qaisi told Al-Monitor, “The smear and defamation campaign against the Iraqi intelligence service is part of the power struggle. This improper campaign will affect Iraqi national security, because it is targeting the only state agency that can operate inside and outside Iraq and has a responsibility and role in preserving Iraqi national security.”

The factions aligned with the axis of resistance accuse UAE national security adviser Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nayhan of funding individuals and groups in Iraq to destabilize the situation, through Kadhimi’s close connections. They, however, fail to provide any evidence for their accusation.

Yahya al-Kubaisi, an adviser to the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, said the members’ transfers that took place quietly at times and explicitly at others provoked the armed factions, which he referred to as “sponsors of the parallel state.”

“This is why we witnessed this organized campaign against Kadhimi,” he said. “This campaign is aimed to protect the parallel state’s arms within the state’s official military and security institutions, including the intelligence service, which will surely be affected by it.”

Meanwhile, some media outlets that could be classified as independent defended the intelligence agency. They accused the Iran-funded Islamic Broadcasting Union of being behind the systematic attack.

butterfly  Oddly, Iraqi political parties that were not behind the campaign, even those that support the state’s institutions, failed to take a position on the campaign against the INIS. No political party or observer from this camp publicly defended the agency.

Meanwhile, those who were behind this campaign encouraged the media outlets and political observers supporting them to adopt the defamatory rhetoric against the agency.

Those accused of orchestrating this campaign have yet to prove their accusations, and their request to question Kadhimi in parliament lacked seriousness. This is why observers believe this campaign is no more than a political maneuver.

butterfly  https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/3/29/biden-administration-announces-plan-to-expand-wind-power  29 Mar 2021

The White House has announced plans to expand offshore wind energy in the coming decade by opening new areas to development, speeding environmental permitting, and boosting public financing for projects.

The plan is part of President Joe Biden’s broader effort to rapidly transition the US economy to net zero greenhouse gas emissions to fight climate change………………………………….more in the article

butterfly  https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/iraq/iraq-egypt-and-jordan-aim-to-forge-stronger-ties-as-ministers-meet-in-baghdad-1.1193416 Iraq, Egypt and Jordan aim to forge stronger ties as ministers meet in Baghdad     Meeting was delayed following a deadly train accident in Egypt March 29, 2021

butterfly  The foreign ministers of Jordan and Egypt travelled to Baghdad on Monday to meet Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein.

Mr Hussein hosted his Egyptian and Jordanian counterparts, Sameh Shoukry and Ayman Safadi, at a trilateral meeting before a summit that will bring the leaders of all three countries together.

The meeting between Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al Kadhimi, Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi was delayed because of a deadly train crash in Egypt.

The US has been pushing Iraq and other Arab countries to strengthen ties to counter Iranian influence in the region, which has been growing since the US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein’s regime.

butterfly  For months, the three countries have been hammering out co-operation deals, mainly in the energy sector, but no major progress has been made.

In August, the leaders of the three nations held in a summit in Amman followed by ministerial meetings.

In January, Iraq and Jordan signed memorandums of understanding in the fields of health, higher education and scientific research.

Four months earlier, both countries reached a deal where Iraq would buy electricity from Jordan to meet growing demand in the war-ravaged country and to reduce its reliance on Iran. The deal has yet to be enacted.

Iraq also plans to build a 1 million-barrel capacity oil pipeline to export crude from Jordan’s Port of Aqaba. Of that, 150,000 barrels a day would supply Jordan’s Zarqa refinery.

The project has been delayed, however, owing to the spiralling security situation in Iraq and a lack of cash.

Sheila  Zig no worries, good if it does, okay if it doesn’t

Sheila  Video: How the Ever Given Made It Thru Suez Canal, March 29, 2021 — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9FXWmwvri4

Sheila  Baltic Dry Index, Today, March 29, 2021 @ 2,178 — https://www.bloomberg.com/quote/BDIY:IND

PeteV  how is ever1

Sheila  PeteV so good today

PeteV  cool, any closer to IDQ day?

Sheila  every day is one big step closer…

PeteV  after this is over, I am never buying another currency

PeteV  unless i am traveling to that country

Sheila  PeteV sounds like a good plan

butterfly  August 19 I’ve been told xyz I had to control my laughter.

butterfly  Qanon is the military is what I was also told.

