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Post by Ponee on Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:49 pm

December 10, 2019 Mnt Goat News Brief
Hi Everyone,


I bring you lots and lots of news today.


OK! What is all the HOTTEST news from Iraq?


It’s all about getting the 2020 budget passed, corruption, how to get rid of Iranian influence in politics and selecting a new prime minister. So, let’s look at the news in these areas today and how it impacts our investment.


More news….


US WILL HOLD ACCOUNTABLE THE "CORRUPT" WHO STEAL IRAQ'S WEALTH


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday that our legal authorities will use it to hold accountable the "corrupt" who steal Iraq's wealth.


He added, "Political leaders and government officials must put Iraq first."
On Friday, the US Treasury announced the imposition of sanctions on four Iraqi officials, including three leaders of "Iran-backed" factions, for "violating human rights and engaging in corruption."
The US Department said, "It imposed sanctions on 4 Iraqi officials, including Khamis al-Khanjar and Hussein al-Lami, for violating human rights and engaging in corruption."


She added, “THREE OF THESE OFFICIALS ARE LEADERS OF PARAMILITARY FACTIONS BACKED BY IRAN.” They are Qais Khazali and his brother Laith, as well as Abu Zeinab Al-Lami, a leader in the popular crowd.


(Mnt Goat - The BIG question is today and so much in the news– Will the US move much more aggressively to take military action against the Iranian militias now in Iraq? They need to push them out of Iraq or die. This ultimatum must come to the Iranian military leaders but only at the will of the Iraqi leaders. However, they must first clean out the Iranian backed leaders out of Iraqi politics or this could never happen. Seems the US has made strides in this first objective of weeding them out. )


More news….


MAIN THRUST OF THE DEMONSTRATORS IN IRAQ IS FOR THE GOI TO LIVE UP TO PAST PROMISES


I want everyone to know that the main thrust of the demonstrators in Iraq is for the GOI to live up to past promises.


One of their shouts from the crowd is to payout on promised HCL (excess oil revenue) payments to the citizens. Remember this? This part of the HCL law was voted on and passed, then promised to the people in the summer of 2018, then again in fall. Then one last news article told us in January 2019. But still no payments have been made. Why?


It is because of the corruption in the government. They do not want to open the 2018 budget and now the 2019 budget, as done with other budgets since 2014. They are paying their bills ad-hoc off money from the CBI reserves. This is not even the legal process. This is how these crooked politicians are able to circumvent the will of parliament thus the willof the people. But they know if they do open the budget it includes many reforms they will be forced to implement and pay for. It has all been a fraud and a scam run by the corrupt Iranian politicians.


So, the US is now in Iraq in force. They are pushing to open these budgets and get these much-needed reforms and projects completed. We know that the HCL is designated to pay out under a uniform rate of close to 1:1 with the US dollar. This is how it was set up. So, the in-country RV only has to be announced now. When will this occur?


It can’t be too long now since the demonstrators demand these payments and now the US too is going to force this to happen. Will the CBI convince the US to let the later reinstatement process go ahead, if they pay out? The US will have to let it go since Iraq will have to issue the smaller of the smaller category notes and this initiates the process to delete the zeros that ultimately leads to the reinstate of the dinar for global trading.


I have said this before and I will say it again. Don’t worry about the initial rate of the in-country RV that should come out around 83 cents to a buck. This rate will be pushed to FOREX as the initial rate but it will get driven up so quickly to the real nominal value that you will not even have chance to go to the bank before its around $3+ and maybe even climbs to $4+. Am I giving you a rate? Yes, we know about the rate now and we know how they plan to implement this process. This is nothing new. This is as close as anyone will get until the rate is actually shown.


What we don’t know is the exact timing and so we sit and wait. Again….I tell you we are in a VERY GOOD, unprecedented, never before since 2012-2013, window of opportunity to see this happen. I do not see this window coming and going like the others of the past. I truly believe this may be it, but only if these conditions below occur and mover ahead:


-demonstrators must be relentless and continue their pressure on the GOI


-must open these past budgets and payout HCl to citizens


-pass 2020 budget (required by the US)


-pass the new election law (2 readings already, now up for a vote)


-select a new non-Iranian backed prime minister. Demonstrators must also be happy with the selection (says they have candidate and this is the week)


-the US must continue its work to force these reforms


-the US must be more action than words and let the reinstatement go this time


-the US (may) force Iraq to prosecute


More news….


