Thursday, December 13, 2018

TNT: "Rate of 3 Plus", 14 DEC

Did anyone see Lilypad's comment in Sunny's notes yesterday? It said: I received my own little bank story from my nephew last Friday. His neighbor works for WF as a teller and he decided to ask her if she knew anything about any currency revaluations and she told him; " Wells Fargo does not buy or sell the Iraqi Dinar, but the rate of 3+ was on my screen today at work...which was interesting"

New Executive Order called Opportunity Zones and Tax Cut Act will allow private investors to have Zero capital gains tax if you invest for at least 10 years in any of these Opportunity Zones... Check it out! https://youtu.be/o7qAjCkfbeY

CNBC: Oil rises on hopes global supplies will tighten

Nov. 28th Live Program with Robert Dunlap



Thursday UPDATE for December 13, 2018

Wednesday -
VP Pence reportedly congratulated Iraq on forming and completing their government. [even though the public announcement is still missing?]

The Green Zone is slowly returning to normal with a completion expectation of January 1, 2019.

Parliament is making major effects to launch the public sector, according to a spokesperson.
Thursday -
Iraqi TV was reporting that the 2019 Budget would contain stipends of 100,000 dinar to non-employee citizens. [so, should citizens be excited about a $100 stipend or is a RV in the works? Would $100 excite you?]


DinarBlessing:  Did anyone see Lilypad's comment in Sunny's notes yesterday? It said: I received my own little bank story from my nephew last Friday. His neighbor works for WF as a teller and he decided to ask her if she knew anything about any currency revaluations and she told him; " Wells Fargo does not buy or sell the Iraqi Dinar, but the rate of 3+ was on my screen today at work...which was interesting"

Lorena:  New Executive Order called Opportunity Zones and Tax Cut Act will allow private investors to have Zero capital gains tax if you invest for at least 10 years in any of these Opportunity Zones... Check it out! https://youtu.be/o7qAjCkfbeY

Harambe:  CNBC: Oil rises on hopes global supplies will tighten https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/13/oil-prices-up-amid-us-stockpile-drop-s​igns-of-easing-trade-tensions.html


(Disclaimer: The following is an overview of the current situation based on intelligence leaks received from several sources which may or may not be accurate. Other confirmed sources may also be included in this overview.)

Sources have been informed of a temporary information blackout as of today.

The upcoming Brexit vote is a "domino effect" trigger for the remaining geopolitical obstacles toward GESARA.

It is becoming increasingly evident that military tribunals and a "structure change" are on the horizon.

Gold is the keyword.

The private currency redemption event (RV) remains to be expected prior to the military tribunals which may occur in early January.


chattels   Sunni rift over Ministry of Defence widens By Rudaw http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/121220183

chattels   ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – The rift between rival Sunni camps in the Iraqi parliament over the position of minister of defence widened after one side offered the position to a Shiite.

Mohammed al-Halbousi, speaker of the Iraqi parliament and member of the Sunni National Axis Alliance that is allied with the pro-Iran Binaa bloc of Hadi al-Amiri, reportedly discussed offering the Ministry of Defense post to Shiite commanders in the Iraqi army.
​The speaker has spoken to seven leading Shiite figures in the “military institutions,” telling them to consider nominating themselves to head up the Ministry of Defence, Haybat Abbas al-Halbousi, a National Axis Alliance MP, told Rudaw.

chattels   An MP from his rival bloc, Talal al-Zubaai, denounced the speaker’s efforts as defying the wishes of the Sunni population.

“Defence is strictly the share of the Sunni component. Selling it cheaply by a certain political party or a certain individual doesn’t represent the opinion of the Sunni political spectrum with its entire leadership and MPs,” he tweeted.

Arguments over the security ministries – defence and interior – have stalled finalization of Abdul-Mahdi’s cabinet. They are eight of the outstanding posts to be filled by a vote in parliament that has been delayed three times.

larrykn   Alfayyadh 'still' nominated for Interior Minister post: Victory Alliance

Falih Alfayyadh   MP for Al-Nasr Alliance (Victory) Faisal al-Issawi revealed Thursday that Falih Alfayyadh is still nominated for the Interior Ministry, denying the nomination of other candidates.

Issawi told the Baghdad Post that news about withdrawing Fayyadh’s nomination or nominating other candidates are fake.

Turmoil is dominating the scene of forming the Iraqi government, especially with some eight empty ministries that are being fought over by political coalitions, the matter which negatively affects the Iraqi political process.

Reports said competition between two influential Shiite factions in Iraq has paralyzed the cabinet formation after six years following the election that was sought to rescues Iraq from the aftermath of years of war, leaders of these alliances are Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr and Hady Al-Amiri, who heads an alliance supported by Iran.


Woke AF   larrykn did you see VP's tweet yedterday?
Woke AF   larrykn   http://twitter.com/VP/status/1072558720549302272?s=19

Larrykn   Woke AF  I'm not sure if thats right , they haven't completed the GOI yet , at least I haven't seen it

Doug_W   larrykn but WHAT IF lol

larrykn   I would love to see it , believe me
Woke AF   That's the whole point Larry, Iraq constantly lies... I've been saying for the past week that Iraq already has their government sat. For some reason they just ain't announcing that yet

Woke AF   Then that tweet came out from VP Pence and I was like aha!
Woke AF   But there again, who knows?

larrykn   Woke AF well I would think if it did happen they would have announced it, thats to big to keep a secret

Woke AF   Just more speculating on my part...
Woke AF   I don't think they would Larry, not until they completely got rid of Maliki

Woke AF   Would it really be surprising if he tried to kill the people that were put into those positions?

