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    " The Dinar Daily ", Wednesday, 26 March 2014

    *** " Evict Maliki " Countdown is 35 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.

    Will this EVER happen? "Grounded HOPE"

    MP calls judiciary to have stance over Maliki's statements regarding Journalist Bidaiwi's murder

    Baghdad (AIN) – MP, Latif Mustafa, the member of the Parliamentary Legal Committee called the judiciary to have a stance over the statements of the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, regarding the murder of the Journalist Mohammed Bidaiwi, who was killed by a Kurdish officer of central Baghdad.

    In a press statement received by AIN, Mustafa said "The Iraqi constitution assure the independence of the judiciary and no other authority should interfere in the performance of the judicial authority where the interference must be rejected according to the Iraqi Punishment Law No. 11 in 1969."

    "Since Bidaiwi's murder, we witness the interference by the key officials, MPs and Maliki in particular to affect the judicial decision over this case where Maliki should adhere to the oath that he made over preserving the independence of the judiciary," he concluded.

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    Re: " The Dinar Daily ", Wednesday, 26 March 2014

    Ayatollah Sistani for Nobel Peace Prize?

    Posted March 25, 2014

    Translator(s)Pascale Menassa | Author Ali Mamouri

    Journalist Colin Freeman wrote a March 4 article for The Telegraph's blog titled, “Forget Obama and the EU. The man who should really have the Nobel Peace Prize is an obscure Iraqi cleric.” In it, he offered up several pieces of evidence to support his theory that this year’s Nobel Peace Prize should be given to Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, thus stirring a global campaign calling for Sistani’s nomination for the prize. This was not the first time that the idea has come up. In 2005, several parties, including specialists on Iraqi affairs and several Iraqi minorities, proposed this idea. The same year, New York Times columnist Tom Friedman made the case for a Nobel for Sistani, writing, "If some kind of democracy takes root [in Iraq], it will also be due in large measure to the instincts and directives of the dominant Iraqi Shiite communal leader, Ayatollah Sistani."

    Iraqi Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who has been increasingly critical of the Iraqi government, is getting support for a bid for Nobel Peace Prize.

    It is not surprising to see Sistani’s name come up for the prize, given his prominent role in deterring religious extremism, promoting forgiveness and peace and acting wisely during Iraq's occupation and sectarian strife. His behavior made him Iraq’s safety valve, and his absence in times of distress would have led to far worse humanitarian catastrophes in Iraq.

    What is strange, though, is that these demands coincided with a violent attack against Sistani from state authorities and radical clerics. Media outlets reported that Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki had expressed his rejection of what he called the “interference of some foreign religious references,” adding, “Despite our respect for them, this is unacceptable.” Maliki made these statements during a meeting with Justice Minister Hassan al-Shammari in early March regarding the personal status draft law, to which Sistani objected over possible violations of minority and human rights. Despite these objections, the cabinet recently passed the draft law for final voting before the parliament.

    Maliki attacked Shiite clerics who strongly opposed the draft. Those clerics included Sistani, the three other religious references in Najaf and Ayatollah Hussein al-Sadr living in al-Kadhimiya near Baghdad. Maliki felt that Iraq needs a purely Iraqi religious reference, and by that he meant the radical cleric Muhammad al-Yaqoubi, who firmly backed the proposed legislation.

    Yaqoubi started a scathing campaign against Sistani once the disagreements over the proposed law surfaced. In his most recent statement in early March, Yaqoubi described the stances of Shiite references and Sistani himself as “discordant voices that should be silenced.” In Iraqi culture, this means completely destroying a person and silencing his voice.

    Al-Monitor called several sources close to Maliki to verify the media's revelations about his attack on Sistani. The sources confirmed the news and added that the tensions between Maliki and Sistani began after the latter refused to welcome any government delegation starting three years ago. By doing so, Sistani wanted to express his disapproval of the spreading corruption in the Iraqi government and its failure to fulfill its duties in providing security and other services.

    The tension peaked recently when Sistani openly criticized Iraqi officials and asked the Iraqi people to carefully distinguish the good from the corrupt in the upcoming elections.

    Under such circumstances, nominating Sistani for the Nobel Peace Prize would mean a lot, not only for Iraqi society, but for the whole region. Such a decision might shore up the reconciliation and moderation efforts in a highly flammable country and region, and might weaken the radical front both politically and religiously and prevent it from implementing its sectarian and extremist agendas.

    Let us imagine what would have happened if Sistani hadn’t been present. The sectarian crisis in Iraq would have led to bloodier massacres and would have bred real civil wars between sectarian regions. The situation in Syria would have also been a lot worse. Sistani forbade his followers from going to fight there, and avowed his support for the decisions of the Syrian people without prioritizing the sectarian factor. As a result, massive numbers of ardent Shiites who were enraged by the radical Sunnis’ behavior toward their fellow Shiites and sanctuaries obeyed the fatwa of their religious guide and refrained from going to battle. Furthermore, in Sistani’s absence, Iraq would have become subject to the radical religious rule of religious parties. However, Sistani put his foot down by strongly refusing that Sharia be imposed on society and by defending the civil identity of the Iraqi state.

    It is absolutely false that Sistani has radical religious views, although this has been claimed. For instance, Freeman reported that Sistani had issued a fatwa calling for homosexuals to be killed. However, Sistani has never issued a fatwa to implement Sharia-related punishment on people who violate Sharia. Sistani considers, as per jurisprudence, that neither the Islamic jurist nor any other person has the authority to implement these punitive measures, as they are restricted to the Prophet or anyone directly assigned by him.

