Sunday, December 10, 2017


We…know that in 2013 the CBI conducted a study to determine the best and most secure banknotes. So we know by this article they had to trash all the newer banknotes already printed by the DR Shabibi era and print newer ones. Could this be one of the holdups to the RV? 

We also know by an article in 2015, that they decided on a German company to print the newer polymer banknotes. These banknotes were ready and delivered to the CBI in 2016 and in November of 2016 the CBI began selling them to the banks throughout Iraq and stockpiling them. 

Of course, they did not just give the banks FREE money and the banks had to pay for the newer notes, thus the banks have all this capital tied up in these newer banknotes and can’t do a thing with them until allowed to. The banks also invested large amounts of capital in the new ATM machines and they too sit there out of use. 

We know the banks have been complaining to the CBI for taking so long with this redenomination process for these very reasons. But on the flip side the CBI, thru the mandated electronic banking practices, have done the banks a huge favor too since they are infusing large amounts of capital directly into the banks for meeting mandatory liquidity guidelines.

 The banks are going to make ton of money off this money on housing and auto loans. The banks are also assured they will manage a part of the reconstruction money once it becomes available… The bottom line is we hear all these complaints from the banking industry but the Iraqi banks are about to become FILTHY RICH!

"For Zimbabwe" - S.P.E.A.K. Intel Update - Tank - 12.10.17

Kaparoni - "Trying to Refloat the Titanic" - Dinar Alert News Discussion , 10 DEC

Kaperoni: Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) News > The CBI will hold its third annual conference next month to discuss financial stability in Iraq

By rami - November 7, 2017 440

The Central Bank will hold its third annual conference next month under the title of the role of the Central Bank of Iraq in achieving financial and economic stability.

A source at the Central Bank of Iraq, “The Central Bank will be held on the ninth and tenth of December next year’s third annual conference under the auspices of the governor Ali Alalak,” adding that “the conference will discuss the sustainability of public debt and financial stability in Iraq and achieve the process of financial inclusion and the performance of banks and mechanisms to stimulate the sector Financial through monetary policy instruments and highlight the financial merit of the banking sector. ”

​He pointed out that “the conference aims to strengthen the relationship between the tools of monetary policy and macroeconomic variables and strengthen the role of the financial sector.”

“The conference also seeks to create an interactive meeting between officials of monetary policy, academics and researchers to determine the mechanisms that monetary policy can adopt in achieving its objectives,” noting that “among the goals of the conference to achieve the strategy of the Central Bank.”


Kaperoni: This is in just a couple of days. Surely with all the economists there the delete zeros project will be a topic of discussion

Phil Oberholzer: Nice find Kap. I like this part "mechanisms to stimulate the sector Financial through monetary policy instruments"....Can't wait to see what mechanisms they'll use.

Kaperoni: I hope we get lots of media articles on this event.

Kw: Safety, security, money laundering... all being tackled or taken care of. Sounds like a safe harbor to launch from.

Punisher: Glad they are talking this all up (important issues) before another new year.

Kaperoni: Tomorrow!

Mike: I'm going to go out on a limb here and say not much is going to come from this conference, nothing ever does. We need political will to legislate and pass the laws to create an open market economy.

johnbob1: Mike What other laws are we waiting on? I believe I read something a while back from Kap saying the cbi law was what was needed and there was no specific law needed for the deposit insurance.

Punisher: Wait and see what comes of it....

Kaperoni: Both are done Johnbob. CBI law passed last month and deposit insurance was passed months ago, never implimented..yet the CBI stated just a day or so ago insurance was iminent.

johnbob1: That is awesome Thanks Kap


Kaperoni: Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) News > Central Bank calls on the government to get rid of dependence on oil

9/12/2017 Economy News Baghdad: Called on the Governor of the Central Bank on the Keywords, the Iraqi government to get rid of the dependence on the oil sector over the next 30 years.

Keywords and said in his speech, the third annual conference of the Central Bank, held in Baghdad, under the title "The role of the central bank in achieving economic and financial stability", attended by "Economy News", "Iraq needs a national administration or institutional,

which represents the government's ability to country management efficiently in order to achieve stability and development in addition to the separation of powers and effective coordination, "calling for the application of e-governance and management of the country through the macroeconomic to produce national wealth and variety."

He added that "the financial management that worked during the current period to reduce expenditure and management of public debt and reduce the gap between expenditure and revenue, which represents 90% to cope with fluctuations in oil prices," pointing out that "Iraq needs to reduce the gap by 2.5% per annum for 30 years to become the country after 30-year-old relies on oil by 15%. "

He noted that "the central bank contributed to the stability of the exchange rate and to maintain inflation by pumping 25 trillion dinars."


Justwaiting: Hmmnn ~ methinkith needs to be a bit more aggressive than 2.5% - the energy sector is evolving rapidly in other areas than oil ~ I may be wrong, but ~ ??


Kaperoni: Iraq Dinar, Iraqi Banks, Iraqi Stock Exchange (ISX) News > Association of private banks: 3 million Iraqis will create a bank account during the next two Amyin

6/12/2017 Economy News Baghdad:
The Iraqi Association of private banks, on Wednesday, that about three million Iraqis will create a bank account in the next two years because of the resettlement project of state employees' salaries.

The executive director of the Association of Private Banks, Ali Tariq in an interview for "Economy News", "The localization of public sector employees' salaries of important projects that will withdraw money compactum at home and deposited in the banking sector project, which is reflected positively on the development of the movement," he said, adding that "about three million Iraqis will create a bank account in the next two years working in the public sector to receive their salaries."

The estimated Iraqi Central Bank, money compacta houses about 34 trillion dinars and represent more than 70% of the printed currency.

Tariq explained that "the government is obliged to put the employees' salaries in the bank two days before the distribution of salaries," noting that the salaries of resettlement projects implemented by calling the World Bank project.

The central bank began settling its employees 'salaries in seven private banks and then the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers is currently working all ministries except the security ministries to localize their employees' salaries in the banks.

Tariq pointed out that participation in the settlement of salaries banks increased their number one became 15 banks after the Iraqi Islamic Bank join and open the doors to all banks operating in Iraq to enter into this project ownership requirement for environment infrastructure.

The Iraqi government expected the completion of this project within the next two Amyin Iraq, which would avoid annual losses of up to 8% of GDP due to theft and damage to the currency.

The executive director of the Association of private banks, the localization of salaries is mandatory for all state employees with the exception of the security services project.

Tariq announced that after the completion of the public sector will be oriented towards working in the private sector companies.


Kaperoni: So they expect it to take up to 2 years to withdrawl 34 trillion dinars from the market. This to me would also include the delete zeros project.

Chasting: whats another 2 years...lol

prosper: What value will Iraqi's get when it would float?

