aggiedad77 » March 12th, 2015, 12:34 pm
Thursday News Summaries and Commentaries
Iraqi forces seize control of Tikrit in major battle against Islamic State
Strong Iraqi combined forces are working their way into and through Tikrit, once a strong hold of ISIS....they continue to battle them in some areas around the city but 90% is said to now be in the hands of the Iraqi fighting forces....as for the lack of US air support in and around Tikrit....likely due to perceived added support from the Iranians at this time...that just makes great international business sense....
We don't like who you are rubbing elbows with so we are going to take our fighters elsewhere....what message does that send to the Iraqi's....IMO....it could lead to stronger bonds with the Iranians, not shy them away from them.....
So goes our foreign policy.....yep...shaking my head....as for the efforts of the Shiites remaining in Tikrit and what they would likely do to the Sunni inhabitants....let us hope that PM Abadi and his government would not stand for what the previous government chose to allow and enforce....pray that Iraq as a country is improving.
Saudi FM: Iran is Taking Over Iraq
Even the Saudi's speak of the Iranian presence in Iraq at this time as fighting grows in intensity against DAASH.....the Iraqi Foreign Minister claims that Iran is helping but has not sent armies to fight for Iraq.....that in this fight Iraq maintains its sovereignty....Iraq seeks good relations with both Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Abadi infallible and affirm their support for Kirkuk and hail as "victories" on the Peshmerga (Daash)
PM Abadi and President Masum both hail the efforts of the Peshmerga in and around Kirkuk as a victory....calling it success without discrimination for the area.
Keywords: cash sales dollar continuously .. no ceilings on the withdrawal of funds
The CBI has been reported to have given the green light on deleting the 000's....as well as creating new mechanisms to be used in trading the USD....claims that stopping the auctions have proven to stop the smuggling of currency out of the country....and that some see a strengthening of the IQD at this time....
The governor of the CBI stated that the mechanisms they have currently chosen to follow help to eliminate money laundering and at the same time work towards maintaining a market economy for Iraq....meanwhile the CBI is working to support the private banking industry by pushing Parliament for guarantees of deposits for the banks....stating that the Bank is working on a new deposit law that will be presented to Parliament in the next few days....he does touch on the 000's project stating that it is not off the table that it is being studied carefully because its implementation will be a serious endeavor for them.
Economic attributes the rise in the dollar price of Article 50 of the Budget Law
Calling a spade a spade....the head of the Association of Private Banks is even saying today that the rise of the USD over the IQD i the exchange rate is the fault of Article 50 in the Budget Law....the CBI had no knowledge that the Parliament would add such a thing to the budget as the cap listed in Article 50....shaking my head at the audacity of the Parliament on some things....keep your nose out of what is not rightfully yours to regulate.
The government and the central budget ... Iatradan intervention in appeals tunnel and House confirms the legitimacy of the continuation of an expanded ..tgarir
A battle is shaping up against the COM and Parliament over some 17 articles that Parliament placed in the Budget Law....the primary focus of attention may indeed be Article 50 that pertains to the cap that Parliament is trying to place on the CBI with regard to daily auctions.....
The CBI responded by canceling the auctions on 2/19/2015.....saying the actions by the Parliament go against the banking laws established for the CBI and the Bank consequently filed a complaint with the Federal Supreme Court because of the Parliament action....
The reaction has given way to basically two bulls in a china closet....both pushing and snarling at the other in political ways....but it seems clear to me that Parliament may have overstepped some boundaries with Article 50....but the judicial ruling is awaited at this point....
We also await an challenge that PM Abadi will be offering against the budget as written as well....meanwhile the Parliament....at least by one MP's claim will be moving forward with the budget as written....oh.....who remember Peyton Place from the '60's.
Parliament held its starts to read a number of draft laws
So the Parliament met today and commenced reading of several draft laws....all seem of lower importance than what could have been read at this point.....some laws need to find their way out of committee clutches so they too can be read.
Economic parliamentary: there are more than ten thousand forged import license
It would seem that over 10,000 import licenses in Iraq are forgeries.....not a good thing, but is it really all that surprising coming from the efforts of the former government.....corruption was the key buzzword for many years with them....in this case the forgeries lead to a great disservice with regard to the Iraqi economy.
Parliamentary Committee on Energy and Transport Minister hosts on the delay in the establishment of the port of Faw
So the renovation work that should have been done with regard to the port of Faw in Basra was given the green light go ahead years ago....I can remember the news of it a number of years ago, yet today it sits squandered in delay after delay....the Minister of Transport is being questioned about the delays....but I suspect the true culprit in the matter lies with the former government and any investigation should be striving to find out where the money went for the project....which pocket was lined from it.