STATUS OF THE NEW ELECTION LAW
{Baghdad: Al Furat News} The MP revealed the parliamentary wisdom bloc, Hassan Khalati, preparing the final version of the election law, while speaking about the date of its approval. The vote should be taken on the law GIVEN THAT THE FIRST AND SECOND READING HAS ENDED and discussion of the law within the relevant committee took a long time and held meetings with legal experts.


He pointed out that “topics that have disagreements in this law include two axes {Article 15, which speaks to go towards multiple constituencies and reduce the number of members of parliament to 251 deputies,” noting that “despite the existence of these differences, the law will proceed with a vote.”


Khalati added, “The delay came to prepare the final version of the law, because everyone is convinced of the single list and multiple districts in the provinces,” announcing “NEXT WEEK OF SESSIONS WILL WITNESS THE VOTE ON THE ELECTION LAW AFTER COMPLETING ITS FINAL VERSION


(Mnt Goat – The US needs this election law passed, among other items, in order to sign off to go forward on any currency reform. So this step is VERY important blush and a move in the right direction.)


{Baghdad: Al Furat News} Speaker of the House of Representatives, Muhammad Al-Halbousi, held today, Monday, an expanded meeting that included the first deputy and heads of political blocs to discuss the Iraqi Parliament’s election law, in a series of ongoing meetings for the purpose of its legislation.


During the meeting, Al-Halbousi stressed, according to his media office’s statement, which he received {Al Furat News} a copy of, “THE NEED TO REACH AN AGREEMENT ON A LAW THAT MEETS THE ASPIRATIONS AND ASPIRATIONS OF THE IRAQI PEOPLE AND REBUILDS CONFIDENCE FOR THE VOTERS, in a way that guarantees a fair electoral process and genuine representation of Iraqi citizens throughout Iraq”.


The Parliament will hold its regular session tomorrow, Wednesday.
The agenda of the session includes voting on the House Elections Bill, and general discussions.


More news….


STATUS ON DECISION TO CHOOSE A NEW PM


Iraqi MPs revealed, on Monday 12/9, that the political blocs reached the final decision to choose a candidate to head the government and put forward his name during the next few days, and at a time when the candidates for the blocs set 6 basic conditions that are required to take office, deputies confirmed that the candidate should have the blessing of the reference.


On Monday, the deputy from the Al-Fath Alliance, Abbas Al-Zamili, suggested that the candidate for prime minister be appointed at the end of this week or early next week, while stressing that the issue is very difficult.


Al-Zamili said in an interview with Alsumaria News, "Choosing a candidate for prime minister is a very difficult matter, given that there are calculations of the reactions of the street in general to the personality that is assigned," noting that "this situation created a complete conviction with the political forces after the nomination of any A political figure who previously held positions in previous years. "


Al-Zamili added that "there is a careful selection of the person who can be assigned to occupy the position, and that it is a figure that has acceptance in the whole of Iraq and that it is not a burned figure in previous years.


Representatives revealed today, Monday, that the political blocs reached the final decision by choosing a candidate to head the government and put forward his name during the next few days.


More news….


CENTRAL BANK HAS BEEN BUYING GOLD IN PREPARATION FOR CURRENCY RISE
Iraqi Central Bank bought gold reserves of more than 90 tons. This is a cover for the Iraqi dinar IN ORDER TO ENHANCE ITS STRENGTH IN THE GLOBAL MARKETS.


The tons of gold must be accompanied by a clear economic policy that contributes to promoting the growth of the national economy and building and reconstructing what was destroyed by wars and strengthening the financial policy to support other economic sectors, IN ORDER TO GET OUT OF THE RENTIER ECONOMY TO THE OPEN ECONOMY.


To that, the World Gold Council announced that Iraq bought more than 90 tons of gold during 8 years, indicating that the last purchase of gold from Iraq was in September of 2018 at an amount of 6.5 tons.


Economist Saleh Al-Hamashi says in a press statement:


Most of the countries of the world maintain balances of gold and foreign currencies TO BOOST THEIR CURRENCY and economy, and Iraq was dependent before 1971 on gold as a cover for the national currency and after this date foreign currencies were added as a parallel reserve of gold for the strength of the Iraqi economy, but what happened after 2003, they are organized theft operations by the American army gangs and its mercenaries in cooperation with the intelligence of other countries.


The goal was to steal the treasures of Iraq, foremost of which are gold, precious manuscripts, historical treasures, and others.
Here is the link the entire article: link
(Mnt Goat – This is one of those WOW! articles. Why are they telling us this now in the midst of all these demonstrations? Is the CBI about to raise the value of the dinar now because, even though they have bought all this gold the rate of the dinar has actually gone down. So, when will the true value be reflected in the rate?)


