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  1. REMEMBER, no one really knows what will happen, or when. They're simply stating their opinions based on what they perceive to be happening in Iraq... So, take everything with a grain of salt ... RON MarkZ ...one that I think is exciting Article: “First Direct Flights between Erbil and London” This is real international cooperation. Erbil is wealthy in oil.. We have been told to keep eyes on the Erbil region. Mnt Goat Article: "Kurdistan Federation: Legislating the oil and gas law will resolve the disputes between Baghdad and Erbil" ...There it is again in articles. Do we need the Oil and Gas law referendum passed prior to the Reinstatement? We were told we do. Let’s see what happens.
    12 points
  2. At this point I don't care how they do it or what brings it... just do it!!!
    11 points
  3. Iraq announces the overthrow of the "most important terrorist detachment" in Salah al-Din and carries out two raids on ISIS hideouts 2024-06-22 14:35 Shafaq News/ The Joint Operations Command announced, on Saturday, the overthrow of “the most important terrorist detachment” in Salah al-Din, noting that two raids were carried out on ISIS hideouts in the governorate. A statement from the leadership received by Shafaq News Agency stated, “The Iraqi National Intelligence Service, in conjunction with the Counter-Terrorism Service, carried out a qualitative operation based on accurate information and the activation of the intelligence effort with the targeting cell of the Joint Operations Command in the Balkana Mountains in Tuz Khurmatu district within the eastern operations sector of Salah al-Din.” The statement continued, "The heroes in these two devices began monitoring and following up on the terrorist nests in the above area and besieged the most important terrorist detachment within this sector. In coordination with the brave air hawks, two air strikes were carried out by F-16 aircraft that destroyed this tunnel as well as the rest of the dens, which led to the killing of all the members." The terrorist detachment, whose members, according to preliminary information, are estimated at 7 terrorists, including a dangerous leader.” SHAFAQ.COM العراق يعلن الإطاحة بـ"أهم مفرزة إرهابية" في صلاح الدين وينفذ غارتين على أوكار لداعش - شفق نيوز
    8 points
  4. REMEMBER, no one really knows what will happen, or when. They're simply stating their opinions based on what they perceive to be happening in Iraq... So, take everything with a grain of salt ... RON Frank26 [Iraq boots-on-the-ground report] FIREFLY: The television is showing the new 35 white paper report from the IBBC is on our de-dollarization. Our country has removed foreign currencies they tell us. De-dollarization has been successful. We don't use any other currencies except the Iraqi dinar. They are very pleased with what the Iraqi dinar is about to go through. Clare Question: "The holiday is officially over was there any news about the Iraqi 2024 budget published in their gazette today?" NO...BUT REMEMBER THEY OFFICIALLY GO BACK TO WORK TOODAY [Sunday] PER SUDANI ACCORDING TO WHAT WAS IN AN ARTICLE. SO WE DON'T KNOW IF THE MOJ EVEN WORKED. Kaperoni Until Iraqi parliament passes the over 100 stalled laws that pertain to the success and growth of their economy, nothing will happen and the dinar will remain weak. Years have passed and still no progress on passing these laws. Buckeyetree ...In My Opinion, the Heat is on to reach the goal of monetary reform, the RI, and bring to pass the promise of purchasing power to the citizens, the HCL, etc. The heat/pressure is good in this case with ATMs and latest from their leaders Sudani, Alak snd Barzani.
    8 points
  5. Here's some articles of Dinarian interests... Treat as rumors. Not verified. Your opine. TNT via Tishwash: Dozens Of Iraqi Companies Participate In An Investment Summit Iin America. ARTICLE: The US Ambassador to Baghdad, Alina Romanowski, announced on Sunday that more than 30 Iraqi companies will participate in a summit related to investment projects in the United States available to foreign companies. Today, Romanowski wrote in a blog on the “X-Twitter” platform, “Best wishes to the 33 Iraqi companies heading to the SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C., next week.” She added, “The investment process is through linking Iraqi companies with American companies and resources to help them develop their businesses.” -Tishwash: The World Bank Predicts Iraq’s Economic Future In 2026. The World Bank expected, today, Sunday, that Iraq will achieve economic growth of more than 5% in the year 2026. The bank stated in a report followed by Mawazine News, that “Iraq’s economic growth for the year 2022 reached 7.6% & in 2023 it decreased.” To reach – 2.9%. He expected Iraq’s economic growth to decline in 2024 to reach 0.3%, to achieve growth in 2025 of up to 3.8%, and to achieve growth in 2026 of up to 5.3%. The bank’s report indicated that “oil exporting countries from outside the Gulf Cooperation Council will help the expected recovery in the oil sector in 2025 boost growth in Iraq and Algeria.” link -Tishwash: Baghdad To Host Iraq’s Largest Tech Event. Baghdad will host the Digital Transformation Initiative (DTI) Youth Forum on July 22, Iraq’s largest tech event, sponsored by the Iraqi Prime Minister’s Office. This landmark two-day event will bring together over 8,000 attendees, including youth, entrepreneurs & companies, to explore technological trends & digital solutions. The forum aims to raise awareness about technology among Iraqi youth & will feature 20 local & international & cybersecurity expert Saif Alshoker. Topics will cover the Internet of Things, start-ups, cybersecurity, digitalizing the government sector, the digital economy, renewable energy & more. In addition to the conference, the event will include a Youth Initiatives Exhibition showcasing local projects, a Companies Exhibition promoting IT services & products by young innovators & the launch of reports & data on Iraq’s technology sector. The DTI Youth Forum seeks to unite the efforts of youth, the