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  1. 5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About Iraq in 2015

    yea I follow a few Iraqi politicians on twitter, I use a translation app on some but there is some interesting things going on. It seems they use twitter much like we use texting Thank you Sir, Yes it has been an interesting yr to say the least. I just have to keep reminding myself God is in control. Hopefully I can be around here more often
  2. 5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About Iraq in 2015

    these are definitely exciting times that we live in
  3. 5 Reasons To Be Optimistic About Iraq in 2015 It’s been a tough year for Iraq — arguably the toughest in its modern history. Undoubtedly, 2014 was a miserable year for the entire Middle East. But as Aaron David Miller points out in his Foreign Policy piece, there are at least five reasons why 2015 will likely bring positive changes to the region. The challenges ahead are immense, but there is much cause for optimism. So here are five reasons to be optimistic about Iraq in 2015: 1. Daesh is losing the war The fall of Mosul, the large-scale massacre of soldiers and civilians and the subsequent loss of almost a third of the country to Daesh led many to question whether the integrity of Iraq as a state could survive. Analysts, commentators and media hacks were quick to restart their “civil war” mantra, claiming with almost certitude that the days of sectarian warfare would inevitably return; that clashes over disputed territories would ensue between central government forces and the Kurdish Peshmerga; and that the separation of Iraq along sectarian and ethnic lines was a foregone conclusion. Thankfully, most of these predictions have proven to be way off the mark. Iraqi security forces have begun to turn the tide against Daesh — bolstered by a wave of volunteers that answered the call of Grand Ayatollah Sistani, in addition to numerous Iran-backed paramilitary groups, fighting in close coordination with newly energized Kurdish Peshmerga and local Sunni tribal fighters, with air cover courtesy of the international coalition led by the United States. Iraq has already retaken key strategic towns and positions including Mosul Dam, Amerli, Makhmour, Jurf al-Sakhr, Udhaim, Baiji and Sinjar. Most recently, Iraqi security forces backed by Shia paramilitary units fought alongside local Sunni tribal fighters to take back the Sunni town of Dhuluiya and in turn ended Daesh’s months-long siege. There is still a long way to go but the cooperation between supposed rival armed groups has been unprecedented and key to the country’s ongoing military successes. 2. Political will to root out corruption ali 2 Prime Minister Abadi’s announcement in November on the existence of 50,000 so-called “ghost” soldiers made sweeping headlines in the foreign press. Iraqis, however, were not so surprised. Such practices were common knowledge and epitomized the extent of corruption that had accumulated within the Ministry of Defense over many years. But the revelation reflected the government’s readiness to expend some of its newly generated political capital on rooting out the sort of corruption that would create a lot of unwanted enemies. The move also signaled a clear intent to make fundamental structural reforms to the security apparatus. Abadi’s decision to replace some fifty senior commanders within the defense and interior ministries is an encouraging start. Furthermore, Iraq’s new defense minister, Khalid al-Obaidi, has shown much promise since being approved by parliament in October. He has exhibited strong leadership, visiting troops on numerous battlefronts, and he has sought to enhance military cooperation with Iraq’s neighbors having visiting both Jordan and Iran in recent weeks. The Sunni minister, who himself hails from Mosul, will be well positioned to lead the final charge against Daesh when the time comes. 