Millionday News 6/23/14 Part 1
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[millionday] U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraqi leaders Monday as radical Sunni militants continue their march toward Baghdad during the country's tensest time since the U.S. withdrawal of troops in 2011. "The future of Iraq depends on decisions made in the next few days and weeks," Kerry said after meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the man who some observers say needs to step down.
[millionday] Al-Maliki has agreed to a July 1 deadline to begin the process to form a new government, a requirement for U.S. assistance in fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, Kerry said. "Our support will be intense, sustained,"
and will be effective if Iraqi leaders unite to face the militant threat, he said. With al-Maliki's Shiite-led government losing more ground to ISIS, Kerry implored the leader to rise above "sectarian motivations" to become more inclusive and make the government more representative of Iraq's population.
millionday] note -- so the US has agreed to help intensely with Maliki holding promise to form gov by july 1st deadline
[millionday] the constitution says new sits on june 30th and begins work and then he is talking of the formation above parl
[millionday] Iraqi Shiites show force in weapons parade Iraq: Six things you need to know Secret video of ISIS smuggled out of Iraq Iraqi Christians living in fear of ISIS Kerry also met with Iraq's foreign minister as well as Shiite and Sunni leaders. Al-Malaki's office issued a statement after his meeting with Kerry,
saying the Prime Minister told Kerry the current situation "poses a threat" not only to Iraq but the region as well. Al-Malaki "called on the countries of the world, especially countries in the region, to take it seriously," the statement said.
[millionday] note - he has agreed to form gov by july 1st deadline (there goes that date again) and is begging for help from all others
[millionday] note -- kuwait has not pulled their people from iraq -- that was untrue -- the embassy is still working
[millionday] But outside the rooms of high-level talks, parts of Iraq are falling by the day. Here's the latest on the crisis that is spilling far beyond Iraq's borders: Where is Iraq's military?
The United States believes "multiple Iraqi military divisions" outside Baghdad have dissolved and are plagued by problems in morale, leadership, training and equipment, according to a senior U.S. defense official. "The readiness outside of Baghdad is certainly in question as they have ceded multiple towns. Forces in Baghdad seems to be holding today," the official said.
[millionday] note -- lack of training away from the capital as reported on multiple news sources
[millionday] The United States believes there are around 10,000 fighters who are either affiliated with ISIS or members of the group, the official said, and while they are stretched thin over vast territory, they are getting support in the Sunni areas they increasingly control. Kerry said Monday in Baghdad that President Barack Obama has prepared "a range of options for Iraq," including enhanced intelligence, joint operations centers, military advisers and "steady supplies of munitions."
[millionday] note -- understand due to security -- a military plan is never spelled out in the media for the US --
[millionday] But the United States is being more careful about sending additional weapons and ammunition to Iraq, because of a lack of confidence in the Iraqi troops, the defense official said.
[millionday] so they are not planning on just sending weapons and ammo if they dont know how to use it -- makes sense --
[kenster] So M didn't. Resign ?
[millionday] maliki has not resigned
[jtank] Ealier O said he would help totally if M were gone? Copters -drone fully armed
[millionday] the fact that he is meeting as pm in this report and all the news to come and is to form the gov by july 1st tells us that much -- he is not resigned
[Florida Country Girl] new government is to be set in one week what makes everybody think he would resign now?
[millionday] no it said that most think he should step down -- not that he has or anything about o smile
[jackiechan] We get our news from spain US France and iran. But thank you know what to say know.
[millionday] he is not resigning -- it is a rumor
[jackiechan] Thank you
[millionday] he may be released from his duties when it comes time to place the pm but as of right now he is there working
[graylnjo] If they name several candidates for PM, knowing their politics, this could drag on the rest of this year with Maliki still a dictator, correct?
[millionday] no they have constitutional obligations and timelines
[millionday] here we go the thing is this --the parliament has been certified and are done and are to work by the 30th of june -- the gov has to formed by july 1st above that
[DinarGroupie] Someone brought in an article that seems to say that the ISX is just changing format and are already connected to Nasdaq. What do you think?
[millionday] they are moving to the global format -- OMX
[millionday] industry is the cement of the first modern industries and most sophisticated in Iraq by virtue of availability of raw materials, expertise and technology and provide local markets active, but it is experiencing a significant deterioration due to the dumping of this material from the origins of foreign cheaper prices, as calls for economic expert, Dr. Kamal Al-Basri Government to support the Iraqi industries, to develop their competitiveness compared to the importer.
Studies show that Iraq needs to about 30 million tons per year of cement during the next ten years for the purpose of bridging the local market need, in addition to meeting the needs of population trends and solving the housing crisis and the rehabilitation and reconstruction of various projects, including infrastructure
[millionday] note -- cement is a market of Iraq -- they are stating in this report that they are moving to compete to keep revenues high for those in the market locally
[mimi3] millionday not trying to be a smartie but when did timelines and obligations matter to M or Iraq!! Have not hit one yet!!
