Posted on May 14, 2012 by BGG
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UPDATE: No “flashback” today. My main comment is it appears as though Talibani was out “building consensus” (as I said) and Al- Mutlag says the holiday won’t effect the National Meeting (or a “no confidence” vote – they can be there in a matter of hours). You do recall me saying this??
A quick bit on Mishan Jubouri – I was thinking if he was truly being threatened – something was up. There was something up – but he’s just a gas bag. He’s on trial for terrorism, he’s busy slobbering all over Maliki right now – which has just about gotten him a pardon and this BS about being threatened feels like self-serving PR to me. My bad.
Poppy made an interesting comment to me the other day – he said “Talibani and Maliki were in that meeting – I’ll bet Maliki was asking for more time (easy to believe), Talibani said – “No way” and Maliki started in with the ‘disband the Parliament’ routine”. Then Jaafari immediately comes out and says it all “crazy talk” – Makes a lot of sense to me.
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Deputy for change: the withdrawal of confidence from the government is normal and should get used to it
MP from the parliamentary bloc of the change spectrum Mustafa said that the withdrawal of confidence from the government is normal and should get used to it….
The MP added the change said, “In real parliamentary system the government should be prepared every day for the withdrawal of confidence by the House of Representatives should be prepared every day for the withdrawal of confidence from the government until the government feels it always control by Parliament.”
WOW!! They are starting to get the message. They are saying – a “no confidence” vote is a fact of life – deal with it. They go on to say – “and we will do it over and over again, until the government realizes it reports to the people – not the other way around”!!
Divisions of the Dawa Party and the great pressures could force Maliki to resign
Kuwaiti political newspaper wrote in its issue a report today stating that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is facing great pressure from the political blocs and the National Alliance and his party had compelled him to resign.
The newspaper said in its report that “political contacts in Baghdad will continue under the supervision of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, in order to resolve the current crisis, which took the escalation, after an exchange of accusations between the more than Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, on the one hand and the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani of the other.
Sources Kurdish high according to the newspaper that Barzani and his head of a coalition of “Iraq,” Iyad Allawi, tend to adopt a settlement of the crisis requires changing the Maliki inevitably character other than the National Alliance, and that the current cleric Muqtada al-Sadr supports this trend, while the President Talabani, the political ally of Barzani supports solution to the problem with the political survival of Maliki in office as head of government, and the Iraqi president is trying to convince the Speaker of Parliament Osama Alniszewa a leader of the “Iraqi” in this format. ”
In context, a Liberal MP from the bloc of the Sadrist movement in parliament Abdul Hamid Hussein, Prince of Kuwait’s policy that there is a tendency to al-Maliki to resign as prime minister on condition that the National Alliance chooses its president Ibrahim al-Jaafari, a substitute for al-Maliki.
Hameed said that Maliki has already turned to a considerable disagreement within the coalition and there is fear that disintegrate the alliance if he remained prime minister, and that all components of the alliance has begun to realize this dangerous development, adding that political pressure is growing on Maliki is no longer limited to the Kurds and Allawi’s coalition, and the Sadrist movement accept Jaafari to replace al-Maliki in the remaining two years to head the government.
For his part, MP for the Democratic Party of Kurdistan, which is headed by Barzani, Sherif Ali Suleiman, according to the newspaper “politics” of the existence of divisions within the Dawa Party, led by al-Maliki, and that he had information that the figures within the party supports the replacement of the Prime Minister.
The MP said that the pressure on al-Maliki arrived in his own party is no longer limited to political opponents and this means that the man began to face a severe crisis, accusing him of trying to coup attempts to oust him by threatening to freeze the constitution.
This is a “magical” article. This is the best news in a while – however, you do recall me saying this very thing sometime ago?? This piece is basically detailing the massive pressure Maliki is under – particularly from his own party. The best kind A Maliki resignation is not out of the realm of possibility.
National Alliance doesn’t need to implement all Erbil meeting demands within 15 days, says Ahrar leader
BAGHDAD, May 14 (AKnews) – The 15-day deadline specified in the letter by leaders during their meeting in Erbil does not require the National Alliance (NA) to enforce all of the demands within the period, but the bloc should announce that it accepts the demands and will enforce them, said the head of Ahrar bloc.
The Erbil letter that was sent to the NA contains a condition, a clear condition related to a 15-day deadline, said head of Ahrar bloc Baha al-Aaraji.
He said the deadline is not for enforcing all of the demands because some of them need time and “some require only 15 minutes for being resolved.”
