National Alliance meet to discuss political developments

 

02/13/2016 23:31

 

BAGHDAD / obelisk: Hold National Alliance blocs leaders on Saturday, a meeting attended by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi at the home of Prime Alliance Ibrahim al-Jaafari to discuss political developments and the recent visit Abadi to Italy and Germany.

A source said the alliance in an interview with local media, and I followed ‘obelisk’, that ‘the meeting of leaders of the holding of the National Alliance blocks, this evening, at the home of Prime Alliance Ibrahim al-Jaafari, in the presence of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’, pointing out that ‘the meeting will discuss political developments and government reforms ‘.

The source, who asked not to be named, said: ‘meeting also will discuss the victories of the security forces against al Daash’, noting that ‘Abadi, will address the leaders of the coalition on the results of his recent visit to European countries’.

The Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, on 9 February, the current called, to make a change and ministerial ‘substantial’ featuring technocrats characters, called the House of Representatives and the political blocs in the government with the support that.

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Law: {} amnesty soon be recognized

 


2/14/2016 0:00

 BAGHDAD – Muhannad Abdul Wahab
said the number of members of the House of Representatives that the general amnesty law approached the declaration after becoming the consensus clearly marked him through discussions in the committee.
She said the legal committee member of the parliamentary Ibtisam al-Hilali: The {parliamentary sessions this week will vote the general amnesty law. »
she said in a statement the” morning “:” the visit of House Speaker Salim al-Jubouri, the Commission came to urge them to finish the important laws because the remaining period of the life of the parliament two years and must complete all the laws in the committees and vote on them. ”
She explained, “in regards to the amnesty law has been the formation of a sub-committee within the legal committee to follow up on all observations of the law of the political blocs.”
She noted that “on Wednesday will witness the final debate on the law to be presented for a vote at next Thursday.”
for his part, the member of the legal Committee Kadhim al-Shammari said, “the Supreme Judicial Council submitted a proposal for the formation of a review of court covered by the provisions of Article 4, terrorism after the inclusion by the committee and submitted to the presidency of the Council.  
He said in a statement the” morning “that” a review of the provisions of terrorism proposal is hoped that the exposure by the presidency on the heads of political blocs and then it measures its take. ”
He pointed to” the need for the inclusion of convicts and detainees innocent people oppressed in accordance with Article 4 terrorism amnesty for lack of evidence against them legally. ”
He pointed out that” the audit Court will review the prisoners who ruled under Article four terror to prove Mazlomathm or not issues. ” .  
He explained that “exceptions may be curtailed from 16 exception to 10 to include a large number of prisoners with the exception of the terrorists who are found guilty of killing Iraqis,” noting that “the formulas harmonic become apparent in the form of law.”
 as confirmed researcher in political affairs Rahim al-Shammari told “morning” that compass emotional stability of the society in the approval of the draft of the amnesty law, the fact that security and political conditions exceptional the last ten years have been very tough on the reality of people’s lives and gave birth to many cons now needs a serious stand by the state, therefore the executive and legislative authorities bygone diagnosis of some aspects as possible for reform, with a review of the amnesty laws previously issued and their repercussions, which was most recently in 2008 “.   
among Shammari” could see this week’s progress step forward and vote on the bill, which enters in the field of correctional paper to the government and approved by parliament in order to be a message of confidence between the Authority and the people in order turn the page of the reform pages politically and socially as reflected on the general situation positively. ”
He continued,” if we take into consideration how I managed states of progress in building their own home we will see that it has been through calls for tolerance and heavenly mercy which refers to amnesty for errors, except for crimes that can not be bypassed by any means and the preservation of the rights of the innocent. “

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The release of 11 kidnapped near Amerli, including three from the protection of the presidency

 

Saturday, February 13, 2016 21:52

The release of 11 kidnapped near Amerli, including three from the protection of the presidency

BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News / .. announced Mayor of Tuz waterfall Abdoul, Saturday, for the release of eleven kidnapped after being kidnapped yesterday near the hand Amerli south of Kirkuk.

Said Abdul, a news that we are a statement, “we reached shortly before the release of eleven kidnapped, including three members of the presidential brigade to protect the President of the Republic a captain and two along with four of the police officers boundaries and four truck drivers who had been kidnapped yesterday on the road between Baghdad and Kirkuk near the hand Amerli south of Kirkuk, 100 km. ”

It is said that more than 11 people were abducted yesterday near the southern

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Sadr calls for the restructuring of State-owned banks and the inauguration of the governor of “experienced” the central bank Department: Business & Fina

 

 

He demanded the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday, the restructuring of State-owned banks, calling on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to the inauguration of a new governor experienced the Central Bank, rather than on the Keywords.