More news….


URGENT TRANSCRIPT OF SUPREME SERMON ON FRIDAY
December 6, 2019 Walter


BAGHDAD (Al-Furat News) – The supreme religious authority stressed today the choice of the new prime minister and its members within the constitutional period AWAY FROM ANY EXTERNAL INTERFERENCE.


The representative of the supreme religious authority in Karbala, Sheikh Abd al-Mahdi al-Karbalai, read during the Friday sermon today the text of the statement of the office of the supreme authority, Grand Ayatollah Imam al-Sayyid Ali al-Sistani: To pressure those who have the authority to MAKE ROOM FOR REAL REFORMS in the administration of the country, but the main condition for this is that it is not drawn into acts of violence, chaos, and sabotage, in addition to not justifying these actions legally and legally, it will have adverse repercussions on the reform movement and lead to the decline of security with them little by little, in spite of all the precious blood that was shed in order to achieve their legitimate, WE MUST PAY ATTENTION 


TO THIS AND BEWARE OF GRANTING AN EXCUSE FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT REFORM TO BE ACHIEVED.


We repeat here the warning from those who lie in wait for the country and seek to exploit the protests demanding reform to achieve certain goals that harm the higher interests of the Iraqi people and are not consistent with its inherent values.
(Mnt Goat – I got to tell you this last paragraph sounds very close to the speech that president Trump gave at the Un and the at the EU in the past. The key is “not consistent with inherent values (fabric of life)” Is this not what we are fighting too in the US with all the corruption and UN Agenda 21/30 implementation and socialism?


I need everyone to understand the difference between municipal projects where taxes are collected for road repairs, airports, etc.. Yes, public schools is socialism but it is not bad as long as the values taught are still of the people and not shoved down the throats by the government with globalist ideals, one world government and propaganda, just because the government funds it. Anyway you look at it the people still fund it thru taxes and so they should decide not the politicians. When it get out of order then there is a problem and “common core” and “no child left behind” crossed the line. We also see this is healthcare with the government then deciding the quality and type of care administered just because it has to pay for it. Imagine an entire system of healthcare run by politicians in Washington. That is exactly what you get with a National Healthcare program. I don’t care how you look at it or how you disguise it. If the government is paying for it they will regulate and follow their agenda not ours. I am all in favor of National Healthcare but to bonified citizens only and a well thought out system of care.)


I did not include the entire speech since it is very long. But you get the point. Go read the entire script if you want.


More news….


TO SEND THE DRAFT FEDERAL BUDGET FOR 2020 TO PARLIAMENT BY NEXT WEEK?
(Baghdad: Euphrates News) The House of Representatives intends to address the President of the Republic; to send the draft federal budget 2020 to parliament by next week.
A parliamentary source said in a press statement, “This comes as part of legal endeavors to address the issue of the budget, after the resignation of the Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, that the caretaker government cannot send the budget.” (this already has been resolved in that that caretaker govt can in-fact continue to work and send the budget to parliament as long as it is within the 15 day time period to select a new pm.)
Agreement with the federal government is in the interest of both sides and the formation of any new federal government will not cause any problem for the agreement," noting that "the delay in approving the budget law will push Baghdad to pay the dues of the region's government according to the Financial Management Law, where it will resort to spending the budget by 1 / 12 until the budget is approved. (in other words they will have to open the 2020 budget and begin spending it whether passed or not)


More news….
THE VALUE OF THE BUDGET 2020
Direct: Member of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Haneen Qadu, on Thursday, the value of the budget 2020.
He said, according to the Iraqi News Agency, that the size of the budget next year 160 trillion ($ 133.04 billion).


The budget deficit for 2020 is 50 trillion Iraqi dinars ($ 4.16 billion), he said.
He pointed out that the value of Iraqi imports amounted to 84 trillion Iraqi dinars (69.84 billion dollars).


He continued: The investment side will be zero and we will turn to domestic loans and the banks of the Central Bank and others so that we can move the economic process.


The member of the Iraqi parliament, that there is a big problem in the subject of the search for internal and external loans in order to maintain operating expenses.


(Mnt Goat – hey folks they CBI just told us last week that the real budget to sustain the Iraqi economy is really not the inflated amount due to corruption and leaving the country going to Iran. This is the deficit amount. Get it. So eliminate this Iranian corruption and Iraq has a balanced budget. Appears they are still catering to Iran in this budget.)