Kurdistan’s President Massoud Barzani, Iraqiya List leader Ayad Allawi and Sadr Movement leader Muqtada al-Sadr sent the letter after they met in Erbil with President Jalal Talabani 10 days ago.
The leaders warned they would withdraw their confidence if PM Maliki continued “unilateral” ruling and overlooked the political agreements. The 15-day deadline they announced for Maliki will end on Friday.
Aaraji said the parties expect the NA to accept what is required in the letter.
He said the NA rather than Maliki should declare its intention to comply with the demands “because the letter was sent to the NA and it’s responsible for nominating Maliki and forming the government.
“Maliki is still NA’s candidate for the post and we believe that the issues of Iraq will not all resolve with the Erbil letter but it’s key for solving all of them.”
The letter contained eight demands and warned that if the demands were not met, the leaders will demand withdrawing confidence from Maliki within 15 days.
Maliki said in response that he is working according to the constitution and warned he will suspend the constitution, dissolve the government and order early elections.
Barzani, Allawi and Sadr have all accused Maliki of sidelining partners. They have all warned that they will not accept the return of dictatorship to Baghdad.
Maliki is mainly criticized for ignoring the Erbil agreement, proposed by Barzani.
The agreement ended a nine-month dispute over who should run the government following March 2010′s elections. The deal, which was signed by all the major political party leaders in Erbil, reinstated Maliki for the second successive term.
Maliki’s elections rival, Allawi, whose Iraqiya List won the elections, was promised a National Council for Strategic Policies in return for his concession over the PM post. The council was not formed and the PM’s State of Law Coalition and Iraqiya began incriminating and accusing each other of violating the Erbil pact.
This is basically a “mouth piece” of the NA trying to “soft shoe” the 15-day deadline – I think it’s a lot more serious than this. They need to “move it or lose it”…
Mutlaq: the holiday will not affect the legislative National Conference and the country is going through an impact on the performance of Parliament
BAGHDAD (Iba) … أكد نائب حامد المطلك عن القائمة العراقية أن العطلة التشريعية لمجلس النواب لن تؤثر على عقد المؤتمر الوطني , وإذا دعت الضرورة إلى حضور جميع أعضاء البرلمان فيمكن لهم الحضور خلال ساعات , مبيناً أن ما تمر به العملية السياسية من تدهورات اثر على عمل البرلمان . Deputy Hamid al-Mutlaq, the Iraqi List, that the legislative recess for the House of Representatives will not affect the national conference was held, and if necessary, to the presence of all members of Parliament can attend to them within hours, indicating that what is going through the political process Tdhorat impact on the work of Parliament.
Another affirmation of one of my “predictions” – the holiday won’t affect a National Meeting (or a “no confidence” vote) – Najafi can call a “state of emergency” almost anytime he likes and they will be there within hours.
Parliamentary source: Talabani is determined to hold a national meeting early next month
Baghdad / Orr News
ضمن سلسلة اجتماعات ثنائية وثلاثية عقدها الرئيس جلال طالباني مع عدد من قادة الكتل والشخصيات السياسية خلال اليومين الماضيين، فيما اكد مصدر برلماني ان مباحثات الرئيس طالباني مع قادة الكتل تمخضت عن اتفاقات، في تحديد زمان ومكان اللقاء الوطني.In a series of bilateral and trilateral meetings held by President Jalal Talabani, with a number of leaders of blocs and political figures during the past two days, with a parliamentary source said that talks with President Talabani, leaders of the blocks resulted in agreements, in determining the time and place of the national meeting.
وأضاف المصدر الذي فضل عدم الكشف عن اسمه، ان الرئيس طالباني قدم خلال لقاءاته جملةً من الحلول، خصوصا تلك التي تهم ائتلاف القائمة العراقية بعد ان اعلن بعض النواب عدم رغبة القائمة بالمشاركة باللقاء الوطني، معللين الاسباب بعدم احترام الورقة التي قدمتها القائمة، والتي كانت قد اكدت على تنفيذ اتفاقية أربيل.The source, who preferred anonymity, said that President Talabani made during his meetings with a number of solutions, especially those of interest to the coalition, the Iraqi List, after announcing that some MPs not want the menu to proceed. Ballqa national, arguing the reasons not to respect the paper submitted by the list, which had been confirmed the implementation of the Convention Erbil. وأضاف المصدر ان طالباني يسعى ويحث القادة السياسيين بعقد المؤتمر الوطني مطلع الشهر المقبل، مرجحا نجاح رئيس الجمهورية بإقناع الاطراف بعقده. The source added that Talabani seeks and urges political leaders to hold national conference early next month, likely success of the President to convince the parties to hold it.
