Investigate, Question & Deliver
March 27, 2012
Highlights/Summary & Replay of CC
Thanks to Brenda for the Summary
Conference Call Replay - March 27, 2012
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Straight Talking Mike Recaps and summarizes tonights news
(Listen to the recording for all of the detailed analysis of the articles discussed - so much great information shared
the following is just the recap of the articles discussed on the call)
Tonight we read a few articles about CBI - most all being recycled rehashing the same things because of the News Blackout..not alot of news coming out as we discussed last week there would not be....we talked about 2 articles from the CBI....
Couple of articles about deleting the zeros - same old articles - that the Kurdish language is going to be on there...that they are getting ready to do that..the costs are out there...In one of the articles they have already contracted with somebody.... same ole articles
We dont know where we are at in the process..
we think we are closer to the end than the beginning of the process
AS WE HAVE SAID...WE BELIEVE THE CBI IS READY TO GO
Tariq from Iraq joined us for a short period of time
We heard from Tariq they shut down cell phone service in the last 4 hrs prior to The IQD Team Call and he told us his internet service is starting to be shut down as well.....they are trying to keep people very quiet..They did have a small attack so they have now moved the Arab Sumit away from the original hotel location
Tariq talked about some of the outrageous expenses at the conference....diamond studded hot dogs...(that was for you Yukon)
All Kidding aside Tariq talked about the extravagant food (dates served 24 karat gold) and how the average Iraqi citizen sits out there and looks at all of this and you can hear it in Tariq's voice what he thinks of all of this....
Tariq's Discussion with The IQD Team until his internet or electricity went out.....some of Tariqs words were hard to understand so please keep that in mind or listen to the recording
Tariq joined us to give us the latest news due to a suicide bomber attack they are cutting the main network...NO CELL PHONES AS OF TODAY ...no cells phones anymore-turned off today 4 hrs before The IQD Team Call started....they are under a blackout he assumes until the end of the Summit....He heard there was a suicide bomber today who killed two..So Tariq assumes that is why it has been cut off....
Internet could be cut off at any time...he wanted to join us before he might possibly have no connection with us to give us the updates.
The latest he has heard from his friends, the journalists, who are supposed to be inside the place where the Summit is taking place:
1st of all, the Summit will take place in the Palace which is the US military headquarters before...very close to the international airport Baghdad and I believe they might now be suspecting some security breeches so they have moved it instead of the international zone which is about 7 miles away to the Palace which is very close to the airport...its inside the airport actually
#2 Said this is really funny...NOT.....They have brought 2500 staff from the excess hotel to be the ones in charge of all of the Arab Summit
They have provided 600 chefs, 820 waiters, 78 butlers, etc from 7 hotels and 6 palaces to help with the Arab Summit
He is hearing also that the same thing I was talking about the other night on the call with Straight Talking Mike that the Kurds and how they started to talk about new things like the Iraqi government owed them billions of dollars and the Arabs are also complaining because of the 2 people who will be the front the president and the Minister of Foreign Affairs are Kurds and are not Arabs they are not really happy with it....
Funniest and most ridiculous thing at the same time that the menu will include dates covered with 24 karat gold....Mike and Tariq talk about that must be for the Saudis....
Tariq says they have the money and They know how much they have.....they wouldn't if they didnt have so much
Mike says getting ready for the summit...and cracking down on security...moved everything to a different location
Tariq said he has received many emails to people asking questions and he does not have time to respond to all of them..he does respond to some with his opinion and thoughts which apparently has been taken out of context and not always true...Tariq says what you guys hear here from The IQD Team versus other conference calls...whatever I say here in my opinion is true and my opinion...some people are out there are stating and quoting me that I said this and
do not represent me and my opinion...he is receiving emails about things people have heard on other conference calls that he said certain things which are taken out of context and not true....
Mike from The IQD Team says Tariq is saying that he comes here to join The IQD Team on our conference call....he doesn't have time to read everyones emails and sometimes he responds with his opinion And if you hear something out there that Tariq has said come to the IQD Team Call which is where he will be when he can..It is too difficult for him to respond to everybody
(Note from the IQD Team: his email was given out so he could ask for help from The IQD Team from anyone to submit a product or service they might want his help with to get into Iraq prior to APRIL 1st...He needs to submit these by then so he can put it on his agenda to meet with you while he is in the US on April 9 to meet with Microsoft on a Work Visa..the submission package is on our website)
Debbie asks Tariq about the news article that stated the prices have doubled during this Summit...
