Putin closes down Russia’s state news agency

Russia’s president has abolished the country’s state-owned Ria Novosti news agency with no explanation issued to its staff. 

Vladimir Putin announced the surprise move on Monday through a decree published on his website, saying the organisation would be replaced by a news agency called “Rossiya Segodnya” (Russia Today).

The new company will focus on “coverage abroad of Russian state policy and public life” with multilingual services as a way of “raising efficiency of state media resources,” the document published on the Kremlin website said.

Putin named Dmitry Kiselyov, a controversial figure often accused of being a propaganda mouthpiece and known for openly anti-gay, anti-American, and anti-opposition views, as the head of Russia Today.

“Restoring a fair attitude towards Russia as an important country in the world and one with good intentions – that is the mission of the new structure that I will head,” Kiselyov told the state TV broadcaster Rossiya 24. 

“When this news first appeared, everyone thought it was a joke,” Russian protest leader and widely-followed blogger Alexei Navalny wrote on his Live Journal page. “But no.”

The dissolved agency

The news reportedly came as a shock to the staff of RIA Novosti with one employee, who asked not to be named, saying they found out from the Kremlin’s website.

No explanation was given, with an internal email merely warning that a “liquidation committee” would be formed and asked that everyone remained calm.

“The move is the latest in a series of shifts in Russia’s news landscape which appear to point towards a tightening of state control in the already heavily-regulated media sector,” RIA said in an English-language article about Putin’s step.

The agency was one of the biggest in the world and was also an official sponsor of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi next February.

It also recently became known for its detailed live reporting from Russia’s most high-profile trials.

RIA Novosti traced its roots to 1941 when the Soviet Information Bureau was established by communist rulers.

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Nothing will be on TV or worldwide news

11-19-20-13 Intel Guru TNT Tony They are trying to get everybody done in 1st 5 days, 5 million people in 5 days, nationwide. The currency dealers will be competitive with the banks and you will sign an NDA with the dealers also. There will be no big announcement, nothing will be on TV or worldwide news. We are expecting the 800′s tomorrow morning. The plan tonight is to have banks doing exchanges starting tomorrow morning. I can’t give out any rates, but the rates still good.

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Unfortunately we saw no real news about HCl.

11-4-2013 Newshound Guru Doc There is continued signs of progress. The election law appears to have passed a major hurdle. One article is quoted as “the House of Representatives to vote succeeded on all the paragraphs of the amended election law of $ 44 a paragraph in the session on Tuesday after the agreement described concerned to overcome the points of contention between the political blocs during a meeting of heads of political blocs with the presidency of the parliament.” Keep in mind that this will still need to go through 3 readings in Parliament before it is law but we find this as good news. Unfortunately we saw no real news about HCl.

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ALL GOOD NEWS

11-4-2013 Intel/Newshound Guru Poppy3 ALL GOOD NEWS AND ALL POINT TO HELP WITH THE RV. MALIKI NEEDS THE RV TO HAVE HIS CITIZENS SUPPORT HIM IF HE IS ALLOWED TO RUN AGAIN …TO ME HE HAS NO OTHER ANSWER TO MAKE HIMSELF LOOK AS GOOD AS POSSIBLE TO HEAD OFF FURTHER TROUBLES. I THINK MALIKI HAS HELD THE RV TO USE WHEN HE COULD BEST BENEFIT HIS PERSONAL OR POLITICAL FUTURE.

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Moscow Court Closes Internet News Agency Rosbalt

A Moscow court has ordered the closure of the news website Rosbalt.ru closed for posting videos that it said contained profane language.

The court said Rosbalt’s website posed two videos with foul language, one of them from the performance-art group Pussy Riot.

Rosbalt representatives argued in court that the offending words were bleeped out and that other Russian and foreign websites, including YouTube, contain material with profanities and are allowed to operate.

A law that came into effect in April introduces fines of up to 200,000 rubles ($ 6,000) for media outlets that use obscene language.

The general director of the Rosbalt news agency Natalya Afonina called the court decision an “encroachment on freedom of the media” and said she will appeal the court ruling.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS, Interfax, and Reuters

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We are seeing great news right now

10-25-2013 Millionday: We are seeing great news right now…the removal of the three zero is just calculation and they needed to just raise the value and that will lead to the redenomination –…through the speeches we have seen and heard — they have decided to make some further adjustments to move the cost of living to a better position and also use it to effect inflation…this is complete — not coming up or planned to be done – COMPLETE…[so at this rate it looks like Iraq may get golden stars on their report card from the UN for taking care of the major outstanding obligations to Kuwait in Ch. 7 , etc] so as we knew — the agreement was made to have the payment made before iraq`s entry to a market economy — and as we saw on the 27th of last month — kuwait and iraq have moved past the place they were and are now brotherly love…this being done is huge and this is the last thing they had to complete as far as those agreements and the resolutions so check mark on that as our dear friend –[Guru] Joe P used to say…

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News Analysis: Global Energy Shifts Threaten To Leave Russia In The Lurch

The United States is set to replace Russia as the world’s largest producer of oil and gas combined by the end of this year. This is just one element of a rapidly shifting global energy environment that is revolutionizing Russia’s once-dominant position. RFE/RL takes a look at the challenges and opportunities facing Moscow.

A shiny new liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal is set to open in the Polish port of Swinoujscie next year.

Three thousand kilometers to the east, Chinese President Xi Jinping leap-frogged across Central Asia in September signing billions of dollars’ worth of energy deals with producing countries such as Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan — as well as with the crucial transit country Kyrgyzstan.

These two developments at either end of an energy network that has been firmly anchored by Moscow for decades are sure signs of a shifting global energy environment that threatens the core of Russia’s economic and geopolitical might.

The long-time business  model of Russian state energy companies like Gazprom and Rosneft — which essentially boils down to dictating terms both to isolated energy producers in the Caspian region and to captive consumers in Europe — is falling apart at both ends.

“There are a number of different shifts that are making the next 10 to 20 years in the global energy environment look very different from the last 10 to 20 years,” says Alexandros Petersen, an adviser on European energy-security issues at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, who believes that major changes could be afoot for Russia

To be sure, Russia remains a huge global energy player. It see-saws back and forth with Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest oil producer, and it has the largest natural-gas reserves on the planet. It provides about 30 percent of Europe’s natural-gas needs.

However, that position is looking far less stable than it once did.

“Over the last 20 years, Russia has to a very significant extent lived off the Soviet legacy of oil and gas investment in western Siberia,” says John Lough, an associate fellow with the Russia and Eurasia Program at Chatham House in London. “Those years of relatively cheap exploitation of those resources are coming to an end.”

The U.S. Energy Department reported earlier this month that the United States — with a huge surge in production based on high-tech extraction methods to harvest oil and gas from shale-rock formations — will surpass Russia as the world’s leading combined oil-and-gas producer in 2013.

Breaking Russia’s Grip

U.S. imports of natural gas have fallen by a third and oil imports have dropped 15 percent, leaving vast supplies on world markets for other consumers — including Russia’s key customers in Europe.

The development of LNG technology, which allows natural gas to be shipped by rail and tanker ships, has contributed greatly to breaking the grip of Russia’s Soviet-era pipeline system.

In addition, producer Azerbaijan has aggressively established its own ties to customers in Europe and has virtually freed itself from dependence on Moscow to bring its oil and gas to market.

At the other end of the network, China is the big customer, but it has the resources and technology to develop its own supply networks.

Although Beijing has struck some impressive deals with Russia and could be a key player in developing Russian energy resources in eastern Siberia, the Far East, and the Arctic, China deals with Russia as just another energy supplier, rather than as the only game in town.

“China has stolen a march on the Russians in Central Asia — no question about that,” says Lough. “The speed at which it has been able to develop its relationships with the Central Asian government and, on the basis of that, put in place infrastructure has been impressive.”

The changes are already having a palpable impact on Russia, where the energy sector accounts for around 30 percent of GDP and at least half of the government’s revenues. Gazprom’s profits declined 15 percent in 2012 and exports to Europe fell by 8 percent.

Russia’s overall economic growth was just 1.2 percent in the second quarter of this year, below the government’s projected 1.9 percent. Meanwhile, Russian government spending has ballooned in recent years.

In 2005, the government projected oil prices of $ 55 a barrel in order to balance the budget. Now, former Finance Minister Aleksei Kudrin says the figure is around $ 117. Oil prices are currently hovering around $ 100 per barrel.

The situation is not impossible for Russia, despite inevitable comparisons between the current situation and the role that changing global energy markets in the 1980s played in bringing about the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Lucrative Opportunities

Such comparisons may be premature and, in fact, the growing energy demand in China and the rest of South and Southeast Asia could offer lucrative opportunities — if Moscow is ready to take advantage of them.

First, analysts say the Kremlin must decide if it really wants to continue using Gazprom as a geopolitical weapon against its neighbors, a practice that has considerable economic costs.

For instance, the tiny breakaway Moldovan region of Transdniester — which is propped up by Moscow as a form of leverage over Chisinau — has racked up more than $ 3 billion in unpaid debts to Gazprom over the last two decades.

According to Petersen, if the Kremlin can break away from this mindset, it can approach the energy sector from a new and more businesslike perspective.

“If the Kremlin sees Gazprom as a genuinely commercial venture, if it wants to make money, then certainly it would make a lot of sense not just to break Gazprom up but to allow competition from [state-controlled oil giant] Rosneft and other players as well,” he says.

In Peterson’s view, this should apply to “both managing the internal natural-gas system, which is in dire need of upgrade within the country, but also in terms of exports, because that would in theory at least create efficiencies across the board.”

Tough Choices

In the past, Russia has left huge quantities of money on the table in its energy sector, both through enormous inefficiencies that Gazprom must cover through subsidized domestic gas prices and through corruption.

Transparency International ranks Gazprom as one of the most opaque and corrupt companies in the world, noting in a 2012 assessment of the world’s 105 largest companies that Gazprom was the only one to score zero in terms of effective anticorruption measures.

The Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington estimates that Gazprom loses $ 40 billion a year to corruption and waste — as much as 40 percent of its total revenues.

These are resources that must be harnessed if Russia is to successfully reorient its energy-export system toward Asia; develop the resources of eastern Siberia, the Far East, and the Arctic; and become a global LNG force.

In addition, Chatham House’s Lough says Moscow must do much more to attract foreign investment and expertise.

“The new resources, these new frontier areas are very inhospitable,” he says. “There’s very little, if any, infrastructure in them and the cost of developing resources there is somewhat greater than in western Siberia. It is also, in some cases, technologically much more complex, which is why Russia therefore needs foreign partners and access to the best international experience.”

Accomplishing all these tasks under the pressure of the shifting global energy environment will require some tough political choices for Russia’s leadership, including a dramatic trimming back of the crony capitalism that has characterized the post-Soviet period and a more cooperative international posture.

But the price of not making these choices could be a sharp decline in the government’s ability to subsidize impoverished and volatile regions in the North Caucasus, to continue expanding and upgrading its defense capabilities, and to maintain the social subsidies that much of the population continues to depend on.

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Watchdog: U.S. Drive Against News Leaks Hampers Press Freedom

A media watchdog says the U.S. government’s aggressive prosecution of leaks is having an adverse effect on journalists and government whistle-blowers.

The Committee to Protect Journalists released a report on October 10 on U.S. press freedoms titled “The Obama Administration and the Press,” based on interviews with dozens of reporters and editors.

The report says, “Journalists and transparency advocates say the White House curbs routine disclosure of information.”

It said that “government officials are increasingly afraid to talk to the press,” and highlighted the use of the Espionage Act to prosecute leakers.

The Espionage Act was also used to prosecute U.S. Army Private Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, for releasing classified information to WikiLeaks.

White House officials, interviewed for the report, strongly objected being portrayed as against press freedom.

Based on reporting by AP and AFP

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U.S. futures edge higher as Fed news supports; Dow Jones up 0.29%

Investing.com – U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open on Wednesday, supported by news that Janet Yellen will become the Federal Reserve’s next chairman, although concerns over the consequences of the current U.S. budget impasse still weighed.

Ahead of the open, the Dow Jones Industrial Average futures pointed to a 0.29% rise, SP 500 futures signaled a 0.37% gain, while the Nasdaq 100 futures indicated a 0.35% increase.

Equity markets found some support ahead of Ms. Yellen’s nomination amid expectations that under her leadership Fed policy could remain accommodative for some time. If Ms. Yellen’s nomination is confirmed by the Senate, she will succeed Chairman Ben Bernanke, whose term ends January 31.

But investors remained cautious as a partial U.S. government shutdown dragged on into a second week, with few signs of progress towards a resolution ahead of an October 17 deadline to avoid a U.S. sovereign default.

International Monetary Fund Chief Economist Olivier Blanchard said Tuesday that a prolonged failure to raise the U.S. debt ceiling would “almost certainly derail the recovery”.

Alcoa shares were up 3.65% in extended trading, after the aluminum producer kicked off earnings’ season after the closing bell on Tuesday.

The company reported better-than-forecast quarterly earnings, thanks to a return to profitability in its smelting business and improving results at a unit that makes auto and aerospace parts.

Also reporting results late Tuesday, Yum Brands said third-quarter profit fell 68% and cut its 2013 earnings forecast as same-store sales dropped in China. The company’s shares plunged 7.02% in after-hour trade.

Costco tumbled 1.32% pre-market, after reporting fourth-quarter profit that missed market expectations, as revenue climbed at a slower pace.

