Post From Wealthwatch.world Chat Room 8-7-15
Wealthwatch Morning Chat 8-7-15 Part 2 of 2
chattels: Iraqi lawyers decided to resort to international tribunals to prosecute Iraqi Vice President Nuri al-Maliki on charges of war crimes and looting of state funds during his premiership Where the Saudi newspaper Okaz that showed the most prominent documents condemnation collected in order to prosecute al-Maliki war crimes, ethnic cleansing and abuse of power illegally and wasting public money and inciting sectarian in Iraq and contribute to the fall of the Iraqi cities, however, the organization Daash.
chattels: The move comes in the wake of the Iraqi criminal courts primitive and refused to accept any case involving Maliki, without giving reasons, according to a group of lawyers say.
chattels: It is said that the Ministry of Justice announced the presence of 54 lawsuit provided in the competent courts against al-Maliki of lawyers and activists during the 10 months included 281 documents and evidence about the involvement of al-Maliki sectarian cleansing, killings and seize other property crimes, the ministry has become the issues still exist in the courts but have not been considered on the recommendation of the Supreme Judicial Council, which refused to consider the request.
chattels: A first post. Good article.
chattels: (AIN) -Oil prices fell to a fresh March low on Wednesday after a surge in U.S. gasoline stockpiles as the summer season, the country's biggest demand period for motor fuels, nears its end. U.S. crude for September delivery closed down 59 cents, at $45.15 a barrel—its lowest since March 19.
September Brent crude futures were flat at $49.50 a barrel after hitting a fresh six-month low earlier in the session. U.S. crude stocks fell last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories rose, data from the Energy Information Administration showed Wednesday.
Crude inventories fell by 4.4 million barrels in the last week, compared with analysts' expectations for a decrease of 1.5 million barrels.
chattels: At $ 45 per barrel the price is about $ 10 below the budgeted amount for Iraq.
chattels: I have court proceedings off / on today, bbl
chattels: Baghdad (AIN) –The heatwave that hit Iraq some days ago is continuous with temperature about 50 degrees C in Baghdad. The General Authority for Meteorological and Seismology pointed out that "The weather of Friday will be clear and temperature will be 49 degreesC in Baghdad ."
chattels: . http://en.alliraqnews.com/modules/news/index.php?storytopic=6
chattels: That is Hot !
Doug_W: thats C Doug_W: 118F
newbieDA: Fitch Ratings has assigned Iraq a long-term foreign currency Issuer default rating (IDR) of 'B-' with a stable outlook. The agency has also assigned a country ceiling of 'B-' and a short-term IDR of 'B'.
No surprise perhaps that political risk and insecurity are among the highest faced by any sovereign rated by Fitch. Sectarian conflict has raged with varying intensity since 2003, ISIS militants currently effectively hold three of the country’s 18 provinces, relations with the Kurdish regional government are volatile and governance indicators are exceptionally weak. - See more at: www.ftseglobalmarkets.com...
newbieDA: Bank of America says OPEC is now "effectively dissolved". The cartel might as well shut down its offices in Vienna to save money.
newbieDA: Saudi Arabia may go broke before the US oil industry buckles
Sam: Good Morning been unable to pay much attention to the news that past couple days. Anything that has stood out or shows a positive move forward for us
Sam: ‹@newbieDA› i did hear that on the radio news yesterday that their attempt to cause us fracking to go broke and it basically backfired on them
Doug_W: GREED/ karma love it
MichelleL: lol are we, any of us, totally without greed? gm Sam, hello again, Doug
Doug_W: I want my RV and I want it NOW
Doug_W: I am not M
MichelleL: lol there ya go
MichelleL: not without greed doug? join the club lol
Doug_W: I wanna B president
MichelleL: lol shut up donald
MichelleL: every time you think of it, what kind of idiot wants that job to begin with?
Donnie: ‹@Doug_W› www.dinarrecaps.com/
Doug_W: ty again
Donnie: Fitch assigns Iraq a sovereign credit rating Friday, 07 August 2015 Fitch Ratings has assigned Iraq a long-term foreign currency Issuer default rating (IDR) of 'B-' with a stable outlook.
The agency has also assigned a country ceiling of 'B-' and a short-term IDR of 'B'. No surprise perhaps that political risk and insecurity are among the highest faced by any sovereign rated by Fitch.
Sectarian conflict has raged with varying intensity since 2003, ISIS militants currently effectively hold three of the country’s 18 provinces, relations with the Kurdish regional government are volatile and governance indicators are exceptionally weak. - See more at: www.ftseglobalmarkets.com...
