*** " Evict Maliki " Countdown is 48 Days until the SCHEDULED Election ***
* NOTE that the countdown notice has been amended to qualify the Election as " Scheduled " to give emphasis to the tenuous state of political / constitutional affairs in Iraq in recent days and specifically the mention in the news of a possible delay in the election due to the Anbar diaspora.
Moussawi: Najafi deliberate absence from attending an international conference because "supporter of terrorism"
Wed Mar 12 2014 21:38 | (Voice of Iraq)
BAGHDAD / Source News / .. accused the MP for the coalition of state law, Salman al-Moussawi, Wednesday, Parliament Speaker Osama Najafi as a supporter of terrorism, while stressing deliberate absence from the Baghdad conference to combat terrorism, said the lack of attendance is not surprising because it was the first shows to fight terrorism "Daash" and al-Qaeda in Anbar.
He said al-Moussawi told / Source News /, that the absence of the parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi for the Baghdad conference to combat terrorism had been expected, the implementation of the agendas of sponsors of the regional countries, "explaining that" the countries that funded asking him not to come to the conference and this is not surprising him because he was the first shows to fight terrorism and announced the withdrawal of his list of sessions in protest against the military operations to eliminate Daash and al Qaeda in Anbar. "
"The evidence that Najafi supports terrorism and stands by terrorists is his behavior is the reason for the withdrawal of his list of Parliament and he remained in order to stand against the adoption of several laws, most notably the budget," adding that "Najafi objected yesterday to the budget for the existence of the allocations to the ministries of defense, interior and goal of this is that these items are not arming the security forces, he sees it is able to fight terrorism, the implementation of the agendas of which is funded from abroad. "
MP: Peshmerga salaries should be paid from the 17% share of Kurdistan
BAGHDAD / NINA / The MP, of the State of Law coalition, Ibrahim al-Rikabi confirmed that the / Peshmerga / salaries should be paid from the 17% of the share of Kurdistan region from the budget, not from the federal government.
He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / that "Kurdistan Regional Government's demands of the / Peshmerga / salaries is illegal , because the federal government has allocated 17% of the state budget for the province, and it is significant compared to other governorates , and the Peshmerga should be paid from this share. "
He added, "The federal government is not obliged to pay the Peshmerga as it is not linked to Iraq's Interior Ministry."
KA MP: KA to attend parliament session on Sunday if disputed article within Budget law amended
Thursday, 13 March 2014 14:18
Baghdad (AIN) –MP, Mohsin al-Sa'adoun, of the Kurdistani Alliance announced that the KA will attend the next parliament session on Sunday if the disputed article within the Budget law is amended.
Speaking to AIN, he said "The KA does not suspend the attendance from the parliament sessions, but it needs to amend the article related to the exportation of the oil of Kurdistan Region to participate in the session allocated for the reading of the Budget law on next Sunday."
Najafi: Elections will be held in all provinces without exception and disbursement of the budget before approval is embezzlement
Wed Mar 12 2014 23:39 | (Voice of Iraq)
Long-Presse / Nineveh
The head of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, said on Wednesday that the upcoming legislative elections should be conducted in the timing nor specified in all provinces, "without exception", returned to exchange the investment budget before approval by Parliament "embezzlement".
Osama al-Najafi, said in an interview to the (long-Presse), and a number of other media, during his stay in Mosul, today, said that "Parliament will be what is necessary for the success of the legislative elections the timing nor the end of next April, in all provinces without exception, including Nineveh and Anbar ".
The Nujaifi, that there "are many options available for the voting population of Anbar province, especially the displaced them, as they will be setting up a mechanism to vote in their place of displacement," noting that "the circumstances naturally in Nineveh, elections will be held in, and important post where people significantly to its success."
Promised Speaker of Parliament, that "recognizes more than half the population of Nineveh electoral cards, indicating a determination to participate in the elections and bring about change themselves."
In the axis, said Najafi, that "Parliament is serious about adoption of the budget has tried to display in the sessions times in a row, but there are blocs boycotted causing delaying", reiterated the charge of "government of causing this, to delay sending the budget to Parliament four months behind schedule, and included problems with the Kurdistan region. "
He continued, Speaker of Parliament, that "the government can only exchange the operating budget, either by adopting the investment they are linked by the parliament," stressing that any "attempt to act outside the framework of the budget money is considered embezzlement of public money."
The prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, announced last Wednesday, (the fifth of March 2014 Current), expressed its intention to proceed regardless funds current year budget in 2014, "even if it is approved by the House of Representatives," revealing an appeal to the Federal Court on the work of Parliament as "Chief Executive Officer direct and according to the constitution", while calling for "a boycott of the House of Representatives and the disabled," counting the presence of deputies to the Parliament without asking the budget law "false testimony."
While rejection of Speaker of Parliament, the accusations, in (the sixth of March current), and threatened to sue al-Maliki on his remarks, and said he "can not grab the legitimacy of the parliament, but a military coup."
Samir Karam - it seems that Saudi Arabia hopes to find a favorable opportunity to get closer to the Russian Federation, especially since the amount of the Syrian crisis to expire in the interest of the Russian position without damage to the Saudi position was an American conspiracy. But with time turned out to be American crisis, and did not take a long time to achieve this transformation.
Everything that has happened in the Middle East since the beginning of 2011, certifies that the United States wanted to make a transformation that oblige them to remain Israel alone in the region retain its military and its ability to challenge countries in the region, including Egypt, Syria and Iran. That was the boot of the U.S. U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East to East Asia. However, the developments in the region goes through different from what America wanted, including the American attempt that holds the most important and the most powerful features in order to move the American Israeli - Palestinian peace.
It seems that the project out America from the Middle East and leave the main influence in which Israel is no longer moving in the direction that was drawn by the United States, not in the direction of the dominance of Israeli power in the region. Began the opposite direction of the plan and the new map of U.S. failure in the American scheme of Egypt. I thought the United States should plan to subject Egypt to American hegemony - Israeli will take its way to verify, and thus will have strong repercussions on the countries of the region.
But the plan came to Egypt to collide against the will of the popular sweeping rule «brothers» who assume that the Americans will allow America to withdraw from the region, leaving Israel the dominant role. No perception of the United States or Israel to defy Egypt starting on the division of the intractability rule «brothers». But this is what happened, and Egypt have proven they can not give in to this scheme, and it can not be turned into a vassal state of Israel of America.
When the crisis occurred and Ukraine, the United States showed that they benefited from the lesson of Egypt in order to come out a winner in Ukraine.
The fact that the Ukraine were not at any time «Egypt Eastern Europe», but I thought that the United States and decided to face the crisis, the Ukrainian way that guaranteed a united Europe behind the U.S. position of Ukraine. It turned out to America in the rapid developments in Ukraine that the relationship between Ukraine and Russia very similar to the relationship that became apparent in recent months between Egypt and Saudi Arabia in spite of differences of evidence between the two examples. Has been an important aspect in the eyes of America is a side Almtthel at the feet of Saudi Arabia to pay a larger share of the price Russian arms deal to Egypt.
I proceeded Saudi Arabia to perform this role without hesitation, despite the fact that Saudi Arabia has not been able to force Russia to charge a bargain price of Russian weapons wanted to Saudi Arabia, and wished America, to buy it for the arming of foreign troops that are fighting in Syria against the regime of Syrian support of an American and a Saudi national and a European goal drop Syrian regime. However, the deal did not lead to melt the ice in Russian relations - Saudi Arabia.
And that Saudi Arabia was thought to have a result like this could occur following the purchase of Russian weapons Arabia to Egypt. But this development was not possible, because Russia suffer from the growing terrorism in Chechnya and other places close to Russian territory explicit support from Saudi Arabia. Still it seems that Saudi Arabia hopes to find an opportunity to get closer to the Russian Federation, especially if the amount of the Syrian crisis that expire in the interest of the Russian position without damage to the Saudi position. This is a vision unrealistic in light of all the positions of the Russian and Saudi Arabia, although it seems that Saudi Arabia relies heavily on the role can be played by Egypt to facilitate such a transformation.
