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  1. Even if this is an old article, lets hope it is still the aim. My guesses is.
  2. It translated so nicely. Even if its an old plan, lets hope that is still the direction.
  3. Most conferences call are a waste of time...except for Adams. I rather get some fresh air.
  4. Iraq to Expel More MKO Members after Arab League Summit TEHRAN (FNA)- Another group of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) members who were under the Iraqi government's pressures to leave Camp Ashraf are due to be expelled from the camp after the Arab League summit in Baghdad. The fourth stage of the MKO expulsion from Iraq will be done after the end of the Arab summit in Baghdad late March, an Iraqi official said. Vice-President of the Diyala Provincial Council Sadeq al-Husseini told the Habilian Association - formed of the families of the Iranian terror victims - on Wednesday that they have received United Nation's agreement to embark on the fourth stage, adding that they are awaiting for the end of the summit to probably carry out the fourth and fifth stages simultaneously. Al-Husseini emphasized that all the MKO elements will be expelled from Camp Ashraf according to the planned schedule. To date, nearly 1200 members of the cult were transferred to Camp Liberty which lies northeast of Baghdad International Airport, in three groups of 400 each, on February 18, 8, and March 20. The relocation is in line with the memorandum of understanding signed on 25 December between Iraq and United Nations to temporarily transfer them to a former US military base for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to determine their refugee status. The MKO, whose main stronghold is in Iraq, is blacklisted by much of the international community, including the United States. Before an overture by the EU, the MKO was on the European Union's list of terrorist organizations subject to an EU-wide assets freeze. Yet, the MKO puppet leader, Maryam Rajavi, who has residency in France, regularly visited Brussels and despite the ban enjoyed full freedom in Europe. The MKO is behind a slew of assassinations and bombings inside Iran, a number of EU parliamentarians said in a recent letter in which they slammed a British court decision to remove the MKO from the British terror list. The EU officials also added that the group has no public support within Iran because of their role in helping Saddam Hussein in the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988). Many of the MKO members abandoned the terrorist organization while most of those still remaining in the camp are said to be willing to quit but are under pressure and torture not to do so. A May 2005 Human Rights Watch report accused the MKO of running prison camps in Iraq and committing human rights violations. According to the Human Rights Watch report, the outlawed group puts defectors under torture and jail terms. The group started assassination of the citizens and officials after the revolution in a bid to take control of the newly established Islamic Republic. It killed several of Iran's new leaders in the early years after the revolution, including the then President, Mohammad Ali Rajayee, Prime Minister, Mohammad Javad Bahonar and the Judiciary Chief, Mohammad Hossein Beheshti who were killed in bomb attacks by MKO members in 1981. The group fled to Iraq in 1986, where it was protected by Saddam Hussein and where it helped the Iraqi dictator suppress Shiite and Kurd uprisings in the country. The terrorist group joined Saddam's army during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran (1980-1988) and helped Saddam and killed thousands of Iranian civilians and soldiers during the US-backed Iraqi imposed war on Iran. Since the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, the group, which now adheres to a pro-free-market philosophy, has been strongly backed by neo-conservatives in the United States, who also argue for the MKO to be taken off the US terror list. The MKO has been in Iraq's Diyala province since the 1980s. Iraqi security forces took control of the training base of the MKO at Camp Ashraf - about 60km (37 miles) north of Baghdad - in 2009 and detained dozens of the members of the terrorist group. The Iraqi authority also changed the name of the military center from Camp Ashraf to the Camp of New Iraq.
  5. Interesting. Could be parallels that relate. Lets keep an eye on this. Thanks bot.
  6. Knowing and talking to them, they aren't coming back...they got bad mouthed and accused of a hidden agenda that wasn't true... that was blown out of proportion. They are all doing good worries from them.
  7. I wonder if the US will start throwing out news that isn't necessarily true by guessing whats going on behind those doors.
