Ktlta Sadr and Hakim accuse the Maliki's coalition to block the adoption of the electoral law to special interests
04-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD - Bushra Muzaffar
Friday, October 4, 2013
Accused Ktlta of 'citizen', led by the President of the Islamic Council of Iraq Ammar al-Hakim coalition of state law and the Kurdistan Alliance to block adoption of the electoral law, while not ruled out the Liberal bloc of the Sadrist movement to resort to the religious authority to put pressure on everyone for approval.
The MP ruled out mass Hakim Aziz Okkaily «agreement soon on the law because the coalition of state law ensure its survival in power. He said in connection with the «life» that «the Kurdistan Alliance bloc of procrastination is also trying to delay the vote to get more privileges related to the compensatory seats.
He stressed «the continuation of the mass and the other blocks the pro-clicking law to speed up the approval». He pointed out «that Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi said that the meeting next Monday will be to vote directly on the law», but ruled out, due to the weight of the rule of law and the Kurdistan Alliance in Parliament, and this Aahlhma for breach of a quorum, referring to «that the postponement of elections and an end to the hopes of citizens to change order unconstitutional. He said «the statements made by some members of the coalition of state law, which stresses the need to hold elections on time just propaganda to evacuate their responsibility for the delay. He added that «the rule of law is trying through this delay to gain time for gains to make up for what they lost in the provincial elections.
The Hakim said «there is consensus on the basic features of the election law», indicating «that the mass of citizens working with the rest of the blocks with a key cabinet and the House of Representatives to consolidate these compromises to reach agreed vision to ensure everyone's interests», called, during his weekly at the crossroads of Wednesday, «Adoption of the law as soon as possible after making sure to take into account the general interests of the components and the political blocs, and stressed that« the timing of elections is a red line can not be crossed and everyone respected and sanctify », warning that the delay would be a dangerous precedent.
, The governor said Zamili, MP from the Sadrist movement that «what Iraq is going through deterioration of the security and political needs to change in the political map through new elections. He stressed in connection with the 'life' to continue to put pressure on the political blocs to prevent procrastination this law which Margulwh aims to obstruct the conduct of the elections. He did not rule «resorting to religious authority to put pressure on those blocks for a vote.
Khalil: Parties law to be endorsed after Elections law
Friday, 04 October 2013 10:10
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Mahma Khalil, of the Kurdistani Alliance assured that the Parties law will be endorsed after the Elections law.
Speaking to All Iraq News Agency (AIN), he said "The Elections law is one of the important laws and must be endorsed as soon as possible because it determines the future of Iraq."
"All the political sides wish to endorse this law by deals to avoid any violation or no participation in the elections," he added, noting that "All the political blocs are going on to endorse it."
Regarding the Parties law, he said "Also, all the political sides insist on endorse it where the Legal Committee assured that there disputes over two articles of this law," assuring that "After the endorsement of the Elections law, the Parties law will be endorsed."
By: Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor Iraq Pulse Posted on October 3.
Ahmad Saad al-Khazerji, 25, dreams of obtaining the necessary documents from the International Organization for Migration, which would allow him to travel out of the “land of explosive devices,” as he called it. Speaking to Al-Monitor, he acknowledged that he will be “overjoyed when the gates of Baghdad International Airport open to allow his departure, but not without a mix of some sadness about leaving the country.”
The frequency with which Iraqis witness the carnage wreaked by explosions has psychologically scarred a high percentage of the country’s population.
Bomb Phobia .. Blowing up Spirits Before Assets
Author: Adnan Abu Zeed
Posted on: October 3 2013
Translated by: Kamal Fayad
The part of Khazerji’s story worth noting is that his every move is dictated by a fear of bombs — the terms booby trap, explosion and suicide vest are a permanent fixture of all his conversations.
He finds no shame in covering his ears to protect them from an imaginary explosion, faintness and queasiness permeating his body so frequently that he is compelled to seek futile psychiatric treatment. He explained, “Intense fear grips me as I feel myself losing control over my actions,” unable to discern whether a real and imminent threat exists or not.
Khazerji’s mental breakdown, in fact, reflects a slowly progressing loss of confidence in himself and the future, as a result of the successive wave of bombings exchanged between Sunnis and Shiites. The latest of which involved consecutive explosions that occurred on Sept. 27 near two mosques located south and west of Baghdad.
Dr. Ali Saheb, a psychiatrist, told Al-Monitor that “booby trap” has become synonymous with a clinical phobia as opposed to a car rigged to explode, usually remotely detonated or driven by a suicide bomber.
This manic-depressive psychosis manifests itself when a lot of people fear approaching mass gatherings and vital squares in various cities, “because they are gripped with a fear of booby traps, which now involuntarily governs the behavior of many Iraqis,” Saheb said.
But explosives-rigged cars are nothing but vehicles, according to Baghdad traffic officer Alaa Hassan, who told Al-Monitor, “The authorities were resorting to a manifest prepared by the relevant authorities to uncover forged registrations, as a last resort aimed at reducing the tempo of bomb attacks.”