Woke AF   And we are always getting conflicting stories coming out of Iraq... the text from the VP was speaking on behalf of the president too

larrykn   I really don't think they will get rid of Maliki, to many people think that will happen, I don't he runs that party now which will keep him safe. he as to much MONEY to get burned , he will pay his way out of any trouble, just the way Iraq is

Woke AF   larrykn but Iraq is changing Larry, just like we are. The whole world is changing. They're getting rid of their corruption as well

Larrykn   the VP might be talking about the ones that did get past which would be a partial govenment

Woke AF   That was funny
Woke AF   larrykn I don't know, I take it at face value.

larrykn   Woke AF they will get rid of enough corruption that will please others, but they will always have some corruption, which will include Maliki , sorry to say

Woke AF   We don't hear from the administration until after everything's done. That's the way it's been for the past 2 years.

Woke AF   They going to end up killing Maliki Larry get down
Woke AF   Sorry Larry, that get down was for my dog, LOL

Woke AF   Did y'all see where Cardinal Pell got sentence yesterday? He is the treasurer for the Vatican. Number 3 in the pecking order. Going to jail in March 2019!

Woke AF   Need sauce?

larrykn   about time , they think they are above the law

Woke AF   http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/australian-court-convicts-once-powerful-vatican-official-on-sex-abuse-related-charges/2018/12/12/da0d909c-fe20-11e8-a17e-162b712e8fc2_story.html

Woke AF   Australian put a gag order on it and a full media blackout. They don't want anybody to know and Cardinal Pell is going for an appeal
Woke AF   @larrykn why does the value of the IQD never change on the CBI website? But continuously fluctuates on the Forex?

Woke AF   Right now it's at 1166.7000 on Forex


Woke AF   Settlement of hundreds of billions of billions between Kurdistan and Baghdad http://www.shafaaq.com/ar/Ar_NewsReader/30941460-eb3e-4ab5-a9b3-adaf242f464e

Woke AF    He said that "the above arrangements show the seriousness of the administration in the Kurdistan Region and the Central Bank of Iraq to settle this issue to facilitate banking work in the region and enhance reliability in the banking system."

Baxter   its coming WOKE... I can feel it in my bones...... bbl

Whitelions   wow the article of the day hands down .....BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Talks with the United States on additional exemptions from Iran's sanctions

Newspaper «New Arab» conducted a dialogue with the Governor of the Central Bank of Iraq, Ali Alalak, and his follow-up "economy News ." In which he talked about the difficult monetary and financial stage passed on his country, with the tense security situation and the decline of oil revenues, as well as the repercussions of sanctions on Iran.

To the text of the dialogue:

Wing the recent period?hat has the Iraqi Central Bank achieved after the stability of the security situation in the country during the recent period?

Whitelions   http://www.theiqdteam.com/blog/baghdad-reuters-talks-with-the-united-states-on-additional-exemptions-from-irans-sanctions

Chattels   Kirk H. Sowell @UticaRisk    Abd al-Mahdi's govt has been troubled from Day One - indeed, from during the first half of Day One - but if talk of 'no confidence' takes root, his problems are going to escalate. https://twitter.com/UticaRisk 
​ chattels   In Iraq, sources say PM Abdel-Mahdi is considering alternatives to Falih Fayyadh as nominee for Interior Minister after political blocs reject him. Mostly likely candidate is LTG Moafaq Abdel-Hadi, currently deputy of Police Affairs in Interior Ministry.

http://iraqnewsapp.com/1/Article/2244/172421615#.XBICnWmxU0M …

​chattels   OR ........................... Alfayyadh 'still' nominated for Interior Minister post: Victory Alliance

Falih Alfayyadh    MP for Al-Nasr Alliance (Victory) Faisal al-Issawi revealed Thursday that Falih Alfayyadh is still nominated for the Interior Ministry, denying the nomination of other candidates.

Issawi told the Baghdad Post that news about withdrawing Fayyadh’s nomination or nominating other candidates are fake.

chattels   https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/en/Story/34058/Fayadh-still-nominated-for-Interior-Minister-post-Victory-Alliance

chattels   Courtesy Dinar Perspectives

Woke AF   PM @AdilAbdAlMahdi: I spoke earlier with the US Vice President @VP who congratulated us on the formation of the new @IraqiGovt and conveyed the good wishes of @POTUS.


Woke AF   Doug_W toldja Iraq was lying

Baxter   Yes... I read that... so how could the govt be formed if they still have 8 members to vote on

Woke AF   Baxter I bet those members have already been voted on. They just ain't telling the public for some reason

Baxter   most likely

Woke AFI read something else this morning that was very telling... Let me see if I can find it

Woke AF   Baxter might have been from one of the gurus... Supposedly, Iraq was going to stop issuing passports from December 25th to January 2nd ...

