The Iraqi National Alliance and the Kurdistan Alliance have rejected any meeting with Saudi Arabia officials. Both Iraqi political blocs feel they are making progress and don’t need the regional interference. Iraqi officials say they are in the last stages of forming a government.
However, not all Iraq political blocs are saying the same thing. Yesterday, I mentioned The Al-Iraqiyah List and I would like to again report that they are not going to support a Maliki led government. Furthermore, the discussion seems to be mainly focused on getting closer to the end and appears to be ‘all show’ just for the media.
What is being reported in the Baghdad media today is mostly talk about the Church attack and how the Iraq government carried out the raid by its security forces. The State of Law coalition is taking credit for the operation saying “further victory” for the government.
Recently, I said that the previous ten days were the days to keep a watchful eye on and pay attention to what happens within the government. The Info Gurus, and ‘the Poser’, were mistaken when they mentioned that the Iraq Parliament will be in session on 1 November when the actual date is on Monday, 8 November. I would also like to add that, there is no consensus between the MP’s for this date to meet. Everyone is throwing the date around however, are they really going to show up? The next thing that we will have is a Constitutional crisis. It’s something I believe they would like to see happen. The Parliament session scheduled for next Monday most likely will not happen.
On Monday, November 8, the second session of the Iraq Parliament will be meeting which has been mandated by the Iraqi courts. The Iraqi Federal Court had stated that the Parliament members have to report back to work since not one piece of legislation has been passed or even debated. All this while they all collect 20k – 30k per month!
On September 10, I wrote a post about the Parliament salaries and mentioned that a deputy Governor by the name of Zamili wanted to freeze the Parliament salaries since they are not working. You can reference back to what I had posted in September on the site and also read the U.K. article.
How Iraqi Politicians get paid $1,000 a minute
American Contractor post on 10 Sept.
The President of Iraq Talabani will not give up his seat to Iyad Allawi and has the full support of Barzani to remain as Iraq President.
I would it to be noted that, my information, for the most part is very solid and is always confirmed with allies, associates and close friends who work within various capacities in both the private and public sector of Baghdad before it is put forth and made public to my readers. To disclose anything in detail in regards to my contacts would be a breach of trust and security. I hope that many of you can respect that. It’s no different here in Iraq than any other country in regards to protecting your sources and garnering and maintaining a trusting relationship.
As far as the RV goes, I never said it was going to occur in 2011. This question/comment was brought forth to me and I would like to clarify what I actually said/meant. It was that the Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) is pushing out the date for the new currency later into the year 2011. This is only if the CBI can even execute the new currency plan. It is still in the planning stages as this is in an ongoing planning mode. Also, remember that they need new legislation to make this happen. My analysis on the ground, as I stand in Baghdad, Iraq is that I do not believe the CBI and the Iraqi government has made any decision to RV the Iraq currency in the Month of November 2010. I am 99.9% sure of this.