Post From Wealthwatch.world Chat Room 10-14-15
Wealthwatch News / Links & Chat 10-14-15
chattels: Medhat al-Mahmoud , A Profile : wealthwatch.world/showthr...
chattels: NOTE : AS BEST I CAN DETERMINE, MR. MAHMOUD ENTERED IN TO SERVICE AS EARLY AS SOMETIME IN 2003. SO, DEPENDING UPON HOW THE TWELVE YEARS IS CALCULATED THEN by no later than DECEMBER, 2015, HIS eligible SERVICE UNDER THE " NEW " LAW should mature.
chattels: Mr. Maliki, A Perspective on His Power and Prosecution : wealthwatch.world/showthr...
chattels: " ....... Maliki is unlikely to be prosecuted for his alleged role in Mosul’s fall, ......."
chattels: " .......... Maliki has been able to retain huge influence in Iraq, and has on occasion successfully thwarted his successor Haider al-Abadi’s rule. After stepping down as prime minister, he was appointed as one of Iraq’s three vice presidents, and he remains the head of the Dawa Party, and the State of Law Coalition, the largest single bloc in parliament."
chattels: " Many military commanders, senior judges and top officials within Abadi government are still loyal to Maliki and have been either rejecting or ignoring Abadi's orders since he took office last August. Abadi has on several occasions pointed to officials who are working to disrupt or delay his decisions, although he has fallen short of naming them."
chattels: Abadi " ...... he fired the general secretary of the cabinet, Hamid Khalaf, who is known by Iraqi officials as one of Maliki's men. It is unclear if Medhat al-Mahmoud, the head of the Iraqi Supreme Judiciary Council, who is also seen as one of Maliki's main supporters, will be next."
chattels: " Ongoing anti-corruption protests have been calling for his removal, but the Maliki camp has thus far managed to hold out. "
chattels: the report is damning but not legally binding. "Legally, these recommendations are not binding to the judiciary. The committee has a right to accuse anyone based on its investigations but it has no right to convict him,"
chattels: "Based on the report of the parliament, Maliki is [a] delinquent but he is not convicted or accused until the judiciary issues an arrested warrant against him.”
chattels: "In fact, no one wants to sue Maliki, especially after he threatened to drag everyone with him and reveal the corruption files which he owned against most of the politicians who participating the political process since 2006.”
chattels: According to lawmakers, pressure to try Maliki, just a week after Abadi asked for his post to be remove, is clearly intended to limit his influence, but will not lead to Maliki’s prosecution, especially after his airport threats.
chattels: " ........... all politicians are worry and wondering which files that he will use and against whom,"
chattels: People living in glass houses are advised against throwing rocks :)
BOBBY: Chattels. .... amazing how people underestimate this guy
chattels: ‹@BOBBY› shameless speech from the pundits
Donnie: The meeting's agenda number (29) Wednesday 14 October 2015
Donnie: ... just 4 second readings.... www.parliament.iq/details...
Donnie: no voting
SWSD: GM. Is there any updated status on what we are wanting for our lives, or is it still in the 'wait and hope' mode?
chattels: ‹@Donnie› More lightning progress I suppose
chattels: Barzani met with the five ministers Monday in Erbil to officially ask them to submit their resignation. Sources told Rudaw that Barzani had expressed “deep concern and disappointment” over Goran’s alleged involvement in attacks on local offices of his Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in Sulaimani province. chattels: rudaw.net/english/kurdist...
chattels: WASHINGTON DC—Iraqi security forces are capable of retaking Ramadi, said the spokesperson for the US Anti-Islamic State Operations on Tuesday, warning in the meantime that strong defenses built by militants inside the city would make it a tough battle.
“We now believe that battlefield conditions are set for the ISF [Iraqi Security Forces] to push into the city,” said spokesperson Colonel Steve Warren.
“They have the combat power, they have the training, they have the ISR [Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance] and they have the air power that we're providing,” Warren who briefed reporters via Teleconference, estimated ISIS to have 600 to 1000 fighters inside Ramadi with strong defense lines that would prove a challenge to the Iraqi forces. “[It's] Important to note that this is an enemy who's had time to dig in, establish some very hard defensive positions,” he said.
“There's trenches, there's berms, there's obstacles, there's what would amount to minefields created by placement of IEDs,” He added that it would take determined efforts by Iraqi troops to break these lines and move into the city. chattels: rudaw.net/english/middlee...
chattels: " ............ and move into the city." ????????????
chattels: Some earlier reports stated that ISF were at the center of the city already !!!!!!!!!! ?????????
chattels: What to believe ?
[10/14/2015 08:59:34 AM] chattels: Reidar Visser @reidarvisser 9h9 hours ago Will be interesting to see how West responds to crisis in #Iraq's Kurdistan region. Has supported traditional, not reform parties in past.
chattels: Reidar Visser @reidarvisser 2h2 hours ago After progress against ISIS on SW outskirts of Ramadi, Iraq armed forces today reporting gains at northern entrances www.alliraqnews.com/modul... …
chattels: president of a coalition united Osama Nujaifi called on the occasion of the new Hijri year to unite Iraqis to stand against terrorism. chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul...
chattels: Nujaifi not being referred to as a VP
chattels: AIN _ Several military news reports : www.alliraqnews.com/modul...
Donnie: Baghdad-where] military units on Wednesday raised the Iraqi flag in the former Square sit-in Ramadi.
chattels: No currency auction at the CBI - holiday I believe
captl1: Still waiting for my currency auction.
chattels: CBI Holidays in (2015) in addition to Friday and Saturday - Oct *15 Islamic New Year - Dates noted with asterisk (*) are approximate www.cbi.iq/index.php