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Wealthwatch Chat Room News Excerpts & Comments 6-16-16
chattels: Kirkuk threatens to halt oil exports to Baghdad
Doug_W: Get em Kurds
chattels: The Iraqi ministry of oil takes 50,000 barrels per day (bpd) of Kirkuk oil from the Khabaza oilfield but has failed to send to the province its portion of the budget. The Kirkuk administration has, therefore, threatened to cut Baghdad’s share of its oil and will sell crude oil to some companies to pay debts to these companies.
chattels: “Daily 50k bpd of oil from Kirkuk is sent to Baghdad and the rest of the produced oil is saved underground in the oilfields,” said Ahmed Askari head of the oil and gas committee in the Kirkuk provincial council. “Baghdad owes us about $1.3 billion from the petro dollar deal. Therefore the Kirkuk provincial council decided to give some crude oil to those companies who we owe money to.”
Doug_W: seems like they ALWAYS get the short end of the stick
chattels: Joel Wing Retweeted Nathaniel Rabkin @NateRabkin 7h7 hours ago Kirkuk provincial councilman says Baghdad is moving 50k bpd oil from Kirkuk fields by truck, bypassing KRG pipeline:
chattels: Alex M. Retweeted Haidar Sumeri @IraqiSecurity 4h4 hours ago Heavy urban warfare in southern #Fallujah. #Iraq's forces had to fully secure Shuhada 1+2 before moving into Jubail.
chattels: Sajad Jiyad Retweeted Haider Ahmed @HaiderKaytoole The Iraqi forces succeed to retake the #Fallujah Dam west of the city
chattels: Kirk H. Sowell @UticaRisk 2h2 So Jordan FinMin Omar Malhas says new IMF agreement will be to reduce debt/GDP from 93% to 77% in five years. ar http://www.ammonnews.net/print/271266
chattels: Kirk H. Sowell @UticaRisk This would require GDP to increase by about 3%/year more than debt, whereas now debt is increasing almost 3% more than GDP each year.
chattels: Kirk H. Sowell @UticaRisk I do look forward to reading the IMF's report on how this miracle will be achieved. (hint: it won't)
chattels: Sorry, the foregoing is talking about Jordan.
Tootsie: Kharbit Jubouri accused of forging his signature to the nomination of the Ministry of Defence confirms that Sakadhih Wednesday June 15, 2016 23:19 Baghdad Deputy accused student Kharbit, Wednesday, MP for the Reform Front, Ahmed al-Jubouri, forging his signature for nomination to the post of the Defense Ministry, adding that he will sue him, as he emphasized that the reform front is divided into three categories. He Kharbit in an interview with Alsumaria's News,
"The member of the Front, Reform MP Ahmed al-Jubouri, he forged my signature in the book include that I've been nominated for the post of defense minister," noting that "MPs front if see it they want, they should go to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Parliament Speaker Salim Jubouri. "
He Kharbit "I'm going to sue the Attorney-Jubouri on charges of falsifying the signature," pointing out that "the reform front is not an organization so I do not want them belong affiliation."
He continued that "the front is composed of three categories, 50% are patriots and want to reform the beleaguered people, and 25% of them to settle personal differences and lack of access to positions, and 25% for the others know the political blocs."
Front and announced parliamentary reform, on Wednesday, demanded that the Attorney Kharbit is no longer a member of the LTTE, noting that it did not accept the request for his return to it, while confirming that it continues to dismiss parliament, the presidency again, even though the Federal Court has ruled to cancel the April 14 session
Tootsie: Vice is a proposal to the province over a billion dollars "blackmail" and an expert prepared "unrealistic"Wednesday June 15, 2016 14:41Alsumaria News / Baghdad Considered a member of the Oil and Energy Committee in Parliament MP Razak mheibes, Wednesday, proposing the province over a billion dollars represents a "blackmail", adding that the region is practiced "arm-twisting" while oil expert stressed that it is "unrealistic".
He mheibes in an interview with Alsumaria News that "the proposal, which was brought by the Kurdistan region is blackmail and a violation of the constitutional materials frank 111 and 112 articles, which explicitly states that oil and gas belongs to all the people, and therefore not entitled to the region to impose conditions on Baghdad in particular that Kurdistan is an integral part of the Iraq".
He mheibes "It can not be for the region to impose conditions on Baghdad as oil from sovereign wealth that should imports date back to the federal budget basket and distributed according to population density and Mahromep," stressing the "rejection of any new agreements based on extortion."
He mheibes that "the region has long practiced the policy of arm-twisting with Baghdad, taking advantage of the Government's preoccupation with the war on terrorism," and urged the government "should not be excluded from the provincial deficit and keep the central and southern governorates and that takes him and assume what it is".
For his part, said oil expert Hamza Jeweler's Alsumaria News "proposal for the region as a very high degree of economic and political stupidity and all the details and meanings of stupidity," ruling out "of such so unrealistic agreements".
