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US report: Al-Kazemi government's policies spark popular anger 09:54 - 12/20/2020 https://www.almaalomah.com/2020/12/20/511017/ Information / translation ... A report by American AB News confirmed, on Sunday, that the devaluation of the Iraqi dinar by more than 20% in response to a severe liquidity crisis caused by low oil prices, has sparked public anger at a time when the government is struggling to cover its expenses. The report, translated by the agency / Al-Maaloumah, stated that “the new rates witnessed a significant decrease from the previous official rate of 1,182 Iraqi dinars, which is the first reduction in exchange rates by the Iraqi government in decades. He added that "the devaluation led to an increase in the possibility of weakening the dinar in the street, and the price actually rose to 1,400 Iraqi dinars to the US dollar on Saturday, up from 1,300 Iraqi dinars last week at currency exchange agents." Abu Abed, who works in a money exchange office in the Karrada neighborhood in the capital, said, "I stopped exchanging currencies because he refused a customer with a $ 100 bill, saying that he could only sell at the old price of 1,300 Iraqi dinars. Who knows, tomorrow it could be 1800 Iraqi dinars." The report continued that, “Since the collapse of oil prices earlier this year, Iraq has been suffering from an unprecedented liquidity crisis, as the oil-exporting country has been forced to borrow from the bank’s reserves in dollars to pay nearly $ 5 billion in monthly fees for public sector salaries and pensions. Oil revenues, which constitute 90% of the budget, brought in only $ 3.5 billion on average. The report continued that "the central bank blamed bad economic policies during the past decade, because poor economic planning and financial policies by Iraqi politicians led to the transformation of Iraq into an oil-exporting country with directing the bulk of state expenditures towards paying money to the bloated public sector." According to his statement. The report indicated that "the International Monetary Fund expects that the Iraqi economy will contract by 12% this year, more than any other member state in OPEC under the productivity quota, and that its budget deficit will reach 22% of GDP." End / 25 z
COUNTER PROTEST DRIVING COUNTER PROTEST DRIVING We see them all the time now. Americans kicked out the communist government last November and began taking steps to make America great again, and the left is catatonic. It is like an unending Rodney King Riot in some places. And everyday we are informed of militant leftist terrorists or militant race terrorists acting out with violence against those whom they perceive as the enemy. Some well respected authorities have even suggested that while we have been in a sort of "cold civil war" for some time, this is the beginning of a shift to a "warmer" version. One of the left's tactics is the blocking of roadways in some hope of somehow causing those who voted out communism to recant in order to shorten their commute. In reality it is creating more and more antipathy for the left by true Americans. But let us discuss some points of Counter Protest Driving. I can't wait to get hate mail from the snowflakes. First is the vehicle. If you have a choice, avoid the little ecologically-responsible roller skate cars that are so cheap to drive. If that is all you can afford, there is no shame in that but understand that people will respect a Ford or Chevy truck far more than a Scion or a Prius. Keep the damn thing gassed up and in good working order. Keep a Go-Bag with you in the front seat if driving alone, or easily accessible if driving with others. Avoid car pools where some timid flower child is driving. Drive yourself. We live in a time of war and a new front just opened up. Drive yourself! The Go-Bag, incidentally, should have a second pistol (first one on your person right?), extra ammo, a roll of cash, a couple of bottles of water and some food, a small medical kit, and anything you might need if you were required to abandon your vehicle and fight your way to safety. I like to keep other weapons in my vehicle and I will take them with me. Things like an AR Pistol have been useful, but in the context of the article, perhaps one of those Pistol Grip 12 Gauge "firearms" might be an interesting choice...specially in light of the riot atmosphere. Also, understand that the vehicle is to a degree disposable, insured, and replaceable. If you decide to abandon it, grab the Go-Bag and leave it. But you don't want to do that unless it is no longer moving and staying with it is untenable. Initially the vehicle is both your greatest asset and most potent weapon. Second is intelligence. Know your route to and from. One of the things I do everyday is check my news feeds while I drink coffee. Anything that may affect my evil plans that day is noted. So if you see "At 0800 HRS on Ho Chi Min bridge, the local chapter of the BLM will hold a violent riot", maybe selecting a different route is in order? Sure I am being a bit silly as you won't see a headline like that but there are many indications that may lead you to surmise that traveling in a certain area during certain times may be best avoided. Good intelligence leads to good tactical choices. No intelligence leads to all manner news stories where you are the victim. The guys that say they have a right to go where they want and that the thugs have no right to do this are right, but we live in a time of war and the Trump election created a new enemy for prosperous hard working Americans...the armed and indignant militant liberal. Plan accordingly. Third is Getting Your Mind Right. Getting your mind right involves the previously discussed material plus what you intent to do. I am reminded of Connery's role in the Untouchables. "What are you prepared to do?" Figure this out right now, not when a hoard of anti-Trump savages are overturning your Prius. In order of escalation: 1). Avoid the road where any protest is planned. Some times this will be easier than others. 