aggiedad77 » September 8th, 2014, 12:08 pm
Monday News Summaries and Commentaries
The sneak peek at today's news is showing us that there is growing excitement towards the announcement tonight of the new government and hopefully a positive support and vote from Parliament on the announcement.
Anticipation awaiting the announcement by the Government of Iraq Abadi
So....here we are on the 8th....and supposedly at 8:00 pm tonight Baghdad time we will see the final list of ministers from Abadi being presented to Parliament....though I believe he gave that list to the Speaker of Parliament this morning....so it can be reviewed in time for a vote tonight....we shall see....now this article mentions Sept 11th for the first time....could this truly be the last date for which Abadi would have to form his government.
Announcement lineup government Abadi and voted upon in Parliament this evening
Yet another article that continues to indicate some ongoing conflict with political blocs.....Speaker of Parliament is insisting the new government will be shown tonight at 8:00 pm Baghdad time.....if Abadi cannot get a positive vote from Parliament on the names he shares for his government then the President of the Republic has 15 days to provide another name for Prime Minister and that individual would have another 30 days in which to announce and seat their government.....Abadi has been adamant about his seeking competency and integrity with all his ministers....I am thinking he will get a vote of confidence from Parliament....soon and we will not have to witness yet another selection for PM.
Iraqi government today .. If ratified politicians
More talk about the squabbles that are ongoing today, the bickering between political blocs for seats in the government....who should be where, who deserves what seat.....they have just a few hours to resolve differences and provide a list to Parliament....can they do it.....I believe there are many eyes on Iraq today and into their evening tonight to see what results will be forthcoming.....the Iranians and US both have had a large presence over the past couple of weeks and continue their presence even today.
Faleh applicable: the responsibility of approving the budget in 2014 is the responsibility of the new government
The one thing that remains certain about the 2014 budget is that it is still very much in a state of confusion.....I'm growing increasingly less concerned about the 2014 budget and more interested in seeing what laws are immediately addressed by the new government and Parliament as they move forward with the formation of the GOI.
Grace ministries week to amend the budget and the inclusion of actual income and expenditure
The new head of the temporary Finance committee is seeking numbers from a variety of sources in an attempt to piece together a 2014 budget based on what has been received as revenues and spend as expenditures from the beginning of the year to the end of September 2014.....applauding her efforts in this but it almost seems like an effort in futility on the committee's part....how quickly can they get something put together that can be approved.....half of September left...and only three months after that....shaking my head.
National Alliance will cancel all positions that have been granted in the caretaker government
Null and void is the word from the National Alliance when it come to any appointments that the caretaker government has done in the last few months....sort of throws Maliki's attempts to control things into the wind.
Conflict intensifies booty to acquire CBI
Maliki is attempting to get caught with his hands in the cookie jar again....he has tried on several occasions to gain control of the reserve money protected by the CBI...but has always failed.....yet he still tries.....it is out of greed that he acts in this manner....but his want for money and power will get him in trouble in the long run if he persists....I remain a firm believer that the news of late about a prison term for Dr. Shabs is all generated by Maliki again in his attempt to stir things up.....and possibly take focus off his true intentions....watch the snake...always watch the snake.
Aajl..alnwab receive a copy of the government program and document the political agreement
Parliament members received a copy of the government program from the National Alliance....from Abadi that documents all political agreements that have been reached....this document will give light to Abadi's intentions over the next 4 years on how things should be going in Iraq and how he will be committed to creating unity within Iraq's political arena.
Central warns citizens from dealing with non-banking companies licensed
The CBI is warning citizens to be careful in choosing where they do their banking and to stay away from so-called non-banking entities that are not licensed by the CBI....in other words protect your money in the best way possible.
Shabibi for "range": learn with me through the media and Government interventions in monetary policy harmful
Dr. Shabibi forever the calm, cool, and collected professional....claiming he is not aware of the alleged charges or prison term being held against him....neither he nor his attorneys have been made privy to this information he says.....he further claims that nothing has changed at the CBI since he left at the end of 2012....they continue their auctions as normal operations....he challenges anyone to find where he allegedly ran two sets of books with differing exchange rates....Shabs says that the charges are malicious in nature stemming from efforts by Maliki.....the real issue of all this stems from Shabibi's efforts to keep the CBI separated from the GOI and in the end it cost him his job....one that he conducted well and with the highest of integrity.
Washington was in close contact .. Abadi demands to stay away from al-Maliki approach
It would appear that Washington has had a heavy hand in Abadi's work to form his new government and in overcoming many of the demands placed upon him by the political blocs over the past few weeks....meanwhile he insists that he is staying away from anything that would appear like Maliki's approach to running the government and country.
In the last hours of his rule .. Maliki appoints his chief Hamid behind the secretary of the Council of Ministers
Even in light of continued announcements by the National Alliance that any of Maliki's appointments while a caretaker to the government will be stricken from the record, he continues to make appointments.....so goes the appointment of the new CBI governor....we believe there will be a new governor of the CBI.....just not one appointed by Maliki.
Kurdistan denies American pressure on Barzani to participate in next Iraqi government
The Kurds continue to carry forth their lofty attitudes....threats...pressure from the US....no we don't have no pressure....Barzani claims that this news is faceless and without base....he says the Kurds are attempting to participate in the new government but have not seen any concessions forthcoming from Abadi or the National Alliance....well just maybe you have the cart before the horse.
We were calling for the adoption of the budget by the end of the year
Well the one thing this article is lacking is telling us which year they want to adopt...2014 or 2015....I still contend that 2014 is growing more senseless with each passing day....focus on 2015 and move forward....get it approved early if at all possible so as not to have a repeat of 2014.
Sumo: Adoption of the law of oil and gas key to the development of Iraq's energy sector
What they need to pay attention to is that three parts of this law on oil and gas has already been approved.....there only remains the issues over the citizens part of the revenues....how that will be divided.....then they can move forward...this still is the premier of all laws that need to be passed...it can open up much greatness for Iraq if they can stack hands on a final version very soon.
After finishing the process of transferring Furniture presidential palaces .. Ahmed al-Maliki vacationing in London!
Well the son stole from the Presidential palace the furniture and who knows what else of the fine furnishings...now he takes a rest and can be found vacationing London...not surprising.
"Documents": Maliki bought from Iran ahead of his departure weapons worth billions of dollars
Keep the receipts....Wal-Mart will take returns.....Maliki in his closing days bought weapons from Iran....to support their economy....with what kind of money....oh right all that money that isn't his in the first place....one has to wonder which army is getting these weapons...the Iraqi's or the ISIS.
The proliferation of security around the Green Zone before the government's announcement
Security in the Green Zone is stepped up in preparation of the announcement of the new government, expected tonight around 8:00 pm Baghdad time.
A planned visit by the American secretary of defense to Baghdad
After a stop in Turkey where issues with DAASH were also discussed the US Secretary of Defense will be making stops in Erbil and Baghdad to talk about strategy in handling the terrorists located in the north and west part of Iraq currently.
Tamimi: Arming the army and displaced persons and the employees' salaries and extinguish the debt of the state budget priorities
Regardless of the shambles the 2014 budget remains in the temporary Finance Committee says they remain committed to making payments to the army salaries and dealing with fiscal issues surrounding displaced persons, as well as state employee salaries....the bare bones minimum of what they could be doing.
Transparency expect the continuation of Iraqi corruption
I believe starting right with Abadi that many Iraqi's would like to see this article proven wrong....that with transparency they will get a handle on corruption, especially within government....
I can't help but think this has to be a major focal point for Abadi going forward with his government....time will tell.
Going to stop here and watch for that "announcement" we all await.