Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Political sources in Baghdad: The central government has agreed to all the demands conveyed by the delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government fully and without exception

April 30, 2013

Political sources in Baghdad: The central government has agreed to all the demands conveyed by the delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government fully and without exception

BAGHDAD - Eastern April 30: Political sources in Baghdad said the central government has agreed to all the demands conveyed by the delegation of the Kurdistan Regional Government fully and without exception, according to Almassadran Government Center agreed to 

*pass a law Extension Act 
*approved the financial budget for the current year covers the amounts due to the oil companies operating in the region, which he refused Center allocated earlier in addition to the 
*salaries of Kurdish Peshmerga forces, the sources said the central government also 

*responded to the demands of the Kurdish invest oil in the Kurdistan region and exported context currently in place in addition to the agreement on the enactment of the oil and investment, the sources said the two sides agreed on security coordination in Kirkuk and other disputed territories and the return of Kurdish ministers to cabinet meetings, 

*and noted that the meeting of the Council of Ministers, which had been scheduled for today has been postponed until after tomorrow, Thursday, in the hope of participation of Minister Kurds.

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Iraq .. Oil And Gas Law, Security, Salaries: Kurdistan reveals agreements between Barzani and Maliki resolved three key files

April 29, 2013

Kurdistan reveals agreements between Barzani and Maliki resolved three key files

Detection of the Kurdistan Alliance, on Tuesday, the Kurdish delegation agreement with the National Alliance and the federal government to pass a law of oil and gas that resolved most of the differences between Baghdad and Kurdistan, in addition to joint security arrangements for the disputed areas and resolve the problem of the salaries of the Peshmerga forces.

A member of the House of Representatives for the Kurdistan Alliance Hassan Jihad in an interview for "Twilight News" that 

"the meetings and talks delegation Kurdish resulted in inter agreements, notably pass the oil and gas law, which is a great achievement for the Iraqi state and solved radically for most of the problems between Baghdad and Kurdistan in addition to the agreement on the talks continue to resolve the problem of the salaries of the Peshmerga. "

"The adoption of the law of oil and gas will solve the problem of entitlements contracts for foreign companies operating in the region and the differences caused by the adoption of the federal budget for 2013."

Jihad pointed out that "the federal government and the Kurdistan agreed to joint security arrangements in the disputed areas and experiencing problematic," noting that "the agreement includes joint coordination to move the security forces and provide security in the disputed areas .

Jihad pointed to "constant periodic meetings between the two sides to resolve differences and problems of the past period."

And move the Peshmerga forces and incursion in Kirkuk Jihad said that "the Peshmerga forces moved in Kirkuk, in agreement with the governor of Kirkuk, to fill the gaps left by the events of Hawija does not have moves any political dimension or any interpretation or escalation of the other parties," noting that "moves designed to address gaps security that threaten the security of citizens in Kirkuk. "

Jihad denied the Peshmerga incursion into northern Diyala and it's still outside the borders of the province did not exceed.

The delegation held a senior Kurdish included a number of officials of the Kurds and Secretary General of the Ministry of Peshmerga talks extensively with the National Alliance and the federal government to end the outstanding issues with the federal government to resolve differences between the two sides on oil contracts Kurdistan with foreign companies and the implementation of constitutional article 140 on the disputed areas and salaries and arming Peshmerga Kurdish The share of the Kurdistan region in the country's budget for the year 2013.

Iraq lends Egypt four billion dollars (interesting .. thought this deal was cancelled)

Also .. possibly related .. 

U.S. Delegation and Egypt: Morsi meets U.S. congressional heads of intelligence (including feinstein)


30/04/2013

Iraq lends Egypt four billion dollars

Baghdad and agencies

A source at the Egyptian delegation to visit Iraq to participate in the International Islamic Conference for Dialogue and rounding to be held in Baghdad for the approval of the Iraqi government to provide a loan to Egypt in the amount of $ 4 billion without the benefits provided to ensure that such a loan Egyptian national banks. The source also stressed the successful Iraqi government to release all detainees and prisoners in Iraqi jails Egyptians.

The source said in a press statement that "the Iraqi government has agreed to release, provided that the hands imprisoned not contaminated by the blood of Iraqis, and that any prisoner issued against him provisions in other cases would be released immediately and that following the claim of the Egyptian delegation for the release of all Egyptians who are in the prisons of Iraq." He said "The delegation will meet with Iraqi officials concerned during the visit to the termination of the proceedings for the release of the Egyptians who are in the prisons of Iraq, whose number is estimated at about 50 people, is scheduled to be released in the next few days."

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Baghdad Oil & Gas 2013 Baghdad, Iraq - May 01-04, 2013

May 01-04, 2013 — Baghdad Oil & Gas 2013 Baghdad, Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq. Baghdad Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition will be held between 1 – 4 May 2013 in Baghdad International Fairground. 

