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    " The Dinar Daily ", Saturday, 10 August 2013

    Anbar demonstrators accuse the government of backing militias
    10-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    BAGHDAD - «life»
    Saturday, August 10, 2013
    New preachers Yards sit in Anbar, Salahuddin and Diyala, Baghdad and Mosul criticism of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, accusing him of sponsored «militias targeting Sunnis in Baghdad belt, and demanded that Sunni politicians to clarify their position on the ongoing arrests days ago.

    He called imam and preacher of the sit-in Ramadi Saad Mohammadi, al-Maliki to «stop supporting the militias and gangs that kill and abandon the Sunnis and the community of the belt Baghdad and other areas.

    He added that «the Iraqi army watching what is happening from the killing and displacement of innocent people do not lift a finger because of his fear of the militias, which penetrated the organs until it became something moves the militias that carried out the agendas of Iran.

    He saluted Mohammadi «the former army who scored the most fascinating sagas and tournaments in battles Erhvha history against the Iranian army, who tried to occupy Iraq» and said that «Yesterday, (the eighth of August 1988), marks the anniversary day great victory for the Iraqi army, which was his loyalty to God and the homeland was not allegiance to a political party and other state ».

    And attacked the preacher Friday in Fallujah Sheikh, Ayad Ali politicians of Sunnis to silence and abandonment of the issue of detainees who burn in governmental organizations بسواعد the prisons militias.

    He added that «the government استقوت on the Sunnis and the community and marginalized way malicious», and demanded «halt executions, arbitrary arrests and deportations that pursued by against the Sunnis who are hiding under the cloak of national as keen Shiites to Shiite house only, and Kurds are keen to house Kurdish only since the occupation to today »and criticized the continuation of« blatant Iranian interference in the management of the affairs of Iraq.

    In Samarra criticized the sit-yard preacher Sheikh Mohammed Juma government's disregard for «to the suffering of the vulnerable in the country where Sunni displacement from their homes, killed their children and the arrest of thousands of them.

    Addressing Juma, Chairman of the government, saying: «You are responsible before God and the law and people, it has Tgbert and Tgat Why silent Iraqi Shiites against the practices of sectarian militias and security forces to target Sunni areas around Baghdad.

    In the capital, has seen major mosques in the session and areas of Adhamiya and Ghazaliya and Amiriya and Sedea a high turnout, which preachers drew scathing criticism to the government, denounced the escalation of arrests.

    The forces carried out of the army and police in Baghdad earlier this month large-scale military operation in the vicinity of Baghdad dubbed «Revenge of the martyrs, in response to the escape of hundreds of prisons of Abu Ghraib and Taji, and operation resulted in the arrest of more than 700 people.

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    Iraqi Dawa party complains exposed to attack from the 'kin' .. And accuses them wading in the side battles
    10-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad: Hamza Mustafa
    In his ongoing for some time to keep a distance between him and the leader-led government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, the Islamic Dawa Party announced it these days is exposed to fierce attack by some politicians in order to tarnish his image.

    A statement by the party yesterday that he «exposed in these difficult days and complex conditions of the serious challenges and attacks fierce by enemies and some of the supposedly they are in the circle of brothers and friends, this campaign aims to tarnish his image and reduce its position in the nation». He added that «the party confirms his practical and hard for all, that he does not think only walk forward and do not stop to engage in side battles with any faction Islamic or national to defend himself or his voice or people مجاهديه, as do some political factions other special interest itself until it turns its body or its leaders to worship gods other than Allah Almighty sometimes.

    The Islamic Dawa Party that this is the main concern of the Islamic Dawa Party, an approach that he learned from his commander Mohammad Baqer al-Sadr, is to proceed with the work, as it is the only way to achieve the pleasure of Allah, and nation-building, and the statement of the truth.

