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As I said many times before no one knows fully what is happening. I only try to act responsibly and tell you what my contacts are telling me, if it makes it through the filter of my common sense and relates to the current info maybe to what I heard 2 days ago or evena month ago. If it sounds like garbage and makes no sense I am smart enough not to pass it on to you. Now who does that make sense to? – all of us !
So moving on. There may also be some economic reforms too that need to get passed and implemented but lets address the announcement of the “fully” seated govt in this news letter since this now seems the major part of everyone’s concerns now. I began to address the other part in my last news letter dated 9/10 and will address in more details in coming news letters.
So when will they have these 6 ministers seated?
They have until Tuesday 9/16 to send a new list of the 6 ministers back to parliament to get re-confirmed. This may not make headlines in the news media since they need to keep this very quite This is something to watch for.
But where are they going to get these ministers from?
Did you notice the next day after their announcement of a fully formed govt was made last Monday they announced that they would not divulge the complete list of the cabinet until 9/16 next Tuesday. Why? You now know why they did this. I am trying to tell you.
Because they needed time to work out the other 6 ministers and get the right people seated in these positions that are best suited for the job.
So here comes catch22.
Where are all these experienced politicians going to come from to fill these vacancies?
They are sitting in jail of course! Where are most of the honest and good people in Iraq these days? In jail!
Maliki of course was instrumental in putting then there as he convinced the US Army way back in 2003-2006 to lock them up for terrorist activities. He did this to eliminate any political rivalries and to safe guard his own power. He was slick. But this has been the problem all along with this government. There has not been many honest and qualified politicians to run it. We know the story so I will not dwell in it again.
So how do you get these guys out of jail?
The secret is in the full implementation of the Amnesty law. Maliki refused to fully implement this law and we all know why. They need to implement the Amnesty law and free these political prisoners cause these guys are needed to run the government. This had to happen prior to any RV. Now we know why we have been saying this all along. Get the connection now? Are the pieces to the puzzle falling in place?
So what is the hot news of this week?
Of course it’s the Amnesty law ! Literally right after the elections are supposedly over this issue pops up again in the news. Why? Nothing happens by coincidence !
Iraq then announced that the Amnesty law is being reviewed by parliament and is expected to be fully implemented this week. Gee Wiz I wonder why?
Yes – these prisoners are finally going to be let free. Iraq will finally get back the body of competent politicians they need to run the government. Many of these guys will be seated and these remaining 6 proxy positions and will become permanent ministers. We can then expect that on 9/16 or around that time they will publish the list of Abadi’s cabinet ministers. Then it will be final. One step closer to RV time.
In the meantime Abadi’s new government is also working hard to investigate the CBI scandal and get Dr. Shabibi (and his staff) back at the helm of the CBI. I talked about this too in my last news letter. Dr. Shabibi will complete the currency reform project. I have gotten this news from many very good sources and I totally believe these sources. I talked in more detail about this scandal in my last news letter. This current situation (recent changes in the governor) with the CBI is going to change and has to in order to see the completion of the currency reform project. Let’s see what happens.
It was never Dr. Shabibi’s intent to stay working for the CBI forever. He wants to retire. He had a mandate to run the CBI for a period of time. His mandate included many items some where- build up the reserves, help institute new banking laws, regulate the banks, and to launch the currency reform project at the end of it all. He was to bring Iraq back into the global partnership with the financial world. This was to occur in a much bigger way then ever before for Iraq and not just to “restore” to pre-war era but to advance Iraq fully into the 21st century. It would have to do this to compete in the current global financial arena. Did you hear me? I said “global” financial arena.
So today’s news is all very good news again. We can now see a reason why we still wait for the RV to occur. I am not saying it is the only reason but either way we are still extremely close to Iraq getting back their currency to the international status it deserves. Let’s take one reason at a time as I am attempting to do so in my news letters as I kick the can down the road in this continuing saga.
We can see now 3 topics we will be discussing in much more detail in my future news letters and these are
1) economic reforms
2) CBI reform
3) judicial reforms
Abadi had announced on Monday that Iraq had a “fully” seated government and formally announced it to the world. But were they actually “fully” seated in the terms needed to meet all the requirements for currency reform? We know now there was some hanky panky going on with these ministers to satisfy NATO and the USA so they will get the support needed to fight ISIS. It was all legal. This was more of a show to USA Congress and the citizens of USA and other coalition countries that Iraq is serious about forming a new government (in the terms needed).
So now we wait once again for Tuesday 9/16 to roll around see what will happen. Abadi now had 7 days from last Monday 9/9 to submit a list of the 6 replacement ministers that can become permanently confirmed and seated ministers. Then on or around Tuesday 9/16 we expect a final list of the completed cabinet to be published. Something to watch for.
We also know there is a question of the Amnesty law finally being fully implemented and we now know of two instances where this has now become an immediate necessity:
1) to free political prisoners so they can be used to run the new government and
2) to free CBI staff and Dr. Shabibi and allow the continuation of the currency reform project.
We also know there are other factors too that may effect the coming RV as I have mentioned them in my 9/10 news letter and will not address them again today. Please go back and read it.
Then when can we expect the RV?
All I will say is what I have been saying all along we wait for a formal (global) announcement to the public that the Iraq government is now fully formed and seated. Many of you asked me if a formal, public announcement is necessary and the answer is a big fat YES.
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