(Dinar Recaps Note: PIF's comments are above each news article in italics and all caps.)
GOOD MORNING/AFTERNOON EVERYONE, THE NEWS IS LIGHT TODAY MANY THINGS AE BEING REHASHED OUT THERE.
THE GOVERNMENT IS BEING FORMED, WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT MALIKI IS CALLING PLAN A AND PLAN B FOR HOW THEY WILL PICK THE MINISTRIES.
PLAN A IS AN ALL INCLUSIVE GOVERNMENT WHERE EVERYONE GETS ALONG AND THERE IS A NICE BLEND OF SUNNI, SHIITE AND KURDS IN POSITIONS OF THE MINISTRIES. THE PROBLEM WITH PLAN A IS THAT THERE ARE A FEW BLOCS THAT HOLDING OUT PRESENTING THEIR CANDIDATES WANTING THEIR DEMANDS FOR THIS OR THAT GRANTED FIRST. THIS FORM OF LETS CALL IT NEGOTIATING IS CAUSING TO MANY DELAYS WHICH HAS LED TO THE PLAN B OPTION.
PLAN B IS NOT AS INCLUSIVE AS IT COULD BE. PLAN B WILL BE USED TO GET THIS GOVERNMENT FORMED IN A TIMELY FASHION. PLAN B WILL CONSIST OF CANDIDATES FROM THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE. PLAN B WILL ONLY BE USED IF THE UNREASONABLE UNCONSTITUTIONAL REQUEST OF THE BLOCS DO NOT STOP AND THE FORMATION OF PLAN A IS NOT IN A TIMELY MANNER.
IRAQI CULTURE IMO DEMANDS HEATED DEBATES OVER EVERYTHING. THEY MUST HAVE AN EXTRA HAGGLE GENE. THEY ARE UNBELIEVABLE AT TIMES WITH THEIR ABILITY TO DRAG THINGS ON. THIS BEHAVIOR WE IN WEST FIND FRUSTRATING, BUT IN THE MIDDLE EAST HE WHO HAGGLES BEST AND ARGUES THE MOST GETS THE AWARD.
THIS PLAN A PLAN B STRATEGY SHOULD NOT EVEN BE NECESSARY, AN INCLUSIVE GOVERNMENT IS WHAT EVERYONE WANTED, BUT MALIKI AND ADABI HAVE MADE IT CLEAR THEY WILL NOT PUT UP WITH STRONG ARM TACTICS AND ONLY DEMANDS WITH IN THE CONSTITUTION WILL BE CONSIDERED.
THE MINISTRY OF PLANNING CONFIRMED THAT THE INFLATION RATE DID NOT RISE ABOVE 2% IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS. THIS IS VERY SIGNIFICANT TO THE CURRENCY REFORM. ACCORDING TO THE IMF THEY NEED TO STAY WITH IN 2% WITH OUT MANIPULATION OF THE MARKET RATE FROM THE CBI RATE. I DON’T REMEMBER AND I WILL CONFIRM FROM THE IMF SITE BUT I THINK IT IS 90 DAYS THEY NEED TO HOLDS THAT 2%. THEY HAVE BEEN DOING IT ALREADY FOR SOME TIME, BUT I WILL CONFIRM LATER, OR YOU CAN GO TO THE IMF WEBSITE AND CONFIRM HOW LONG IS REQUIRED
ALRIGHT NOW SO WE WAIT AND WE WATCH AND WE SEE WHAT THEY PRESENT NEXT WEEK AT THE TUESDAY PARLIAMENT METING.
HERE WE GO WITH THE NEWS
HERE IS PLAN A AND PLAN B DISCUSSION
Maliki: Invite (Biden) away from the launch file splitter
By kareem Kahdm 27/8/2014 01:40
Criticized Prime Minister outgoing Nuri al-Maliki's remarks, Vice President Joseph Biden on the formation of regions on sectarian backgrounds, asking him to respect the Constitution and not to put the issues of harm to Iraq, urged the Iraqi people to respond to those statements.