    The statement of the call is the second of its kind after the statement was issued a few days ago against the backdrop of attacks on prison Abu Ghraib and Taji, which led to the smuggling of hundreds of prisoners, where he accused the party parties external support and implement the process of the attack, followed by an attack by stinging attack leader Nuri al-Maliki his partners in the National Alliance, the Sadrist movement led by Muqtada al-Sadr, the Supreme Council headed by Ammar al-Hakim. It also comes this statement after the statements made by the leader of the state law Izzat Shabandar and independent MP in the Iraqi parliament, which were considered offensive to the reference Shiite Supreme, which can be used in miscarriage political between the leaders of Islamic Shi'ite now begun a campaign to draw closer to the religious authority upper gate of overcrowding to waive pensions after the announcement of references Najaf adult attitude of refusing to pensions charged by members of Parliament.

    For his part, A member of the Iraqi parliament for the Liberal bloc bra and a member of the political body of the National Alliance Prince Kanani told «Middle East» that «there is an agreement within the components of the National Alliance in the light of the recent meetings held by the political body in the presence of Messrs. Ibrahim al-Jaafari and Nuri al-Maliki that there will be a truce media through non-escalation media between the components of the National Alliance, as well as the matter with other political blocs to participate in the political process, such as the Coalition and Iraqi Kurdistan, but we were surprised that Mr. al-Maliki, after the fiasco for him, especially at the level of management of the security file after the Abu Ghraib that he launch an attack blistering on the Sadrists and the Supreme Council other than the agreement ».

    He Kanani that «Maliki wanted to justify the failure of his policy of attacking others, has become a duty respond to it, and perhaps it is strange that leave the (base) by the attack on Abu Ghraib to attack us we Sadrists, and even hinted that we are of our attack, also accused the Supreme Council Islamic support in all circumstances since the era of the late Abdel Aziz al-Hakim. Kanani said that «Maliki did not provide one this time, even members of his bloc (state law), where he attacked Hussain al-Shahristani, which called for the chairman Sheikh Khalid al-Attiyah bloc did not attend the last meeting of the Political Commission of the National Alliance to protest al-Maliki's remarks.

    He Kanani, saying that «Maliki is no longer heard anyone even from the National Alliance, but the team around him and tries to fight the Sadrist movement by any means», adding that «Maliki sought for example, to the dismissal of the Chief Justice Hassan Humairi because it is professional and does not want to be controlled by by the government, but we have stood against it because we do not want to go back the era of the ruling party again.

    In the same context, member of the National Alliance F Atwani told «Middle East» that «the conflict during the next phase in Iraq is no longer a sectarian conflict, but became a political struggle for power, as the conflict now within the National Alliance is between the Supreme Council and the Sadrists from hand, and the rule of law on the other hand, and thus could be argued that there is no longer a national coalition that he wants some form because the smear campaign started from within the coalition itself. He Atwani that «the political map of moving toward change, as the Council and the Sadrists are now seeking an alliance with the (united) led by Osama Najafi and the Kurds to form a majority government policy from the premise that the prime minister has become a foregone conclusion for the Shiites, as well as al-Maliki began moving towards Saleh al-Mutlaq and the Kurds also for the purpose of himself », indicating that« the conflict is now a Shiite - a Shiite, which will necessarily be reflected on many issues, in the forefront of security and services.


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    Is Maliki Considering Postponing
    Iraq's Parliamentary Elections?

    By: Adnan Hussein for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on August 9.

    As soon as the results of the Iraqi provincial council elections in April 2013 were announced, some within political circles and the media speculated that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki may seek to postpone parliamentary elections scheduled for next spring to an unspecified date.

    Summary :
    There is speculation in Baghdad that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki may consider postponing Iraq's parliamentary elections scheduled for next year.
    Original Title:
    Could Maliki End the Democratic Process?
    Author: Adnan Hussein
    Posted on: August 9 2013
    Translated by: Rani Geha

    Categories : Originals Iraq

    The speculations were triggered by a significant decline in Maliki’s popularity, as seen in the provincial elections. This decline, of course, is due to the failure of Maliki's government to achieve its promises, particularly in the area of ​​security and public services.