    This does not mean that Sistani is playing the role of a secular figure that defends absolute freedoms. His role must be understood in its clerical context. Likewise, we cannot expect the pope to act like Voltaire or Jean Paul Sartre. In fact, Sistani’s importance stems from two specific points:

    First, he preserves religious devoutness by considering it a personal affair that should not be imposed on society. Second, he forbids the use of violence for religious and sectarian reasons and promotes forgiveness, love and peace among all sects of Iraqi society. Moreover, he represents an alternative to the Shiite velayat-e-faqih. Any weakness in Sistani’s stance would strengthen his radical counterpart that is linked to the religious crises and human rights violations in the region.

    Given this importance and the unique role he plays in Iraq, Sistani is a strong candidate for the award. With instability across the region, especially in Iraq and Syria, an international endorsement of Sistani as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize would show firm and wide backing for his efforts and give the forces of stability much needed support.



    Forget Obama and the EU. The man who should really have the Nobel Peace Prize is an obscure Iraqi cleric

    By Colin Freeman World Last updated: March 4th, 2014

    With the Oscars over, shortlists are now being drawn up for that other big awards ceremony for the great and the good. The beginning of March is when the Norwegian Nobel Committee starts considering nominations for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, the winner to be announced in October.

    If that seems like a long time, bear in mind that just like the Oscars, the judges in the Nobel Prize have their work cut out these days, sifting through all kinds of nominations that are far more about politics than peace.

    Would you nominate this man? Edward Snowden

    Gone are the years where the award would simply go to some statesman who'd worked behind the scenes to end some long-term conflict. These days, a far more flexible definition of peace is deployed. On the 2014 list, for example, is the whistleblower Edward Snowden, who has been nominated by a Norwegian socialist for re-introducing "trust and transparency in global security policies." Has he? I don't think anyone's told Vladimir Putin.

    Then in 2009, the prize went to a newly-elected President Obama, long before he'd had a chance to prove himself in bringing peace to Syria or stopping World War III in Ukraine. At least, though, Mr Obama had the humility to sound surprised about winning it. Unlike the EU, which, when given the prize in 2012 for promoting "democracy and human rights," issued a press release describing it as the "the strongest possible recognition."

    Indeed, given the number of peacemaking gongs they've notched up already, one can't help thinking that the the EU and US should be wiping the floor with Mr Putin over Ukraine. How can he possibly resist such pacifist expertise? Shouldn't he be out there in Sebastopol already, shoving flowers into his soldiers' gun barrels? Maybe, in the peace and love spirit, Mr Obama should revert to his old drug habit and pass Mr Putin a spliff… in which case, bring in also Uruguay's President José Mujica, who is a Nobel Peace Prize nominee this year for legalising marijuana.

    Yet those who cling to the unfashionable idea that Peace Prize nominees should have some track record in stopping people killing should not despair. There are still plenty of worthy candidates out there, and I can think of one myself. His nomination papers would read roughly as follows:

    A [ man ] who has preached peace [ and ] between two warring sides. A man who has urged his people never to retaliate, even when provoked by the murders of thousands of their men, women and children. A man who lives quietly and modestly, who seeks neither personal gain nor political office – much less any recognition via a peace prize.

    No, I'm not talking about a posthumous award for Nelson Mandela (he won it in 1993). Instead, the man I have in mind is Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani, the highest ranking Shia Muslim cleric in Iraq, who has done arguably more than anyone to turn the country away from all-out civil war.

    Grand Ayatollah who? No, you may never have heard of him. Unlike some Iraqi religious leaders, he doesn't make a habit of going on television and waving a Kalashnikov around. Nor has he ever been pictured with Bush or Blair. Indeed, to my knowledge, he has never consented to meet a single Western politician.

    Instead, the 83-year-old mullah just gets quietly got on with his job, living in a modest house down a side street in the holy city of Najaf, and issuing various edicts for his followers, who make up the vast majority of moderate Iraqi Shias.

    True, some of these edicts are not very progressive as far as the average Scandinavian Nobel prize judge is concerned. Like most Shia clerics, Sistani doesn't approve of dancing or drinking. And in 2006, he issued a fatwah calling for homosexuals to be killed "in the most severe way" (it was later retracted, with some claiming it was issued erroneously by an aide).

    But by Iraqi standards, he's been an outstanding voice of moderation, peace and tolerance, without whom the country would probably be a far bloodier place than it already is.

    To get an idea of this, you have to go back to just after the US invasion, when the ex-Baathists of Iraq's Sunni minority formed their unholy alliance with the Sunni zealots of Al-Qaeda. While killing Americans was one of their priorities, their other real passion was killing Shias, whom they viewed not just as US collaborators but as apostates too.

    In the decade since, the Shia community has suffered the most appalling provocation. Most of the car bombs that have gone off in Baghdad over the years have been targeted at Shia neighbourhoods, killing thousands. Sunni death squads regularly ambush Shia pilgrims as they head to Sistani's city of Najaf, turning the annual holy festivals into a ritual slaughter. In 2006, al-Qaeda also bombed the Shia holy shrine at Samarra, an act roughly the equivalent to destroying St Peter's Basilica.