Elsewhere, Bloomberg reported that Delta Air Lines and AMR Corp.’s American Airlines were waiting on new jets stuck in Germany, as the partial shutdown of the U.S. government stalled deliveries across the global aerospace industry.

Other stocks likely to remain in focus included Family Dollar, scheduled to report quarterly earnings later in the day.

Across the Atlantic, European stock markets were mixed to higher. The EURO STOXX 50 climbed 0.40%, France’s CAC 40 advanced 0.50%, Germany’s DAX added 0.20%, while Britain’s FTSE 100 eased 0.06%.

During the Asian trading session, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index declined 0.63%, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 Index jumped 1.03%.

Investors were awaiting the release of minutes from the Fed’s September meeting later Wednesday, after the U.S. central bank surprised markets with a decision to keep its stimulus program on track.

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Gold lower despite Yellen news

Investing.com – Gold futures traded lower during Wednesday’s Asian session despite media reports that President Barrack Obama will nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen to lead the U.S. central bank when Chairman Ben Bernanke retires early next year.

On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold futures for December delivery dropped 0.52% to USD1,317.70 per troy ounce in Asian trading Wednesday. The December contract settled lower by 0.04% at USD1,324.60 per ounce on Tuesday.

Gold futures were likely to find support at USD1,308.80 a troy ounce, Monday’s low, and resistance at USD1,375.10, the high from Sept. 19.

Bullion tumbled even as U.S. equities plunged as the U.S. government shutdown, the first since the 1990s, stretched into a second week. Traders are now less worried that the deadlock will affect negotiations to raise the U.S. debt ceiling, which the U.S. Treasury Department has estimated will be reached by Oct. 17, after which the risk of default rises.

Still, no country has seen credit default swaps on its sovereign as much in the past 90 days as the U.S. has, indicating some traders do not think its foregone conclusion the world’s largest economy will avoid its first ever default.

Traders did not boost gold despite the Yellen news. That may be a case of pricing in Yellen as Obama’s presumptive nominee after Larry Summers withdrew from consideration. Markets rallied when Summers said he no longer wanted to be Fed chairman because he was seen as more hawkish than Yellen.

Yellen has been vice chairwoman of the Fed since 2010 and announcement confirming she is the president’s choice could come later Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Comex silver for December delivery fell 0.30% to USD22.375 per ounce while copper for December delivery fell 0.09% to USD3.286 an ounce.

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There is a news media blackout in Iraq

10-4-2013 Intel Guru TNT Tony Agreements were made Thursday night and they tried to push it through Friday morning. They are waiting for it again this afternoon. There is a news media blackout in Iraq, news people are over there and they are waiting for a major announcement. Hopefully this is really it. The green light is on. The RV is done. We are just waiting for it to go public, it could happen today, later, later this evening.

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The news keeps getting better and better!

9-27-2013 Newshound Guru Stryker Article: “Specialists promised the launch of a new banking strategy” Yes, yes, and again I say YES! This is excellent news, and confirms their commitment to expanding the infusion of foreign capital. The private sector banks’ profitability is already spilling over into the economy, returning consumer confidence that was shaken due to prior abuses. It will only get better as more foreign funds are brought within Iraq’s borders. More funds = more expansion… More expansion = better economy and trade relations… Better economy and trade = increased revenue… Increased revenue = increased reserves… Increased reserves = increased IQD value… It’s simple math. The news keeps getting better and better!

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Gold futures gain ground as Fed news weakens dollar

Investing.com – Gold futures gained ground during European early afternoon trading hours on Thursday, as news that the Federal Reserve refrained from tapering its stimulus program weighed on the U.S. dollar, sending the precious metal sharply higher.

Moves in the gold price this year have largely tracked shifting expectations as to whether the U.S. central bank would end its quantitative easing program sooner-than-expected.

On the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange, gold futures for December delivery traded at USD1,367.40 a troy ounce during European afternoon hours, up 4.58%.

The December contract settled 0.14% lower at USD1,307.60 a troy ounce on Wednesday.

Gold futures were likely to find support at USD1,320.50 a troy ounce, the low from September 12 and resistance at USD1,387.10 a troy ounce, the high from September 10.

The Fed refrained on Wednesday from reducing the USD85 billion pace of its monthly asset purchases and said the central bank must determine its policies based on “what’s needed for the economy,” even if it surprises markets.

Speaking after the conclusion of the Fed’s two-day policy-setting meeting, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke Bernanke said he wanted to “wait a bit longer and to try to get confirming evidence” that the economy is showing signs of lasting improvement.

Bernanke refused to commit to reducing bond purchases this year, saying the stimulus program was “not on a preset course.”

Separately, the Fed cut its projection for 2013 economic growth to a 2.0% to 2.3% range from a June estimate of 2.3% to 2.6%.

The Fed’s decision to maintain its current stimulus program came as a surprise as market analysts had been expecting the U.S. central bank to start cutting monthly bond purchases by USD10 billion to USD75 billion this month.

Elsewhere on the Comex, silver for December delivery rallied 6.79% to trade at USD23.023 a troy ounce, while copper for December delivery jumped 2.10% to trade at USD3.347 a pound.

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LOTS of news about Iraq joining the WTO.

9-18-2013 Newshound Guru Adam Montana First, there is a LOT of news about Iraq joining the WTO. This is great, but there are two things to consider here. 1. A bunch of the “gurus” are saying that Iraq must have a currency with a higher value in order to be accepted. Some are saying that they can’t RV until they are accepted. And others are saying they must RV before they are accepted. None of that is true – there is no “mandatory” currency value for joining the WTO. HOWEVER, there is ONE little tidbit that most people haven’t caught.

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CNN Caught Staging News Segments on Syria With Actors

Anderson Cooper and CNN have been caught staging fake news about Syria to justify military intervention.

The primary “witness” that the mainstream media is using as a source in Syria has been caught staging fake news segments. Recent video evidence proves that “Syria Danny”, the supposed activist who has been begging for military intervention on CNN, is really just a paid actor and a liar.

While Assad is definitely a tyrant like any head of state, a US invasion of the country is a worst case scenario for the people living there.

By pointing out that the mainstream media is orchestrating their entire coverage of this incident, we are not denying that there is a tremendous amount of death and violence in Syria right now. However, we are showing that the mainstream media version of events is scripted and staged propaganda.

The following video shows him contradicting himself while off air, and even asking crew members to “get the gunfire sounds ready” for his video conference with Anderson Cooper on CNN.

“Syria Danny” has also appeared on many other news programs, and every single time his story on specific events has changed.

This is not the first time that mainstream media has been exposed as propaganda, it happens all the time, especially during times of war.

Some of the most hyped up news images of our time surrounding war were not actually real but were simply public relations stunts, designed as psychological warfare operations.

No one in America can forget the image of Saddam Hussein’s statue being toppled and covered with an American flag, yet few people realize that this was a hoax, a staged psychological operation coordinated between the military and the media. In July of 2004 journalist Jon Elmer exposed an internal army study of the war showing that this whole statue scenario was indeed a set up.

In the article Elmer writes “the infamous toppling of the statue of Saddam Hussein in Firdos Square in central Baghdad on April 9, 2003 was stage-managed by American troops and not a spontaneous reaction by Iraqis. According to the study, a Marine colonel first decided to topple the statue, and an Army psychological operations unit turned the event into a propaganda moment… The Marines brought in cheering Iraqi children in order to make the scene appear authentic, the study said. Allegations that the event was staged were made in April of last year, mostly by opponents of the war, but were ignored or ridiculed by the US government and most visible media outlets.”

The statue hoax was just one example in a long list of lies and psychological operations surrounding the multiple wars in Iraq. At the onset of Operation Desert Storm in 1990 a public relations firm by the name of Hill and Knowlton spent millions of dollars on the government’s behalf, constructing news pieces that would sell the war to the American public. One of the most moving pranks to come from this push to war was the testimony of a 15-year-old Kuwaiti girl, known only by her first name of Nayirah. In a videotaped testimony that was later distributed to the media she said “I volunteered at the al-Addan hospital, While I was there, I saw the Iraqi soldiers come into the hospital with guns, and go into the room where . . . babies were in incubators. They took the babies out of the incubators, took the incubators, and left the babies on the cold floor to die.”

Sounds horrible huh? Well, luckily it never happened, this too was a fabricated event designed to dehumanize the Iraqi people. The whole thing was exposed when the journalists discovered that the witness Nayirah was actually the daughter of a US ambassador who was being coaxed by military psychological operations specialists. If the government and media cooperate to deceive the American public during times of war then there should be no doubt in your mind that the same techniques are used during times of peace, and especially elections.

The following clip is another classic staged news segment that was aired by CNN:

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I expect to hear great news in the coming days.

9-15-2013 Intel/Newshound Guru Poppy3 i…expect to hear great news in the coming days. I have been told from a great source that given the committee’s that are meeting daily finish with agreements ready to place in front of the full parliament when they next convene. if all goes as planned we will at this time be planning our exchange of currency before the end of sept. if these committee’s don’t reach agreements prior to the next full parliament meeting then we could see further delays into october.

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News Analysis: Armenia’s Choice Stirs Competition Between Moscow, EU

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian generated shockwaves with his announcement on September 3 that Yerevan is reversing months of work negotiating an Association Agreement with the European Union and will instead work to join the Russian-led Customs Union.

Armenia — like fellow former Soviet republics Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia — seemed on track to initial the Association Agreement at the EU’s Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius in November, after concluding negotiations on the pact just over a month ago. (Belarus and Azerbaijan are also partnership countries but don’t have the same European ambitions.)

However, all those countries have come under intense pressure from Moscow not to sign on with the EU, but instead to join the Customs Union, which currently includes Russia, Belarus, and Kazakhstan, and which Russian President Vladimir Putin intends to transform into a Eurasian Union to rival the EU.

Sarkisian’s announcement following talks in Moscow with Putin is far from final and Armenia’s parliament would have to approve entry into the Customs Union. Opposition politicians have declared such a move would be unconstitutional and are prepared to resist it politically and through the courts.

Just one day after the president’s statement, a social-media-driven demonstration against the Customs Union was held in Yerevan and police detained at least nine people.

Bottom Line

But the bottom line for Armenia may be security. The isolated country depends on Russia in its decades-long standoff with Azerbaijan over the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh. In making his announcement, Sarkisian said that, since Armenia is a part of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), it cannot be isolated from “the corresponding economic space.”

British MEP Charles Tannock, a member of the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, has noted that Yerevan has been under “enormous pressure” from Moscow, including in the realm of security.

“I know that this was a subject of heated debate and the Armenian government would have liked to sign [the Association Agreement], but obviously their main concern has to be a security one,” he said. “I know that Putin has been to Baku and has offered to sell up-to-date arms to Azerbaijan. So I can see what it is all about — it is about putting pressure on Yerevan to do Moscow’s bidding and, sadly, it succeeded.”

Earlier this year, Moscow began delivery of $ 1 billion in weaponry to Baku, which has stated repeatedly that it would not rule out settling the Karabakh dispute militarily if efforts to reach a negotiated settlement fail.

‘Abrupt Change’

Sergei Minasian, deputy head of the Caucasus Institute in Yerevan, agrees that Armenia’s security issues — which are not addressed at all by the Eastern Partnership — give Moscow “major leverage” over Yerevan.

Hovannes Igitian, the former head of Armenia’s delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, told RFE/RL that Sarkisian’s statement was an “abrupt change” for the country that is difficult to explain.

“In the morning before Sarkisian’s meeting with Putin, senior members of the ruling Republican Party confirmed that European integration was the way for Armenia to proceed,” he said. “I don’t know what happened afterward — even they do not know. Only Serzh Sarkisian can say whether there was pressure on him as a person or as president.”

WATCH: An aide to Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian says Yerevan is still committed to initialing an EU Association Agreement.

Naturally, Armenia’s decision has focused attention on the other Eastern Partnership countries, and the big prize is Ukraine. When Sarkisian was meeting Putin in Moscow on September 3, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych on the same day urged his country’s parliament to quickly adopt the necessary legislation to ensure “success at the Vilnius summit.”

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Anatoliy Kinakh told RFE/RL that Kyiv understands Armenia’s unique geopolitical situation and the role it plays in Sarkisian’s thinking.

“I am convinced there are many interests of Armenia in play here, starting from its complex geographic location, its access to the outside world, and ending with the very difficult question of Karabakh,” he said. “I am convinced this had an impact on the Armenian president’s statement regarding Customs Union entry.”

Georgia has also made rapid progress within the EU’s Eastern Partnership.

On September 4, Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili shocked journalists in Tbilisi by saying his government is “studying” the Customs Union and so far “we have no position.”

Foreign Minister Maja Panhikidze immediately clarified Ivanishvili’s remark by saying Tbilisi is only observing the Customs Union in the same way that the EU and the rest of the world is and that “becoming a member is not an option for Georgia.”

Tidal Wave Of Reforms

Moldova — which has its own Transdniester separatist region that is entirely dependent on Moscow and protected by Russian troops — has also made considerable progress toward an EU Association Agreement under its pro-Western ruling coalition.

However, Socialist lawmaker Igor Dodon — formerly a leader of the Moldovan Communist Party — notes that at least half the public opposes the government’s pro-EU course, meaning it will be increasingly hard for the ruling alliance to continue, especially under political and economic pressure from Russia.

