July 30th, 2014
Wednesday News Summaries
Keep in mind Family.....left-handed theory and opinion at work here....enjoy though....it is what it is.
U.S. judge says Kurdish tanker near Texas out of court's jurisdiction
She loves me....she loves me not....she loves me.....well now the very same judge who Tuesday morning issued the confiscation order for the Kurd oil sitting in the Gulf of Mexico south of Galveston.....has basically rescinded her original order, saying the oil is out of the jurisdiction of her court.....bully the captain of this tanker to be in the right spot.
The Supreme Council, Al-Maliki retract his third mandate
Well this article is full of "mights" and other little innuendos that could bring about false promises and intents.....will Maliki step aside.....my answer to that is simply a NO.....IMO he will go digging and scratching, and screaming from the tops of his lungs....if he is able to scream.....but he will not just simply step down, not on his own accord anyway. Like the lion on the hunt that has once tasted the blood.....Maliki has tasted the "power" and likes what it brings to him.....be wary of this man, all costs be very wary of him.
News of Badr to join the National Coalition
Ok, where to start believing articles and where to end belief in them.....Badr is a Shiite with strong Iranian ties.....for him to cross over to the "National Coalition" would be a major coup......I think this article is in error....a very bad error....IMO he may have moved for sure....but where he landed was probably the "National Alliance" not the other....don't confuse the two....yes if this is so it would weaken the State of Law and M even more....while strengthening the National Alliance.
National Alliance bloc: signals indicate a decline Maliki for adhering to a third term
I hear banjos playing somewhere in the background.....conflicting articles dueling with each other.....just more of the same....that the National Alliance may get some strengthening.....while the State of Law support continues to erode.
The Ministry of Finance begins to prepare the budget for next year
Cautiously welcoming suggestions of a 2015 budget.....hey.....don't get ahead of yourself.....that 2014 budget is laying there somewhere on your table.....unless of course your Harry Reid person pushed it into the trash before leaving office....remember there must be some resolution between the Kurds and Baghdad before the budget can be approved.....what is that? do we hear of something in the works....oh wouldn't that be a nice Christmas in July surprise....hurry last day for shopping.
Pending Sumaidei: Maliki deputies in the House of Representatives to change my.
Ok, let's see a show of hands......how many here think or believe that we will see Maliki as a member of Parliament....go ahead raise them high so we can get a full an accurate count....anyone....someone....says much for this "political analyst"....must have cut his teeth at MSNBC....so a high level janitor whispered in this analysts ear as they were passing at the rest room door that Maliki would be an MP....errand boy.....page.....ok, I'm searching for a role he might be qualified for....just thinking out loud here......my disbelief meter seems to be frozen in a sub-zero believability state on this one.
PM Nomination Trouble in Iraq
The Iraqi Constitution controls who will be Prime Minister.....sounds like a slam dunk thing doesn't it.....NOT.....the Constitution is a complicated document apparently.....then the Federal Court was forced to get involved back in 2010 remember when things didn't go as Maliki planned then....and now yet again he is attempting to get them involved again....and it is the same issue but in reverse this time....but that is another article and opinion.....but one thing the court has managed to do is muddy the waters even more so than what has been accomplished in the Constitution.....they have established a cut-off date for formation of blocs and that date is allegedly the day the new Parliament sits....
interesting concept that has been kept relatively quiet up to now....here is something to twirl around in your Funk&Wagnall for a while.....instructions for the President....Masum....first he must identify a bloc and a candidate....if a bloc, regardless of their size has no candidate to put forth, they become irrelevant to President Masum....this may be leading up to an issue for the National Alliance.....do they have a single candidate to offer to President Masum.....or have they sat on their thumbs too long....
if this is true and the National Alliance becomes irrelevant in this pursuit of a proper PM.....the State of Law then becomes the largest bloc WITH A CANDIDATE....Maliki I hate to admit. That is scary.....but the National Alliance actually has until August 8 to declare their candidate.....so all is not lost....but the National Alliance must get its act together and drop a name in the lap of President Masum very soon.