Kaperoni: To clarify, I beleive the process which is activation of the electronic banking, the float or deletion of zeros and the removal of chunky money 34 trillion will take 2 years. Previous articles on deleting zeros also mentioned a timeframe of 2 years (this to me is what Dr. Bakri was talking about in my interview when he referred to "treatment" on the dinar.. 

So to me this is not a delay, but a schedule of sorts to complete the whole process. I still beleive the float, and beginning of the removal of the larger notes will start soon (it has to if they are planning 2 years for this entire process). As the last economist wrote in his delete zeros article...

"Today , we find it easy in front of the Central Bank of Iraq to work to the principle of reducing the exchange rate gradually to the extent that it can be equivalent to the dinar against the dollar,"


Kaperoni: Prosper, Iraqi's use dinar, they will see the cost of goods come down in price as the dinar rises in value.. Remember, they are not exchanging dinar for another currency.

Leslie: So...does this mean that it is anticipated that the dinar will = the dollar approximately 2 years after the float begins? 

Kaperoni: I do not think we can put a prediction on how fast it will rise. But it does appear they want to equal $1

Mike: In order for the dinar to rise in value there has to be some kind of demand for it based on exports and Article VIII acceptance, right?

Kaperoni: Mike, I have been on the fence on this. Dr. Bakri makes a clear statement regarding the deletion of zeros in my interview that..." first needs to improve before coming to such a work, and improvement comes through delete some zeros from the Iraqi dinar." 

Punisher: Seems they expect the banking sector to thrive over the next two years.

Mike: kaperoni, So, Iraq would have to raise the value artificially to delete some of the zero's? Say something like move the official value to 500-$1 and begin the deletion process? That seems to be the only way to raise the value outside of Article VIII acceptance and an open market economy with Iraqi exports.

Justwaiting: Ugh, each time I think I have a real "grasp" - something throws me off.
Thanks all ~ pondering time ;-)

Kw: I stated this in another article that when I first joined the military they had pay line and payed you in cash. That went to direct deposit or check. Either way, it pretty much forced you into getting a bank account inorder to cash your check. I see nothing different here.

The statement: he said, adding that "about three million Iraqis will create a bank account in the next two years working in the public sector to receive their salaries." This is a drive to get them into the banks.

Yes I think this is connected to the delete the zero's project. If the dinar is undervalued as some economists have stated, they could raise the dinar, remaining pegged to control the process.

The IMF told them to stay pegged, and I believe that is the reason why. They want to reduce the money supply. No other country in the world is doing this. With continued tightening of the CBI enforcing money laundering and enforcement the spread will tighten then the free float. Just a thought.

Mike: Here's the kicker though, in order for it to work the Iraqi's have to leave their money in the banks and pull it out as they go. But they won't do that. Why? Because there's no deposit guarantee's.

Would you put your money in a bank without the assurances that it would be there when you used your debit card? Nope, and neither will the Iraqi's. The banks have systemically failed the citzens (think Warka) and there's just about zero trust between the citizens and the banks themselves.

The silver lining, even when the citizen's empty their bank accounts on payday, is there's no space for corruption to exist. As it stands now these guys stand in lines to get their cash and the corrupt skim off the top as a type of gratuity because they gave them the job in the first place. If the MoF and MoI deposit their money into an account, it cuts out the middle man and allows the citizens to keep their money.

Iraq can't just will the banks to succeed, the government needs to get out of the way while providing protections to the consumers who will use them. Create an open market economy where citizens go to the banks and borrow money to create wealth, making proclamations and statements won't cut it. The only way to reduce the number of bank notes is to add value to the dinar, banking is just a part of the equation. IMO

Punisher: Good stuff Kw.

Kw: Agreed mike, but we have seen a greater uptick in banking this year. That being said, they are the ones saying that this is a 2 year process. The deposit insurance company is going to happen, and may have been instituted, and if not, probably by the end of this month. Unfortunately they are not turning a speed boat, but a big ship.

Terry: No, more like trying to refloat the titanic.

Mike: Good stuff KW. There's a generational distrust in Iraqi banking that began with Saddam, these guys have their work cut out for them when in comes to instilling trust in the Iraqi banking system. Passing the deposit guarantee law is just the beginning, for the life of me I don't know why this hasn't passed yet.

BelievingInTheBest: Thanks for the article and input everyone.

Bglong: Yup very good read. Thanks to all.


GOOD things come to those that BELIEVE. 
BETTER things come to those that have PATIENCE. 
The BEST things are coming to those that DID NOT QUIT!
Article: “The UN Security Council issued a decision to exit Iraq from Chapter VII“
Quote: “After the series of diplomatic successes achieved by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, its efforts culminated in the issuance of a Security Council resolution to remove Iraq from Chapter VII in the oil-for-food program,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Mahjoub said in a press release after completing all the commitments of the program “.
I find it very interesting that this is occurring out of nowhere here at the end of the year. This is pretty huge.
The greatest unexpected in public announcement is: Iraq has been finally “Completely” released from UN chapter VII sanctions!
Which in effect “Officially” returns Iraq and it’s economic reality back to International Status!
CBI made this offer in 2015 and so the newly printed notes were delivered and they are now telling they distributed them to the banks (in exchange for banks assets) from Nov 2016 thru Nov 2017 and this effort has now concluded.
Note they did not distribute any 10,000 (10K) or 25,000 (25k) three zero notes (the ones they want to delete) and slowly phasing them out.
So what do the people then use for currency? First – they lessening the need for any currency by the implementation of the new electronic banking practices we have been reading about;
Second – they are launching other notes to use as they told us in this article namely the 1,000, 500 and 250 dinar categories.
Third – We know from past articles new currency will be issued in denominations of 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, and 200 dinars for banknotes and 25, 50, 100, 250, and 500 fils, plus 1 and 2 dinars for coins. The designs have been already chosen and they are printed and minted.
All of these categories, mentioned are denominations that are in the final set of currencies that will REMAIN as permanent currency post RV. The CBI also told us that the older 3 zero notes will coincide and be in circulation with the newer 2017 notes for up to 10 years, but these notes will be mainly for inter-banking transactions and not intended for the general public use.
If you read the history of the dinar since the invasion of 2003, you can see that the plan was never to go very long without replacing the currency and value. This is evident and proof by the 50 and 1000 banknotes and 250 and 500 fils already in circulation.








PS ........... WE TOLD YOU SO ...........(wink)
Boxman » December 9th, 2017

Frank , good to see you happy...bet you feel like a great weight has been lifted...rest soooon...lol 

Frank26 » December 9th, 2017

YES !!! !!! !!!

Boxman » December 9th, 2017

Frank, i seem to remember you mentioning foundations...are you building a house...hehehe 

Frank26 » December 9th, 2017

NO ............ALREADY BUILT.............. WAITING.

