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    "The Dinar Daily ", Friday, 13 June 2014

    It is EVICT MALIKI DAY + FORTY THREE ( 43 ) or " E - M DAY + 43 "


    " ..... despite the superiority of Maliki’s electoral coalition, the competing Shiite forces, the Kurds and the Sunnis, are together able to form a comfortable majority to prevent Maliki from remaining in office. "...................... Maliki likely fears that if he rushes to do business with parties outside the Shiite alliance, his Shiite rivals would do the same and that they may have a better chance to win over the Kurdish and Sunni forces, because there is a general consensus among them to not keep Maliki in power.

    At the same time, the rest of the Shiite groups fear that this consensus is not solid enough to withstand discussing the details, and that going alone to the Kurdish and Sunni forces may put them in a weak bargaining position and make them appear responsible for breaking Shiite unity.

    An important factor here are the choices that the Sunni and Kurdish forces will make. If the Sunnis and Kurds rush to form ethnic and sectarian alliances, then the Shiite alliance may do the same.

    Some are proposing scenarios such as replacing Maliki with another figure from the State of Law Coalition as a compromise to ensure the continuation of the Shiite alliance. Yet, such a solution may come at a later stage, after the favored options by most parties have been exhausted. What is certain now is that a harsh negotiating season will begin as the conflict moves from its electoral aspect into the closed negotiating rooms and deals among the elite. - from al Monitor

    Generally, all are " waiting for the National Alliance to name its candidate, formally , to start negotiate with him. "

    MP: The National Alliance has not raised a figure for the post of head the next government so far 07/06/2014 10:03:00



    Commission suggest the completion of the audit appeals "after a week" and ruled out any "significant changes" in the results

    Mon Jun 09 2014 19:55 | (Voice of Iraq)



    Liberals expect to delay ratification of the election results for the granting of the blocks "enough time" to negotiate Tue Jun 10 2014 05:30 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad / Mohammad Sabah

    I expected the Liberal bloc, on Monday, to press some of the political blocs on the Electoral Commission to defer action on the "electoral appeals" in front of it to make way for the completion of negotiations to form the next government.

    This suggested to the circles of political asylum to a breach of the blocks first meeting quorum to circumvent the "open meeting" that prevented the Federal Court, and gain more time to negotiate.

    In the meantime, an election expert confirmed the absence of regulations, the Office of the State "time limit" to decide appeals made ​​by the winning blocs, revealing the arrival of a large number of them to the Commission.
    And provided the political blocs on May 4, dropped its complaints past results as provided by the laws of the Commission, and timed out after 10 days to appeal. And wait for the political parties to ratify the final results for the start of their negotiations Avenue, but it faces a critical timings in which oblige them to hold the first meeting 10 days after the ratification of the results, and to prevent the Federal Court's "open meeting" which was used to him after the 2010 elections.

    Bright says Naji, a spokesman for the Liberal bloc parliamentary, that "after the ratification of the election results is imperative for the presidency call for the convening of the new parliament to choose a major and Parliament of the Republic."

    Added Naji "long" that "this call to be during the period of 15 days may be extended to 15 days and the other only once is extendable thereafter be selected major and his deputies and Parliament of the Republic in the first session chaired by the oldest member."

    Article 54 of the Constitution states that "The President of the Republic, the Council of Representatives to convene by a presidential decree within fifteen days from the date of approval of the results of the general election, and the meeting will be held under the chairmanship of the oldest member, to elect a president and two deputies, may not be extended for more than the previously mentioned period" .

    On the steps expected for after the ratification of the results, explains MP for the Liberal bloc said that "scenarios formation of the current government are different from what happened in 2010 to the presence of a decision of the Federal Court which prevents the parliamentary session open to it baseless legal or constitutional," noting that "the Federal Court shut down the road in front of the political blocs if it wants to resort to the open meeting. "

    He favored bright MP Naji said that "the political blocs and the winner will resort to powerful pressure on the judiciary and the Electoral Commission to postpone the ratification of the election results until the completion of transactions forming the next government and the distribution of positions among themselves."

    Asked whether there was a "time limit" to decide appeals filed about the election results, says Naji, "according to the rules and regulations of the Commission is to decide appeals during the period of ten days, and then approved by the Federal Court."

    In the same context, predicted political circles spoke of the "long" to "turn the political blocs to prejudice quorum call after the first meeting of the presidency to them."