Maliki said in a speech Wednesday weekly "I suggest, and this is my opinion, has been approached by Prime Minister-designate and the rule of law and the other blocks, two plans to form a government," explaining that "the plan (a) is that the government will be broad-based and involves everyone and that they do not put sticks or obstacles in the way of its formation
. "Maliki said that "in the event of lack of response from others to facilitate the process of forming a government has to be the trend to the plan (b) because the lack of modulation means entering into chaos might drag us into serious repercussions," he said, adding that "this plan is to go towards the political majority who believes and agrees and wants formation of the government to meet directly with the Prime Minister-designate formed. "
And the prime minister of the outgoing that "according to this plan are named ministries Wim go to parliament for a vote and we have the ability to pass government voices of the participants of all the ingredients," stressing that "this does not mean that the component will deprive and is formed of another component, but will be formed of all the ingredients but not on the basis of the negotiations, which hinder the formation.
MALIKI WARNING THE BLOCS AGAIN TO REDUCE THE DEMANDS, HE SAYS THEIR REQUEST ARE SKY HIGH AND NOT WITH IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL LIMITS.
Maliki calls for the fall of the blocks to reduce demands
By kareem Kahdm 27/8/2014 1:32 a.m.
Prime Minister outgoing Nuri al-Maliki, Wednesday, the political blocs to reduce its demands, stressing that such demands "unconstitutional and not to obstruct the formation of the government", as he emphasized that each violation of the constitution and some of them need to be legislation and the time to implement them.
Maliki said in a speech Wednesday weekly that "the political blocs to reduce its demands and to be on the basis of the Constitution," explaining that he had "heard about the demands of the roof that is high even thought that impede the process of forming a government."
Maliki said that "among the demands of what is contrary to the Constitution and some of them need to be legislation and the time to implement it," he said, adding it is "suffering the same and the same demands that we face in the last stage and now are back to face the demands which are not based on contexts we can reach with them to possible solutions satisfying all components of the people, by the constitution. "
He called for political blocs to "cooperate with the Prime Minister-designate and provide serious candidates for the formation of the government in order to avoid the repercussions that may occur in the event of drained constitutional period of its formation," stressing the need for "all efforts are directed towards capacity and formation of the government."
THINGS ARE NOT FINAL YET BUT IT APPEARS THE SUNNI HAVE INTERIOR, HEALTH, ELECTRICITY, INDUSTRY AND HIGHER EDUCATION. THERE ARE 17 MINISTRIES IN ALL THAT NEED TO BE FILLED.
National Alliance's (et al): We have not reached a final agreement
By kareem Kahdm 27/8/2014 12:56
The MP said the bloc Badr parliamentary affiliated to the National Alliance Razak Mahabs no truth to reach a final agreement between the blocks because the negotiating committees are still at the beginning of their work was not up to these agreements developed, stressing that "the National Alliance did not arrive until the moment an agreement between the mass of the division ministries. "
He Mahabs in a statement singled out by the reporter Agency for News News (et) that "negotiations are ongoing between the political blocs on the papers submitted from Kurdistan and the Union forces, and then be a consensus on ministries, noting" that the division of ministries will be according to the elections and the points
. "In spite of spending more than half of the length of time to form a government, but the political blocs did not arrive until the moment to agree on the division of ministries and political positions, in spite of their support for the prime minister-designate, and shows the source that it was agreed to be the vice president of the leader of a coalition united Osama Najafi, the deputy prime minister, the leader of the Arab List for the post of Saleh al-Mutlaq, the negotiations resulted in the Sunni bloc to get bags of Interior and Health, electricity and higher education and industry .
