I am back from 8 days in Cozumel and Nancy and I had a blast. We did absolutely nothing but shop, drink and perform acts that we both should have been arrested for. Just kidding, but it was fun to get away. Cozumel is a great place and has become our choice of destination to stretch our wings for years now.
I kept up the reading everyday although I did it on the computer supplied by the Cozumelina Hotel. The keyboard sucked and I could not get on my email but I did manage to post on Currency Chatter a couple of times a day. So in a nut shell let me tell you where I think we are.
Maliki has lost this election big time and the coalition has won. The coalition has managed to increase their lead while Maliki's position has deteriorated. The election results are not yet ratified but the coalition’s lead is an impossible hill for Maliki to climb. There will be a government change soon.
The 93 votes the SOL say they got are softening. Remember Maliki stole one sixth of the ballots, most intended for Anbar province, but it made no difference. He still lost the election because everyone else has held to the position, NO MORE MALIKI.
Since the election the coalition has hardened to the point that even Maliki's party, the SOL has realized they cannot be broken. Day before yesterday the SOL has approached the coalition on their own in a last ditch effort to make a deal for themselves without Maliki.
They negotiated for their leadership only, throwing Maliki under a bus. Maliki offered twice in the last two weeks to resign for a list if granted immunity. Both times he was turned down by Hakim.
We will never know the actual terms but apparently a deal was made between the SOL and the coalition which does not include Maliki, which does include the elimination of the SOL getting any of the important appointments in the next government.
They are being excluded from any role in running the next government as rightfully they should be because all they did in the years they ran the government is pillage the country.
Iran has come out firmly against a third term for Maliki and is now on record saying he is the wrong guy for Iraq. So when all is said and done, Maliki has solidly lost the election and any chance to stay in power.
Last night a new hitch was put in this get along. Maliki announced that the ISIS and or Daash has moved in and taken Mosul the 2nd largest city in Iraq. I call BS on this.
He is callinjg for the parliament to declare Martial law which is required by law.. It won't happen.
The election results are supposed to be released today. Maliki is calling for a complete cessation of the election and if parliament declares Martial Law, that would leave Maliki in charge until it is undeclared.
This is why I say bull shiite. So far we see that the troops and security that were supposed to protect Mosul were told to abandon their posts and leave there weapons and equipment behind.
The timing, the motive and the orders are suspicious. When Maliki put together the list of people he was calling for immunity for offering to step down, he would gracefully retire for, it included leaders of the SOL, the DAWA, his son and himself but it also included a couple of generals.
These guys are the guys who did Maliki's dirty work committing genocide on behalf of Maliki killing the opposition when they were charged with fighting the opposition. One of these generals has already come forward willing to testify against Maliki telling his side of the story about orders to kill certain people when entering a city.
The first reports of this supposed takeover of Mosel described the insurgents as wearing military uniforms and well organized which also makes me think Maliki is behind this as a last ditch effort to buy more time.
An article came out today saying Maliki has definitely sent his family out of the country to England due to the dangerous situation in Mosel. Its cover. Trust me.
With the drones in Iraq and the satellites pointed to Iraq, any large troop movement would have been detected as it was happening. We have 1000's of US troops imbedded in the army in Iraq and are very close to what's going on.
Pure and simple, this is a ploy to extend Maliki's reign of as PM and I don’t think the opposition will swallow it.
It is my belief that the parliament is smarter than Maliki and will see this for what it is, a contrived last minute ditch effort to attempt by this clown to stay in power.
Today or tomorrow we should have an answer to this situation. IMO this has stalled the new government being seated not even 24 hours.
Assuming the Mosul issue had not just come up, here is where we were going and I happen to think we are still going there. On June 14th the present parliament is done. Right after that the new members will convene and the first order of business will be to vote a new PM in.
That decision has already been agreed to by all the sects so that should be a slam dunk.
Personally, I think it's Chalabi and have said so many times in the last year, but until he is nominated by the NA, it is just speculation on my part.
Once the new PM nominated by the NA is voted in, next comes the Pres and VP. Those too have already been decided on.
Next the PM will choose his cabinet and that too has already been decided on and approved by both the Sunni's and the Kurds. So as long as the coalition does not fall for this Maliki ploy, this government will be go together fast.
Again it is my opinion that the Mosal problem is contrived by Maliki and his corrupt general, and there is no way that the parliament will let him pull this crap. Maliki is in deep doo doo and he will both be charged locally in Iraq as well as the international community for crimes of genocide before this is over.
The next few days will be critical to our investment but we are only days away from getting rid of this criminal. I am hopeful parliament sees what this guy is doing out of desperation and does not fall for this ploy. They need look no further than the timing. Any supporting article you would like to see, just ask.
PS I still believe Turki will pull the trigger the last week of this month and I have said so now 3 times.
My butt is on the line on this but I feel very comfortable that this investment will come to fruition in the next 3 weeks.
In fact I believe this so strongly that I am saying "WE ARE THERE." tlar