Also in Baghdad, university student Ahmad al-Yassiri told Al-Monitor that he did not lack courage, but avoided — as much as possible — funerals, mass gatherings and cars parked in places likely to be targeted.
This phobia, as described by Yassiri, has become “a natural feeling possessed by all Iraqis, entrenched in their psyche by a history filled with exploding traps and suicide bombs.”
This phobia is further exacerbated by the fact that explosives no longer target government ministries or fortified security installations as much as they target ordinary citizens in restaurants, popular markets and soccer stadiums.
The coordinated explosions that alternately rocked Shiite and Sunni neighborhoods have raised questions among Iraqis about the identity and goals of the people behind them.
Since the beginning of this year, close to 500 car bombs have exploded, half of them in the capital, Baghdad.
In an interview with Al-Monitor, Moder al-Jenabi, a taxi driver, pointed to the carcasses of cars riddled with shrapnel that fire had transformed into molten black clumps of iron. He affirmed, “The hearts of Iraqis were now darker than these metal remains.”
His words filled with confused emotions, he continued, “I lost my best friend in a car bomb explosion in Latifiyah, south of Baghdad. Booby traps in Iraq have become a people-devouring beast that does not differentiate between citizens.”
While historically the first explosion in the Middle East occurred in 1905, such tactics are relatively new to Iraq and go back to the early 1970s. The first explosion of 2003, which targeted the Al-Qanat Hotel, succeeded in sowing the seeds of successive bombings that continue to this day.
At psychiatric clinics, one can find many of those afflicted by phobias and fear of explosions, despite the fact that Iraqis seldom resort to clinical care, and prefer to visit the tombs of holy figures to rid themselves of any fears and diseases.
In this regard, Saheb said, “One of my patients is racked by fear of dying and other negative thoughts after witnessing the explosion of a rigged motorcycle. As a result, he suffers from acute hysteria accompanied by an elevated heart and respiratory rate, his muscles contracting and rendering his body immobile like a corpse waiting for death.”
Speaking to Al-Monitor, sociologist Ahmed al-Qaisy pointed out, “A rigged vehicle or suicide belt is most probably responsible for every black ‘in memoriam’ banner that flutters in Iraq.”
Uday al-Rabihi, 24, told Al-Monitor that his brother, who served in the country’s army, became a completely different man after he witnessed a suicide attacker detonate his explosive vest amid a group of soldiers manning a military checkpoint in Diyala, north of Baghdad.
Rabihi recounted that his brother now “yells hysterically and tries to escape from reality, despite knowing that he cannot do so. He tries to break down his locked bedroom door, causing a great ruckus.” Rabihi also noted, “Doctors have diagnosed him as suffering from a constant state of fear and phobia from objects and people alike.”
But, according to Saheb, “bomb phobia” — which has become a pathological social disease — cannot be cured by Khazerji’s attempts to emigrate. Saheb emphasized that the solution lay in behavioral treatment techniques that strengthen people and give them the courage needed to directly face their fears, instead of running away from them.
Sadr is Maliki's comments call for re-occupation Last Update: Friday, 04/10/2013
The Deputy for the Liberal bloc of the Sadrist movement, on Thursday, concern about the remarks of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on the "movement of armed groups freely in the country," with the exception of talking about the country's need for expertise and planning international and regional "Papa for re-occupation of a new face," criticized Maliki's pursuit of the nomination for a three-term despite admitting to "failure." Sharifi asked, "Where did the 10-year budget that has been spent to build a military system is responsible for wasting those billions." (Agencies)
Iraqis protest tomorrow in protest against the deteriorating security
Posted: Friday, October 4th, 2013
Huda Jassim, agencies (Baghdad) - is preparing thousands of Iraqis out in demonstrations in the provinces of several Iraqi, including Baghdad, on Saturday, in protest against the "lack of security and theft of the Organization of the wealth of the Iraqis, and fool the public by law new retirement", and demanding abolition of retired members of parliament and special grades in the three presidencies, while 16 people were killed and 54 others were injured yesterday in attacks targeting several Iraqi cities.
The coordinator of the demonstrations Jalal lipoidica yesterday, said that coordinating committees for the demonstrations got approvals security in four provinces. He explained that "coordinating committees in the western regions, have applied for approvals to demonstrate fundamentalism in Salahuddin and Anbar, Nineveh and Basra, has got it," he said, adding that waiting for approvals on demonstrations in the capital Baghdad.
He added that "the Coordination Committee in Basra requested a postponement to demonstrations on October 26, the day that kicks off the major events in the case of non-response to the demands of the masses." He continued that "coordinating committees for the demonstrations directed to raise the Iraqi flag and unify logos in all the provinces, and to prevent any attempt to attack security forces," calling "the security forces to deal professionally with the demonstrators."
