Update: 45 Day Deadline for Technocratic Gov’t
So the two articles below that came out yesterday is showing us that parliament has not yet ratified all the minister candidates for the Abadi cabinet positions. In fact they are not even all nominated. But the good news is Abadi wants to move forward more quickly and so he may use proxy ministers. I can only guess this is because he does not want to delay and he knows the ratification process in parliament may take more time than he wants it to take. Also remember too there is much resistance by the coalition of state law on reforming his cabinet to technocrats (more experienced people who can do the job).
I quote from the article below – “MP for the coalition of state law, full-Zaidi, said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will resort to the appointment of ministers acting to move the project reformist ahead”.
KURDISTAN: WE HAVE PROVIDED THE NAMES OF FOUR OF THE GOVERNMENT OF TECHNOCRATS POLITICAL
Special - balances News
The Kurdistan Alliance Salim Hamza, on Tuesday, it was submitted four names to the Prime Minister to form a government of technocrats.
It is said that the parliamentary Liberal bloc confirmed, to continue the protests until the government 's response to the demands of the protesters and theimplementation of the reform chest program.
Hamza said L / balance News /, that " the Kurdistan Alliance presented four names of candidates new ministerial cabins within the " government of technocrats "to thePrime Minister Haider al - Abadi , "stressing at the same time that" the participation of the Kurds in the new ministerial cabin at 20%. "
He added, "One of the Kurdistan Islamic Party members is a strong candidate to fill one of ministerial positions," noting that "the coalition Abadi waiting to resolve the positions."
Revealed a coalition of state law, earlier, all the political blocs threatening Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi for the selection of the characters on the portfolios of the bloc ".
LAW: ABADI WILL RESORT TO A PROXY APPOINTMENT TO PROCEED WITH THE PROJECT REFORMIST AHEAD
Special - Balances News
MP for the coalition of state law, full-Zaidi, said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi will resort to the appointment of ministers acting to move the project reformist.
The Kurdistan Alliance Salim Hamza, today, it was submitted four names to the Prime Minister to form a government of technocrats.
He said Zaidi's / balances News /, that "al-Abadi did not announce the names of Ministers to change covered until now did not nominate any personal blocs", stressing at the same time that "Abadi will resort to the appointment of the Acting Minister to move the project reformist ahead".
He added, "The most prominent covered by the reforms of the rule of law are the" Minister of High Education and Scientific Research Hussain al-Shahristani, Foreign Minister Ibrahim Jaafar, Transport Minister Bayan Jabor, "noting that" Abadi frequency announce the names because covered by the reform are the heads of entities. "
And held the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, today, meeting with the Committee of Experts tasked with developing a comprehensive reform programs and consider the selection of candidates for senior positions.
Update: Needed Laws
Well it looks like Iraq is finally implementing their conscription law. See the three articles below. We know this law passed parliament over a month ago. What will happen to the National Guard law? They are telling us in the second and third article below. So much for all you so called intel “gurus” who claimed the National Guard law was “all done”. Looks like your proven wrong once again …..lol…lol…Let the facts in the articles tell us the truth once again. Oh – but you can’t be bothered reading articles?
I quote for the article – “compulsory military service law, "science" make up for the National Guard Act.”.
Why are they not going forward with the National Guard law?
I quote from one of the articles below – “the service mandatory spend on the National Guard Act, which makes multi armies in Iraq have these armies fighting each other in independent political or sectarian ends,”
IRAQI DEFENSE ANNOUNCES POSTING CONSCRIPTION LAW FROM THE AGE OF 19-45
The Ministry of Defense, the special legal controls law conscription service "law of military service." Legal Advisor to the Ministry of Defence, Brigadier Mohammed Saadoun said "stated conscription law will include age groups from the age of" 19 to 45 "years." "The law will depend academic achievement in the length of service," explaining that "the graduates of the primary school will serve for one year and four months, while the serve graduates of the study junior high for a period of one year, and graduates of bachelor nine months," he said, adding that "the master's and doctoral graduates exempt from service." .
He pointed out that "the law includes 75 legal material relied on the legal legacy of the former conscription law, in addition to Article IX of the second paragraph of the Iraqi constitution."
And the Defense Ministry confirmed on Monday that "the announcement of the conscription law for the time being inadvertently did not haphazardly." A spokesman for the Defense Ministry Naseer Nouri Qishla "Defense Council voted unanimously to conscription law, and that the presentation and it was announced at the moment was not intentional arbitrarily, because of what Iraq faces from terrorist threats," according to the recipe.
