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    " The Dinar Daily ", Thursday, 9 October 2014

    Today is day thirty-one of victory in the eviction of Maliki or " VEM - Day 31 ".

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    Parliament rejects nomination of Gharib, Jabiri for security posts

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:04

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Iraqi Parliament voted on Tuesday session against the nomination of Riyadh Gharib and Jabir al-Jabiri to assume the ministries of Interior and Defense.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News_Menu.asp?Zr07_VQ=I

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    Iraqi parliament fails to give confidence to the interior and defense ministers

    [16:17] 14 / Sep / 16

    Erbil, September 16 / September (PNA) - Iraqi Council of Representatives for Tuesday, September 16th / September vote on the candidates and the interior and defense ministries to next Thursday, after the failure of Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri to get the confidence of the board.

    According to media reports that House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, in order to vote on the candidates for the security ministries to session next Thursday, after he failed to Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri obtain the confidence of Parliament.

    She reports that the candidate Federation of Iraqi forces Jaber al-Jabri got 118 votes out of 251 fails to take over the Ministry of Defense, after being nominated by the bloc to take on this position, pointing out that the National Alliance candidate Riad Ghraib got 117 votes out of 251, to fail is the other in The Ministry of the Interior.

    - See more at: http://translate.googleusercontent.c....jrFy02xQ.dpuf

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    The Iraqi Parliament Fails to Approve New Security Ministers

    Posted by Reidar Visser on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:35

    New Iraq PM Haydar al-Abbadi kept his promise to present ministerial candidates for portfolios not included in the recent vote on his new cabinet, but the Iraqi parliament proved uncooperative. As a result, only one minister, for water management, was approved in today’s session. Crucially, all key security ministries remain vacant.


    The most contentious nominations related to the defence and interior ministries. With respect to defence, the name of Jabir al-Jabiri, an Anbar politician with considerable popular backing and past ties to the former finance minister, Rafe al-Isawi, has recurred for some time as the nominee of the Sunni coalition in parliament. Conversely, it was something of a surprise that Riyad Ghrayb, a Shiite chameleon who has gone from a past with ISCI to the State of Law bloc and the faction of Hussein al-Shahristani, was put forward in the last minute. Before that, it had largely been thought that Badr would present a candidate, even after their original nominee, Hadi al-Ameri, was found by most other parties to be too unpalatable in such a sensitive position. As late as yesterday, a modification of the Badr proposal was presented in the shape of “independents” that might be acceptable to Badr, such as Ahmad Chalabi and Qasim Dawud. Today, the Shiite alliance held a last-minute meeting before the parliament session without being able to agree internally on a candidate.

    There are regional and international dimensions involved, too. It has been suggested that the Iraq interior ministry struggle is a reflection of the contradictive relationship between the United States and Iran in the region as a whole, with Iran backing Badr candidates in Iraq and the United States – finally in possession of some real leverage because of the ISIS threat and Iraqi requests for American military assistance, and tacitly in alliance with Iran against ISIS – strongly objecting to this.

    It is noteworthy that during the parliament session today, Abbadi implored the chamber to approve the nominees whereas parliamentarians of the Shiite alliance (whom Abbadi himself represents) voiced opposition to a vote, saying the interior minister at least should be internally approved in the Shiite alliance first. Deputy speaker Humam al-Hammudi of ISCI at one point tried to stop the vote according to the official parliamentary record.

    Whereas the voting record hasn’t been tied down to individual MPs or even parties, the patterns suggest that parts of the Shiite alliance may have voted No and possibly that there was a revenge No in the vote on the State of Law nominee for tourism (Ali al-Adib). Interior minister Riyad Ghrayb got 117 out of 245 votes, Jabir al-Jabiri 108 out of 251, and Ali al-Adib got only 78 out of 250 votes. By way of contrast, a Sadrist nominee for the water ministry was approved with a more resounding 162 out of 250 votes. Altogether 285 MPs were in attendance, probably a reflection of the realization that a simple majority could have settled the matter of the security ministers and have them approved if those who were against Jabiri and Ghrayb had simply absented themselves.


    Parliament adjourned until Thursday 18 September but it is unclear whether Abbadi will come up with new nominees by then.
    It cannot be stressed enough that these final components of the Abbadi cabinet are among the most important decisions relating to the new Iraqi government as a whole – and as such far more significant than the plethora of international gatherings that are currently going on in the name of defeating ISIS in Iraq. Experiences from Yemen suggest that airstrikes will eventually hit someone that shouldn’t have been hit. In that kind of context, only a durable political coalition in Baghdad can prevent the situation from fragmenting completely. The absence of agreement on security ministers was a key reason the second Maliki government remained so shaky throughout its term, and it is likely this issue, more than anything else, that will seal the fate of the new, so far partial, government put in place by Haydar al-Abbadi.


    http://gulfanalysis.wordpress.com/20...ity-ministers/

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    Saleem al-Jubouri: The House of Representatives granted another chance to al-Abadi next Thursday in order to resolve the issue of security ministers

    16/09/2014 20:43:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / Speaker of the House of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri, said on Tuesday that the House granted another deadline for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ended next Thursday in order to resolve the issue of the security ministers.

