It’s a blessed day here in the Aplines. The sky is clear and as blue as it can be. The temperature is freezing now since winter is here. The peaks are filled with fresh white snow. People have begun decorating for the season of Christmas. Tourist are now flocking into my village more each weekend. Life is good!
Today's news letter, as in all my news letters, is a continuation of the ongoing saga of the IQD RV process. Please refer back to my last news letter of 12/5 as this news letter is a continuation of this news.
I see many of you are still edging on every word of news poking to find a hint of RV. Some even follow ongoing global financial news and figure it all hooks up to the Iraq RV. This of course is very silly. You should relax and enjoy the preparations before Christmas. You can not live everyday for the RV. It is not healthy and is very stressful.
So today I come to comfort those in this situation. Again I say relax and enjoy the holiday season. The RV is coming shortly and I can guarantee you of that.
I want to point out a few things to you and stress their importance in this RV saga. These items are all important because, even though I feel this RV is now being delayed , there are still many events pointing out that they can’t continue moving forward without having a real currency.
By real currency I mean one with a true value and one recognized and traded internationally.
First we know for a fact that the government is targeting to have the 2015 budget bill before the end of the financial year. This is pointed out in many, many articles to us. Here is yet another recent article.
More good news I mean they are again stating they want to get this done before the end of the year
Deputy Prime Minister Bahaa al-Araji, the government action on the completion of the preparation of the budget bill before the end of the financial year to suit the global oil prices.
They said that "the Council of Ministers Akif on the completion of the preparation of the general budget in the coming days and before the end of the financial year in the form that suits the global oil prices and give the necessary priority to sectors such as security and defense, health and the ration card and social welfare." He added that "in any case, the government is determined to take the necessary measures to not be affected by this crisis citizen, especially since Iraq's oil country and has a large provision of oil." He said al-Araji, "we have to think, how can we get out winners from this crisis? And through the research and development of the Iraqi state resources other than oil, as well as aspects of knowledge and spending priorities." The prime minister Haider al-Abadi attributed the delay in the passage of the budget bill to the decline of oil prices, pointing to the formation of a committee to review the budget in the light of the data
and the new price, pointing out that he was getting approval from the House of Representatives to cut off his vacation and convene a special session to approve the budget at the completion of preparation.
What does this tell us and why is it important?
It is important because this are also telling us their financial year is Jan 1st thru Dec 31. So now we know this for sure. Put this in your RV cap and remember it. It is very important! Sounds to me like they are targeting a brand new start for Iraq come the new year at least we know this is a target. Maybe they intended to roll out the RV prior, but due to circumstances it now looks to me that they have shifted the new target till after our holiday season.
Wouldn’t you not want to begin a new currency rate at the beginning of a new accounting period? All you accountants out there - What do you think?
This now seems to be their strategy since they are so close anyhow. Seems they keep doing this. They get close and then they shift to a new plan due to delays in implementing all they needed to accomplish. Will they complete on time? You tell me! Follow the news.
Other articles have told us in the past they plan to begin full implementation of tariffs too at this time. I know for a fact they fully intended to implement them in full gear back in January 2014. So what happened?
Iraq needs an RV for this to happen and I have pointed out the technical billing and fee collection problems to you in my prior news letters. We know this for a fact. This is not rumor. They fully intended to have the new currency in place by that timeframe. It did not occur. They have told us this many times.
Why else are they delaying the tariffs now for over a year? Tariff laws all done but not yet in force. Why? There are billions of annual revenues at stake and being missed due to delay. We know they are in a financial crunch. I am telling you why are you listening?
So is Maliki important?
I have also been saying that the fate of him is important and saying this to you over and over again. So have many other but many don't listen. Instead they are bent on dismissing this factor for some reason. He is important and he is a factor. After all he was the "new" dictator. Is this not why the US led a second invasion in Iraq? To get rid of the "old" dictator and his terrorist tactics?
So why now would they then bring back the currency when this bad influence is still in the picture, even as minimal as it may seem to you. In fact Maliki is worst than Saddam. Did the USA not go to the UN to get the currency downgraded and essentialy shutoff globaly due to the "old" dictator? Why turn it back on while a "new" dictator still prevails with any kind of influence. After all he is the first Vice President is he not? They let him have this position. Maliki still has influence since he has millions of followers. I doubt he woould try anthing but this may only be my perspective. This would now happen but the intelligence scenario plays out all the options. Have you ever worked in an intelligence organization?
