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  1. 19 points
    Morning All, I feel good about this speculation. In the midst of the big news, even bigger news is released under the radar. We are on our way. Life teaches us lessons if we watch and listen. Hard times are designed to teach character. However, if we endure hardship, in the end we find Peace and righteousness. I am experiencing some hard times, so when this things pops, it will seem sweeter to me than perhaps others. Ultimately, I thank God for the experience of this valley and I will thank Him when he lifts me up to the Mountain Top! Blessings All,
  2. 13 points
    Morning everyone! This week I'm just going to share the update I gave to the VIP members a couple days ago, If you're a VIP member, you should comment in the VIP section. Here's the link: =============================== (Originally posted 2 days ago) Good morning everyone! This is a “VIP only” post, so if you’re reading it… congrats on your membership, you’re in a good place! First, a short update on Iraq. Over the last few weeks we’ve been bombarded with doom and gloom about ISIS attacking and much more… some of the naysayers even went as far as taking on an “I told you so!” attitude! Well, this morning I grabbed a USA Today newspaper to go with my morning coffee, and as I finished the article about Tiger Woods and his chances of a comeback, something dawned on me… I just went through the entire paper and not a SINGLE article about Iraq. What?! How is that possible, when the country is headed for civil war and ISIS is taking over and the entire sky is falling over there?! The truth of the matter is simple… Iraq is not falling apart, and in fact they are weathering this current storm admirably. The dinar is stable in spite of the situation with ISIS, holding strong at 1200 per 1USD. This is good. ISIS is not able to take Baghdad, and they will be pushed back entirely in short order. In fact, the reality of the situation is simply that we are looking towards two things: 1, the end of Ramadan (July 28), and 2, the seating of the Government and of course figuring out who will be PM… and all of this is likely to be complete this month! What else is going on? The Kurds are continuing to sell oil and Baghdad isn’t getting any of the proceeds. This is going to continue to put pressure on political leaders to get it together. Obviously this is good for us. Work on the major pipelines continues, which will put more pressure on the HCL… again, good for us. Summary: Despite what could be seen as negative, Iraq is doing just fine and I’m looking forward to seeing what they have to offer us in August. So, what do we do while we wait? I’ve got a couple ideas for you! Sometime later this week I’ll be releasing my findings, my recommendations, and possibly even a service on getting a 2nd passport. We will have a brand new VIP section here dedicated to discussing the matter… I am not shy about telling you that what I’m going to share has taken me the better part of about 5 years of work and many trips out of the country, and I am VERY excited to get that launched! The 2nd passport section will be available to all VIP members. If you are not yet in the OSI section.... **** Edited - Go to VIP for the rest. **** That’s it for now… GO RV!!!!!!!! Warmest regards, - Adam
  3. 12 points
    Word Mr. Speaker July 15, 2014 In the name of God the Merciful Virtue, righteousness and piety and do not cooperate in sin and aggression. Almighty God Distinguished selves Their Excellencies, Distinguished sovereignty Ladies and Gentlemen, Distinguished members of the House of Representatives Peace, mercy and blessings of God At the beginning of my talk I want to thank my dear members of the House of Representatives on this precious trust that they gave me and my brothers, members of the Presidency and I hope to be one hand in the building of this dear country and help us God and you for the service of our patient also congratulate my brothers and my fellow members of the Council of Representatives on the trust of the people We stand by them and out of respect for the Presidency of the previous parliament, which has made strenuous efforts in harsh conditions and difficult to me they have the utmost respect and all the members of the previous parliament and who I see a lot of them with us today and hoped that the new parliament Arphioa of experience and expertise. The presidency of the Council of Representatives but it is a representation of all Iraqis of all stripes and Tllonathm and races is not really a personal or partisan or factional All bear responsibility and everyone involved in its validity and so that we can establish the rules and respect the usages lead a parliamentary purpose. , Ladies and gentlemen Here you stand in front of your people who Antkhpkm held hopes for your presence under this dome, and Klvkm mission to represent and serve and protect, you write a new history, and the way different by all accounts, the slogan of change and construction according to the vision Snkt features together with the knowledge and confidence not Palmgalbh competition, understanding and justice Mounacfh and discrimination, to be built the architecture and General Almrsos strong pedestals fixed. Together and make our way away and people are thirsty for the salvation of the tunnel and a series of terrifying role in leading each time to the starting point without any transition and transformation. Dear Brothers and Sisters of People's Deputies and representatives To admit at this defining moment in Iraq's history that we are in dire need of the equation correct agree on re whereby the distribution of duties by the division of interests and benefits and build from which on the basis of a clear and unambiguous and do not interpret the likely dispute later, they stage candor adult and disclosure and clarity away from Moaria and ideas prosthetic and half-solutions which soon until proven failure after me and when we discover that we cheated ourselves approach the burning stages and overcome the wounds untreated. It has been Iraq several junctures serious over the past decade of history, yes behind us, but we did not go beyond them according to a plan drawn in all times, but paid a heavy price for that transit spirits expensive we martyrs and victims priceless and we lost with that money, time and effort. Dear sisters and brothers: Await responsibilities difficult imposed on you by stage, there is a large package of laws on the list of the tasks entrusted to the people on your level of legislation and files other serious in terms of censorship and the payment of the next government that lie ahead as well as the needs of a large in my security and services and to the side waiting for the judiciary in collaboration with you and the government's role the most dangerous in the half-speeding of the oppressed with the rights of the victims or the accused innocent people languishing in prisons for long periods in violation of the Constitution and the law. We support the claim that peaceful people, including the Constitution and the cost of heavenly religions and ground Vmtalib people's right and obligation to meet the state and this is the right logic and wisdom and reason. Distinguished brothers Iraq is going through now of the dangers of large, there are acts of armed spread - to almost half of the geography of which is terrorism goes back to the organization Daash criminal who stand all of us deduced from him and his philosophy and practice entrenched in crime and murder is that the battle with Daash need to the land and the people Ewalaan state and feel that they partly When enjoy the sons of those areas of their human dignity, liberty, and the partnership will be a thorn in the face terrorized Daash and non Daash of the enemies of Iraq therefore say that the problem is deeper than some calling it needs hard work to search for the causes of breaks in that time who are looking at ways to finish it completely as does the doctor subtle before being any surgery dangerous to ensure the safety of their patients' lives he sees that the direct surgery without sufficient data about the causes and careful planning of the method and the target, however, he knows exactly what he wants to work and where he wants to arrive and what will be sacrificed to keep to what is more important than sacrificed. This self we need to solve our problems, and according to this approach we will work out of our crisis and sponsor our success sincerity of our intentions to start building a strong Iraq unified calculated his total account and give him total respect and appreciation befitting its history and achievements and prestige of civilization as we must all as agents of Iraqi political pledge to put an end to all interventions Foreign Iraqi decision from any party whatsoever and under any name and be a purely Iraqi decision to stand up under which the structure of the nation and its security and sovereignty. Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, We will not have to go only line project agreed that Iraq DUP one country, and its people are brothers homeland and its bounty of all that our Constitution must be respected and that there was a justification to modify paragraphs must be in accordance with the clear constitutional grounds and that the most dangerous thing that we are exposed to is terrorism and abhorrent sectarianism must be a firm stance generally criminals who seek to disrupt the unity of our country and the rights and freedoms mandated by the Constitution must be preserved. My family and my people in the great Iraq from Zakho to the FAO is based Mandali to have sacrificed more than what is required of you originally Nzvtm blood and tears in the lean years and Anne Thompshawwa you that your tears and your wounds and Tdmdoa Tbdaa the construction phase and change. I am hoping that the next best. Ladies and Gentlemen, The eyes of the displaced Iraqis and displaced Triqpkm, those who refused to terrorism and criminality and Mangmoa only that they wanted to live in dignity Vhgroa and measure their circumstances, they are people darlings Cram and experiences of men, women and young people hope to find a way out from where they are perhaps the keys to the solution emanating from the House of Representatives to help them to return to their homes , honor and participants in the construction of our country and the contrast with the families of martyrs and victims of violence and terrorism by the blind who paid the blood price for the unity of Iraq and the safety and security and their families waiting for them to dedicate to Taidoa the hope that the sacrifices of their children were not in vain. And my confidence in the House of Representatives that bears his responsibilities in compliance with the time periods set by the Constitution to him in the presidential election of the prime minister, who will form the government according to the vision agreed upon by everyone in line with the stage and are consistent with the requirements in accordance with the program and clearly unconstitutional achieve the priorities of the Iraqi people and meet the ambitions and aspirations. This is my call on the political blocs to expedite and accelerate the understanding of the formation of the new government and within the constitutional framework and set timings formed and takes into account the current circumstances shall be able to pass the stage and needs sensitive and serious and urgent. Long live Iraq dear strong united with his family in all its components, Arabs and Kurds and Turkmen, Muslims, Christians, Sabians and Azidiin Sunnis, Shiites and all the spectrum or color or religion or doctrine of the strength of Iraq Ptaddath and stripes. And a heck of terrorism Daash terrorists and militias who are trying rhythm between the sons of one people. And yes every effort today stands detached from all his previous positions to build Iraq through understanding and peace, love and brotherhood. Oh God, make this country safe and blessed with the fruits of his family. ĆĎăĘă Brothers for your people and your nation Peace be upon you and God's mercy and blessings.President Jubouri confer by telephone with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on the latest developments in the political landscape July 16, 2014 Received the President of the Iraqi Council of Representatives d. Salim al telephone call from U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. And during which they discussed the latest developments in the current political scene and the current phase through which Iraq, Mr. Biden said he was pleased by contacting the election of the Speaker and his two deputies. It also expressed its full readiness to make more cooperation and coordination in order to speed up to the presidential election and the formation of a new government within constitutional frameworks and specific timelines. Media Bureau Chairman of the Council of Representatives of Iraq 07/16/2014 Statement of the Presidency of the Council of Representatives July 16, 2014 According to the provisions of the Constitution and the provisions of Article / 2 of Law No. (8) of 2012 (Act provisions for nomination to the post of President of the Republic) announces the Presidency of the Council of Representatives for the opening of the nomination for the post of President of the Republic, for wanting the nomination submit their applications written to the office of President of the Council during the appointment by the end of working hours on Sunday 20/07/2014 curricula vitae and official documents that prove the availability of the following conditions including: First: Iraqi by birth from Iraqi parents. Secondly, a fully qualified and completed forty years of age. Thirdly, a good reputation and political experience and proven his integrity, rectitude, justice and devotion to the homeland. Fourth, not convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude. V. least school performance for the first university degree recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Iraq. Sixth: not to be covered by the provisions of measures accountability and justice law or any procedures replace them. Communication and submission of nominations: Phone: 07801977301 Fax: 0096415382929 E-mail: @ NOW, HERE IS THE INTERESTING PART - SOME OF THESE ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE DUPLICATED IN KURDISH - SEE THIS LINK: NEVER BEFORE HAVE I SEEN ANNOUNCEMENTS AT THE PARLIAMENT SITE IN KURDISH. PERHAPS THE LANGUAGE LAW IS NOW IN EFFECT? (ARABIC ONLY - PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW FOR AN "OUTLINE" OF THIS LAW FROM THE PARLIAMENT SITE): Official Languages ​​Act January 7, 2014 The people in the name of the Presidential Council on the basis of what was approved by the House of Representatives and approved by the President of the Republic and based on the provisions of item (I) of Article (61) and item (iii) of Article (73) of the Constitution Act as follows: No. () for the year 2013 Law official languages Article 1 - (i) the official language: the language adopted by the State to speak and express and official correspondence and banknotes and stamps and official documents in respect of all matters of state at home and abroad and other other areas. (Second) Language Local official: is the language that their applications comply with the official administrative units which constitute Speakers by population density. Article -2 - Arabic language and the Kurdish language are the two official languages ​​of Iraq. Article -3 - Official Gazette is issued in Arabic and Kurdish. Article -4 - used languages ​​Arabic and Kurdish in official meetings and the House of Representatives and the Presidency of the Republic and the Federal Council of Ministers and the Supreme Judicial Council and the Federal agencies and institutions and other official meetings in the Kurdistan Region and its parliament and the presidency and His government. Article -5 - be speaking, addressing and expressing in official domains between the federal authorities and the authorities of the Kurdistan Region in both Arabic and Kurdish. Article 6 - dependent documents and correspondence of the two official languages ​​at the federal and provincial authorities. Article -7 - may be open to all levels of schools to teach Arabic or Kurdish or Turkmen or Syriac, or Armenian or Mandaean in government educational institutions, or any other language in private educational institutions in accordance with educational guidelines. Article -8 - used in both Arabic and Kurdish as follows: First, the issuance of currency. Secondly, passports and traffic indicator panels and boards on the significance of the ministries and departments of the Federal State and the Kurdistan Region. Thirdly, the issuance of revenue stamps and mailing. Article 9 - Turkmen language and Syriac language are official languages ​​in the administrative units that constitute the Turkmen or Syriac where population density. Article -10 - each region or governorate may adopt any other local language as an additional official language if approved the majority of the population in a referendum. Article -11 - form a higher committee to follow up the implementation of this law linked to the Council of Ministers headed by a representative of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers and the membership of a representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government and a representative from the Office of the House of Representatives assisted by an ad hoc committee of linguists, academics and representatives of the Turkmen and Assyrians And Mandaeans and its representative in addition to any language other Iraqi. Article -12 - define the tasks and the convening of a quorum of the Committee provided for in Article (12) of this law, the instructions issued by the Prime Minister. Article -13 -: This law aims to: - First, to ensure respect for the Constitution and its activation to organize the use of the official languages ​​of the Republic of Iraq. Secondly, awareness of language, in order to bring together Iraqi factions and deepen and consolidate the concepts of humanity and patriotism. Thirdly, to achieve the spirit of pride in the mother tongue. Fourth, ensure equality between Arabic and Kurdish rights and privileges for use in federal institutions. V. and support the development of Arabic and Kurdish and other Iraqi languages, such as Turcoman, Syriac, and Armenian and Mandaean. Article -14 - First: every Iraqi citizen or a foreign language teaching his sons mother. Secondly, each component Iraqi has the right to create colleges or institutes and cultural centers or synagogues serving the scientific development of its language and its culture and heritage. Article -15 -: The Iraqi Academy of Science and the Academy of the Kurdish two certified reference to the interpretation of terms and words in the case where the difference is. Article -16 -: treated contrary to the provisions of this law are as follows: First, apply discipline sanctions against him if he was employed. Secondly, the employee is threatening to remove the violation within fifteen (15) days, and when he refused to be punished by a fine of not less than (50) fifty thousand dinars each day it fails to remove all infringing. Thirdly, each victim the right to move criminal cases when the violation of the provisions of this law. Article -17 - The Council of Ministers issued instructions to facilitate the implementation of the provisions of this law. Article -18 - This law shall be published in the official gazette and implemented after ninety (90) days from the date of publication. Reasons Pursuant to Article (4) of the Constitution and of respect for the diversity of national and linguistic in Iraq and confirmation of the consolidation of the human dimension of civilizations in the custody of the new union, and in line with the teachings of Islam which emphasizes respect for differing languages, and in order to enable the basic components of the Republic Iraq from the free expression of their need and requirements in their original language. initiated this law
  4. 9 points
    Shortage of Fishing Poles "If we concentrated on the really important stuff in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles" By Junius P. Long ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Food For Thought If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being in the country illegally, you live in a country run by idiots. If you have to get your parents' permission to go on a field trip or take an aspirin in school, but not to get an abortion, you live in a country run by idiots. If you have to show identification to board an airplane, cash a check, buy liquor or check out a library book, but not to vote on who runs the government, you live in a country run by idiots. If the government wants to ban stable, law-abiding citizens from owning gun magazines with more than ten rounds, but gives 20 F-16 fighter jets to the crazy leaders in Egypt, you live in a country run by idiots. If, in the largest city, you can buy two 16-ounce sodas, but not a 24-ounce soda because 24-ounces of a sugary drink might make you fat, you live in a country run by idiots. If an 80-year-old woman can be stripped searched by the TSA but a woman in a hijab is only subject to having her neck and head searched, you live in a country run by idiots. If your government believes that the best way to eradicate trillions of dollars of debt is to spend trillions more, you live in a country run by idiots. If a seven year old boy can be thrown out of grade school for saying his teacher's "cute," but hosting a sexual exploration or diversity class in grade school is perfectly acceptable, you live in a country run by idiots. If hard work and success are met with higher taxes and more government intrusion, while not working is rewarded with EBT cards, WIC checks, Medicaid, subsidized housing and free cell phones, you live in a country run by idiots. If the government's plan for getting people back to work is to incentivize NOT working, with 99 weeks of unemployment checks and no requirement to prove they applied but can't find work, you live in a country run by idiots. If being stripped of the ability to defend yourself makes you more " safe" according to the government, you live in a country run by idiots. If you are offended by this article, you probably voted for the idiots who’ve run our once proud and great country into the ground
  5. 8 points
    ALLRIGHTY THEN!!!! I have some Dinar to sell back to them at the low low rate of 3.22 US per dinar...
  6. 7 points
    Cheney: History will record the failure of Obama and al-Maliki in Iraq 12:33:16 / 07/2014 Khandan - Launching Former U.S. Vice President **** Cheney, who took office during the era of former President George W. Bush, a scathing attack on President Barack Obama, saying that the worst of the rule of America, and carry with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, "the responsibility of failure" in Iraq. expressed Cheney In an interview with Network (CNN) American rejection of plans for the dismissal of Obama, even though he described as "the worst president ever known in his life," adding that former President Jimmy Carter, who Republicans believe it was a weaker American Presidents had the best of it. said Cheney, saying: "I think it When we left power, Iraq was put very stable, but Obama said it himself, we have set up a plan to increase the number of soldiers, and the plan was required after the American withdrawal left a military force able to continue to train the Iraqi army and provide capabilities that can not be provided, such as intelligence and air force , but that did not happen. " said former U.S. Vice President that the Iraqi forces, "collapsed," he said, adding that al-Maliki bear part of the responsibility, along with "Obama's failure" to ensure the survival of a U.S. force on the ground, what was born of the chaos in Iraq today. and The presence of a large number of soldiers and officers of the former Iraqi army within the organization "Daash" and whether this has resulted in a solution of the Baath Party and the army, Cheney said: "Maybe some of them (ex-soldiers), but the core of Daash are from al-Qaeda, has killed their leader, former Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and we inflict defeat them and Trdnahm of Iraq Fezhroa in Syria, and returned to collect their forces under the name Daash and entered Iraq again and gathered allies around them. " He continued by saying: "It is not confined to Iraq only, Caliphate, which lodged includes parts of Syria as well, but we have thousands who want to participate in jihad streaming from Europe to the region, some of them from the United States itself. " Cheney pointed out that al-Maliki and Obama "bear the responsibility for this failure," adding that this "will go down in history."
  7. 7 points
    @ Rochester Say what you will about Cheney... He's no idiot. Bush has chosen to keep his criticism to himself... let history define his legacy. Cheney is attacking obama because... SOMEONE NEEDS TO! I also doubt that "He feels guilty for all the stupid blunders that were made, on his watch, and he tries to deflect attention and blame onto Obama"... Lol! Hey Pot... meet Kettle! obama is the reining king of stupid blunders and he's done nothing but deflect attention and blame. Furthermore, he is right that obama snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq. He blew it! It's ridiculous to argue that an agreement could not have been reached to leave some troops there to train and assist the Iraqi military. obama wanted out... he didn't even try. I do love this line of your diatribe... "...well, if the Saddam Hatfield's and Al-Maliki McCoy's keep shooting at each other...". Very clever and true! History may indeed record Cheney as a jerk... but obama will go down as a weak, corrupt, narcissistic fraud. Our enemies (and allies) neither fear nor respect him. Cheney nailed this one... obama is the worst president EVER!
