Friday, August 25, 2017

Paying with International Tender?

Restored Republic via a GCR Update as of Aug. 25 2017

Compiled 12:09 am EDT 25 Aug. 2017 by Judy Byington

A. Aug. 24 2017 8:17 pm EDT GCR Intel Situation Report: "Big Deal" - GCR/RV Intel SITREP - Thursday - August 24, 2017

Everything below has been confirmed via multiple sources over several weeks:

1. Banks worldwide have been given an updated transaction code list for all other participating RV global banks.

2. All RV rates have been locked into the Hercules algorithm since Friday night Aug. 18 and a handful frozen for private redemptions.

3. Redemption center tear downs continue. 30% have been dismantled already due to lack of anticipated participants.

4. Full master account access has been tested and signed off on by Grandfather to release permanently through AIIB oversight.

5. Marhalika Sovereigns (Philippines) received legal collateral account return paperwork regarding the 1944 Bretton Woods Agreement loaned gold. They then entered new codes only they can access on the new quantum financial system.

6. Israel / Ukraine surrendered yesterday Aug. 23 in Moscow with oversight witnesses from the UNSC and Normandy Four.

7. A working plan to return Palestinian land back to pre-1967 borders has been approved by China, Russia, Iran, Syria, United States and Israel.

8. Former Ukraine territories of Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea have all been surrendered to Russia in exchange for Ukrainian sovereignty with new government and leaders.

9. Final GESARA Timeline roll out strategies are still being discussed and what the wait is about right now. The issues are small and more about inter-continental coordination.


B. Aug. 24 2017 The Big Call, Bruce: Thebigcall.net: 712-770-4016 pin123456#

1. Iraq is done. All lower denominations of the Dinar have been coming out for days. All ATMs have been active and working.

2. All Iraqi citizens have their Qi cards charged up with the higher rates and they have access to their funds.

3. Over the last nine days 85,400 exchanges have taken place globally. In the last few days these exchangers were given full liquidity of their funds.

4. In the US several people have exchanged and have full liquidity of their funds. (Between midnight and 2:30 am EDT banks settle - meaning those who exchanged the day prior have access to their funds.)

5. Out West paymasters have paid sub-paymasters. Groups have been able to have access to their funds.

6. Once we hear people who have SKRs have access to their funds we are going to be notified (with the 800 numbers).

7. President Trump was in Reno yesterday Aug. 23 speaking to Veterans.

8. Today Aug. 24 on the Forex, the Dinar was floating upward - showing signs that it was ready to drop in the new rate.

9. This GCR was supposed to go on Aug. 23, but that same day there was a force 10 typhoon in Hong Kong (GCR funds were held with the Bank of China and Hong Kong Exchange). There was over 8 billion in damages, which stopped trading.

10. The Hong Kong Exchange was supposed to be back up to speed by around 9 pm EDT tonight.

11. Exchange Rates remain very high.


C. Aug. 24 2017 11:10 am EDT Intel Highlights Outlaws Conference Call Tank: GCR/RV Intel Highlight from Tank on PT's Outlawz Call 8-23-17 https://fccdl.in/P5Ss0KrUC

1. There was a schedule yesterday (Tues. Aug. 22) that at 12:15 am (Wed. Aug. 23) the exchange centers would be live and at 1:15 am would start the exchanges.

2. I was then told yesterday that the schedule was pushed back 24 hours because the USN (New US Notes replacing Fed Reserve Dollar Notes) didn't finish release.

D. Aug. 23 2017 Outlaws Call Okie, Tank, Art, Show Me, Tilton, Mike T, Carlos: https://fccdl.in/P5Ss0KrUC

1. Art: We are just about there and expecting the RV in the next day or two.

2. Show Me: We are building a Show Me Changes Website that is to be up within the next two weeks. It will be a home for post RV philantropic projects so we all can work together as a team. Projects can be put on the website and corrordinated with like projects. Investors can hook up with various projects and see the progress. Over 400 projects have already been submitted.

3. The RV happened privately in Iraq on Mon. Aug. 21.

4. We expect a RV announcement tonight Wed. Aug. 23, or tomorrow Thurs. Aug. 24.

5. When that happens the rates would go to the Forex - the international trade platform.

6. About 24 hours after that the 800 numbers would come out.

7. You have your choice of calling one of the major banks which were giving out 800 numbers: HSBC, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citibank or Chase.

