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    " The Dinar Daily ", Tuesday, 13 August 2013

    After serial waves of violence ... Is Iraq faces an uncertain future?
    13-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Union: on a flight bound for Baghdad sat next to me called Haider traveler and belongs to the Shiite community in Iraq in the late forties. According to the BBC the British, who said: We exchanged talk during the trip, and he told me Haider, who served for years in Britain, he was going to Iraq to see his family. We passed through the Passport Office to passengers reception hall where his brother was waiting for him, and Haider asked him about his younger brother, saying, "Where?" After his brother burst into tears and said, "He was killed in a car bombing last week and did not let you know until they reach us." Monday and left two embrace in grief. Iraq seems to be heading towards a new war, it was not the only one out of a thousand Iraqis have been killed in the month of July, making it the worst months in terms of casualties during the years, as well as the fall of 4000 thousands of people this year in a series of acts of violence. And announce the organization of the hardline Islamic State of Iraq, an al-Qaeda's wing in Iraq, the responsibility for implementing most of the attacks targeted Shiite neighborhoods in various parts of Iraq. Then I went to some of these areas to speak with some citizens. The Shiites blame on the general Sunni community with regard to what is happening. She said a woman named Umm Zainab, the Iraqis they should not act in a way that serves the goals of al-Qaeda efforts to incitement to raise a wave of sectarian violence such as witnessed by the country in 2006 and 2007. I had to cross a lot of security checkpoints in order to reach the center of the Iraqi capital Baghdad. The soldiers and policemen everywhere, Iraq has about one million security element and though he is still suffering from a lack of control and security status. Shiites, who have suffered for a long period of repressive practices in the era of Saddam Hussein's regime, but the dominance of Sunni rule the country now and in control of the security forces and the army.

    He says the BBC, I asked a spokesman for the Interior Ministry Brigadier Saad Maan why the government failed to provide security despite all of its available resources. He replied, "You have to think about the scope of the security challenges that we face, not only in Iraq, but also in the general area of ​​the Middle East that boil," he said, "may be our numbers big, but Iraq is a big country, we rise بوظيفتنا and track the terrorists and Nahilhm to justice."

    However, the security efforts by the government suffered a decisive blow last month when armed militants launched an attack on Iraq's biggest prison, a prison of Abu Ghraib, where al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for the implementation of this attack. Was able to dozens of fighters storming maximun security prison and freed 500 prisoners, including many prominent members of the organization.

    And recently has seen a series of bombings that targeted areas predominantly Sunni, No one has claimed responsibility for the implementation of such attacks. However, the Sunnis accuse the government led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki of turning a blind eye on these activities which promote Shiite activists, that were not supported. And organizes year-round months of protests against al-Maliki, where they accuse of discrimination against them. I could not go to the west of Iraq, the Sunni stronghold, given to prevent the government go journalists, especially those who belong to the international media.

    The reporter says, I went instead to the Sunni neighborhood of Adhamiya in Baghdad and said to me, Sheikh Mustafa al-Bayati, a Sunni cleric and leader of the protest, said that the demonstrations are not motivated by sectarian. "It did not rise to confront the Shiites, we have been living with them for centuries, we stand in front of the government, which plunged Bergna in prison with the utmost injustice and human rights have been violated. This should be stopped. " I've become a lot of Sunni areas during the height of the sectarian violence Shiite are as prohibited to entry and the reverse is also true. Then the situation has improved and become many neighborhoods comprising a mix of denominations, is that citizens express concern about the future of this country, which has become non-existent stability since a long time.

    He says reporter, ينتابك the feeling, when you talk to the citizens, their desire to live together, they still believe that Iraq entity should invalidate sectarianism. On my way back to the airport told me a taxi driver, a young man my age at the age of thirty, he dreamed to leave Iraq. "Iraq is a rich country, but we do not feel it. I want to travel in order to live in a better place, in Europe or America or anywhere else. " Then put a CD in the CD player for his car and began to listen to the songs filled Alcjn and sadness, and when we got to the airport remained stuck eyesight long seen one of the planes taking off from the airport to leave Iraq and said "happiness is missing in Iraq, I did not feel it never."


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    Baghdad Nightlife Cloaked in Fear

    By: Mushreq Abbas for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on August 12.