  8. This is a funny thread. haha Computer automated responses...
  9. BAGHDAD (AP) – Drought and uprisings are threatening to undermine the Middle East's economy, Arab officials said Tuesday as they discussed plans to boost the region's stability at the start of a key summit in Baghdad. UAE Ambassador to Iraq Abdullah al-Shihy attends the Arab League Summit in Baghdad on Tuesday. For the first time in a generation, leaders from 21 states gathered in Iraq for the Arab League's annual summit. Iraq is hoping the summit will better integrate its Shiite-led government into the Sunni-dominated Arab world, and has deployed thousands of soldiers and police forces across Baghdad to prevent insurgent threats from upending it. Economic ministers tentatively agreed to cooperate on proposals for tourism and to deal with water shortages and natural disasters. The proposals, put forward at the summit's opening meeting, still need to be approved by the rulers and heads of government on the final day of the gathering Thursday. "We are suffering mainly from the lack of finance and some technical problems," Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby said at the economic ministers' meeting. As in Iraq, where the Euphrates and the Tigris rivers are drying up, water resources also are strapped elsewhere across the Middle East. The United Arab Emirates and Jordan say their ground water is rapidly depleting, and the Dead Sea is drying up. Much of the problem is due to the failure of governments in the region to manage growth and use of the major rivers. In Libya, the fall of Moammar Gadhafi's regime last year halted construction on a $25 billion project to pump water to the country's north, said economic delegation official Giuma Rahuma. "Many farmers are in the north," Rahuma said. "The (Libyan) revolution stopped the project. Maybe it will start again next year, or in two years." Kuwaiti Finance Minister Mustafa al-Shamali said his country draws water from the Persian Gulf but "it is very expensive" to treat into drinking water. He said water was one of the economic ministers' top concerns for the region. A State Department report released last week in Washington found a small risk of water issues leading to war within the next 10 years. But it concluded that water shortages certainly will create tensions within and between states, and threaten to disrupt national and global food markets. Beyond 2022, the report concluded, the use of water as a weapon of war or a tool of terrorism will become more likely, particularly in South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. The report was based on classified U.S. intelligence that said floods, scarce and poor quality water, combined with poverty, social tension, poor leadership and weak governments will contribute to instability that could lead the failure of numerous states. Iraq is spending at least $500 million to host the summit, and officials believe it's an investment for the country's future. Iraqi Finance Minister Rafia al-Issawi said he is calling on Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Libya and Egypt to write off billions of dollars in debts incurred during former dictator Saddam Hussein's regime. Iraq's government has spared no expense in securing the capital for its visitors. Troops, SWAT teams and undercover police lined streets to protect dignitaries and journalists attending the meeting. Al-Qaida has threatened to launch attacks during the summit to prove how weak Iraq's security remains, and officials said a suicide bomber killed one policemen and wounded four others at a checkpoint Tuesday afternoon. The attack happened in Baghdad's western Ghazaliya neighborhood, across the Tigris River from the economic ministers' meeting. Police and health officials confirmed the casualties. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to release the information. The summit has received a cool welcome from many Iraqis who say they expect to gain little from it. About 150 demonstrators rallied in the Sunni-dominated city of Fallujah, located 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, calling on the League to stop the bloodshed in neighboring Syria. Syria is expected to top the agenda of a meeting Wednesday among the League's foreign ministers. The economic ministers did not discuss it Tuesday afternoon. The demonstrators also demanded the Arab leaders to pressure Iraq's government to give more jobs to Sunnis.
  10. 21 countries. No issues as of yet. Kurds are coming. Kuwait seems to be happy. So far so good. Lets work on that Chap 7.
  11. It obviously means AFTER the summit. The US wants a unified Iraq...not for the Kurds to have an independent state... This article doesn't mean much as of yet
  12. Thanks Carla...I get your directions . You always find the good stuff. The printing began years ago with even newer denoms being printed with specifications as of now. hmm.
  13. That top picture is so old. I've seen that picture dozens of times. Until the media blackout is over, news cannot be trusted!
  14. When has 3/27/2012 been "so old?" Matter of fact, its in the futtttturrreeeeeeeee. Recycled if this may be, lets not just add negativity that is not talked about in the article.
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