_Lunch Chat with BGG 1/24/12
12:52 PM [juiceplus+] rileyjones , tks, what do ya think about Libya being next in line? Heard this needs to happen 1st before Libya.????
12:53 PM [rileyjones] Alot of bombings going on over there
12:53 PM [rileyjones] juiceplus+ Haven't heard anything about Libya.... Why does that need to happen before?
12:54 PM [BGG] juiceplus+ - We're getting lots closer to that than you know.
12:54 PM [juiceplus+] rileyjones , who knows?
12:54 PM [juiceplus+] BGG , closer to Libya or RV?
12:54 PM [BGG] Both.
12:54 PM [juiceplus+] or both?
12:54 PM [rileyjones] BGG Really? I figured Iran would have been next
12:55 PM [juiceplus+] BGG , I think so too, this is good!
12:55 PM [BGG] rileyjones - It is odd they are "monkeying" with the assets of the Central Bank of Iran.
12:55 PM [BGG] That strikes me as very curious.
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_ 12:56 PM [juiceplus+] BGG , did you listen to Lagarde yesterday? And what is your take on her speech?
12:56 PM [BGG] Anybody got a line on Talibani - where is he and when will he be back?
12:56 PM [rileyjones] BGG I remember hearing about 7 countries on the chopping block
12:56 PM [juiceplus+] BGG , just he's out of surgery and returning asap.
12:56 PM [rileyjones] BGG I saw wed and thursday
12:57 PM [rileyjones] Retiring in 1 month
12:58 PM [silence123] talbani returns home in one week article below
12:58 PM [silence123] http://en.aswataliraq.info/(S(ff0g3055menl3a45pxpxnk2r))/Default1.aspx?page=article_page&id=146600&l=1
12:58 PM [mona lisa] silence123 ty!!
12:58 PM [Baller] BGG last night Poppy3 said 3 to 10 days. So are you on the same page of the RV within the next 9 days. Even A.Q. had a feeling of right before or right after O's speech tonight. Thanks
12:58 PM [juiceplus+] BGG , what about Lagarde? wasn't sure you saw the question.
12:59 PM [mona lisa] BGG and... who was "monkeying" with the assets of the CBIran? Did I miss a posted article?
1:00 PM [BGG] juiceplus+ - That's really good news.
1:00 PM [BGG] mona lisa - The world and the UN - freezing assets.
1:00 PM [ONEDOWN] One article said by the middle of Feb so there is definitely a range of time frames for him to return
1:00 PM [mona lisa] Oh yeah ... duh me ...
1:01 PM [rileyjones] BGG They said on the news Iran said No Big Deal!
1:02 PM [BGG] rileyjones - We'll see how big a deal it is. I bet to Iran - all their _ _ _ _ in hock is a very big deal.
1:02 PM [BGG] lol
1:03 PM [BGG] Baller - We'll see shortly.
1:03 PM [BGG] rileyjones - i heard about his retiring - we'll see.
1:04 PM [mona lisa] http://www.iraqinews.com/politics/ta...ange-his-mind/ Talabani says wants to retire, but may change his mind
1:05 PM [BGG]silence123 - Thanks for that article. That was interesting - however, I find it hard to believe "spinal surgery" being done, over with and walking around in a week. That's hard for me to believe.
1:06 PM [BGG] I had my "spinal surgery" 2 1/2 years ago - I'm still only right every other day.
1:07 PM [mona lisa] He says he wants to retire and write his autobiography, but might reconsider if his party asks him to run for another term in office.
1:08 PM [david7] Bgg do your sources still like the rv to happen later this week?
1:26 PM [wealthbytrade] BGG, do you think Talibani's sudden exit to Germany was a ploy, or maybe for medical reasons...not just spinal surgery? Up and around already seems way too fast in my mind as well
1:27 PM [BGG] david7 - There are no guarantees. They are working this out as they go.
1:27 PM [juiceplus+] wealthbytrade , I thought about the same thing, crazy huh? Very secretative people.
1:27 PM [juiceplus+] BBL
1:27 PM [mammat] BGG Hey there...yesterday's articles I posted said Talibani home this WED
1:27 PM [mammat] and that he is indeed retiring
1:27 PM [mammat] and named a succesor
1:27 PM [BGG] There might have been some "implied date" at some point in the distant
past but for now it's all about the politics. Wrangling...
1:28 PM [mammat] BGG he may be back that quick if they just fused a disc
1:28 PM [mammat] or did a procedure for pain
1:28 PM [BGG] mammat - He might be retiring from this position - but not "retiring". No
doubt. They have another spot "lined up" for him already.
1:28 PM [wealthbytrade] maybe Prime Minister
1:28 PM [mammat] you are probably right
1:29 PM [BGG] I'm just not sure what it is.
1:29 PM [mammat] maybe!
1:29 PM [BGG] wealthbytrade - That was my first thought.
1:29 PM [wealthbytrade] BGG, me too! I've always thought he should be PM
1:29 PM [BGG] It will depend (on Maliki's attitude lol)
1:29 PM [mammat] lol oh gosh
1:30 PM [mammat] that man seems to be all ego and attitude
1:30 PM [BGG] wealthbytrade - I kind of doubt the PM spot - but the Security Minister would not shock me.
1:30 PM [mammat] ahhhhhhh
1:30 PM [wealthbytrade] BGG, interesting...
1:30 PM [BGG] Or Defense...one of the two most powerful Ministers in the GOI...
1:30 PM [wealthbytrade] That man can't leave. He's the only one that is doing anything!!!
1:31 PM [BGG] Kind of like the Chair of the Senate Finance committee...
1:32 PM [BGG] wealthbytrade - If you recall - Talibani was the only real "compromise" candidate for the PM-ship early on...
1:32 PM [BGG] He's a guy most of the factions can get along with.
1:32 PM [wealthbytrade] BGG, that's my point.
1:32 PM [wealthbytrade] everyone can deal with him and vice versa
1:33 PM [wealthbytrade] It would not shock me if he eventually ends up PM (maybe during an official election) IMO, it will take someone like him to get Iraq to greatness like it's intended to be
1:35 PM [david7] Bgg I agree no guarantees but was curious about what you have heard this week good or bad?
1:36 PM [wealthbytrade] That National Conference is important.
1:55 PM [BGG] I'll BBL - got to work.BGG, can Iraq get done what they need done, or are we indeed waiting for the National Conference to take place?
1:55 PM [BGG] david7 - I have not heard - but at this point - I doubt it. Maybe next week.
1:55 PM [BGG] wealthbytrade - That National Conference is important.
1:55 PM [BGG] I'll BBL - got to work.