Notthe1 » December 9th, 2017

Delta is singing , " I'm leaving on a jet plane ....So planes are landing .... ships are docking ... the turtle has crossed the finish line ... and a famous Movie line , " SHOW ME THE $$$$". 

RJG » December 9th, 2017

Monday CC, hmmmmm maybe we need one maybe we don’t as fast as things are moving it could be a post RI CC.

StephenMac63 » December 9th, 2017

The skeleton key is in the door (Liberation Announcement)

The Key turned (UNSC Release) Now we just need to turn the knob and listen to the hinges.

"RV to be Next" - Sat. AM TNT Thoughts/News, 10 DEC

Elmerf123456/Brie Tenny:
It’s official. Abadi just announced an ISIS free zone in ALL IRAQ...Huge celebrations planned Sunday!

There will be no announcement of change in currency. It will just happen

Elmer we are hoping/expecting the currency revaluation to be next.. this weekend. What do you think?

I believe we are waiting for that RV announcement very soon!!!!!

I don’t do timelines. Deposit slip in hand is closure… There are no need for any currency speech. That never happens. There are no coincidences! This is a coordinated event. Just keep your eyes on forex and treasury that will be your announcement

Reuters: Islamic State completely 'evicted' from Iraq, Iraqi PM says


AP News: Iraq says its war against IS has ended

BBC: Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over

Please explain connection between liberation and RV, thank you

Iamready it’s all about security… Iamready Thd RV has been delayed due to the security issues and instability. This announcement is significant because it shows they are again stable and ready to move forward with economic reforms

This will enable them to become part of the international community once again.

The News coming out of Iraq is awesome…. just hoping they have met UN IMF and World bank criteria and will revalue now.

So, what is the trigger here? Is it Basel III or is it the complete liberation of Iraq. we jump back and forth.

There is no single trigger. IMO…. They needed peace and economic stability.

Basel iii, chapter 7, war over...hmmm sounds international, come on Abadi, flip the switch

They needed stability, they have that, banks are in order, they invited foreign countries, it seems like a matter of time

#BREAKING #Iraq PM @HaiderAlAbadi giving a historic speech announcing the final victory against #ISIS and declaring ALL #Iraqi land and borders completely liberated and under forces control.

GM tnt, the greatest unexpected in public announcement today is: Iraq has been finally "Completely" released from UN chapter VII sanctions! Which in effect "Officially" returns Iraq and it's economic reality back to International Status!

So now we watch to see what the CBI does. Will they raise the rate this coming week?

This would be a good time for the RV with our government threatening to shut down. Great cover for the RV. Then they can say hey we just found a lot of money to stay working.

URGENT Iraq announces its withdrawal from Chapter VII

(Baghdad: Al Furat News) The Foreign Ministry announced that the Security Council issued a decision to leave Iraq from Chapter VII.

"After the series of diplomatic successes achieved by the Iraqi Foreign Ministry has culminated in the issuance of a resolution of the Security Council to exit Iraq from Chapter VII in the oil-for-food program after the Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ahmad Mahjoub said in a press statement Complete all obligations of the program ". 

"In continuation of the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Iraq to end the files of Iraq in the Security Council inherited from the era of the former regime and issued under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, this ministry worked through our representative in New York, The United Nations and other Member States for the adoption of resolution 2390 (2017), adopted unanimously by the Security Council on 8 December 2017, in which the Security Council concluded that the parties (Iraq and the United Nations) have fully implemented the measures imposed by Chapter VII under resolutions 1958 { 2010} and Resolution 2335 {2016} ". 

"The new resolution is an important step in the restoration of Iraq's natural status and international standing, which confirms the end of Iraq's obligations under Chapter VII on the oil-for-food program after it was implemented in full." link

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Advisor Abadi: three elements sought by the IMF to strengthen the budget of Iraq 2018 , 10 DEC

Sunday, December 10,

Alsumaria News / Baghdad
, financial adviser to the prime minister announced the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, Sunday that the three elements of the IMF seeks to strengthen the budget of Iraq in 2018, while stressing that most of Iraq 's debt is internal. 

Saleh said in an interview with Alsumaria News that "the IMF is seeking to the so - called financial consolidation of the three elements of the budget in 2018, which is the reduction of non - essential and expand non - oil revenues and reduce the accumulation of debt expenditure."

Saleh added that "the three elements are difficult to achieve and therefore must be the budget installed levels of revenue and expenditure on these three principles, noting that sometimes take the budget adjustment to improve oil prices in light of the work of Shi mitigation is not true because there is a deficit in the structural budget because of the dominance of oil resources And debt on all expenses and therefore if additional revenue in the budget goes to repay debts as a burden and gives space for future borrowing for issues to put better.

Saleh pointed out that "borrowing has become a circumstance of terrorism and its purpose in defeating a supporter, but we need borrowing for development purposes and therefore should provide space in the so-called financial space, which is borrowing according to the international financial ratios, which do not exceed 60% of gross domestic product, The debt should be extinguished as much as possible and at the same time a qualitative borrowing is made for specific projects that promote employment and compensation of value added and raise rates of growth rates in GDP. 

He stressed that "Iraq's debts are mostly internal to the banks of the government and the Ministry of Finance , revealing the existence of a future mechanism to be implemented in the case of repayment to go to the fund to be returned to the market and the private sector and become a recovery and imports become development. 

The presidency of the parliament on 3 December last, decided to refer the draft bill of the budget of 2018, to the Finance Committee, after its arrival from the Iraqi government.


"On a Timer" - Sat. PM TNT Thoughts/News, 10 DEC

Elmerf123456/Brie Tenny:
If you have not read this. Do! It’s so heart touching. Abadi is a ​great leader

From PM Abadi himself

In the name of God, the merciful

And on that day the believers will be happy.


Your land has been completely liberated, and your cities and the usurper have returned to the bosom of the motherland.

Liberation has become the truth and the hand of the hand.

We have accomplished the difficult task in the difficult circumstances, and we have won the peace and steadfastness of our people and our heroic forces, and with the blood of the martyrs and the wounded, our land has yielded a historic victory for all Iraqis to be proud

We proclaim to the people of our people and to all the world that the heroes of ạlgẖyạry̱ have reached the last stronghold of ISIS and their escape and and Iraq's flag over western al-Anbar areas, which was the last Iraqi territory raped, and that Iraq's flag is flying high above all Iraqi territory .

For three years, your heroic forces have entered the cities and towns after the other, and the Iraqi fighter has terrorized the enemy and the a of the world.. and this is the Iraqi reality that conquers the challenges and insists on the harshest and most difficult conditions.

Dear Iraqis:

It is your right to be proud of your victories because they make your hands and make your promises, your unity and your precious sacrifices.. Keep your big victory and keep your land and your unity.
They began a new day and a bright future and deployed in Iraq security and safety.

