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11 minutes ago, jmartin1145 said:

I am keeping my Hopium up and thinking something may finally get done. The GOI is taking the last straw as we type. In my opinion, they are in a sink or swim situation.


I am not posting any news, but Abadi is on it. Everything is looking real good. Real impressive response.

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Abadi directed to redouble efforts to provide electricity and water



21/7/2018 12:00 am 

Issued 14 important decisions to solve the problems of Dhi Qar  
Baghdad / morning

Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi urged the workers in these vital sectors to exert maximum efforts to provide electricity and water to meet the needs of citizens, while issuing 14 important decisions to solve problems. Dhi Qar province, challenged the law of the House of Representatives and its formations No. (13) for the year 2018, explaining that it has financial implications.

At a time when Abadi is expected to meet on Saturday a delegation from Muthanna province to identify the needs of citizens, he stressed during his meeting with the head of the UN mission in Iraq, Jan Kubic that the government continues to provide the service requirements for all provinces. 
According to data from the Prime Minister's Office of Information, received by «morning», that «Abadi visited the pumping station for raw water areas of Rusafa in Baghdad». 
He added that he was "briefed on the progress of work in the station, which provides the areas of municipalities and al-Obeidi and other residential areas and agricultural areas with raw water." He pointed out that he "redoubled efforts to meet the needs of citizens throughout Baghdad, especially in the outskirts of Baghdad." 
Abadi praised the "efforts of the station workers and their efforts to serve the citizens, especially in light of the increasing need for water with high temperatures."
In this context, the Prime Minister inspected the project of rehabilitation of the gas units of the power plant of the cycle of gas to strengthen the electrical power system, praising the efforts of workers in the opening and rehabilitation of new plants to increase energy production and stability. 
He urged the workers to exert maximum efforts to provide electricity in a way that helps stabilize them and increase the hours of electricity supply to citizens, as well as to support the national electricity production sector. 
On the other hand, the Prime Minister rejected the law of the privileges of deputies, which was legislated by the House of Representatives in a vague and which the presidency of the Republic now, stressing the submission of an appeal because he did not get the approval of the government as having financial implications.

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Electricity has achieved the highest production since its inception



21/7/2018 12:00 am 

Starting the operation of the stop stations 
Baghdad / Al-Sabah

The Ministry of Electricity has achieved the highest production of energy since its establishment, indicating that the hours of processing power in the areas of service and collection in the capital Baghdad amounted to 20 hours a day, and while the ministry announced that it had entered into an agreement with Kuwait to supply them with kazuel fuel to operate the obstruction units stopped, said that Saturday will see the arrival A barge loaded with 30 thousand cubic meters of fuel as a down payment.

And the Director General of the General Company for the distribution of electricity Baghdad, and Mohammed Al-Mayahi, in a statement received by {morning}, that {the production of electric power in the national electricity system, arrived yesterday morning Thursday to 15900 MW, and the capital Baghdad equipped with a capacity of 4260 MW). He added that this figure is the highest output achieved by the Ministry of Electricity since its establishment, after the introduction of new generating units to the electricity system, "noting that {hours of power supply in the areas of service and collection in the capital Baghdad has reached 20 hours a day}.

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The ministerial crisis cell presents its final report on Basra



21/7/2018 12:00 am 

Operations Rafidain: The situation is stable in Dhi Qar, Maysan, Wasit and Muthanna 
Baghdad / morning

The ministerial crisis cell announced that the Prime Minister is working on finding a financial exit and a gate to secure the salaries of ten thousand degrees of career that was launched for Basra to appoint its children, noting that it submitted its final report on the need of Basra province to the Council of Ministers on services and will follow up the implementation of the decisions, The joint commanding team, Abdul Amir Rashid Al-Yarallah as the commander of security in the center and south, confirmed the leadership of the Rafidain operations stability of the security situation in the provinces of Dhi Qar, Maysan, Wasit and Muthanna.

