Some of you know that I have one very good source that I was stationed with in the USAF and he was in Baghdad until December 2011. He worked directly with theIraqi's Finance Minister and has ties to the UST and World Bank. So, so much
for the background,
I called him this last weekend as everyhting seemed so good for some info. He had not talked to the others in a while, so said he would call them and get us an
update. This is what he told me he got from a contact at the US Embassy on
Tuesday the 27th.
1st - The Maliki is still trying to make a power play and he did not think he had the unilateral power to MAKE the revalue hapen himself.
2nd - The HCL has not been ratified! That each time it goes to Parlament for a vote, it gets kicked back to committee because they do not want the Kurds having to much power.
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3rd - I ask if the Arab summit in Baghdad was a good thing? He said that it was his opinion (based on the last 3 years living and working there) that the summit was **! He said that there was still to much Persian influence for the Arab's to be able to do anything.
4th - The best for last! His friend told him that he had been in 3 Finance Ministery level meetings in the last month that they where told to be ready that they (Iraq) was changing the rate of their curreny!! Then nothing. He added that either
they are actually trying to get this done OR they are just stroking us.
I believe that these meetings have prompted our banks to do what they have been
doing lately. I would like some honest conversation or additions or confirmations if anyone has them. I have NO doubt in the validity of this information (#4), just wondering if anyone can add to it to help us all!
Like most, I have my days when doubt creeps in and makes me wonder if we are
being scammed some how! This info helped me get rid of that fear, once and for
all, I hope it helps you too!