    Initially, there were speculations that Maliki may resort to postponement to buy some time and regain his lost popularity. But later, a rumor arose of the possibility that Maliki and his coalition may conduct a coup against the democratic path of the political process.

    This possibility was raised by a Sadrist MP, thus making the coup scenario more credible. The Sadrists are the allies of the State of Law coalition within the National Iraqi Alliance, the largest partner in the current government. They know what is happening on the inside.

    In a press statement, Iraqi MP Amir al-Kanani said he feared that there will be no peaceful transfer of power if “the results of the upcoming elections turn out different than what Maliki is aiming for.”

    Could Maliki really reject the very process that allowed him and his party to reach positions of power?

    It is true that Maliki’s own allies are talking about a clear trend on his part to act individually and concentrate power in his hands. But it is very difficult to imagine that he would stage a coup. Such an action would not only provoke Maliki’s opponents from among the Sunnis, Kurds and secular nationalists, but also all of his Shiite allies, like the Sadrists, the Supreme Islamic Council and the socially and politically influential Shiite authority in Najaf. Najaf is ready to take a strong position against Maliki if he stages such an operation. Maliki’s government is being publicly criticized by Najaf every week in Friday prayer sermons because of his government’s failure to provide security and services.

    One of Maliki’s reasonable options is to postpone the parliamentary elections under the pretext of an unsuitable security situation. Some analysts consider Maliki’s postponement of the last local elections in the provinces of Anbar and Ninevah to be a dress rehearsal for the postponement of the parliamentary elections. The security situation has greatly deteriorated in recent months in a way not seen since the end of the sectarian war in 2008. Since May, more than a thousand people were killed and 2,500 injured by the violence. That situation will likely continue for months.

    In July, State of Law MP Ihsan al-Awadi said, “There are no plans to extend the current parliament’s mandate. The elections will be held on schedule.”

    On Aug. 5, Kurdistan Alliance MP Ashwaq al-Jaff said that some in parliament wish to extend Maliki’s mandate by eight months. “There are some conversations in the corridors of parliament looking into extending the mandate of the current government by eight months under the consideration that there was a delay before the government was formed, and so it has not completed its legal mandate,” she said. But she also considered that “not to be positive,” because “Maliki did nothing in his two consecutive terms that justifies extending [his mandate].” Jaff is considered a credible source of information.

    In addition to the deteriorating security situation, Maliki may use another issue to justify election postponement. Parliament is supposed to amend the electoral law ahead of the elections. The Federal Supreme Court has ruled that the current law is unconstitutional because it adopted a closed-list system.

    The electoral law for the governorate councils was amended by adopting the so-called “Saint Lego” system, where the electoral lists are open. But the State of Law coalition blamed its loss in the recent elections on that system, and thus opposes applying it in the parliamentary elections.

    In June, State of Law MP Walid al-Hilli — who is close to Maliki — said, “The Saint Lego election system doesn’t apply to the parliamentary elections scheduled for next year.” His colleague Ali al-Allak said that Saint Lego is a “failed system” and stressed that his coalition would seek to change the law and prevent the upcoming parliamentary elections from being held according to the Saint Lego law.

    If Maliki’s coalition does not secure the support of one of the large blocs such as Iraqiya or the Kurdistan Alliance, then the road is at a dead end regarding the election law, and that dead end may end up postponing the election, because Maliki’s Shiite allies — the Sadrist movement and the Supreme Council — have explicitly declared that they are with the Saint Lego system.

    Adnan Hussein is the executive editor-in-chief of Al-Mada newspaper and head of the National Union of Iraqi journalists.


