It is still premature to declare an official result of recent Iraq elections. As you can see by the recent articles that the newshounds have posted at KTFA there are some candidates contesting the “results” and are demanding a physical recount. Imo, the 99 percent that are contesting are the very same ones that lose the immunity from prosecution. It will iron out, just a matter of time.
But until then, there is something else to think about. In all of Dinarland, it was opined that Abadi was a guaranteed winner because the USA went in, cleaned up the country, installed the financial system, and basically rebuild what was salvageable from Isis. During all that time the economic reforms were in motion, the financial reforms were in motion, and meetings around the world were happening. It’s all good……then an election………BAM……..SADR declared the winner by the wannabe media outlets, western news media now offering opinions backed by some facts and more emotion.
In the meantime, one thinks “what in the heck is going on?” Where is the Iraq citizen loyalties, after all, we only just spent the last ten years cleaning up the country getting it ready for the future? This may be the part where we are not to think with Western Logic. It isn’t that the citizens do not appreciate it, they do as they are freer now but it may be a situation of “blood being thicker than water”. It’s going to have to take much more than a “Thank you now get out” Hallmark Card.
Let us suppose Sadr is declared the official winner. Ok, we will learn to accept that as it isn’t our country and it was voted on by the people, but we will adjust accordingly. We now know that Church is more important to the Iraq citizens than State. We also know that it is our own fault for expecting a result based on Western Logic with them.
So lets take a look at the combination of Abadi and Sadr. Per last Monday’s CC Sadr really couldnt give a flip about being PM because it is more important to him to be a Holy Man, you realize he is only 44 years old? Abadi didnt want to be PM, Sadr doesnt need to be PM. So we have two guys with varying backgrounds with some slight similarities at a crossroads. Sadr reminds me of the Old Testament based on laws and Abadi is the New Testament based on Love. The combination of the two can work, just like the Bible.
It could have taken President Trump longer to achieve what is needed with Iran than how quick Sadr can convince Iran. The greatest changes come from within, not from outward. Sadr just may be the man for that job.
I personally didnt expect to see the projected outcome but when we stand back and look at it, it may quite possibly the best arrangement needed for the situation. Economic Reforms continue, Monetary Reforms continue. Iraq still being rebuilt from outside nation contractors….and as a bonus Sadr knows exactly on how to deal with Iran, first by getting them out of Iraq interests.
This just may work out in ways we would have never thought…….using Western Logic.
It’s not only “all good”….it’s possible its better
Samson: Saudi-Iraq border outlet to be opened
17th May, 2018
Saudi Investment Commission disclosed that the Jdaida-Arar border outlet between Iraq and Saudi Arabia will be opened during the coming ten months, Riyadh daily reported.
The commission pointed that it will be a great opportunity to Saudi businessmen to work with Iraq through this outlet, including Iraqi reconstruction projects and investment opportunities.
No other details were given. LINK
Samson: Britain declares its support for trade cooperation with Iran
11:50 – 17/05/2018
“The British ambassador in Tehran, Rab Makir, confirmed Thursday his country’s support for trade cooperation with Iran, reiterating the British government’s commitment to the implementation of the nuclear agreement.
He said Macaire on the sidelines of the signing of a preliminary agreement ( HOA ) to develop the “Carnage” oil field between the National Company of South areas of Iran ‘s oil consortium “Bergas” International (based in London) . “This contract manifestation of the commitment of Britain ‘s commercial presence in Iran and that London is supported.”
Makir added that “the executive director of the consortium” Pergas “visited Tehran in particular to sign the agreement to develop the field,” Kranj “oil,” asserting “the commitment of the British government to implement the nuclear agreement.”
“The other countries will also be committed to this nuclear agreement and we will continue trade with Iran,” McCier said, noting that investments are made by private sector companies and have nothing to do with the government.
“There is a difference of opinion between Britain and its European partners on the one hand and America on the other,” he said, stressing his country’s support for “companies willing to work in Iran.” LINK