The minister of oil, Jabbar al-Luaibi, said in a press statement that the five service ministries in the committee will be tasked to carry out the duties entrusted to it in the final report regarding water connections, drinking water, electricity and others, noting that he worked with oil companies and contractors The two secondary to secure a range of jobs in companies that work near residential areas where distributed the grades between the families of martyrs and some citizens as guard and other specialties, adding that he is pressing these companies to secure some quick grades to provide to the people of Basra.
Al-Allaibi said that the Prime Minister is working on finding a financial exit and a gate to secure the salaries of ten thousand degrees of functional, which was launched for Basra to appoint its children in all departments of the Iraqi ministries within the province, calling all demonstrators not to prejudice the state departments and abuse because it belongs to them and not the property of a politician or a particular party The burning of any government department or detail is a violation of citizens' rights because it is for them and not 
for others. 
The Joint Operations Command, in a statement, confirmed in a statement that "what some social networking sites have been dealing with is fabricated and false news about the assignment of Abd al-Amir Rashid al-Yarallah as commander of security in the center and south," pointing out that "the infidels and engineers whom I hate The achievements of our security forces heroism on terrorism are trying to mix the papers by spreading lies and delays from this mandate after the rejection of the team Lieutenant General Abdul Wahab Saadi ».
"The security forces will remain defending their people, protecting the demonstrators who claim their legitimate rights and preserving public and private money. The sword will be decisive and compelling for engineers and saboteurs," he said. Has published and promoted such false news and the creation of false positions that will not mislead our people, who became aware of the miserable attempts to undermine his support and support for the Iraqi forces, the maker of victory ». 
In the meantime, confirmed the leadership of operations Rafidain, in a statement received «morning», «the stability of security conditions in the provinces supervised by (Dhi Qar, Maysan, Wasit and Muthanna)». 
And called for «not to participate in any demonstrations did not obtain official approvals from the security authorities or the governor in order to create the necessary forces to protect the demonstrations».
For his part, called the leader of the Chaldean Church in Iraq and the world Cardinal Luis Rafael Sacco, the statement Friday, the politicians to «the adoption of real reconciliation and the end of the past page, to end these wars proxy on our land that destroyed people and stone, and we must preserve our country and our unity, And urged all parties to accelerate the formation of a strong government according to the Constitution, set a general strategy for development and improve services and economy and fight corruption. 
"We must be national symbols that support social reconciliation, peace and stability, and fight against extremism and violence," he said, stressing that "religion and violence are incompatible." 
On the other hand, denied the President of the Anbar Salvation Council, Hamid al-Hayes, Friday, in a press statement, the presence of the owners of sit-ins in Anbar, stressing that we will not allow 
Never return. 
Al-Hayes added that some reports indicating the return of the owners of the sit-in to Anbar to lead demonstrations along the lines of the demonstrations in the center and south, but with other goals and motives, are baseless news, adding that Anbar welcomes any demonstration to its people like other provinces, Naturally to every citizen provided that the delegates do not enter it or turn it into acts of sabotage. 
Al-Hayes said that the news of the presence of the owners of sit-in stands in Anbar is unfounded, as there are some malicious media seeking to confuse the general situation in Anbar, stressing that the people of Anbar are fully prepared to eliminate such figures if they returned to the province.

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Iraq: Demonstrations continue ... Maliki's coalition describes the solutions of the government of Abadi «patching»

The release of more than 500 protesters ... Kuwait sends a fuel barge to solve the electricity crisis