    *** QUERY ? Is the increase in the buying power of the Iraqi dinar now to be held hostage by Maliki in a move to delay the announcement thereof as a populist election year move by Maliki ? ***
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    Iraq's Dysfunctional Elite

    By: Harith Hasan for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on August 9.

    Last month, demonstrators in the southern Iraqi cities of Nassiriya and Basra organized nightly rallies to protest the government’s failure to provide enough electricity for households during the notoriously hot summer. With temperatures exceeding 113 degrees Fahrenheit during July and August, most households get less than 12 hours a day of electric power. The Iraqi government spent $28 billion to reform electricity services, which became one of the most critical problems in the country since the second Gulf War in 1991.

    Summary :
    A new ruling Iraqi oligarchy is squandering Iraq’s wealth.
    Author: Harith Hasan
    Posted on: August 9 2013

    Categories : Originals Iraq

    The failure to handle this problem is another cause for the increasing disillusionment with the government. Responding to the popular rage, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said in a TV interview that he was manipulated by the minister of electricity and his staff, who provided him with incorrect information about their system's capacity. Although the minister of electricity position has been rotated among five people since 2006, none of them managed to make tangible improvements. But this did not prevent political parties from competing to obtain this position, a contest driven less by a "commitment" to social welfare and more by the fact the ministry is contract-rich. During a TV interview, Khalaf al-Ileyan, whose party was "awarded" this ministry according to a 2006 power-sharing agreement, said that he was offered a $2 million "down payment" and a monthly $1 million if he accepted a nomination for this position.

    This confession might be shocking, but in fact it reflects habitual relations within Iraqi elite. "Buying" a ministry is nothing new in Iraq. The ritual of power-sharing has become all about finding ways to distribute the growing oil revenues among political parties and transforming state institutions into fiefdoms of competing groups. Initially, the power-sharing formula was presented as a method to create an inclusive system of government that departs from the legacy of exclusionary politics. In practice, power-sharing has become a power apportionment, what Iraqis call: Muhasesa. This is partly because it emphasized ethnic and sectarian categories in determining political weights, which turned institutions into instruments of political conflicts rather than being frameworks to solve them.

    Maliki has exploited the failures and gaps of this system to create a shadow state that is loyal and responsive to him. He managed to maneuver this system and build strong personal influence within the security institutions, armed forces, independent institutions and Iraq’s judiciary. In an oil-dependent country like Iraq, the executive branch tends to become stronger than the legislative branch because it manages more resources and more complex networks of patronage. But these measures have only intensified political conflict while failing to make the state more efficient.

    Divided between Maliki’s camp, whose authoritarian disposition is increasing, and his rivals’ camp, whose only alternative is more "apportionment" politics, the political elite is evidently out of touch with the demands of average citizens. Maliki accuses his rivals of doing everything to hinder his government; his rivals say that the failure is caused by his policies. Their contest is more about finding a scapegoat and less about identifying new ways to address the state’s failure.

    The problem overrides this short-sighted dispute among opportunistic politicians. It is rather about the way Iraq’s economy is working and the way in which the lack of strong institutions affects a responsible and wise management of the wealth. The Iraqi constitution stipulates: “Oil and gas are the Iraqi people’s property,” but the true story is different. According to the UN Development Program, 75% of Iraqis identified poverty as the most pressing need, 79% of households rated electricity as "bad" or "very bad," and only 26% of the population is covered by the public sewage network. This, despite Iraq’s GDP growth from $20 billion in 2002 to $128 billion in 2012, thanks to growth in oil production, which accounts for 60% of GDP and 90% of government revenue.

    For years, it has been repeated that Iraq is a rich state and a poor society. The path Iraq has taken has only confirmed this saying, despite the improvement in per capita income. Powerful political parties managed to extract their revenues through the networks of patronage they run within state bodies. One way to do so was by awarding governmental contracts to real or fake companies in exchange for bribes or commissions.

