A source in the Dawa Party, reveals the names of party candidates for the post of prime minister instead of al-Maliki!
14 January 2014
List of candidates for the call will end dreams Maliki third term
There is clarity to the party in the back can not be al-Maliki for the interface
Sources of leadership in the ruling Dawa party, told news Hammurabi about the existence of a list of leadership in the party and other independents who are close to him or his allies in order to be submitted at the negotiating table for the future post of prime minister.
The sources said that there is full clarity when the party is not possible to Maliki's nomination for a third term because of tensions big between him and the Sunni and Kurdish and lists the Shiite competition for him and so it was imperative for the party to be a handsome list of candidates for prime minister in order not to lose the job to another political entity.
The sources said that the names put forward in the list were:
Tarek Najm: Maliki, former director of the Office
Ali al-Adeeb: The current Minister of Education
Haider al-Abadi: a leader of the Dawa Party
Khodair al: Vice President
Hassan Sinead: Chairman of the Commission on Security and Defense and the Dawa Party, the former poet
Khalaf Abdul Samad: Basra's governor and former head of the provincial council in Basra, the current
Ibrahim al-Jaafari: Secretary General of the Dawa Party and former head of the Reform Movement, the current
Adnan Zurfi: Najaf governor and the US-backed
The sources said that there is a fear of large Maliki, and the party of the transfer of power to another political entity and detect files of the current government (financial and criminal and security) and submitted to the judiciary, especially that there are files made by a year to the International Criminal Court in the case of Hawija and others and many files to the violation of human rights and files financial corruption affects senior party leaders.
The sources added that al-Maliki will only collect votes through coming off the list and will get parliamentary immunity if he wins and will be the party's chances under the slogan "first calling" to stay in power and protect al-Maliki and the leaders of the party.
Hakim launches political initiative to resolve Anbar crisis
The Our Steadfast Anbar initiative, launched Jan. 11 by Ammar al-Hakim, leader of the Islamic Supreme Council, to resolve the Anbar crisis is an important step because it moves Iraq's security situation back into the political realm in trying to establish a broad base from which to combat terrorism.
Author Mustafa al-Kadhimi
Hakim has proposed a package of political, administrative, economic and social measures to normalize the situation in Anbar, which has been restive for the past two weeks and preceded by protests that lasted about a year. Among the initiative’s proposals is to spend $4 billion dollars over four years to rebuild Anbar’s cities, create jobs and form a provincial council of elders, influential tribal leaders, in addition to Anbar self-defense units, which in fact already exist through the Sahwa councils.
Some assert that Hakim’s initiative has electoral motives attached. Yet the initiative provides, for the first time, a vision toward resolving the Iraqi crisis, not just mere slogans as with most previous initiatives. The local and foreign responses to the initiative indicate that there is a general trend to interpret the crisis the way it actually should be understood.
Some Iraqi parties are trying to characterize the country's broader crises — ongoing for years and including the recent crisis in Anbar — as “security crises” that can only be resolved through security measures. This characterization assumes that the fight in Iraq is between the government and its supporters on the one hand and terrorism and its supporters on the other, and therefore does not take into consideration the root causes of the conflicts.
In contrast, others in Iraq believe that the country's crises are purely political, and their security manifestations reflect the political reality. Those who assert this, however, are ignoring the grave security challenge posed by extremist organizations, like al-Qaeda, that do not believe in political solutions or in modern democratic states and are working to establish a state based on its extreme religious and ideological beliefs.
Analyzing major internal security crises in any country should not include separating the political and security tracks. In fact, separating them, or neglecting one of them, is dangerous. Sucha an approach might temporarily ease a crisis, but in the long term will lead to even bigger crises.
Looking back at the past 10 years reveals that the crisis in Anbar did not start in 2013 and that al-Qaeda’s presence in the province predates 2014. All previous steps taken there were in fact attempts to ease tensions, sometimes through political flexibility and sometimes the use of excessive force. What is different about Hakim’s initiative is that it tries to find permanent mechanisms based on understanding Anbar as a highly sensitive, predominantly tribal and religious region that borders three countries (Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia), which makes it susceptible to influence by events outside Iraq's borders.
The $4 billion spread over four years is not a huge amount for rebuilding a province that constitutes one-third of Iraq and is in need of numerous development projects. Regardless, the budget has political and moral significance because it could lead the people of Anbar to believe that the Baghdad government is dealing with them in the same way it deals with the other provinces. Such perceptions reflect and affect the sensibilities that have developed at the sectarian and regional levels in Iraq.
In addition, the idea of forming an advisory council of Anbari tribal sheikhs is an effective and influential means in the long run for consolidating the views of the tribes, curbing potentially disruptive individual actions and providing tribal leaders, who have thousands of supporters, the political space they need to express their grievances and ideas within a structure that advises the local government.
To ensure long-term social order and consolidate national unity, Hakim’s initiative also proposes creating a clear plan to address the demands raised during the Sunni protests. As evident from the ongoing crisis in Anbar, groups employing terrorism continue to use the strained relations between the Sunni cities and Baghdad as a springboard for expanding their presence in the country. Hakim's initiative also advocates avoiding additional security-related tensions by allowing the region’s people and tribes to manage their own security by means of a properly trained and equipped local police force.
A combination of security and political measures are necessary at this stage to resolve the Anbar crisis. The political solution should not follow the security solution, nor vice versa. The two must be implemented at the same time, or Iraq will be unable to fight terrorism in a strong and united way.
Columnist, Iraq Pulse
Mustafa al-Kadhimi is an Iraqi writer specializing in the defense of democracy and human rights. He has extensive experience documenting testimonies and archiving documentaries associated with repressive practices.
THIS IS A LARGE BODY OF WORK WHICH WILL REQUIRE SOME TIME TO CONSIDER AND RESEARCH, BUT IT'S POTENTIAL IMPACT IS SO GREAT THAT I THOUGHT IT WORHTY OF EARLY PUBLICATION AND CONSIDERATION BY ALL. WE WAIT TO SEE WHAT DEVELOPS WITH THESE CONSTITUTIONAL " CHANGES " AND THE IMPACT UPON THE COUNTRY POLITICALLY, ECONOMOCALLY, SOCIALLY AND OTHERWISE. YOUR VIEWS ARE EARNESTLY SOLICITED. THERE IS MUCH TO ABSORB AND AND CONTEMPLATE. WE ARE ALL " IN THE SAME BOAT ".
