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BGG says():Law for the Regulation of Commercial Agency No. (51) For 2000 (brought by RCookie)
rcookie () - HERE IS THE BIGGIE…FLYING UNDER THE RADAR FOR [SATURDAY] …
COMMERCIAL AGENCY LAW…PLEASE READ AND UNDERSTAND HE SIGNIFICANCE RELATIVE TO DFI (DIRECT FOREIGN INVESTMENT)…
Quote: “THIS LEGISLATION AIMS TO REGULATE THE WORK OF COMMERCIAL AGENCY EXERCISED IN IRAQ BY AN AGENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF A NATURAL OR LEGAL PERSON FROM ABROAD;
AND REGULATE THE TRANSACTIONS OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF THE STATE, THE SOCIAL, MIXED AND PRIVATE SECTORS AND THE UNIONS WITH NATURAL AND LEGAL, ARAB AND FOREIGN PERSONS IN SUCH A WAY AS TO ACHIEVE DEVELOPMENT TARGETS, PREVENT EXPLOITATION, AND SECURE THE INTEREST OF THE NATIONAL ECONOMY...”
THINK THIS MIGHT BE A TAD BIT IMPORTANT TOWARD DFI AND ACQUISITION OF DFI AND…ALONG WITH THE OTHER LAWS REVEALED YESTERDAY AS THE KEYS TO DELIVERING WHAT WE ARE ALL LOOKING FOR…
On THE OBSERVER - I try to vet the posts pretty well... there are a BUNCH of people who will NEVER get a piece posted.
others - who are a little wacky - once in a while, manage to say something cogent... I'll post it.
lately - it's been CHALLENGING to sort thru and find the legit posts - somedays there is VERY LITTLE "postable"
Here is my final commentary for the nite...
there has been some recent back and forth about Maliki and his importance to the current situation...
I actually left an article about him being attacked on THE BLOG an extra day by accident. No biggie... however, there are a few things to make note of...
While Maliki is of little importance to the current situation - as in economic reform... it is HUGE that he's been gradually minimized over the last year or two. Culminating in this "Law of Popular Crowds" being passed JUST YESTERDAY...
The fact of the matter is this - without Maliki being gone - NONE of this economic, political and monetary policy reform would be possible...
in fact, it is most likely had he retained power - Iraq would be in the "stalled holding pattern" they were back in 2013-2014... he's likely the reason they put off monetary reform back then (obviously).
Once Abadi took over - he's had to chisel away at that "power base" a little at a time.
at this point - Maliki is likely a non-factor... however, this was not always so...
In fact, some clues - this recent article from THE BLOG ( http://www.dinarupdates.com/blog/ ) a couple of days ago - point out that Maliki was attacked by SHIAS during the "haj" to Karbala...
In laymans terms - his own people attacked him as a criminal and a thief!!
Very telling as to the mood of the people in Iraq. It would also appear there is "broad support" for this rooting out of corruption and cleaning things up...
BGG says():Maliki - while not responsible for ALL Corruption - was surely the head of the this "culture of corruption"... and it appears the people are aware of it (even his own people).
Secondly - ... woops. Go ahead MadD Scout
MadDScout says():Sorry.... SOL made a statement they were "moving past the Maliki Era"
BGG says():Nice - and that is my point...
MadDScout says():Meaning more autonomy to decisions taken on by members
BGG says():Maliki may get to sit at the table (with Hakim) for a while - but he's not getting to TALK...
MadDScout says():Hakim runs that ship
BGG says to MadDScout(): Generally - yes. Here is my final thought...
This article was asked about several times... or more appropriately - this "Law of the Popular Crowds" was asked about... what is it - what does it do??
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT..
This was Maliki's last bit of "implied power"... The Shia Militias were formed by - and under the Maliki reign - my sources even referred to them as Maliki's PERSONAL ARMY (about a month before any word of them hit the mainstream - this was sometime ago).
let me back up a minute...
substitute the verbiage "popular crowds" with "Shia Militias"... that is a better translation...
this law brings the Shia Militias more under the control and purview of Abadi and the Central GOI.
it has been a bit of an issue with the various factions - it is not now.
BGG says to MadDScout():in fact, there has been a wide concern - should Maliki have been cornered he might cause some trouble with these various Militia groups... as they (at least at one time) - reported directly to him. He had even resorted to using them as security for various parts of Baghdad.
