Al-Qaida back in Iraq prepping mayhem, death Terrorists mount resurgence with 2-prong strategy

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The impasse in Iraq in its attempt to form a new government continues some four months after parliamentary elections. And U.S. sources inside the strife-ridden nation now are saying analysts “aren’t connecting the inability of the Iraqis to form a government with what AQI [al-Qaida in Iraq] is doing,” according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.

What al-Qaida is doing is mounting a resurgence, said to consist of a two-prong strategy of outreach as well as mayhem and death. A source is reporting AQI is exploiting Sunnis who feel they are being left out of the political process.

In addition, Ansar al-Sunnah is tag-teaming with AQI and releasing “Berg-style” live beheading videos to further mayhem and death. The source was referring to Nick Berg, an American Jewish businessman who was captured by al-Qaida in May 2004. A videotape of his beheading was sent to news media, sending shock waves around the world.

Ansar al-Sunnah is a militant Salafi group fighting U.S.-led coalition forces and the elected Shiite government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

In what amounts to a change of tactics to attract more followers, AQI has decided to kill fewer people at a time in suicide bombings and to avoid killing fellow Sunni Arabs, because the number of Sunni victims earlier had prompted Sunni tribesmen to rebel against AQI in 2007.

Al-Qaida is pressing similar action in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and even the North Caucasus. It seeks to get local elements to go along with its Salafi-Jihadi ideology rather than allying the al-Qaida movement with local militant groups. Sources said it is a strategy al-Qaida has learned from experiences in Iraq.

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Kaperoni Post: Just4Dinar (Thoughts #5 – Stating My Case)

Kaperoni”s thoughts #5 – Stating my case Ok, many have taken my last post out of context and said “Iraq does not need to RV”. That is not true and that is not what I said.

What I did say was that they can survive without a rv. But we all know they stated on numerous occasions there intentions to introduce smaller denominations and remove the larger (three zeros). And most importantly…take the dinar on a forward market “in the near future” as stated back in March 2010.

There are many things to consider prior to a rv. And I think seeing the small denominations either in circulation or sold on the street is important. You ask…sold on the street? Yes, I believe we will see them on the street. We all know what kind a country Iraq is. That they will sell there brother if they could. And IMO, if smaller denoms were in banks, someone would be showing them off for a price. The security in that country is not not good enough to prevent it. Coins are not in circulation, but they are for sale on EBay.

Iraq is progressing. But these other guys want you to think everyday the GOI will be seated and the rv will come a day or later. IMO it is simply not true. It is a plan and a process. They simply are not ready yet.

Iraq can make it from day to day…. from the loans to black market oil sales, they find money. Yes, we can all point to the many ways or reasons they need to get this RV done. Tradable currency, investment, WTO, etc. And it will happen. But I don’t see it happening in the next 30 days. I am still a believer in 2010, but we will have to wait and see.

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Allawi says govt. likely to be formed in August July 9, 2010 – 03:35:38

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqiya bloc leader Iyad Allawi on Friday expected the Iraqi government lineup to take form in August and the three top state posts to be clear late this month.

“I believe that matters are God willing heading in the right direction. Negotiations are in the final stages and we hope to end this affair as soon as possible,” Lebanon’s national information agency quoted Allawi as saying after a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri.

“I have briefed Prime Minister Hariri on developments in Iraq and the negotiations to form an Iraqi government as soon as possible,” said Allawi, a former prime minister of Iraq.

This week has seen a breakthrough between Allawi’s al-Iraqiya bloc, which won 91 seats in the March 7 legislative elections, and incumbent Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s Dawlat al-Qanoon (State of Law), which came second with 89 seats.

The constitutional deadline to name a president of the republic and a speaker of parliament will end on July 13. The president, according to the constitution, would designate a prime minister within 15 days.

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DFI will remain in NY Federal Reserve Bank beyond Dec. 2010 — Ban Politics 7/9/2010 10:48:00 PM

UNITED NATIONS, July 9 (KUNA) — UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Friday said the Development for Iraq (DFI) will remain in the Federal Reserve Bank in New York beyond December 31 of this year with the same existing mechanism and arrangements, including payment of five percent of the oil revenues to the Compensation Fund.
In his second quarterly report to the UN Security Council on the issue since last year, Ban said “the Government of Iraq has received confirmation from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York of continuation of the existing mechanism in place for the DFI, to be effective after 31 December 2010.” As a result, he added, a sub-account to compensate the victims of Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait in August 1990 will be established to enable the Iraqi Government to continue to deposit five percent of its oil and natural gas proceeds in the Geneva-based Compensation Fund.
By its resolution 1483 of May 2003, the council transferred the authority to manage the expenditures from Iraq’s oil revenue from the United Nations to the DFI, and created the International Advisory and Monitoring Board (IAMB) to monitor it.
By its resolution 1905 of December 2009, the council extended until 31 December 2010 the arrangements for depositing those proceeds into the DFI, and asked Baghdad to put in place arrangements to ensure a “timely and effective transition” to a post-DFI mechanism by 31 December 2010.
It also asked Ban to report every three months on the progress by Iraq in preparing for such arrangements and decided to review the provisions of resolution 1483 at the request of the Iraqi Government by mid 2010.
Starting January 2011, the IAMB will disappear and Ban said he is “encouraged” that Baghdad, in coordination with the Iraqi Committee of Financial Experts (COFE), will continue to select an independent international auditor to monitor the successor entity to the DFI.
Iraqi Ambassador to the UN Hamid Al-Bayati told KUNA earlier this week that beginning next year, the DFI will also carry another name, different from the one given to it by the council.
Ban commended Iraq in his report released today for its efforts to make the new arrangements and encouraged Baghdad to continue to meet the deadlines set in a letter by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari to the council earlier this year for the successor entity for the DFI.
However, he expressed concern that “owing to certain administrative issues, there were delays in implementing the comprehensive oil-metering system.
“I urge the Government of Iraq to follow up on this issue and ensure that the implementation of the comprehensive oil-metering system continues as envisaged in the time-bound action plan presented to the Security Council,” Ban said. He also recalled that the IAMB continues to highlight issues of concern regarding weaknesses in controls over oil extraction and in the spending ministries. Audit fieldwork is not yet complete, as a result of delays caused by recent bombings that affected a number of ministries.
On the oil-for-food program, which used to buy humanitarian goods for Iraqis with oil money, Ban said irrespective of the manner the council chooses to close it, the conclusion of all pending issues should be subject to the provision by the Government of Iraq of a comprehensive indemnity with regard to all activities of the Organization, its representatives and agents in connection with the program since its inception and with regard to the funds that have been transferred and will be transferred to the DFI.
Also, he added, the conclusion of the outstanding activities under the program should also be subject to the availability of sufficient funds for the Organization to meet the costs and expenses that have been incurred or may be incurred in future in connection with the program, including the ones associated with the winding down of the program and the ones arising from the cooperation of the Organization with Member States in respect of investigations and proceedings related to the program.
The report coincided with a New York Times article published today about how hundreds of millions of dollars in Iraqi crude oil and refined products are smuggled every year from Kurdistan region to Iran under the nose of the US and without authorization from Baghdad. (end) sj.hb KUNA 092248 Jul 10NNNN