COUNTRYGAL AND POSE - JAN 14, 2014
POSE AND I THOUGHT WE WOULD TRY TO GIVE AN IDEA OF WHAT WE THINK IS GOING ON AT THIS TIME..SEVERAL THINGS HAVE COME TO LIGHT THAT WE HAVE FOUND IN THE LAW LIBRARY AND FROM ARTICLES THAT REALLY HAVE BLOWN THE LID OFF OF THIS FOR US..
THE FIRST ITEM IN THE LAW LIBRARY WAS THE FACT THAT THEY PUT THE CONSTITUTION BACK IN THE LAW LIBRARY AND THAT MEANS THEY EITHER AMENDED ARTICLES IN IT OR THEY USED IT AS A REFERENCE..WELL THEY DID BOTH..IN ARTICLE ......OF THE CONSTITUTION THEY HAVE NOW ADDED THE WORDS FOR THE PROVINCES AS GETTING THEIR "DEVOLUTION OF POWERS", THEY ALSO PUT IN THEIR ALSO THAT THE SECURITY OF THE PROVINCES WERE TO BE DONE BY LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND NOT THE ARMY..SO IT APPEARS TO US THAT THEY HAVE GIVEN THEM ALL OF LAW 21 AMENDED FOR THE PROVINCES OF 2008..
THE SECOND ITEM WAS ALSO HUGE..THEY HAVE GONE BACK THROUGH ALOT IF NOT MOST OF ALL THE FEDERAL COURT DECISIONS THAT MALIKI USED TO HOLD UP THE PROGRESS FOR THE PROVINCES AND THESE FED COURT DECISIONS WERE AMENDED SO THAT THE WORDING ALLOWS THE POWERS THE PROVINCES WERE ALLOWED..WHEN THE LAWS FOR THE PROVINCES WERE DONE DURING 2011, THEY GAVE THEM ALL THEIR RULES OF PROCEDURES AND EVEN GAVE THEM THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL GAZETTES..WELL MALIKI HAS USED THE FEDERAL COURT OVER LAST 2 YEARS TO STRIP AWAY THOSE RIGHTS..
THE THIRD ITEM THEY REFERENCED IN THE LAW LIBRARY IN THE CONSTITUTION WAS THE LAW OF THE MANDATE OF THE 3 PRESIDENCIES..NOW THIS LAW WAS SUPPOSED TO HAVE BEEN APPEALED AND STRICKEN THROUGH THE FEDERAL COURT..BUT THEY REFERENCED THIS LAW IN CHANGING SOMETHING IN THE CONSTITUTION..EITHER IT COULD HAVE BEEN JUST SIMPLE WORDING BUT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT I HAVENT BEEN ABLE TO FIND ON WHAT EXACTLY THEY CHANGED, BUT THE POINT IS THEY REFERENCED A LAW THAT WAS SUPPOSEDLY REPEALED..SO WE WILL HAVE TO WATCH THIS..
CONSTITUTION CHANGE CONT.- HAS TO DO WITH THE FEDERATION COUNCIL..THEY NOW CHANGED THE WORDING IN THE CONSTITUTION TO SAY NOT ONLY FEDERATION COUNCIL BUT TO ALSO SAY OR REFER TO IT AS THE COUNCIL OF THE UNION..THERE IS AN ARTICLE IN THE CONSTITUTION (137) THAT SPOKE OF THE FACT THAT THE FEDERATION COUNCIL WAS TO TAKE PLACE AFTER THE SECOND ELECTORAL CYCLE..SO REMEMBER WHEN MALIKI TALKED OF RUNNING FOR A 3RD TERM AT FIRST HE SAID HE NEVER REALLY HAD A FIRST TERM ELECTION BECAUSE HE TOOK OVER FOR JAFAARI IN 2006 JUST AFTER THE 2005 ELECTIONS, SO HE TRIED TO PLAY IT LIKE HE DIDNT REALLY HAVE 2 ELECTORAL CYCLES..SO WITH HIM TRYING TO CHANGE THE WORDING, HE THEN TRIED TO CHANGE THE IDEA OF THE FEDERATION COUNCIL NOT BEING FINISHED UNTIL AFTER THE SECOND ELECTORAL CYCLE WHICH THEN WOULD HAVE MEANT AFTER THE 2014 ELECTIONS..BUT WE THINK THAT WONT BE THE CASE NOW BECAUSE THEY CHANGED THE WORDING IN THE CONSTITUTION IN REGARDS TO THE ARTICLE 137 AS TO SAY THE FIRST ELECTORAL CYCLE AND NOT THE SECOND, WHICH IS WHAT IT ORIGINALLY SAID, SO NOW THIS MEANS THAT THE FEDERATION COUNCIL SHOULD BE PLACED AFTER THE 2010 ELECTIONS..I KNOW THERE WAS A UN MANDATE ON THIS COUNCIL TO BE FINISHED, BUT WE HAVE ALL SEEN HIM SKIRT HIS WAY AROUND THINGS..I THINK THAT WITH BAN KI MOON THERE IT SHOWED HOW SERIOUS THEY ARE WHEN THEY SAY TO GET THE PROBLEMS SOLVED WITH THE PROVINCES..THAT JUST DOESNT MEAN ANBAR, IT MEANS THE FEDERATION COUNCIL..BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW THAT THAT IS THE REPRESENTATION IN THE GOVERNMENT FOR THESE PROVINCES AND IT ALSO GIVES THEM THE POWER TO TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN BUSINESS..HE WILL TRY TO THWART THIS WITH ALL HIS MIGHT BUT HE WONT SUCCEED..WITH THIS NEW AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION THERE IS NO WAY THE FEDERAL COURT CAN CHANGE ANY OF THIS..