  8. 6 points
    CNN. Broadcasting Maliki's Paradox ! 7-16-2014 Newshound Guru Tlar Comment - the President of parliament and both his deputies have been voted in. Tomorrow [Wednesday] they work on the President of Iraq and his Vp's. That should take no more than a couple of days to get done. Then move onto the PM position. Maliki seems to have a problem. He was asked to leave parliament because he was not sworn in. He can't be sworn in while he is the acting PM of the previous government. He has to resign first before he can be sworn in. If he resigns he knows he could be arrested. Catch 22. Once the PM position is up for grabs, he will not be eligible if he doesn't resign and get sworn in. Gees, what's a dictator to do. Has he been alphonsed by the system. If he resigns he looses his immunity. All the new speaker would have to do is postpone the meeting one day not allowing for him to be sworn in and he would be exposed without immunity. This thought was brought to you by a friend named Revbo. I think it is dead on. 7-15-2014 Newshound Guru Tlar While we have mostly concentrated on the politics of Iraq, the CBI has been forging ahead. The rate is under their control and meets the IMF requirement to move to an Article VIII currency. Article VII means a currency that can be traded globally. Once the government is set the budget will be the first order of business. The budget can be voted on before they vote a new PM in but the way things are moving the new PM should be in place by the first part of next week IMO. The CBI has stated since the beginning that the reserves are out of country being held at banks around the world and will be brought back home once the government is set. It is my belief that the reserves were being protected not from the ISIS, but from Maliki. 7-15-2014 Newshound Guru Tlar In any event Turki also said over a month ago, "if the government were put together (settled) he would do it today when speaking of monetary change." The CBI has said on numerous occasions that prices are firm in the market and that the dinar was strong during this period. He has continued with BUSINESS AS USUAL just waiting for the government as we have been. THEY ARE READY AND WAITING. 7-15-2014 Newshound Guru Stryker An Historical Day Took Place in Iraq Today. Today in Parliament saw MP Salin-al, a Sunni elected as Speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, then later today the First Chair Speaker went to Haider Abadi from the State Law Coalition. The Kurds ended the parliament day with their own Aram Shelkh Mohammed winning the Second Speaker Chair, now the President process starts. We have witnessed the start of the formation of the New Government in Iraq and there are signs the process will not be stopped. You may want to tell the people that think nothing happens during Ramadan to think again. I really like where we are right now folks.
  9. 5 points
    Revbo is a very intelligent person and a great researcher. I alway follow and read anything he has to say. Thanks Revbo for sharing with us.
  10. 5 points
    And you're not too great yourself. "Lon Cheney" indeed!! You lost a lot of us there. If you had a real argument, you would not need this sort of low sarcasm to help you make it.
  11. 4 points
    The presidency of the new parliament: approving the budget tops the priority of our next phase Author: Editor: hay Reporter:Number of readings: 690 15/07/2014 20:26 Tomorrow's Press / Baghdad: Counting House Speaker Salim al, on Tuesday, approving the budget bill as a priority for the work of the parliament in the coming period, with the announced opening of the nomination for the presidency in front of all citizens, from tomorrow, the adjournment of Parliament to Wednesday of next week . Jubouri said after chairing a press conference at the parliament building and attended by tomorrow Press "," The nomination for the presidency will be open to all citizens starting on Wednesday for three days, "stressing that" the position of President of the Republic is not restricted to the political blocs. " He added Jubouri that "the priority of the work of the House of Representatives in the next few days Stadmn approving the budget and public laws stalled since the previous parliamentary session." The Jubouri that "the session will be submitted to parliament on Wednesday of next week in order to resolve the choice of candidates for the presidency and the cabinet." The President of the Age, former House of Representatives Mehdi al-Hafez that 171 deputies voted for the candidate for the mass change of the Kurdish Aram Sheik Mohammed Ali out of 241 total attendees, for the position of Second Deputy Speaker of the House, Salim al. The House voted, earlier today, Tuesday, to choose the candidate of a coalition of state law, MP Haider al-Abadi for the post of first deputy chairman of the parliament. The members of the House of Representatives voted on Tuesday, and on the choice of a majority of MP Salim al-chairman of the council.
  12. 4 points
    Dinar, … Oh Dinar.. you have become an addiction like coffee and donut in the morning J even though I say I want to quit following you, I cannot help myself not to peek on news and rumors and trying to dissect it and finding clues of where you are J In the last few weeks, news has been flying like flies to a picnic table. Rumors are coming out like ants to sugar. We say we don’t like rumors, but we cannot help ourselves peeking at rumors and criticizing it. We read the news and wonder if they are fabricated to conceal the whole truth from us. I don’t swallow every news or rumor I read nor the UFOs I hear without checking and double checking with friends. I learn not to throw the baby with the bath water J I say it again, I believe a few gurus have legit intel and they know what they are talking about. Whether we want to admit or not, we put some pressure on them to perform or feed us with some news. I see both sides, it’s almost like “duck if you do, duck if you don’t”. Some gurus do the news for personal ego and financial gain, that I don’t like. Even though I understand it takes money to have a website, chat room , and such. Some gurus charge for their services which I gladly pay because it is requested up front and it’s my own choice if I decide to pay for their services J If I were to go to college, I would have gotten BA majoring in dinar. This is only my opinion. You don’t have to agree with what I write, because I understand you are entitled to your own opinion but please be kind to me J I am on your side. We are here to help each other to shed some light in the dark tunnel of dinar and hopefully we can come out of the tunnel together and see the light and the blue water to swim J 1. Is Maliki in or out? Rumors still not sure where he stands.. he can stand out of the line or in the line. So, he remains in, until he is ousted. Maliki’s days are numbered as parliament meetings continue. 2. Looks like from Sunday’s parliament meetings, 223 parliament members were sworn in. This could be the move they need to vote for the 3 most important positions in the government body. 3. The meeting continues and said Al Jaafari that “everything is permissible in regard to choosing a prime minister, it is possible to resolve the matter before or after the Eid al-Fitr. And they will put budget as top priority. 4. Looks like Iraq is ready to rock n’roll even though one step forward and a couple side steps, Iraq has come a long way this year since we started. GOI needs to be seated so they can have a full function government. 