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Wealthwatch Monday Evening Chat 1-11-16 Part 2 of 2
OOTW: THE GOI WANTS TO STOP THE CURRENCY AUCTIONS, TRYING TO INTERCEDE CBI POLICY/MONETARY PRACTICES - THE SLC IS BLOCKING THEIR ATTEMPTS
OOTW: YESTERDAY THERE WAS AN ARTICLE WHICH STATED THAT THE GOI COULD AMEND CBI BANKING LAW BECAUSE IT WAS NOT ENGRAINED IN THE CONSTITUTION, IN ORDER TO TAKE OVER CONTROLS OF THE MONETARY POLICY
OOTW: TO STOP THE AUCTIONS
OOTW: THIS IS ONE KETTLE OF FISH
OOTW: NO COINCIDENCE, IN MY MIND , THAT SALEH CAME OUT A WEEK AGO (OR SO) AND POINTED THE FINGER AT THE CBI FOR CORRUPTION AS WELL AS CONTINUING / ALLOWING MONEY LAUNDERING - AND NOW WE HAVE THIS
OOTW: VERY INTENSE SITUATION
OOTW: THE PRESS RELEASE FROM THE INTEGRITY COMMISSION IS STATING THAT THEY'RE OPENING UP THE ABILITY TO FILE ELECTRONIC COMPLAINTS RE CORRUPTION AND THE KITABAT ARTICLE IS STATING THAT THIS IS ALSO INTENDED TO REPORT AGAINST THOSE COMMITTING ILLEGAL PRACTICES THROUGH THE BANKS –
THERE WAS AN ARTICLE YESTERDAY THAT I READ, WHEREIN I BELIEVE SALEH WAS QUOTED AS SAYING THAT BECAUSE THE CBI BANKING LAW IS NOT PROTECTED IN THE CONSTITUTION, NOR WAS IT APART OF THE CONSTITUTION, THAT THE LAW COULD BE AMENDED BY THE GOI –
THE SLC IS GOING TO FIGHT THIS TOOTH AND NAIL. THIS IS A BIG DEAL AS FAR AS I CAN TELL,
AND WHETHER WE ALL AGREE THAT THE GOI DOESN'T HAVE THE RIGHT TO INTERFERE IN MONETARY POLICY, THEY DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO SEAT PEOPLE ON THE BOARD OF THE CBI –
I THINK AFTER SALEH'S AND HAFEZ'S PRESS RELEASE LAST WEEK (CONFERENCE) THEY'RE CALLING OUT THE BANK/MOHSEN, AND CORRUPT MP'S TO THE PUBLIC AND THIS TELLS ME THAT THEY ABSOLUTELY INTEND TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.
OOTW: I FEEL THERE IS A STRONG POTENTIAL THAT THE ECONOMIC COMMITTEE WILL FORCE THE ISSUE WITH THE IMF NOW IN ON THE GAME
OOTW: THIS IS A MANDATE
OOTW: THE GOVT HAS TO GET ITS BANKING ACT TOGETHER (PUN INTENDED)
OOTW: US raid on a building in central Mosul Daash includes millions of dollars Writings Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Washington: Two sources the United States Department of Defense, "Pentagon" revealed on the implementation of the US Air Force to strike on a building contains a huge amount of organizing an Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant or what is known as "Daash," in the city of Mosul, northern Iraq funds.
And the sources that the strike has using two bombs each weighing them 2000 pounds (about 908 kilograms) which led to the destruction of the entire building, without clarifying the way they have been identified in which the nature of this building. did not eclipse the sources for the currency,
which was inside the building or on the amount of exactly except that one of the sources said It's "millions" and the organization was used for payment and fund operations and combatants. It is noteworthy that the United States considered such a strike very sensitive as there are civilians near the building, where the drones remained flying and monitor the site for days in order to determine the most appropriate time for the targeting of who carried out the Sunday dawn.
chattels: Reidar Visser @reidarvisser 5h5 hours ago ISIS reportedly claims responsibility for today's major suicide terror attack on outskirts of Baghdad
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 4h4 hours ago Heavy fighting in Sufiya in Ramadi area right after it was declared cleared
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 4h4 hours ago KRG's Natural Resource Min said it exported avg. 584k bar/day in oil in Dec
chattels: Erbil, Kurdistan Region - The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) said in its monthly oil report on Monday that the autonomous region exported 18.1 million barrels of oil in December. "KRG exported 18,105,734 barrels of crude oil (an average of 584,056 barrels per day) in the month of December through the Kurdistan pipeline network to the port of Ceyhan in Turkey," said the oil exports report, by the KRG's ministry of natural resources.
rocknrollbus: ‹@OOTW› ‹@chattels› Does the GOI have the authority to stop the auctions?
time2rv: before and after their will ALWAYS be boombings and mini wars going on well after we finally see an RV, its is no longer imo holding it up
time2rv: fear, war, bombing, fights...is how news lives
chattels: ‹@rocknrollbus› I believe that the CBI has the authority to do so. Why ?
rocknrollbus: ‹@chattels› ‹@chattels› ‹@chattels› As they say in Canada.......surry.....had to fix some din-din
rocknrollbus: ‹@chattels› Was just curious, was it Salih that was scolding the CBI last week about the auctions?
chattels: ‹@rocknrollbus› I do not recall frankly. There have been so many articles with varying content that it has all run together on me.
chattels: ‹@rocknrollbus› I recall some things better than others. :)
rocknrollbus: ‹@chattels› Don't tell me you've got "oldtimers"!!
rocknrollbus: ‹@chattels› Or.........."sometimers"??
chattels: ‹@rocknrollbus› " Sometimers ". It is not all of the time, yet. :)
rocknrollbus: ‹@chattels› I think it was Salih and Fatlawi???