    One example is the Ministry of Interior's $40 million contract with a British businessman, James McCormick, to import "bomb detectors" that turned out to be dressed-up divining rods. McCormick was convicted on four accounts of fraud in England, yet his devices were still used by Iraqi security. Some officials, including the prime minister himself, insist that not all these devices were fraudulent. After two years since Iraqi authorities arrested Maj. Gen. Jihad al-Jabiri, the army’s bomb squad commander, on corruption charges for taking bribes to purchase McCormick’s fake explosive detectors, he was recently released and the charges against him were dropped.

    Security-related ministries have seen the worst examples of corruption because of their huge budget allocations, poorly monitored US financial support and the urgent need to build them from scratch. There are reports by the Integrity Committee, the US general inspector in Iraq and the Parliamentary Security and Defense Committee, on the hundreds of millions wasted because of corruption in these ministries. Yet, except for a few mid- or low-level officials who found no political sponsor, all partisan senior officials managed to escape punishment or accountability. As the highest constitutional body with a mandate to monitor executive officials, the parliament was supposed to play a crucial role in addressing this corruption. In reality, it did nothing but deepen it by relating accountability to sectarian targeting and behind-the-scenes compromises on the basis of "let my guy go, I let yours go." Among average Iraqis, the parliament itself is very notorious, especially for legislation it passed to provide its members with huge salaries and benefits.

    The state in Iraq has always been the main shaper of social change and hierarchies. Post-Saddam Iraq is no exception. In the last few years, and as a result of the flourishing clientelism and political nepotism, new alliances have emerged between political groups and sectors of the business class in a sort of collaboration based on crony capitalism. Each major group has its own favorite entrepreneurs, who benefit from contracts awarded by the group’s representatives in the government and, in turn, they support the group financially.

    Politics is mixed with business everywhere, but in Iraq this takes the form of direct looting of "national" wealth by a new oligarchy composed of conflicting political groups and their economic and bureaucratic clients. The political process which was initially intended to break with the authoritarian past is becoming more influenced by elite politics and interests than people’s needs. Politicians resort to identity politics and ethnic and sectarian incitement to overshadow their personal benefits generated by a process which, instead of solving ethno-sectarian tensions, reproduces them.

    Harith Hasan is an Iraqi scholar and the author of Imagining the Nation: Nationalism, Sectarianism and Socio-Political Conflict in Iraq. On Twitter: @harith_hasan


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    Al-Qaeda: A Force for “Good”

    Trouble is ominously brewing in the once-quiet, northeastern Kurdish corner of Syria where violent terrorist groups affiliated with al-Qaeda, Jabhat al-Nusrah and Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) have begun cold-bloodedly attacking the Kurds.

    Bloodthirsty beheadings, reminiscent of Nick Berg, the American cruelly carved up in Iraq in 2004, horrifically bloat today’s Kurdish news.

    Kurds are alarmed.

    Americans should be too. But America is closing its eyes—and closing its embassies around the world in the face of Al-Qaeda inspired terrorist threats.

    Puzzled Kurds have asked me why America is so indifferent to the Kurdish beheadings, especially when these same “disciples of enforced ignorance” attacked Americans only a decade ago. I wonder too, and paraphrase Heraclitus who said, “Character is destiny,” and tell them: “Geography is destiny.”

    Puzzled Kurds have asked me why America is so indifferent to the Kurdish beheadings, especially when these same “disciples of enforced ignorance” attacked Americans only a decade ago.

    It’s as if I’m speaking in a foreign tongue.

    It should not be. When Winston Churchill and his post-World War I colleagues carved up the Middle East in a Cairo hotel in 1921, they used parts of a railroad tract, supposedly trying to connect Berlin to Baghdad, to separate the newly established state of Syria from Turkey, heir of the dying Ottoman Empire.

