aggiedad77 » January 17th, 2014, 6:37 pm •
It's Friday Family, and it's been kind of a slow day.....let's see what has been going on while I was out moving snow around:
For starters it was reported early this morning that Iraq/Maliki is wanting to "punish" Turkey for accepting any crude oil from the Kurds....something in my crystal ball says that this is just a bluff and talk.
Baghdad continues to be jealous of how well organized the Kurds are with their oil program, so instead of saying "Hey why don't you show some of the other provinces how you do it so well, they play tough guy"....swell their chest out like some lizard on a hot tin roof and look ugly.
Meanwhile the Kurds are "packing the pipeline" getting ready to flow oil across the border. I honestly don't think...IMO...that Baghdad will do anything to stop them, they want their cut as well.
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Well it would appear that while we (the US) may not be putting boots on the ground in Iraq.....we may shuffle them in elsewhere in some nearby countries to provide counterterrorism training for Iraqi military recruits. We are also shipping some "small" equipment to Iraq, small arms, rocket launchers, machine guns and sundry other items that can strike terror when looked at from the other side.
On a more positive front, the Trade Ministry released a story today that indicates foreign company interests in Iraq, in particular the Dhi Qar province for investment purposes. Trade represents this as a positive movement in re-opening foreign investment offices that have been closed for years due largely to unrest in the country. Well they mention one company, that is not an onslaught of business, but it is certainly better than none.
Remember what I started this post out with that Baghdad was going to "punish" the Kurds.....well it also seems that the Kurds can play ball too, if the Baghdad government won't give the Kurds what they want in the budget, namely their 17% of the budget, the Kurds say they will pay Baghdad what is owed to them of the oil revenues, but they will first back out the Peshmerga salaries then giving Baghdad what is left. So begins the game....."Who's on First"....I don't honestly believe it will get to this, I believe we will see smart brother making up with bad brother and into the sunset they will ride.
Now this next story is most interesting.....what was it....two or three days ago....a story came out of an underling of the Finance Committee saying that the CBI "would not" take away the 000's.....and now today....another committee member saying that it would make perfect sense, it would keep people from having to carry grocery bags of money....or pickup beds of money....if instead they removed the 000's the people could carry money in their pockets....what a novel idea.....here again, this is just one member of the committee saying this....but he happens to be saying what the CBI has been talking about for years....big difference.
Did anyone happen to notice the photo in the article that WS posted in post #368....that is most likely sulfur....I'm impressed they can find a market....that is some stinky stuff, and at least here in the US it isn't worth very much.....they must have a boat-load of it to say they have trillions of dollars/dinars worth of it. The other hook to that story if it is coming from their crude oil...they have some very very sour crudes that are dangerously lethal to deal with.....yuckies. They talk in the article of reserves of sulfur, which is likely what is seen in the photo, as sulfur coming from oil and gas operations is in a molten form, if allowed to cool you have a very large unmanageable brick of sulfur.
Iraq and Iran have apparently signed a deal that takes care of border differences between the two neighbors. As is so typical of Iraq or ME deals....they say they have signed a deal....but they also say that Zebari will return to Tehran in a couple of weeks to work out the details of the deal.....leaves one to really wonder just how much as been addressed. This is
Folks that in a nutshell is the news thus far for Friday....I hope you can make something out of it.Randy
Movack: Lagarde press release - http://www.businessweek.com/videos/2014-01-15/lagarde-warns-officials-to-fight-deflation-in-2014
[generals64] hey:...........Boy, I made it to the big time.....Someone is writing emails and saying its me.....
[usher21] generals64 heard that..immitation is the greatest flattery;)
[generals64] yeah and and a punch in the nose makes things flatter also....I did NOT send out that email.....Roscoe is Real mad right now as they didn't even mention him in the email
[generals64] If you guys notice.....I ALWAYS sign off generals64 and Roscoe the Wonder Dog...
[lovavette] it's called jealousy
[generals64] he (Roscoe) got his feelings hurt because they didn't Clone him with an email
[generals64] Roscoe is hoping to trade his dinar for Milk Bones.