Zig  butterfly : Some people were better off and saner without the internet….lol

butterfly  The inauguration was all done in Hollywood.

butterfly  The press conference was a hologram

Sheila  butterfly DoD Law of War Manual, Chapter 11, starting Page 760

butterfly  OMG the conspiracy crap I listened to for three long hours was mind blowing. I had to mute the phone so they wouldn’t hear me laughing at them.

EYEGUY  THIS GUY SAYS TOMORROW , TUESDAY … POST 163 … WE’LL WAIT FOR THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

DON961  27 minutes ago  DON POST #163 Adjusting the exchange rate in the 2021 budget.” A deputy shows the government’s response to parliamentary claims SNIPPET: A member of the Parliamentary Finance Committee, Muhammad al-Shabaki, confirmed today, Monday, the government’s refusal to reduce the exchange rate of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar, in the draft budget law for 2021.

Muhammad al-Shabaki said, in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that “the government, despite parliamentary, political and even popular demands, refuses to reduce the exchange rate of the dollar against the Iraqi dinar in the draft budget law for 2021,” indicating that it says that “this matter came in accordance with the requirements of the higher interest According to deliberate economic and financial plans. ”

Al-Shabaki added, “The Iraqi government has built articles and paragraphs of the 2021 budget bill in light of the new dollar exchange rate, and changing this price means making large and many amendments and changes to the law, and for this the government rejects any amendment to the dollar exchange rate paragraph.”

SNIPPET: He added, “We expect that the new parliament session will be tomorrow, Tuesday, after reaching a final agreement between the political forces during the meetings and dialogues, which will be held today.” https://www.ktfalways.com/forum/frank26-daily-posts/frank26-3-28-21/page-9/#p596324

Sheila  butterfly About Martial Law, when the Military can step in, like when elections have been usurped by domestic and foreign interference? Don’t know anything for sure at this point in our history.

Butterfly   I don’t like to get into the crap that I heard today but I had to share the insanity that was presented to me today. I said, when I stepped out, give me proof, if you can’t give me proof, then you are talking in the wind. So enough from me in regards to politics.

Sheila   Article Courtesy of DinarRecaps.com: “”Zain Cash launches a service to invite friends to register the permanent wallet”” 29th March, 2021 — https://dinarrecaps.com/our-blog/more-news-rumors-and-opinions-monday-night-3-29-2021

butterfly  Where does Frank get his information that things are happening Tuesday? It is already Tuesday in Iraq and I see nothing indicating what Frank says.

Sheila  butterfly From Delta, WS, MM…

butterfly  sheila I don’t know why people have to post their ignorance and hate. There are plenty other rooms to post there.

butterfly  sheila I have a hard time believing any of the guru BS. When you ask for proof, you get none.

butterfly  I am one of those that does not and has not been one of those believers in BS….give me proof and then I “might” believe.’

Sheila  butterfly Seems it’s more important to be “right” than to pleasantly disagree and everyone still have feeling of being happy they came into chat.

Sheila  butterfly Don’t need proof. Need only to look at history – bankers’ wars and how currencies were devalued and revalued for those wars.

Sheila  butterfly Everything else is just filler… gurus do provide boosters shots of hopium while we wait.

butterfly  But we are beyond all of that history. As I told my friend, we have heard the same garbage for years upon years….some go back to 40 years.

Sheila  butterfly in or out… only you can decide, sweet butterfly

butterfly  Yuppers sheila and it has been a great in/out for me. Has lasted me all these years. Give me negativity without proof, I am gone. Give me proof and positivity….I will stay and listen. Without proof, it is just words.

Sheila  butterfly well I am in until gone from this earth,,, then it’s up to the hubby to decide. and he has the patience of “Job”… lolol

butterfly  sheila if I leave before this happens, my dnl and her sons will wonder “what the hell is this”. they have no clue I have dinar.

Sheila  butterfly leave letter and detailed instructions… have them call the gurus. lolol

butterfly  sheila My oldest grandson serving his 20 yrs in the Marine Corps will know what they are. He served 4 deployments over there.

Sheila  butterfly you are blessed

NORV  (KAP)  The Minister of Finance reveals the amount of the stolen Iraqi funds

2021-03-29 16:52:47  Shafaq News / The Minister of Finance, Muhammad Allawi revealed, on Monday, that the looted Iraqi funds amounted to $ 150 billion, indicating that Iraq’s foreign debts amounted to $ 60 billion.