CONSTITUTION CHANGE CONT.- ITEM WE RESEARCHED ON WAS ARTICLE 140 OF THE CONSTITUTION..WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS AND ITS FOR THE DISPUTED TERRITORIES..WELL I DONT THINK BARZANI IS TOO WORRIED ABOUT THE WHOLE OF ARTICLE 140 ANYMORE BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN WATCHING SOME ARTICLES TALKING OF CERTAIN DISTRICTS WANTING TO JOIN CERTAIN PROVINCES, ETC..THERE WERE ALSO ARTICLES THAT TALKED OF CHANGING THE MAP TO 30 PROVINCES THROUGHOUT IRAQ..WELL THAT IS NOT A BAD THING, BECAUSE I BELIEVE WHEN THE PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS OCCURRED HAKIM AND SADR JOINED FORCES AND THEY MADE SURE THAT THEY WOULD GET THE MAJORITY OF THE VOTES IN THOSE PROVINCES SO WHEN THE ISSUE OF CHANGING THE BORDERS CAME ABOUT THERE WOULDN'T BE A PROBLEM..NO ONE KNOWS THEIR BORDERS BETTER THAN THE TRIBES AND SHEIKS THAT LIVE IN THOSE AREAS..MALIKI HAS ALWAYS SAID THAT ARTICLE 140 EXPIRED BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IT SAYS IN THE CONSTITUTION..SO I THINK THEY FOUND A WAY TO SKIRT AROUND THE ACTUAL ARTICLE 140 IN THE CONSTITUTION AND STILL GET THE DISPUTED TERRITORIES BOUNDARIES DONE..THIS IN TURN ALLOWS FOR THE SUNNI'S , SHIITES , TURKS, KURDS , ETC TO HAVE A SAY SO ON WHERE THE BOUNDARIES WILL LAY..NOW I KNOW ALL WILL SAY THEY WILL ARGUE TILL THE COWS COME HOME, BUT I THINK THAT THIS HAS BEEN ALOT OF THE UNREST FOR YEARS BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT OR WHERE THOSE DISTRICTS SHOULD HAVE BEEN...THEY HAVE ARGUED THAT FOR YEARS AND EVEN WHEN THE U.S. CAME IN 2003 WE MADE IT WORSE BY WANTING ELECTIONS TO HAPPEN SO FAST WE MADE OUR OWN VOTING BOUNDARIES..THIS PART IS HUGE TO THESE PEOPLE AS IT GIVES THEM BACK WHAT WAS ORIGINALLY THEIRS..MOST PEOPLE OF IRAQ ARE FRIENDLY AND ONLY WANT WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR COUNTRY..IM NOT TALKING MOST OF THE POPULATION IM TALKING THE PEOPLE OF THE STREETS..THAT IS WHY THERE HASNT BEEN AN ALL OUT CIVIL WAR IS BECAUSE THESE PEOPLE HAVE SEEN ENOUGH AND THEY DONT WANT THAT ANYMORE..THE PROVINCES SUNNI AND SHIITE ALIKE ARE EVEN SENDING SOME OF THEIR TRIBESMAN TO HELP CONTAIN THE ISSUE IN ANBAR PROVINCE..NOW THAT SAYS ALOT..This has everything to do with our discussion on the Sykes Picot agreement and Article 140 boundaries set by the U.S. The U.S. admittedly screwed up the Provincial boundaries. A recent article discussed as many as 30 provinces which could result in provinces split up between Sunni, Shi, Kurd, and Kirkuk. It may be the most logical solution where religious divisions occur.
CONSTITUTION CHANGE CONT.- WE FOUND WAS THAT THEY CHANGED THE WORDING IN THE CONSTITUTION TO SAY INSTEAD OF BAATH PARTY PEOPLE , IT NOW SPECIFICALLY SAYS "SADDAM'S BAATH PARTY"..THAT IS SIGNIFICANT BECAUSE THAT MEANS THE TOP BRASS FROM SADDAM'S ARMY THAT MALIKI HAS WORKING FOR HIM AGAINST THE PEOPLE WILL NOW BE REMOVED AND ANYONE ELSE HE PUT IN GOI DEPARTMENTS THAT WERE ON HIS SIDE..THOSE ARE THE KIND OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD SELL THEIR SOUL FOR A BUCK WHETHER SUNNI OR SHIITE..
CONSTITUTION CHANGE CONT.- WAS THAT THEY TOOK OUT THE WORDING THAT IF THE PRIME MINISTER HIS REMOVED BY A NO CONFIDENCE VOTE THEN THE PRESIDENT WILL APPOINT A NEW ONE AND IT DOESNT REQUIRE IT TO GO TO A REFERENDUM TO THE PEOPLE TO DECIDE..THAT WAS ANOTHER VERY HUGE THING..IT MEANS THEY CAN REMOVE HIM EARLY IF THEY WANT AND THEY DONT HAVE TO HAVE A COUNTRY WIDE VOTE TO PUT SOMEONE ELSE IN AND IT ALSO SAYS NOW IN THE TERMINOLOGY THAT ITS THE PRESIDENT PICKS FROM THE LARGEST BLOC..BEFORE THE FEDERAL COURT ALLOWED IN THEIR DECISION OF 2010 THAT IT COULD BE A CONGLOMERATION OF THE LARGEST BLOC..WELL THAT IS NOT THE CASE NOW , IT STATES THE LARGEST BLOC..SO IF THEY DID REMOVE HIM IT WOULD NOT GO TO THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ANYMORE..THE ONLY REASON HE GOT IN ACCORDING TO THE FED COURT DECISION WAS BECAUSE THE KURDS AND SADR JOINED TO GIVE HIM ENOUGH VOTES..BUT THE KURDS ARE NOT PART OF THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE SO BY CHANGING THE WORDING IT CHANGES THE STRUCTURE OF WHAT THE LARGEST BLOCK MEANT..I DO NOT KNOW IF THEY WILL CHOOSE TO REMOVE HIM THAT IS LEFT TO BE SEEN BUT IT CHANGES THE FACT THAT NO FURTHER PROBLEMS WILL OCCUR BECAUSE THE WORDING IS NO LONGER VAGUE IN THE CONSTITUTION, AND THE PRESIDENT DECIDES ON THE CANDIDATE AND THEN A VOTE IS DONE WITHIN PARLIAMENT..