8. If you tell them you have Zim your would automatically be referred to a Zim exchange center (with HSBC) where they would set your appointment.

9. The Elders are keeping everything tight lipped.

10. The exchange centers will honor all currency and in any amount.

11. They already have 800 numbers and websites where you can call, or go into the website to set your appointment.

12. They actually released the GCR/RV on Mon. Aug. 21 during the Eclipse (under the cover of darkness) and since then we have been in an any min. window.

13. For months they have been trading Zim internationally at a $.23 rate, while the exchange rate for the Zim will begin at least $2.00 and go upward from there.

15. The IRS will be restructured from a debt collection firm to an organization that works for the taxpayer. We will have a 17% flat tax instead of being taxed on what we give. Retain an accounting firm, not a single accountant, to handle your affairs so you will not have problems with taxes.

16. Write down your debts and have those figures at your exchange. They likely will have a record of your debt also. With NESARA all debts will be discharged: mortgages, car debt, credit card debt, tax debt, etc.


F. Aug. 24 2017 2:36 am EDT GCR Intel Highlights, Fisher: GCR/RV Intel Highlight from Fisher on RTC 8-23-17

1. Fisher had been asked not to talk about the RV/GCR anymore. All Intel providers were asked to be quiet.

2. Everything that needed to be done was done by Aug. 22 and finished up Aug. 23.

3. You should be sitting on the edge of your seats. We are that close.


G. Aug. 23 2017 11:48 pm EDT Zap Report: ZAP's Mid-Week Report - The Office of POOFness - 8.23.17

1. We know that the RV is in full swing.

2. This week has been huge for closings.

3. The big files have been disposed of, and they are gearing up to speed so things could be done.

4. I have talked with a couple of lawyers directly involved. They stated that they have closed and people were paid.

5. We did not hear much on the other end. I attribute that to strict Non Disclosure Agreements.

6. It is all coming true. There will be funds coming out on a large scale.

7. This was the purpose of the releases - a way to get trillions of dollars out into the economy safely and in a measured way so as to not create chaos.

8. We are almost there. We were to get our first funds yesterday, Aug. 22 (Yes, I can talk a little now). However, the typhoon Hato in Hong Kong closed the banks and delayed us, again. It was a force 10 with max winds at 223 KPH. It caused over 8 billion in damages in Hong Kong.


H. Aug. 24 2017 10:00 pm EDT: Janet Yellen to Deliver Historic Speech in Jackson HoleFed Chair Janet Yellen will be speaking Friday Aug. 25 during the Central Bank's annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.


Walkingstick:  In short: rate, matters not...reinstated, is KEY 

2Berds:  If I understand WS He is stating that what is important at this time is to have Iraq reinstate. So is reinstate the use of the dinar as the method of payment within Iraq? And this could be at the program rate as Frank has suggested in CC some time ago? 

DELTA:   reinstating. 1. to put back or establish again, as in a former position!!!

Millie:  No, it can't be Delta. RI...reinstate would be 3.22, to what its former glory was.... then a revaluation would or could bring it to a true current value. IMO

Frank26:  NO............... The Managed Float ....... Will.

Samson:  Rafidain announces the salaries of employees of some companies of the Ministry of Oil

10:18 - 25/08/2017

Rafidain Bank announced on Friday the salaries of some employees of the Ministry of Oil through electronic payment, while specifying the companies covered by the distribution.
The bank said in a statement that it "paid the salaries of some companies of the Ministry of Oil through electronic payment," explaining that "the salaries of employees of the Central Oil Company, the refineries of the North, the oil pipeline company, and oil exploration company."

He added that "the disbursement came after the arrival of sukuks of their amounts from their own departments.




MountainMole:  So another call last night said typhoon around Japan caused a delay. I would think that what's coming ashore in Texas would cause another delay. Since the US is now in hurricane season if this is true, it could be delayed until  Spring. I don't agree with this. Someone is just trying to find some reason for this not happening. All I know is that this RV is getting closer . I've learned to sleep and work and live. One day it shall be here

Dinara:  My opinion is they will always have a reason for it being later...But that is the so called guru's saying why it is delayed...the people who really hold the key don't care about all the reasons...They will do it when they want to do it!