Other articles are telling us they will have a hearing on the fate of Maliki in Dec (this month) and plan to have the final blow to him done by early Jan. I think he could face his execution too in early January. I think they want to get rid of him and all his goons. Yes – they need to take their time with this since they do not want to seem sectarian. Remember the benefit of having al-Abadi in office is that he is a Shiete and so will look more honest now doing it this way.
Next they go after the judicial system and clean it us. It is all coming in the “judicial reforms”.
Many of you might be aware that Maliki refuses too to leave the prime minister palace. Does this seem strange to you?
This place has been reserved for the new prime minister. Could they force him to evacuate? Yes – but they are waiting. He has been told to get out ! But he persists. Why? So what is in his palace? Why does he not want to vacate it? Does he have a very large stash of USD or dinars? Was he hording cash like Saddam?
We will find out shortly just want is behind door number 3…..lol….. He will be arrested shortly and held for treason. I have some very reliable sources telling me this is coming. I don’t know about you but this is when I open my bottle of champagne and begin the real celebrations……lol…..lol…
One last note- ALL and I repeat, ALL agreements made between the provinces and the GOI must do through parliament and get voted on. The president then must then ratify the agreement prior to it becoming law and implemented. This is how a democracy works. There is also now another layer and it is the Provincial Council (Federation Council) as all provinces must now also agree prior to submitting to the parliament.
I would be cautious of anyone telling you otherwise. They are just once again attempting to pump you up and get you excited to expect the RV to happen today. This is wrong and I do not like these people who do this to you. What am I leading to? This hype about the HCL being done is false hype. There is only an agreement signed by the Kurdistan region and the GOI. Yes- a very good start, but the agreement will be fine tuned as they progress and finally it will end up in parliament for a vote. This will probably happen before the end of this year since they are telling us they want to begin full implementation of it beginning in 2015. So you see it is not “all done”.
So why is HCL important in the first place as it relates to the RV? We are here to learn about the RV aren’t we?
It is important because:
1)it guarantees payments of oil using the “petro-dollar” thus preserving for years to come that at least Iraq will create a demand for the USD and thus help keep the petro dollar alive, at least for now. The USA is very, very happy and this one item alone I know they have been waiting for prior to any RV. I have mentioned this to you many times already in my past news letters;
2)more security in Iraq since Baghdad is now working together with Kurdistan as one united nation and not fighting each other. I have told you many, many times how Iraq needed a stable environment for the market place to operate in the new environment post RV. Now we know for sure they are going to get it;
3) assurances to big western run corporations coming into Iraq to do business that they can operate in a safe and stable foreign country;
4) more revenues for Iraq since they can finally get the oil pumping to maximum output;
5) guaranteed revenue to the provinces thus they can distribute % it to the citizens. Also have funds to build up provincial security forces to protect the self governing provinces (remember the de-centralization plan?, but it cost money to implement). Happy and Content people are less likely to riot or join terrorist organizations.
Now that Maliki and his goons will be gone shortly, peace will come to Iraq. Remember he has been instigating this constant state of fear and bombings throughout Iraq.
Some say Iraq will never be peaceful and that they have been fighting each other for thousands of years. I disagree! This kind of thinking only creates hopelessness and more despair. What Iraq needs is hope and unity. I think it is here and is slowly taking root through trust and finally honoring agreements made by this new government.
So we can now expect this tourist mecca to pop up suddenly over the next couple years. Wait and watch for this happen. It will be amazing to watch! Will you visit Iraq? You just may have that opportunity.
But first Syria must be dealt with and there is a plan now in place. The US ground troops now have the long awaited immunity and they are also allowed to once again occupy the needed bases to stage aircraft, ammo and supplies for the upcoming battles to be raged in Syria.
Will the US and Coalition forces rage an all out “shock and awe” battle with Syria?
Or will they slowly fight the terrorists in small ground battles? These are the million dollar questions. We watch, wait and hope that whatever strategy they have it is quick and decisive.
This all brings me to yet another set of questions. Was ISIS infiltration into Iraq from Syria intentional on the part of the USA as well as Iraq (Maliki) ? Did it just happen or was this a carefully laid out plan? Kind of like letting a tiger out of the cage and hoping it would attack someone. Once out of the cage it is uncontrollable but nonetheless served its purpose. How do you get the tiger back in the cage? THINK ABOUT IT !
Then when can we expect the RV?
I believe we are in a rare opportunity and window like never before. In the coming month’s timeframe we should expect the RV. Remember I am not predicting the RV just passing on the evidence and from it derive my own conclusions and pass them along to you. All these events now happening are interconnected. There is no one event holding up the RV. We are so very close!
Peace and Luv To Ya All,