3. Iraq’s politicians have grown up (a little) ali 3 Since the fall of Saddam, Iraq has been led by successive “national unity” governments (a euphemism for everyone-gets-a-piece-of-the-pie form of governance). Unsurprisingly, these dysfunctional governments have been characterized by inter-party rivalries and deliberate attempts to undermine the government’s ability to push forward much-needed reforms. But on November 25, something significant happened that largely went unnoticed: the Abadi-led cabinet approved its own internal bylaws, which regulate the way decisions are made in the Council of Ministers. Despite passage of the bylaws being mandated in the Constitution, former prime minister Nouri Al-Maliki struggled throughout his 8-year tenure to encourage enough cooperation between his ministers to agree on proposed draft. Abadi’s success indicates two things: the willingness of all political blocs represented within the government to put their differences aside for the good of the nation; and Abadi’s ability to channel this newfound maturity to bring about much-needed regulatory reforms. 4. Shami Witness is behind bars ali 4 Shami Witness was not just a menace, but a phenomenon. Much has been written about the role of cyber jihadists and their utilization of social media platforms like Twitter to recruit and spread fear among local populations. Many of these parasites were shut down after the brutal beheading of James Foley, but few had been exposed or apprehended before Mehdi Masroor. The war against Daesh is as much about winning the media war as it is about reclaiming territory in Iraq and Syria. Social media executives have finally wised up about their responsibilities and so too have analysts and researchers who engage with these venom-spewing extremists. 5. Minorities have not given up on Iraq ali 5 Notwithstanding the brutal decades-long repression endured under the Baathist regime, Iraq’s Shia majority have also had to bear the brunt of Al-Qaeda’s terror attacks in Iraq. But many of Iraq’s minorities have been hit particularly hard by Daesh’s advances. Yezidis, Turkoman and Christians have all been brutally victimized. Entire communities, many of whom had lived in their land for hundreds, if not thousands of years, were uprooted from their homes and forced to flee to far away towns. These tragic events led many commentators to resurrect outlandish headlines declaring “the end of Christianity in Iraq”. But the unfolding story has been rather different. Desperate minority communities were welcomed in open arms by their fellow countrymen, from the Kurdistan Region to the southern provinces of Karbala and Najaf. With winter setting in, IDPs will face bleak times ahead, but the solidarity, compassion and empathy that have been exhibited by Iraqi communities across the country are sure signs that Iraq’s minorities will not be left to fend for themselves. For Iraq’s Christians, Christmas this year was a somber affair. But it was also an opportunity for them to remind the world that they had no intention of leaving their country; and for Iraq’s Muslim majority to reassure them of their rightful place in Iraq. And that was the scene in many churches across Iraq on December 25 – Muslim leaders sitting alongside packed Christian congregations for Christmas mass. That Iraq’s strength is derived from its diversity has almost certainly become a cliché, but it truer now than ever, and Iraqis of all ethnicities, sects and religions have shown that they have not forgotten that. Ashraf Rauf http://1001iraqithoughts.com/2015/01/02/auto-draft/ I was unable to put link in from my phone,can another mod add it for me please
  4. People that know me, know I am not a cheerleader, if I have a different opinion than you I let it be known. I have been on DV for years now, and I have stayed because Adam doesn't push hopeium. For years the "guru's" (BS artist)have pushed weekly RV's. During this time Adam has always said GOI+HCL=RV. Amazingly I am seeing other g RT groups now saying the same thing, like this is new info. Adam thank you for keeping your feet solid on the ground during this roller coaster ride. DK
  5. IT Happened to Me, A warning to all

    went to link and did what it said, I guess me and chat rooms are a thing of the past unable to get in any room including NDC.
  6. IT Happened to Me, A warning to all

    Your able to think for yourself, that's good but sadly there are people in this ride who are desperate and are not thinking clearly. I put this out so people would be encouraged to think clearly, stay strong everyone.
  7. IT Happened to Me, A warning to all

    yes ma'am it won't be today but I will thank you
  8. IT Happened to Me, A warning to all

    Good Evening; I know some of you are wondering who this DK Character is and where I have been. Long story short waiting on Iraq has forced me to take multiple jobs. Hey Iraq OK on to the purpose of this post: Today i received a call from a former student who is a banker, he asked me if I still had dinar I told him a few. He then proceeded to tell me of a phone call he got saying there is a buyer in New York offering $30 a dinar. My response was "you know I can hurt people whop jerk my chain" he said he was serious. As a person who has gotten many of my friends involved in this investment I would not be doing them any justice if i didn't follow any leads given me. So I started making calls as they were given to me. First was the attorney in New York, he then called another attorney who represents the people offering this outrageous amount of money. While trying to get a hold of this other attorney... I will not give names because if they are real attorneys I could be held liable for calling them scammers. Bottom line they were promoting the Reno group, and the way it came about was innocent on my friends part, but these people are out there trying to get your dinar. I let it be know as soon as I heard the word Reno, I told them "no tickie, no laundry" I let them know I will not depart with what I have left without cash in hand. the following is the email I got while waiting on the final attorney. Hello! Please share this with the seller and get back to me ASAP| I am dealing with the attorney that has been heavily involved in the RV of the world currencies, & he is working with Group which is in charge of this purchase. The end buyer is China.. Wait time, between 1-6 weeks after delivery, to Reno, or the buyers plane has picked your currency up for pay out. $30.00 per NEW IQD -10% Fees Commissions: 1.5% for you, Frank Ellis, and who ever else is involved Minium: 100M equivlent to USD and Up! The larger the better Need CIS, Copy of passport. History of funds, statement. Buyer will pick up the larger amount of funds worldwide. Projects for the countries which are not an enemy of the US / western world, are required We finally got on the conference call with the head attorney, and in conversation I asked a question about details of this transaction, I was told "that's a loaded question, and yes the way I asked it it was loaded. It was at this point that the conversation went from $30 per dinar to the average person will only get... Dare I say... Yes I say $5.80 that's right folks you heard it hear. Once they realized I wasn't a sap, and I wasn't going to be taken, the conversation ended and ended quiclkley. The original attorney didn't even stay on to talk to me about possible cash in scenarios after RV. This investment is real, the scam in this is the people like I talked to today on the phone. Be vigilant people and be cautious. PS I cant get into chat my system won't let me
  9. 800 #'s

    What is true????
  10. 800 #'s

    If I could give you more +'s I would Dinar Thug you have a way of making me smile lol
  11. 800 #'s

    Take time to read its long I tried not to make it long but its what I felt needed to be said Over the past 4+ yrs since I have been in this adventure, many things have been said in regards to cashing in, when we can cash in, and the value of our cash in. Yet over the past 4 yrs none and I repeat none of these things have come to pass. So it becomes difficult to know what is true and what is not. The latest thing going around is “We are waiting on the release of the 800#s” In the past 4 yrs I have been able to direct friends and acquaintances to take a leap of faith and put some money into this. I encouraged them and I still encourage them to do due diligence and study for yourself, yet some of the people I know are following certain guru’s because there is a daily dose of hopium being dished out. I got a text yesterday about RV this weekend and 800’s their question was if they were a member of a certain site would they get the email about the RV and the 800’s. I called this person and presented a couple of scenarios for him. Scenario #1 The way I understand it is that when this RV certain guru’s and certain sites will notify their members with 800’s to call “call centers” to set up you appointment with certain banks to receive the highest dollar for their dinar. They will go to the bank and if they follow the script right, they will get the highest return. These people are also being told DO NOT take anything less than what the Guru’s are saying. Scenario #2 (what I told my friend) We get notification of an RV, you call the 800# to set your appointment, then you are directed to a cash-in center (not a bank) reason being because of the shear number of people cashing in, it would overwhelm the bank lobbies causing them to lose other business. You go to the center and it looks official, you meet with a bank rep so you think. They give a receipt for your dinar and tell you the money will be in your account with-in 24-48 hrs. Because these people look official you walk out happy waiting for the deposit to hit your account. OOOPS never happens Scenario #3 Same as #2 but a different twist at the end, you hand over all your banking info to these people (they now have access to your account) they deposit a % of you money into your account until they can verify the dinar. You leave ready to start a new life, only to find out 24 hrs later your account has been drained because you gave your information freely. Then trying to prove you handed them your dinar is almost impossible. My friend response was BUT… I stopped him there and said remember this info is coming from people that over the last few yrs have called an RV almost daily and nothing has been true, there is always an excuse why it didn’t happen. Am I calling them liars Not outright but my momma always said “if it looks like a duck, waddles like a duck and craps like a duck then its I duck.. Be careful and learn all you can about this so you are not left high and dry at the end DK
  12. Douglas A. Ollivant October 25, 2013 · in Commentary and Analysis The White House has announced the visit of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on November 1. The issues to be discussed are wide ranging, but can be reduced to three S’s—Sunnis, Syria, and the Strategic Framework Agreement. The Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA), signed in November of 2008, is a fairly comprehensive document that covers the bi-lateral relations between the United States and Iraq, at least in scope, if not always in detail. Given recent events in Iraq, we can expect that the conversation relating to the SFA will remain primarily, though not exclusively, about defense. And that topic itself is wide ranging, but we can reduce it to defense against Al Qaeda-style terrorism, and defense more generally. Iraq has an Al Qaeda problem. While the network in Iraq itself was never truly defeated, only suppressed by the U.S. “Surge,” American’s Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) was able to keep Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) largely contained through the end of the U.S. troop withdrawal in 2011. Since then, AQI has experienced a resurgence. As I have written elsewhere, this is largely due to the release of AQI-affiliated detainees, spill-over from the Syria conflict, passive support from elements of the Sunni population, and the simple fact that the Iraqi security forces fall far short of JSOC, particularly with respect to training and equipment. To defeat this sophisticated terrorist network, the Iraqis must acquire more JSOC-like capabilities. The bulk of the gaps have to do with intelligence – collection, fusion, and analysis. Iraq needs more tools to gather intelligence, but the most critical gap is the ability to bring all the various pieces of intelligence into one common picture for analysis. This is less about technology (though there are technologies that could help) than it is about tactics, techniques and procedures. These can be improved only by training and experience. However, their leadership has failed to take decisive moves toward better intelligence, even though they have been presented with many options. Much of their budget, regrettably, remains unspent, especially in the intelligence arena. Prime Minister Maliki will doubtless ask for assistance with his terrorism problem (the Iraqis have allegedly asked for—and been denied—armed drones). The United States could agree to give assistance, but the lack of a Status of Forces Agreement makes the provision of any military personnel problematic. Perhaps a more feasible answer is for the United States to facilitate the Iraqi contracting of private U.S. firms that specialize in intelligence analysis, many of them formed and/or staffed by JSOC, and other military intelligence, veterans. Once the Iraqi Security Forces know who is (and just as important, who is not) affiliated with AQI, then removing them from the population becomes much easier—and more surgical. More generally, however, the Iraqis want weapons of all kinds to functionally re-equip their still nascent military. Their need is exacerbated by the well-known inefficiency of the American Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system. Under the best of circumstances, the FMS system is slow and ponderous, and in this case, it has nearly ground to a stop. From the Iraqi perspective, they have paid billions of dollars into a system that has not delivered much in return—and that is increasingly being consumed by the cost of maintaining Western engineers and contractors in Iraq. There is blame all around, of course (it is hard to see any systematic reasoning behind many of the Iraqi FMS requests), but the frustration with the delays in fighter jets, air defense equipment, helicopters, and armored vehicles has moved beyond the staff level and become a Prime Ministerial issue. This should be of interest to the United States, as the reason Iraq needs this equipment is to stand up to—among others—its perennial rival, Iran. The shortcomings of the FMS system are compounded by political agendas that can attend it. Iraq can never anticipate when some American politician, based on his or her understanding of Iraq and Iraq’s problems, may put a “hold” on a weapon sale. The frequency of these holds has now reached a point where those initiating them should be asked a simple question—is their intent to continue to let neighboring states militarily intimidate Iraq, or do they really wish to benefit the defense industries of Russia and France? At this point, American weapons sales to Iraq really are a win-win-win. The logistics, training and ammunition resupply trail of U.S. weaponry could maintain American influence in Iraq, can permit Iraq to reach military parity (eventually superiority) with Iran, and can sustain the U.S. defense industrial base during the coming budgetary lean years. Maliki is no doubt expecting—with some resignation—a lecture on Sunni inclusion and reconciliation. This is a delicate issue and one that does not lend itself to easy solutions. But the reasonable Sunni issues can be reduced to de-Baathification reform, inclusion in Iraqi society, and an end to persecution by the security forces. Each of these issues remains difficult. Regarding the alleged persecution of Sunnis, there is no doubt that some innocent Sunni are caught in the raids that the security forces engage in to try to discover the AQI cells. On the other hand, it is difficult to advise what else they might do at this time. It is a stubborn fact that the car bombs are being made (primarily) in the Sunni areas and are blown up (again, primarily) in the Shi’a areas. Given this, what else would we have the Government of Iraq do, until it achieves a breakthrough in its intelligence system? Surely we can all acknowledge that to “do nothing” is not an option for the Prime Minister’s Shi’a constituents, who are dying at a rate of over 1000/month. In essence, the Sunni demands are that the government stop hunting for AQI in their midst – and yet, AQI is very much in their midst. Inclusion remains a difficult issue not because it cannot be done, but because the expectations are so different that the Sunni do not appreciate what they do have. While there has been no census in many decades, the Sunni Arabs of Iraq are no more than 25% of the population, and the CIA Factbook estimates they could be as little as 12%. Yet most Sunnis believe they comprise at least 50% of the Iraqi population. If the 12% is correct, Sunnis may well be over-represented, at 25% perhaps under-represented. While the military is doubtless more Shi’a dominated than when U.S. forces left in 2011 (and obviously much more so than under Saddam), it is not clear that the supposed proportions are truly out of whack with actual Iraqi demographics. Further, there are numerous key jobs that are held by Arab Sunni—though those who work closely with the government are then often ostracized as part of the alleged “Malikiyoun,” or pawns of the Prime Minister, as often are Sunni Arab parliamentarians who try to reach compromise. Finally, Maliki has had temporary alliances with virtually all Sunni leaders—both elected and tribal—at one point or another. Iraq’s Arab Sunni are included and do have representation, but their demographic minority will always keep them in, well, the minority. Finally, de-Baathification is a good idea that has outlived its shelf life. If someone’s Baath ties were not significant enough to be noticed by now, they probably aren’t that significant. The issue here is that de-Baathification remains extremely popular among those who were persecuted by the Baath party—a not insignificant demographic. When Prime Minister Maliki and Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlak (a Sunni) brought forward a proposed de-Baathification reform law in April of this year, it was strongly opposed by Kurdish and Shi’a Iraqis—in fact, some blame Maliki’s party’s disappointing performance in the provincial elections that same month on this proposed policy to feather the fist of de-Baathification. As in U.S. politics, the base does not always reward those who seek compromise with political opponents. So even these moderate issues of Sunni inclusion are fraught. Further, for many Sunni groups, nothing short of a return to Sunni majority rule and deposition of the current government will suffice. It is difficult to see what Maliki might do to satisfy this particularly minority-within-a-minority. It appears that the Prime Minister believes the best way forward is to reduce terrorism so that all Iraqi citizens might live better lives, though this will be difficult so long as Iraqi-Sunni insurgents continue to gain battlefield experience that is being re-imported from across the border. On Syria, there may be perhaps real hope that Iraq could be a partner for some type of breakthrough. Iraq has real incentives in this area. A failure of Syria policy is largely an abstraction for the United States. For Iraq, however, it is a nightmare on its border, an ungoverned space from which AQI plans, finances, trains, and then launches terrorist attacks on marketplaces and mosques in Iraqi cities and towns. Just this week, car bombs hit every checkpoint on Iraq’s Syrian border. Further, Iraq – to put it gently – knows what it is like to be on the receiving end of a miscast and mismanaged U.S. policy and is in this regard well-positioned to cooperate in constructive plans to address the situation in Syria. We can likely expect Iraq to be supportive of a dialogue and peace process in Syria, but to