TLAR: The world needs Iraq's oil and the world needs Iraq's money. There are no dissenters in the UNSC to any move that is necessary to insure Iraq comes to fruition. All 5 permanent members have been on board since the invasion until today.
KAPERONI: I will say, the UN coming to Iraq regarding the CBI is great news. But there are two issues here.
1. The CBI and policies
2. The currency reform and implimentation
The problem that persists is Maliki's unwillingness to add value to the dinar. And I don't see him all of sudden saying...ok go ahead. Either the IMF/UN or others will have to tell him to "bud out" or he will have to be removed IMO before the CBI can move forward with this.
CARRELLO: Maliki folded like a deck of cards when the IMF said no ration cards and no gas subsidy, so the IMF has something that Maliki wants, and that gives the IMF and friends leverage.
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CARRELLO CONTINUES: Maliki has also been slapped by Turkey and the US on the Russian arms deal, the UN arrives at the CBI for coffee this morning, his dictator buddy Assad is ready to be executed or exiled, the US publicly published a replacement name for PM, and he is still begging for arms from the US, while the no-confidence vote is still on the horizon. Maliki may be grabbing up agencies, etc., but what looms within the larger picture outside of Maliki world.?
I am not too sure that all is going Maliki's way and it may just appear that way on the surface. JMHO.
TERRY: How can you truly be a dictator when you have the U.N. breathing down your neck and watching your every move. Lets hope at some point M realizes it is in his best interest to give value to the currency. Cause if it is not in his best interest, it won't happen. Maybe just maybe enough pressure can be applied. I wonder because I don't know what the terms of the billions and billions of forgiveness of the debt in re to the Paris club agreement. Does Iraq have to do certain things??? Is one of them add value to the currency???
Art: the best news in months what ive been saying right along world money power will not let a thug like miliki derail their money train ...you can bet the farm that shabibi has been spilling the beans to the imf, world bank and the u.n in the last few weeks ...miliki you in deep deep dodo.....release from chap 7 seriously doubt it with miliki throwing a new monkey wrench in on a daily basis naughty boy and they have been watching you
TLAR: All may not be as it seems. my best guess is they are not meeting with the CBI to investigate the claims of corruption any more than the deputy of defense met with maliki to discuss the strategic alliance between the US and Iraq. This is not business as usual over the last couple of days.
First the US announces that they have picked a successor to Maliki as part of a possible interim government until the new elections, then Moon visits Maliki at his office supposedly to discuss the Kuwaiti relationship, then the Deputy of Defense pays Maliki a visit to supposedly talk about the military alliance and partnership with Iraq and now the UN going into the CBI under the guise of investigating corruption and calling the bank an International bank which it is not..
The world just got all over this IMHO. Something is afoot. I believe Maliki has stepped in it. I have said since 2008 that Iraq is too important to the world to let it go to h***l in a hand basket.
An article just came out that said by 2023 it is expected that Iraq will be producing half the oil used in the world. Iraq cannot be lost to a despot who does not have an interest in developing the resources and continues to cause turmoil that long term might lead to a civil war.
This is a battle the world cannot afford to lose and I think we are witnesses to a world intervention. Remember they can't be seen as interfering or trying to control a sovereign nation. This is a mission of last resort and I believe we are watching this mission unfold as we speak.
The world needs Iraq's oil and the world needs Iraq's money. There are no dissenters in the UNSC to any move that is necessary to insure Iraq comes to fruition. All 5 permanent members have been on board since the invasion until today.