(Post by Debbie (The Call Squad))
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The Call Squad - August 23, 2011 - Episode 81
Patriot, Joey, Vic, Tim, Steve, Diana, Deb, Pam, Yukon
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Diana reads: Bloc in Maliki's coalition against the looming military option on the back of the port of Kuwait Mubarak 23/08/2011 15:16
Baghdad, August 23 / August (Rn) - threatened to block belonging to a coalition of state law, which led Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Tuesday Kuwait, they would resort to military option if it does not stop at the port of Mubarak's controversial 48 hours, saying it would start Balthhid if no response for that.
And block this threat be "knights of the rule of law" had joined the opposition against the project, the Kuwaiti military, including "Party of God," the Iraqi who fired warnings of Kuwait strongly worded that it would bombard the depth of the soil surface missiles - if the land did not stop the construction of its port.
Tensions have increased against the backdrop of these threats. Kuwait and deployed security personnel near the area where the port is built and that its troops are ready for any eventuality.
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Sattar said the Secretary-General of the slave block, "Knights of the rule of law" for the Kurdish news agency (Rn) "Amhlnahm 10 days through the statement of No. 4 to stop the construction of the port. Not the government of Kuwait and the Kuwaiti people responded to that."
"This matter led us to issue a statement of No. 5 and Kuwait that waits 48 hours to stop the construction before resorting to the popular and military."
The situation in Iraq and the foundation stone for the construction of the port of FAO in April in 2010, a year before the Declaration of Kuwait, Mubarak build a port, he did not initiate the implementation process so far.
Analysts say the reason at the feet of Kuwait on the construction of the port is the delay in the construction of a port of Faw, which are not directly built.
Recently a student and Iraqi Transport Minister Hadi al-Amiri - An opponent of the project Kuwait - the Iraqi government to speed up the implementation of the port of Faw Baghdad, which is planning to build since 2005.
Aboudi said, "We are serious and we will begin Balthhid (military) if they are not responding to our demands."
Often accused Iraqi officials of Kuwait and Iraq, provoked the transgression on their land through the "assault" on fishermen inside Iraqi waters or seeking to build wells slash oil.
And met with threats of Iraqi Hezbollah, welcomed by some Iraqi politicians, which has increased the tensions between the two countries and brought to mind the language of war between them, amid calls to resolve the crisis diplomatically.
Aboudi said, "Our decision came after the Iraqi government was unable to find solutions to stop the continuing abuses in Iraq."
And bombing the Turkish and Iranian province of Kurdistan on the regions of said slave "We Ntzer how the situation in the port until it is Mubarak's move to stop the attacks Turkish-Iranian."
The Kuwaiti authorities recently decided to build a port Mubarak Al-Kabir near the port of Khor Abdullah in Basra in southern Iraq. Iraqis say that it would lead to the narrow waterway to the Iraqi ports.
Kuwait has said it seeks to regulate shipping in the Persian Gulf with Iraq and was going to build the port despite the objections of Iraq.
Were raised in Iraq, calls for officials and activists to close the Kuwaiti embassy and the ambassador out of Baghdad to protest the construction of the port of Kuwait. Of the weighing-Shammari, the Open: Murtaza Yousuf
Joey talks about the article above: And before anybody gets upset and thinks that they’re fighting, which AIN’T TRUE, we all know what’s going on over there, and that they are cooperating very well, and making good progress. They’ve already settled this back in March. If anyone wants to know what they’re really doing over there with the port, listen to this…
Joey reads: Iraq reveals Kuwait signed with his delegation and the document is obliged to build a port in three stages only 23/08/2011 PM - 3:50 PM | Hits: 78
Detect the Council to support Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations, Tuesday, from Kuwait signed the document is obliged to build a port in three phases with the delegation of Iraq, and emphasized that the construction of the port if it is in four stages, that would be a negative impact on traffic of Iraq, he noted that Kuwait expressed its understanding through a memorandum of understanding signed between the parties.
He said the Secretary General Abdul Rahim Al Rifai in aninterview for "Alsumaria News", "Kuwait and signed with the Iraqi delegation recently visited on a document that commits the first to build the port in three stages only," noting that "the construction of the port if it is in four phases, the so will have a negative and harmful effects on traffic of Iraq. "
Rifai added that "the fourth phase of construction of the port means the port the work of building extensions and sidewalks, "noting that "the Iraqi delegation to reach a conviction that if he had not adopted a fourth phase the port will not constitute any damage to Iraq, "he says.
Rifai stressed that "the interpretation of art in the Party of Iraq was based on information from the authorities and companies have charts and graphs and conclusions of the technical confirm that the establishment of the port will be at the expense of the waterway Iraq, "noting that "the Iraqi government is will announce whether we have reached under the present negotiations to a conviction confirm the safety of navigation or not Iraqi. "
The Rifai that "the Iraqi delegation request documentation of Kuwait's commitment to a personal pledge to build the port in three stages only," adding that "The delegation also demanded that Kuwait maintains that what was shared with the Iraqi delegation is what will end it the work of the port, has expressed the Kuwaiti side readiness of during the signing of the document. "
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki decided on Monday (22 August 2011), introduced the report of the technical delegation who visited Kuwait to the Cabinet at its next meeting and the presence of all members of the delegation.
And Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, in the 27 of July last, that a committee of experts under the chairmanship of the advisers in the Office of the Prime Minister will visit Kuwait for talks on the subject, as pointed out that Kuwait has expressed its willingness to accept the Committee.
And threatened to block the Knights of state law internalized within a coalition of state law, today (23 August), the Kuwaiti government's military response, and mobilization popular during the 48 hours that did not stop the construction of a port Mubarak, stressing that the crowds on the Kuwait border would not stand in the Iraqis to respond to the encroachment on Iraq.
And was a member of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Massoumaal-Mubarak said "Alsumaria News", on Monday (22 August 2011), to rally her country's troops on the border with Iraq came after attempts by Iraqi groups, the storm "by force", accusing the Iraqi politicians who refuse to Port Project Mubarak of trying to revive the ambitions of President Saddam Hussein, as pointed out that the technical committee of the Iraqi realized that the project does not pose any harm to Iraq.
And escalated the rhetoric exchanged between both Iraq and Kuwait in recent weeks after it was preceded by information campaigns accompanied the crisis at the port of Mubarak, who has raised official and popular discontent in Iraq. http://www.burathanews.com/news_article_134115.html
Joey adds: And remember, this port is already about 15% done, they’ve been building it for months with the help of Hyundai. They think they can lie to us. We’re not going to deal with that. Isn’t it very interesting all the smoke screens?
Vic: Jumps in for commentary on the first article read. The biggest problems we’re having with the two ports, Mubarak and Faw. The economists are concerned that when they Port Faw, upon completion will lose 60% of it’s maritime business. It has to do with timing. Iraq was going to build the port long ago, but the designs from a variety of engineering studies, shallow channel & dredging issues, and sea life, fisherman lifestyles, and more have slowed down their plans, that are not even economic related. They’re trying not to squeeze the channel too much. About 14 miles belongs to each Iraq and Kuwait, but they’re trying to preserve a lot of other aspects to this cultural and historical access point. It all looks good, and both sides can make a lot of points and arguments. We know that Hyundai is building the port for both countries, and yes, things are going well, but there are a lot of considerations and factors much deeper in the fabric that are also of importance in their rush or haste to build economic growth through this construction for both countries.
Diana has a small one that reminds her of the Big News on Aug 10th about the London Conference September 7-8th; this comes with a 28 page PDF file of Kurdistan’s investment guide. If anybody wants this, go to The Iraqi Business News and download the Kurdistan Investment Guide;
Diana reads: Iraqi Kurdistan Launches New Investment Guide Posted on 22 August 2011.
The Kurdistan Regional Government’s representation in Washington has launched Invest in Democracy, the KRG’s official 2011- 2012 investment guide which outlines the business opportunities and investment climate for international companies in the region.
The investment guide includes forewords by President Masoud Barzani, Prime Minister Barham Salih, as well as British Foreign Secretary William Hague, US Under Secretary of Commerce and International Trade Francisco Sanchez and the United Arab Emirates Minster for Foreign Trade Sheikha Lubna Al-Qasimi.
This is the third official investment book since 2008 and includes interviews with ministers, officials and business leaders covering a range of sectors, from oil and gas to education and tourism, and a range of subjects, such as foreign relations and Kurdistan’s secure environment.
Kurdistan has a business-friendly investment law and its potential as a tourist destination and business hub is increasingly recognised internationally.
Please click here to download a copy of Kurdistan’s official 2011- 2012 investment guide.
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Joey: has some articles that talks about economic investment. She thought of Yukon who always talks about BBQ parties out by his pond. This is for you Yukie!
Joey Reads: Iraqi Trade is planning to rehabilitate all the food stores
Arbil, 23 August / August (Rn) - The Minister of Trade of Iraq, said the ministry plans to rehabilitate and renovate all the stores of food affiliate within the next three years, pointing to secure the ministry two(boiler) to unload food at the port of Umm Qasr, for $ 10 million.
Said Khairallah Hassan, told the Kurdish news agency (Rn)"according to the plan of the Ministry of Commerce, will be the rehabilitation of all the food stores of the Ministry and deployed in the Iraqi provinces to the year 2014, according to international standards."
"The ministry is concerned at the moment, to begin the first phase of rehabilitation operations through assignment of restoration of a number of stores to the contractor, is to begin implementation, in accordance with the rehabilitation plan is all the food stores until the year 2014".
The Minister of Commerce that "the history of the construction of stores of food in Iraq goes back to the eighties of the last century, are not available where sanitary conditions required, and therefore will qualify them all."