2). If the police are there...its their gig. Stay out of it. 3). Your safety and that of your vehicle surpasses the importance of traffic laws. Now a little more relating to the "You Are Stuck There And it Was Not Avoidable". There is a difference between being delayed by the antics of these "flower children", and being attacked by a mob. It is important to not over react. but also important to not be stuck on stupid when they flower children turn into a legitimate riot with you as the focus. 1). Don't be afraid to drive on the sidewalk to avoid having to drive over people. 2). Don't be afraid of damage to your vehicle. The car can be repaired, you cannot be. 3). Carefully use the vehicle to advance through. It is very hard for anyone...no matter how much they want to, to stop a motor vehicle moving steadily forward even at 5 MPH. In fact, simply take your foot off the brakes and let the car coast through their line. If one of them decides to lay across your path, that sounds like suicide to me. Understand that when you try this, they may escalate. 4). We hear all sorts of stories about people en route to the hospital with an injured party...or an ambulance en route with a critically sick person being delayed in one of these impromptu blockades. So again I ask you, what are you prepared to do? If you are transporting an injured or sick family member and their survival depends on a timely arrival at the hospital, drive right through their lines. Do not allow the blockade to keep you from your mission. 5). Once attacked, and you will know when that is, step on the gas and drive right through their lines - 15 to 25 mph. At that point the only people that should matter to you are the ones in your vehicle. Don't get Reginald Denny'd because of fear of action on your part. And don't be emotional about it, and get out to confront just one of them who spit on your windshield. No matter how strong you are, or how many guns you carry, your vehicle is far stronger and far more effective. Sun Tsu suggested studying your enemies. I suggest you take his advice. Read and watch reports on these events as studiously as you study the tactics of the Jihadists. Specially in your region. What has happened in your area? Who was responsible? How did the police respond? All of these details will give you a clear image of what you may expect. Finally, understand that we have been at war with the Jihadist in America for 17 years or more. And that is an active and ongoing war. But what we are seeing now from the left suggests that the "cold war" between the right and the left is heating up and will continue to do so. We live in a time of war and a new front is beginning to emerge. Stay frosty and awake. Suarez International private mailing. https://suarezinternational.com/
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/captain-mike-brown-case-marches-protestors/ On Thursday afternoon Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain and 27 year veteran of the force, Ronald S. Johnson, was announced to be taking over security decisions in the outraged city of Ferguson.Local law enforcement intends to stay involved, but highway patrol is now directly on the ground. During the press conference held by Governor Nixon, Johnson stated, “We are going to have a different approach and have the approach that we’re in this together”, and so far, he wasn’t lying. As several thousand gathered to march Tuesday evening, the tone seemed entirely different. People online watched tweets with baited breath waiting for the tear gas, swat, and violence from police we have seen in recent days. Except that didn’t happen. What did happen was an amazing show of what happens when police remove their helmets and treat people with dignity, and it was beautiful. “When I see a young lady cry because of fear of this uniform, that’s a problem. We’ve got to solve that.” Johnson said. The new man in charge assured the crowd there would be no blocked streets, no more disproportionate force, and actually marched side by side with the protestors. I think this one statement shouted out over the megaphone is a glowing example of what the world would be like without militarized police treating us as an enemy- “They respect us, so let’s respect them. They’ve given us the sidewalk so lets stay out of their street.” Even if this is a PR stunt, it still makes a great case against militarized police. Put away your tanks and take off your helmets… and you no longer need them. If our police stopped killing unarmed people and treating every citizen as a criminal, there would be peace.