Baghdad: «Hundreds of people from Basra and Dhi Qar, south of Iraq, on Friday, demanding the removal of officials of the two provinces, the provision of urgent services, and the accounting of corrupt. 
The provinces of southern Iraq, for the second week in a row, angry demonstrations, the outbreak of violence, killing and wounded, along with the arrest of hundreds. 
Hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the Basra provincial capital downtown, despite tight security measures imposed by joint forces. 
"We are in front of the governorate building to demand the removal of Governor As'ad al-Eidani and all the directors of the service departments, because they are directly responsible for the poor services throughout the province," said Rafid al-Kanani, a demonstrator. 
"Our demonstrations are peaceful and will remain peaceful until the demands are met," he said.
In the province of Dhi Qar south of the country, hundreds of people gathered in the courtyard of Al-Haboubi in the center of the city of Nasiriyah, the center of the province, raising banners demanding accountability of corrupt and provide urgent services, considering that some of the districts of the province has become plagued by mismanagement and government neglect. 
"Despite the fact that our demonstrations have entered its second week, the government and its executive institutions are still far from reality. We have not yet seen any move to implement our demands," said Ahmed Raji.

A message to the government

He explained that «hundreds of people of Nasiriyah demonstrated in the center of the city, after they noticed a lack of seriousness in the implementation of their demands». 
Pointing out that «all sent a message to the government that the demonstrations will continue at a higher rate until the response to the demands full». "There was no violence or arrests among the protesters," he said. 
This comes in conjunction with the announcement of the High Commission for Human Rights (a non-governmental organization) the release of 539 detainees against the backdrop of the demonstrations. 
"In the latest statistics from the monitoring teams of the UNHCR, 86 detainees were released following the demonstrations in the province of Najaf according to Articles 24 and 477 of the Penal Code," Commission member Fadel Gharawi said in a statement. 
He added: "The release of 70 detainees, and four detainees have not yet decided their fate in Muthanna province," referring to "the release of 180 detainees in Maysan, all were released except three detainees at the Sadr police station."
He continued: «The number of detainees in the province of Babylon, 27 detainees were all released», indicating that «the number of detainees in Wasit province until yesterday, reached 176 detainees were all released». 
Despite the formation of the Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi «crisis cell» under his chairmanship and the membership of most ministers services, to implement the demands of the provinces protesting, but the coalition «the rule of law», led by al-Maliki, considered that the government is taking «patching solutions» does not meet the needs of the provinces, "Warning that the country is moving towards the unknown.
"Most of the Iraqi provinces are witnessing demonstrations and popular unrest because of the lack of services, the power and water cuts, not to mention the large unemployment that exists, and there are no solutions for it by the central government, but only solutions that do not meet the needs of these rebellious provinces," Mansour al-Baiji, "Pointing out that« the country is moving towards the unknown and the government is taking countermeasures does not serve anyone ». He explained that «the last meeting called by the President of the Republic did not come out any positive results serving the demonstrators, or solutions that can reduce the demonstrations, but just statements and districts of some quarters of the meeting and the country boils because of popular anger».
He called on the "judges assigned to speed up the process of counting and partial counting in order to ratify the election results and hold a session of the new parliament in order to choose a new government bears its responsibilities towards the Iraqi people." He stressed that «it is unreasonable to remain the situation on what is final». 
He pointed out that everyone should "take responsibility because the current situation in which the country is going through does not tolerate any procrastination or procrastination." He called on the current government to "act quickly by meeting the demands of the demonstrators until a new government is established." 
He stressed the need to «end the previous phase and start the process of reconstruction and construction of infrastructure and provide employment opportunities for the people of the people during the next phase», saying that «the current situation is shameful and can not continue more, and must be the next phase of transition to serve the people and without any procrastination».

Fuel tanker

A long blackout, coinciding with temperatures exceeding half the boiling point, is the main reason that sparked protests in southern and central Iraq. 
The Federal Ministry of Electricity, finally helped that the State of Kuwait will equip the ministry with fuel «Kasaweel» to operate the obstruction units stopped, announcing the arrival of the first barge loaded with 30 thousand cubic meters of fuel as a down payment to Iraq. 
"Under the direction of the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Kuwaiti Ministry of Oil will start supplying the Iraqi Ministry of Electricity with kazaweel fuel to operate the suspended generating units and support the working units," Musab al-Mudarab, spokesman for the Ministry of Electricity, said in a statement. 
He added, "Today (Saturday) will arrive to the ports of Basra, a Kuwaiti barge loaded with the amount of (30 thousand) cubic meters of kerosene fuel, as a down payment, and the quantities will follow periodically over the next few days."