    Ali al-Karadi owns a share in several nightclubs in Baghdad. He drives to his venues after midnight, and with the start of the curfew, carries a special permit for artists and singers who are allowed to commute at that hour.

    Summary :
    Amid curfews and an unstable security environment, Iraqis in the nightlife business live in constant fear of militia attacks, security raids and customer brawls.
    Original Title:
    The Nights of Baghdad Between Nightclubs and Police Patrols.. And Its Songs Are Captives of Curfews and Customer Greetings
    Author: Mushreq Abbas
    Posted on: August 12 2013
    Translated by: Naria Tanoukhi

    Categories : Originals Iraq Security

    Karadi recently resumed work after Ramadan, during which nightclubs and liquor stores close. He is not sure, however, if his business can survive in light of Ramadan attacks on a number of Baghdad cafes on the ground that they spread vice. Karadi said with concern, “If they have attacked cafes that serve tea and shisha, what will they do to us?"

    In September 2012, heavily armed security forces descended on nightclubs and other social establishments in Baghdad. They were closed under the pretext that they lacked official permits to conduct business.

    Karadi told Al-Monitor from Baghdad on Aug. 9, “The government does not issue such permits. The local government in Baghdad municipality has delegated the responsibility of granting permits to the tourist police, and the latter has delegated the responsibility to the Ministry of Tourism." He explained, “No one in Iraq, be they a politician or administrative official, assumes the responsibility of issuing permits to open nightclubs, or even liquor stores, since the religious parties that dominate the state fear that such an act would be used against them by political opponents.”

    Karadi also revealed, “Still, Baghdad nightclub-goers, who willfully lock themselves inside nightclubs from midnight until the end of the curfew in the morning, do not hesitate to head to clubs, which take the risk of opening on the Eid holidays, especially in major hotels.”

    During his night rides, Karadi takes along bags filled with food or nuts, which he hands out at checkpoints when he is stopped. Most of the policemen at the checkpoints know him and greet him enthusiastically. They consider these night shifts to be a vacation, some kind of reward, with some bribing their bosses to move them to these slots.

    Hassan, manning a checkpoint on Sadoun Street in Baghdad, told Al-Monitor, "We relax after the curfew, since hardly any cars drive by, except those carrying government officials. Also, there have been no attacks or operations against checkpoints after midnight, while the day shift carries the risk of death by any of the thousands of vehicles that stop at our checkpoint daily."

    Speaking of Baghdad's nightlife, Karadi offered, “The police, and even high-ranking officers, do not have negative views about nightclubs. Many of them go to nightclubs in civilian attire. However, some senior officers and government officials would rather see them closed since they attract their children.” According to Karadi, “Senior officers and their children are regular customers at our [nightclubs]. We offer them discounts and facilities in return for protection.”

    He shared an incident in which a senior officer came to a nightclub frequented by his young son and threatened to close it. Karadi asserted, "I told him quietly that closing the club would not protect your son, as he will find another source of entertainment, either inside and outside Iraq. Here, he is [at least] in front of your eyes and near you." He continued, “The officer only left after I promised to watch his son’s movements. I send him text messages daily about when his son comes to the club, the people he meets and what time he leaves."

    Sometimes big problems do occur. Said Karadi, "In the presence of prostitutes, dancers, singers, alcohol and impulsive youths, quarrels are inevitable. We have a security team that handles such incidents. But sometimes, incidents happen between gangs or officers and develop into fights that we try to move outside the club."

    Karadi described a club, saying, “The show opens with a singer and usually lasts for an hour. However, the singer only sings for a few minutes. He wastes most of the time walking between tables and sending greetings from one table to another or to themselves and their families. This is accompanied by the scattering of hundreds of bills, as a display of wealth, influence and clout."

    A young singer who requested anonymity told Al-Monitor, "We are forced to do this. The market price of a singer in Baghdad is determined based on the amount of money scattered during his show, and not his singing." The singer, who wore shiny white clothes and hair gel, added, "The problem is that when these greetings begin to convey political, racial or sectarian messages, we find ourselves in a very awkward position. Sometimes, we get attacked, whether for sending these greetings or refraining from doing so."

    The singer, who has worked at clubs in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates, says that nightlife in Baghdad is no different from anywhere else in the world. It is secretive, however, constrained by curfews and filled with anxiety about potential attacks by militias or security agencies and fist fights between customers who have grown tired of showing off by spending money.