POSE AND I HAVE ALWAYS THOUGHT THAT THEY COULD NEVER AMEND THE CONSTITUTION BECAUSE IT HAD TO GO TO A VOTE EVERY TIME THEY DID TO THE PEOPLE..BUT WITHIN THE CONSTITUTIONAL WORDING IT SAYS NOW , THAT WAS ONLY DURING THE TRANSITIONAL PHASE OF THE GOVERNMENT..SO THAT IS WHY THEY CAN DO IT NOW WITHOUT HAVING TO HAVE THE PEOPLE GO TO A VOTE EVERY TIME THEY WANTED SOMETHING AMENDED..MALIKI FOUGHT THAT ALSO WITH A FED COURT RULING AND THAT WAS REPEALED..NOW BEINGS THIS IS NOT A FULLY SEATED GOVERNMENT THERE ARE PARTS OF THE TRANSITIONAL (PART ii) OF THE CONSTITUTION THEY DO REFER BACK AND FORTH ON ..LIKE FOR INSTANCE WHEN THE LAWS GET RATIFIED ITS NOT BECAUSE OF KUDAIR THE SECOND CHAIR VP, ITS BECAUSE BEINGS TALABANI IS NOT THERE THEN THE "PRESIDENCY COUNCIL " THEY SPEAK OF IN THE CONSTITUTION THAT WAS PUT IN DURING THE TRANSITIONAL GOVERNMENT PHASE SAID THE PRESIDENT AND HIS TWO VP'S WOULD BE CALLED THE PRESIDENCY COUNCIL..WELL WITHOUT PICKING A REPLACEMENT FOR TALABANI AND NOT VOTING IN KUZAIE TO TALABANI'S POSITION THEY HAVE LET NUJAFI (PRESIDENT OF THE HOUSE ), KUZAI THE VICE PRESIDENT AND 2ND CHAIR OF THE HOUSE OF REPS SUHAIL PERFORM THAT ROLE..TALABANI'S POSITION WOULD FALL TO THOSE BELOW HIM IN CASE OF HIS ABSENCE AND ALSO THE CASE OF NOT HAVE A 1ST CHAIR VICE PRESIDENT , WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN HASHEIMI BUT WE ALL KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM..
CONSTITUTION CHANGE CONT.-THE THING THAT WAS ALSO AMAZING IS THAT THEY HAVE TOLD US IN ARTICLES THEY WERE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW MANY REPS THEY WOULD HAVE ON THE FEDERATION COUNCIL..SOME ARTICLES REFERRED TO AS MANY AS SEVENTY REPS..WELL IF YOU TAKE THE ARTICLE OF THE POSSIBLE 30 PROVINCES AND EACH PROVINCE HAS 2 REPS THAT WOULD THEN MAKE 60 REPS ON THE COUNCIL AND THEN THAT WOULD LEAVE 10 EXECUTIVE POSITIONS LEFT..FOR INSTANCE THEY WOULD HAVE A PRESIDENT AND 2 VP'S AND THEN THEY WOULD HAVE 2ND CHAIR VP'S..AND THEN POSSIBLE 5 REPS FROM THE SHURA COUNCIL TO GUIDE THEM ON LAWS THAT WOULD NOT HURT THE ISLAMIC FAITH..ITS JUST A HUNCH AND DEFINITELY SOMETHING TO WATCH FOR ..
CONSTITUTION CHANGE CONT.- IN REFERENCE TO THE POWERS OF THE MILITARY. "and do not be a tool to oppress the Iraqi people, and does not interfere in the political affairs, shall have no role in the devolution of power." Fairly self explanatory but lawmakers aren't going to allow Maliki OR ANY FUTURE PM to destroy the people, and THIS COULD BE another item that could criminalize him.
CONSTITUTION CHANGE CONT.- - WORDING IN THE CONSTITUTION HAS NOW CHANGED IN THE PARLIAMENT NOW IT STATES SOME LAWS ONLY REQUIRE A MAJORITY OF 2/3 OF THE MEMBERS IN LIEU OF 2/3 MAJORITY. THE FEDERATION COUNCIL HAS CHANGED AS FOLLOWS: Article (65):
Be set up legislative council called (the Federation Council) comprising representatives of the regions and governorates that are not organized in a region, and regulates the composition, membership conditions, and terms of reference, and everything related to it, the law enacted by a majority of two-thirds of the members of the House of Representatives. THIS MEANS THE FEDERATION COUNCIL WILL ONLY REQUIRE A MAJORITY OF 2/3 OF MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE … WHICH IS HALF PLUS ONE OF THE 217 (2/3 MAJORITY) OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT. WHAT WE DON'T KNOW IS WHEN THIS GOES INTO AFFECT. IF THIS GOES INTO AFFECT NOW, THAT COULD MEAN THE DIFFERENCE IN THE BASKET OF LAWS WHERE IT USED TO SAY A 2/3 MAJORITY WAS NEEDED. THIS MAY LESSEN THE AMOUNT OF VOTES NEEDED TO PASS THESE LAST LAWS.
ONE LAST CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE FOR NOW - THE PART OF THE CONSTITUTION UNDER THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS THAT SAID THAT THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS HAS A DIRECT LINE WITH THE FEDERAL COURT IS NO LONGER IN THE CONSTITUTION..THIS IS HUGE IT MEANS THAT MALIKI CAN NO LONGER GO DIRECTLY TO THE FEDERAL COURT WITH ANY APPEAL OR PROBLEM HE MAY HAVE..HE HAS TO GO THROUGH THE PROPER CHANNELS TO HAVE A LAW OR ANYTHING THAT THE HOUSE OF REPS HAS PASSED REPEALED OR AMENDED..THIS WOULD INDICATE THAT THE JUDICIARY SYSTEM IS RUNNING IN THE WAY IT SHOULD..WE WILL HAVE TO WATCH FOR MORE JUDICIAL ARTICLES TO SHOW THIS, BUT WITH THIS GONE OUT OF THE CONSTITUTION IT MEANS THAT THEY CAN MAKE HEADWAY WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM MALIKI..WHAT HE USED TO DO ALL THE TIME WAS MAKE A DRAFT LAW, SEND IT TO PARLIAMENT, MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE WAS MAKING PROGRESS AND AS SOON AS PARLIAMENT MADE IT A LAW, HE WOULD GET MAHMOUD ON THE LINE AND HE WOULD MAKE A CASE OR APPEAL TO THE FEDERAL COURT AND THE FEDERAL COURT WOULD SHOOT DOWN THE NEW LAW AND THEY WOULD HAVE TO START ALL OVER AGAIN..THIS IS SO HUGE ...
