I know the currently “line of reasoning” has some vague reference to the Obama White House. I’m fully aware. I get it. However, I have a sneaky suspicion no matter who it is and how “high up” they are – they won’t be able to stop this in the long run. These people are fighting tooth and nail for their democracy and they won’t give up!! Maliki has tried to “rework” his public image and make it look like he’s a “good guy” – no one is fooled.
The other tough thing about this line of reasoning – it’s almost impossible to tell which side of the fence this Administration lands on because they are constantly playing both ends against the middle (taken from “real professional” politcal observers). So at this point – we don’t know for sure. One thing is sure – there is a serious struggle going on (which is good news for us) and in the end there will be some forward movement of the Iraqi economy.
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1) To fully implement all previous agreements – his opponents not only don’t believe him to be sincere, they aren’t crazy about letting him stay at all.
2) Resign just prior to an official vote in Parliament (which is a very strong possibility)
3) Try to fight it – through the end of a vote in Parliament. He may well do this – but if he does, he knows the “prognosis” for winning is bleak and what comes after a loss is even more bleak.
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Urgent .. House of Representatives held an emergency session in Erbil of 174 deputies to withdraw confidence from the al-Maliki Tuesday
BAGHDAD / Knights of hope
Said a source familiar with the outskirts of Arbil that is preparing to hold an emergency session of parliament in Arbil, to be safe from the impact of the opposition blocs to the issue of withdrawal of confidence from the Prime Minister seeking to adjourn the meeting at a time in order to delay the subject and diluted.
The source added that “the parliamentary session scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, manipulate the outskirts of Arbil to pass laws had been crippled by a coalition of state law for several months in a move of them to make as much of the achievements will count them,” adding that “representatives from the outskirts of Erbil (Kurdistan Alliance and Iraqi forces and the Sadrist movement ) held secret meetings in Erbil, where two days ago, examined the current situation and ensure the insult that must be followed to achieve the desired end to withdraw confidence from the Prime Minister. ”
He stressed that “the outskirts of Arbil, I learned from some quarters that the coalition of state law will try to confuse by introducing the subject of withdrawal of confidence from Najafi in addition to the postponement of the hearings, what made her decide to hold an emergency meeting next Tuesday in Arbil under the chairmanship of the House of Representatives Osama Najafi and the presence of 174 deputies to vote to withdraw confidence from the al-Maliki. ”
The source expected to interfere with the Federal Court, after being requested to do so, in this regard to determine the constitutionality of a meeting of the Council of Representatives of the Federal Government outside the capital of Baghdad.
http://www.dinarupdates.com/showthread.php?5574-Urgent-..-House-of-Representatives-held-an-emergency-session-in-Erbil&p=6120#post6120 (Thanks Shirley)
This is spectacular news!! Looks like we could have the session started in Arbil as early as Tuesday. If this happens without Maliki having done a deal – my take is…he is completely “porked”. There is no way he survives. I had alluded to the fact a Parliament session on Maliki could happen Thurs/Sat/Sun and then we hear about some outcome Monday or Tuesday – but Tuesday is fine. I don’t mind being off a day or two here and there ;)
Sadrists lose faith in Iraq’s Maliki
Lawmakers will submit a request for an inquiry against Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, adding the parliament would then decide whether to move to a non-confidence vote. UPI/Kevin Dietsch License photo
BAGHDAD, June 22 (UPI) — Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki lacks the political vision to lead an effective administration in Baghdad, a lawmaker allied with a key Shiite cleric said. Speaker of the Parliament Osama al-Nujaifi said Thursday at a news conference that lawmakers will submit a request for inquiry against Maliki, adding the Parliament would then decide whether to move to a non-confidence vote.
When U.S. forces left the country in December, Maliki issued an arrest warrant for Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi on charges of overseeing a death squad. Maliki’s opponents, meanwhile, said he’s monopolizing power in Baghdad.
Dia al-Asadi, head of the Ahrar bloc in the Iraqi Parliament, told political reporting Web site Niqash that his organization was getting behind the no-confidence effort despite the alliance with Maliki’s majority political alliance.
