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Octafish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-03-10 07:57 PM
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14. International Fiends. Er. 'Friends.'
Pentagon Hands Iraq Oil Deal to Shell

The U.S. government secretly facilitated dealings between Shell and the Iraqi Oil Ministry for no-bid contracts.

So the BFEE's good friends overseas make the money. I. Can't. Make. This. Stuff. Up.
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  -War War War War War War War War War War War War War War. For oil. Octafish  Mar-03-10 07:46 PM   #0 
  - Fuck war.  asdjrocky   Mar-03-10 07:47 PM   #1 
  - +1,000,000,000,000  invictus   Mar-03-10 07:51 PM   #7 
  - It really bugs me that so few seem to be bothered by the fact our nation is engaging in endless war.  Octafish   Mar-03-10 07:52 PM   #9 
  - Thank you Octafish, it's an outstanding post.  asdjrocky   Mar-03-10 08:01 PM   #16 
  - The UNITED STATES OF AWARICA  Plucketeer   Mar-04-10 12:56 PM   #60 
     - Hey ol' buddy.  asdjrocky   Mar-05-10 10:06 AM   #103 
        - Plucky as ever!  Plucketeer   Mar-05-10 12:35 PM   #105 
  - Hey, if it doesn't involve American Idol or  liberalhistorian   Mar-03-10 09:18 PM   #37 
  - And in an instant, the scales fell from my eyes and I could see tee vee.  Octafish   Mar-03-10 09:42 PM   #38 
     - A million?  Richard D   Mar-04-10 03:52 PM   #79 
     - Not only sick but incomprehensible to me.  Jackpine Radical   Mar-04-10 08:00 PM   #100 
  - How exactly do you "wage peace" against the Taliban?  smalll   Mar-04-10 12:29 PM   #53 
  - How exactly do you "wage peace" against the Taliban?  AlbertCat   Mar-04-10 01:44 PM   #64 
  - You do it by putting them out of business,  ThomThom   Mar-04-10 04:22 PM   #82 
  - I seem to be hearing a lot of people ARE bothered by the war.  dixiegrrrrl   Mar-04-10 12:41 PM   #55 
     - Trouble is, when millions from all over the world marched before the Iraq invasion  FiveGoodMen   Mar-04-10 02:04 PM   #68 
     - Today students across the country march in protest  obxhead   Mar-04-10 02:28 PM   #71 
        - It is different now than when we were younger, mostly the draft explains student apathy  Dragonfli   Mar-04-10 07:55 PM   #99 
  - _  Echo In Light   Mar-04-10 06:56 AM   #42 
  - and another  leftstreet   Mar-04-10 12:32 PM   #54 
  - No argument here. When a soldier dies or is injured, it does not matter who is in the White House.  BrklynLiberal   Mar-04-10 03:08 PM   #75 
     - I think more about the innocents that inevitably die in war.  asdjrocky   Mar-05-10 10:07 AM   #104 
  - Would have been a huge success too if we had actually got the oil..  walldude   Mar-03-10 07:47 PM   #2 
  - There is that.  Robb   Mar-03-10 07:48 PM   #3 
  - Ten to one we have to "liberate" Iraq again in about five to ten years.  Arctic Dave   Mar-03-10 07:51 PM   #8 
  - International Fiends. Er. 'Friends.'  Octafish   Mar-03-10 07:57 PM   #14 
  - The oil was never for us.  bvar22   Mar-03-10 09:11 PM   #33 
  - +1 - look at the Burj Dubai if you want to see who we are fighting these wars for!  grahamhgreen   Mar-04-10 12:45 PM   #58 
  - It wasn't about taking it  whosinpower   Mar-04-10 04:23 PM   #83 
  - Bush just needs a lit cigarette in his mouth to look right at home.  Uncle Joe   Mar-03-10 07:48 PM   #4 
  - ...and the customary resulting explosion from smoking at the gas pump.  L0oniX   Mar-03-10 07:57 PM   #13 
  - The guy's not qualified to pump gas.  Octafish   Mar-03-10 08:04 PM   #18 
