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  1. The interview with President Trump . The US has 35 Billion of Iraq's money . After the event . What will that do not only the Federal Reserve . But also perhaps United States Bonds ? Just a couple of question I have had since reading that article . Thank You .....Onward
  2. I don't see any articles about Locusts in Somaliland . Only Somalia .? Found this to be interesting . Thats all ...
  3. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/locust-invasion-swarm-somalia-farmers-starve-a9256431.html....... 'This is the end': Locust invasion threatens to starve farmers in Somalia Swarms have already destroyed 175,000 acres of land in the African country and Ethiopia Giulia Paravicini Sunday 22 December 2019 00:39 Locust invasion threatens to starve farmers in Somalia Show all 8 Somali farmers urged their government and the international community to help protect their crops from an invasion of locusts that is leaving many unable to feed their families. “Locusts already ate our grazing area so we are now fighting to save at least our farm, where we planted watermelon and beans. We aren't able to protect them and we call on the Somali government and international community to help us,” said Jamad Mohamed, a farmer in Dhusamareb, the provincial capital of Galgadud, a semi-autonomous region. The insects have already destroyed 175,000 acres of farmland in Somalia and neighbouring Ethiopia, threatening food supplies in both countries in the worst locust invasion in 70 years, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Wednesday. For Jirow Qorhere, another Somali farmer in the region, it is too late. He has lost all his crops to the insects. “Locusts devoured the whole area and have now reached our farm to eat our plants, as you can see,” Mr Qorhere said. “This is the end, we have nothing left to feed our children and we aren't even able to buy from the market.” Reuters
  4. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/world/africa/cashless-society-improves-community-resilience-in-somaliland-1.3977686...... Cashless society improves community resilience in Somaliland The cashless system, which is free to use, emerged following the 2017 drought Tue, Aug 6, 2019, 03:39 Updated: Tue, Aug 6, 2019, 09:11 Kevin O'Sullivan Video Images Play Video An initiative known as Durable Solutions, funded by the EU, is helping families displaced in Somaliland to run small businesses through startup grants. Video: Concern Share to FacebookShare to TwitterShare to Email App Somaliland is a place of contrasts: most people don’t have a toilet or a water tap; they have to boil water (which they have to buy) before consuming it; yet most have a mobile phone, even in the most remote locations. In camps and settlements, homes vary from igloo-shaped huts with cloth covering to shacks made from corrugated iron. In cities the mix is similar but with the odd brick house and larger home surrounded by high walls and lookout posts for armed security guards. Amid the homesteads you will find the odd solar PV panel, a little bigger than a book, which recharges mobiles and, if lucky, provides some basic lighting. Occasionally, there is even the odd TV satellite dish. But the ubiquity of the mobile phone stands out, and it has become a lifeline in more ways than one. In the village of Jir Jir, a few tiny shops selling agricultural products and basic foodstuffs, soft drinks and sweets line the single street. Shopkeeper Roble Barkad demonstrates how easy and quick going cashless is.
  5. https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/8c12e153-bd3b-4d34-8c1b-be07c06d862d
  6. https://dailyhodl.com/2020/01/15/rumors-circulating-that-fed-will-announce-plans-to-digitize-the-dollar-says-anthony-pompliano-as-us-and-china-kick-off-historic-trade-deal/amp/............. Rumors Circulating That Fed Will Announce Plans to Digitize the Dollar, Says Anthony Pompliano, As US and China Kick Off Historic Trade Deal By Daily Hodl Staff Rumors are swirling that the Federal Reserve plans to announce an initiative to digitize the US dollar, according to Anthony Pompliano, co-founder of the blockchain venture capital fund Morgan Creek Digital. Pomp first tweeted about the rumors earlier today, reporting that an announcement could come as soon as this week in an effort that could mimic China’s digitization of the yuan. If the US moves ahead with a digital currency, Pompliano believes it would contribute to the crypto movement in the US in a big way. “If they digitize the dollar, it will drive adoption of digital wallets. Once people get a digital wallet, they will ultimately move towards the soundest money IMO (in my opinion).” The rumor is a stark departure from what top regulators indicated last month. In early December, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who has called Bitcoin and cryptocurriencies a threat to national security, both said there is no need for a digital dollar. Speaking last month at a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, Mnuchin affirmed, “Chair Powell and I have discussed this. We both agree that in the near future, in the next five years, we see no need for the Fed to issue a digital currency.” China’s digital currency (CBDC) continues to advance. In December the head researcher at the People’s Bank of China unveiled more details regarding how the country aims to become a cashless society. Mu Changchun confirmed that China’s upcoming digital currency will be a “digital form of the yuan” and that there will be no speculation on its value. According to Changchun, testing of China’s Digital Currency / Electronic Payment project is complete, along with top-level design, formulation and five years of research. The next phase is to begin pilot programs in advance of the digital currency’s official launch. China has been pushing to overhaul the financial services industry, implementing new policies that promote mobile and digital technology, particularly in rural areas, setting the bar for other nations to modernize by leveraging blockchain and digital assets. Meanwhile, top US and Chinese officials are making progress on tariff negotiations that have dogged much of President Donald Trump’s tenure. President Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed an historic “phase one” China trade deal today at the White House. The deal is expected to have a major impact on US farmers as it secures an estimated $40-50 billion in purchases. Trump thanked President Xi, calling him a really good friend. Vice President Mike Pence called it a new day for the US and China. “Today is the start of a new chapter in trade relations between the two largest economies in the world.”
