Today is a bright and cheerful day in the Bavarian village of Germany. I can look up from my chalet and see the grand alpine mountains. I see them today thinking how many years already I have pondered my thoughts upon these mountains while writing these long news letters to help you.
I come to you today to give you a recent update on the election process and how this relates towards the international rollout of the IQD for Iraq.
If you have not read my previous news letter from yesterday I encourage you to first read it. Today's news letter, as in all my news letters, is a continuation of the ongoing saga of the IQD RV process.
Well it looks like this week's thrill is over. Voting for the new Iraq president is now done and that makes two out of the three presidents now seated. Fuad Masum wins the post of President of the Republic of Iraq. Hurray !
We now await for the speaker to announce the next session when they will vote for the new PM.
When this occurs, and if successful, we will be in an excellent window to finally see the international rollout of the IQD. We then go to the bank.
I personally think they will wait another week to sort out the candidates for prime minister. This position as you know is very controversial and Maliki will do what he can to sabotage the process. Get ready for a wild ride. This is where the rubber meets the road….lol…
He has already tried to completely disband the entire election process indefinitely by his "national emergency" shananagans. Then he tried to stall the voting on the speaker and just recently the voting on the president. So far nothing has worked to any long term consequences on the election process.
So what was Maliki's shenanigan this week?
Recently Maliki (through his goons) tried to wreck the presidential voting process by instigating over 100 members from his party to submit their names as nominees in the hopes it would take them forever to review all their backgrounds.
Again stalling the process. The Kurds threatened to pull out of the process too at that time since they always believed the position is reserved for a Kurd. .
The plot almost worked but we have a very good, strong speaker and leader of parliament Al-Jabouri. The National Alliance too has the majority which means lots of power. But once again his lame tricks did not work. Many of the 100 candidates were simply dismissed since they were not of Kurdistan origin. Good try Maliki but no cigar !
Yes they had to postpone the voting for only a day because of this latest shenanigan but they now have their president seated. The clock is now ticking once again. They have 30 days (according to their constitution) to seat the prime minister. That brings us to a farthest out date of 8/23.
Will it go into August?
I strongly believe it will not and we can count on the end of next week having all three presidents seated.
If Maliki’s goons try another shenanigan it might be delayed for a short time but they are aggressively moving forward on this process and I can not see any lengthy delay, as worst case. Soon all the drama will be over.
I thought Maliki was gone?
I still believe he has been neutered and is sitting in a corner somewhere plotting out his next move. Yes he is very much in the background but he still has his goons in the State of Law coalition to do his dirty work and he is using them.
He still actually believes he can figure out a way to get his 3rd term, if he can only keep stalling the process. He is running out of tricks. He is not allowed in parliament during the voting process on so his influence on the members during the process is now minimal, if any.
They are also using the private voting proces which is much less intimidating. He has formally resigned. Will he have his usual address to the nation of Iraq as usual on Thursday..today?
This will be our sign he is gone if you don't beleive me.
What can we expect in the coming days?
Now we wait for the deadline for the submission of candidates for the PM to be announced. Then we wait for the list of potential nominees that qualify for the job to be announced for the world to see.
So today’s news is all very good news and the process of building Iraq’s new government is moving forward. The question I have now is – What is the new target date for voting on the new prime minister? We now anxiously await to hear this news. I think perhaps they may tell us today. My contact in Iraq is now looking for the posting of the official parliamentary schedule.
I also believe, and so I am also hearing from my sources, that the budget passing and opening must coincide with the prime minister being seated and with all his cabinet. This all makes total sense to me too since it would if they are going to pull the trigger on the RV within the same timeframe. This too should be listed on the schedule when it comes out today.
Remember the RV does not depend on the budget but the budget needs the RV when opened.
So can they rollout the budget anytime?
No- technically the budget must coincide or come later than the RV. However I do not think they want to delay the budget anymore than they have to and so they are also trying desperately to coincide the two events. This is why we are hearing now the great rush to get the budget passed....understand?
We still do not know all the candidates for PM but we can put together a list from all the articles we have seen over the last couple months and get some idea. But none are definite until the final list is published. In Europe and in the USA we may never get the complete list till after the process is completed.
I am still hearing very strongly that once the new prime minister is seated and they now have a non-sectarian prime minister and fully formed government (so far they are heading in this direction) that the USA military will begin mopping up exercises on the militants and it will be swift.
The game plan is already designed and just waiting for the “go ahead” for execution. Meanwhile the Iraq army's goal is to try to keep them controlled. Today news is definitely a breath of fresh air.
I want to emphasize once again this final announcement of the IQD going international will not happen until the USA feels the Iraq government is stable, non-sectarian and is a functional government.
This is has been the plan all along.
They may have wavered a bit on how the plan was implemented but the overall plan guidelines have not changed.
Peace and Luv To Ya All,