Marion, on 09 Jul 2014 -, said:
Steve, do you think they will continue on Sunday to completing all the voting for President and PM too?
Posted by SteveI on Today, in News About the Dinar with valid news links: President and his deputies for sure, but for the Prime Minister, maybe or perhaps.
It could but probably within days thereafter because of the mess they are in. As you have seen, this information can change within a few hours.
It is very clear that they are in a pressure cooker now as the Supreme Court of Iraq is probably stepping in to uphold the constitution and deadlines set forth regarding the election timeline.
You will need a translator but a vast amount of valuable informaion can be found here:
I have spent many hours going thru this and the election laws and now the court I believe is stepping in to resolve the crises.
I do not know this as a fact, but pretty darn sure.
What is a fact, Maliki never appointed a permanent, parliament-confirmed interior minister, nor a defense minister, nor an intelligence chief.
Instead, he took the positions for himself.
He also broke nearly every promise he made to share power with his political rivals after they voted him back into office through parliament in late 2010.
He also abrogated the pledges he made to the United States.
Per Iran’s instructions, he did not move forcefully at the end of 2011 to renew the Security Agreement , which would have permitted American combat troops to remain in Iraq.
He did not dissolve his Office of the Commander in Chief, the entity he has used to bypass the military chain of command by making all commanders report to him.
He did not relinquish control of the U.S.-trained Iraqi counterterrorism and SWAT forces, wielding them as a praetorian guard.
He did not dismantle the secret intelligence organizations, prisons and torture facilities with which he has bludgeoned his rivals.
He did not abide by a law imposing term limits, again calling upon kangaroo courts to issue a favorable ruling.
And he still has not issued a new and comprehensive amnesty that would have helped quell unrest from previously violent Shiite and Sunni Arab factions that were gradually integrating into politics.
In short, Maliki’s one-man, one-Dawa-party Iraq looks a lot like Hussein’s one-man, one-Baath Party Iraq. But at least Hussein helped contain a strategic American enemy: Iran.
And Washington didn’t spend $1 trillion propping him up. There is not much “democracy” left if one man and one party with close links to Iran control the judiciary, police, army, intelligence services, oil revenue, treasury and the central bank. Under these circumstances, renewed ethno-sectarian civil war in Iraq was not a possibility. It was a certainty.
The crisis now gripping Iraq and the Middle East was not only predictable but predicted — and preventable. By looking the other way and unconditionally supporting and arming Maliki, President Obama has only lengthened and expanded the conflict that President Bush unwisely initiated.
Iraq is now a failed state, and as countries across the Middle East fracture along ethno-sectarian lines, America is likely to emerge as one of the biggest losers of the new Sunni-Shiite holy war, with allies collapsing and radicals plotting another 9/11.
Also, Iraq tribes refuse to fight for Maliki. What does that tell you?
Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr asked the State of Law party to nominate someone other than Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. State of Law, which is Maliki’s party, received the highest number of votes, but they were not enough for the supermajority needed to pick the next premier outright.
There has been great pressure to select a different candidate, but Maliki himself has refused to withdraw his candidacy.
Maliki has no chance of staying in power period. I know many like Phoenix360 and other swear he will, but within the next week you can go back to my post saying good bye to Maliki.
I will keep you posted. Steve
Steelers1, on 09 Jul 2014 - said: Thanks Steve. Is their next goal after they select the President and Deputies for them to select the PM?
Posted by SteveI on Today in News About the Dinar with valid news links: Yes. The largest bloc will present their candidate for a vote. If they cannot present one, the next largest winning bloc get to present theirs, so on and so forth. This will happen fairly quickly because of the heat everyone is putting on them.
When you have Citi corp pulling out because of no money (lack of a passed budget and no projects started), then this will happen fast.
They cannot afford this if they wish to become a power player in the financial world.
If they start losing the big boys then we are in a world of hurt and this will take a bit longer than expected. Steve