“Our main concern is that Maliki doesn’t have a plan to administer the country. And if he has, then we want to know about it,” he said. “If he hasn’t, then there’s a big problem because we are living in a country that needs comprehensive, fast and integrated development.” Ahrar is the political arm of the Sadrist movement, led by influential Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr. Asadi said his group was aligned with ruling parties because of shared opposition to the U.S. military presence in the country.
http://www.dinarupdates.com/showthread.php?5571-Sadrists-lose-faith-in-Iraq-s-Maliki&p=6117#post6117 Thanks Newmonies :)
VN one of the world’s hottest economies: report
Vietnam is amongst 29 nations that are expected to be the world’s fastest growing countries in the next two years, according to Business Insider, the economic magazine said in a report released Wednesday. The ranking was based on the World Bank’s 2013 and 2014 growth estimates in its semi-annual “Global Economic Prospects” report, the magezine said.
ietnam stands at 22nd place in the list led by Iraq and ending with Botswana. “Exports are a major driver of economic growth in Vietnam — growing 33 percent in 2011. Some of its major exports are garments, oil, electronics, rice, and machinery,” the report stated. The WB report estimates that the GDP of Vietnam from 2012 to 2014 will be above 5.7 percent, 6.3 percent, and 6.5 percent, respectively. In the Southeast Asian region, Vietnam stands behind Indonesia (21st place), Laos, and Cambodia.
Laos is ranked #4 with respective 2012-2014 GDP estimated to be 8.2, 7.6, and 7.4 percent. “The economy of Laos, a country on the UN’s list of least developed economies, is growing quickly, albeit from a very low level, as a result of foreign and infrastructure investment,” WB stated in its report. The hottest economy, according to Business Insider, is Iraq, with estimated GDPs of 11.1 percent (2012), 14.1 percent (2013), and 11 percent (2014).
This article really captured my attention – and I don’t know if it was because VN was ranked among the hottest economies or that Iraq was ranked number 1?? In any event – this should put the LOPsters to bed. Typically the “unnamed” three lettered word is reserved for currency scenarios where the economy is on a serious downward slide and they are attempting to “instill” confidence in the currency and make transactions easier. Neither of these two currencies fit that mold. They are both rated as very strong economies.
Mullah: Maliki will be questioned in the House of Representatives will not Nstdifa
Baghdad / Orr News
Rejected the Iraqi List, the presence of al-Maliki sat down to the House of Representatives at the meeting host, indicating that he would attend Kmostagob in preparation for the withdrawal of confidence in him.
A spokesman for the Iraqi list Haider Mulla response to the request of Mr. Maliki that the presence in the House of Representatives Castdhavh and not questioned and that he will reveal the facts in front of the Iraqi people, “said Maliki will bring to the House for questioning, not for hosting the meeting will be open for the attention of the people and the representatives of the Iraqi people on the volume of violations of constitutional size, legal and financial violations and corruption practiced by al-Maliki in his administration of the Council of Ministers and the government. ”
He added: “The al-Maliki brought to the House of Representatives and the subjugation of the rule of law and the Constitution will be closer than expected, Mr. Maliki himself and that he is coming inevitably to the House of Representatives, but Kmostagob confidence to pull him and not his presence at the meeting host.
Mullah and the Iraqiya list is saying Maliki isn’t coming to the Parliament to question them (as he’s threatening in the media) – he’s coming there in preparation to lose his job and that’s it!! Kind of amusing…
Najafi confirms further action to withdraw confidence from the Maliki and the United Nations ask Sistani to resolve the crisis intervention
Development of the Iraqi Parliament Speaker Osama al an end to speculation about the draft to withdraw confidence from the government, declaring that «the past in the procedures of Parliament may withdraw confidence from Maliki, and that the alternative would be the National Alliance».
As reported such as the United Nations in Iraq, the Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani «seriousness of the situation in Iraq and the need to intervene to solve them«, announced «Iraqi List» formation of a committee of legal and political question al-Maliki.
Nujaifi said during a press conference that «change-Maliki convinced most members of parliament and is not targeted to a person al-Maliki, but to reform the political process», pointing out that «there are attempts to reform the tried and committees formed and finished to nothing so there is no choice but to withdraw confidence».
He Najafi expressed his confidence that the «National Alliance will choose the alternative in case of withdrawal of confidence from al-Maliki, and there is no other procedure can raise concerns», indicating that «in Iraq, men and skills and personalities are able to manage the country and take it out of weakness and failure, which occurred when ently new horizoncurr
Here are some interesting headlines…
What’s the story of the house ambassador of Iraq in Norway which is the equivalent of millions of dollars?
It’s about time they started asking these kinds of questions!!
Hadi Yasiri: Talabani and Hakim were key to get out of the political crisis
“Were key”?? We’re not there yet fellers!!
Ahmed Jubouri: The Prime Minister approved the dismissal of Nineveh province, Ethel Nujaifi
More strongarm tactics from Maliki!! The Gov of Nineveh is the brother of the Speaker of the Parliament Najafi and is nearly as outspoken about Maliki as his brother is….see what’s happening. This will catch up to him.
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