The Communist Party forms the largest single faction in Moldova’s parliament and it opposes EU integration. Communist lawmaker Eduard Musuc told RFE/RL he supports Sarkisian’s decision.

“I think this decision is the right one,” he said. “But I don’t know the conditions under which Armenia will join the Customs Union and, in this case, the conditions are very important.”

The difference in “conditions” is also a key factor for the governments in these countries as they make the choice between the EU and the Customs Union.

An EU Association Agreement and eventual EU membership entail a tidal wave of political and legal reforms that challenge entrenched elites in many ways. It also means making hard decisions to reduce economic and energy dependence on Russia.

On the contrary, joining the Customs Union carries none of that baggage, as the membership of Belarus and Kazakhstan clearly demonstrates.

U.S. economist Judy Shelton, vice chairwoman of the National Endowment for Democracy, has warned, however, that this should be a red flag to former Soviet states.

“Countries should be very suspicious of the fact that Russia is making it so easy to join, with no legal or political reforms and no request that a country concentrate on increasing the rule of law or reducing corruption,” she said. “Basically, to say ‘come with us, we have no standards, no values’ — that is not a great enticement.”

Some politicians in the Eastern Partnership countries have argued the need to resist this temptation.

“Regarding the Armenian statement, I think that those who seek cheap natural gas instead of advanced technologies will live in the 20th century, while all the civilized world will go into the 21st century,” said Serhiy Sobolev,  a Ukrainian parliamentarian and deputy head of the opposition Fatherland (Batkivshchyna) faction. “I think the Armenian people will make their choice, when they understand, as the people of Kazakhstan and Belarus have already understood, what Russia pulled them into.”

This report is based on reporting from RFE/RL’s Armenian, Azerbaijan, Georgian, Moldovan, and Ukrainian services as well as RFE/RL correspondents Charles Recknagel and Rikard Jozwiak

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Very good news

8-18-2013 Intel Guru Mnt Goat Just wanted to come over and tell you all the very good news. If you ever doubted this RV would happen this is not the time. I had a very interesting call from both of my IMF contacts today and both were very excited. All negotiations are completed and settled. They both told me it is done and I mean really done. The currency reset is now underway, it has been triggered and is being done in smaller groups than we anticipated but it is moving along

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News flash

08/18/13 [Texasgirl55] Oom:[ghost]: news flash–cbi just reported it has increased the value of the dinar and has reduced the money laundering and counterfeiting–didn’t elaborate more than those headlines–didn’t report to what degree or what amount it was increased by. [ghost]: cix ordinarily opens at 4 central on sunday afternoon–since their a new entity their scheduled may have changed–we shall see

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More Troubling News For Turkish Media’s Independence

It’s getting more depressing every day writing about yet another veteran journalist, this time Can Dundar of Milliyet daily, getting fired because of his critical approach to government handling the Gezi Park protests in June, and being personally warned to be cautious by family, friends and colleagues in this new political environment before commenting on anything about the Justice and Development Party (AKP). As someone who lost her contract in May 2010 with Haberturk, allegedly by a request from the prime minister’s office, I empathize with those caring voices around me.

But what happens if all our voices are silenced one by one? While I privately feel grateful not to be working for a Turkish media organization, I strongly urge everyone to include George Orwell’s 1984 in their summer reading list as I keep finding myself referencing that novel in my articles because it feels like it’s reflecting the atmosphere here well.

There is undoubtedly a heavy cloud over the Turkish media’s freedom and independence moving forward — not that it was perfect in the past. As the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) writes, “Covering the news in Turkey is more dangerous than it has been in two decades. CPJ has documented dozens of anti-press attacks since the [Gezi Park] protests began, including vandalism and assaults, with police posing the biggest threat.”

In his initial remarks after the news broke, Dundar said he is neither the first victim nor will be the last of the country’s new political atmosphere. “I learned in a telephone call I received from Erdogan Demiroren [Milliyet's owner] that my job is terminated. … I was expecting this for a long time; there was no surprise,” he said yesterday, Aug. 1. “What’s important is it’s not only about losing a job, we’re on the verge of losing a profession. Until we get together again, there will be more victims.”

“There is no Abdi Ipekci [the legendary editor-in-chief of Milliyet from 1959 until his assassination in 1979] journalism at Milliyet for a long time, but there is, ‘Let not the Master be disturbed’ journalism,” wrote Hasan Cemal, who was forced to resign in March after 35 years at Milliyet when the daily broke the biggest scoop about the negotiations between the AKP and the imprisoned Kurdistan Workers Party leader Abdullah Ocalan.

Looking back at that time, Dundar wrote yesterday: “It was clear what was happening to those who do not bend down before all [AKP] policies. … When Erdogan said from the platform [days before Cemal's contract was suspended] that ‘damn your journalism’ was not an expectation, but an order. The boss’ floor was flooded by those telephone calls from the ministers/advisers to indeed accomplish that.”

Aysenur Arslan, another veteran journalist who was fired from CNNTurk due to her strong opposing views of the AKP government, wrote about the Dundar case on July 28. “The Gezi protests have become a real turning point for Erdogan. Erdogan’s fear and anger as result of these events are so huge that he and his team could do anything.” Indeed, the AKP was so troubled by the Gezi Park protests that Mehmet Ali Sahin, deputy chairman of the ruling AKP, said the protesters should be legally evaluated under a section of the Turkish penal code that “requires life sentence.” “Because I believe the protesters were trying to bring down the government,” Sahin said.

Arslan’s point about the mounting pressure regarding Dundar was this, though: “The AKP came to such a point that they can even discard the Demiroren group, which has been supporting [the ruling party] for years. Surely, if what they want does not happen!” she wrote. “They want Can Dundar’s contract to be terminated. Can is on leave for a while. I knew this even before he was forced to go to vacation. Here is what I know. After the most heated days of the Gezi Park protests, Yalcin Akdogan [the most prominent adviser to Erdogan] screamed the place down in Ankara. In fact, by giving names: What are these Demiroren doing? Are they trying to stab us from the back? If they don’t do what’s required, we will immediately sacrifice them. We know who does what one by one. Starting from Can Dundar, all will go. Whoever sides with those Gezi Park protesters stands against us. Maybe his words were not verbatim exactly like this, but I know Yalcin Akdogan’s rhetoric well.”

On July 30, Akdogan responded to Arslan from his column at the Star daily. “The negative image that is trying to be established against Prime Minister Erdogan is being done by accusations such as silencing the media, intolerance to criticism, and clearing the media from contrarian columnists,” wrote Akdogan under the headline, “Are we on the hook for media engineering?”

“The AKP government certainly does not have any policy or taken any step in an attempt to create partisan media, silencing the press, or discharging the opposition. … For some time, Aysenur Arslan has been writing wrong facts about me. … First of all, she claims we screamed down the place during Gezi events. But the media’s approach and coverage of the protests are so open out there that no explanation is needed. I even did not talk to any friends in the media at that time — let alone scream down the place.”

Nevertheless, for Dundar and others to lose their jobs due to government pressure at privately owned media networks, one needs to spotlight the relationship between the government and media owners, and how the media ownerships continue to increase their wealth through this privileged access to the highest authorities of the state. Mehmet Baransu of Taraf daily, for example, provided quite a controversial account about the Demiroren group’s background nine days before the Gezi Park protests started.

“It was discovered that the owner of Milliyet and Vatan dailies, Erdogan Demiroren, is being accused of murder and seizing the victim’s wealth,” Baransu wrote on May 20 as if it was a sign of a mounting pressure on the Demiroren group. “According to the records of General Staff, the investigation about the murder is an ongoing one since 1982. According to the document that Taraf had found, Erdogan Demiroren has unjustly appropriated the properties of Arsimidis company and has a role in the murder of a businessman owning a brick factory.” Baransu went on to write: “The date is prior to 1980. One of the owners of the Greek-origin Arsimidis Co. was murdered and his corpse was burned somewhere around Halkali, Istanbul. The representatives of this company sued [Demiroren] for illegally seizing the assets of this company. This trial went on for many years.”

Once the government discovers such a suspicious element, the general perception is that that is how power is being used to clamp down all those divergent views in the media. Therefore, the media ownership needs to be clean and free of being dependent on the government work or bids to sustain their wealth and investments. Although this is nothing new about the loose ends of the fourth estate and it is one of the reasons why it fails to stand to the highest standards of contributing to the advancement of democracy in this country, the Erdogan government is probably the most wise and the talented in knowing how to use these pitfalls to their benefit.

In Cemal’s words, “During Erdogan’s period, the media’s livelihood is getting encircled more and more every day.”

By Tulin Daloglu
AL Monitor

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BREAKING NEWS: Snowden Leaves Moscow Airport

The Russian lawyer assisting former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden says the American fugitive has left the Moscow airport where he has been holed up for over a month.

Anatoly Kucherena told reporters that Snowden was granted temporary asylum for one year in Russia and left the airport after he was given the papers on August 1.

Kucherena said Snowden left for an undisclosed secure location.

The United States wants to try Snowden on espionage charges for revealing large-scale U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs.

Snowden has been living in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo Airport since arriving there on a flight from Hong Kong on June 23 and has asked for temporary Russian asylum.

He has received asylum offers from several South American states but has no valid passport since Washington withdrew his U.S. travel documents after he fled to Hong Kong following his disclosures.

The information he revealed has sparked extensive debate in the United States about limits on government intrusions into its citizens’ privacy. It has also embarrassed Washington in the eyes of allies on whom it appears to have been spying.

President Vladimir Putin had previously said that he was determined not to allow any dispute over Snowden to harm Moscow’s ties with Washington.

Based on reporting by RIA Novosti and Interfax

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I have received nothing but good news!

7-29-2013 Intel Guru TNT Tony I know you have been waiting all day! I have been taking calls all day and getting info all day! I am still on calls and we are still waiting and the clock is still ticking down but it has all been positive news! …tomorrow…I will update you on today’s progress. I have received nothing but good news!

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BREAKING NEWS Maliki: Current Constitution not fit for building state

Baghdad (NINA) – Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki criticized the current Constitution, describing it as not fit to build a state.

Meeting on Tuesday, July 23, with a number of specialists in politics and economy, telecasted, on the semi official Iraqiya channel, Maliki said, “It is not possible to build a state where militias and gangs leaders exist.”

Maliki pointed out to violations in Parliament, when enacting legislations; adding that he had told President Jalal Talabani of that. / End.

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The news is exciting right now.

7-21-2013 Newshound Guru Millionday i told you about the final approval of the imf and we know from a few days ago the world bank gave their approval so this is what they plan to do to do it successfully and it obviously means right around the corner somewhere because this is preparation for activation of all reforms economically. Article quote ”Suggested an economic advisor to Mjelbs National Business Iraqi formation of an advisory board top is developing the economic policies of the country in coordination with the Ministry of Planning and Development Cooperation”… so this is the team development to monitor it all as they pull the trigger. it is a very positive day in the dinar world if i do say so…wow the news is exciting right now.

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Very good news for us and them

7-14-13 Millionday:   We have heard over time that the budget was written for iraq in the new rate — many have agreed and many have not… this confirms that this has to be correct…Quote: “counting a member of the parliamentary economic committee Hussein the process of deletion of zeros from the Iraqi currency as the state budget.” Said in a press statement that “the urgency on the subject of deletion of zeros from the currency will lead to a major embarrassment for the government.” (note, need a real exchange rate to make it work) He said “We do not have a clear vision of the possibilities of the central bank in the management of this thorny issue being works full independence from the government and parliament”. this means that the government needs to know the correct rate that cbi is going to use in order to make the budget work…very good news for us and them actually.

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Egypt’s military shuts down news channels

Egypt’s military-led authorities shut down several stations, including one operated by the Muslim Brotherhood, after President Mohamed Morsi was toppled by the army.

The security forces on Wednesday also raided the offices of Al Jazeera’s Egyptian news channel and detained at least five of its staff, said Karim El-Assiuti, one of its journalists. Four of them were later released, the channel said.

The channel, Al Jazeera Mubasher Misr, was prevented from broadcasting from a pro-Morsi rally in northern Cairo and its crew there was also detained.

Al Jazeera’s Egyptian station began broadcasting after the 2011 revolution that topped President Hosni Mubarak and has been accused by critics of being sympathetic to Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood.

Our correspondents reported being interrupted during a live broadcast, with presenters and guests being arrested.

Muslim Brotherhood-owned Egypt25 was also forced off air and its managers arrested shortly after General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, head of Egypt’s armed forces, announced a plan for a new political transition, the state news agency MENA reported.

The authorities also shut down two other Islamist-run stations, Al-Hafiz and Al-Nas, security sources said.

Both are affiliated to the strict Salafi Islamist movement.

“We are concerned by reports that authorities are shutting down television coverage based on political perspective,” said Sherif Mansour of the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists.

“We urge the military not to deprive Egyptians of information sources at this important juncture.”

Speaking to Al Jazeera English, National Salvation Front spokesman Khaled Dawoud defended the move.

“Unfortunately these are exceptional circumstances,” he said.

“I don’t believe closing down any newspaper or any channel is a useful measure … but we are going through a very critical time here, the situation is dangerous.

“I hope this is an exceptional measure that will last only for a few days, but when you have a critical time of change like this and you have some other people who are trying to incite supporters to go and fight I don’t think it is useful to have these channels working at these critical hours.”