On this historic occasion, I extend to all our dear people and our heroic heroes to congratulate and congratulate you on this great victory that deserves to be celebrated today and every year, it is a victory for all Iraqis.

The Liberation we launched three years ago will remain an Iraqi success story and a shining sign in Iraq's history and the struggle of its people and its blessed jihadist.

On this day, I say to the families of the martyrs and the wounded:

The blood of your sons has not been in vain.. Raise your heads high and your sons raise the heads of Iraqis and raise Iraq's flag high.

History will record the position of high religious reference to allow Mr. Al-Sistani and his historic and in defence of land and holy shrines, the advisory opinion that and young people have responded to in the largest voluntary campaign that has supported our armed forces and transformed. After that, the war against terrorism was a comprehensive national battle that was say and formed by the popular crowd and the volunteers.

Our esteemed people:

The Joy of victory was completed by preserving the unity of Iraq, which was on the brink of partition, and that the unity and the people of Iraq are the most important and greatest achievement. Iraq has emerged victorious and United, and thank God, the Lord of the worlds, and we will go with Children of our people without discrimination and preservation of their national wealth and their development, justice and equality, respect for the freedoms, beliefs, religious diversity, religious and ideological diversity of Mesopotamia, and commitment to the constitution and work on the rule of law All over the country.

We are now in the post-victory phase of ISIS.. this stage feared by the terrorists and the corrupt, our people and our mujahid we we on the land of Iraq to cleanse it of all bad.


Unity is our weapon that we have won, and we must hold on to this unity and strengthen it with all we can,, and Iraq today,, for all Iraqis and their riches, for all in the south, with their tattoos, their evil and,. .. all must take the fruits of victory, safe, stable, prosperous and prosperous.

Our next goal will not stop at the age of the liberated cities, but will include all the cities of Iraq from which the combatants have emerged and have been cited in defence of their homeland..
I call on politicians to assume their responsibilities to maintain security and stability and to prevent the return of terrorism again, and I appeal to them all to refrain from returning to inflammatory and sectarian action, which was a major cause of human tragedies and by empowering the ISIS gang to occupy our cities. To sabotage it and to displace millions of Iraqis, along with the follow of human sacrifices and enormous spending of the country's wealth.

The arms control and the rule of law are the key to nation-building and justice, equality and stability.

The fight against corruption will be a natural extension of human and land liberation processes, and there will remain no place in Iraq, and there is no place for lived, and this is another battle for everyone to participate seriously in its surroundings and a. His work and not only to monitor their results are not the responsibility of an individual or one.

Your country has taken its natural position and has opened a new page for cooperation with all Arab and neighbouring states and the countries of the world on the basis of respect for national sovereignty, mutual interest and non-interference in internal affairs.

I salute the victors all: our heroine, the police, the police, the organs, the, the air force, the army, the army and all types and formations of our armed forces from the engineering, medical, and the supportive and the citizens. The liberated areas who collaborated with their army, salute to the ministries and institutions of the state that have made support and contributed to the return of life, infrastructure and basic services.. and I salute the positions and sacrifices of journalists, media, artists, intellectuals and every word spoken. Every free vote stood with our people and our forces in the liberation processes.

The dream of ISIS is over and we must remove all its effects and do not allow terrorism to return again. Our people have paid a high price for their security and stability, the blood of the finest youth, men and women, and has suffered millions of families from the hardships of displacement. And the Exodus, and we must close this page forever.

Despite the announcement of the final victory, we must remain vigilant and ready to face any terrorist attempt aimed at our people and our country. Terrorism is a permanent enemy and the battle with him continues. Big Victory.

Thanks to all states and international and humanitarian organizations that have stood with Iraq and its people in this fight.

Salute to every Iraqi fighter carrying the weapon in defence of his land.
Tribute to the martyrs of the martyrs, to the wounded and to their generous families, who have preserved the land and the

Iraq has lived one victorious and motherland for all its children.
And thank god the Lord of the worlds.

Dr. Haider Al-Abadi
Prime Minister
General Commander of the armed forces
December 2017, 2017

Elmer, thank you for bringing that speech! I am so very moved and teary-eyed over this speech! Congratulations to PM Abadi and the great country of Iraq. Myself, and many thousands with me, have walked with you daily, sending our thoughts & hopes & encouragements for this day to finally come. Well done Iraq! Bravo and Congratulations!

Tomorrow sounds like a really great time to RV.


I remember from Tony that there is a rule that if they RV in country they can hold it from anybody else for a week...but who knows...I hope they DONT!!!!!

They are having a big party now. Nobody there to push the button. I hope tomorrow or by Monday.

LOL rvalready,,,they put it on a timer so will happen at the correct time,,


12-10-2017  *** Dinar Guru NewsFLASH ***  Intel AND Newshound Gurus expected a liberation celebration and/or announcement today in Iraq...and it finally happened YESTERDAY!  PM Abadi announced it today.  Iraq is now liberated from ISIS.  It appears he delayed this official announcement until desert regions and all borders were secure (and perhaps some other loose ends).  This is a HUGE step and victory for Iraq in more ways than one...stay tuned as the gurus uncover what impact this will have on the exchange rate of the dinar.... [The latest guru updates will continue below...] 
12-10-2017   Intel Guru Dr. Clarke   Wait For It.  You have the Timeline, from our 12-4-17 Post.  [reference Dr. Clarke post 12-4-2017]  Santa Says Hello and He's Coming to Town Soon!  Ignore all the Factual, Fluffy, Flurry, Fanatical, Froggy, Fictitious, Fog.

12-10-2017   Newshound/Intel Guru Mnt Goat

12-10-2017   Newshound Guru Kaperoni   [What other laws are we waiting on? I believe I read something a while back from Kap [Guru Kaperoni] saying the cbi law was what was needed and there was no specific law needed for the deposit insurance.]   Both are done...  CBI law passed last month and deposit insurance was passed months ago, never implemented...yet the CBI stated just a day or so ago insurance was imminent.

12-10-2017   Newshound Guru Don961   Some are confused and have asked:  Chapter VII, Chapter VI are UN sanctions...having to do with Kuwait war reparations from Sadaam's attack on them...  Article VIII compliance has to do with the IMF...Dotting all the i's , crossing all the t's to comply with IMF rules and regulations.

12-10-2017   Intel Guru RayRen98   [...I'm so nervous.]   IT'S OKAY TO BE NERVOUS GETTING ON A RIDE...BUT WE'RE ABOUT TO EXIT THIS ONE!

12-10-2017   Newshound Guru Kaperoni   Article:  "Specialist: Iraq's exit from Chapter VII paving the way for a safe area for business and investment"  [I don't see them getting out of Chapter VII until they satisfy their debts to the Kuwaiti's...]   ...a deal is done to pay the balance with Kuiwait.  Today's press release concludes Oil for Food program under Chapter VII moving Iraq to Chapter VI.  I think the references to the assets and banking accounts is significant.  This could effect the dinar.

