AND, I HAVE HEARD MUCH ALONG THE SAME LINES A COUPLE OF TIMES THIS LAST TWO DAYS...SO, WE CROSS OUR FINGERS AND ANYTHING ELSE WE CAN.....AND. WAIT IT OUT....
Hi Currency Holders. This info is the best we've heard so far. Let's hope & pray this is finally it. This is dated today.
The GCR/RV tiers 1-4 have been released. All funds for the exchange of the IQD, the VND, the ZIM, and the Rupiah have all been authorized, as well as all bonds and boxes.
800 numbers will be released tomorrow. Now that's not tomorrow for us, they explain that.
That means at 6:15am eastern time from the Philippines. So anytime after noon would be tomorrow. Just told that the release was to go this morning at 5am.
Was delayed until 9am, and is currently set to go at 3pm eastern time.
Reno is in lockdown. No information in or out. All centers are geared up to go.
Doodlebug: Why on EARTH(!) would one put this in an article...hmmm, unless it doesn't matter anymore
Frank26: Because they USE to listen to them on walkitakies. No need now ............... For we are in the CENTER
Don961: Iraqi troops listen in on IS walkie-talkies in Mosul
[AFP] Maya Gebeily November 12, 2016
Smoke billows from Islamic State positions in the eastern Samah area of Mosul, northern Iraq, on November 11, 2016 as a convoy from the Iraqi Special Forces 2nd division move into position during fighting (AFP Photo/Odd Andersen)
Mosul (Iraq) (AFP) - "Two grooms are coming," a low voice crackles over the walkie-talkie, prompting a lanky Iraqi special forces soldier listening in Mosul to shout: "Boys! They've just dispatched two suicide bombers!"
The small walkie-talkie that Iraq's elite Counter-Terrorism Service seized from an Islamic State jihadist group member in Mosul last week has proven priceless in their drive for Iraq's second city.
All day, members of the CTS's Mosul and Najaf regiments take turns clutching the device up to their ears to intercept communications between jihadists in the city, the last one IS holds in Iraq.
They try to decipher IS codes and pick up where exactly jihadists are positioned in nearby neighbourhoods.
"Last week, we saw a man transporting some goods on his motorcycle in this neighbourhood, and we suspected him of being an IS member," said Staff Lieutenant Colonel Muntadhar Salem, head of the CTS's Mosul regiment.
He raised his voice to a near-yell so he could be heard over the incoming and outgoing mortar fire in Mosul's eastern Al-Samah neighbourhood as he related how the walkie-talkie was obtained.
"I saw he had this walkie-talkie clipped to his shirt, so we took it from him and kept it," Salem said, refusing to elaborate on what happened to the man, whose name was apparently Abu Yusef.
"Someone on the other end was calling 'Abu Yusef, Abu Yusef,' and Abu Yusef wasn't answering," he chuckled.
The battle to retake Mosul is now in its fourth week, and CTS forces have been at the forefront of the assault on the city's east, pushing IS back from several neighbourhoods.
But there are still weeks, if not months, of fighting still to go.
- Keep tabs on IS moves -
Five IS walkie-talkies have been seized so far in Mosul and divvied up among various CTS regiments so that each can keep constant tabs on IS movements.
The Najaf regiment was the unit that figured out references to grooms indicated incoming suicide attackers.
"It's because they believe they'll go to heaven and marry many women," scoffed Staff Lieutenant Colonel Ali Fadhel, commander of the regiment which has been monitoring Abu Yusef's walkie-talkie this week.
"They haven't changed their channels, which means they haven't figured out that we're listening," Fadhel said.
Two of his fighters -- Ahmed and Mohammed -- are on walkie-talkie duty.
Brows furrowed, the device sandwiched between them, they crouch outside the two-storey house that CTS forces have made their base in Al-Samah.
"That was an accent from Mosul, but sometimes you hear Algerian or Moroccan accents," Mohammed said.
A voice speaks up from the walkie-talkie: "Hussam? Hussam?"
Ahmed rolls his eyes, explaining that much of his time listening is spent waiting for valuable information or trying to make sure he doesn't lose the signal.
"But sometimes they reveal which neighbourhoods they're in and which weapons they're going to use against us -- whether mortars, rockets, snipers, or car bombs," he said.
Ahmed -- who first warned about the two incoming suicide bombers -- called out to his comrades just a hundred meters (yards) ahead, giving the position of IS fighters.
"Al-Qahira! They're between Al-Qahira and Tahrir!"
