Aggiedad77 » September 1st, 2014, 1:13 pm Monday News and Commentaries
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Al-Maliki's son leads the largest transfer of furniture from the Green Zone to Touirij
So the Maliki family is emptying out the Green Zone of furniture and autos.....makes me wonder if their hard drives are being destroyed too....oh and don't forget the backup files too....will they even leave the light bulbs....even taking the generators....I'm sure that much of the revenues of oil sales have bought much of this furniture and other extravagant furnishings....but so go the spoils I guess.
Parliamentary bloc: Abadi will receive today the names of candidates Ministries Alkanah new government
Today is supposedly the deadline to get your list of names to Abadi for his review and possible selection as part of his GOI ministry.....let's see if this deadline actually takes or will we hear later of yet another 2 day deadline.....nothing being announced from him as yet....rumors of names of course...but that is all we have at this point.
The world will meet in Geneva for a UN resolution condemning the Daash
The UN Human Rights Council will be meeting in Geneva today to issue a binding resolution against DAASH condemning their actions against humanity...intending to cut sources of funding to them.
Commerce Minister calls on France to provide facilities for investors and traders Iraqis
Iraqi Trade Minister is attempting to restart relationships with the French, getting airlines opened up, visas obtained for businessmen, and encouraging the French to do business with Iraqis more than has been done in the past....a unified government would go a long ways in helping improve trade across the board and around the world for Iraq.
Russian "Gazprom" to start pumping oil from a field of Badra in Wasit
Gazprom is beginning to pump oil from the Badra field in Wasit......at levels of 15,000 barrels per day....Gazprom is a Russian powerhouse oil company...and they are partnered with several other national oil companies of other countries.
Miladinov Jubouri: Iraq is undergoing a delicate and needs international support
Speaker of Parliament Jubouri is working with all political blocs attempting to overcome whatever obstacles are in the way of forming a new government and at the same time seeking international support for Iraq.....this man seems to be keenly interested in getting a unified government formed so that Iraq can move forward....can he smell the IR perhaps.
Trade agreement with the founding of the company for the transfer of the ration card
The Ministries of Trade and Commerce are attempting to work with each other towards the founding of a company that can handle issues with the ration card.....overcoming obstacles that appear to be put in place by both ministries.....are they saying that left hand doesn't communicate with the right hand....welcome to big government.....what remains unclear to me.....these ministers who are doing all this work, or are calling for this work....they are the outgoing folks so makes me wonder where this effort will get to when the new folks come on board around the 10th of the month.
President Masum: Formation of the government is imminent
You know the routine....words like imminent, soon, almost ready....one thing is for sure...."something" needs to happen soon, hopefully by the 10th.....the admit their initial focus will be on security and terrorism plus a restoration of Iraqi relations with their neighbors in the region as well....because of the threat from terrorism they see ties with the region as critical to effectively fight the terrorist cells.
Hafiz negotiators Shiites: Give Abadi, the freedom to choose his cabinet ministers
What a novel idea....give Abadi the freedom and flexibility to choose his own ministry members.....stop with the inner bloc bickering and demands that others feel must be met or they won't present a candidate.....get real people.....there is a time for everything under the sun and the heavens.....now is just not that time to be bickering...put an end to it and move forward.
Jubouri: the financial budget was returned to the government and prevail where military spending
I am a strong proponent that there has to be more here than is meeting the eye of the public......WHY WHY WHY pass a budget back to a "government"...the GOI...."Maliki's" thugs that have done nothing with the budget since December....this makes no sense to me....these puppets have no strings attached to them any more.....they have no clout....they are merely a caretaker....keep-the-chair-warm kind of group.....now would be the time for the Parliament to throw away the Depends and prove to all Iraqi's they are capable of acting on their own, make the changes to the budget that will get it approved....get it read, then read it again...then vote on the darn thing.
Maliki describes the epic Amerli b "New Karbala"
Maliki visited the city of Amerli.....yes he actually left the Green Zone....to visit this city hit hard by the terrorist gangs and has been re-taken.....he is "saying" that relief is on the way in the form of food, water, and medicine......well the proof will be in the delivery....we shall see if he can actually carry forth the role of humanitarian before be leaves office.....Maliki was quoted in this city as saying that "Iraq will become a graveyard for DAASH"......IMO....an idle proposal on his part....he will soon be but a memory and the real clean up will be done by a reenergized government made up of unified forces.
National forces: two points constitute a dispute with the national negotiations to form a government
Two areas that seem to be disputed with regards to the formation of the new government....these areas are accountability and justice and general amnesty......negotiations are ongoing between national forces and the National Alliance to resolve these issues....with today being the deadline for getting names to Abadi....actually I thought yesterday was the deadline...but who is splitting hairs at this point....oh right...Maliki is responsible for the careful "comb-over"......I'm sure he is ever watchful....looking for a door through which he thinks he can pounce.
Sahlani: Parliament will vote tomorrow on its committees and permanent host, Minister of Finance
A member of Parliament announced that in tomorrow's session of Parliament they will be voting on the permanent committees as well as those MP's who will become members of specific committees.....KEEP IN MIND THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ABADI'S WORK TO SEAT THE GOI.......tomorrow should also see the discussion with the budget as well as with issues surrounding displaced citizens....a big day for Parliament if they can indeed pull all of this off.
After exclude him in the elections .. Adeeb al-Maliki, a surprising winning portfolio in isolation from the coalition!
Some folks within the State of Law coalition appear to have reason to believe if you are related to Maliki you probably will not get asked to sit as part of Abadi's new government....sounds reasonable to me.....remember he is looking for leaders who demonstrate accountability and integrity....one might tend to question those qualities of Maliki and clan at this point.
National Alliance: the signing of the government program today in the presence of all the blocks
Supposedly the National Alliance will be publicizing a paper today that has been approved by other blocs that puts forth the curriculum of the new government going forward.....again...this to me seems like something that Abadi would want his hand in as well as the hands of his new GOI....but they are not an entity just yet....but they will be soon...imminently....in the new future....by the 10th...hopefully.
United States Central Command announced the destruction of tanks and armed vehicles for "Daash" Amerli near Mosul Dam
Now this has to hurt....our own forces destroying our own equipment, millions of dollars worth of equipment that fell into the hands of terrorists when Mosul and area was overrun back in June and the Iraqi Army turned tail and fled, leaving behind cherry equipment for the picking by the terrorists....but it is what it is.....air strikes continue to be used to deter efforts of the terrorists and all the while their targets are often US equipment....if only we had some ground forces on the ground...."if only we had a strategy."
Kurdistan: our rights in four government ministries and demanded the oil or financial
No we aren't in control but we by golly can still make demands and this is what we want....so says the Kurds....oil or finance ministry....and two others that have yet to be named.....are they still willing to give up the fight for the Foreign Relations ministry they have held for a number of years....plus they want to get a census completed within 2 years.
State law proposes the formation of the government in two phases
The State of Law....led by Maliki just will not give up the ship and allow Abadi and his coalition to form the new government they continue to attempt to keep stirring the pot....as though they even have their hand on the ladle in the pot any more.....Maliki has been quiet for the past week or so........he's not been golfing....but has definitely been up to something.....unseen....unheard from....yet hard at work....to push their monkey-wrench into the works of the new government.
Kurdistan Alliance: our proposals concerning the oil and gas law benediction of "acceptability"
The Kurds are pushing for their proposals regarding the oil and gas law to be accepted....they want it made clear they have the right to produce and export their oil as they have been doing through Turkey....