Said Hassan by saying that "rehabilitation operations will be in accordance with the stores in the State of Sweden, will be available in all health conditions should be available according to Almaiiralaalmih, which would have a positive impact in the food storage periods longer."
Project and secure the two (boiler), Hassan said, "The Boiler device is a device that is unloading shipments of food sugar, rice, lentils and a host of other foods, from steamers, and we will secure the two devices of this type to the port of Umm Qasr."
The Minister of Commerce as saying that "securing the two devices will contribute to the discharge of large quantities of food loads of cargo in record time, without fear of exposure cargo bags that tear, and the devices cost $ 10 million U.S.."
Joey: how about that Yukon?
Yukie: Killer! Joey has to bring the watermelon…and wants to know who is bringing the coconuts?
Joey like this one a lot; and reads: Iraq dreams big with infrastructure projects
Yahoo News - [8/23/2011]
In Iraq where renovating a single street can take years, government plans for a multi-billion dollar high-speed train to rival Japan's bullet train have been greeted with skepticism by many Iraqis struggling to get even basic electricity services.
The $10 billion project to build a railway connecting Baghdad to the southern provinces is the latest in a series of large-scale infrastructure proposals by Iraq's government to try to rebuild the OPEC oil-producing country after years of war.
Iraq needs development in almost every sector in a country where piles of rubble and incomplete buildings are commonplace more than eight years after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.
Most Iraqis, fed-up by the lack of jobs and pre-occupied with food rations and security concerns, have to contend with an acute water shortage and receive only a few hours of electricity a day from the national grid.
Baghdad, the capital, is plagued by badly paved roads and blast walls erected to protect buildings from bombings.
"The government cannot even accomplish projects that are much easier than the high speed train," said Ahmed Saleh, an architectural engineer. "The airport road they kept talking about for three years is still in bad shape."
Some analysts said the government was indulging in wishful thinking, refusing to acknowledge that a lack of funding, technical capabilities and continuing violence have put the break on development and foreign investment.
Violence from Iraq's war has fallen sharply since the height of sectarian strife in 2006-2007, but almost daily attacks, bombings and assassinations make security costs a huge part of foreign investment expense.
While oil investment is flowing into the country, investors in other sectors often complain about bureaucracy and red tape. Political infighting in the government is also helping delay projects in areas such as electricity and telecommunications.
"In reality it is not possible to implement these projects on the ground," said Yahya Kubaisi, an analyst at Iraq's Institute for Strategic Studies. "They are just dreams and wishful thinking by government officials."
Rebuilding Iraq's roads and transport system is vital for foreign oil companies to transport equipment as they develop the country's petroleum industry.
Iraq, which has the world's third biggest crude reserves, hopes to rebuild the country using its oil revenues, which account for more than 95 percent of state income.
But Iraq has little public transportation, relying mostly on taxis and minibuses and a dilapidated railway system connecting the provinces.
Baghdad signed a memorandum of understanding with French engineering group Alstom in June to build a 650 km-long railway and an express train, an official in the Transport Ministry said.
An initial agreement to build an overground urban metro line in Baghdad for $1.5 billion was also signed with Alstom in May. The first part of the project is expected to be completed in 2014.
Other large scale projects include the Sadr city slum "10 x 10" plan to build 150,000 flats, stores, parks and cinemas over 10 years. It was first announced in 2008, but Iraq has yet to award the deal to anyone.
The government says projects like the high-speed train and urban metro are achievable and blames the slow progress on budget shortfalls.
"The projects the ministries have put forward are realistic and serious," said Iraq's Planning Minister Ali al-Shukri.
"Their plans and estimated costs are ready but the issue all ministries face is that of financing."
Iraq's 2011 budget was $82.6 billion based on an average oil price of $76.50 per barrel and the deficit at $13.4 billion.
The Finance Ministry drew the 2012 budget at $98.3 billion based on oil prices of $85 a barrel with a deficit of $13.7 billion. It still needs cabinet and parliamentary approval.
Shukri said the government was leaning toward staggered payment contracts, where payments will be divided over a longer period of time, with interest, in order to go ahead with such big projects.
In addition to an overground metro, Baghdad is also looking at the construction of an underground rail transport system.
Plans for the underground, which date back to the 1980s, were first revived about three years ago. So far, the design of the metro is still being drawn up.
Baghdad Mayor Saber al-Issawi said part of the 2012 budget had been allocated to funding the metro, estimated to cost $3-4 billion, and asked for patience, saying infrastructure projects took a lot of time across the globe.
"Preparation of huge projects, even in advanced countries take three, four or even five years," he said.
"It is a matter of time."
Joey: How about that?