"Final Line" - Sun. PM TNT Thoughts/News 12/10/2017 12:50:00 AM News, T...

Steffen Rowe/Tank "For Zimbabwe" - S.P.E.A.K. Intel Update 12/10/17

12:02 PM EST 12/10/2017

• So here's the story for today, this is my least favorite of all the stall techniques: we'll get notice today, to make appointments for tomorrow. 

• Wait, isn't that what they told us yesterday? Must be the 120 people working around the clock to count ZIM still haven't gotten it done yet. Ridiculous. 

• Over 110,000 people have died from starvation since I posted the article "The Deadliest Weapon Ever Created"

• Meanwhile China is supposed to release all funds today, as in Monday in China 

• There was also a Global Release of some kind last night-but apparently it didn't include us being freed from slavery

• Zimbabwe we have your money, we want you to have it, and we want to spend We're not being allowed to give it to you. The picture above is an indictment against all of the powers that be for continuing to practice "NONPERFORMANCE"

• And you ought to be getting concerned right about now as we continue to make more and more noise and bring more and more attention to a process you've desperately tried to keep a secret

• Today is a 5 day Astrologically- that mans freedom

• Today is also Human Rights Day December 10th since 1948. How about you do right by some humans and allow us to exchange and see if we can do what you haven't done in the past 70 years. 

• So you have your significant day and alignment with the Stars so it's perfect. Make it matter for once. 

• And if you think we're just complaining you're missing it. We are the creators of this reality. We're not complaining. We creating a reality where we will not accept enslavement anymore. 

• This is your first humanitarian project-help humanity get free

• Please just give us notice and let us do this exchange. We know you're ready. Stand up for the people for once. Put whatever it is that is holding this back away and do the right thing. 

We are bursting at the seems of this life, the military is stressed and tired of being on constant high alert, and every thing is clearly done. Just let us in before we storm the castle. 




Philip Tilton ~RV Rate Update~ 12/10/17




Kaperoni Moderator  Central Bank: We will reduce dependence on oil revenues to 15% after 30 years

Saturday, 9 December  Alsumaria News / Baghdad  BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq will reduce its reliance on oil revenues to 15 percent of the budget after 30 years from now, the central bank governor said on Saturday, adding that reliance on one supplier of budget revenues would be subject to constant volatility.

Al-Alak said in a speech during the third annual conference of the bank under the slogan "The role of the Central Bank in achieving financial and economic stability," and attended by Alsumaria News, "There are real indicators for the achievement of alternatives other than oil will be relied upon."
"We will reduce dependence on oil revenues gradually and we will reduce this gap by 2.5 percent annually and for 30 years, so that the dependence on oil revenues will not exceed 15% after 30 years."

He added that "Iraq will witness the largest investment during the coming period, but that is coupled with the provision of the appropriate investment environment." He pointed out that "relying on one resource for budget revenues will be subject to constant fluctuations and this is what Iraq will seek to achieve by reducing reliance on oil as a single resource for the budget" .

The Prime Minister Haider Abadi, said earlier, that Iraq is currently establishing to strengthen the economy and the lack of total dependence on oil, considering that the country is on the right track in this area.


Punisher       Wow!

Justwaiting     ties in with this one ~ from earlier today ~


Kaperoni Moderator    Open those gates and let the investment flow.  The Balassa-Samuelson effect

Kaperoni Moderator  Iraq will witness the largest investment operations during the coming period

9/12/2017  The Governor of the Central Bank on the Keywords on Saturday that Iraq will reduce dependence on oil revenues in the budget gradually until it reaches only 15% within the next thirty years.

Keywords and said in a press interview, said that Iraq will reduce dependence on oil revenues gradually, and by 2.5% per annum for 30 years, so that the dependence on oil revenue by not more than 15% after 30 years. "

He added that "Iraq will witness the largest investment operations during the coming period, but that coupled with the provision of appropriate investment environment," noting that "reliance on a single supplier revenue budget will be exposed ongoing volatility and this is what will seek Iraq to achieve by reducing dependence on oil as a resource and one of the budget." finished / o


Necessito    I realize a significant increase in foreign investment will help stimulate the private sector so we should all my excited by the news. It will be great to finally see the float and watch the dinar value rise as the economy grows. However a 2.5% annual shift over in the oil dependence gap is a slow moving train ... if all goes to plan. Is the rise in dinar value expected to increase at a similar rate?

Punisher    The gates are opening...


Tgirl Administrator   2017-12-09  Baghdad - Mawazine News   The expert on economic affairs, Dergam Mohammed Ali, Saturday, the exit of Iraq from Chapter VII is the most prominent economic event for the current year, indicating that it will pave the way for a safe area for business and investment.

"Iraq's exit from Chapter VII represents an international recognition of the achievement it has achieved for all its financial requirements," Ali said in an interview with Mawazin News. "He is qualified to keep his money abroad and his investments and real estate and banking assets from pursuing any side related to the economic sanctions that lasted for more than 27 years old. "

He added that Iraq has entered a completely new phase with the issuance of this UN resolution is to obtain full eligibility to obtain a sovereign credit rating and open foreign accounts directly on behalf of the Iraqi government and in the name of its banks and not through intermediaries, as was being done to get rid of the prosecution of money.

"This decision will raise the importance of Iraq as a safe area for business and investment and being a legally sound country in the performance of its sovereign obligations, which encourages the industry of the international working environment in the country."

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday morning the issuance of the Security Council decision to exit Iraq from Chapter VII, indicating that this came after a series of diplomatic successes.


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Kaperoni Moderator    Related News: exit Iraq from Chapter VII paves the way for adoption a safe area for business and investment

2017/12/09 | 12:32  (Encyclopedia of this Day News | Iraq News ) - Economy
Since 09.12.2017 at 12:06 (Baghdad time)

BAGHDAD - The balance of News   Was considered a specialist in economic affairs Dergham Mohammed Ali, Saturday, exit Iraq from Chapter VII is the most prominent economic event for the current year, adding that it would pave to take a safe area for business and investment.

According to Ali in an interview / balance News /, that "Iraq out of Chapter VII represents international recognition of the accomplishment achieved by all financial requirements, and became eligible to keep his assets abroad and its investments and assets real estate and banking pursuits of any face linked to economic sanctions, which lasted for more than 27-year-old. "

He added that "Iraq has entered a new completely phase with the issuance of this UN resolution it is by obtaining full civil in obtaining a credit rating of a sovereign and open external accounts directly to the Iraqi government on behalf and on behalf of their banks and not through intermediaries as it was going to get rid of prosecutions for his money."