So - there has been some wrangling as to what to do - and how to do it - with them... as of YESTERDAY this seems to have been handled.
or at least a major hurdle crossed.
Here is the article written about the scenario... though critical of the full outcome - it pretty much lays it out...
BGG says():Iraq’s Shiite Militias Get Formal Role in Armed Forces
Law puts more than 140,000 fighters under formal command of Iraq’s prime minister
ERBIL, Iraq—Iraq’s parliament on Saturday voted to approve a bill that formalizes the status of an array of mostly Shiite militias as members of the nation’s armed forces, bringing the controversial groups under closer government control.
The law, which has long been debated and opposed by some of the legislature’s Sunni blocs, puts the 141,000 militia fighters under the formal command of Iraq’s prime minister and affords them the same benefits as Iraq’s regular security forces. But it was unusually thin on provisions for a law designed to organize the growing presence and influence of the large armed units.
While the passing of the law will ostensibly increase government oversight of the forces, known as Popular Mobilization Units, it doesn’t address their command structure, which draws heavy support and ideological influence from Iran. The Iranian backing of the largest militias has prompted suspicion from the U.S., along with repeated accusations of battlefield abuses against Sunnis in areas where the militias have fought Islamic State.
The new bill calls on the militias to drop any political affiliations and act as a branch of the armed forces, but it wasn’t clear how Iraq’s leadership would untangle the PMU from their ideological backers.
Thousands of the Shiite fighters are also fighting in Syria, supporting the regime of Bashar al-Assad, but how the new bill affects their foreign missions wasn’t immediately addressed.
BGG says(): Read More: http://www.dinarupdates.com/blog/
david334 says():Has to help (the popular crowd operating under ISF) eliminate Iranian influence in Iraqi sovereign affairs? this will open up the US congressional spigots for all kinds of funding.
BGG says():So - while Maliki has likely been an economic non-factor for a while now - he clearly once was... AND as recently as YESTERDAY the final issue may well have been settled... what is seen as his "last bastion" of power appears to have been mostly marginalized. Much like Abadi's approach up until now - this is likely a work in progress as well. Until he solidifies some command structure - it's new...
BGG says to david334():Yes and no - unfortunately, the answer to every question pertaining to the Middle East starts out like... "Yes, but it's more complicated than that..."
coco1 says():Do you think this is partly why Maliki has not been locked up? I can imagine these Shia militias could do a lot of damage if they are still under his control.
ABNewsflash says():In the long run this will bring more stability in Iraq !
BGG says to ABNewsflash():BIg time.
ABNewsflash says():most definately!
BGG says to coco1():I am not sure - nor do I think it a requisite Maliki be locked up - I think he is sufficiently marginalized - he's not the issue... they are moving ahead economically and financially - monetary reform is about all kinds of other things.
In retrospect - I don't think the Shia Militias are down for civil war behind Maliki - especially in light of these recent attacks on him by Shia pilgrims in Karbala... IMHO. He's a lot less powerful than he once was. Especially now...
david334 says():seems like Trump may use Iraq as his foriegn policy poster child. It's win win off the backs of others efforts.
coco1 says():I didn't mean Maliki being a roadblock to monetary reform. I just meant in general, I recall there are pages of charges brought against him for crimes against humanity. I don't understand how he is still walking around a free man.
david334 says():Teed up in his venacular.
BGG says():I almost expect something done before he's sworn in... I suspect those "in the know" are not excited about another regime change jacking up their plans...
david334 says():Interesting Thanks
BGG says to coco1():Agreed - I suspec, if there is some court action against Maliki - it will be in an international court. I don't think the Iraqi's have the political stomach for it.
suspect...and at some later date...
MadDScout says():Comment on the militias
MadDScout says():This will give them a more strict command structure and bringing them under "military justice"
BGG says to MadDScout():that is another aspect. More structure.
MadDScout says():Like federalizing the National Guard
Instead of local laws they fall under the UCMJ
Uniform Code of Military Justice
BGG says to MadDScout():Agreed.
MadDScout says():Just an add on.....
MadDScout says():Great news great night!
magnetlady says():Thank you BGG for a great newstime tonight.
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