_3:15 PM [RealDeal] lojak - What do you think is ready going on???
3:15 PM [lojak] RealDeal - That is the question of the day
3:15 PM [misskitty] lojak - Maybe that's a good thing... the chaos before the big RV!!!
3:16 PM [lojak] misskitty - Yes it could be
3:16 PM [max13th] - Just a normal day in Iraq is my opinion.
3:16 PM [lojak] max13th - No, misdirection is unreal seriously unreal
3:17 PM [divinegrace] lojak - Isnt' that what we were informed it would be and then BAM!
3:17 PM [lojak] divinegrace - Yes, which is what we should hope for
3:17 PM [Expendable] lojak How can you be sure?
3:18 PM [lojak] Expendable sure of...?
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_3:18 PM [max13th] lojak - Possibly, but what is the value in misdirection? Just not sure - all reaction must have value at least in my investment world
3:18 PM [lojak] max13th - To keep us (and many large investors and bad guys) from knowing the timing of this event
3:19 PM [Expendable] lojak - How can we be sure the government isn't falling apart?
3:20 PM [lojak] Expendable - Falling apart way over blown by CNN..it seems that this arrest MAY be "real" but much of the other "stuff" may not be--that is what many are trying to figure out
3:20 PM [Austin-Powers-For-PM] lojak - Way too many articles demonstrating political instability and lack of respect for Sunni politicians. I have a VERY hard time believing that the IMF or anybody else would allow them to RV when there is this much political uncertainty.
3:20 PM [lojak] Austin-Powers-For-PM - ...but you are assuming that it is real bud
3:20 PM [max13th] lojak - I can see that somewhat, but again where is the value I question?
3:21 PM [lojak] max13th - Need more information for your question.
3:21 PM [Austin-Powers-For-PM] lojak - Why wouldn't it be? They are following a very "Iraqi" pattern of floating back to dictatorial rule.
3:22 PM [lojak] Austin-Powers-For-PM - Don't you find it a bit ironic that 2 hours after we "supposedly leave" that this happens...come on man--
3:22 PM [Austin-Powers-For-PM] lojak - If I'm the IMF chief, and I see these things in the open press, I am going to be very hesitant on allowing any RV button to be pushed. Period.
3:23 PM [lojak] Austin-Powers-For-PM - Not if you know they are phony
3:24 PM [Austin-Powers-For-PM] RVPlease Perhaps, but let's assume for a moment that these press reports are true (and how would you know if they are phony). You have to exercise the most extreme of caution.
3:25 PM [RVPlease] Austin-Powers-For-PM Perhaps. I think we "little people" have an incomplete view of the situation. At this point who really knows?
3:25 PM [lojak] Austin-Powers-For-PM Right now, my high level political people arent buying most of this..until I hear otherwise, cant we just keep a positive outlook??
3:27 PM [Austin-Powers-For-PM] lojak - Oh I'm positive.....However positive can't just overcome ingrained behaviors that Iraqi politicians love to exhibit. We would all love to have these articles be smoke. However when you see a pattern, you go with the pattern.
3:27 PM [lojak] RVPlease - Correct -- we are being kept in the dark..look Iraq has deadlines to get this done, and they have worked their tails off to get it done, so why blow it up at the last second--unless you want to keep going back to last year at this time over and over Austin
3:27 PM [lojak] Austin-Powers-For-PM You take the negative everytime--we have covered this many times
3:29 PM [Austin-Powers-For-PM] lojak - No, I am looking at this in a realistic way and saying "What could be the consequence of these reports." Nobody in here has perfect smoke detectors so until we can absolutely prove that this is a manufactured crisis, then we have to logically deduct that this will have an effect.
Especially if virtually every single Guru was expecting this to hit over the past few days and it didn't happen. Something has to be up to and this is a "Possible" issue.
3:31 PM [lojak] Austin-Powers-For-PM - Well, there was an issue last Thursday that I cannot talk about, even in instant message, but that is over and it didnt have anything to do with anything you will guess.
3:21 PM [patriot1490] lojak, who was arrested?
3:23 PM [lojak] patriot1490 tachami (spelling) member of Allawi s party..and that is questionable. You guys need to listen to the IQD team's call from last night before jumping off a bridge. This misdirection is either really good or there might be problems.
3:24 PM [lojak] the Kuwaiti emir was thought to be assasinated just prior to their RV...
3:26 PM [rterry613] Lojak - Hoping this is IRREVERSIBLE at this point? Any thoughts to that???
3:28 PM [lojak] I'm not one for these "absolutely tonight" scenerios, but lets just see what happens the rest of today and tomorrow
3:30 PM [lojak] I am as concerned about the situation as you guys...and I have been a small voice among the other guys who has been voicing my concern. But until we can find out that this is nothing but smoke, lets keep our heads up. Jonny is positive that it is..so hey he knows more than me
3:33 PM [Austin-Powers-For-PM] lojak - I guess I'm trying to put myself into Ms. LaGarde's shoes. Yea, maybe this was "over" but if I'm sitting in her office and I'm getting these reports both in the press and "boots on the ground" I am really going to hedge my bets and wait for the Iraqi's to get their act together.
3:33 PM [lojak] Austin-Powers-For-PM - Unless she is part of the deal, and is laughing in the back room with the CIA
3:34 PM [Austin-Powers-For-PM] lojak - While I appreciate your inside knowledge (and I am sure it's totally legit) then events on the ground can quickly overcome any sort of inside knowledge.
3:35 PM [Austin-Powers-For-PM] lojak - And Yes, I am hoping she is laughing in the back room of the CIA. I have a tough time believing that, but hey, it's possible.
3:33 PM [tigers] lojak - Yeah that is true I have read your stuff before it is just something the world has never had happen so who know when and what is the hold up or what is part of the plan.
3:34 PM [lojak] tigers - We think we get a bead on things...and pow