In coordination with the esteemed Ministry of Oil, this Baghdad Event will focus on the Mid &Down Streams of the Iraq? Oil Industry with particular emphasis on fostering investment in the oil refining domain and the role and share of service companies in the implementation of all related services including, but not limited to, projects in the EPC domain for the building of new refineries and gas processing plants and all the relevant infrastructures needed for gas gathering and processing and all disposal facilities for oil, and petroleum products (pipeline systems, storage facilities and final disposal internally and for export).

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Going Global Headline News For Tuesday, April 30, 2013 .. will continue to update ...

Babylon Rising .. One World Trade Center - Manhattan Island

Kurdistan Alliance: Maliki's government has pledged to implement all our demands (oil and gas law, Article 140, budget)

Obama will travel to Mexico and Costa Rica in May 2-4-2013

Morsi meets U.S. congressional heads of intelligence (including feinstein)


Estate Planning For IQD Investors; Send Your Questions; Tune Into Blog Talk Friday, May 3rd .. Phoenix Hosts Special Guest .. Estate and Trust Attorney ...

Central bank finances Monetary and Economic Department April 2013

Dancing to the tune of the Saudi royal agenda (good read)


*Fulford Report .. April 30, 2013

*Heneghan Report (always fun to read) .. April 29, 2013 .. U.S. Civil War Remains Imminent

Link .. Phoenix's Operation Capstone ... Tic, Tac, Toe ...

*IRAQ BUDGET THURSDAY .. After three months of delay the budget during the next two days .. Thursday, May 2nd ...

Wall Street Week Ahead: Central banks, data to steer investors: The Federal Reserve will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday

Wells Fargo this month announced the opening of the first of what it says will be a new bank branch format.

Multiple Polls: Americans Are More Afraid of the GOVERNMENT than TERRORISTS

US Officials Arrest Swiss Banker Amid Tax-Evasion Crackdown; U.S. authorities crack down on tax evasion and has revived Swiss bankers' fears that they could face detention if they travel to the United States and are suspected of helping people hide money in offshore accounts.

US and North Korea's $6 trillion in mineral wealth (and don't forget Afghanistan also has mineral wealth)

Going Global Headline News For Monday, April 29, 2013 .. will continue to update

Claim the religious leaders to hold a national conference to nip sectarian strife

May 1, 2013

Claim the religious leaders to hold a national conference to nip sectarian strife

Baghdad: News Network Iraq - demanded an MP for the mass of the solution parliamentary and internalized within the Iraqi List reproach periodic religious authorities Sunni and Shiite convene a national conference as soon as possible to bury the strife that has worked agendas Hargih on ignited one people. 

Said in a press statement 'that the religious leaders are confidence of the masses is the only one able to put down sectarian strife, which is now looming on the horizon, and it must make recommendations to serve as the Constitution commits to everyone. 

'stressed member bloc solution parliament on the need to empty the conference of politicians because they are not advocates of reform, but advocates positions are no longer the people trust any decision or agreement by them. 

'She League:' The gravity of the current situation had on the people of the loyal work to find fertile ground for reconciliation and begin to open a new page between the political parties be the basis of mutual trust and that everyone works towards building the country per common away from sectarianism racism and sectarianism '. 

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Obama will travel to Mexico and Costa Rica in May 2-4-2013

April 30, 2013

Obama says economics, security to be themes in Mexico visit

President Barack Obama said a trip to Mexico this week will center on economic issues such as trade and energy but security issues will not be far behind.

"A lot of the focus is going to be on economics," Obama said during a news conference. "We've spent so much time on security issues between the United States and Mexico that sometimes I think we forget this is a massive trading partner, responsible for huge amounts of commerce and huge numbers of jobs on both sides of the border."

Obama is due to visit Mexico on Thursday, holding meetings and having dinner with President Enrique Pena Nieto. He will also travel to Costa Rica and meet with Central American presidents.

Mexico grew at a robust 3.9 percent annualized growth rate in 2012 and is on track for growth of around 3.5 percent in 2013, according to the World Bank. It is the United States' third-largest trading partner and its second-largest source of oil.

But violence from organized crime remains an irritant in the bilateral relationship. While the Mexican government has said that killings linked to organized crime fell 14 percent in the four months of Pena Nieto's presidency, more than 70,000 people have been killed in drug violence in Mexico since 2007, and gruesome killings continue to grab headlines.

Obama said security would likely also be a topic of conversation among leaders in both Mexico and Costa Rica. He said he would withhold judgment about Mexico's announcement that it will streamline its security contacts with U.S. agencies until after he has a chance to discuss it with his counterpart.

"Some of the issues that he's talking about really had to do with refinements and improvements in terms of how Mexican authorities work with each other, how they coordinate more effectively, and it has less to do with how they're dealing with us," Obama said.

Obama praised Pena Nieto's early initiatives.

"Overall what I can say is that my impression is, is that the new president is serious about reform," Obama said. "He's already made some tough decisions. I think he's going to make more that will improve the economy and security of Mexican citizens." source
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March 27,  2013

U.S. President Barack Obama will travel to Mexico and Costa Rica in May, officials said Wednesday.