    Al-Jubouri said in a statement to his press office: "It is in order to complete the formation of the Government of Abadi and in the form which achieves the supreme interests of the Iraqi people, especially in the security side, which has become a concern for all Iraqis after the deterioration that the area had witnessed, the House of Representatives gave sufficient time to choose the security minister after voting on the government last week.

    The House of Representatives did not give confidence in its today session for candidates of the ministries of Defense, Interior and Tourism, while it voted for / Muhsen Asfour / as Minister of Water Resources.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HGKHJG

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    Iraqi forces coalition nominates a new person for the Ministry of Defense

    17/09/2014 08:56:00

    Tikrit / NINA / The head of the Iraqi Jamahir coalition, Ahmed Abdullah al-Jubouri said the Iraqi forces coalition nominated MP, Badr al-Fahal to take over the defense ministry.

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / The Iraqi forces coalition nominated MP Badr al-Fahal to take over the defense ministry in the new government of Haider al-Abadi. "


    It is mentioned that the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition for the Ministry of Defense Jaber al-Jabri did not have the confidence of the House of Representatives in yesterday's session.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HGKHMM

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    UNP MP: Jabiri to be re-nominated for defense minister post

    September 17, 2014 by Ahmed Hussein

    Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) MP Sajida Mohammed of the Union of National Powers assured that “The Union nominated Badr al-Fahal to assume the defense minister post.”

    MP Mohammed stated to IraqiNews.com “Al-Fahal is among the candidates for the post after the rejection of the parliament to the nomination of the candidate Jabir al-Jabiri,” noting that “Jabiri will be re-nominated for the same post.”


    “We were surprised by the rejection of the parliament for Jabiri since he was our only candidate for this post.”

    http://www.iraqinews.com/baghdad-pol...minister-post/

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    Speaker: "Parliament to vote for security ministers on Thursday"

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 14:13

    Baghdad (AIN) –The Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Salim al-Jubouri assured that "We are willing to vote for the nominees of the security ministries during the parliament session of Thursday."

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....thursdayq.html

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    Jubouri announce the postponement of the vote on the remaining ministries to future meetings

    Thursday 18 September 2014 11:40


    Jubouri announce the postponement of the vote on the remaining ministries to future meetings

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...tSPruW4myMCs4A

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    MP confirms the lack of agreement between the political blocs to nominate candidates for the two Security Ministries

    18/09/2014 10:58:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the State of Law Coalition, Haider Mutlaq al-Kaabi said the political blocs have not agreed to nominate candidates for the two ministries / interior and defense /.

    Kaabi said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The National Alliance and the Iraqi forces coalition failed to reach an agreement for naming their candidates for the ministries of interior and defense, indicating that it is likely to postpone naming the two ministers (defense, interior) and vote on them after the Eid al-Adha."

    On the meeting of the Council of Representatives today, Kaabi said: "The Council will discuss the work of the council during the past 8 years, in addition to swear oath to a number of MPs who did not perform the constitutional oath."

    The House of Representatives has failed to vote on the candidates for the ministries of interior and defense, Riad Ghraib and Jaber al-Jabri in the meeting, which was held on last Monday under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, head of the Council and attended by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi .

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HGKKIK

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    Vote on candidates for Security Ministers Posts postponed for 2 weeks

    Thursday, 18 September 2014 11:18

    Baghdad (AIN) –Parliamentary source revealed that parliament postponed the vote on the candidates for the posts pf the Security Ministers for two weeks.

    The source stated to AIN "The Iraqi National Alliance decided to postpone the vote to give a chance for the Prime Minister to choose qualified Ministers."

    http://www.alliraqnews.com/en/index....r-2-weeks.html

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    Alliance forces are likely to vote on the ministries of interior and defense after the Eid al-Adha


    Sat Sep 20 2014 21:26 | (Voice of Iraq)

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad

    Suggested Bloc parliamentary alliance of Iraqi forces, Saturday, and vote on the Interior and Defense ministries directly after Eid al-Adha, revealing submit new names to the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

    The head of the bloc Ahmed electrodes in an interview for the program "Khvaya declared," which aired "Alsumaria", that "All agreed on the importance of these two bags and two interior and defense," he said, adding that he "got several meetings with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to resolve this matter."

