August 12th, 2014, 9:10 am
Tuesday Morning News Summaries and Commentaries
Waking up this morning was hard to do...it was a nice 52 degrees here this morning.....was hoping to read more of Abadi's efforts but not yet it seems....Maliki meanwhile is still on the loose, be wary of the snake and his minions.
Maliki seeks asylum .. after the establishment of hundreds of citizens .. lawsuits against him!
So the snake appears to be playing smart and laying low....mostly wise on his part it would seem.....hundreds seek the Iraqi courts to file suits against Maliki for any number of reasons.....word has it that he is wanting to seek asylum....what country will offer him the best protection and not allow Iraq to extradite him back for prosecution for so many alleged crimes.....just don't forget the snake....has a temper....and when pushed into a corner can be provoked to strike.
Start commissioning (Abadi) by a presidential decree
Abadi has climbed a long way from days at the bottom of the National Alliance....to the leader of the country....the start of a new era for Iraq.
America says it is considering further support to Iraq once the new government is formed
Kerry states that the US may offer more in the way of support for Iraq in the areas of political.....yes he actually said that, good grief Charlie Brown.....economic.....and....security.....but only once the government has been seated.....Sec of Defense Hagel reiterated about increasing military support depending on the demands of the US from the new government.
Mithal al-Maliki demanded the removal from the presidency of the caretaker government
Now this is one smart thinking Maliki....apparently not all Maliki's are bad....he is actually proposing that former PM Maliki be formally ousted from the PM position and someone dropped into his place until the new government can be formed....if that isn't an impetus to get the new government seated I don't know what is.
County Mutlaq al-Shahristani, and for the meeting of the Council of Ministers following the threats of al-Maliki
It is Tueday.....Wimpy is supposed to pay for hamburgers today....and it is also Iraqi COM meeting day....wonder just who will show up....seems many will boycott the meeting so if there is a lack of quorum....so be it.
National Alliance presents the Maliki position of vice president or outer bag .. and the "transfer of power" is being sponsored by Tehran and Washington
Oh My Gosh.....they get him out of office as PM....then someone wants to offer him a bone by pushing him for Vice President to President Massoum or even as Secretary of State....shaking my head.....let him go....let him go and find asylum somewhere....meanwhile Maliki is still barking that he wants to file a lawsuit against President Massoum for Constitution violations.....I say let President Massoum file lawsuits first against Maliki and the State of Law for even putting Maliki on the ballot.....let alone all the travesties that Maliki may be found guilty of in the near future.
Central Bank: the smuggling huge amounts of money outside Iraq, al-Maliki ordered
Maliki forever the shyster.....attempting to smuggle large sums of IQD outside the country......why take toilet paper money outside of Iraq....what purpose would that serve.....unless Maliki knows that an IR is coming....that in addition to the riches he has received over the years from the US.....he will now be set up to exchange untold amounts of IQD at the right time.....greed may be more blinding than power itself.
Adeeb al-Maliki calls to stop the humiliation of himself and hand over power peacefully
Maliki's own party is now suggesting that he avoid further embarrassment and humiliation and hand over power peacefully and to do so now......it would appear they are suggesting stop the embarrassment to the party you silly goose....everyone, even Obama is congratulating Abadi....other heads of state are doing so as well....it is time to realize you are up the creek without a paddle.
Abadi: Maliki will remain a key partner in the political process
Abadi doing the thing that all good leaders do....leaving the loser a way to come in from the rain and the cold.....saying that Maliki will remain a brother and key partner in the Iraqi political process.....just be careful whose pocket you give him control of in the near future.....his taste for power will not soon go away.
State of Law: Tomorrow we will request the Federal Court to recover our right to form a government
How many ways can it be said...."give it up, already".....Maliki and his deputies...his henchmen....his thugs....intend to meet on Wednesday and submit an application to the Federal Court to get back what Maliki believes is rightfully his....a day late and an IQD short it would seem.
Zebari: Maliki to resort to violence, disaster
Zebari, Foreign Minister under Maliki is warning of a coup by Maliki....disaster waiting to happen....I hope and pray that people with the right level of authority and power are listening and can handle any sort of uprising that Maliki may be capable of stirring....despite Kerry warnings of not "stirring the waters"......Maliki and his thugs need to be neutralized....NOW....President Massoum would do well in asking the US for troops in and around Baghdad to disarm those militia members we were Maliki loyalists....do it now before any violence commences.
Rafidain Bank put the finishing touches to the project "MasterCard"
The Rafidain Bank is getting ready to bring forth the "MasterCard" project....as part of the smart card program for their members and customers....to be used at ATM's in the place of paper cash....much more durable and safe.
Mesopotamia: banking relationships increase the volume of foreign trade
Iraq is intent on moving more towards the international level of banking relationships and increasing foreign trade in the process as well....this through the "MasterCard" project that will bring ease of use to many Iraqi's both at home and abroad....a form of payment to those who will possess the card....even those who now reside outside of Iraq....and also the end of needing to carry large sums of IQD with oneself when doing simple tasks such as market shopping and such.
Majority of ministers boycott cabinet meeting because Maliki
So COM members are boycotting their weekly meeting today....because of Maliki....out of honor for him....or out of fear of what he might try and provoke.....if I were them I would be choosing the route of distancing myself from Maliki and any actions that he may contrive in the near future.
Kurds Expect Many Things From New Iraqi PM
The Kurds await anxiously the result of displacing Maliki with Abadi to see how things might change for them.....they are hoping that Abadi learns from Maliki's past mistakes and treats the Kurds more fairly and offers to them what they feel they are entitled at this point in time.....some are already saying that Abadi is not the person the Kurds are needing in the position as Prime Minister.....give the man some breathing room and see what transpires....be willing to work and compromise.....might be a good take away for all involved.
Congratulations to the fall of the Iraqi dictator and fetish and call for a new trial immediately before fleeing
Many Iraqis are awakening to the reality that Maliki has been dethroned....and now he needs to be tried for the many crimes that he committed against the people of Iraq....against Iraq itself while he was in office....
They suggest that action needs to be started before he has time to pack any bags and flee the country...
Some are even saying that Maliki did things worse than Saddam during his rule.
Quick break for breakfast and a crossword puzzle this morning