private sectors & innovation. link -Tishwash: Finance begins distributing estimates of current expenditures, revenues & investment projects for 2024. Today, Saturday, the Ministry of Finance announced the start of distributing estimates of the state’s current expenditures, revenues, and investment projects for the year 2024. A Finance statement received by Al-Rabaa stated, “The Budget Department calls on all ministries, governorates & entities not affiliated with a ministry to send their authorized representatives tomorrow, Sunday, for the purpose of receiving estimates of current expenditures, revenues & investment projects for the current year, approved by the House of Representatives, according to what was stated in Parliamentary Resolution No. (64). ) for the year 2024 and was held at its session numbered (27) on June 3 of the current year. link -a different version. The Ministry of Finance announced today, Saturday, the start of distributing estimates of current expenditures, revenues & investment projects for the year 2024. The Ministry stated, in a statement, a copy of which was received by Al-Mustaqila, that “the state has begun distributing estimates of current expenditures, revenues & investment projects for the year 2024 to the state. She added, “The Budget Department of the Ministry of Finance calls on all ministries, governorates & entities not affiliated with a ministry, to send their representatives tomorrow, Sunday, June 23, 2024, to receive estimates of current expenditures, revenues & investment projects for the current year, which were approved by the House of Representatives in accordance with Parliamentary Resolution No. (64) of 2024, adopted at its session numbered (27) on June 3 of the current year.” This step comes as part of the government’s efforts to improve financial planning and ensure a fair distribution of resources in a way that enhances the quality of public services and contributes to achieving sustainable development in all regions of Iraq . Mot: … its soooo Hot Outside — Right!!!!
    7 points
  6. REMEMBER, no one really knows what will happen, or when. They're simply stating their opinions based on what they perceive to be happening in Iraq... So, take everything with a grain of salt ... RON Frank26 [Response to IBBC video this morning] The video starts out by maybe being a little negative by saying these are the problems that they have, and then at the very end, it's just amazing what it's done with its reforms and positive ending. This video is a summary of everything that the monetary reform has done thus far and what it's about to do next. IMO that's the ATM machines and then the float. Nader From The Mid East Things have been moving a little bit from here to the 8th of July. I hope we have an answer cuz that's what they shooting for. I don't know if it's going to be good or bad. It's more good than bad, but I don't want to say anything about that cuz if anything happen you're going to say, 'Hey, but you said this. You said that.' Militia Man Article: "IBBC Conference: Much to Celebrate in Iraq as Energy takes Centre Stage" This conference seems to be shedding a positive light on Iraq. There is good reason to in doing so. Iraq is about to break out in a very big way. No stopping her at this stage now. Way too many legal obligations on the table. There will be far more to come [See the IBBC Dinar debate video] Fnu Lnu [Response to Guru Kaperoni's post 6-21-2024] I have...reviewed several different sources who all report the "new pipeline project at an amount estimated at approximately 6.5 billion Iraqi dinars ($4.9 billion)" is, in fact, accurate and written the same in all the sources. Just because [Guru] Kap doesn't want it to be true doesn't mean it is a mistake or misprint.
    7 points
  7. Frank26 [Iraq boots-on-the-ground report] FIREFLY: Television says the electing of new speaker will speed the approval of the oil and gas law. FRANK: IMO, yes it certainly will. I agree with you 100%...that's extremely important. It's very good news because the HCL brings us a new exchange rate. What happened Frankie? Before, it was the Budget that brings us a new ER. Now it's the HCL that brings us a new ER.
    6 points
  8. The Demoncraps have been shutting down AMERICAN businesses since the 1990's! Back in 1997 when Bill Clinton aka "Slick Willie" was President and shutting down businesses. The factory my husband was working in, shut it's doors and sent the jobs to Mexico (cheap labor), as well as a "Union Busting" tactic. We had always been lead to believe that the dems supported the Unions. That was until Clinton took office. 😡 Fortunately for us, my husband had gotten his 25 years in just months before the shut down. They paid for him to go back to school, to train for something else. He went to a local community college, took a one year (at the time that was all it took) course in diesel mechanic training. He graduated and worked for about another 22 years as a diesel mechanic. He retire on his 66th birthday. Jump ahead to about 13 months ago. A paper factory just a few miles from where we live, shut it's doors after almost 120 years! Many of my husbands' family worked there. His father and lots of uncles and cousins. Our son even worked there for few years, until just before they announced the shut down. He went back to driving a truck. BUT not over the road. He went to work for a construction company. He drives a dump truck most of the time. But the company owner liked his over the road, CDL experience and record, and has him driving an 18 wheeler from time to time, to move heavy construction equipment when needed. I just pray that Biden looses in a landslide! We have got to save OUR country!
    6 points
  9. Mnt Goat Article: "Kurdistan Federation: Legislating the oil and gas law will resolve the disputes between Baghdad and Erbil" ...There it is again in articles. Do we need the Oil and Gas law referendum passed prior to the Reinstatement? We were told we do. Let’s see what happens. This is huge. Anytime you can get Baghdad & Erbil in agreement has to be a big deal. Let the RV-RI begin. IMHO.