5. I read in Dinar Chronology that 2012 budget has the rate. That is why they can’t open the budget openly without exposing the rate that is in the budget. I have been scratching my head how they get the money to run the country and building like there is no ending supply of money. It makes sense that their budget has been set with rate for 5 years starting 2012 to 2017. 6. Reading from some news, looks like business as usual in many parts of Iraq even though ISIS is gaining some controls over a few cities. 7. I don’t think other Arab countries will let ISIS out of control. It’s a matter of time before they ban together to wipe out ISIS, i.e. Saudi Arabia is giving Iraq 500 million in humanitarian aid to fight ISIS. Hopefully they all learn a lesson whom they support after this. 8. Q Card of Visa Card are good signs that Iraq wants to be international but do they have to rv to use visa card? I don’t think so. Visa is accepted all over the world and any Iraqi citizen can use their visa card to shop because whatever currency they are shopping with, will be converted to their own currency which is dinar when they make their payments. Visa cards are issued by banks of one’s country in their own currency. For example, I have a visa card issued in America and the currency automatically in USD. If I were to go to France and shop there, I can use my visa card. But when I get the bill, whatever amount I spend in France Franc will be converted to the USD and that’s how I pay my bills. Same with visa card that is issued by CBI. This just tells us there are moving forward towards international banking and hopefully international traded currency that has more value than 1166. 9. I still believe China is the whistle blower to start the GCR engine going when they called on US Bonds in January. China is saying to the US like Cee Lo Green says “forget you” to cabal system. 10. This move from China will put fire on the chairs of IMF, UN, World Bank and of course, USA to get going on whatever they need to do and accept the reality that they are not the only one anymore. 11. China’s President and Alibaba President, Jack Ma have lobbied S. Korea to do trade in Chinese Yuan and also allowing S. Korea to invest in their mutual funds. What does little obe do? He is lobbying to patch holes in the freeways J well.. I guess he can do that if in fact, his job was done by signing off on EO13303 in May. 12. I heard about GCR a couple years ago and I always thought it was a farfetched idea but yet when I heard my friend told me last September that it will take a year to get all done and possible RV, I started to pay attention. I don’t swallow anything without checking and double checking J 13. BRICS has been in the making for the last 6 years. They are having a meeting right now in Brazil on July 14 – 16th. Russia is the only country in the BRICS group that was also a member of G7 which because of Ukraine crisis, Russia got ousted which prolly what Pouting Putin was looking for so he can fully emerged in BRICS. In other words, he said good bye to G7 and saying hello to BRICS fully. My simple mind says, you can’t be on both camps if you are trying to come out of one system. 14. Strategically BRICS will be able to sustain themselves if they were to be boycotted by the big brothers. 15. The formation of BRICS is quite strategic because amongst themselves, they will finance their development bank with their own funds which telling me they wanted to be out of the system. Guess what, if they are not taking money from IMF or WB, they can set up their own rules and regulations. It’s a matter of time, before other countries which do trading with BRICS will join and trade in Chinese Yuan. 16. If you think of BRICS : a) Brazil is rich of mango, don’t forget coconut and minerals such as iron, tin, copper and ore Russia has the security because Pouting Putin is ex KGB and he knows how to put security system. c) India is where technology is d) China is loaded with manpower and whatever you want, they can make it for ya plus don’t underestimate Chinese with their business mind. Most of goods in the market are made in China J if I remember correctly China also has 1 million army. e) South Africa is rich in mining, agriculture and fisheries. They can sustain themselves easily with their own resources and of course, buying oils from the next eleven because Indonesia produces oil. 17. I don’t think USD will be out of the market soon. There will be two major currencies in international trading : Chinese Yuan and USD. 18. This financial mega will be divided between the West and the East. One World Government will still be a few years. As I believe with BRICS, Next Eleven and what not.. there will be some federations forming. Chinese is not easily swayed J 19. Dinar Trade changed their name to Exchange of America a few months ago. If I remember correctly, Ali has said that closer to RV, he will be opening up locations and he will take care of his customers only, meaning people who buys from them. Well..there are 7 locations strategically opened to take care of business and he will take care of everyone who has dinar and want to do business with them. Right now, you can walk in any locations they have to buy or sell dinar. 20. If you dig deeper in the dinar business J basically two dinar companies merge under one name Exchange of America (Dinar Trade and Dinar, Inc.) My little brain says, when two companies merge together, these are the possibilities : a) To gain market share because DT does online sales and Exchange of America (Dinar, Inc) has stores so they handle walk ins. They have predicted that dinar will rv soon and they are positioning themselves to compete with the big brothers such as BOA, Chase, Citi Bank and US Banks. c) Yes, they are making money with people walk in buying and selling currencies but their ultimate goal is taking care of us 21. I don’t believe the rate will be high in the sky like gurus proclaim. I will be happy if they come in about 10 cents to a dollar. I think there is room for them to move up because of their natural resources. 22. Turki has said he will want to pull the plug by middle 2014 which is where we are now. He also said that they can support the rate. I believe when Iraq was buying gold like buying peanuts, they are buying it to back up their currency and also foreign investors. With all the above, my conclusion is we are close to the finish line. The next few weeks will be very telling where the last piece will fall. It will be nice to see the train finally stops, we can disembark and go to our destinations and chase our dreams. I hope you don’t forget of the things you say you will do when this rv. Remember to breathe and don’t turn blue on me J we are dealing with Iraq – they are notorious of changing their mind and pouting like spoiled kids if they don’t get their ways J Mods I need help I can't seem to make the spacing works the way it supposed to be Thanks
  13. 4 points
    Ha! Thanks, y'all. I'm not so sure, anymore, that's how it is, but it's nice to be appreciated. Thanks for not thinking of me as a guru. Even though I may be wrong, a lot, I don't sell dinars and have never been dishonest with anyone.
  14. 4 points
  15. 4 points
    Whatshername! Thanks for your input. +1 Looks like we've got a bunch of O fans here. Here are a couple of questions for you. Did the Pentagon tell O to leave troops in Iraq? Yes! Did we? No. Is our economy better off now? BTW: count the people that have given up all hopes of getting a job. No Again. Are countries emboldened to confront us due to our weak leadership? Yes again. Maybe if we had left troops in Iraq we would be counting our money right now instead of the ridiculousness we're watching right now. JMHO!
