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  1. 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.
  2. Perhaps this oil and gas law can be legislated in Bagdad while maintaining peace within Kirkuk and exporting oil to the North through Turkey all while utilizing the SOMO nationalized oil company of Iraq. Seems like a big ask, but looks like they are sending it!! time will tell…
  3. Ultimately, I don’t see any solution here that detaches Iraq from Imperial Control. For this to be a radical solution it would need to have a resolution within the old Ottoman Empire that is recognized by the International community. But, if they are asking the International Courts of France and America to solve their problems then ultimately they are still under firm control of the Imperial British Colonialism brought into the region during WWI. However, given the current circumstances if Iraq can agree with its neighbors on how to export their nationalized oil products; that would be good. Wether it goes north or south may be a reflection of the regional stability and independence. Where as, if the oil exports to the south it could symbolize a strong independent national state of Iraq. Where as, if the exports north through Turkey within the Nationalized SOMO it could represent both a unified Iraq and a region with internationally recognized independent regions in cooperation. Thus, export through the north is desirable. We will see what time brings.
  4. I’m loving this, good to hear that there are other options being presented in the northern region for exports.
  5. Well, this is where Iraq finds itself. This is the test to see if the politicians in parliament are representing their people. If they are representing the true will of the people this will settle as it has been agreed upon for the tripartite budget agreement. If Iraq needs help, their neighbors Iran will help. As the implementation of Article 140 has repercussions, with the agreement and solidarity of the province within the local area; the oil could begin to flow again through the pipeline to the north. I think it will be a faster solution to build a pipeline through the south. On a positive note, this whole thing in the current moment is developing mostly through channels of dialogue and diplomacy.
  6. Fourth Kurdish protester killed in Kirkuk, allegedly for carrying Kurdistan flag Sabir's brother confirmed to Kurdistan 24 that he was killed by the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). Kurdistan 24 1 Hour Relatives of Hussein Sabir speak with a Kurdistan 24 reporter. (Photo: Kurdistan 24) ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A fourth protester has succumbed to his wounds and was pronounced dead on Sunday morning in Kirkuk. The protester has been identified as Hussein Sabir, 49, and his relatives stated that he was shot merely because he carried a Kurdistan flag. Sabir's brother confirmed to Kurdistan 24 that he was killed by the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). In regards to Sabir's killing, Kurdistan 24 has contacted the Kirkuk police directorate, but has not received a response. Moreover, in response to the Iraqi security forces' attack on Kurdish protesters, senior Kurdistan Region officials have collectively condemned the violence against the Kurds. On Saturday, Kurds were protesting the closure of the Kirkuk-Erbil road by the PMF after the latter opposed the handover of the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) headquarters on Aug. 28, as mandated by Prime Minister Shia al-Sudani. Following the military takeover of Kirkuk by the Iranian-backed Shiite militia forces and Iraqi military on Oct. 16, 2017, the KDP has ceased all its operations in the province in protest of the PMF attacks on the oil-rich province. The party’s headquarters and offices have since been occupied by Iraqi forces. Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani had recently notified those forces that they should hand over the buildings to the KDP ahead of the provincial elections on Dec. 18, 2023. Members of the militia forces have been protesting in front of what is used by the KDP headquarters in Kirkuk since last week against the decision, calling for not allowing the party to return. The party’s main headquarters, which used to serve as its Kirkuk leadership office, is currently used by the Kirkuk Joint Operations Command Center. It was previously the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Services headquarters for a brief period.,-allegedly-for-carrying-Kurdistan-flag
  7. Clashes in Iraq's Kirkuk over handover of police HQ to Kurds leave 1 dead, several injured Witnesses and local officials say that demonstrations in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk over the handover of a key facility from federal to local Kurdish authorities has turned violent and one protester was killed and several were injured ByABDULRAHMAN ZEYAD AND QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA Associated Press September 2, 2023, 12:52 PM This is a locator map for Iraq with its capital, Baghdad. (AP Photo) The Associated Press BAGHDAD -- Demonstrations in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk over the handover of a key facility from federal to local Kurdish authorities turned violent Saturday, and one protester was killed and several were injured, witnesses and local officials said. Clashes broke out around the planned handover of the Iraqi federal police headquarters to the Kurdish Democratic Party in the city, which is home to a mixed population of Kurds, Arabs and Turkmen. Federal forces seized Kirkuk and the surrounding oil fields in October 2017 after Kurdish regional authorities organized a symbolic but controversial referendum for Kurdish independence. The KDP vacated its headquarters in the city at the time. The agreement to form the current government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani, included a provision for the return of the Kurdistan Democratic Party to the province. Last week, a group of Arabs from Kirkuk