David1448:  to put things in perspective, Vietnam has been on a program rate for 40 or more years..... Iraq has been at this 12, 13 years. The US is in control and when satisfied as daz says, We will arrive when we arrive! This will be the best 401K you could have invested in!! Just be sure you pass your investment to your grandkids!


Harambe:  Bloomberg: World's Cheapest Currency Has Goldman and BlueBay on Its Si​de https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-08-25/world-s-cheapest-cu​rrency-has-goldman-and-bluebay-on-its-side

Harambe:  CNBC: Strong indications Trump won't recertify Iranian compliance with​ nuclear deal https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/25/strong-indications-trump-wont-recertif​y-iran-nuclear-deal.html


8-25-2017   Newshound Guru Kaperoni   The IMF next loan to Iraq of about $5 billion about to be released. 

8-25-2017   Intel Guru Delta
   reinstating. 1. to put back or establish again, as in a former position!  IT CAN'T BE AT PROGRAM RATE!!!   [reference Guru Walkingstick post 8-24-2017]

8-25-2017   Intel Guru Bruce   I checked in with several sources and...I didn’t get any new Intel on Iraq...from what I understand Iraq is done. All the ATMs in the entire country are on, the lower denoms have been coming out for days, and basically they have their RV in country at good rates. We know people who have the Qi cards, they are charged up and available and they know the rate on the card which is very high and they have access to their funds. So in a very real way Iraq is international.  When we are going to get it It is hard to say. It is so close we should be able to reach out and grab it. We are right there. I just don’t know when it will occur. The rates are high. The Forex guys are trading on the dinar around 1140. That is an indicator that they are trading in the lower numbers and they are getting ready to drop in the new rate. I am hearing the timing is very positive to take place not too far away.  

8-25-2017   Intel/Newshound Guru tman23   [Dr Charountaki: I am wondering though what a right time means in politics, especially in the Middle East...] GREAT STATEMENT eh?   THIS IS GOLDEN...BECAUSE THERE NEVER IS AN EXACT RIGHT TIME...! We do know the CBI said the elimination of the 3 zeros must be at the start of the NEW YEAR and NOT in the middle of a year or quarter...  They also said: ALL the banks in Iraq fiscal year starts at the first of the New Year and therefore is when the NEW accounting must start...  That being said: I am of the opinion that the start of 2018 is when...   And they have to educate the people on new currency by media, and advertising in banks....WHICH THEY HAVE NOT...AND is why there are no LD's in any ATM's...  But, IMO, if start of 2018 is the intended date ...we should begin to see a flood of articles begin mid September...

8-25-2017   Newshound Guru Kaperoni   Central Banks meeting in Jackson Hole, WY begins today 




Bruce:  Welcome everybody to the Big Call.  I checked in with several sources and I have nothing new to talk about Iraq. I didn’t get any new Intel on Iraq. To me from what I understand Iraq is done. All the ATMs in the entire country are on, the lower denoms have been coming out for days, and basically they have their RV in country at good rates. We know people who have the Qi cards, they are charged up and available and they know the rate on the card which is very high and they have access to their funds. So in a very real way Iraq is international.

Bruce:   What about the communication of that to the world that Iraq has RV their currency and they are part of a greater global reset that is going on?  I would say about everywhere but here they know about it. We know exchanges have been going on around the world to the tune of 89,400 exchanges the last 9 days.  That is globally including the United States and Canada.  That is about 10,000 a day.  It is real and happening. When we are going to get it?  It is hard to say. It is so close we should be able to reach out and grab it.
Bruce:  We have had several people exchange as individuals, so called private, the last couple days. They have full liquidity of their funds.  Now there needs to be a settlement overnight when you do these transactions. They need to settle overnight as they adjust all the deposits that been made against any wires taken out that day, so on. It is called a settlement period.  The settlement time occurs between midnight and 2am. That is when the banks settle their books.  The next day as in the case of some of these people, that is when their funds were available. I think that is pretty cool and neat.

Bruce:  We heard the paymasters paid the sub masters out west. We heard that certain individuals gone back into the bank and tried to get things handled so these certain individuals were able to get their funds and have access. I believe that is moving along but no verification.