There is no doubt that this dilemma Russian - Saudi Arabia does not seem to be easy for any of the parties, especially the United States would be prepared to provide all the necessary concessions to Saudi Arabia to stay away from this development. Experiencing political writings that come from Russia and those that come from Saudi Arabia on the difficulty of the situation between Saudi Arabia and Russia. However, these writings - in addition to what comes out of Saudi Arabia - carrying signs that Saudi side hopes an Egyptian ameliorate differences Russian - Saudi Arabia, does not vary like this visualization difficult to imagine the role of changing U.S. policy toward Ukraine in the current crisis to become closer to the position of the Russian crisis.
There is no doubt that Egypt is aware of its relations with Russia in the development of the latter is impossible to play a role to bridge the gap between Saudi Arabia and Russia, whatever the impact of Russian arms deal to Egypt, Saudi money. This means that Saudi Arabia is the party that he must change the attitudes and policies toward Russia and the issues that it considers the authority of Russian rule of vital importance to them. It means also that Saudi Arabia, which has changed its position from Egypt a few months ago, as Saudi Arabia, which cost vast sums of money are being asked to change its attitude toward Russia and the major issues.
This scenario may seem impossible at the present time in light of current developments in the Middle East in particular. Egypt considers also be in the position requires them to play a positive role towards Saudi Arabia, which has shown interest in superior assisting in the darkest conditions, and Egypt need to Russia to complete the need of the current to the weapons equally.
Egypt and Iran do not can photograph contest the dilemmas facing both of them in the region while seem - even if only on the surface - in the case of a difference and disagreement about the most important issues raised in the region. The truth is that the circumstances arising in the region at the present time indicate that the fittest attitudes of both the Egyptian and Iranian requires each of convergence rather than a real difference and requires a departure from the understanding. Egypt can not behave as if Iran is linked to Israel as it was before the Iranian revolution.
Egypt also can not imagine that the approach of Iran from the United States in recent months, making it increasingly closer to Israel. The opposite is true. The initial position of Iran, Israel and still remain as it is because it is impossible to meet the demands of Iran, Israel on the Palestinian issue. These demands were met by a number of Arab countries that have made peace between them and Israel. If it seemed that Egypt is one of these countries, the stark reality confirms that Egypt Revolution - Egypt after the January 25, 2011 - audited with ancient Israel. And look with suspicion to Israeli policies. Egypt and realize the need to establish strong relations with Iran.
The recent developments confirm that the Arab world needs now more than ever to the synergy and harmony between Egypt and Iran inevitable necessity to thwart the planned American. Needs more than ever a clear vision of the objectives of the conspiracy Bank. These include vision undoubtedly aspects of Israeli hostility toward Iran and what this means hostility. SOURCE
Hakim al-Maliki bloc threatening to "turn the tables" in four provinces if he tried to change the political map in Basra
Wed Mar 12 2014 23:58 | (Voice of Iraq)
Long-Presse / Baghdad
Warned the Islamic Supreme Council, on Wednesday, a coalition of state law against harming the local government in Basra and the continued pressure on their portfolios, about the impact on the reality of maintaining service and security, while threatened to "the heart of the table" understandings concluded between the two parties led to the formation of local governments in four provinces after the election local years, counting that this would affect the future understandings for the legislative election and form the next government.
A source close to the Supreme Council, in an interview to the newspaper (range), "The mass of citizen monitoring efforts of a coalition of state law, led by Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and his attempts tireless efforts to obstruct the work of the local government in Basra and their portfolios Majed Nasraoui," pointing out that "Mass citizen and sent a clear warning to Maliki's coalition heart table understandings concluded with him and led to the formation of four local governments after provincial elections that took place last April. "
The source, who requested anonymity, that "the Islamic Supreme Council, and the mass of citizens, careful Maliki of prejudice to the formation of the local government of Basra, and Avanmoh that it affects understandings future for the legislative election and form the next government," noting that "the leaders of the Islamic Supreme Council , feel the anger of the continuing efforts of a coalition of state law to thwart the work of the governor of Basra, which affected about a clear caught up service and to maintain security. "
The source explained, that "al-Maliki, in his capacity as Commander in Chief of the armed forces, the withdrawal of army troops from Basra, under the pretext of engaging in military operations Anbar, making Basra live a security vacuum threatens Astaqraraha," returned to "withdraw the Army from Basra aims to put more pressure on Governor and the blame for any security breach. "
He cited source on it, that "Qurna district, (60 km west of Basra), witnessing a week ago, heavily armed clan confrontations without the intervention of security forces, threatening the stability of the province (590 km south of Baghdad)."