    She spoke circles about the "existence of an agreement semi-final to go to the first session, if there is no agreement on the formation of the largest parliamentary bloc, after inviting the presidency and then breach the quorum Parliament to circumvent the ban on open meeting by the Federal Court," and drew circles that "scenario breach of quorum for the first session will allow all parties to take the time to negotiate the shape of the next government. "

    In this regard, confirms Adil al-Lami, an expert in electoral affairs, said that "the Iraqi constitution includes loose ends did not address the issue of prejudice to the legal quorum for the first meeting."

    Explains Lami, in an interview for the "long", "The previous regulations of the Commission had to decide appeals during the period of ten days from the submission and then approved by the Federal Court," adding that "the current regulations do not specify a time limit specified for deciding appeals."



    The resolution of appeals election and send the names to the Federal

    Thu Jun 12 2014 01:07 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Baghdad - morning

    Announced the Electoral Commission for elections to resolve appeals to the judiciary election by political entities to participate in the elections of the Iraqi parliament in 2014. According to a statement issued by the Vice-President of the Board of Commissioners Kata Zobaie, received "morning," a copy of it, yesterday, that "the judiciary, electoral competent to hear appeals made ​​by political entities and candidates participating in the elections of the Iraqi parliament in 2014, has completed its consideration and resolved, "he said, adding that it amounted to 893 appeals." The Commission will send the names of the winning candidates to the Federal Court on Thursday for approval once and for all. "The Office Elections announced last Wednesday sent 893 special appeal the results of the elections for the House of Representatives and 28 appeal the results of the last elections to the Kurdistan region of the judiciary and electoral issue by the Supreme Judicial Council, whose decisions are final and binding on the Electoral Commission.


    A member of a coalition of state law Mohammed Chihod The conspiracy that took place in the city of Mosul will not pass without the expense, noting that the military operations taking place in some cities do not affect the date of the formation of the government.See sczin11 post 3 4 hereinbelow :
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    Turmoil in Iraq does not affect the present time on oil production

    Turmoil in Iraq does not affect the present time on oil production

    June 14, 2014
    PARIS (AFP) - ruled out the International Energy Agency that affect the turmoil in Iraq, where an Islamist fighters attack before retreating army, the oil production in this country in the near term, even if it led to a rise in oil prices in the world under the influence of expectations to reach the global demand level record in 2014.

    A report by the International Energy Agency for the month of June that "in spite of the recent events in Iraq scary, but it may not pose a major threat to Iraq's oil output at the present time," confirmed its forecast for global demand level of 92.8 million barrels per day for this year.


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    U.S. transportation contractors to other places inside Iraq because of security conce

    U.S. transportation contractors to other places inside Iraq because of security concerns

    [10:16] 14/Jun/13

    Erbil, June 13 (PNA) - The Foreign Ministry said the U.S. on Thursday that he is being transferred U.S. contractors linked to U.S. military sales to Iraq to other places within the country by their companies because of security concerns.

    She declined to Jane Sacchi spokeswoman for the Foreign Ministry to determine the number of contractors who are being transferred.

    She said in a statement: "We can confirm that American citizens working in the contract with the Government of Iraq and support the Foreign Military Sales program in Iraq are being transferred to other places temporarily by their companies because of security concerns in the region."


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    Law: security operations will not affect the formation of the government

    Law: security operations will not affect the formation of the government

    BAGHDAD / Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network (IMN) - A member of a coalition of state law Mohammed Chihod The conspiracy that took place in the city of Mosul will not pass without the expense, noting that the military operations taking place in some cities do not affect the date of the formation of the government.

    He Chihod's (IMN) that "the date of the formation of the next government are limited to legal and constitutional can not be overcome and the political interest of the country to submit their interests and their personal differences for the time being."

    He continued that "it is supposed to be the events of Mosul and other areas catalyst for the political blocs and work to speed up the formation of the government, to correct Almsaralbrlmana." Pointing out that "the plot in the city of Mosul will not pass without the expense of the characters defeatist."

    The House of Representatives failed on Thursday, holding emergency meeting to discuss the implications of the security in the city of Mosul, and vote on the National Safety Law due to lack of quorum.

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    Maliki's next move ?

    Maliki advisor to activate an annulled Law after the failure to declare emergency state by Parliament.