A LAW ON THE VOCATIONAL TRAINING..THIS LAW WE BELIEVE WOULD COME JUST BEFORE THE LABOR LAW..YOU NEED THIS TO SPECIFY THE TRAINING FOR ANYONE SEEKING A SPECIFIC JOB..EXAMPLE TRADESMAN, NON GOVERNMENTAL POSITION, ETC..THE LABOR LAW WILL BE LIKE THE RULES AND PROCEDURES FOR OUR LABOR HERE..NO ENSLAVING , NO SWEAT SHOPS, ETC..TO HAVE INSURANCE ON WORKERS (COMP), ETC..THIS WAS ANOTHER PART OF THE CONSTITUTION THAT NEEDED TO BE FULFILLED..THIS IS ALSO ASSOCIATED WITH THE MINISTRY OF LABOR AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS ON THE WAY TO GET THE "NEW LABOR LAW".. THIS WILL PROMOTE DEVELOPMENT OF SKILLED WORKERS. TRAINING WILL BE OFFERED FOR OCCUPATIONAL OR EMPLOYMENT PURPOSES. WE SEE THIS AS A PRECURSOR TO THE LABOR LAW. WE ALSO NOTICED TODAY AN AMENDMENT WAS ISSUED TO THIS LAW.
THE CONSTITUTION IS SOMEWHAT OF A CHECK LIST THAT OF THINGS THAT NEEDED TO BE DONE TO MAKE A COMPLETE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT..
IT ALSO STATED IN THE CONSTITUTION THAT THE NATIONAL SECURITY WOULD GO TO THE COUNCIL OF MINSTERS ..SO THAT IS CHANGED ACCORDING TO EVEN THE ERBIL AGREEMENT..IT WAS TO HAVE BEEN ALLAWI PICKS THE DEFENSE MINISTER, AND THE INTERIOR WENT TO MALIKI AND BARZANI WOULD CHOOSE THE NATIONAL SECURITY..I DIDNT NOT SEE WHERE THE OTHER ONES WOULD BE CHANGED IN WHO PICKS WHO..I THINK THE ERBIL AGREEMENT HAS BEEN MODIFIED BEINGS WE ARE COMING TO ELECTIONS..THE ERBIL AGREEMENT REALLY WAS BASICALLY THE PUTTING IN OF ALL STATE AND FEDERAL INSTITUTIONS THAT WOULD MAKE THE GOVERNMENT A WHOLE AND ALSO ALLOW THE PESHMERGA FORCES TO WORK WITH THE IRAQI ARMY AND RECEIVE A SALARY ..PRETTY MUCH ALL THEY HAVENT GOT..THEY ARE OWED FOR YEARS OF OIL FROM THE BUDGET AND THEY ARE OWED THE MONEY FOR THE PESHMERGA..ALTHOUGH ITS BEEN IN THE LAST 2 BUDGETS THAT I HAVE SEEN THE MONEY WAS NEVER GIVEN TO THEM..
THE NEXT ITEM THAT WAS A BIGGY WAS THE LAW ON THE JOINT COMMITTEE WITH KUWAIT..WE KNEW THAT THEY HAD A COMMITTEE THAT WAS SET UP AND WERE SPEAKING BUT NOW WE HAVE A LAW SAYING FOR IT...MANY OF THESE LAWS THEY ARE NOT ALLOWING US TO SEE THEY PUT THEM IN PDF'S THAT CANT BE TRANSLATED OR THEY ARE GARBLED WITH INCOHERENT ITEMS ..SOMEWHAT LIKE A SCRAMBLED CODE IF YOU WILL..DONT FREAK AT THIS LAW..WE NEEDED IT AS A WAY FOR KUWAIT TO FEEL MORE REASSURED THAT IRAQ WILL FOLLOW THROUGH WITH ALL THEY SAID THEY WOULD..
NEXT ON OUR LIST WAS THE LAW FOR MUNICIPALITIES ..THIS LAW IS HUGE FOR THE PROVINCES..IT SPEAKS OF BUSINESSES AND THE COSTS THEY ARE CHARGED FOR RUNNING ONE AND THE REGULATIONS AND THE TAXING OF THEIR ITEMS THROUGH NON DUTY TARIFF TAXES..SO THIS TAKES CARE OF ALOT OF THE ECONOMICS ON THE LOWER LEVEL FOR THE SMALL BUSINESS , ETC..
NEXT ITEM THAT WAS VOTED ON WAS THE LANGUAGE LAW..THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY THE BIG KICKER HERE.THIS LAW MADE THE KURDISH LANGUAGE AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF THE COUNTRY..IT WAS NOT ONLY A CONSTITUTIONAL ARTICLE TO BE FINISHED BUT IT WILL ALLOW FOR THE DINAR TO BE LEGAL TENDER..LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE..IF WE WANTED TO PUT MEXICAN LANGUAGE ON OUR CURRENCY THE FED CANT DO IT UNLESS THE HOUSE AND SENATE PASS A LAW SAYING THAT SPANISH IS RECOGNIZED AS AN OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IN OUR COUNTRY...SEE HOW IMPORTANT THIS WAS..SHABBS ALWAYS SAID THAT THE DINAR WOULD HAVE KURD , ENGLISH AND ARABIC ON IT..WELL THE LOWER DENOMS ARE DONE IN MY OPINION BUT THE KURDISH LANGUAGE LAW WAS WHAT THEY NEEDED SO THAT THEY CAN ROLL OUT THIS CURRENCY AS BEING COMPLETELY LEGAL CURRENCY..NOW LETS NOT CONFUSE THIS WITH THE DINAR WE HOLD..OUR IS LEGAL TOO..LMAO..THIS IS FOR THE NEW LOWER DENOMS..I HOPE I EXPLAINED THAT CORRECTLY..STRANGE INTERPRETATION BUT ALL I COULD COME UP WITH...THEY ALSO NEEDED THIS LANGUAGE LAW FOR THEM TO DO THE EDUCATION LAW.. PERHAPS THE MOST INTRIGUING PART OF THE LAW HAS TO DO WITH ITS ACTIVATION. IT IS STATED IN THE LAW Article -18 - This law shall be published in the official gazette and implemented after ninety (90) days from the date of publication. WE HAVEN'T SEEN IT IN THE LAW LIBRARY OR THE GAZETTE YET.