    Yet throughout all this bloodshed, Sistani has beseeched ordinary Shias not to retaliate. No, he has not been entirely successful. In the year that followed shrine attack, a low-level Sunni-Shia civil war broke out, with tens of thousands dying in tit-for-tat violence.

    But as with so many things in Iraq, the horrors that actually took place were nothing compared to how bad it could have been. In telling his fellow Iraqis to turn the other cheek, sometimes when it was quite literally stained with their loved one's blood, Sistani has helped averted all-out disaster, and is credited as such by many Western diplomats. He continues in this role today, as a resurgent al-Qaeda continues to re-ignite the civil war.

    What makes Sistani all the more statesmanlike, though, is that he preaches peace while getting precious little thanks for it from those around him. Fellow Shias accuse him of being too timid in the face of Sunni aggression. Al-Qaeda hate him for unsportingly refusing to join in their sectarian civil war. But these are not the only matters on which he has gone against the grain. During the American occupation, he refused to ever sanction attacks on US troops, despite the street cred this would have won him in some Iraqi circles. And to the irritation of his fellow Shia mullahs in neighbouring Iran, he remains resolutely of the "quietist" school of Islam, which says religion has no place in government.

    Yet unlike Mandela or the Dalai Lama, this reclusive, media-unfriendly cleric has no armies of bein-pensant wellwishers in the West. Indeed, the man who has arguably done more than anyone else for Middle Eastern peace has virtually no recognition among the keffiyah-wearing classes.

    True, a group of Iraqi Christians nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006, for giving "Muslims all around the globe a good example how to follow peaceful ways". But to my knowledge, he's never made the shortlist, and today, rather than going on global lecture tours, he's still holed up in that alleyway in Najaf, trying to bring peace to Iraq.

    In other words, perhaps he's just a bit too "quietist" to be a modern Nobel Peace Prize winner…

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    Re: " The Dinar Daily ", Wednesday, 26 March 2014

    THOUGHTS AND REFLECTIONS ; Under the sun and the Wisdom of Aesop

    " I have seen something else under the sun: The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all." Ecclesiastes 9:11 ; New International Version

    My personal journey, involvement and investment in the Iraqi Dinar ( IQD ) began with the purchase of that currency almost three (3) years ago this month. A friend shared with me what he had heard and told me of the purchase that he had made from a certain broker one morning and I acted upon that shared information that very afternoon. I did so not because of any wisdom, brilliance or learned study, but because I was desparate for financial relief. I worried that I would be to late and anxiously awaited the delivery of my purchase by UPS and wondered whether the broker could / would be able to stop delivery through UPS if there was a substantial increase in the value before I would receive it. I tracked the package from dispatch to delivery three days later and took receipt with great relief.

    Little did I know, then, what I know now and sometimes I wish that I did not know now what I didn't know then, to borrow a refrain from the lyrics of Toby Keith . In the intervening years I, like many I suspect, wasted time, money and almost lost hope listening to many personalities / dinar gurus predicting date / rate " soon " and no later than this or that time / event. Only to be disappointed and progressively disgusted, initially with them and finally with myself.

    After about eighteen (18) months, I resolved to educate myself and others about events precedent and attendant to the liquidity event that we all want and await. I rediscovered that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing and I fooled myself into believing that this event could be anticipated with actionable certainty. I pray that I did not deceive others as I deceived myself. Intellectual conceit and pride are not attractive character traits.

    Today, I remain hopeful that there will be a happy ending to this speculative investment and that the long term nature of it is not as long as it was and that we are closer than we have been over time with the coincidence of events and the passage of time.

    Concurrently, I recognize that I have a bias because I have invested my time, talent and treasure. So, I scrupulously try to avoid influencing anyone to act / rely upon any comment I make about the news out of Iraq, anecdotal information I receive and post from others or anything else, except to finish the race, expectant only that " time and chance happen to [us] all. " I hope and pray for good fortune or divine intervention. I recognize, or rather believe for myself that the liquidity event so "soon" expected three (3) years ago and now so "long" awaited will border on the miraculous.

    I encourage everyone as I encourage myself, I pray for everyone as I pray for myself, fight the good fight, holding onto faith and good conscience. Let's finish the race. Godspeed the completion of the Iraqi banking sector reform project ! God bless us everyone that we may in turn be a blessing to others.


    The wisdom of Aesop :

    The Tortoise and the Hare

    The Hare was once boasting of his speed before the other animals. "I have never yet been beaten," said he, "when I put forth my full speed. I challenge any one here to race with me."

    The Tortoise said quietly, "I accept your challenge."

    "That is a good joke," said the Hare; "I could dance round you all the way."

    "Keep your boasting till you've won," answered the Tortoise. "Shall we race?"

    So a course was fixed and a start was made. The Hare darted almost out of sight at once, but soon stopped and, to show his contempt for the Tortoise, lay down to have a nap. The Tortoise plodded on and plodded on, and when the Hare awoke from his nap, he saw the Tortoise just near the winning-post and could not run up in time to save the race.

    Then the Tortoise said: "Slow but steady progress wins the race."

    *** I find my self thinking that Iraq is the " Tortoise " and that the seemingly endless delays and disappointment over the duration of the race are but " slow and steady progress " which in the end will win the race. Come on Tortoise ! ***
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    MP: the resignation of the Board of Commissioners is surrender to the current situation in the country

    26/03/2014 09:13:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Muttahidoon coalition, Nora Al-Bjari described the resignation of members of the Board of Commissioners of the IHEC as a " surrender to the current situation in the country."

