Posted on May 18, 2012 by BGG
Hello Updaters!! Pretty light news day!! Sorry I got a late start today (tomorrow will be too – traveling). Check out *** Current News *** and *** Chat Comments ***. There is some interesting stuff there. Thanks – BGG
UPDATE: Here’s a quick reminder as to some of the folks we can thank for possiblity of this opportunity…
“Memorial Day is approaching, when we honor those men and women who have fought and died to protect us from our military enemies. While large numbers of soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan have been brought home, thousands did so in caskets, and many are still in the field, still risking their lives in the name of freedom.
At the end of February, 4,477 American service members had died in the fighting in Iraq and 1,888 had died in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense. We need to keep praying for those soldiers still in the field.
Some people consider the act of a soldier to be violent and against the cause of love. We recognize that the soldier stands to protect the innocent, to stand up for those who cannot protect themselves. The soldier lays down his life out of love for his family and friends and neighbors. As we celebrate Memorial Day, let us take a moment to reflect on our nation’s rich history and the principles on which it was founded, principles that each soldier stands to protect so that we all can be safe.
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Our military personnel in the Middle East face daily dangers from roadside bombs and enemy fire. Not only do we support our soldiers to do their jobs, but we also recognize the absolute importance of praying for these courageous people who are placing their lives on the line to serve America. Many people in the military can testify about God’s faithfulness to answer those prayers with great protection in the midst of serious jeopardy.”
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Iraq says it did not touch the seriousness of al-Maliki to deal with the contents of the second paper of Arbil
BAGHDAD / Knights of hope
أكد القيادي في العراقية ظافر العاني أن قائمته لم تلمس حتى الان جدية من رئيس الحكومة نوري المالكي بالتعامل م مضامين ورقة اربيل الثانية. The leader of the Iraqi Dhafir al-Ani, that his list did not yet touch the seriousness of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to deal with the contents of the second paper of Arbil.
والتي حدد فيها مهلة 15 يوما تنتهي اليوم الخميس لتنفيذ بنودها او اللجوء الى قرار سحب الثقة من الحكومة الحالية. And identified by the deadline of 15 days ending on Thursday for the implementation of its terms or resort to the decision to withdraw confidence from the current government.
ودعا العاني القادةَ الموقعين على الورقةِ الى اتخاذِ القرارِ المناسبِ لدفعِ المالكي بالتعاملِ بإيجابيةٍ مع الورقة. He called on leaders of al-Ani, the signatories of the paper to take the appropriate decision to push Maliki to deal positively with the paper.
Quick version – We didn’t get the “seriousness” across to this guy. What’s it going to take to get him to deal with “the paper” (the issues)??
Electrodes: Maliki did not take advantage of the opportunity and initiate reforms, not only the blocks in front of him confidence
BAGHDAD (Iba) … قال النائب عن العراقية احمد المساري ان قائمته كانت تأمل ان يستغل رئيس الوزراء نوري المالكي الفرصة التي أعطيت له , وان يشرع بتنفيذ اتفاقية أربيل وحل الخلافات العالقة وكفى الله المؤمنين شر القتال . The MP said the Iraqi electrodes Ahmed said the list had been hoping to take advantage of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki the opportunity given to him, and begin implementation of the Convention Erbil and resolve outstanding differences and enough is Allah for the believers fighting evil.
واعرب المساري في تصريح لوكالة الصحافة المستقلة ( إيبا ) عن أسفه لان نهاية المهلة حلت وليس هناك أي بوادر ايجابية لحل الأزمات والمشاكل , مؤكدا انه ليس أمام الكتل الا سحب الثقة عن الحكومة. He electrodes, told the independent press (Iba) regretted that the deadline dissolved and there are no positive signs to resolve the crises and problems, stressing that he is not in front of the blocks, but the withdrawal of confidence from the government.
واشار الى ان القادة الخمسة الذين اجتمعوا في أربيلما زالوا متمسكين بالرسالة التي أرسلت للتحالف الوطني , وبعد انتهاء المدة سيكون هناك حراك سياسي للكتل وقادتها بالدعوة إلى جلسة استثنائية لسحب الثقة عن الحكومة , لأنه ليس هناك أي رد من التحالف الوطني أو رئيس الحكومة حول الرسالة والإصلاحات التي جاءت بها . He noted that the five leaders who met in Erbilma still adhere to the letter sent to the National Alliance, after the expiration of the period there will be a political movement of the blocks and their leaders to call a special session to withdraw confidence from the government, since there is no response from the National Alliance or the Prime Minister about the message and reforms that came out.