He said, "This decision will raise the importance of Iraq as a safe business, investment, and being one of the states legally sound in the performance of its sovereign obligations, which encourages an international working environment industry in the country."

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry on Saturday morning, the Security Council from issuing a decision to exit Iraq from Chapter VII, indicating that it came after a series of successes Aldblomaseh.anthy 29 / p

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Kaperoni Moderator    Wonder what the next move will be?

Justwaiting   kaperoni, ??  with the UN stating such,  how does the IMF 2% enter the picture? or does it?  Conundrum for me.   Guess we can only wait and see, but this is encouraging to me ~  maybe too optimistic, but ?
"exit Iraq from Chapter VII is the most prominent economic event for the current year"   Thank you!!

Kaperoni Moderator    IMF compliance is a separate issue all together.

justwaiting         TY ~ !!

Mike  Moderator   I don't see them getting out of Chapter VII until they satisfy their debts to the Kuwaiti's, it's clear those folks want their money, they're not going to forgo war reparations for future business opportunities.

Tobyboy  Mike I thought an article recently Kuwaite agree to accept 5% for next 5 yrs I could be wrong with so many articles coming out.

Mike Moderator  No sir, the Iraqi press were making statements that "sources" stated they were close but nothing's changed yet. Heck, why would it? 60-70% of Kuwait is Sunni and I'm betting they're going to hold Iraq's feet to the fire on this one.

johnbob1     I just read something that says the UN security council has removed Iraq from chapter 7 to Chapter 6 it does not appear to be a huge difference from 7 other than it takes UN military action off the table if they fail to comply. I post this with reservations because I tend to believe less than 10% of the stuff I read about this country

Punisher       Let the details come on....

Kaperoni Moderator   Johnbob read the press release under UN News

monty.monks.007    Monty, just pull it from this site...


Kaperoni Moderator   Mike, a deal is done to pay the balance with Kuiwait.  Today's press release concludes Oil for Food program under Chapter VII moving Iraq to Chapter VI.


johnbob1            Thanks Kap this is great news so it looks like they are out of 7 and into 6

rv2017  Moderator   thank u Tgirl :)

Kw    Wow this is great news, I guess they did pull a rabbit out of the hat.

monty.monks.007           Thanks to you all .

Kaperoni Moderator      I think the references to the assets and banking accounts in significant.  This could effect the dinar.

Kw    I agree Kap, and if nothing else now that they have the stigma of it removed they will want to also remove the stigma of their undervalued currency. 
Punisher              Headlines clearly say businesses can feel safe now working with Iraq. This is not small news...its HUGE NEWS! Add to that Abadi has declared Iraq ISIS free on the same day...Humm. Me thinks they are serious about investment and a free market economy!

Imagemaker      Let's see what they do with the whales of corruption.... hint,hnt,hint

Tobyboy    My thoughts Imagemaker. I don't see Abadi arresting the big guys from his own parties, the Shia but the Kurds & Sunnis will be arrested. With the immunity these politicians have how are they going to arrest & put them behind bars the  fines they give them amounts to nothing.

How are they going to change the laws on corrupt when most of the politicians are corrupt when they are the ones that approve the changes in the laws. Will be interesting to see how Abadi will take out the corrupt.

Tfrizzel     Completely agree with you tobyboy

Imagemaker    Whales will be arrested and sent to international courts we shall see if the top dog goes down ,my bet is he's hanging from a rope to show all there's a new sheriff in town


DR. CLARKE (12-10-17) - OPINION:

Wait For It.

You have the Timeline, from our 12-4-17 Post.
Leroy: Dr.Clarke,  We are just so emotionally drained from this hope of the RV. YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW HAPPY I WOULD BE WITH $.50 RV Figure. Just let it be so and finally let this thing go. Either we are so tired that all we can see is the end in your words or most of us are at THE END OF OUR WITS!

At one time you gave a 1 to 10 scale, how bout a 1 to 100 scale rating on chances by 1-1-2018 and how HAPPY we may be according to my bar mentioned above.

I AIN'T going to be happy unless you respond to this comment. Thanks hopefully in advance.

DR. CLARKE (12-4-17) - OPINION:

To Leroy: Thank You. Here’s another Blessed Opinion, yes another stupid Opinion…..based on our most careful, pinpointed, direct, believed, knowed, insightful, given, specific, planned months ahead of schedule, tipped you off, CALCULATED, B.S. Opinion:
We like DECEMBER 23, 2017 @ a probability rate of 99.999999% (because Everything in Life is a Probability. EVERYTHING)…….and thus mainly why we wrote, WAY BACK THIS SUMMER 6 MONTHS AGO, in our JULY 7-27-17 Post:

DECEMBER: “You’re Santa Clause (or something similar).

HOWEVER, it wouldn’t surprise us at all now, if they waited until 11:59 pm, on DECEMBER 31, 2017 (Iraq Time)……thus, WHY we wrote about January 1st, a few days ago, in our 11-26-17 Post…..that’s “WHY”.

IN ANY EVENT, that VERY LAST WEEK of DECEMBER 2017, is what we’re talking about, but we Really Really Really Really Really like the 23rd for some reason. DECEMBER 23rd.

Who knows…..maybe because it’s a SATURDAY, 2 days before the Big Day, and SANTA will be flying high, at RECORD SPEED, dropping Lower Denoms, turning off currency auctions and currency dealers, magically in RECORD TIME?…… IL-Logically Speaking.

Leroy, you like .50 cents? Great…….Santa likes FAR NORTH of that, due to OIL & GOLD Futures Skyrocketing up now, and into 2018 & beyond…….thus, $1.00, $2.00, $3.00, $4.00+……what was that silly rate way back in 2002, 15 years ago? - $3.00+


ARE YOU HAPPY? YES? NO? Well, you should Be.



P.S. SANTA says, “Hello”……he’s coming to Town….SOON!

LOOK what just happened with U.S. Taxes, this past few days……Magically!

Don’t “Forget What We Wrote Here” in the DAYS AHEAD……it’s been right in front of you all this time, over the past 6 months, since our 7-27-17 Post…….when Rudolph’s Red Nose, turned GREEN.


Please make an EXACT NOTE of this Post by Dr. Clarke, as to exactly what we wrote here. Copy & Paste it for your notes, so that you can remind US, and EVERYONE ELSE IN DINARLAND, of what Dr. Clarke wrote on DECEMBER 4th, 2017…. and Please be sure and Post it RIGHT AFTER JANUARY 1st, 2018……

Don’t let us down now. BE SURE AND Print this EXACT POST. Let it Be Known.
Just like you did for last year, December 2016.

Everything Happens for a Good Reason, Right? Right?
We Believe So.

Don’t forget, “This Will Happen VERY SUDDENLY”.

SANTA, of all people, would know the exact DATE, and exact RATE. Wouldn’t you think?


ENJOY your Day.