I did say something serious was up (the other day) with Talibani on a “whirlwind tour” of meetings with mid and upper level politicos. It appears he was building a consensus for this meeting. I also “floated the idea” this morning – he may well be working on a plan for the National Meeting with someone other than Maliki in the PM spot. This would not shock me at all.
Central Bank: The rumors of our work was a mess and the proportion of counterfeit currency 0%
Baghdad / Orr News
كشفَ البنك المركزي عن وجود حملة مضادة ومجهولة تحاول اشاعة الفوضى بالاقتصاد العراقي واضعافه من خلال العملات المزورة، نافيا وجود تصريف للعملات المزورة بمبالغ قليلة في مكاتب الصيرفة داخل بغداد. Central Bank revealed the existence of a campaign against unknown and trying to create chaos and weaken the Iraqi economy through fake currency, denying the existence of a discharge of small amounts of counterfeit currency in the banking offices in Baghdad. وقال نائب محافظ البنك مظهر محمد صالح ان “العملات المزورة داخل النظام المصرفي العراقي موجودة حاليا بنسب اعتيادية وطبيعية جدا على مدى تاريخ العراق تجاه هذه المشكلة”، مبينا ان “الكلام عن انتشار العملات المزورة بالسوق العراقي بشكل كبير يندرج ضمن خانة الدعايات والاكاذيب المبالغ فيها”. The deputy governor of Bank of the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, said that “counterfeit currency in the Iraqi banking system currently exist at rates normal and very natural in the history of Iraq to this problem,” noting that “talk about the spread of counterfeit currency market, the Iraqi largely falls within the box propaganda and lies exaggerated” .
This was all cheap shots by Maliki’s goons trying to “smear” the CBI and takeover operations – nothing more.
Jaafari: chair without the presidency!!
BAGHDAD / special
Revealed, parliamentary sources familiar with the correspondent of “Ur” for lack of familiarity with the head of the National Alliance, Dr. Ibrahim al-Jaafari to the new position of the Dawa Party led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to respond to notice the leader of the Sadrist movement to settle differences with everybody, and sources said that al-Jaafari was surprised sharply from statements made by MP Hassan Sinead M. leader of a close al-Maliki of the Dawa Party, which called for the dissolution of parliament and to the refugees early elections in the event of failure of the conference for my country, which hurt its full-Jaafari to be held as an alternative to a coalition of state law and the National Alliance, led by as the largest parliamentary bloc.
The sources pointed out that when al-Jaafari asked him a question from reporters about Sinead’s comments “surprising stretch his lips and said Waco believed such a thing!”
Known to block al-Jaafari heads the National Alliance and the Reform Movement, an offshoot of the Dawa Party – Headquarters, after the party elections, Maliki’s nomination is over for the position of Secretary General in his place.
Al-Jaafari was funny in this piece…he’s like “I can’t even believe these idiots opened their mouths to say this – and it’s even crazier (Waco/wacko) for you to believe such a thing is possible”. Gives you a peek at the discord within Maliki’s own party. Since that was Maliki and “his band of thieves” talking.
A planned visit to Arbil, Moqtada al-Sadr to participate in the meeting the five-second
BAGHDAD – “squares of liberation”
Sources in the “Liberal bloc” represented by the Sadrist movement draws its leader, cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to Arbil, in the near future to participate in the meeting the five-second, after the deadline for the fifteen days granted by the first meeting of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki for the implementation of the nine items approved by the first meeting.
Mr. Sadr’s visit to Arbil and received by the President of the Kurdistan region last month
It is hoped to see in Arbil, the seventeenth of this month deadline meeting to discuss ways out of the current political crisis, as held by President Jalal Talabani and after his arrival in Baghdad, a series of meetings, preparation for the National Conference.
The meeting was held quintet first participation of the President of the Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani and President Jalal Talabani and the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr and the leader of the coalition in Iraq, Iyad Allawi, in addition to House Speaker Osama Najafi, and put nine points to overcome the political crisis, the most prominent false a the implementation of the Arbil and the achievement of the principle of partnership in the management of the country , unlike the trend towards the withdrawal of confidence from the government. The coalition played down the “state of the law,” the importance of the threat of withdrawal of confidence from the government, expressed his willingness to resolve outstanding issues through the National Congress and the adoption of the Constitution.
THE ERBIL 5 RIDE AGAIN!! YEEE HAWW!! – BGG
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