Vic: that’s very interesting that you read that article just as I wanted to read this one that complements it:
Vic reads: Iraq and Jordan ~ Jordan formally agree to extend the railway line from Aqaba to Iraqi border ...23/08/2011
Jordan formally agree to extend the railway line from Aqaba to Iraqi border
Baghdad / follow-up justice
The Jordanian government agreed to extend the formal plans Skki from the port of Aqaba to the Iraqi border length of 500 km.
A spokesman for the company's general rail Jawad Khersan that «the State Company for Railways of Jordan informed the Ministry of Transport that it had formally approved the extension of a line Skki from the port of game to the Iraqi border near Trebil and added that" Iraq has begun the implementation of the line of rail from the Ramadi area to the existing border in order to speed up the direct connection between Iraq and Jordan to support the movement of trade and industrial cooperation between two countries.
The volume of trade and industrial activities, except for oil between Iraq and Jordan to one billion dollars annually.
The Khersan that "the railway line between the two countries will be by two lines back and forth at speeds of up to 180 km / h. The vehicles will transport goods and passengers arrive in Iraq to the length of 400 km."
Vic: So in one article we read that people are not so sure that the transportation building can be done, but in another it has already started in a big way!
Yukon: Vic, how long is 180km per hour?
Patriot: About 120 MPH….
Yukon: Is that high speed relative to the bullet trains in Japan?
Vic: Normally the bullet trains are for passenger transport. But a train doing 120 mph is not bad.
Patriot: Last week the bullet train for 70 Billion was about 240 Km/hour which is …140 MPH, right, Vic?
Joey: Sounds like they’re getting a lot of money from somewhere, doesn’t it guys?
Joey: Asks Vic if he has a lead foot? Vic: agrees his last ticket was for 120 MPH, so yes.
Pam: Arises from some sick bed, sounds horrendously terribly sick, and the squad orders her back to wherever she came from, thanks for the help but no thanks!
Joey: More info on the troops today…pretty good article, and very important to Mr. Shabibi.
Joey reads: Iraq faces the dilemma of protecting its airspace
Posted 23/08/2011 10:00 AM
Baghdad (Alaa Youssef): raise the issue of the protection of Iraqi airspace more than a question mark with the approaching date for the withdrawal of U.S. forces end this year and the possibility of maintaining the U.S. trainers. Among the question marks the continued attacks on Iraqi territory from Iran and Turkey, without moving a muscle of Baghdad!
Despite the passage of eight years on the U.S. invasion, which had to dismantle the Iraqi air force, and the destruction of Iraqi air defense systems and military fleet of helicopters, but has not made any efforts to rebuild the Iraqi air force.
Imaging and reconnaissance
In this context, the airline revealed the Iraqi army commander, Major General Hamid al-Maliki, the Iraqi air for the inability to protect the Iraqi airspace after the American withdrawal from the country, he said in a press statement that the Iraqi Air Force currently has only imaging and reconnaissance aircraft only.
Reveals Major General al-Maliki announced that the Air Force continues until the moment do not have fighter planes, indicating that the dependence in the coming period will be the flight of the army to perform the functions of air protection until 2016, in addition to providing support to ground forces and navy in the fight against "terrorism" within the country, demanding government and parliament to work on deals to buy fighter aircraft.
Description of the commander of military power of the state of the Iraqi air force, approved by the Army Chief of Staff Babacar Zebari said that the army has the ability in terms of logistics for the protection of the atmosphere and the country's borders in the event of withdrawal of U.S. troops.
a government, he said, Iraqi Transport Minister Nouri cream of the island: "We put in our calculations that we strengthen the Iraqi air force after the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq," and added: "It is wrong to say that we can not protect the Iraqi airspace."
Revealed Nouri about a deal in F-16 with the United States, as well as the presence of 18 aircraft of Mig in Serbia deposited by the former regime for the purpose of rehabilitation, and will be recovered soon, but he stressed that the withdrawal of U.S. troops will not be by strengthening the Iraqi air force.
For its part, revealed the Iraqi Ministry of Defense Ministry's efforts to buy advanced air defense systems, fighter planes and aircraft from Washington, and the Czech Republic, the ministry did not explain the nature of this system and its ability to resist any foreign aggression suffered by Iraq.
In a related context, member of parliament for the Iraqi List, Omar al-Jubouri of the island, the reality of the Iraqi Air Force currently can not protect the Iraqi airspace, as it lost much of its requirements and potential of art, and need rehabilitation in the processing of aircraft and air defense system and the system of radars, as well as the training of pilots and technical personnel chock.
He stressed that the successive governments since 2004 until now could not develop a clear policy to develop the military capabilities of all sectors, including the Air Force, called on the government to speed up the deals for the processing of the joints Iraqi Air Force aircraft, and air defense systems, and others before the U.S. withdrawal by 2011 .
Lack of protection
in the meantime, saw the Iraqi military expert team first corner Raad Hamdani, that the protection of Iraqi airspace is difficult and complicated at the present time, and attributed the beginning of the deterioration of the Iraqi air force to the embargo on Iraq in the nineties of the last century.