    The electrodes that "coalition forces Iraqi nominated new names, one of them from Mosul, Khalid al-Obeidi and another from a military professionals Nuri forgiving," likely "to vote on the security ministries directly after the feast."


    It is noteworthy that each of the candidate Iraqi forces to the Ministry of Defense Jaber al-Jabri, and the National Alliance candidate Riad Ghraib failure in a session last Tuesday (September 16, 2014) to get the confidence of Parliament.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz3Dwzh8HzG

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    To postpone the vote on the security ministers of the post-holiday

    Sun Sep 21 2014 17:43 | (Voice of Iraq) - Add Comment - revealed Deputy for green mass in the House of Representatives, about to go to postpone the vote on the defense and interior ministers of the post-holiday Eid al-Adha.

    The MP explained Leila disappeared, in an interview with the site of the Central Council of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUKcc.net), today Sunday, 21/09/2014, that there are differences between the components of the National Alliance, to nominate a candidate as interior minister, referring to the limbs you want to nominate a prime Badr Organization, Hadi Ameri, while the other parties oppose the nomination of Ameri.
    She noted that the MP Alborznge to vote on the two posts delayed until after the holiday, pointing out that the Council will hold a regular session tomorrow, will meet with the committees on Tuesday, that the Council will hold next Thursday, his last session before the holiday.

    The candidate of the Iraqi forces to the Ministry of Defense Jaber Al Jabri and the National Alliance candidate for the Ministry of Interior Riad Ghraib failed to gain the confidence of the House of Representatives during the session last Tuesday (September 16, 2014).

    PUKcc ultra Yazidi


    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...#ixzz3DzxlQNJa

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    MP: most of the parties of the National Alliance support Ameri to assume the Interior Ministry and parliament will vote on Jabri for the defense

    22/09/2014 08:43:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Ahrar bloc, Jumaa Diwan al-Bahadeli said there are no differences within the National Alliance on the nomination of the Minister of Interior, noting that most of the forces of the Alliance support the Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Ameri to take this post.

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "The talk about the existence of differences among forces of the National Alliance is untrue, because most of the forces of the National Alliance agreed on granting the Minister of the Interior to Badr bloc, noting that the issue of naming the ministers of interior and defense on its way to be resolved a smooth and easy and it is possible, during the next sessions of the House of Representatives to give Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi names to vote on them. "

    He explained that "a number of members of the House of Representatives presented a memorandum to the presidency of the parliament signed by / 50 / MPs or more to re-vote on the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition, Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense, adding that the Presidency of the Parliament approved to re-vote in order to give confidence to Jaber al-Jabri as defense minister ".

    The MP, of the State of Law, Haider Mutlaq al-Kaabi expected naming the ministers of defense and interior and vote on them after Eid al-Adha. "


    http://ninanews.com/English/News_Det...ar95_VQ=HGLIIG

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    MP: it is difficult to resolve naming defense and interior ministers before Eid al-Adha
    22/09/2014 09:34:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the Iraqi forces coalition, Salah al-Jubouri confirmed the difficulty of resolving the candidates for the defense and interior ministries before Eid al-Adha.

    Al-Jubouri said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "There is a need to name the ministers of defense and interior, because of the security problems in the country, which makes it imperative for the Prime Minister to resolve this file in nearest opportunity."

    He added: "At the time we request to speed up the nomination of the ministers, we ask for a national consensus on the candidates offered by the prime minister to fill the two ministries."

    Jubouri pointed out that "the lack of time will be main reason in the postponement of the subject after the holiday of Eid al-Adha, on the grounds that" the House of Representatives will enjoy a vacation in 26, Sep, for two weeks. "

    He said: "The Iraqi forces coalition resented a group of names to the prime minister to choose one of them for the post of Minister of Defense, including Khalid al-Obeidi, Jaber al-Jabri, Nuri Gafil al-Dulaimi and Hajim al-Hassani, and others," pointing out that "some of these figures are backed by political parties, and the other are not. "

    Jubouri concluded, "Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi needs professional and accepted personalities to the assumption of the security ministries, and it is difficult for Abadi to come with names to parliament do not get a consensus on them, and we get a new setback.

    http://ninanews.com/English/News_Det...ar95_VQ=HGLIKI

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    Alliance Iraqi forces: the re-nomination of Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense

    Dated: September 24, 2014

    Baghdad / Iraq News Network, a parliamentary source said coalition forces in Iraq, said the alliance will bring the nomination to the Ministry of Jaber al-Jabri Aldvaa.oukal source: Iraqi forces that the alliance made ​​a formal request be re-elected Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense, and we are waiting for the political blocs agree on it, pointing out that The problem is not in the Union of Iraqi forces, but are in the National Alliance, which did not correspond to mass so far on the candidate and the Ministry of the Interior. "The House of Representatives declined to give confidence to the candidates of the Ministries of Interior Riad Ghraib and Defense Jaber al-Jabri in the meeting, which was held last week under the chairmanship of Salim al-Jubouri, head of Council and attended by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...khxOJ6ZrCOhYyw

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    Deputy for mass Badr: Ameri-Jubouri was supported by the Kurds and the electrodes and to take internal

    Wednesday 24 September 2014 12:39

    Alsumaria News / Baghdad
    MP for the Bloc Badr Razak al-Haidari, Wednesday, that the candidate to take over the Interior Ministry Hadi al-Amiri was supported by Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, the head of the Union of Forces Iraqi Ahmed electrodes, while noting that the Kurds do not object to that.

    Haidari said in an interview for "Alsumaria News", "Badr bloc discussed with Parliament Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, the candidate of the Multi-Hadi al-Ameri to take over the Ministry of the Interior," noting that "al-Jubouri confirmed his support for the Ameri."

    Haidari said that "the head of the Union of Forces Ahmed electrodes also confirmed no objection to assume Hadi al-Amiri of the Ministry of Interior and its support for him," pointing out that "the rule of law and national components all with this trend."

    He continued that "the Kurdistan Alliance, in turn, emphasized his support for the Ameri as a candidate to take over the Ministry of the Interior."

    The Minister of Human Rights and a prominent leader in the Badr Organisation, Mohammed Mahdi al-Bayati has revealed, the first on Monday (22 September 2014), for a final agreement between the members of a coalition of state law during a meeting held yesterday in the presence of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on the nomination of former Transport Minister and head of the Badr Organization, the take the bag and the Ministry of Interior officially.

    The Kurdistan Alliance MP Sarhan Ahmed said, in (13 September 2014), that the Kurds have no objection to the Secretary-General of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri to the Interior Ministry, while pointing out that they want the interior minister of an efficient and fair and does not differentiate between the components and sections of the people.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...26xMaA0_icI9ug

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    MP from Badr: Al-Abadi told the National Alliance, he needs to take time to take some critical security decisions

    28/09/2014 10:55:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the Badr Bloc, Razak al-Haidari said the prime minister Haider al-Abadi told the components of the National Alliance his need to take the time to make some decisions and decisive actions in the security file.


    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The restructuring of the armed forces and the security services are within the government program presented by the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and voted on by the House of Representatives."

    Haidari added that "there is a political and parliamentary consensus within the National Alliance and other blocs on the need to reconsider the structure of the armed forces and built them on the basis of professionalism in the light of the challenges of the current and future phases."

    He said "Abadi, during a meeting of the National Alliance recently, said that there are battles and confrontations on the ground, preventing him from making some adjustments , and he needs to take the time to make critical decisions regarding the security file."


    He noted that "the National Alliance expressed its understanding to the vision of Abadi and give him full support to the steps of restructuring the security services and armed forces."

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HGMLMI

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    Badr MP: Hakim, al-Abadi agreed to nominate Hadi al-Amiri for the Ministry of the Interior

    01/10/2014 12:48:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the Badr Bloc, Razak al-Haidari declared an agreement between the leader of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim and the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to appoint the head of the Badr Organization, Hadi al-Amiri a candidate for the National Alliance for the Interior Ministry.

    He said in a statement to the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA /: "an agreement was made after the meeting between Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and leader of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim recently, to nominate Hadi al-Amiri a candidate for the National Alliance for the Ministry of the Interior."

    Haidari said that "the components of the National Alliance / citizen, Ahrar and the state of law coalition / unanimously agreed on the nomination of Hadi al-Ameri to the Ministry of the Interior."

    He pointed out that "the possibility of re-nominate Riad Ghraib is outside the legal context, as he should get two-thirds of the votes of the House of Representatives."

    He stressed that "the agreement on the candidate of the interior minister will lead automatically to pass the candidate of the Iraqi forces coalition to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense," calling the Iraqi forces coalition to "nominate a candidate for the Ministry of Defense, so as to vote on him in the parliament and not to risk by providing a candidate did not get consensus."

