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Realtormc: Iraq’s military confirms rocket fired into Baghdad’s Green Zone, no casualties
Updated Approx. 2:26 PM EST
ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Iraq’s military confirmed on Sunday that a rocket was fired into the capital’s fortified Green Zone where several foreign diplomatic offices, including the US embassy, are located.
“A Katyusha rocket fell in the middle of the Green Zone without causing any losses,” a statement from the Iraqi military said, adding it would provide further details later.
Updates to follow…
Iobey777: You know what I am thinking? I'm thinking (and praying) that this will get the button pushed finally and show those who want to stop this RI that they lose!!! IMO!!! SO good to see there were no injuries!
Don961: Hezbollah snipers occupy Babylon Hotel rooftop, target US embassy in Baghdad
Sunday، 19 May 2019 06:24 PM
Hezbollah snipers have climbed the rooftop of Babylon Hotel in Baghdad, in front of US embassy, where they occupied all hotel rooms overlooking the Tigris river, sources of the hotel said on Sunday.
The Tigris is separating the hotel from the US embassy.
Reports said that Iranian and Lebanese groups have joined the Hezbollah snipers, thought to be elements of the terrorist group of IRGC, which threatens of targeting the embassy’s building in Baghdad. link
Iggy: a quote by - Charles R. Swindoll
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill.
It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.
SusanaC: wells fargo says monday..that is what i understood...i am Excited
Binky88: Susana in your own opinion do you think that it is going to RV when the Forex opens today @5pm?
SusanaC: i sure hope so...the banks change rates 1-3 am so hopefully we will see it then
SusanaC: Ray says --even if rate come in lower than projected--wait they will rise quickly
SusanaC: Uf u get discourage while u wait---review your PIF plan and calculate how many u would be able to help and make a difference in this world
Hijack: This is nothing new, but a good reminder for us to don't change to the wealthy mindset post RV.
KEEP THEM POOR | This Is What The Richest Don't Want You To KNOW (an illuminating interview)
Venezuela Sells $570 Million From Gold Reserve Despite Sanctions
May 17, 2019, 1:44 PM EDT
People familiar with situation say Maduro skirting sanctions
Maduro needs gold money to fund imports, buy military loyalty
Venezuela sold about $570 million in gold from central bank reserves over the past two weeks, skirting U.S. Treasury sanctions designed to freeze assets of the Nicolas Maduro’s administration, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
The central bank sold about 9.7 tons of gold on May 10 and an additional 4 tons three days after, the people said, driving its reserves down to a 29-year low of $7.9 billion. The proceeds will be partly used to fund imports through the country’s foreign trade office, according to one of the people.
A central bank press official didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment on the sales.
Venezuela has sold 23 tons of gold since the beginning of April, defying an economic blockade meant to stop the lucrative trading Maduro has been using to keep the military loyal to his regime. Last month, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control included the Venezuelan central bank its list of sanctioned entities.
Maduro has been selling gold to firms in the United Arab Emirates and Turkey, as sanctions increasingly cut off his authoritarian regime from the global financial system. While he maintains a stranglehold on power on the ground -- including the military and government bureaucracy -- opposition leader Juan Guaido is using support from dozens of countries to slowly seize Venezuela’s financial assets abroad.
Gold makes up the bulk of Venezuela’s reserves. That includes $1.2 billion worth of the precious metal with the Bank of England, which has recently blocked Maduro’s repeated withdrawal attempts.
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