The trip, scheduled to take place May 2-4, "is an important opportunity to reinforce the deep cultural, familial and economic ties that so many Americans share with Mexico and Central America," the White House said in a statement.

Economic and trade ties will be topics of discussion in Obama's scheduled meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, the White House said.

Mexico's foreign ministry said a wide range of issues would be on the table.

"The agenda between both countries is broad and directly affects both societies," the statement said. 

"During the visit, competitiveness, education and innovation will be addressed, as well as border infrastructure, trade, immigration and citizen security, among other issues of shared interest."

Pena Nieto met with Obama at the White House in November, just a few days before taking office in Mexico.

In Costa Rica, Obama will meet with President Laura Chinchilla and with the heads of state of other Central American countries and the Dominican Republic, the White House said.

"The trip will be an important chance to discuss our collective efforts to promote economic growth and development in Central America and our ongoing collaboration on citizen security," the White House said.

In the past, the United States has pledged to increase security aid to Central America to help combat violence in the region.

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Babylon Rising .. One World Trade Center - Manhattan Island

Related article .. 

Last pieces of 1 World Trade Center are rising ..(capstone)


Babylon Rising
(Joseph Herrin 02-04-2012)
One World Trade Center - Manhattan Island

And this is cheery (note: sarcasm) Snip .. The capstone can only be set upon the pyramid when all men have come under the rule of Satan. Those who are true disciples of Christ will not submit to Satan’s rule. Therefore, he will make war against them. John tells us in the book of Revelation that it will be granted to him “to make war with the saints and to overcome them.” 

It is a mystery of God that the disciples of Christ overcome the enemy through weakness. Outwardly the saints are put to death, but inwardly they triumph. Like Christ before them, they are like lambs led to the slaughter. They do not resist evil with weapons of flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but spiritual.

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Kurdistan Alliance: Maliki's government has pledged to implement all our demands (oil and gas law, Article 140, budget)

April 30, 2013

Kurdistan Alliance: Maliki's government has pledged to implement all our demands 

Baghdad - revealed the Kurdistan Alliance, on Tuesday, an agreement delegation Kurdish with the National Alliance and the federal government to pass a law of oil and gas that settled most of the differences between Baghdad and Kurdistan in addition to security arrangements, joint disputed areas and resolve the problem of the salaries of the Peshmerga forces. 

A member of the House of Representatives for the Kurdistan Alliance Hassan Jihad in a press statement today, "The meetings and talks delegation Kurdish resulted in inter agreements, most notably the passage of oil and gas, which is a great achievement for the Iraqi state and solved radically for most of the problems between Baghdad and Kurdistan in addition to the agreement on talks ongoing to resolve the problem of the salaries of the Peshmerga. 

"and added that" the adoption of the law of oil and gas will solve the problem of entitlements contracts of foreign companies operating in the region and the differences caused by the adoption of the federal budget for 2013. 

"Jihad said that" the federal government and the Kurdistan agreed on security arrangements common in disputed areas and where problematic, "noting that" the agreement includes joint coordination to move the security forces and to provide security in the disputed areas. pointed jihad to "hold regular meetings are continuing between the two sides to resolve differences and problems witnessed by the last period." and move the Peshmerga forces and incursion in Kirkuk, Jihad said that " Peshmerga forces moved in Kirkuk, in agreement with the governor of Kirkuk, to fill the gaps left by the events of Hawija does not have moves any political dimension or any interpretation or the escalation of other parties, "noting that" moves designed to address security vulnerabilities that threaten the security of citizens in Kirkuk.

"and denied Jihad incursion Peshmerga in northern Diyala and it's still outside the borders of the province did not exceed. and make the delegation of senior Kurdish included a number of officials Kurds and the Secretary General of the Ministry of Peshmerga talks extensively with the National Alliance and the federal government to end the outstanding issues with the federal government to resolve differences between the two sides on oil contracts Kurdistan with foreign companies and the implementation of the Constitutional Article 140 on the disputed areas, salaries and arming the Kurdish Peshmerga forces and the Kurdistan Region's share in the country's budget for 2013. 

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Baghdad Operations Command announced the closure of the borders of Baghdad as of one o'clock after midnight today (terrorist groups armed preparing to storm the building CBI )

Bumped ..Iraq closes its borders with Jordan for two days starting from Tuesday....