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Iranian News Agency Removes ‘Exclusive’ Interview With U.S. Official

WASHINGTON — Iran’s hard-line Fars news agency has published what was billed as an “exclusive interview” with the U.S. State Department’s Farsi-speaking spokesman Alan Eyre, only to remove it from its website.

Fars, which is said to be affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Force (IRGC), has not provided an explanation for the move. The news agency has also not said why it decided to give Eyre a platform to discuss U.S. views and policies, barely three weeks after Iran’s presidential election, which was won by moderate cleric Hassan Rohani.

Interviews with U.S. officials are extremely rare on Iran’s state-controlled media outlets.

The text of the Fars interview with Eyre is still available on other Iranian news sites.

Eyre also posted a Google cache of the text of the interview on the State Department’s Facebook page.

“My exclusive interview with Fars, which was removed after being posted,” wrote Eyre. He didn’t provide details.

Following an inquiry by RFE/RL about how the interview was arranged and the reason for its removal, a State Department spokesperson said the agency does not discuss such matters.

In an e-mail, the official said, “All of our foreign language spokespeople engage with numerous media outlets to convey U.S. policy on a wide range of topics. We do not discuss the details of how interviews are arranged, etc.”

In the Fars interview, Eyre talks about U.S. policy toward Iran, Washington’s preference for diplomacy to resolve the nuclear issue, and the need for Iran to pay attention to its citizens’ demands for change.

“As President Obama has said a number of times, we are ready for talks with Iran either in the framework of the P5+1 or bilateral talks. These talks will be based on mutual respect,” Eyre is quoted as saying in the interview.

The Fars article said, “[Eyre] considered the [June 14] presidential election ‘another sign of Iranians’ demand to decide and shape their own future’ and said the U.S. ‘respects’ those people who decided to go to the ballot boxes and cast their votes.”

It is not clear whether Fars edited Eyre’s comments.

The news agency has a record of fabricating news and distorting quotes. Iranian news agencies and news sites often publish news items and then retract them, most likely because they were deemed unsuitable after coming to wider attention.

The news agency doesn’t seem to have included its own commentary in the text of the interview with Eyre, which it sometimes does.

This is not the first time that Iranian domestic media have flirted with interviewing Eyre, who is a regular guest on Farsi-language media based outside the country.

In 2012, the conservative Alef website backed away from plans to publish an online interview with Eyre following criticism by hard-liners.

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Iraqis seem to be fairly easily manipulate-able by news

6-29-13 ReVbo: We’re watching the Iraqi people being told what to think in real time, y’all. For the past year, they’ve done nothing but poormouth (as Bear Bryant used to say) the dinar and it’s done nothing but decrease in value.

Sounds like they’re doing the exact opposite now, and building demand. Iraqis seem to be fairly easily manipulate-able by news like this, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see everyone start hoarding dinars now, and the street rate blast right through the program rate.

Amazing how things change in an instant, huh?

3 months ago, the news was all about how busted all the in-country dinar was and how there was all this counterfeit dinar coming in from Iran and Syria, and how everyone expected the street rate to further deteriorate.

A month ago, the news was all about CBI desperately trying to rescue the street rate and how they had to sell over a billion dollars a week at auction just to keep the spread within 8%.

Now, all of a sudden, dinars are cool again? Well, guess what? Nobody has any left, so whoever the lucky few are who stuffed some in their mattress are gonna make out like bandits now that the news is telling everyone they want dinars.

I don’t want to get ahead of myself, but I kinda expected an article like this to surface just before the big change happens. As the great Tommy Lee Jones said in Men In Black, “A person is smart. People are dumb, stupid dangerous animals and you know it.” That torn piece of paper in your wallet that used to be worth $ 20 is worth $ 25,000 now, Abdul. Believe it! Now, go buy a car and start a business. Comment

6-29-13 12thman: Please post…wanted to come in and say God is so GOOD…God is so GREAT! I landed back last night in the great USA and TEXAS. Good to be home. Well as my wife post awhile back, we were to head back once we got the call to. Funny how God works. As were loading up to come back from Peru, we all had a change of heart to stay and finish the first stage of our mission. So glad we did…we prayed and it was to be.

With torn hearts we listen to what God was saying. As soon as we obeyed, the phone rang and the main HR said we wait for the last week of June. As you all know God has opened the doors to what will be our blessing from above. My wife tried to let people know I wouldn’t return until later but our internet was down due to system upgrades. Well my friend’s contacts are saying 1 to 1 for the Iraq citizens and a street rate of 3.42+- a few cents.

There seems to be a difference of opinion when it comes to the group rate. One of the HR’s source say $ 5 to 9 and the other is stating 10+. VND is to be .48 to .68 & the says $ 2 to $ 2.25. Now either to me would be AWESOME but honestly, were all just excited about the time frame and that this ride is almost OVER! I said June is OUR MONTH and that God is in control.

I know everyone is excited and their minds are wondering and dreaming of what life will be like once those deposit slips are in hand…but I say to you…seek the Heavenly Father for a clam and clear mind…seek Him for guidance and give Him the control so that you won’t get taken or mislead. Many have shared that they will be using the blessing for God’s Kingdom…I pray you don’t for get that…we are at a great point that many have been waiting for…Let God receive the glory and thank Him for all that He has and is about to do….Thank Jesus for the ultimate blessing of your life as payment for my sins. With brotherly love to all.

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Fake News And Real Clan Warfare

It spread around the Internet like wildfire. Vladimir Yakunin — the head of Russian railways, a confidant of President Vladimir Putin, and one of the most powerful men in the country — had been fired. It was all there in black and white on an official government press release.

The news was picked up late on June 19 by all the major Russian news agencies, ITAR-TASS, Interfax, RIA-Novosti. The Russian Twittersphere started blinking red.

This. Was. Huge.

And then, it wasn’t. Russian Railways and the government quickly denied the reports. RIA-Novosti did some belated due diligence, determined — and reported — that the press release came from an IP address that didn’t match the government’s. Further digging revealed that the bogus press release was actually disseminated from a server in the Irkutsk Oblast.

Russian Railways spokesman Aleksandr Pirkov called the incident a “provocation” and a “cybercrime,” adding “we still don’t know who did this.”

But this being Russia, we can be pretty confident that this wasn’t just some random Siberian hacker playing a practical joke on the media. No, something is clearly afoot and somebody is clearly out to get Yakunin.

The case of the counterfeit press release appears to point to turbulence among the various clans that make up Putin’s power elite as they realign and jockey for position amid political uncertainty. And the current tussle doesn’t necessarily break down along traditional siloviki-technocrat lines.

The fake reports of the railway chief’s dismissal came just days after photographs of what was purported to be his ornate mansion in the Moscow suburbs appeared on the Internet.

And they come just a few months after a think tank associated with Yakunin issued a controversial report claiming that the December 2011 State Duma elections were flagrantly falsified. Yakunin quickly distanced himself from that report, criticized its author, and claimed it had been unlawfully published. 

In the aftermath, Russian media speculated that Yakunin may in fact have been on the verge of being sacked and that he talked Putin out of it. He was reportedly meeting with Putin as the initial reports of his sacking appeared. 

Political analyst Aleksandr Morozov told Gazeta.ru that Yakunin may have become a victim of bureaucratic warfare between Putin’s team and that of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

But in an interview with RFE/RL’s Russian Service, Gleb Cherkasov, deputy editor-in-chief of the “Kommersant” daily, maintained that this is highly unlikely given the Medvedev team’s weakness.

“Medvedev’s people are so much weaker than Putin’s circle,” he said. ”You can’t even talk about any kind of resistance from them.” 

Cherkasov, I believe, is correct. Yakunin is a powerful figure who has been by Putin’s side for a long time. A serious attack on him would come not from Medvedev’s circle of technocrats, but only from among the siloviki, the security service veterans close to Putin.

And as political analyst Vladimir Pribylovsky points out in a recent article, the Kremlin clans — and particularly the siloviki groupings — have undergone a significant realignment since Putin’s return to the Kremlin last year. 

Most significantly, the siloviki have split into three distinct groups: one centered around Sergei Ivanov, the Kremlin chief of staff; one tied to Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin; and one connected to Yakunin, which Pribylovsky calls the “Orthodox Chekists” due to their close ties to the Russian Orthodox Church and promotion of “traditional values.”

Ivanov’s group — including Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Investigative Committee head Aleksandr Bastrykin, and Sergei Chemezov, head of the state corporation Russian Technologies — was instrumental in getting Anatoly Serdyukov sacked as defense minister last year.

Recently, they have been actively seeking to get Medvedev sacked as prime minister and replaced with Ivanov — which would turn him into Putin’s de facto heir apparent. 

Sechin, who previously backed efforts to undermine Medvedev, has since withdrawn his support.

“Sechin is wary of Ivanov’s power ambitions and cannot abide his ally Rogozin,” Pribylovsky wrote.

“It seems that Sechin is [also] not too happy with the strengthened position of Bastrykin, another new ally of Ivanov’s, whose Investigative Committee has become the Kremlin’s chief tool of repression, having sidelined the FSB, headed by Sechin’s friend Aleksandr Bortnikov, which has always been amenable to his requests.”

Yakunin and his group have not really figured in this struggle so far.  But citing anonymous Kremlin sources, Gazeta.ru reported that “one of the main benefactors” of Yakunin’s demise would be Ivanov’s ally Chemezov — although the report does not indicate why this would be the case. 

This story is still pretty fluid and opaque, but more will undoubtedly become clear as the drama surrounding Yakunin and the splits among the siloviki unfold.

“This shows the instability at the very top of the power structure,” Cherkasov told RFE/RL’s Russian Service. “Such things happen when the system is shaking. It is shaking not due to pressure from the outside, but rather, because of trouble on the inside. Too many interests are intertwined around the Russian authorities and the authorities are doing a poor job of managing them. “

– Brian Whitmore

NOTE TO READERS: Be sure to tune in to the Power Vertical podcast on June 21 when I will discuss the issues raised in this blog post with co-hosts Mark Galeotti of New York University and Kirill Kobrin of RFE/RL’s Russian Service.

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WILL BE BACK LATER HOPEFULLY WITH GOOD NEWS

[..OKIEOILMAN] JUST NOW BACK ON THE NET–EXPERIMENTING WITH NEW COMPLETELY DIFFERENT COMPUTER SET UP–

I HAVE BEEN MONITORING THE PHONE AWAITING ON THE CALL TO MAKE THE FINAL POST. NEWS I AM GETTING SHOULDN’T BE LONG BEFORE RECEIVING. WILL BE OFF AND ON SITE TILL I GET MODEM PROBLEMS WORKED OUT

[..OKIEOILMAN] CYCLONE COMPLETELY DESTROYED ALL MY ELECTRONICS AND GETTING USED TO A NEW CONCEPT AND IT WILL TAKE ME AWHILE TO GET USED TO IT

[..OKIEOILMAN] I AM WORKING IN A MAKE SHIFT STUDY BECAUSE OF HOUSE DAMAGE–TOTALLY BLACKED OUT WINDOWS AND ALL BOARDED UP –NO DAY LIGHT ENTERING HOME AND IT FEELS LIKE A COFFIN–

WILL BE ABOUT 3 WEEKS BEFORE WINDOWS WILL BE INSTALLED DUE TO OVER 900,000 WINDOW ORDERS BEING RECEIVED BY THE WINDOW MANUFACTURES–

THOSE ARE SEPERATE ORDERS NOT WINDOWS–FOR INSTANCE MY ORDER ENCOMPASES 9 WINDOWS SO NO TELLING HOW MANY MILLIONS OF WINDOWS WILL BE REPLACED IN OKLA.

[..OKIEOILMAN] I AM HOPING TO LAND VERY SOON ACCORDING TO INTEL RECEIVED FROM KUWAIT CITY LAST EVENING

[..OKIEOILMAN] WILL BE BACK LATER HOPEFULLY WITH GOOD NEWS

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News Analysis: Fresh Iran Polls Hint At Clash Of Political Currents

Two fresh opinion polls show Hassan Rohani, the candidate on whom many pro-reform elements in Iran are pinning their hopes, in a virtual tie with conservative candidate Mohammad Bagher Qalibaf ahead of this week’s presidential election.

In its latest survey on the candidates, conducted in the last two days, Mehr public opinion survey center in Tehran says Qalibaf, the current mayor of Tehran and a former security official, is the front-runner with 17.8 percent support. The research is a sampling of the views of 800 people in 31 provincial centers. Mehr is related to the semiofficial news agency of the same name and is regarded as close to conservatives.

Another organization, U.S.-based IPOS (Information and Public Opinion Solution), which is polling people in Iran by telephone, reports that Rohani’s rating has climbed from 14.6 percent in the last two days to 26.6 percent and puts Qalibaf at 24.8 percent in the same survey. IPOS is a private group headed by well-known Iranian sociologist and pollster Hossein Ghazian, who based in the United States.

In recent days, Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammad Khatami, two former presidents who are now at odds with Iran’s ruling elite, have each endorsed Rohani.

Even very recently, the Iranian elections have been perceived as seemingly uneventful and firmly under the control of the conservatives. Rafsanjani’s candidacy was rejected and the field of approved candidates is dominated by people loyal to the supreme leader, Ali Khamenei. But during the presidential debates, the mild-mannered Rohani, who is a clergyman, voiced some strong alternative views and criticized the regime for its handling of nuclear negotiations with the West. Gradually, he appears to have gained credibility as a viable candidate for reformists — some of whose leaders are under detention or otherwise marginalized. Rohani himself has never been considered a reformist leader, like Khatami, for instance; but many people who want a major change in government policies in Iran now appear to be betting on him as an agent of change.