  7. Thanks 6lyl. Where were these representatives when one of Maliki's sons had a fist fight with another Arab Prince over money while in a Dubai resort that he spent 500 million dollars of Iraq stolen money in. Or the other some caught in Turkey with another 500,000 million dollars .Or was it Jordan.
  8. brought over from news forum . I guess moving troops is different from collecting debts ....but with the same outcome ? U.S. Warns Iraq It Risks Losing Access to Key Bank Account if Troops Told to Leave Loss of access to New York Fed account, where international oil sale revenue is kept, could creating cash crunch in Iraq’s financial system The Federal Reserve Bank of New York provides banking and other financial services for around 250 central banks, governments and other foreign official institutions.PHOTO: CEM OZDEL/ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES SHARE By Ian Talley in Washington and Isabel Coles in Beirut Jan. 11, 2020 11:20 am ET The Trump administration warned Iraq this week that it risks losing access to a critical government bank account if Baghdad kicks out American forces following the U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian general, according to Iraqi officials. The State Department warned that the U.S. could shut down Iraq’s access to the country’s central bank account held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a move that could jolt Iraq’s already shaky economy, the officials said. .
  9. https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-warns-iraq-it-risks-losing-access-to-key-bank-account-if-troops-told-to-leave-11578759629?mod=mhp U.S. Warns Iraq It Risks Losing Access to Key Bank Account if Troops Told to Leave Loss of access to New York Fed account, where international oil sale revenue is kept, could creating cash crunch in Iraq’s financial system The Federal Reserve Bank of New York provides banking and other financial services for around 250 central banks, governments and other foreign official institutions.PHOTO: CEM OZDEL/ANADOLU AGENCY/GETTY IMAGES SHARE By Ian Talley in Washington and Isabel Coles in Beirut Jan. 11, 2020 11:20 am ET The Trump administration warned Iraq this week that it risks losing access to a critical government bank account if Baghdad kicks out American forces following the U.S. airstrike that killed a top Iranian general, according to Iraqi officials. The State Department warned that the U.S. could shut down Iraq’s access to the country’s central bank account held at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a move that could jolt Iraq’s already shaky economy, the officials said. .
  10. Thank You Everyone. GM DV's.. Synopsis . Can this some how pull in more dinar off the street . This many auction ?
  11. https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-army-tells-iraq-it-preparing-move-out...... Chaos: Pentagon Denies "Poorly Worded" Iraq Withdrawal Letter, Esper Says "No Decision To Leave Iraq, Period" by Tyler Durden Mon, 01/06/2020 - 16:17 7 SHARES TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint Update 2 (4:30pmET): In the latest update to her stream of tweets from the press conference, McClatchy reporter Tara Copp added that Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Milley joined Esper during the press pow pow to confirm that the letter's publication was "a mistake." He added that it was "poorly worded" and "had not been signed," details that were apparently overlooked during the initial press reports. 596 people are talking about this So the letter was "genuine," but sent out by mistake, according to both Esper and now Milley. 383 people are talking about this Looks like somebody has some explaining to do..... Update (4:05pmET): Despite the fact that news outlets have circulated a photo of the memo and cited several sources testifying to its accuracy, Defense Secretary Esper told reporters Monday afternoon that the memo was "not accurate" and that "there's been no decision whatsoever to leave Iraq...we've issued no plans to leave." 2,381 people are talking about this 310 people are talking about this 164 people are talking about this Reporters from CBS and other outlets quickly confirmed McClatchy reporter Tara Copp's reporting (Esper apparently made the statement during a press gaggle Monday afternoon). Others reported that Esper denied an NYT report claiming that assassinating Suleimani was intended as a "throwaway option" when it was presented to President Trump. "We didn't put any option on the table that we didn't believe," Esper said. 273 people are talking about this 28 people are talking about this To sum up: The Pentagon is now denying a letter penned by a brigadier general, which sounds like one hand doesn't know what the other is doing. * * * As it turns out, President Trump's decision to kill Iranian General and revolutionary icon Qasem Suleimani - an attack that millions of Trump's critics warned could start WWIII - might have given the US exactly the cover it needs to pull out of Iraq, once and for all. In a letter from Marine Corps Brig. Gen. William H. Seely III, obtained by AFP whose authenticity has since been confirmed by both US and Iraqi defense officials, the US Army informed Iraq that it is "preparing for onward movement" out of respect for Iraq's "sovereign decision to order our departure." Troops will be re-positioned within the country as they prepare for withdrawal. NEVER MISS THE NEWS THAT MATTERS MOST ZEROHEDGE DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX Receive a daily recap featuring a curated list of must-read stories. Full letter text below: Yesterday, Iraqi lawmakers voted to expel foreign troops from the country during an emergency parliamentary session. Interim Iraqi prime minister, Adil Abdul Mahdi, stressed during the session, that while the US government notified the Iraqi military of the planned strike on Soleimani, his government denied Washington permission to continue with the operation. In a meeting Monday, Mahdi, a caretaker prime minister who said in November he would resign, told US Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller that the US and Iraq needed to cooperate "to implement the withdrawal of foreign forces in accordance with the decision of the Iraqi parliament," according to a statement from the PM's office that was cited by the Washington Post. Though the Iraq war 'officially' ended in 2011, thousands of coalition troops stuck around. Their numbers increased following the rise of ISIS in the region. Ending the US troop presence in Iraq has been a longtime goal of non-interventionists like Ron Paul and his son, Rand. That said, even without troops in Iraq, the US will still have plenty of capacity to bully Iran, and other other regional powers. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley and CIA director Gina Haspel are expected to brief the lawmakers on the situation early this week. For some unexplained reason, members of the Dem-controlled House will also attend a separate briefing (probably to go over all the possible ways that Trump's decision to kill General Suleimani could lead to the start of WWIII). Of course, Trump has gone back on promises to pull troops before (remember Syria?), and, as we noted just moments earlier, other reports claim thousands of Marines are headed toward Iraq as we speak. In any event, over the past few years, Trump has become an expert at managing public opinion - after all he singlehandedly tweeted the market to new all time highs - and it's possible that this is simply more rhetoric. On the other hand, if the troops really do come home, it would beg the question: Was Trump playing 5-D chess after all? 2790
  12. hhttps://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/us-army-tells-iraq-it-preparing-move-out...... US Army Tells Iraq It Is Preparing To "Move Out" Out Of "Respect For Sovereignty" by Tyler Durden Mon, 01/06/2020 - 15:11 0 SHARES TwitterFacebookRedditEmailPrint As it turns out, President Trump's decision to kill Iranian General and revolutionary icon Qasem Suleimani - an attack that millions of Trump's liberal critics warned could risk starting WWIII - might have given the US exactly the cover it needs to pull out of Iraq, once and for all. In a letter obtained by AFP whose authenticity has since been confirmed by both US and Iraqi defense officials, the US Army has told Iraq that it is preparing to "move out" citing "respect for Iraqi sovereignty." Full letter below: Yesterday, Iraqi lawmakers voted to expel foreign troops from the country during an emergency parliamentary session. Interim Iraqi prime minister, Adil Abdul Mahdi, stressed during the session, that while the US government notified the Iraqi military of the planned strike on Soleimani, his government denied Washington permission to continue with the operation. Though the Iraq war 'officially' ended in 2011, thousands of coalition troops stuck around. Their numbers increased following the rise of ISIS in the region. Ending the US troop presence in Iraq has been a longtime goal of non-interventionists like Ron Paul and his son, Rand. NEVER MISS THE NEWS THAT MATTERS MOST ZEROHEDGE DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOX Receive a daily recap featuring a curated list of must-read storie) That said, even without troops in Iraq, the US will still have plenty of capacity to bully Iran, and other other regional powers. Of course, Trump has gone back on promises to pull troops before (remember Syria?), and, as we noted just moments earlier, other reports claim thousands of Marines are headed toward Iraq as we speak. In any event, over the past few years, Trump has become an expert at managing public opinion - after all he singlehandedly tweeted the market to new all time highs - and it's possible that this is simply more rhetoric. On the other hand, if the troops really do come home, it would beg the question: Was Trump playing 5-D chess after all? 254 3035 Iraq Is Most Vulnerable Country to U.S.-Iran Escalation: Kpler's Falakshahi NEVER MISS THE NEWS THAT l MOST ZEROHEDGE DIRECTLY TO YOUR INBOXReceive a daily recap featuring a curated list of must-read storThat said, even without troops in Iraq, the US will still have plenty of capacity to bully Iran, and other otherregionalpowers
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