So who are the five ministers that were sacked? We know four of them already. The last remaining once I suspect will be the financial minister to come forward with his resignation.
So as Wednesday and Thursday progressed, four out of the five ministers gave their resignations. This is good news since the stalling seems to have ended in getting these resignations. I guess the meeting of the three presidents and block leaders was beneficial earlier in the week and did some good. How can they replace them unless they first resign. Progress is being made.
Oil Minister -Adel Abdul – Mahdi
Transport Minister -Bayan Jabr and Solagh
Minister of Youth and Sports - Abdul - Hussein Abtan
In this next article Abadi is giving Sadr what he wants and also what the GOI needs. Now Abadi is putting pressure on the parliament to act quickly once he gives them the nominations. So if there is an escalation with the demonstrators let it be the fault of parliament for not quickly ratifying one of them many candidates for the various ministries. This is also putting parliament under pressure to get it done.
I quote from the article below – “Haider al-Abadi to provide candidates for ministerial cabin upcoming visit to the House of Representatives and "throw the ball in the court of parliament"
CIVIL POWER: THE ABADI THROW THE BALL IN THE COURT OF PARLIAMENT AND AVOID THE ESCAPE FORWARD
Long-Presse / Baghdad
The head of the Civic Democratic Movement, the high on Wednesday, Prime Minister
Haider al-Abadi to provide candidates for ministerial cabin upcoming visit to the House of Representatives and "throw the ball in the court of parliament", and as pointed out that some political blocs are trying to hold on to the current situation unchanged "fearing for their own interests," stressed the need to be up to the challenges Abadi.
A high, in an interview with the program (people and government) which aired on satellite-term, said tta "despite the popular support and Reference, which provides for the Prime Minister Haider al-Abtadi in implementing his reforms, but he still ranges in place," noting that "the Abadi resolve to provide its candidates and the transfer of the battle to the House of Representatives in order to vote on the upcoming ministerial cabin by the parliament. "
He said the President of the Civic Democratic Movement, said that "a lot of blocs and political forces are trying to keep the current situation as it is through procrastination, fearing for their own interests," stressing "the Prime Minister to be the size of the current challenges and the nature of its responsibilities responsibility and not try to escape from the battle Onwards".
He high, that "the Iraqi street behind the call to change the current government and get rid of the quotas partisan in the assumption of office after he arrived in Iraq to Aihsd put it," pointing out that "the program adopted by the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, represents the People claims the real needs in the home building The salvation of the spoilers. "
He noted high, that "the movement of the reforms taking place in the country today, is not in Haditha Covenant in the forty-Iraqi street, saw Baghdad in 2011 reformist calls for a mass but it was suppressed by force," noting that "the Iraqi constitution proceeded and gave the right of every citizen monitoring executive performance of the government
Update: Fighting ISIS
So we hear general complaining it may take till the end of 2016 to rid Iraq Mosul of ISIS and DAASH. I am telling you now this is NOT going to be the case. This is propaganda or misunderstanding and I personally believe we are already seeing great progress and pushing them out as they retreat. See articles below.
Yes – it may take until the end of the year to fully secure the Iraqi boarders to ensure no more infiltrations but this will have little to no impact on the expectations for the RV of the Iraq currency.
LAUNCHING A MAJOR OPERATION TO LIBERATE SAQLAWIYAH AREA NORTH OF FALLUJAH FROM THE CONTROL OF THE TERRORIST DAASH
BAGHDAD / Baghdadi Uz
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BAGHDAD / Baghdadi Uz..avad security source, on Wednesday, that the security forces began to implement a massive operation to free Saqlawiyah north of Fallujah from the control of the terrorist organization Da ash.
The source said in an interview for Word / Baghdadi News / "The military operation in Saqlawiyah are two axes of the first is from Alhgel crossing area in the north side and the other from the Technical Institute."
"The security forces are determined to cleanse the entire control of the terrorists Daash" .anthy 21 / d
The next article I present I did not copy the entire article. It was very long to place in the news letter. However, I did bring the main points to you.
