Purifiers :Good old Abadi... GOICBI Hayder al-Khoei @Hayder_alKhoei
Bold proposal by Bahralolom: calls for abolishing quota, resignation of National Alliance ministers, Abadi picks cabinet & gets on w/ reform
Frank26: Yes !!! ... !!! ... !!!
Watch this ....... GOICBI = ONE. "......... and get on with the reform."
Yes ........ Both GOICBI are of one accord.
To complete .......... THE REFORM ......... Of many things in Iraq.
Winky Winky ........... KTFA Frank
Terry43 : Figured that your "eye" is on the situation. Wink. Wink.
Frank26: Both of them ........ Lets say we are the Eye of a Storm that stays Calm as we study the Hurricane around us in The MR of the IQD. lol
Another Mailman: Love it! Honeymoon is over for Abadi! Get something done or get a walking! Enough talking, more doing! (See Article Below)
Frank26: NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
These are FALSE professional protestors not the TRUE amateur protestors.
Trust me........ Please.
If this is a protest ........... Then they need to learn how to do one.
Looks more like a family reunion with auntie making food for all after the party.
i grew up during the Civil Riot Movements of America in Chicago and Detroit during the 60's.
This is ridiculous.
Trust me when i tell You ........... They don't even know why they are gathered there!
Outdoorlady79: So this article indicates it has an image from August 7th of protesters in the streets. I clicked on the link to see it. Funny the heat index is like 160 Fahrenheit over there or something crazy, these people don't look like they are melting in the heat, sweating, etc. I'm not really buying into this article much.
Frank26: Nor should they sell this nonsense to us.
Purifiers: Sir... if I may, IMO, You are SUGGESTING that we IGNORE news about protestors in Iraq...
WITH MOTIVATION... THEY ARE "PROMPTED"... TO SHOW US... UNTRUE (OR OLD) PICS... (AND VIDEOS TOO) .... WITH PURPOSE TO MISLEAD...
So... that being said... IMO... there are "FALSE"... PROTESTS IN IRAQ...
I believe your TEAMS... Frank (feet in places that know)... over news, articles... and Tweets... about protests
Frank26: Correct ........ It is desperate propagated ......... Ca Ca.
Why don't they tell You about the protesting of corrupt GOI/CBI?
Bluedog: IMO ............ I SEE THE PROTESTS AS A SET UP BY CLERICS AND A PORTION OF THE GOI ............ THESE WERE MEANT TO CLOUD THE ARENA .....
THEY ARE VERY PEACEFUL PROTESTERS ....... WHY NOW AND NOT 2 MONTHS AGO OR LAST YEAR ....... PROGRAMED .....
IMO WHILE EVERYONE READS NEWS OF THESE PROTESTER THEY LOSE THE FOCAL POINT OF WHAT IS REALLY HAPPENING ......
Frank26: BULL.................. S................ EYE !!!
dnari131 The Washington Post ‘We've had enough’: Baghdad protests challenge Iraq's Abadi
Iraqi protesters shout slogans and carry Iraqi flags during a demonstration at Tahrir Square in central Baghdad on Aug. 7. Thousands took to the streets in the different provinces of Iraq, fueled by anger over electricity shortages and demanding better services, economic reforms, and the end of corruption
BAGHDAD — Tens of thousands of angry Iraqis took to the streets to demand changes to their government Friday in a potent challenge to Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi from his own Shiite constituency, including the country’s powerful militias.
Chanting crowds thronged Baghdad’s central Tahrir Square and jammed the main streets around it, some calling on Abadi to fire corrupt ministers and others urging more sweeping changes to the entire system of governance installed after the U.S. invasion of 2003.
The protest was the biggest in a surge of demonstrations that have erupted across the country over the past week as Iraqis enduring an unusually intense heat wave vent frustration with their government, which has proved unable to provide basic services 12 years after the invasion left the country’s infrastructure smashed.
The numbers in and around Tahrir Square far exceeded a much smaller demonstration a week earlier that had been organized by an assortment of secular activist groups to protest the lack of electricity at a time when temperatures are routinely hitting 120 degrees or more.