    12/06/2014 15:55:00

    BAGHDAD / Nina /-- Hassan Sinead Chairman of the parliamentary Commission on Security and Defense , advisor for PM , Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Nouri al-Maliki to re-work the former law of which named National Safety.

    Iraqiya semi-official TV channel quoted Sinead said as saying : "We call on the Commander in Chief of the armed forces to re-work the former law of national safety and exercising powers. Sinead's call comes after Parliament failed to declare emergency state that demanded by Prime Minister and Vice President of the republic at today's meeting which has been postponed until further notice due to lack of quorum.


    and / or

    The Rule of Law: The right (of ) Maliki apply to the Federal Court to declare emergency.

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad - Accused the MP for the rule of law, Kamal al-Saadi, on Thursday, the political blocs that did not attend today’s meeting to approve the emergency law, as “enemies of the people”, as he emphasized that the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Nouri al-Maliki has the right to submit a request to the Federal Court to declare an emergency.

    Saadi said in an interview for “Alsumaria News”, that “the political blocs that did not attend today’s meeting, which was scheduled to discuss the security situation in the country and the adoption of the emergency law, as an enemy of the people and prefer its political gains.”

    Saadi added that “Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces Nouri al-Maliki has the right to submit an application to the Federal Court to declare a state of emergency that could not approve its parliament.”

    The MP for the coalition of state law on Alfalh, on Thursday (June 12, 2014), the existence of a “conspiracy” by parliament speaker Osama al-Nujaifi to disrupt today’s session and not to declare a state of emergency, noting that half of the deputies of the Iraqi List and the Kurdistan Alliance were present the session, which was delayed half an hour , and withdrew in the second session, with the exception of only four deputies.

    Iraq has been a deterioration in security remarkable push Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, in the (June 10, 2014), to declare a state of high alert in the country, after the control of gunmen from the organization “Daash” on the Nineveh province, fully, and progress towards the Salahuddin province, and their control over some regions.

    At a time when the Iraqi Parliament decided to postpone the “emergency session”, until further notice was to be held today, Thursday, to discuss this situation and the declaration of a state of emergency, after receiving a request from the presidents and ministers about it.



    SLC to resort to Federal Court to get more authorities to government

    Thursday, 12 June 2014 18:48

    Baghdad (AIN) –the State of Law Coalition announced resorting to the Federal Court to get wider authorities for the government.

    The head of the SLC, Khalid al-Atiya, stated to AIN "We announce our support for the security forces in its battle against terrorism."

    "We renew our call for the parliament to announce Alert State to be able to sustain security," he concluded.

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    U.S. companies evacuates staff from an Iraqi air base to Baghdad

    U.S. companies evacuates staff from an Iraqi air base to Baghdad

    Confrontations between al Daash and Iraqi forces at a checkpoint in the province of Salah al-Din


    Postponed U.S. companies working for the Iraqi government in the field of defense, the Americans employees, numbering in the hundreds, of Iraqi air base, about 80 kilometers north of Baghdad, the Iraqi capital to the inside because of the attack by militants Daash organization in the region, officials said Thursday.

    The U.S. official in the field of defense, asking not to be named, said "a few hundred" of American contractors were transported from Balad Air Base in Baghdad for security reasons.

    The spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of State Jennifer Sacchi in a brief statement that U.S. citizens, working contracts with the Iraqi government in support of Foreign Military Sales program the U.S. in Iraq, is being temporarily relocated by their companies, because of security concerns in the region.

    The spokeswoman stressed that the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad still continue to work as usual, saying that the crew put the U.S. Embassy and consulates (in Iraq) has not changed, thus denying rumors of Sirte for the evacuation of U.S. diplomatic missions in the country.

    For his part, stressed the U.S. official in the defense that the evictions U.S. personnel from Balad Air Base are flown and handled by U.S. companies operating for those employees without having to be there any relationship to the U.S. government in this matter.

    He explained that the contractors working for the Iraqi government on programs related to 36 fighter jets F-16 purchased from Baghdad and Washington are supposed Iraqi forces to take the first two of them in the autumn, stressing that these employees get paid by the Iraqi government, not the American.

    The Balad Air Base's second-largest U.S. air base in Iraq, with an about 36 thousand Americans where they work, but that Washington delivered this rule to the Iraqi government in November 2011.


