Post From Currency Chatter 3-3-16
Tlar: "The report released in Baghdad, the most dangerous operations of financial corruption in the Iraqi Ministry of Health revealed valued at $ 445 million, relating to contracts for drugs and medical devices and burn strategy for pharmaceutical stores in one of the neighborhoods of Baghdad, the value of the contents of $ 100 million"
Shahristani and Maliki just can't keep their hands out of the cookie jar. Shahristani hasn't even been at the job that long having under the Maliki government been the oil minister.
Having only recently switched to the Health ministry under the Abadi government as part of an appeasement program which has allowed these changes that are coming to fruition soon.
Abadi had to make Shahristani feel like he was safe until he could take him down. Still old habits die hard.. Sharistani managed to steal almost a half billion dollars already. How much does one man need to satisfy his greed.
I am absolutely sure that Maliki hands are all over this. I am sure Maliki shared in these spoils. He and Shahristani are bedfellows when it comes to theft and have been working together as parteners since the beginning days of Maliki's tenure as PM.
Shahristani has always been Maliki's front man to plunder the ministry that Maliki put him into
They have used Shahristani's 3 stints at three different ministries to pilfer trillions and trillions and trillions of dinars and billions of dollars, setting up shame bidders at the auctions to convert some dinars to dollars and smuggling them to accounts all over the world.
Each ministry Shahristani was put in charge of by Maliki always had a big budget and received huge sums of monies funnled through it.
Maliki and Shahristani smuggled dollars out of country using sham companies using the old remiittance payment system which paid bogus invoices for contracts or goods in US dollars.
Most of these sham companies consisted of no more than a company name, a phone number, and either a small empty office or a post office box that was either set up by Shahristani and Maliki or by cronies of theirs. Maliki and Shahristani are obviously just too smart for all the rest of us. They only made that one mistake. They lost the power. tlar
Tlar: PS Abadi just resigned as a member of the SOL killing communication lines between the SOL and his government. He did this to start his new super block which is to consist of non sectarian and patriotic mp's, meaning these folks want to do the job of getting down to fixing the problem and punishing the corrupt.
This block should grow quickly as it will become the focus of the separating the corrupt from the non corrupt.
The US put together and presented to the Abadi government a hit list of the 41 most corrupt officials in Iraq. I would have to suspect that Shahristani was one of the bigger fish on this list.
Going after him is like killing the financing of ISIS to Maliki. By removing the other ministers that were quasi under the control of Maliki it takes away his funding of theft through the government. In other world he has been knocked off the public teet.
It must be driving him crazy and as such, he will lash out at what he perceives to be his mortal threat. We have already seen the poisoning of Chalabi and the assassination attempt on Sadr which both outspoken enemies of Maliki. Abadi I am sure is high on the list that he would love to "get rid of."
Iraq is a very dangerous place right now but it is my belief that it is now Abadi must act.
I think he knows he must complete this change as quickly as humanly possible to avoid an organized backlash from the corrupt. We know Maliki is not sitting idly by while he watches his force shield dismantled right in front of him.
Once the change is done IMO we will see a major exit from Iraq of the corrupt trying to "get out of town with their spoils". This will further erode the SOL ranks as the leadership of the SOL tries to evade corruption arrests.
I see this exit destroying what's left of the SOL as they are by nature a corrupt party built around a what was a corrupt government.
Maliki leads this party and has most likely early on corrupted the leadership to its core through pay offs and bribes while he was the strongman of Iraq, just like he did to Mutlag. achmedtlarious .Tlar
rissas dad: Naming these corrupt and doing something about it is like shooting fish in a barrel. It is beyond easy, yet they continue to act like they dont know where the barrel is or where they left the gun.
JD Blue: That is how it has always been.. up to now.
I truly think that the worm is about to turn.
For all the reasons we have been talking about for weeks...
I think we are about to see real CHANGE.
I dont think it is as easy as picking one off at a time...
the flock of corrupt are protecting each other...
I think there is gonna be a watershed moment when we see wholesale crackdown.
Article In Thread Discussion:
G-Lin: BAGHDAD / Sky Press: Areej al-Taie
The chairman of the agency Hassan Yassiri body, on Thursday, for the existence of a major corruption files in and visited the state will be announced in the next week.
Yasiri said in a statement received "Sky Press," that "Rafidain Bank and the Ministry of Justice, Health and Agriculture have large corrupted files will be announced in the next week."
The Integrity Commission announced (February 22, 2016), on the transfer of three officials "senior" to justice on charges of inflated money and graft, while the source in the body revealed that among them Justice Minister Haider al-Zamili.
The report released in Baghdad, the most dangerous operations of financial corruption in the Iraqi Ministry of Health revealed valued at $ 445 million, relating to contracts for drugs and medical devices and burn strategy for pharmaceutical stores in one of the neighborhoods of Baghdad, the value of the contents of $ 100 million.
As an international watchdog's report revealed, for "suspicions of corruption and neglect of" billions of dinars into contracts and the ministries of agriculture and water resources, as a result of the uncertainty of the "sedate or specialty" executed or "lack of seriousness" in the follow-up and to take legal action right companies, returned to it as a "waste "public money and" loss "to the economic development opportunities that could have been contributed by established in the case of completed projects in accordance with the plans and Baltoukitat occasion.