Friday’s, in contrast, had the backing of the powerful Shiite factions whose militias are leading the fight against the Islamic State and who have increasingly been agitating for greater political power. It also had the support of the highly influential religious leader Ayatollah Ali Sistani, regarded as the voice of Shiite moderation.
In a statement issued at Friday prayers, one of Sistani’s top aides called on Abadi to do more to combat widespread corruption in his government.
“What is needed from [Abadi] is to be more daring and braver in his reforms,” said the aide, Ahmed al-Safi.
Abadi responded with a statement vowing to heed the protesters’ demands.
“I promise to announce a comprehensive reform plan,” he said in the statement.
Similarly large protests were held across the Shiite south, including in the cities of Basra, Najaf, Karbala and Nasseriyah, underscoring the building challenge to Abadi, who was appointed a year ago at the urging of the United States to bring new impetus to the fight against the Islamic State. But he has struggled to wield his authority on a government widely perceived as corrupt and ineffective, and the power of the non-state militias has further eroded his ability to act.
Some of the demonstrators called directly for Abadi’s resignation.
“You have killed our joy and stolen our dreams. We don’t want you anymore,” said one banner held aloft above the crowd, which included families and older people who said their sons were fighting with the militias.
Though all the demonstrators complained about corruption and the lack of services, there were noticeable differences in their demands, reflecting rifts emerging among Iraqi Shiites as the fight against the Islamic State unfolds.
Supporters of Qais al-Khazali, who heads the powerful Iranian-backed Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, echoed his demand for the abolition of Iraq’s elected parliament and its replacement with a presidential system of government.
“If you think you can carry out reforms, we are with you,” Khazali said in a televised statement late Friday night. “If you think you can’t, resign.”
The protesters also included a sizable number of supporters of former prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, who suppressed similar demonstrations against the corruption of his government four years ago by detaining and intimidating organizers. Maliki, who has not attempted to hide his hopes of returning to power, issued a statement calling on Abadi “to hit corrupt officials financially and politically.”
Many demonstrators said they had turned out only to demand what Lamia Fadhil, 29, called “a decent life.”
“For more than 10 years the government didn’t provide anything for us. No electricity, no services and no jobs,” she said. “That’s it. We’ve had enough.”
abundantlyblessed :Something significant to 9 Frank?
Frank26: No ..... 2 ....... 12.
iMO ......... There are 12 families with enough POWER to tell You .... Me ....... The World ....... That THEY run the planet.
Fine with me ............ For i am NOT of this world.
They can have it. KTFA Frank
Bluedog: Sistani closed his hand on the parties in power and throw the ball in the playground Abadi
Sat Aug 08 2015
At the time shook the Supreme Shiite authority in Iraq hands of parties in power, religious or secular, a number of Shiite clerics, who belong to the Islamic parties in Iraq have warned of attempts to overthrow the secular rule of the Islamists in Iraq, with the exception of the Sadrists who called Khtabaahm people to demonstrate in The first split of its kind within the religious system.
As was launched in Baghdad and seven provinces, central and southern demonstrations are the largest of its kind in 12 years in order to fight corruption in all aspects of the state and total failure to resolve the electricity crisis, with temperatures exceeded session, has carried the supreme religious authority, parties in power responsible for what ails the length of the country from the problems of the past years.
JUST TO BACKUP WHAT I POSTED ABOVE ...... ........ Bluedog
aggiedad77 » August 8th, 2015, 7:15 am Good Evening/Morning Boss
To "ape" a brother of mine from a different mother....."WHAT'S SHAKIN'?"
Let's get a room by the pool and watch what happens.....Sheraton Baghdad...."gold" points are taken there of course
As the "housekeeping" work is done, we can just sit by the pool and drink our fancy umbrella drinks and watch the cockroaches scurrying for cover....only to find no cover available....their bank accounts drained back to the citizens....their passports no longer worthy of any class of travel.....pay the piper they must
So did you get to say "Book 'em Dano" from your vantage point on the beach.....little did they know of the real star they had in the eye of the lens
It seems that all is good, even "heavy" my friend.....the banks will be excited
I pray for the "fireflies" may their antenna's be abuzz with excitement of all the GOICBI is about today
How quickly tides turn, one must be always wary of the direction of the tide to avoid being swept away.....so many have been blinded by corruption's eye they don't notice the tide runs against them