Post From KTFA By aggiedad77 » February 24th, 2014
Here are the News Summaries for Monday Morning:
Parliamentary Finance: The government may have to borrow from the central bank to pay salaries next March
There is something about this article and the news that it bears that just doesn't pass the smell test for me.....it has nothing to do with the Iraqi's running out of money.....
it has nothing to do with potentially "borrowing" from the CBI....it has more to do with money magically appearing if and when the budget gets approved....that all will be hunkie-dorie again.....
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like presto magic. Shaking my head at this. The MP's need to be woken up and made to realize the issue with the state of the country is in their hands, due in large part to their inability to get anything constructive accomplished. All you hear about are concerns for paying employees.....
there is no talk whatsoever about cutting spending.....shutting down parts of government to save money....nothing....nada.....what happened to earlier talks of loans from the WB....IMF....borrowing against SDR's....as I said, something just isn't adding up....is this the biggest ember in the misinformation pile of tender wood?
The Iraqi government is discussing with [Interpol] prosecution wanted to spend abroad
The head of Iraq's International Police is wanting to establish a better relationship with Interpol....hopefully a free relationship that will better enable his group in getting Iraqi criminals returned to Iraq from other countries....this sounds like a very good effort on the part of his department.
Analyst: Re Kurdistan region on the economic blockade of the Maliki government will be seismic
The opinion of one political analyst from the Kurdistan region likens what Maliki is doing with his economic blockage of the Kurds to what Saddam did against the Baathists in the 1990's starving them and the Kurds by invoking a blockade against food going into the region.....
the Kurds are still claiming that what Maliki is doing is unconstitutional and just a political ploy to get the Kurds to cave in to the Baghdad government demands for the budget and oil claims.
Kurdistan does not rule out protests against the interests of the Baghdad region because of the employees' salaries
The Kurd citizens and government are looking at protests against the Baghdad government as a means of getting their attention with regards to making payments to the region in order that employees can be paid.....there needs to be continued....and I mean daily....around the clock if need be....
negotiations between the two entities regarding oil issues and the budget problems.....get this done and the salary issue will disappear.....the longer Maliki allows this to drag out....the diminishing returns he will get towards reelection.
Najafi enters the line to mediate between Baghdad and Erbil to resolve the dispute oil
Just what the Kurds don't need....another busy-body politician to get in their face about their issues on oil and the budget....on the other hand if he can bring some sense to things....more power to him.....he also wants Parliament to meet....a quorum....to discuss other laws that are in need of being passed.....will see where this gets them in the scheme of things.
Najafi: the right of the Kurdistan region to take full operational budget
Interesting article that is putting pressure on Najafi to hold a Parliament session tomorrow....like that is within his control to have MP's show up.....shaking my head on that one......he doesn't even seem to have pull with his own political bloc that has been cooling their jets since late December.....up pops talk about postponing the upcoming elections....which they say would be disastrous and I agree....
keep them on schedule.....then there is murmurings from the Kurds they will take their own budget operational if there isn't some agreement made in Baghdad with the 2014 budget.....not sure but that seems like fluff talk again....IMO....and probably won't get very far....
I'm thinking that the Kurds don't wants to press their luck against Baghdad fining the Kurd oil export customers.....and then there is Anbar....yes the issues do run deep....and no Maliki isn't doing an exceptional job politically to resolve anything.....so I seriously doubt we will be seeing the Coalition United at the bargaining table tomorrow....will the Kurds show up.....maybe.
Re-opening of the Rafidain Bank in the city of Ramadi, for the first time since the security crisis taking place in Anbar
Truce in Fallujah did anyone hear about that.....maybe not so big news....but the re-opening of the Rafidain Bank in Ramadi is BIG news....they would not have done this unless they felt a certain degree of security around themselves.....small article but packs some excitement and positive outlook for Anbar.
As Baghdad Continues ‘Economic Siege,’ Kurds Appeal for Help
Rehash of an article from yesterday....the Kurds continue to call upon religious leaders, the international community, and powerful global institutions like the UN to help them overcome the economic blockade being placed upon them by their own government from Baghdad.....the Kurds have submitted a petition to Baghdad....to Maliki to end the stranglehold he has on the Kurdish people.
The Fault With Washington
The Kurds are not stupid people....they can see through the maze of political nothingness of the current administration and know that they are being played as a political pawn.....just another ally to the US that is getting snubbed by a government that is proving to the world they really don't much care about allies at this point in time....they would rather deal with the likes of Iran instead....
.bully for the Kurds to stand up to this administration and basically slap them in the face with a refusal to visit the WH recently because of indignation of being treated like level III terrorists.
Deputy for the law: Yes .. we are delaying the agreement with the Kurds because their ambitions are not acceptable
This is another of those articles done by an MP of the Stat of Law that is making claims that his bloc is doing this or that....making claims regarding the Kurds like he is directly involved in what is ongoing regarding the budget and the Kurds....this just isn't so.....
the Kurds are bargaining primarily with Maliki, the Deputy PM of Energy, and a few others.....not the MP's of Parliament....stop muddying the waters and let the real players do their job.
Kurdistan region: it is time to decide the fate of the Kurdish people
A deputy chairman of the Kurdish region spoke about the future of the Kurdish people....stating that they are 50 million strong and as such are the largest group of people in the world without an organized country of their own. He believes that the time for independence has come.....
he has been visiting other Kurdish groups in the surrounding countries of Syria, Turkey, and Iran....when included with the Kurdistan region in Iraq they form an area as big as France.....he states that Kurdish people must stay united if they expect to win their independence.
For the first time in the history of Iraq ..... writer calls for college students not to resort to a government job because they "weigh budget"
For the first time in history college graduates in Iraq are not being encouraged to look to the government for jobs.....stating problems associated with budget issues as the reason.....they are turning to private industry sectors instead.....and....they just might find these areas to be more lucrative for them in the long run.
Massive Potential from Trade and Investment
The recently appointed Baroness Nicholson to the UK Trade Envoy to Iraq believes that massive potential lies ahead with regard to trade and investments in Iraq....of course as is often the case of great expectations of growth come also serious ramifications of security within certain areas of Iraq.....she says the road is a rough one ahead....but is one worth taking.
Kurdish lawmaker announces principal banks and banks in Kurdistan of money
A respected MP of the Kurdistan Alliance states that what Baghdad is doing with the salaries of Kurdish employees is unconstitutional and illegal.....they should be treated just as any other Iraqi regardless of the location.....he uses the example of a doctor in Basra....who treats all Iraqis...
.the same should be true of Kurdish citizens as well.....what Baghdad is doing is causing much economic damage to Iraq as a country and to the Kurdistan as a region.
Deputy for Iraq: the deduction of pensions is unacceptable and demonstrates the financial mismanagement of the state [audio]
An Iraqi List MP has stated that there is something flawed in the money management of the state administration....they should not be taking money from retirees to compensate victims of the rains in specific areas.....their treasury is definitely struggling...no doubt.
Have to run some errands....so will end the morning news summaries here for now.....more later.