aggiedad77 » August 19th, 2015, 10:16 am
Wednesday News Summaries and Commentaries
Wow was I ever surprised to wake up this morning to discover that Maliki may have actually returned to Iraq on his own.....wonders never cease....
Meanwhile the hunt for those accused of corrupt ways continues and the trail to ill-gotten money that leads abroad is having Iraqi officials contact foreign counterparts to get the money returned to its rightful country and owners....the money keeps pouring back in to Iraq.....
Meanwhile Maliki and family may be on the hook for the lions share of the corruption when it comes to money that was grafted off the top of Iraqi accounts....not a good time to have the name Maliki I would think....."where did you get that?"......will soon become "Just do it Abadi".....nail them to the bank doors they stole from....
Garbage day is fast approaching....just toss them out with the trash, never to return in any capacity.
After the abolition of his post and moving to convict him judicially .. Maliki in the face of the unknown
The "Unknown".....well maybe in his warped mind....but we know the things he will face.....the court, probably a military court or tribunal on the fall of Mosul.....then criminal court for who knows how many counts of corruption, fraud, graft, murder and the list of other lessor charges wraps around the block....it seems he is wearing out the title of VP.....sad but true you are the man who would not be king....
Even the other two former VP's appear to be turning against him....they recognize the smell of a snake....the head of the investigating commission for the fall of Mosul is standing tall and adamant in his commission's decision and list of names, there was no hanky-panky, no one was coerced, so Maliki can just back off from his own accusations about the commission's work.
Maliki was involved in the largest money laundering operation in Iraq
Is it any surprise to anyone that Maliki would be accused of involvement in the largest money laundering operation in Iraq....the head cheese....the kingpin.....he and his family all in it together.....just follow the list of foreign bank accounts and I am sure there are many....the dominoes are beginning to topple and once they start they will gain a momentum that may just rival the flow of the lava....watch the money that is found and flows back to Iraq......they will be saying......what deficit....thanks to Maliki's bank account our deficit has been alleviated.....now let us make the next move in the reform waves and give back to the citizens of Iraq as we also help the world.
Abadi reforms ... popular demand complex in execution
PM Abadi continues with his reform plans as well as his choice to listen to the people who are demonstrating on the streets....he showed on Tuesday that his cuts work within his own GOI as well by eliminating 11 positions within the COM....he also consolidated several ministries all in an overall attempt to establish a government that is better able to manage and is not stagnated by too many trying to make decisions.....this also will streamline the budget process as it carves out huge amounts of salaries and overhead associated with the head count that has been or is being removed from the accounting files.....watch for more of the Abadi waves of reform as the week progresses.
US companies have indicated their willingness to support electricity projects in Iraq
An unbelievable generosity being shown by US companies in helping Iraq with their continued electrical problems.....this comes on top of their spending small fortunes in Iraq over the past 12 years for naught.....money that likely ended up in the pockets and bank accounts of corrupt officials.....only now is it possible that money and efforts given to Iraq will go to their rightful purposes to bring power generation sites to those areas of Iraq in need, providing electricity to many Iraqi homes and businesses for the first time.
Deputy: the arrival of the new salary system to the Parliament and vote on it within a month
Look for a new salary grade system to be voted upon in Parliament and implemented within the next month....ok, we will be watching to see how this will work so efficiently.....pay cuts for many, pay increases for those on the bottom of the scale....will be interesting to see how this works for them.....I have my opinion but will keep it to myself for the time being.
Kurdish Parliament holds emergency meeting on time today
The Kurdish Parliament held an emergency meeting today.....or did they just get together to agree to postpone the emergency meeting until everyone can get up to speed about what the emergency is all about.....looks like they are wanting to modify part of the provincial law that may have to do with the Kurdish President....maybe putting in language that will allow President Barzani to stay in office for this current term....who knows.
Jubouri underlines the importance that the reform in accordance with the constitutional contexts
A delegaton from the National Coalition bloc met with Speaker of Parliament Jubouri to talk about the reforms that PM Abadi is bringing before Parliament....seems they want to be reassured that what gestures may be forthcoming from Parliament meet the intent of the Constitution and that they are doing things within the confines and jurisdiction that is allowed of Parliament....