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    The Central Bank launches new instructions for the auction of selling the currency

    The Central Bank launches new instructions for the auction of selling the currency

    12/06/2014 22:21:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / The Central Bank / the Directorate General of the banking and credit control / announced on Friday launching of new instructions to banks and approved banking shops to participate in the daily auction for the sale and purchase of foreign currencies.

    A statement by the bank outlined that the instructions included that banks should be authorized a disclosure includes the amount and purpose of the transfer and to identify the beneficiaries of the conversion.

    It added that the bank called to present a report supports the safety of customer funds and the source of the funds and their legitimacy and do not violate them.


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    Insurgents may have looted banks in Iraq assault

    Insurgents may have looted banks in Iraq assault

    BY GREG MILLER June 12 at 5:51 PM

    Fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria stand guard at a checkpoint in the northern Iraq city of Mosul on June 11. Since Tuesday, black clad ISIS fighters have seized Iraq's second biggest city, Mosul, and Tikrit, the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein, as well as other towns and cities north of Baghdad. REUTERS / Stringer
    Islamist insurgents may have seized millions of dollars in cash as they looted banks while seizing the Iraqi city of Mosul this week, a windfall that the al-Qaeda-inspired group could use to expand territory and fund further attacks, US officials said.
    The group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, "appears to have overrun several banks," a US official said. The official said that it was unclear how much cash the branches kept in their vaults but that banks across Iraq's second largest city had "sizeable assets."
    Experts said the total could reach into tens of millions of dollars, but expressed skepticism of reports that ISIS may have seized as much as $ 400 million.
    But even a percentage of that sum would significantly bolster the capabilities of a violent Islamist organization that has routed Iraqi forces while moving south through cities toward the nation's capital in recent days.

    "What it does is it fuels their momentum," said Juan Zarate, a former senior US Treasury Department official who was also Deputy National Security Adviser to President George W. Bush. "It gives them the ability to pay fighters, pay families, buy weapons and create alliances - all the things that money facilitates."
    The cash is in addition to weapons, US-provided military vehicles and other resources and equipment that ISIS seized as part of its move across Mosul, a city of about 2 million people north of Baghdad. The group grew out of an al-Qaeda affiliate in Iraq that was largely shattered by the end of the US involvement in the war there, but has since regrouped and now controls territory that straddles the country's border with Syria.
    News reports citing Iraqi regional governor Atheel al-Nujaifi, whose province includes Mosul, indicated that ISIS may have made off with as much as $ 500 billion Iraqi dinars, more than $ 400 million. US officials and experts questioned whether branches would keep such amounts on hand, especially as violence has spiked in the country.

    Still, a former US intelligence official noted that Iraq and other countries in the Middle East are "still cash and carry. It wouldn't be terribly surprising to me if they were sitting on large amounts of cash - amounts that we would consider startling. "

    ISIS was already thought to have a steady stream of funding from criminal enterprises including kidnappings and smuggling as well as donations from wealthy Islamists. Zarate described the group's march across northern Iraq as "an all-out disaster. They have men, money, materiel and momentum. This is a crisis moment for the region, our allies and our country. "


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    United Nations talking about hundreds of deaths in Iraq and the suicide of women afte

    sczin11- one of the first articles mentioning any kind of human loss...

    United Nations talking about hundreds of deaths in Iraq and the suicide of women after rape

    He said that his office had received reports that the killings included the execution of 17 civilians working for the police as well as a judicial officer in central Mosul.
    The gunmen creeping Islamic State in Iraq, Syria and allied with them from anti-government towards the capital, Baghdad, after full control of Mosul on Tuesday.
    Over the past two days have made ​​significant gains in Salahuddin, Diyala and Kirkuk.
    Colville said that the four women committed suicide after being raped and kidnapped 16 Jordanian prisoners and brought them out of prison militants seeking to avenge those responsible for their incarceration, according to Reuters.
    The spokesman said, "We also have reports that government forces also committed abuses, in particular the bombing of civilian areas in the sixth and the eighth of June ... There are claims that up to 30 civilians were killed."
    According to figures of the Ministry of international migration, about half a million of the population of the city of Mosul, displaced hundreds of thousands of them directed towards the Kurdistan Region.