    6 points
  10. Iraq, Turkey, Qatar, UAE sign deal to cooperate on Development Road project The project will establish a vital connection between Iraq’s Grand Faw Port in the south, renowned for its oil resources, and Turkey in the north. An aerial view of the piers of the Grand Faw Port project in the southern city of Basra. (AFP) BAGHDAD – Iraq’s prime minister and Turkey’s president on 04/21/24 witnessed the signing of a preliminary agreement between Iraq, Turkey, Qatar and UAE to cooperate on the Development Road project, a statement from the prime minister’s office said. Iraq launched the $17 billion project last year to link a major commodities port on its southern coast by rail and road to the border with Turkey. The Development Road project, spanning 1,200 kilometres, encompasses both road and rail infrastructure. Its primary objective is to transform Iraq into a pivotal transit hub, linking Asia and Europe. The project will establish a vital connection between Iraq’s Grand Faw Port in the south, renowned for its oil resources, and Turkey in the north. https://thearabweekly.com/iraq-turkey-qatar-uae-sign-deal-cooperate-development-road-project
    6 points
  11. APIKUR members prepared to sell oil through Iraq’s SOMO Amr Salem June 23, 2024 1192 3 min Workers at Tawke oil field in Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo: AFP/Getty Images Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The spokesperson of the Association of the Petroleum Industry of Kurdistan (APIKUR), Myles Caggins, revealed on Saturday that APIKUR member companies are eager to sell oil through the State Organization for Marketing of Oil (SOMO). Caggins told Kurdistan24 that the step is backed by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and seeks to solve outstanding concerns related to transparency and delayed payments. Oil sales through SOMO will give total transparency to the federal government in Baghdad and enable quick payment for oil sales. Under the old arrangement, oil companies faced considerable delays in receiving payments because they relied on Baghdad and Erbil to resolve budget concerns. According to Caggins, foreign oil companies agree with the KRG that the resumption of oil exports via the Iraq-Turkey pipeline, under the supervision of SOMO, is the best option. Turkey stopped receiving oil flows from the Kurdistan region of Iraq on March 25, 2023, following an arbitration decision issued by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris. The decision obliged Turkey to pay Baghdad $1.5 billion in compensation for damages caused by the KRG’s export of oil without permission from the federal government in Baghdad between 2014 and 2018. The KRG began exporting crude oil independently in 2013, a step Baghdad considered illegal. APIKUR recently contradicted media reports that falsely blame the current conflict over the restart of oil shipments via the Iraq-Turkey pipeline on the inflexibility of foreign oil companies. According to media sources, current discussions have stalled because oil corporations operating in Iraqi Kurdistan have taken an unyielding posture. However, no coordinated conversations between international oil businesses, Iraqi government officials, and the KRG have taken place since January 2024. Several multinational oil firms have ceased production, and supplies have yet to restart, despite several meetings between Iraqi Kurdish officials, the federal government in Baghdad, and Turkish authorities.
    5 points
  12. Here's another article related to the above...Not a mistake, misprint or misquote... Fnu Lnu: Not a mistake or misprint. ARTICLE: [Response to Guru Kaperoni’s post 6-21-2024 below] I have…reviewed several different sources who all report the “new pipeline project at an amount estimated at approximately 6.5 billion Iraqi dinars ($4.9 billion)” is, in fact, accurate and written the same in all the sources. Just because [Guru] Kap doesn’t want it to be true doesn’t mean it is a mistake or misprint.
    5 points
  13. Al-Sudani: Lifting the ban on Iraqi Airlines is a file that receives great government attention PoliticsIraqSudanese 2024-06-23 // 03:50 Shafaq News / Today, Sunday, Prime Minister Muhammad Shiaa Al-Sudani chaired a meeting of the committee charged with ending the European embargo on Iraqi Airlines. A statement issued by the Sudanese media office stated that the latter reviewed the measures taken by the competent committee within the efforts to end the ban and its requirements, and in the field of developing the work of the airline company and automating all its joints, as well as in the field of repairing and maintaining aircraft, and continuing efforts to develop the capabilities of the company’s cadres and facilities, and upgrading The level of services provided to passengers, commensurate with the status and role of airlines, as a civilized interface for Iraq. He stressed the need to fulfill the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as quickly as possible, and keep pace with global development in the field of air transport for passengers and goods, as well as working according to specific time frames to set and achieve targets. Al-Sudani stressed that lifting the ban on Iraqi Airlines is one of the issues that receives great attention from the government, and it is a file that cannot be tolerated. He stated that legal measures will be taken against those who are negligent in meeting the requirements and following up on this file. In June 2023, the former Minister of Transport and member of the current Iraqi Parliament, Amer Abdul-Jabbar Ismail, announced the extension of the air ban on Iraqi civil aviation in European airspace. Abdul Jabbar said in a statement at the time, that the European Aviation Authority Agency (EASA) issued an extension of the ban on the Iraqi Airways Company. The air ban on the Iraqi Airlines company in European airspace occurred since 1991, after Saddam Hussein’s regime invaded the State of Kuwait and imposed international sanctions on the country as a result. Ismail said: It was not lifted until 2009, during our work in the Ministry of Transport 2008/2010. He also stated, “After we left the ministry at the end of 2010, the performance trend of this sector began to decline until it culminated in August 2015 with the re-ban again. Ismail also pointed out that since 2015, successive governments have not realized that the ban is neither a political matter nor a tribal issue, and traveling for supplication and begging is of no use, and you do not need a ruler or a fortuneteller for any luck. He continued by saying that the matter is that there are regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Air Navigation Safety Agency (EASA) that must be implemented. https://shafaq.com/ar/سیاسة/السوداني-رفع-الحظر-عن-الخطوط-الجوية-العراقية-من-الملفات-التي-تحظى-باهتمام-كبير
    4 points
  14. REMEMBER, no one really knows what will happen, or when. They're simply stating their opinions based on what they perceive to be happening in Iraq... So, take everything with a grain of salt ... RON Militia Man Everybody should be pumped and ready to go. Article quote: "Sovereign guarantees to the private sector will contribute to the industrial renaissance" This article right here will blow your socks off... Kaperoni [Reference to Fnu Lnu article/post 6-23-2024] Community comment: "If it was a mistake, the mistake/typo was it should have read 6.5 trillion Iraqi dinars ($4.9 billion); making the rate 1320:1 IQD:USD. Various posts are citing the Iraqi budget as the source for the "6.5 billion Iraqi dinars" info." Of course it's a mistake. The CBI rate is official. [Note: You can always see the official CBI dinar exchange rate in the CBI Daily Auctions post in Iraqi News] Frank26 [Iraq boots-on-the-ground report] FIREFLY: Television says the electing of new speaker will speed the approval of the oil and gas law. FRANK: IMO, yes it certainly will. I agree with you 100%...that's extremely important. It's very good news because the HCL brings us a new exchange rate.