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Dabbagh calls on INA to propose nominee for PM position

July 6, 2010 – 10:56:39

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: A leading figure of the Dawlat al-Qanoon Alliance, Dr. Ali al-Dabbagh, called on the Iraqi National Alliance (INA) to propose its nominee for the position of Iraq’s prime minister.

“The problem is that until now the INA has not proposed its nominee for the prime minister’s position,” al-Dabbagh told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

He explained that once the INA proposes its nominee for this post, the nominee will be compared to a competitor from the Dawlat al-Qanoon Alliance.

“The comparison between the nominees will rely on mechanisms to decide which nominee is more suited to hold this post,” al-Dabbagh added.

He noted that although the INA has rejected the Dawlat al-Qanoon’s nominee (Nouri al-Maliki) to occupy the position of Iraq’s prime minister, the Dawlat al-Qanoon Alliance is committed to the coalition with the INA.


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Interesting postings from SFMEDIC at Dinar Rumor 07/29/2009

I was doing a little research when I came across a couple of posts from sfmedic to a sunny1 over at dinar rumors.  Interesting messages to say the least………………………I think they speak VOLUMES about a lot of things!!!
Happy Reading!!!!!

susan I talked to my wife and she said to let you in on the deal. if you give me your phone number I will call you and we have decided to let you in my private site if you understand no problems at all. Ok let me know asap

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Susan, I lifted the ban on you. I didnt put it on you though. fyi yes there is a deal already done. I am one of them who brokered it. we have it in writing with BOFA corporate in NC. I cannot share the info that I and several others were told about the valuation. but bofa has the rate and it is frozen by the US Treasury and not yet has it been released for public view. the deal was brokered with several of us and the VP of Bank of Americas Foreign Exchange for the US. Here father ok’d it and he is on bofa board of directors in NC. bofa says we are on the clock right now with the treasury and them releasing it. we are told that the projected release is tomorrow
but they said the catalyst is the chapter vii.
take care


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Maliki meets Biden – 07/04/2010

BAGHDAD / Aswat al-Iraq: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki met on Sunday with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, hours after meeting with the al-Iraqiya bloc leader Iyad Allawi, according to a cabinet press release.

The release did not elaborate on the details of the meeting.

Earlier on Sunday (July 4), Allawi said a meeting with U.S. Vice President Biden on Sunday focused on the need to accelerate formation of a new government, adding Biden did not carry any proposals in this respect.

“A two-hour meeting was held in the house of Iraqiya member and Deputy Prime Minister Rafie al-Issawi between Iraqiya leader Allawi and U.S. Vice President Biden,” Issawi’s office said in a statement received by Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

“The meeting was attended by the U.S. ambassador to Iraq and a host of Iraqi and U.S. political experts and advisors,” it added.

The statement quoted Allawi in statements to reporters after the meeting as saying that the talks dealt with the current situation in Iraq and the region as well as the need to speed up formation of a new government.

“There were no certain proposals offered in this regard on the part of the U.S. side,” Allawi noted.

He pointed out that Biden expressed interest in Iraq’s stability and the need to avoid prolonging the formation of a government so that circles seeking to undermine Iraq’s interests would not capitalize on the current state of affairs.

Biden, entrusted with the Iraqi affairs file, had arrived in Baghdad on Saturday on an unannounced visit amidst faltering talks among Iraqi political powers to form a new government four months now after the country’s second ever legislative elections since 2003 were held.

Differences are heating up among the al-Iraqiya, which obtained 91 seats, and Maliki’s Dawlat al-Qanoon(State of Law), which came second with 89 seats, to win the post of prime minister for the new government.

Incumbent Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki’s bloc struck a coalition with Ammar al-Hakeem’s Iraqi National Alliance (INA), together having 159 seats, in a bid to form the largest parliamentary bloc, a matter viewed by Allawi’s al-Iraqiya as a twisting of democracy on the grounds that his bloc was the largest one with votes in the elections and consequently it has the right to form a government.

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