    She told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / : "The IHEC, as an independent entity, must not allow to any party whatsoever to interfere in its work and to put pressure on it, but that it should make the others work away from it . So as not aligned to any party trying to change the course of the electoral process or impose certain wills . "

    She added that "there are unknown intentions , trying to exploit what is going on in the political and security in country in some provinces to postpone the elections.

    The members of the Board of Commissioners gave their resignations yesterday to the President of the Board of Commissioners because of the pressures on them stemming from the conflict between the legislative and judicial branches , as they said in the resignation request .

    A source confirmed early to / NINA / : "the most prominent reasons that caused led the members of the Board of Commissioners to submit their resignations is the political pressures which were represented in attempts to force the Commission to change the decisions . "



    Rapporteur of the parliamentary legal committee: the resignation of the Board of Commissioners entrance to postpone elections

    Wed Mar 26 2014 13:08 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad
    Considered the decision of the parliamentary legal committee Omar al-Jubouri, Wednesday, collective resignation to the Board of Commissioners of the Electoral Commission is "disturbing and scary," and pointed to it as the entrance to the postponement of the elections, he stressed that the House of Representatives will seek to persuade the commission to reverse this situation.

    Jubouri said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "The House of Representatives will meet next week, and probably will be a decision for the conviction of the Commission to reverse the decision of the collective resignation to the Board of Commissioners, because it is dangerous and time is appropriate," noting that "the decision to resign is a disturbing and scary, and the entrance to postpone elections which is an act contrary to the Constitution. "

    The Jubouri that "some sort of conflict happened between the judiciary and the legislative authority in interpreting the provisions of Article VIII, specifically the third paragraph of the Electoral Act which relate to the good behavior of the candidates," noting that "this paragraph requires the presence of a court ruling issued against the candidate in order to remove him from the election, But a special tribunal issued an election among some decisions to exclude candidates based on the complaints. "

    He said, "Parliament has committed the Commission to deal with the candidates according to the requirements of the conditions for the nomination and the candidate must be unlikely to have been subjected to a judicial decision is a crime involving moral turpitude," explaining that "the Electoral Commission felt embarrassed at the appropriate between the judiciary for the elections and legislative decision, and in order not to be subject to accountability and questioning appeared to resign. "

    The Jubouri "the need for understanding between the judiciary and the legislature within the framework of the separation of powers based on the provisions of Article 48 of the Constitution," noting that "if the Board of Commissioners did not back down on his resignation will be very difficult to imagine elections without the presence of the Office."

    He pointed out that "the House of Representatives will meet next week and probably will be the decision of the Commission is convinced to reverse the decision, because it is dangerous and time is appropriate."

    It was announced at the Board of Commissioners of the Electoral Commission, on Tuesday (26 March 2014), that all members of the Council and the president, however, put their resignations in protest at the "pressure" they are exposed on the back of "conflict" between the legislative and judicial branches.

    The biggest event of the parliamentary elections in Iraq, they determine the cluster, which nominates the prime minister and take over the top positions in the state, is scheduled to take place on April 30, 2014, and subsequently began political movements active in several directions to form alliances in order to contest the election.

    The Office of the Independent Electoral Commission Iraqi government, independent and impartial under the control of the Iraqi parliament has the power of absolute power to declare the law and the application and implementation of regulations, rules and procedures relating to elections and referendums in the Republic of Iraq.



    Ahrar bloc rejects State of Law's interventions in the work of the Board of Commissioners

    26/03/2014 11:24:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The Ahrar parliamentary bloc refused intervention of state of law in the work of the Board of Commissioners .

    The head of the parliamentary bloc, Muthriq Naji said in a press statement : "We reject the intervention of some of the members of the state of law, in the work of the Board of Commissioners and the work of the judiciary of the Electoral Commission ."

    Naji , according to the statement , called on the Supreme Judicial Council , " to replace the members of the judiciary , because their work has become doubtable and suspicion from the political blocs and members of the Commission decisions themselves because of how they tend to become more political side rather than legal side ."

    It is mentioned that members of the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday presented their resignations en masse to the President of the Board of Commissioners because they are subjected to pressures stemming from the conflict between the legislative and judicial branches.


    IHEC postpones its press conference over resignation of its Commissioners

    Wednesday, 26 March 2014 13:22

    Baghdad (AIN) –Informed source assured that the Independent High Electoral Commission postponed its press conference over the resignation submitted by members of its Commissioners Council till further notice.

    The source stated to All Iraq News Agency "IHEC postponed the press conference that was supposed to be held on Wednesday."

    The source did not further details.



    Maliki warns of postponing the elections after the collective resignation of the Commissioners Board ‘resignation.

    26/03/2014 13:23:00

    BAGHDAD / Nina /--Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki described the issuance of order from the House of Representatives to the Electoral Commission to cancel the exclusion of some candidates to the elections as a dangerous and illegal behavior.

    Maliki said in his weekly speech today:"The House of Representatives and the Electoral Commission for elections comply with the prescribed legal contexts," warning "to postpone the parliamentary elections because of the mass resignation of members of the Board of Commissioners which was made yesterday due to the interference in the work of the Commission to take certain decisions.