Woke AF   Funny how VP Pence's tweet yesterday says the exact same thing as Iraq's Twitter. Both refer to forming the government. Speaking of it in past tense, so is it formed? Baxter

Chattels   Woke AF Iraq has formed a government by virtue of the parliamentary ratification of 14 of 22 cabinet positions, but it is not fully formed as 8 ministers remain unselected.

chattels   In the absence of the selection of the security ministers, amoung other reasons, there is little investment confidence in the security and stability of a fully functioning government.

chattels   There is no reason the think or believe that the other ministers have been selected from any / all news out of Iraq unless one wants to sign on for the guru narrative that all is well and ready. ​
​chattels   To wit : David M. Witty @DavidMWitty1

In Iraq, source says Sadrist Movement calling for protests tomorrow against process of forming new Iraqi cabinet & Falih Fayyadh's nomination as Interior Minister.    http://mobp.as/qI1Wn

Zig    Kaperoni Tweets Today: ...........  Michael Kaperoni @kaperoni:........
"First Iraq has to ask for Article VIII....Second there is no "RV."....1190 is a "real rate" and if it is to rise, it will be done via a float...It is "Guru nonsense" that the dinar will magically RV, RI... Not happening!....

If a currency ever appreciates in value, it is done as a measure to counter inflationary pressure... Until that pressure exists, the dinar will sit at 1190....How is inflationary pressure created?..

Usually it comes from an influx of investment...This is what Iraq is hoping for......One can now see that this can never happen overnight....It's going to take time.... Maybe even a year or more to raise the value once the CBI begins to float the dinar."

Dinard   Kap makes a pretty good argument to be honest

Doug_W   Silver is : $14.71

Dave   Doug_W silver undervalued currently?

Doug_W   I believe so by at least 4.00 an oz

foxmulder   Doug_W it seems this is another investment that has declined from when i first bought

Dave   foxmulder yrs back silver was over 40.00

Doug_W   me too Foxx

foxmulder   it adds up with the quantity accumulated over the yrs

Clay   foxmulder me too

Doug_W   mine is all in US coins which will always be accepted for trade should our economy fail

foxmulder   Dave yes i know ! ya had to remind me thanks LOL

Dave   fire sale......

foxmulder   Doug_W not many coins , bars
foxmulder   Dave i think not

Doug_W   small ones I hope

Dave   silver utilization is increasing

foxmulder   Doug_W yep 1 OZ but was faithful throughout the yrs

Doug_W   ok 1OZ is great easily tradeable
foxmulder   lb 's at a time , like i said it adds up ! grand kids might see the increase


Hi Everyone,

I bring you much news today.

If you are normally lazy in reading my Newsletter you better change your mind today and read this one from cover to cover.

I have some simply amazing news for you today. This is news that no one wants to miss. No one else can put together and understand it.

Yes, you are not going to get this news for these idiotic gurus. Of course they will all take my newsletter and use it now on their conference calls. Wait and watch what they do, as usual. TNT Tony and Frank26 being the biggest culprits. So if they are reading this now all I ask is you keep the news real and accurate as I report it. Don’t adlib and make up stories on things I did not say.

So this rumor that the RV is going to happen this week (Tues – Sunday) is just a rumor being driven again by this idiot fat man TNT Tony. If I were you I would not even give it a second thought. I absolutely know someone in Iraq is jerking him around and as usual he is too dumb to realize it. Either that or he knows he is being used and jerking you around.

More news….

So if you are now paying attention we see a sudden shift in the news media from Iraq to reporting now mainly on the RECONSTRUCTION EFFORTS being of the main topics. Why?

The reason why is because this is the main efforts now by the GOI. The trend of the news is the trend of the main efforts of the government. Get it? This is one lesson we all should know by now.

We definitely, more importantly, see a very sudden shift in the US strategy and willingness for participation in this reconstruction effort. I believe this is a complete turnaround in the Trump administration from the Obama administration. We see much more support and willingness now to assist the Iraqi state. We also know too that the timing is now right. With the setback caused by the ISIS war and the election basically over, Iraq is now ready to go on like a runner at the starting gate, they are ready to take off.

Oh – but you say they still don’t have the last of the 8 ministers seated. How does this impact or stall this process? Well it seems, as I will show you today, that the GOI has run on the ridiculous maze of a spinning wheel in their little cage long enough and are ready to move on. But how to do they do this since there is still constitutional formalities for these ministers?

Now let me tell everyone a little SECRET. Did you wonder why Mahdi does not want to administer the Interior minster’s job by proxy? He is an older man and can not do this job and also keep up with the other work of the prime minister. As we know there is much difficulty consensus in getting a firm candidate in place for this position. This come mostly from the Iranian backed sector of the government. Legally they can bypass any hearing for a dismissal of Mahdi by a no confidence vote as long as he takes on a proxy for these positions. Remember this is his willingness to do the job himself. But can he realistically do it? The answer is NO and he knows it too. So what do they do?

If you have been following the news you know it has been months now already in getting these last remaining 8 ministers in place, the minister of the interior now being the most critical. Why is this one particular minister so critical?

Can you think for a change and use your own brain? Do I have to spoon feed you again?