واضاف المساري يمكن ان يجتمع القادة الخمسة مرة أخرى لبحث الطريقة التي سيتم بها الدعوة لعقد جلسة طارئة لسحب الثقة عن المالكي ,إذا ما كانت هنالك مبادرات أخرى قد تبعث لحلحلة الأمور . The electrodes can be added to meet the five leaders once again to discuss the way in which it would be to convene an emergency session to withdraw confidence from the al-Maliki, if there were other initiatives may send to resolving the issues.
ولفت إلى ان القادة الخمسة ومن يمثلون الكتل السياسية عازمين على انه أما ان يحصل الإصلاح من قبل الحكومة وتنفيذ الاتفاقيات التي على أساسها شكلت الحكومة او سحب الثقة , لافتاً إلى ان الكرة كانت في ملعب رئيس الوزراء لكي يشرع بالتنفيذ او الذهاب إلى سحب الثقة عنه. He pointed out that the five leaders and representatives of the political blocs are determined as either to get the reform by the government and the implementation of agreements on which formed the government or the withdrawal of confidence, pointing out that the ball was in the court of the Prime Minister in order to begin implementation or go to the withdrawal of confidence with him. ( النهاية ) (End)
This article is basically saying the clock has run out (which is my thinking as well). He had the “ball in his court” – he did nothing. Now it’s our turn. The big temptation for us (in the Dinar World) is to revert back to the “crazy rumor cycle”. The thinking that this will be over in a day or two…things are happening very quickly – just not like the Guru’s who “make it up as they go along” have been saying. It will take a little time to act – it’s a whole government.
Talabani issued a statement calling for a halt to media campaigns and abide by the constitution and political agreements
[Baghdad - where]
أصدر مكتب رئيس الجمهورية مساء اليوم الخميس، بياناً دعا فيه الكتل السياسية الى وقف الحملات الاعلامية واعتماد الدستور كمرجعية للاحتكام لها، والالتزام بالاتفاقات التي قامت على اساسها حكومة الشراكة الحالية Office of the President issued late Thursday, a statement which he called for political blocs to stop media campaigns and the adoption of the Constitution as a reference for invoking them, and abide by the agreements made on the basis of which the Government of the current partnership
وفيما يلي نص البيان: The statement reads as follows:
التزاما باداء واجباته الدستورية وحرصا منه على وحدة الصف العراقي وبغية جمع الكلمة وتوطيد الامن والاستقرار وتوفير افضل الظروف للنهوض بالاقتصاد ودفع عجلة التنمية ، بذل رئيس الجمهورية جلال طالباني خلال الاونة الاخيرة جهودا مكثفة وعقد لقاءات عديدة مع كبار قادة ومسؤولي البلد والكتل البرلمانية والاحزاب السياسية . Obligation to perform his constitutional duties Keen to the unity of Iraq and in order to collect the floor and consolidate security and stability and provide the best conditions for the advancement of the economy and boost development, made by President Jalal Talabani, during a recent intensive efforts and held numerous meetings with senior leaders and officials of the country and the parliamentary blocs and political parties. ودعا الرئيس طالباني جميع الاطراف الى جعل مصلحة الوطن والمواطنين فوق اي مصلحة او اعتبار اخر. President Talabani called on all parties to make the interests of the country and its citizens above any interest or other consideration.
وفي ضوء هذه المشاورات يدعو رئيس الجمهورية الى: In light of these consultations, invite the President of the Republic to:
1. 1. وقف الحملات الاعلامية المتبادلة ونبذ الخطاب المتشنج واعتماد التحاور البناء الرامي الى ايجاد وتعزيز المشتركات وليس الى توسيع وتعميق الخلافات. Mutual cessation media campaigns and non-convulsive rhetoric and adopt constructive dialogue aimed at finding and promoting the participants and not to expand and deepen the differences.
2. 2. اعتماد الدستور كمرجعية يحتكم اليها واحترام بنوده والالتزام بالاتفاقات التي قامت على اساسها حكومة الشراكة الحالية ومنها اتفاقية اربيل لعام 2010. Adoption of the Constitution invoked as a reference to it and respect its provisions and a commitment to the agreements made on the basis of which the Government of the current partnership agreement, including Arbil in 2010.
3. 3. الالتزام والتقيد بالمبدأ الاساسي الذي تقوم عليه الحكومة الحالية ،وهو مبدأ الشراكة الحقيقية في ادارة السلطة وفي تحمل المسؤولية. Commitment and adherence to the basic principle upon which the current government, a principle of true partnership in the management of power and responsibility.
4. 4. الحرص على استقلالية المنظومة الانتخابية بوصفها ركنا اساسيا من اركان الديمقراطية، وتوفير كل المستلزمات الكفيلة باجراء انتخابات حرة ونزيهة لمجالس المحافظات عام 2013 ولمجلس النواب عام 2014. Ensuring the independence of the electoral system as a cornerstone of democracy, and provide all the supplies to ensure an election free and fair elections for provincial councils in 2013 and the House of Representatives in 2014.