THIS IS A VERY HOT TOPIC. JUBOURI IS MEETING WITH SECURITY CHIEFS TO TRY AND UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED AT THE SPYKER ACADEMY TO THE STUDENTS. THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL PARLIAMENT SESSION BETWEEN THE SECURITY CHIEFS AND THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS. MALIKI IS BEING CALLED ON AS THE GENERAL COMMANDER OF THE ARMED FORCES TO GIVE EXPLANATION AS WELL AS TO WHAT HAPPENED. WE DO NOT KNOW THE DATE YET FOR THIS SPECIAL SESSION OF PARLIAMENT
Parliament Speaker meets with security chiefs to discuss the issue of Spyker
By kareem Kahdm one fifty-three 27/8/2014
The Chairman of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri, a meeting with security chiefs to discuss the issue of Spyker and the allocation of a hearing to discuss the issue with the presence of the victims.
The source said a parliamentary correspondent for the news agency of the news (et) that "House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri was held, today, a meeting with security chiefs, including the commander of Salah al-Din Ali Furaiji and police chief of the Federal government, to discuss the issue of Missing Base Speicher."
He added that "the conferees will now devote a parliamentary session held in the coming days to discuss the issue in the presence of security leaders and families of the victims."
The organization "Daash" executed hundreds of prison inmates Badush in Mosul and students Base Speicher north of Tikrit when to impose its control over these areas, the middle of last June, while security sources said that the reason for their execution dates back to the sectarian backgrounds.
Organization and dissemination of timely images on the Internet for young Menbtahin on their faces in the open and masked gunmen standing behind their weapons toward the nozzles mentors young people, and said that these are part of the Base Speicher students who have been executed, while the places of their bodies remained unidentified.
ABADI IS CALLING ON ALL COUNTRIES THAT DO NOT HAVE AN EMBASSEY IN BAGHDAD TO OPEN ONE. HE IS ALSO WELCOMING FOREIGN COMPANIES TO INVEST INTO IRAQ.
Abadi calls on states that do not have to open embassies in Baghdad
By kareem Kahdm 27/8/2014 5:41 a.m. | Views: 1
Prime Minister-designate Haider al-Abadi, Wednesday, states that do not have embassies in Baghdad to be opened to enhance cooperation, stressing that Iraq is looking forward to excellent relations with the countries of the world.
Ebadi said in a statement issued on the sidelines of a meeting with Ambassador of Canada in Iraq Bruno Sakomana presence of the Chargé d'affaires Rorepett Bisset and director of the Canadian Agency for International Cooperation Michael Callan and extension of the Ministry of Defence of Canada in Amman, and received the Agency for News News (et) a copy of the "States that do not have embassies In Baghdad, to aggressively open to enhance cooperation. "
Abadi added that "Iraq is looking forward to excellent relations with the countries of the world," calling on the Canadian government to "encourage its companies to invest in Iraq and open the prospects for economic cooperation during the next phase."
For his part, congratulated the Canadian ambassador in Iraq Bruno Sakomana his name and the name of his government, "al-Abadi occasion asked to form a government," hoping to "success in his mission."
The prime minister-designate Haider Abadi expressed during a meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borg Brindh, in the August 25, 2014, expressed the hope that the coming period would witness further movement to strengthen relations between Iraq and the countries of the world.
THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING, BASARA IS PREDICTING SIGNIFICANT ECONOMIC GROWTH. THEY AIM TO CREATE A MARKET FOR SECURITIES AND THEY ARE SEEKING TO CONSOLIDATE THEIR ECONOMIC RELATIONSHIP WITH STANDARD CHARTER BANK AND INTERNATIONAL BANKS
Basra looking with an international bank possibility of joint economic cooperation
Wednesday, August 27 / August 2014 11:56
[Search governor of Basra Majed Nasraoui his official office, on Wednesday, with Gavin Wishart Executive Director of Standard Bank Chardler the possibility of joint economic cooperation.
According to a statement of the province received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it today that "the meeting discussed the consolidation of the economic relationship between the province and international banks, especially the Basra future projects grand strategy, and these projects need to global banks sober for the provision of financial dependence."
The Nasraoui between Basra during the meeting that in the coming period will witness significant economic growth, which makes it imperative for the local government to build an integrated banking system," adding that Basra is eligible to be the economic capital of Iraq because of the advancement of important economic factors.