And he stressed the security and defense committee member of the parliamentary Abdul Aziz Hassan, said that "legal controls announced by the Ministry of Defence on the Law of the conscription are subject to change. He said h" The bill is currently with the Council of Ministers has not been traced back to the House of Representatives, noting that "the Ministry of Defense will be discussed and modify it and then return it to parliament. " He noted that " the stated controls today are subject to change, adding that" the Commission did not discuss the law so far , and we are waiting to be sent to parliament and then discussing the security and defense committee of all its clauses and sends to the Legal Committee and then be voted on in Parliament . "He pointed out that" controls come within the bill issued by the Council of Ministers and all the items and controls to be debated. " Indicating that the conscription law will include age groups from age 19 to 45 years
HILALI: THE SERVICE OF SCIENCE, RATHER THAN THE NATIONAL GUARD
03/14/2016 19:15 (Baghdad time)
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Confirmed the legal committee member Ibtisam al-Hilali, said on Monday that compulsory military service law, "science" make up for the National Guard Act.
She said Hilali's / balances News /, that "compulsory service law will compensate the National Guard Law for not passed in the parliament, as well as having major objections between the blocks in order to vote on it," asserting that he "will be compulsory military service introduced in helmeted Representatives to discuss it soon."
She added, "There is a proposal for compulsory military service be for only one year," indicating that "covered by the service are 18 years of age and older as well as graduates of colleges and institutes with the exception of graduates of military academies, police and medicine."
PARLIAMENTARY LEGAL: MILITARY SERVICE WOULD CANCEL THE PROJECT "NATIONAL GUARD"
Tuesday, March 15 / March 2016 - 19:43
(Ain Iraq News) - BAGHDAD - The Legal Committee of the Parliamentary confirmed Tuesday that would abolish compulsory military service law , "National Guard" , which is intended to make multiple armies in Iraq, while showed that compulsory military service will ensure the popular crowd fighters rights to post Daash.
Said committee member high Nassif 's "Eye of Iraq News," that "compulsory service law has legal cover as stated in the Iraqi constitution and has a great importance, especially in the national reconciliation and a strong Iraqi army uniform from various sects and creeds and nationalities industry , " adding that " the service mandatory spend on the National Guard Act, which makes multi armies in Iraq have these armies fighting each other in independent political or sectarian ends , and guarantee the rights of the popular crowd fighters to post Daash to be within the military security establishment. "
Nassif showed that "the Iraqi government is able to allocate salaries from joining the service of science being allocated functions of the security forces, it would be a job for volunteers, rather than go appointments in the military institutions to powerful political leaders."
The Ministry of Defense, Monday, vote for the defense council in the ministry unanimously on conscription law, stressing that released at this time was "intentional was not haphazardly.
Update: IRS Tax on Foreign Currency Exchange
I need to once again clarify some ideas some people have on thinking our exchange will be a reduced or non-taxable event. Really?
First I need to clarify I am not a tax consultant and I am not giving tax, banking or financial advise of any kind. What I bring to you today is my own opinion. Take it or leave it but please stop staying up at night thinking of ways to avoid pay taxes on your foreign currency exchange. You will be paying the normal capital gains according to current IRS code.
Secondly it makes me sick hearing now for over 5 years callers asking questions on these intel calls about some “plan” not to have to pay taxes or some new “plan” to give us all a tax break on this Iraq currency exchange.
There is even one guy who is still persistent in telling everyone he believes this exchange will be a nontaxable event. Really? When challenged where he got this info from he refused to explain or give any proof.
As I said before and will say it again - there is no current change to the IRS tax law on foreign currency exchanges. I have consulted with the IRS and they do not have any plan to do so, not now and not in the near future.
The problem is no one bothers to ask the IRS. Instead, for some strange reason, you blindly trust these so called intel “gurus” to fill your heads with their gobblie goop.
So what are the current tax laws? Let me explain the basic law to you now so you can understand. Remember I am just explaining it in a general sense as an example and so you should always get advise from a professional tax advisor on this matter.
Basically the IRS laws on foreign currency were written to accommodate two entities. One is the casual traveler and the other is the hard core currency investor or spectator on wall street.
Hard Core Investor:
As you know there is the FOREX (and other global currency exchanges) for the hard core investor and spectator. Currencies are traded everyday, the money made is from revaluations and lost from devaluations. These proceeds are considered capital gains or losses and are taxed accordingly.