Some elements of the popular crowd refused to receive Maliki, accusing him of a crime Spyker
The most audacious action of the week has to be former PM Maliki showing his ugly face in Tikrit this week after Iraqi combined forces have succeeded in pushing at least 90% of ISIS out of the city....in response the popular crowd turned their backs on the current VP of the nation....instead of receiving him with warmth they accused him of crimes within the Spyker base camp....needless to say....he didn't hang around very long....maybe for fear of "hanging around"....get it.
Economic parliamentary: corruption cause deterioration of the investment in Iraq
The Economic and Investment Commission claimed today that the cause of deterioration in Iraqi investments of late has been blamed on corruption both administratively and financially....the Investment Law working its way through Parliament at the moment should help with regard to corruption from the past...work continues to regain support for investments throughout Iraq.
Economist expected investment boom movement after the elimination of "Daash"
With the push against DAASH and their expulsion out of Iraq expected....some economists are predicting an investment boom for Iraq in the coming future....this of course will come as security is regained in many areas of the country.
Officials: Investing in Iraq has become an urgent necessity
Officials within Iraq see the need to increase investment opportunities within Iraq and look to the past where issues existed with regard to administrative and financial corruption that hindered investors coming into the country.....they see the Investment Law in Parliament as a positive step towards removing the red tape associated with bad actions of the past...that and removal of security obstacles will be a big help in fostering a better investment environment for the country.
Finance Minister: I'll leave Baghdad if money was not sent to Kurdistan
Finance Minister Zebari, himself a Kurd, stated in Sulaymaniyah that he would leave his post in Baghdad if the portion of the budget was not forthcoming to Erbil...this is the second of such public claims that he has made on the issue....he claims that Iraq is not bankrupt and needs to follow through on budget promises to the Kurds.
Saturday .. Conference to activate the partnership between the public and private sectors
This coming Saturday will see the start of an intergovernmental conference designed to start the partnership between public and private sectors....the conference will see the executive procedures being developed between the two entities that will lead to the implementation of national strategies that will lead to private sector mechanisms to be launched....these will occur in three phases it is believed at this time....
The basic strategy will be to improve the business environment of the private sector, improving windows of opportunity, while working towards improvements within key industry sectors pertaining to the private sector.
Parliamentary Legal: Social Security Act would give the private sector employees and to ensure a healthy retirement
Once it is passed by Parliament the Social Security Act will give private sector employees a better retirement plan...equal rights to what the public sector employees receive....and will include health insurance.
Kurdistan law recognizes and imports of oil and gas fund next week
Supposedly the Kurdistan will see the approval of the oil and gas import fund next week in their Parliament actions....this effort is supposed to create more transparency with oil and gas transactions than in the past.
People crowd: Daash leaders issued orders for its fighters to withdraw and retreat from Tikrit
According to some members of the popular crowd.....DAASH leaders have issued orders for its forces to start to evacuate and retreat from Tikrit....showing a sign of defeat before the advancing Iraqi combined forces.....still in their efforts of retreat DAASH forces have executed many people in areas they are leaving.
Finance and central planning to impose prepayment importers tax
Warning of price increases are filtering through Iraq....due to plans of the Finance Committee and Central Bank coordinating efforts to collect taxes from importers even before their products enter Iraq....this is an attempt to stop tax evasion....however at least one economist claims this action may be illegal...as the current tax law calls for the collection of taxes after the product is introduced into Iraq....
There is fear with this new mechanism that price increases will be passed along to the citizens of Iraq....well tit for tat.....the price increase ultimately hits the citizen regardless of which side of the fence the tax increase occurs.....so in the meantime COM has suspended actions of both the CBI and the Customs Authority in this area.
Jubouri: more than one million held hostage by Daash in Mosul, Anbar and Salahuddin
It is alleged and believed that within the three areas of DAASH strength they hold more than one million hostages....where it is still possible for civilians to leave areas like Mosul they are being encouraged to do so to keep DAASH from using them as human shields in their terrorist activities.....the same is true in Anbar.
Kurdistan Alliance: You must activate the Federal Service Act in the case of appointments
A Kurd MP is saying that the Federal Service Act must be activated to stop administrative corruption such as appointing family members to positions of authority....it is called nepotism and should not be condoned....although the former government allowed this to run rampant amongst their appointments.
President Barzani: Kurdish independence delayed, not abandoned
Kurd President Barzani states that ISIS threats have only slowed and delayed the Kurdish desire for independence....it has not been abandoned by any stretch of the imagination...the Kurds long term goals are towards independence....while the US is not supportive of such a move....the Kurd strong stance against DAASH has provided a spotlight for them on the international level that is gaining support for their efforts towards breaking away from Iraq at some point in the future.