THE DESTRUCTION OF THE HEADQUARTERS OF ALDOAASH LEADERSHIP IN MOSUL
BAGHDAD - morning MOSUL - Sunrise Maher
While communication from one of the citizens on Tuesday led to the destruction of the so - called « the leadership of the Islamic state headquarters» central Mosul air strike minutes .. yielded victories forms of our forces and the popular crowd successive for delivering remnants Aldoaash to believe that the final defeat.
It became inevitable and he fled as usual to detain residents of hiding behind human shields or move their headquarters and stores their weapons and put them between the markets and residential neighborhoods, especially in the city of Mosul. But that did not prevent the people spend the heat of the challenge of lead these terrorists and crafted to leave the city with the approach of an hour zero edited by Ready forces on the perimeter.
Also caused a lot of mercenaries Daash foreign and local escape to the use of these bands children and involve them in suicide bombings after brainwashing them. As a result of extensive operation to hunt down sleeper cells in Diyala destroyed three nests secret places sporadic, etc,etc..
IN SYRIA AND IRAQ, THE ISLAMIC STATE IS IN RETREAT ON MULTIPLE FRONTS
BEIRUT — As European governments scramble to contain the expanding terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State, on the battlefield in Iraq and Syria the group is a rapidly diminishing force.
In the latest setbacks for the militants on Thursday, Syrian government troops entered the outskirts of the historic town of Palmyra after a weeks-old offensive aided by Russian and U.S. air strikes helped Iraqi forces overrun a string of Islamic State villages in northern Iraq that had been threatening a U.S. base nearby.
These are just two of the many fronts in both countries where the militants are being squeezed, stretched and pushed back. Nowhere are they on the attack. They have not embarked on a successful offensive in nearly nine months. Their leaders are dying in U.S. strikes at the rate of one every three days, inhibiting their ability to launch attacks, according to U.S. military officials.
Front-line commanders no longer speak of a scarily formidable foe but of defenses that crumble within days and fighters who flee at the first sign they are under attack.
“They don’t fight. They just send car bombs and then run away. And when we surround them they either surrender or infiltrate themselves among the civilians,” said Lt. Gen. Abdul-Ghani al-Assadi, commander of Iraq’s counterterrorism forces, who is overseeing the latest Iraqi offensive to capture the town of Hit in the province of Anbar.
“Their morale is shaken. We listen to them on their communications devices. Their leaders are begging them to fight, but they answer that it is a lost cause. They refuse to obey orders and run away.”
The group still controls big swaths of territory and could potentially prove as deadly in defeat as it was when it was on the offensive.
Strikes in Belgium, Turkey and France may herald the tip of an iceberg of militant networks already infiltrated into Europe, law enforcement officials fear. Recent weeks have also seen a revival in Iraq as well as Syria of the suicide bombings and hit-and-run assaults that do not gain ground but are deadly to people otherwise living beyond the militants’ reach.
But U.S. military officials say they believe that after more than 18 months, the military campaign has found its stride.
“As time goes on, as our systems mature, we’re becoming more effective,” said Col. Steve Warren, the U.S. military’s spokesman in Baghdad for the campaign. “We’ve become much better at spotting them. Anytime they try to move, we’re able to find and finish them. They can’t move, haven’t won any battles for a long time, and they’ve got difficulty leading because we’re hitting their leaders.”
It is not only the U.S.-backed effort that is gaining momentum. Russian air strikes played a major part in facilitating the Syrian army’s entry into historic Palmyra, which was snatched by the Islamic State nearly a year ago during its last major burst of offensive activity.
Syrian forces helped by Russian strikes also have made gains around the Islamic State stronghold of Bab, east of Aleppo, and are making some inroads on the southwestern outskirts of Raqqa province. It is unlikely, but not implausible, that the Syrian army will reach Raqqa before U.S.-backed forces do, U.S. officials say.
Most of the advances, however, are being made by the assortment of loosely allied forces, backed to varying degrees by the United States, that are ranged along the vast perimeter of the Islamic State’s territories. They include the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, in northeastern Syria; the Kurdish peshmerga in northern Iraq; the Iraqi army, which has revived considerably since its disastrous collapse in 2014; and the Shiite militias, which are not directly aligned with the United States but are fighting on the same side.
The U.S. military estimated earlier this year that the Islamic State had lost 40 percent of the territory it had controlled at its peak in 2014, a figure that excludes the most recent advances.