closed the Kirkuk-to-Erbil highway in protest over the re-opening of the KDP headquarter in Kirkuk. On Saturday, Kurdish residents demanded the reopening of the highway, sparking tensions between the protesters and security forces. Al-Sudani issued a directive instructing security forces to impose a curfew in Kirkuk as clashes erupted Saturday between KDP supporters, Arab and Turkmen protesters and security forces. In a statement, Masoud Barzani, the former president of the semi-autonomous Kurdish region in northern Iraq, decried the violence directed against Kurdish protesters and expressed disappointment with security forces. “It’s surprising that in the past few days security forces in Kirkuk did not prevent the violence and illegal behavior of some groups but today the Kurdish protesters were faced with violence and (the) blood of Kurdish youth was spilled, and it will carry a heavy price,” the statement said. In the Kurdish neighborhood of Rahimawa in Kirkuk, protesters blocked roads by setting tires ablaze. Iraqi security forces were deployed to the area to maintain order. Abdallah Mafarji, a former Sunni Arab member of parliament from Kirkuk, speaking to The Associated Press, expressed concern about the rapidly evolving situation. He criticized al-Sudani's “insistence” on turning the headquarters over to the KDP “as part of a political agreement that preceded the formation of his government” despite the sensitivities around the matter. Hasan Turan, the leader of the Turkmen Front movement, requested that al-Sudani visit Kirkuk due to the prevailing security tensions. Iraqi President Abdul Latif Rashid called for “constructive dialogue” in a statement. “Kirkuk was and still is a symbol of Iraqi brotherhood and a gathering of all sects, and we will not allow its image to be distorted," he said. Al-Sudani ordered the formation of an investigative committee to look into the circumstances of the death of one protester and the injury of others, and said that people found culpable will be “brought to justice.”
  8. Clashes in Iraq's Kirkuk kill three protesters; more than a dozen injured Reuters September 3, 20237:34 AM EDTUpdated 2 hours ago BAGHDAD, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Three protesters were shot dead and 14 were wounded on Saturday during clashes between ethnic groups in the northern Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk that broke out after days of tensions, security forces and police said. The dispute centres on a building in Kirkuk that was once the headquarters for the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) but which the Iraqi army has used a base since 2017. The central government plans to return to the building to the KDP in a show of goodwill but Arab and Turkmen opponents set up a camp outside the building last week in protest. The violence was sparked when a group of Kurdish protesters approached the camp on Saturday, police said. Police and hospital sources had said earlier that one Kurdish protester was killed. The death toll rose after two more Kurdish protesters died in hospital from bullets wounds, they said. Security officials and police in the city say they were investigating the circumstances of the deaths, including who opened fire. People from both protest groups were wounded as stones were thrown and metal bars used to attack, Kirkuk police said. Prime Minister Mohammed al-Sudani ordered a curfew in the city to prevent an escalation of the violence, calling on "political parties, social organizations, and community leaders to play their part in preventing strife and preserving security, stability, and order". Kirkuk, an oil-rich province in northern Iraq along the fault lines between the Kurdish autonomous region and areas controlled by Iraq's Shi'ite-dominated central government, has been the focus of some of the country's worst post-Islamic State violence. Kurdish forces controlled the city after driving Islamic State out in 2014 but were ejected by the Iraqi army in 2017. Since Sudani took power last year, he has worked to improve relations between his government and the KDP. But Arab residents and minority groups who say they suffered under Kurdish rule have protested the KDP's return. Reporting by Ahmed Rasheed, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien and Edwina Gibbs
  9. The value of the dollar is dropping, I can see that everywhere in my daily life. When the USD looses dominance globally it’s only going to get worse. The United States doesn’t have and hasn’t been building the infrastructure to be self sufficient, we rely on international trade. And with that trade we rely on getting paid for our accounting and not for actual goods and services. The United States had the best hand in the world after WWII, it has been lost. This country is not positioned to create a reality of the dream you have. I love your dream, that would be great. It would be the best possible outcome for me. I just can’t actually believe it will unfold that way. Sure, The United States will remain a country with standing globally, it will follow in the footsteps of the Dutch and British after they lost dominance of the world reserve currency. But to think there will be a renaissance I can’t agree with.
  10. Ok global finance gets restructured. I can see that happening now. But, USA isn’t going to come out on top. It’s gonna take a collapse to effect change.
  11. This makes no sense. I don’t see any reason why things would go this way. This is exactly what has been fought and repressed with fiat currency spreading globally like a disease.
  12. Iraq is so far from joining BRICS. There were more than 40 countries that had officially applied to join BRICS, six were accepted. And Iraq hasn’t even applied for membership yet. . . Yeah, it may need to happen before the Iraqi Dinar has real value again. I’m thinking it could easily be another decade, 2030 may come and go before this ever comes into alignment. I’m all for it, 2025 even seems like an unrealistic jump at warp speed.
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