This is my opinion, once we hear people have pre-exchanged SKR, core groups, sub groups when those people get their funds turned on, ledger to ledger transfers, once that happens, I think we will start shortly after they are paid.  I think that is where our shot gun start comes from. When that occurs I think we should be notified. It maybe not be immediate, maybe a lag time in there, but not too long. I still think that is their intention of the Chinese elders to try to let it go together. There are people that have exchanged the last 8 days around the world. The ones the last few days these private exchanges, they are getting immediate liquidity. There is no waiting.  They have access to their funds. We didn’t have that a couple of days ago. We got that the last 2 to 3 days.

Bruce:  As far as the Intel is concerned, we are hearing a few times: by midnight, other times today, tomorrow. We are right there. I just don’t know when it will occur. This is funny if you saw it in the news. President Trump was in Reno yesterday and he was speaking to a group of VFW. That seems a little unusual. I think that is cool. I am excited for our veterans, and the changes that are going to be made. We plan to work with the veterans. I have a feeling with our current administration we will get some help in that area, and I am looking forward to get started right away.  Another thing we plan to help with nutrition, health, mental health, well being. We have a lot planned as with Rebuild America and then around the globe.

Bruce:  I wasn’t going to go long tonight because the Intel is a little bit scant. Some of it is good and some of it is too specific that I can’t bring to the call. I have to talk in generality. The rates are high. The Forex guys are trading on the dinar around 1140. That is an indicator that they are trading in the lower numbers and they are getting ready to drop in the new rate. I am hearing the timing is very positive to take place not too far away.

Bruce:  We understand this suppose to go a couple days ago. What happened in Hong Kong there was a force 10 typhoon with winds of 223 kilometers per hour about 175 mph. That is a big storm with 8.5 billion dollars in damage. The trading was stopped for 20 hours. Just now they are getting back up to speed about 9:30 pm EST. I think they are back up and running back into trading. Seems odd this storm came with such force in this location. We understand that everything is still rolling and back.

Bruce:  That is why things came to a crawl out west. Things are picking back up and maybe ready to get underway.   The rates are hanging in there really fine. The screens rates are high even the Zim screen rate is high. It is just a matter of what you want to do in terms of your own projects. You don’t even have to have your own projects. You can say I want to help with Rebuild America. Help with infrastructure, housing, inner city, etc. I need at least 5000 listeners from the Big Call to adopt 100 cities, towns, communities in our 50 states. If you don’t have a project and want to negotiate a rate and you have Zim, it will get a lot of liquidity to help with Rebuild America. You can say we have a group maybe 5000 or more that want to work together as a team and build it Rebuild America.

Bruce:  We are back to using the term structure payout not the term leverage payout I was using the last few calls. The structure payouts can go on for quite awhile. You will want to set up a trust before you leave the bank. If you have one of your own you can use that trust. If not, you can create a trust, a revocable trust and you have 6 months to change it out with your attorneys and CPAs. At your appointment tell them you wish to use the skeleton trust temporarily and you will get your own trust. Let them know you have plans to do that.

Bruce:  Also let them know you need available funds to start projects for the next 90 days. Have a number in mind, and let them know you plan to move some of these funds to other banks. Let them know that up front.  That way they will know how much liquidity you hope to have the first 90 days so they can do that planning.   Tell them what you need the first 90 days and the next 90 days in funds. Let them know how much funds you plan to move from your exchange account that holds your mother lode fund to another bank that you wish to use so the bank can do that planning.  Those funds you move will not be part of your structure payout.  They will be set aside from your structure account so you not mess up your structure payout. That amount will be in the bank, the mother lode, for 10, 20, 30, and 50 years or more paying out interest every 90 days or quarterly. That interest will continually fund your projects.
Bruce:  Get your trust information together. Bring a list of trustee’s names to manage your trust which one can be you. Also names of your beneficiaries and your successor trustees.  If you have a trustee and you are not happy that you set up and it didn’t work out as you hope, you have a successor trustee that is next in line that you plan to put in. You just substitute that guy or woman in control as a trustee position. Make sure you have 6 to 7 trustee names and LLC names ready to go when you go in written down.  See if they are available for your trusts and LLCs or whatever structure you set up. The more you have prepared before you go in, you won’t say I don’t know, I didn’t think of that. Come in prepared and ready.  This is business. You should be out of there from 33 minutes to an hour and 10 minutes.