5. 5. احالة القضايا المتعلقة بتحديد دورات خدمة كبار المسؤولين في الدولة الى مجلس النواب للنظر في المقترحات بشأنها ضمن اطار الدستور. The referral of cases for determining the service cycles of senior officials in the state to the House of Representatives to consider the proposals on them within the framework of the Constitution.
6. 6. التمسك الثابت بمبدأ الفصل بين السلطات وصون استقلالية القضاء والاسراع في اقرار قانون المحكمة الاتحادية. Adhere to the principle of fixed separation of powers and the maintenance of independence of the judiciary and speed up the ratification of the Federal Court.
7. 7. دعم وتعزيز جميع المؤسسات التي يكفل استقلالها تنمية وتطوير الديمقراطية . Support and strengthen all the institutions that ensure the independence of the development of democracy.
8. 8. اكمال تنفيذ الالتزامات المنصوص عليها في الدستور واقرار القوانين والتشريعات الاساسية الضرورية مثل قانون النفط والغاز. انتهى Complete the implementation of the commitments set forth in the Constitution and laws, approval of key legislation such as the necessary oil and gas law. Ended
Talibani has laid out a clear plan – he wants all the media back-and-forth to stop. He also wants both the constitution honored AND the agreements. The dirty secret Maliki keeps skirting is – there is a way to do both. He just doesn’t want to.
Sadr receives the response of the National Alliance on his message and it will be during the coming hours
Sumerian News / Baghdad
Revealed the block free of the Sadrist movement, on Thursday, that the current leader Moqtada al-Sadr delivered a formal response from the National Alliance on his message, while confirming that the chest will be in the coming hours.
The MP said the bloc Ali al-Tamimi said in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, “National Alliance sent today a letter included a response to the official on items nine, which was contain a cleric Moqtada al-Sadr,” noting that “this response included all blocks of the coalition except for block free. “
Tamimi said he was “not knowing the content of the message,” adding that “al-Sadr will consider this letter is expected to respond by today or tomorrow.”
The cleric Moqtada al-Sadr rejected, on Thursday (17 May 2012), to comment on the question about the withdrawal of confidence from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki with the deadline set by him, and when he said he did not receive a response from the National Alliance on his message so far, he noted that the decision whether or not to stick to its demands will be determined during the next few hours.
Sadr already has the response – and he knows what they are saying. The Erbil 5 are just plotting their next course. I expect we will hear something, a meeting, a plan, maybe even a projected “vote date” this weekend.
Attorney-Maliki: defamation Prime Minister will not go unnoticed
Baghdad / Orr News
The MP said the coalition of state law, Abdul Salam al-Maliki that “the failure of the conspiracy led by the Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani against the government paid to the threat to disclose secret documents alleged.”
Maliki said, according to a statement received by the agency (UR) a copy of it today that “the Kurdistan Regional Government of reveal secret documents that I talked about, and pertaining to agreements between Maliki and the region as claimed by then will be the law is al-Faisal in these charges and not just throw on the media either Without it, these charges proof of the failure and Gr provincial government to cover the political failure in the region. ”
He added that “the policy of the ruling family who adopted the presidency of the province and the tyranny of the Kurdish people and the theft of its resources to make it look so far as to attempt to dominate the decisions of Baghdad, when collided with the government of democratically elected national and started receiving charges and statements, far from the truth.”
Maliki’s attorney acts like he has rocks in his head!! This guy is almost as dangerous as Maliki!! Knowing what we do…he and Maliki have started an “ugly” character fight with Barzani in the last few days. They started calling Barzani’s son a gambler, someone in their group gay, accusing the family of stealing the wealth of the Kruds, on and on. You can see where this is headed??
MP reveals holding meeting for political leaders in Najaf soon
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Hasan Jihad, of the Kurdistani Alliance revealed holding a meeting for the leaders of the political blocs in Najaf Province soon.
He stated to All Iraq News Agency (AIN) “The next days will witness holding a meeting for the political leaders in Najaf,” confirming “The attendance of the KA for the meeting.”
“I expect the Iraqiya Slate and the Sadr Trend to attend the meeting,” he added.
“There is a political debate inside the Iraqi National Alliance to reach a settlement for the current political crisis,” he concluded.
Recently, The political scene witnesses political movement to settle the disputes started by a meeting held in Erbil involving the President, Jalal Talabani, the Speaker, Osama al-Nijaifi, the President of Kurdistan Region, Masoud Barzani, and the head of Sadr Trend, Muqtada al-Sadr, as well as the head of the Iraqiya Slate, Ayad Allawi, to discuss the political crisis. /End/
This is another confirmation of a point I was making on our last call – look for some type of major meeting to be announced over the weekend and they might have it in Najaf.
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Still not much on the rumor front worth mentioning…
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