Jay » August 28th, 2016
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Don961 » August 28th, 2016
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Baghdad/ Iraq TradeLink: Iraqi Parliamentary Financial Commission called the Iraqi government, in cooperation with international organs, to investigate the smuggling of 700 billion dollars since 2003 till now.
Member of the Commission Abdul Qadir Mohammed reiterated that the Iraqi parliament called, earlier, the government to exert efforts to discover the fate of Iraqi funds abroad.
"Iraq is fully in need for these funds at this stage", he pointed out.a
Samson » August 28th, 2016
8/29/2016 0:00 BAGHDAD Alaa al - Taie
financial advisor to the Prime Minister, about the presence of motionless by the government in coordination with the United Nations, in order to recover millions of dollars smuggled out of the country during the years Almadih.otota revealed that step, according to government adviser appearance of Mohammed Saleh, during his speech »
Sabah» after the signing of Iraq to a memorandum of understanding with the United Nations, requires the involvement of international investigators to review and audit the files of corruption and prosecute those involved in them in a manner consistent with the internal preparations in the government 's program and the document of reform to fight corruption and restore the money smuggled out of the country
in order to achieve justice Alajtmaih.oukal Saleh, the great mobility «and unspoken »is underway in coordination with the United Nations and international investigators, and the support of the Iraqi government, the aim of the money smuggled restore, pointing out that these steps are part« of the national will adopted by the government of Prime Minister Haider al - Abadi, under its comprehensive reform, which aims to fight corruption and restore the people's money ».
financial adviser said, that the government 's understandings with the United Nations development program and investigators international in order to expand cooperation to restore the people 's money looted during periods Mokhtlvh.sv favor of the nature of the tasks performed by UN investigators in the fight against corruption and money - back contraband,
pointing out that investigators missions the core is «review and scrutiny and the intersection of some of the well and the names and activities during the past ten years» explaining that the duration of the work of the investigators and the memorandum signed with the government, to carry out those tasks, set two years, subject to Tmdid.kma Saleh stressed, that the memorandum includes assisting Iraq in the detection of You corruption and prosecute those involved who have fled outside the country, and work to restore the money smuggled over the past years.
MBGrad » August 28th, 2016
Alshabibi: Maliki wasting money. Build a new home to accommodate 30 million
Sure, the governor of the central bank of Iraq. Former Dentist Alshabibi " to the former Prime Minister and the leader of the state of law coalition " Nouri Al-Maliki " received more funds from all the provisions of the republic of Iraq " together " from the boss ‘bdạlkrym qasim to Saddam Hussein, and amount.
And he said alshabibi, that " the money is received by the maliki was enough to build a new home to accommodate 30 million be security for all human beings in the world, showing that al-Maliki invited to four members of his party, the governor of the great Within the central bank, and they're not from gates with specialty even affected the central bank and took random hit her tons, namely, the director of the department of money laundering, and the director of the legal department, and the director of the control of the banks, and the director of the chamber, remarkable economic To take the rampant corruption within the central bank before colleagues maliki at the party ".
Viper » August 28th, 2016
If the U.S. abdicates internet stewardship, the United Nations might take control.
Aug. 28, 2016 5:52 p.m. ET
When the Obama administration announced its plan to give up U.S. protection of the internet, it promised the United Nations would never take control. But because of the administration’s naiveté or arrogance, U.N. control is the likely result if the U.S. gives up internet stewardship as planned at midnight on Sept. 30.
On Friday Americans for Limited Government received a response to its Freedom of Information Act request for “all records relating to legal and policy analysis . . . concerning antitrust issues for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers” if the U.S. gives up oversight. The administration replied it had “conducted a thorough search for responsive records within its possession and control and found no records responsive to your request.”
It’s shocking the administration admits it has no plan for how Icann retains its antitrust exemption. The reason Icann can operate the entire World Wide Web root zone is that it has the status of a legal monopolist, stemming from its contract with the Commerce Department that makes Icann an “instrumentality” of government.
Antitrust rules don’t apply to governments or organizations operating under government control. In a 1999 case, the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the monopoly on internet domains because the Commerce Department had set “explicit terms” of the contract relating to the “government’s policies regarding the proper administration” of the domain system.
Without the U.S. contract, Icann would seek to be overseen by another governmental group so as to keep its antitrust exemption. Authoritarian regimes have already proposed Icann become part of the U.N. to make it easier for them to censor the internet globally. So much for the Obama pledge that the U.S. would never be replaced by a “government-led or an inter-governmental organization solution.”
Rick Manning, president of Americans for Limited Government, called it “simply stunning” that the “politically blinded Obama administration missed the obvious point that Icann loses its antitrust shield should the government relinquish control.”
The administration might not have considered the antitrust issue, which would have been naive. Or perhaps in its arrogance the administration knew all along Icann would lose its antitrust immunity and look to the U.N. as an alternative. Congress could have voted to give Icann an antitrust exemption, but the internet giveaway plan is too flawed for legislative approval.
As the administration spent the past two years preparing to give up the contract with Icann, it also stopped actively overseeing the group. That allowed Icann to abuse its monopoly over internet domains, which earns it hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
Earlier this month, an independent review within Icann called the organization “simply not credible” in how it handled the application for the .inc, .llc and .llp domains. The independent review found Icann staffers were “intimately involved” in evaluating their own work. A company called Dot Registry had worked with officials of U.S. states to create a system ensuring anyone using these Web addresses was a legitimate registered company. Icann rejected Dot Registry’s application as a community, which would have resulted in lowered fees to Icann.
Delaware’s secretary of state objected: “Legitimate policy concerns have been systematically brushed to the curb by Icann staffers well-skilled at manufacturing bureaucratic processes to disguise pre-determined decisions.” Dot Registry’s lawyer, Arif Ali of the Dechert firm, told me last week his experience made clear “Icann is not ready to govern itself.”
And Icann rejects the community application for the .cpa domain made by the American Institute of CPAs, which along with other accounting groups argues consumers should expect the .cpa address only to be used by legitimate accountants, not by the highest bidder.
An AICPA spokesman told me he has a pile of paperwork three feet high on the five-year quest for the .cpa domain. The professional group objected in a recent appeal: “The process seems skewed toward a financial outcome that benefits Icann itself.”
The only thing worse than a monopoly overseen by the U.S. government is a monopoly overseen by no one—or by a Web-censoring U.N. Congress still has time to extend its ban on the Obama administration giving up protection of the internet. Icann has given it every reason to do so.