In Anbar province, a newly regenerated Iraqi army is advancing along the Euphrates Valley toward the town of Hit and has captured more than 25 miles of territory in the past week.
In eastern Syria, the seizure late last month of the town of Shadadi by the Kurdish YPG — aided by U.S. Special Forces — was accompanied by the capture of nearly 1,000 square miles of territory.
Though the town had not been headlined as an Islamic State stronghold, it has long been known in Syria as an epicenter of extremism and a major source of Syrian jihadist fighters against U.S. troops during the U.S. occupation of Iraq. Most recently, it had served as a key supply and staging area for battlefronts in both Syria and Iraq, and it was there that one of the most powerful and effective of the Islamic State’s leaders, Omar al-Shishani, was killed in a U.S. airstrike earlier this month.
The operation was planned to take place over weeks. Instead, the town fell within days, said a senior U.S. administration official who asked for anonymity in order to speak candidly.
“Shadadi was going to be a major six-week operation,” he said. “The ISIS guys had dug trenches and everything. Instead, they completely collapsed. They’re collapsing town by town.”
The biggest constraints on further military advances now are largely political, U.S. officials say. Progress on important fronts such as reconciliation in Iraq and diplomatic efforts to end the war in Syria are not keeping pace with the advances on the battlefield, stalling plans to take the fight to the Islamic State’s most vital strongholds.
Plans for an operation to capture Raqqa, the de facto capital of the Islamic State’s self-styled caliphate, are on hold because of tensions between Kurds and Arabs over who would participate and how to govern the city after it has been taken. The YPG has declared a breakaway federal region that does not include Raqqa, while U.S. plans to train and equip an Arab force to fight for the town are lagging.
Likewise, preparations for an offensive for Mosul, the biggest city under Islamic State control, are being held up by disputes over who should take part and how to govern the northern Iraqi city after it falls. The powerful Shiite militias, credited with making many of the earliest gains, are insisting they be given a role, over objections from the U.S. military and the Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga.
“We could probably liberate Mosul tomorrow, but we would have a real mess on our hands if we did,” said Michael Knights of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “A lot of work needs to be done to ensure an orderly transition of power in Mosul.”
The Iraqi army described Thursday’s operation outside the northern Nineveh province town of Makhmour as the start of the Mosul offensive. U.S. and Kurdish officials, however, said it was a far more limited operation, to drive the Islamic State out of a string of villages that have been threatening U.S., Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga troops based in the town. A U.S. Marine based in Makhmour died in rocket fire last Saturday.
An Iraqi army officer in Makhmour, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press, said troops encountered little resistance, overrunning five mostly empty villages ahead of retreating militant fighters.
The Islamic State continues to defend when it is attacked and shows no sign that it is losing cohesion in its core territories — but it is starting to become possible to foresee the group’s ultimate defeat, said Knights, who thinks that could come by the end of next year.
“They are starting to fall apart,” he said. “They’re a small movement. If you bring them under pressure on half a dozen battlefields at the same time, they can’t do it.”
Mustafa Salim in Baghdad contributed to this report.
Most importantly please, please, please let’s not forget to keep praying for the success of THESE IRAQI AND COALITION SOLDIERS. I believe our prayers are in part some of the acceleration of the process we are now witnessing.
Remember too to pray to the princess of peace – Our Blessed Virgin Mary. She has the ear of Christ and she can intercede in heaven and bring us the peace we all desire here on earth. We can not do it alone. I believe that if we all make this our daily prayer you will see change. It is already working even in the short time since I have been publishing this prayer section. It does not matter what religion you believe, if you pray then to your oven beliefs entity it is still the same powers and good for all of mankind. Ultimately it is all the same God anyhow.
“Lord, protect Abadi and all who stand with him in righteousness, the Iraq and coalition soldiers who are fighting the good fight against terrorism, that they would be shielded from the enemy and would be victorious against them in the battle for Mosul! We ask that the victory comes swiftly and healing of the Iraqi peoples and all whom have been effected by these evil doers can begin!
We pray for the process of the currency reform, the full implementation of the Iraqi economy to full international status and the bringing of prosperity and wealth to its people“ Amen!
Till next time…. Auf Wiedersehen!
Peace and Luv To Ya All,