    The House of Representatives postponed naming security ministers until the agreement of the political blocs after objecting to granting confidence to the nomination of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, both of Riad Ghraib to the Ministry of the Interior and Jaber al-Jabri for Defense.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HHDJGK

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    [S]ecurity ministers file will be resolved soon and their selection will be exclusively by Abadi

    05/10/2014 08:35:00

    BAGHDAD / NINA / MP for the state of law coalition, Hisham al-Suhail said that "the issue of the security ministers will be resolved soon through the agreement of the concerned political blocs on the candidates."

    He told the National Iraqi News Agency / NINA / "The situation experienced by the country and the region urgently needs an end to this file and no to delay it too much, because it does not benefit the political process in the country."

    Suhail added that "the Prime Minister is determined to end this file and he has the final word because he has an obvious desire that these two offices should be run by professionals."


    The House of Representatives failed to vote on the candidates submitted by Abadi to the ministries of interior and defense Riad Ghraib, Jaber al-Jabri, respectively, and decided to postpone the vote on the positions until reaching national consensus.

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HHEFFL

    * More SLC " double talk " , IMO



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    Currency Auction(s)

    No currency auction report for today as yet.

    The last daily currency auction was held in the Central Bank of Iraq on the 02-10-2014, a Thursday. Friday is always a holiday and Saturday(s) - the first day of the Eid al Adha this year - is sometimes a holiday. According to the CBI website, the Eid al Adha holiday is four (4) days. Assuming that the first day of that holiday was Sunday, October 5th, then yesterday, the 8th should have been the last day of the holiday and there should be a currency auction today. We shall see. If there is no auction today then we may not have an auction until Sunday, October 12th.

    The foregoing may mean something, it may mean nothing. It is remarkable, but maybe not significant or meaningful, IMO, because of the length of time without an auction.- chattels


    Sources : http://www.cbi.iq/index.php?pid=CurrencyAuctions and http://www.cbi.iq/index.php?pid=TheCbi
    Last edited by chattels; 10-09-2014 at 09:54 AM.

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    The Truth About Kobane

    The Truth About Kobane

    By DAVID ROMANO



    Writing in the Guardian this week, columnist David Graeber compares the plight of Syria’s Kurds and the besieged town of Kobane to the Spanish Civil War: “Amid the Syrian war zone a democratic experiment is being stamped into the ground by ISIS. That the wider world is unaware is a scandal.”

    Just as Spanish revolutionaries empowered women and fielded female combatants, so too do the People’s Protection Units (YPG) of the Syrian Kurds. The lightly armed YPG partisans now fight house to house against much more heavily armed fascists of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS). They fight to protect their land and an attempt at local democratic governance – an attempt that provided refuge to and empowered not just Kurds, but Turkmen, Christians, Arabs and others. The main political party directing the YPG forces in Syrian Kurdistan is the Democratic Union Party (PYD). Like the Spanish and many other revolutionaries, the PYD are of course not angels, and they stand accused of shutting out rival Kurdish parties promoted by Turkey, the United States and the Iraqi Kurds. They have strong organic links to the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

    Nonetheless, the Syrian Kurds have not attacked anyone but the Islamists trying to take over their lands. They have not even asked for a Kurdish state or secession from Syria. Rather, they proclaimed local self-government in the three cantons of Kobane, Cizre and Afrin. The three cantons emerged as tolerant, somewhat democratic islands amidst the grim maelstrom that is the Syrian civil war. By the PYD’s own rules, all the administrations must have male and female leaders and include all the ethnic and religious groups of the area within their decision making structures.

    Yet since they established their autonomous cantons in 2012, the United States, Europe and even most independent “progressives” of the world seem to have studiously ignored the Syrian Kurds. Graeber also asks, “If there is a parallel today to Franco’s superficially devout, murderous Falangists, who would it be but ISIS? If there is a parallel to the Mujeres Libres of Spain, who could it be but the courageous women defending the barricades in Kobane? Is the world – and this time most scandalously of all, the international left – really going to be complicit in letting history repeat itself?”

    That seems to be the intent of many, judging by the deceptions that government officials in Washington and Ankara keep trying to peddle to us. They say they are “arming moderate Syrian rebels,” yet many of the “moderates” they are arming appear only a bit less Islamist than ISIS. If the secular Syrian Kurds want arms, on the other hand, they are told by Washington and Ankara that they must drop their demands for autonomy, local government and Kurdish and other minority rights. No doubt this will make them “moderate” so they can join the fight to replace an Allawi Arab dictatorship with a Sunni Arab one.

    When the United States began its bombing campaign in Syria, it appeared to be targeting ISIS everywhere except where they were besieging the Syrian Kurds. ISIS drove its captured Iraqi and Syrian tanks around Kobane with impunity, even though armor can be easily targeted by Western aircraft. News reporters just across the border in Turkey filmed the whole thing, at least until Turkish soldiers tear gassed them out of the area. When finally U.S. aircraft targeted ISIS around Kobane this week, as the city began to fall to the Jihadi onslaught, the public was told that Turkey had asked the Americans to do something to help the besieged city.