If these opinion surveys are a true indicator of the public mood, the elections are likely to go to a second round in which the two opposing political currents are represented. That would certainly make the elections interesting for Iranians and Iran watchers alike. A second round in which Rohani faces a former security official and confessed strongman who beat demonstrators during previous unrests might well galvanize the public and possibly reignite passions similar to those of 2009, when many Iranians believed the regime rigged the results in favor of its candidate, incumbent Mahmud Ahmadinejad. At the time and in the months that followed, millions of Iranians came out into the streets to protest the results, and dozens were killed and hundreds were arrested during tense days in the country.

The author is RFE/RL’s regional director for Iran and Iraq

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Breaking News … Kobler shifted to Congo

3-10-13 Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, announced shifting his Special Representative in Iraq, Martin Kobler to Congo.

A statement received by Iraqi News (IraqiNews.com) cited “Ki-moon announced shifting Kobler to Congo to help in sustaining stability there.”

Kobler was assigned in his post in Iraq on the 8th of October 2011 to replace the Dutch Ad Melkert.

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Asian stocks mostly lower ahead of BoJ news; Nikkei down 0.12%

Investing.com – Asia’s major bourses were mostly in the red Tuesday as traders awaited news out of the conclusion of the Bank of Japan’s two-day policy meeting later in the session.

In Asian trading Tuesday, Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.12% after the Bank of Japan said the country’s M2 money stock rose 3.4% last month after a 3.2% April gain. Analysts expected a 3.5% increase. M3 money supply increased 2.8%, which matched estimates, following a 2.6% April gain.

Traders are now focused on the end of the BoJ meeting with some optimists expecting the central bank to announce an extension of its wide-ranging stimulus initiatives and increase the frequency of its bond-buying activities.

On Monday, Japanese stocks climbed almost 5% after Japan revised its first-quarter GDP number up to growth of 4.1% from 3.5%.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.80% while the Shanghai Composite remained closed for a public holiday.

Australia’s SP/ASX 200 Index added 0.2% after being closed Monday. The gains for Australian stocks came after Goldman Sachs pared its 2013 and 2014 GDP growth forecasts for the world’s 12th-largest economy. Goldman Sachs, the largest Wall Street investment bank, said it believes Australia’s economy will grow 2% this year, well below the previous forecast of 2.4% growth.

Goldman said the Australian economy will grow 1.9% next year, well below the bank’s original estimate of growth of 2.7%.

Specific to the Aussie, Goldman said it sees AUD/USD trading to 0.8500 within a year. That is down from the bank’s previous forecast of 0.9000 though Goldman has previously said an extreme scenario is AUD/USD at 0.8000.

New Zealand’s NZSE 50 fell 0.24% while South Korea’s Kospi dropped 0.89% on speculation BoJ will extend yen-depressing stimulus measures. Later Tuesday, index provider MSCI announces its annual market reclassification that could see South Korea and Taiwan promoted to developed market status, news that would likely pressure South Korean equities.

Singapore’s Straits Times Index shed 0.54% while SP 500 futures lost 0.09%.

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Good News on Iraqi Visas

5-30-13 Iraq Business News:    Foreign companies, especially in the oil sector, have long complained of problems obtaining visas to work in Iraq, and it’s an issue that Iraq Business News has highlighted many times in the past.
This is particularly frustrating for businesses that need to deploy specialized personnel to help develop Iraq and get it back on its feet.

It was good news, then, that the authorities in Baghdad have decided to facilitate the granting of multiple-entry visas for “foreign investors, investment companies, businessmen, experts and workers“.
Exactly to what extent this will make it easier in practice remains to be seen, but if this is a genuine attempt to smooth the operation of business in Iraq then it is to be welcomed.
If you’ve experienced difficulties getting a visa to work in Iraq, or indeed if you’ve found it to be simple and straightforward, please tell us about it in the Comments section below.

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it is good news

5-26-13 BGG: “Central Bank implemented a plan in next June to raise exchange rate of Iraqi dinar.” There will be all kinds of conclusions drawn over this article. Personally, I think it is good news. Though it could mean a lot of things – ultimately, they are desperate to act…and just raising the exchange rate by a few “pips” won’t change the market confidence in the Dinar – therein lies the real problem.

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I hope they have good news

5-20-13 SWFloridaGuy: I’ve been trying for a while now to land some big interviews with professional economists prior to my Oxford Club meeting in a couple months. Well, I think I just landed a few. I won’t know for sure until tomorrow after we have some conference calls but it looks promising. I hope they have good news for us.

Either way it will be refreshing to hear from the world’s leading experts rather than neophytes in this field, such as myself. I have 4 indicating their interest, so I would assume I will land at least one which should be interesting.

Among those I contacted are: Quanteconomics, Publicaffairs. Stan@smitheconomics and Reidar Visser are my latest possibilities for an in depth interview. I had several very informative discussions with the Doug Casey of the casey research team but they were unwilling to publicly comment on the subject, although he did make the comment that the middle east is the most promising opportunity for investment due to their immense natural resources and lack of debt.

However, I believe I’ve found some who apparently are willing to give an in depth interview. Either way I have the Oxford Club meeting in a couple months where I will get some very solid information concerning the possibility of Iraq emerging as an economic powerhouse, their currency going international and then eventually Chapter VII removal and WTO accession. Of course that’s just me speculating due to my own research.

If they deliver a more pessimistic outlook I will report it just the same. The first time I approached one of those members I was basically laughed at but as I looked into his background I found him to be far from educated on the subject and simply a very successful investor in the stock market.

I have already scouted out appropriate individuals, who whether promote the idea of a dramatic appreciation in the near future or have a more misanthropic outlook, it still remains one individuals opinion (expert or not), many have differing opinions on this subject. Either way I will provide a complete transcript with details of who I spoke to, when, where and then leave it up to the community to decide the validity of their statements.

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News Analysis: Ivanishvili’s Cabinet Choices And His Domestic Reform Agenda

The Georgian Dream coalition swept to victory in legislative elections earlier this month promising to deliver on the lofty promises of Georgia’s 2003 Rose Revolution.

The coalition’s win came just days after leaked videos emerged showing the apparent horrific abuse of prisoners by guards and prison officials in a Tbilisi jail, leading to popular demonstrations and the resignation of several top officials.

The scandal solidified fears that the government of President Mikheil Saakashvili was wavering in its commitment to human rights and democratic development.

Now that the leader of Georgian Dream, billionaire businessman Bidzina Ivanishvili, has announced his key cabinet picks, there is cautious optimism that the coalition intends to follow through on its mandate.

Ivanishvili tapped Irakli Garibashvili to take the post interior minister, and got lawyer Tea Tsulukiani to head the Justice Ministry.

Ivanishvili himself, when announcing his cabinet choices, stressed that although the country’s first-ever peaceful transfer of power through elections was itself a landmark, it was only the beginning of a potentially difficult process.

“Besides the fact that we have peacefully changed the government, now we should do an even bigger thing, which is to become a genuine people’s [government] as well as a really honest government,” he said.

According to the U.S.-based NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW), Georgia’s human rights record in recent years has been “uneven.”

HRW says Saakashvili’s government used a politicized police force and judicial system for its own political purposes. It ignored deteriorating conditions in Georgian prisons and prison overcrowding. National television broadcasting is limited to state television and the pro-government Rustavi television channel.

Justice Reform

Reports in April 2011 by the Council of Europe and in May 2011 by the European Union noted the country’s mixed record on rights and criticized the poor administration of justice.

Interior Minister-designate Irakli Garibashvili is just 30 years old, but he is seen as Ivanishvili’s right-hand man.

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Georgian Interior Minister nominee Irakli Garibashvili

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Since 2004, he has worked in Ivanishvili’s Cartu holding company. Most recently, he headed Ivanishvili’s Cartu charitable foundation, which largely laid the groundwork for Ivanishvili to launch himself into politics.

Speaking on Georgian television on October 8, Garibashvili emphasized that Ivanishvili has tasked him with radically reforming the Interior Ministry, although he has offered no specifics yet.

“The most important task that we will have to carry out, that me and our team have been assigned, is that the police — and the entire ministry — should be freed from politics, from any kind of pressure,” he said. “We have to defend the rights of police officers and, together with them, we must continue effective work in the service of the country. Secondly, we must make sure the police force regains its main function — that it should serve the people and the country. This is the most important principle.”

Garibashvili has said that he is the “personal guarantee” that there will be no political persecutions in Georgia and that the Interior Ministry will be “as transparent as possible.”

Lincoln Mitchell, a professor at Columbia University in New York who advised Georgian Dream, expressed confidence that the young Garibashvili is capable of fulfilling such pledges:

“He’s a competent, get-things-done administrator and he’s very good at that, which is a large part of what the Interior Minister needs to be,” he said. “His mandate is very clear there — the Interior Ministry was a disaster, so we’ve got to clean it up. We’ve got to root out corruption. A lot of the work on strengthening democracy in Georgia will naturally fall to the Interior Ministry so this, I think, becomes a very important ministry because of that.”

Turning Principles Into Policies

Ivanishvili’s pick for justice minister, 37-year-old attorney Tea Tsulukiani, even more clearly demonstrates the new cabinet’s human-rights priorities.

Tsulukiani joined Defense Minister-designate Irakli Alasania’s Our Georgia-Free Democrats bloc in 2010 in order to oppose Saakashvili’s government.

Most importantly, the French-educated Tsulukiani spent 10 years working at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Thomas de Waal, a Causcasus expert with the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, sees Tsulukiani as possibly Ivanishvili’s most inspiring pick.

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Georgian Justice Minister-in-waiting Tea Tsulukiani

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“She will now have oversight of prisons,” he said. “You know, one of the reasons that the government lost the elections was the appalling state of prisons and the criminal justice system. So to have someone who is extremely progressive on those issues as justice minister, I think, is a very important signal and that will go down very well in Europe.”

Speaking to journalists the day after her appointment, Tsulukiani underlined the principle of equality before the law.

“The two main principles I want to establish — together with my future coworkers — within Georgia’s justice system, are that everyone should be equal before the law, from minister to ordinary citizen, and that there is no place for selective justice,” she said. “A person who commits a crime must be punished, but this punishment should not be destructive. Punishment should be adequate and should be aimed at the betterment of the individual.”

For both Garibashvili and Tsulukiani the task now is to transform principles into effective policies.

RFE/RL Georgian Service correspondent Salome Asatiani contributed to this report

Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty

We should see meetings between kuwait and iraq come up in the news

[millionday] this is the meeting to try to get out of chapter 7

[millionday] House Speaker Osama Nujaifi with the representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq Martin Kobler ways out of Chapter VII. And examine the two sides several themes, including the elections and the possibility of cooperation with the Independent Electoral Commission to complete and other relevant laws such as the law elections Kirkuk and the importance of approving oil and gas law and the sharing of wealth and its fair distribution, in addition to Iraqi relations – Kuwait and the possibility of withdrawal of Iraq from Chapter VII. It is scheduled to hold Iraqi and Kuwaiti officials during the next term meeting to close the pending issues as a prelude to remove Iraq from Chapter VII.

[millionday] And witnessing Iraqi-Kuwaiti relations are positive developments as it announced Kuwaiti Ambassador to Iraq Ali insured recently his country’s determination to open consulates in the cities of Erbil and Basra as well as the offices of the embassy in the number of Iraqi provinces, and confirmed that the Kuwaiti side touching seriousness of the Iraqi government to close the outstanding issues between the two countries Since the nineties of the last century. A source in the Foreign Relations Committee’s “Center Brief for the Iraqi Media Network”: that delegations from the two countries will exchange visits during the next term of the agreement on the date of the meeting to resolve some outstanding issues, including

[millionday] the file Kuwait Airways and the border and the issue of debt and Kuwaiti archives, with focus stage following the end file Kuwaiti missing persons and compensation. According to a statement issued by the Office of the President of Parliament received “morning,” a copy, the Najafi and Kobler also discussed the importance of things regulatory action Human Rights Commission recently formed and the role of women are in other bodies and the need to give effective role, as confirmed Speaker his strong file human rights The involvement of women in the bodies being an important part of Iraqi society.

[millionday] He also pointed to the seriousness of the security situation in Kirkuk and repeated assassinations, kidnappings and the discord created by others for the purpose of stirring differences between the hybrid components and their serious consequences. Furthermore, Najafi received official in his office yesterday (Thursday) deputy U.S. ambassador to Iraq Dag Silliman. The two sides discussed the possibility of the development of bilateral relations between the two countries and security breaches occurring in the aftermath of the Syrian crisis and its impact on Iraq. The deputy U.S. ambassador praised the role of the House of Representatives and the important steps taken by the legislation and pass laws.

[millionday] so we should see meetings between kuwait and iraq come up in the news
[millionday] brb with more

[millionday] The refusal of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to postpone the provincial elections, announced his willingness to attend any national meeting. The Maliki rejected after selecting the Electoral Commission next April date for provincial elections. Prime minister said while attending the Friday concert Central held by the Bar Association to mark (79) for the establishment of the union: “The problem of security comes through the intervention of politicians, we find those who kill with a weapon State and its potential, “stressing that it is not possible to have the gate killing of change, and for that we made great sacrifices.