__2 articles__

29/04/2013

Terrorist group is preparing for a major operation led (Algeria) to break into the Central Bank of Iraq

In leaks received newspaper «new evidence» late last night confirmed private sources that terrorist groups armed preparing to storm the building CBI According to the sources, the attacking forces of the building is made up of terrorists professionals led called «Murad Jurani» an Algerian origin and passport Tunisia, according to the information (17) will participate in the suicide mission intrusions. source

__ April 30, 2013

Baghdad Operations Command announced the closure of the borders of Baghdad as of one o'clock after midnight today

A source in the Baghdad Operations Command, the closure of all ports of the capital Baghdad as of one o'clock after midnight on Tuesday.

said the source, who declined to be named, said the information promptly and arrived at all ports of Baghdad, according to shut it down from one hour after midnight on Tuesday and to further notice.

he said in an interview that the reasons bhind this sudden decision back to Nkadirat security leaders and the existence of real information to target the capital..

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U.S. Delegation and Egypt: Morsi meets U.S. congressional heads of intelligence (including feinstein)

part of operation capstone or operation cashing in/out ..:)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 

Morsi meets U.S. congressional heads of intelligence (including feinstein)

Met with Dr. Mohamed Morsi, President of the Republic, on Tuesday, Senator, "Diane Feinstein," President of the Senate Intelligence Committee the U.S. at the head of a delegation from the U.S. Congress, which includes Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Rep. Dutch Robersbergr and Rep. Mike Rodgers. meeting discussed the situation in the Middle East, particularly with regard to peaceful settlement, and Egypt's efforts to install a cease-fire and ways to deal with violations repeated, as well as Egyptian efforts to achieve Palestinian national reconciliation. 

The President stressed the importance of Israel to implement international obligations, so as to create favorable conditions to reach a just and comprehensive settlement and permanent reservation of the Palestinian people their legitimate rights. 

Introduced The President further developments in the democratization process in Egypt and the efforts of the completion of the constitutional institutions of the state at the earliest possible opportunity, were keen congressional delegation to confirm their support for Egypt, especially in this important stage, and stressed that the stability of Egypt leads to stability in the region, stressing the strength and depth of Egyptian-American relations .

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The Phoenix Intel Report Is Now Available For Tuesday, April 30, 2013

*Link 
or  DIAL 1-800-446-7102

Estate Planning For IQD Investors; Send Your Questions; Tune Into Blog Talk Friday, May 3rd .. Phoenix Hosts Special Guest .. Estate and Trust Attorney ...




Estate Planning

Phoenix,

Attached is the document I mentioned.  It's a timeline and matrix of planning techniques that IQD investors should consider and discuss with a competent estate planning attorney.  

Maybe we can integrate it into the radio interview somehow.  I'd be happy to chat with you about the matrix if you're interested.

In the "Pre-RV" column is a reference to Dynasty Trust.  That is an irrevocable, multi-generational trust funded with pre-RV IQD.  It's primary purpose is to transfer and retain wealth in the family without incurring estate tax.  The potential tax savings can be phenomenal.  It also has asset protection benefits for the beneficiaries.  The IQD clients that we currently represent have employed this technique.  Although I am uncertain whether we can accommodate new clients after RV, we are open to new IQD clients in Virginia, West Virginia and South Carolina who are interested in gifting some IQD to a dynasty trust pre-RV.  Obviously we would continue to assist those clients post-RV.

On our website is a reference to "ACTEC" - the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. It is the premier professional designation for estate planning attorneys.  Their website is www.actec.org and provides a listing of all ACTEC fellows by state.  I recommend that an IQD investor retain an ACTEC fellow to be sure that the attorney is qualified to handle sophisticated estate planning techniques.  I would like to make that recommendation in the broadcast.

Have a good weekend.

Derek


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As Phoenix has mentioned, Phoenix Rising Radio is going to  host a special guest who is an Estate and Trust Attorney. 

If you have any questions that you want answered, please send them to (lakehouse@gmx.us) and I will forward them to Phoenix and his guest. More details and information will be posted shortly ... Thanks .. LH

Again send questions to lakehouse@gmx.us
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Estate Planning Techniques for IQD Investors 

Planning Objectives: 

(WT) Family Wealth Transfer and Gift Tax/Estate Tax Planning 
(IT) Income Tax Planning 
(AP) Asset Protection 
(P) Privacy 
(PR) Probate Avoidance 
(EP) General Estate Planning 

Pre-RV 

IQD gifts to family 
(WT) 
Dynasty Trust – IQD funded 
(WT) 

Post-RV - Pre-CE

IQD gifts to charities 
(IT) 

Charitable Remainder Trust 
(CRUT or CRAT) 

Post-CE


Grantor CLAT 
(IT, WT) 
Charitable Remainder Trust 
(CRUT or CRAT) 
(IT) 
Revocable Trust – funded 
(EP, PR) 
 LLCs 
(P, AP) 
 Asset Protection Trust 
(AP, P, PR) 
 Other Irrevocable Trusts 
(WT) 

Terms:

RV:      Revaluation of IQD 
CE:      Currency exchange (IQD to USD) 
CRUT: Charitable Remainder Unitrust 
CRAT: Charitable Remainder Annuity Trust 
CLAT: Charitable Lead Annuity Trust 
LLC:     Limited Liability Company