    Ahrar bloc accuses Maliki's coalition of hindering IHEC's performance

    Wednesday, 26 March 2014 14:19

    Baghdad (AIN) –The head of al-Ahrar bloc, Mushriq Naji, accused the State of Law Coalition headed by the Premier, Nouri al-Maliki, of hindering the performance of the Independent High Electoral Commission.

    In a press statement received by AIN, he said "We reject the interference in the performance of the IHEC and condemn such interference by the SLC MPs."

    He called the Supreme Judicial Council to "Replace the Commissioners of the IHEC because they became suspicious and pressurized where their decisions will affect the political process in Iraq."



    National Coalition calls for maintaining the independence of the Commission and the safety and integrity of the elections

    Wed Mar 26 2014 14:08 | (Voice of Iraq)


    Deep concern the continued coalition of national collective resignation submitted by the Council of the Electoral Commission to his boss because of pressures put on them by the judiciary to exclude candidates who criticized the policies of the prime minister, on the basis of the laws of the Pthariaha the former regime of Saddam Hussein, which was rejected by the Council of Representatives issued a binding decision not to the exclusion of any candidate who did not issue a definitive ruling against him in cases specifically involving moral turpitude.
    A coalition of national appreciates the position of the Board of Commissioners and calling for the independence of the work of the Electoral Commission to ensure transparent and fair elections, and the involvement of all Iraqis in the electoral process away from the practices scandalous in the exclusion of systematic personalities national in favor of the ruling party, and the boss who does not care, only to uphold the chair citing the political process and the principle of peaceful power and free will of the citizens of the wall.

    From this point calls for a coalition of the National Council of Commissioners to withdraw their resignations and commitment to the electoral law and the democratic process, and not to succumb to the decisions of the exclusion of candidates under false pretenses and industry interest in the new dictator of Iraq.

    It also renews his call for a national coalition to form a parliamentary committee comprising members of all the political blocs and the duty to facilitate the work of the Commissioners to ensure transparency and fair elections.
    At the same time calling for a coalition of the National Electoral Commission to purge itself of party elements which infiltrated in the joints, and operate with complete independence to ensure the interests of the people first and foremost.
    The payment of the Board of Commissioners to resign but the collective reveals some devious intent of the parties known to postpone the elections and push the country into the abyss in order to stay in power, having discarded the people and became its continuation in power by democratic means a distant dream.

    National Coalition

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    Re: " The Dinar Daily ", Wednesday, 26 March 2014

    Wednesday announced holiday in Nineveh

    Tuesday, 25 March 2014 23:57

    Nineveh, Mosul (AIN) –The Local Government announced next Wednesday as an official holiday.

    The Governor of Nineveh province, Atheel al-Nijaifi, reported in a statement received by AIN ''The local government decided to announce next Wednesday as a holiday in the province in order to facilitate the process of receiving the elections Electronic Cards for the employees of the governmental institutions.''

    The Independent High Electoral Commission started the distribution of elections E-Cards weeks ago where the commission revealed distributing about (16) million cards throughout Iraq till, yesterday, Monday.

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    Question Re: " The Dinar Daily ", Wednesday, 26 March 2014

    A former official at the Central Bank: Money Box main Astnzvth expenses

    26.03.2014 (0:01 pm) -

     Baghdad / Wael grace

    Said senior economist and deputy governor of the Central Bank of the previous appearance of Mohammed Saleh, said the money fund Iraq's main it contains usually at about 18 billion dollars is enough necessary expenses and guaranteed for six months, while the decline in the amount currently, due to increased expenses, to a third, and spread concern among circles concerned, at the time you say informed sources that he is no longer the only four billion dollars.

    He guessed that in favor of the government will not be able to control the budget deficit this year to the instability of the level of oil sales, but a member of the parliamentary Economic Committee played down fears of bankruptcy and pointed out that the current deficit is expected.

    And the Development Fund for Iraq, DFI form under UN Security Council Resolution 1483 to protect Iraqi funds from international claims and pirated after the events of the year 2003. It means the word of experts that Iraq lost relatively relaxed in expenses, and that any obstruction in the rates of export of oil or fluctuation in rates, will affect the ability of the faster government spending, amid unprecedented political crisis in the country.

    The economist said Vice former Central Bank the appearance of Mohammed Saleh, the "long" that "Iraq builds the budget deficit by default, so that calculates the price of a barrel of oil at less than global prices of $ 15," stressing that "the funds in the Development Fund for Iraq, was an asset well can of which cover the deficit repeated in every budget. "

    Saleh explained that "Iraq possessed between 2012 and 2013.18 billion in the fund dfi, and the amount is enough for the salaries of the staff of Iraq for six months," but he says that "between 2013.2014 - according to IMF data - fell to 6.3 billion dollars. "

    He sees that "the expenses of Iraq on the rise over the past years, has been unable to achieve the level of export two million and 600 thousand barrels per day - according to Planned in 2013 - is a stable day, which caused a decline in the balance of Iraq in the Development Fund for Iraq."

    The benefit of the reduced balance of Iraq in the Fund dfi index scary, especially since the budget deficit of between 30 and 40 billion dollars during the current year, stressing that Iraq will not be able to control the deficit, but that the "issue a daily 2.9 million barrels, after the agreement with the Kurdistan export 400 000 barrels, which is worth 16 billion dollars, and sell a barrel of oil at a price of $ 105, "but he questioned the ability of Iraq to stabilize the levels of sales, the price of oil, which sells when Iraq is far less than $ 105, also stresses the importance of reaching an agreement" quiet "with Kurdistan to export oil.