[millionday] In another window, Prime Minister willing to attend any meeting national targets solve dilemmas, according to the paper the stomach and under the same roof Constitution. It is said that President Jalal Talabani has intensified over the weekend meetings of individual leaders blocs, where he met, on separation, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and the President of the Iraqi bloc, Iyad Allawi, again in two meetings emphasis on the country’s interest supreme that require everyone to show flexibility and work hard to address the Articulated issues and preserve the national gains and the development of state institutions and activate the emerging democratic path.

[millionday] Regarding the position of the paper prepared by the National Alliance for political reform and other papers that are being talked about, Maliki reiterated in a statement its support her, saying: “I support this paper and اتبناها because it included all the papers presented so far and increased them.”
[millionday] we shall see when it comes time to put it into action but — hopefully he means it
[millionday] brb with more

[ROBINREDHED] The refusal of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to postpone the provincial elections, announced his willingness to attend any national meeting.
[ROBINREDHED] i like this

[millionday] me too!!

[millionday] Attributed the economic expert Manaf Al Sayegh, the reasons for the recent actions of the Central Bank to raise quota price of Iraqi banks for the currency, to stabilize the exchange rate of the dinar against the dollar. Sayegh said: that the central bank develop new procedures to increase prices for the currency quota in Iraqi banks and make the currency market as a result of free market stability and balance the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar against the U.S. dollar in the local market, indicating that the quota imposed on currency prices in banks previously when the price of the dollar against the dinar

[millionday] Sayegh added that the central bank to impose restrictions on the sale of the currency in Iraqi banks when increased demand for the dollar and increased its value against the dinar, ماجعلها successful actions have achieved a balance in the currency. Stressing that the policy of the Central Bank reduced the difference between the price of the two currencies in the money market and the price of the currency at the Central Bank, adding that the exchange rate of the dinar against the dollar has become parallel and the percentage difference between the two estimates

[millionday] this means they are putting regulations in place and are matching the exchange rate to the global market price to be internationally compliant

[B][millionday] another step forward to prepare futures ect in the securities market for its launch
[onthewings] dinar will have an exchange rate !!!
[millionday] this is progress [/B]

[millionday] minimizing the difference in the banks there and the market pairing

[millionday] this is interesting
[millionday] Said World Bank President he would tell the Member States during the meetings this weekend in Tokyo that he is working on the preparation of sweeping reforms to make the bank more effective in the fight against poverty. Would be the annual meeting of the World Bank and the IMF, which will take place from 12 to 14 October first opportunity for Jim Yong Kim to determine the vision of the Bank’s mission since taking office in July. said Kim told reporters «We are not ready yet because to request specific changes … But if we really are serious about ending poverty sooner than currently targeted ..
[millionday] .. It should be that there will be some changes in the way the institution works. »Kim said he wants to reduce the World Bank’s focus on providing development loans and give more attention to the achievement on the ground. Said he would present more details on reforms specific during the next annual meeting of member states in April. His «need these changes become clear since a very long time.» He also said that while battling donors senior such as the United States and in Europe low rates of growth and increases in the deficit and disorders of the largest budget in the markets, it would not be appropriate to ask these countries that inject funds to increase the bank’s capital.
[millionday] He and Deputy Minister of Planning Mahdi Keywords, establishing specialized exhibitions and effective means to attract foreign investors to work in the economic sectors, calling for the need established and it contributes to the economic development of the country. Said Keywords: The Exhibition is a window easy for all local and foreign investors, both they are industrialists or businessmen who are looking for suitable investment environment for them, especially those who are seeking to seize the opportunity appropriate in this direction.
[millionday] seems they need a hcl in this case — hmmm —

[millionday] demanded that the Ministry of Electricity counterpart financial sprayed their funds frozen in U.S. banks and the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI). He said ministry spokesman Musab teacher told / JD / ministry demanded that the Ministry of Finance launched its funds frozen in the Development Fund for Iraq, which holds large amounts intermediate of the Ministry’s budget. He continued teacher said the money mentioned include funds projects stalled and projects that were not completed as well as project funds of the companies Almtherbh and

[millionday] lagging work in Iraq, which was truncated from the Ministry’s budget in previous years did not returned it, and the UN Security Council, had announced in 2011 officially ended tasks “Supervisory Board International and advice “, which was responsible for supervising the” Development Fund for Iraq, to move those tasks to the Iraqi government. The United Nations said in a statement:
[millionday] “The Member States of the UN Security Council welcomed the efforts of the Iraqi government to finalize the arrangements for the transfer of responsibility for overseeing the Development Fund for Iraq as of July 2011.” The statement quoted the members of the Security Council that the Iraqi Committee of Financial Experts, which would take over supervision of the proceeds of the Development Fund for Iraq,
[millionday] they dont show doubt in my opinion but show that some of the things arent done yet — the adjustment of the raste showed stability and that is great for cbi
[chevysales] millionday HI!
[millionday] the hcl is close to being done and is in the hands of the committee again
[millionday] so we should see some progress with it this week — obviously the announcement of talabani finishing the meetings is great news for us because it means we are that much closer to the national
[millionday] hello hun
[chevysales]
[millionday] we seem to be seeing some progress with talabani due to maliki and his agreement to go to the national at any time and move forward
[millionday] the meetings going on right now with the un arent bad to see either — however not happy with the list of things to be done with iraq — the list is however the things that we will see come from the national and the success of the hcl being agreed on –
[Fresh] chevysales millionday
[millionday] we have the infrastructure law and the amnesty to a vote on tuesday which is a huge huge step in success and moving forward in what we want to see and what the un wants to see
[chevysales] Fresh Sup bro?
[no-regret] millionday what will the national be ,an anoucment or more meeting of the minds
[millionday] obviously they are asking for alot to be released and that cant be ignored but many things are and will be handled in these meetings — the national and the meetings going on
[millionday] announcements of the issues resolve

[millionday] the file Kuwait Airways and the border and the issue of debt and Kuwaiti archives, with focus stage following the end file Kuwaiti missing persons and compensation. According to a statement issued by the Office of the President of Parliament received “morning,” a copy, the Najafi and Kobler also discussed the importance of things regulatory action Human Rights Commission recently formed and the role of women are in other bodies and the need to give effective role, as confirmed Speaker his strong file human rights The involvement of women in the bodies being an important part of Iraqi society.

[millionday] He also pointed to the seriousness of the security situation in Kirkuk and repeated assassinations, kidnappings and the discord created by others for the purpose of stirring differences between the hybrid components and their serious consequences. Furthermore, Najafi received official in his office yesterday (Thursday) deputy U.S. ambassador to Iraq Dag Silliman. The two sides discussed the possibility of the development of bilateral relations between the two countries and security breaches occurring in the aftermath of the Syrian crisis and its impact on Iraq. The deputy U.S. ambassador praised the role of the House of Representatives and the important steps taken by the legislation and pass laws.

[millionday] so we should see meetings between kuwait and iraq come up in the news
[millionday] brb with more

[millionday] The refusal of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to postpone the provincial elections, announced his willingness to attend any national meeting. The Maliki rejected after selecting the Electoral Commission next April date for provincial elections. Prime minister said while attending the Friday concert Central held by the Bar Association to mark (79) for the establishment of the union: “The problem of security comes through the intervention of politicians, we find those who kill with a weapon State and its potential, “stressing that it is not possible to have the gate killing of change, and for that we made great sacrifices.

[millionday] In another window, Prime Minister willing to attend any meeting national targets solve dilemmas, according to the paper the stomach and under the same roof Constitution. It is said that President Jalal Talabani has intensified over the weekend meetings of individual leaders blocs, where he met, on separation, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, and the President of the Iraqi bloc, Iyad Allawi, again in two meetings emphasis on the country’s interest supreme that require everyone to show flexibility and work hard to address the Articulated issues and preserve the national gains and the development of state institutions and activate the emerging democratic path.

[millionday] Regarding the position of the paper prepared by the National Alliance for political reform and other papers that are being talked about, Maliki reiterated in a statement its support her, saying: “I support this paper and اتبناها because it included all the papers presented so far and increased them.”
[millionday] we shall see when it comes time to put it into action but — hopefully he means it
[millionday] brb with more

[ROBINREDHED] The refusal of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to postpone the provincial elections, announced his willingness to attend any national meeting.
[ROBINREDHED] i like this

[millionday] me too!!

[millionday] Attributed the economic expert Manaf Al Sayegh, the reasons for the recent actions of the Central Bank to raise quota price of Iraqi banks for the currency, to stabilize the exchange rate of the dinar against the dollar. Sayegh said: that the central bank develop new procedures to increase prices for the currency quota in Iraqi banks and make the currency market as a result of free market stability and balance the exchange rate of the Iraqi dinar against the U.S. dollar in the local market, indicating that the quota imposed on currency prices in banks previously when the price of the dollar against the dinar

[millionday] Sayegh added that the central bank to impose restrictions on the sale of the currency in Iraqi banks when increased demand for the dollar and increased its value against the dinar, ماجعلها successful actions have achieved a balance in the currency. Stressing that the policy of the Central Bank reduced the difference between the price of the two currencies in the money market and the price of the currency at the Central Bank, adding that the exchange rate of the dinar against the dollar has become parallel and the percentage difference between the two estimates

[millionday] this means they are putting regulations in place and are matching the exchange rate to the global market price to be internationally compliant

[B][millionday] another step forward to prepare futures ect in the securities market for its launch
[onthewings] dinar will have an exchange rate !!!
[millionday] this is progress [/B]

[millionday] minimizing the difference in the banks there and the market pairing

[millionday] this is interesting
[millionday] Said World Bank President he would tell the Member States during the meetings this weekend in Tokyo that he is working on the preparation of sweeping reforms to make the bank more effective in the fight against poverty. Would be the annual meeting of the World Bank and the IMF, which will take place from 12 to 14 October first opportunity for Jim Yong Kim to determine the vision of the Bank’s mission since taking office in July. said Kim told reporters «We are not ready yet because to request specific changes … But if we really are serious about ending poverty sooner than currently targeted ..
[millionday] .. It should be that there will be some changes in the way the institution works. »Kim said he wants to reduce the World Bank’s focus on providing development loans and give more attention to the achievement on the ground. Said he would present more details on reforms specific during the next annual meeting of member states in April. His «need these changes become clear since a very long time.» He also said that while battling donors senior such as the United States and in Europe low rates of growth and increases in the deficit and disorders of the largest budget in the markets, it would not be appropriate to ask these countries that inject funds to increase the bank’s capital.
[millionday] He and Deputy Minister of Planning Mahdi Keywords, establishing specialized exhibitions and effective means to attract foreign investors to work in the economic sectors, calling for the need established and it contributes to the economic development of the country. Said Keywords: The Exhibition is a window easy for all local and foreign investors, both they are industrialists or businessmen who are looking for suitable investment environment for them, especially those who are seeking to seize the opportunity appropriate in this direction.
[millionday] seems they need a hcl in this case — hmmm —

[millionday] demanded that the Ministry of Electricity counterpart financial sprayed their funds frozen in U.S. banks and the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI). He said ministry spokesman Musab teacher told / JD / ministry demanded that the Ministry of Finance launched its funds frozen in the Development Fund for Iraq, which holds large amounts intermediate of the Ministry’s budget. He continued teacher said the money mentioned include funds projects stalled and projects that were not completed as well as project funds of the companies Almtherbh and

[millionday] lagging work in Iraq, which was truncated from the Ministry’s budget in previous years did not returned it, and the UN Security Council, had announced in 2011 officially ended tasks “Supervisory Board International and advice “, which was responsible for supervising the” Development Fund for Iraq, to move those tasks to the Iraqi government. The United Nations said in a statement:
[millionday] “The Member States of the UN Security Council welcomed the efforts of the Iraqi government to finalize the arrangements for the transfer of responsibility for overseeing the Development Fund for Iraq as of July 2011.” The statement quoted the members of the Security Council that the Iraqi Committee of Financial Experts, which would take over supervision of the proceeds of the Development Fund for Iraq,
[millionday] they dont show doubt in my opinion but show that some of the things arent done yet — the adjustment of the raste showed stability and that is great for cbi
[chevysales] millionday HI!
[millionday] the hcl is close to being done and is in the hands of the committee again
[millionday] so we should see some progress with it this week — obviously the announcement of talabani finishing the meetings is great news for us because it means we are that much closer to the national
[millionday] hello hun
[chevysales]
[millionday] we seem to be seeing some progress with talabani due to maliki and his agreement to go to the national at any time and move forward
[millionday] the meetings going on right now with the un arent bad to see either — however not happy with the list of things to be done with iraq — the list is however the things that we will see come from the national and the success of the hcl being agreed on –
[Fresh] chevysales millionday
[millionday] we have the infrastructure law and the amnesty to a vote on tuesday which is a huge huge step in success and moving forward in what we want to see and what the un wants to see
[chevysales] Fresh Sup bro?
[no-regret] millionday what will the national be ,an anoucment or more meeting of the minds
[millionday] obviously they are asking for alot to be released and that cant be ignored but many things are and will be handled in these meetings — the national and the meetings going on
[millionday] announcements of the issues resolve

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The news continues favorable

9-26-2012 Newshound Guru Doc We have been of the opinion around $ 1 is the ceiling for the initial rate and it possibly could be lower and worked up to $ 1 over some time. It has been reported Shabibi is indicating something less than 50 cents and working up to $ 1 over 1-2 years. We must state here we have not been able to confirm this but this scenario would not surprise us. The CBI is privately owned and in business to make money. This scenario is much more economically favorable to the CBI and Iraq as a whole. This would also be more favorable to other governments who will hold the dinar in reserve in that they would benefit from the appreciation. What this does not do is dedollarize the country (which is a stated goal of Shabibi) unless there is a forced redemption of the old currency. As reported this continues to be speculation and we will see in time. We report, you decide. [post 2 of 2]

9-26-2012 Newshound Guru Doc We continue with our waiting and see status. While the news continues favorable nothing of significance has been confirmed. HCL is still looming as are the open GOI seats. Also despite rumors chapter 7 has not been lifted. The UN General Assembly which is meeting now can not lift chapter 7. Only the UNSC can do this. Statements to the contrary are from the misinformed. We are encouraged that the statements from Iraq continue positive around the key issues but we continue to look for concrete evidence that these issues are settled and executed upon. Until then we wait and see. [post 1 of 2....stay tuned]

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The huge news today is the HCL law will be agreed to very soon

9-20-2012 Newshound/Intel Guru BGG The only thing that would make things more interesting is if we had a National Conference & an RV. More than likely it will not be a free floating currency. Talabani is in the Kurdistan Region. Jafari went there today and everyone that wasn’t at the meeting yesterday went there today. Everyone is making their way up there to meet with Talabani. The huge news today is the HCL law will be agreed to very soon. It looks very, very promising. The political side of this is moving very fast. After all the political part is handled, the financial part will come very very quickly. Between now and this coming Sunday we could here about Talabani announcing a National Conference for late next week.