Hint – What are the responsibilities of this ministry? This ministry will be the disbursing agent for the Iraqi govt for the funding for the projects funded by the donor countries for this 5 year reconstruction plan. Does this mean anything to you? Remember when Nori al-Maliki decided to maintain this position by proxy and he used it to steal billions from the CBI? So first of all they are not going to give any PM a chance to allow this to happen again, especially now. This would certainly cut of all investment from Iraq should this occur again. A lesson learned and learned the hard way for Iraq. Oh – but is Mahdi takes on a proxy for this position won’t this allow him this availability to steal too?

Glad you asked that today…..So this leads us into my SECRET.

Secondly, so my SECRET today is that finally the US has stepped up and agreed to assist in providing a sound mechanism for disbursing the projects funded by the donor countries acting much like the Interior minister but officially (of course) only in an advisory capacity. Of course they do not want this to get out into the main stream news media channels, as it might appear that the US is interfering again. So you see why the emphasis on getting this minister now shifted. But we won’t tell anyone….will we? This will be our little SECRET…lol..lol..lol.. See complete article below in the articles section.

So now do you wonder why the news today is so wonderful and outstanding. Finally the USA is going to have a real impact and is teaming up with Iraq. This by the way is also very good for our investment and for the American economy too and will give it a huge boost, as it did in post WW II when the US companies flocked to Europe to rebuild it. Remember that boom in America during the 1950’s – 60’s? This was all in part due to these efforts. But remember we are here to learn how this all impacts our investment and so do you think I would be wasting all my keystrokes today if it didn’t? This is all VERY, VERY good for our investment. Do you think the USA is going to invest billions if they can’t get their profits out of Iraq? And how about transferring funds in and out of Iraq for other purposes in the process? Yes, Iraq will need to have an international tradable currency. I luv it…!! I am excited. Are you?

The shift with USA commitments is late but we will take it…lol..lol..lol.. It should have occurred months ago but this election cycle delayed everything. We know that there is a 5 year plan 2018-2022 to rebuild and reconstruct the damage done by ISIS war (2014-2017). A year of this plan is now gone with little to nothing to show for it.

Remember that Iraq has not even reconstructed all the damage done by the 2003 war. Many towns still do not have clean running water or electricity. We know contracts have gone out to share the effort between the American company General Electric and the German company Siemens to get the power grid back up and build power plants using the gas from Iraq. They estimate it may take 2 years to complete the grid and get Iraq off Iranian electricity. There is also a railroad planned to run between the ports and straight thru Iraq into Iran. So there is lots to do and it will take a projected 100 billion + to complete.

As far as I know I am still hearing good news on the reinstatement process and it is still on target for LATE Dec or EARLY Jan period. I know there are lots of rumors now flying around as usual about some window of opportunity for an RV happening this entire week. This is simply NOT true.

So in this regards, I had a recent conversation with my CBI representative and the following is what I was told in response to my questions. I believe that these chat sessions are helpful and I am glad to have at least one source to go to for REAL and HONEST insight and information on this process.

Is there a plan now to RV the currency this week sometime?

NO and I would not tell you if there was! The dinar is not planned for a revaluation. The dinar must first go through a “reinstatement” process. This is a series of approvals but we believe we are close. So these are just rumors. There is no “revaluation” planned. (I have been telling everyone this now for years. Any significant change in value that we want comes from the “float” on the currency once it is reinstated. This is NOT a revaluation but a market drive on the rate due to speculation. It will then settle down to what the IMF calls its “nominal effective rate”)

In Europe we hearing you are already educating the citizens on the new smaller category notes. Is this true?

Yes, the CBI has recently launched the issuance of the second edition of banknotes categories (25000, 10000.1000, 500.250) dinars. These versions have high level security features and are more usable. We have not yet issued any other small categories.

Is there any plans to take these 25,000 and 10,000 notes out of circulation soon?

NO. The current effort now is just to replace the amounts now already in circulation with cleaner, more secure versions. The CBI has already reduced the amount of these denominations as needed for currency reform. (I was also told that these notes would remain in circulation for at least 10 more years in the future and the plan is to use them mostly for inter-banking transactions for trading partners and not common street use.)

Many are saying the dinar is now international. Is this true?


The CBI also wanted to tell me that Iraq’s currency is NOT yet internationally recognized as it still has to be reinstated in the financial trading sectors as from the war sanctions. They know about lots of rumors and speculation is floating around that is it. They told me that it is one thing to be ready and have all the banking reforms in place in order to conduct international transactions but another reality to conduct business with the outside banking system once again using a VALUED dinar. Currently they are attempting to make this transition to de-peg off the dollar but it is difficult but they know it has to be done and is planned “sooner than later”.

What remains in this process to get ready for a reinstatement of the dinar?

The said that the dinar has gone through the currency reform process and is ready. There is nothing more for the CBI to do in this regard except the CBI must conduct the final phase of the “project to delete the zeros”. It is now more of a political will and cautionary measures, notably the stability of the dinar against the dollar and keeping inflation down by up to 2% at the level of foreign reserves within the rates according to international standards with foreign reserve cash for Iraq (we know the reserves are now above these needed levels).

Did the CBI get approval last year also about this same time?

