Deborah L: A good friend of mine told me a few months ago that she saw with her own eyes and heard with her own ears a UN broadcast about 2 years ago. They said that one of the requirements for being removed from Ch 7 is indeed to have an internationally tradable currency. I have no reason not to believe her.
I would guess that they're planning on being compliant in all Ch 7 related issues before they meet about it on the 15th
Mountainman: Iraq is one step closer to being released from Chap 7 with the new strategic partnership agreement they are signing during this next term. The statement said that this will pave the way for Chap 7 removal and enhance Iraq/Kuwait relations. The UNSC is running out of excuses to keep Iraq under sanctions and the international support for this cause is growing
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DocDinar: Calling a dictator crazy is like calling caterpillar fuzzy. It's pretty much a given. My question is, “Why can’t these guys learn?”
When they are ultimately hung, brutally mutilated, tortured and killed (sometimes even before cameras) one would think that this would serve as a powerful object lesson to other dictators and would-be dictators. But it doesn’t seem to work out that way.
Monsters like Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot, Idi Amin, Kim Jong Il, Gaddaffi, Khameni, Assad, Hosni Mubarak, Saddam Hussein, etc., seem to just keep popping up.
Is it their excessive lust for power that blinds them? Is it because they are enveloped in a bubble in which they are told and believe that the people love them and that they are indispensable, despite their incomprehensible brutality?
Of course, the reality that eventually pricks their bubbles comes when the last henchmen has fled and all around are the shouts of a victorious, frenzied mob over their dead bodies.
In the case of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, he seems determined to become Iraq's next dictator. While his authoritarianism has a way to go before it reaches the proportions of Saddam Hussein's terror, the charge sheet is clearly growing. Will Maliki wake up and learn before it’s too late for him? If history teaches us anything, I doubt it.
The good news for us is that the global reset with our RVs will happen regardless of Maliki’s fate. Keep the faith. We are almost there!.
LoriC: Iraq's goal is still to restructure their currency to make the IQD equal to the USD by the beginning of the new year. We should expect to see either the rate start to float up or a large revaluation any time now. There is a bogus report that the project will be put off until 2014. We've seen a hundred more that conflict with that and we know that it's there job to put out some disinformation. This revaluation has received far more press than they ever intended thanks to the Internet.
No one knows the date or rate for sure, that's a very closely guarded secret but we do know that under article 46 the CBI has the power to make this move as they see fit and they've been saying January 2013 for quite some time now. Well, we're almost there now and we know Iraq and its citizens are suffering with a worthless currency. I can't see any reason to postpone it further.
Unirod: On BBC there is a current article on the Kuwaiti election of a new Parliament. There is a deep divide in Kuwait between the common people and the ruling Sabah family. I contend that much of the delays have been equally shared by Kuwait in the release of Iraq from Chapter 7 sanctions.
Why?; maybe because the ordinary citizens suffered more from the invasion of Sadaam than the ruling Sabah family. The people will not gain financially in Kuwait only the Ruling Sabah family. The common Kuwaiti will probably never recover financially from what Sadaam did. It may be possible that Kuwait could be the next Arab Spring. Is anyone surprised? IMO.