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News is beginning to indicate a “free” float for the new currency

9-18-2012 Intel Guru Blaino STANDBY FOR NEWS AND INFORMATION! HELLO EVERYONE…”STUFF” COMING DOWN. PANDA EXPRESS COMMUNICATES AGAIN. THEY SAY THINGS “SHOULD” KICKOFF ON THURSDAY…WE WILL ALL BE WATCHING…WORKING HARD TO CONFIRM.

9-18-2012 Newshound Guru Doc We continue to have to remember that this is not about us and the CBI is in business to make money. It does so by buying/selling dinar. A lower rate also allows other governments to “collect” dinar and hold in reserve at a much lower rate. These governments would then benefit from the future appreciation. If you don’t believe your government would do this to you then we have beach front property in Kansas ready to sell to you. With this said we would not be surprised to see the initial rate below $ 1. We also contend we would have around 2 years to hold the old currency. Given this scenario the question is do you cash in immediately or do you hold on. We report, you decide [post 3 of 3]

9-18-2012 Newshound Guru Doc We find it incredibly interesting that the news is beginning to indicate a “free” float for the new currency. It is also indicating that the initial rate could be somewhat less than 1 to 1. While we find this interesting we need to point out this has not been stated by anyone in the CBI so we consider it as speculation to this point. What we find as interesting is this does fit the model we have been postulating for several years now. A lower rate with appreciation toward $ 1 over time allows Iraq and the CBI a much more favorable economic position. [post 2 of 3....stay tuned]

9-18-2012 Newshound Guru Doc As predicted we enter the economic summit in London without the RV in place. This was easy to predict since Iraq has not put into place those key items to trigger currency reform. However, the news out of Iraq continues to be very positive concerning those items Shabibi has repeatedly said he needed to see before currency reform. The seating of a Defense Minister and passage of HCl appear to be very close. This would go a long way to a fully seat stable GOI and the “business” of oil being resolved. As we cautioned previously we have been “close” in the past according to the media only to be disappointed in reality. We are continuing to watch for concrete factual proof these items are not only in place but being executed by the GOI. [post 1 of 3....stay tuned]

9-18-2012 Intel Guru Hammerman WELL, SHABIBI IS IN LONDON AND SOME OTHERS (MALIKI) ARE HERE IN THE USA, TALABANI IS BACK AND WELL PLACED. I BELIEVE LAST MINISTER WILL BE OUT PUBLIC TODAY. HEARING THEY MAY FINALLY PUT NATIONAL MEETING OUT TO PUBLIC EVEN THOUGH ITS BEEN DONE. A lot of tier movement in a positive manor…still hearing nothing of a floating rate, imo, it won’t be. VND looking even hotter..new intel says it will go [with] the dinar and could be over 60 cents, key words – could be. There are major floods in Asia and they need this RV now and China is pushing harder than ever. I can’t find any negative out there once again…it really looks good for this month, all we can do is wait. This all great great intel coming in…let’s hope it is all true…we are at the end.

9-18-2012 Newshound Guru Med WE SAW JUST LAST WEEK HOW ALL WAS GOING FORWARD AND I THINK I AM RIGHT THAT THIS WILL NOT COME OUT OF THE GATE AT ONE TO ONE. SHABS GOAL IS TO GET ONE TO ONE BUT IT APPEARS THEY THINK IT WILL TAKE UP TO 2 YRS. SO WE WILL BE LOOKING AT SOMETHING UNDER .50 CENTS TO BEGIN WITH. BUT YOU DONT HAVE TO CASH IN, YOU CAN HOLD IT. THAT IS MY TAKE AND MY OPINION.

9-18-2012 Newshound Guru Mailman17 THEY HAVE BEEN IMPOVERISHED FOR 30 PLUS YEARS, ANY RATE OVER A DIME TO THEM IS A GODSEND. THEN, LIKE THE GCC SUGGESTED AND MOST LIKELY THESE LARGE BILLS WILL ALREADY BE TURNED IN THEY CAN FLOAT AND REAL QUICK…UP TO A BUCK AND REMAIN STABLE ALONGSIDE THE REST OF THE GCC GIVE OR TAKE A PENNY HERE. THEN DOWN THE ROAD LIKE THEY HAVE ALREADY STATED… LET THE MARKET TAKE OVER AND DRIVE THEM TO 3 OR BETER ALONGSIDE KUWAIT. BY THAT TIME THEY SHOULD BE STABLE ENOUGH TO MAINTAIN IT AND LORD KNOWS THEY HAVE THE RESOURCES…THATS MY TAKE ON IT… STAY FOCUSED…WE TRULY ARE ALMOST THERE. [post 2 of 2]

9-18-2012 Newshound Guru Mailman17 AS FAR AS THEM COMING OUT AT 10, 20 OR 30 CENTS, WE KNOW SHABS AND THE GOI DO NOT NEED MILLIONAIRES WALKING THE STREETS, ESPECIALLY 30 MILLION OF THEM. BUT I FEEL THEY COULD BE COMFORTABLE WITH PEOPLE HAVING ENOUGH TO AT LEAST START A BUSINESS OR HAVE A DECENT BANK ACCOUNT. THATS WHAT 10 CENTS OR A LITTLE BETTER WOULD ACCOMPLISH AND WITH THAT RATE MOST WOULD HAVE TO TURN IN THE 3 ZEROED NOTES, DEFINITELY THE 5, 10 AND 25 THOUSAND AS THEY PROVE USELESS. [post 1 of 2....stay tuned]

9-18-2012 Newshound/Intel Guru BGG Article: “PUK [Patriotic Union of Kurdistan]: Talabani, Maliki meets tomorrow in Sulaymaniyah” I guess Maliki put off his trip to the UN meetings in NY. I can’t blame him. I would be a little worried if I were him too – him leaving and Talibani coming back. Whatever they do while he was out could not be good for him.

9-18-2012 Intel Guru Hammerman I can’t find from any of my contacts where this will be a free float. I heard this will be abstract, abnormal, not like any other revaluation you have ever seen. People will control it under their rules and guidelines. The rate I was told will be $ 3.00 to $ 5.00, it dropped a little, closer to $ 3.77 is what I was told. UST & IMF people are telling me $ 9.77, after the meeting in London. Federal judges have confirmed in the $ 9 range, I believe this is planted info, to throw us off. I have been told that the rate is showing live and tradable at $ 3.77 in some ME countries for 3 days, this is unconfirmed at this time. Most of the people that I have talked to with intel say we won’t get out of the month without an RV, 80% of these people say we won’t get to next Monday without an RV. Still hearing the VD will be $ .23 to $ .35. Everything is sounding very positive. [post 2 of 2]

9-18-2012 Intel Guru Hammerman Everything is looking really, really good in dinar land. The London meeting kicked off today and will get rolling on the 19th. There were major movements in banks around the world. Best I can see Talabani came back on Sunday morning and looks like the Defense Minister is picked…it’s rumor that all this took place. Saturday night they tried to push the RV through but some countries did not have enough gold, if this was to go to asset backed, I say if because this is still rumor about going to asset backed. I have 8 solid confirmations that they tried to push this through twice on Sunday. They had some serious technical issues in some countries, one was the USA. I think we really have a chance of an RV on the 19th or 20th if they can get some of these technical issues taken care of. Heard that was planned and plotted because they really don’t intend to do it until after the London meeting. I only repeat what I have been told. [post 1 of 2....stay tuned]

9-18-2012 Intel Guru BWM ppl [people] are looking at the next couple of days for things to happen…something to consider timing-wise…just something to think about…if Maliki is in New York, and Shabibi is in london and Talabini is back in Iraq…what combination of “those” need to be in iraq when this happens…I don’t believe that Iraq needs to “do” anything but I do feel like there will be a certain combination of leadership that wants to be there when it happens in their country…logically you’d think that at least Shabibi would want to be there when the CBI kicked over.

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* (News, Rumors and Opinions ): Dinar Recaps 9/15/12

MOP: hey guys!! You must watch Tom Sullivan @ FOX BUSINESS NETWORK (FBN) tonight (Saturday, 09/15/12) – 7 est, 6 cst, 5 mst, 4 pst. The first 30 minutes will be on the Slaughter in Libya, and the last 30 minutes (MUST WATCH!) GOLD STANDARD RETURNING OUR ECONOMY BACK …Interesting title for the last part of the show ( RV-A-COMING!).

BOBGETZ6] shasta7 It appears to me, that with Malikki and Shabibi doing there thing next week, and if it is about release from seven as well as getting investments in Iraq, they pretty much have to get this done before the meetings.

[nathansmom] WCW you think all these world problems are effecting the release of this ????

[WCW] nathansmom yes they could are there is more to do according to the other gurus but we have been told all has been done

[nathansmom] WCW I know it is all so confusing…. for months we have been told all is done… now its watch for this meeting or that meeting.

[Stitch] nathansmom many pieces to the puzzle….

[nathansmom] Stitch Yes well i just wish we could put this 100,000,000 puzzle piece together and be done!!!

[WCW] nathansmom i dont know how that it could have almost went before and now we are waiting on more things to be done somebody has been doing some lieing i think

[2012jesus] PAPERS signed on tuesday ,,Germany- Europe = feds ben bernake = iraq announcement on all laws = rv so we are waiting on iraq’s announcement of laws ,,,

[WCW] if everything has been done then i would say that the world problems is holding this back and if it is still in iraq s hands then more things need to be done and if more things are having to be done that means everything that we have been told before is not true

[2012jesus] WCW all is in place now ,,we wait for iraqi laws annoucments for rv

[WCW] 2012jesus yes that means it s still in iraq s hands

[2012jesus] yes but europe and usa had to do their part- now iraqs turn

[Tradewind] 2012jesus If the IMF and BIS would start it then iraq would have to announce

[WCW] 2012jesus now we can have an rv

[2012jesus] Tradewind iraq has to announce laws then imf and bis =rv

[2012jesus] this week looks real good for us

[Stitch] Carly Simon – Anticipation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibSelIFBR8s

[WCW] 2012jesus how u like this i vote no more broke wednesdays .

[addylou] WCW we voted for no more broke Saturdays….what happened ?

. [WCW] addylou it s not out of iraq s hand s like everyone has been saying they still are in control

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BocaLinda] bouv, did u see swfl in recaps? Came in with a managed float article.. saying it will come in low and be market driven…

Austin-Powers-For-PM] BocaLinda SWFG knows his stuff. He’s probably the one individual I can see who has really done their homework recently on all things Dinar.

[BocaLinda] [Austin-Powers-For-PM], interestjn article. Hope its smoke cause i dont want to wait while it gains value…

[Austin-Powers-For-PM] BocaLinda If this is the case, you cash a portion of your IQD in, and wait for the ride upward. Is there a risk with that strategy? Sure. However Shabs and the IMF will do whatever it takes to make sure Iraq can justify the incremental rise in its value.The worst thing would be for Iraq to come out at a rate they can’t justify or sustain, and then the value of the Dinar crashes. Global Central Banks are then left holding big piles of Dinar that they assumed would be at one value, and are now at another.

[Austin-Powers-For-PM] BocaLinda So you cash out any dinar you have held over a year, and your dinar you have held under a year you hold on to to see where the market takes the Dinar.

[BocaLinda] [Austin-Powers-For-PM], that would be the plan

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msguccissima] cllishof I am currently on the Blaino call. He is saying that all of the ME countries have decided to free float their currencies. The IQD will begin at its current value at 1166 and move from there as determined by the market. That was his “Best News Ever”.

[cllishof] Why is that the best news ever

[schipperke] cllishof it was a question not a statement

[Pamsue] i wil lbring some of the notes over here

[msguccissima] Blaino did say during this call that he had just received a text from a contact watching Iraq TV that the completion of the HCL was being announced at the podium. Now that sounds like good news.

[sandytob] msguccissima so is a free float better or worse for us?