    Mushreq Abbas is a contributing writer for Al-Monitor’s Iraq Pulse. He has been managing editor of Al-Hayat’s Iraq bureau since 2005 and has written studies and articles on Iraqi crises for domestic and international publication.


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    Mr. Hakim: We have to cooperate to produce new thinking and build a common system-level
    Baghdad / justice - 08/13/2013 - 1:47 p

    The head of the Supreme Council, Ammar al-Hakim said Iraqis need to cooperate on the production of a new thought capable of building a common system at the regional level.

    Mr. Ammar al-Hakim said in a statement on Facebook: "We need to activate Arab and Islamic regional and international levels and cooperate to produce a new thought that is capable of crossing sects, nationalities and pluralities and building joint action systems at the regional level." He also demanded that the leadership of the Supreme Council of the Islamic the necessity of hard and fast communication between the different powers to find political climates with solutions and prevent aggravating the situation. Meanwhile, Mr. Ammar al-Hakim said that the bad guys hold their intention to violate the security of our country, but the Iraqi people will respond with guile. Mr. Hakim said in a statement on Facebook: Conspiracies are being hatched against Iraq in secret and in public has the wicked intention to shed blood of our people and violate of the security of our country, but our people will respond with guile, God willing."


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    Jerusalem Post: Iraq back to the top of events and a massive fire threatens the region Sunni-Shiite war
    13-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Translation term

    Israeli newspaper found that the Sunni-Shiite conflict in the region spreads like wildfire and sectarian divides with the pursuit of the Islamists in both camps to seize power, noting that the takeover of hardline religious opposition groups, the government in Syria would be paid similar to a civil war in Iraq .

    The Jerusalem Post newspaper said "we are seeing is divided region, where insurgents cross the border to support their communities in other countries such as Syria." Adding that "in the meantime spread internal conflicts between Sunni and Shiite camps outside the borders."

    The paper pointed out that "two prominent Shiite leaders, Moqtada al-Sadr and Ammar al-Hakim, called on Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to resign for failing to take center did not stop bombings and the collapse of security."

    She added that "nearly a week ago, 500 prisoners escaped from al-Qaeda elements from the prisons of Abu Ghraib and Taji. Iraq at the head of the main Anwanat almost daily with a new line of blow or attack a heavy toll of lives in the sectarian war between the ruling Shiites are the majority of the year."

    The newspaper said the widespread "The security situation has continued to deteriorate, especially after the completion of the U.S. withdrawal from Iraq by the end of 2011. The United States has been able to ultimately put a lid on the violence by increasing its military presence and paid Imola for a variety of clans."

    She Jerusalem Post as saying that "the war raging in neighboring Syria has inflamed also sectarian tensions in battling Sunni insurgents regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is allied with Iran. Rebels resent the fact that the Shiite regime in Iraq facilitates Iran's involvement in the war Syrian" and felt that " Iraq Shiite Iran were allowed to send planes through its airspace to go to Syria. "

    In the meantime, the Israeli newspaper also says, "implemented Sunni extremist
    groups attacks on Shiite sites in Iraq," as well as this, there are reports on the participation of fighters from the Sunnis and Shiites alike in the ongoing sectarian conflict in Syria.

    The newspaper wondered "how much time you will need a sectarian war in Syria to spread in Iraq?" He replied by saying "if Assad fell and dominated by the Islamist opposition over the reins, the tensions between the two countries will increase by about a large and likely to convene the new Syrian regime to help his brothers, the Sunnis in Iraq against Shiite rulers."

    On the other hand, also continues the Jerusalem Post, the "events in Egypt galvanized opponents of the ruling regimes in Tunisia and Libya to get off the streets."

    He said the Tunisian Islamic Renaissance Party that he is ready to form a new government, and this settlement was ousted Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, calling out, did not want or was not able to implement them. "

    The paper quotes Monica Marks, an analyst based in Tunisia, saying that the party "Renaissance injury panic from what happened in Egypt, it certainly represents a nightmare scenario for them."

    The newspaper said that "Tunisia also suffered from the loss of eight soldiers last week when he launched fighters linked to al-Qaeda attack on them. These fighters settled in the mountainous region near the border with Algeria. As the jihadists who have fled from Mali in the wake of military intervention, the French are resorted to this region . "

    The paper said, "We are seeing is divided area in the Sunni-Shiite battle, where militants crossing the border to support their communities in other countries such as Syria, and in terms of funding and supplies reach them in this country."

