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#Iraq
Although the anti-IS camp managed to:
1. remove Haidar Abadi, the US candidate
2. selected the Speaker Mohammad Halbousi

It is incorrect to say Iraq is in the hands of #Iran.

Adel Abdel Mahdi is a potential candidate as a PM and is welcomed by both Iran and #USA. 1/+
#Iraq won't go against the #USA and will select, including the anti-US camp, a candidate that doesn't provoke the Americans.

The real problem is here: Will Iraq abide by the unilateral US sanctions? That is the real burden on the future PM.2/+

By removing Abadi, the US has lost a candidate that was not ready to balance the relationship between Tehran & Washington. That was the US biggest mistake in the last months, trying to impose Abadi (despite US denial). 3/+

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No force will attack #Idlib in the near future or the next few months. Talking about millions of internally displaced is displaced as they are not going anywhere.

Jihadists proved to have a substantial weight in Idlib by showing off yesterday.

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Even Jihadists who became " Turkish proxies moderate rebels" are criticising the showing off of al-Nusra, aka HTS, of its flags and jihadists during yesterday's manifestation in the Turkish controlled area of northern #Syria.
Foreign Fighter the Emir Abu Abdallah al-Iraqi (from #Iraq), Emir of Sheikh Ali and western rural #Aleppo #Syria, has arrested several people who refused to rise al-Nusra (HTS) flag in #Idlib manifestation.
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#BreakingNews:
Mohammad al-Halbusi, with 169 votes, is the new Speaker of #Iraq. Halbusi was al-Anbar governor.

Hasan Karim and Rashid Jalil are expected to be selected in the next hour as the two vice Speakers.
A first official victory to the anti-#USA camp (pro-#Iran): Halbusi was presented and supported by al-Bina' coalition, the Maliki-Ameri (et al) group, even if the vice Speaker will be from the Sadrist (in the next hour).

Hasan Karim was indeed elected minutes ago as a first vice-Speaker of the #Iraq/i Parliament with 209 votes (he is a sadrist).

The number of votes indicates Moqtada and the largest coalition (Maliki-Ameri) have agreed on prior voting.

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1/4) #Iran is going through sanctions imposed by #USA. Their oil trade has been significantly reduced. Their people are jobless. Their money is wasted on supplying their terrorist factions in #Yemen, #Lebanon, #Palestine, #Iraq, #Afghanistan, & #Syria.
forbes.com/sites/arielcoh…
2/4) "senior Afghan military officials claimed to have evidence that Iran was providing weapons to the Taliban in western provinces bordering Iran."
jamestown.org/program/iran-r…
3/4) 90% of the world’s opium is produced in neighboring Afghanistan from poppy resin which is refined to make heroin. Iran often serves as a transit point for export to the rest of the world.
independent.co.uk/news/world/mid…
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Let’s talk about an interesting development in #Iran.
President @HassanRouhani has just appointed recently sacked Central Bank chief Valiollah Seif as his money/banking advisor.
entekhab.ir/fa/news/429369…
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Who is Valiollah Seif?
home.treasury.gov/news/press-rel…
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“U.S. Treasury Dept’s OFAC imposed sanctions on the Governor & a senior official of the Central Bank of Iran, an Iraq-based bank & its chairman, and a key Hizballah official, all of whom have moved millions of dollars on behalf of the IRGC-Qods Force to Hizballah.”
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Excellent analysis by @ThomasWictor on the recent attacks against Iranian Kurdish dissident groups based in Koya, northern #Iraq.
I completely agree with @ThomasWictor's findings.
To help out with the research, here are some facts that I have digged up.
This, too, could provide some insight.
@ThomasWictor
basnews.com/index.php/en/n…
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Let’s talk about #Iran’s role in the #September11th attacks.

This individual asked me to “Kindly enlight” about how Iran, being a Shiite-majority country, could have been involved in al-Qaeda’s #Sept11 attacks against the United States.
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First of all, we should take into consideration that #Iran’s regime is known for supporting a wide variety of Islamic extremist groups, regardless of their Sunni or Shiite backgrounds.
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For example, Shiite militias in #Iraq, dispatching Shiites from Afghanistan & Pakistan to maintain Shiite Assad in power in Syria.
clarionproject.org/iran-supportin…
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No one will say this, but on #911Anniversary, #NeverForget that we are still in two wars in #Afghanistan and #Iraq that were begun because of that horrific attack on our country.

These are the longest wars in US history.

2M Americans have been wounded. Thousands have died.
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The sacrifices made by the same men and women, over and over, the same members of our volunteer army, have continued through three presidencies.

We never talk about it.

Not even on #911Day.