Yes, but the process was held up do to technical matters (I took this reply to mean the violation of the 2% spread we all know happened). It did not go forward again until March (this was exactly what we can infer from the articles from that time period). Then to complete the new Government ministerial cab and the process of economic reform and economic stability as the Government curriculum meeting comes as the IMF to review and evaluate the efforts The Central Bank. There are conditions of security and economic shocks if it is to be successful in achieving its annual plans and goals. Also combating money laundering and terrorist financing is an ongoing major concern in the process.

I asked when will this next consultation occur?

I was told it was not yet scheduled and was supposed to take place in September but is late due the election saga and not having a government to talk to. The CBI is hoping for a late December consultation meeting with a stable government in place.

I then thanked the representative and ended my call.

More news….


According to media reports, today, Mahdi will be allowed to pass 4 ministerial portfolios that the deferral of the other 4 to 2019 with the Department of Acting, headed by the Ministries of Defense and Interior and Justice, if differences continue on the candidates between the political blocs.

This information confirms that next Tuesday's meeting may not witness the completion of Abdul-Mahdi's cabin in full as a result of continued negotiations with the leaders of the blocks, ESPECIALLY THE CONSTRUCTION BLOCK, which insists on Faleh Fayadh as the sole candidate for the portfolio of the Interior, and the bloc of reform and reconstruction and "Suron" who reject his candidacy.

It seems that the Iraqi Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, has listened to the advice of the leader of the Sadrist movement and the coalition of others, "Moqtada al-Sadr," to decide to manage the portfolios of faltering ministers agree on their proxy candidates.

(Mnt Goat – I hope everyone can see how this news now fits into the news of the USA stepping up to assist in the functions of the ministry of the Interior? The emphasis and pressure is now off Mahdi as they can now defer the headache till later in 2019 and get on with the reconstruction efforts since if they don’t they are going to lose billions of investors. Remember the article from last week when they talked about Kuwaiti investors about to pull out of their agreements due to delays and indecisions by the Iraqi government (in forming their govt)? All this stagnation is only hurting Iraq.

Do you see how this all is interconnected. We must watch and study the entire news within Iraq and connect the pieces to get the picture we need to see. This picture is REALITY not some factitious every day / any day hype about an RV. Get it now? Oh – you’re beginning to see the light? Good! )

More news….


US Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Seelman on Monday described the US Chamber of Commerce's announcement of its intention to invest in Iraq as "the biggest historic event of the current year."

"US companies are planning to invest about $ 9 billion," Sileman said at a press conference held by the US Chamber of Commerce in Baghdad. "There are many investment projects in the oil, gas and health sectors, 

Suleiman pointed out that 'the new Iraqi government needs to ease controls and restrictions on investment companies because it can absorb unemployment'.

More news….


"We are delighted to host more than 100 businessmen representing more than 50 American companies, and we are delighted with the participation and support of the Government of Iraq," Hud told Al-Ghad Press.

"There is a significant participation of a number of Iraqi ministers in the Conference of the American Chamber of Commerce, including the Minister of Water Resources, telecommunications and health, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Fouad Hussain, representatives of the Foreign Ministry and other ministers, all of whom are open," he said.

"We look forward to investment opportunities to engage with Iraqis in rebuilding their country after they are liberated from ISIS," he said.

More news….


The Ministry of Industry and Minerals revealed on Tuesday the availability of 120 investment opportunities within its subsidiaries during the participation of the ministry in the conference of the US trade mission in Baghdad.

(Mnt Goat – folks I can not over emphasize this latest sudden change in attitude and direction by the US in coming onboard with the reconstruction effort. Didn’t I say over a year ago that when we finally witness the US kicking in to provide companies that then and only then would we see a change around in Iraq? I also at that time questioned what the hell the US was waiting for, since to me, it seemed that this was golden goose about ready to lay the golden eggs, why not be there to snatch the eggs? But we now understand these things take time and the Trump administration now is coming onboard and this is a VERY reassuring thing for us investors.

The full article is in the articles section today and I encourage everyone to read it. )

More news….

I encourage everyone to take a look at the Mnt Goat video pick of the week within my Facebook video section. Here is the link to it.


I am presenting these insights into the H. W. Bush and his immediate family as well as the past elders of the family because we need to realize what we fail to do when we do not analyze and truly study people before we given them our trust and elect them into office. We need now to take this Bush family as an example of what we have done to the country as a result of this negligence and learn from it. By learning we have a chance not to repeat it.

Very often we listen more to their campaign rhetoric and slogans rather than FACTUAL history and record of their performance. This has been the problem all along and why so many of these charlatans seem to come out of nowhere and into politics and into our lives. We complain that we have only choices of the least of evils to choose from. We make comments like – “when will we ever see a good president again”. Well…..why do we have only these choices? Is it our fault or some imaginary person we are going to blame?


Formal Articles are below. Due to FACEBOOK limitations they do not print my RED colored fonts or italics, so my comments are in brackets ( ) throughout the articles. I will preface my comments with “Mnt Goat” so you know I am jumping in with observations. Also, I separated the articles with asterisks. 


Articles Begin


The US Embassy announced on Sunday, December 9, 2018, that it buys 17% of Iraqi oil exports.

