Post From Wealthwatch.world Chat Room 8-28-15
Wealthwatch Early Morning Chat 8-28-15 Part 2 of 2
tourman: I have bet a few hundred hard earned U.S.D. that my financial future would be secured. Per counselor Chattels "we shall see eh?"
chattels: ‹@tourman› :)
chattels: " Developments over the past year, including the ascendance of current Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, also divulge another key aspect of Iranian influence in Iraq — the impact of the rise of moderates in Tehran."
chattels: Iraqi sources say the Shiite political leadership in Baghdad is divided over who should head the National Iraqi Alliance (NIA), the coalition that brings together the main Shiite Islamist factions. While the State of Law Coalition is pushing for leading Dawa Party member Ali al-Adib to take the helm, Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI) leader Ammar al-Hakim is reportedly putting up a fight.
This struggle may be part of broader intra-Shiite dynamics. An Iraqi source told Al-Monitor, “The people pushing for al-Adib versus al-Hakim are the same ones who support al-Maliki versus al-Abadi; i.e., a big chunk of State of Law, but not necessarily Dawa.
However, on top of that, it also includes many non-Maliki/State of Law-aligned Dawa MPs who don’t want to see the NIA leadership go to a rival party/bloc.”
While this struggle is evidently organic in the sense that it is driven by domestic politics, the optics of travel schedules and meetings in past days and weeks suggest that factional differences in Tehran are to some extent being played out in Baghdad. The reverse could also potentially hold true.
tourman: As we are witnessing. Now that Iran is unleashed, money is flooding into the coffers of the terrorists surrounding Israel.
chattels: Also present in Tehran at the same time as Hakim was Maliki, who observers see as maintaining a close relationship with the Quds Force commander.
In a sign that Iran has not discarded Maliki, despite Abadi’s ascent, Maliki met with the Iranian supreme leader during his visit. Of note, Zarif, who did not meet with Maliki during his recent trip to Baghdad, did not see Maliki in Tehran either.
In contrast, Khoei told Al-Monitor, Soleimani is “fully” behind Maliki and “sees him as [Hezbollah leader] Hassan Nasrallah No. 2" — a staunch Arab ally with views in line with Iranian policy.
chattels: " .......... Iran has not discarded Maliki, ......... "
chattels: Regardless of actual motives, perceptions may prove to be more powerful than reality. For now, it appears that Tehran is avoiding direct and overt involvement in the Shiite leadership dispute in Baghdad.
Iran will likely maintain this posture until and unless the situation is seen as spiraling out of control, at which point it may choose to intervene to help forge a consensus. Indeed, this has been the playbook in recent years.
This, in turn, may cause the Shiite leadership in Baghdad to pre-emptively reach out to the grand ayatollah, who also seeks to avoid becoming too embroiled in factional politics. In this waiting game, which could potentially turn explosive, the main victim may once again be ordinary Iraqis, who are mired not only in a war against IS in the trenches, but also corruption and factionalism at home.
chattels: My money is on Hakim !
whitelions: mine too
tourman: ‹@chattels› U.S.D. or Dinar?
chattels: ‹@tourman› Both.
whitelions: gm just passing through on my way to my morning
tourman: ‹@whitelions› may your morning bring you a steaming hot waffle and fresh maple syrup.. :)
chattels: Could Samarra become a city of Sunni-Shiite cooperation? SAMARRA, Iraq — Driving from Baghdad to Samarra in Salahuddin province, 60 kilometers (37 miles) north of Baghdad, has been safer since the Iraqi forces managed on Nov. 25, 2014, to secure the road that links the two cities.
