RRRR: What a weekend this has been. Things are moving soooo fast I’m getting dizzy…
The national Guard law is ready to be passed so the borders can now be protected…
Dozens of parliament members have either resigned or been removed with more coming this week
Maliki’s VP position, as well as other positions in parliament will be officially eliminated in the next couple of days….
Religious Cleric Al-Sistani is now behind Abadi and has given him the green light to go full speed in the fight against corruption.
The Iraqi people are now also demanding an end to corruption. Look for Maliki to be arrested soon.
Shabibi will then become CBI Governor and he will press the RV button soon after! What Beautiful times are ahead for the people Iraq!
jiba777 : I guess the fact that we haven't got a tweet nothing too positive or negative has happened since Wednesday
ALREADY BLESSED : NO JIBA - IT MEANS THAT NOTHING HAS CHANGED....WE ARE STILL LOOKING FOR THIS ANY TIME!
SassyD: The first package of reforms voted on by the Council of Ministers -- 09/08/2015 -- the text of the first package of reforms presented by the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the special session of the Council of Ministers, which was held earlier on Sunday and voted on unanimously. – LINK
SassyD: Abadi: ordering the closure of the borders and airports to officials -- 09 Aug 2015 18:53:04 -- Mr. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi issue an order to close the border and airports to all officials in the state of general managers degrees or above, and freezes seven senior officials accused of corruption movement. -- Link
Republicman: "2. Cancel the posts of Vice President and the Prime Minister immediately." Can someone explain how canceling the Prime Minister post is good for the RV and us?
SueMC: Republicman.. it's the Deputy Prime Minister. Some of the articles or translations got it wrong
Red: Republic man, this is just my opinion, I think president Maliki was so corrupt and had his fingers in so many pies they had to totally eliminate the position in order to get rid of him and all of his corruption and control so that later they wouldn't have to deal with him when the currency hit its full stride at $4.21 it's easier to deal with him when it's worth peanuts then it is when it becomes very viable
Paperbag: getting rid of corrupt politicians is always good....they are probably what is holding up the rv.
Julie: So Kurdistan pulled the trigger 2 weeks ago-does anyone know why our little Bagdad has not done the same?
Elmerf123456: Well I don't want to be negative but the info about the KDG is a little off…. Ok I will say it like this. Trigger may have been pulled but it didn't fire.........yet!
Ukmtb: Thnx Elmer - you sound as though you have impressive sources
Elmerf123456: Impressive? Maybe. My contacts Brother is in Parliament.
Dapperyute: So elmerf how much longer do you think we will be waiting?
Elmerf123456: Dapper anyone that knows me and I don't get on the timeline I get onto the direction and destination Based on that I'd say were in for a pretty good ride to the finish line
Elmerf123456: Thinking caps on It is my opinion that Iraq listens to two voices. One of course the United States because of the military support… Second China Because of how ……well you know …..Look for Shanghai surprise
Zzzzzzzz: He is running away!!!! Methaq Al -fayydh @AlFayth 21m21 minutes ago Baghdadea Tv : al-Maliki trying to leaves iraq through the Baghdad airport
Gregor Peter @L0gg0l 30m30 minutes ago IRAQI SECURTIY FORCES PREVENT VICE PRESIDENT MALIKI FROM LEAVING COUNTRY AT BAGHDAD AIRPORT, BAGHDADIYA TV SAYS
tlm724 Huge news!
First that there was a unanimous vote, that must be a first and second we are witnessing history being made!
Prime Minister Abadi just sent out a statement about abolishing the posts of the 3 Vice Presidents, that would be Maliki, Allawi and Najafi!
The corrupt are falling finally!
BGG : Article Quote: "The prime minister Haider al-Abadi had announced earlier in the day about the most important actions to be taken by the most important part of his reform plan to reduce ministries and cancel key positions of the Republic and the Vice-Minister."
Maliki's VP position ELIMINATED!! ...he's OUT.
Q: [how can they eliminate a political position such as that?]
BGG; he just did - and he's getting lots of support - Parliament leadership, Barzani (Kurds), Clerics, everyone jumped right out to support Abadi.
My contention has always been once Maliki is gone - Alak will either grow a brain or be gone as well...
Q: [...do you think this will this prolong the RV...?]
BGG; I don't think it slows anything down - it probably moves things forward.
Frank26: Since Your TEAM CHAT CC ............ We have followed A and call what he is doing .......... " A MASSIVE ROUND UP".
The LL needs this to move forward with this wanted security.
It is so COOOOOL to watch!!!
222dude : By Ahmed Rasheed Related Stories
1. Iraq PM proposes scrapping vice presidencies in reform push Associated Press
2. Iraq PM calls for sweeping reforms in response to protests AFP
3. Iraq PM rolls out sweeping reforms in response to protests AFP
4. Iraqi cabinet approves PM Abadi's reform package: spokesman Reuters
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi won the support of his cabinet on Sunday to eliminate a layer of senior government positions, part of a push to reduce corruption and save money in the face of mounting unrest.
