[KIRKWOOD] look at the story about the little boy who called wolf wolf …..WOLF... It sometime feels this WAY... Wanting to believe but have heard soon soon soon, well i think maybe it is the same . Well the great news is we know what happen to that little BOY.....AND it will happen to us TOO.. Rv will come and some wont believe... I believe we will see the come to us this WEEK... I am praying this to be over
[imperium] Militants overrun parts of key Iraqi city
"Under the constitution, parliament can declare a 30-day state of emergency on a two-thirds vote by its members, granting the prime minister the necessary powers to run the country."
[imperium] Militants overrun parts of Iraq's 2nd largest city, Mosul; premier seeks state of emergency
[imperium] In a nationally televised press conference, al-Maliki asked parliament to convene an urgent session to declare a state of emergency.
"Iraqi is undergoing a difficult stage," he said, acknowledging that militants had taken control of "vital areas in Mosul," and saying the public and government must unite "to confront this vicious attack, which will spare no Iraqi."
[imperium] anyway... my thinking about the news out of Iraq this morning is that perhaps the unrest is a Maliki staged event to impose martial law for the alloted 30 day period. ... or whomever is pulling maliki's strings.
[Rocco] imperium .....you are right, he is going to pull out all the stops however he can and will go down swinging.
[imperium] The plot thickens. ... still hard for me to believe that the events in Iraq are determining the GCR.
[Rocco] imperium ....it's "intertwined"
[msthunder] imperium We should give this thing a new name. Like a soap opera. "as the dinar turns" LOL
[imperium] considering that the entire global ecomoy is depending on the GCR
[louthunder] well tighten your seat belts. IMHO we will either see this very soon or it is going to be a bit longer. The violence in Nineveh will either cover the RV or hold it up.
[starpath1] Uprising in Iraq: money trail? power trail? for whom is this REALLY opportune and convenient? . . . . . ?
[starpath1] The "peasants" get killed so some person of "power" can become a hero and further terrorize the "peasants" under martial law . . . . sound familiar?
[Digs] ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Heavy fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Iraqi forces reigned for a fourth day in Mosul in northwestern Iraq, with insurgents reportedly taking over parts of the city, including the airport and governor’s office.
[Digs] Local officials reported chaos in the city, with Iraqi army units aimlessly shelling populated areas for days. Most of the attacks by the al-Qaeda splinter group were reported in Mosul’s west bank and the city center.
[Digs] In a telephone interview with Rudaw, Nineveh Governor Athil al-Nujaifi said that his staff is preparing to move the office to another building. "The ISIS was able to get near the governorate building and gain control of it quickly," said Nujaifi. "We have prepared another building to perform the ad
[Digs] to perform the administrative affairs." Meanwhile, Nineveh’s local government in the provincial council strongly denounced the Iraqi army for failing to counter the insurgents in Mosul
[Digs] "The Iraqi army is in chaos in Mosul,” said Bashar Kiki, the provincial council chief, who also demanded immediate intervention by Kurdish forces to repel ISIS attacks. He said that a curfew had been declared since Thursday, but that Iraqi forces had been shelling populated areas in vain.
[terrib] Digs gm you're just full of cheer this morning huh?
[terrib] Digs they have been fighting for a thousand years .... that will go on for another thousand
[MichaelWeston] terrib that is correct. how society acts daily in the ME is much different than what we know/expect.
[MichaelWeston] terrib the tribal issues and fights will always be there, just a matter of how often the flames get stirred up. I believe that if their economy improves and the average citizen sees their quality of life improve, the extremesists will have a much more difficult time stirring the pot
[sagefemme] they are attacking constantly
[weimar] terrib yes, true - I just meant that they think much differently than westerners do - which has always caused issues in diplomatic issues IMO
[MichaelWeston] weimar that is true, but the one thing we all have in common is that we want a better life for our children. The ME is no different.
[Papa Bear] MichaelWeston Always expect M to yell terrorist when he is in trouble
[MichaelWeston] Papa Bear he only seems to have one play in his play book lol
[Papa Bear] Usually the terrorists are his
[MichaelWeston] Papa Bear he yells "wolf" or in his case "terrorist"
[MichaelWeston] and yes, they are usually his employees