CTS members started firing mortar rounds towards the Tahrir area as Ahmed pressed the walkie-talkie back up to his ear once more.
MilitiaMan: Quote: ".the article is saying that Abadi is telling his commanders whoever plants a flag in the center of Mosul first….he’s going to give them a gift"~ Frank26
Quote: "For we are in the CENTER." ~ Frank26”
I wonder if the gift to the commanders is cooked Maliki over a bed of rice and an apple / date stuffing with a glass of Camel milk? lol
More likely to be Purchasing Power with the strongest currency in the world! That is now and has been for some time (imo) Article 8 compliant.
Meaning Iraq has obligations to raise the value of it. Per articles, once they "LIBERATE NINEVEH" they will launch, "" NATIONAL RECONCILIATION"" backed by the UNAMI, with force if need be, which by the way it has been publicly stated they are effectively done with it as far as structurally, and ready when you are IRAQ~! ~Militia
Harambe: Mosul: the city and province were once among Iraq's crown jewels
Mosul: the city and province were once among Iraq's crown jewels
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Mosul was once among Iraq’s most important industrial cities and a main source of income.
For more than two years it has been the ISIS stronghold in Iraq and is now at the center of a global coalition to evict the militants from what is Iraq’s second-largest city.
Economic analysts estimate the city’s natural resources to be abundant, rich in sulfur, cement factories, oil, gas and wheat.
“The ecological structure of Mosul is rich in minerals, some of which are rare in Iraq,” Dr Bewar Khansi, economic advisor at the Kurdistan Security Protection Agency, told Rudaw.
“There is a plant in Nineveh for producing sulfur called the Meshraq Sulfur Plant, with an annual capacity of one million tons of sulfur,” he said. “Nineveh sulfur reserves reach nearly 600 million tons, with an estimated worth of $10 billion.”
Sulfur is a versatile mineral used to produce a variety of things, namely military ammunition.
ISIS has used sulfur as a deadly poison in many of its attacks. Large reserves of sulfur produced at the Meshraq plant fell to ISIS when it took over Mosul in June 2014. Since then, some of the sulfur stocks have since been destroyed in coalition airstrikes.
Khansi notes that Mosul is also rich in a variety of valuable rocks that are found in the Nineveh plains, “such as marble, ceramic and carbonate rocks.” He said that the area of the Yezidi town of Shingal has some of the best marble in the region.
Water rich in minerals also counts among the natural wealth of Mosul. This water is often used for medical treatment by locals and draws tourists to the hub of Hamam Halil.
Mosul is dotted with more than 1,000 factories producing cement or concrete masonry units (CMU). This was used for local construction projects and, before the ISIS takeover, was supplied to other Iraqi provinces as well.
In addition, Mosul is home to one of the country’s biggest sugar plants, fed by sugarcane produced locally in the Nineveh plains.
Nineveh province is also rich in oil and gas. There are 22 oil and gas wells – mostly in the Kurdish-inhabited areas of the region – some of them currently operational and the rest under exploration, a source from Nineveh’s Oil Body told Rudaw.
According to the source, there are currently seven oil producing wells in the province, with three of them protected by the Peshmerga: The Batma well has a daily capacity of 1,000 barrels of oil, Ayn Zala can produce 5,000 barrels daily and Sufayeya has a daily capacity of 4,000 barrels.
In the past, some of the oil from these three wells was transported to the Kaske oilfield, and some to Turkey’s Ceyhan Port, through the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline.
Four other oil wells are located in Qayyara, Najma, Qasab and Bajawan, with a total daily capacity of 20,000 oil barrels per day. The Qayyara fields were recently retaken by the Iraqi army from ISIS.
Iraq’s oil ministry says that the Alan, Ibrahim, Sasan and Atshana oilfields are now also ready to become operational.
There is also a gas well in Shingal that was discovered in 2012, but has not yet been assigned for production.
Qayyara and Kaske are two large refineries in Nineveh province, with a daily refining capacity of 10,000 barrels of oil. These were the main sources of fuel for ISIS over the two years it occupied the area.
Nineveh was once Iraq’s bread basket as well, with more than half of its nearly 13 million acres of its lands fertile, it accounted for 45 percent of Iraq’s overall wheat supply.
Despite all its wealth, this rich jewel of Iraq has been of little benefit to its people, since the ISIS takeover froze its resources.
Due to proximity, the Kurdistan Region had been one of the biggest importers of Mosul’s natural wealth, forming a special economic bond between Mosul and Kurdistan.