After weeks of protests demanding better government and a call by leading Shi'ite Muslim cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani for tougher action, Abadi proposed cancelling Iraq's multiple vice president and deputy prime minister positions, currently shared out along sectarian lines.
Iraq has three vice presidents, two Shi'ites and a Sunni, and three deputy prime ministers, a Shi'ite, a Sunni and a Kurd. Critics say the set-up say hands high office to unqualified candidates and encourages corruption.
Mounting public anger at the state of politics, expressed in protests in Baghdad and several southern cities, risks hampering Abadi's efforts to rally support for the fight to push Islamic State militants from territory in the north and west.
One of the vice presidents, Nuri al-Maliki, who stepped down as prime minister last August after eight years of what critics said was ethnically divisive rule, backed the proposal.
"I renew my position in support of reforms required by the political process and guided by the supreme religious authority (Sistani) to the prime minister," tweeted Maliki, who remains a potent force in politics, with a network of loyal commanders in the armed forces and Shi'ite militias.
Another vice president, Osama al-Nujaifi, also expressed support.
As well as removing the senior posts, Abadi called for an end to sectarian and party quotas for government positions, the reopening of corruption investigations and the reassignment of officials' security details to the ministries of defense and interior. The proposals nees parliamentary approval.
Abadi, a moderate Shi'ite Islamist who has sought reconciliation between Sunnis and Shi'ites, has struggled to build broad political support for meaningful reform.
Political analyst Ahmed Younis said corruption, economic pressures and the battle against Islamic State had "pushed Abadi with the country to the edge of the cliff".
"Sistani's call for Abadi to take bold decisions was the perfect support at the perfect time. It gave Abadi leverage and granted him immunity against any possible opposition", he said.
In his sermon on Friday, Sistani urged Abadi to "strike with an iron fist" against corruption and make appointments based on ability rather than party or sectarian affiliation.
The reclusive octogenarian enjoys almost mythological stature among millions of Shi'ite followers and wields authority few Iraqi politicians would openly challenge.
"With the green light from (Sistani), Abadi is now stronger than ever and will push ahead with radical changes without any hesitation," said parliamentary legal panel chief Mahmoud al-Hassan.
JJONESMX: » August 9th, 2015, 4:35 pm Shut down borders!
Abadi orders ban on all senior officials travel out of the country
#Iraq #MakeItOrBreakIt moment http://t.co/9yS7bp0cWR
Walkingstick: Abadi: ordering the closure of the borders and airports to officials
Publishing Date: Sun, 09 Aug two thousand and fifteen 6:53:04 p.m.
Mr. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi issue an order to close the border and airports to all officials in the state of general managers degrees or above, and freezes seven senior officials accused of corruption movement.
by walkingstick » August 9th, 2015, 5:59 pm • [Post 229]
Abadi order to refer the "whales" to the eradication of corruption, including al-Maliki
Under section: politicalDated: August 9, 2015
BAGHDAD / News Network Iraq revealed a source close to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi about the existence of an expanded list of accused of corruption, including former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki will be introduced to eliminate soon. The source, who kept the title for reasons of government that Prime Minister al-Abadi was held last night meeting microcosm with a number of his advisers in his private office to discuss the reference recommendations Dinh in recent her engagement,
it was agreed to form two committees Aajlten in order to prepare a paper comprehensive reforms to all ministries and institutions, the government and also the formation of a committee of the Integrity Commission and the Parliamentary Integrity Committee and other competent institutions in order to prepare a paper include centralized vision of the fight against corruption and also detect the files of corruption in previous governments and the current.
The source said that al-Abadi request to expedite the provision of a long list of names of accused of corruption to be presented to the courts and travel bans procedures and booking their money and arrested immediately.
The source added that the Prime Minister request for a President of the previous government and the Vice President of the Republic current Nuri al-Maliki's name in the published list for the existence of interest to a major corruption and available around him and to give a national message for reference and the Iraqi people that the Prime Minister has started from members of his own party first and will not stop revealed other than the rest of the blocks and political components.
The source said that al-Abadi asked to prepare the following files that affect al-Maliki and members of his government in the first detection of financial and administrative corruption files as a package, namely:
First: Previous contracts for electricity file
Second: Russian arms deal file
Third: the purchase of explosives detection devices file
Fourth: The 2014 budget file
Fifth: file fictitious land distributed to citizens' bonds
Sixth: 50 000 file space element in the Iraqi army
Seventh: The sectarian and political killings file
The supreme religious authority and through Friday prayers demanded that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi expedite and seriousness in fighting corruption and carrying out a comprehensive plan for reforms in the country. Link