Abadi: Iraq beyond its economic crisis successfully
PM Abadi is saying that the steps the government has drawn up with regard to battling the economic crisis of Iraq have been successful....amidst world crisis in many areas Abadi claims that Iraq is being lauded for its successful work against economic issues and at the same time doing battle with ISIS terrorists.
ISIS on the run but hard struggle remains
ISIS is being seen as running from the Iraqi combined forces today but running them out of Iraq....eradicating them from Iraq is not going to be easy or even the final answer......the terrorists have Syria to drop back into and until the Syrians pick up the fight the terrorists will continue to use Syrian areas as breeding grounds....the seeds of terrorism do not need to be allowed to germinate for sure.
Kurdistan, Iraqi lawmakers to look into Ashti Hawrami’s possible bribery case
Iraqi and Kurd lawmakers may be looking into what is believed to be issues regarding bribery that may involve the Kurd Oil Minister....the Integrity Commission along with Kurdish law makers are working on the situation now.
Infallible refuses to sign any death sentence passed in the reign of al-Maliki
Thus far Iraqi President Masum has refrained from issuing death sentences that were pronounced during the government of Maliki....stating there must be just cause in the way of proof...not just some political dagger against a person or group of people....even Talabani refused to sign the death sentences while he was in power with Maliki.....good to see these guys couldn't be pressured by Maliki.
Conscious / Baghdad Municipality opens (14) closed a street in the municipality of Ghadeer conclusive. "
Streets in and around Baghdad continue to be reopened as security is said to be continually improving in the area....these openings are helping with traffic issues and helping to improve trade for businesses.
Conscious / lifting of the curfew in Ramadi and other parts of Anbar
Recent curfews that were put in place in various parts of the Anbar province have again been lifted with belief that security in those areas of concern has been improved to allow the lifting to occur.
Investigation Commission announces the fall of Mosul, near the submission of its
A member of the Integrity Commission says their report will soon be delivered to the Speaker of Parliament....but at the same time the Commission is asking the Speaker for an extension to complete its work....which way is it....but please do be thorough in your report....get it right the first time.
Parliamentary reveals meeting of heads of the blocks today to discuss what class the government of the political agreement
The heads of parliamentary blocs are meeting at the home of Speaker Jubouri today to discuss political agreements reached by the government and the application of provisions....another report card being addressed by Parliament heads it seems.
Hamoudi: Baghdad will stick to send the region's share of the budget
One VP of Parliament is saying that Baghdad will be sending the Kurds their share of the 2015 budget....they see the efforts being accomplished by the Peshmerga forces with DAASH and are smiling with approval....he believes this will be instrumental in the efforts of Baghdad to come forward with the payments owed to the Kurds....keep in mind this is an opinion...does not mean it has been approved or that it is truth that the payment is forthcoming.
Parliament lifted its 20 to Saturday
After getting through the reading of a number of minor issue laws....the Parliament adjourned and will pick things back up on Saturday.
Coalition: Peshmerga forces push ISIS away from Kirkuk oilfields
Peshmerga forces have been successful around Kirkuk in using DAASH pockets away from some Kirkuk oilfields....this should improve the production rates for the area.....Push it...Push it...Push it real good.
Kurdish lawmaker: The federal government has not acted Peshmerga salaries until now
Remember just a few days ago that members of the Peshmerga met in Baghdad and seemed to walk away happy....maybe they had just heard a good joke and were laughing.....they still have not been paid....or perhaps they did reach and agreement and the "check's in the mail".....either way they need to get paid for the valiant effort they are displaying in dealing with DAASH threats in their areas.
Alliance heaviest raids on Mosul
As for the International Coalition of forces....I'll just say....pound them with everything you got......if it moves take it out.
Sunni Waqf in Nineveh calls his staff to the activation of smart cards
The Nineveh province...remember that is where Mosul is.....the Sunni Directorate is calling for smart card activation.....good signs of things to come for the people of Nineveh....signaling a coming strike force that will remove DAASH once and for all from the area.....getting payments to some who have not been paid in a while.
White House: Iraqi forces succeeded progress in Salah al-Din al-Abadi and stressed that operations would not be used as an excuse for sectarian revenge
Despite garbage coming from the White House....PM Abadi is providing assurances that what has been happening with the successful defeat of DAASH in the Salahuddin province has been with the active participation of Sunni tribesmen and that he is not about to allow any Iraqi efforts to turn into an excuse for sectarian revenge.....I believe the PM in his beliefs and efforts.
"Jubouri" order the suspension decision to replace the House of Representatives ..?
