aggiedad77 » August 25th, 2014, 10:27 am
Monday News and Commentaries
Ok, no GOI today.....but I will gladly pay you Tuesday for a committee today......so it seems some of the secretive meeting this weekend was to put leaders in proper places with the standing committees in the Parliament...again...this is not the GOI....but Parliament.....and the Kurds...well they appear happy, happy, happy....meanwhile Abadi continues to say that he cannot be bought, that he insists on competency and integrity for his ministers....and the world continues to turn.
Parliament postpones vote on the committee because of the dispute over the three of them
Well we see yet another postponement, not of Parliament itself, but of the vote on the formation of committees within Parliament, the committees in question....finance, legal, and security/defense.....three "standing committees" of Parliament....doesn't sound like there are major differences to be resolved at this point.
Karbouli: I will not go to form the government, but after seeing the ministerial platform and make sure to include the rights of our people and the paper
National Alliance is awaiting the word from Abadi that he has his ministerial positions chosen and is ready to present to Parliament.....he has 30 days from August 11 in which to present his list for the future GOI.....time is beginning to run short and is of concern for some....it is being said that Abadi needs to remember the support he received from the National Alliance in hopes that he brings forth change from the previous 8 years.
National Alliance president called him after the formation of the government
The National Alliance coalition will be looking to name a new head to their coalition which apparently is tradition....after the formal naming of Abadi as Prime Minister when his ministerial staff is approved by Parliament....at this point it is unclear if al-Jaafari will be re-elected as their coalition President.
Year waving to withdraw from negotiations to form a government: Abadi walking on the approach al-Maliki
This article sounds like the Sunni's are really upset with what they happen to believe or think they see out of Abadi thus far....they talk about a paper that claims Abadi is attempting to seat a government without assurances of restoration of rights or demands, claiming that Abadi is following the same approach as the former Prime Minister Maliki.....harsh claims to be sure, but where are their claims based....simply because their "demands" have not been addressed by Abadi at this time.....what does that mean....he has not addressed anyone's demands....and IMO....doing so would be premature on his part....he is not yet the Prime Minister....he has no powers to accept or agree to any demands....this is more like the Sunni's are simply looking for any crack they can find to express their negative outlook towards things....IMO....let us see what Abadi comes up with regarding his ministers.....it is up to Parliament to approve his choices.....then let's go forward.
Abadi: We will announce the composition of the government during the two days and we reject unrealistic demands
During a press conference today Abadi announced that he will provide the names of his government to Parliament in two days....he continues to state that he will not accept unreasonable nominations of persons who are believed to be incompetent or have negative indicators about them.....sticking to his competency and integrity stance here.....his desire is to seat a government that is acceptable to all parties....a tall order for the start of business.
Abadi: coming period will witness further movement to strengthen relations with the countries of the world
It is Abadi's hope that the coming action from Iraq will provide more movement in promoting diplomatic bilateral relationships between Iraq and the rest of the world.....he makes it sound like he has some solid plans that will see Iraq grow not only locally among the Gulf States but worldwide.
Finance Minister: There is no deficit in the budget of 2014
Of course how could we have been so blind...there is no 2014 budget so how could there ever have been a deficit.....the numbers that are seen are real...both revenue and expenditures...things had to be bought, and of course we earned revenue from the sale of our oil...we will be meeting salaries for the rest of the year and we will stay operational....oh and the 2014 budget it rests in the hands of Parliament.
Kurdish and Iraqi Parties Make Headway in Talks for New Government
If this is true this is good announcement that on Sunday, Shiite, Sunni and Kurd negotiators agreed on of parliamentary committees....something that Parliament itself hasn't announced....instead it chose to say we've postponed this activity for the time being.....the Kurds seem to believe they will have the helm of the oil and gas, foreign affairs, higher education, health, and provinces committees....there is a claim that Shiites will be ringmaster over 14 committees, the Sunnis six, Kurds five, and one committee going to minority groups....it would also appear that each of the groups will retain the right to put other members of their parties on committees headed by other parties.....unity remains the focus going forward at all levels.....keep in mind these are committee heads....not the Council of Ministers that Abadi still has not named.
The Oil Ministry plans to bridge the budget deficit to increase exports from the south, and experts are dismissing
The Oil Ministry is crying that they have lost oil production due to fields that have been taken over by ISIS in the north, because of sabotage of their pipeline to Turkey....NOTE...this is NOT the Kurds pipeline to Turkey which continues to flow without problems....and the Kirkuk fields that are now under Kurd control....Baghdad is scampering to attempt to make up production differences....what you don't hear in this article is any noise about Baghdad pursuing the Kurds over the sale of their own oil....or that of the Kirkuk fields.....it is becoming increasingly apparent who is better at running their oil and gas business....and from one of the articles just above it may be announced that a Kurd will be heading up the oil and gas committee within Parliament.
Abadi refuses to "arm-twisting" and raise the ceiling of political demands
Abadi continues to hold strong to his premise that the government will not be seated simply by the National Alliance....that he is promoting trust where it was non-existent before.....he is seeking ministers who will be capable of exercising their role on national levels....not just simply some party, religious, or bloc affiliation.
State opens Islamic banks, especially the rules of Mosul
Most banks in Mosul are now back open again, this is after a two month hiatus when the ISIS terrorists took over the city on June 10. Banks are open to their customers again with strict security in force today.
Abadi sets of blocks of three days of receipt of the candidates for the formation of government
Abadi continues to study the list of names he has been given by political blocs and parties for his council of ministers...and will be coming forth with his list in two days so he says.....the blocs had 72 hours/3 days in which to submit to him viable and qualified names for his selection.
Abadi: We will announce the lineup of the new government in two days
More of the same.....give me two days Abadi is saying and I will give you my government choices....choices that he assures comes from all political parties...meanwhile there are a number of Sunnis who remain upset at the mosque shooting from last Friday.
Kurdish delegation returns to Baghdad today to complete the negotiations"
The Kurd delegation that has been negotiating with Abadi on the new government is making a quick trip to Erbil today and returning back to Baghdad later today....note here.....they never moved this quick for Maliki.....so this could be a good thing....back to Baghdad for more discussions.
Barzani directs the Government and the Parliament of Kurdistan to work to overcome the financial crisis
The Kurds are working together within the Kurdistan to get things in order for their people financially and at the same time they appear to be working towards the potential of independence should that be needed down the road. They are meeting every other week to push their internal agenda and to keep their two major parties and Parliament working in the same direction....a direction that may see the birth of the National Company Kurdistan to explore and produce oil and gas.....they are looking for what it will take to stand on their own feet some day.....this is a worthy effort on their part, while their negotiating team continues to work in Baghdad with the formation of the new government there.
Parliament allocates session, announcing the presence of the victims of the families of the victims Spyker
The Speaker of the Parliament al-Jubouri and members of Parliament met with families of those victims of Camp Spyker and listened to their concerns and demands.
Kurds will chair Oil and Energy Committee in Council of Representatives
Rehash of an earlier article above that discussed what it appears the Kurds will be handling within Parliament committees...again this has nothing to do with the ministers that Abadi is selecting.
Parliament lifted its second to the tenth of September
Speaker of Parliament al-Jubouri pulled the plug on today's Parliament session....calling for the next session to be next Tuesday, September 2....this postpones any vote on formation of standing committees....
Today's session did see the Ministers of Commerce and Housing and Construction to discuss issues relating to displaced persons.....there will also be further discussion next Tuesday regarding the victims of Camp Spyker.
Ok, time to stretch things a bit here.....will try and get more summaries out later.....depending on how long and well I can sit.....enjoy these tidbits. Randy