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whitelions: ‹@vtech› Allawi is a cry baby
chattels: i think that Allawi has " lost it "
vtech: Baghdad and London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Iraq’s former vice president Iyad Allawi, whose post was canceled by Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, has called for Iraqi MPs to remove the PM. Abadi canceled Iraq’s three vice president posts in August as part of a drive to weed out corruption and trim a bloated governmental apparatus.
The move, part of a response to growing discontent on the Iraqi street and ongoing protests, has now met with opposition from the three former post-holders, Allawi, Nuri Maliki and Osama Al-Nujaifi, with the latter two declaring the move unconstitutional.
vtech: yup lost it is an understatement..lol...
chattels: at least Nujaify has resigned from what I understand
chattels: but there are constitutional questions according to objective observers
whitelions: ‹@chattels› thats one of the resons Abadi wants all the laws Maliki had passed be repeiled so they can get rid of the constitutional problems in part
vtech: one of the marine blogs from over there has said what they say in print seems never to match was does happen
whitelions: if you mean out dated I think they all are
chattels: IT IS INTERESTING THAT THE NEWS ABOUT NATIONAL RECONCILIATION DO NOT MENTION A CONFERENCE AS IT HAS BEEN SO HISTORICALLY.
chattels: Why yes chattels, that is fascinating ! :) chattels: LOL
chattels: Exclusive: This Is the ISIS Intel the U.S. Military Dumbed Down The intelligence pros said killing certain ISIS leaders might not diminish the group and that airstrikes might not be working. The bosses didn’t like those answers—not at all.
chattels: Senior intelligence officials at the U.S. military’s Central Command demanded significant alterations to analysts’ reports that questioned whether airstrikes against the so-called Islamic State widely known as ISIS were damaging the group’s finances and its ability to launch attacks.
But reports that showed the group being weakened by the U.S.-led air campaign received comparatively little scrutiny,
The Daily Beast has learned. Senior CENTCOM intelligence officials who reviewed the critical reports sent them back to the analysts and ordered them to write new versions that included more footnotes and details to support their assessments, according to two officials familiar with a complaint levied by more than 50 analysts about intelligence manipulation by CENTCOM higher-ups.
chattels: “There was the reality on the ground but it was not as rosy as [the leadership] wanted it to be,” a defense official familiar with the complaint told The Daily Beast. “The challenge was assessing whether the glass was half empty, not half full.”
chattels: The altering of intelligence led to reports that overstated the damage that U.S. strikes had on specific ISIS targets. For instance, strikes on oil refineries and equipment were said to have done more damage to the group’s financing of operations through illicit oil sales than the analysts believed.
Also, strikes on military equipment were said to have set back the group’s ability to wage combat operations, when the analysts believed that wasn’t always the case. The altered reports made ISIS seem financially weakened and less capable of launching attacks, the analysts allege.
chattels: www.thedailybeast.com/art... http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/09/20/exclusive-this-is-the-isis-intel-the-u-s-military-dumbed-down.html?via=newsletter&source=CSPMedition
*SCZIN11: Names .. Chalabi reveals corruption files to Iraqi politicians and ministers of the most prominent al-Maliki
*SCZIN11: Date: 09/21/2015 Palm-A member of the National Alliance and head of the parliamentary finance committee, "Ahmad Chalabi," about a group of well-known names thieves of public money.
He said Chalabi on his page in the social networking "facebook" site and I followed, "news agency palm" The first group of thieves Iraq, which has been its files handed over to the Supreme Judicial Integrity Commission concerning Huda Bank, United Bank, North Bank, Middle East Bank and the Bank of Assyria.
And between a member of the National Alliance, the names that were stolen Iraq and public money are both Fadel Al Dabbas and Haitham Al Dabbas real and imaginary and their companies as well as involved fake projects and false invoices Hamad al-Musawi, as well as, the boy and his sister in the Middle East Bank on charges of money and false invoices laundering as well as the donation Tabra Aseel Tabra cousin, Hamid al-Najjar and Tarek al-Hassan and Bahaa al-Araji charges of money laundering and corruption of the central bank as well as the Contractor Essam al-Asadi and his son Haider Essam al-Asadi.
