The Iraqi people are preparing for Ramadan that will be in just a few days. Do not expect anything important to occur during Ramadan such as a forming of the government. We are looking at the October – November time frame. The government will not be formed before Ramadan.
There are rumors going around that Monday which is today that a significant event is going to occur such as an RV. My information as I see it is not probable that something like that is about to happen. Not this month as I stand by my prediction on 4 August Intel Report.
The former Iraqi Parliament members you know the members that had been voted out of office. Well, they are still living in there government provided housing and refuse to leave the residences for the new incoming parliament members. The newly elected parliament members are still living in there provinces and have to commute to the Parliament building to hold meetings. This has not been a problem since they have only held two parliamentary meetings after the elections. The Iraqi government is not doing anything to solve this problem. To compound the problem the former Iraqi parliament members have purchased their apartments from the government which is illegal.
The Iraqi government Ministry of Defense (MOD) just received brand new M1 US Army tanks. The UN resolution barring Iraq from purchasing any arms and military hardware was lifted in 2004. This transaction and others that are coming for the MOD are all legal and the funds are coming from the US government.
This is all for now…as always more to follow.