    He also points out that the economic expert's lack of control of Iraq to the deficit in the current year budget, will lead to a reduction of investment projects and services, "which basically having problems annual deficit is settled on the road projects is carried out annually."

    A report issued by the International Center for Development Studies, based in London, warned, bankruptcy of Iraq in three years because of the budget deficit, which now threatens the Iraqi oil sector is clearly,(1)as I have indicated that the military operations in Anbar daily cost of $ 7 million.

    The former Vice President Adel Abdul Mahdi, said a few days ago that "the assets of the Treasury (DFI) decreased from (18.5 billion dollars) to the end of 2012 (6.5 m / d) end of (2013) .. and .. oil exports fell, reaching last December ( 2.341 m / b / d) and (2.229 m / b / d) in January, while the adopted budget (3.4 m / b / d) of which (400,000) barrels of Kurdistan. fallen oil resources to January last to 7 billion dollars, after it was (7.4) billion dollars last December, according to the Ministry of Oil. remained oil prices up to (+100) dollars / barrel .. and subtracting the expenses will not be much higher than the budget estimate ($ 90) .. It is expected, "the IMF international "oil prices fell to 103 dollars / barrel in 2014 and 100 in 2015, while the minimum that meets the budget estimates is (106.1) U.S. $ / barrel for Brent.

    Meanwhile, reduced member of the parliamentary Economic Committee, Qusay al-Abadi of fears the arrival of Iraq to the brink of bankruptcy, said the "long" that "fears Bankruptcy in Iraq is unjustified, especially since Iraq is still the issue of oil levels of seriousness," noting that "the month of February, Iraq could export 2.0006 million barrels a day."

    The Abadi said that "Iraq puts oil money every month in the Development Fund for Iraq, and withdrawn on a monthly basis, but does not have stocks in the fund because of high costs," pointing out that the only year in which jammed our money in the fund dfi was in 2012, reaching amounts to 18 billion dollars. And a member of the Economic Commission explains the presence of large amounts of 2012 in the Development Fund for Iraq, but "that year was not the spending and the disruption of a number of projects, so Iraq did not withdraw large sums from the reserve."

    Asked Adel Abdul Mahdi, a former deputy president of the republic, in an article the newspaper justice "Do we go back to borrow also proposes to pay on credit and IMF special drawing rights, etc. .. or increase our Treasury bonds, which are collected to borrow from the public .. or use, trespassing , the central bank reserves (77 billion dollars) .. which also means violation of the laws and taken from the people, by causing the decline of the value of the dinar and rising prices, which will provide the liquidity that was what, Vlochehr is only a few. " ARTICLE LINK


    1. A report issued by the International Center for Development Studies, based in London, warned, bankruptcy of Iraq in three years because of the budget deficit, which now threatens the Iraqi oil sector is clearly, as I have indicated that the military operations in Anbar daily cost of $ 7 million.
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  7. #7

    Re: " The Dinar Daily ", Wednesday, 26 March 2014

    The Electoral Commission made ​​"mass resignation": the pressures of the judiciary and the parliament, we patrolled our independence

    Baghdad / The members of the Board of Commissioners of the Electoral Commission, said Tuesday, "mass resignation" of President of the Council in protest against what they described as "big pressure" they face conflicts of legislative and judicial powers over the interpretation of the requirement of "good conduct."

    Members emphasized that they are waiting for approval of the President of the Council to resign "in order to preserve the independence of the institution."

    The parties accuse several Iraqi, the Dawa party of exploiting the judiciary to settle political opponents, preventing them from running in the next legislative ballot.

    The House of Representatives decided in this March 19, forcing the Electoral Commission for elections not to the exclusion of candidates is issued against them judgments. The decision came after the parliament to exclude the judiciary within the election commission for a number of candidates under the pretext of violation of the requirement of "good conduct." She drew accusations of political parties to the Electoral Commission of bowing to pressure Prime Minister dismiss his political opponents who are directing his criticism on various political and security issues.

    A statement from the Board of Commissioners, which is the supreme authority in the Independent Higher Commission for Elections in Iraq, he was "at a time when approaching the Commission to complete all preparations for the electoral benefit next after that far advanced in the completion of these preparations, find Commission today itself in front of the commitment of historical important is the need to preserve the independence and impartiality, stood at the same distance from everyone, especially since the Board of Commissioners has vowed to act with integrity and impartiality and commitment to the principles of the Constitution and the laws in force. "

    The statement, posted on the Commission and seen by the "long" on Tuesday night, saying, "Where are exposed Commission to pressure a very large stems from the conflict between the legislative and judicial branches in the nature of the decisions issued by each side and on the interpretation of paragraph (3) of Article (8) of the Electoral Law No. (45) for the year 2013, where the Commission obliges each side of its application despite the conflict with the decision of the other side. "

    And require the candidate mentioned in the paragraph of the House of Representatives election to add the requirements that must be provided in the voter, as follows: "to be of good behavior and not convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude."

