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Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:12 PM

Greg Palast: HUGO CHAVEZ TOLD ME HE WON'T SELL OIL TO THE KOCHS

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/koch-brothers-hugo-chavez-and-the-xl-pipeline

I’ve been tracking a tube of black putrid ooze, a toxic viper slowly slithering 2,000 miles across the belly of America, swallowing all water aquifers, politicians and reason in its path.

The XL Keystone Pipeline.

As Nagini, the murderous snake in the Harry Potter tales, had its master Voldemort, I figured the Keystone XL Pipeline must also have its own dark lords.

And the Dark Lords of the Keystone Pipeline left clear clues: environmental horror, political payouts and the odour of sulphur stronger than explained by the stinking hot tar inside it. I smelled Koch.

David and Charles Koch are each worth $20 billion (£12.7 billion), and they’re quite certain that’s not enough. And so they need the XL Keystone Pipeline.

The XL Keystone will take Canadian tar-sands oil, the filthiest crude on the planet, and suck it down to Texas’ Gulf Coast refineries. Alberta’s oil-glop reserve, if it can get to the US market, will warm the planet by nearly 0.4°C all by itself.

Why in the world would America pistol-whip Mother Nature to bring oil to Texas? I mean, it’s just plain weird to suck heavy tar oil out of Canada to drag it across the entire middle of the USA and import it into the oil-exporting Lone Star State.

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Reply Greg Palast: HUGO CHAVEZ TOLD ME HE WON'T SELL OIL TO THE KOCHS (Original post)
flamingdem Feb 2013 OP
dballance Feb 2013 #1
flamingdem Feb 2013 #2
newfie11 Feb 2013 #5
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #8
newfie11 Feb 2013 #10
Mnemosyne Feb 2013 #11
felix_numinous Feb 2013 #3
DollarBillHines Feb 2013 #4
newfie11 Feb 2013 #6
polly7 Feb 2013 #7
Mojorabbit Feb 2013 #9

Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:20 PM

1. And We Haven't Overthrown Him Yet for the Koch's?

I know we've been doing everything we can to undermine him but usually we get tired of subtle and just go for the jugular.

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Response to dballance (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 07:23 PM

2. That was tried in 2002 but Chavez outsmarted them!

Great movie about it:



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Response to flamingdem (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:22 PM

5. Thanks for the link

I had not seen that. A great man that has done good things for his people. To bad here in America we only are fed the propaganda about him. I do know that the heating oil going to the Cheyenne River Reservation (lakota Sioux) was supplied by Chavez while I was working there for 5 years.
To bad most Americans fall for the lies.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:38 PM

8. Hell, people here on DU vilify Chavez. He has shown whose side he is on, as have the Kochroaches.

It is astounding that citizens in the US receive humanitarian aid from Venezuela, and still he is lied about here in the M$M.

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Response to Mnemosyne (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 05:12 AM

10. I know

The fact that his people love him tells the truth.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #10)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 08:05 AM

11. It has never seemed contrived, they genuinely seem to love him. He's their JFK. nt

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 08:23 PM

3. kick!!!

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:00 PM

4. Why are 47 million barrels of crude tanked in Cushing, OK?

from article:

"However, there’s a problem. Between Canada and Houston is the United States. At the moment, there’s no pipeline that can take all that cheap crude south. The southbound pipeline network now chokes at Cushing, Oklahoma, which is already blocked with 47 million barrels of crude sitting in storage tanks with nowhere to go."

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:24 PM

6. So why do they want to bring more from Canada

I want out of this country.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 10, 2013, 09:27 PM

7. Here's some more information on the Koch's and the tarsands.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101797279

I knew they'd been involved in them for years, but not to this extent.

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Response to flamingdem (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2013, 01:12 AM

9. These brothers have more money than they can ever spend but it is just not enough. nt

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