#NeverForget these men and women are trapped in unending war because of 9/11.
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#NeverForget on this #911Anniversary that the folks in Washington do not care about our military or their families.

They have refused care for the men and women fighting these endless 9/11 wars 17 years later. Thousands of vets are homeless.

3/
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Haidar Abadi has fallen with the burned walls of the Iranian consulate in Basra ejmagnier.com/2018/09/10/hai…
If you are interested in in-depth learning how the #USA and #SaudiArabia candidate Haidar Abadi found his way out of prime ministership, read these articles. They tell you the entire story, #Iraq.

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Tonight, the 1st of my 2-part series on #ISIS’s resurgence in Iraq airs on @PBS @NewsHour Weekend. In cooperation w/ @theIFUND, I spent 3 weeks traveling across 3 provinces to investigate the extent to which ISIS has regrouped after its official defeat last year.
In August, Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi released a new audio recording in which he pointed to #Iraq as the epicenter of #ISIS's resurgence. The facts on the ground suggest that this is not just an ambition the group aspires to in the future - it’s already a reality.
ISIS attacks in the rural areas around Tuz Khurmatu, Kirkuk and Hawija aren’t an exception - they’ve become an almost daily occurrence for the civilians who live there. What’s more - #Iraq’s security forces appear ill-equipped to face #ISIS in its insurgent form.
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#BREAKING
Sep 8 - 10:50 am local time - #Iran
Revolutionary Guards units launched a missile attack against a Kurdistan Democratic Party base in Koysinjaq of Iraqi Kuridstan, killing two KDP members & leaving a number of others wounded, reports indicate.

Will keep you posted.
Sep 8 - Images of civilians wounded, including children, after #Iran's Revolutionary Guards launched a missile barrage on a Kurdistan Democratic Party in Iraqi Kurdistan.

(Some images were too graphic to share)
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#BREAKING
Sep 8
First images obtained after #Iran's IRGC units launched a missile attack against a Kurdistan Democratic Party base in Koysinjaq, northern #Iraq.

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Expect my article in few hours on #Iraq, #Basra and the role of #Moqtada. Also, an interview with one of the top leaders of the "Resistance" that seems to spread from the White House :-) to #Iraq via @AlraiMediaGroup and my blog.
Although any unrest between Shia in #Iraq or civil disobedience is in favour of the #USA, Shia leaders won't allow this to happen and you, dear followers, don't listen to so much rubbish around in this regard. My article will give a bit more light on ongoing events.
Just know that I know Moqtada so well, even better than himself (with all due modesty).

He rides the horse of Basra but can't control it at a certain point and doesn't have any strategic objective. More in my article.
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#BREAKING: Protesters set on fire #Iranian consulate in #Basra, #Iraq – reports
#EXCLUSIVE images of #Iranian consulate in #Basra being torched by the protestors.
Torched by the protestors, #Iran backed groups see massive damage in #Iraq
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#BREAKING
#Basra, #Iraq
Reports indicate Iraqi protesters have set fire to #Iran's consulate in this city as #BasraProtests continue against corruption & Tehran-backed Shiite parties.
#BREAKING
More incoming report from #Basra in southern #Iraq indicating protesters storming & torching #Iran's consulate.
#BasraProtests
zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-0…

(File Photo from Sep 6)
#BREAKING
Video of #Basra in southern #Iraq showing protesters storming & torching what is said to be #Iran's consulate.
#BasraProtests
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The US horse fell at the first jump in Iraq ejmagnier.com/2018/09/04/the…
The USA oblivious to the rise of a resistance movement in response to its interference in Iraqi elections ejmagnier.com/2018/09/05/the… … …
A wake-up call to the US in Baghdad: will Haidar Abadi become the Mohammad Morsi of Iraq? ejmagnier.com/2018/09/07/a-w…
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#BREAKING
Al Jazeera reporting intense clashes between Iraqi protesters & security forces in Basra in an attack on the provincial building.
Two are reportedly killed & 11 injured.
#BREAKING
Reports indicate protesters in Basra, southern #Iraq, have taken control over the provincial building.
#BREAKING
Sep 4 - Basra, southern #Iraq
Shiite protesters demonstrating against corrupt #Iran-linked government officials have taken over downtown areas and government buildings.
They are demanding the border with Iran be closed.
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#BreakingNews:

No election of a large coalition today in #Iraq. The parliamentary session is postponed.
#USA doesn't have many allies in #Iraq. US envoy - I was told by many Kurds, Sunni and even Shia MPs - is threatening those unwilling to vote for Abadi despite any American denial of using this kind of approach.

Let's see what the Kurds will decide in a couple of weeks #Iraq
#Kurds Al-Fateh and Dawlat al-qanoon pulled out of the parliamentary session to sabotage the election.