    4 points
  15. Totally agree...like Adam has always said...nothing happens until the HCL is passed, and so far that is true. Every time that they seem to agree to something, the Kurds back out wanting more. Totally amazing that they haven't been able to agree after all this time. HCL may not be the only thing they need to pass to get this done, but it is definitely a really big part of this, at least in my opinion....
    4 points
  16. Here's an article of Dinarian interests... A New Methodology For Financial & Banking Reform. Treat as a rumor. Not verified. Your opine. FROM OTHER SOURCES: Advisor To The Association Of Banks: The CBI’s 3rd Strategy Is A New Methodology For Financial & Banking Reform. ARTICLE: Advisor to the Iraqi Private Banks Association, confirmed that the CBI’s 3rd strategy has drawn up a road map & programs with clear goals & initiatives for a period of three years in a special, complex & risk-filled economic & financial situation. Al-Nusairi said, in an interview from Makkah Al-Mukarramah, exclusively for “Al-Iqtisad News,” that “the CBI’s 3rd strategy for the years (2024-2026), which derived its main & subsidiary objectives from the general economic policies of the state & its strategy for financial & banking reform that the government adopted in the government curriculum and from CBI Law No. 56 of 20 & complex economic & financial circumstance full of risks & challenges at the level of internal & external economic & financial relations.” He pointed out, “What concerns us as specialists in economic, financial & banking affairs is what are the new mechanisms & policies that the CBI has adopted in its monetary policy & banking reform? According to the & the implementer of monetary policy applications.” Al-Nusairi explained that “the CBI’s 3ird strategy set the basic goals at 7 goals, the sub-goals at 80 goals & 75 initiatives to achieve the basic and subsidiary goals & charted the way for banking and financial reform in accordance with the following strategic goals: 1- Supporting & enhancing monetary stability. 2- Promoting digital transformation & activating electronic payment.” Strengthening cybersecurity in the CBI & the banking sector. 3- Promoting financial inclusion. 4- Maintaining a sound financial system that guarantees the rights of its customers. 5- Developing the organizational structure & developing human resources capabilities in the central bank. 6- Strengthening the position of the central bank locally & internationally. 7- Strengthening the compliance of the banking sector Non-banking institutions in line with international standards. He added, “These strategic objectives have been defined as programs & policies to achieve the primary & subsidiary objectives & their most prominent initiatives in achieving the 1st strategic objective, which is the national lending strategy, which will restructure banking financing in Iraq & the initiative to leave the electronic platform & adopt correspondent banks in Iraq.” External transfers & the goals emphasize protecting the financial system, enhancing financial inclusion, managing monetary & financial stability, developing control & supervision, developing regulation in the banking sector, completing the development of the organizational structure in the central bank in accordance with the frameworks & techniques adopted in international central banks, raising the capabilities of human resources, developing banking operations & enhancing bank relations. internal & external, and to represent him locally and internationally.” Al-Nusairi concluded, “By analyzing the mechanisms & action points to achieve the above goals, we note that the strategy identified the planning team, the implementation team, the implementation mechanisms & responsibility. It also identified clear priorities for achieving reform. Certainly, these priorities were diagnosed in light of the challenges facing the monetary policy & the banking sector, the implementation steps & the results achieved by the strategy.” The 1st is for the years 2016-2020 & the 2nd strategy is for the years 2021-2023 & the stifling economic & financial challenges that Iraq has suffered over the past years. Work through this strategy is to clearly identify opportunities to overcome the challenges for this & for the purpose of implementing the banking reform methodology according to what was stated in the strategy & according to an insight into the priorities & challenges that The Iraqi banking sector is suffering from it. The CBI made exceptional efforts during this year and last year, completing the 1st phase of it and began implementing the 2nd phase. Many of the primary & secondary objectives were achieved & it is trying to complete the achievement of all the objectives in the second half of 2024 & the years 2025 & 2026 of the plan that has been proven to have been prepared and planned. It has identified advanced steps on the path to systematic implementation of the desired financial & banking reform in Iraq.