A representative of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Baghdad, Fares Issa, confirmed that there are no problems left regarding the draft budget for 2020 between Erbil and Baghdad, and that the project will be sent to parliament next Thursday.
"The budget bill was supposed to be sent to parliament last Thursday, but it was not sent for unknown reasons," Issa told (Basnews).
He added, "A final agreement was reached between Erbil and Baghdad on the draft budget, and the agreement was approved in the cabinet."


And Issa stressed, "The Iraqi government will send the budget bill to parliament for approval, soon."


More news….
US DELEGATION IN IRAQ TO DISCUSS SECURITY SITUATION AND PROVIDE ASSISTANCE


(Baghdad: Al Furat News) Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi received, on Thursday, Jim Jeffrey, the US special envoy for the international alliance against ISIS and the accompanying delegation that includes the American ambassador to Iraq Matthew Toller, the commander of the international coalition forces in Iraq and Syria, Patrick White and the deputy defense minister for affairs Middle East Chris Meyer.


During the meeting, they discussed continued cooperation in confronting ISIS remnants and supporting the international coalition for Iraq and its armed forces to eliminate the presence of the ISIS terrorist organization, especially the situations in Syria and the region, current developments in Iraq and the government’s efforts to maintain security and stability.


The meeting was attended by the Iraqi side a number of security officials, military and advisers.
More news….
MEETING TO DISCUSS INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT TO ENHANCE THE SECURITY AND STABILITY OF IRAQ AND ACHIEVE THE REQUIRED REFORMS
President Barham Salih received at the Peace Palace in Baghdad on Thursday, the US special envoy to Syria James Jeffrey and the US ambassador to Iraq Matthew Theoller and the delegation accompanying them.
“During the meeting, they discussed international support to enhance the security and stability of Iraq and achieve the required reforms, and stressed the importance of developing bilateral relations and expanding the horizons of cooperation and trade exchange between the two countries in the service of common interests,” said a presidential statement.
“They also reviewed the latest developments in Syria and the events in the region and the need to consolidate international peace and security.


(Mnt Goat – Every guru is just assuming that the “currency reform” is one of these reforms. The only, and I repeat “the only” indication that it may, is on the very first list of demands by the demonstrators. It included the need to stop the currency auctions. This I assume also means using the Iraq dinar, instead of US dollar, would be used for trade, which in turn means it would have to be reinstated. Am I missing something here? Also, I don’t want to lose sight of the fact that using the US dollar creates a demand for the US dollar, which in turn helps the US economy. 
So is the US really going to let the currency auctions end this time? Just asking…. blush Folks we must be careful when reading these articles not to go off half cocked thinking something entirely different than what the article really said. Just saying,,,)


More news….


US ASKS IRAQI GOVERNMENT TO ARREST QASIM SOLEIMANI, ACCORDING TO SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION


(Independent) ... US Assistant Secretary of State David Schenker affirmed his country's support for Iraqi demonstrators calling on the government to reform and combat corruption. He also did not rule out the inclusion of other officials on the US sanctions list, saying, "We are conducting a continuous review" of the list.
Schenker said in an interview with Al-Arabiya and her (independent) channel today that the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Qassem Soleimani "has a record of violating 

Iraqi sovereignty." He is in Baghdad to choose the next Iraqi prime minister, and this is unacceptable.




He stressed that "Soleimani violates the travel ban imposed by the Security Council."


He also made it clear that Washington does not have the powers to arrest Soleimani in Iraq.


He continued, "The Iraqi government can arrest Qasim Soleimani, according to a Security 


Council resolution."


Schenker denied any American interference in Iraqi or Lebanese affairs, saying, "We do not interfere in the affairs of Iraq or Lebanon, nor do we decide who is the next prime minister." We also do not establish militias or terrorist organizations in Iraq. Iran is the one to do that. ”
As for burning protesters to the Iranian consulate in Najaf, Schenker said, "We do not support burning consulates, but the Iraqi people know who is the cause of the problem they are facing, so they burned the consulate."
It is noteworthy that the United States imposed sanctions on three Iraqis, Qais al-Khazali, Laith al-Khazali and Hussein Aziz al-Lami, all of whom are faction leaders within the PMF close to Iran.


More news….


6 STRONG CANDIDATES FOR PRIME MINISTER ABOUT TO BE ANNOUNCED IN COMING DAYS (already old news from late last week)


A political source familiar with the disclosure of the nomination of six names for the post of prime minister to succeed the resigned Adel Abdul Mahdi.


