2-24-2017   Newshound Guru Kaperoni   Article:  “Abadi Votal discuss the battle of Mosul and international support for Iraq”   I don’t expect the CBI to “flip” a switch the day after liberalization of Mosul.  It will take some time to stabilize the area and begin the clean up, return citizens to their homes etc.  So we could be waiting a few months after before the CBI decides to begin currency


TNT Beethovan:The banker who had notarized my gifting letters a long time ago stopped me the other day as I was passing to give a REAL cheery hello. He mentioned that he got into conversation when he went to pick up his son from a play date. The friend’s father is a money manager at a Manhattan hedge fund and talked about the dinar. I’m sure the kid’s father doesn’t know any more than us, but

Iraq seeks to Clamp Down on Gun Ownership

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. 

Iraq is working to regulate the activities of private security companies and rein in the chaotic circulation and use of weapons.

On Feb. 21, a group of armed tribesmen shot at an Iraqi comedian’s house in Baghdad after he criticized some tribal values in his TV show, “Walayat al-Battikh.” Another example of the security chaos is the firing of Katyusha rockets into Baghdad’s Green Zone on Feb. 12, following bloody demonstrations in the capital.

Also, the parliament’s Security and Defense Committee said Jan. 27 that some security companies operating in Iraq were out of control.

To address the security chaos and impose the rule of law, the parliament passed a law Jan. 26 to regulate private security companies. Two days later, the parliament also passed a law on weapon ownership.

“Many foreign companies operating in Iraq are either outside the law or regulated by outdated laws that are not suitable for the current situation,” the parliamentary Security and Defense Committee reported.

Committee member Ibtisam al-Hilali told Al-Monitor, “Security firms across the country are not subject to state laws or regulations in many of their operations, meaning they are beyond the control of the official security services.”

She said that the new bill would impose strict conditions on security companies, forcing them to comply with Interior Ministry regulations and systems.

“Previously, their work, along with gun licensing and weapons store regulations, was the portfolio of regional governors, but the new law centralizes all these powers in the hands of the interior minister,” Hilali said. “The large number of security companies in the country require a new law that covers the companies guarding the US Embassy in Baghdad and other embassies.”

Amnesty International’s Annual Report on Iraq

According to a report from Amnesty International, Iraqi government forces, paramilitary militias and the armed group Islamic State (IS) committed war crimes, other violations of international humanitarian law and gross human rights abuses in the internal armed conflict.

IS fighters carried out execution-style killings targeting opponents and civilians fleeing IS-held territory, raped and otherwise tortured captives, used civilians as human shields and used child soldiers.

Militias extrajudicially executed, forcibly disappeared and tortured civilians fleeing conflict, and destroyed homes and other civilian property. Thousands remained detained without trial on suspicion of links to IS.

Torture in detention remained rife. Courts sentenced terrorism suspects to death, frequently after unfair trials. Executions continued at a high rate.

The full report can be viewed here.

(Source: Amnesty International)

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Wednesday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported yesterday.

Officials reported details of yesterday’s strikes, noting that assessments of results are based on initial reports.

Strikes in Syria

Coalition military forces conducted 24 strikes consisting of 32 engagements against ISIS targets in Syria:

  • Near Abu Kamal, three strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed four oil refinement stills and a vehicle.
  • Near Bab, four strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and destroyed a vehicle-borne bomb.
  • Near Shadaddi, three strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four fighting positions and an ISIS headquarters.
  • Near Raqqa, seven strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units and an ISIS staging area and destroyed three pump jacks, a command-and-control node, a fighting position and a tactical vehicle.
  • Near Tanf, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed two tactical vehicles.
  • Near Dayr Az Zawr, three strikes destroyed seven oil separation tanks, and oil wellhead, an oil tanker truck and an oil inlet manifold.
  • Near Palmyra, two strikes engaged two ISIS tactical units and destroyed four tactical vehicles.
  • Near Tamakh, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed a tactical vehicle.

Strikes in Iraq

Coalition military forces conducted 14 strikes consisting of 62 engagements against ISIS targets in Iraq, coordinated with and in support of Iraq’s government:

  • Near Beiji, three strikes engaged three ISIS tactical units; destroyed a tactical vehicle and a heavy machine gun; and suppressed a mortar team.
  • Near Mosul, five strikes engaged four ISIS tactical units; destroyed three mortar systems, two ISIS-held buildings, two vehicle-bomb factories, a supply cache, a fighting position, a front-end loader, an excavator, a dump truck, a generator trailer, a weapons cache and a vehicle; damaged 15 supply routes and three tunnels; and suppressed 17 mortar teams and an artillery team.
  • Near Qayyarah, a strike destroyed a weapons cache.
  • Near Rawah, a strike engaged an ISIS tactical unit and destroyed three ISIS-held building and a vehicle.
  • Near Tal Afar, four strikes engaged an ISIS tactical unit and an ISIS staging area and destroyed two weapons caches, a vehicle-borne bomb, a front-end loader, an improvised-bomb factory and an ISIS-held building.

Part of Operation Inherent Resolve

These strikes were conducted as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, the operation to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The destruction of ISIS targets in Iraq and Syria also further limits the group’s ability to project terror and conduct external operations throughout the region and the rest of the world, task force officials said.

The list above contains all strikes conducted by fighter, attack, bomber, rotary-wing or remotely piloted aircraft; rocket-propelled artillery; and some ground-based tactical artillery when fired on planned targets, officials noted.

Ground-based artillery fired in counterfire or in fire support to maneuver roles is not classified as a strike, they added. A strike, as defined by the coalition, refers to one or more kinetic engagements that occur in roughly the same geographic location to produce a single or cumulative effect. For example, task force officials explained, a single aircraft delivering a single weapon against a lone ISIS vehicle is one strike, but so is multiple aircraft delivering dozens of weapons against a group of ISIS-held buildings and weapon systems in a compound, having the cumulative effect of making that facility harder or impossible to use. Strike assessments are based on initial reports and may be refined, officials said.

The task force does not report the number or type of aircraft employed in a strike, the number of munitions dropped in each strike, or the number of individual munition impact points against a target.

(Source: US Dept of Defense)

Member News Excerpts & Highlights 2-23-17

Post From Currency ChatterMember News Excerpts & Highlights 2-23-17Goldnugget:   For two, 20 February 2017 (00:0-GMT)​ Raise The Price Of The Iraqi Dinar To The Fore AgainSome Iraqi Government economists raising the dinar against the dollar until rising purchasing power and increasing confidence as a rule Iraq, as demanded by the need to stop «dollarization» economy by preventing deal


INTEL Update (Real News) via email – “Deep Intel” 2/23/17Latest Intel reveals that the Hercules Master Computer had 10 early currency exchanges in the last 24 hours as a trap to catch cabal bad guys with counterfeit or stolen dinar which led to shoot outs and arrests.They lost.2000 cabal arrested or shot in the last week.Hundreds were from the Clinton Foundation.The cleanup continues to dethrone


THE “US” IS READYEveryone in the world pinned to the U.S.D. is waiting on the U.S.We were told tonight that we’re just waiting on Secretary of the Treasury Mnuchin to officially announce the Gold standard, or release the 800#s.Secretary Mnuchin is probably waiting on General Joseph Dunford to give the all clear on the status of the Military.General Joseph Dunford could be waiting on the Go Ahead


This is a Chinese symbol for walk or go. And also the authorization Fighting Joe was waiting on.It came in.Now even the Trump Administration doesn’t know when General Dunford will release 800 numbers, but he controls all the assets with Grandfather’s blessing to begin.18 other markets also received this same blessing today, at different times, with similar release meanings.Several rumored