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Wealthwatch Chat Room News & Comments 4-18-16 Part 2 of 2
chattels: The importance of the video :
chattels: Tariq Harb: Federal will be based on the video to decide on the legitimacy of the dismissal of al-Jubouri
chattels: More from Kirk Sowell
chattels: 1f Sunnis involved were either from Allawi's bloc, or anti-Nujayfi factions w/n the pan-Sunni 'Union of Nationalist Forces."
chattels: 1g I count just for geniune rebel MPs out of 328: one each from Islamic Party, Mutlak's bloc, Gorran & KIU. Anyone else note others?
chattels: 1h So this was an unconstitutional parl't putsch pushed by MPs almost entirely loyal to Maliki, Sadr or Allawi.
chattels: 2/3 Anti-Jiburi push undermined by Maliki-Sadr split but Badr's stance Saturday to have both Jiburi & Abadi removed shifts the balance.
chattels: 2b Badr's seemingly contradictory actions are based on a calculated move make themselves (not Sadr or Hakim) the middle ground.
chattels: 2c Badr's "moderate" line (their term) is to prevent "two parliaments" by allowing Jiburi to return as speaker but then resign/be removed.
chattels: 3/3 Abadi is not now, nor has he been, in danger of impeachment. But Speaker Jiburi may find it hard to continue functioning as such.
chattels: 3b Jiburi, unlike Abadi, needs willing acceptance of functional majority to do this job. With Badr's move, he clearly lacks this.
chattels: 3c If Badr comes to define the middle ground, then Jiburi will have to leave office. This will weaken Abadi, who loses a key Sunni ally.
chattels: 3d Abadi will stay, tho his credibility is shot. The Maliki/Sadr split means no way to form an alternative govt, even w/ Badr on board.
chattels: 3e Separately, this idea which spread around that Iran was secretly backing Abadi has no basis. They are undermining him completely.
chattels: And that's the way it is, at this hour, on Monday, April 18, 2016.
BOBBY: Chattels..... hope your well sir...... thanks for the updates,
OOTW: US GOVT..OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT MORE TROOPS TO BE SENT TO IRAQ, THIS TIME THEY WILL HOLD BRIGADE AND BATTALION POSTS
rocknrollbus: Looks like the Liberal Block grew a pair and are backing Abadi!!!
Tootsie: The Pentagon deployed an additional 200 troops in Iraq and gives $ 415 million to the Peshmerga forces WASHINGTON - Iraq Press - April 18 / April: A senior official at the Pentagon announced on Monday that it will deploy about 200 additional troops in Iraq and send Apache helicopters for the first time to fight al Daash terrorist, bringing the number of American troops there to about 4,100 More ~
Tootsie: British report: Al-Maliki leads a coup reprisal from al-Abadi London -arac Press -18 April: said British report on Monday that the crisis is unprecedented Ptasv the Iraqi parliament , where marching inside it since last Wednesday , more than 170 deputies, demanding the resignation of Iraq 's three presidencies, and reached the wrath of Representatives demonstrators to vote on the separation boss Saleem al - Jubouri and two of his deputies. More ~
Tootsie: I noticed that the Parliament Calendar is blank for sessions through EOM. Last session showing is 4/12 ~~~~~~
Tootsie: The failure of the Doha meeting leads to a marked decline in oil prices Doha-Iraq Press -18 April: Oil prices fell on Monday after major oil producers failed to agree on freezing production, on the eve of the postponement of the Doha talks session, on Sunday.
And the failure of major oil producers, after a marathon round of talks to reach an agreement on a freeze on oil production, which may raise investor concerns and shake happening in the oil markets. MORE
Tootsie: Take care - Houston is declared a disaster zone - I know I was up until 5:50 this a.m. horrid storm, worst I can remember - all hugged interstate 10 , North of it ~ some areas 20" of rain, my area had over 12" - worst lightening/ etc I can rememver in my 38 years here ~
Tootsie: luckily, in ignorance when moved here purchased in non-flood area , dumb luck ~
Tootsie: so, off to go pick up tree limbs etc. Have a good day all!!! :silly:
Tootsie: Markets | Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:54pm EDTThe global oil deal that never came to be DOHA | It was supposed to be the easiest deal ever reached among key oil market players, a mere formality.