The US embassy in Baghdad said in a statement that: "exports will not be limited to oil only, but Iraq will be a regional economic leader once again," adding that "the American Chamber of Commerce brought 50 US companies to the Iraqi market to conduct partnerships and provide sophisticated goods, To a mutual partnership with Iraq. "

Guest of the truth program on the radio " Sputnik " economic expert Dr. Hammam al-Shamma, says on the subject:

"Iraqi oil contains some specifications that are suitable for US refineries, so the US purchase of Iraqi oil, because of the need for refineries for this oil, and not to the subject of competitive with other countries."

And if this percentage is small compared to the American influence on Iraq, says al-Shamma: "This proportion came in accordance with the US need for Iraqi oil, and the needs of refineries, in addition to a media misunderstanding REGARDING THE COMPETITION BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND THE EUROPEAN UNION TO WIN MONEY IN IRAQ, for example, some of the Iraqi power plants were founded by the German company Siemens and another by the American GE, and thus the entry of the two companies came as a result of the need and not for competition.

"As for the oil sector, opportunities are available to invest in it, despite the difficulties. In the other economic fields, I think that Iraq is obliged to do more to provide the environment for international companies. But the environment surrounding the investment process is not appropriate, especially the security aspect, and WITH REGARD TO PRIVATIZATION, THE SUBJECT IS STILL EARLY TO START, BECAUSE OF THE EXISTENCE OF SOCIAL AND POLITICAL PROBLEMS, the public sector needs to be modernized and developed, this sector can structure itself and provide Iraqi jobs is serious in overcoming the obstacles that stand in this issue and in order to attract investment. "

"Iraq will be forced to implement US sanctions against Tehran ," he said. "Iraq will not be able to pay the value of imports from Iran because the payment will be in US dollars, which is in US banks. On investments will be limited in Iraq, the latter is not interested, and will be compensated a lot of Iranian exports from other sources. "



The Ministry of Industry and Minerals revealed on Tuesday the availability of 120 investment opportunities within its subsidiaries during the participation of the ministry in the conference of the US trade mission in Baghdad.

The Director General of the Technical Department in the ministry, Nasser Idris Al-Madani said in a statement read by "Economy News", "This conference is an opportunity for knowledge and acquaintance between US companies and Iraqi companies public and private sectors, especially companies of the Ministry of Industry and Minerals specialized in various industries including mechanical, engineering, Pharmaceutical and food, where the ministry has more than (120) investment opportunities. "

Al-Madani added that "the United States of America is the most developed western and global countries in various industrial sectors and can benefit from its expertise and potential through the transfer of expertise, skills and modern technology to develop the Iraqi industry sector and other sectors such as health, oil and water resources.

He called on the Iraqi government to "expedite the entry of these companies to Iraq through the facilitation of procedures and laws and controls for this."



The technical agent of the Ministry of Construction, Housing, Municipalities and Public Works, Jaber Abdul Khaji, discussed during the meeting a broad mechanism for disbursing the projects funded by the donor countries to the strategic management in order to SPEED UP THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE PROJECTS IN THE PRESENCE OF THE ADVANCED CADRES IN THE MINISTRY AND THE DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT.

Khaji said in a statement received by Iraq News that "a working mechanism has been put in place to consider spare orders and additional periods and to receive projects with the participation of the beneficiaries and the concerned parties without causing delay and WITHOUT THE NEED FOR MEDIA CORRESPONDENCE AND COMMUNICATION with the Customs to facilitate the process of introducing materials and devices used in the projects "He said.

He stressed "the need to reduce the movements and communications exchange and check the advances as soon as possible IN ORDER TO SPEED UP THE COMPLETION OF WORK AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF PROJECTS in the service of citizens."


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Their words not mine…..No Rumors, No Hype, No Opinions ,,,,,

Just the FACTS!

Disclaimer: All information in this newsletter is not intended for investment decisions / purposes. Mnt Goat is not a financial analyst, planner, banker, attorney or associated in any role with giving out professional investment advice.

In ending I want everyone to know your constant prayers in the fight against evil (ISIS) in Iraq have worked. God has guided these young men and women on the battle field. Let us all now know that there is a new battle now to fight. A battle to save our homelands from the corrupt politicians who are bent on taking what they want from our current wealth and from future generations without our permission. We must keep praying for the end to the rapid corruption in Iraq and in the United States. We must pray for our leaders when they are being guided by the Holy Spirit. We must stand by them and let them know we are still there to support them, even after the election is over. I have composed a prayer maybe we can all pray today in our own way and until the revaluation of the Iraq dinar occurs.


“For the Iraqi Prime Minister and the President of the United States, that all their cabinet members, and deputies may be anointed by the Holy Spirit to do God’s will and bring the free democracies of the Republic of Iraq and the United States of America to the much-deserved prosperity and abundance thru justice and freedom from oppression and corruption. That they may be a shining example for the rest of the middle east and to rest of the world to follow.

In the name of Jesus Christ our King and Savior, Amen”

Auf Wiedersehen 

Much love to ya all, 

Mnt Goat


Doodlebug » December 12th, 2018

IMOO, interesting timing of this action by our President...

President Trump is going to sign an Executive Order today titled "Opportunity Zones". This Executive Order would encourage Private Investors to invest in low income zones.

