6 August 2010
It has been two days since the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) had there scheduled meeting on Iraq. Did you all know the meeting was scheduled? The meeting was a routine meet that is held every three months. It was not a meeting due to the ongoing crisis of Iraqi officials attempt to form a government as some would lead you to believe. And in three months there will be another meet with the UNSC on Iraq.
In my last Intel AC-I report dated 4 August, I had said the UNSC has no power over Iraq to install and force an Iraqi government. I said the UNSC meeting is about recommending to speed up the forming of the government. If you forgot what I had said go back and read it again.
The UNSC press statement said “it urged the members of the new Iraqi Council of Representatives to expedite the government formation in line with the constitution.” This is the UNSC press statement after I had sent out my Intel AC-I dated 4 August email.
In March 2011, the Iraqi government will be hosting in Baghdad the Arab League Summit. The Iraq-Kuwaiti file is very important and we all hope Iraq normalizes relations with Kuwait before the Arab Summit league meeting next year. The recent payment to Kuwait from Iraq in the amount of $650 million was made from the War Reparations account set up in 1991 by the United Nations. It is to pay claimants to settle claims monitored by the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC). Most of the $650 million went to Private Companies, governments, and other organizations. The funds come from the 5% of the oil proceeds that is diverted to the special account to pay for claims brought by victims against the previous Iraqi regime.
If you would like to know what a Kurdish Newspaper has published about the things in Iraq read below. This is what there thinking of the different scenarios that could very well happen in Iraq.
1. Bringing back a civilian judge to Iraq to oversee the transitional government.
2. In the proposed meeting, the UN could propose a complete agenda and programs including all the lists and blocs, as well as trying to adopt the winning list’s policies.
3. The possibility of a military coup, which is for the next stage, when the US troops would finally withdraw from Iraq.
4. Iraq to be divided into three federal regions and bring forward the Joe Biden plan, which is the best solution for Kurds and all Iraqis.
The President of the United States is asking the Cleric Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf to intervene in the current political crisis. The only problem is that Cleric Sistani does not get involved in politics.
Do not be surprised if US Forces are asked to stay beyond the scheduled departure date.
Iraq is still under the UN Sanctions of Chapter VII.
There are no lower denominations anywhere in Iraq.
As always more to follow…
UN Statement on Iraq $685 million