Naphtali: So is anyone else encouraged with what we have witnessed in the news today?
I sure am!!
Q: Isn't the time limit about to an end for the reforms to be complete? Didn't the holy man give a specific limit for the process to be competed?
Saturday should be interesting to say the least.
Don961: Iraq’s powerful cleric says “deadline for government reform” ends Saturday
BAGHDAD, Iraq—The influential Shiite cleric in Iraq, Muqtada al-Sadr, announced Friday that his deadline for “radical government reforms against corruption” will expire on Saturday and warned of “grave consequences” for any party that would stand in the way of “punishing the corrupted officials.”
“If Prime Minister (Haidar al-) Abadi submitted a logical and convincing reform package to the parliament, we will support him in an effective way,” Sadr said in an announcement on Friday.
“But if the parliament refuses to endorse the genuine reform package, we will then direct our protests against the anti-reformists in the parliament,” Sadr said.
The announcement was read in Baghdad’s fortified Green Zone where Sadr supporters have staged daily protests in front of government ministries since February 12, when the colorful Shiite politician gave the Iraqi government 45 days to carry out “radical reforms.”
Sadr, who fought US army in Iraq in mid-2000 and still has his own security force, demanded that the new government selects its cabinet members among Iraq’s technocrats rather than the political parties.
The embattled Iraqi Prime Minister who came to office after a political deal was reached by Iraq’s fragmented factions in 2014, has found it increasingly difficult to secure support for his new cabinet which he has vowed to be both technocratic and reformist.
“If the Prime Minister is unable to go ahead with the reforms, I do not think he will survive all the pressure and inevitably go under,” said Tariq Gardi a Kurdish lawmaker in Iraq’s parliament.
Gardi believes Abadi does not have the needed political or public support for any major reforms as most parties have chosen not to back his plan, he said.
“I don’t think the ultimatums put forward by Muqrada al-Sadr would end up in street clashes, but I think the protests will continue for a while,” Gardi said.
Sadr, whose Ahrar parliamentary block holds 34 seats in the Iraqi national assembly, has warned that his supporters will storm government offices if reforms are fruitless.
Naphtali: Don 961 …..It is Saturday in Iraq right now!
So the 45 day waiting period is complete, the dignitaries are all assembled for ????
something, and the bad guys are being dealt with.
This is getting very exciting.... the plot thickens.
The scavenger hunt is getting more exciting.
Walkingstick: Urgent Abadi receives Ki - moon and the heads of the World Bank and the Islamic
Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi on Saturday met with UN Secretary - General Ban Ki - moon and the heads of theWorld Bank and the Islamic Jim Yong Kim and Ahmed Mohammed Ali..itba
Walkingstick: Ki-moon and the heads of the World and Islamic banks arrive in Parliament
Saturday, 26 March 2016
Walkingstick: House of Representatives finish the first reading of the draft law of the government banks
March 26, 2016
House of Representatives ended on Saturday, the first reading of the draft law of the government banks.
The MP said the National Alliance Hassan Khalati in a press statement that "the parliament in its session today completed the first reading of the draft law of the government banks."
The House of Representatives has resumed today held meetings to read and discuss a number of draft laws and committee reports also scheduled to hosting the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the President of the World Bank and the Muslim who arrived in Baghdad this morning.
Urgent Abadi: International plans to start next week to stand with the financial plight of Iraq
Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi said on Saturday during a press conference with UN Secretary - General Ban Ki -moon and the heads of the World Bank and the Islamic Pan "There are plans to start next week to stand with theplight of Iraq Almalah..itba
Aggiedad77: Well indeed....run don't walk....get these bills on the agenda....show the world you can "get-er done".....look at it as though your job depends on your efforts right now.....because I think it does.....
Hear that noise......the citizens await your efforts.....you need to do the right thing to make them happy....where is your sense of patriotism to your country and people.....go all out on this....we know you can do it.
Well I know this is Iraq and we are all well aware of their track record for dragging sandals in the sand....and I know how translations can sometimes get garbled.....but "stand with the plight of Iraq"......I'm taking that as time to "do your business.....or get off the pot".......oh to be a fly on the wall when Abadi met with Moon and Kim......