Donnie: 'B' is better than 'C' :)
Doug_W: not as good as A
Donnie: also better than no rating :)
Tootsie: Good Friday Morning
Donnie: Information Office of the Prime Minister 3 hrs · Prime Minister Dr. Haider Abadi, announced his commitment to the directives Value Supreme religious authority that expressed the concerns and aspirations of the Iraqi people. And it undertakes sovereignty to announce a comprehensive plan of reform and work to implement them, and calls on political forces to cooperate with him in the implementation of the plan.
Tootsie: US Hands Over IS Female Prisoner to KurdistanShe allegedly played a role in the capture of American citizen Kayla Mueller 07.08.2015 14:56
The woman, known as Umm Sayyaf, was detained following a dramatic raid by U.S. commandos in eastern Syria on 16 May, in which her husband—Islamic State operative Abu Sayyaf—was killed.
She allegedly played a role in the capture of American citizen Kayla Mueller , an aid worker who later died in captivity in Syria. The U.S. said the prisoner had been held at a U.S. detention facility in Erbil, the capital of the semiautonomous Iraqi Kurdistan region, and was transferred to Kurdish custody.
Umm Sayyaf is understood to have provided investigators with details of the ‘women’s networks’ that deal with recruitment, spying operations and the capture and sale of Yezidi women for use as sex slaves.
During her arrest, one female Yezidi sex slave was freed by US commados. The U.S. had held Umm Sayyaf for nearly three months and decided to turn her over to the Kurdish authorities for prosecution in coordination with the Iraqi government http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=1591
Tootsie: op-ed article ~ interesting ~~ Iraq: The state that keeps on begging for money~~ It no longer surprise me when I read that the Iraqi central government looking for more handouts, donations and “loans” from foreign countries and agencies. Not a day goes by that I do not read an Iraqi politician thanking a foreign entity/government for giving them money that they “need” for this or that project, which is mostly a lie anyway.
Most Iraqi politicians have reached a point that not only they have no dignity, but no pride at all. What is so interesting about the donations that the Iraqi government is ecstatically accepting is hardly any significant amount that can make any changes to Iraqi miserable lives.
For example, two days ago the Japanese government donated $10 Million to Iraq (see link below) and that amount of money should be seen as an insult and rejected, but the Iraqi government gladly took that money.
And last August, Pope Francis donated $1 Million to Iraq (see link) and one must wonder how far this million will go in Iraq!! Moreover, last week the US government donated $62 Million to Iraq (see link) and that too was gladly taken by the Iraqi government. At the same time, the Iraqi oil revenue stands at least $200 Million a day!
The Iraqi politicians should be ashamed of themselves to accept such donations when Iraq is a very rich country and should never look for handouts. Furthermore, the 17% share of the Kurdistan Regional Government has not been paid for more than a year and the amount is more than $12 Billion.
This means that the Iraqi government expense has been reduced by the $12 Billion and yet, they can not manage to operate and govern properly even with tens of billions of dollars in oil revenue a year. While the Iraqi government keeps begging for handouts, the top “politicians” are embezzling billions of dollars out of the country with impunity CONTINUES http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=1590
Tootsie: ~~ ADDITIONAL ~ U.S. transfers widow of top ISIS figure to Iraq The United States on Thursday handed over to Iraqi authorities the widow of a senior ISIS leader who had been detained by US forces since May, the Pentagon announced. Nasrin As'ad Ibrahim, also known as Umm Sayyaf or "Mother of Sayyaf", was the wife of Abu Sayyaf or "Father of Sayyaf," who was killed in a U.S. special forces raid in Syria in May.
She is now being held by the interior ministry of Iraq's autonomous province of Kurdistan, the U.S. Defense Department said. "The decision to transfer Umm Sayyaf to the Iraqi government was based on the U.S. government determination that the detainee's transfer would be appropriate with respect to legal, diplomatic, intelligence, security, and law enforcement considerations," it said in a statement.
Abu Sayyaf, who was alleged to be the militants group's top financier, was killed on May 15 in a rare U.S. commando raid on the town of Al-Omar inside war-torn Syria. CONTINUES >
Tootsie: guess I should go eat and then hit the road ~ tax free weekend here in Tx, (school starting soon) should have gone last evening, but forgot about such! Take care all
Tootsie: “Everything is changing. People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke.” ~ Will Rogers -- Bye