He added the governor of Basra, according to the statement that "the local government aims to create a market for securities because it has elements of it," calling the visiting delegation for the meeting with the Economic Commission in the Office of the province to coordinate joint action. "
He was Standard Chartered Bank banking operations for the companies in Iraq with the opening of its headquarters in Iraq, and its first branch in Baghdad in November 2013, the bank aims to meet the financial needs of growing clients of global institutions operating in Iraq, especially of the sectors of oil and gas, construction, telecommunications and infrastructure Altanah.anthy 60
WE KNEW THIS WAS COMING, I HAVE JUST BEEN WAITING TO SEE MOREIIN MAIN STREET MED.
China May Regret ‘Free Riding’ in Iraq
“Unless China invests in counter-terrorism operations internationally, it will face the consequences domestically.”
By Simone van Nieuwenhuizen
August 26, 2014
As ISIS’s influence in Iraq and Syria continues to spread, international commentators have begun to look towards China. As the most significant foreign investor in Iraq’s oil and a beneficiary of stability in the Middle East, many have argued that China should be playing a more active role in maintaining the stability of the region.
China’s interests in the Middle East are not only economic. Chinese officials frequently emphasize that China itself is the victim of terrorism. Following a string of terrorist attacks beginning last year, President Xi Jinping labeled Xinjiang China’s “frontline of terror.” In May 2014, Xi announced a year-long campaign against terrorism in Xinjiang, and Xinjiang Party Chief Zhang Chunxian declared a “people’s war on terror.” The government’s controversial strategies include offering substantial monetary rewards to informants, deploying drones, and cracking down on outward displays of Islamic beliefs and practices. In the three months following the knife attack at Kunming Railway Station in March, Xi Jinping publicly raised the issue of counterterrorism 22 times.
While China supported UNSC Resolution 2170, which strongly condemned extremist groups in Syria and Iraq and promoted sanctions against ISIS and its affiliates, China’s non-intervention policy and lack of military capabilities have prevented it from taking decisive action against ISIS.
In an interview with the New York Times earlier this month, U.S. President Barack Obama openly criticized China for being a “free rider,” saying he had joked with his colleagues: “can’t we [the U.S.] be a little bit more like China? Nobody ever seems to expect them to do anything when this stuff comes up.”
China’s domestic media responded by highlighting the country’s positive impact on Iraq’s post-war development, citing delivery of humanitarian aid and investment in infrastructure. The Communist Party newspaper People’s Daily labeled the U.S. “invaders” and “abandoners,” while calling China a “cooperator” and “constructor.” In an op-ed for Caixin, one commentator argued that China should not be forced to enhance its presence in the Middle East at the “exhortations of other countries,” and should continue to “advance its influence [in Iraq and the Middle East] through the area of trade and economic ties.”
While its economic might has served it well thus far, China may not be able to rely on it for much longer. The fact is, China has also found itself a target of ISIS. In July, ISIS claimed that it would seek to rule over Xinjiang in response to China’s “seizing [of] Muslim rights.” There have been reports that Uyghur women and girls have received phone calls from ISIS operatives encouraging them to become their sex slaves. Wu Sike, China’s special envoy to the Middle East, has claimed that as many as 100 extremists from Xinjiang are currently receiving training in Syria and Iraq.
Ultimately, unless China invests in counterterrorism operations internationally, it will face the consequences domestically. As disunity within its own borders begins to pose a greater security threat, the government will need to initiate a serious discussion of ways in which it can make a contribution to global anti-terror efforts. China’s handling of this current crisis will become a test case for its future as a responsible stakeholder.
OK FOR NOW THAT WRAPS THINGS UP. WHERE DO WE STAND RIGHT NOW? HOPEFULLY CLOSE.
THERE IS SOME IRREGULARITY IN THE NEWS TODAY. MOST EVERYTHING THAT IS OUT THERE TODAY WE HAVE SEEN. WHY THEY ARE BRINGING IT BACK WITH A DIFFERENT SPIN I DON’T KNOW, BUT I ALSO DON’T TRUST IT SO WE JUST LEAVE IT OUT THERE.