I'm thinking they told him that time is short if he expects to rule the roost much longer.....no they are not the Holy Men, but I'm sure that Abadi must have felt he was again on the hot seat......you want continued support from the UN.....from the World Bank......then listen to the Holy Men......listen to the IMF....listen to the US......your best interests are at risk here. Aloha Randy
Walkingstick: Urgent Ki - moon: surprised at the progress made by Iraq against Daash
Secretary - General of the United Nations Ban Ki - moon said on Saturday, I am amazed at the progress made byIraq against the terrorist Daash gangs.
Ki-moon said at a joint news conference with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and World Bank President and Chairman of the Islamic Bank I "visited Iraq for the eighth time and was surprised today to progress and successes achieved by Iraq against Daash" follows ..
Walkingstick: Islamic Bank: ready for an international meeting to restore stability to the liberated areas in Iraq
Saturday, 26 March 2016
Walkingstick: World Bank: we have allocated $ 250 million to restore stability in Iraq liberated areas
Said World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, the Sabbath, the allocation of $ 250 million to restore stability in the areas liberated from al "Daash", as he emphasized the need for intensified efforts to fight corruption and organized.
Kim said at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi and UN Secretary General Ban Ki - moon and the President of the Islamic Development Bank Ahmed Mohammed Ali was held in Baghdad, attended by Alsumaria News, said that "there are economic reforms and administrative intend to do to achieve stability , " he said . "we need a more intensive efforts to achieve this endeavor and for fight corruption and Daash. "
Kim added, "We have set aside $ 250 million in order to restore stability in the areas liberated from Daash , " noting that "We would like to offer everything we can in order to raise the level best for Iraq."
Stressed Kim, that " the entire international community stands with Iraq in its war against Daash in order to build an Iraq that serves all its citizens "and expressed hope" soon achieve peace in the entire race. " the Secretary - General of the United Nations Ban Ki -moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim , the head of the Islamic Bank Ahmed Mohammed Ali arrived Saturday (March 26 2016), to Baghdad on an official visit, and met with Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi and Foreign Minister Ibrahim al - Jaafari.
Aggiedad77: Seriously......$250 million......seriously.....that is like spitting into the wind......they need billions to rebuild what DAASH has torn apart......that might get repairs started on one city block. Aloha Randy
Walkingstick: Urgent Islamic Bank calls from Baghdad to convene a special meeting to rehabilitate the liberated areas
Islamic Development Bank President Ahmad Mohamed Ali said on Saturday during a joint news conference with Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi and UN Secretary General Ban Ki - moon will call a special coordination meeting for the rehabilitation of the liberated areas and reconstruction will be the bank 's important role so .. Follow
Doodlebug: JUBOURI ANNOUNCE THE ARRIVAL OF 43 LAWS TO THE STAGE OF VOTING, INCLUDING THE NATIONAL GUARD LAW AND AMNESTY
Brother - Baghdad - Said House Speaker Salim al - Jubouri, on Saturday, the arrival of 43 law to the stage of voting , includingthe National Guard and amnesty.
According to a parliamentary source said "the parliament speaker said during the parliamentary session today and there are 43 bill got to the stage of the vote, and called for parliamentary committees to speed upits completion, most notably the National Guard Act, the anti - terrorism law of general amnesty and the lawof accountability and justice and the law defining the mandates of the three presidencies."
The laws package migrated through several parliamentary sessions because of differences between the blocks on the legislation, including a general amnesty and accountability, justice and the law defining the mandates of the three presidencies. "
Doodlebug: SADR'S OFFICE: THE COMING HOURS WE DEFINE OUR POSITION ON THE POLITICAL SCENE
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Said al-Sadr's office in Baghdad on Saturday, said all Matsamana a degree of discipline and does not exist for anyone trying to broadcast the confusion in our ranks, adding Maseffersh We are waiting for the political scene in the coming hours to determine our position in the case of al-Abadi failed to present his new government.
The director of Sadr's office Ibrahim al-Jabri's / balances News / "All Matsamana in front of the green gates of a high degree of high discipline," denying "the existence of the elements of trying to sow confusion in the sit-ins."
He said al-Jabri, that "at a time in which we are keen on discipline we affirm Jahazeetna to meet any appeal out its current leader Moqtada al-Sadr."
He stressed that "we are continuing Batsamna and wait Maseffersh political scene in the coming hours," noting that "even in the absence of a Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi government technocrats, we will not do anything unless there are orders by al-Sadr."
It is said that the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr had given Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi until Saturday, to offer the new "technocratic" cabinet his booth, warning lawmakers who did not vote on the reform package.
Sources have indicated this morning that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi two more days to submit his booth ministerial Aljdidh.anthy may request