The source told the "news", that "the political blocs began to nominate a number of personalities to take over the post of prime minister to succeed the resigned Adel Abdul Mahdi."
He explained that "the names of the candidates are: Ibrahim Bahr al-Uloum candidate (Badr, wisdom) and Abdul Wahab al-Saadi candidate (Allawi, Najafi) and Adnan Zarfi candidate (victory) and Ali Shukri candidate (Barham Saleh) and Qusay al-Suhail candidate (state of law) and Faleh Fayyad candidate (tender)".


The source added, "The coming days will see expanded meetings between the political blocs in an attempt to reach an agreement to choose a character that has the approval of all blocs.


(Mnt Goat – I am confused. Didn’t the protestors tell the government they did not want the blocks to chose the next prime minister? So why is this all in the news. Seems they want to use the same old process. Folks this takes months to do. Can they actually select a new prime minister in 15 days? Didn’t the protestors want to use the new election law? Just saying…They did not want a sectarian selected prime minister but rather someone who is best for the country and can deliver. Also they do not want an Iranian backed PM. Folks they burned the Iranian banks and embassy. What does this tell us?



So why is Sadr recently traveling to Iran? Is he telling them the new PM will not be Iranian backed? Is he making a deal with them?)


More news….


POLITICAL BLOCS HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE STREET AND LOOK AT ITS DEMANDS IN CHOSING A NEW PRIME MINISTER


The deputy of the Sadqoun bloc, Ahmad Al-Kinani, confirmed that the Iraqi street rejects the opinions and choices of the political blocs regarding the new prime minister.
Kanani said in an interview, that there are a number of challenges that will face the political process in the next stage, including the lack of trust between the masses, the political class and the government.


He added that there is a challenge, which is the street's rejection of the opinions and choices of political blocs regarding the alternative to the resigned prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi.
Kanani explained that the political blocs have to listen to the street and look at its demands, especially with regard to the personality of the Prime Minister, according to the required specifications and standards, including efficiency, ability, integrity and experience.
More news….


POMPEO: POLITICIANS COOPERATING WITH IRANIAN GENERAL QASEM SOLEIMANI HAVE VOWED US SANCTIONS


The US State Department says it supports political reform in Iraq , while politicians cooperating with Iranian General Qasem Soleimani have vowed sanctions.


Said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State # US for the Office of the Joy of Near Eastern Affairs Hood, in testimony before members of the US Senate, said that « the commander of the Qods Force # Iranian Qassem Soleimani is the source of # terrorism , because it put pressure on Iraqi politicians through various means, so America will not hesitate to impose sanctions "Any politician who cooperates with him, represses the people and loot his money."


Hood said that his country has provided more than two billion dollars in aid to Iraq since 2004, and after all these years and money it is important for America to make a real political reform in Iraq that meets the aspirations of the people.


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said earlier that the administration would not stand idly by while we see corrupt officials making the Iraqi people suffer.


He stressed that the United States will impose sanctions on corrupt figures who steal the wealth of the Iraqi people , stressing that the protests in Iraq do not distinguish between # communities and ethnicities, but wants to get rid of Iranian interference.


More news….


IRAN GUNMEN CONTINUE TO TRY TO DISCOURAGE DEMONSTRATORS, HOPING TO GET THEIR CANDIDATE IN THE OFFICE OF PRIME MINISTER


BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials raised on Saturday the death toll to 25 protesters killed and over 130 wounded, after a bloody night of attacks by unknown gunmen that targeted anti-government demonstrators in the capital city.


Judge Jaafar al-Moussawi, a spokesman for the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, said on Saturday (December 7, 2019) that the "Sinak massacre" was committed, and the bombing of tenderness was killing the reform project to push the acceptance of the prime minister's candidate as usual, contrary to the demands of the demonstrators.


(Mnt Goat – Full story in today’s articles section below. Folks, this is a very sad story for Iraq. This show just how much Iranian militias value life – they don’t. They are just as bad as ISIS, something they supposedly came into Iraq to help eliminate. I told everyone that these Iranian militias had power over the government and would be used to create violence and chaos if needed to get the will of Iran. This is now happening. Can the Iraqi security forces deal with these militias? Will the US military finally step up and help clear these militias out of Iraq? If so, this will have to be done with the permission and support of the Iraqi government. Perhaps after the newly elected prime minister takes office? We wait and see. The worst part is this is the Christmas season too.)


