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The top three articles on NINA (one of the respected feeds) today were – Sadr calling for a speedy removal of Maliki, The Kurds saying a quorum will be reached in Parliament and Barzani irritated about having sent over 170 signatures and getting “zipped” for it.
I don’t see things as all that far sideways – just yet. My take is – I’m looking for things to get “really kicked off” sometime headed toward this weekend thru about the middle of next week. It could have gone sooner – but didn’t. Sorry.
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There are rumors about significant US and Iranian pressure to keep Maliki – which may well explain some of the delay. However, there is a very deep current of sentiment to remove Maliki and it will not surprise me one bit if all this pressure from the outside backfires right in all their faces.
*** Current News ***
Iraq: Coalition of no-confidence shall be determined soon, people questioned Maliki
Baghdad, June 13 (Rn) – The Iraqi List led by former Prime Minister Iyad Allawi, Wednesday, that the tripartite alliance demands withdrawal of confidence from the government soon will identify the person who will question Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the House of Representatives.
The leader of the Bloc Talal Zobaie told the Kurdish news agency (Rn) that “the coalition to withdraw confidence from the government will be determined soon, the person who will question Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in the House of Representatives after the request of the Presidency shall determine the mechanism of interrogation, time and determine the period of time for questioning.” Zobaie predicted that “the interrogation session Maliki before the 21 of this month.”
Looks to me like they are getting ready to get “this show on the road” – everyone would have liked Talibani to send the “official word” but it wasn’t required. Talibani is under some kind of duress. It’s hard to tell exactly what it is – but he’s playing his part. In the mean time – they will proceed against Maliki. This forward movement should be a dead-giveaway as to where all the “high speed” rhetoric is coming from. Maliki is desperate to save his hide. He may get some outside help – but it may not be enough. These guys are p!ssed!!
The Kurdistan Alliance: do not support travel and therefore respect the request for Parliament
Make the Kurdistan Alliance, Tuesday, not support for the travel of the President Jalal Talabani outside Iraq, calling on him to respect the request to censure Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki signed 176 deputies, with the number of signatures fluctuating up to 190 after the legislative recess of Parliament.
And Deputy coalition in an interview for mohama Khalil “Sumerian news”, “the Kurdistan Alliance did not support President to travel outside Iraq at this time, because it is necessary to have a position in these circumstances affecting the country.”
Was President Jalal Talabani said in a statement issued hours ahead of Lille (9 June), “he planned therapeutic journey earlier this month but was postponed to next week, pending verification of signatures and quorum”.
Khalil said that “President Saher safety Constitution and must be equidistant with all”, calling on him to respect the request to censure Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki signed “.
Khalil said that “the number of signatures of Deputies claim of no confidence reached 176 signatures and then become 160 signatures after the withdrawal of a number of Deputies according to the statement of the Office of the President of the Republic”, likely to claim the number of signatures “to withdraw confidence from the Prime to 190 after the legislative recess and return certain deputies”.
Prime Minister faces currently claims no confidence by a number of political blocs, notably the comrades and the Iraqi list and the Kurdistan Alliance, warns Congress about state law from repercussions of this move on the political process.
Talibani’s own alliance is asking him to stay and send an “official letter” from the POR to the Speaker and let them get on with it. I doubt he will – but in the end his people will vote the right way. They already have…in fact.
URGENT .. Hakim al-Maliki asked the mediation to persuade Allawi and Barzani
A source from the National Alliance that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki asked Ammar Hakim, head of the Supreme Islamic Council in a meeting request to mediate bring them to persuade Allawi and Barzani to leave the project confidence ..
The source said that the leaders of the Dawa Party Hassan Sinead, and Abdel-Halim Zuhairi during their visit by Ammar al-Hakim during the day a presentation on the latter to be a mediator between the coalition of law and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s side, and Masoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan region and Iyad Allawi, on the other to resolve the current crisis and to persuade them to abandon The decision to withdraw confidence from the Prime Minister ..