[captaincaveman ] In order for Iraq to be removed from chapter VII they must have their currency valued AT LEAST 1:1 pared to the dollar

[sandytob] msguccissima but you could still answer about the free float…is that better or worse for us?

[msguccissima] In my opinion it would be worse. It would not be considered an RV.

[captaincaveman ] So when is this float supposed to begin? Tomorrow ?

[WCW] I see now when this baby pop s ya ll are going to have to call 911 cause you are going to be shocked at the rate

[sandytob] WCW so are you in agreement that the rate will be low?

[schipperke] WCW shock me baby!!! Lol

[sandytob] WCW so are you in agreement that the rate will be low?

[schipperke] WCW shock me baby!!! lol

[WCW] sandytob no high high high

[msguccissima] WCW Now that’s the best news ever!!!!:cheerleader:

[kimskennelklub] WCW give me the biggest thrill of my live love

[xyz] WCW i hear blaino is saying right now 10 cents

[captaincaveman ] Shipperke are you familiar with the term “shocker”?roflmao

[best1154] WCW thats fantastic

[sandytob] WCW whew! ok

[Satrap] captaincaveman no one knows but some believe 6-8 days

[MTDinar] WCW good afternoon. Where are you hearing this will come out high? define

[blessedandhighlyfavored] WCW I am ready to be shocked with the rate baby!!

[cllishof] Shock me please I need it to be high

[WCW] We all are

Jetpack] So news articles out now alluding to a float and not actual RV/CE because shabbs can do that without parliament support , hmmmmmmm

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ladyrace: I’m confused. can you help me out. Lost in the woods. Thought it would rv tomorrow 3 something now I’m hearing about a free float. What instrument do I use to follow what’s going on.

Blaino: for months months months. don’t pack your bags etc you may not need. i was thinking maybe few months back. FDIC…. steps up and says………. Central Bank and GOI were not going to release it for float or on the forex. Now looks like a big agreement.These mid eastern countries all have agree to release there currency on a float and let the public decide the rate.this is a alternate to the RV thing.

Blaino: Like Adele said because of the internet etc. these rates could go very fast. I can’t tell you when they will release. I can’t say for sure when they might release this but it would be a great time to do before the Conference in London. It could go to a free float. 18-19 before the meeting. I will explain more tomorrow nights on call.

Blaino: Tomorrow night when we have call the information might show before we have call for the ability for them to trade . you could take to any currency place and exchange.Understand this guys… say its at .10 cents…. if you sell it back you won’t get that. It’s the buy/sell. Depending on the coming and going…


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* (News, Rumors and Opinions ): Dinar Recaps 9/15/12

MOP: hey guys!! You must watch Tom Sullivan @ FOX BUSINESS NETWORK (FBN) tonight (Saturday, 09/15/12) – 7 est, 6 cst, 5 mst, 4 pst. The first 30 minutes will be on the Slaughter in Libya, and the last 30 minutes (MUST WATCH!) GOLD STANDARD RETURNING OUR ECONOMY BACK …Interesting title for the last part of the show ( RV-A-COMING!).

BOBGETZ6] shasta7 It appears to me, that with Malikki and Shabibi doing there thing next week, and if it is about release from seven as well as getting investments in Iraq, they pretty much have to get this done before the meetings.

[nathansmom] WCW you think all these world problems are effecting the release of this ????

[WCW] nathansmom yes they could are there is more to do according to the other gurus but we have been told all has been done

[nathansmom] WCW I know it is all so confusing…. for months we have been told all is done… now its watch for this meeting or that meeting.

[Stitch] nathansmom many pieces to the puzzle….

[nathansmom] Stitch Yes well i just wish we could put this 100,000,000 puzzle piece together and be done!!!

[WCW] nathansmom i dont know how that it could have almost went before and now we are waiting on more things to be done somebody has been doing some lieing i think

[2012jesus] PAPERS signed on tuesday ,,Germany- Europe = feds ben bernake = iraq announcement on all laws = rv so we are waiting on iraq’s announcement of laws ,,,

[WCW] if everything has been done then i would say that the world problems is holding this back and if it is still in iraq s hands then more things need to be done and if more things are having to be done that means everything that we have been told before is not true

[2012jesus] WCW all is in place now ,,we wait for iraqi laws annoucments for rv

[WCW] 2012jesus yes that means it s still in iraq s hands

[2012jesus] yes but europe and usa had to do their part- now iraqs turn

[Tradewind] 2012jesus If the IMF and BIS would start it then iraq would have to announce

[WCW] 2012jesus now we can have an rv

[2012jesus] Tradewind iraq has to announce laws then imf and bis =rv

[2012jesus] this week looks real good for us

[Stitch] Carly Simon – Anticipation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibSelIFBR8s

[WCW] 2012jesus how u like this i vote no more broke wednesdays .

[addylou] WCW we voted for no more broke Saturdays….what happened ?

. [WCW] addylou it s not out of iraq s hand s like everyone has been saying they still are in control

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BocaLinda] bouv, did u see swfl in recaps? Came in with a managed float article.. saying it will come in low and be market driven…

Austin-Powers-For-PM] BocaLinda SWFG knows his stuff. He’s probably the one individual I can see who has really done their homework recently on all things Dinar.

[BocaLinda] [Austin-Powers-For-PM], interestjn article. Hope its smoke cause i dont want to wait while it gains value…

[Austin-Powers-For-PM] BocaLinda If this is the case, you cash a portion of your IQD in, and wait for the ride upward. Is there a risk with that strategy? Sure. However Shabs and the IMF will do whatever it takes to make sure Iraq can justify the incremental rise in its value.The worst thing would be for Iraq to come out at a rate they can’t justify or sustain, and then the value of the Dinar crashes. Global Central Banks are then left holding big piles of Dinar that they assumed would be at one value, and are now at another.

[Austin-Powers-For-PM] BocaLinda So you cash out any dinar you have held over a year, and your dinar you have held under a year you hold on to to see where the market takes the Dinar.

[BocaLinda] [Austin-Powers-For-PM], that would be the plan

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msguccissima] cllishof I am currently on the Blaino call. He is saying that all of the ME countries have decided to free float their currencies. The IQD will begin at its current value at 1166 and move from there as determined by the market. That was his “Best News Ever”.

[cllishof] Why is that the best news ever

[schipperke] cllishof it was a question not a statement

[Pamsue] i wil lbring some of the notes over here

[msguccissima] Blaino did say during this call that he had just received a text from a contact watching Iraq TV that the completion of the HCL was being announced at the podium. Now that sounds like good news.

[sandytob] msguccissima so is a free float better or worse for us?

[captaincaveman ] In order for Iraq to be removed from chapter VII they must have their currency valued AT LEAST 1:1 pared to the dollar

[sandytob] msguccissima but you could still answer about the free float…is that better or worse for us?

[msguccissima] In my opinion it would be worse. It would not be considered an RV.

[captaincaveman ] So when is this float supposed to begin? Tomorrow ?

[WCW] I see now when this baby pop s ya ll are going to have to call 911 cause you are going to be shocked at the rate

[sandytob] WCW so are you in agreement that the rate will be low?

[schipperke] WCW shock me baby!!! Lol

[sandytob] WCW so are you in agreement that the rate will be low?

[schipperke] WCW shock me baby!!! lol

[WCW] sandytob no high high high

[msguccissima] WCW Now that’s the best news ever!!!!:cheerleader:

[kimskennelklub] WCW give me the biggest thrill of my live love

[xyz] WCW i hear blaino is saying right now 10 cents

[captaincaveman ] Shipperke are you familiar with the term “shocker”?roflmao

[best1154] WCW thats fantastic

[sandytob] WCW whew! ok

[Satrap] captaincaveman no one knows but some believe 6-8 days

[MTDinar] WCW good afternoon. Where are you hearing this will come out high? define

[blessedandhighlyfavored] WCW I am ready to be shocked with the rate baby!!

[cllishof] Shock me please I need it to be high

[WCW] We all are

Jetpack] So news articles out now alluding to a float and not actual RV/CE because shabbs can do that without parliament support , hmmmmmmm

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ladyrace: I’m confused. can you help me out. Lost in the woods. Thought it would rv tomorrow 3 something now I’m hearing about a free float. What instrument do I use to follow what’s going on.

Blaino: for months months months. don’t pack your bags etc you may not need. i was thinking maybe few months back. FDIC…. steps up and says………. Central Bank and GOI were not going to release it for float or on the forex. Now looks like a big agreement.These mid eastern countries all have agree to release there currency on a float and let the public decide the rate.this is a alternate to the RV thing.

Blaino: Like Adele said because of the internet etc. these rates could go very fast. I can’t tell you when they will release. I can’t say for sure when they might release this but it would be a great time to do before the Conference in London. It could go to a free float. 18-19 before the meeting. I will explain more tomorrow nights on call.

Blaino: Tomorrow night when we have call the information might show before we have call for the ability for them to trade . you could take to any currency place and exchange.Understand this guys… say its at .10 cents…. if you sell it back you won’t get that. It’s the buy/sell. Depending on the coming and going…


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* (News, Rumors, and Opinions): Dinar Recaps 9/10/12

[Jeff] Congress is back this week and the FED meets hmmm

[childofgod] Jeff This should be a very interesting week

[Jeff] Josey Wales could we have a QE3 announcement but not really put into play?

[childofgod] Jeff I dont think there will be an announcement. As a matter of fact, it kinda looks like QE3 has started

[Jeff] Josey Wales per Jimmy Rodgers the Euro is in extreme danger this week lots of news this last weekend

[Jeff] childofgod there you go right

[childofgod] Jeff We need to see what the outcome is from the Germany court this week

[Jeff] childofgod agreed one judge is holding the whole thing in his hand per articles I have read

[xyz] Debt crisis: German court may delay euro ruling – live Germany’s Constitutional Court said it will examine whether to postpone its long-awaited verdict on the eurozone’s permanent rescue fund and the EU fiscal pact after a new legal challenge by a leading eurosceptic politician.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/debt-crisis-live/9532796/Debt-crisis-German-court-may-delay-euro-ruling-live.html

[childofgod] Jeff agree

[captaincaveman ] Soros tells Germany to lead or leave

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/19537693

[childofgod] xyz More smoke??

[Jeff] captaincaveman this could be a very good week do you agree?

[captaincaveman ] Jeff it’s Monday…..but gotta feeling its gonna be the last working Monday lol

[Jeff] captaincaveman you could be right

[pappyy] captaincaveman like that feeling you are having!!!

[blue skies] captaincaveman I’ll buy into that…

[ken153] blue skies me too

[wittsend] captaincaveman Looks to me like Soros needs to keep his mouth shut. Merkel just might do it, or threaten to do it. That would plunge Europe into a deep morass.

[Jeff] what is about being a billionaire who can tell a soverign country what to do wow Soros is some character

[childofgod] Jeff He really is something else!!

[captaincaveman ] Wittsend pressure..I think Soros wants this RV too

[childofgod] captaincaveman good point

[wittsend] captaincaveman You know he does, but his pressure would better serve directed elsewhere IMHO.

[ken153] wittsend agreed

[Jeff] Marc Faber is predicting a 20% correction in the Euro markets wow

[Jeff] not surprised

[xyz] Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) — Global central bankers continue meetings in Basel today…

http://washpost.bloomberg.com/Story?docId=1376-M9XIUM6K50XT01-1KNB2340VPTC0PP9O8QCSHVBBP

[ken153] Jeff of the gloom and doom report

[Jeff] ken153 yes marc faber NOT ME LOL

[captaincaveman ] I doubt George Soros does anything without analyzing the outcome and consequences of his actions.

[bamanana] Jeff He is a very evil man…….seriously evil!

[captaincaveman ] He doesn’t do anything without a reason

[childofgod] captaincaveman Absolutely and he will always make sure he comes out on top!

[Jeff] captaincaveman soros is what I call an economic and political disrupter

[bamanana] Hitler doesn’t have a thing on Soros! roflmao

[captaincaveman ] Jeff did you see the article last week about Putin buying tons and tons of gold

[Jeff] captaincaveman yep every month

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BigB] Stitch It was interesting late last night with the conversation concerning Generals post

Sep 10 7:03 AM [BigB] Stitch You’ll hear about it this morning!

Sep 10 7:03 AM [Diverdown] Big a newpost by general

[BigB] Stitch mbillions The post was on 3sintel’s site Saturday night. He went into detail on the probable hold up. The hard part was that it was requested not to be posted on recaps and most did not have access to 3sintel’s site.

[Jmcknight63] Bigb. I can not get on 3s either

[mbillions] BigB Did he blame it on our Commander and Chief?

[BigB] mbillions No – it was more on gurus that keep talking and peeps that bug the banks. Also talked about the “tier” thing again.

[mbillions] BigB Did he mention codes?

[BigB] mbillions He further talked about the banks reaching us – not the other way around.

[mbillions] BigB Now how would they do that?

[BigB] mbillions Yes, codes were mentioned and my take on it is that the codes will allow you to “exchange” on a higher level tier.

[mbillions] BigB Well thank you for passing that on… you are a wealth of infomation this morning… love

[BigB] mbillions With our email addresses that have been submitted.

[Stitch] BigB sounds like the verdict is still out on the issue of codes….

[captaincaveman ] http://www.cnn.com/2012/ ··· ddleeast

[BigB] Stitch I think almost everything is speculative. I suggest people read his post and draw their own conclusions. It would be good to get others opinion. I think you can still registar on their site.


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