He said the island revealed that the most serious in this matter is that the cadres of the Air Force and their capacities and capabilities and infrastructure of the academies, and factories over, like any institution of the other army after 2003.
And risks that may face Iraq in light of the capacity of air is weak, said al-Hamdani said that Mesopotamia has a lot of political problems and border and economic ties with neighboring countries, and the Air Force today is the decisive factor in the start and end an armed conflict with any party or country, pointing out that the Iraq is the weakest countries in the region in its ability to protect the airspace. http://www.babnews.com/inp/view.asp?ID=43953
Joey adds: That’s huge to come out and say that on the news, saying for Iran to hear, that they admit they are weakest in the area; Very big statement; and certainly timed to reinforce the need for our troops to stay.
Joey keeps right on talking without breathing and reads the next one: Zebari discuss with Jeffrey regulate the relationship with the U.S. embassy and consulates after withdrawal
Tuesday, August 23 / August 2011 16:11 [Baghdad - where]
Research and Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari with James Jeffrey, the U.S. ambassador in Iraq and his delegation regulate the relationship with the U.S. embassy and consulates in the transitional phase after the withdrawal of U.S. forces the end of 2011.
The Foreign Ministry statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of it on Tuesday that "I keep Zebari, U.S. ambassador to Iraq, James Jeffrey was in the meeting discussing the relations, Iraq - U.S. and regional developments, Arab and international."
He added that "the U.S. ambassador said the U.S. government approval for the adoption of the Ambassador Jaber Habib Jaber ambassador to Iraq in America."
It should be noted that the leaders of political blocs have agreed on the subject of a U.S. withdrawal as mandated by the Government of Iraq Balbdo talks with the U.S. which may be limited to issues of training under the Convention on the strategic framework for Iraq's need for training, and that political leaders will watch the talks to consider any final agreement with the U.S. side.
Under the security agreement signed between Baghdad and Washington on the end of November of 2008 that it should withdraw all U.S. forces from all territories and waters and airspace of Iraq no later than December 31 of next year 2011.
Iraq has signed and the United States, in 2008, the Convention on the strategic framework to support the ministries and agencies of the Iraqi transition from the strategic partnership with the Republic of Iraq to the areas of economic, diplomatic, cultural and security, as well as provide an important sustainable rule of law, including police development program and the completion of the coordination and supervision and the report of the Fund Iraq relief and reconstruction. / End.
Joey adds: This is all very good. We didn’t hear much about our old buddy Shabibi today, did we? Deb says she has one but wants to wait till later.
Joey reads another few: Amina Said: Barzani will intervene in the case of the blocks did not reach a solution to the crisis On: Tuesday 23/08/2011 13:20
Baghdad (news) .. confirmed the MP / coalition of Kurdish blocs / Amina Said the existence of a meeting at the home of President Jalal Talabani, leaders of political blocs to resolve outstanding problems ,indicating that in the event of failure of the blocks to the agreement there will be intervention of the President of the Kurdistan Regional Government .
The leaders of political blocs agreed at their last meeting, held at the home of President Jalal Talabani to present a paper containing a mechanism of action of the Council of strategic policies to Parliament for ratification, The House of Representatives voted in principle to the draft law on the National Council of politicians high in principle, after I read first
Saeed said in a statement (the Agency news) on Tuesday: "There will be a meeting soon brings together leaders of political blocs in the house of President Jalal Talabani, the security file and resolve other outstanding issues."
The Government was formed on the basis of the initiative of the President of Kurdistan, Massoud . Barzani, who is in continued support in the event of failure to arrive at an agreement, there will be intervention by him to complete the initiative.
The MP for / coalition in Iraq / Qusay Fri expected that there will be a meeting of leaders of political blocs after the feast, pointing out that the National Council for the strategic policies adopted by agreement to form a government.
Gomaa said in a statement (the Agency news) on Saturday: "In the last meeting of the leaders of political blocs agreed on the agenda, including the security ministries and the National Council for the strategic policies."
He added that "it is possible that there will be a meeting 'last of the leaders of political blocs after the holiday to resolve all differences and complete the formation of the government / End / 2. T. M /
Joey: Listen to this repeat: “He added it is possible that there will be a meeting, last of the leaders, after the holiday to resolve all issues, and complete the government of Iraq….”
Joey: Yukon, get your hot dogs, buddy!
Joey reads: Maliki intends to submit candidates for the security ministries to Parliament immediately after the Eid al-Fitr Tuesday, 23 August 2011
BAGHDAD - babysit - intends to Iraqi Prime Minister Nurial-Maliki's candidates to provide honest ministries (Defense and Interior) to the parliament after Eid al-Fitr directly.
In this regard, said the National Alliance MP for the names of al-Moussawi said Tuesday that the prime minister will submit the names of candidates for the ministries of security after the Eid holiday directly.