Central bank finances Monetary and Economic Department April 2013

BIS Papers No 71 
Central bank finances 
by David Archer and Paul Moser-Boehm 
Monetary and Economic Department 
April 2013

LINK

Dancing to the tune of the Saudi royal agenda (good read)

April 30, 2013

Dancing to the tune of the Saudi royal agenda

Bad moon over America

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Heneghan Report (always fun to read) .. April 29, 2013 .. U.S. Civil War Remains Imminent

Monday April 29, 2013

U.S. Civil War Remains Imminent
FBI vs DHS
by Tom Heneghan
International Intelligence Expert

NAZI Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano the REAL Terrorist

UNITED States of America - It can now be reported that the highest levels of the FBI (Director Robert Mueller) have told U.S. President Barack Obama that the treasonous Department of Homeland Security (which has no Constitutional mandate whatsoever to be involved in law enforcement) has refused for over four (4) years to turn over vital documents and files concerning members and employees of their anti terrorist task force to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Translation: The Department of Homeland Security (which is UN-Constitutional to begin with) has gone rogue.

Note: The DHS stonewalling of the FBI and Department of Justice includes documents and files (which have now been shredded) concerning the alleged Boston bombing terrorist suspect Tsarneav, including the mother and father.

Reference: All four members of the Tsarnaev family (one now deceased) are active members of Russian FSB Intelligence and have been employees of the Department of Homeland Security anti terrorist task force for over four (4) years.

All are double agents who worked directly with the U.S. State Department to destabilize Chechnya in an attempt to create instability in Chechnya and negative publicity for the Russian government of Vladimir Putin.

NAZI Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Janet Napolitano

Reference: The alleged FALSE FLAG terror attack in Boston aka NSA (National Security Agency) psyop was a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) scripted terror attack on American citizens in Boston, Massachusetts ordered directly by NAZI Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano aka "Operation Wack-a-Mole".

Note: Nazi Napolitano has been busy shredding files linking her own DHS employees to the Bush-Clinton-Gary Best Inc "True Colors" assassination teams and the Bush-Clinton-Israeli Mossad-Nazi German Kurt Becker Hamburg terror cell with tie ins to the Republic of Georgia where the training ground took place to stage not only the Boston terrorist psyop but also the 9/11 BLACK OP attacks on the American People (George W. BushFRAUD's Nazi German Reichstag fire).

P.S. The latest CNN bullshit about female DNA on a pressure cooker is completely irrelevant since the pressure cooker examined by the FBI is unscorched and was clearly never used in the Boston NSA FALSE FLAG terrorist psyop.

Note: Most of the bullshit and dis-information being fed to the corporate fascist, extortion-friendly, crooked bank-controlled U.S. media comes from the treasonous, UN-Constitutional Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Neo-Nazi DHS Secretary and out-of-the closet lesbian Janet Napolitano has a special relationship with neo-Nazi New York Mayor and homosexual in-the-closet Michael Bloomberg when it comes to the use of cointelpro stooges aka misfits like Jeff Fisher to try to frame and discredit American Patriots who are attempting to save the U.S. Constitution and bring an end to treasonous filth like Napolitano and Bloomberg.

As we reported, Napolitano is an active lesbian and neo-Nazi Bloomberg is a closet but active homosexual who continues a hot homosexual affair with President Obama's car czar.

Remember, folks, we are not being anti gay but we are describing officials that are subject to blackmail and thus are threats to our national security. Remember, Adolf Hitler used homosexuals like Ernst Röhm to coordinate the Nazi German brown shirts that burned the Reichstag building (parliament) and then blamed it on gypsies, communists, Jews and homosexuals.

The modern day Ernst Röhm is lifelong CIA asset and homosexual Anderson Cooper of CNN, (202) 898-7900. Anderson Cooper is also been involved in insider trading with Steven Cohen of SAC Capital and members of the Securities Exchange Commission.

Anderson Cooper of CNN is a direct threat to the American Constitution and our sacred Bill of Rights.

P.P.S. Here is a direct message to CNN from the American People (that includes Israeli Mossad agent and Bush-Clinton Crime Family Syndicate stooge Wolf Blitzer):

Cease and desist NOW! 

The U.S. military has issued a May 1st deadline.

It is time to deport British MI6 agents Piers Morgan and Peter Bergen.

The American People are prepared to deport both of them immediately!

Morgan wants to eliminate the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution of the United States and this British punk Peter Bergen wants to shut down all U.S. internet websites who oppose "paperclip Nazi" occupation, and, accordingly declare martial law.

Message to CNN: When it comes to your continued attack on the American People's beloved Constitution, the Supreme Law of our land, I have one word to describe the American People's response: 

In the words of great American hero General George McAuliffe who stated to the Nazi German attackers at the Battle of the Bulge who ordered him to surrender, McAuliffe responded in the legendary words "Nuts!".

FINANCIAL UPDATE

At this hour, U.S. media is ignoring the fact that millions of Chinese troops are massed on the North Korean border.