Bruce:  You have some cash, a temporary debit card, and you will have access to your funds. Again let them know how much you need to start your projects and how much you plan to move by amount or percentage of your funds to some other banks.  Let them know you plan to move the funds in the next 36 to 48 hours.  Now they are ready and not taken aback by it. Make sure you read any agreements, NDA if it applies to you, and make sure you understand it down to the last few lines.  Make sure you have the flexibility to manage this money. It is your money, God’s money that he has put you in charge of it. Ready everything.  You should be fine.

Bruce:  We are ready. Hopefully they are ready to contact me. I will get an 800 number and put it out.   By the way, there is no existing number out there right now. Someone put that out. That is not the 800 number. It will come.  Wait for the actual number to come out, it will go viral and then you will set your appointments.

Bruce:  I am glad that all came in and we appreciate your faithfulness in listening. Stay tune for bigcall.net for any further information of future calls, format we plan to use, new URLs we will have so you can stay in touch with us. Thank you everybody. Thank you Sue, Bob, Pastor Steven, and Kent. Good night everybody. Have a great night.



According to a recent United Nations report, Iraq has made no attempts to pay an ongoing debt. Apparently, the Chapter VII Iraq compensation file owes the Kuwaiti government $5bln for the last two years for oil and food.

  PM al-Abadi suggested that Kuwait forgive the loan entirely and reportedly the Kuwaiti Emir declined.  You can expect Iraq to remain under UN Chapter VII for at least a few more years. 

 At the present time, there is no chance that the Iraqi government would be able to pay the money owed to Kuwait.  The Iraqi government has a $25bln d


Looks like Wednesday has just given us the same old story again so now we look at Thursday for the call that will kick this whole thing into motion again. That is unless there is another wrinkle in the road from this that or the other. Notice we are starting to see the Intel providers starting to complain about not getting the whole story of why this transition has not already gone through.

So where does that leave us? Like always waiting and wanting to get on with our lives post RV. No other choice seems to be available at this point although I understand that there are banks that will exchange curtain currencies at the lower rate which in some cases are less than what the currency was purchases. I fear some will go in that direction only to find out what they would have got after the RV.

Most Gracious and Heavenly Father, we look toward the heavens for answers and what we have received may be more from an earthly source than anything else. Please give us the reassurances that we seek no matter how long this takes we have made it this far with your help and will continue to do so for as long as it takes. Thankyou Father for the forewarned messages that there would be false messengers.

Dear Lord God Almighty as our faith I built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness. We dare no trust the sweetest frame but only lean on Jesus name. I see the works of Your hands during our recent eclipse that turned parts of our world into darkness then back into the wonderful light of day. As we looked toward the heavens at the solar brightness in amazement of Your work in creating our world.

Rest well this early morning and continue to prepare for the gifts we are on the verge of receiving. There will plenty of financial plans and foundations that will need to be made but above all send prayers to the Heavens for the gifts you have received. Amen and Amen


And get to higher ground if needed ASAP

Working and lurking today, will post relevant news

Hello people! Anybody have some good Labor Day plans?





RC I really wondering if we are ever going to get off this ride. Someone has to know something I would think. Not just we are close. IMO


I agree with you raging it's happening because they want and need it done not because we want it done and it's real close. There time not ours although we all really need it

Iraqis should noose Maliki..... and abadi

Is it just me or did the forum with all of Admin's updates disappear?

Nature- it sure looks like it has

Hmmmm. Very interesting indeed. Wink

Bruce just now came on and said we are going to have a good call tonight

When does the Intel start?

RC said we can have fun- no personal insults


bruce doesn't seem to have a clue! he is selling nutrients, and voodoo stuff from the lay with the majic tapes.

Same call for 4 years...tues and thurs celebration call and then a few calls of Imhave been told to be quiet. Nice guy just not so hot contacts

sorry, can someone delete the post?

But we keep listening right ... ?. We just can't help ourselves

Room got told to not spek of intel providers?

Tiger I understood it as not to Bash intel providers

Some people still have feelings, after all this I guess... kidding!



DP...do u know if the info AdminB had on the Bitcoin (video I think) is still somewhere around...it was a post in Admin Activity...or something like that...

Gee....I would have copied the links if I had known we were going to lose areas in the Forum


Did Bruce have a news or excuses tonight


Hi troops, apart from the posts from Admin pitching his MLM opportunities, has he posted any RV Intel this week ??

