22 September 2014 US launches air strikes on Syria Islamic State militants The US and allied nations have launched the first air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria, the Pentagon has said. Spokesman Rear Adm John Kirby said fighter and bomber jets and Tomahawk missiles were used in the attack. The strikes were expected as part of President Barack Obama's pledge to "degrade and destroy" IS, which has taken huge swathes of Syria and Iraq. The US has already undertaken 190 air strikes in Iraq since August. The group has taken control of portions of a vast area between Syria and Iraq, executed captive soldiers, aide workers and journalists, and threatened the mass killing of religious minorities in Iraq. On Monday, Rear Adm Kirby confirmed "US military and partner nation forces" were undertaking military action in Syria but did not give details. "Given that these operations are ongoing, we are not in a position to provide additional details at this time," he said in a statement. source
Monday, September 22, 2014 London Metal Exchange opens clearing house, to add China currency LONDON - The London Metal Exchange (LME) on Monday launched its new clearing house, which plans to add the Chinese currency as collateral by year's end to lure more business from the world's top metals consuming nation. The launch of LME Clear is a key step by LME owner Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEx) to generate profits after paying $2.2 billion to buy the LME in December 2012, a price which many analysts regarded as very high. The 137-year-old LME set out to build its own clearing house three years ago to take over from LCH.Clearnet, allowing it to collect fees not only for transactions on the exchange, but for clearing them. Over 2 million existing LME positions were transferred over the weekend from LCH.Clearnet to LME Clear.
Monday, September 22 2014 Abdul-Mahdi, looking with ambassadors of Kuwait and Japanese ways of cooperation in the development of the Iraqi oil sector Search Oil Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi on Monday, both in private with the ambassadors of the State of Kuwait in Iraq has Ghassan Al-Zawawi and Japanese Ambassador Kazuya Nascida, the prospects for the consolidation of bilateral relations in all fields of cooperation and joint oil. According to a ministry statement received by all of Iraq [where] a copy of the "Abdul-Mahdi praised the role of Kuwait in support of Iraq in economic and political fields, and the contribution of Kuwaiti companies in the development of the oil industry." For his part, "The Ambassador of the State of Kuwait congratulations to the minister on the occasion of his accession to the functions of the ministry and expressed his country's desire to develop bilateral relations in all fields, including the oil sector."
He also met with Minister of Oil and the Japanese ambassador in Baghdad Kazuya Nascida, During the meeting, they discussed strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, particularly in the oil sector. He added that, "Abdul-Mahdi praised Japan's role in the reconstruction of Iraq and the participation of Japanese companies in the development of the oil industry." For his part, "Japanese Ambassador presented congratulations to the minister on the occasion of his accession to the functions of the ministry and expressed his country's desire to develop bilateral relations in all fields, including the oil sector," Ended source
23/09/2014 IRAQI OIL MINISTER LAUDS KUWAITI SUPPORT FOR HIS COUNTRY POLITICALLY AND ECONOMICALLY BAGHDAD - Iraq's Oil Minister Adel Abdul mahdi has commended political and economic support of his country extended by Kuwait during an encounter with its Ambassador Ghassan Al-Zewawi on Monday. Both sides discussed means to reinforce bilateral relations over numerous fronts, including the oil sector cooperation, according to a ministry statement. The minister praised "Kuwait's role in supporting Iraq over the economic and political spectrums, and the contribution of Kuwaiti companies in the development of the (Iraqi) oil industry." For his part, Ambassador Al-Zewawi congratulated the newly-appointed minister on receiving the role and expressed Kuwait's keenness on furthering relations over all fields - the oil sector being one of these. source
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 Barzani: I do not mind the export of oil from the region via the Sumo and the Government of Abadi give hope to resolve differences The head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Barzani said, "I do not mind the company of the involvement of the federal oil export Sumo in the export of oil province and pricing." Across the Prime Minister of the province in a press conference held at the conclusion of his visit to the province of Dohuk, about "wishes to find a common solution to outstanding problems between Erbil and Baghdad," noting that "the negotiations between the provincial government and the federal government has not yet begun." He said the prime minister "our participation in the new Iraqi government, we have given another chance to Baghdad in order to solve the existing problems between us in the framework of the constitution, we are continuing our policy of this, and we hope to reach a solution," walk out that "the demands of the Kurdistan region of Abadi as prime minister demands constitutionality must be implemented , and we are ready to coordinate, we give this opportunity to the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, hoping to link a solution to all the issues between the parties. " And on the export of oil province and transparency in the case of oil, the prime minister said the region that "the Kurdistan region always confirms bug issue of transparency in the case of oil, I do not mind our involvement SOMO in the sale of oil and pricing and volume of exports of the region, but will not accept to be controlled However, Baghdad, "noting that" the presence of Adel Abdul Mahdi, the oil minister, gives hope to the region in solving the problems of the oil with Baghdad. " Barzani pointed out that "the Kurdistan region did not ask for anything outside the framework of the Constitution, and that the province did not get the entitlement to 17% of the federal budget," denying at the same time "convert any amount of imports to export oil region from Turkey to Baghdad," stressing said that "Kurdistan region is still insisting that 17% of oil exports going to the Kurdistan region and 83% to Baghdad." And about the conditions of the displaced, said head of the Kurdistan Regional Government, "there are approximately 31 000 students from among the displaced in the province of Dohuk, it will be with the creation of each camp to build a school for displaced people," calling for "faculty displaced people to return to the camps to serve their parents and help students displaced in continuing to study," he said, that "the region needs for two months to bring these students to study." The request of the President of the provincial government, "President of the Republic and Fuad Masum, the Iraqi prime minister, Haydar al-Abadi, visit Dohuk and see the situation for the displaced near, in addition to increasing the sending aid." He added that "the provincial government informed Abadi situation, and also informed him that there are more than 800 000 displaced people headed towards the province of Dohuk, and is not able to provide the province needed to help them, so on the Iraqi government to intervene immediately to save the displaced." And about the battles of the Peshmerga forces to regain areas seized control of the terrorist gangs Daash Barzani said that "the issue is not an issue Daash Kurdistan region alone, it is a global issue, we need allies to fight serious Daash." He stressed that "the Peshmerga forces now has the lead in all fronts of Jalawla to hand Rabia," noting that "the organization Daash became Mtlashiya can not attack, and today the Peshmerga forces are attacking and battling for the order to remove the threat of terrorism from those areas." And an attack Daash the city Kobanî Syrian Kurdish-majority said the Prime Minister of the Kurdistan region of Iraq, Barzani said "the issue of Kobanî relating to all the sons of the Kurdish people, we condemn the assault ... brutality faced by this city, as for sending troops it is not easy to send any troops to this city, but we will not Ntuan for any attempt to help Kobanî and we will give what we can pay. " The prime minister said the province "did not send any force to Kobanî only at the level of humanitarian aid, but Kobanî is important to us, like the rest of Kurdish areas, and we will explore the possibility of providing the necessary support".
