7-16-2012 BGG: From Sadr’s own “special office” – it seems to point out several issues.
1) the Reform Commitee put forth by Jaafari isn’t a replacement for the National Conference – it is meant to support it.
2) The questioner is asking – “Do you think they are serious” – Sadr’s response is – We hope the commission is neutral and not under Maliki’s control.
3) Sadr honestly hopes Maliki is serious and gets this done before a NCV – after which – it’s too late.
This was a very recent note – directly from Sadr. This NCV is not nearly as “dead” or ineffective as everyone is thinking. With Maliki’s recent actions (yesterday and today) – it may all be a moot point. The good news is – they aren’t that far out of position with regard to removing him, if need be.
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11:26 AM [templejc] Milndollarbabe - My only thought is we are not being told the whole picture regarding Maliki ... maybe it is all smoke ... we read these articles and in my mind I wonder how many days old they are ... of course I am just thinking out loud. It leads me to believe that this whole event is kind of like a 'concert' ... everyone has their part to play ... the UN ... the IMF ... Iraq ... the POTUS ... all of these figures. I must admit - it leaves me a little confused. Not confused regarding our investment but confused regarding who is on first!
11:31 AM [BGG] We're pressed for time, so here it is...
11:32 AM [BGG] 1) the UN holds the biggest hammer - the worlds Armies...and the right to roll back in there if Dumb Dumb decides to pull and Assad immitation...
2) the IMF is a monetary "advisory board" - none of this Guru BS about them is even remotely factual.
3) Iraq is the main actor in this play and it is just getting to "the good part" - don't head for "pop corn" just yet...
4) the POTUS dreams about how much sway he holds over there - this debacle was a half-baked, numbskull, think-tank, abborration from day one...
11:35 AM [BGG] has anyone read the Bible regarding controlling a Muslim - these dummies are kidding themselves!! Did that clear it up any?? P.S. got several new articles up and lots more to come today...
11:38 AM [SWFloridaGuy] 7-16-2012 WTO: Authorize the Minister of Trade negotiate the files sent to the World Trade Organization on the accession of the Republic of Iraq. Announced the Council of Ministers authorized the Minister of Commerce Chairman of the National Committee to join the World Trade Organization to negotiate the files sent to the World Trade Organization on the accession of the Republic of Iraq. http://ar.radionawa.com/ ··· upport=1
11:38 AM [templejc] Bgg - Thanks bgg - yes.
11:38 AM [milndollarbabe] templejc sorry i had stepped away and yes you are correct...just hard to know!
11:44 AM [templejc] BGG - BGG could the USA be holding this up to give leverage to the POTUS? Why do I ask - the millionairs tax debate and the bang he would get for the re-election.
Since the POTUS (no matter who is in office) is the most powerful position in the world ... even thought he may be a puppet - would lead me to believe that his hands are in the pot - just asking and thinking out loud - Thanks
11:46 AM [rlsunsfan] Great blog bgg! Love the journal.
11:46 AM [SWFloridaGuy] So, the fact that they are negotiating Iraq's accession to the WTO is substantial. Iraq has to have a convertible currency. Membership is considered on an individual, case-specific basis.
There are private requirements and stipulations in addition to the basic, general guidelines we see in print. Iraq has to lay out all their economic and trade policies that relate to WTO agreements.
When Iraq submits this memorandum a panel will consider the application. When the principles and policies are in place, additional negotiations will commence between Iraq and other countries.
Once the terms are finalized, they are submitted to the WTO's General Council. If two-thirds of the members vote in favor, than Iraq may accede to the WTO.
So, as you can see, it's not a simple process. To convolute matters, since Iraq's plan is to dedollarize and not continue using the USD as their primary currency, they need to make the IQD a convertible one as accession stipulates.
Other than seeing WTO accession as general progress for Iraq, this issue in particular (convertible currency) is something we as Dinarians find may have some applicability.
11:46 AM [milndollarbabe] templejc i think you have valid points....not to mention the tax bracket for the 1% and the bush tax cuts expiring end of year...some incentive there
11:46 AM [BGG] templejc - I'm doubtful. The main reason they are held it up was Maliki getting "jacked" would look like a colassal policy failure - which we all know it has been, but then it would be public - like Fox News public. It's more about votes than money.
11:47 AM [SWFloridaGuy] BGG Hey there good afternoon, great blog today.
11:47 AM [milndollarbabe] SWFloridaGuy good post thanks!
11:48 AM [BGG] I was inclined toward your way of thinking at one time - however, I have come to the conclusion - it's much simpler than all that. He's fighting for re-election. SWFloridaGuy - TYVM.
11:49 AM [templejc] BGG - OK thanks ... I guess I ask because I do not trust our gov ... they have proven time and time again that they lie to us. I suppose if we knew half of the truth ... we would not be able to sleep at night
11:49 AM [milndollarbabe] and yes i agree with BGg in that it doesnt look good for our admin to support a dictator wannabe who was voted ouor of confidence...alongside with his iranian ties and disdain for israel....but then im not even sure they care at this point...just sayin
11:50 AM [BGG] what was that word I used instead of colossal?? Sheesh - I need spelling classes...
