aggiedad77 » September 18th, 2014, 10:47 am
Thursday News Summaries and Commentaries
Sorry for no news summaries yesterday Family...but for the most part all the news we saw was good, or talked of good intentions going forward.....the quick run through of today's events appear to be headed in that same direction...we shall see how things unfold for them today.
Finance Committee: budget includes 37 thousand degrees and careers and install electricity contracts
Ministry of Finance is announcing the 2014 budget will be returned to Parliament next week to include some 37,000 degrees and careers and additionally an installation of staff for electrical contracts.....this sounds positive in nature that they are including these kinds of things....
They also mention that the Ministry of Finance will present the budget to the COM...that would be on Tuesday probably at their regular weekly meeting...then it would go to Parliament sometime next week after that....apparently this is all pending getting necessary data from all departments this week...now is not a time for foot dragging....they also mention that this will be considered a "first reading" of "this budget".....can they speed up this process at all.
Hakim stresses the need for Jabouri approval of important laws that serve the interests of the citizen
The head of the Islamic Supreme Council al-Hakim has stated the importance of laws to be passed that will aid the Iraqi citizens....meanwhile PM Abadi is expected to reach a resolution on the Defense Minister today....speaker of Parliament stated as well that he wishes to remove the political obstacles that were seen on Tuesday's vote to be able to move on.
Hakim and Nujaifi discuss ways to invest international and regional support for Iraq in the face of the IS
VP of the Republic Najafi and head of the Islamic Supreme Council, al-Hakim, met to discuss how to bring about international and economic support for Iraq in their fight against IS.
Financial Expert: Subtract category 10 thousand new security precaution and to re-structure the expectations of the Iraqi currency
We know about the issuance of the new 10k note largely due to security issues with the old 10k note from a counterfeiting standpoint.....they say that we will also be seeing changes for security reasons in the other denominations as well....all will serve side by side with the new paper....as the old is slowly withdrawn from circulation as it continues to wear out.....I believe the 10k note was of first choice because it has repeatedly been the most attacked bill by counterfeiters in the past.
Parliament session without naming ministers of security and swearing minister Kurds
Now after Parliament has had a chance to put their heads together today they have decided for whatever reason to postpone the naming of the Defense and Interior Ministers until after Eid al-Adha.....need to research when this occurs....hopefully soon. Also the Kurd ministers look to be sworn in this evening.....makes me wonder...just what did the Parliament get accomplished today....they are so visibly moving in the right direction....I do not have misgivings about their actions at this point....this is what they are known for....give them some time to redevelop and reformulate how they get their business accomplished....I believe it is coming to a computer screen close to you in the near future.
Parliamentary sources: Obama may visit Iraq
Funny that we have to hear from Iraqi news media that Obama "may" visit Iraq in the coming days..what will he be doing there.....the way they put it....he will be seeking support of countries in the region....support of Washington's decision to "wage WAR".....yep you read that right....wage WAR....must have boots on the ground to get that accomplished IMO....Obama will also be congratulating PM Abadi on forming a complete government......he knows the "complete" government is about to be formed, otherwise he would not be wasting time in Iraq...he's proven that in the past......and he is expected to talk about an emphasis on arming the Iraqi Army....Daddy will be doing that arming of course.
Exiled Former Iraqi Vice-President Hashemi to Return to Iraq
With agreements between PM Abadi, al-Nujafi, and the Iraqi National Security Advisor, they have decided to close cases against former Iraqi VP Hashemi, al-Issawi, al-Janabi, and al-Daini.....they will be cleared to return to Iraq if they were pushed out of the country....in fact former Iraqi VP Hashemi who is exiled currently will be expected to return...this is being done in a serious manner and the efforts of this new government is to be respected.
Next Sunday .. a new mechanism to combat financial corruption
New standards are transforming before our very eyes in Iraq....new standards that will end corruption from a financial sense.....through the Department of Supervision and various Inspector Generals Abadi and his government is expecting to put an end to much of their corruption....zero tolerance in many areas.
Speaker announces the arrival of a bill Federation Council
Speaker of Parliament is asking and urging the various Parliament committees to put their heads together and decide who is going to be their committee presidencies....former Speaker of Parliament Nafafi has sponsored a bill for the Federation Council....the Federation Council made up of 17 members of Parliament....they have the responsibility to propose new laws....new laws....remember that Family....this structuring within the Parliament is important.....it will provide them guidance going forward.
Deputy for the citizen: a partial differences will postpone the vote on the interior and defense ministers
Simply put...there is disagreement between the political blocs in Parliament regarding the naming of the Defense and Interior Ministers....a political issue.....postponed now until next week....don't give up on this process....don't let this get you down.