REMEMBER ALL OF THESE THINGS WE SPEAK OF IN THIS POST ARE WHAT MAKES THE INSTITUTIONS OF IRAQ WORK LIKE A COUNTRY SHOULD..THERE WERE MANY CPA ORDERS THAT NEEDED TO BE REPEALED OR AMENDED AND MANY OLD SADDAM LAWS THAT NEEDED TO BE AMENDED OR REPEALED...
BY THE WAY THE WHOLE TIME WHEN THEY WERE ON VACATION AND EVERYONE THOUGHT THEY WERENT GETTING ANYTHING ACCOMPLISHED IS WHEN THEY WERE CHANGING ALL THOSE FEDERAL COURT RULINGS..I THINK MAHMOUD IS STILL SITTING AS THE HEAD OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COUNCIL BUT HE IS NO LONGER THE HEAD OF THE FEDERAL COURT..SO I THINK WHEN THEY REMOVED HIM IT WAS BECAUSE OF HIS AGE, AND THEREFORE ALL OF HIS DECISIONS THAT HE DID THAT WERE AGAINST THE PROVINCES WERE AMENDED OR REPEALED BECAUSE ONCE THEY AMENDED LAW 21 FOR THE PROVINCES OF 2008 THAT MEANT THAT ANY LAW AGAINST THE PROVINCES WERE UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND HAD TO BE CHANGED..AND IN THE FUTURE WHENEVER THERE IS A DISCREPANCY WITH A LAW THAT SEEMS TO NOT BE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PROVINCES THEN THE DECISION TO REPEAL THE LAW AUTOMATICALLY GOES IN FAVOR OF THE PROVINCES AS LONG AS IT DOES NOT HINDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT..
The next law is the Sale and Import of Petroleum Products. Since the reconstruction levy was lifted, this law allows imports of certain petroleum products to be imported that will help rebuild the countries' infrastructure WITHOUT DUTY'S ON IMPORTING CONTRACTOR SUPPLIES.
THERE HAVE BEEN SOME UNBELIEVABLE ARTICLES LATELY SPECIFICALLY ABOUT THE BONDS AND IRAQ TAKING OVER CONTROL OF ITS OWN WEALTH.
I WILL TRY TO ADD TO THE ALREADY GREAT POSTS AND COMMENTS. STARTING WITH THE THE MOST DISCUSSED TOPIC …. "Iraq will exercise full sovereignty over its wealth and his money early next June,and this is a great victory for the Iraqi economy, but it requires intensive broader efforts administrative and financial followed," IT REALLY LOOKS LIKE IRAQ WILL BE HANDED THE REIGNS BUT WILL HAVE "TRAINING WHEELS". THEY WILL "EXERCISE" OR MANAGE ITS WEALTH AND MONEY BUT IT DOESN'T APPEAR TO BE FULL SOVEREIGNTY JUST YET. WITH THE SFA AND REMAINING CPA ORDERS, U.S. WILL STILL HAVE SOME OVERSIGHT INTO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE MONEY. I SEE IT REALLY AS A BIG BROTHER ROLE AS OPPOSED TO MANDATORY OVERRIDE ROLE. THERE ARE STILL VERY MANY IMPORTANT CPA ORDERS THAT IRAQ IS TIED TO THAT WILL NOT GO AWAY AND ARE ACTUALLY WRITTEN INTO THE CURRENT PASSED LAWS.
PERHAPS THE BIGGEST OVERLOOKED THING IN THE REFERENCED ARTICLE WAS THE REFERENCE TO AON. FOR THOSE FAMILIAR TO CHICAGO, YOU KNOW AON AS A COMPANY THAT OCCUPIES THEIR OWN 84 STORY BUILDING (AON BUILDING). AON'S MAIN FUNCTION IS THE INSURANCE AND REINSURANCE, HUMAN RESOURCE SOLUTION, AND RISK MANAGEMENT FOR CLIENTS WORLD WIDE. SPEND A FEW MINUTES TO CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE. SIMPLY, AON MAY BE THE WORLDS LARGEST BROKER OF INSURANCE PRODUCTS.
AON COINCIDENTALLY IS A MENA PROVIDER AND UNDERWRITER WITH OFFICES IN THE MIDDLE EAST. THEY COVER NEARLY EVERY COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, AND GOVERNMENTAL INSURANCE SOLUTION KNOWN TO THE INSURANCE WORLD. SHABBIBI PURCHASED INSURANCE TO COVER COUNTERFEITING AND THEFT, NOW IT APPEARS THAT AON IS INVOLVED IN OTHER ASPECTS OF IRAQI INSURANCE. THIS LEADS US TO THINK OF THE RECENT ARTICLES PERTAINING TO INSURANCE FOR CONSUMER AND BUSINESS DEPOSITS … SORT OF OUR EQUIVALENCE TO THE FDIC. THE OTHER THING OF OUR INTEREST IS AON UNDERWRITES ACTUARY RISK. HOPESWAY BROUGHT A POST IN THIS PAST WEEK ABOUT HOW AN RV RATE AND HOW IT WAS DETERMINED BY ACTUARIES IN EUROPE. THIS IS SOMETHING AON CAN UNDERWRITE; WHEN YOU THINK OF AN RV RATE LIKE A STOCK LIKE FACEBOOK, THE RV RATE IS PUBLISHED BUT MAYBE THE WORLD DOESN'T FIND IT TO BE AS STRONG AS THE RATE AND SUBSEQUENTLY THE RATE WOULD DROP. AON COULD BE USED TO UNDERWRITE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE RV RATE AND THE MARKET RATE TRADED BY BANKS AND CURRENCY BROKERS. IN THE EXAMPLE OF FACEBOOK, THE IPO CAME OUT HIGH BUT IN A FEW DAYS IT CRASHED (NOT BAD NOW THOUGH) … A COMPANY LIKE AON WOULD UNDERWRITE THE DIFFERENCE IN THE OFFERED RATE AND THE MARKET RATE.
