12-31-12 Dojiman: As a matter of fact, the only economic reason they would 'need' to RV is to make their imports cheaper. Any country contemplating rebuilding would need a lot of infrastructure machinery/equipment which are typically very big ticket items. But Iraq does not seem to be in a rush here and is still a net exporter. No one knows what they are doing with the income.
Typically, an exporting country benefits from a weak currency since their good are cheaper in the international marketplace. Iraq does not have to worry about that because there is basically no competition pressure on their main (possibly only) export, oil, which has a market set price for the cartel, where countries are not competing against each other on pricing.
Our only hope is that there is some political agreements to RV and that those agreements have firm dates attached. If not, its like watching sand pass through an hourglass.
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DOCDINAR SAID: 12-31-12 Maliki: Student cleric Ahmad Kubaisi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to enter the broader history of the doors by offering his resignation.
Kubaisi said during a program hosted in "the ninth studio" in Al Baghdadi said the "occupation that has plagued Iraq came and tribulations, It Alaaty and tougher sweeps through which countries throughout history."
He added that "what happened to Iraq is a historic catastrophe, but Iraq and its people most of this calamity much and became Iraqis trained to withstand adversity, noting that" one united people of all sects and creeds, but the occupation is to sow division in their ranks. "
He pointed out that "The Washington Post said the U.S. Kubaisi was able to build bridges of love between the Shiites and Sunnis, a danger to the planned U.S. and must take him out of Iraq."
Addressing Kubaisi Maliki, saying that "the Maliki historic opportunity can invest and go down in history of the wider doors which appear on the screen in this night and apologized to the Iraqis for not being able to repair the internal situation of the country and announced his resignation from his position as head of the Iraqi government," noting that "thus becomes the greatest leader Iraqi history. ARTICLE LINK
LILBIT SAID: If I'm interpreting this correctly, this is one person stating Maliki should resign? I'm the first to admit my inability to interpret these articles without flaw. To me this looks like one person saying Maliki should just come and and apologize to the Iraq people for not being able to bring the groups together and should then resign. Nice thought but I do not think this will happen.
WEARYWITHWAITING SAID: lilbit: I think you have it right. . . .that this talking head wants PM to apologize and t-h-e-n resign rather than (past tense) the PM h-a-s resigned
FRENCHY SAID: completely agree lilbit
12-31-12 Stryker: A MUST WATCH, IT TELLS THREE POINTS OF VIEWS. In central Iraq, a number of arrests have provoked mass protests in two major cities. Will these latest protests lead to renewed sectarian violence?
Inside Story - What is stoking Iraqi rage? Video Link
After watching this it looks just like our politics, no one wants to take the blame for anything and when someone gets put in the corner he starts coming out with insults.
Maliki's guy Saad al-Muttalibi says its the corrupt Kurdish Ministers causing all the problems, which I have a big problem with and he calls them worse than crooks. The CEO Anas al-Tikriti and the Kurdish journalist Hiwa Osman are much more believable if you ask me.
Please take some time and watch this, I sure would like your input and thoughts on this. At first watch I said to myself that there is no way they are ready for a revaluation of their currency but after watching it again, on the other hand this crap obviously goes on on all levels of all types of government no matter what their currency is worth. But I would like to know everyone's thoughts on this one!
LILBIT SAID: I watched the video twice too. I wanted to hear both sides during the argument.
Please keep in mind this is my personal opinion. I am not involved in politics nor do I know as much as others on the RV.
I believe the shock on the face of al-Tikriti when being accused of being part of Saddam’s regime says it all. Although some may question his background, his involvement in any movements and his own organization are out in the open with nothing hidden.
I believe it was al-Muttalibi’s way of steering away from the true problem. Although al-Tikriti appears to be the one who doesn’t hesitate to speak over others and say what he is thinking, he was probably the most honest individual there.
Notice he said the whole world is watching and observing the behavior of Maliki.
Osman seemed a bit too cautious. He did state the govt. has not provided for the people but really didn’t go any further. Remaining cautious since they are currently coming to an agreement is probably a smart move on his part.
However, I did like his comment on the Kurds being more advanced than Baghdad and being asked to wait for Baghdad to catch up (I think that’s what I heard). Personally, I believe the Kurds are just protecting their region and taking care of their people. Maliki could learn a lesson or two from them.
This group reminded me of U.S. politicians right before elections, except discussing different topics. For the most, I still believe the RV can happen. However, if Maliki continues on his current path, I believe he will be forcefully removed. Not a single individual is buying into the lies coming out of the govt.