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    " The Dinar Daily " ................... Friday, 21 December 2012

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    As the Deadline for Forming Coalitions Expires, Maliki Creates Monster Sectarian Alliance for Iraq’s Local Elections in April 2013

    Posted by Reidar Visser on Friday, 21 December 2012 8:27


    In an ominous backdrop to the recent political turbulence in Iraq and mass arrests yesterday of scores of employees of Finance Minister Rafi al-Eisawi of Iraqiyya, the Iraqi electoral commission IHEC has rather silently confirmed that Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is beginning to shape a big sectarian alliance for the purpose of contesting the local elections in April 2013.

    IHEC continuously updates its list of newly formed coalitions, but the latest addition yesterday of an entity referred to as C26 is surely the most momentous so far (and probably the last one, since 20 December was the extended deadline for registering coalitions). The name of the coalition is State of Law, and its head is “Nuri Kamil Muhammad Hasan”, aka Prime Minister Maliki. The really important thing, though, is the scope of the alliance. Not only are the usual suspects from the various Daawa parties, the “independents” of Vice Premier Hussein Shahristani and the Daawa breakaway faction of Ibrahim al-Jaafari included. Here are also Badr, Fadila, and several smaller Shiite Islamist and (Shiite) Fayli Kurd parties. The only slightly unexpected inclusions are Jamal al-Batikh of the White breakaway movement from the secular Iraqiyya and Iskandar Witwit, also formerly of Iraqiyya. Then again, these are (secular) Shiites, meaning that the overarching theme here is the failure of Maliki to coopt the many Sunni breakaway factions from Iraqiyya who share some of his ideas in the ongoing dispute between Baghdad and the Kurdish federal region. Instead Maliki is relying on a ragtag of smaller parties who stand out mostly for their Shiite sectarian outlook, including some truly unsavory elements like the Tanzim al-Dakhil branch of the Daawa party headed by Abd al-Karim al-Anayzi.



    The only major Shiite parties that are not included in Maliki’s new list are ISCI and the Sadrists, the latter having announced a coalition of their own. To some extent, it may be a healthy tendency that all these three groups should remain in competition in the governorates south of Baghdad. However through this act of coalition-forming, coming on top of the recent decision to create purely Shiite alliances in Shiite-minority governorates like Diyala and Salahaddin (some say also Nineveh but not confirmed by IHEC yet), it is clear that Maliki will not be using the local elections of April 2013 to build bridges to Sunnis and secularists. At one point it was rumoured he even tried to get ISCI included in his coalition.

    The alternative of reaching out to some Sunnis and secularists wouldn’t have been altogether implausible. Already there were signs that the various Iraqiyya breakaway elements were fragmenting further into pieces that theoretically could have been partners of Maliki rather than opponents in places where there are mixed sectarian demographics or large secular electorates. One such alliance brings together the Nujayfi brothers, Dhafir al-Ani and Ahmad Abu Risha (rumours that the besieged Eisawi should himself have joined is so far only supported by a few secondary sources; as late as four days ago Eisawi was only discussing a possible alliance with Abu Risha according to his own website). Another more recent coalition includes Salih al-Mutlak and Qutayba al-Jibburi, from one of the many Iraqiyya breakaway factions that appeared earlier this year. But with the seemingly arbitrary arrests of people close to Rafi al-Eisawi yesterday, the effect seemed to be that Iraqiyya got some renewed unity as several of its leaders got together to support Eisawi.

    If Maliki uses the run-up to the local elections to persevere with his current conflict against the Kurds and intimidate Iraqiyya without building any bridges to disaffected Sunni Arabs in the disputed territories (and possibly also without having the diplomatic buffer of President Jalal Talabani whose health problems have deteriorated sharply in recent days), he will probably lack the parliamentary and political basis for such an escalation. If his approach remains unrealistic, the chances for violence will also go up.

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    IMF: Iraq strengthens its gold reserves for the first time in years
    And the independent press - 21/12/2012 - 12:18 pm | Hits: 21




    Iraq (Iba) Follow-up / - Iraq has taken the first big step in the years to strengthen its reserves of gold in the past few months to join other central banks of emerging market economies such as Brazil and Russia to diversify its foreign reserves. According to "the Reuters news agency."

    The central bank purchases one of the main reasons behind the rise in gold prices since 2010, a year which saw central banks turned to buyers exclusive of the precious metal ahead for the first time in twenty years with growing doubts about the stability of the dollar's status as the largest reserves in the world.