THE OTHER THING AON UNDERWRITES IS TREATY INSURANCE. HERE AGAIN THIS PROTECTS NATIONS FROM BAD OR MISCALCULATED TREATIES … SUCH AS MISCALCULATIONS OF TARIFF REVENUE VS. PROJECTED TARIFF REVENUE. THIS COULD BE SOMETHING IRAQ COULD PURCHASE AS "WTO INSURANCE". WE NEED TO WATCH THE ARTICLES TO SEE IF THIS UNFOLDS THIS WAY. IRAQ HAS SET THEMSELVES UP FOR PROTECTION INCLUDING THE NY CONVENTION, AND NOW AON LOOKS TO BE THE PRIVATE COMPANY THAT WILL INSURE IRAQS ASSETS AND TRADE DEALINGS. ALL THIS TIME THEY HAVE BEEN SETTING THE TABLE FOR OUR GOALS.
THE LAST THING WE WANTED TO DISCUSS IS THE CURRENT ARTICLES DISCUSSING BONDS FOR MONETARY POLICY. THIS IS A HUGE DEAL IN OUR MIND AND WE FEEL ITS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THE BASICS OF THE BONDS. I OFFER ANY AND ALL EXPERTS TO CORRECT ME ON THIS, AND BOW TO THE REAL EXPERTS IN THE FIELD OF BONDS, SO PLEASE CHIME IN.
FROM THE LITTLE I KNOW ABOUT BONDS THEY ARE USED TO EXPAND AND CONTRACT MONETARY POLICY. IRAQ IS TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH A COUPLE DIFFERENT THINGS. 1. LOWER/INCREASE INTEREST RATES; 2. INCREASE MONEY SUPPLY; OR 3. DECREASE MONEY SUPPLY. BECAUSE THEY HAVE SO MANY VARIABLES I THINK THEY NEED TO DO A LITTLE OF ALL OF THIS. SINCE I'M GUESSING THEY ARE TRYING TO DECREASE THE MONETARY SUPPLY, THE RESULTANT AFFECT WILL BE AN INCREASE IN INTEREST RATES AND SHOULD MAKE THE DOMESTIC BONDS MORE ATTRACTIVE TO BUY. THIS WILL MAKE DOMESTIC CURRENCY MORE ATTRACTIVE AND FOREIGN CURRENCY LESS ATTRACTIVE. SO THE HIGHER INTEREST RATE WILL MAKE EXPORTING DECREASE AND IMPORTING TO INCREASE ... BUYNG POWER INCREASES. NOW HERE IS WHERE IT BECOMES CONTRADICTORY. DURING A PERIOD OF EXPANSIONARY MONETARY POLICY, UNEMPLOYMENT DECLINES BECAUSE COMPANIES FIND IT EASIER TO BORROW MONEY TO EXPAND THEIR OPERATIONS. AS MORE PEOPLE FIND JOBS, THEY HAVE MORE MONEY TO SPEND, WHICH INCREASES REVENUES TO BUSINESS AND RESULTS IN MORE JOBS. I WILL LEAVE THE DEBATE OF RIGHT OR WRONG WITH TO THE EXPERTS, I SIMPLY WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THE BONDS FOR CHANGING ECONOMIC POLICY ARE A HUGE STEP IN STABILIZING THE ECONOMY ESPECIALLY DURING A PERIOD OF BOOM GROWTH AND POTENTIAL INTEREST RATE FLUCTUATIONS.
WE CAN'T CLOSE THIS ARTICLE WITHOUT GIVING THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT BROUGHT THE ENDLESS ARTICLES AND INFORMATION INCLUDING RECV, D2D, JEFF19, ASSESSOR, AND MANY MANY THOUGHT PROVOKING CONTRIBUTORS.
HOPE WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO HELP. ~ Pose and Countrygal
Tribal initiative to secure the withdrawal of insurgents from Fallujah
BAGHDAD - sources in Fallujah (west of Baghdad) that a dialogue takes place between the tribes and the militants, to convince the 6 factions to withdraw from the city, during the month, while the Chairman of the Board threatened to Anbar province to suspend work if continued indiscriminate shelling towards the island of Khalidiya.
On the other hand refused to parliament yesterday ratified a prisoner exchange treaty between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, for reasons of «political and security», announced what some lawmakers, as approved a similar deal with Iran.
Sources window in Anbar «life» that the plan presented by the families of the city to set aside a new confrontation, «including the withdrawal of all armed men from the people of the city and coming from abroad in a month, received through local police forces of security, that the deal guarantees safe passage for the withdrawal of fighters» .
She explained that six armed factions exist in Fallujah are: Brigades, Army and adults, and the Naqshbandi Army, and Hamas / Iraq, and a battalion of Fallujah rebels, and the Islamic Army, and all agreed on the initiative.
The sources did not mention the mechanism of which will deal with the militants for «Daash» and if they are covered by this agreement or not. The organization estimated the number of fighters in Fallujah, dozens, «but they do not hoist the banner inside the city».
Furthermore, the president of the provincial council in Anbar morning Krhot army to stop «indiscriminate shelling on the island after the Khalidiya civilian casualties», threatening to suspend the work of the Council. He told «life» that «indiscriminate artillery shelling a constant unjustified and aimed mud houses in the area of Albu Bali and other nearby areas». He added: «must stop the bombing quickly, our victims are children and women».
According to Sheikh Amer Mohammadi, one of the religious leaders, prominent in the district of Khalidiya «life» that «more than 1,200 families have fled from the area of Albu Bali walk to the other side of the Euphrates, and there are about 40 other families are stuck between fire militants and the army and snipers».