Henry, he did post something at the end of one of his notes...let me find it


Chat Room News Excerpts & Highlights Late Thursday PM 8-24-17

chattels: Final military defeat of ISIS will come in Euphrates River valley: coalition By Rudaw


chattels: “The campaign to defeat Daesh ends in what we characterize as the middle Euphrates River valley,” British Army Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones told reporters on Wednesday. Jones is deputy commander of the coalition’s military operations in Iraq and Syria.

BlackkGold: @chattels tookem long enough

chattels: The largest concentration of ISIS forces are now believed to be in that area, according to coalition statistics. Some 5,000 to 10,000 militants are located there, compared to about 2,500 in Raqqa, 2,000 in Tal Afar, and an estimated less than 1,000 in Hawija.

chattels: @BlackkGold They are not there as yet.
BlackkGold: @chattels hope it ends soon

Spectra: THIS WHOLE WEEK has been very strange in every way imaginable. :nuts:

Spectra: One big series of events after another! FROM ECLIPSE, TO HURRICANE TO CIVAL UNREST! its madness!

chattels: [Ayna-Baghdad] Advisor to the President of the Kurdistan region that the President of the region told foreign ambassadors in Iraq visited Erbil today that the province will not discuss another walk with Baghdad on the ministries and the budget.

"President Barzani has clearly stated in three separate meetings today with the ambassadors of Britain, Germany and the European Union that the referendum will not be postponed," said Horman Hawrami on his Facebook page.

 "We are not going to hold talks with Baghdad on ministerial posts and the budget again, and any person or state or party that demands postponement of the referendum should offer the people of Kurdistan a better and more secure alternative to achieving independence," Barzani was quoted as saying.


Cree: @Spectra So whaT EVER happened to Frank and the lower Denoms? Or Walkingstick and the paying of 1 to 1 and I forgot what Delta said that never happened either.

Spectra: @Cree Walking Stick owns banks ....He will deliver to us when the time is right

Spectra: @Cree he has the most inside information any one outside of the CBI can have...He will do what he says! I trust this!

Spectra: Today's Trends in the News: Retail Rebounds, Netanyahu Threatens War

hornat: check it out! All very important Issues to look into!





Spectra: @hornat thanks i seen three out them already but the one on minnasota school flying the UN FLAG now thats new to me! --------SAD -------------VERY--------------SCAREY !

Tebow: @cree not to defend Frank or Delta but when have they lied? Example? Frank always says in his opinion. One must determine what his opinion is worth. Everyone has opinions, don't mean they're right unless you believe. Then it's on you.

Spectra: “Mankind must put an end to war - or war will put an end to mankind.

Spectra: John F. Kennedy — 'Mankind must put an end to war - or war will put an end to mankind.[Address before the United Nations, September 25 1961]'

chattels: Thursday, August 24, 2017 Tal Afar Battle Day 4


chattels: The Iraqi forces (ISF) moved further into Tal Afar in just the fourth day of the campaign. First, on August 22, Kifa was declared freed. That turned out to be another example of exaggeration by the ISF. On August 23, the Badr Organization repeated that claim, but then the Golden Division said it only cleared south Kifa, while the northern section was still under attack by the Federal Police and Hashd.

The 9th Division along with the 2nd, 11th, and 26th Hashd Brigades took Tanak in east Tal Afar, while the 16th Hashd Brigade entered Khadra in the south.

Originally, Baghdad claimed that Tal Afar would follow the model of Mosul with only the Golden Division, army and police entering the town. The government also allegedly held secret meetings with Turkey to assure it that the Hashd would only have a limited role since Ankara threatened intervention over their involvement.

Instead what’s happened is that ISF units have been partnered up with Hashd brigades and they have entered Tal Afar from multiple directions. This includes Badr, which is connected to Iran, and exactly the type of unit the Erdogan government was opposed to taking part in the campaign.
chattels: Other army and Hashd units were holding the perimeter. Asheq, Sheikh Ibrahim, Ain Wah, and Hamra al-Arab were all freed. In another variation from Mosul, the ISF did not methodically clear all of the surrounding areas before taking on the main target.