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 4h4 hours ago Was only 1 car bomb in Baghdad all of Dec Already 2 just today in New Baghdad & Nahrawan
chattels: Sunnis vs. Shiites, Abadi vs. Maliki, Kurds vs. Everyone. Iraq's military fight against the Islamic State is on the way to victory. Now comes the hard part.
chattels: The liberation of Ramadi is now being treated as a fait accompli, though the Iraqi security forces continue to clear Islamic State fighters from some of the city’s suburbs. But the result seems all but assured: The most significant challenges in constructing a post-Islamic State political order in Iraq still lie ahead.
chattels: But the real question facing Iraq is not a military one. The Iraqi security forces have demonstrated their ability to liberate a large urban area, and whether Mosul falls this spring or next winter, the final outcome is not in doubt.
chattels: What is in doubt is the political arrangements that will emerge in Iraq after the military struggle is won — and this is where the U.S. focus should go. For all its failures in Iraq, the United States has endowed the country with democratic institutions — however nascent, immature, and weak — that are worth husbanding. But at least three pending political crises must be closely monitored.
chattels: I - Whither the Sunnis?
chattels: II - Negotiating a New Deal With the Kurds
BOBBY: Chattels. .... evening....... fine points
chattels: III - The Struggle for the Shiite Soul
chattels: Read more at wealthwatch.world/showthr...
chattels: Iraq’s Shiite Arabs comprise between 60 and 70 percent of Iraq’s citizens. It is worth continually reminding Western observers of this fact: Given the democratic constitution bequeathed to Iraq by the U.S. occupation, calling Iraq’s government “Shiite-dominated” is somewhat akin to calling that of the United States “white-dominated.”
That the course of Iraq’s future will be charted by its Shiite majority is demographically — and therefore democratically — incontrovertible.
chattels: Iraq’s Shiite community can be roughly divided into two camps, though with deep tensions within each. The first, which is currently in power, gives priority to Iraq’s relationship with the United States and the West. Prime Minister Abadi, of the Islamic Dawa Party, best symbolizes this group, together with those members of his party who spent their exile in London or other Western cities.
Also in this group are the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq, the Sadrists, and the religious leadership in Najaf and Karbala. Arrayed against this group are those who would prioritize Iranian ties and, by extension, an alliance with Russia as well.
Former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has become the de facto face of this group, but others aligned include many members of the Dawa Party who spent their exile in Iran and Syria, plus the Badr Organization, the League of the Righteous (AAH), and Iraqi Hezbollah (KH).
chattels: Excellent reading ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^.
chattels: One of the second-order effects of the Islamic State’s invasion of northern Iraq has been the expansion of the Kurdish Peshmerga into the “disputed territories.”
The territories — which are about equal in size to the current territory of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and encompass parts of the provinces of Nineveh, Kirkuk, Salahaddin, and Diyala — are disputed because there are rival claims between the Iraqi Kurds and the Baghdad government.
chattels: It is important to note that the Shiite Arabs — Iraq’s majority faction — are largely not a party to these disputes.
chattels: The " rub " over the disputed areas is largely with other Sunni. ( Arab, non - Kurds )
rocknrollbus: ‹@chattels› Is the Shiite army called the gray?
chattels: ‹@rocknrollbus› The " gray " seems to be the area of Ramadi.
chattels: Shia militias are " PMU's " or Hash'd or the " popular crowd "
chattels: Sunni militias are the " sons of the tribes "
chattels: Almost kick-off for the Clemson - Alabama game.
chattels: " ............... further negotiations must be conducted between Baghdad and the KRG, but the mandate of the regional government’s executive is deeply contested and there is little money to pay for compromises. In this environment, violence cannot be ruled out."
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 19m19 minutes ago Badr warns Kurds about trying to annex disputed territories
chattels: Joel Wing @JoelWing2 17m17 minutes ago MP from Iraq's parliamentary security committee National Guard law not going to be passed anytime soon
chattels: " the project of the National Guard Law went inclusion of wind I do not think that under the current circumstances can be relied upon to reconsider its Most of the political blocs failed to agree on legislation to point to a lot of negatives in the law. "
chattels: " Some believe that the enactment of this law will create a kind of discord and confusion and the establishment of the armies in the provinces on the grounds that when you edit these areas can not count on this configuration as far as counting on the security forces of the army and the federal police and local police in the maintenance of the security file and save the system."