You can take your Capital Gains and invest it say, long term 5 years, and get 10% reduction on the taxes that you would owe on the Capital gains (for the investment). Sounds like the private investor can go up to 10 years, then paying no capital gains on the increase of the investment.

Hmmmm... so anyone here that has, or is about to have a large capital gains taxable event, might want to read this executive order that is about to be signed... today.... and then take your questions to your Tax Attorney/Account and see if this might be of interest to you.

Rommy » December 12th, 2018

Thank you DoodleBug for this post and IMO good advice. In addition, IMO Opportunity Zones were included in the tax reform legislation. FTTI - Here are a couple of youtube videos ---

Tax Talks: Tax Incentives for Investing in Opportunity Zones

Jun 26, 2018

President Trump Working Session Regarding the Opportunity Zones Provided by Tax Reform

Feb 14, 2018

DELTA » December 12th, 2018


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Samson » December 12th, 2018

Iraqi talks to hold an investment forum in Baghdad

12th December, 2018

The Minister of Commerce, Mohammed al-Ani, discussed Wednesday with Qatari Prime Minister and Interior Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani the possibility of holding an investment forum in Baghdad

A statement on the website of the Ministry of Commerce, read by "Economy News", that "the Minister of Commerce, Dr. Mohammed Hashim Abdul Majid Al-Ani met with the Prime Minister of Qatar and Interior Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani," stressing the aspirations of the Iraqi side to "A Qatari Arab to invest in Baghdad through an invitation to provide businessmen and investors to see the Qatari investment opportunities in Iraq, including the Kurdistan region

Al-Ani said that "one of the priorities of the government program is to enter into real partnerships with the countries of the world, based on economic interests", stressing the importance of Iraq's accession to the Memorandum of Understanding on the facilitation of transport and transit traffic of economic and trade cooperation signed between the State of Qatar and the Republic of Turkey And Iran

He added that "the issue of entry visas is one of the important topics that serve the process of investment and real economic partnership and is important to increase the volume of trade exchange, as this partnership requires more facilities and most important entry visas

The Qatari prime minister stressed "the development of relations between the two countries and should be a real partnership between the private and public sectors in both countries and the desire to increase the volume of trade exchange. These meetings are the cornerstone of a new beginning, especially in the field of investment in various sectors LINK

Al-Dabbi calls on the Prime Minister to install a budget clause that includes the payment of 100 thousand per citizen

12th December, 2018

MP for the construction coalition Abdul-Amir Taiban al-Dabi, Wednesday, Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, the installation of a paragraph in the budget next year, including the payment of 100 thousand per citizen. 

"I ask the prime minister to install a paragraph in the budget includes the payment of 100 thousand dinars for every Iraqi is not an employee in the state," Al-Dabbi said in a tweet on Twitter. 

"This is a guarantee for a decent life for those who do not have a source of livelihood and this is a benefit for every Iraqi citizen of the oil revenues of the country," he said, noting that "many oil producing countries are operating in this context except Iraq." LINK

Traders make profits "large" Altoman Iranian in the province of Kurdistan Region

12th December, 2018

A number of currency traders in the stock market in Sulaymaniyah province said on Wednesday that their peers had made double profits by buying and selling the Iranian toman

Traders said today that a number of their colleagues had made profits of up to 90% after therecovery of the Iranian Toman exchange rate against the US dollar

They added that those traders had injected the Iranian currency in the period of decline against the dollar 

Traders noted that the best financial gain achieved in the currency market was those who dealt with Iranian companies

Sulaimaniya is the most popular province in dealing with the Iranian currency Altoman compared to the rest of the province and Iraq as a whole LINK

The Iraqi naval line returns to European ports after a break for more than three decades

2018/12/12 11:09

Minister of Transport, Abdullah Laibi, on Wednesday, the restoration of the Iraqi sea line to sail in European ports after a break for more than three decades.

"The return of the Iraqi maritime line to sail in European ports after passing the humpback vessel, the inspection of the French club to protect the ships in the Mediterranean basin with great success and appreciation," said Laibi in a statement received by the Euphrates News Agency. 

For his part, the Inspector of the French Club thanked the crew of the ship to abide by their roles and to equip them safety equipment to provide them with all the equipment of the ship and crew. LINK

An Arab country planning an unprecedented action on the gold trade

2018/12/12 16:37

Sudan's Oil, Gas and Minerals Minister Azhari Abdullah said his country looks forward to setting up the first gold bourse as soon as possible, stressing that the new bourse will operate with international standards.

"There will be a stock exchange to deal with the purchase and sale of gold, which gives us the opportunity to bring buyers to Sudan and buy their currencies free," Abdullah said in a press statement. "The stock market will be of global specifications and global price, and will be based in Khartoum, In the same production areas." 

He added: "Now there are legal procedures, and there must be a law governing this bourse, but we are working hard and diligence to be this project as soon as possible." LINK


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Ray: . . . Just jump in. No updates were sent out since the last call. 

RAY, TNT CHAT POSTS, Wednesday, Dec 12, 2018: 

[ukgalone] Ray is something positive going to happen today??? [rayren] – IT’S SUPPOSED TO……WE SHALL SEE. 

jcnoble]: Did Iraq vote on the 4 ministers today? [rayren] LOL….VOTING ON MINISTERS IS SO PAST TENSE…..THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE!!!! 