The members of the provincial council in Basra, accused of, State of Law bloc to overwhelm the work of the Council, for its insistence on assuming the post of governor, despite the passage of nearly a year to form a local government, and indicated that the appeal presented by Maliki's coalition to eliminate the pretext of "illegality" session the formation of the provincial council "weak" , and they have documents "refute" it.
What do we want from the international conference?
Jafar Aidi - without introductions fit and size of its importance locally, regionally and internationally held international conference to combat terrorism, says supervisors organized the more than forty countries, including Interpol will take part in its work, which will last for two days starting from the day and ending the day tomorrow, and here we wonder and many wonder about the reason for the weakness This media build-up to the conference address and broadband?
The feasibility of the organization in the absence of the countries supporting or accused of supporting armed groups? Only requires the success of any workshop or a meeting or a conference agreement on all sides caused and affected or that the standards have changed accounts Security, step daring mission carried out by Iraq to organize such conference but the factors of success seem unavailable compared to what we see in the conferences held in this matter, and our conversation that does not target Message Conference and has nothing to do Baltkhrsat that mar the landscape in the country, but it is a part of the interview said heeded, because the positioning of any solutions to stop the violence in the country is very important in light of the continued sacrifices made by the Iraqi people and the sacrifices in order to communicate to survive, but to stop it depends on several factors, foremost of which bind all the conferees and the conference participants to apply the decisions and recommendations issued him, including forcing states cooperating with the militants to declare innocence of them as well as the obligation of Interpol in collaboration with real-Iraq in the arrest of wanted fugitives, including the accused Tariq al-Hashemi, accused Mohammed al-Daini. .
because Thrbh the past years, and conferences held in the country proved to lack of commitment by the participating countries, including emerges from the conference whether intentionally or unintentionally, and this matter is related to potential participating countries or that have Shan in this context, security obsessed with all Iraqis and we are all eager to hear the good results after the end of the conference But what we're sure that security is an agreement, not actions as applicable on the ground, far from the annoyances tax the citizens and an example of this talk of Kurdistan, when roaming in the streets does not see the manifestations of security and says that the situation is different there in Kurdistan tell him that al-Qaeda did not find any difficulty if Azmat the bombing in Abakah safe CVA God brothers in Kurdistan the bombings, but there may be agreements on an international level in this matter, so we need a broad security agreement may exceed the limits of axes and the region if our situation of others. And you matter. SOURCE
War: It is not possible to postpone the general budget bill to the next parliamentary session
Baghdad - and babysit - The legal expert Tareq Harb, it is not possible to postpone the general budget bill to the next parliamentary session, noting that it was possible to pass the budget within ten days that Parliament was serious about his work.
He said the war in a statement to the news agency public opinion (and babysit), on Thursday, he was "not possible to postpone the General Budget Law to the next parliamentary session on the grounds that it may take place only after several months", pointing out that he has to be to reach an interim agreement between the government central and Kurdistan in order to walk a few things, most notably the budget. "
He said the war, that" he could pass the budget within ten days that Parliament was serious about his work. "p / h. SOURCE
Alfalh: no right of Parliament to end the legislative session without reaching a solution to the budget approval
Baghdad - and babysit - MP for the rule of law on Alfalh that "political escalation happened after al-Maliki sent a request to the Federal Court for its opinion on the inclusion of the budget on the agenda of Parliament here say you deserve this escalation legislative power or not?!.
He Alfalh in a statement to the news agency public opinion (and babysit), on Thursday, said that "al-Maliki defended the rights of the state or the rights of people, but a budget that was not included so far, but after that the student inclusion on the agenda of the parliament and because Maliki was right to be included budget Sunday the next. "
He stressed that he has no right of Parliament to end its legislative without reaching a solution in order to approve the budget of the country's public and between the MP for the rule of law that Maliki face of criticism to the Presidency of the Parliament exclusively because Najafi showed it in the last period is biased in the administration of Parliament and that his vision is not neutral. "And sees Alfalh Maliki and that was high-pitched and sharp in his last speech, but he was right, because this matter should not be included in the political debate because it is the interests of the state. "p / h SOURCE