More news….


WASHINGTON NOW HAS NOW FINALLY STEPPED UP AND IMPOSED SANCTIONS AGAINST THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HE DESCRIBED AS "ATROCITIES IN IRAQ


The US Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs, David Schenker, has said that Washington now has imposed sanctions against those responsible for what he described as "atrocities in Iraq", denouncing the appalling and heinous use of force against demonstrators.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated leaders of Iran-backed militias in Iraq that opened fire on peaceful protests, killing dozens of innocent civilians.


What else will the US do next to stop these Iranian militias and the killings in Iraq? Will they finally get a vote in the UN to send UN forces too to help eliminate these militias?
Global Magnitsky Designations


12/6/2019


OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL
Specially Designated Nationals List Update
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The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List:
AL-ISSAWI, Khamis Farhan Al-Khanjar (a.k.a. ALESSAWI, Khamis F Ali; a.k.a. ALI, Khamees Farhan Ali; a.k.a. ALI, Khames Farhan Ali; a.k.a. AL-KHANJAR, Khamis), Jordan; Iraq; DOB 1965; alt. DOB 08 Sep 1968; alt. DOB 08 Sep 1965; POB Fallujah, Iraq; nationality Iraq; Gender Male; Passport D1022354 (Iraq) expires 21 May 2023 (individual) [GLOMAG].
AL-KHAZALI, Laith (a.k.a. ALAZIREG, Layth Hadi Sayyid), Iraq; DOB 14 Oct 1975; nationality Iraq; Gender Male; Passport A10537439 (Iraq) expires 16 Oct 2023 (individual) [GLOMAG].
AL-KHAZALI, Qais (a.k.a. ALAZEREJ, Qays Hadi Sayyid; a.k.a. AL-KHAZALI, Qais Hadi Sayed Hasan), Iraq; DOB 20 Jun 1974; alt. DOB 1974; POB Baghdad, Iraq; nationality Iraq; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG].


AL-LAMI, Hussein Falah (a.k.a. AL-LAMI, Abu Zainab; a.k.a. AZIZ, Hussein Faleh), Iraq; DOB 20 Jun 1969; POB Baghdad, Iraq; nationality Iraq; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG].
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Formal Articles are below. Due to FACEBOOK limitations they do not print my RED colored fonts or italics, so my comments are in brackets ( ) throughout the articles. I will preface my comments with “Mnt Goat” so you know I am jumping in with observations. Also, I separated the articles with asterisks.
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ADMITTED EXTERNAL INTERVENTIONS TO DEFLECT THE DEMONSTRATIONS FROM THEIR PEACEFULNESS, AN IRANIAN ROLE IN TRYING TO WITHDRAW THE DEMONSTRATIONS TO THE VIOLENCE


1. The government admitted that 300 martyrs and 1,500 wounded people had fallen, and it is the first official toll it announces, even though it was practicing a blackout on these numbers, although the outcome is now higher than these numbers.


2. The government admitted that there were outlawed groups that moved freely and were exposed to demonstrators and security forces, in reference to the militias.


3. The government admitted that these militias were targeting press institutions and trying to target the Central Bank of Iraq and burning stores, but it jumped on facts and history, so it tried to attach some of these charges to the demonstrators!


4. The government statement recognized the responsibility of Adel Abdul
Mahdi to block the Internet, which has major economic implications.


5. In its statement, the government recognized the occurrence of enforced absenteeism, describing it as "kidnappings and exposure to demonstrators", and attributed it to entities outside the law.


6. She first recognized the peace of the demonstrations, then the legitimacy of those demonstrations, which forced her to make a series of reforms!


7. She admitted that there are external interventions that want to deflect the demonstrations from their peacefulness, but she did not dare diagnose this interference, while observers monitored an Iranian role in trying to withdraw the demonstrations to the violent summit.


8. The government acknowledged to the international community the use of a specific category of national income in a rentier country by saying that “a law was passed to abolish the financial privileges of officials in the state.”


9. The government acknowledged to the international community that the demonstrations were an expression of a growing political maturity, stressing the need to review and reform laws.


10. The government’s statement admitted that the demonstrations toppled the Prime Minister and the Council of Ministers, which strengthens its legitimacy. Otherwise, what compels a government to resign in front of protests that it claimed were sabotaged by terrorist groups?