    4 points
  17. Here's some more articles related to the above... Find Out The Exchange Rate Of The Dollar In Local Markets. ARTICLE: The ER of the Dollar against the Dinar recorded a slight increase today, Sunday, on the main stock exchange in the capital, Baghdad. The price of the Dollar in the Kifah and Al-Harithiya stock exchanges recorded 146,850 Dinars for every 100 Dollars. Prices in the exchange shops in the local markets in Baghdad also recorded an increase, as the selling price reached 147,750 Dinars, while the purchase price reached 145,750 Dinars for every 100 Dollars. -The World Bank Predicts Iraq’s Economic Future In 2026. The World Bank expected, today, Sunday, that Iraq will achieve economic growth of more than 5% in the year 2026. The bank stated in a report followed by Mawazine News, that “Iraq’s economic growth for the year 2022 reached 7.6%, and in 2023 it decreased.” To reach – 2.9%. He expected Iraq’s economic growth to decline in 2024 to reach 0.3%, to achieve growth in 2025 of up to 3.8%, & to achieve growth in 2026 of up to 5.3%. The bank’s report indicated that “oil exporting countries from outside the Gulf Cooperation Council will help the expected recovery in the oil sector in 2025 boost growth in Iraq & Algeria.” -Currency Auction: Central Bank Sells $273 Million. Economy | 06/23/2024 Baghdad – Mawazine News The Central Bank revealed, on Sunday, its hard currency sales for today, confirming that they amounted to more than 273 million Dollars in the currency auction. In its auction today, the bank sold 273 million, 244 thousand and 330 Dollars, which it covered at a base ER of 1,310 Dinars per Dollar for documentary credits and international settlements for electronic cards & at a price of 1,310 Dinars per Dollar for external transfers. According to the bank’s data, the total internal cash withdrawals amounted to $22,970,000, while the total amounts of transfers abroad, which include transfers & credits, amounted to $250,274,330. -Iraq’s Oil Exports To America Declined Last Week. Iraq’s oil exports to the United States recorded a decline during the past week. The US Energy Information Administration stated in a report, “The average US imports of crude oil during the past week from 8 major countries amounted to 6,028 million barrels per day, down by 21 thousand barrels per day from the previous week, which amounted to 6,120 million barrels per day.” She added, “Iraq’s oil exports to America amounted to 164,000 barrels per day last week, down by 64,000 barrels per day from the previous week, which amounted to 228,000 barrels per day.” She continued, “Most of America’s oil revenues during the past week came from Canada, followed by Mexico, then Saudi Arabia and Colombia, while American imports of crude oil continued, from Brazil, Ecuador & Nigeria & it did not import any quantity from Libya.”
    4 points
  18. As I study the news, both left and right, it's becoming more and more clear that war is coming. We're all being programed to accept it when the real bombs fly. I ask everyone, both left and right, to publish any articles discussing the topic. Even our resident liberals are welcome to publish the messages they have, because WW3 is something that must be looked at from all angles. This is something no one wants to see. Matt Murphy Role,BBC News 24 June 2024, 13:15 BST Updated 29 minutes ago Russia has blamed the US and vowed "consequences" for a Ukrainian missile strike on Sevastopol in occupied Crimea on Sunday, which officials say killed four people - including two children. Around 150 more were injured in the attack as missile debris fell on a beach nearby. Russia's defence ministry said the missiles used by Ukraine were US-supplied ATACMS missiles, and claimed they were programmed by US specialists. Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov called the strike "barbaric" and accused the US of "killing Russian children". He pointed towards comments by President Vladimir Putin, who recently vowed to target countries supplying weapons to Ukraine. Moscow said Sunday's deaths and injuries were caused by falling debris, after its air defences in Crimea intercepted five missiles loaded with cluster warheads launched by Ukrainian forces. Footage carried on Russian state TV showed chaos on the beach in the Uchkuyevka area, as people ran from the falling debris and some injured people were carried away on sun loungers. Russia's defence ministry claimed on Sunday that all ATACMS missiles are programmed by US specialists and guided by American satellites. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated the claim during a meeting in Minsk on Monday, saying that the system "cannot be used without the direct participation of the American military, including satellite capabilities". The US has been supplying ATACMS missiles to Ukraine for over a year. The system allows Ukrainian forces to strike targets up to 300km (186 miles) away, according to manufacturer Lockheed Martin. was in effect "a large military camp" which he said held "hundreds of direct military targets, which the Russians are cynically trying to hide and cover up with their own civilians". The UN's human rights monitoring mission in Ukraine says at least 10,000 civilians have been killed since Russia invaded in February 2022. The real figure, officials say, is likely to be far higher
    3 points
  19. REMEMBER, no one really knows what will happen, or when. They're simply stating their opinions based on what they perceive to be happening in Iraq... So, take everything with a grain of salt ... RON Pimpy I challenge any content creators out that's making videos about the dinar to a debate. Bring your receipts. Bring your proof that I'm wrong and I'll bring my proof why I say I'm right. That's all you have to do. It's not that hard. Remember that I challenged people out there. I would give them $5,000 if they could have a debate with me and prove me wrong about anything that I'm saying. How many people showed up? Zero. Kaperoni Article quote: "new pipeline project at an amount estimated at approximately 6.5 billion Iraqi dinars ($4.9 billion)" Community Comment "The mathematical 'mistake' basically equals 1.32. This seems very very coincidental to the deletion of the zeros." Referencing the exchange rate in billions rather than trillions is an easy mistake to make. It happens all the time and everyone thinks there's something to it. Wrong. I hope Kap is wrong, and it wasn't just a mistake in typing. Frank26 Article: "Iraq is preparing to establish a project that will change the oil map.. Will it affect energy producers?" The way this article is written, the amount of 6.5 billion IQD equivalent to $4.9 billion... is an example of the 3 zeros being lifted. We are going from trillions to billions because they lifted the three zeros. We are now in position for the next step of the monetary reform. MarkZ It is totally coming...Just because it hasn’t happened yet, doesn’t mean it’s not happening... there is no negative news. There is nothing telling us it isn’t moving forward anymore. Walkingstick The Iraqi citizens are being given their education, not our education. They are telling the Iraqi citizens what they need to hear at this moment in the monetary reform process... Militia Man Iraq says they're opening a copper recycling plant. We talked about phosphates, sulfur, liquid natural gas, and now we're talking about they're opening a recycling plant to do what? To help their infrastructure. Infrastructure is what's driving the. Development Road Project. They're going to need thousands of tons of copper rods annually. They're going to be able to produce that. They have so many raw materials. It's nothing but bullish for this country. Frank26 Question:"How much longer are they going to hide the budget?" Good question because you see everything that's in the budget requires the new exchange rate. The HCL is coming out, which requires the new exchange rate. The ATMs have the lower notes, which require the new exchange rate. Sometimes my opinions I should keep to myself and this is one.