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The demonstrations move to Baghdad .. And witnesses in the Najaf and Diwaniya protests

11:17 - 20/07/2018


BAGHDAD (Reuters) - 
Anecdotes and an apology to the Iraqi street, which exploded Friday in popular demonstrations that swept through several provinces, Their demonstrations. 
Demonstrators and thousands of people in Iraqi cities chanted anti-political slogans that have ruled Iraq since 2003 in a new escalation of protests that began since July 8. 
Demonstrations move to Baghdad .. The slogan of the revolution of the poor brings together the cities 
Iraqi demonstrations officially moved to Baghdad after Tahrir Square was packed with demonstrators, days after night demonstrations in the area of flame. 
In Basra, which has suffered years of neglect and a low level of investment, some 3,000 protesters rallied outside the provincial headquarters.
"The people want to overthrow the political parties," the protesters chanted in a slogan similar to another popular at the time of the Arab Spring revolutions in 2011 demanding the overthrow of the ruling regimes. 
Hundreds of people expressed anger at Tahrir Square in Baghdad and raised a banner reading "Revolution of the Poor." 
Hundreds gathered on Friday in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad and walked through the Republican Bridge leading to the Green Zone, a center of embassies such as the United States and Britain, and government headquarters. 
The Sadrists had already entered the Green Zone in 2016. 
This time, security forces used water hoses and tear gas to prevent them from crossing the bridge after several skirmishes between demonstrators and police.
"There is no electricity, no work and even water is cut off for long hours every day, services are cut off and even the Internet", which has slowly returned to work in the capital, while social media are still blocked, said one demonstrator, Morteza Mohammed, 19. 
Electricity is equal to democracy  
The issue of electricity is the most sensitive issue for demonstrators, especially in the summer when the temperature reaches 50 degrees Celsius. 
This comes as Iraqi politicians face difficulties in forming a new government after elections on May 12, with allegations of fraud. 
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is seeking a second term, promised his government would fund funding for electricity and water projects in Basra. 
"All their promises are lies," said Khalid Hassan, a 42-year-old health worker in Basra. "We will not shut up. Electricity is equal to democracy."
Protests swept through cities in the south, a region where Shiites are concentrated. Three demonstrators were killed and dozens of security personnel were wounded. 
Protesters gathered in some areas at the entrance to major oilfields, but officials said production was not affected. 
On Thursday, prominent Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, whose bloc won first place in the Iraqi election, called on all politicians to postpone efforts to form a new government until they respond to demands by protesters to improve services in the south. 
Sadr has already managed to mobilize tens of thousands of citizens to press to respond to his demands. His gunmen launched violent uprisings against US forces after the 2003 invasion of Iraq. 
Iraq's top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, also expressed his solidarity with the protesters. 
Two demonstrators killed and 37 injured
A person was martyred during a demonstration on Friday in front of the headquarters of the "Badr" in the city of Diwaniya in southern Iraq, according to a medical source, while the security forces dispersed the demonstrators in the province. 
A medical source in Diwaniyah said that "a 20-year-old civilian demonstrator died in hospital after being shot by the guards of the Badr headquarters." 
Dhi Qar alone said 12 people, including seven members of the security forces, were injured. 
According to the Ministry of Health, the total number of victims of the demonstrations is one death in Diwaniyah and 37 wounded, including nine members of the security forces. 
The Ministry of Health did not appear to have reported a case in Najaf, where a demonstrator was pronounced dead by a tear gas canister near the housing bridge in Najaf. 
Eight protesters in Najaf were also hit by teargas.
Police fired bullets into the air and used batons and tear gas in the city of Nasiriya on the Euphrates River when hundreds of people demonstrated outside the governor's house. 
Iraq's Shi'ite south has suffered from neglect, despite oil wealth, since Saddam Hussein's rule, and during periods of government led by Shiite political forces, including the Abbadi government. 
"The Dawa party has ruled Iraq for 15 years, and its leaders have not been able to meet even one of the promises they made," they say. 
"Since the fall of Saddam in 2003, so far, the only real thing politicians say is their lies, we still drink dirty water and forget what air conditioning means during the summer," others say. 
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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Protesters in Iraqi cities have not raised the banner of slogans calling for better services to a unified shout of "the people want to overthrow the regime" in a shift that reflects the boredom of the Iraqi political class and its desire for a comprehensive change of conditions.

