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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:41 PM
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European, US firms awarded bids for Iraqi oil
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/afp/2004...

BAGHDAD (AFP) - Four European firms and one from the United States were awarded bids for the purchase of six million barrels of oil from Iraq (news - web sites)'s northern fields, a spokesman for the Iraqi oil ministry said.


Assem Jihad said US major ExxonMobil had acquired a third of the offer in its second purchase in a month of oil from the Kirkuk fields.


The others, which each took up one million barrels, were named as Spain's Repsol YPF and Cepsa, Hellenic Petroleum from Greece and Tupras of Turkey.


In a first auction last month no US firm was successful, the winners being Royal Dutch/Shell, France's Total, Eni of Italy, Repsol YPF, Hellenic Petroleum and Tupras, with one million barrels each.

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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:42 PM
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1. How does someone sell something that does not belong to them? n/t
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Earth_First Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:44 PM
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2. Simply march right in and take it militarily...
we OWN Iraq now...
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brainshrub Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 12:53 PM
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3. Technically, Iraq is now our 51st state.
They should be allowed to vote in our elections.
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Iceburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:00 PM
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4. Executive Order 13303 ...
http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2003/05/2003052...

Outrageous Bush Executive Order on Iraq Oil Must Be Investigated
http://www.earthrights.org/news/eo13303.shtml

Bush Gives Legal Immunity to Transnational Oil Corporations in Iraq
http://reclaimdemocracy.org/weekly_2003/oil_corporation...
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In other words, if ExxonMobil or ChevronTexaco touch Iraqi oil, it will be immune from legal proceedings in the United States. Anything that could go, and elsewhere has gone, awry with U.S. corporate oil operations will be immune to judgment: a massive tanker accident; an explosion at an oil refinery; the employment of slave labor to build a pipeline; murder of locals by corporate security; the release of billions of tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The president, with a stroke of the pen, signed away the rights of Saddam's victims, creditors and of the next true Iraqi government to be compensated through legal action. Bush's order unilaterally declares Iraqi oil to be the unassailable province of U.S. corporations.
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Tellurian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:03 PM
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6. Well then, get thee to a World Court! grrrrr...n/t
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 01:20 PM
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5. goes back to cheney and the secret energy task force
and the reason for the urgent march to war with Iraq.
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liarliartieonfire Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 02:10 PM
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7. Yes, indeed. As I stated earlier:
I believe the REAL smoking gun lies in Cheneys secret
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...energy policy meetings.
We all know the two involve each other, that is, Cheneys top secret energy meets and Bush's push for Iraqi invasion, but the dots connect when access to Cheneys secret energy documents are exposed.

The pretend election was staged for a reason, the Cheney energy wish list and the need for a dummie president to push a Middle East occupation were planned long before either men arrived at the Oval Office.
They knew how to pull off the election and implement Cheney's wish list, and they got their feet in the Middle East Door via the bombings of the Towers, ah the "Trifecta". But what they didn't count on was the bloody mess currently being faced.
It will take a new President and a new cabinet to rearrange the Cheney/Bush foothold to Middle East oil, to satisfy the Middle East Nations at this point.

These plans were certainly being implemented long before the last Presidential election.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

If George Had A Hammer....


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