    The statement said the Board of Commissioners, "and that's where the Commission does not want to be a party to any dispute and to get out of this vicious circle, the members of the Board of Commissioners made a decision to submit their resignations en masse to the President of the Board of Commissioners is waiting for approval if this continues, the pressure did not put a final solution to this issue, in order to preserve the independence of the institution and in line with the principles of professional work since the establishment of the Commission so far. "

    The Miqdad Sharifi, head of the constituency electoral commission, said in a brief interview (range Press) yesterday, said that "the members of the Board of Commissioners in the Commission presented today (Tuesday) mass resignation in protest against the interference in their work."

    The chroma-Moussawi, the spokesman for the election commission, said the "long", earlier this week, "The Commission is not concerned with the exclusion of any candidate of the upcoming parliamentary elections," stressing that "the judiciary is excluded people who did not apply the terms of the nomination by the Commission required to implement its decisions. "

    Al-Moussawi said that "the decisions of the House of Representatives binding on us, and must be implemented," pointing out that "the Electoral Commission apply special laws to exclude candidates carefully," while pointing out that "the judiciary is only responsible for that which is the body that exclude them and their decisions binding on us."

    The official pointed to the Commission that it has become torn regarding what law applies, do you implement the decision of Parliament, which prevent the Commission from the exclusion of any candidate has not issued with a court ruling, or implement the decisions of the judiciary of the Commission who are appointed by the Supreme Judicial Council, " revealing "address the Commission of the Parliament official letter in order to not fall Commission in trouble with the judiciary, which is above all authorities, and demanded the parliament to issue a decision on the people who have parliamentary immunity, in order not to fall into problems with the decisions of the House of Representatives and the provisions of the judiciary", "We want a decision gives immunity to the implementation of the laws of the House of Representatives." ARTICLE LINK
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  8. #8

    Re: " The Dinar Daily ", Wednesday, 26 March 2014

    Islamic Accord Movement: Maliki deviated from the Shiite alliance .. and we will stand with his face to protect pluralism and democracy

    Karbala - Accused the Islamic Accord Movement in Karbala, the prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, a "deviation" from the mainstream Shiite Islamic principles and values.

    While he promised "not serious" to fight "terrorism" throughout the years of his rule, his responsibility for all the crises plaguing the country, as a result, "lead at" power and decision not to refer to its partners in the National Alliance, or "compliance" with the directives of the religious authority.

    Jamal said the agent, the Secretary-General of the National Accord Movement, the Muslim, "The movement was supporting the prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, when he took office two sessions the previous two," noting that "the movement finds itself now responsible for stand with his face (al-Maliki) in order to preserve the principles of the Islamic current Shiite and values, pluralism and democracy recommended by the religious authority, being changed and deviated from the path, and began to defend its interests and those close to him. "

    He said the agent, during a press conference held at the headquarters of the movement, Karbala, and attended (range Press), that "the position of the movement supporter and backer of the media and political parties that stood about a clear overall financial and administrative corruption of the government," adding that this "does not mean it came from national line. " (1)

    The Secretary-General of the National Accord Movement, the Muslim that "the head of the government was not serious about the fight against terrorism over the past eight years, and make it an excuse to review the championships and staying power," and accused "al-Maliki to give orders to allow the escape of a convicted terrorist Tareq al-Hashemi to the province of Sulaimaniyah, and from there to Turkey, in order to remain is a national hero and then demanding re-Hashemi and his trial. "

    He said the agent that "smuggling operation prisoners at Abu Ghraib and other detention centers were organized, has informed the Ministry of Justice, its counterpart Interior them before they occur," stressing that "the Ministry of Interior did not lift a finger against the smuggling of prisoners, as there was no head of government of any decision against the son spoiled , Adnan al-Asadi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of the Interior. "

    The Secretary-General of the National Accord Movement, the Muslim that "the fall of four helicopters in Anbar Operations within one week, demonstrates that the weapons that are contracted by the government is good but not identical to military specifications," pointing out that "the government did not shy continued laughter to the people to remain devices explosives detection hand, working in the streets and checkpoints, although the British courts revealed lack of suitability and issued a ruling on the exporters to Iraq. "

    He said the agent, that "al-Maliki awakened from slumber after eight years and did not see terrorism only in Anbar, and ahead of parliamentary elections months, to begin military operations which are still hundreds of Sunnis and Shiites cite which they no strategy or a clear plan," according to his opinion.

    He held the Secretary General of the Islamic Accord Movement, the prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, "the responsibility of all the crises plaguing the country, as a result of lead at power and decision not to refer to its partners in the National Alliance, or to comply with the directives of the religious authority."

    It is noteworthy that a lot of prisons and detention of Iraqi operations have fled frequent, perhaps the most serious of what happened in Abu Ghraib and Taji (21 th of July 2013 the past), from the escape of a large-scale, coordinated resulted in the escape of 500 inmates, mostly belonging to the armed organizations extremist, after attack large targeted prisons abroad with the complicity of internal, according to government officials. ARTICLE LINK

    Red Lily
    1. In other words, just because the National backed MALIKI for office for two terms does not mean they had a hand in the corruption displayed by the MALIKI administration
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  9. #9

    Re: " The Dinar Daily ", Wednesday, 26 March 2014

    Alkhozai leave the hall during the Arab summit .. the word of the Syrian opposition and criticism of Maliki unites Qatar and Saudi Arabia