hold a more neutral stance with regard to the Assad regime and the rebel forces. Moreover, it is unrealistic to expect that there can be pre-conditions (read: the resignation of Bashar al-Assad) to a dialogue. We should expect that Iraq’s actions will be placed in a multilateral frame—that Iranian overflights (which again, Iraq lacks the Air Force and Air Defense system to stop) should be linked to the interdiction of foreign fighters and monies to the Al-Qaeda affiliated groups in Syria. Prime Minister Maliki has been explicit that he wants to be a partner of the United States. We can expect that during this visit he will revisit this theme of partnership repeatedly. Maliki is not coming to the United States with hat in hand—he has his own money, and plenty of it. He does not want Iraq to be a ward of the U.S. military, but, rather, a customer of U.S. business. Iraq doesn’t need the U.S. to give it anything other than goodwill. It just wants the U.S. to deliver on sales of goods and services. And in this, the Prime Minister will be echoing the sentiment, if not the words, of Thomas Jefferson’s first inaugural address: “peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations, entangling alliances with none.” http://warontherocks.com/2013/10/malikis-visit-the-three-s-words/
  13. It's all about timing

    Morning my dinar home, its been awhile since I have been on and even longer since I have posted. Do not mistake my absence as a sign of despair or hopelessness, after 4 years of study and being in this I am still convinced that this is going to happen, we will see an RV, but its all about timing. I receive tweets daily telling me its done from what I consider unscrupulous gurus. There are new ones and some really olds but what's sad is the their stories haven't changed much in 4 yrs. One thing I agree with them about is this is about timing. From the day I was handed my first Dinar I realized this was something special, and there was a spiritual aspect to this that the world will not understand. I have had many a heated debate with members about the spiritual aspect of this investment, in the end we have walked away friends but agreeing to disagree. The timing I am referring to is not Governmental timing or even the CBI its a spiritual timing. Iraq is destined to be an economical leader in this world, this is not what I feel but what is clearly written in the scriptures. If you disagree that's fine, it will not change what I know. This morning on my morning run, a song played it should have only played once but God wanted me to listen closely, when I did I understood. over the past 3 year I for one have been struggling with our business and finding outside work. I felt God should do something and because he hasn't done it to what I felt, He was late in taking care of me. Well this morning this song made understand even though we feel His timing is late he is always on time. This goes for this investment too, ultimately this is in his hands so Guess WHAT!!!!! HE IS NEVER LATE. hopefully I can attach this video and song properly Stay Strong Dinarians Its all about timing DK http://youtu.be/n1gtUwZTLU8
  14. I recommend everyone read this and take it to heart. DK 25 AWESOME TIPS FOR A BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!! 1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. & while you walk, SMILE. It is the ultimate antidepressant. 2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. ... 3. When you wake up in the morning, Pray to ask God’s guidance for your purpose, today. 4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds. 6. Try to make at least three people smile each day. 7. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment. 8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card. 9. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything ! 11. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 12. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 13. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present. 14. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you. 16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’ 17. Help the needy, Be generous ! Be a ‘Giver’ not a ‘Taker’ 18. What other people think of you is none of your business. 19. Time heals everything. 20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 21. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch. 22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 23. Each night before you go to bed ,Pray to God and Be thankful for what you’ll accomplish, today ! 24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed. 25.Share this to everyone on your list to help them lead a happier life…!!!!
  15. When coming into chat saying Hello wait one minute and leave doesn't even give anybody a chance to response. When you come in and say hello wait at least a few min before leaving, we try to say hello and talk to all who wish to talk, but understand some of us multitask and we may not see your comment at first. there has been a few times I have looked at the time stamp on the comments and literally 1 min maybe has passed and I respond the person is gone, just asking to show some courtesy and give a few minutes. DK
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