In the meantime, the MP expressed the Liberal bloc of the Sadrist movement Hossein Sharifi, yesterday, expressed concern statements from Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on the "movement of armed groups freely in the country." He said that "what we heard from an interview with the owners sends a message of concern to the Iraqi street, shows the weakness of the state administration and its inability, so that pointed out that the country needs the experience of planning and international, regional, and this opens the door to re foreign troops face new occupation."
He wondered Sharifi, "Where did you go budget ten years that has been spent to build the system, military and security, who is responsible for wasting those billions," adding, "If this recognition of failure, why Maliki is seeking to run for a third session, although the House of Representatives had voted earlier in the definition of the mandate three presidencies. "
In a related matter, the newspaper "The Independent" British yesterday, that Iraq is still used fake devices to detect bombs and improvised explosive devices, five months after the prison British businessman who provided him in his country on charges of fraud. ... more
Maliki calls for an emergency meeting to discuss the formula put forward for election law
October 3, 2013 BAGHDAD - East October 3
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to an emergency meeting and extended to members of the coalition of state law to discuss the formula put forward for election law in conjunction with a request from the President of the Kurdistan region, Massoud Barzani, to postpone the vote in the Iraqi Council of Representatives on the bill, said political reporter for the East News that Maliki is not satisfied with the proposed formulas of the law in conjunction with widespread popular resentment of the major blocs agreements at the expense of the interests of the Iraqi society reporter quoted political sources informed that the state law, members will discuss the presence of al-Maliki proposed bill including the compensatory seats and increase in the membership of the Board Representatives while the Kurdistan Region President asked Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi to wait a bit before passing the law, for reasons not yet clear, and the reporter said that the controversy and moves at the last minute may lead to the postponement of the vote scheduled on the bill amid popular discontent and a wide range of formulas raised so far. This stressed the Special Representative of the United Nations Nikolai Mladenov on the importance of the upcoming parliamentary elections on schedule and approve the law by the House of Representatives and said that elections in Iraq will determine the path of peace
*** THERE IS SOMETHING AMISS ABOUT THIS ELECTION LAW AMENDMENT NEWS. AT BEST THE REPORTING APPEARS TO BE INCONSISTENT AND MAY BE INACCURATE OR INTENTIONALLY MISLEADING. FOR INSTANCE TODAY LOOK AT THE KURDISH MP'S STATEMENT ABOUT THE PROSPECTS OF PASSAGE ON THE " BILL " AND NOW THE ABOVE. THE KURDS ARE GENERALLY MORE " TOGETHER " THAN TO HAVE A MP CONTRAVENING BARZANI PUBLICALLY , IMO, SO READER BEWARE ***
Initiate the implementation of the second-largest sports city in Iraq at a cost of 105 billion
04-10-2013 | (Voice of Iraq)
Alsumaria News / Diyala
Diyala province, announced Friday, the signing of the minutes of the start of the actual implementation of the project to build the second largest sports city in Iraq, indicating that the project was referred to a Russian company at a cost of 105 billion, while the project is considered a gateway to launch around the world.
He said Humairi in an interview with "Alsumaria News" that "the Office of the local administration in the province of Diyala has seen on Thursday, (third from October now), the signing of the record the actual implementation of the project the city of Diyala sports that will be established at the airport Ibn Firnas," noting that "the City project, which is the second largest city in Iraq, in an era sports Basra Sports City will implement a financial cost of 105 billion and an estimated area of 900 dunums after to transmit to the Russian company Albion. "
The Humairi added that the "signature marks the beginning of digging the foundations poured pillars after removing the obstacles which the initial steps of the project", "revealing that" the project includes the construction of an Olympic Stadium capacity of 30 thousand spectators, as well as building a variety of sports facilities with the huge hotel. "
He Humairi that "the time limit set for the establishment of the city set at 30 months after it has been allocated cost of the project finance of the investment budget of the Ministry of Youth and Sports," adding that "the city gate of Diyala province to launch a global particularly a witness the establishment of international championships in various sports."
And pledged Humairi "to provide the necessary protection for all foreign companies operating in the province and ensure the requirements of its without any Taterfi the activity under the control of the security forces on the overall situation."
The Directorate of Youth and Sports in Diyala announced last year, 2011, for the approval of the Ministry of Youth and Sports to transform Ibn Firnas airport, which covers an area of more than 900 acres to civilian integrated sports.
Hakim visits religious authorities in Najaf
Friday, 04 October 2013 11:10
Baghdad (AIN) –The head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, Ammar al-Hakim, visited the religious authorities in Najaf.
A statement by the SIIC received by All Iraq News Agency cited "Hakim, while visiting Najaf province, met with the Religious Authorities, Mohammed Saed al-Hakim, Mohammed Ishaq al-Fayadh and Bashir al-Najafi."
"He called the Almighty to protect them due to their role in the Islamic Nation and Iraq in particular," the statement concluded.