    As well as this, and concludes the paper, "We are seeing internal conflicts between the circles camps Sunnis and Shiites, which also spread across the border. Brotherhood Muslims and groups of Islamist Other struggled for power against Sunni leaders in the region in the Gulf countries and in Jordan, which unwavering stability due to refugees forth from Syria. "

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    Looking setback Parliament security and listens to the Minister of Justice next week
    13-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    BAGHDAD / Mohammad Sabah

    Resumes the House of Representatives sessions next week and on the agenda to discuss security crises plaguing the country starting from the simultaneous bombings that killed and wounded hundreds in Baghdad and across the country, passing through security conditions worsening in Diyala, and the end to listen to the report of a parliamentary presence of the Minister of Justice Hassan Shammari about the incident the escape of hundreds of prisons of Abu Ghraib and Taji.

    In addition to the security file, the election law of 2014, which spin differences on four paragraphs in the draft of the first, and the federal budget bill for next year, and the law of military service and retirement will be among the main concerns of the Parliament.

    And raised the Presidency of the Council of Representatives, the 12th meeting of the Council of the first legislative term for the fourth legislative year ahead of the Eid al-Fitr until further notice, having seen the meeting to discuss a file of electric power in the presence of the Minister of Electricity as well as discuss the details of the budget to Parliament in 2014.

    The decision of the House of Representatives MP Mohammed al-Khalidi in connection with the "long" yesterday that the Presidency of the Council of Representatives did not meet until now to set the agenda for its session next will resume on the twentieth of this month, adding that there is an interest and a priority for the law of service and military retirement.

    He added that "it is among the topics that will be presented for discussion on the agenda of the next meeting Multi deterioration of security serious witnessed by the provinces and the capital, Baghdad, in addition to the meeting will discuss the report of the Commission on Security and Defence about the escape of prisoners from prisons Taji and Abu Ghraib after completion by the Commission investigative, as well as read the report about what security witnessed in Diyala province, a marked deterioration of the security. " He added that "the meeting will also host the Minister of Justice Hassan Shammari to escape accountability on the issue of prisoners," noting that the Security and Defense Committee to host the session will determine some of the security chiefs, governors and heads of provincial councils for the security reality to their home provinces.

    The head of the Iraqi List, Free Qutaiba al-Jubouri said that "the Presidency of the Council of Representatives has informed all members of the House of Representatives to hold its next meeting on the twentieth of this month, without specifying the paragraphs of the agenda of this meeting."

    Jubouri said in an interview with the "long" that the next meeting will be devoted to discuss security setback following exposure of Baghdad and a number of cities for a series of synchronized explosions affected dozens of innocent people, and discuss the repeated failures of some officers and security leaders. "

    He Jubouri that "there are a lot of laws that the political differences that await resolved as soon as possible in order to view and vote as soon as possible", ruling Showing Act parliamentary elections in 2014 at the next meeting, attributing the reason for the differences facing the adoption of this law , but stressed that the law of the most prominent concerns of the Parliament in the coming period. He pointed out that "there are four points of contention facing the adoption of this law, including the dispute over the make the election list closed or open, and do not make Iraq one constituency or multiple, in addition to the mechanism of calculating the compensatory seats and quota and percentage, as well as on the subject of the age of the nomination because some demanding that be 28 years old or older. " It confirmed a member of the legal committee in Parliament and a nice Mustafa failure of the political blocs yet an agreement on the Law of the parliamentary elections, noting that the negotiations between the parties politicians Snttaleg in the next few days.

    Mustafa said in a statement to the "long" if there is a set of points of contention are hampering the adoption of the law of parliamentary elections, ruling out the display at the next meeting the cause of the failure of the political blocs to compromise and final formulation of this law.

    And that "the role of the House of Representatives government control and correct the mistakes and accountable to the deteriorating security situation through the activation of the interrogations, dismissals and the withdrawal of confidence, but this is not possible at the present time," adding that the allocation of sessions to discuss the deteriorating security situation is not feasible, as long as there are no إقالات remiss in their work no matter how they are. "

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    Alshahyla Maliki calls for disclosure of the names of politicians involved operations "terrorist"

    12-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News

    Student member of the parliamentary Liberal bloc Jawad Alshahyla, on Monday, the prime minister and defense and interior ministries to disclose the names of politicians Almatturtian the terrorist operations and arrest them.

