(See below for Updates on CBI Reforms and Fighting ISIS / DAASH)
ABADI: CLOSE TO ME THEY MAY TURN AGAINST AND ISOLATE ME FROM MY POST
Monday 21-09-2015 | 5:31:51
Shafaq News / The head of the Iraqi government, Haider al-Abadi, on Monday, he was awaiting a number of people close to him and the coup to remove him from power.
Abadi's remarks came during a speech at the "Conference of the government must be of service" which, he said, some officials guards equal to the number three military brigades, soldiers, adding that this is not reasonable by any standard.
Abadi said that everyone is aware that many people affected by the reforms, pointing out that he does not rule out that because of their quest for a coup against him.
Abadi and held over the past months, a number of reforms approved by the Iraqi Council of Representatives included packs in addition to the cancellation of the posts of Vice President and the prime minister, decisions to reduce the number of officials and take a series of other legal proceedings.
OFFICIAL: US EMBASSY FOILED TWO ATTEMPTS TO ASSASSINATE AL-ABADI
09.22.2015 at 11:52
Follow-up scales News
Middle East London newspaper revealed in its edition on Tuesday, quoting a senior Iraqi official that the US Embassy informed the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi two attempts to assassinate him, one was in advanced stages of implementation.
The official said according to the newspaper that "the US embassy in Baghdad foiled two attempts to assassinate Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, was one of them in the planning stages, while the second and reached an advanced stage of implementation."
The official said, "Abadi has already been subjected during the last period of a number of assassination attempts, however, that was detected by US help was for one in the process of planning by the elements at home and close to the views associated with Balebadi," while the second was "at the entrance to the Green Zone from the point of suspension bridge in the capital Baghdad, which appears to have been a bombing, but it may have been officers confessed to involvement in the arrest of this process/"
The official noted that "the United States informed al-Abadi to attempt, through its embassy in Baghdad," adding that "attempts to assassinate the Abadi appears to be the result of decisions taken sometimes very bold and attitudes towards some political forces."
It is said that "the prime minister Haider al-Abadi stressed, on Monday, as the past in the way of implementation of the reforms announced by even if it COST HIM HIS LIFE, noting that the organization Daash terrorist threat to Turkey and Jordan."
Abadi said, during his speech at the "Your government serving you" conference attended / scales News /, "We know that some close associates of us will turn on us after these reforms which could cost us our lives, pointing out that" the alternative to the reforms is dictatorship and chaos, but reforms to correct the path remains political and so we are involved."
The prime minister said, "The demonstrations are the warning and alert system and fix it because there is a disparity in salaries and benefits, because some protections for some of the characters equal to the sum of three teams, but in the real measurement of this unreasonable and has developed a measure of myself as prime minister, and I saw how much we need," noting that "This reduction is because we are suffering from the collapse of oil prices."
And between, that "political quota system is part of our file reformist, because the controls appointments come from the same party and far from professional and close relatives, nepotism and lack of equal opportunities for others, principle of the completion of the transaction will eliminate part of the quota system."
And Abadi pointed out that "DAASH EFFECT IS NOT LIMITED TO IRAQ ONLY, BUT HAS BEGUN TO AFFECT THE SECURITY OF TURKEY AND JORDAN, and this is a real and realistic threat and not the word of my must therefore fight the organization and response, noting that" Iraqi security forces are welcome today in Ramadi, Salah al-Din, and there a distress call from the people of Nineveh to free them from terrorist gangs "
IRAQ: FORMER VP ALLAWI CALLS FOR ABADI’S REMOVAL
Written by : Hamza Mustafa
on : Monday, 21 Sep, 2015
Sources say move unlikely to bear fruit as Abadi still enjoys support from powerful Iraqi figures
Former Iraqi vice president Iyad Allawi speaks to reporters in Baghdad, Iraq, on December 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
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.
On Friday Allawi publicly called on the National Alliance bloc in the Iraqi parliament, which includes the ruling Islamic Da’wa Party headed by Abadi, to remove the PM from power and pave the way for fresh elections to decide on a replacement.
A day later Allawi released a statement criticizing some of Abadi’s reforms, including a recent decision to remove politicians’ immunity from prosecution—a move he said would prove to be a “death knell” for the premier.
Allawi said Abadi’s policies were “not in the spirit of reform as [the premier] claimed, and instead pave the way for . . . the spread of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria [ISIS] in the country.”
He added that Abadi’s policies would also increase “sectarianism in politics, the proliferation of arms outside government jurisdiction . . . organized crime, and the government’s inability to protect citizens and foreign workers, leading to a complete deterioration in the country’s security situation.”
Allawi’s statement is a rare act of rebellion against Abadi by a prominent politician in Iraq. However, several National Alliance MPs have come out in support of the prime minister since Allawi’s statement on Friday.
Meanwhile, sources have told Asharq Al-Awsat the move remains unlikely so long as Abadi enjoys the support of the highest Shi’ite authority in Iraq, Grand Ayatollah Ali Al-Sistani.
They also said other powerful Shi’ite figures in the country, including the Moqtada Al-Sadr, the leader of the Sadrist Movement, and Ammar Al-Hakim, the leader of the Shi’ite Islamist party the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), one of Iraq’s largest, would oppose the move.