    In all likelihood the Americans finally decided to do something contrary to Turkey’s wishes. In Kobane ISIS is about to win yet another major victory, and this will not make Mr. Obama’s campaign look good. They likely just told the Turks they could pretend they had asked them. If Ankara really wanted ISIS forces around Kobane targeted, they could have done so themselves as they watched the Jihadis just a few hundred meters away from the border. A few artillery rounds could have done wonders, or Ankara could have allowed Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga to transit through Turkey and reinforce Kobane in much the same way PYD fighters helped in Iraq recently. There are much better options to help Kobane, in other words, than an embargo or Turkish ground troops setting up a buffer zone. The buffer zone would likely be designed to squash Kurdish autonomy in Syria more than anything else.

    Yet Ankara claims that it opposes ISIS, even as the organization recruits in Turkey, transits through Turkey and sells its smuggled oil through Turkey. Every year hundreds of Kurds get imprisoned in Turkey for smuggling cigarettes across the mountains on the Iranian and Iraqi borders, yet we do not hear of any ISIS smugglers getting caught on the flat terrain of the Syrian-Turkish border. Instead Turkey prevents food and water from being sent to Kobane’s defenders, at the same time that it pretends it does not wish to see Kobane fall.

    In March 2013, the PKK also ended its fight with Ankara and entered into peace negotiations with the government. Yet last week President Erdogan said that for Turkey, the terrorists of ISIS and the PKK “are the same.” If only that were true – Kurdish fighters might be better supplied and not prevented from crossing into Syria to defend Kobane.

    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 Conflict, Democratization and the Kurds in the Middle East (2014, Palgrave Macmillan).

    http://rudaw.net/english/opinion/091020141

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    President Masum calls on the United States and the coalition to work for the defense

    President Masum calls on the United States and the coalition to work for the defense of Kobanî

    BAGHDAD / NINA / President Fuad Masum called on the United States and the coalition to work for the defense of Kobani and to prevent its fall and control of the ISIS on it.

    Masum stressed, during a meeting with the American Ambassador Stuart Jones, on "the importance of assessing the dangerous situation in the city of Kobani and the impact of its possible implications on the security situation in Iraq, Syria and the whole region.

    A statement for the presidency said that Masum requested from the United States and coalition to work for the defense of Kobani and prevent it fall and the control of the ISIS on it .

    http://www.ninanews.com/english/News...ar95_VQ=HHEKDL
    Last edited by chattels; 10-09-2014 at 10:10 AM.

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    House of Representatives will vote next Tuesday on the candidates for the security mi

    House of Representatives will vote next Tuesday on the candidates for the security ministries

    MP Ibtisam al-Hilali

    BAGHDAD / tomorrow Press revealed the MP for the coalition of state law Ibtisam al-Hilali, on Thursday, that the agenda of the session, next Tuesday, includes a clause providing names of candidates for the security ministries to vote on them.

    Said Ibtisam al-Hilali for "tomorrow's Press," "The next Monday there will be an important meeting of the National Alliance to resolve the naming candidates for the security ministries, as well as the Ministries of Tourism and women."

    She added that "bag of tourism share the Islamic Dawa Party and women of mass independent and Marcanha Samira al-Moussawi."
    The Hilali that "there is a consensus within the National Alliance and semi-admission to assume Hadi al-Amiri to the inner bag, as well as Khalid al-Obeidi, the Ministry of Defense," asserting that "I sit down next to T which will resolve the issue."

    It is noteworthy that the issue of the security ministries and call it taking so long, especially after the Prime Minister announced that he will Haider Abadi Alasme two days after announcing his government, but that the differences Asih still master of the situation.

    http://translate.googleusercontent.c...6D_PYZdWgEGi_A


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    World Bank: Growth retreat in the Middle East because of the war in Iraq and Syria

    World Bank: Growth retreat in the Middle East because of the war in Iraq and Syria



    BAGHDAD / obelisk: increase growth in the Middle East and North Africa in the form of slightly next year, compared with his record this year and in 2013, according to the Observatory economic outlook for the region of the World Bank Group, which pointed to a rate of 4.2 percent on average.

    Did not rule out the report issued by the Observatory, the possibility that "this rate up to 5.2 percent, in the event of increased domestic consumption, and eased political tensions that will lead to attracting investments in Egypt and Tunisia, and the resumption of oil production in Libya in full form."