Chinese government officials now have 'smoking gun' evidence (supplied by the IMF) that the Obama Administration and the privately owned, conspiratorial U.S. Federal Reserve have been using North Korean banks to operate a foreign currency counterfeit operation and are, at this hour, using North Korean banks to run a Deutsche-ECB-BOJ foreign currency ponzi scheme involving counterfeit Japanese yen for the purpose of creating a carry trade to support a worldwide stock market bubble.

Reference: The use of North Korea as a puppet financial enabler of the U.S. Federal Reserve and its crooked bank conspirators dates back to both the BushFRAUD and Clinton Administrations.

Accordingly, massive South Korean and Chinese yuan devaluation is imminent.

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Kuwait: Iraq Owes $11.2 Billion In War Reparations

April 30, 2013

Kuwait: Iraq Owes $11.2 Billion In War Reparations

KUWAIT CITY — Kuwait has received $2.43 billion in war reparations from Iraq since the start of the year and is still owed another $11.2 billion, a senior official in the Guly emirate said on Tuesday.

“Kuwait received $1.3 billion in January and $1.13 billion on April 25,” the official KUNA news agency cited Compensation Claims Commission chief Khaled al-Mudhaf as saying.

Speaking before the Geneva-based UN Compensation Commission, Mudhaf called on Baghdad to continue to deposit five percent of its oil revenues into the fund to ensure regular payments.

Kuwait has so far received about $30 billion in war reparations out of about $41 billion decided by the UN compensation body established after Iraq.

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Bitcoin, a currency and payments opportunity for Zimbabweans?

April 30th, 2013

Bitcoin, a currency and payments opportunity for Zimbabweans?

Conventional currencies are broken. No one knows that better than the Zimbabwean who watched helplessly as institutions – government, politicians, bankers  – they trusted to look after the value of their money conspired and eroded hard earned savings to nothing over a few years.

Paper was printed wantonly, and the value of savings lost faster than the average Zimbabwean could figure out what was going on, or learn how to protect their money.  As if this was not enough, unscrupulous bankers resorted to using depositor funds speculatively to buy bricks and cars, which eventually got them shut down, and the biggest loser was none other than the depositors. A system trusted for so long to deliver, bared its inherent weaknesses and more importantly, that it didn’t care about the depositors that oiled it. People moved back in time to barter trade and mattress banking.

Much of the western world was to learn this hard lesson too. The conventional currency system, previously trusted to deliver, has proved it has so many holes allowing it to be abused by institutions that control and run it.

But this is not the only problem. Payments with conventional currency on the internet are a huge pain. And again no one knows that better than a Zimbabwean. Anyone that has tried to make (or receive) internet payments in Zimbabwe has realised soon enough that conventional currency is alien to the open nature that makes the internet the powerful system it is. They realise that on the internet PayPal answers to the US banks and the US government. They realise that Amazon does to. And so does Facebook. The ultimate realisation is that a political squabble between two governments can effectively close and break internet functionality for ordinary people that just want to transact.

Bitcoin, a relatively new digital currency whose recent hype, highs and lows have afforded it mainstream attention, suggests a solution to these fiat money problems. Bitcoin does away with the need for a third trusted party – like PayPal, governments, banks etc… – by basing the currency on an open peer to peer network of computers that maintain, together, a public definitive ledger of all transactions going through the system. The public ledger means a Bitcoins are not double spent.

The Bitcoins are like virtual gold with new Bitcoins mined on the internet by very powerful machines, predictably adding more to the universal pool of Bitcoins at given intervals. This is done in such a fail proof way that makes it impossible for anyone to create new Bitcoins wantonly the way governments “quantitatively ease” problems with conventional currency. The Bitcoins are also finite and will stop being produced by the machines when they reach $21 million, all without intervention from central ‘trusted’ regulatory authority.

Bitcoin also solves the problem of government control (and government squabbles affecting ordinary people) by allowing individuals to hold Bitcoins anonymously. Bitcoins can be paid by anyone and received by anyone anonymously. Like the internet.

You can read more about how Bitcoin works here.

But Bitcoin has its problems. One big one is its susceptibility to hacking. Not in terms of rendering the whole system useless, but in terms of influencing Bitcoin value so much it can fluctuate to crazy lows. Or, in some cases, hacked Bitcoin exchanges (created to enable people to cash Bitcoins, or buy them) go down with customer Bitcoins the same way banks have.

There’s also a whole ongoing debate about the future of Bitcoin. It’s been called a bubble.  But after bursting at least once earlier this month, Bitcoin value is on the rise again. Apart from the hack attacks on Bitcoin exchanges like that on the largest exchange, Mt Gox, last week, there’s also argument that the system is based on software and that all software has vulnerabilities. There’s also the reality, like the internet, that a system that encourages anonymity, can be abused for illegal activities. Activities that trusted governments, banks and regulators have so far fought with anti-money laundering restrictions for conventional currency.