The casual traveler too has yet a unique situation and often has left over foreign currency from his/her trip abroad. In other words you are physically holding the paper currency or coins not electronically trading it on the exchanges. So the IRS code addresses this situation differently and accommodates you differently. I believe that if you have the equivalent of $250 US dollars or under, after the exchange, the gains (if any) are not a taxable event. Of course there is a limit amount per year too. As the loss too can not be declared as a capital loss.
Now if you are a casual traveler and physically hold the paper currency and after the exchange there is a gain over $250 US dollars then you must declare the proceeds as a capital gain. Likewise you must also declare any devaluation in the currency as a loss. You now fit the definition of the currency spectator and not a casual traveler. This is where most get confused.
So which category do you fit into? Are you a hard core investor/spectator or a casual traveler? This is the confusing situation for most of you. But I want you to think, think, think and use your God given brain. What situation do you MOST CLOSELY fit into?
Since you hold the physical currency you are considered more of a spectator even though you may have never actually traveled abroad you do physically posses the paper currency from these online currency traders. After you exchange will you have over $250 US dollars in proceeds? Most of us will since most of us have one or more of the IQD 10k, 25k notes and we know the rate will at least be over $1.
So what taxes do you think you will be paying? Just research the current capital gains laws of the IRS and as they apply to currency of a speculator investor. Consult a qualified tax advisor.
You may want and desire a more substantial tax break but your desires will not match the IRS code and get you the tax break or pay no taxes as you desire. You can wish all you want but the law is the law. Don’t get fooled by these intel “gurus” and then in the long run ending up going to jail o paying a hefty penalty. PAY YOUR TAXES!
Update: Fighting ISIS
So we read an article given by some general’s opinion it may take 6 months to clean out ISIS from Iraq. Really? After reading the recent news below in the fight against ISIS you tell me if you believe it will take 6 months. In the past they already told us this effort would be swift.
We have also learned that Russia has begun the pullout from Syria. What does this mean? Maybe the show of the B52 bombers was an intentional show of force to Russia? Maybe Russia could not sustain a long term war due to their economy and the further drop in oil prices? We know the war on ISIS will be brought into Syria as the coalition forces clear out Iraq and ISIS must run somewhere.
ISIS TERRORISM WITHDRAWAL FROM WESTERN IRAQ
A source from the Iraqi army said the gunmen in the Organisation of the Islamic State claiming (ISIS) has withdrawn from some towns in western countries and are moving toward the border with Syria.
IS gunmen marched in the streets of Iraq.
Spokesman of the Ministry of Military Operation Command mixture Iraq, Mr. Yahya Rasool declared: "Most terrorist forces stationed in Hit IS, Kubaysa Rutba and fled through the desert to the other areas."
Hit in Anbar province town, which lies about 145 km from Baghdad to the west; Kubaysa smaller town located west of Hit; while Rutba located on route to Jordan, from 390 kilometers west of Baghdad.
According to Mr. Rasool, Iraq is opening a campaign in pursuit of terrorists. Besides, the Iraqi army had surrounded the south and hit north Hit.
Reportedly, the Iraqi army has not entered the Hit and it is unclear whether there are still shadows ISIS there anymore or not. However, locals say they have not seen the emergence of ISIS gunmen from 03/13.
Meanwhile, the Albu Nimr tribe leader, Naim al-Kaoud said their forces were near Hit, and will coordinate with government troops in the coming war.
B-52 BOMBERS TO TAKE ON ISIS
WASHINGTON (CNN) — American B-52 bombers are “ready and able” to strike ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria, a top Air Force official confirmed Monday.
The air campaign against ISIS is “taking a toll on our aircraft, our readiness and our airmen” but the “venerable B-52 … remains ready and able to meet combatant commander requirements,” Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James said during a Pentagon press briefing.
The bombers would deploy in April to take part in the air campaign against ISIS, according to Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, who announced the deployment while speaking at the Air Warfare Symposium 2016 in Orlando, Florida, in February.
The B-52 Stratofortress aircraft would replace the B-1 Lancer bombers that were withdrawn from the Middle East in January in order to undergo “modernization and maintenance,” James said.
According to James, the deployment is still awaiting final approval.
(Maybe IS don't want to play with US Upgraded B-52 toys and moving everything back to Syria? And yes, B-52 were upgraded also.)
(The United States has confirmed the death of a top Daesh (ISIL) commander known as Omar al-Shishani, reports say. 3/15/2016)
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,