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    Mosul and the Failure of American Policy Towards Iraq

    Mosul and the Failure of American Policy Towards Iraq

    On the night of June 9th, jihadis of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) overran Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. Other majority Sunni-Arab parts of Iraq such as Ramadi and Faluja have fallen in and out of Baghdad’s control since last year, of course, but Mosul represents a watershed moment in the crisis. Decision makers in Washington will probably conclude from these events that the government in Baghdad is too weak. They will agree with Prime Minister Maliki that he needs “emergency powers” to deal with the crisis.

    As usual with American policy on Iraq these past several years, this will only make the problem worse. For years, Washington promoted a “united Iraq” and stronger central government over all other considerations. While occasionally paying lip-service to the need for Prime Minister Maliki to “share power more,” the Americans effectively gave Mr. Maliki carte blanche to do as he likes. They delivered huge sums of money, weapons, training and other aid to Baghdad, including this month’s delivery of the first of thirty-six F-16 fighter planes. While American diplomats appeared resolute in siding with the Maliki government in its disputes with the Kurds and others wanting more decentralization of power, they showed no such commitment to Iraq’s constitution and the clear limits it places on Baghdad’s authority.

    When during the past several years Maliki blocked the legal formation of more regions in Iraq, even going so far as to send his security forces to arrest Sunni Arab politicians trying to exercise their constitutional rights on the matter, the United States had nothing to say. When Baghdad failed to incorporate Sunni Awakening Councils into the armed forces or allow Sunni Arab regions to look after their own security (something which is also constitutionally permitted), no more than a few murmurs of concern were heard from Washington. When Baghdad cut off the Iraqi Kurds’ share of the budget, spokespersons in Washington remained mum.

    Now the Americans are shocked, and asking themselves how some rag-tag ISIS Jihadis, outgunned and outnumbered by Iraqi military forces in Mosul by around 15 to 1, managed to overrun the city. “We gave them so many weapons, training and money,” they exclaim, “and now they won’t even step up to the plate.” Policy makers in Washington should also ask themselves how the Iraqi Kurds, who received next to nothing in military or financial assistance, manage to hold out against the Jihadis and keep their region secure.

    The answer, I think, has to do with governance. Kurdish fighters feel that their regional government represents them and are willing to fight for it and their land. In contrast, Shiite Iraqi Army recruits do not know Sunni areas like Mosul and do not want to be there, much less die there. Sunni soldiers, meanwhile, do not feel that the government they serve is theirs. They have seen their communities shut out by Maliki and his disconnected politicians in Baghdad. The Sunni Arabs faced serious persecution in the last couple of years, seeing their peaceful protests violently put down by Maliki and their elected leaders sidelined and hunted down one by one.

    Allowing constitutionally-envisioned decentralization of power and the formation of other regions could have stopped this and put locals in charge of their own security and finances. This never happened except for in Iraqi Kurdistan, and even there local governance has come under threat by Maliki’s pressure (although Washington could not care less, of course). In the rest of Iraq, promised money and governing authority from Baghdad hardly filters down to the regions, and security forces take all their orders from far-away politicians of the central government.

    Given how badly the Americans continue to misread Iraq, whoever in Washington has been making U.S. policy there should be transferred to the Fiji, Mauritius or similarly important desks as quickly as possible. The real threat in Iraq was never Kurdish secession, but rather renewed authoritarianism in Baghdad and the resistance this would spark in excluded communities. Instead of being so overbearingly “respectful of Iraq’s territorial unity,” the Americans should have been a bit more concerned with Iraq’s constitutional integrity and the decentralization it promised.

    In the meantime, the Kurdistan Regional Government will continue to secure its region and help refugees from Mosul and other places. If the Kurds are wise, they will also refuse to lift a finger for the Americans and Baghdad unless their demands are met. These demands will probably relate to ending the budget embargo on the Kurdish region, financial aid to care for the refugees, payments and weapons for peshmerga forces, recognition of Kurdistan’s hydrocarbons rights and a new government without Mr. Maliki. While the Americans and Baghdad mull over these demands, they might also consider promises regarding disputed territories they both made to the Kurds some ten years ago – before the Kurds use current events to take matters into their own hands.

    David Romano has been a Rudaw columnist since 2010. He is the Thomas G. Strong Professor of Middle East Politics at Missouri State University and author of The Kurdish Nationalist Movement (2006, Cambridge University Press) and co-editor (with Mehmet Gurses) of the forthcoming Conflict, Democratization and the Kurds in the Middle East (2014, Palgrave Macmillan).

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