Eighteen countries were gathering in the Qatari capital of Doha to rubber-stamp the first joint agreement between major OPEC and non-OPEC nations in 15 years, tackling a huge global glut after flooding the market for two years. The text was agreed and the timeframe was clear.
Oil prices were rising. Traders were calling the event boring. Then, the first clouds began to appear. Thousands of kilometers away from Doha, at a Friday summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul, Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gave each other the cold shoulder in front of cameras after the 57-member group accused Iran of supporting terrorism.
The frosty tone was noted and quickly became a talking point among some delegates and OPEC watchers in Doha. None of the OPEC and oil industry sources who spoke to Reuters linked the subsequent collapse of the oil meeting in Doha to the events in Istanbul directly. CONT ~
Donnie: What a frigg'in mess over there in Iraq now. between Daash and now Maliki & Abadi going at each others throat..... might as well put my Dinar in long term storage now. :(
whitelions: I invite the distinguished deputies to convene immediately to overcome obstacles and to contribute to the development of solutions to the challenges facing the country. We are confident that Iraq will be out of his harder. Than it was and optimistic for a better future for our people, our beloved homeland. -Al-Abadi
whitelions: I'm looking forward to the house of representatives will be able to play its role in the legislative and regulatory framework to the fullest extent and vote on the amendment during the ministerial coming days and as soon as possible as well as voting on independent bodies and agencies at a later stage. -Haider Al-Abadi (via FaceBook)
whitelions: Abadi calls for Parliament to convene immediately and to vote on technocrats
whitelions: Political parties in Parliament agree to end sit ins and held a comprehensive hearing
whitelions: Urgent withdrawal of the protesters in front of most of the ministries and institutions
whitelions: Urgent .. Jubouri: the citizen is expected to raise its level of living , rather than downloading the burden of economic crises
whitelions: So it looks like they will be back on track by the end of the week
whitelions: Iran is moving to sacrifice Maliki to keep its influence in Iraq
whitelions: Iraqi Army Wins Back 2 Key Villages Near Mosul City
chattels: Peshmerga salaries to be paid from US $415m financial assistance
chattels: " ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The US Defense Secretary has announced that the US is going to allot $415 million to the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and are committing an additional over 200 troops to the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter was in Baghdad on Monday to finalize the agreement. "
chattels: Kirk H. Sowell @UticaRisk 6h6 hours ago The extreme feebleness of judicial institutions, & total lack of credibility of the judiciary under Midhat al-Mahmud, is also serious.
chattels: Kirk H. Sowell @UticaRisk 6h6 hours ago Iraqi parl't has had crises where it couldn't make quorum, but this unresolved but clearly unconstitutional parliamentary putsch is serious.
chattels: Omar Al-Dulimi @ODulimi 8h8 hours ago #Anbar Op commander says #Fallujah op will start next week. Does not name PMUs as part of the fighting units. #Iraq LINK
chattels: The kidnapping of ten workers Basmajh project east of Baghdad http://www.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=35867
chattels: Zebari discuss with the World Bank to bring investors to the Iraqi market
chattels: " ............. whether in the field of budget support or in the implementation of investment projects.
chattels: " Zebari held a long meeting with a team from the international Monetary Fund , which was chaired by Christian coconut director of Iraq 's office of the Fund experts, addressed a number of executive actions to reach an agreement between Iraq Fund and as soon as possible to finalize the Stand -by arrangements ,
which will get Iraq under which the support of the fund, and will contribute to this agreement not only in Iraq for concessional financing but will significantly help in obtaining financial support from the international community and facilitate entry into the international capital markets. "
chattels: More Sitter / Rump Parliament Crisis News