Dr. Clarke
Ignore all the Factual, Fluffy, Flurry, Fanatical, Froggy, Fictitious, Fog.



IRAQ Victory Celebration Day is HERE (tribute music video)


txbrand: Haider Al-Abadi 7 hrs  Iraqis: Your land has been completely liberated, and your cities and the usurper have returned to the bosom of the motherland. Liberation has become the truth and the hand of the hand.

Blossom: @txbrand thnx tx!



Blossom: @txbrand I have a friend in Iraq n he posted on fb.

txbrand: @Blossom cool
txbrand: @Blossom what did he say ?

Blossom: @txbrand Isis all gone. He told me he had to kill a few of them. He is a lieutenant in Iraqi army.
​txbrand: @Blossom cool

xyz..yes: :bub

Blossom: @txbrand He has not heard any economic news as yet. The ppl suffer. He makes 600 month.
Blossom: @txbrand or maybe less.

txbrand: @Blossom ugh

Blossom: @txbrand He said there are no jobs...

txbrand: food is ready...later

Blossom: @txbrand He has a beautiful baby boy. Ok ttyl

Rocketman: Iraq is not in IMF Article VIII because they have not met compliance. This is validated here.


Rocketman: Parade tomorrow. Al-Furat news that Iraq will be declared 'free of dashing' on Sunday during a major military parade in the arena of celebrations after the liberation of all land.

Rocketman: http://www.alforat.info/index.php?page=article&id=53255

tman23: “Mr. Abadi once again failed to keep his hatred towards the Peshmerga [forces] unknown… What will he say to the children and families of 1,824 martyrs and over 10,000 wounded Peshmerga,” the statement continued, noting that it happens while Abadi sees himself as the prime minister of these victims as well.

“The Peshmerga and their families are valued and respected by the people of Kurdistan and entire world, and they don’t need to be applauded by Abadi and those who follow the same mindset.” To conclude the statement, the Peshmerga ministry expresses concern for the fact that the Iraqi PM is acting against any effort for setting the ground to resolve the disputes with between Erbil and Baghdad.

tman23: Tehran and Baghdad Sign Kirkuk Oil Agreement..........this is a huge problem.......Since Baghdad has run Kurds out of Kirkut.......And replaced the governor which only the province council can do .......And signing oil agreements which is to be voted and approved by the council......... Abadi appears to be looking for conflict.......not reconciliation

xyz..yes: ;banana

Spectra: yes ??? what/
Spectra: @xyz..WHAT you dancing about?

ElmerFudd: Does this mean they are automatically in Ch8?
Spectra: Largest Crypto-Mining Exchange Confirms It Was Hacked, $62 Million In Bitcoin Stolen Tyler Durden's picture by Tyler Durden Dec 7, 2017 5:03 AM

Spectra: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-12-06/largest-crypto-mining-exchange-confirms-it-was-hacked-over-50-million-bitcoin-stolen?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29

Spectra: @ElmerFudd not sure

bunny: @Rocketman Yes, I was just reading older material. People confuse the UN and IMF - UN 7 = reparations to Kuwait ~ IMF Art 8 totally different.

bunny: @Rocketman Yes, people confuse UN Art 7 (Kuwait reparations) to the IMF Art 8 ~ to exit IMF must have 2% compliance of currency for 90 day. Back in 2011

bunny: CBI was in compliance and then Maliki decided to put out an arrest warrant to Shabibi who exiled to Switzerland. Ugh!

bunny: apology for duplicating, did not think one went through ( sniff sniff

chattels: Kurdistan slams Abadi for omitting Peshmerga in victory speech By Rudaw http://www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/091220172

xyz..yes: ;banana
​tman23: @chattels ....I'M not an Abadi fan as others........I believe he is the sweat from Maliki's crack and his loyalty goes the northern controlling regime....... The remarks on Jerusalem and Jews go hand in hand with how he treats the Kurds and really feels about them.......they are the equal to the Jews in the eyes of the Muslims

tman23: The State Department is expected to make the announcement on Monday, according to two sources familiar with the deliberations. The administration of US President Donald Trump plans to install a political appointee at the US State Department to a key position for managing policy on Iran and Iraq, a move that will replace a career diplomat with a loyal supporter of the president.

Andrew L. Peek, a former captain in the US Army Reserve and member of the president's State Department transition team, will become the new deputy assistant secretary of state covering Iran and Iraq, according to three State Department officials familiar with the matter who recently talked to Foreign Policy.

 Peek, a former US Army intelligence officer, has no prior diplomatic experience and has not earned a reputation as an established expert on Iran or Iraq but has years of experience in military intelligence and in the US Senate, where he served Republican senators on foreign policy issues.

He will replace Chris Backmeyer, who currently serves as deputy assistant secretary for Iran. Backmeyer previously served as deputy coordinator for sanctions policy at the State Department and National Security Council director on Iran from 2012 to 2014 under former president, Barack Obama.

chattels: @tman23 Abadi may be better than Maliki, but not by alot.

chattels: @tman23 As you know he is Shia, Dawa, State of Law and former Finance Committee Chairman under Maliki.

chattels: @tman23 But he really has no way to favor the Kurds, even if he wanted to, and be re-elected by the Parliament as Prime Minister under the circumstances.

chattels: @tman23 IMO.

Duke77: I noticed someone posted that Iraq has to wait 90 days to be in article 8. That makes no sense to me. They've been under sanctions with an artificial rate which would completely neglect that rule. That's like saying they can't enter the international stage with the dinar until they hold the rate gaps close which is impossible with an artificial rate. I don't believe these rules have anything to do with an imposed rate being lifted

chattels: US elite troop training in Iraq lags after Mosul Jack Detsch December 8, 2017

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/us-elite-troop-training-iraq-mosul.html#ixzz50pUR9uy5

chattels: The United States and its allies failed to train any new members of Iraq’s elite counterterrorism force in the aftermath of the battle for Mosul, a potential blow to efforts to rebuild the country’s premier fighting unit after the fall of the Islamic State (IS).

 Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/us-elite-troop-training-iraq-mosul.html#ixzz50pUZO9jD

chattels: The admission raises concerns about the Pentagon’s ability to meet its goal of having 20,000 fighters in the elite unit within the next three years, especially after they suffered a 40% casualty rate in the battle for Mosul.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/us-elite-troop-training-iraq-mosul.html#ixzz50pUfowxK

chattels: If efforts to train, equip and recruit fresh forces in Iraq are delayed, the holdup could hamstring the US-led effort to leave the country’s security to indigenous forces, a major focus of the US-led mission to defeat IS. The Pentagon plans to spend nearly $1.3 billion to train and equip Iraqi troops and police units over the next year, providing them with thousands of M16 and AK-47 assault rifles, as well as hundreds of Humvees and armored vehicles.

 Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/us-elite-troop-training-iraq-mosul.html#ixzz50pUudUtc

chattels: Though US troops are stationed in Iraq with the permission of the Abadi government, there’s no long-term agreement with Baghdad for that presence to stay in place. That has raised US concerns that the void could be filled by the Iranian-backed Popular Mobilization Units, which could end up providing “a lot of assistance on the security side that’s less helpful to Iraq and more helpful to Iran,”

according to Dubik, unless the Trump administration develops a robust strategy to boost Iraq’s government institutions, not just the military. “Our focus has been on sharpening the tip of Iraq’s spear,” Dubik said. “Now we’re in a place where we have to have a balance.”

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/us-elite-troop-training-iraq-mosul.html#ixzz50pV9zPvZ
​chattels: " ............... unless the Trump administration develops a robust strategy to boost Iraq’s government institutions, not just the military."

chattels: Delay looks likely for Iraq elections, currently set for May READ IN: العربية Omar Sattar December 7, 2017

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/iraq-parliament-election-kurdistan-budget.html#ixzz50pVd63KY

chattels: BAGHDAD — It's beginning to look like Iraq won't make it to the polls on time — again. Though Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi just announced Dec. 5 that parliamentary and local elections will be held even earlier than scheduled — on May 12 instead of May 15, to avoid a conflict with Ramadan — several events may be coalescing to delay voting.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/iraq-parliament-election-kurdistan-budget.html#ixzz50pVk8OzI

chattels: The legislature is still struggling with disputes over an election bill that must be approved by Dec. 15 if parliament members want to see its contents put into effect in time. At the same time, lawmakers are also busy hashing out a budget bill.

The current session is already in overtime; it was supposed to have ended Nov. 30. The Independent High Electoral Commission says it needs six months to prepare for elections based on any new laws. Otherwise, the current law will remain in effect.

The law as it pertains to legislative elections isn't the main problem, since parliament agreed to abide by the Sainte-Lague method of parliamentary seat allocation.

But there are disagreements over local elections (provincial councils), especially regarding the disputed Kirkuk province. Differences raised among the province’s Arab, Turkmen and Kurdish components would be difficult to settle in such a short time.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/iraq-parliament-election-kurdistan-budget.html#ixzz50pVsriBO

chattels: Rahim al-Daraji, a member of parliament’s Legal Committee and a member of the parliamentary Shiite National Alliance bloc, told Al-Monitor, the only option he sees now is to extend the legislative term until a new electoral law is approved, and to postpone the elections for weeks or even months.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/iraq-parliament-election-kurdistan-budget.html#ixzz50pWApkHx
chattels: The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq said in a Nov. 22 statement that even though it would like to keep to schedule, “The elections cannot be held while the situation in Iraq remains troubled and many Sunnis are displaced.” Kurdish blocs agree the elections should be delayed.

Jamal Kojar, a member of the parliamentary Kurdistan Alliance bloc, said in a statement to the New Sabah paper that the “postponement of elections is the best option in light of the current conditions.” He added, “The current situation makes it difficult for Iraqi citizens to cast their vote under a democratic atmosphere and away from security [threats].”

 Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/iraq-parliament-election-kurdistan-budget.html#ixzz50pWWXlsq

chattels: The Sunni blocs are already seeking a six-month delay in the elections, until the Sunnis displaced by the Islamic State (IS) can return to their areas, according to Mutashar al-Samarrai, a member of the parliamentary Mutahidoun bloc. The parliamentary elections have already been postponed once because of IS; they originally were scheduled for September.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/iraq-parliament-election-kurdistan-budget.html#ixzz50pWe5pvn

chattels: However, it seems some parties of the Shiite National Alliance insist on holding the elections on time. The State of Law Coalition, headed by Vice President Nouri al-Maliki, said, “Postponing the elections will threaten the political process in Iraq and lead to a constitutional vacuum.” Maliki stressed the need to commit to the constitutional deadlines.

Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/12/iraq-parliament-election-kurdistan-budget.html#ixzz50pWtS75m

chattels: If Maliki is in favor of it then it cannot be a good thing, IMO.

chattels: Lizzie Porterلِيزِّي‏ @lcmporter Abadi declares a public holiday in Iraq on Sunday (Dec 10) to mark announcement of IS military defeat in Iraq. But US & Iraqi officials warn security threats not over/ big challenges remain

chattels: “The triumph of military operations alone is not enough without stability,” government spokesman Saad al-Hadithi said, explaining that rebuilding in the wake of military victories against IS remained a “big challenge” for the Iraqi government.


chattels: Abdulla Hawez‏Verified account @abdullahawez According to @alsumariatv, Abadi will work on 2 main cases in his 'fight on corruption': 1. bringing back over $100bn of smuggled money in foreign banks in coordination with UN. 2. reclaiming lands of the government and minorities occupied by militias.

chattels: An informed source reveals to Alsumaria two important files in the war of the reformist Abbadi Saturday, 9 December http://www.alsumaria.tv/news/223717/alsumaria-news/ar

chattels: The source said in an interview with Alsumaria that "the most prominent files in the war of Abbadi reform, one of them the file of money smuggled, and estimated these funds more than 100 billion dollars are located in the banks of Arab and foreign countries," asserting "the formation of committees to recover these funds under the supervision of the United Nations and the Judicial Council and the government Several countries to hand over Iraqi funds and involved in smuggling outside Iraq . "

chattels: The source added that "the second file is the file of the seizure of state land by influential parties after 2003, where seized political parties and armed armed state-owned lands in addition to the property of minorities in Baghdad and the rest of the Iraqi provinces."

chattels: On December 4, 2017, Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi directed the Supreme Council for Combating Corruption to resolve the files in its possession and lift the obstacles that hinder the resolution of many of the outstanding issues to recover money and bring the corrupt to justice.

chattels: Iraqi PM Abadi doesn't mention Peshmerga in his 'victory' speech over ISIS, but Iraqi VP Maliki does mention Peshmarga in his congratulatory speech. #Iraq

https://twitter.com/abdullahawez/status/939597835711938560 … 
 chattels: Did I overlook the " RV " announcement in Abadi's liberation speech ?

chattels: Full text of Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi's victory speech today announcing the complete liberation of Iraq and the defeat of Daesh

https://www.facebook.com/IraqPMMediaOffice/posts/805121279672569 …

chattels: " Long live Iraq in its victory. May it always be safe and prosperous for all its children. Praise be to God." - Dr. Haider Al-Abadi, Prime Minister, Commander-in-Chief, 9 December 2017.

chattels: " May it .... be .......... prosperous for all ..........." !!!!!
chattels: We wait, watch and hope.
chattels: Inshallah.

meatball: @chattels did Abadi break with the bucks yet? lol

chattels: @meatball :)

meatball: should be interesting to see what kind of spin gets put on all of this