Today, 08:47 AM
I agree my version of done and yours are slightly different. We are aware of many things that we have not shared, and when I say done, I mean the major obstacles have been removed to allow the final process to take place.
As you are all aware by now, Chapter VII is no longer an obstacle, the voting of the budget is no longer an obstacle. Yes a few final laws that have been in the works for some time will be completed. These are not new laws that just came up, but rather existing ones to wrap things up.
The budget is now in the hands of their legal ministry court or department to formally publish it. (Sorry, Ocrush told me the official department but I forget)
I had a very nice and long conversation with Ocrush and Ray last night to compare notes and we are all on the very same page and in the sentence. I have been the one that had more doubt than these two, but after a detailed talk last night, we really are there. I am not going to predict a date now but I will share what
the three of us think and feel.
We all think April 1st is a very good date for this to happen because of the many underlying factors. Ocrush said the budget will get posted in the Gazette by the 31st. The reason for this date is e it is under their constitution and law to due so. (Again, he told the exact law but I forgot) They are going to follow the constitution perfectly at this point in time. There have been no amendments to allow for any additional delays.
He also informed me that the Kurds have signed off on all issues and have no objections and have agreed to everything. It was Allawi's people whom did not show up at the last meeting causing it to be delayed. So guy, it is now totally in Maliki's hands. If anything now goes wrong, the Kurds can say "it was not us" and the blame goes directly towards the Prime Minister Maliki. Very smart move on their part if you ask me.
We also know that the parliament is keeping their session open which means they can meet at any giving time to vote on the remaining few laws. Ocrush explained it to me that the Council of Ministers will have the approval(s) of all final laws for parliament in time to vote on Monday April 1st..
I have been told that they are all on board. I believe you will see a formal announcement next week regarding the lifting of Chapter VII. As you can see by the news, a major amount of work has been completed and not much to finish. So from what we are aware of that we have not shared with you, is that it is done.
Ocrush confirmed the new wages April 1st so that is also reassuring that we are still on track. Can things change? Heck yes. Will they change? Probably not. The entire economic stability of Iraq is riding on finishing these last little details.
I am not worried or concerned one bit. I can now finally sit back and watch it surface and be completed and watch history in the making. For me, there is no more work for me to do regarding posting as my last posts have already been done which includes this one. You can safely say this is my last and final post. The chasing is truly finally over. I think we finally caught it.
I will do some shot posts for cashing in and the list we put together. I will do that next week.
I hope you all have a nice and safe Easter and quit worrying about this investment because this nothing to worry about any longer.
Because this Friday and I will be spending the entire weekend with family and friends, you can consider this my last post and comment. If something comes up that need to be address, then, yes I will do so. So until then, love you all and see you all in the next chapter.
Have a safe and Happy Easter. May all of your dreams be fulfilled and your future endeavors are now finally real. I will see some of you on the next site so we can carry forward our mission to help as many people as possible. Now the exciting times are here. This is my goodbye post to this chapter. See you in the next one.
Ray, Ocrush and the entire staff and mods here at PD.