“We Should be in a Sweet Spot” – Thurs. AM TNT Thoughts/News 8-4-22

We should be in the sweet spot. The Iraqi Clown Show will either (miraculously) form a govt., or not. If not, the CG steps in. Either way should be enough for the CBI to finally make the decision to revalue the ID. If they don’t, we are back to the same ol same ol and we have recycled again, imo, if a govt. is formed, it probably means that it has been formed for some time, and we are just finally catching up with the news many Iraqis already know/knew.

Today, Wednesday, an American website revealed the intention of the US Department of Defense, the Pentagon, to deploy members of the Indiana National Guard in Iraq to defend the coalition forces, indicating that the force is conducting secret exercises before its unique .deployment in Iraq

According to the report of the “14 news ” website , which was translated by (Baghdad Today), “300 soldiers from the 163rd Field Artillery Battalion of Evansville will be included in “.these important efforts This is the first time that the National Guard has been deployed since 2008, providing a rare” .opportunity for them,” the report noted None of these soldiers could have done without their families, they’ve supported them so” .much,” said Capt. Ernie Griffin

We know that soldiers volunteer and want to be part of this organization with the soldiers” who serve, but the families are left behind, and so, we know that the community will support “.our soldiers, we will also support the families that are left behind The report pointed out that “over the next few months, the 300 soldiers will receive training “.to prepare for deployment to Iraq

He pointed out that “the timetable for the deployment in Iraq of the soldiers is considered “.secret, even if it is disclosed  link

A midst a political stalemate, Sadr’s followers are preparing for a two million event

Amid the continuing political impasse in Iraq, the followers of the Sadrist movement continue to sit in the Iraqi parliament for the fifth day in a row.

The protesters are preparing to hold a million prayers next Friday in the Great Celebrations Square inside the Green Zone.

On Wednesday, the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq called for a national dialogue, considering it the most effective way out of the political crisis in the country.

The mission added, in a statement, that the meaningful dialogue between the Iraqi parties has become more necessary than ever.

Muqtada al-Sadr called on the protesters to “evacuate the parliament building and turn the sit-in in and around the parliament, adding: “If there are other places where the sit-in should be held, instructions will come to you successively.”

According to the statement issued by the Minister of the Leader of the Sadrist Movement, Saleh Muhammad al-Iraqi, al-Sadr stressed, on Tuesday, that “the permanence of the sit-in is very important to achieve your demands, and the sit-in must be organized in the form of meals, with the momentum of the numbers remaining at specific times.”

He concluded by saying: “We are in the process of forming a committee by the protesters to manage and organize the protests and take care of everything necessary.”

The open sit-in of the supporters of the Sadrist movement in Iraq continues inside the parliament building after the demonstrators took control of the seat of the legislative authority.

Al-Sadr’s supporters had gathered in the center of the Iraqi capital, Saturday, before storming the heavily fortified Green Zone that includes the parliament building amid strict security measures, which resulted in the fall of 125 wounded in clashes with riot police.

Al-Sadr’s supporters are protesting against the continued call by the so-called “coordinating framework” forces, loyal to Iran, to parliament to elect a president of the republic and assign candidate Muhammad Shia’a al-Sudani to form the next government, while calls for calm and dialogue continue from various international and Iraqi political parties  link

Al-Sadr demands the dissolution of Parliament and the holding of early elections: The old faces do not exist anymore democratically

 Shafaq News/ The leader of the Sadrist movement, Muqtada al-Sadr, demanded, on Wednesday, the dissolution of the current parliament and the holding of early elections, which he said he had not yet decided whether to run or not.

Al-Sadr said in a speech, which was followed by Shafak News Agency, that “what is happening is not a power struggle as they are promoting, because whoever wants power does not withdraw 73 deputies from Parliament, my previous return came to enact a necessary law against normalization.”

Al-Sadr called for early elections to be held after the current parliament was dissolved, but he said he had not decided whether or not to run for them.

He added that “the malicious lawsuits obstructed the formation of the majority government.” With regard to the dialogue initiatives put forward by the various political blocs, Al-Sadr said, “There is no point in having dialogue with them. Dialogue with them has been tried and tested, and nothing will befall the country but ruin and dependence,” referring to the forces of the coordinating framework.

He pointed out that “reform does not come without sacrifice, and that he is fully prepared to be martyred for the sake of reform.”

Al-Sadr added, “The revolution began as a Sadrist, and they are part of the people, and that revolution will not exclude the corrupt from the Sadrist movement.”

He added, “I have never and will never be satisfied with bloodshed, and I will never start with that, and if they do that, reform comes with blood.” He addressed the Iraqis by saying, “They took advantage of my presence to end corruption, and the revolutionaries and the protesters must stay and continue until your demands are achieved.”

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