August 8th, 2014, 10:01 am
Friday Morning News Summaries and a Few Commentaries
It's another day dawning and we have much to be thankful for on this day.....God is Good. Overnight there were some good decisions made, there were some not so good decisions made, and there were some down right stupid things done....or maybe a better phrase is "not done"......meanwhile....some take power to the degree they believe they can do about anything on their own....sitting here shaking my head at world leaders and their failings.
Obama authorizes airstrikes in Iraq against Islamic State
Quite the jump from nothing can be done to militarily help Iraq, it must be done politically.....honestly glad to see that we are taking action....highly suspect that we already took action before this announcement.....
The precision bombing that was carried out last night against ISIS strongholds.....IMO....carries a certain proud signature with it.....something that the Turkish air force isn't capable of...IMO....only our flyboys....may they continue to do what they do best....however, one has to wonder where this authority is coming from for such an authorization of this action....the humanitarian part is great, those people need all the help that the world can give them.
Liberal: Maliki interested in his job more than preservation of the lives of citizens
Ok here is my book on Maliki.....yes he definitely puts his own political career and agenda ahead of everything else Iraqi....IMO.....he also appears to be supportive of what ISIS is doing as he is not actively sending his own military in pursuit of these thugs....so....why oh why is he still there.....let his days be numbered....and may they be shortened by the opportunity that the National Alliance is being given to move against him today as we speak....do not allow another day to pass without acting against this snake.
Iraqis: the country to collapse and politicians are preoccupied with third mandate
For once pay attention to the title....it says it all.....now is not the time for the National Alliance to be seen as stuttering again....they need to respectfully step up the plate and swat Maliki right out of the ball park.....announce their candidate and let President Massoum and Parliament move forward.....keeping unity intact and within sight....let the terrorists and Maliki know that further violence....regardless of it coming from ISIS or the "gates of hell" will not be tolerated and will be dealt with in the swiftest and most accurate of ways.....Maliki speaks of this as something that is to come....I would suggest that many Iraqi citizens will tell you they live it now under Maliki's thumb.....some claim that responsibility is lacking in Iraq at the moment...especially so among the Shiite groups....I would have to agree.
U.S. expediting military aid to Iraq's Kurds - U.S. senior administration official
So some anonymous source within the Administration is admitting to the fact that the US is no longer dragging its feet when it comes to the Kurds...but won't go so far as to say what they might be doing for the Kurds.....helping the Iraqi Army is one thing.....helping the Kurds Peshmerga is a whole other basket of fruit.....one week we aren't sending anything because of political issues....next week we are providing aid to the Kurds....I hope someone took the time to put a shine on their shoes after dragging them in the dirt for so long.
American or Turkish fighter jets entered the atmosphere of Kurdistan and the bombed sites in Coeur and Sinjar
Uh, well it was sort of at night so we couldn't really tell if they were Turkish, or American....even though I seriously doubt the Turkish Air force would have the pinpoint accuracy that our own Air Force has.....did this strike come before, or after, or as obama was making his "we will offer limited military support" speech.....the Kurds are saying that it was American aircraft in the air last night.....IMO.....it will depend on how well these air strikes went and continue to go....as to who actually takes credit for them.
President of the Republic waving to resign in the event of continued disagreement on the prime ministerial candidate
National Alliance leadership......wake up....listen up.....I don't suspect this man of idle suggestions.....the platter is in front of you....the goose has been cooked....the goose has been cooked.....just put a name on the table as a tip.....that is all you have to do....the rest will be taken care of before dessert is served....otherwise the head of the table will suddenly be empty and you will be left to deal with paying the bill and dealing with the aftermath.....in other words son.....I tell ya'.....I tell ya'....STOP ALL THE BICKERING....and just GIT 'ER DONE......it is quite simple really....all President Massoum wants from you is a name.....he will handle it from there....why are you making your own life so difficult.
CBI raises a new form of paper ten thousand dinars bearing Liberation Monument
Family....a case in point regarding currency.....this didn't just happen over night....it has taken a couple of years for this currency to get to the point of being ready to be distributed.....why now....why not....their own banks and financial institutions are clamoring that liquidity is low....they are having to give out currency that is being duct taped together.....this currency is needed now.....and it will co-exist with what is out already. This currency has Turki's signature on it....new security measures embedded in it.....I would suggest that this currency has been ready since last year when they first talked of it.....but today the time is right....IMO....has nothing to do with postponing anything with the MR....supply and demand dictates this action.
Qabbanji: breach of constitutional timings of sins and a commitment to the recommendations of the National Alliance of reference
Even the religious sects are seeing the issues with the National Alliance's failure yesterday....you have another opportunity today.....the Iraqi people have been waiting for many years for this opportunity.....do not forsake them because of your fear of one man....the existence of unity within Iraq in the coming future sits squarely in your lap on this day.....realize the magnitude of what is before you and stop the political bickering....take a deep breath and provide a name....do nothing and you violate your own people....your own citizens....you violate the world.....prove to the people of Iraq that you have the leadership qualities that Iraq needs.....give up the name.
Union of Forces: infallible will cost the National to form a government and not the law
Well, Well, Well.....someone finally got off the pot and made a ruling.....it is the National Alliance that has the largest bloc in Parliament....180 deputies......not the largest "list"....State of Law....Maliki's own law is going to be his downfall....his own political move will keep him from office.....IF.....the National Alliance will pull their thumbs out of their mouths and give forth a name....a candidate.
Net: The government will review the observations of Parliament on the budget
The government of Iraq is going to review what has been sent back to them by the committee formed by the new Parliament....something that should have been done months ago....IMO....had the previous Parliament had a backbone.....not sure what else is to be changed at this point of the year though.
I am sure that we will be seeing more articles throughout the day.....
hopefully of great interest.....as conditions evolve in Iraq....both politically and militarily.....
enjoy these tidbits thus far.