  - I hate war, war is politics by other means. n/t  HysteryDiagnosis   Mar-03-10 07:50 PM   #5 
  - Me too  BeFree   Mar-03-10 07:57 PM   #12 
  - Crazy: The Pentagon and CIA chief Dulles recommended nuclear first-strike to JFK for Fall '63?  Octafish   Mar-03-10 08:18 PM   #21 
     - 100% correct:  Gabi Hayes   Mar-03-10 08:37 PM   #28 
        - I would not trust anything Gates tells Obama about anything ,remember he was involved in Iran/Contra  flyarm   Mar-04-10 06:51 AM   #40 
  - Boycott anything made with oil or anything that oil provided energy for  stray cat   Mar-03-10 07:50 PM   #6 
  - Would that even be possible?  BoWanZi   Mar-03-10 07:57 PM   #15 
  - No the 20th century development of oil based products has addicted human society  Uncle Joe   Mar-03-10 08:05 PM   #19 
  - And yet that is EXACTLY what will happen....  Subdivisions   Mar-04-10 11:39 AM   #49 
  - Thanks for that encapsulation of reality.  robertpaulsen   Mar-04-10 01:46 PM   #66 
     - Thanks, rp. Always nice to have you back me up on this subject.  Subdivisions   Mar-04-10 05:52 PM   #93 
        - Right on, Subdivisions! EVERYONE needs to watch this video!  robertpaulsen   Mar-05-10 05:02 PM   #106 
        - 'We're already starting to see residual effects of this with  Subdivisions   Mar-05-10 08:22 PM   #109 
        - One more point after watching Part 3 of the postpeakliving.com videos.  robertpaulsen   Mar-05-10 06:35 PM   #107 
           - Unfortunately we, collectively, will NOT realize that before it is too late. That is our fate. n/t  Subdivisions   Mar-05-10 08:26 PM   #110 
  - Your post is a sad and telling one.  truedelphi   Mar-04-10 03:42 PM   #78 
     - Wow! That's great TrueDelphi!  kimmerspixelated   Mar-04-10 04:56 PM   #86 
  - The world needs to get off it's empire treadmill and the nations with the most power  Uncle Joe   Mar-03-10 08:01 PM   #17 
  - Fiberweed  Octafish   Mar-03-10 08:14 PM   #20 
  - I agree. But that would be impossible.  arcadian   Mar-04-10 01:45 PM   #65 
  - Yeah. War fucking bothers  Autumn   Mar-03-10 07:52 PM   #10 
  - Excellent idea.  Octafish   Mar-03-10 08:43 PM   #30 
  - But by all means keep cheer leading those who join the military.  L0oniX   Mar-03-10 07:55 PM   #11 
  - medals are just cogs in the war machine.  mopinko   Mar-03-10 08:27 PM   #22 
  - And 'thanking' them.  tekisui   Mar-03-10 08:32 PM   #23 
  - For what? Contributing to the destruction of this country? Fighting for the corporations?  L0oniX   Mar-03-10 08:33 PM   #25 
  - Military is not the problem. The financial parasites are. nt  anonymous171   Mar-04-10 03:10 PM   #76 
  - I hate war. Actually hate isn't a strong enough word.  tekisui   Mar-03-10 08:33 PM   #24 
  - Prescott Bush Sr. wanted to keep USSR out of Iraqi oil fields back in 1959...  Octafish   Mar-04-10 07:12 PM   #96 
  - Reminds me George Carlin, 'America is the only fucking country with bombs & rockets...  bridgit   Mar-03-10 08:37 PM   #26 
  - Here's another one ...or two ...or three ...etc  L0oniX   Mar-03-10 08:42 PM   #29 
     - Patriotism on each, every & all sides is imo too much like taffy cause that last one  bridgit   Mar-03-10 08:58 PM   #32 
  - recommend  amborin   Mar-03-10 08:37 PM   #27 
  - I love your threads Octafish  malaise   Mar-03-10 08:45 PM   #31 
  - Operation Iraqi Liquidation n/t  HCE SuiGeneris   Mar-03-10 09:11 PM   #34 
  - K&R....n/t  unkachuck   Mar-03-10 09:12 PM   #35 