[millionday] mimi3 when the US said we will come take care of their little problem if they do it and only if he does
[millionday] be back with rest of report
[millionday] . confirms the visual for "morning" the importance of relying on local and foreign experts to transfer the experiences of the world and its application in the field of non-oil products, especially in the cement industry, which promise of "industry good" in Iraq,
but that blockbuster consumer importer led to decline . between the production of cement Iraqi local high quality and better than the imported Calayrani and Saudi Arabia, and certificates of examination discretionary, but the cost is high, especially as the electric power interference in its costs by 30 percent, on the contrary,
[kenster] Concerning The ISX and OMX. I still don't think they will enter the international ring at 1166.
[millionday] note -- the reason we are looking at this is to show you they are still moving for ward with market changes -- and with international product compliance
[millionday] here comes the rest
[millionday] from the importer, who will be supported by the state produced him, calling the competent authorities to provide targeted support in the energy sector, and provide support for the weaknesses of primary products other, along with a timetable for the development of its competitiveness.
According to some owners of stores selling cement that (cement Iraqi) is still the favorite of the consumer, for Iqbal, a lot of citizens to buy despite the high prices, especially the price of one ton of cement Iraqi up to about 125 000 dinars, while prices hovering cement Iran's between 90 and 100 thousand dinars per ton. urges optical focus and Find feature productivity and competitiveness of industries Iraqi and private construction industries.
[millionday] the beauty of this report is the move forward for competitiveness in the market and the effort they are making to keep there costs down and the prices so they can compete with the high prices of imports and other markets
[ol lar] Have you seen this it is strange http://www.sotaliraq.com ··· 5VgvmewS
ol lar] The former French foreign minister: I'll go to Arbil to participate in the announcement ceremony Kurdish State Tue Jun 24 2014 12:12 a.m. | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment –
Basenyoz - Arbil, said French Foreign Minister, former Bernard Kouchner, Sunday, that the Kurdistan Regional Government will soon announce the independence of Kurdistan and it will go to Arbil to participate in a ceremony announcement.
added Kouchner, in a speech he delivered at the ceremony commemorating Dr. Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou in Institute Kurdish in Paris 'Kurdistan Regional Government will soon announce the independence of Kurdistan, and we're going to participate in the ceremony in Arbil.'
added 'the Kurds because of their internal differences inflicting great harm struggles.' is Kushner one of the founders of Medecins Without Borders and holds the Nobel Peace Prize and offers continued support to the affected populations in the Middle East and Africa and is appreciated and is also close friends of the Kurds and their leaders
[ol lar] see told you it was strange
[millionday] ok i am back
[millionday] that is what you brought me to look at ?
[ol lar] yes crazy huh
[millionday] it looks like a report someone has written
[h-spot] Has the biggest oil field in Iraq taken over by terrorists already been talked about?
[millionday] the kurds have to have so much of their food imported and i mean it is in the 90% if i remember right -- so to think about them becoming their own state at this point is very strange
[ol lar] don't know ,maybe
[h-spot] was breaking new on cnn about an hour ago
[Road_Kill] ol lar I saw a report today that Iraq might split into 3 states. I was at work so I didnt read the whole thing
millionday] brb with more
[millionday] here we go -- Fatlawi focused researcher oil on the importance of the role played by the R & D center oil PRDC)) to activate and intensify technology transfer projects as well as the importance of interdependence and integration between research centers and ministries of oil and Industry and Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Science and Technology.
came in a worksheet delivered by the Director of the Centre d. Kareem Abdul-Hassan Alwan, tagged "The role of science and technology in the development of Iraq's oil industry" at a seminar hosted by the Iraqi Institute for repair recently attended the "morning."
[millionday] note -- this is Iraq already meeting with ministries to work together to repair the oil lines for export and production
[millionday] and pointed to the need to encourage the private sector to invest patents and the transfer of technology to ensure minimize the import and fill a need national oil industry in order to reach to modernize aspects of the oil industry, which is still most of the rings need of modern technologies.
Alwan said the oil industry in Iraq privacy by adopting the techniques and machines as instruments of production, returned petroleum equipment industry thriving advanced subject to the theory of leaps of progress, pointing out that science and technology can achieve better investment for the oil resources by raising productivity and reduce costs or improve the quality of the product.
[millionday] note -- this conference is to modernize all the technology for the oil to meet standards and also meet quotas -- very good
[millionday] said Alwan, the need to move towards the application of quality systems in most of the activities of the ministry and possession Tkhaoal accredited to carry out acts of specialized drilling, safety, examine the geometric and examiners Mokhtprien as well as the need to contract with specialized companies to issue the reliability of the tests laboratory and contract to install the system,
according to human resources consultant international companies accompanied by subjecting all workshops to comply with environmental and safety procedures, insurance and the establishment of workshops, conferences and issuing scientific journals as well as the establishment of specialized training centers.
[millionday] note -- this is fantastic to see them working to complete entire international compliance and quality
[millionday] In terms of manufacturing between Alwan that there are projects for the establishment of four new refineries, according to the latest technologies as well as the renovation is part of the operating units. Pointed to the importance of pitching and new units for the treatment and recycling of water,