Sometimes the wording of these articles create more confusion than they resolve....but it appears here that a member of the National Alliance is accusing Speaker Jubouri of obstructing the implementation of a recent Federal Court decision that spoke to the need to replace a number of Parliament members.....from the gist of things it appears or is believed that Jubouri gave up at least one position from one province and wants to see the position filled from another province.....doesn't seem fair to me either.....I am sure we will see more on this issue before they close it out.
Abadi: Iraq's sovereignty is a red line and the liberalization of the connector will be in our hands
PM Abadi speaks out on the sovereignty of Iraq and the liberalization process of those areas being held hostage by DAASH today is going to be done at the hands of combined Iraqi forces.....a unity of fighting efforts....he will not stand or allow any efforts to draw things into some sectarian conflict...
He sees and hears of efforts being taken to this end and has thus far been very vocal against such efforts while at the same time has been very quick to laud praise upon all factions involved in the push to remove DAASH from its strongholds in Iraq, pointing to the unified efforts of many tribal forces along with Peshmerga and Iraqi forces as well as popular crowd forces that have worked solidly together for the victories that have been recently witnessed.
Abadi, stresses the importance of equitable distribution of wealth and services to all provinces
Incredible....only a headline here now.....more to come from WS I am sure...but I am compelled to touch on this...equitable distribution of wealth....that can only be the HCL.....wealth and services to all provinces.....the budget is to be released...and within that budget should come the HCL with a bowtie about it.....thank you PM Abadi for the good you stand for and the way you see things through.
Central Bank announces determining the customs tariff law of trusts prescribed rates on the level of each substance
The CBI is working hard and heavy with the General Administration of Customs...what about....about tariffs.....how they are to be dealt with....how they are to work to keep pressure off the citizens of Iraq....leaving certain commodities alone....or taxed at a lower level so as to not overly burden the citizens.....taxation to help the private sector to resurrect products and process they once had working well in Iraq....get those industries restarted to create the products that make Iraqis proud...."made in Iraq" proud
Abdul-Mahdi: the enemies of Baghdad and Erbil agreement on the rise and should be the age of the oil law
Yes the lack of an oil and gas agreement is causing some of the crisis within Iraq today.....this is a warning of a RANT....the quibbling between Baghdad and Erbil over how much oil was delivered to Ceyhan, Turkey in January and February is such a stupid thing to be arguing about....a first year petrochemical student could figure this out, without the use of computer even....establish a common point of measurement.....in Ceyhan....at the Turkish border....or where all points of production become the same....it matters not.....
SOMO and the Kurds provide a representative to that common point and observe the daily, weekly, monthly measurement...whatever your basis will work from.....if you still use charts so be it....if you have advanced technologically away from charts great.....just agree on the common denominator of the point of measurement and call that good from a witnessing standpoint.....it can all be good for both parties....
Swallow some pride and remember that PM Abadi is seeking unity and cohesiveness in everything Iraq....everything.....now shake hands....hug if you want to...and get over this dog fight....it's not becoming of either party.....ok....stepping down from the RANT platform....only slightly dizzy today.
Abadi, stresses the importance of equitable distribution of wealth and services to all provinces
Thank you WS I knew you would ferret this out.....PM Abadi stressing to the citizens of Halabja, remember the evil of Saddam the killing and know that his Baathist groups have taken arms with DAASH....they need to be removed....but do not be haste in seeking revenge....but instead be focused on not allowing this travesty to be repeated in the future....in this he also touched on the idea that it is of critical importance to remember that all of Iraq will see equitable distribution of wealth and services.....not just one or some political faction or religious sect...but all of Iraq.....
Oh yes this smells of HCL...black gold being awarded across the board to all Iraqi's....can't say when....but just like driving into an oil field...you can smell the presence before you arrive....the BEST is yet to come.
Conscious / Hamoudi: the rights of the people in the oil wealth equal
This cry.....this wave of coming wealth is rising....surf's up.....get ready for the big one.....may the Iraq of today and its citizens soon realize a freedom from DAASH terrorists and at the same time feel a jingle in their pocket of money that was not there before....newfound wealth.....may the honor be to all Iraqis as this government follows through with its promises continuing to work towards an Iraq that is a world leader in many areas.
Economist: "prosperity is coming" to Iraqis
Further wisdom from a respected Iraqi economist...prosperity is around the corner.....security is on the rise....DAASH is on the run.....areas that are being liberated are in need of recovery and reconstruction investments...and the future for Iraq looks bright...she knows....she recognizes.....the BEST is yet to come.
Therein reads the news summaries thus far.....enjoy....and before I forget.....HAPPY BIRTHDAY.....DELTA....love you brother. Aloha Randy