    The monthly report showed the statistics of the International Monetary Fund on Thursday that during the three months between August and October this year doubled Iraq balances of gold to four-fold to $ 31.07 tonnes.

    In the first change in the reserves for years Iraq has bought about 23.9 tons in August, bringing the total to 29.7 tons. This was followed by an increase of 2.3 tons in September, bringing the total to 32.09 tons and then declined amounts Almstrat. (End) ..
    http://www.alrafedain.net/index.php?...ticle&id=92107


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    Anbar Provincial Council: Hashemi scenario repeated with Issawi.
    21/12/2012 16:00:00


    Ramadi / NINA /-- Anbar Province Council urged today the central government to adopt the language of dialogue and discussion to resolve any crisis .

    Vice chairman of the Council Saadoun Obeid al-Shaalan said to NINA : " Anbar provincial council surprised by the military forces who stormed office and home of Finance Minister arresting of his bodyguards and a number of his staff.

    Shaalan added: "What happened with the finance minister reminds us of what happened with Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi, as a similair scenario is repeated again with al-Issawi.

    Shaalan ended as saying : "The situation in Anbar in general and Fallujah city is extremly a situation of crisis .

    http://www.ninanews.com/English/News...ar95_VQ=GFELEF

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    The Iraqi list held an emergency meeting and extended to make important decisions
    21/12/2012-3: 51 pm | Hits: 33



    The Iraqi list has expanded and emergency, to discuss political developments and the financial crisis of protection Minister Rafe Al-Issawi.
    A source in the Iraqi list: that the existing leadership started shortly before an expanded meeting attended by most of its members, to examine the position of the list of recent crises, arrest protection Finance Minister Rafe Al-Issawi.
    The source added: the Iraqi leadership will make initial determinations, westtntzer what sinth from arrest, to decide


    But the Interior Ministry, confirmed that Iraq had prior knowledge of the arrest warrants issued against members of protection, insisting that the arrest was followed by the Supreme Council of the judiciary, with the number of detainees drew a 10.
    The Supreme Judicial Council announced that Finance Minister protection Regiment command was arrested two days ago and admitted to carry out terrorist acts with the participation of nine items from the last protection, but added that the arrests were based on notes receivable.
    Financial Minister rafaa Al-Issawi is one of the leaders of the Iraqi list led by Ayad Allawi, head of the national future gathering parliamentary bloc which has seven seats in the House of representatives.

    http://www.burathanews.com/news_article_179099.html

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    Tuesday official Christmas holiday to Christians
    20/12/2012 21:42:00


    Baghdad (NINA) – The Cabinet's Secretariat announced that Tuesday, Dec. 25, is an official holiday for Christians in Iraq on Christmas.

    The Secretariat extended good wishes to the Iraqis and Iraqi Christians, in particular, as well as Christians around the world, wishing that the New Year be a year of peace.

    http://www.ninanews.com/English/News...ar95_VQ=GFEKDJ

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    MP : Absence of Talabani, gives Barzani the opportunity to announce secession of Kurdistan from Iraq.
    21/12/2012 10:40:00


    Baghdad/ NINA /-- MP Karim Alewi for Iraqiyoon bloc predicted that ties between Federal government in Baghdad and the regional government in Arbil would be dramatically and gravely affected in case of absence of president Jalal Talbani.

    He said in a press statement today: " President Jalal Talabani represent the safety valve and the link factor between the governments in Baghdad and Erbil stressing that in case of Talabani's absence , the relationship woul be dramatically deteriorated , since the region's president, Massoud Barzani is trying to break away from Iraq and that the presence of Talbani constitute as obstacle in front of the concretization of the separation of Kurdistan, he said"


    MP : Absence of Talabani, gives Barzani the opportunity to announce secession of Kurdistan from Iraq.
    21/12/2012 10:40:00


    Baghdad/ NINA /-- MP Karim Alewi for Iraqiyoon bloc predicted that ties between Federal government in Baghdad and the regional government in Arbil would be dramatically and gravely affected in case of absence of president Jalal Talbani.