Its inherent problems notwithstanding, the possible opportunities that Bitcoin presents, especially for countries like Zimbabwe, are hard to ignore.  Afrinnovator’s Mbwana Alliy gave examples earlier this month for situations where Bitcoin would be a great solution for example for a Zimbabwean developer to receive payment for their freelancing online.

What about using them as in investment or even to save money long term? Is it wise for Zimbabweans to consider this especially with the ever present message from the those determine such outcomes that we may return to the Zimbabwean dollar, and that they would dictate how this return would work?

Have you considered Bitcoins yourself? As a merchant or freelancer would Bitcoin present the opportunity to get paid by a global pool of customers convenient in a way that bothVpayments and EcoCash can’t?  As an internet customer do you wish more merchants started accepting Bitcoins?

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British ambassador calls on Baghdad and Erbil to continue to work "to build a strong relationship.

30/04/2013 

British ambassador calls on Baghdad and Erbil to continue to work "to build a strong relationship.

Baghdad - The British ambassador in Baghdad Simon Coliss called on leaders in both Baghdad and Erbil to "continue to work to build a strong relationship between the Government of Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government in the interest of Iraq's stability and prosperity.

He welcomed, according to a statement by the British Embassy today, the dialogue which was held yesterday in Baghdad between the Iraqi government and the Kurdistan Regional Government.

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Last pieces of 1 World Trade Center are rising ..(capstone)

April 29, 2013

Last pieces of 1 World Trade Center are rising

One World Trade Center already is New York's tallest building.

And when the last pieces of its spire eventually rise to the roof, the 104-floor skyscraper that replaces the fallen twin towers will be just feet from becoming the highest in the Western Hemisphere.

Officials had hoped that would happen Monday, but the weather did not cooperate and it was postponed due to high winds. The event will be rescheduled when conditions permit.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the spire pieces and a steel beacon will be lifted at a later date from the rooftop to cap the building at 1,776 feet.

Installation of the 800-ton, 408-foot spire began in December, after 18 pieces were shipped from Canada and New Jersey.

The spire will serve as a world-class broadcast antenna.

With the beacon at its peak to ward off aircraft, the spire will provide public transmission services for television and radio broadcast channels that were destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, along with the trade center towers.

Overlooking the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, the high-rise is scheduled to open for business in 2014.

IRAQ BUDGET THURSDAY .. After three months of delay the budget during the next two days .. Thursday, May 2nd ...

Wow .. this has to be it folks ...:)

Snip .. "the Council the province decided to be open its regular session until next Thursday for the purpose of amendments to the budget and approval, "pointing out that the deadline for approval of the budget will be on the second Thursday of May.

30.04.2013

After three months of delay Dhi Qar risks losing half their money if they do not recognize the budget during the next two days

Warned of the Technical Committee in the province of Dhi Qar, on Tuesday, of the delay in the ratification of the budget of the province for the year 2013 and as they carried the provincial council responsible for the consequences of legal and administrative resulting from the delay, confirmed receiving the warning from the Ministry of Planning result of the delay in approving the budget, as expected, Vice Chairman of the Board maintaining that the budget be approved during an emergency meeting held next Thursday.

Said Associate Technical Chairman of the Board of Dhi Qar province, Abdul Hussein Hadi abandoned in an interview to the (Presse term) that "the Technical Committee of the Board of Dhi Qar province, has warned members of the provincial council of the delay in the ratification of the 2013 campaign budget consequences of the delay."

He abandoned that "the budget and project plan attached to them have been discussed by the Council for over three months, but has so far failed to acknowledge and this delay could expose the province deprived of its budget."

He explained Associate Technical Chairman of the Board of Dhi Qar province that "the local government had previously received a warning from the Ministry of Planning result of the delay in the province for the scheduled adoption of the budget," noting that "if not been approved plan will punish the province and are deprived of their dues financial and therefore must be approved by the next two days or province is exposed to the risk of deprivation. 

The province of Dhi Qar, had prepared a budget for projects in 2013 worth 500 billion dinars, which exceeds the allocations of financial budget seventy billion as estimated share of the province from the general budget to 430 billion dinars, and that it will increase the size of the fiscal deficit in the province to more than 400 billion dinars as the estimated value of the projects transferred from 2012 to 2013 by about 375 billion dinars.

For his part, predicted Deputy Prime Dhi Qar province, Abdul Hadi Mohan to be approved in the budget during the next couple of days after the inclusion of a number of service projects within budget, which includes about 200 projects, said Mohan during a meeting of the provincial council, which was held Monday and attended (range Press) that "the Council the province decided to be open its regular session until next Thursday for the purpose of amendments to the budget and approval, "pointing out that the deadline for approval of the budget will be on the second Thursday of May.