FYI: Out of Abadi's 42 MPs, only 12 are left in his coalition. #Iraq.
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Those asking me on DM why and if #Iran is interfering in the formation of an #Iraqi government, have a glance at this tweet, said by the same #USA Sec of State:

"#USA forming a strong Iraqi government".
And in his tweet, Pompeo meant:
"Forming a strong Iraqi government on a national basis is essential to the enduring defeat of #Iran" rather than #ISIS.

And most probably the #USA will succeed. It has "convincing tools" superior to the one with Iran.

#BreakingNews:
#Iraq First parliament session started: President Maasoum arrived at the Parliament.
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#Iraq parliament may fail to decide today the largest coalition. The difference is significant:
1. Abadi and Moqtada will present a list including heads of groups and the total of MPs included
2. Ameri & Maliki will present a list with the signature of every MP supporting them/+
#Iraq
Abadi & Moqtada list includes tens of MPs who split and moved to Ameri/Maliki. They insist on representing the total of MPs on their list even if 30-40 left their coalition to the other side. /+
#Iraq:
The oldest MP will head the Parliament and will decide what to do: either accept one of the two lists or send it to the court to decide.

The Kurds haven't decided, to this instant, which side to support. They are caught between their demands and the #USA pressure/+
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#BreakingNews: #Iraq

In the next hour, the largest coalition, even if below 165, may be formed and will be resgistered tomorrow at the parliament. It all depend on one party (40 to 42) expected rto join Dawlat al-QWanoon and al-Fath (so far they have gathred 110).
#Iraq
I'll explain: #Kurds are not going to join any coalition tomorrow, waiting for the biggest coalition to register its name. Kurds have requests that won't be met this night. So their voices and seats won't be included.+

a Coalition of #Shia #Sunni will come together to form 150-152 MPs tomorrow (if Sunni sign this evening 40-42 MPs) and will be eligible to choose a Prime Minister.

Once this coalition is registered, Kurds will join in.

If this happen #USA will lose.

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#US to Abadi: We support you & will do everything to convince our friends in #Iraq to do the same".

Sunni, Kurds & Shia are all divided, to-date, on the names of the President, Speaker and PM.

This is going to be a long evening/night before tomorrow's Parliament meeting.
Until this moment there is no main coalition. They all fall under 165. Many hours ahead but I doubt much can be achieved.

Abadi has lost 17 of his group
Allawi has lost 9 who left to al-Fath.
More to come. #Iraq

In few words:

The #USA want Abadi
#Iran wants all coalitions to unite and select a new PM but not Abadi.

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Interesting development:

#Iraq PM says they will not risk their citizens to please #Iran.
This comes after a Reuters report indicating Tehran is providing its Iraqi proxies with short-range ballistic missiles.

skynewsarabia.com/middle-east/11…
Iraqi PM Haider "Abadi stressed that 'there is no room for any foreign weapons outside the authority of the state,' and called on the new parliament to cooperate with the incoming government and avoid sectarian thought."

#Winning
english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle…
Reports indicate @brett_mcgurk, Special Presidential Envoy for Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, attended a meeting where #Iraq's largest political faction was formed.
(Signed members seen in the image.)

Kurds will reportedly join on Tuesday.

#Iran-associated groups have failed.
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No one who lived through the Bush2 admin, from the stolen 2000 election to the torture, war crimes, two wars we are STILL in, millions of maimed Americans, brutal attacks on women & #LGBT "misses" Bush.Stop saying this for cheap clicks just because you escaped being hurt by Bush.
Pretending the Bush/Cheney years were benign when literally 2 MILLION Americans have been wounded/maimed by the wars in #Afghanistan & #Iraq is #GOP disinformation.

Also, Bush began the #WarOnWomen.
Bush helped stack the #SCOTUS with far right judges. Bush attacked #LGBT folks.
"Trump makes me miss Bush" is a statement of extreme privilege. It means you weren't hurt by Bush's domestic policies that made some of us feel we might have to flee our own country.These glib takes dismiss damage done by #GOP prior to Trump and how GWB opened the door for Trump.
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#BREAKING
#Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi’ite proxies in #Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to hit regional foes, Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources said.
Reuters: "According to three #Iranian officials, two Iraqi intelligence sources and two Western intelligence sources, Iran has transferred short-range ballistic missiles to allies in Iraq over the last few months."
#IranDeal
The Zelzal, Fateh-110 and Zolfaqar missiles in question have ranges of about 200 km to 700 km, putting Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh or the #Israeli city of Tel Aviv within striking distance if the weapons were deployed in southern or western #Iraq.
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