    3 points
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    3 points
  21. This tells me it’s been lifted….another great sign we are very very close
    3 points
  22. It's very good news because the HCL brings us a new exchange rate. Frankie must of read one of Adam's opinions. I think most of what Frankie comes up with are other peoples information. All other intel is from his high level 3 letter agency intel!
    3 points
  23. Remember that I challenged people out there. I would give them $5,000 if they could have a debate with me and prove me wrong about anything that I'm saying. Chance to make a little side hustle money outside of the investment! Easy money! I wonder if he is giving out $5000 in dinars? Just asking?
    3 points
  24. These articles are extremely long because they are mental warfare intended to prepare the world for WW3.
    3 points
  25. https://nationalinterest.org/feature/taiwan-and-china’s-nuclear-shield-211572 If war with China unfolds under the shadow of nuclear escalation, it will be effectively a two-front war with Russia included, regardless of whether one or both powers are actually engaged in the fighting. by Ben Ollerenshaw Julian Spencer-Churchill Follow @Ju_Sp_Churchill on TwitterL Whether China blockades or invades Taiwan, Beijing will be executing its strategy from behind its nuclear shield, making any conflict one under the conditions of a limited nuclear war, even if there is no nuclear detonation. Columbia University professor Richard K. Betts has argued that the evidence in past nuclear crises is that in a stand-off between weapons of immense power, outcomes depend not on total warheads but on the balance of interest between the adversaries. In other words, for the West to prevail in a contest over Taiwan, it must demonstrate greater resolve in protecting the principle of self-determination than Beijing’s powerful claim to national reunification. This is a troubling point. As the young twenty-three-year-old John F. Kennedy noted in his senior thesis, Why England Slept, democracies are usually at least two years behind totalitarian states in preparations for war. Taiwan is even less psychologically prepared for war than Ukraine was in 2022. The United States, for its part, still has its head buried very deep in the sand when it comes to the potential role of nuclear weapons in this flashpoint. China provides no unclassified figures pertaining to the size of its nuclear arsenal, leaving the public to rely on the Department of Defense’s (DoD) annual China Power Report. The most recent report credits China with “more than 500” nuclear warheads now and “over 1,000” by 2030. These figures probably constitute minimum estimates—politically motivated to make China’s nuclear forces appear weaker than they actually are, thereby justifying the administration’s de facto minimum deterrence policy—rather than most likely estimates of current or future warhead totals. mobilized neighbors. This foreign policy behavior is typical of a hyper-centralized leadership suffering “propaganda blowback,” meaning it has come to believe and act on its own militant nationalist propaganda. As far as China is concerned, President Xi’s present adventurous foreign policy is hardly unprecedented. One of the great ironies of history is that China’s split with the Soviet Union, which ultimately drove China to partner with the United States, was partly engendered by Mao’s fervent belief that Nikita Khrushchev—hardly the most restrained of Russian leaders—was not being aggressive enough towards the West. To a gathering of world Communist Party leaders in 1957, Mao expressed the following view on nuclear war: [...] if the worst came to the worst and half of mankind died, the other half would remain while imperialism would be razed to the ground and the whole world would become socialist; in a number of years there would be 2,700 million people again and definitely more.
    3 points
  26. I don't care who you are or what political affiliation you have, this is pathetically sad. We had a saying when I was in the Marines, " you don't put on a condom unless you’re gonna...you know the thing.