  - oil should be the first word out of Democrats mouths whenever they discuss the Middle East  yurbud   Mar-03-10 09:15 PM   #36 
  - O. K.  northofdenali   Mar-04-10 12:41 AM   #39 
  - Put me solidly in the hate war group.  unhappycamper   Mar-04-10 06:53 AM   #41 
  - Nothing more barbaric than an "optional" war.  Blue Owl   Mar-04-10 10:33 AM   #43 
  - and it continues to this day  Mari333   Mar-04-10 10:35 AM   #44 
  - Seizing Iraq was *co's solution to  Subdivisions   Mar-04-10 10:37 AM   #45 
  - Goober is pumping Ethyl!  Hubert Flottz   Mar-04-10 10:37 AM   #46 
  - Now that you mention it, Goober always kinda looked at Aunt Bea funny, too.  Octafish   Mar-04-10 06:33 PM   #95 
     - Too stoned to govern...  Hubert Flottz   Mar-05-10 05:37 AM   #102 
  - Peace prosperity stability fun mo luaus less famine less waste less misery mo wisdom  opihimoimoi   Mar-04-10 10:39 AM   #47 
  - War is profit- KBR get's a 2.8 Billion $ contract despite egregious actions:  mod mom   Mar-04-10 11:05 AM   #48 
  - "Disturbing story of Fallujah's birth defects"  sabrina 1   Mar-04-10 12:15 PM   #50 
  - Ugh...!  grahamhgreen   Mar-04-10 12:44 PM   #57 
  - Yes depleted uranium weapons are a war crime that will go on  ThomThom   Mar-04-10 04:34 PM   #85 
  - Yes, war bothers me.  Soylent Brice   Mar-04-10 12:21 PM   #51 
  - I hate war  MissDeeds   Mar-04-10 12:27 PM   #52 
  - Yes. "End the madness of Obama's war!" (adapted from German war resisters slogan.)  grahamhgreen   Mar-04-10 12:42 PM   #56 
  - "What Good is it for?"  fascisthunter   Mar-04-10 12:50 PM   #59 
  - absolutely nothing!  bdamomma   Mar-04-10 02:34 PM   #73 
  - I thought it was to get Iraq's oil off the market  hootinholler   Mar-04-10 12:58 PM   #61 
  - WE ARE WAR SLAVES! - and that's not even the slightest exaggeration.  patrice   Mar-04-10 01:16 PM   #62 
  - Well and frighteningly put. Maybe Mar 15 should be tax for war freedom day.  pundaint   Mar-04-10 03:18 PM   #77 
  - Fantastic Post  Goldstein1984   Mar-04-10 01:42 PM   #63 
  - Palin isn't even sure - after encouraging her own son to fight - *video*  tomm2thumbs   Mar-04-10 01:46 PM   #67 
  - It is not for oil so stop saying that!  KamaAina   Mar-04-10 02:07 PM   #69 
  - Double-Oh Karzai -- Our Man in UNOCAL put the Taliban in Texas  Octafish   Mar-04-10 06:15 PM   #94 
  - I knew it!  Jkid   Mar-04-10 02:24 PM   #70 
  - "America's War" is sure to end badly...  The_Commonist   Mar-04-10 02:30 PM   #72 
  - K+R brother. nt  naaman fletcher   Mar-04-10 02:40 PM   #74 
  - Hell, * said it was about oil...  Chemical Bill   Mar-04-10 04:20 PM   #80 
  - Thank you Octafish.  juno jones   Mar-04-10 04:20 PM   #81 
  - IF we had a democracy  Enthusiast   Mar-04-10 04:26 PM   #84 
  - K & R .... We Progressives Didn't leave the Party  SlingBlade   Mar-04-10 05:02 PM   #87 
  - kr  Norrin Radd   Mar-04-10 05:04 PM   #88 
  - time to consider that war is not an acceptable problem solving tool..  G_j   Mar-04-10 05:06 PM   #89 
  - aside from a short period in the 90s, we've been at war since  onethatcares   Mar-04-10 05:09 PM   #90 
  - LOVE PEACE..Let's get us some o' THAT!  gimama   Mar-04-10 05:10 PM   #91 
  - O,yeah.. knr!  gimama   Mar-04-10 05:11 PM   #92 
  - K&R  Cetacea   Mar-04-10 07:15 PM   #97 
  - K& too late  maryf   Mar-04-10 07:50 PM   #98 
  - that outift, that pose.  Sheepshank   Mar-04-10 08:06 PM   #101 
  - It has been sad to learn how very many of our wars have been for oil.  Overseas   Mar-05-10 06:39 PM   #108 
 

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