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Sadr said in a speech on announcing the project of political reforms and pursued “Sky Press,” that “economic reform starts from the restructuring of State-owned banks”, called for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to a new central bank governor’s inauguration advantage of the experience and efficiency rather than from the governor on the Keywords ” .

“The local product support and prevent the import, in addition to support small enterprises in order to promote the economy,” while al-Sadr called for a Alsamh laws on foreign currencies. ”

He continued, “on the issuance of new government bonds, in addition to supporting the agricultural and industrial sectors,” he said. “This is according to a program it is one of the people with experience.”

He called al-Sadr to “encourage national investment through the provision of necessary facilities in this regard, calling for the privatization of some public utilities and unconditional service offered promise of wealth and exploitation at the expense of the citizen.”

Iraq and many countries in the world is witnessing an economic crisis, as a result of falling oil prices in the global stock, below $ 48 per barrel, up from $ 110.

Iraq relies, by 85%, on oil as well as Iran and Russia Almtdharran biggest with Iraq in the lower price, as a result, the Iraqi government was forced to announce, an austere operations, in general in the country in an attempt to fill the budget deficit, as well as the government announced Iraq, reducing the Council of Ministers’ salaries 50%.

It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged at the 11th of August last year to continue reforms and promised the people that said, “I will continue, even if it cost my life.”
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Parliament will hold an extraordinary session next week to determine the work of the Commission refund contraband

Parliament will hold an extraordinary session next week to determine the work of the Commission refund contraband

BAGHDAD / Baghdadi News / .. announced the Integrity Commission, member of the parliamentary Ribawar Taha, Saturday, that the House of Representatives will hold a special session next week to determine aspects of the work of the Commission back money smuggled out of the country.

Taha said in an interview with / Baghdadi News /, that “the House of Representatives will hold a special session next week to determine the direction the work of the recovery of the country’s money smuggled abroad, while noting that the meeting will be chaired by President of the Council, Salim al.”

“The extraordinary meeting will issue an order to the presidency of the parliament to form a committee and determine aspects of its work to restore the country’s money smuggled abroad.”

He noted that “members of the Commission refund contraband will be committees of integrity, legal, finance, economics, investment and question and justice, in what would be a member of the Foreign and Finance Ministries and the Integrity Commission and the Supervisory Board in addition to the intelligence service.”

And on MPs Mishan Jubouri Bahaa al-Araji’s remarks on the existence of operations of a major corruption state, while the accused of all the political class and the party of corruption, answer them Ribawar Taha as “you is a shepherd and each of you responsible for Reitkm” blaming them of corruption in the country operations because of their silence when they occupy Mnabba during the era of the previous government . “over 21 / g

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Sadr calls for the restructuring of State-owned banks and the inauguration of the governor of “experienced” the central bank 

  

He demanded the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr on Saturday, the restructuring of State-owned banks, calling on Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to the inauguration of a new governor experienced the Central Bank, rather than on the Keywords.
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Sadr said in a speech on announcing the project of political reforms and pursued “Sky Press,” that “economic reform starts from the restructuring of State-owned banks”, called for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to a new central bank governor’s inauguration advantage of the experience and efficiency rather than from the governor on the Keywords ” .
“The local product support and prevent the import, in addition to support small enterprises in order to promote the economy,” while al-Sadr called for a Alsamh laws on foreign currencies. ”
He continued, “on the issuance of new government bonds, in addition to supporting the agricultural and industrial sectors,” he said. “This is according to a program it is one of the people with experience.”
He called al-Sadr to “encourage national investment through the provision of necessary facilities in this regard, calling for the privatization of some public utilities and unconditional service offered promise of wealth and exploitation at the expense of the citizen.”
Iraq and many countries in the world is witnessing an economic crisis, as a result of falling oil prices in the global stock, below $ 48 per barrel, up from $ 110.
Iraq relies, by 85%, on oil as well as Iran and Russia Almtdharran biggest with Iraq in the lower price, as a result, the Iraqi government was forced to announce, an austere operations, in general in the country in an attempt to fill the budget deficit, as well as the government announced Iraq, reducing the Council of Ministers’ salaries 50%.
It is noteworthy that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi pledged at the 11th of August last year to continue reforms and promised the people that said, “I will continue, even if it cost my life.”

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US officials think ISIS will attack America this year

 

 

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At the annual worldwide threats hearing in the Senate this week, top US intelligence officials talked about the possibility of ISIS infiltrating America and mounting an attack in 2016.

Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that ISIS (also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh) “will probably attempt to conduct additional attacks in Europe, and attempt to direct attacks on the US homeland in 2016.”

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the committee that ISIS is “taking advantage of the torrent of migrants to insert operatives into that flow” and warned that the group is “pretty skilled at phony passports so they can travel ostensibly as legitimate travelers.”

“As we saw in the November Paris attacks,” in which ISIS operatives trained in the Middle East killed 130 people across the city in a single night, “returning foreign fighters with firsthand battlefield experience pose a dangerous operational threat,” Clapper said.