    She said World Bank Vice President for the Middle East and North Africa Inger Andersen, "The violent conflict in Syria, Iraq and Gaza, and Yemen and Libya and its effects on Lebanon and Jordan, has cast a pall over the prospects for economic growth for the region." But did not ignore what is owned by the region of the "huge potential is in its youth learner and its strategic location and its natural resources, and makes it imperative for the international community to join hands to support the recovery as it did in 1944, when Europe was mired in conflicts."

    The report stated that "growth will fall in these countries because of conflicts in the region, including the civil war in Syria, and control (organization of the Islamic State) over large areas of Syria and Iraq, and the devastating war last in Gaza, and the continuing insurgencies in Yemen."

    As for countries to transition, the report surmised that "the rate of growth recovering to 3.1 percent in Egypt, and 2.7 percent in Tunisia, and 4.6 percent in Morocco." But monitoring "bump stands in the way of attracting local and foreign investments needed to achieve sustainable growth, and is the disruption of the macroeconomic and reform agenda is completed and that the reform of the subsidy system."

    The growth rates will remain in Algeria and Iran "in a range between 2 and 3 percent, and an average of 5 percent in high-income countries (all exporters of oil and gas in the Gulf region)." But could "limit the range of structural problems and potential vulnerabilities in the global oil market, its ability to record high growth rates in the future


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  7. #7

    Deputy for the national parliament confirms the quest for the enactment of the Federa

    Deputy for the national parliament confirms the quest for the enactment of the Federal Court



    [Baghdad - where]
    Said the National Alliance MP Ali objection that the Iraqi parliament seeks the enactment of the Federal Court to contribute to hold negligent and corrupt alike.

    Add blocker and told all of Iraq [where] that "the House of Representatives in the new session of Egypt to be exercised its oversight role with great transparency and legislative away from politicization and take accountability for his role negligent alike."

    He said that "the Council and the political blocs are determined to find bugs and loopholes in the existing ministries, and give more powers to the Iraqi judiciary to be close to the Council of the citizen against corruption."

    It is said that Iraq occupied rank high in the spread of the phenomenon of corruption in its institutions, causing widespread poverty among his people as well as the spread of the phenomenon of Batalh.
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  8. #8

    Iraqi parliament seeks to enactment of the Federal Court

    Iraqi parliament seeks to enactment of the Federal Court



    Brother - Baghdad -
    Said the National Alliance MP Ali objection that the Iraqi parliament seeks to enactment of the Federal Court to contribute to hold negligent and corrupt alike.

    He blocker in a press statement seen by the Agency for News News (et) that "the House of Representatives in the new session of Egypt to be exercised its oversight role with great transparency and legislative away from politicization and take accountability for his role negligent alike."

    He said that "the Council and the political blocs are determined to find bugs and loopholes in the existing ministries, and give more powers to the Iraqi judiciary to be close to the Council of the citizen against corruption."


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    **OOTW - THIS IS VERY GOOD AND TY SCZIN11 - I STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE TO SEE THE AUTHORITY OF THE SJC ADDRESSED BEFORE WE HAVE A GOOD CHANCE OF GETTING LAWS ENACTED AND PROTECTED FROM THE POTENTIAL "OVER-TURNING" BY THE SJC. THIS, IMHO, IS THE BASIS FOR FORWARD PROGRESS REGARDING THE PASSING AND ENACTMENT OF MUCH NEEDED LAWS. I'M ENCOURAGED BY THIS.
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  9. #9

    On his "Facebook": everyone has agreed to take over Chalabi was appointed interior mi

    * From a Friend *

    09/10/2014 10:51

    On his "Facebook": everyone has agreed to take over Chalabi was appointed interior minister

    BAGHDAD / obelisk announced Iraqi National Congress leader Ahmed Chalabi, of his on the social networking site "Facebook" the approval of the political blocs on his tenure as Minister of the Interior.


    Chalabi said on the page in a publication I followed him, "obelisk", "with regard to the position of Minister of the Interior to take on everyone's OK, Ahmed Chalabi, was appointed interior minister."

    "But we hope to find a great popular support, and this is not just political for the advancement of Iraq and the security service and the elimination of corruption and terrorism and give a civilized model of the new Iraq."

    The newspaper An Nahar story that, said a source close to the negotiations to form a government of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, said her the truth about what happened to the National Congress leader and MP for the block belonging to Ahmed Chalabi, and how it was unsuccessful to obtain the position and found himself outside the cab-governmental organizations.

    The paper says that he "put the name of Chalabi from the outset strongly for the position of prime minister, but it belongs to the coalition (citizen), consisting of 30 deputies only, not entitled to form a government, and then put the name of Chalabi Later he served as Deputy Prime Minister."