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chattels: Security In Iraq, June 1-7, 2016
chattels: In Fallujah itself, the gas and heavy water plants were liberated along with the second Shuhada neighborhood in the south.
chattels: As usual, reports on progress had to be tempered as propaganda often gets ahead of actual victories. Niamiya for example was declared freed three times in a week. Overall, there are still surrounding towns that the Iraqi forces have to go through to secure the perimeter but the assault on the city itself has begun.
chattels: Sajad Jiyad @SajadJiyad 18m18 minutes ago I went out there yesterday & all these areas (Fallujah, Ramadi, etc) are in bad shape, residents return will be slow
chattels: Sajad Jiyad @SajadJiyad 22m22 minutes ago It is street by street, nearly every house booby trapped. ISF dismantle 300 IEDs daily average. Good progress being made
] chattels: Sajad Jiyad @SajadJiyad 29m29 minutes ago ISF almost at Fallujah city centre, control areas south of main highway into city, now at Hayy Nazzal
chattels: Here is a good map of Fallujah with the neighborhoods of the city delineated.
chattels: Hayy Nazzal shows as the Risal neighborhood area on the google map.
chattels: It borders on the main road through the center of town which I identify as Hwy. 11
chattels: deputy ruled out for the National Alliance , the success of the reforms carried out by Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi, which announced since last August.
chattels: " ............... ruled out a success because the available potentials will not allow him to reform today there is a problem security and differences politically and everyone is hampering the cause of reforms .............. as happened in the parliament. "
chattels: " ............... there is a problem security and differences politically and everyone is hampering the cause of reforms ............. "
chattels: Barzani security of the Kurdistan Regional Council adviser is the eldest son of the region 's president , Massoud Barzani , he said , "Once defeat al Daash must divide Iraq into three separate entities for the Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds to prevent further bloodshed , " he said.
chattels: He pointed out that " federalism did not work and therefore either a confederation or full secession, if we have three confederated states would have three capitals equal not above the one on the other. "
chattels: Just a note for perspective on the possible timelines for the war on Daesh, Fallujah was a city of about 300,000. It is now three weeks into the editing process and not near done, IMO. But, more significantly, Mosul is a city five (5) times the size of Fallujah.
chattels: ‹@Doug_W› no problem
Tootsie: Thought for the day ~ "“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”
To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” ~ Mister Rogers"
Tootsie: Enjoy the day, ~ laterz
Doug_W: thanks Toots
UNEEK: ‹@Tootsie› thank you -- always good to remember to look for the positive - it definitely helps in pushing through tough circumstances
Ononotagain: Optimism usually is viewed as a desirable attribute, but many believe it is really only helpful if it is realistic.
Ononotagain: Of course there are exceptions, times when it’s best not to know much about the truth in order to cope and focus on the positives.
Ononotagain: But most of the time, there is no substitute for reality.
chattels: Erbil Court issued an arrest warrant for Mustafa Nushirwan
chattels: Arbil court ordering the arrest of General Coordinator of the Movement for Change, which had previously summoned by the court to appear before it to take his testimony, but did not attend.
chattels: " the decision to arrest the movement for change coordinator came against the backdrop of such recordings attributed to him published in the media subsidiary of the Kurdistan Democratic Party, which threatens foreign consulates and oil companies operating in the Kurdistan region of murder and kidnapping staff. "
chattels: Kirk H. Sowell @UticaRisk I've been pretty critical of PM Abadi lately, so here's a positive: he doesn't conduct show trials against political opponents. There.
chattels: #Iraqi government says no new attempts for agreement with #KRG http://www.nrttv.com/EN/Details.aspx?Jimare=8378
chattels: Patrick Osgood @PatrickOsgood Patrick Osgood Retweeted NRT English Unsurprisingly.
chattels: Patrick Osgood is the Kurdistan Bureau Chief, Iraq Oil Report (2012-).
chattels: These dinar guru pundits do not now what they are talking about. They take real news and draw outlandish conclusions that are just plain ignorant.
chattels: It makes for happy news for dinarians who what to hear that the " RV " is just around the corner.
chattels: Or the first half of this year - guaranteed !
chattels: Well, we are 14 days away from it being the last half of the year.
chattels: Let's see what they say when the last prediction fails or whatever false conclusion they draw never materializes. Another story line and prediction.
chattels: Experts who have studied Iraq and the Middle East for years can't tell exactly what IS happening, much less predict what will happen.. Nothing is certain in Iraq !
Tootsie: OK, looking for the helpers around, my earlier posting this a.m, ~~ the comments below - now I have no idea if connected at al ~~ I don't equate "optimism" to the quote ~~~
"Ononotagain: Optimism usually is viewed as a desirable attribute, but many believe it is really only helpful if it is realistic. Of course there are exceptions, times when it’s best not to know much about the truth in order to cope and focus on the positives. But most of the time, there is no substitute for reality" ~~~~~~~
Thought for the day ~ "“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” ~ Mister Rogers"~~~~~
We have a prime example of the "helpers" right now, and I see them in every area, Around me is horrific flooding , I have been spared, - the HELPERS at work
Tootsie: all over this country ~ in one way or another