[what are you hearing?]
WE ARE TO SEE THIS ANYTIME.
I'M JUST A WAITING ON A CALL.
the kurdistan region has designed a currency of their own to go along with many statements that they may demand the right to be their own state.
Barzani has held a press conference stating that he is polling the citizens to see if they are for an individual state or against it -- this would of course imply it would be democratic.
the move to become a nation on the flip of a dime (no pun intended) is not a normal act ---- it would require many many laws and regulation changes and constitutional changes etc -- the earliest date i have seen it as being possible is 2017.
[This is posturing by Barzani? And this talk changes nothing w the CBI?]
i would say it changes nothing with iraq's economic reform and is meant to show how serious they are about Maliki.
"Political blocs warns of blocking the formation of the government for "a long time" because of the insistence of Maliki confirms: Star is not the most likely candidate"
Maliki has set the stage...stating he will not give up the right to a 3rd term which is really saying.."I am not leaving no matter what"
unless toes up.
The reality is everyone...nobody wants to admit it, but this is a real bad situation...not only for Iraq but for us as investors...when these types of events happen (terrorists taking over a province) or Maliki (refusing to leave)...the end result is not only an escalation in violence but the destruction of years of hard work rebuilding the infrastructure.
The [longer] this continues the more damage is done.
And this is a setback.
In reality, If Maliki squats, and the violence escalates we could be looking at a year or more to restore what had been accomplished prior.
I wish there was better news..but this is not good news and we all need to be aware and should watch it closely as it is significant to our investment.
I am keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for the best!
IRAQ MEETING ON TUESDAY AROUND NOON WITH A LARGE AGENDA AND I PROMISE YOU THEY WILL NOT GET IT ALL DONE. WE WILL BE VERY FORTUNATE IF WE SEE THE PRESIDENTS VOTED ON MUCH LESS REMOVING MALIKI . I HOPE I AM VERY WRONG AND THEY ACCOMPLISH ALL THAT IS NEEDED INCLUDING GETTING RID OF HIM.
IF THEY FINISH ALL THEN THE MOVEMENT WILL BE SWIFT IS WHAT I AM STILL BEING TOLD.