*SCZIN11: He said Chalabi that Judge Jafar Mohsen al-Khazraji, along with five judges were of the defendants also as well as the official Green Real Estate Ahmed Nouri al-Maliki and his gang Abu witnessed Kazim further indicating that one of the defendants are also former Defense Minister Abdul-Qader al-Obeidi and former Education Minister Mohammad Tamim and inspector general of the Ministry of Health previous Adel Muhsin, revealing at the same time that "the list that has about thieves of public money in Iraq up to 300 name.
It is said that the National Alliance member Ahmad Chalabi revealed a number of stories of corruption led by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his son Abu assistant saw officers as well as the Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi current.
*SCZIN11: wealthwatch.world/showthr... http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=2303
chattels: National Alliance member Ahmad Chalabi revealed a number of stories of corruption led by former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and his son Abu assistant saw officers as well as the Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi current.
chattels: well as the Office of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi current. ?????????
chattels: According to Iraqi social culture, the abandoned baby is a disgrace, the product of prohibited sexual relations.
When these infants survive, they will be alienated and despised. When they become aware of their situation, they seek to hide the truth to keep from becoming social outcasts. Alia al-Moussawi, a social worker and sociology teacher, confirmed this.
“The mother seeks to get rid of her child as quickly as possible and abandons her baby in a deserted place. If her family finds out about her child, they will definitely kill her, and this has happened many times," she told Al-Monitor.
What is interesting is that the clergy also often agree with this puritanical moral position, as evidenced by cleric Ali al-Saabbari of Babil, who told Al-Monitor, “Moral deviation of girls and the spread of immorality in society and breach of religion’s teachings lead to the crime of adultery.”
As a result of such strict social and religious attitudes, numerous girls have been killed under the pretext of saving the honor of the family. The maximum sentence for murder in such situations is just three years in prison, in accordance with Article 409 of the Iraqi Penal Code.
To avoid prosecution, sometimes the killers hide a girl's "crime" and the real circumstances of her death, saying she committed suicide or set herself on fire. Read more: www.al-monitor.com/pulse/... http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/09/iraq-foundlings-infants-society-discriminate-law-article409.html#ixzz3mQxflJgc
chattels: As a result of such strict social and religious attitudes, numerous girls have been killed under the pretext of saving the honor of the family. The maximum sentence for murder in such situations is just three years in prison, in accordance with Article 409 of the Iraqi Penal Code.
chattels: Monday 21, September 2015 by Matthew Amlôt Moody's: Provisional rating of (P)Caa1 to Government of Iraq's USD bond issuance; outlook stable
chattels: The (P)Caa1 issuance rating reflects the following underlying key factors:
chattels: 3. Moderate fiscal fundamentals, as debt-relief since 2004 has lowered the government's debt burden, while at the same time facing challenges from a low oil price environment and rising debt burden.
chattels: 4. Very high susceptibility to event risk, which is predominantly driven by the challenges posed by deeply entrenched sectarian and ethnictensions, and the ongoing insurgency by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
chattels: The insurgency by ISIL is pressuring government finances, via increased spending on security and social spending for internally displaced persons, as well as on reconstruction of affected areas.
The other channel is via decreased revenues from ISIL controlled areas, where the federal government has continued spending on public services without receiving any revenues.
chattels: Political and security risks are very high, driven by underlying ethnic and sectarian tensions, and by Iraq's location within an unstable region.
Even if dissolution or disintegration is unlikely, the combination of domestic and geopolitical risks affects the government's capacity to service its debt which weighs very heavily on Iraq's rating.
chattels: The ISIL insurgency poses the key immediate threat. However, external support for Iraq is increasing, and it is unlikely that ISIL would threaten either Baghdad or the south of the country where most of the population and oil wealth is located.
However, overcoming the insurgency is likely to take many years, and to require time-consuming and costly reforms to the security apparatus (professional intelligence, military capacity and organization), and considerable expenditure both on reconstruction and on education and social services.
It will also require ongoing external support from Iraq's allies and others in the region with a strategic interest in containing the insurgents.
chattels: Risks to Iraq's external payments position are mitigated by a large stock of net foreign reserves, which amounted to $59 billion as of August.