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 Obama and Abadi meet this week in New York to discuss the international coalition against Daash The White House announced Monday that "President Barack Obama will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi this week." According to a statement that "President Barack Obama will hold talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi during his attendance at meetings of the General Assembly of the United Nations this week." This will be the first direct meeting with Obama Abadi after becoming prime minister in the new government, which described Washington Balchamlh and actress of the components of the Iraqi people. He suggested American officials said the two leaders held talks include the United States efforts in the formation of the international coalition to fight al Daash in Iraq as well as the prospects of joint cooperation in the fight against terrorism from the side and the military and intelligence support for the Iraqi forces. The head of the Iraqi Council of Representatives Saleem al-Jubouri was revealed in the parliament session yesterday for receiving Abadi, an official invitation from the UN Security Council of the UN, to attend the meeting to discuss the situation in Iraq. It is scheduled to be launched on Tuesday Al69 meetings of the annual session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York at the headquarters of the organization, which will continue until the first of the month of October next. The president will deliver Fuad Masum, who arrived Sunday evening to New York the word Iraq in the General Assembly of the United Nations is also likely to meet on the sidelines of meetings of a number of commanders and leaders this week in New York to discuss the international coalition against Daash. source
September 22, 2014 GET READY: BIBLICAL 'SHEMITAH' BEGINS THIS WEEK Bestselling rabbi warns America of God's 7-year judgments Mark your calendars and hold on to your hats, the next 12 months could be a wild ride for America and the world. The biblical Feast of Trumpets, also known as the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown on Wednesday, Sept. 24, which also marks the appearing of a new moon. But this New Year on the Hebrew calendar is not just any new year. It is the Sabbath year or “Shemitah” year. Just as the seventh day was laid out by God as a day of rest in the Hebrew Old Testament, every seventh year was designated as a Sabbath year. The word “Shemitah” is most often translated as “the release” or “the remission” and applied to the wiping away of debts as well as the resting of the land. Messianic Jewish Rabbi Jonathan Cahn believes he has unlocked the mystery of the Shemitah’s meaning as it applies to modern-day nations. In his new book, “The “Mystery of the Shemitah,” he explains that nearly every major U.S. stock market collapse since the early 1900s has occurred during a Shemitah year, as did the terrorist attack and stock market collapse of September 2001 and the financial collapse of 2008. The next Shemitah year begins Wednesday and runs through Sept. 13, 2015. But what if the “Shemitah” contains an ominous warning about a wider collapse of not just stock markets or housing markets but potentially America’s very existence as leader of the free world? If the nation does not pull back from its current course and repent, it could be in for some rough times as this next Shemitah year plays out, according to Cahn.
Most of the 'demonstrators' are paid to attend .. Monday, September 22, 2014 Far Left Climate Activists Leave Mounds of Trash For Cities to Deal With On Sunday, tens of thousands of committed leftists held “climate change” world rallies. Thousands descended on New York City, marching through the heart of Manhattan with a message of alarm for world leaders. The far left activists are worried about the effects of global warming despite the fact that the US just went through its coldest winter in a century and Antarctic sea ice is at record levels. The alarmists are worried about global warming. But, they let others worry about their trash. click here for full article
September 21, 2014 The arrival of the percentage of completion ferocious eastern port of Faw to 70% Follow-up / newspaper uprightness Announced the General Company for Ports of Iraq for the arrival of the completion rate in the project completion of the breakwater east of the port of Faw to about 70%. The Director of Information Anmar net company said in a statement seen by the newspaper rectitude that "there are only one kilometer and a half from the process of the project and achievement of eight kilometers in length and a half." He added that despite the fact that a high percentage of completion but careful at the same time expected to be completed by the business in the project at the end of this year as scheduled.
With regard to the Breakwater western revealed net for the completion of the company (Daewoo) Korean accounted for five hundred meters away from the original twelve kilometers along the ferocious, explaining that access to this percentage of the work is a breakthrough high by virtue of that area ferocious western they contain many of the remnants of war It was difficult to start working before removing this waste from the area. The cost of the establishment of the port of Faw about 4.6 billion euros and estimated port capacity created will be planned with a capacity of 99 million tons per year to be one of the largest ports bordering the Gulf region. source