Moreover, no other candidates from the Islamic Da’wa Party would put themselves forward to replace Abadi should he be removed.
NEW PRIME MINISTER HAIDER AL-ABADI PLEDGING TO CONTINUE THE REFORMS AND WORK TO ACHIEVE FAIRNESS AND JUSTICE
New Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on Monday, pledging to continue the reforms and work to achieve fairness and justice, and as pointed out that there was "strong resistance to thwart reforms by what he called" a living Almacaniven to the Sacred ".
Ebadi said during a ceremony honoring the teams working to achieve the retirement of the martyrs transactions in their homes that he will not back down from those reforms even if "cost him his life," noting that "corruption is hiding behind the complex procedures and red tape in government departments and simplification of procedures eliminates this corruption," noting that "the quota system political and appointment on the basis of loyalty to the parties and taking into account the lack of professional competence and injustice caused to the community and will lead to its destruction. "
He said al-Abadi, that "the goal of reducing the number of security officials came to achieve justice and fairness and not to expose them to danger," asserting that "protect me procession does not include armor and cut roads during his visit to the regions and provinces," stressing at the same time, that "the decision to reduce the protection cause resentment among many officials among them close to him. "
The national coalition leader Iyad Allawi counting, in (19 September 2015), that the decision of the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi reduce protection officials "prepare the ground for the operation to assassinate him" does not hurt in the alleged reform box, he pointed out that the risks to his life, "appear to be more serious" being "leads" the national project, and as he emphasized that it is "more symbols that have been attacked and threatened liquidation", pointed out that Germany declared kill someone tried to assassinate during his tenure as prime minister.
Update: CBI Reforms
I thought it would be good to include an ongoing section on the CBI cleanup since I believe this is now moving forward and picking up pace. Remember I told you that the proxy governor must be replaced and Dr. Shabibi reinstated prior to any RV. We can expect this to happen soon, like in huge surprise headlines.
Remember I told you when Dr Shabibi was at the helm as the governor he was constantly combating this money laundering and coming up with better reforms. Once he was gone it became ramped and so we now have the anti-money laundering and terrorist act, passing last week. Now they are getting it very clear who is responsible for policing this up. See article below. I luv it !
PARLIAMENTARY FINANCE: ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CENTRAL BANK EXCLUSIVELY
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The parliamentary finance committee confirmed that the application of measures to combat money laundering and terrorism financing law will be the responsibility of the central bank exclusively.
The committee member said Masood Haider "The past period has seen significant weakness in the fight against money laundering and the smuggling of hard currency and therefore has been coordination with international financial working group to prepare a draft anti-money passed by the Parliament recently laundering law."
He added that "all measures taken to implement and activate the anti-money laundering and terrorism financing law is the responsibility of the Central Bank of class basis."
Haider said that "the anti-money laundering department at the Central Bank will be strengthened and judges linked to the Department of Economic Security, as well as the employment of legal experts and economists," adding that "the law still needs more time and effort to fill the void in the banking sector."
He noted that the parliamentary finance committee and after the rise in the dollar exchange rate, I noted "the existence of mafias supported by some political decision-makers in Iraq."
And "that there are names of accused of smuggling currency and money laundering to the Iraqi judiciary and the banking sector and the Central Bank, will be right to take legal action."
The House of Representatives voted last week to approve the anti-money laundering and terrorism financing law.
Update: Fighting ISIS / DAASH
Wanted to keep you updated on the fight against ISIS and DAASH since after all the physical security of Iraq is a large factor is whether they are going to RV sooner than later. We must pay attention to what the USA is doing in the Anbar and Mosul regions. The attitude towards Iranian influence is also a huge factor not to be taken lightly in our search for the truth in this RV saga. So below is an article on the latest news. Seems the USA strategy is working to push ISIS and DAASH back into Syria. You see they must isolate them and confine them. Once this is done it is much easier to remove them. Once across the boarders of Iraq they can then secure the boarders.
Baghdadi issued orders to withdraw Daash prominent leaders from Anbar
Following the organization of the international coalition bombed losses
The leader of the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Daash
Iraqi security source revealed on Monday for issuing organization of the Islamic state or the so-called media (b Daash) ordered the withdrawal of prominent leaders in the organization of the Iraqi city of Ramadi to the Syrian territory on the back of preparing for a military operation in Anbar province (118 km west of Baghdad. (
The source, who preferred anonymity told (Basenyoz) that "accurate intelligence reached them that the successor organization of the so-called Daash Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi issued an order to the prominent leaders of the organization to withdraw from the gray areas to inside Syrian territory."
He added that the reason for the withdrawal comes against the backdrop of "increasing the flights carried out by US and Iraqi military aircraft on the strongholds of the organization, which claimed the lives of many elements of Daash, as well as the presence of a major military operation will be carried out in the coming days for the Liberation of the province of organization with US support."
He explained that the leaders Daash stationed in Ramadi, considered the mastermind of the organization, which often depends on them in planning for the implementation of the so-called invasions against Iraqi security forces, as well as carrying out the manufacture of various weapons and ammunition to be used in their operations and that the leaders who are in mostly city from the Russian and German and American nationalities, as well as Arab nationalities.
Till next time…. Auf Wiedersehen!
Peace and Luv To Ya All,