  16. 4 points
    Ain't freedom of speech great? I think so. I don't expect everyone to agree with my opinions. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I'm not here to convince anyone of anything. I don't know how this will end, but in the long run of history, in my opinion, despite everything, the War on Iraq was useful for the following reasons: It showed how Islamic fundamentalism was a threat to free nations. It showed how America and the West has been funding Islamic terrorism, by buying oil from middle eastern countries. It showed just how expensive it was to fight wars in the middle east. In effect it showed that America was funding both sides in the War on Terror. It showed how problematic and complicated it was to fight wars in the middle east. It showed that when you depend on oil to run the world, you have to fund a War on Terror, and also you have to fund wars against Muslim countries. It's unavoidable. And finally it pushed people in America and the rest of the world to finally start seriously thinking about how to get their economies off oil. Lots and lots of research is going on around the world, on ways and means of getting off oil. Without the massive pain of Iraq, this would have never happened. Iraq was a "learning experience" about the terrible cost of running the world on oil. My guess is America will have a few more wars over oil, before doing all the things necessary, to get off oil. Trillions more will have to be spent before this oil curse is over, and many sons and daughters will have to come back, in body bags. But in the end, the people around the world who are coming up with alternatives to oil will win. The research and answers will come from American scientists and will usher in an oil-free era, of abundant energy, where it is no longer required, to fight senseless wars, over oil. That scientific research has been ongoing for a while now and will eventually be successful, making America far far richer than ever. All politics aside, I think this is how history will judge the venture into Iraq. All the minor squabbles of which President did what, and who was a good or horrible President or Vice-President, will be long forgotten, in the sands of time. If **** Cheney were a little smarter man, he'd see this. But he's not. He disappoints me with his pettiness and lack of insight.
  17. 4 points
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  19. 4 points
    Maliki shifts blame to the Parliament for not getting things done. It's all because of him that things didn't get done, who is he kidding. Jeez! I loathe him.
  20. 4 points
    what in the world, just as some have been saying. once the government is fully seated, it has been projected that a back log of laws are going to be passed in mass. we stand to see years worth of delay recovered in weeks, days even.
  21. 4 points
    Thanks Buti. It sounds like they are going to simultaneously announce the budget, along with the president, and primeinister. Sounds like an RV to me!
  22. 3 points
    Nadita File – 07/15/2014 Good evening everyone, thanks for watching Nadita File where the spin starts here World News : Genx4me reported Hamas rejects Egypt’s proposal for cease-fire with Israel. Israeli cabinet had accepted the plan to end week of fighting. Egypt cease-fire plan called for hostilities between Israel and Hamas to end today which would be followed by talks on easing Gaza border blockade. Militants from Gaza fired about 50 rockets at Israel today. Israeli military says it resumed airstrikes in Gaza after Hamas rejected cease-fire. At least 21 dead, over 136 injured after subway train derails in Moscow. Power surge triggered an alarm, causing train to stop abruptly. Officials probing possibility of sunken roadbed. Explosion near mosque and market in Afghanistan kills at least 89, wounds scores of others. All victims were civilians, no claim of responsibility. Other News : Snowglobe7 heard Fed Chair Yellen spoke today. In her speech, she said jobless rate remains above estimates of longer run normal level. Labor force participation rate remains weaker than one would expect. GOP Q1 declined mostly due to path of Fed funds rate remains dependent on incoming information., whereas Q2 suggests production and spending rebound but bear watching. Fed to end asset purchases after October meeting if data supports. Housing sector has shown little progress and it has been disappointing for this year activity. Inflation is up in recent months, still below FOMC’s 2% long run target. Economy activity to expand at moderate pace over next several years. US retail sales driven lower by weak auto sales. She added funds rate will go up sooner if job market improves more quickly. She further said even though economy is improving , recovery is not yet complete. Boosterbglee wonders what scientists mean by saying better education and controlling health risks, make rates of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia falling in the US and some other rich countries. Chess can’t believe Little obe pushing Congress to shore up funding for highways and transportation. He also touts safety research on vehicles that talk to each other. House GOP to recommend national guards at the border and speedier returns of Central American youths. It will trim little obe’s $3.7B spending request for border. Dow gained 5 points at trading today. The Machino is waiting for gold to go down more than what closed today at $1296, silver at $20.76, copper at $3.25. Lionsgate and Alibaba to launch subscription streaming service in China. Lionsgate Entertainment world to include Hunger Games, Mad Men, Twilight which starts in August. A-J516 is waiting for Alibaba which chose NYSE to debut their IPO in August. Captl1 is happy Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) troubled F-35 fighter jet gets okay to fly but disappointed as it won’t be at UK airshow. The stock went up a bit at today’s trading. GoPro gained 5% at trading today, closed at $41.93. GoPro call price for July is $45. Sotheby’s teaming with eBay to start streaming live auctions online. Most Sotheby’s NY auctions will stream on new online platform on eBay; may add online only sales. VW says it will build a new seven passenger SUV at its Chattanooga, TN factory which will create 2,000 jobs. Google’s YouTube to raise money from producers to fund premium content. Staples pulling the plug with USPS to end pilot program for mini post offices inside stores. From Dinar land : Vietnam1969 is happy as he is getting help from Sunni tribal forces who are cooperating now with Iraq’s security forces to liberate city of Tikrit from ISIL’s claws. Stealthwarrior reported a lot of worker bees were put to sleep and with Sandfly’s help in the air, firing TBomb to destroy alien’s camps and their weapons. Sunni tribal’s change of direction to go against ISIL could be because their belief is not the same as ISIL and also because of Saudi influence after ISIL declared the founding of Islamic state for the world. Civilians who fled from Kirkud said they are fed up with ISIL nightmare. It’s only a matter of time before all tribals ban together to go after ISIL. Thriver read today’s parliament session elected Salim al-Jabouri as the house speaker. Jabouri received 194 votes and MP Haidar al-Ibadi for Deputy Speaker, after Chalibi withdrew his nomination as First Deputy Speaker. Deputy Minister of P&D said they are taking measures to minimize red tapes on goods coming into Iraq. He concluded that food staples price are and will be steady during the ongoing military operations. Ministry of Electric is busy rushing to restore electricity using temporary generators before power is connected again to the main grid. Calkid11 met with Iraqi Private Businessmen Assc, whose said the election of a moderate Sunni to head the parliament is welcome news and a positive move towards an inclusive unity government. One of the businessmen who liked to remain anonymous said he has no doubt Iraq will stand on its feet again sooner than what people think. ISIL will be defeated and pushed back because everybody is now against them. From Rumor land: Millionday says it’s good to see the religious leader Sistani asking Maliki to step down. Poppy3 is getting excited again as he can see an end to this long wait as Iraq is meeting and producing progress. Tlar thinks it will take a few days voting everyone in but the PM and there is still hope for Maliki resignation. Sistani has given ultimatum for the resignation of Maliki otherwise he will pick the nominee for PM if he has