The source, who declined to be named, said al-Hakim called for a coalition of law for political reform urgent out of the crisis and not just promises, escalation and language convulsive and refer to the points reformist eight filed by the advocates of project-confidence and achievement because it is included on the substantive issues and points of articulated, if resolved, will contribute to the dismantling of the crisis and rewrite the scene again in the words of the source …
Here’s where the story gets very interesting – two days ago Maliki wasn’t even sure Hakim “had his back”. I’m not sure he does yet. However, Maliki has asked Hakim to “meditate” the crisis. If you’re not even sure of the guy – it seems pretty desperate to have him holding your future in his hands – does it not??
Source: There is almost a consensus to take on al-Zubaidi, succeeding owners
BAGHDAD / With: A source familiar with the political forces calling for the withdrawal of confidence in Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has reached a semi-agreement on the nomination of the leader of the Supreme Council of Bayan Jabr as prime minister after the withdrawal of confidence from the al-Maliki.
The source told the correspondent of news agency said the future: “the political forces that met in Najaf, Ariel and reached an agreement to take over the semi-final leader of the Supreme Council and the Minister of Finance and former Interior Bayan Jabr for the post of prime minister.”
The source said that “one of the discussions the blocks is to offer replacements for prime minister, replacing” to the current Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki threw down the Sadrists name of the candidate Bayan representative “for the National Alliance which was supported by the Kurds and some of the forces of the Iraqi bloc Najafi, Allawi and al-Hashemi and rejected Ktltah Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq and the mass Dhafir al-Ani. “(finished)
And the plot thickens even further – it appears there are some talks ongoing for the “care-taker” PM to be out of Hakim’s IISC bloc. Now that is a real twist!! I truly hope this guy sticks it right to Washington and Tehran – BOTH!! It’s about time someone stood up and did the right thing. If this turns out to be true – refer back to my early comments about Hakim and Sadr then just stick a fork right in Maliki – He’s done!!
Haider Mulla: if al-Maliki made responsible for the files that threatens to eliminate the hand and kept it all this time
Confirmed the Iraqi List led by Iyad Allawi, on Wednesday, that the political forces that met in Erbil, Najaf and discussed the withdrawal of confidence from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki condemned for asylum to the method of the threat of open files against another, while considered that if he was keen indeed to the interests of the Iraqi people do not use that files as leverage in his hand.
A spokesman for the list Haider Mulla said in a statement issued today, “Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has begun to threaten to open the files as usual against the political partners in the curriculum, if anything, it shows that some of the parties to understand democracy only when it serves their interests.”
Al Mulla expressed his “condemnation” of Iraq and the Sadrists and the Kurdistan Alliance and the National Alliance, the forces of some of these threats, asserting that it “will not only Tzadhm resolve and determination to move to withdraw confidence from Maliki.”
They are basically saying if Maliki cared at all about doing his job he would have proceeded with these allegations (if they were ever real – to begin with) – but he only cares about democracy when it suits his current interests. They go on to say (what I have been all along) “just pounding more nails in the lid of his own coffin”.
Straight from my secret “decoder ring” ;)
Here are some interesting developments…
Interesting step in the lifting of all the concrete barriers around the Iraqi Council of Representatives by order of the Prime Minister
Isn’t it odd that under orders from Maliki they remove the concrete barriers protecting Parliament one day and the very next day – bombings start?? How about that for intimidation?!?
Barzani: Kurdistan, people do not accept the current situation and support the efforts to stop the dictatorship
The opposition is staying focused – they are fighting for freedom and a true democracy – we should be helping instead of acting like a bunch of self-centered jerks (our politicians – I’m talking about here)!!
Qusay al-Suhail: bombings today to try to sow chaos and provoke sedition and intimidation of citizens
Looks like the good guys don’t want anything to do with this bombing mess. Think about it, who does chaos and delay benefit??
Iraq: the threat majority government project and desperate for an alternative activation of the partnership in decision-making
Maliki is desperate to do anything possible to avoid removal and having to share power. He has threatened a “majority government” several times. Which won’t happen – more nails please!!
State law: the bombings today retaliatory reaction to the failure of the project confidence
Figures – they blame everyone but themselves…like I said “who does this benefit”?? You guessed it – the ones “on the ropes”.
Bombings today: Planners (smart) and government agencies are complicit with terrorism
This is a rapidly developing narrative – watch close.
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