Iraq has told us and I quote- "The National Guard Law is one of the most important paragraphs of the document of political reform”.
We heard some great news about the National Guard law this week. It was not the news we wanted to hear but at least now we understand and confirmed fully their perspective on this law and its importance to Iraq and to us investors (no National Guard law thus no RV). We know the USA strongly suggested conscription to fill the ranks of a mandatory armed Iraqi forces.
CONSCRIPTION defined: Compulsory enrollment and induction into the military service.
Conscription is commonly known as the draft, but the concepts are not exactly the same. Conscription is the compulsory induction of individuals into the Armed Services.
DRAFT defined: whereas the DRAFT is the procedure by which individuals are chosen for conscription. Men within a certain age group must register with the Selective Service for possible conscription.
I fully expect them to reconcile any differences in this law in the coming days and we will see this law passed very soon. We can already see that the USA is taking more control since the agreed to time period was not accomplished. So Iraq has to either move forward or they will force a decision to move forward. I do not see any obstacles.
So I have to tell you these next 2 weeks are going to be really exciting for us. Iraq knows that the major holiday is just around the corner. They are nearly complete on all the necessary short term goals of the “hasty” reforms. My opinion is if the coalition forces can gain a sense of stability and control in the Anbar and Mosul regions (physical security) we could very well see the continuation of the currency reforms begin again at the end of September (if not prior) thus move into the revaluation we have been waiting for.
Update; National Cards
In many of my news letters I talked about the importance of the National cards and told you they were going to combine all their cards (Q-cards and Ration cards) in to one “National” card. Iraq has been talking about this it seems forever. But now they have finally completed it. It is almost hard to believe they actually did it. Another piece of amazing news this week. Heck it looks like another bottle of champagne to me….lol….
I also talked about the importance of these National cards to the refugees crossing over into other countries and the agreements made with those countries to accept them as long as they did not have to take on the extra burden of paying out social programs for them. Instead they can continue to receive their Iraqi oil royalties anywhere in the world. The intent is once Iraq goes international, payments on these cards can be accomplished easily from any ATM machine and will allow these refugees to survive.
The cards also establish a national identity and are very hard to counterfeit. So this too was on the list of needed reforms in establishing physical security in Iraq, since if challenged by police, the card will detect terrorists or unwanted foreigners.
In the anti- terrorist law, just also passed this week, (see above- is this coincidental they both came to us at the same time?), they established a procedure for handling these unwanted people in Iraq – No identity card means automatic arrest and confinement until they can determine who they are, then possible deportation. Does this also sound like they want to weed out the Iranian militias too. Do they have plan in the future to strictly, randomly check anyone on the streets? How else can they do this without these cards? These cards also can be used for banking since the banks must now fully identify anyone they do business with such as borrowing money or depositing funds. Does this also sound like the procedure now in the USA and Europe?
We know they began distributing these cards a month ago even though they just now passed the bill and claim they will begin distributing the cards on Sunday 9/20.
Citizens must register to get these cards and provide proof of identity and citizenship. This means this also helps establish an updated census to allocate the oil revenue funds to the provinces. We know these cards were part of the stalling of these payments. We know that HYDROGEN CARBON LAW (HCL) payments too is mandatory for any RV. They are inches away from accomplishing this requirement now.
Many times you readers may see these articles and brush them off as not so important. You may even say to yourself “who cares”. This is why I bring my news letter to you since Iraq is making great progress. I do not care if maybe the news is a couple days late in getting to us. Nonetheless we are getting the news and we now know the target timeline they are moving on.
By the way anyone trying to compare Kuwait’s situation and how they too implemented a National card program in close proximity to their revaluation in the mid 1990’s has got to be nuts in the head and I mean crazy nutso!
Please take off your RV hat. Kuwait;s situation was entirely different than Iraq. The comparison is so different it is like comparing fresh apples to a rotten sardine…….lol……
As you can see I really, really dislike it when people make these dumb assumptions and make their nonsense public. They do not have any material proof to back up their claims either. So relax. These same people instead should take the time to look at the last 90 days and see all the hard work Abadi, his cabinet, Jubouri and others have done for Iraq. But instead they always want a simple solutions and just a quick date and a rate.
Do these last 3 months have any significance in the matter? Shouldn’t you be excited about the progression of these reforms instead? Oh – but wait you have already been told by some intel “guru” (I will not mention any names) who have been telling you all along all the laws are completed and don’t matter that much anyhow.
Here is the news article from Iraq to prove it. No hype, no rumors, just facts.
Interior Minister directed the adoption of the single card is an Official Document
09/16/15 | 12:05:32
Twilight News/Minister of Interior Mohamed Salem al-Ghabban weekly meeting of the higher Committee for the standard card, the Director General citizenship and a number of concerned and sponsors.
The meeting discussed the achievements of previous decisions of the meeting and work processes in terms of the bridge, which began distributing the card to citizens on Sunday.
According to a statement of the Interior responded to Twilight News, the minister instructed outstanding workers in the single card.
He stressed the withdrawal of previous documents from all citizens who received the standard ID, and adopted as an official document in all the joints and the institutions of the Ministry of the Interior.
(Iraq ID card will be replaced with a new card(Single card))
Till next time…. Auf Wiedersehen!
Peace and Luv To Ya All,