Congress Nineveh: no vote on any personal candidate for the Ministry of Defense outside the framework of the province BAGHDAD
Apparently the Parliament members from Nineveh did not vote for Defense Minister on Tuesday...they are willing to promote the military and its actions objectively and professionally....would these ministers have made a difference....were they the bottleneck today.....can there be resolution found by the time they meet next week...let us hope so.
Kurdish Deputy: Parliament will vote today on new candidates for the vacant positions
Apparently a late article....the Kurds may not have gotten the message...no vote today....maybe they were too busy paying it forward in the Starbucks line.
Parliament lifted its 16 to Saturday
Next Parliament session will be next Saturday....day after tomorrow.
Moussawi: the vote on the security ministries need for a maximum period of two weeks
Parliament is hoping to get the last two ministers voted upon as soon as possible.....without putting a 2 week stipulation on anything MP Moussawi is saying that cooperation and synergy are needed by Parliament to overcome differences and issues...this is a whole new talk from Parliament...notice you don't see or hear of whole blocs getting up and walking out.....they are paying respect and attention to one another....this to me is key to building "stability" within the government....building it not only in Parliament but also within the GOI/COM.
Parliamentary Finance declares its readiness to present the draft budget law for 2014 as soon as possible
The Finance Committee within Parliament has shown a "willingness" to get the 2014 draft budget pushed through Parliament as quickly as possible....again big news from the Parliament...."give it to us and we will get it done" they are saying....bold talk from this new Parliament....I'm liking what they are saying here....Parliament is also addressing changes to the Unified Retirement Law (9) for 2014 and will be implementing changes that will be for the good of Iraqi citizens.....one MP.....made a statement that the draft 2014 budget will reach Parliament on the 10th of October....but keep your eyes on this...I think it will be sooner...rather than later.
A wave of anger felt by the "writer" .. Maliki will pay the price
A State of Law MP left Parliament today very angry for not getting the Ministry of Tourism position...and he feels that Maliki is to blame for this failure or oversight.....overheard saying "Maliki will pay for what happened."
Abadi faces the problem of five thousand journalists from Facebook Maliki appointed to promote the state's third
Abadi is for certain having to deal with Maliki's corruption and deceit at many levels and varying degrees of magnitude.....thus far he is doing well in focusing on changing as much of what has been done in the past and at the same time sending a strong message regarding the lack of acceptance for any future corruption or disruption of the government process.....I think given time this man and his COM will bring new light to Iraq....I think they are seeing some of that light already.....next they will be selling sunglasses on every street corner because the light of justice will shine so brightly....not overnight...but soon enough.
Abadi crew replaces the protection of personal and presidential regiment assigned to the Council of Ministers
With threats of assassination looming, Abadi has made certain changes to personal and presidential security groups as well as those who guard the COM....some Iraqi's are up in arms about Abadi's listening to American leaders, demanding that he not bow to American pressure....I do believe that we will see Abadi standing firmly on his own regardless of what his decisions are going forward....he does not appear to me to be one that can be pushed around...but he is also willing to listen to reason as well.
/ Baghdadi News / publish a document confirming the involvement of Adnan al-Asadi, the issues of financial corruption of up to 120 million dollars
More examples of gross corruption has been uncovered, this time surrounding the sales of Ford F-350 series trucks....to the tune of $120 million dollars....that is mucho graft any way you slice the pie.....I am of the opinion that this is just the tip of the iceberg that Abadi will be finding as he wades through the past practices of Maliki and his thugs....all the more reason for his insistence on competency and integrity in all his minsters.
Maliki fingers hidden messing Abadi efforts to restore stability to Iraq
Speaking of security and integrity.....neither of which Maliki handled very well in his tenure....but at least with security it is not something he is wanting to give up easily.....but I believe Abadi to be a man of great integrity and he should be able to see through the fog and identify the garbage and riffraff that Maliki left behind.....pray that he continues to do an admirable job in cleaning house....from a military standpoint....who knows what skeletons will be identified in Maliki's closet as facts are uncovered by this new government.....Maliki ought not sit in any one place for very long....IMO.
I've got some personal errands to run for now Family....will end here.....leaving you with the feeling of real excitement.....for the IQD...the CBI....the GOI....they understand who is calling the shots....they listen.....they advance....
something we haven't seen from the previous corrupt government....they look to be learning from past mistakes....that is how one "perfects" a process....a MR process....
be back later this afternoon. Randy