And al-Moussawi said, "that Iraq had submitted to 8 names of the candidates for the defense portfolio to the President of the Republic, but a coalition of state law, objected to this machine and asked to submit names to the Prime Minister on being direct about it."
She added: "The strongest candidate for the Ministry of the Interior, who was nominated by the National Alliance is Tawfiq al. The right to choose the candidate of the Ministry of Defense of the names provided by Iraq is the remains of the right-Maliki."
It continued: "The al-Maliki gave the promise that the candidate of the Iraqi Ministry of Defense would be among the names provided by Iraq in the event of Bahdha satisfied."
She noted: "The delay in this matter rests with the Iraqi in the race provided some names, and withdrawn after being approved by Maliki." http://alrayy.com/29489.htm
Joey: Really, the right of Maliki, I wonder who he will choose?
Vic: Do you think he likes Obeidi? (Squad all facetiously act confused to throw the author a ‘bone’, knowing that Obeidi has been in place since March, and all regular listeners here, also are jesting at the folly of the false news media attempts to hide facts and truth in their quest for confusion.)
Joey: chuckles and laugh about gallivanting to clandestine places with all this smoke and mirror disinformation.
Joey reads: Central: Inflation in Iraq exceeded 6% during the current year
Author: the future of Iraq 23/8/2011 0:00 Baghdad / Iraq's future
Central Bank of Iraq, today announced that the annual inflation rate in the country amounted to more than 6 percent this year, with the exception of the height equal to twice what it was last year, attributing it to increased inflation region of the dollar on the global level.
The adviser said the central bank Iraq the appearance of Mohammed Saleh: The inflation rate in the country since February, and to June of this year amounted to 6.4% after it was 3% during the year 2010, indicating that the reason was the vulnerability to the phenomenon of inflation in the dollar at the global level, and because Iraq has been used the dollar in import operations.
The added benefit is that food increased since July 2010 to July 2011 increased by 40%, and industrial materials by about 38%, indicating the willingness of the central bank to intervene in order to maintain monetary stability in the event exceeded the rate of inflation, the Red Line and close to two places places or less of them at a given.
Salih noted that the general budget of Iraq planning or discretionary for a year and not of income, capital, pointing out that the expenditure extends throughout the year, and thus there is a balance between revenues and expenditures.
Saleh indicated that the budget was formulated based on the inability of estimated 17 trillion Iraqi dinars, and based on the price of $ 76 and a half of a barrel of oil, with export capacity of 2.0002 million barrels a day, stressing that if Iraq sold its oil at a higher price of $ 76 and a half this would be a surplus budget. http://www.almustakbalpaper.net/ArticleShow.aspx?ID=8134
Joey: Imagine that, maybe they can do something to help everyone out. Wonder how he intends to do that?
Joey reads: CBI warns of spread of the phenomenon of money laundering
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 BAGHDAD - Naseer Goldfinch
Download the Iraqi Central Bank money transfer companies and some private banks full legal responsibility for the promotion of external transfers, fall within the scope of the activities of money laundering.
The official currency in an auction of the day's «Central» that auction currency is the only window through which feed the local market in foreign currency and convert oil revenues into cash, is instrumental in securing the expenses of the public budget. He explained that «the rate of the auction sale of currencies a day up to between 150 and $ 180 million, with a monthly trading between 3 billion and $ 3.5 billion, and exceed $ 40 billion a year». He pointed out that «the part of the money raised doubts in its use in money laundering, and investigating this possibility in the bank».
The expert said in the first appearance of the Central Bank of Iraq in favor of a statement to «life, that« a large proportion of the amounts mentioned above, ie, about 80 percent of them, foreign remittances go through the remittance companies and some private banks ». He added: «The Central Bank is suffering from a very big problem is the follow-up of suspicious».
And the reasons for lack of follow-through security services, expert explained that the central bank includes the so-called «the Integrity Committee», which operates a daily basis for the exclusion of applications is questionable, either made on behalf of fictitious companies or offices is very small, but you want to transfer large sums of money, or provided by companies, the names of many divided, lost to follow-up to the mass of the subject reviews. Warned the money transfer companies «not comply with requests to transfer funds abroad», demanded that subject them to scrutiny before they are submitted to the Central Bank.
He added: «It is true that the country is suffering a state of weakness in security controls, but these institutions and banks bear a moral responsibility and the protection of the local economy, washing of funds means plundering the wealth of the country and transferred abroad». He continued: «We are not able to monitor thousands of shops that banking funds are transferred to the outside».
In turn, explained the owner of an office of foreign exchange that «money out of Iraq continues on a daily basis and in accordance with prior agreements between the banks, Iraqi and other Arab and foreign». He added: «After the central bank raised the value of the amount allowed by converting it to the outside, from 10 thousand to $ 50 thousand for the people and merchants and factory owners and capital, have resorted offices to use the method of sharing the amount to pass through censorship, that is, the person is not allowed to remove one million dollars, for example, resort to these offices, which graduated him one million dollars during one hour of uninterrupted, as opposed to the proportion of high commission ».