to. Tlar added Turki says the reserves are out of the country and tucked safely. He is waiting for a fully seated GOI, in the meantime, it’s business as usual for Turki. Chattels believes most anything is possible but he would be surprised if a complete government is seated today. Mt. Goat thinks we could possibly have all of the three presidents seated by end of the week if no interference or arguments arise. They must choose a president within 30 days after electing a speaker which the clock starts ticking today. Their constitutional deadline is August 29th. From the desk of Stryker J says he really likes where we are right now. Today in Parliament, a Sunni elected as speaker of the house, MP Salin-al, State Law Coalition – First Chair Speaker is Haider Abadi and the Kurds, Aram Sheikh Mohammad as the Second Speaker Chairman. President process starts now. Wildfire in the West are being helped by hot and dry weather plus sparks from lighning making wilfires in Oregon, Northern California, Idaho. Whereas summer cool down hitting Midwest as polar air pushing south from Canada could drive some temperatures into the 40s. Millions are facing severe thunderstorms. California is in the valley of decision on waste not or want not. Regulators are considering $500 fine for people who waste water. Rules will ban watering landscaping, washing cars without a shut-off nozzle. The spin stops here send your comments to #naditafile, Dinar Thug is next, good night everyone
  23. 3 points
    Woman: Do you drink beer? Man: Yes Woman: How many beers a day? Man: Usually about 3 Woman: How much do you pay per beer? Man: $5.00 which includes a tip Woman: And how long have you been drinking? Man: About 20 years, I suppose Woman: So a beer costs $5 and you have 3 beers a day which puts your spending each month at $450. In one year, it would be approximately $5400 correct? Man: Correct Woman: If in 1 year you spend $5400, not accounting for inflation, the past 20 years puts your spending at $108,000, correct? Man: Correct Woman: Do you know that if you didn't drink so much beer, that money could have been put in a step-up interest savings account and after accounting for compound interest for the past 20 years, you could have now bought a Ferrari? Man: Do you drink beer? Woman: No Man: Where's your Ferrari?
  24. 3 points
    Maliki calls for the new parliament not to repeat the mistakes of its predecessor Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki Author: ah Editor: hay Reporter:Number of readings: 59 07/16/2014 13:45 Tomorrow's Press / BAGHDAD: Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, on Wednesday, the new parliament not to repeat the mistakes of the previous session and seek to serve the people through the adoption of important laws into law the budget, pointing out that the election of the chairman of the parliament where he received infractions for political agreements, and as he emphasized that Some Arab countries have begun to feel the arrival of organizing Daash it, he explained that there was a move in several Arab and regional forums to divide Iraq. Maliki said in his weekly televised and followed up "tomorrow Press" that "the election of the presidency of the new parliament, where he got some of the irregularities of the political agreements, but we consider the first step to building the political process," noting that "the new House of Representatives him to manage the Council legality and constitutionality of the discipline, away about what happened from the mistakes in the previous session. " He added that "on Parliament to hasten the adoption of important laws into law the general budget and the oil and gas law and the law of parties and others, and that contributes to the provision of support for the Iraqi army by arming, because Iraq is being subjected to a terrorist attack fierce require us to support our armed forces." Maliki called the new parliament also to "stand against attempts to divide Iraq and to work on the unity of the country and the council also stay away from dealing with those who incite sectarian and block the way to the States interventions in the affairs of Iraq." In another context, he drew Maliki that "the presidential candidate who is the share of the Kurds must be available where certain qualities foremost to be a rejection of the project to divide Iraq and to work on unity and protect its sovereignty, and we will reject any candidate is not available when these conditions." The Prime Minister explained that "the security forces had made significant progress in Salah al-Din and freed spend DHULUIYA Daash the support of the National clans," warning "from lurking in the ranks of volunteers." He also said that "countries that support terrorism, began to feel the arrival of Daash and terrorism at it, and say that the Arab countries today on a Hot Tin Atedoa and they have to," stressing that "there is movement in a number of Arab and regional forums for the division of Iraq." He revealed Maliki "I received calls from before the Baathists and officers in the former army threatened me with death." The organization Daash terrorist managed because of the complicity of elements in the army and police, with the help of a group of residents from the control of the city of Mosul, in the 10 of June, while started the security services and the support of the citizens and the Army Air from cracking down on terrorists and surrounded in Mosul following the attempt to stretch to other cities which led to dozens of deaths Tkebedhm outlines some Arab and foreign nationalities who came from different regions to Nineveh, while poured into the volunteer centers and go around Samarra, hundreds of thousands of young people if the launch of the religious authority in Najaf call of jihad to fight the terrorist Daash.
  25. 3 points
    Thanks GGGECKO... and back at ya! The O fans will always tell you what really bothers them. Cheney is right and, deep down... they know it! Good questions (thanks for answering them for me!) I couldn't agree more. I also believe that Iraq was stable when we left... not perfect by any measure, but stable. Had we stayed to support that stability and nurture their budding democracy, I think the entire middle east would be less volatile. Al-Qaeda and ISIS would still be in their hidy-holes, Syria might look very different, and yes... I think it's possible that by now, Iraq could have been growing and prospering instead of spiraling out of control. ***** @ Rochester Indeed... Freedom of speech is fan-freakin-tastic! Discourse is healthy... I don't expect everyone to agree with my opinions either... what fun would that be? As a resident of Canada (America-light), you seem very comfortable expressing your opinions about our leaders and political objectives. Nothing to complain about in Utopia, I suppose! Well, you won't hear me telling you to MYOB... but, be duly warned... I will always require your intellectual honesty. Please take that as the compliment I intend it to be. I don't engage just anyone on this board because... well... there's no sport in it! You seem to be well-spoken and, though I disagree with most everything you say, I defend your right to say it. Also, I enjoy the fodder of liberal logic... it amuses me! Have a very good rest of your day!
  26. 3 points
    DT................that cracks me up! The artist had great patience. Unique 'canvass'......................
  27. 3 points
    Two misconceptions: It was not our decision to make about leaving Iraq. It was built into Bush's agreement with Baghdad. This is fact. Anything said outside of fact is political posturing, I encourage all to stop being a victim of it. The war in Iraq was not about Oil. It was a Currency War. It was to protect the Petrodollar. Hussein attacked the dollar (as did Gaddafi who also died because of it). It was a declaration of war which declaration is not clearly understood by most citizens. Hussein announced in September 2000 that Iraq was no longer going to accept dollars for oil being sold under the UN’s Oil-for-Food program, and decided to switch to the euro as Iraq’s oil export currency. I realize many of us get emotionally tied to some of the news and we pick sides, but investors cannot pick sides. We have to stay as objective as possible and seek out truth as much as we can because this is how we obtain wealth. Don't let these politicians sway you with double speak and side talk about who failed and who succeeded and all that garbage. Stay focused, and know what the truth is. It is always a money game and always will be.
