(Thank you George for emailing this to Dinar Recaps.)
UU8833 - “An Imminent RV” by Mnt Goat
I come to you today to share my recent findings and give you an update on the progress of the new government and how this relates towards the international rollout of the IQD for Iraq.
Today's news letter, as in all my news letters, is a continuation of the ongoing saga of the IQD RV process. Please refer back to my last news letter of 10/7 (LINK) as this news letter is a continuation of this news.
Today is Monday 10/13 and the news maybe boring but it is as factual as I know it. We are still looking at the same issues as the ongoing saga of politics continues in Iraq. But there is a ray of new hope in the air and I will explain.
Quick ISIS Update
As we all may have heard from the news media Iraq does not want USA or any countries “boots on the ground”. They claim they can handle the ISIS and DAASH situation on their own. I believe eventually they will be forced to request USA troops (coalition) and the USA will send boots on the ground. Currently this lack of the American public support for this effort only continues to exasperate the situation in Iraq. It is making a quick resolution to the ISIS problem a long drawn out one.
Are you listening to the daily news? Can you begin to see now how the media is pumping us and getting us ready to support “boots on the ground” ? It is coming and soon. Day after day we are hearing more about the necessity for more USA ground support and how the air strikes are no longer effective.
Confirmation of the Final Ministers
Still no “fully” formed government announced. I can assure you that there is no conspiracy, intentional stalling or “smoke and mirrors” associated with the lack of ability to get the candidates confirmed before parliament. I have presented the holdups to you in prior news letters and these same sectarian issues from the Nationalist Party continue to plague the scene. Part of this stagnation is due mainly to the Dawa Party resistance with influence still from the Maliki side.
So over the weekend the negotiations continued and on Sunday the candidates for minister of Defense and Interior were once again presented and rejected. But here is the key to this situation. Abadi has warned the parties arguing that they are not acting in the best interest of Iraq as a whole but rather still fighting between themselves. There was a change in the tone of Abadi’s statement on "the need to accelerate in the naming of security ministers to contribute to stop the wave of violence and terrorism and the promotion of the reality of the security in the whole of Iraq," He called on political parties to "resolve the controversy over the security ministries as soon as possible and taking into account the exceptional circumstance that passes by Iraq and the region". The statement comes at the aftermath of the criminal bombings that killed dozens of martyrs and wounded many more in the hand, Kara Tepe yesterday. Also the advancement of DAASH elements just outside the green zone of Baghdad.
Let us not also forget they are using these last ministers positions as leverage to get the 27 reforms they need implemented (not just written on paper). It is all interconnected.
So I ask - will they finally put their sectarian issues aside and do what is best for Iraq as a nation? This is called nationalism instead anarchy as everyone just being out to grab what they can for themselves, as we have seen in the last 8 years under Maliki. This attitude must change. This is the real issue facing Iraq today in many ways. They literally have a goose that is laying golden eggs. If they can only learn how to take care of the goose and nurture it, this country could move in a direction that is wonderful and powerful (financially). This is literally their last chance at this opportunity. I feel the longer they wait to unite the less chances they have of being successful.
The Clean Up of Corruption Continues
As many of you may remember during the Maliki administration there were many political rivals that were unlawfully and unjustly accused of crimes. These were political crimes based on the continued disagreement with the Prime Minister Former Nuri al-Maliki and his policies or convictions to exposed his corruption. Maliki wanted to eliminate or silence anyone who did not agree with him and his agenda.
When the new prime minister Abadi took office and finally established some groundwork as to what issues are more relevant. He then set up many committees to go to work on these reforms. I talked about many of these reforms in my past news letters.
These reforms are nothing more than what the “honest” politicians and citizens have been screaming for all along but could not make any headway with Maliki as prime minister. One of these committees was set up for judicial reform. Coming now out of this reform effort we see many past decisions on Maliki’s political victims being overturned and made right. I talk today about four of these victims and we have been waiting a very long time to hear this good news. They include: Hussein Azri, Sinan Cpie , Sabah al-Saadi and Sinan Al Shabibi.
So last week (on Wednesday) the Iraqi Supreme Judicial Council along with the judicial reform committee (pushing them gently) said the council is close to ending the investigations on the files on a number of these political based decisions.
The first case is against the former Central Bank governor Sinan Cpie after making appeal’s on his judgment for seven years and will bring him and his legal to court to defend his case. This accurance happened during Maliki’s for term as prime minister. r Sinan Cpie refusal to credit the Maliki government the amount 16 billion dollars extra was outside the law and so it was stopped. So Maliki’s corruption in attempts to take money illegally from the CBI is nothing new. We see this too in his first administration.
The second case it is to resolve the file against Hussein Azri. He served as the Director of Bank of Iraq for Trade, a nephew of Ahmed Chalabi. He also refused to credit the Iraqi government funds after meeting with al-Maliki in the bank’s headquarters. Then followed by hours of sending the security forces to arrest him but he escaped out of Iraq.
The file on Azri is almost finished and that the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi does not interfere with the elimination of this case.
The third case, which comes close to the Council of Ministers resolved an issue of MP Sabah al-Saadi who was terminated while resolving your file on MP Haidar al-Mulla was refunding sources and patches where the restrictions against him prosecuted five cases resulted in the booking movable and immovable property and to prevent him from traveling.
The forth case involves also a former Central Bank governor Sinan Al Shabibi. He was accused of illegal sales of Iragi currency. What most articles fail to mention is that just prior to this accusation, Shabbi and Maliki had a drag out fight over a request for CBI funds. This was right about the time Maliki wanted to purchase used Russian military equipment (tanks and artillery) to be used to deal with the Kirkuk region on of the Article 140 disputed oil rich regions of Iraq (after 2 rich new oil wells were discovered). Do you remember this episode? Shabibi was not in the country at the time and so he too escaped prosecution and jail time. Soon Turki, an Iraqi financial auditor of the CBI, was given the position of the new governor of the CBI. Shabibi never got a chance to defend himself, as entering Iraq would certainly have meant jail time without Due Process of the law. So now we see the file on this case too being reviewed. I expect that he will be cleared of any wrong doings. I also expect that he will return to head up the CBI as governor or maybe even Sinan Cpie. This will happen soon.
So we see the new Iraqi prime minister Haidar al-Abadi continuing the process of correcting the mistakes of his predecessor Nuri al-Maliki, most notably the resolutions set on many of those close to him (that apposed him in some way) in the days of his rule. This is all good and moving in the right direction.
Resubmittal of the 2014 Budget
Do you remember in my news letters I addressed concerns about Iraq and how they had to control their spending and how the fighting with ISIS is consuming way too much of their funding, not to mention finding that billions of dollars was found missing. So they had to delay payments to the citizens on the government programs since February 2014. These are payments guaranteed under the constitution.
Just recently we witnessed these payments being made under pressure from rioting and demonstrations. This then became a very delicate situation, since the government (pre-Abadi) already set a stage for civil unrest. Also consider more and more defectors going over to ISIS to fight. Maliki is also once again instigating overtones of incompetence in the citizens as he points out Abadi’s inability to form the new government. Maliki does not shout this too load however, since he knows he is throwing stones but lives in a glass house….lol…
The new Abadi government had to step in and quickly address these issues before they got way out of hand. This had finally come to a peak.
So where is this money all of a sudden coming from? Could this be connected with an imminent RV?
Link to PART 2