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TO HOLD THE RESIGNED PRIME MINISTER, ADEL ABDUL MAHDI, ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL ACTIONS TAKEN


On Friday, the US delegate to the United Nations, Kelly Kraft, stressed the need to hold the resigned .prime minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, accountable
The Iraqi authorities cannot use violence against peaceful demonstrators, Kelly Kraft said in a press" conference I followed (Baghdad today), noting that we will have an emergency session on Iraq, and we will not accept any violations against the demonstrators.


It is important that the Prime Minister, Adel Abdul Mahdi, be held accountable, after his resignation,"" Kraft added, adding that there are consultations regarding Iraq, and it is very important that we speak frankly and from the heart of what is going on in Iraq.
The international actress, Jenin Blackshart, said during her speech at the Security Council (Tuesday, 3 December) that Iraqi youth are leading protests away from partisan interests and the authorities have used excessive force.
In her testimony on Iraq before the UN Security Council, Blackshart said, "The current situation in Iraq carries accumulations and there is a strong sense of frustration," noting that "Iraqi youth are "leading protests away from partisan interests and the authorities have used excessive force.
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AP NEWS: IRAQI OFFICIALS RAISE FRIDAY'S TOLL TO 25 PROTESTERS KILLED
(12/7/19)


BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials raised on Saturday the death toll to 25 protesters killed and over 130 wounded, after a bloody night of attacks by unknown gunmen that targeted anti-government demonstrators in the capital city.


The health and security officials spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.
THE ATTACK ON FRIDAY WAS AMONG THE DEADLIEST SINCE OCT. 1, when thousands of Iraqis took to the streets calling for sweeping political reforms and the end of Iran’s influence in Iraqi affairs. Security forces regularly use live rounds and tear gas to disperse the demonstrations, leading to heavy casualties.


THE GUNFIRE CONTINUED UNTIL THE EARLY HOURS OF SATURDAY MORNING. The assailants first unleashed the deadly assault on Baghdad’s Khilani Square and Sinak Bridge, driving through the areas that are the epicenter of the popular uprising. Protesters said the electricity in the square was cut, creating chaos as they ran from the bullets and took cover in nearby mosques and streets.


The attack led to the burning of a car park that demonstrators had converted into a base for their sit-in, while surrounding buildings in the square were pockmarked with bullet holes.
On Saturday, protesters raised a bloodied white flag as they sought to return to the scene. One protester was seen collecting the spent cartridges and held out at least a dozen.
Anti-government activists have sought TO BLAME SUPPORTERS OF IRAN-BACKED IRAQI MILITIAS, WHICH HAVE STAGED SIMILAR ATTACKS AGAINST PROTESTER sit-ins in the capital and the country’s southern cities.


A string of MYSTERIOUS KNIFE ATTACKS AGAINST ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTERS ALSO OCCURRED ON THURSDAY in the square, after supporters of the Iran-backed militias attempted their own rival demonstration before withdrawing.


Friday’s deadly attacks came hours after Washington slapped sanctions on the head of Asaib al-Haq, a powerful Iran-backed militia accused of being behind deadly sniping attacks on protesters. The U.S. Treasury sanctioned leader Qais al-Khazali, his brother Laith al-Khazali, who is a commander in the group, and Husain Falih Aziz al-Lami.


Iraqi security forces were deployed to streets leading to the square by the early morning.


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US PLANS TO SEND 5,000 TO 7,000 ADDITIONAL TROOPS TO THE MIDDLE EAST TO CONFRONT IRAN IN IRAQ


A US official, who asked not to be identified, told the French Press Agency that the American Defense Secretary, Mark Asper plans to send 5 to 7 thousand additional troops to the Middle East to confront Iran.


The official did not specify which country these forces will be heading, but preliminary information indicates the possibility of distributing the forces Between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. The official did not specify where or when those forces could be deployed, but indicated that sending them would be a response On the attacks of Iranian-linked groups against American interests in recent months. During the hearing in Congress , she said Deputy Defense Secretary John Rood For his part , the United « Watching Iran's behavior with concern.


He added, we continue to monitor the threat level and we have the ability to adapt our presence quickly but Rudd denied newspaper reports the Wall Street Journal about the possible deployment of 14An additional 1,000 soldiers are in the area, and Pentagon spokeswoman Elissa Farah denied this number via Her account on Twitter.