Iraqi cities such as Samawah, Nasiriyah, Najaf and Baghdad have seen major demonstrations. "The people want to overthrow the political parties" in a slogan similar to the one circulated during the 2011 protests in countries such as Tunisia, Egypt and Libya and demanding the overthrow of the ruling regimes.

A person was killed during a demonstration on Friday in the southern Iraqi city of Diwaniya in front of the headquarters of the Badr militia, headed by Hadi al-Amiri, close to Iran, according to a medical source, while the security forces dispersed several rallies across the country, especially in Baghdad.

Protests in Iraqi cities have not stopped despite promises by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abbadi to hand over thousands of unemployed and provide services. This comes as the Shiite reference in Friday sermon to talk about the protests in a move considered by observers to reflect the sense of inability to win the confidence of the demonstrators because of contradictory positions and bias of politicians at the expense of the Iraqi people.

The Iraqi political circles considered that Abadi implicated his government in promises and commitments of financial and executive large, far beyond the potential of the state, hoping to absorb the curse of the Iraqi street, which led to the aggravation of questioning the intentions of the government and seriousness in meeting the demands of the demonstrators.

It is increasingly believed in political circles that the promises that the government will engage with the protesters will turn into a burden on them, because they will not be able to implement them because of the financial burdens not under Baghdad's control.

Abadi, who met with representatives of the cities of Basra, Najaf and Dhi Qar, which is witnessing large-scale protests, promised to employ thousands of unemployed people, funding dozens of service projects, and provide immediate services, which require billions of dollars and an effective government apparatus for implementation. Politicians and ex-members of the outgoing House of Representatives say the government will not be able to meet these commitments because of its size beyond all the state's potential.

Bloggers and activists question the intentions of the government and the seriousness of its promises, which are similar in all meetings held by Abadi with representatives of the supposed protest movement several days ago.

They say that the acceleration and similarity of government promises confirm that the aim is to procrastinate and gain time, in the hope of weakening the protest movement.

They accuse the government of "laughing at the tattoos of the Iraqis," asking: "If the government has all these capabilities, why do you hold them until the explosion of the street!" While others believe that "the promises of Abadi is an attempt to numb the Shiite street, which revolted against the corruption of his political class."

Activists say the current protest movement is an indication of the approaching age of the Iraqi political class, accused of corruption and nepotism, from the end, and that "this end may not materialize quickly, but the protesters put their introductions clearly."

These are indicative of the attempt by influential political figures to keep up with the anger of the Iraqi public by apologizing to him for the failure of the country's residents since 2003, as did Hadi al-Amiri, leader of the Badr Organization, and head of the Fatah list close to Iran.

Al-Amiri's apology, which acknowledged the failure of the post-2003 system to provide services, triggered a wave of ridicule against the pillars of the political class in Iraq. Others saw "a determination to hold on to power, an attempt to mix the cards and embarrass political opponents."

While the politicians, especially the Prime Minister, sought to support the reference to contain the repercussions of the crisis and save the political process, the speech of the representative of the Supreme Shiite cleric Ali al-Sistani did not include any reference to the demonstrations, which was an additional disappointment to supporters of Abadi, who promoted information about the sermon The protesters gave the government time to implement their demands.