Allawi said in a statement to “Al Sharq Bloomberg” that “Iraqi funds stolen through previous political regimes amount to $ 150 billion, and there is international aid to recover these funds.”

He explained that “the external debt of Iraq reaches 60 billion US dollars, of which 6 billion are to Iran, which are Iranian deposits. Not all of them represent debts related to import dues for goods such as gas and fuel,” indicating that a large proportion of the debts belong to financial institutions.

The minister pointed out that the current price of the Iraqi currency against the US dollar after reducing its value will continue for a long time, and a full float may occur in the future, but the central bank will now work to maintain the current exchange rate level for as long as possible. LINK

NORV  (KAP)  “The minister pointed out that the current price of the Iraqi currency against the US dollar after reducing its value will continue for a long time, and a full float may occur in the future, but the central bank will now work to maintain the current exchange rate level for as long as possible.”

NORV  (KAP)   float  float  float

butterfly   https://www.shafaq.com/en/Iraq-News/Sairoon-accusing-us-of-halting-the-approval-of-the-Budget-bill-is-a-political-bankruptcy

Sairoon: accusing us of halting the approval of the Budget bill is a “political bankruptcy” 2021-03-29 11:56

Shafaq News / Sairoon Parliamentary Bloc rejected the “baseless” claims accusing it of halting the General Budget bill’s materialization yesterday, deeming them as “political bankruptcy”.

MP Jamal Fakher told Shafaq News agency, “the news about adding eight trillion dinars to foreign loans by Sairoon and disrupting the vote on the General Budget bill is not true”, adding, “the accusations represent political bankruptcy for some parties. Everyone knows that there are disputes over some articles and paragraphs of the budget law, and a series of meetings were held to resolve them and vote on the budget bill.”

Fakher pointed out, “The Iraqis, employees and contract employees, in particular, are waiting for the budget bill approval as soon as possible to receive their salaries that have been in arrears for months.”

“There is no specific date set by the Parliament’s presidium to vote on the General Budget Law for 2021”, he noted.  The council of Representatives failed yesterday to vote on the 2021 federal budget bill.

butterfly  https://www.shafaq.com/en/Iraq-News/The-Iraqi-Supreme-Judicial-Council-announces-the-completion-of-the-Federal-Supreme-Court-s-formation

The Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council announces the completion of the Federal Supreme Court’s formation 2021-03-29 12:23

Shafaq News / The Supreme Judicial Council in Iraq announced that the Federal Supreme Court’s formation has been completed.

The Judicial Media said in a statement, “the judges whose positions are stipulated in the Law Amending Order No. (30) of 2005 (Federal Supreme Court Law) both include the President of the Supreme Judicial Council, the President of the Federal Supreme Court, the Chief Public Prosecutor, and the Head of the Judicial Oversight Authority. They announced the completion of the Federal Supreme Court’s formation and the submission of the names to the President of the Republic to issue a republican decree appointing them.”

butterfly   According to the statement, the formation of the Federal Supreme Court shall be according to the following:

-Judge Jassim Muhammad Abboud – Head of the Judicial Supervision Authority, as President of the Court

-Judge Samir Abbas – President of al-Anbar Criminal Court as Vice President of the Court

-Judge Ghalib Amer – President of Wasit Court of Appeal as an original member of the court

-Judge Haider Jaber – President of the Najaf Appeals Court as an original member of the court

-Judge Dr. Haider Ali Nuri – Judicial supervisor as an original member of the court

-Judge Khalaf Ahmad Rajab – President of the Cassation Commission in the Presidency of the Saladin Court of Appeal as an original member of the court

-Judge Ayoub Abbas Al Warqa – Managing Director of the Court of Cassation with the position of an original member of the Court

-Judge Dr. Abdel-Rahman Suleiman – President of the Duhok Criminal Court with the position of an original member of the court

-Judge Jassim Jazaa – President of al-Sulaimaniyah Appeals Court as a full-fledged member of the court

-Judge Adel Abdul-Razzaq – President of the Basra Appeals Court as a reserve member in the court

-Judge Khaled Taha, head of the Al-Karkh Appeals Court, as a reserve member in the court

-Judge Munther Ibrahim – Delegate member of the Court of Cassation with the position of a reserve member in the court

-Judge Taher Suleiman – President of the Duhok Juvenile Court, as a reserve member of the court

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