5-27-2012 BGG: Maliki announced the zero hour. Maliki issued an order on Sunday for the army, police and security services to enter high alert, starting on Monday until next Thursday. A security source did not explain the reasons for declaring a state of high alert.
He explained that the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, is to move the regiment's tactical counter-terrorism force to the city of Najaf, and ordered them stationed there for a week. Earlier reports indicated that Maliki sent 500 of its security forces to the siege of Najaf, home of the leader of the Sadrist movement, in the wake of a meeting which brought together opponents of Prime Minister Maliki.
SWFloridaGuy] 5-27-2012 BGG (continued): Maliki is done. Stick a fork in him!! This just shows me he's spooked about something!! I highly doubt this will take weeks to resolve. The Iraqi Regular Army has already done a deal with the Kurds to not get in a war over this crap.
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They want no part of it. These few troops he sent out are doing their jobs but I doubt they fire on their own countrymen when it gets right down to it. They know Maliki is "dead in the water."
[immonkey] The Kurds also have an army better trained then the Iraqi army plius the UN world be there I'm sure.
[da58] could this be inimidation, for the vote - to gain votes through scare tactics..?
[OfCourse13] I love a good UN-coup BGG!
jeffusa] BGG I thought the NC was going to be Tuesday
[BGG] jeffusa - I have said all along - I expect them to remove him, go into a NC meeting without a PM (having one picked already) announce the "care-taker" PM and the Ministers and 140 and the NCSP all the the same time. Then come out celebrating.
[jeffusa] BGG so I'm good with Tuesday... how about you
[da58] could this be intimidation, for the vote - to gain votes through scare tactics..?
[BGG] da58 - exactly, Maliki's security knows what's brewing. We are taking our Que's from them...
Perhaps the troups are to secure the route for the Adios Maliki parade.
May 27 1:30 PM [BGG] Out moments ago!! "Jaafari to discuss with Jalal Talabani, the National Meeting..."
[Sugar Pie] wooo hooo
[Sugar Pie] Now That is a bombshell!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[BGG] Third meeting over PM replacement expected in 48 hours
[Sugar Pie] is that the one they are calling the National Meeting?
[BGG] Maliki ran them out of Mosul - so they'll go to Erbil (no security concerns there).
[BGG] Sugar Pie - umlikely.
BGG] This cannot be good news for Maliki - "Maliki's photos in check-points, MP"....Wowsers!!
mona lisa] BGG They got BOLOs out on Maliki now?
[BGG] mona lisa - That's what it looks like to me.
[mona lisa] book him Danno
BGG] yada - BOLO = Be On [the] Look Out [for]...
[BGG] SWFloridaGuy - IIIIT's Juuuuuuuuuuuuust that Gooooooooooooooood!!