  28. 3 points
  29. 3 points
    Vice Presidents are nothing more than metaphorical flack jackets for their respective Presidents. They are all irrelevant until a state funeral requires U.S. representation. GO RV, and NO BV
  30. 3 points
    Look @ Maliki's body language in the last photo's of him meeting with his Iranian daddy Ayatollah. He was sitting like a statue,frozen in fear, with his palms resting on his thighs. Maliki knows it's all over for him, hell, he was ejected from the Parliament meeting yesterday. He would not resign his old PM position because his IMMUNITY ends at that moment. The clock is ticking ,he's already sent his family,except one son, on to London. The whole country will be dancing in the streets when the news is announced that he is finally gone.
  31. 3 points
    I would say alot is currently happening during ramadan- lol
  32. 3 points
    Last week's radio address he talked like he wanted to start a war with Kurdistan, now he's talking reasonable. He is done and he knows it.
  33. 3 points
    In the same boat for sure.....AMEN!
  34. 3 points
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    "Maliki calls for the new parliament not to repeat the mistakes of its predecessor" =Dont do what i did Haha
  36. 3 points
    M has lost control and his mind...I could hardly wait for this day and it's here! Thanks for posting Butifldrm.... Cheers to all on DV!
  37. 3 points
    . I guess all the people posting articles about the elections, and budget, have been wasting their, and our time. Could you please tell us what we are all waiting for?
  38. 3 points
    It Smells Like We're Near 'The End' !
  39. 3 points
    I was going to offer you $800.00 per mil, with the provision IF the rv happens within the next three months you can buy them back. If that will help let me know.
  40. 3 points
    @ Rochester...... As a Canadian, I must say you are giving us a bad name. Your racist comments are not only condescending to the folks that live in the South, but show your ignorance of them and their lifestyle. Your judgement of them because of what you have been exposed to shows your lack of compassion to those that are where they are in their place of religion, spirituality and God. Who the H*LL are you to judge their thoughts, actions and beliefs. Lets judge you in the same light that you judge them. How do you like it? I have spend much time in the south and I don't see what you see. Perhaps you should keep your hateful opinions to yourself, as I see you add no value but are accumulating a number of negatives lately.
  41. 2 points
    One has to wonder if Israel will be a welcome customer for the Kurdish oil deals since the Kurds are dependent on Turkey for getting their exports out to sea??? I'm sure there will be other customers in the future... but it doesn't sound like Israel will be in the buyers line. Wednesday Jul 16, 201402:18 PM GMT Israeli massacres echo Hitler mentality: Turkey Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:12PM GMT 47 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has condemned the latest Israeli aggression against the besieged Gaza Strip, accusing Israel of massacring Palestinians. He also questioned the world’s silence on Tel Aviv’s ongoing atrocities in the blockaded enclave, underlining that any normalization in the ties between Israel and Turkey is impossible. Erdogan told members of his ruling Justice and Development Party in parliament on Tuesday that Israel is perpetrating a “massacre” of Palestinians and “is continuing to carry out state terrorism in the region.” The Turkish premier further slammed Israeli lawmaker Ayelet Shaked for his controversial remarks posted on social media suggesting that the Palestinians deserved to die. Erdogan is scheduled to meet the president of the Palestinian national unity government, Mahmoud Abbas, in Turkey on Friday. “What's the difference between this mentality and that of Hitler?” Erdogan asked. Israel has been carrying out unrelenting airstrikes against Gazans since July 8. Around 200 people have been killed in the attacks so far with the UN saying most of the casualties are civilians. Relations between Israel and Turkey soured after Israeli marines stormed a Gaza-bound Turkish ship in 2010 while in international waters. Ten Turks have died since the assault. Erdogan said ties will remain frosty as long as Israel continues its Gaza offensive, noting that Tel Aviv must know that “it is out of the question to normalize our relations if those massacres continue.” Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty. MR/AS/MHB
  42. 2 points
    United: the position of the Sunni blocs a clear and explicit that there is no third term for Nouri al-Maliki 16-07-2014 12:15 PM Free - The MP said the bloc united reform Falah Hassan Zeidan, that 'the presidency of the Council of Ministers is limited currently within blocks of the National Alliance, which will nominate its candidate and offer to the other blocks', pointing out that' the religious authority is pressing heavily on the National Alliance to provide its candidate for the next government. " added Zidane in a press statement that 'Maliki's nomination for a third term is no longer contained within the meetings and discussions that take place between the political blocs', stressing that' the position of the blocks Sunni clear and explicit that there is no third term for Nouri al-Maliki. " and continued a member bloc united in his statement to the newspaper term, the 'distribution positions of the Speaker and his deputy, the first and the second came in accordance with the agreements between the political blocs in exchange for not Maliki's nomination for a third term. ' and pointed out that Zidane 'National Alliance did not submit its candidate for prime minister and wait for him to resolve this issue quickly.'
  43. 2 points
    LOL! LOL! LOL! (picking myself up after falling out of my chair). **** Cheney commenting on the Iraq debacle is like Charlie Manson discussing crime prevention at the neighborhood watch association. LOL! Look this up (June, 2003 on Meet the Press--"I believe the insurgency is in its last throes."). LOL! Anybody remember the boy who cried wolf?
  44. 2 points
  45. 2 points
    Is there a betting line on who gets this? As popular as the dinar has gotten, I figured Vegas might want in on this one.
  46. 2 points
    unfortunately iraq is in similitude to a gorgeous and curvy woman. though the men in the room try, they can't take their eyes off of her. iraq has so much to offer geopolitically and economically, that global competition for her friendship is overtly strong.
  47. 2 points
    Some of my friends on another site think this is exactly why those British parliamentary advisers were over there a couple weeks ago. I actually posed a similar scenario to yours over there, that Maliki, having written a lot of the Iraqi constitution, thought he could slip in, quietly hand in his resignation, be sworn in, and things would go as he had planned, but the good guys blindsided him by asking him to leave before he could be sworn in, and now, he's in a position where he either has to resign, in which case he loses immunity and the opposition can delay parliament for as long as it takes to have him arrested for his many crimes, or he declares a military dictatorship, in which case we drop a Hellfire on his head while the whole world applauds the death of a nascent dictatorship.

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