    He said in a press statement today: " President Jalal Talabani represent the safety valve and the link factor between the governments in Baghdad and Erbil stressing that in case of Talabani's absence , the relationship woul be dramatically deteriorated , since the region's president, Massoud Barzani is trying to break away from Iraq and that the presence of Talbani constitute as obstacle in front of the concretization of the separation of Kurdistan, he said"

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

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    Deal "ExxonMobil" to explore for oil threatens to ignite a war Arab - Kurdish
    Orr News Agency - 12/20/2012 - 2:58 pm | Hits: 61




    The Washington Post
    With higher mobilized their armies both sides of the disputed border between the south and north of Iraq, leaders began in Baghdad and the Kurdistan region autonomous warn that they are close to entering into a civil war, could be why the company ignited a "ExxonMobil".


    Although the leaders of both sides were in negotiations for reference step back away from the edge, they also say that their armies can drag easily to battle, and one traps the most sensitive is the company "Exxon", which is preparing to drill for oil in the disputed territories that are at the heart of existing military confrontation, to become Alenzaan politicians most volatile in Iraq - the conflict on the ground and the conflict on oil - on the verge of ignition.


    Says Sami al-Askari, a member of Parliament and close to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki: "It was the Prime Minister and clear: If you put a company (Exxon) one finger on this earth, they will face the Iraqi army. We do not want war, but we will go to war, for oil and for the sovereignty of Iraq. "


    And raised the major ethnic groups in Iraq conflicting claims about her rights in this land stretching across the northern part of the country, between the Kurdistan region and southern Iraq. A "line of control" is a formal and lasting change divides the disputed areas, he draws the southern border of the territory under Kurdish rule.


    The crisis began after the Battle of the spectrum on November 16 (November) in the town of Tuz, whose population diversity and ethnic tensions witnessed by the label in all disputed areas. The fighting erupted when they tried to force a federal arrest on fuel vendor Kurdish, فاستنجد latter Kurdish soldiers known as Peshmerga, resulting in an exchange of fire between the opposing forces. Soon issued Maliki and Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani their orders move thousands of reinforcements to the line of control in order to protect it against any possible breach. Barzani said in a speech to the troops stationed on the front lines: "We do not want war, but if war came, all the Kurdish people ready to fight."

    ○ HISTORY SECTION:


    He feels Iraqi Kurds fear of memories campaigns of ethnic cleansing atrocities was fired Saddam Hussein against them, and after the fall of his regime, they oversee the establishment of true independence in northern Iraq, to ​​become the Kurdistan region is characterized by much of the attributes independent state: where the Government of the Territory all services General, and runs the police and security forces of their own, and the official flag. However, many of the neighbors of the Kurdistan region in southern Iraq complain that the Kurds cling to the land is not of the right, and says the authorities in Baghdad that she was forced to move thousands of soldiers from the Iraqi army in order to prevent further abuses Kurdish. The senior military official said in Baghdad who requested anonymity because of political sensitivities: "This latest crisis gains granted to the Kurds. They now control the land did not have before."


    He says commanders in Baghdad and the Kurdistan region said the fighting could start because of a gag one, and in some areas near the city of Kirkuk - where there is oil field is enormous and is considered the center of conflict on this land - not separates the Iraqi army for the Peshmerga forces only less than a mile. The military officer from Baghdad that the Iraqi army will open fire in the event of one of three scenarios: If the Peshmerga are البادئون shooting, or if filed beyond their current location, or if you start oil companies to work in the disputed areas. He continued saying: "If they do this, it is considered a declaration of war. They will also have begun."


    The Company is considered "Exxon" is the only company that concluded oil deals in the areas of Iraq disputed, is that contracts are the most controversial because of the company's position and large site boxes exploration of their own, where located in the far southern border of the broad interpretation embraced by Iraq's Kurdistan region territory.


    And did the administration of President Obama little to dissuade company "Exxon" for the conclusion of these transactions, has not taken any action to prevent the company from drilling next year, according to many U.S. officials. He and one of those officials, refused to give his name because of the sensitivity of the situation, that the United States does not have the authority "to prevent people who do not violate U.S. law."


    In contrast, the contracts concluded by the company "Exxon" with the Kurdistan region include time frames strict, has revealed official close to the company and informed directly about its plans for it will start with the beginning of the year 2013 in the conduct of surveys and other field work in the boxes disputed, and intends to Company start exploratory drilling next summer. The official - who spoke on condition of anonymity because of political sensitivities - that changes to these time frames should be negotiated with the Kurdistan region. The spokesman declined company "Exxon" to comment on the intentions of the company, is that the oil giant has a great reputation in compliance with the requirement in its contracts, and before you start drilling, escalating exploration of initial activities simple, such as soil survey to larger projects such as road construction and camps.