    He said Alshahyla told (Baghdadi News), "Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in his capacity as Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces and Minister of Defense Agency Saadoun al-Dulaimi agent oldest in the Ministry of Interior Adnan al-Asadi Mutalbeyen today to disclose the names of political figures and members of parliament Almatturtian Balalmyat terrorist and have linked to some armed groups that participated in the killing of Iraqis. "

    He added that "the Iraqi government always announces the involvement of some political parties بالمجاميع terrorist but did not Ckv the all these actors and responsible for them."

    He demanded Alshahyla security forces and the Iraqi judiciary to activate an arrest warrant politicians Almatturtian the terrorist operations, "noting that" the Iraqi constitution provides for the lack of professionalism of immunity in the case of official involvement in terrorist operations and to assist the armed groups in the killing of Iraqis. "


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    Why This Sudden Love for Syrian Kurds in Iran and Russia?
    By Wladimir van Wilgenburg

    Russia and Iran’s sudden love for Syria’s Kurds is strange.

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov recently said he was “shocked” over the alleged death of’ 450 peaceful Kurds in Aleppo’s countryside by groups affiliated with Al-Qaida. In Iran, the basij militia sent a letter to UN-chief Ban Ki-moon to condemn the massacres of Kurds and Alawites in Latakia.

    But what is behind this sudden love for Syrian Kurds?

    Both the Iranian and Russian media used fake photos and video to depict the killing of Syrian Kurds. Tehran and Moscow did not care about the death of Sunnis in Syria, so why this sudden care over the death of Kurds?

    One of the disseminated videos was of three Iraqis who were set ablaze by Al-Qaida in 2008. Another video that was used was actually of Syrian forces bombing the Kurdish village of Tall Haddad in April 2013, which killed 16 civilians.

    It is quite clear that Kurdish civilians were indeed victims of the conflict -- just like other civilians living in Syria. Al-Qaida groups have killed thousands of civilians in the past. So why the sudden surprise in Tehran and Moscow?

    It is clear that Russia and Iran have an interest in playing up the Al-Qaida card.

    Lavrov stated that if the Syrian opposition would continue to try to overthrow the Syrian regime, it would benefit Al-Qaida in the end.

    Moreover, Russia was extremely interested in the CIA’s recent statement that Syria could become a safe haven for Al-Qaida, and that the US congress was slightly worried about arms going to Syrian rebels.

    Some observers believe that Russia and Iran – which have both turned into linchpins of the Damascus regime -- are actually benefiting from the presence of Al-Qaida in Syria. It is clear that President Bashar al-Assad’s regime also benefits from this relationship with Al-Qaida – although there is no real proof of links between the pro-Qaida Jabhat al-Nusrah group and Assad’s government.

    Any massacre of Syria’s ethnic and religious minorities would underscore Assad’s argument that he is needed for stability.

    The fear of a new “Afghanistan” would stop any Western support for armed groups against Assad, and would make any outside intervention unlikely.

    This is why Russia and Iran suddenly care about Syrian Kurds, and that is why a US spokesperson recently condemned the killing of Kurdish civilians in Aleppo.


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    Iraqi Kurdistan Welcoming but Overwhelmed by Syria Refugees
    By Armando Cordoba

    ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region has tried its best to deal with the huge influx of war refugees from across the border in Syria, but its young government does not have the experience or structure to deal with such a crisis and is simply overwhelmed, according to the UN and Norwegian refugee agencies.

    “It’s a new government and new governments may not have the bureaucratic structure to deal with a situation such as this, which they have never seen before,” said William Tall, the new head of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) North.

    He said that the UN is working with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to tackle the already 160,000 displaced Syrian refugees in Iraqi Kurdistan.

    Tall said the ideal solution would be to return the displaced Syrian refugees back into their homes in Syria as the situation calms, but the civil war seems to have no solution in sight.

    “Everyone’s pessimistic about what’s happening in Syria,” he said.