Coalition Maliki and Hakim reveal the close alliance in Najaf and confirm the existence of the Alliance of consultations in "Pan Iraq"

 30.4.2013

Coalition Maliki and Hakim reveal the close alliance in Najaf and confirm the existence of the Alliance of consultations in "Pan Iraq"

Revealed a coalition of state law in Najaf on Tuesday, the existence of consultations between him and block citizen to form a "grand coalition in all of Iraq," and while he expressed "reservations" on some menus that "adheres to the position of governor," confirmed the mass of citizens and the existence of "common understandings" between the two sides since the period before the provincial elections, and confirmed that the official announcement of their alliance in Najaf would be "after the announcement of the final results of the elections."

Iraq and Kuwait chapter 7 .. Nusayif accuses Kuwait of interfering in appointing Iraqi border commnanders and noting that “They, in fact, want to keep Iraq under Chapter VII."

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 

Nusayif accuses Kuwait of interfering in appointing Iraqi border commnaders

Baghdad - MP Aliya Nusayif of the Iraqiya Hurra Coalition accused Kuwait of "interfering in the process of appointing of the leaders of the Iraqi borders guards in order to force these leaders to help Kuwait at the border demarcation manner which is consistent with their interests at the expense of Iraq."

She said, in a statement received by All Iraq News Agency (AIN), Tuesday “Kuwait still pursues a policy of anesthesia with Iraq and misleading it by stating that it will help relief Iraq from the UN Charter’s Chapter VII, but Kuwait has achieved all its goals and interests on the expenses of Iraq after 2003."

She added "Kuwait went too far to the extent that it interfered even in the selection of the commander of Iraqi border guards whom Kuwait believes that they will help it in the demarcation of the border with Iraq."

She clarified that "At the end, Kuwait will not relief Iraq from UN sanctions, especially, since it got everything from Iraq and no longer see the need to inform the United Nations of its wish to end the UN control on Iraq,” noting that “They, in fact, want to keep Iraq under Chapter VII."

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Iraq and Iran .. Hakim, Iranian FM discuss political situation

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Hakim, Iranian FM discuss political situation

The head of the Supreme Iraqi Islamic Council, Ammar al-Hakim, stressed that "the recent events in Iraq were planned in advance."

Hakim pointed out during his meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister, Ali Akbar Salihi, on sidelines of the Islamic Clergymen & Awakening Conference being held in Tehran "The developments witnessed by Iraq in recent were preplanned by foreign terrorist organizations to abort the overwhelming victory made by the Iraqi people in the local elections."

He stressed "the necessity to reach agreements among the Iraqi political sides to end the current crisis via dialogue."

The SIIC head praised "the extinctive relations between Baghdad and Tehran."

For his part, the Iranian FM confirmed "the need to adopt dialogue and peaceful approach among the political parties so as to settle the problems."

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Urgent .. signing of the agreement [7] points between the delegation of Kurdistan and the federal government

Tuesday, 30 April 2013 

Urgent .. signing of the agreement [7] points between the delegation of Kurdistan and the federal government

Baghdad, reports "The signing of the Convention [7] points between the delegation of Kurdistan and the federal government."

He did not give any details about the location and only seven points mention this sentence and repeated in the released position.

A delegation of Kurdistan headed by Nechirvan Barzani visited Baghdad on Monday  and began upon his arrival to hold a meeting with the National Alliance Office of Ibrahim al-Jaafari, to discuss the article [140] and balancing the Peshmerga and the issue of oil and gas law and the rest of the outstanding issues relating to partnership in decision-making and the balance in state institutions.

Then he met Nechirvan Barzani yesterday afternoon with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and discussed with him the points of contention between Baghdad and Erbil, and announced an official statement said al-Maliki and Barzani had agreed to give the security aspect in all parts of the country particularly important and pass laws disputed as law of oil and gas and to resolve all outstanding problems.

The delegation returned to Arbil on Monday evening without official announcement of the results of his visit, but a number of politicians said the Mbhagesath had been successful and that the ministers and deputies of the Kurds will end their boycott of the Council of Ministers and the House of Representatives and will return to Baghdad next week.

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Iraq and Jordan Oil Pipeline .. Jordan announced near the start of extended oil pipeline between the port of Aqaba and Basra

Jordan announced near the start of the D pipeline carrier oil with Iraq.

Tuesday, 30 April  2013 

Jordan announced near the start of extended oil pipeline between the port of Aqaba and Basra 

The news agency Petra Jordanian official said Tuesday that "the Minister of Interior and Municipal Affairs of Jordan Hussein Hazza Majali today met the Iraqi ambassador in Amman, Jawad Hadi Abbas and discussed with him a number of things that are of interest to the two countries in the political, economic, security and ways to strengthen and develop bilateral relations to the prospects for advanced."

It added that the "aesthetic confirmed during the meeting that the project pipeline of Iraqi oil, which will start from the city of Basra to the port of Aqaba soon, will achieve common interests of the two countries, as it will allow Iraq's new outlet for export as it contributes at the same time meet the needs of Jordan's oil in addition to providing a number job opportunities for Jordanians and Iraqis.