I am sure that Jubouri was strong in his stance that the actions taken by both Abadi and Parliament are well within the legal confines that are defined by the laws within the Iraqi Constitution....no one wants to get caught at this point or accused of any corrupt activity.....keep it all on the table in plain sight and completely above board.....oh and remember.....do it once......do it right......do it well.....so there is no need for a repeat of anything.
Parliament: House of Representatives would cut salaries by 45% starting this month
You got too big for your britches.....now we need to trim the tree....45% of a trim in fact....get ready for it starts on the 28th of August.....hope you already made that payment on the new Audi or BMW.
Restart operations banking relationships between Iraq and Iran
Well it didn't take long for the Iranians to get their gumshoes over the border to talk with the Iraqi banking officials to get their banks back online in Iraq....seems the Iranians know a good deal and for sure want to be "there" when "it" happens.....they want in on the profits and rewards to be made.....or was this some kind of good will gesture meant on behalf of Maliki....who knows.
Turkey: Maliki's sectarian mentally ill
The Turkish government is saying after hearing of Maliki's ranting that he must be mentally ill to make such claims.....they claim that Maliki's words go against reason and logic....they are quick to point out the 70,000 or so troops that were under Maliki's command who fled in the face of 1,500 terrorist troops.....they say that Maliki is right where he needs to be.....at the top of the list of those responsible for the fall of Mosul and the deaths of thousands of Iraqis.
Refer the judiciary 121 judge and member of the general allegation to be investigated
So this study has looked into the number of judges and members of the court that have been investigated in the past 5 years....wondering here just how accurate that number can be....how many were investigated in the past 12 months...that might be a more accurate portrayal of real numbers.....
Who can trust any investigation that was done under Maliki's leadership....sorry but the truth hurts.....only a handful were stripped of their positions out of this 121.....seems odd in light of the high numbers of other government officials being accused of corruption at this time....but in the end remember what PM Abadi has to say....."we will defend no one who is accused of corruption activities."
Kaabi: we put a mechanism to curb the smuggling of some private banks of hard currency
A member of the Finance Committee says they have, in conjunction with the Ministry of Finance and the CBI, put mechanisms in place that will detect attempts at smuggling hard currency outside of Iraq.....no more falsifying books....buying fictitious toys or replacing quality products with shoddy junk that costs a fraction of what the invoice product costs....it's time to pay the piper and shut the bad guys down....completely.
A member of the parliamentary legality: Finance and Planning's recommendation in 2016 to complete the budget before the end of December
The Legal Committee within Parliament working in conjunction with the Finance Committee wants to get the 2016 budget in front of Parliament before the end of December....knock yourselves out....just get it done and bring some realistic numbers to the table for a change.
Deputy: We're going after the corrupt and restore the funds looted and smuggled abroad
Ok it is time to stop kicking the can down the road....serious work here fellow Parliament members....we have before us a plan for reform from PM Abadi and part of that plan includes the pursuit of those who stole funds from the Iraqi government and Iraqi people.....let's go get them, no matter where they have attempted to hide....we want to prosecute them but we also want and intend to bring any funds taken back to Iraq where it rightfully belongs....
Now is the time for swift and positive action to bring the dirty handed dogs to justice.....and the money has started to roll back in....the bank coffers are filling up with this newfound money.
Maliki returned to Baghdad after the conclusion of his visit to Iran
OH MY....catch me for I am about to faint......did I read that right....someone else read it....Maliki actually returned to Iraq.....maybe the Turkish leaders were right, he's gone insane.....that must be it he's laying the grounds for a plea of insanity by returning right to the very source of all his crimes.....returning from an "official" visit to Iran....my foot.