He continued: «there are a thousand means can be circumvented through the law, such companies are foreign exchange received requests for conversion of the arms of subsidiaries represented by offices spread in the cities of all of Iraq, and execute the request for conversion directly in the exchange rate of certain profits, and add the amounts and fictitious contracts merchants
Joey: Huh? We throw around that word, Integrity, a lot don’t we? Shabibi stays focused on it!
Joey: And do we know what they do with Money Launderers? They hang them high for all to see.
Deb adds: Didn’t they just catch a couple guys?
Joey: Yea, remember, there were 470 Million USD worth of IQD currency in 10,000 dinar notes; they caught the culprits and the plates used to make the fakes, and they said they would get life in prison…with no reduction in sentence, and the people of Iraq, said, No, No, No…you will hang them, they tried to destroy our currency and economy! They don’t mess around over there.
Vic chimes in he has a good little article, and reads: Najaf grants $56m investment licenses
Najaf, Aug. 23 (AKnews) - The investment commission of Najaf announced Tuesday that it has granted two investment licenses worth $56 million - one to build a residential complex in Manathira district and the other to build a tourist hotel in Najaf city.
Wafi al-Bahhash, the head of the commission told AKnews that the residential complex will be built 17 Km south of Najaf and includes 795 residential houses that will be worth $51 million.
"The complex also includes service and entertainment facilities, and the license was granted to Dar Engineering Company," he said.
"The second license was granted to an Iraqi investor to build a four story tourist hotel that will cost $5 million."
The Investment Commission of Najaf granted 170 investment licenses since its formation in 2007 with a value of $6.2 billion.
The national commission is exclusively responsible for all strategic investment projects, while the bodies within the regions and provinces are responsible for investment planning and the granting of investment licenses in their areas.
By Salah al-Khuzae RN\PS http://aknews.com/en/aknews/2/258606/
Vic adds: Najaf is about 100 miles outside of Baghdad. Vic figures $51 million for 795 home = $64,150 per home…it seems like they are actually starting to get construction started on homes, right?
Joey agrees and adds: And do you know how that is possible, Vic? Because of all the articles we’ve been seeing about banks, and the Multi-National mergers or partnerships with smaller Iraqi banks. Remember that Warka is planning to merge with State Charter, who has 120 banking locations internationally and is now able to offer loans of any amount or quantity. And they have just said that they are so glad that they get to merge with Warka because those types of opportunities have almost faded away in Iraq. The banking system is almost in place!
Vic: Definitely, thanks for that.
Deb reads Bond-Lady’s favorite article of the day, reads: Commodity prices continue to rise because of the turmoil and confusion, the local neighborhood
Tuesday, August 23 - August 2011 11:02 . Attributed specialists rise of prices to many reasons including the additional restrictions set by the authorities of customs on imported goods, in addition to the turmoil in some neighboring countries, as well as the rise of oil prices, and gold and the depreciation of the dollar, Mtnin on the policies of the Iraqi Central Bank to maintain the value of local currency and the re- confidence.
Experts criticized the continuation of economic policy the country's current, describing erratic and blundering in the absence of a clear vision, loss of government support for industry and agriculture LAN's.
and talked Statistics Central Bank of the recent rise in inflation between the months of February and June by 6.4% after it was 3% in the past year, indicating that the rate of food prices, last July, recorded a rise by 40% over the same period last year, and that the rate of industrial materials prices have risen by 38% compared to last year.
In an interview with him said Amir Mattar, financial intermediary and early deals on import and export, to "the condition set by the government on goods imported" quality certificate ", in addition to the events taking place in some exporting countries to Iraq such as Egypt and Syria, plus the tension on the border with Kuwait," as the leading factor in the rising indicators of prices and inflation in the the country.
and draws rain that "what we use now is our shame, and goods entering Iraq does not meet the domestic demand," denying "to be unemployment and the granting of loans a major cause of increasing the volume of inflation."
and praised the financial intermediary on the "policy of the Central Bank in maintaining the value dollar, "returned" any rise of the dollar moving in the high commodity, and an indication of a serious lack of confidence in the national currency, which will increase the risk of inflation, "he said, adding that" the step which the Bank intends to take to raise three zeros from the currency will improve the reputation of the dinar, and reduce inflation, steady " .
The Central Bank of Iraq signed last June, that the volume of inflation in Iraq during the month to 7%, while noting that high oil prices in world markets, one of the causes of inflation in the country, he stressed that commodity production National weak compared with the production service, which witnessing a rise.
For his part, Majid picture, senior economist, said in an interview with "the world", that "there is a rise in the goods of local and global in general due to high oil prices, with the result that rose all the raw materials and final."