    A July report by the UNHCR found that the KRG was initially “very welcoming,” issuing residency permits that allowed refugees to work and move freely around the three-province enclave, where the Kurds have enjoyed autonomy in earnest since the 2003 US-led invasion that toppled Saddam Hussein.

    But the report said, “There are signs that official policy is becoming more restrictive,” as the scale of the influx “exceeded all expectations, and as international funding has failed to keep pace with refugee needs.”

    “It’s like a guest in your house, you’re welcome for a while, but you can’t live here. I think that’s a typical attitude toward refugee situations,” Tall said. “We totally understand this.”

    Iraq’s Kurds share ethnic ties with other Kurds in the Middle East, including Syria, where the large minority Kurds have so far largely stayed out of a civil war that is in its third year. Kurdish groups in Syria have clashed with Islamist fighters who are reportedly affiliated with Al-Qaida.

    According to the Norwegian Refugee Council, “In late 2012 and early 2013, the authorities began expressing frustration at the lack of international funding and support. Faced with huge daily increases in refugee numbers and without prior experience or technical capacity to draw on, KR-I (Kurdistan Region-Iraq) authorities have been overwhelmed.”

    The Norwegian council also cited the need for increased cooperation between the UNHCR and the KRG in order to properly assess the problem.

    Tall said UNHCR North has been awarded about $35 million for the Syrian refugee crisis in Erbil and another $8 million for various other projects.

    “If we need more we will ask for more. We are not going to let the budget be the constraint,” he vowed.

    The KRG at first was open to contributing funds into the system, and at one point Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani put $10 million into the crisis. Millions more were initially poured in by the government.

    The KRG also set up the Domiz Camp when Syrian refugees began to cross the border into Kurdistan.

    But since the political situation between Kurdistan and Baghdad began to worsen, and Erbil was faced with a budget crunch, the KRG has not allocated more funds to the refugee crisis, according to the Norwegian council.

    Tall said the KRG faces the dilemma of providing acceptable conditions for refugees, while taking care that the refugees do not become so comfortable that they will not want to return to their homes.

    Already, many refugees have gone outside the boundaries of the Domiz Camp, with about 90,000 refugees located in towns and cities, including Erbil.

    These refugees often occupy public space often propping up their own tents and homes along city streets in Erbil. Tall said that the KRG’s “patience is running thin with this.”

    The KRG has refused to aid refugees living outside the camps, and has placed restrictions on the guidelines of the residency visas issued to refugees, according to the report.

    About 50 to 60 Syrian individuals are still crossing the border daily into Iraqi Kurdistan as a result of the Syrian civil war, according to UNHCR North, most of them Syrian Kurds.

    An estimated two million Syrians have fled the civil war to various countries, including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey – besides Iraq, where most are in the Kurdistan Region.

    The Domiz Camp, near Duhok, has been drastically overcrowded, housing around 35,000 refugees in a facility which was supposed to house only 15,000. Two more camps are planned, in Erbil and Sulaimaini, with a total capacity of more than 20,000.


    "Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
    With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
    Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
    A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
    Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name,
    Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
    Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
    The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
    "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she
    With silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

    The Statue of Liberty was originally called "Liberty Enlightening the World," and this is truly her task - to enlighten mankind to the noble ideals of freedom and equality that belong to each one, and to hold high the standard of hope that light will always triumph over darkness. This is the promise represented in the Statue - that through every conflict, war, or loss, through every dispossession or abandonment of principle, the torch of freedom will continue to be held high.
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  9. #9
    [TLane] . I believe it is happening tonight... My local Wells Fargo was painting new lines in the parking lot today. I even saw this huge spot with a sign that said RV Parking!
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  10. #10
    Parliament calls for intelligence leaders
    13-08-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad (Iraq) / Ahmed Mohamed

    She said the security and defense committee of the House of Representatives parliamentary tends to call for intelligence chiefs accountable for the rapid deterioration of lawlessness in the security situation inside the country.

    The MP said the governor Zamili the Future for the leaders of the intelligence agencies did not lead the security duty as required and busy gains and personal benefits at the expense of intelligence work.

    Zamili added that the ongoing security breaches indicate the urgent need for change and the replacement of some of the leaders of the intelligence of those who did not submit anything to the security system. He pointed out that the House of Representatives will resume work next week and will study the security situation and set a date to host security leaders in the intelligence service.

    Read More: See more at: http://almustaqbalnews.net/news

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