On the contrary, the representative of the supreme religious authority in the Shiite community demanded that there be a number of conditions that must be met by the personalities who apply for public service, stressing that "the service is a work and not a slogan," apparently referring to the slogans of the government, .

Observers said that the reference is trying to renounce the failure of religious parties, but that is no longer possible after all that has done in support of the political process, and that the Iraqi street has become aware that the reference has no more to say.

An Iraqi political observer attributed this position to the fact that the reference is completely separate from the segments he addresses because of the distance between the place where the politicians have given sanctity to the position occupied by the people of the ruling political class, which is not mentioned at the level of the political project, With the blessing of the religious authority.

The observer stressed in a statement to the "Arabs" that the collusion of the religious authority with the political class is no longer a secret to anyone over the past years, "is that called for the adoption of a constitution does not recognize the unity of the Iraqi people, which considered participation in the elections under the occupation is a legitimate duty, "Thousands of Iraqis have been exterminated, cities destroyed and millions displaced."

He was surprised by observers of the Iraqi affairs, which controls the control of the government of Abadi in the face of demonstrations are not new calls for services absent in the country. In addition to the promises to implement the demands, the government's direction was clear in suppressing demonstrations and not allowing them to be extended, even if excessive force was required.

The government stopped trying to impose a media blockade on demonstrations to prevent the population from interacting with its developments. For the second week in a row, it stopped Internet services, prevented the media from reaching the protest yards and launched a wide campaign to arrest journalists covering demonstrations in Baghdad and the provinces.

Bloggers defending the demonstrations have been trying to try government parties to show the protest movement vulnerable to infiltration from delegates representing the outlawed Baath Party and a vocal organization.

Abadi and many other senior executives in Baghdad and the provinces echoed the term repeatedly in recent days to describe some of the protesters, accusing them of working to destroy state institutions. This has angered protesters, who assert that some resorted to violence in response to attacks involving some bodies Security against demonstrators.

The Iraqi security services and armed militias close to Iran, belonging to the popular mobilization forces, used the term "mundasin" to hide and arrest dozens of prominent activists in Najaf and Samawah in particular, with the aim of disrupting protest engines.

Local sources said that dozens of arrest warrants signed by the judiciary, handed over empty names to security authorities, to be used to cover any arrest requires a legal note.

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10 minutes ago, yota691 said:

"If the government has all these capabilities, why do you hold them until the explosion of the street!" 


abadi got some explaining to do !! , if iraq tries to form another corrupt goi ...don't think that'll fly, the people feel demands can be made now ...power to the people 

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10 minutes ago, 3n1 said:


abadi got some explaining to do !! , if iraq tries to form another corrupt goi ...don't think that'll fly, the people feel demands can be made now ...power to the people 

Or how about, we are going to form a committee to investigate the demands of the Iraq people. We will be determining exactly when and how much you will be receiving in the coming days. Husam, get the rope. 

You will receiving all your demands immediately!🙂

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The demonstrators, who went out in a mass demonstration in the province of Karbala, tried the leader of a coalition of state law and former Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on charges of corruption and neglect, stressing that the failed policies pursued during his rule was the cause of the situation that has reached the country now. Well-informed sources said that hundreds of people from the province of Karbala demonstrated on Friday in the center of the province to demand better services and the completion of projects faltering, indicating that they also demanded the trial of Nuri al-Maliki.


The sources added that the demonstrators in Karbala confirmed that their exit came in solidarity with the people of Basra and other provinces. Since the beginning of July, the central and southern governorates of Iraq have been witnessing protests demanding the provision of services such as electricity, drinking water and job creation, as well as the elimination of corruption, with violence and the burning of headquarters of a number of political parties.


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Yep. Where did you get that money from, and give it yo the people. 


Pretty sad, but it's really clear the government won't do anything about him and the push had to come from the citizens of Iraq.

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