    While the company "Exxon" to intensify these activities, both Maliki and Barzani has political factors motivated not to retreat from its position. And confirms advisers Maliki that the Kurdistan region has nothing to lose more than a civil war, as what attract foreign companies to the region is to his security situation is excellent, while the companies that have invested in southern Iraq did so and expects the risk of violence. The military, a close associate of al-Maliki: "Their success is all based on the assumption it is a safe area. Instead, it will be a conflict zone."

    http://www.alrafedain.net/index.php?show=news&action=article&id=92074


    FOCUS:

    Prime Minister and clear:If you put a company (Exxon) one finger on this earth, they will face the Iraqi army. We do not want war, but we will go to war, for oil and for the sovereignty of Iraq. "

    • Barzani said in a speech to the troops stationed on the front lines:
    "We do not want war, but if war came, all the Kurdish people ready to fight."

    • Kirkuk -
    where there is oil field is enormous and is considered the center of conflict on this land

    • The military officer from Baghdad ---
    the Iraqi army will open fire in the event of one of three scenarios:

    ○THE ONE THAT CAUGHT MY EYE THE MOST WAS THIS ONE:
    if you start oil companies to work in the disputed areas.--- "If they do this, it is considered a declaration of war.

    • The administration of President Obama
    little to dissuade company "Exxon" for the conclusion of these transactions, has not taken any action to prevent the company from drilling next year, according to many U.S. officials.

    • "Exxon"--
    Kurdistan region include time frames strict, has revealed official close to the company and informed directly about its plans for it will start with the beginning of the year 2013 in the conduct of surveys and other field work in the boxes disputed, and intends to Company start exploratory drilling next summer.
    ○ MALIKI IS GOING TO DO EVERYTHING HE CAN TO SABOTAGE THE KURDS AND OIL CONTRACTS.. IMO

    • Armies both sides of the disputed border between the south and north of Iraq, leaders began in Baghdad and the Kurdistan region autonomous warn that they are close to entering into a civil war

    "Exxon"--is preparing to drill for oil in the disputed territories that are at the heart of existing military confrontation




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    Top: one of the spoilers stole 1.5 Government is begging for $ 900 million of the World Bank

    |On 2012-12-21 | Writer A.N | Number of readings 43|
    11: 57 amBaghdad/Farah Assem Al TaeeAttorney Hassan criticized the top Iraqi Government allegedly borrowing 900 million dollars from the World Bank and had instead of money to arrest one of the chhat corrupt who stole $ 200 million dollars and escaped. Top daily said "integrity" when asked about this news will have only to turn to comedy and say wouldn't it be better to nshhat loans from the States rather than a corrupt deal one by one and embezzled some 200 million and that more than one-third of the loan is $ 900 million. Our top funds had stolen by one person (one billion and two hundred million) in a single operation, better get that person and confiscating funds of assassinated him 900 million, attributing to him the 400 million remaining on the way some States. The top I think the answer to such a topic should not be serious because news refers to the farce of charades of Nations and peoples and economic farce while reviewing news and documents on the corrupt and the embezzler who akhtlso billions of dollars go wenshhat 900 million dollars of World Bank loans and restrict and weaken the economy and aggravate inflation in the country. Top suggested that one of the arrested ten people passed the Ministry of electricity, trade and other ministries will give the Treasury more than the International Monetary Fund.

    http://www.alestiqama.com/news.php?cat=siasy&id=5743

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    the Office of President of the Republic is the share of the Patriotic Union of Kurdis

    the Office of President of the Republic is the share of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)

    |On 2012-12-21 | Writer A.N | Number of readings 23|
    11: 50 amBaghdad/Farah Assem Al TaeeMP Mohsen Al-saadun, a member of the Kurdistan Alliance, we believe that the length of the treatment the President Jalal Talabani in whether Germany governed by constitutional and legal mechanisms. Saadun said the "integrity" of the Iraqi Constitution specify the powers of the President and Vice-President of the Republic and in the absence of the President, the Vice President of the Republic and the constitutional text. Saadun said, if we are to change the President of the Republic I forgive God, this is an electoral and political consensus entitlements and the Office of President of the Republic, political consensus and is sovereign and the positions of the Kurdistan Alliance in particular share of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. Saadun said we say that President Jalal Talabani's health is steadily improving and treatments in Germany may not be lengthy and delivered in much better yesterday and today.



    http://www.alestiqama.com/news.php?cat=siasy&id=5742

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