Islamic State (IS) militants had controlled the road since June 11, 2014, when they took control of a number of regions in Salahuddin, most notably the city of Tikrit, the center of the province. Read more: www.al-monitor.com/pulse/...
chattels: Parliament session adjourned to Thursday Published: 2015/8/25 15:24 Parliament session adjourned to Thursday Baghdad (AIN) –Parliament Speakership adjourned its session to next Thursday.
chattels: Sorry - old news
tourman: you got one job... and you bring us post dated news.. man o man..
chattels: ‹@tourman› mea culpa :)
tourman: quia bonus es tu nobiscum sir
chattels: " ........... government funding for political parties and organizations said al-Asadi's / Nina / The funding will be based on party size and number of its members and in accordance with allocated amounts in the general budget of the parties and political organizations. " ninanews.com/Website/News...
Doug_W: wish I cols SPELL in latin
Doug_W: here is it phonetically
Doug_W: Il Et Illigitimi non carbarundum
chattels: No more Maliki - like use of the budget for election purposes I hope
Doug_W: well don't let them do IT
chattels: ‹@Doug_W› ‹@tourman› translations ?
Doug_W: I can conjugate Latin 4 U as it applies to me
Doug_W: Amo Amas AMESS
Doug_W: ‹@chattels› don't let the ** grind U down
Doug_W: that was chisseled in granit on my English professors desk in College
tourman: "you are good with us sir"
tourman: Laterz all. gotta do the morning constitution and get ready for the Friday grind.
chattels: ‹@tourman› bye
chattels: Actually, no more Maliki-like use of reserves for election purposes
chattels: [Baghdad - where] the National Alliance MP Sadiq we hinted, said that the political blocs have not reached an agreement on the sticking points in the draft law of the National Guard.
He said we hinted told all of Iraq [where], "there was a meeting of the forces about the National Guard Law, but they have not reached an agreement on the dispute over the number of points, and we hope that tomorrow hold another meeting."
He explained that "the most important points of contention revolves around the link National Guard and numbering, and his leadership and set, "and expressed hope that" unresolved points of contention soon.
chattels: COURTESY OF SCZIN11 http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=1904
chattels: "Mutlaq and Allawi agreed according to the statement" I have to jump on the political consensus could open new approaches to corruption and creates the atmosphere to hit the national institutions may raise constitutional chaos in the country. chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul...
chattels: "He added, that "al-Maliki is still vice-president of the Republic."When asked about the future of al-Maliki in the event of activation of the decision to abolish his post, the source said, "We do not comment on expectations of, and are activated when the decision to abolish the post of the Vice President for every incident." chattels: wealthwatch.world/showthr...
chattels: COURTESY OF TOOTSIE
chattels: " ............. in the event of activation of the decision to abolish his post, ............. "
chattels: it WOULD APPEAR THAT AT LEAST ACCORDING TO SOME, WE ARE IN A " GREY AREA " BETWEEN INTENTION AND IMPLEMENTATION
Doug_W: who said that "C"?
chattels: A SOURCE
chattels: SEE ARTICLE PLEASE
Doug_W: Malikis representatives?
Doug_W: ok ty
chattels: ‹@Doug_W› IT SOUNDS "MALIKI-ESQUE " - YOUR INSTINCTS ARE GOOD, BUT THERE IS MERIT TO MY CONTINUING OBSERVATIONS THAT MANY THINGS ARE NOT " DONE " AS YET
chattels: I RESPECTFULLY SUBMIT
chattels: XXX - " it is looking more and more like, (sometime after this first wave of reforms) they will get a legitimate HCL Law in the works…I don’t think it has been read – negotiated – gotten past the CoM or anything – but it is coming…and that is FANTASTIC NEWS."
chattels: " I don’t think it has been read – negotiated – gotten past the CoM or anything "
chattels: " – but it is coming "
chattels: Parliament to raise its next Saturday 27/8/2014 BAGHDAD / Sky Press: raise the House of Representatives, on Thursday, to its regular Saturday.
The reporter said "Sky Press," The House of Representatives has postponed today in its vote on the draft law in the National Guard completed the debate for the second reading of the draft freedom of expression and assembly and peaceful protest law. The majority of the Council voted on a draft political parties law. www.skypressiq.net/conten...
chattels: TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY !