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  1. Come on Abadi,, not only tell it as it is, but arrest the villain that caused it all, Maliki. The only way you are really going to save Iraq is to arrest Maliki, take back his money and property, then go after his minions to do the same.
  2. Maliki Inducing Political Blocs, MPs to Oppose Kurdistan’s Independence Referendum Print Email Basnews English 19/07/2017 - 14:08 Iraq ERBIL — Iraqi Shi’ite politician and former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is using certain parliamentary blocs against Kurdistan Region’s independence referendum, said a Kurdish lawmaker. Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament, Faris Brifkani, also revealed that Maliki has promised the political blocs and several MPs financial privileges and future senior positions for their battle against the referendum process. He believes that the campaign is, for now, focused on Kirkuk as its governor — a Kurd — is becoming under fierce illegitimate criticisms from certain parties. According to Brifkani, Maliki has also ordered the media channels close to his agenda to launch a campaign and provoke possible issues related to the Arab population of Kirkuk province. However, the Kurdish lawmaker insists that such a move will remain fruitless for Maliki as the Kurds have made it clear that there is no turning back on their decision to hold the referendum on time. Kurdistan Region President Masoud Barzani announced on 7th June that the independence referendum will take place on 25th September this year to allow the people decide on their future: to stay within Iraq or establish a country of their own.
  3. But what if the vote is NO? What will Barzani going to do then?
  4. Then you better start with Maliki, cut off the head of the snake and work you way down, all the losses in Mosul; people, buildings, and money was due to Maliki as PM and nothing is going to change until he is dead and gone, along with his henchmen.
  5. Whoa...someone seems to be having a bad day. Many here at DV are dreamers, we dream that the investment we have made in the Dinar will pay off one day, maybe big enough to help our selves up some, and maybe help some others. Please do not be a dream breaker, most of us need to be dreamers.
  6. I think this might say it all, CORRUPTION AND THE BANKS MAKING MONEY ON CURRENCY TRADING, they are not going to give that up until someone stops them!
  7. Maliki Paying Kurdish Channels to Run Anti-Referendum Campaign Maliki is spending a great deal of money against Kurdistan Print Email Basnews English 01/07/2017 - 16:17 Kurdistan ERBIL — A former Kurdish member of the Iraqi parliament said that Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi former PM who leads the State of Law faction has paid a number of Kurdish channels in order to stand against the forthcoming referendum on Kurdistan Region independence. Sirwan Ahmed, a former Iraqi MP from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) told BasNews “Maliki has spent a great deal of money, and some media channels in Kurdistan have received part of it, in order to lead an anti-referendum campaign.” He noted that Maliki will keep paying the channels until his assumes his aim is achieved. The Kurdish official believes Maliki may increase the amount of the money he is spending against Kurdistan Region and use more people and channels. He noted that Maliki is seeking to incite tensions among the people of Kurdistan Region to divide them. He added that Maliki is openly plotting against Kurdistan Region and has personally threatened the region if it holds a vote on independence. BasNews has obtained a document which shows that Maliki has given $87 million to Chavy Land Company which is part of Nalia companies owned by Shaswar Abdul Wahid, the owner and founder of Nalia Media Corporation.
  8. That would be soooooo sad......Ha, Ha
  9. news play pause ISIS counterattacks in retaken parts of Mosul stall Iraq push June 27 2017 05:09 PM . Associated Press Counterattacks by ISIS militants on the western edge of Mosul have stalled Iraqi forces' push in the Old City, the last ISIS stronghold in the battle, an Iraqi officer said Tuesday. The attacks forced Iraqi forces and the U.S.-led coalition to pull some assets away from the Old City to again clear the Yarmouk and Tanak neighborhoods, which were declared liberated of ISIS in May. The assaults underscore the Sunni extremist group's resilience in the city, Iraq's third-largest, despite months of heavy fighting with Iraqi forces backed by U.S. air power. According to the Iraqi officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations, the latest counter-attacks began on Sunday by scores of ISIS fighters dressed as Iraqi Shiite paramilitaries. The following day, he said, a dozen coalition airstrikes on Mosul's western-most edge killed about 40 militants. The territory that ISIS group still holds in Mosul has been reduced to an area that now amounts to about 2 square kilometers (0.8 square miles) in the ancient Old City district. Front lines were quiet in the Old City on Tuesday as Iraqi special forces scouted the terrain. Troops ducked into narrow alleyways, through bright courtyards and up balconies to reach positions with a view of the now destroyed al-Nuri Mosque. ISIS fighters blew up the 12th century mosque in the heart of the Old City last week, along with its landmark minaret, according to the U.S.-led coalition and the Iraqi Ministry of Defense - an act of destruction that the authorities in Baghdad interpreted as the militants' message of defeat in the face of the relentless Iraqi offensive. IS released a statement blaming a U.S. airstrike for the destruction. The mosque was also hugely symbolic - it was from a pulpit there that ISIS top leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in July 2014 declared a self-styled "caliphate," encompassing territories held by IS in Syria and Iraq. Iraqi special forces Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi said ISIS holds "very little" territory inside Mosul at the present moment, adding that he hoped the operation would be concluded within days. But despite staggering territorial losses, ISIS has managed to launch a number of counterattacks and insurgent assaults inside some Mosul neighborhoods that were retaken from ISIS earlier this month. The attacks also underscore the security threat that ISIS will likely pose, long after the militant group is routed from all of Mosul and other territory it holds in Iraq. Iraqi forces launched an operation to retake Mosul's Old City just over a week ago, more than eight months after the fight to retake Iraq's second-largest city officially began.
  10. play pause Anti-Kurds rant may throw Iraq into chaos: Experts June 26 2017 11:39 PM Maliki and Barzani Mostapha Hassan The remarks made by Saad Almtalibi, Baghdad's provincial council member affiliated with State of Law Coalition, headed by Nouri al-Maliki, has drew condemnations from a broad spectrum of Iraqi political forces. Almtalibi, member of the coalition whose head has very close ties to Iran, threatened Wednesday that Kurdish citizens will be evicted from Baghdad and their citizenships will be revoked in case of supporting a yes vote in the coming independence referendum. They should know that in case of holding the referendum, slated for September 25th, no single Kurdish national will be allowed to stay in Baghdad to hold a government office, and they will be expelled outside Baghdad after revoking their citizenships, he said in an interview. Office of prime minister Haider al-Abadi was quick to condemn these comments, expressing utter astonishment at them. "We are fully astonished at these condemned remarks made by one of Baghdad's provincial council members towards the Kurdish citizens living in non-Kurdish provinces, Spokesman for Abadi's media office Saad al-Hadithi announced in a statement. Encouraging the launch of such remarks jeopardizes social peace and spreads racism and hatred among the Iraqis, he added. "We have also made clear our position on the referendum on the fate of the Kurdistan region, which we stressed that the Iraqi constitution is the legal reference adopted by the federal government and that all Iraqi parties should abide by and respect its provisions and not take any unilateral steps." Deliberate defaming National Iraqi Alliance, headed by the Shiite politician Ammar al-Hakim, also denounced the remarks, describing them as 'irresponsible'. Such comments are aimed at defaming the Kurdish citizens and denting their dignity, he confirmed, stressing he will continue to defend the constitutional rights of this faction. As we are about to declare full victory over ISIS takfiri groups, some parties are attempting to foment sedition and discord among the Iraqis, Hakim's statement said. Maliki foments sedition Experts told the Baghdad Post that the Iran-aligned Maliki and militias and coalition are fanning the flames of sedition. What they are doing is totally dangerous, they added, noting, Iran regime gave them the green light to stir chaos and burn Baghdad through sedition. They called on Maliki to shut up, saying the Iraqis are in no need to listen to traitors and killers. Also, Shiite cleric Taqi al-Deen al-Madrasi called on officials in Kurdistan not to be hasty when it comes to holding the referendum. He cited 'inconvenient regional situation' as a cause for the Kurdish government to delay holding the plebiscite. Holding the referendum in northern Iraq compromises the region's stability and represents a disservice to our efforts to combat terror, the cleric's statement said. Hence, experts familiar with the situation in Iraq said that Maliki and his stalwarts will not stop raising this thorny issue to spread sedition. Iran directives Analysts reiterated the assertion that Maliki is implementing Iran's plot, whose foremost aim is to burn Iraqi for its interests. They cited remarks made by Maliki months ago, where he said Kurdistan region has turned to be a springboard for Israeli intelligence. He continued to launch rant, saying:"Kurdistan region's head Masoud Barzani should be deterred at any rate, even if this will drive us to use force." These remarks, which he made in an interview with a Lebanese paper, provoked a strong response from Kurdish presidency spokesman, who said Maliki will be consigned into dustbin of history. He should have hidden himself after the crimes he committed against the Iraqi people, he added. Maliki caused Iraq to be at the top of the list of the world's most corrupt countries. And he encouraged plunder and killed transparency, the spokesman Omid Sabah explained. We inform Maliki through this statement that the battlefield is open, and if he wants to try, we are ready, he noted. The Kurdish people vanquished enemies whose power had been far greater than Maliki's ones. Citing the stances of all political forces after this crisis, analysts say Maliki, boosted by Iran support, is pushing the whole country towards further rift. They asserted the remarks made by the Maliki coalition-affiliated official jeopardizes Iraq's already fragile stability. No one could predict the consequences of what he and his followers are plotting, the commentators added, reiterating the importance of bringing these devastating ambitions to a halt. Last Modified: 06 27 2017 04:41 AM
  11. To bad it is not a story of Maliki being shot!
  12. Well since YOU were the commander in chief of the army, this must be a confession to treason! OFF WITH HIS HEAD!
  13. "Saudi Terrorists" Freed from Iraqi Jails under Maliki's Consent: Militia Commander Print Email Basnews English 08/06/2017 - 20:15 Iraq ERBIL— A commander of a Shi'ite militia accused former Iraqi premier Nouri al-Maliki of setting a number a "Saudi terrorists" in Iraqi prisons free. In an interview with Hona Baghdad television, Aws al-Khafaji, the commander for the Abu al-Fadhl Abbas Brigade said in his second term as the prime minister, Maliki received a Saudi minister and allowed for the "Saudi terrorists" to return to their home with the minister. Khafaji, whose force is a rank in the radical Shi'ite Asaeb Ahl al-Haqq paramilitaries, added then Muwafaq al-Rubayi, a leader at Maliki's State of Law Coalition (SLC), was the national security advisor and responsible for the case of the Saudi convicts. Maliki, who is currently Iraqi Vice President and strives for PM position for third run in spite of opposition from Sunni and Kurdish components as well as many Shi'ite blocs, has repeatedly accused Saudi Arabia of supporting extremists.