    The city of Sere Kaniye, which in Kurdish means “Head of the spring,” was divided in half, the northern part was given to Turkey and the southern portion to Syria. The virulently anti-Kurdish Kemalists in Ankara called their half Ceylanpinar. Not to be outdone, the supremely practical Arab nationalists quickly translated Sere Kaniye to Arabic, Ras Al-Ain, and started calling it an Arab city.

    The Kurds have come of age. They smile at you when you try to say Ras Al-Ain or Ceylanpinar. They politely correct you with their city’s proper name, Sere Kaniye. If they knew their Shakespeare, they would add, “Don’t mind the ideologies of yesterday —Turkish Kemalism or Arab Baathism—which are “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”’

    The same applies to the newest Kurdish foes in Syria: Jabhat al-Nusrah and Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). They will continue beheading innocent Kurds, blowing up their buildings, and violently raining rockets on their villages, towns and cities.

    But they cannot hide the ghastly truth of their hideous brutality, or shroud the ruthlessness of their inhumane tactics, or mask the nihilism of their heartless ideology, or conceal the blindness of their masters and sponsors.

    One of these devious sponsors is Turkey, still cunningly lulling its Occidental partners into believing that it supports democracy in Syria—while blatantly operating as a transit point for the al-Qaeda killers.

    But this “democracy exporting” Turkey, as Andrew Finkel of the New York Times recently put it, is quick to mobilize its state directed media to cover the pro-Morsi protests in Egypt, live, while looking the other way when anti Erdogan protests are held in Turkey.

    Ronald Reagan, one of the most memorable champions of freedom, helped the original al-Qaeda bring the Soviet Union to its knees in Afghanistan, but forgot the admonition of the old man of republic, Benjamin Franklin: “He that lieth down with dogs shall rise up with fleas.” That tragic mistake came back to haunt Americans when thousands of them were slaughtered by the fighters of the same group on what is tragically called “9/11” in 2001.

    One of these devious sponsors is Turkey, still cunningly lulling its Occidental partners into believing that it supports democracy in Syria—while blatantly operating as a transit point for the al-Qaeda killers.

    Turkey is playing with the same fire now and some people think it is about time. Its leaders, habituated to violence from tradition, crippled once the robust nation of Armenians and have made it their glorious preoccupation to culturally degrade and diminish the Kurds.

    When a nation threatens others existentially or feels entitled to force its culture on its conquered subjects and justifies the whole thing as a necessity of “national security,” you can’t help but surmise that if it were a person, doctors, sworn to doing no harm, would have ordered isolation in a hospital room for the dangerous individual for the sake of public safety.

    The death of the Soviet Union gave birth to freedom in countries from Estonia on the Baltic Sea to Tajikistan in Central Asia. In that burst of liberty—there is no need to be squeamish about the facts—al-Qaeda played an important role. Its killers, once cultivated by Bashar al-Assad to kill American soldiers, have been battering Iraq and now Syria—two artificial constructs that were forced on the peoples of the Middle East by arrogant imperialists of Great Britain and France.

    Will al-Qaeda and its affiliates do for Kurdistan what they did for Estonia?

    When those who claim freedom as the patrimony of their forefathers can’t be bothered about its present dismal state in the Middle East, can you blame us, the Kurds, for thinking that something “good” just might, and I should emphasize the word might, come out of the violence of al-Qaeda?

    It is a complicated world. The dislike of Great Britain in France played a bigger role in the independence of America than the blood of its revolutionaries. Perhaps the internecine wars of Arabs will do the same for us Kurds and Kurdistan at least in Syria and Iraq.


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    Pre RV 1166 = .00086 Post RV 1.16 = .86. 1.16 is what supposedly what the 2014 - 2016 budgets are based on according to news reports. If you move a decimal point 3 positions to the left, 1166 becomes 1.16. Two different politicians, one from the finance committee, one from the economic committee have each said the CBI was going to delete the zeros this month. Turki has told us that Iraqi's will be happy and that friends of Iraq will be happy, about three weeks ago. They have said in an article they plan to delete the leading zeros. The currency does not have leading zeros. Leading zeros are found on the nominal rate (exchange rate only). A friend just sent this to me:

    "Everyone knows, that the issue we debate every single day a new article comes out, is the issue concerning the translation of the phrase "delete the zeroes" and what it means. I may have just stumbled upon something pretty remarkable yet so simple...let me explain.