“Although the US is a much harder target than Europe, ISIL’s leaders are determined to strike the US homeland beyond inspiring homegrown violent extremists attacks.”

Armed French soldiers patrol in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, December 30, 2015, as a security alert continues during the Christmas and New Year holiday season following the November shooting attacks in the French capital. REUTERS/Charles Platiau© Thomson Reuters Armed French soldiers patrol in front of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France, December 30, 2015, as a security alert continues during the Christmas and New Year holiday season following the November shooting attacks…

However, some experts have thrown cold water on these alarming predictions.

Christopher Swift, an adjunct professor of national security studies at Georgetown University and international lawyer at Foley & Lardner, said concerns about highly trained ISIS operatives getting into the US are likely overblown. He said this week that ISIS is more likely to try to radicalize people who are already in the US rather than send operatives overseas.

“It’s a lower-cost strategy for ISIS and they don’t need to have a major event to have an effect, it’s sufficient for them to have a moderate number of small events that are difficult for people to anticipate,” Swift, who testified in front of the House subcommittee on terrorism this week, told Business Insider.

And because anyone with an internet connection can find ISIS propaganda online, it’s easy for people with no formal connections to terrorist groups to become radicalized but fly under the radar of US law enforcement. People coming into the US who have traveled to conflict zones overseas, however, are going to look more suspicious.

It would also take highly trained ISIS operatives out of the group’s territory in the Middle East, where they could be useful.

“Throwing a set of operatives at the US border, you’re taking high-value people and throwing them at a hard target,” Swift said. “It would show a level of desperation on their part because it’d show they’re willing to make an investment that they haven’t been willing to make to date.”

Motivating radicalized “lone wolves” in the US will likely be of lower impact for ISIS — to pull off a Paris-style attack with high casualty counts, it takes sophisticated planning and a group of trained terrorists — but it’s also more likely to be successful.

“It’s low cost, it’s easier to do, it has a higher likelihood of success and a lower likelihood of discovery,” Swift said.

But Swift did caution that as ISIS loses ground in the Middle East amid a campaign of US-led airstrikes and local ground offensives, it will look to strike external targets in the West, including the US.

“When you’re losing, you try to get your adversary to stop beating you,” Swift said. “And one of the ways to do that is to turn the tables on your adversary and hit them.”

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Peter Bergen, a journalist and national security analyst who recently wrote the book “United States of Jihad: Investigating America’s Homegrown Terrorists,” made a similar assessment.

“I think it’s quite unlikely that there would be a Paris-style attack in the United States,” Bergen told Business Insider.

“They almost all trained in Syria, there were probably a couple of dozen people in a support network in both France and Belgium. We just don’t have that here. And we’ve had a number of people, Americans, who’ve gone to join ISIS; usually it’s a one-way ticket.”

The ocean between the US and the Middle East and Europe also helps.

“We’re protected by our geography,” Bergen said. “You can drive from Paris to Damascus; you can’t drive from Damascus to New York City.”

Europe is also dealing with a massive refugee crisis that the US has been largely insulated from. And American Muslims are generally more integrated into society than European Muslims, many of whom are confined to housing projects on the outskirts of big cities. The discrimination they face might motivate some to turn to radical Islamist groups.

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Reuters”It’s the French citizens, the German citizens, the British citizens — these countries are really having a serious problem and as we saw in Paris, that can have very violent consequences,” Bergen said.

“… The profile of a terrorist in Europe now amongst the Muslim population is they are very disadvantaged, they come out of a criminal background, they often meet in prison and are radicalized in prison. And we’re not seeing that in the United States because American Muslims don’t live in ghettos, their average income is the same as the average American, the average education is the same.”

Still, ISIS has been steadily ramping up attacks against the West, and the US is a prime target.

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“The United States will almost certainly remain at least a rhetorically important enemy for most violent extremists in part due to past and ongoing US military, political, and economic engagement overseas,” Clapper said in his written testimony.

“Sunni violent extremists will probably continually plot against US interests overseas. A smaller number will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges associated with conducting attacks on the US homeland.”

And Clapper did acknowledge that the greatest threat the US likely faces is from “lone wolves” who might never have visited ISIS territory but still could act in the interest of the group.

“The perceived success of attacks by [homegrown violent extremists] in Europe and North America, such as those in Chattanooga and San Bernardino, might motivate others to replicate opportunistic attacks with little or no warning, diminishing our ability to detect terrorist operational planning and readiness,” Clapper said.

“ISIL involvement in homeland attack activity will probably continue to involve those who draw inspiration from the group’s highly sophisticated media without direct guidance from ISIL leadership and individuals in the United States or abroad who receive direct guidance and specific direction from ISIL members or leaders.”

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