11:51 AM [milndollarbabe] BGG lmbo i just read mine and not sure of one of my words either....pretty bad when the poster cant even decipher huh ouor=out...just figured it out
11:51 AM [templejc] BGG - So ... O is wanting this to happen - quickly ... because he is wanting votes ... in other words .... an imporoved economy ... would mean for him a re-election Maybe it is time to call our reps in congress and those in DC
11:53 AM [paidwell] Not to mention his removal of the troops was the correct decision. That the Iraqi government could stand on its own.
11:53 AM [rlsunsfan] I will thanks bgg.
11:53 AM [templejc] paidwell - Not too sure if that was a correct decision IMO
11:54 AM [paidwell] If their gov't is in utter chaos he will look stupid for removing the troops.
11:54 AM [BGG] templejc - I've heard that - however, he propped Maliki up one more time - meaning he's more worried about the public perception of "his boy" losing his job (in an ugly way) than he is about democracy, freedom or their constitution (or ours for that matter) and I think the money thing is pretty far down the list.
11:54 AM [BGG] paidwell - I think that is the simplest conclusion and the most accurate...
11:54 AM [templejc] BGG - I hear ya
11:55 AM [BGG] Remember - it would be public, like Fox News every nite public...
11:55 AM [paidwell] TY BGG. It made sense to me anyhow.
11:55 AM [rlsunsfan] Starting work. I can smell the toast, great. And so it begins. I'm going to say a w
11:56 AM [rlsunsfan] Quick prayer. See y'all
11:56 AM [BGG] rlsunsfan - TOAST?!? What????
12:00 PM [Sugar Pie] BBL!
12:01 PM [BGG] I got "unfollowed" for the first time on Twitter - one of the Muslim political writer girls... touchy bunch...that comment about God touching Talibani and "helping" him retire...
12:02 PM [templejc] BGG
12:02 PM [BGG] you would think I was using a piece of bacon as a bookmark for my Koran!! (which I wasn't) just kidding.
12:03 PM [milndollarbabe] which is why ive been writing fox news about leaving too early and all this maliki mess....Ive wanted it to become front and center, so O knows that its out there for the public hey ...just trying to do my part here
12:04 PM [templejc] milndollarbabe - go for it!
12:04 PM [milndollarbabe] moving this "puppy" along
12:04 PM [BGG] So I've tackled all the no-no's for the day...religion, politics, money and food.
12:05 PM [milndollarbabe] gee....whats left?
12:05 PM [BGG] Should be pretty smooth from here on out!!
12:06 PM [milndollarbabe] im dumbfounded in trying to think of something to chat about now sooooooo...hows the weather?
12:07 PM [juiceplus+] It's Hot, but cloudy
12:07 PM [milndollarbabe] well weve had quite of bit of rainy with our hotness here in hotlanta
12:07 PM [juiceplus+] Yeah in AL too
12:09 PM [templejc] In Texas - we have got alot of rain this summer ... amazing ... it was 70 degrees last evening ... the grass is green ... we have already mowed out church lawn more times this summer than we did all of last year!
12:09 PM [ReadytoRetire] milndollarbabe I just got in for a moment. Am really confused..... I read today's Blog and it sounds like we are back at square one again?
12:10 PM [BGG] ReadytoRetire - no matter how this turns out - we're not back at square one. Not even close.
12:11 PM [milndollarbabe] ReadytoRetire nah i dont think that....i think it will proceed till oone day its either poo or get off the pot and at that point,,,he will implement or hes gone....its a train track with 2 rails side by side running both scenarios till we get to the destination......*hoping not to have a train wreck hehe
12:12 PM [BGG] If you don't hear about the National Meeting finishing up (which I kind of think that thing the other day might have been a "cultural" thing) or being annoucned - it would be because of Maliki's actions yesterday and today. Every time we feel like we get close - he backs away from the waters edge.
12:12 PM [ReadytoRetire] BGG TY. I just can't understand why they just don't push through the No Confidence Vote and stop trying to make a deal with Maliki
12:13 PM [juiceplus+] Perhaps a deal is already made!
12:13 PM [BGG] ReadytoRetire - RELAX - as I relay in the blog today - if need be, they are very close to that now. Just waiting for his next move. Reportedly, if he pulls this junk for real - the NA has said they will throw in with everyone else. That's good news. It won't last forever.
12:14 PM [ReadytoRetire] BGG Amen to that..........
12:14 PM [BGG] ReadytoRetire - P.S. I promise I am rooting for an immediate RV as much as anyone - remember???? BGG I just don't believe we'll get the RV until Maliki is gone........................... Hope I'm wrong.
12:16 PM [BGG] ReadytoRetire - Sadr's paper sheds some 1st hand light on that...how was that for imfo?!? In the words of the Hambone... Pretty cool find - huh?!? Thanks to SWFG.
12:17 PM [ReadytoRetire] BGG Absolutely! SWFG brings us wonderful articles as do you and the other Mods here!
12:24 PM [phase2] Is SWFG's post in the forum - I didn't see it there.
12:24 PM [BGG] phase2 - He dug up that Sadr article I used today.
12:25 PM [phase2] Oh, ok, I saw that - Thanks! That was a treasure find for sure! BGG I really appreciated you posting Ploverman's thread - great read, and very helpful for all!
12:28 PM [ReadytoRetire] BGG I missed Ploverman's thread. Will that be in the Forum?
12:32 PM [BGG] ReadytoRetire - it's at the bottom of today's Blog
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