    The issue has never been one of translation but one of the true meaning of the translation. It got me to thinking about how to find out the meaning of the words in Arabic. So here is what I did...

    Knowing that dictionaries give us the meaning of words, I thought about trying to look up the meanings of the words in Arabic. I went to dictionary.com and found the section where you can translate words and phrases from one language to another. I set the translation parameters at "English to Arabic" and typed in the phrase "delete the zeroes" and hit translate. What I got back was this " حذف الاصفار". I then switched the parameters from "English to Arabic", copied and pasted the Arabic phrase "حذف الاصفار" and hit translate. The result almost knocked me off my chair! The result was..."leading zeroes"!!!!

    See, a translation in Google just tells us the English words but it doesn't give us meaning...only dictionaries do! So the meaning of the phrase "delete the zeroes" is translated "leading zeroes"! This is a game changer folks! This means the nominal value! Every time they have been mentioning "delete the zeroes", they have been meaning the "leading zeroes" from the nominal rate which turns .00086 to .86!!!!

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    I have always thought this , Lifting the zeros was removing the notes from the street, which has been systematically happening for many months,Hence the articles about the lack of usable currency. Deleting was removing the 3 zeros not only the rate, but from all budgets (private institutions and public agency's)and from all debts public and private. If this (reset) did not happen it could not work. Lifting the 3 zero notes is part of the practical aspect of this reset to make the currency strong enough to pull off the reset. IMO

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    Rikabi rules out holding meeting between Maliki, Sadr
    Saturday, 10 August 2013 10:17 | PDF

    Baghdad (AIN) -MP, Ibraheem al-Rikabi, of the State of Law Coalition ruled out holding a meeting between the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, and the head of Sadr Trend, Muqtada al-Sadr, to support and protect the political process.

    Speaking to AIN, he said “We hope to hold such meeting between the two yet I rule out holding it due to the political disputes between them.”

    “Both sides have different point of views and the media statements launched against each other are consolidating the negative relation between them,” he concluded.


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    Kartani urges all political sides to respond to Khuzayi’s initiative
    Saturday, 10 August 2013 11:20

    Baghdad (AIN) -MP, Hamza al-Kartani, of the Iraqiya Slate urged “The political leaders to attend the meeting that the Vice-President, Khudair al-Khuzayi, called for to sign an honor document to solve the political crisis.

    He stated to AIN “All political sides must attend this national meeting to solve the political crisis and to settle the security situation,” noting that “No advantage for any side in neglecting the meeting.”

    “There must be a suitable common ground for holding this meeting in addition to the true intention to adhere to the content of the document,” he concluded.


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  10. #10
    Hakeem: We do not allow any to have audacity against our religious authorities
    10/08/2013 12:20:00

    Baghdad (NINA) – Leader of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council (SIIC), Ammar al-Hakeem, rejected anybody to have audacity against the religious authorities.

    On his Facebook web site, Hakeem said that the presence of religious authorities in our nation is not an alien one, it has its historic role, and if somebody does not believe in the religious authorities that is his problem.

    Hakeem went of saying, "We will not tolerate who does have audacity against our religious authorities.

    Few days ago, lawmaker Izzat al-Shabinder, said in a statement to the press that religious authorities attempt to take the role of the state through playing on the peoples' emotions.

    And lawmaker from the Kurdish Alliance, Farhad Atroushi, rejected the way some lawmakers give up their pensions as being mere election campaigning.

    He criticized interference of Shiite authorities in this matter, demanding them to stick to main outlines because Iraq is not a theocratic state.


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