Tariq said actually about 6 times more...one kilgram of tomatoes used to be 500 dinars and now it is 3000 dinars
Everybody is raising the prices...the groceries can not bring fresh vegetables from the market now they are taking advantage of the situation and pricing - very high especially for basic necessities
Straight Talking Mike talks with Tariq about the raising prices and that they cant get goods to the areas due to the lockdown
and taking advantage of the people....
Tariq talks about many Iraqi are taxi drivers, masons, etc and how they are really affected - they get daily pay and are really affected when they cant work for 5 days and now the prices soaring its going to very difficult for them
Tim asks him What is the average salary for Iraqis?
It depends - if you work for the government, there is a pay rate table for those...The average graduate student who just got hired by the government, he gets about 300 month which is not very much and very difficult especially if he has to rent his own apartment....if he is living with his own family then he would be fine or better
The day workers earn 8-15 dollars day depending on what they are doing
Tim asks Tariq about the land lines - do they have any land lines?
They used to have....now I think only 10% of the grid works
Even if you have one, the other people don't so you can't use them
The only people using them are the Companies and Unions and Govt offices have...but it is very rare for us
Continuing with the Recap from Straight Talking Mike "The IQD Team"
Next on to the Arab Summit....Maliki is inviting all of the Arabs to invest ..come in and bring your money and lets get us built and lets move forward
they talked about a couple of things that they really wanted to do
They talked about the One currency they wanted to try to do... probably won't fly
But they put it out there that it is something they want to put on the agenda.....probably wont make it to the agenda
Its nice for the poorest country in all of this to say hey lets have one currency where everybody can be happy
and we can really gain alot of advantage in that situation
they are not ready for that yet...they need to make sure they have an economy...make sure they have a tradeable currency, and eventually they can do something like the Euro down the road but it doesn't happen over night - takes years for that to happen because you have different economies
We talked about Iraq trying to use the Arab Summit to get out of Chapter 7 and kinda bring that and have one voice sorta of an end around to get them to move out and to apply some pressure to the United Nations..really won't happen....its nice to have some friends who will say yes
We will do business with you if you are out of Chapter 7......But it truly is in the UN's hands to do that and get them out done as quickly as possible
We talked about Allawi and Barzani not being there - they said have a great conference - the political differences are too important
Basically said we cant see any political advantage to being there...we dont want to upset the cart..we will stay away...thats great
Kurds said we are going to stop producing oil if you dont give us some money...some hush money was sent - $560 million was sent to them..they were short a little bit... 1.5 billion..Its was kinda here you go - here is your first payment...We are going to have to look at the accounts... we are giving you your money...everybody be quiet and your good and they were happy with that for a little bit ..we will see how that goes they will slowly feed them the money that they need in order to do what they need to do...Needs to go the contracts and everything that is paid - Its essential money to keep them up and running and keep the oil companies going with all the wealth that they are looking at to do over there.
Barzani had a talk at home with his people, how he wants to run a transparent open goverment, and he wants to bring unity to Pershmega and Kurdistan - it was really more of a jab at Maliki to say Look I am doing this here...why cant you do this for the rest of Iraq?
And to sum it up alot of bickering going on because as any policial party can take advantage of using the newspapers to put themselves out front and get an advantage because the other party really can't respond too quickly - they did just that...you will see that alot over the next few days as this thing goes down...
Now as Tariq told us with the cell phones being done, internet possibly going down and news getting tighter - theres going to be a lot of stuff put out there you are just not going to believe what you will read in the news..you will probably hear the worst of the worst becacuse that's the time the worst of the worst can get there voices out there no other news to cover those things up so the loudest voice...squeekiest wheel always gets the grease...so they are trying to be the squeekiest wheel to bring attention to what they are doing
Barzani is going to make a trip the US to talk - to see what he can do to get the influence of the US to help the situation along..to put the hammer down so that they can do what they need to do....
Thanks again Tariq for coming on and sharing with us again tonight while you could
There you have it.....The Straight Talk Express with Straight Talking Mike
The I.Q.D. Team, Ltd.'s News Coverage
for Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Deleted 3 zeroes from the Iraqi dinar cost $ 150 million
More Details of New Iraqi Dinars
Al-Maliki invites Arab firms to invest in Iraq
Iraq: Allawi would not attend to the Arab summit due to the Iraq crisis, not to put the
Iraq approves $560 mln for Kurdish oil payments
Iraq poses the single currency project on the Arab ministers of economy
Abdul Salam al-Maliki accuses Barazani of working to implement Biden’s plan of dividing Iraq
Iraqi Republican Gathering calls Arab leaders to support the withdrawal of Iraq from Chapter VII
Barzani announced the outlines of the program of reforms in the region
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