He added that «there is news about the number of families killed by a bombing in the rubble, but we could not be sure of that, because the army does not allow the entry of food aid or humanitarian, not even ambulances to the region».
The commander of operations in Anbar, Lt. General Rashid Falih, said that «the army killed a large number of Arab fighters and Iraqis affiliated with Al Khalidiya Daash Island». He told «life» keen his forces not to target civilians, pointing out that «the reports received about the presence of the victims of inaccurate and army targets insurgent strongholds holed up between the houses and taking civilians as human shields».
On the other hand, rejected the Iraqi parliament yesterday ratified a prisoner exchange agreement with Saudi Arabia for reasons of «political and security», on what lawmakers said, as approved a similar deal with Iran.
The MP said the coalition «rule of law» Mohammed Chihod «life» that «Parliament approved today (yesterday) Agreement on Transfer of Sentenced Persons between Iraq and Iran, and rejected a similar deal with Saudi Arabia also decided to postpone the vote on the labor law to session next Thursday».
He explained that «the security and political situation in Iraq does not allow the terrorists to bring the top of organizations Daash and the base of the prisons, especially as Saudi Arabia refuses to open up to the Iraq or cooperation in the fight against terrorism for years, despite all attempts by the Iraqi government»
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Iraq: Four armed groups fighting in Fallujah
A little more than a week after the outbreak of violence in Anbar province, the picture of the forces fighting on the ground has become clearer. It does not, however, correspond to official Iraqi pronouncements that the conflict only involves two parties: al-Qaeda versus Iraqi security forces and their Sahwa tribal allies. At the same time, the picture also does not support declarations by Fallujah tribal leaders that the conflict is mainly one of the tribes versus government forces. Rather, Al-Monitor sources in Fallujah have confirmed the presence of at least four distinct fighting forces in and around that city.
Zebari arrives in Kuwait to participate in the Second International Conference of Donors
Baghdad - arrived in Kuwait yesterday evening, Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and his accompanying delegation, and was greeted at the airport, head of the Arab Ambassador Hamid Failkawi and the Iraqi ambassador in Kuwait Aalsid Mohammed Bahr al-Ulum and Kuwaiti Ambassador in Iraq, Mr. Ghassan Al-Zawawi.
A statement from the Foreign Ministry received news agency public opinion (and babysit), a copy of which, on Wednesday, "The minister will chair the delegation of the Republic of Iraq in the second international conference for donors to support the humanitarian situation in Syria to be held in Kuwait."
Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information to Nina: We are looking to see strong and stable Iraq, unified free from terror
Kuwait / NINA / Undersecretary of the Kuwaiti Ministry of Information for Foreign Media, Tarek Eid said Kuwait believes to see Iraq a strong state that enjoys security and stability free from terrorism. "
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that " Kuwait is keen to sustain the relationship with brotherly Iraq in all levels ," noting that "the existence of Iraq as a stable unified state will reflect positively on everyone , especially with Kuwait, which it sees as an important neighbor ."
He added that " Kuwait stands with the international community in condemnation of terrorism and its operations in Iraq."
On the International Donors' Conference on Syria he explained "The conference attended by representatives from 69 countries and more than 20 international organizations and in the presence of the U.S. secretary of state and British minister of development," saying that "hosting Kuwait to the conference for the second time is an evidence of its international status and its desire to extend help to others ."
Yasiri announce the formation of a committee to enact the proposed law on the Federation Council
Baghdad - and babysit - A member of the parliamentary legal committee Hassan al-Yassiri, the formation of a committee comprising the heads of political blocs in the parliament to enact the proposed law on the Federation Council.
Yasiri said in a statement (radio public opinion), on Wednesday, that "the Presidency of the Council of Representatives formed a committee of heads of political blocs in parliament and a number of other characters enact the proposed law on the Federation Council," noting that "the Commission is currently studying the details of the law and see if Amrarh possible during the current session of Parliament. " Stressing that "the existence of substantial differences between the political blocs on all parts and details of the law."
Expressing his belief that "the remaining life of the parliament is not enough to Amrarh because of the large differences between the blocks as well as the Parliament going to discuss the budget and the legal retirement uniform during the remaining period of the age of the parliament."
Barham Saleh denies reports that talk about the agreement for his leadership of the National Union
Baghdad - and babysit - denied the Second Vice-Secretary General of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, Barham Salih, reports that the aim of the visit of a joint delegation from the Kurdistan Democratic party and is an agreement between the figures of the Union, returned the news without correct.
In a statement received in favor of the news agency public opinion (and babysit) a copy of it, on Wednesday, there had been no agreement between the National Union of figures, noting that the next conference will resolve the issues Union own party. "
The Kurdish press reports announced yesterday that the aim of the visit of the delegation of the Joint Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the Kurdistan Democratic to Tehran is to arrange the internal affairs of the Union.
Elements of ISIS decline in the eastern areas of Ramadi
Ramadi / NINA / A security source in Anbar operations command said today that the elements of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant ISIS withdrew from most of the areas of the eastern city of Ramadi .
The source added to the correspondent of the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The security information pointed out to the decline of deployment of ISIS elements in most of the eastern areas and many of its leaders fled out of the city .
He said , "The reason for the decline of ISIS elements in city of Ramadi is the spread of the sons of the tribes in the city and their support to the security services .
The source noted that "the continued spread of the sons of the tribes and their support for the security services will contribute to the expulsion completely out of Ramadi and the security will return to the city. "
Nijaifi, Allawi discuss security, political files in Iraq
Wednesday, 15 January 2014 12:24
Baghdad (AIN) –The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Osama al-Nijaifi discussed with the head of the Iraqiya Slate Ayad Allawi the political and security files in Iraq, emphasizing the necessity of establishing the State of the citizenship.
A statement by Nijaifi’s office received by AIN “Nijaifi received Allawi on Tuesday evening to review the political and security scenes,” noting that “Both sides emphasized the necessity of establishing a state based on citizenship and achieving the principles of fair dealing with all Iraqis.”
“Both Nijaifi and Allawi discussed the upcoming electoral process and agreed to provide all necessary means to grant the success of the parliamentary electoral process to suit the principles of democratic work and hand-over of power,” the statement added.