[lovavette] generals64 I prefer cash :laugh:
[generals64] yeah but you don't Bark at the moon like he does.
[lovavette] generals64 and you know that for sure?
[lovavette] full moon tonite lol
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This Week Excerpts:
Excerpt from Eagle1 post on Thursday evening 1-16-14:
I've said all that to say this: Because of a number of political and economic events unfolding behind the scenes that I will not comment on in this post, it appears that there is significant cooperation taking place between China and Iraq in the timing of the RV/GCR release.
A number of people have asked me if Iraq will revalue its currency first, and then -- a few days or weeks later -- the GCR would be released. The straight answer to this question is a resounding, NO!
With the potential return on the VND, the IDR and other revaluing currencies, a gap between the RV of the IQD and other currencies would spawn double-dipping on a scale you can't even imagine, and it could tip the balance of economic power in ways global economists shudder to think about.
Let's get to the end of this report, shall we? All of the evidence in front of me suggests that China is going to pull the trigger on the GCR in cooperation with the CBI.
It is my position that we have seen a shift of the favor of God towards the Chinese, no matter how you might want to characterize this otherwise. The timing of events behind the scenes is simply too coincidental to ignore. Will they do that this weekend? Could be!
Will they push it off yet a few days or even a week or more? If I could personally talk to the central bankers who are all cooperating together in this move, perhaps I could answer that question more specifically. Let's just leave it that the event is absolutely imminent. I'll take it one step farther by saying that we are literally on a moment-by-moment basis.
Excerpt: From Zap Tuesday 1-14-14
THE RV IS ALMOST HERE, AND ABOUT 1,500 TRILLION HAS BEEN LET OUT BY THE FAMILY IN PREPARATION FOR THIS EVENT.
THE SAME HOLDS TRUE FOR THE HISTORIC BOND REDEMPTIONS AS TRILLIONS ARE BEING LET OUT IN PAYMENT OF THESE.
ALL GOOD NEWS.
THE BIG BOYS WITH DINAR (POLITICAL FIGURES, ETC.) HAVE BEEN CLOSED (PAID), AND IT IS THE PUBLIC’S TURN NOW.
NOW, HERE IS THE TIMING ISSUE. ON JANUARY 31ST, WE WILL ENTER THE LUNAR NEW YEAR IN CHINA. THIS 2-WEEK CELEBRATION IS OF EXTREME IMPORTANCE TO THE CHINESE. THE ELDERS ARE PREPARING TO ACCOMPLISH THE FIRST RELEASES OF THE DINAR AND OTHER THINGS BEFORE THIS TIME.
IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE RV WILL BE ANNOUNCED NOW, NOT AFTER THE NEW YEAR.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE US IS ALSO GOING TO TAKE PLACE, BUT THAT TIMING IS STILL CLOSELY GUARDED. I CANNOT SAY BEFORE OR AFTER THE NEW YEAR.
THE RELEASES OF THE F&P AND THE PP ARE ALSO TIMED TO THE RV, AND THE GLOBAL RESET TIMING, WHICH IS AFTER THE LUNAR NEW YEAR.
WE ARE ABOUT TO ENTER THE YEAR OF THE HORSE, AND THIS WILL BE A FABULOUS TIME FOR US ALL ACCORDING TO THE MEANING OF THE HORSE. THE SPIRIT OF THE HORSE IS RECOGNIZED TO BE THE CHINESE PEOPLE'S ETHOS: MAKING UNREMITTING EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THEMSELVES. IT IS ENERGETIC, BRIGHT, WARM-HEARTED, INTELLIGENT, AND ABLE. THIS IS WHAT WE CAN EXPECT ALL YEAR LONG THEN.
SO THOSE ARE THE BASICS FOR THIS WEEK, AND WE DO EXPECT THE FIRST FUNDS THIS WEEK FOR PROJECT STARTS POSSIBLY NEXT WEEK. I WILL KNOW IN A FEW DAYS, AND HAVE GOOD NEWS TO REPORT NEXT WEEK OR EARLIER.