Quote from The Observer 2/2/16:
rcookie - QUICK QUESTION…”IRAQ FAR FROM BEING A PARADISE AND A CESSPOOL“….WHY DURING THE GREATEST WAR AND CONFLICT WITH..MOST VIOLENT ABHORENT TERRORISTIC GROUP IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND…DID THIS CESSPOOL ATTRACT OVER 5.5 MILLION RELIGIOUS VISITORS…AND BREAK EVERY VOLUME RECORD OF AIR TRAVEL IN IRAQS HISTORY…IN THE PROCESS. [reference tman23 post 2-2-2016]
QUICK ANSWER...the world is filled with all types of fanatics, including self proclaimed religious ones. Many of them falsely believing their "pilgrimage to the holy land" somehow makes them more righteous, more spiritual, more cleansed, more forgiven, more blah blah...there's no reasonably explaining fanaticism any more than there's a reasonable explanation for the fanatics calling themselves Isis. Who by the way also claim to be on a religious pilgrimage, fighting their holy war, etc.
VOICE OF REASON: The worlds population is growing, and with it so are the total number of fanatics who feel they simply must make "a pilgrimage to the holy land". I'm sure it wasn't the first time the volume air travel record to Iraq was broken and doubtful it'll be the last. To even remotely infer that any of it has anything to do with a future increase of value of the dinar is beyond preposterous.
NOTE: There's been a big push within the community of late to silence "all the negativity", especially in the chat room. I'd submit there's not so much negativity as is being touted. There's however a growing number of investors voicing concern over the vastness of meaningless and mostly unrelated random events being erroneously paralleled to a future increase of value in the Iraqi dinar. Take caution lest you join the ranks of fanatics in condemning them. Censorship and widespread propaganda are favored tools of the fanatic attempting to drown out the voice of reason. Take a moment to reflect on that if you're capable of such action. Or you can remove all doubt and prove your incapacitance by, TYPING IN ALL CAPS, CONDEMNING THOSE WHO REFUSE TO JOIN IN THE RHETORICAL CHEERS AND CHANTS THAT EVERYTHING IS SOMEHOW DIFFERENT NOW. RIDICULE THEM FOR DISAGREEING WITH YOU. PERSECUTE THEM FOR NOT PAYING HOMAGE TO YOU AND YOUR FACTION FOR "ALL OF THE HARD WORK YOUVE DONE". ASK THEM WHY DON'T THEY JUST LEAVE IF THEY CAN'T AGREE WITH YOU...all conducted under the guise of trying to help them understand what's really going on, and helping others to maintain hope by shielding them from the terrible negativity. I'd say the accused have already figured it out for themselves, thus their refusal to partake in the Kool-Aid offering. Likely also it isn't they who should be searching for better understanding or forgiveness. Look upon thyself in the mirror and what do you really see there? Humility? Wisdom? No, it's shame you see. Temperance and caution going forward would be prudent.