However, these reserves have been falling since May 2014 when they peaked at $79 billion. According to Moody's estimates, the external vulnerability indicator, which compares short-term external liabilities to the available stock of assets, will rise, but remain below the important threshold of 100 per cent.
chattels: www.cpifinancial.net/news... http://www.cpifinancial.net/news/post/32818/moodys-provisional-rating-of-pcaa1-to-government-of-iraqs-usd-bond-issuance-outlook-stable
chattels: The credit rating agency expects the growth of Iraq's economy 8% over 4 years Monday 21-09-2015 | 2:02:48 Twilight News / predicted Moody's credit rating, to increase Iraq's oil production at a rate of 10% annually to reach about 5 million barrels a day by 2019, in conjunction with the non-oil growth from 2016 recovery onwards, and this will help to raise real GDP growth rate to about 8% a year between 2016 and 2019.
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chattels: 5 million barrels per day at $ 100 / barrels is 1/2 billion dollars per day
chattels: A five day week yields 2.5 billion dollars per week and 130 billion / year which is about what their budget was in 2013.
chattels: A lack of economic diversification is a real problem.
OOTW: yes it is
Dianne777: has anyone figured this puzzle out yet? ;)
sczin11: Iraqi banks: Increase half trillion dinars for small enterprises [Image: 436e5f97-4f74-455b-94ce-a8496f66ec8b-655x360.jpg] [dir=ltr]Twilight News / announced that the Iraqi private banks association on Tuesday for a half-trillion Iraqi dinars strengthen the role of the private sector and the development of small and medium enterprises and increase job opportunities.
The news Association in a statement from the central bank governor Ali Ismail Keywords for "a new initiative launched on the occasion of today's world peace, an increase of one amount trillion to one and a half trillion granted within the financing of small and medium enterprises initiative and by private banks to enhance job opportunities for young entrepreneurs who the result will lead to the stability of society. "
The link in a statement, said that "this initiative was to strengthen the role of the private sector and the development of small and medium enterprises and increase job opportunities."
The central bank has launched a $ 1 trillion dinars allocated for small and medium-sized enterprises are distributed by private banks in a move to revitalize the Iraqi economy in the current circumstances.
sczin11: wealthwatch.world/showthr... http://wealthwatch.world/showthread.php?tid=2313
Donnie: Reidar Visser @reidarvisser Sep 18 @billuke On Syria, Obama seems to have moved from "leading from behind" to "not leading at all".
Donnie: In response to a Human Rights Watch report, the Information Office of the Prime Minister: The organization relied on the certificates is documented, and involves its report on the fallacies and inciting sectarian
Donnie: In response to a Human Rights Watch report: Human Rights Watch Published on 09.20.2015 expanded for the battle to liberate Tikrit full of fallacies and certificates undocumented and involves inciting sectarian unjustified and distortion of the facts report.
The report, which came under the title (the destruction of the post-battle ..) focuses on the withdrawal Daash and acquitted of acts of destruction and sabotage, murder and pillage pursued in areas under their control,
and the organization has relied on video recordings is documented and calls for acts of looting, destruction and promised witness testimonies local, and questioned without justification numbers of victims of crime Spyker started admitted Daash committed.
We recall here that Mr. Prime Minister, Dr. Haider al-Abadi has issued strict orders on 03/04/2015 military and security forces to address the cases of sabotage carried out by gangs want to distort the victories achieved by the Iraqi army and popular crowd
and called for troops stationed in Tikrit to arrest Each person does such acts and the preservation of property, plant in Salahuddin province and restore services and its inhabitants to their homes and hand over responsibility for cities and local police. Donnie: read the rest pmo.iq/press2015/22-9-201...
Donnie: Reidar Visser @reidarvisser 1h1 hour ago Iraq PMO says HRW report on Tikrit ops based on unreliable sources, emphasises instead return of "80% of population" pmo.iq/press2015/22-9-201...
Donnie: With fight against the Islamic State in Iraq stalled, U.S. looks to Syria for gains
Donnie: With the offensive to reclaim territory from the Islamic State largely stalled in Iraq, the Obama administration is laying plans for a more aggressive military campaign in Syria, where U.S.-backed Kurdish forces have made surprising gains in recent months.
The effort, which would begin by increasing pressure on the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, marks an important shift in an administration strategy that for most of the past year has prioritized defeating the militant group in Iraq and viewed Syria as a place where there were few real prospects for battlefield success.
