Dallred123 : Ok got some good news, my buddy just got a call saying to come into his office at 10 pm. He said he was happy to go, this is an important meeting, said there will be some big names calling in and they want him there to make sure everything will run smooth on the program side…This has happened only one other time that I know of….This late and zero notice….I'm pretty excited
Buckmaster: I like to hear about exchanges taking place personally . Because I feel like the more they get out of the way , the shorter the line will be when we are called in
Dallred123: Just to be clear I never said the big wigs were exchanging last night
Tuttls: 3/24/16 @HaiderAlAbadi - Operations to liberate areas surrounding Mosul launched today. First stage of our offensive has been swift and decisive. Daesh is in retreat
Joydancing: Just praying airam that the flag being there will allow this to finally fly. The fact someone was able to accomplish that speaks volumes. I sat straight up in bed when I heard it on GMA (Good Morning America) today LOL
Firefly Like I've been saying "it's unfolding before your very eyes if you just look!! And what the heck are the heads of the WB and IMF doing in Iraq right after last weekends meeting!
rcookie ABADI GOING TO INTRODUCE THE NAMES OF NEW CABINET ON SATURDAY!!!
OOTW SO WE HAVE TO CONSIDER WHAT LAGARDE AND BAN KI MOON MIGHT BE DOING IN IRAQ IF, IF, IF..THE ARTICLES ARE TRUE?
WE STILL DO NOT HAVE A FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THIS SATURDAY (THE 26TH) FOR WHICH LAGARDE AND MOON ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN ATTENDANCE - THIS IS ALSO THE DATE THAT SADR GAVE ABADI UNTIL TO GET THE RESHUFFLE COMPLETED...
VERY INTERESTING TO ME THAT WE'RE SEEING ALL OF THESE BANKING ARTICLES ON THE SUPPOSED HEELS OF BAN KI MOON AND LAGARDE'S VISIT... ARE THEY MAKING SURE THAT THE GOI IS GOING TO ALLOCATE THE MONIES LOANED TO THEM PROPERLY?
OR DO THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THE GOI IS GOING AFTER CORRUPTION? IS THERE GOING TO BE A BIG SHIFT IN THE GOVT THAT THEY WANT TO ASSURE? PROBABLY ALL OF IT.
Landa Global Call Replay Wednesday 3-23-16
Billuke: Haider Al-Abadi @HaiderAlAbadi
Operations to liberate areas surrounding Mosul launched today. First stage of our offensive has been swift and decisive. Daesh is in retreat
Upstart: Dare I say...... TA DA !!!!!!!!!!
Press TV Breaking @BREAKING_PTV 2h2 hours ago
Iraqi army starts Mosul offensive, liberates several villages
DTN Iraq @DTNIraq 2h2 hours ago
DTN Iraq: Iraqi army starts offensive in region around Mosul, State TV says: BAGHDAD (Reuters)
Doodlebug: AIR FORCE DESTROYED A LABORATORY FOR "DAASH" BAHOIJH AND KILL 35 COMPONENT THEREOF
Alsumaria News / Baghdad - Said cell media war, on Thursday, said the air force destroyed a laboratory for "Daash" in Hawija, killing 35 elements of the organization.
She said the cell in a statement received Alsumaria News, a copy of the "Iraqi air force carried out the day, an air strike on a factory for the manufacture of various missiles in the district of Hawija, north-west of Kirkuk."
MySQL "The strike resulted in the destruction of the entire lab and killed 35 of the experts and engineers, who were present inside the lab."
Iraq has been the security situation is exceptional, as military operations continue to expel "Daash" from areas where the spread, as the international coalition and the Army Aviation and Air Force carried out strikes targeting the organization encrypts covering deaths and injuries among its ranks.
BACKDOC: WELL, MOSUL IS UNDERWAY! MAY I SAY TA DAAA FOR YOU FRANK?
WHAT WILL THEY DO SATURDAY THAT WILL BE HISTORIC? DOC
Mountainmaan: TODAY IN HISTORY.......25 YEARS AGO......AND IS THIS A
"RECYCLE OF CYCLES"???
Amazing isn't it .......MOSUL and the Start to take it Back on The ANNIVERSARY of Kuwait and their Banks Reopening AFTER the Gulf WAR.....Ponder that Thought......Hmmm Blessings Mountainman
New York Times:
AFTER THE WAR; No Electricity but Kuwait Reopens Its Banks
By DONATELLA LORCH, Special to The New York Times
Published: March 25, 1991
KUWAIT CITY, March 24— It still has no water and little electricity or food, but Kuwait revived its banking system today, introducing a new currency.
Banks reopened for the first time since Iraqi occupation forces shut them down in December. Thousands of people lined up to exchange their old Kuwaiti dinars for crisp new ones and to withdraw a limited amount of money.
Without electricity, the banks services were slow, limited to money exchange and withdrawal. There was no telex, no electronic money transfer and no telephones. The computers were unusable, so all transactions had to be entered by hand.
"It's like going back 20 years," said Mohammed al-Yahya, the manager of the Commercial Bank of Kuwait, the nation's second-largest bank. Seized Dinars Canceled
The Central Bank is canceling the value of Kuwaiti dinars that were seized from the Central Bank and put into circulation by the Iraqis. The invalid serial numbers were posted today in front of all banks in the city.
All other old dinars can be exchanged for new ones on a one-to-one rate until May 7, when the old dinars become invalid. The new official exchange rate is 3.47 American dollars for one new Kuwaiti dinar.
Although it is severly handicapped without electricity, the Commercial Bank, like many other major banks, was able to open for business because its records had been saved from the Iraqis. Mr. Yahya hid the bank's balance sheets in his home and sent its computer records to London via Syria with an Indian employee, who packed the tapes into the back of a trailer.
The banks also face serious personnel shortages. Only 11 of the Commercial Bank's 35 branches opened today, with 137 out of 1,300 workers.
Before the Iraqi invasion, only 17 percent of the bank's staff was Kuwaiti. Many of the foreign workers -- Jordanians, Palestinians and Indians -- fled and now cannot re-enter the country.
For those exchanging money today, there was little they could buy in Kuwait. Many of those in line said they planned to use their money for vacations or for shopping trips to Saudi Arabia to buy generators and food.
"I need to get away from this pressure," said Abdul Mohammed Hussein, a computer engineer in his early 40's who said he was withdrawing 1,500 new dinars to take a vacation in the United Arab Emirates. "Everywhere you go you find lines. At the supermarket, you find lines. To get petrol for the car, you find lines."
Abdul Hamed al-Atar, a 50-year-old retired Interior Ministry official, said this was the first time he had set foot in a bank since September, and he seemed relieved. "Kuwaits always keep a lot of cash with them," he said as he was handed crisp new piles of money that he stuffed into a small bag. "It's a comfort to have money in my hands."
Photo: As Kuwaiti banks opened for the first time in months, a group waited in line to change old banknotes for new. New currency was printed to replace stocks of previous notes looted during the Iraqi occupation. (Agence France-Presse)