This time, the Iraqis rushed towards the center of Tal Afar as quickly as possible relying upon multiple fronts and overwhelming force to simply overpower the IS defenders. That has left plenty of small towns under IS control. That’s what the 15th Division and several Hashd forces are now taking on.

chattels: " Iraq's Hakim moves out of Iran's shadow "

chattels: The Iraqi Shiite political scene is witnessing remarkable developments ahead of the parliamentary elections scheduled for 2018. With a mix of internal and regional political coalitions, the National Iraqi Alliance will not remain as it was in the 2010 and 2014 elections.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/08/ammar-hakim-supreme-islamic-council-iraq-iran.html#ixzz4qjbaYxeQ

chattels: Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq party and head of the National Iraqi Alliance, withdrew from the council and established a new party in July called the National Wisdom Movement.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/08/ammar-hakim-supreme-islamic-council-iraq-iran.html#ixzz4qjbiClwB

chattels: Hakim, who is trying to be a mediator between the Sadrist political movement and the Popular Mobilization Units [PMU], which are closer to Tehran.”

 Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/08/ammar-hakim-supreme-islamic-council-iraq-iran.html#ixzz4qjchS8gK

chattels: Hakim has been characterized by a relatively independent policy, which was reflected in his support for Ayad Allawi as prime minister and his opposition to Nouri al-Maliki's nomination for a second term after the 2010 elections, contrary to Iran's desire.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/08/ammar-hakim-supreme-islamic-council-iraq-iran.html#ixzz4qjctn9J2

chattels: The new developments in the Hakim political movement indicate he might forge an alliance with Sadr and Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi in the upcoming elections against an alliance between Maliki (now vice president) and the other Shiite parties close to Iran.

 Hakim, Sadr and Abadi all reject Maliki's desire to return to power as prime minister, and all three seek a national discourse based on citizenship and pluralism. They all want to attract Sunnis and civil movements, to disassociate from Iran and its "axis of resistance" policy, and to defer to Iraq's Ayatollah Ali Sistani, as opposed to the pro-Iran parties, which defer to Iran's Khamenei.

 Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/08/ammar-hakim-supreme-islamic-council-iraq-iran.html#ixzz4qjd7Vzqp

chattels: Surprisingly, the subject article does not mention the recent news of alliance between Sadr and Allawi : to wit; Sadr, Allawi united in one electoral list to rum for next elections

http://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/story/5840/Sadr-Allawi-united-in-one-electoral-list-to-rum-for-next-elections and from Al Monitor itself in early July : New political alliance unites Iraqi religious and secular parties

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/06/sadrists-national-coalition-allawi-iraq.html#ixzz4qjdudZN4

chattels: If Sadr, Allawi and Hakim maintain all seats from the 2014 Election they would total 93 or one more seat than Maliki's State of Law at 92.

chattels: Add seats that Abadi might carry and ......................

chattels: If they are successful in attracting Sunni seats in forming a government then add another 24.

chattels: The three Kurdish lists total another 55.

chattels: Together the foregoing would total more than 165. Enough for a quorum alone and make potentially for a strong voting bloc.

chattels: Maybe, just maybe, such a political configuration may make the Iraq Parliament functional next year.

chattels: Online voter registration for Kurdistan diaspora opens September 1 : ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The Kurdistan election commission has called on the people of Kurdistan who live abroad to register their names on its website starting from September 1 in order to vote in the upcoming referendum. In a statement published on Thursday, the commission said that registration will continue through September 7.

chattels: The referendum will include the entire Kurdistan Region and the disputed areas that are otherwise called Kurdistani areas, claimed by both Erbil and Baghdad, such as Kirkuk.


chattels: Kurdistan government reaches ‘definitive’ agreement with two energy firms By Rudaw

​chattels: Parliamentary constituency: Kirkuk components postponed the vote on the election law until a compromise formula is reached after the Eid holiday 24/08/2017 7:04 Baghdad / Iraqi National News Agency / nina / The parliamentary legal committee confirmed the postponement of the resolution of the paragraph on the province of Kirkuk in the draft law of elections provincial councils and districts beyond Eid al-Adha.


chattels: Eid Al-Adha begins Friday, September 1, 2017 and ends Saturday, September 2, 2017


chattels: Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎, translit. ʿīd al-aḍḥā, lit. 'Feast of the Sacrifice'‎, [ʕiːd ælˈʔɑdˤħæː]), also called the "Sacrifice Feast", is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two.
It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God's command. Before he sacrificed his son God intervened by sending his angel Jibra'il (Gabriel), who then put a sheep in his son's place.

In commemoration of this, an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts: the family retains one third of the share; another third is given to relatives, friends and neighbors; and the remaining third is given to the poor and needy.

chattels: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eid_al-Adha