Now if Maliki should somehow get his size 15 shoes in the door, is it a done deal at that point....not quite....he will be told to form his government and after doing so that government must be approved by Parliament....and we all know the pulse of Parliament's majority right now when it comes to Maliki.....if he should fail....then President Masum's shoulders just got bigger and much more important....because the Constitution puts the pressure on him by simply stating that the President "will find a new candidate".....that would open up a whole new can of fresh worms.....anyone want to go fishing? It will be up to Masum at that point to put forth a candidate that he believes will be politically correct and his selection an absolute majority vote to be declared Prime Minister....will we get to this point....somehow I seriously doubt it....but it could plausibly happen....after all this is Iraq.
U.S. judge says cannot seize Kurdish crude for now
Well as we kind of thought....the judge was outside her jurisdiction when she made the original ruling to confiscate the oil....did someone mention 15 minutes of fame on the CC last night or did I just dream that....TADA.....yes here is the US stepping in to put some hurt on the Kurds.....the Kurds who are doing what Baghdad can't and won't do....market their oil effectively....IMO....the Kurds are working hard to become a pimple on the international market but there are some who tend to see them more as a boil....too sad....at least the Kurds are trying....but why even try to do anything with the US at this point....they are in bed with Baghdad, a well known fact.....there are plenty of other buyers around the world who would not act in such cowardly fashion. Did anyone hear of the great dust storm over Baghdad....well neither did I but I have heard that dust is settling....maybe they fumigated Maliki's office....and when the dust settles, there should be a greater cooperative effort between the Kurds and Baghdad than seen before....so maybe this whole sale of their oil will soon become a moot point.
State of Law: the religious authority supports the people's choice
"The people are clinging to Maliki for a third term"........now this may just earn an Iraqi "Lie of the Year".....taken away from the US......I believe they have their wording a bit convoluted....it is the religious authority who says let the new PM be the people's choice....but in the same breath they also say it must not be Maliki.....I don't have the resources that Frank has with his Team....but I see Maliki as a newly whipped bully in town, one that is too stupid to leave.....before charges are pressed that would prevent him from leaving....just my left-handed opinion.....Maliki and his thugs are just politicians.....they will lie at the drop of a hat if they believe there is benefit in it for them.....don't put much stock in an article like this....IMO....someone is offering the same thing I am....an opinion.
Parliament sends a modified version of the budget bill to the government for approval
The issue that I have with this action.....is they are sending it to Maliki's government.....my vote would have been to hang onto it for say another 13 or so days then submit....but it seems Parliament believes they will get this back from the COM next week sometime and be ready to vote on the amendments....makes one rub the right temple....Arsenio Hall like and go hmmmmm....what is it they have done to the budget that the previous Parliament could not do. Same channel next week to see what if anything happens in this arena.
Infallible: the current stage need the cooperation of all parties to overcome the political crisis
Cooperation, Crisis, Success.....buzz words of the day it seems, meanwhile congratulations continue to pour in to President Masum under the guise of well wishes, we have Hadi al-Amiri stopping by to tip the turban and wish success to all Iraqi people....looking for the "right atmosphere" that will assure success....success of what.....I'm glad you asked....of the political process...to me....
here goes my left-handed opinions again.....it seems there is some underlying currents here....the Badr organization is offering full support to President Masum....this support appears to be surfacing outside of the realm of the State of Law coalition....more in line with the National Alliance....and repeatedly flags "current political crisis".....the Speaker of Parliament has been elected....the President of the Republic has been elected.....Parliament itself is seated....so what crisis would be left.....oh yes of course that of Prime Minister.....
.the undercurrent here makes me look at the crisis as Maliki....then in the next breath they speak of "addressing terrorist attacks against Iraq.....left-handed opinion bleeding through here...but Maliki, political crisis, terrorist attacks....all seem to be bound in a bundle and tied with a neat bow.....
time to punt this garbage out of Iraq.....if the first goes....the others will die and wither on the vine....
I have fifty cents for senior coffee this morning at McD's too.
Will stop here for now.....probably more later today