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  1. I like Al Sadr, Iraq needs a “Hometown Hero”. From what I can see he is equally upsetting everyone including; America, Iran and Israel. His Nationalized - Iraq First vision is one that benefits the majority of Iraqis. If nothing else, Al Sadr’s moves will illuminate those who are stripping the natural resources from Iraq by upsetting them. The situation is too intricate to solve from the outside looking in, like him or not Al Sadr provides a solution that will possibly stand the test of time for the local population. However, with the ability of the global elites to control his movements it becomes precarious if Iraq cannot close its borders and show independent resolve.
  2. I would hope that American diplomats could remain with a presence…one of friendship and cooperation, in a spirit a kin to Alexandria centuries ago. While at the same time relinquishing all all American military personnel to being outside of the region, a show of trust with the lives of our diplomats. The fine line of military advisor will always remain, one that can be present without troops on the ground. I would hope that advisors in the fields of engineering would also be present to help with infrastructure and technological development.
  3. US forces will never be more than an occupying foreigner in the hearts of the Iraqis… Perhaps, thieves of their natural resources who don’t care about the indigenous population… It’s not our problem, it’s not our oil, we shouldn’t be there.
  4. Maybe they can get along, or perhaps the oil will flow North without the agreement of Kurdish people. It looks like the position of the north is getting weaker, that may be forced to cooperate rather than making demands. Or perhaps Baghdad will bypass the Kurds by opening the alternate oil pipeline to Southern Turkey and they can sit and wait…and wait…and wait…as we have seen Iraqis are good and waiting.
  5. Isn’t this a little late, like twenty years behind the destruction of the country’s infrastructure. Aid should be going to Gaza…or you know, the local public school system in this county could some help here in the US.
  6. Progress for Iraq…as long as they aren’t bombed or infiltrated and coup’d to destabilize the idea of sovereignty and independence from the petro dollar. It could go either way, but I’m thinking this is good news on the grand scales.
  7. Can anyone explain to me how waving the magic sanction wand over these planes changes anything? Fly Baghdad is operating 8-11 aircraft registered in Iraq, presumably owned by Iraqis and operating in countries other than the US or Europe. Why would the opinion of The United States or their sanctions matter? Can Fly Baghdad aircraft now be targeted by military munitions, justified and not considered war crimes? Does maintenance and parts supply stop because of the sanctions? With Boeing and Bombardier both being UN and NATO affiliated I could see this.
  8. Interesting turn…the original global power of the current era. It was the Dutch Guilder that held the role of the first global reserve currency in the 15th century. The Netherlands navigated having their currency transition out of the global reserve currency role while maintaining itself as a nation, a nation that propers today. It is the current prosperity of both The Netherlands and The UK, who have been stewards of the Global Reserve Currency that gives me hope that The Unites States will survive the incoming and inevitable restructuring of the global financial system.
  9. History tells us that Maliki had a relationship, support and influence from the US after the 2003 invasion, specifically Bush. Once Obama came into office, midway through his first term around 2010 support for Maliki shifted. I can’t for the life of me see why the popular mentality of Americans allows them to be polarized and manipulated to drive the narrative of “Iran - Global Enemy #1”. So much so it disables critical evaluation…driven by pure emotion.
  10. In the current era, it all comes down to the control of oil. At the end of WWII when the Ottoman Empire transformed into Türkiye and all the borders of the Middle East were drawn to split up the spoils of the war to the European powers as they occupied the land. When the democracy in Iran decided they wanted to nationalize the oil, ARAMCO the US and the UK stepped in during the coup of 52 and installed the Shaw to ensure control of oil and profit from it remained in European control rather than benefiting the Persians who were natives of the land where the oil was extracted from. Thus we entered into the beginning of the current era where any resistance to an occupying force stealing natural resources was bad. The lesson here is democracy is good only if you agree with us. That has to be understood for me to state that with Iraq having an agreement of how to distribute the natural resources back to the people and effectively nationalizing the Iraqi oil, the largest destabilizing factor is not from within but extensionally from outside the borders. Now if this oil revenue distribution law does not align with European and Western interests, history tells us a destabilizing installment of a leader will follow granting flow of both oil and oil revenues to Europe and the West. Or, a simple invasion and occupation works to control the oil supply. I think these people of Iraq are simply tired of being occupied while their natural resources are stolen. So much so, they are coming into agreement and alignment with each other to share the profit within the country. This is crystallizing into the legislative work to approve the hydrocarbon law. I don’t think there is the vacuum that allowed the caliphate and rise of ISIS at this time. The more plausible tactic would be to strike fear into people that global enemy #1, Iran is somehow behind it all, this will justify another invasion and occupation to control the oil. It’s convenient to forget that all these people, regardless of where exactly the random lines drawn on a map by European guys after WWII put them are tired of being occupied. Therefore, it is the presence of the US led coalition that is the destabilizing factor. If allowed to I think Iraq can sustain itself. However, the nationalization of Iraqi oil presents a clear and present danger for the ever so precarious petro-dollar and the key to US Global Supremacy. In conclusion, I am thinking there is more danger from other countries than another civil war. Bama Girl, not sure if that really answered your question but it’s what my thoughts are. I’m no afacianito here, just a guy who grew up and lives in rural America that invested in Iraqi Dinar which has kept me interested in these events for many years now. It’s a fascinating story, one that dates back into antiquity, it is after all the cradle of civilization.
  11. Same folks who have Sadam the green light to invade Kuwait by indicting it was ok through diplomatic channels. Then they bombed and destabilized it before invading and occupying it to stabilize it. I think this is the US involvement you are referring to. But I’m a little un clear if it’s this first invasion you’re referring to, or perhaps it’s the wild goose hunt for WMDs after 9/11/2001 since we found and removed them the first time around.
  12. Even if they don’t directly address IQD/USD exchange rate, by association it will change. It is only a matter of time working outside the USD building strong international banking relationships with countries like China and Turkey that will provide for a stable diversified balance as the USD inflates. At some point the global cooperatives will agree that the the United States is not being a good humble steward of global finance. Justified greed will not and cannot stand the test of time. I prefer to justify desire myself, greed is only a mechanism or presented behavior that is not always preferable. Anyways, I see Iraq removing dependence from the USD. I think this is a good thing for Iraq and the region. A move towards stability, a welcome idea.
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