Deputy for Law: Maliki will return to Baghdad and what is said about his escape from the slander trial
Slander trial.....what slander.....oh sure some ambulance chasing lawyer has convinced Maliki he has a snowball's chance in Iraq to win such a trial....indeed he must be bonkers to believe that.....but is it really true that he's back home to face charges.....anyone got a photograph.....wonder if he was or will be taken into custody upon arrival......or served with an arrest warrant.....to the "clink" for the Colonel.....LOL.
Catch and prevent unexpected travel for the owners and his co-defendants fall of Mosul diary
Let the Judicial make the call on how those 34 or so will be brought in to stand trial for their crimes against Mosul and the Iraqi people...this list includes the name of Maliki.....just meet him at the airport.....he will think it is his own supporters meeting him upon his return with open arms....he will fail to see the handcuffs at the ready because he will focus so intently upon all the smiling faces.....I'm sensing a military tribunal for Maliki and his other leaders who were affiliated with the armed forces of Iraq....not a good thing for them I would suspect.
Deputy: the elimination will be issued memoranda arrested and travel ban against the accused fall of Mosul
I'm wondering is someone making up a new deck of playing cards.....we definitely have a new joker in this deck....as Mr. Favor used to say....."Rowdy Yates, round 'em up and move 'em out"......count 'em as they hit the cells....no more travel plans, no more international banking privileges....just cold beans and hard bread.
Economy and Investment: We found a mechanism for Customs substantial economic Bmrdodat
It seems the Economic and Investment Commission thinks they have found another way to skin the customs tariff cat....and generate significant economic returns in the process.....well knock yourselves out if you think you can get all provinces to play this new game and play it fairly across the board.....Kurds, Basra, Anbar and the like all playing on the same field at the same time.....they seem to be hinting about tariffs for products moving in and out of the country....how is that going to work to anyone's benefit.
Iraqi leadership ignored the intelligence leading up to the fall of Mosul
Iraqi leaders ignored reports of DAASH buildups near Mosul....more likely they supported those buildups.....they definitely did nothing to combat them....commanding their own forces to turn tail and run before the first shots were fired....but at least they put the blame squarely on the shoulders of where it belongs....Maliki....and of course what fell there rolled down hill to a great extent.
Khilani calls for Maliki to appear before the court and is accused of the fall of Mosul to Irbil "evasion"
Some are calling upon Maliki to return and face his accusers.....try to exonerate himself from the charges that he faces rather than stand like a coward on some foreign soil and point fingers at others.....this will get dirty before it is all over.....it will not be pleasant to watch I fear.
State of Law: Iran is making contacts to contain the crisis resulting from the issuance of the results of the investigation the fall of the city
Maybe Iran has secretly send an envoy to Iraq in an attempt to squash Maliki's name from the list of those responsible for the fall of Mosul....but the problem is...that list has been shared publicly and the world knows who's name leads the list......so how do you explain his sudden removal from it.....I don't think PM Abadi will stand for that......threat or no threat from the Iranians.....the world knows.
"Cash" is expected to exacerbate the deficit and the debt of Iraq
The IMF in their latest reports is not painting a very bright picture for Iraq as things stand today....they are saying that with the fight against terrorism and the continued fall of oil prices that Iraq's deficit gap is widening.....sure they expect some growth this year over the contracting that was experienced last year and more growth into 2016 and 2017...but it will not be enough to overcome the debt that continues to amass.....will PM Abadi's reform plans be enough to turn things around.....can they build a debt snowball that will be meaningful and head off the poor house.
Fears of al-Maliki to use militias gained to ignite the country
All the more reason to provide a swift lock up for Maliki and his henchmen.....don't hesitate and give him any opportunity to strike.....put him in a cell completely away from any outside contact.
Maliki threatened on charges of laundering more funds in the administration of Iraq
PM Abadi is working with a commission to delve into foreign accounts of Maliki, his family members, and other close associates....open these accounts and ask the question....."where did you get this"......make him cough up the answers...and meanwhile serve him with an arrest warrant....put him in a dark cell without any outside connection.....create a ring of total silence around him that cannot incite any kind of action by supporters.
Let's bring a stop to this particular list of news for now and see what the rest of the day might bring to us....should be interesting I am sure. Aloha Randy