While the Iraqi security forces announced that the Balad air base north of Baghdad was attacked Thursday evening with two missiles, which come in The framework of a series of attacks targeting bases where US forces are present, which raises concern for US officials. This attack comes at a time when Washington is considering deploying between five and seven thousand soldiers In the Middle East to confront Iran, a US official told AFP. This official said that Thursday's attack with Katyusha rockets did not cause any injuries or material damage. The United States is concerned about the recent wave of attacks against their bases in Iraq , where it has about 5200A soldier to help the Iraqi forces fight them against the jihadists. The number of attacks targeting military bases or the US embassy in Baghdad reached more than one in Week during the past six weeks. In turn, another US official said that « there is a big rise in rocket attacks » , referring to These attacks have not caused the deaths of American soldiers and rarely cause material damage, but they provoke them More anxiety. Base Ein al - Assad has been hit in Anbar province west of the country in the third on December to Five missile attack four days after a visit by US Vice President Mike Pence to his country's forces.
There security sources told Agence France Presse at the time that they believed the Hezbollah Brigades, one of the most prominent factions of the forces The Iranian-backed, popular black crowd in the United States is behind the attack . The air force base in northern Iraq was hit by more than a dozen missiles last month The largest attack in recent months against a base where American forces are present.


No group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, and the United States has not fingered any faction yet.


But US SECRETARY OF STATE MIKE POMPEO HAS BLAMED SIMILAR ATTACKS ON GROUPS ALLIED WITH IRAN. Iran has wide influence in Iraq, especially among the militant factions of the PMF, especially Shiite forces included.


In response to a question about whether the missile attacks make the PMF a source of greater threat Islamic state regulation for US forces, the US official agreed to the proposal , saying « Yes, the question is When will someone come out to say that this is enough and multiple US diplomatic and military sources told France Press that they were disappointed.


The sources said that they rely on Iraqi partners to play the role of « conflict resolution » between their troops and the crowd to prevent any clashes.


This task appears complicated, after the PMF was integrated into the regular security forces, but still A number of them carry out independent missions.


The US official said we are all aware of this danger, Iraqis sometimes our partners say, “well what can I do”.


Tensions between Iran and the United States have escalated since Washington withdrew from and imposed a nuclear deal with Tehran last year Tight penalties for this country.


Baghdad, which has received a large number of its security forces, is feeling trained by Washington and Tehran Conditions, anxiously about turning into a confrontation between the two countries.


Another US official said « there is an increase in rocket fire. It is clear that it is not the organization of the Islamic state, all ( launches ) are in The right direction is at the right distance. ”We compare the Iranian capabilities with the capabilities of the extremist organization.


He added « We are fortunate because one did not kill » .


On Tuesday, five rockets landed on the Ain al-Assad air base in Iraq, four days after a deputy's visit American President Mike Pence.


(Mnt Goat – so now these Iranian militias are attacking Iraqi military bases as well as the demonstrators. Something must be done. How long will it be before the US steps up to help? This is exactly why the US insisted in keep a strong military presence in Iraq for many decades to come. Get it now? )


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Articles End


Their words not mine…..No Rumors, No Hype, No Opinions ,,,,,
Just the FACTS!


Disclaimer: All information in this newsletter is not intended for investment decisions / purposes. Mnt Goat is not a financial analyst, planner, banker, attorney or associated in any role with giving out professional investment advice.


In ending I want everyone to know your constant prayers in the fight against evil (ISIS) and now the corruption in Iraq have worked. God has guided these young men and women on the battle field. He has guided the honest, patriots of Iraq to fight for their homeland. So this new war now on our citizens is underway. New battles are raging every day over corruption. These are battles to save our societies from the corrupt politicians and secret societies who are bent on taking what they want from our current wealth and from future generations without our permission. We must keep praying for the end to the rapid corruption and enslavement of people in Iraq and also in the United States. We must pray for our leaders that they may be anointed by the Holy Spirit and guided to do God’s work. We must stand by them and let them know we are still there to support them, even after the election is over. I have composed a prayer maybe we can all pray today in our own way and until the reinstatement of the Iraq dinar occurs.

PRAYER


“For all leaders of all nations, that they may be anointed by the Holy Spirit to do God’s will and work to bring about abundance and prosperity to their nation.
To fight this waging war on corruption, our freedoms, our liberties, socialist plans and injustice.
To bring all those corrupt to justice and pay for their crimes no matter how high up in the government they are.


That the FREE WORLD may be a shining example for the rest of the entire planet.
In the name of Jesus Christ our King and Savior, Amen”

Auf Wiedersehen
Much love to ya all,
Mnt Goat

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Post by Ponee on Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:42 pm

I kind of missed him ripping on the other gurus.... this is a bit boring if you ask me.

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