    She continued, "agreed Chalabi is backed by the mass (citizen) and the support of the Liberal bloc so, but was surprised by asking the name of the Attorney Sadrist Bahaa al-Araji, to fill the position, forced Chalabi to accept the post of Minister of Construction and Housing, and then budge, to offer him the Ministry of Industry, rejected what he considered" insulting "and came out empty-handed from the government."

    And the failure of the House of Representatives, in the 16th of last September, to give confidence to the candidates of the Ministry of Interior, Defence and Tourism, who presented by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi.

    The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, had announced on Monday, September 8 cabin ministerial in front of the House of Representatives, pledging to designate the security minister in the parliament session Aalthelathae September 16, were nominated Jaber al-Jabri to the Ministry of Defense and Riad Ghraib to the Ministry of Interior and Ali al-Adeeb, the Ministry of Tourism who did not get the confidence of the House of Representatives.

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    This is rather a strange / difficult content to this article. I am not at all sure what it is saying or that whatever it is saying is accurate / reliable ???? Chalibi has been " always a bridesmaid and never a bride " * ( If someone is always a bridesmaid, never a bride, they never manage to fulfill their ambition- they get close, but never manage the recognition, etc, they crave.) in this government.

    * Etymology
    Coined in 1925 as often a bridesmaid but never a bride for use in a United States advertisement for Listerine mouthwash (implying that the use of mouthwash could improve a woman's chances of marriage).

  10. #10

    Questioned whether the House would approve the "broken laws" after the end of the hol

    Questioned whether the House would approve the "broken laws" after the end of the holiday?

    House of Representaties

    Tomorrow's Press / Baghdad:
    In a press statement before the holiday of Eid al-Adha, the promise of a large number of members of the House to work on passing laws stalled in Parliament, but after the end of the holiday, questions arise as to whether my sword of Representatives promises and acknowledge the general budget, for example, as well as a number of laws that concern the citizen?

    MP says Sadiq tribulations for "tomorrow's Press," that "there are efforts by large members of the House of Representatives to pass important laws after the holiday, but at the same time there are political differences hinder the adoption of these laws, despite the efforts exerted by the number of members of parliament" .

    He adds that "decisions in the Iraqi political scene are different in every hour, but we remain accountable to the citizens that we are working to pass laws that serve him, though, so hopefully in the coming days to finish the approval of the general budget of the country."

    For his part, says the media Ali al-Shammari's "Tomorrow Presse", "Before the feast issued members of the House of Representatives data and fired the statements that they intend to pass important laws after the holiday of Eid al-Adha and this is what we wish, but it seems that those statements were in order to permit just do not in order to reassure the Iraqi citizen. "

    sczin11- sounds like this writer is confirming what many have stated, they put out what they think people want to hear...like to try and keep them happy!

    He said "there are political decisions, the most powerful members of parliament, who controls their leaders of political blocs, so I find that making changes at every moment, and the statements of the House of Representatives even if they were honest and true, but it would not be beneficial or credibility after the change of the position of the block."

    Journalist Falah Hassan says for "tomorrow's Press," "since the start of the legislative session third, kick, House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, was selected chairman of the council, told a news conference vowed to which the passage of laws, and may explain the words of al-Jubouri, two aspects firstly is to try to prove the existence, and the other may be to create an atmosphere of pushing for a vote on the laws deferred. "
    He added, "at the House of Representatives nearly 200 law is disabled and the toughest of those laws is to amend the Constitution, the steeper the Social Security Act and passing the budget and the law of the Federation Council and the law of parties, oil and gas," noting that "the political reality imposes air spaces necessitate the adoption of laws I do not mean so compatibility but imperatives that require the approval of laws, Kalafo year, and the so-called demands of the provinces and the National Guard Law Creator, which is being Toviralaredah for approval now, regardless of the negatives held by the law, but it will pass soon, if at all, and the other budget bill, which neglected mayors not because it is unimportant, but that the feasibility endorsing now does not represent the utmost importance after Over eight months on the disabled. "

    He added that "every parliamentary invited to have warned of the consequences of his statement, and his speech, which overspread, and reassure the street passage of laws must be preceded by a political agreement at least this is what we are used to because of the deviation in the legislation and follow the methods of political stroll laws, and as a result, the laws broken may be added to it to weaken new laws to the requirements of need, or rather will adopt laws that are in line with the exceptional case without focusing on laws that will change the social and economic reality of the country. "

    It is noteworthy that a number of observers have questioned that the current parliament will be busy as before the political conflicts and left the citizens' concerns and parked side, in light of the deterioration leukoderma in several areas, and the most important security and services.

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