He adds, "as the dollar's decline , high gold prices to unprecedented numbers in its history, plus the natural disasters and political events, all leading to reduced supply, and the impact on prices. "
and draws an economist that "any vibration in the security situation would certainly lead to an increase in transport costs, it which is reflected on the price increase as well, "he said, adding that" the greed of merchants and exploitation of exceptional circumstances, especially in the month of Ramadan, is one of the most important reasons for the increase mentioned. "
and carrying mock Iraqi government responsible for rising prices and inflation "because of the lack of clear economic policy parameters," criticized the "confusion and random steps is studied such as imposing customs duties, in addition to evasion of consumer protection, and neglected domestic product, and the lack of attention to the private sector, and the worsening electricity crisis, and to overlook the monopoly in the import process, and rampant corruption."
and notes that "The absence of industry, agriculture, LAN's and weaken led to the inability of Iraq to determine prices, uncle of his ability to cover domestic demand."
He also criticized the economic expert, "the high financial budget of 96 trillion dinars this year, to 115 trillion next year," adding that "an increase consumption expenditures of the state, thereby increasing demand and rising prices. "
But he also praised the role played by the Iraqi Central Bank to "preserve the value of the dinar, and its contribution to restore confidence to the national currency," calling to "make way for him to fight inflation, and solve the obstacles to policy Cash successful so far. "
Majid picture and unfortunately for the "waste of the previous possibilities, with the lack of financial control to remember, or the political will to hold negligent, in the absence of a clear vision for the exploitation of those resources in light of the experience of 8 years." He warned of "continuing this policy chaotic," adding that the country is going through "a real economic disaster, its solutions are absent, and that what being a prosthesis only solutions." The economic expert concluded that "Iraq needs radical solutions are robust in the development of the private economic sector and the public, and monitoring of the extra money for real development, at the expense of operational spending, to reduce the exacerbation of the error and evaluate things.
Joey: I like to hear that word ‘obstacles’ because CBI people have said that they are timing the lifting of zeros with the removal of ‘obstacles’. I remember them referring to the concept of ‘dropping of the zeros’ as their ‘radical solution’. We’re hearing it again. It sounds like Shabibi needs the new currency, in order to fix the inflation, and the people are using the code words, for RV…’radical solution’ is lift the zeros which means re-denominate the currency by releasing the low denominations of notes and coins so the Revaluation can give them purchasing power.
Deb: This sounds like a permission slip for Shabibi to implement the fix, right?
Deb: Gives a thank you to Bondlady for the best article of the day!
Patriot: reads a question about a June 1st article Joey read, where the query believed she read that Shabibi has stated, give me a three day weekend or holiday and I can give you an RV.
Joey: Doesn’t remember saying that, but does agree that the person’s memory could be about discussions they’ve had and their long held beliefs that it could come over a holiday.
Vic adds: We’ve never known whether it would be their holiday or a US holiday, but the upcoming week or two has both countries having a holiday. Labor day for the US, and the Iraqi ‘Eid’ ends on the 29th with three days of festivals, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday would conclude Eid, …and then with Friday being their holy day and Saturday finishing the weekend off so that could be going into a 5-6 day holiday there.
Vic: reminds that we have our own special holiday with Labor day coming up, too!
Patriot: Yea folks, they’re just following the process, as we’ve been saying. Go get yourself The Iraq Project and you’ll see that they are taking that document step by step.
Steve reads email: Canada Q: Asks about several articles referring to Allawi and other politicians seem to be still seeking defense minister position candidates and decisions from the parliament with no end in sight?
Joey: They decided on those ministers in March. They’ve been positively in there positions for months now.
Steve: Thanks God that we have Joey; and warns people if they read the daily news without the foundational archive of details and established facts from which they’ve been building, it can be very confusing and frustrating.
Joey INSTRUCTS: The whole argument was about ‘who got to choose the ministers”? And it was granted to Prime Minister Maliki, months ago. The cabinet belongs to Maliki, so he gets to choose the people that work around and for him, as far back as March 18th, 2011 there was a consensus of a vote, for Mr. Obeidi to sit in the position of Defense Minister. I find it very interesting that they tell us we now have dual ministers in this role, and I thinks it’s very strange that Mr. Maliki and parliament decided to reduce the size of the ministerial staff. I truly believe that it is very possible when articles tell us they have these ‘candidates’, it is either that Mr. Obeidi is both the Defense and the Security Minister, or that Mr. Obeidi is indeed both the Defense and Interior Ministers. And when you look at all that the Defense Minister encompasses, it would make sense that one man to occupy both of those two interrelated offices. But the man’s name is, Mr. Obeidi, and he has been Maliki’s choice since day one. And when they said again today, it is Maliki’s right to choose his own cabinet, you’d better bet it does, and you bet he chose Obeidi.
Joey: It is done, it has been done.
Patriot: And they are doing a lot of recycling of information. Not the day it was posted, but the day it was written…maybe a couple years ago, sometimes, and gets put back into press again
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