The White House’s top national security officials met last week and will convene again in the next few days to discuss ways to capitalize on recent and unexpected gains made by Syrian irregular forces.
The administration is considering providing arms and ammunition to a wider array of rebel groups in Syria and relaxing vetting standards, effectively deepening America’s involvement in the ongoing civil war.
Donnie: read the rest www.washingtonpost.com/wo... LINK
Donnie: Defectors: ISIS is killing Muslims, not protecting them
Donnie: London (CNN)Much has been written about the young men and women who join the Islamic State. We are familiar with their biographies and pathways, backgrounds and motivations. But virtually nothing is known about those who quit: the "defectors" who didn't like what they saw, abandoned their comrades and fled the Islamic State.
Yet their stories could be key to stopping the flow of foreign fighters, countering the group's propaganda and exposing its lies and hypocrisy. For a short paper, I collected all published stories about people who have left the Islamic State and spoken about their defection.
I discovered a total of 58 -- a sizable number but probably only a fraction of those who are disillusioned or ready to leave. ISIS chief's former slave says he beat her ISIS chief's former slave says he beat her 04:17 They are a new and growing phenomenon.
Of the 58 cases, nearly two thirds of the defections took place in the year 2015. One third happened during the summer months alone. The defectors' experiences are diverse.
Not everyone has become a fervent supporter of liberal democracy. Some may, in fact, have committed crimes. They were all, at some point, enthusiastic supporters of the most violent and viciously totalitarian organization of our age. Yet they are now its worst enemies.
Donnie: continue reading: www.cnn.com/2015/09/21/op... http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/21/opinions/isis-defectors-neumann-amanpour/index.html
Donnie: Iran economy stalls as shoppers await foreign brands DUBAI, 2 hours, 3 minutes ago
Donnie: Two months after Iran reached a nuclear deal that will open its markets to the world, officials are warning of economic stagnation as consumers hold off on purchases of domestic goods while they wait for international brands to arrive.
From cars to fridges and televisions, shoppers are excited at the prospect of more choice and competition that should force Iranian manufacturers to lower prices and improve quality.
The deal with world powers in July will likely see banking and other sanctions lifted in 2016, making it easier for foreigners to partner with Iranian firms or export to Iran.
Since the deal, Iranian manufacturers have seen growth in sales prices fall far behind inflation, central bank data show, while officials and analysts describe a slowdown in consumer spending and warehouses filling with unsold goods.
"The subsequent rush of Western businesses to enter the Iranian market informed Iranian consumers that soon there will be alternative supplies of consumer goods priced more competitively and with a substantially higher quality and post-sale services," said Mehrdad Emadi, an economist at the Betamatrix consultancy in London. Donnie: read more here world.einnews.com/article...
09/22/2015 09:11:21 AM] chattels: I have been anticipating an offensive in Anbar, but …..
[09/22/2015 09:11:28 AM] chattels: Slim prospects in Ramadi In Iraq, where local forces were driven from the key city of Ramadi this summer and are battling to take it back, the prospects for major gains anytime soon seem slim.
The Ramadi assault has been slowed by defensive belts of buried bombs and the limitations of the Iraqi army, which is down to only a handful of the specialized teams capable of finding and clearing the explosives. One U.S. official said that only two such teams were still operating in the battle for Ramadi. [The battle to retake Ramadi is going nowhere]
chattels: www.washingtonpost.com/wo... LINK
chattels: According to a statement to the crowd received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of "terrorists launched a major offensive at dawn on wheels bomb at Baiji one hand, the Chinese area 10 km west of the judiciary, but they were surprised repelled the popular crowd their forces killed dozens of them and destroy Jlathm attacking."
He added, "The crowd KD terrorists' positions with several missiles injuries minutes achieved in the depth of the enemy with special forces surrounded the crowd there for the attacking forces Doaash process quality and caused them heavy losses" . chattels: www.alliraqnews.com/modul...
chattels: Fighting in Baiji,home of Iraq's largest refinery, continues
blossom7454: Shafaq News / Al-Sharq al-Awasat newspaper issued from London quoted a senior Iraqi official that the US Embassy informed Prime Minister , Haider al-Abadi of two attemptsto assassinate him, one of them was in the advanced stages of implementation.