    3 points
  27. https://www.yahoo.com/news/us-aircraft-carrier-arrives-south-075220931.html SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A nuclear-powered U.S. aircraft carrier arrived Saturday in South Korea for a three-way exercise involving Japan as they step up military training to cope with North Korean threats, which have escalated following a security pact with Russia. The arrival of the USS Theodore Roosevelt strike group in Busan came a day after South Korea summoned the Russian ambassador to protest a major deal between Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week. The agreement pledges mutual defense assistance in the event of war. South Korea says the deal poses a threat to its security and warned that it could consider sending arms to Ukraine to help fight off the Russian invasion as a response — a move that would surely ruin its relations with Moscow. Following a meeting between their defense chiefs in Singapore earlier in June, the United States, South Korea and Japan announced the Freedom Edge drills. The Roosevelt strike group will participate in the exercise that is expected to start within June. South Korea’s military didn’t immediately confirm specific details of the training. Rear Admiral. Christopher Alexander, commander of Carrier Strike Group Nine, said the exercise is aimed at sharpening tactical proficiency of ships and improving interoperability between the countries' navies "to ensure we are ready to respond to any crisis and contingency." South Korea’s navy said in a statement that the arrival of the carrier demonstrates the strong defense posture of the allies and “stern willingness to respond to advancing North Korean threats.” The carrier’s visit comes seven months after another U.S. aircraft carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, came to South Korea in a show of strength against the North. Following completion of the exercise, the Roosevelt strike group will leave for the Middle East to “continue promoting regional stability, deter aggression, and protect the free flow of commerce in the region,” Pentagon spokesperson Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder said in a statement. The Roosevelt strike group also participated in a three-way exercise with South Korean and Japanese naval forces in April in the disputed East China Sea, where worries about China’s territorial claims are rising. In the face of growing North Korean threats, the United States, South Korea and Japan have expanded their combined training and boosted the visibility of strategic U.S. military assets in the region, seeking to intimidate the North. The United States and South Korea have also been updating their nuclear deterrence strategies, with Seoul seeking stronger assurances that Washington would swiftly and decisively use its nuclear capabilities to defend its ally from a North Korean nuclear attack.
    3 points
  28. Russia summons the American ambassador over a deadly attack that Moscow says used US-made missiles The Associated Press June 24, 2024, 8:01 AM https://wtop.com/russia-ukraine-war-news/2024/06/russia-summons-the-american-ambassador-over-a-deadly-attack-that-moscow-says-used-us-made-missiles/
    3 points
  29. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/authors/world-war-three-too-late-history-violence/ Imagine, for a moment, that the Iranian government ann­ounces it has developed a nuc­lear bomb and threatens to use it on Israel. The United States reacts with the threat of military intervention, as it did in 1991 and 2003 in Iraq. Iran signals that it will not tolerate a third Gulf war and looks for allies. American forces mass to enter Iran, which orders national mobilisation. Russia, China and North Korea express their support for Iran, and Washington expands its intervention force, bringing in a British contingent. Russia enters the game, raising the stakes in the expectation that the West will back down. A nuclear standoff follows, but with tense and itchy fingers on both sides, as leaders gamble on the risk of not striking first, it all ends in disaster. The Third World War begins with an exchange of nuclear fire, and the rest, as they say, is history. Or picture this: Chinese frustration over the status of Taiwan prompts a build-up of invasion forces. The United States is pre­occupied with its own domestic political crisis. Japan anxiously watches the exchange of harsh words between China and Taiwan, wondering whether to intervene. The United Nations condemns Chinese actions, and China repudiates the censure and orders invasion, confident that a quick victory will prevent others from intervening, as Hitler hoped when he invaded Poland in 1939. The United States now activates contingency plans to save Taiwan, and each side uses tactical nuclear weapons against the other’s armed forces. North Korea and Russia side with China. There is no general nuclear strike, but Russia warns Europe to keep out, dividing American strategy between the two theatres, as it was in the Second World War. The conflict continues to escalate. Now let’s consider a totally different kind of global conflict. The growing division between the democratic West and the arc of authoritarian states across Eurasia has entered a dangerous new chapter. Neither side wants to risk outright war, but there is a possibility that destroying satellite communications will undermine the military and economic capability of the other side. Without warning, the West’s satellite communication ­system is attacked and massive damage is done to its commercial and military electronic networks. No one claims to have launched the missiles, but, in the chaos that follows, blame is quickly directed at anti-Western states. Retaliation is difficult to mount with the collapse of communications. Uncertain what to do, military mobilisation is ordered across the Western world, but Russia and China demand that it ceases. As in 1914, the wheels, once set in motion, are hard to stop, and the crisis grows. Welcome to the First Space War. These three scenarios are poss­ible, though not one of them, I should make clear, is probable. ­Predicting – more accurately, imagining – the wars of the future can produce dangerous fantasies that promote anxiety over future security. It is likely that even the most plausible prognosis will be wrong. The development of nuclear weapons has substantially changed the terms of any future global conflict. There are no doubt contingency plans prepared by armed forces everywhere to meet a range of possibilities that might otherwise be regarded as fanciful in the real world. And while history may help us to think about the shape of a future war, the lessons of history are seldom learnt. Yet the question of how a third world war might erupt haunts us today more than at any time since the end of the last world war. The very act of guessing is proof of our expectation that warfare of some kind remains a fact in a world of multiple insecurities. Conflicts in Ukraine, Gaza, Myanmar and Sudan are a reminder of that ever-present reality. And regular threats from Russia about using nuclear weapons suggest that our fantasies may not be so wide of the mark after all. CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE THE REST