    Baghdad / Saw the Emir of Qatar, on Tuesday, that Iraq would emerge from the "vortex of discord and violence" are not permitted to dismiss social sectors authentic and accused of "terrorism" if demanded equality and participation, while Dan terrorism that targets civilians and facilities "for political purposes", he pointed out that "it does not become to accuse all who fail to maintain national unity other Arab countries supporting terrorism in his country. "

    In the meantime, showed mass citizen, led by Ammar al-Hakim, refusing to enter any party to a regional or international internal affairs of Iraq, while "rejected almost conclusively" that promised "dictates" Saudi Arabia calls for changing the current prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and called on Riyadh to "keep the advice of the same, "confirmed that the Iraqis are" aware of the nature of the governments they want and do not need the tutelage of one. "

    This came in the 25th Arab Summit, which kicked off yesterday in Kuwait, in the presence of 24 presidents and Arab leaders, such as Iraq and Vice President Khodair al. Sources attending the meeting of the Arab summit that Alkhozai left his seat to Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari during a throw Syrian opposition coalition chairman speech, which called for the coalition to hand over Syrian embassies in Arab countries.

    Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki accused, beginning this March, Saudi Arabia and Qatar to "declare war on Iraq", blaming them of a "first-class responsibility for the security crisis, sectarianism and terrorism taking place in the country," while stressing that these two Thvzan terrorist organizations including al Qaeda and supported by the political and media , pointed out that Saudi Arabia and Qatar host a "terrorist leaders and al-Qaeda and extremist groups and sectarian Tjindan jihadists who come from European countries such as those who came from Belgium, France and other countries." Said Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, in his speech during the delivery of the presidency of the Arab summit in Kuwait, "It is time to get out of Iraq brother of spiral discord and violence," saying that "it does not verify that the exclusion of social sectors authentic full or accused of terrorism if demanded equality and participation. "

    He Tamim "We are here all condemn terrorism there is no dispute in this matter," noting that "terrorism specific concept which is targeting civilians murder, intimidation and hit civilian facilities for political purposes", telling the audience, "Brothers to endorse terrorism communities full or Nlsqh both differs with us politically, "stressing at the same time" so to circulate terrorism rather than sack him as unworthy to accuse all who fail to maintain national unity other Arab countries supporting terrorism in his country. "

    Although Qatar was represented at the summit of Baghdad, low-grade "Ambassador of Qatar in the Arab League" did not open until now its embassy in Baghdad, such as Iraq in the Qatar Embassy in the capital, Doha, and is characterized relations between the two countries nervous, especially as Iraq accuses Qatar, among other countries, with the support armed groups and the activities of anti-scientific political.

    In the meantime, said MP Ali inch, member bloc citizen, in an interview to the (long-Presse), that of "non-permissible for Saudi Arabia or any other country to interfere in internal Iraqi affairs," adding that the "Saudi Arabia to respect Iraq and its people and away from Bashaounama intervention. "

    He added an inch, that "the intervention of Saudi Arabia and any other country in the affairs of Iraq categorically unacceptable," noting that "Iraq is on the verge of parliamentary elections and the voter is will determine the survival of the current government or changed." He Bloc MP for the citizen, "refused to do any party to provide advice to Iraq on changing his or survival," returned to the "flagrant interference of internal affairs." He believed that "Saudi Arabia is trying to impose itself the guardian of Iraq through such impositions and tips," calling on Riyadh to "keep the advice for themselves."

    The MP from the block-wise, that "the Iraqi people become conscious and aware of what is going on around him, and they want good for him and those who want evil, as is well aware of what kind of government would like that is governed by, and does not need the tutelage of any international or regional in this regard." ARTICLE LINK
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  10. #10

    Re: " The Dinar Daily ", Wednesday, 26 March 2014

    The latest propaganda for elections .. and Lubna Hanan al Rahim al-Maliki distributed among honor in Babylon to recruit voters in favor of the rule of law

    In the latest election propaganda, began Alnaúbtan for the rule of law in Babylon, Dr. Lubna Rahim and Dr. Hanan al distribution of honor Mr. Nuri al-Maliki on 'linens' Babil province, recruited to work in mobilizing voters in favor of candidates of the state law.

    She said one of the 'sheets' they were on call to the home of Dr. Lubna Rahim in the Bab al-Hussein Hilla was a lecture on them by Dr Fatlawi then distribute Abaya and her envelope containing $ 300 thousand dinars for each one, Mchirat that Fatlawi talked about the Prime Minister's efforts in the fight against terrorism and interest in poor families and provide services to the people despite the obstruction of the rest of the political forces.

    She says again that Fatlawi praised the gesture of Mr. al-Maliki for this category of 'sheets' Baattabarhn platforms to enlighten the community and carrying a message Ahl al-Bayt to every Iraqi house.

    She said her colleague: that Fatlawi and Lubna Rahim urged the group to do Boajphen in support of al-Maliki in order to support the Shiites in Iraq and the lack of rule of loss on their hands ..

    And goes on: The Acanutortin have assured us that we have the authority to distribute the amount of 100 000 dinars, compared to one vote, which can be purchased, as well as promises to grant lands and the appointment of the sons of families in the state that are both sells voice First and the right and the section on the Koran as her family will give voice to the owners. .

    According to sources close to the honor of Mr. Maliki included 260 'Sheets' from different districts and areas of the province of Babylon.

    The distribution gowns 'for linens' last cry launched by state law in the battle to buy the votes it was not preceded by any other side.


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