9-17-2012 Capt Ron: I think we truly may have arrived. The synchronized events of Chapter 7 talks, the return of Talabani to Iraq, and the deadline of the oil companies to Iraq for payment. Also, the logistics of effecting a RV seem to be in place at the banking levels. I've never seen it all lined up so well before now.
9-17-2012 Austin-Powers-For-PM: It's hard to tell things from one photo, but he looks good, and since he's walking on his own he might just be back up to full speed. I agree that now it's official that he's back, all the puzzle pieces should start to fall in place rapidly. Ya gotta know he's been on video conference calls with all the players for the past 6 weeks, so for him to show up tells me it's show time!!!
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9-17-2012 LoriC: What a great news day!! Talabani returns finally and the HCL is supposed to be resolved tomorrow!! The National Meeting date should be announced very soon as well, now that the President has returned. This has taken longer than we expected but finally we have some real progress. Go RV!!
9-17-2012 HCL: A meeting between oil minister and representatives of Kurdistan will be held tomorrow to resolve the HCL. Revealed a meeting on Tuesday between the oil minister and the Ministry of Natural Resources in the region to resolve the oil and gas law, expected to be resolved outstanding differences between the federal government and the provincial government.
9-17-2012 Breakthrough: Talabani's return will be inductive to crisis breakthrough. The return of President Jalal Talabani will allow holding new dialogues in Iraq with hope of finding solutions to the political disputes. Talabani has good relations with most of the political blocs and he can contribute to the convergence of views. Talabani could end disputes upon his return by calling a National Conference where all political parties meet to look at ways of putting an end to political disputes in the country.
9-17-2012 BGG: "Talabani arrived in Sulaymaniyah." BIGGEST NEWS OF THE DAY!! This is what we've been waiting for. Let's hope it all goes well.