    3 points
  30. I agree with that statement. Support with your wallet. That sends a better message.
    3 points
  31. The World Bank expects economic growth in Iraq to reach more than 5% in 2026 EconomyIraqBreakingThe World BankEconomic Growth 2024-06-23 // 02:03 Shafaq News / The World Bank expects that Iraq will achieve economic growth of more than 5% in the year 2026, indicating that the recovery in the oil sector in 2025 will work to enhance growth in Iraq. The bank said in a report seen by Shafaq News Agency, “Iraq’s economic growth for the year 2022 reached 7.6%, and in 2023 it decreased to - 2.9%.” He expected Iraq's economic growth to decline in 2024 to reach 0.3%, to achieve growth in 2025 of up to 3.8%, and to achieve growth in 2026 of up to 5.3%. The bank's report indicated that oil-exporting countries outside the Gulf Cooperation Council will help the expected recovery in the oil sector in 2025 boost growth in Iraq and Algeria. https://shafaq.com/ar/اقتصـاد/البنك-الدولي-يتوقع-وصول-النمو-الاقتصادي-للعراق-ل-كثر-من-5-في-2026
    3 points
  32. The Cabinet holds its regular session under chairmanship of Al-Sudani politics +A -A INA- Baghdad The Cabinet held on Monday, its regular session under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Mohamed Shia Al-Sudani. The Prime Minister's Media Office said in a statement obtained by the Iraqi News Agency (INA): "The Cabinet held its regular session under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani." Today, 13:45
    3 points
  33. Kaperoni Until Iraqi parliament passes the over 100 stalled laws that pertain to the success and growth of their economy, nothing will happen and the dinar will remain weak. The RV-RI can still happen before the 100 stalled laws are passed. Then the wealth will be there, the investors will come & the economy will grow. IMHO.
    3 points
  34. And they decided it was time for another vacation!! Things moving right along as planned!!
    3 points
  35. Baghdad to fulfill IATA and ICAO requirements Amr Salem June 23, 2024 1235 3 min An Iraqi Airways Boeing 747 sits at Baghdad International Airport. Photo: AFP Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Iraqi Prime Minister, Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani, gave directions on Sunday related to lifting the ban imposed on Iraqi Airways. Al-Sudani’s remarks took place during a meeting he chaired to review the European embargo placed on Iraqi Airways, according to a statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The Iraqi Prime Minister reviewed the measures taken by the committee tasked with ending the ban imposed on Iraq’s national carrier. The meeting addressed the continuing efforts to develop the capabilities of the employees and facilities of Iraqi Airways to improve the services provided to travelers. Al-Sudani highlighted the need to meet the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as quickly as possible, confirming that lifting the ban imposed on Iraqi Airways is one of the priorities on the government’s agenda. The Iraqi Civil Aviation Authority (ICAA) confirmed last July that committing to international standards will help lift the ban imposed by the European Union (EU) on Iraqi Airways, according to the Iraqi News Agency (INA). The president of the authority, Imad Al-Asadi, met in July with a delegation from the EU at Baghdad International Airport, where both sides discussed work mechanisms and possible coordination to develop the civil aviation sector in Iraq. The ICAA President indicated at that time the authority’s commitment to international standards and that its continuous communication with EU officials will contribute to lifting the European ban imposed on Iraqi Airways. Iraq’s national carrier was banned from flying to Europe in 2015 because it did not meet the ICAO’s safety standards.
    3 points
  36. The project to restore Baghdad's old city is officially launched by the prime minister politics +A -A INA- BAGHDAD The second phase of the rehabilitation project for Baghdad's old city was inaugurated today, Sunday, by Prime Minister Muhammad Shia Al-Sudani. A succinct statement obtained by the Iraqi News Agency (INA) from the Prime Minister's Media Office stated: "Prime Minister Muhammad Shia' al-Sudani opened the second phase of the rehabilitation project for the old city of Baghdad, (Saray-Al-Qishla - towards Al-Midan Square) after its completion." Today, 21:23
    3 points
  37. The Pimpster strikes again!! 5 Grand if he is lying
    3 points
  38. Yes now watch for the article about them placing orders for planes, as I said it comes in circles…
    2 points
  39. IQD Rates - Updated: Monday - 6/24/2024 Shafaq News: The prices of the US dollar rose against the Iraqi dinar, on Monday, in the markets of Baghdad and Erbil, the capital of the Kurdistan Region, with the stock market closed. Shafaq News Agency correspondent said that dollar prices rose with the closure of the main Al-Kifah and Al-Harithiya stock exchanges in Baghdad, recording 147,750 dinars against 100 dollars, while this morning it recorded 147,000 dinars against 100 dollars. Our correspondent indicated that selling prices in exchange shops in local markets in Baghdad rose, as the selling price reached 148,750 dinars for 100 dollars, while the purchase price reached 146,750 dinars for 100 dollars. In Erbil, the dollar also recorded an increase, as the selling price reached 147,800 dinars per 100 dollars, and the purchase price reached 147,700 dinars per 100 dollars. Have a blessed Monday - Almighty GOD is Faithful..! RON
    2 points
  40. Allegedly , Saudi Arabia announced on June 13 that they will not renew the petrodollar agreement with the US , which has been in place for 50 years . Other Brics are sure to follow . Indeed ,the USD is being bullish weaponized, and it's time for a level playing field backed by hard assets
    2 points
  41. PB 06/24/24 04 05 50 62 63 PB 10
    2 points
  42. Good luck with that Communist PM you have running the country. But you can always dream!!
    2 points
  43. Good Lord all a person has to do is look at the libs protests the last few years! Almost every one involving violence, arson, looting etc!!!
    2 points
  44. Added @ Midnight: Frank26 [Iraq boots-on-the-ground report] FIREFLY: Television is showing a big meeting where Sudani is giving 4 million dinar grant to all displaced families that are currently in camps in Iraq... FRANK: 4 million dinar for the displaced families is an insult at 1320 but it is a blessing at 1.32.
    2 points
  45. Thanks Betty, looks like it might get ugly!!
    2 points


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