Don961 » April 22nd, 2017
But what's curious and caught my eye is this part : " Iraqi papers shall stop publication as " ... there are certain newspaper web sites that we follow for articles ... well those sites have updated for the last time on Wednesday the 19th ... so that would be Thursday , Friday , Saturday , and now Sunday these sites have not been allowed to publish any new news ... which would make Monday the 5th day .. which would bring us to Tuesday the 25th as the 1st day for re-publication ...
April 25 is potentially a stand out day for new information in our study ... which would make this very interesting timing ... guess we'll have to wait til tomorrow around this time ( which would be their Monday ) to see if these newspaper sites update the news articles to see if that's the case ... imo
5-day vacation by force in Iraq
THURSDAY, APRIL 20, 2017 5:32 PM ADMIN
Baghdad/ Iraq TradeLink: Starting from today, Wednesday, Baghdad entered into "forced" vacation
for five days to commemorate the 7th. Shiite Imam Musa al-Kadhim, whose shrine is located in the northern part of the capital.
Iraqi papers shall stop publication as , well as football tournaments.
Baghdad will witness a special security ploan on such occasion, which will see the people moving on foot to the holy shrine in Kadhimiya city, which is closed with thousands of security forces and cut off the main street leading there.
On the other hand, the governmental officials found it difficult to move and join their offices due to the closure of the main streets in the capital.
Tents to provide social services such food and water to the visitors to the holy shrines are mounted in all the streets leading to the shrines, which were covered with black flags to commemorate the anniversary.
Imam Musa al-Kadhim is the 7th Shiite Imam who spent part of his life in prison during the Abbasside Caliph Haroun al-Rasheed.
He died poisoned in prison in 799 AD
Jay » April 22nd, 2017
I, like you find some things funny about this.
When I see FORCED VACATION...and MEdia blackout, I think...Ok WHO forced them into a (5) day vacation? Who would have such authority in FORCING such a thing for a MARTYR ??? (other than Abadi).
IMO... I feel it is very possible that JR. Was told to do this by us. The USA. In order to keep them quiet until the Mosul announcement on the 25th IMO. But what do I know. Just thinking out loud and prolly WAAAAAY off, But 5 days...??? REALLY?!?!?!?!?...
Also. Funny how the IMF meetings were over on WEDNESDAY the 19th, before they even officially started on the 21st. and officially Ending on the 23rd. As Frank and Teams has (((OPINIONATED)))...hehehe. FORCED VACA started on what day...??? Oh yeah, WEDNESDAY.
OH AND WHAT DAY IS THE 23rd ON??? SUNDAY. Which the CBI will be closed because of said Holiday but made a point to tell us that the CBI will reopen on Monday. Ok GOI. I can count.
Is the CBI switching gears to match OUR banking days...??? DUNNO.. We shal see. Interesting none the less.
OH BTW... AS PER FOX NEWS....
Congress is working through the weekend on Taxes and Trump is announcing the taxes on Wednesday. He also said they are working on H/C but no word on when something will be told to us. Trump was hanging around Munichen today.
There was NOOOOO mention all last week that Congress was gonna be working all weekend and no mention they were going to be working on taxes. Not sure if it was first mentioned Friday or not. I don't believe so. Today was the first I heard about congress working all weekend.
A lot of coincidences on both sides, Iraq/USA...imo.
NanaCarol » April 22nd, 2017
what you need to know:
1. How could we be facing a government shutdown?
Congress hasn't presented a funding bill for signature. Without the bill, the government isn't authorized to pay its bills which means that the lights won't stay on.
2. What's the deadline?
April 29. That's the day that the government runs out of money if Congress and the White House don't act.
Don961 » April 22nd, 2017
BAGHDAD, Iraq – Iraq’s foreign minister has asked the United States to develop a financial plan for the reconstruction of the country after ISIS, similar to a program developed for Western Europe after the Second World War.
In discussions with US Special Presidential Envoy to the coalition Brett McGurk, Ibrahim al-Jaafari stressed the need for “collective support from the international community to contribute to the reconstruction of infrastructure after the defeat of terrorism,” read a statement from the foreign minister’s office published after their meeting.
Jaafari suggested “the adoption of a project similar to the Marshall Plan which contributed to rebuilding Germany after the Second World War. He emphasized activating the strategic framework signed between Baghdad and Washington,” the statement detailed.
The Marshall Plan, passed by Congress in 1948, saw the United States commit funds that eventually totaled over $12 billion (roughly $123 billion today) for the rebuilding of Western Europe ravaged by war.
The plan was adopted out of fear of Communist expansion amid economic hardship in the post-war years.
As a result of the Marshall Plan, Western European industrialization had a rebirth, bringing renewed investment into the region and, at the same time, stimulating the US economy as it created a market for American goods, according to the US Department of State.
Iraq will need billions of dollars to rebuild after ISIS. Large portions of major cities were destroyed in the war, infrastructure was neglected under ISIS, villages are riddled with mines and booby-traps. The deputy governor of Anbar estimated that his province would need $22 billion alone for reconstruction, according the International Peace Institute’s Global Observatory.
McGurk visited Baghdad to discuss security and political developments in the country and the war against ISIS.
He met with Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Friday and “pledged ongoing coalition support for Iraqi forces in fight against ISIS and stabilization after ISIS,” he stated on Twitter.