[galreserve]: RayRen Were you and Tony able to vet the info on the ZIM? Maybe talk about it on today’s call? Thanks. [rayren] galreserve – NOTHING THERE TO REPORT 

Tony: Goooooooooood Morning, TNT! There are no updates. Everything is quiet. Saying it’s done. This is the time, between the 12-15th. Supposedly the ministers don’t have anything to do with it. 

Heard it’s all done as they did in fact vote on Monday but they are not telling anybody. News is saying something different of course. They are still fighting over it. Some saying the whole thing was Maliki trying to still get a position. 

I sent you the think about the IRS this morning. I don’t want to fight the IRS. Fighting the IRS . . . is a losing battle. I worked for the franchise tax board here in California and I did audits and I can find somebody who made $150,000 a year and owed $10,000 and they would tell me to ignore it. But somebody who made less than $20,000 a year and owed $25 we were told to go after them. Anybody who made significant amount of money and owed $10 – $15,000 they said no. Why? Because we would spend more with them fighting us. Told to go after those who could not defend themselves because that was easy money. 

CURRENT WINDOW: Tony: There are no updates. . . . Everybody is still saying the 12th to the 15th. Today is the 12th. I do have a bank that has said, “you will be exchanging by Friday.” That’s what I’m looking for. 

Tony: . . . Never looking for it in the middle of the market or middle of the day. . . It has always been scheduled before market opening or market close. Makes sense because nobody wants to get caught in a rate change. . . Does not make sense for it to occur in the middle of the day. . . between 7-8 am (Iraq time) there banking opens at 9 am or between 1-3 am here or after the market closes in the evening. It will be a global affect when it happens. Oil price will change. Who’s going to get caught in the middle of those changes. 

IRAQ: Has sent a delegation to the US seeking FULL exemption from sanctions against Iran. 

Parliament: supposedly a vote took place on Monday on the ministers that is not being made public knowledge. 

Media: Still saying the minister positions are being fought over. 

US has established another military base in Iraq. 

Canada has the same guidelines as everyone else. Tony: Accept to be paid more. I know people who have moved to Canada to exchange. 

Zimbabwe: The government will not accept it’s own money in payment. The market will only take USD and if they get caught exchanging into USD it’s a 10 year prison sentence. Tony: Bank is saying it (the ZIM currency) is still on the screens. I’m still going to hold it. Check your notes, there are some different ZIM notes out there. Not fraud because they put a little statement on them. Our committee guy is saying one thing and the bank saying something else. 

Currencies: Last rates for the ZIM were .02 cents. Tony: I was told it would be .11 – .22 cents. And then they want it to be equal to the dollars. With what I was reading about Zimbabwe yesterday I don’t know why anyone would take this. . . We have to wait and see. Iranian Rial: Tony said not in this first basket. The government of Iran is trying to raise the rate in country. Afghani yesterday on the screen was .01 cents 

Banks: Tony: In Texas, of all places, the rate on bank screen showed $2.49 but could not exchange as they did not have authorization yet. Committee guy says that’s where it’s supposed to show up and the rate is to continue to climb and should be about where it’s going to go by Friday. 

Taxes: Exchanges in the past have not been taxed. Tony: I think there would be a hue and an outcry if they treated us any different than anyone else. 

800 #’s: No release of the numbers or information regarding their release. 

BANK Story: Person called Tony and was excited because she had heard from her bank and they said they had rates on their bank screens and were going to participate in exchanges. 

EXCHANGING: Possible cap on the dinar exchange at the contract rate of 20 million. Ten days (10) is the goal set to complete exchanges. 

ZIM Information: Some banks will not take the ZIM. Wells Fargo and HSBC say they are going to exchange the ZIM. Bank of America and Chase say they are not going to exchange the ZIM. 

Ray’s Banking Seminars: Will take place in approximately 13 cities across the US within days of the RV. Only one (1) bank will make presentations at each event. 

Tony’s TNT event in Vegas will have multiple bank and private presenters 

Q & A: Callers 

Caller who had joined a group, turned her currency over to the group and can no longer contact or find the group. She was able to purchase additional currency. Tony: Don’t wait until the last moment. Get in contact, right now, with your group! I had one group leader tell me, “they are all getting $5 million. They signed the currency over to me.” I know those people will be disappointed. 


Tony . . . All right guys. Not a lot of information today as far as from the banks or from over there. It’s all the same. Everybody still shooting for this week that we know of. 

Hopefully by Friday this will be over and we will be on to bigger and better things. We get additional information, we can tweet it out. Right now it’s coming along, things are moving, system is working. 

Everybody says we should see it this week. So Friday is this week. . . ??? today, tonight, tomorrow. I don’t look for it in the middle of the day. . . Do it when the markets are closed. That’s what we are looking for. Anything changes we will tweet it out to you or do another call. 

Enjoy the rest of your day. I’m going to enjoy mine. 

Ray . . .Tony said it all. If anything happens, we will send the information out. Keep believing. We sure do. (played “I Believe”) 

I want to go back to the subject of “giving.” There is the gift tax way and the Utopian way. That is a wrap.